B&B Transcript Wednesday 9/18/02

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 9/18/02

By Suzanne
Proofread by Becky

Ridge: What are you talking about?

Taylor: I made a deal with the judge.

Ridge: You what?!

Taylor: I offered to take responsibility.

Ridge: Oh, Taylor, come on!

Taylor: Ridge, it was an emergency.

Ridge: You know how I feel about her.

Taylor: I know. I know. And believe me, if there were any other way that I could have handled this --

Amber: Could I just say something?

Ridge and Taylor: No!

Taylor: Please, just let me handle this.

Ridge: Do not think you will talk me into this. Because that little tramp does not belong in my home -- period!


[ Knock at door ]

Stephanie: It's me.

Brooke: Hi. How was your walk?

Stephanie: Oh, it was great.

Brooke: Yeah?

Stephanie: You have plans for tonight?

Brooke: No. The office sent this over for my approval.

Stephanie: Oh.

Brooke: Cute stuff, don't you think?

Stephanie: Um -- yeah.

Brooke: How's my little love bug? Did you have a good time? Did you?

Stephanie: Yes.

Brooke: Yeah?

Stephanie: She's such a flirt. I think it's genetic. She was batting her eyelashes at the boy down the street.

Brooke: Oh, boy.

Stephanie: So, who's designing all this stuff now that Ridge isn't there?

Brooke: Your husband.

Stephanie: Oh.

Brooke: Are you gonna see him tonight?

Stephanie: I don't know. Maybe he'll stop by.

Brooke: Oh, good. Well, you know, we're fine if you want to go home and get ready.

Stephanie: Get ready? Get ready for what?

Brooke: Don't you want to change?

Stephanie: Did the baby gook up on me or something?

Brooke: No. I just thought that maybe -- never mind.

Stephanie: What subtle message are you trying to send me?

Brooke: WellI sure I don't need to tell you this, Stephanie, but Eric is a very visual person. And if you want to give him the message that you're excited to see him and that you've been looking forward to it, well, then maybe you would dress just a little bit more encouraging.

Stephanie: I'm not interested in playing games with Eric.

Brooke: Well, this is no game. No man has ever passed the point of feeling the need to be appreciated. And if you're not going to put forth the effort, somebody else will. Especially with a man like Eric.

Stephanie: I thought you weren't suppose to focus on men and their needs for the time being.

Brooke: Look, you gave me some really great advice. I just thought I'd return the favor, that's all. Just because I'm out of commission doesn't mean that I can't share all this great knowledge that I have, right? Maybe I should open up a dating service.

Stephanie: Oh, my god.

Brooke: I need to put Hope down. I'll be right back.


Rick: You don't think I should have gone over there at all.

Erica: I -- I didn't say that.

Rick: Look, I know how you feel about amber. And it's -- it's okay. I don't -- I don't blame you. Amber's done a lot of really bad things. And the worst part is, she's not willing to accept responsibility for it.

Erica: But when taking responsibility means losing everything you care about --

Rick: Well, she's losing it anyways.

Erica: Rick -- let me ask you something. Could you really forgive the person who's the reason for everything you're going through? Even if she came to you and she told you the truth about all of it? Could you?

Rick: I can forgive anything, Erica. But trust is another thing. I mean, how do you spend your life with someone and raise a child with someone when you don't even know who they are?

Erica: Is that what happened with your dad and Sheila? He couldn't trust her?

Rick: Sheila? Where's that coming from?

Erica: I'm just curious. I mean -- you know, I know that he was married to your mom and Stephanie, but I --

Rick: Yeah, well, we don't talk about this one too much.

Erica: Was she that awful?

Rick: My dad was kind of out of his head, you know? He was -- his marriage was ending, and Sheila was there working for him. And she was very helpful and sweet -- at least that's what he thought. It turns out she was just reeling him in.

Erica: But, I mean, you were -- you were little then, right?

Rick: Everybody knows this story.

Erica: What happened?

Rick: Well, when he found out who she was, he got rid of her.

Erica: Where is she now?

Rick: Nobody knows. She took off with her kid a long time ago.

Erica: I thought you said they didn't have a kid.

Rick: Oh, not she and my dad. She got remarried.

Erica: Who did she marry? Do you know?

Rick: Yeah. Yeah, he's a great guy. He's a close friend of the family. His name is James Warwick.

Erica: You said they had a baby?

Rick: Well, that's kind of why they got married.

Erica: Boy or girl?

Rick: Girl. Her name was Mary.

Erica: Mary. Mary Warwick.

Rick: God, I'd hate to think what happened to that kid.


Taylor: Please, you know, let's be reasonable.

Ridge: It's not reasonable, Taylor, to want to decide who lives in my own house? Maybe I should invite Brooke to come live here. She's been having a lot of trouble lately. I'm sure she could use a good friend.

Taylor: Oh, stop it. Now you've made your point.

Ridge: Well, obviously, I haven't, because she's still standing there. Good-bye! See you later!

Taylor: Ridge, she can't leave. She's got a tracking device on her ankle. If she walks out of this house, she goes straight back to jail.

Ridge: Ah, even better.

Taylor: You know, Ridge, you're always talking about the negative publicity going around Forrester and how much it upsets your father. Do you think it will get any better if she's in jail?

Ridge: Oh, I think people will be happy for us, Taylor. Because we finally wised up and threw out the trash.

Amber: That is it.

Taylor: Amber --

Amber: No, forget it. You know what? I'm not gonna take this. I'd rather be in jail.

Ridge: There we go.

Taylor: Ridge!

Ridge: What? She's happy, I'm happy. Problem solved.


[ Erica remembering ]

Sheila: This is the man that you were meant to be with. You tell him who you are, and he'll want nothing to do with you!

Erica: What if you could find her?

Rick: Sheila? I don't want to find her.

Erica: No, not Sheila. The little girl -- Mary.

Rick: Well, she's probably not so little anymore.

Erica: But, I mean, there's still hope. You see that all the time on talk shows. People who are reunited after like 10, 20 years.

Rick: James probably gave up looking for her a long time ago.

Erica: But he did look for her? I mean, he did want to find her?

Rick: Oh, yeah. Yeah, he just about drove himself crazy trying to find her. He gave up everything -- his career, Stephanie.

Erica: Stephanie? They were involved?

Rick: They were going to raise Mary together.

Erica: So, she would have grown up here as part of your family.

Rick: Yeah. She would've had this huge, wonderful family supporting her. And look what she got stuck with -- a psychopath for a mother and a life on the run.

Erica: You feel sorry for her?

Rick: Well, don't you?

Erica: Yeah. Yeah. But, I mean, I still say it's not too late. What's that movie with Michelle Pfeiffer about the little boy who gets kidnapped and then, years later, they find him again? And the whole time he was living right around the corner, and they just -- they didn't realize it.

Rick: Erica, that stuff only happens in the movies.

Erica: You don't know that, Rick. My god, what if you've seen this girl in the grocery store or the library, and you just -- you didn't recognize her? I mean, wouldn't that be wild?

Rick: Well, first of all, Sheila may have been warped, but she's not stupid. She and her daughter are probably a million miles away by now. And besides --

Erica: What?

Rick: Well -- I hate to say it, but at this point, I don't think I'd want to see Mary again.


Stephanie: My god.

Brooke: You can take that home with you, if you'd like. You know, you just got a glimpse into your husband's sexual fantasies right here.

Stephanie: Oh, as if after 30 years of marriage and five children I don't know Eric's sexual fantasies. So are you just having a good time giving me a hard time?

Brooke: Oh, yes, just a smidge.

Stephanie: Ah, I see. And what brought about this charming mood swing?

Brooke: Well, you know, Bridget came to see me. She named the baby Hope, which means that she still believes that there's hope for her and me. You think I'm reading too much into this.

Stephanie: A little bit. I think it's going to be a very long time before that girl trusts you again.

Brooke: But I'm on the right track, don't you think?

Stephanie: Absolutely. As long as you stay away from this. How long do you think that'll last?


Amber: Taylor, I really appreciate everything you've done for me. You've been really nice. But you know what? I still have my pride, and I'm not gonna sit here and let him --

Taylor: But you don't have your husband or your son, and you're not going to get them back from prison. Now do you really think that Rick is going to bring little Eric to visit you in jail?

Ridge: Wait a minute, he's been coming around here, too?

Taylor: Yes.

Ridge: Taylor, what are you doing?

Taylor: I'm trying to help your family.

Ridge: Against my objections, huh?

Taylor: Ridge, she doesn't belong in jail.

Ridge: Well, she sure as hell doesn't belong here, Taylor! I don't want her around my kids, she's a criminal!

Taylor: Look, there's a lot more to this story than you even realize.

Ridge: I don't give a damn about the story. I don't want her anywhere near here. You don't seem to understand that.

Taylor: Okay, okay. I can appreciate the way you feel, but --

Ridge: But you just chose to ignore it, huh?

Taylor: Would you calm down and be rational?

Ridge: Taylor, I'm not gonna tolerate this. I'm not! What do you think I've been fighting against this whole last year, huh? The new face of Forrester. That would be her. Everything that's wrong with our family, with the company -- it's all represented by her -- betraying my brother, trashing our reputation --

Amber: Oh -- oh, my god! So much concern for your little baby brother. You tried to crush him and the company! And I spent all my time trying to save them!

Ridge: Oh, yeah, when you weren't sleeping with every stranger you could find!

Taylor: All right, okay, okay, all right! That is it. That is it, okay? I realize you two have your differences, but for the time being, you are stuck with each other. You need to find a way to get along.

Ridge: I don't think you're listening to me, Taylor. I am not sharing my house with that creature. Okay? So either she goes or I go!

Taylor: Ridge, you're not leaving.

Ridge: Well, I guess that means good-bye.

Taylor: Neither is Amber. We'll find a way to work this out.

Ridge: Taylor, just let it go, will you? It's not worth it. She's not worth what we're going through here.

Taylor: Would you just listen to me?

Ridge: Oh, I think you're coming through loud and clear now. I'll tell you what. When you decide to be rational on any of this, why don't you give me a call, huh?

Amber: I'm -- I'm sorry that I --

Taylor: Oh, it's fine. We'll be fine.


Stephanie: Now, why are you giving me that look?

Brooke: You said a few days ago that you were impressed with me.

Stephanie: I am. I think you've been making wonderful decisions where the baby's concerned. And you've certainly been concentrating on Bridget and not on your sex life. But then I walk in, and I see you vamping in front of the mirror and I have to wonder.

Brooke: I was not vamping. I feel good about my body. I just had a baby, and I got my body back. So that's not a crime, is it?

Stephanie: No, it's not a crime. Of course it's not a crime. It's just the thing that has always enabled you to get exactly what you want and who you want.

[ Brooke groans ] well, therein lies the trouble. So I have to ask myself, how long are you going to be able to resist these temptations?

Brooke: What temptations?

Stephanie: The temptation to put one of those on and wiggle around in it and watch some poor, helpless fellow collapse in front of your feet.

Brooke: Now, is that really what you think about all my relationships?

Stephanie: Well --

Brooke: Stephanie, you know what? My sexuality is a part of who I am, and it will always be there, and I'm not ashamed of it. But I have higher priorities now -- and I will for the rest of my life.

Stephanie: Time will tell. Time will tell.

Brooke: Mm-hmm.

Stephanie: I'm going now, counting on your psychic abilities, which you've recently developed. Obviously Eric is there waiting for me.

Brooke: Too-da-loo.


Erica: I -- I don't understand. I mean, you just said how you felt sorry for this girl, and you wish that she could've had this wonderful life with you and your family. And now you wouldn't even want to see her?

Rick: She grew up with Sheila.

Erica: So?

Rick: So, imagine what she's like now. The only person that she ever had to look up to the whole time was a woman who ought to be locked up. Mary must be so screwed up.

Erica: Not necessarily.

Rick: Come on, Erica. You told me that you see yourself acting like your mother, even when you don't want to. And I hear my father's voice come out of me all the time. It's just the way people are. They learn from what they see growing up. This girl probably thinks that lying and cheating and manipulating is the best way to get through life. And it's breaks my heart. I wish -- I wish to god that James had found her and saved her, but he didn't. And now -- Mary could easily be as dangerous as Sheila, if not worse. I don't want anything to do with her.


Amber: Wow. I really have the magic touch, don't I? First my marriage, and now yours.

Taylor: Oh, Amber, my marriage isn't in trouble. We just had an argument. People argue. He just needs to go cool his jets.

Amber: Where do you think he went?

Taylor: Oh, probably up to the office. But when he comes back, Amber, you have got to make a real effort.

Amber: I will. I swear. I mean, no matter how obnoxious he is. But he is coming back, right?

Taylor: Yes, of course. Of course he is.


Brooke: You know, Stephanie, there's nothing wrong with feeling good about yourself. Three kids later. Hmm, not bad.


[ Knock at door ]

Ridge: Hey, Logan, I'm looking for Dad. Have you seen him? Hi, Ridge. Come on in.

Ridge: Are you sure? Seems to me like you might have plans.

Brooke: Oh, no. Just waiting around for some poor, helpless man to stop by so I can wiggle in front of him.

Ridge: Mm. Well, and here I thought nothing could turn this day around. 

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