B&B Transcript Wednesday 2/27/02



The Bold & The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 2/27/02

By Linda
Proofread by Becky

Rick: Come on, let me see.

Amber: I'm not finished yet.

Rick: Well, you showed it to Kristen.

Amber: Well, that was only to get her professional opinion, you know. She's a designer and all.

Rick: And what did she say?

Amber: She said that it needed some work, but she was really nice about it. And she gave me some great advice.

Rick: Okay. I can't wait any longer. I've got to see this.

Amber: No, no, no, no, no, no, no. You've got to wait until I'm finished.

Rick: Okay, all right. But I'm really glad that Kristen helped you.

Amber: Me, too. You know, it really made me feel like a part of the family, having her take me seriously like that.

Rick: I don't see why it can't be that way with ridge.

Amber: Because he's an egomaniac and a jerk. And if he knew I wanted to be a designer, he definitely wouldn't help me.

Rick: Even though you're talented.

Amber: Well, especially since I'm talented. You know, that makes me more of a threat to him. You know, he's jealous of us, not just of our stock, but of our potential, of our youth, our ideas. You know, he's old. His career is almost over, and look at us.

Rick: You know, when you put it that way, I almost feel sorry for the guy.

Amber: Careful. He'll use that against you.

Rick: Yeah, you're right.

Amber: Look, I know it was hard for you to stand up to your big brother. But you really didn't have a choice, you know, unless you wanted him to step all over your mom and steal your children's future.

Rick: You know, I never would have fought Ridge if you hadn't opened my eyes to what he was trying to do.

Amber: But you did, and I am oh so proud of you.


Janine: Whip assures me I'll have an interview with Brooke to get her side of the story, but I'd like to get your family's perspective, too.

Eric: That's not going to happen. You have to know how my family reacted to your story on Ridge's humiliation. Now, I'm certainly not going to comment on Brooke's personal life.

Janine: Not even when it impacts the company?

Eric: I don't think it will.

Janine: Hasn't it already?

Eric: You mean the press conference?

Janine: Even before that. She's having a sexual relationship with an employee right underR nose. That's what really started this feud, isn't it?

Eric: First of all, it's not a feud. It's a healthy difference of opinion, and it doesn't involve Mr. Jones at all. We had no idea they were even involved.

Janine: Hmm? Not even you, Bridget?

Eric: Leave Bridget out of it.

Janine: I'm just curious to know how she feels about her mother's very public --

Eric: Janine, we're finished here.

Janine: Thank you for your time.

Eric: You're welcome.

Bridget: Thank you. I really don't think I could handle that right now. I don't know how you do it.

Eric: Lots and lots of practice.

Bridget: Too much.

Eric: Yeah.

Bridget: Mom embarrasses you, doesn't she?

Eric: Well, your mom -- your mom embarrasses herself, and that's no reflection on me, and it's no reflection on you, either. Honey, I'm going to do everything I possibly can to keep this from touching you.


Whip: Oh, that poor kid. She has no clue. You're carrying her husband's child, and you --

Brooke: Whip, stop it!

Whip: And you, you sly dog, you -- emphasis on dog. No wonder you knew I was lying. I couldn't possibly be the baby's father, 'cause you are. Oh, man. Now -- now it all makes sense, all of it. That's why you hired this bozo over me because he's your lover!

Brooke: That is not true!

Whip: Oh, what, not anymore, Brooke, huh? What, was the job a payoff, a bribe to keep him quiet? Well, take a look at him. He's not saying a word.

Brooke: Deacon --

Deacon: He's right. What the hell is there to say?

Whip: Yeah, just like the press conference, huh, Deacon? I stand up and claim your woman and your child, and what do you do? Nothing. You know, I'm walking away with your life, Deacon, and there's not a damn thing you can do about it. Now, that's kind of poetic justice, don't you think, hmm? I take your job, you take mine. You know, we just traded places. But I've got to say, I think I got the better end of the deal here. Oh, what, nothing to say, huh? You're not going to hit me again? Suddenly you've got a whole new respect for me, now don't you?

Deacon: Yeah, I do have a whole new respect for you.

Whip: You're scared of me.

Brooke: That's ridiculous.

Deacon: No. No, he's right. I am scared of him.

Whip: 'Cause I know your dirty little secret?

Deacon: No, 'cause either you're missing the rice and beans off the old taco plate, Whip, or you're smoking some really good stuff. Either way, you're out of your freaking' head. What the hell is wrong with you? Where did you get this guy? You're funny, though. Funny guy. You.


Amber: I want to ask you something.

Rick: What's that?

Amber: When I'm finished with this design, will you show it to your mom?

Rick: You want to get her opinion?

Amber: Yeah. Well, I was kind of hoping --

Rick: What?

Amber: She would put it in production.

Rick: Are you serious?

Amber: It's good, Rick. It's really good -- or it will be, as soon as I put Kristen's changes in. And it would be so cool to have something of mine sold in stores, and if it sells really well, then maybe she'd give me my own line. You know, something small at first --

Rick: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow down. You really think it's that good?

Amber: Yeah.

Rick: All right. We'll talk to mom about it.

Amber: Oh, yeah! I'm so excited! This is wonderful! You're going to be so proud of me! Oh!

Rick: Can you have it finished by the board meeting?

Amber: I can have it finished in a half an hour.

Rick: All right. Good, good. Listen, I've got to go meet with someone in accounting, but I'll be back, okay?

Amber: Okay, my baby. Oh, yes.


Bridget: Don't worry too much about me, dad. I'm fine, I'm fine. I've had some practice dealing with scandal, too, you know?

Eric: It's been difficult for you in the past, though, hasn't it?

Bridget: Well, it would probably be harder on me now if I didn't have Deacon. You still can't stand him, huh?

Eric: No, honey. You know, I don't trust him. I don't think I ever really will. What really frightens me is to see how dependent you've become on him.

Bridget: We depend on each other, and you should be grateful for this. He's really getting me through this. He is so calm in the face of crisis. He's just solid and stable, and I'm really hanging onto that right now. You know, I'm not the only one. Mom is really counting on him, too.


Whip: So you deny it?

Deacon: You've got me! You've got me! Whatever you say goes, whip, at least till the men with the little white coats and the butterfly nets come, which will probably be very soon.

Brooke: Deacon, give him a break. You can understand why he would jump to the wrong conclusion.

Deacon: Well, my first guess would be because whip has a very dirty mind.

Brooke: No, it's because you're the only one who knew that he wasn't really the father, and you were so protective over me.

Deacon: Brooke, what am I going to do? Am I just going to let this ape jump on you? You're my mother-in-law. Come on.

Brooke: He wasn't really jumping on me. He was getting a little touchy-feely, and I'm sure he won't make that mistake again. Look, this whole thing has been a huge misunderstanding. Let's just forget about it, okay?

Whip: Very good. Very well-played, yeah. I'm sure you were able to keep Bridget in the dark that way, but I'm not quite that gullible. See, I know what a good, little liar you are. And now I get it, you know? You had no choice but to lie. You had too much to lose -- your daughter, your reputation, such as it is, your company, your self-respect. Man, you must be going through hell right now.

Deacon: Whip, you're the only one who's going to lose here. You keep spreading these rumors, and we're going to sue your ass for slander. Now, Brooke, she keeps an army of attorneys on retainer here, and they love nothing more than chewing up some little weasel like you. We will sue you for every single dime of revenue that this company loses. Now, I don't know how much money that would be, but it would be a lot of money, right? A lot of money.

Whip: You'd have to prove me wrong.

Deacon: Well, that's easy enough. We'll just go get a paternity test. Hey, come on. We'll go do it now. It will be fun.

Whip: No, no, no, no. It's easier than that, Deacon. All you've got to do is tell the truth. So what do you say, Brooke? Let's end this whole discussion right now. If deacon isn't the real father, who is?


Ridge: What are you doing?

Amber: Nothing.

Ridge: Nothing, huh? Let me see.

Amber: Ridge, it's -- it's not done.

Ridge: Yeah, so I can see. Who helped you with this?

Amber: Kristen.

Ridge: Kristen?

Amber: Yeah. She thinks it has potential.

Ridge: Yeah, well, my sister is nothing if not polite.

Amber: She wasn't being polite. She really liked it, ridge. You know, why don't you just admit it? Your problem isn't with the design. It's with the designer.

Ridge: Did you just refer to yourself as a "designer"? That's great, Amber. That's great. That was very funny. That was very funny, very cute.


Deacon: You know what, Brooke? He's right. Just tell the guy the truth.

Brooke: What?

Deacon: I don't care who the father is. God, anything has got to be better than being chained to him, whoever he is. The guy got you pregnant. He abandoned you. Why are you protecting him?

Brooke: You know why.

Whip: Yeah, Deacon, you know why.

Deacon: He's gonna tell everybody that we slept together anyway, and you know what? Some people might actually believe him, including your daughter, and you want that?

Brooke: No!

Deacon: Then just tell us the truth.

Brooke: I can't.

Deacon: You know what, Brooke? I didn't want to have to do this. I didn't want it to have to come to this, but either you come clean right here, right now or I tell Bridget that you're lying and that he is not the father.

Brooke: Deacon, you promised!

Deacon: I don't care. Brooke, I want to help you, but I'm not getting dragged into your mess here. Now who is it? Who the hell got you pregnant?

Brooke: None of your damn business! Or yours, Whip. Listen to me, both of you. Get with the program here and you go along with this story or you're both gonna end up in the unemployment line together. Do you want to go back to managing a bar? And what about you, whip? This was your brilliant plan. You want to just throw it away? Is humiliating me more important to you than your career or your life?

Whip: I have no intention of trashing my own life.

Brooke: Good. Then you'll keep up the act, and you'll forget about this stupid idea that you have about Deacon and me. Answer me, damn it!

Bridget: Hi. Am I interrupting?

Whip: Bridget? Just the girl I want to see. Come in, come in.


Amber: I am a designer, Ridge. In fact, I have a very bright future ahead of me.

Ridge: Where?

Amber: Here.

Ridge: You want any part of this company, Amber? You'd better brush up on your janitorial skills, because that's all you're qualified for.

Amber: Really? Well, Rick doesn't see it that way, and he's vice president. And as a matter of fact, he's going to talk to Brooke about putting this into production.

Ridge: What do you people think, this is your own private playground?

Amber: No, Ridge. It's business. We're here to make money, remember? Oh, well, I guess you might have forgotten that. Yeah, because you're the one who canceled the most profitable line, and you lost your job for it.

Ridge: Actually, amber, I still have a job here as head designer. Do you know what that means? It means this scribbling of yours will never see the light of day.

Amber: You know, what's the matter with you?! You already lost, Ridge! Brooke won! She owns 51% of the company, and that means --

Ridge: Let me ask you something, Amber.

Amber: What?

Ridge: How much is 51% of nothing? Because that's how much Brooke will have when dad and I quit. And this -- this will go nowhere. Because the day you start designing at Forrester Creations is the day we stop.


Brooke: Bridget?

Bridget: You wanted to see me?

Whip: Yes. We were just talking about you.

Bridget: You were?

Whip: Mm-hmm. You want to clue her in?

Deacon: Uh, yeah. Bridget, your mom's just worried about how you're handling everything -- you know, the scandal.

Bridget: You're worried about me? Mom, I'm not the one who's in the public eye here.

Whip: Well, not yet. It's only a matter of time. I mean, you have a beautiful mom, a famous family --

Bridget: Oh, no, no, no. I don't think so. Deacon and I are going to be staying far out of the spotlight.

Whip: Not your scene, is it?

Bridget: No, definitely not. Mom, I don't know how you do it. If I was in your shoes right now, I'd be falling apart.

Brooke: Well, it hasn't been easy.

Whip: Yes, but she has had a lot of support, you know, from her kids, and well, Deacon has been very protective and very caring. I'm sure you've noticed.

Bridget: Yeah, I have.

Whip: What, something about that bothers you?

Bridget: Actually, yes. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad deacon could be there for my mom, but you know, I'd think the baby's father would be the one looking out for her.

Whip: Yes, you are absolutely right.

Brooke: Bridget -- whip just recently found out about the baby.

Bridget: But you knew she was in trouble. You knew she was hurting, and did you visit her in Ojai? No. Did you even call her?

Whip: No. No, I didn't. Look, I could say a lot of things in my own defense right now, but I'm not going to get into that. I'm sure Deacon understands my position, right?

Bridget: Oh, I doubt it.

Brooke: Bridget, please.

Bridget: I'm sorry, Mom, but I'm not going to stand here and let him insult my husband. The fact is, you got involved with my mother. You got her pregnant, and then you left her to deal with it on her own.

Whip: And it wasn't very gentlemanly of me, was it?

Bridget: No, it wasn't. It was selfish, cowardly and irresponsible, so don't you ever compare yourself to my husband, because he's nothing, nothing like you.

Whip: Oh, no. He's a -- he's a pillar of virtue.

Bridget: I'm gonna go.

Whip: Bridget, listen. Look, I want you to know that, well, the man who did these things to your mother and the man who stands before you right now are two totally different people.

Bridget: I really hope so, because she deserves a hell of a lot better than what she's gotten so far. Excuse me.


[ Door shuts ]

Whip: That's one hell of a con you two have going.

Deacon: This is getting so old. I'm so tired of your accusations.

Whip: Oh, that's right. I'm just the irresponsible coward. How dare I accuse St. Deacon? You know, I wonder how your wife would react if she knew that we were all just playing a part here, deacon.

Deacon: Don't push me.

Whip: Oh, just keep your shirt on. I'm not going to say anything. But you have got to stop treating me like the enemy, all right? We're all in this together here. I can help, but you're going to have to start showing me a little bit of appreciation and a hell of a lot of respect.

Brooke: You have it.

Whip: Yeah. Well, I hope so, Brooke, because you've let me down in the past. I'd like to know that you've learned your lesson.

Brooke: I have.

Whip: Great. Then we're just one big, happy family, huh? Relax. I told you, this could be a lot of fun. Take it easy, buddy.


Deacon: What the hell are you doing?

Brooke: He knows.

Deacon: No. No, he doesn't know, Brooke! The guy is bluffing!

Brooke: Then why did he say, "don't let him down" and he hopes I've learned my lesson? Those are threats, Deacon. That is blackmail. Oh, my god. What are we going to do?

Deacon: I don't know. Come here. It'll be okay.

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