B&B Transcript Tuesday 9/17/02

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 9/17/02

By Suzanne
Proofread by Becky

[ Knock on door ]

Ridge: Hey there.

Stephanie: Hey there, yourself.

Ridge: Well, I never quite pictured this place as a bachelorette pad.

Stephanie: Frankly, neither did I. But it's convenient and very comfortable.

Ridge: Yeah, I see. Can you see dad's bedroom from here?

Stephanie: Convenient to Brooke and the baby.

Ridge: Oh, yeah, yeah, sure. Sure. Sure, sure. You turned down a world-class tour around the world on a beautiful yacht to wipe some baby's butt for no other reason.

Stephanie: And what reason do you think I might have?

Ridge: Oh, I don't know. You taught dad a lesson. You put the shoe on the other foot and then gave him a swift kick in the butt with it. And now you're ready to come home.

Stephanie: You're getting a little ahead of yourself. Eric and I have a very different point of view when it comes to living life.

Ridge: Hmm, but you do want to live it together, don't you?

Stephanie: I don't want to even go there.

Ridge: You don't really have to, Mother. Time will tell. This family's finally working things out. You and dad -- Amber is finally out of our life. You heard the latest on that.

Stephanie: I wish you didn't enjoy that quite so much.

Ridge: Oh, please don't tell me you're back on Amber's pep squad.

Stephanie: I think the whole situation is very sad.

Ridge: And the saddest thing is it took Rick so long to get clued in.

Stephanie: Oh, wait a minute. Are you telling me that your wife now is "clued in"? I mean, she's been Amber's biggest supporter.

Ridge: Well, that's over. I put my foot down. It's done.


Little Eric: Auntie Taylor!

Taylor: Hi, you get in here, you cutie!

Rick: You sure this isn't a bad time?

Taylor: If you're wondering whether or not Ridge is here -- no, he's not.

Little Eric: Mommy?

Taylor: Oh, she'll be right down. She's a little nervous to see you two . I guess she's not the only one. Hey, how about a chocolate chip cookie? Phoebe and Steffy just made some in the kitchen, you wanna get one? I'll bet they'll share. Go get it. Go on. Run. I'm so glad you came by.

Rick: Well, it's -- it's important to Eric.

Taylor: Yeah, it is -- for him to see Amber. But not just that. To see the two of you relating as a family. Look, I know you're disappointed in her.

Rick: Well, aren't you?

Taylor: I believe she's telling the truth. That's why I let her stay here under house arrest.

Rick: I'll bet she wishes I had your faith.

Taylor: Actually, she understands where you're coming from. A lot of bizarre and unexplainable things have been happening lately, and all the evidence points to her. And it's natural you would have your doubts.

Rick: Well, why don't you?

Taylor: Because it's different for me. You know, my happiness and the happiness of my children isn't at stake here. But if -- Rick, if you don't try to believe in her or at least try to give her the benefit of the doubt, you could let something really beautiful slip away.


Erica: God, where have you been?

Sheila: Well, we needed a few things, so I went to get them. I thought you'd be with Rick.

Erica: How could I? After knowing what you did to Amber?

Sheila: I explained that.

Erica: Yeah, well, there's a lot you haven't explained, Mother, and a lot you've been lying to me about. Like my name. What is it, really?

Sheila: Your name is Erica Lovejoy.

Erica: Yeah, now. But what was it before?

Sheila: You know, there's really no need to get into this.

Erica: I need to get into this, Mother. I need to know who I am. And you're gonna tell me!

Erica: How? I don't even know who you are, Mother. You were married to Eric Forrester. You had this whole other life that you never even told me about.

Sheila: I don't like to live in the past.

Erica: Why not? Something happened to you, didn't it? What? Why did you and Eric split up?

Sheila: His family hated me.

Erica: What did they have against you?

Sheila: I wasn't Stephanie. Her children wanted them to get back together. Eric didn't even love her anymore, but that didn't matter. So you see, I had to go because I was in the way.

Erica: So you didn't do anything to provoke?

Sheila: You know what? Yes, I did! I made mistakes. I did things that I'm not proud of. But I was under a lot of pressure, Erica! It was a very painful time in my life.

Erica: So what, was my father just like, a rebound thing?

Sheila: I am not gonna get into this. You know what, that was a hundred years ago.

Erica: He's still my father! I mean, god, Mom, don't you understand? He's half of who I am!

Sheila: No! No, he is not! You're nothing like him!

Erica: Do I look like him?

Sheila: Oh, god, Erica.

Erica: Come on, Mom, I have to know! I have wondered about this my whole life. And you know what? If you're not gonna tell me, then I know who will.

Sheila: Where are you going?

Erica: I'm going to see Rick!

Sheila: Oh, no. Don't you dare talk to him about this!


Stephanie: So you put your foot down, did you?

Ridge: Taylor's got a big heart, which is what I love about her. She can bring home the occasional wounded bird, homeless person or even alien from outer space -- I don't really care. Amber Moore is where I draw the line. Of course, now she's in jail. Which I can't think of a better place for her to be. It's kind of funny when you think about the "new face" of Forrester in the slammer. You gotta love it.

Stephanie: And you think that your wife has really given up on Amber?

Ridge: You know she's not gonna admit it to me, but somewhere, she's gotta realize what a lost cause that girl is. Total waste of time.


Taylor: I'll go check on the kids.

Amber: Hi.

Rick: Hey.

Amber: Thanks for coming by.

Rick: Sure.

[ Amber chuckles ]

Rick: You think this situation is funny?

Amber: No. No. It's just that Ii haven't seen you this nervous since before I -- seduced you.

Rick: What? No. For the record, I seduced you.

Amber: Uh-huh. Yeah, right.

Rick: What am i gonna do with you?

Rick: I don't even know what to say to you, Amber.

Amber: Well, you could tell me that you love me. I know you still do somewhere in there.

Rick: Of course I love you.

Amber: Well, then that's all that matters.

Rick: No, amber, it's not. Going home with Lance, that mattered. Putting Erica in the hospital, throwing a rock through her window.

Amber: I didn't do that, okay? But I don't expect you to believe me.

Rick: What do you expect, Amber? What are you asking for?

Amber: I just don't want you to give up on me, okay? And I know your family's pressuring you to move on.

Rick: No, they are not pressuring me.

Amber: Oh, come on, Rick. Your father threw a dinner party for Erica. And I know what he must think. I know how it looks. I do, I understand it. And I know your family name is important to you and your pride, and I just keep proving Ridge right -- and everyone else who said that I would never fit in. And I know I'm not miss manners and I'm never gonna be.

Rick: That's not what I wanted from you, Amber, ever! I love you for you. I love that you're a little wild, but, Amber, there is a big difference between a little wild and having a rap sheet five miles long.

Amber: You believed in me when no one else did. And I -- I know that you can't do that again yet. But I'm just asking you to not give up on me, okay? Not yet. Because I'm gonna prove to you that I'm telling the truth. It's -- it's just gonna take me a little longer than I expected since I'm stuck here with this thing.

[ Amber sighs ]

Rick: What did you do to that?

Amber: It's just so ugly.

Rick: What is this, the latest accessory in the Ambrosia line?

Amber: Hey, why not, huh? Who knows? It might be the must-have item of the new millennium.

Rick: You are one-of-a-kind.

Amber: I'm a Forrester original. At least I am right now. I'm gonna make you proud of me again someday. I promise.

Taylor: Look who's in here. Look. Look who's in here.

Amber: Hey, baby!

Little Eric: Mommy!

Amber: Oh, mama missed you so much!

Rick: Come on up here, pal.

Amber: Come here! Oh, yeah.

Rick: Silly boy.

Amber: I missed you. I love you so much. Big hug.


Sheila: Rick can never find out you're my daughter. You'd lose him that instant!

Erica: That's ridiculous.

Sheila: Haven't you been listening to me? They hate me. The whole family.

Erica: That was a long time ago! They probably don't even care about that anymore.

Sheila: No, they care, Erica. Honey, they would see you as another me.

Erica: That's not fair.

Sheila: "Fair"? You really do have an idealized view of the Forresters.

Erica: They just didn't want you married to Eric, so you're not anymore.

Sheila: You think that that's where it ended? They kept hounding me, even after the divorce! Now, I tried to move on. I married again, I had you -- it never stopped. They'd never leave me alone. Stephanie just kept coming and coming at me until I was out of my mind. She turned your father against me! They tried to take you away from me!

Erica: Wait. So you're saying that -- my father wanted me? You told me that he abandoned us.

Sheila: He betrayed us.

Erica: He betrayed you! But he -- he loved me. Didn't he?

Didn't he?!

Sheila: In his own warped way.

Erica: Oh, my god. You -- you had me think that -- god, Mom, what else have you lied to me about?!

Sheila: Nothing!

[ Cell phone rings ]

Sheila: Is it Rick? If it is, don't answer it.

Erica: Why?

[ Cell phone rings ]Erica: You afraid he's gonna tell me the truth?

Sheila: He can't find out that I'm your mother, Erica. He would ne --

Erica: Hi, Rick.

Rick: Hey. Listen, we're gonna be heading back to the house in a minute.

Erica: That's great. I'll meet you there. There's something I want to talk to you about anyway.

Rick: All right. Well, we'll see you soon.

Erica: Bye.

Sheila: This is the man that you are meant to be with. You tell him who you are, and he'll want nothing to do with you! Listen to me! Erica, don't do this! Don't be stupid!

[ Door slams ]

Rick: Hi.

Erica: Hey. I didn't know you were back yet.

Rick: Well, Eric passed out in the car on the way home, so I just put him down.

Erica: Looks like you'd like to do the same.

Rick: I'll be fine.

Erica: How's Amber?

[ Rick sighs ]

Rick: It's hard to tell. She was happy to see Eric, though.

Erica: Yeah, I'll bet. This must be really tough on her.

Rick: Yeah, well, don't feel too bad for her. She brought it on herself. She brought this down on all of us.

Erica: You must really hate seeing her like this.

Rick: She's got this thing around her ankle so they can track her if she tries to leave. She's a criminal. I mean, am I gonna have to -- am I gonna have to take Eric to visit his mom in jail?

Erica: No. It won't get that far.

Rick: I'd like to believe that, too. But who knows what she's gonna do next? And what's really weird is that -- she seems the same. I mean, I can't tell the difference between the woman I loved and married and this person who has done all these crazy things. And that really scares me. Was this just a part of her personality all along? Of course, she says that this is all your fault.

Erica: Um, Rick --

Rick: No, Erica, don't worry, okay? I won't listen to any of that. And amber won't bring it up because she knows it sets me off. I mean, obviously, you had nothing to do with any of this.


Taylor: Ridge? I didn't know you'd be home so soon.

Ridge: Yeah. Well, mother tossed me out. She had other plans tonight.

Taylor: Oh. Oh, plans with your dad?

Ridge: She didn't say.

Taylor: You know, I don't know why she's so mysterious about all of that. Everybody knows they're getting back together.

Ridge: That's the same thing I told her.

Taylor: Why don't you come upstairs and tell me all about your visit? Come on.

Ridge: Where are the kids?

Taylor: Outside swimming with Catherine.

Ridge: Uh-huh, so we're alone, huh?

Taylor: Well --

Ridge: It's kind of nice having the house back to ourselves, huh?

Taylor: Yeah, about that --

Ridge: Oh, please don't tell me you're missing having Amber around.

Taylor: No.

Ridge: Good. Trashy little slut.

Taylor: Okay, honey -- honey --

Ridge: Her. Her, not you.

Taylor: No, let's take this upstairs. Come on.

Ridge: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait -- I want you to admit it.

Taylor: What?

Ridge: About Amber. For once in your life, doc, I want you to admit -- you were wrong, I was right. Come on. She's in jail, for god's sake!

Taylor: No, she isn't.

Ridge: Really? Where is she?

Amber: Sorry.

Ridge: Wait a minute! What's she doing here?

Taylor: She had to come back.

Ridge: Oh, Taylor, come on! You know how I feel about this!

Taylor: Ridge, please listen. You've gotta understand that --

Ridge: I do understand, Taylor. I understand perfectly. I understand you never met a screwed-up loser you didn't fall in love with!

Amber: What does that say about you?

Ridge: That's it. You're out of here.

Taylor: Ridge, please --

Ridge: You're out of here.

Taylor: Stop it. Ridge! She can't go!

Ridge: The hell she can't!

Taylor: She's under house arrest at our home. She has to stay here -- indefinitely.

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