B&B Transcript Tuesday 3/19/02



The Bold & The Beautiful Tuesday 3/19/02

By Suzanne
Proofread by Becky

Ridge: There's nothing more to be said here, Dad.

Eric: I just want a few minutes of your time.

Ridge: Why? I'm not coming back to Forrester. There's nothing you can say to convince me.

Eric: That's not what I want to talk about.

Ridge: Then what?

Eric: Come on, just -- just come in. Can I get you anything, a drink?

Ridge: It's a little early for all that. What's really on your mind here?

Eric: You and me, our relationship.

Ridge: I don't really have a lot to say about all that.

Eric: Well, I do, Ridge. I know you think I betrayed you, but it was never my objective to get you out of the company.

Ridge: You slapped me down, dad. You slapped me down in front of Brooke and Rick and the whole company. Now, how the hell am I supposed to come back to work after that?

Eric: What about what you did to your brother and your sister? What about what you did to me?

Ridge: What I did to you? Excuse me?

Eric: You put me in a very difficult position, Ridge. I vote against you, and you feel betrayed, and you leave the company. I vote for you, and Brooke vetoes it, and you're gone anyway. And where does that leave us? That leaves us with a CEO who doesn't -- who doesn't trust us. Now, what was I supposed to do? What would you have done in that situation?

Ridge: Vote against Brooke. You vote against Brooke, and then you walk out with me.

Eric: And leave Brooke there just to run the whole company on her own? What would that have accomplished, Ridge? Don't you see, this ultimatum of yours was a very, very bad idea. You had nothing to gain and everything to lose, and you lost. And worst -- worst of all, you left the rest of us just hanging there. You can be angry. You can be as angry as you like, but this was not a new situation. Brooke took over that company years ago, and the rest of us have done our best to cope with it. I want you to come back, son. We'll co-operate with Brooke in the short run, but in the long run, we're going to make it our objective to get that company back. It might take years, but we'll get the company back, and eventually, you're going to run Forrester Creations. I promise you that.


Massimo: Sally, listen to me, please. If there's anyone who should understand what I'm trying to do, it's you. You know what we are willing to do for our children. I've got a son I never even realized I had. Of course I want to do anything I can to protect him. Look, I told you that I would give it a chance, and I did.

Sally: No, you only did what you thought you had to do to keep me quiet. You served time with me. You served a sentence with me. It never meant anything to you. You never wooed me, you never wanted me, you never meant the relationship to happen. You never did a thing, and that is what's so insulting and humiliating. I really cared so much about you, Massimo. I thought you were so wonderful. I would have done anything -- anything for you. And you used that. You used my feelings against me, because all you wanted was to make sure that the truth about Ridge never came out. Because if that had happened, then Stephanie would have blamed you for it, and you just couldn't let that happen, could you? She's the woman of your dreams. She's the only one you wanted. I'm nothing. Well, the show's over now, Mojo. The curtain and the last laugh is going to be on you.

Massimo: Don't.

Sally: Don't what? Don't pick up the phone and talk to a few friends of mine over at the tabloids?

Massimo: Why the hell would you do that to me?

Sally: Why the hell wouldn't I after what you did to me?

Massimo: I apologize. I should have tried harder, and I'll do better.

Sally: Oh, you will, huh? You're telling me you're gonna do better, and I am supposed to believe you after all that's happened? You really are incredible. You are such a ruthless character, Mojo. You will do absolutely anything. You will say anything to get what you want, and if a few people get hurt in the process, if their heart gets broken a little bit, so be it! That is their problem, not yours, right? Well, this is one broken heart that is your problem, and it's a very big problem, for you and for Stephanie. You want her that badly? Fine. Let's see if she wants you after I'm finished.

Massimo: Where are you going? What are you going to do?

Sally: Well, I thought I would change my wardrobe and get into something a little more business-like, you know. And then maybe pay a visit to an old friend and colleague of mine. I've got some bad news to deliver to him.


Ridge: It sounds like you really mean that.

Eric: I do. You're my oldest son, Ridge. One day you're going to run the company.

Ridge: "One day"?

Eric: Look, you know I can't be any more specific than that.

Ridge: Brooke owns most of forrester. She has two kids. Rick's made it pretty obvious he wants to run the company himself someday. Brooke's not gonna give that up, no way. No, dad. I can't go back. Too much has gone down. Forrester is changing. Amber of all people is designing a collection. Rick and deacon have virtually taken over. I'd be fighting a different battle every day. I don't think that's gonna be good for any of us.

Eric: I'd do anything to change your mind.

Ridge: Look, for what it's worth, I don't totally blame you for my leaving.

Eric: Maybe I -- maybe I blame myself.

Ridge: It's like you said. If you had voted for me, Brooke would have voted against me. I would have left anyway.

Eric: Oh, it's not that. It's not the vote, ridge. It's all the time I spent training you. It's all the time I spent teaching you to, I don't know, to cut your losses when defeat seems inevitable and to choose your battles wisely and to always look towards the future. The others seem to have learned that, but you didn't, and I blame myself for that.

Ridge: Yeah, well, I guess I'm just different than the rest of you.

Eric: That's small consolation for a man who just lost his son.

Ridge: Come on, Dad. You didn't lose me.

Eric: I lost a dream, Ridge. All that time that Brooke was gone, that you were in charge, those were very proud days for me. I mean, that was my dream, to see you running that company.

Ridge: Well, you did get to see that, didn't you, for a couple of weeks. And someday, you'll get to see your youngest son run the place. Whoopty-do.

Eric: It's a bitter pill for you to swallow. Well, it's a constant heartache for me to know that two of my sons are at each other's throats every day. I love you, and I am -- I regret very deeply what has happened here. And Ridge, I am -- I'm very, very sorry for the pain I've caused you.

Taylor: Hi, honey.

Ridge: Hey. Hey, Mother.

Stephanie: Hi, darling. How are you?

Ridge: Oh, one hell of a day, I'll tell you that.

Taylor: We called the office.

Ridge: Yeah, it's pretty emotional over there, but nothing like my talk with dad.

Taylor: So you did get to talk to him?

Ridge: Yeah. He called me and asked me if I'd meet him at the house.

Stephanie: Oh, I hope you didn't get into an argument.

Ridge: No, it went all right. The talk was fine.

Stephanie: That's good to hear.

Ridge: He's hurting. I feel for him, but I'm still not going back to work at Forrester. I'm going up to take a shower.

Stephanie: All right. Well, that's a relief, isn't it?

Taylor: He seemed okay. Maybe things will turn around.

[ Doorbell rings ] who could that be? Massimo?

Massimo: Taylor, I need to see Stephanie.

Taylor: Sure. She's right here.

Massimo: Thank you.

Stephanie: What's wrong? You look terrible.

Massimo: I need to talk to you, alone if you don't mind.

Taylor: Yeah. I'll be upstairs with Ridge.

Stephanie: What happened?


Sally: Hello, Eric.

Eric: Sally, what do you want?

Sally: Oh, just a couple of minutes of your time. I figured you could spare that for an old veteran of the fashion wars, huh?

Eric: Sure. Come in. I have to warn you, though. I'm not in the best of moods.

Sally: Well, I'm not surprised to hear that. I heard about your troubles, Eric.

Eric: "Troubles"? What's happened to my family is a tragedy, Sally.

Sally: No. You know, when I hear the word "tragedy," I always think about something involving betrayal or death. Something that happened to my daughter, Macy, you know?

Eric: That wasn't a tragedy. That was an accident.

Sally: Eric, my daughter would be alive today if it wasn't for some of the things that were done to her by members of your family.

Eric: You have to start seeing somebody about this. Logan into all of our lives? Was it me? No. It was you, Eric -- you and your sons. First Ridge had her, then you had her, and then, she was handed over to Thorne. But you see, that was a problem, wasn't it, because Thorne happened to be married to my daughter at the time.

Eric: Come on, Sally. It didn't happen that way, and you know it.

Sally: Of course it happened exactly like that. And while it was happening, nobody lifted a finger to stop it. You didn't do a thing. And that laid the groundwork for an awful lot of misery and heartbreak for me and my family. Well, now it's your turn. You took my daughter. I'm going to take one of your sons.


Massimo: Stephanie, there is something that I need to tell you.

Stephanie: All right. What is it?

Massimo: Do you remember the night of Ridge's birthday, when you and I had that confrontation? We were arguing in the hallway. But unbeknownst to us, there was someone else listening.

Stephanie: Who?

Massimo: Sally Spectra.

Stephanie: She knows the truth about ridge?

Massimo: Yes, and she said that she was going to go public with it. In order to stop her, I -- we made an agreement. To keep her silent, I said that Ii would give our relationship a chance.

Stephanie: So that's why you've been spending time at her place?

Massimo: Unfortunately, not enough time, because this morning, she tried to seduce me. I couldn't do it, and we argued. By the time it was over, she had found out that you and ridge had broken from Eric. She is convinced that I am the cause of all of this. It got really very, very ugly, and then she just rushed out.

Stephanie: Where did she go?

Massimo: She didn't say, but you know --

[ Massimo laughs nervously ] I'm a little worried.

Stephanie: What -- what are you worried about? Where do you think she went?

Massimo: I think that she went to see Eric.

Stephanie: I don't want Eric to find out about this, certainly not this way.


Eric: You're threatening my children?

Sally: Only one of them, Eric.

Eric: You don't go anywhere near any one of my kids.

Sally: I'm not threatening to physically harm your children. That may be your style, Eric, but it's not mine.

Eric: Oh, yeah, I see. You're going to open up some kind of a big scandal here. Is that what this is about?

Sally: No, it's not about scandal. I want more than that. I want justice, and that is something that you and your family have managed to avoid for some time, but not anymore.

Eric: All right. So what have you got on us, Sally? What have you got on us? Not that I care.

Sally: Eric, did it ever occur to you that you might have had a lot easier time with people like me if you just treated us like human beings? I've always admired you, you know. I liked you very much. Always wanted the good things but never got it. Every time I trusted you, what did I get -- your friendship, your respect? No, I got humiliation and heartbreak and insult, and all of it culminated in the death of my daughter. Now, I'm not sure you understand what that feels like, that kind of grief -- that kind of grief that wakes you up in the middle of the night and haunts you night after night, and you have nowhere to go and no one to turn to. I'm not sure you have any idea what that kind of grief is, Eric, but you are about to learn. Today is the day that you are going to start learning what that kind of grief feels like. I have some very bad news for you, Eric.


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