B&B Transcript Monday 9/30/02

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Tuesday 9/30/02

By Suzanne
Proofread by Becky

[ Knock on door ]

Sheila: Hello in there -- anyone home? It's me, your mystery woman.

Stephanie: It's the mystery woman --

[ knock on door ]

Stephanie: and eager, too. How would she react if I were to go and open up the door? On second thought, I think you should open your own door. Oh, but please go -- I'd love to meet the mystery woman.

Massimo: No.

Stephanie: No?

Massimo: As much as I would love to be fought over, I don't want to be any part of any juvenile turf war.

Stephanie: Oh, no sense of humor? She wouldn't think this was amusing?

Massimo: As a matter of fact, she'd probably think it's exhilarating. I, however, want no part of it.

Stephanie: You're right -- I apologize. I certainly didn't come here to get into a tiff with you or this mystery woman -- but I  would like to meet her, so I'll just open up the door. I'm sorry, she's gone. I should be going, too. I'm sorry, darling.

Massimo: So am I, Stephanie. So am I.

Sheila: No, it can't be -- not her. Not Stephanie.


Rick: Dr. Bridget Forrester.

Eric: Actually, I like the sound of that.

Rick: Well, it scares me to death! I mean, can you imagine being on the operating table and looking up, and there's Bridget -- ahh!

Brooke: Well, I don't think you could be in more capable hands.

Bridget: Guys, I'm still just an undergrad -- I haven't even taken my mcats yet.

Brooke: We know, honey.

Eric: No pressure, no pressure.

Rick: Yeah, I mean -- you may be the smartest person in your class, but nobody expects you to cure cancer or anything like that.

Bridget: Oh, well -- you don't know. I just might.

Eric: Actually, I think maybe you will. I expect great things of both of my children.

Rick: Yeah, well, that's fine -- go ahead. You cure any disease you can think of, because I am going to save the world from the return of the polyester leisure suit.

Brooke: Now, now -- your father had a few of those back in his day

Bridget: You did not!

Eric: Yes, I did -- and I had the gold chains and the sideburns to go with it.

Bridget: Oh, god.

Eric: What -- what?

Bridget: Oh, Dad, I'm sorry -- we're kidding. I'm sure you were the coolest dude at the discotheque.

Eric: It was a very good look for me. I'm thinking of growing the sideburns back -- what do you think?

Bridget: Don't you dare!

Rick: Oh, no.

Eric: You sure?

Rick: Let me think about that.


[ Doorbell rings ]

Massimo: Stephanie. There's really nothing left to say.

Sheila: I think there is.

Massimo: You came back.

Sheila: I never left.

Massimo: You mean, you've been standing out there all this time?

Sheila: I was on my way to the elevator, I heard your door open. And don't worry -- she didn't see me.

Massimo: Listen, I hope you don't think I'm being rude, but I just tried to prevent an awkward scene.

Sheila: So you weren't trying to avoid me?

Massimo: No, of course -- what are you, kidding? I've been hoping to run into you.

Sheila: You just never expected me to show up while you were otherwise occupied. I understand.

Massimo: You know, I don't think you do.

Sheila: No? So that wasn't the woman that you've been telling me about? She's not the one that you're in love with?

Massimo: Don't tell me you're jealous.

Sheila: I don't get jealous.

Massimo: Right, right -- oops, I remember. You get what you want.

Sheila: Yeah, and sometimes I get a little more than I bargained for.

Massimo: You mean, like seeing a woman leave my apartment?

Sheila: No, I definitely didn't expect that.

Massimo: But it doesn't bother you?

Sheila: I'm just -- I'm curious.

Massimo: Nothing to be curious about -- not any more.

Sheila: What do you mean?

Massimo: It's over -- it's been over a while, but I'm a stubborn man. And, like you, I'm used to getting my own way.

Sheila: So I was right?

Massimo: Well, yes, that was her.

Sheila: So she's the one that you were gonna take on a cruise.

Massimo: Fighting a losing battle ever since the night she turned me down.

Sheila: The night you met me at Las Olas.

Massimo: And here you are again.

Sheila: Yeah -- what a coincidence.


Stephanie: So Taylor's not home?

Ridge: She took the kids to a new burger place.

Stephanie: And you weren't hungry?

Ridge: I'm on warden duty tonight.

Stephanie: Where is Amber?

Ridge: I chased her back up to her cell. Is that why you came by here? Should I be checking your bag for, like, files or cakes, or something like that?

Stephanie: No -- I'm kind of disappointed the children aren't here. I wanted to spend a little time with them. I thought maybe when Taylor put them down, I'd just read them a story.

Ridge: You're not getting enough story time with Hope, huh?

Stephanie: Helen's taking care of her tonight.

Ridge: Yeah? Where's Brooke?

Stephanie: Well, your father thought it might be nice to have Brooke and the children over for a little dinner party.

Ridge: Brooke and Bridget are patching things up?

Stephanie: I think that's gonna take a long time. But they're on the right track.

Ridge: What about you and dad?

Stephanie: Well, he and I think that, for the time being, Bridget really needs his attention. She needs to see the family functioning correctly.

Ridge: That's not what I meant and you know it.

Stephanie: Bridget needs to be her father's priority right now. She's back in school, she's been accepted in that accelerated pre-med program. I think having both her parents around and functioning could really make a difference for her.


Rick: That was good.

Brooke: It was delicious, Eric.

Eric: Good, I'll tell Helen you said so.

Rick: Are you telling me that you didn't make this yourself?

Eric: No, I didn't cook this myself, but I will cook next time, I promise -- we'll barbecue, all right?

Bridget: Next time?

Eric: Yeah, I think we should make this a regular event. Would you like that?

Rick: I think we would all like that.

Brooke: And who knows -- maybe we can bring some of this camaraderie back to the office.

Rick: Yeah, you know, it's been pretty serious over there ever since ridge left.

Brooke: Oh, we've been under a lot of pressure, and that could take the fun out of any business. But we can change that -- right, Eric?

Eric: We can, and we will.

Rick: Wow.

Brooke: What?

Rick: Somebody call Norman Rockwell -- I think this family is ready for a portrait.

Brooke: Oh, really?

Eric: All right, all right, all right -- now, we may not the most traditional family.

Bridget: Oh, that's the understatement of the decade.

Eric: But that doesn't mean we can't start new traditions of our own.

Rick: Or resurrect some old ones. What do you say, Bridget -- how about a game of after-dinner Marco Polo?

Bridget: Okay, you're kidding me.

Rick: What, you afraid I'm going to beat you?

Bridget: Please, you haven't beaten me since I was ten.

Rick: Well, then I guess that means I'm due.

Bridget: You guys don't mind?

Brooke: No, not at all -- go have fun.

Rick: All right, you're going down.

Bridget: I'm gonna kick your butt.

Rick: I think not!


Massimo: Is everything all right, because you seem a little tense to me.

Sheila: This was a mistake -- I never should have come here.

Massimo: I'm glad you came -- there's no reason for you to feel uncomfortable.

Sheila: No, there isn't. You're right, it's like you said, we're not involved -- you don't even know my name.

Massimo: Well, gee, you certainly could remedy that.

Sheila: No, this is for the best. I have to go.

Massimo: Wait a minute, you just got here.

Sheila: This is never going to work out.

Massimo: What?

Sheila: Us -- you and me.

Massimo: You just said that we're not really involved.

Sheila: No, you're right, and we're never gonna be.

Massimo: Hold it -- just wait a minute. Now, you know, I don't understand something here. Have I done something to upset you?

Sheila: No -- no, you're wonderful. You're the most exciting, intriguing man that I've met in years.

Massimo: So what's the problem?

Sheila: You're in love with her -- with her!

Massimo: I told you that it is over.

Sheila: We could have run into each other.

Massimo: Look, okay, it could have been an awkward moment, perhaps, but we are all adults here. Under different circumstances, I think she would like to meet you.

Sheila: You told her about me?

Massimo: She knows I'm seeing someone. And, god, of all the crazy things -- she found your earring.

Sheila: Oh my god -- oh my god, how careless was that? I'm so sorry. I really did want to get to know you better, but I can't. I've got to go.

Massimo: You know her, don't you? Are you friends?

Sheila: No, we're not friends. And as of this moment, neither are we. I want you to just forget about me, do you understand? I don't want you to come looking for me. Don't do that. And don't tell anyone about me, especially her. You just put me out of my mind -- and please, if you care at all, you're gonna forget we ever met.


Bridget: I want to defend my title, Rick, but it's a little chilly out here.

Rick: Oh, what are you, wimping out on me? Come on, chicken.

Bridget: Oh -- nice try, big brother, but I'm a little old for that now.

Rick: I think you're losing your competitive edge.

Bridget: Or maybe I'm conserving it for things that matter.

Rick: Like acing your pre-med exam?

Bridget: Are you ever gonna stop teasing me about that?

Rick: You know what, Bridget, I'm really proud of you, and I wish I could have been there to see you get your scholarship.

Bridget: Yeah, it was pretty incredible. I couldn't believe it when I looked up and I saw mom and dad sneaking into the auditorium.

Rick: Yeah, what's going on with them?

Bridget: You don't know either?

Rick: I have no idea.

Bridget: Well, at first I thought Stephanie was pushing them into it. But after seeing them tonight, Rick, I don't think it's an act. I think they're actually getting along.


Eric: Who's winning?

Brooke: They haven't gone in yet.

Eric: What have they been doing?

Brooke: They're just talking.

Eric: Good. I don't think they've seen each other for a while. Great kids.

Brooke: Oh, they are -- they are so wonderful. I just feel so bad for them. They've both had some major disappointments lately -- Bridget's marriage and Rick's family. They deserve a lot better.

Eric: And they'll get it, too -- you'll see.

Brooke: How can you be so sure?

Eric: 'Cause they both have their mother's fighting spirit.

Brooke: And they have their father's cool head and good sense.

Eric: So, there you go -- with your passion and my composure, they can't lose. It's a terrific combination, you know.


Ridge: Look, Rick and Bridget need all the guidance they can get from dad, but he's got needs, too.

Stephanie: Well, I don't think your father's needs are open for discussion.

Ridge: What about yours -- don't you ever get a little tired of being nursemaid?

Stephanie: And mine aren't open for discussion, either. I'm happy taking care of my family.

Ridge: But it's not just your family you're taking care of -- it's dad's, it's mine, now it's Brooke's.

Stephanie: You think I'm taking on too much?

Ridge: No, I know you can handle it. You're the queen of multi-tasking. I just want to make sure you're not using Brooke and her baby as a shield, here. Mother, look -- I know dad has let you down in the past, and you've got to have some doubts about him because of all that.

Stephanie: Your father loves me, I know that. Look, he wants me to move back into the house with him. He's ready to start all over again.

Ridge: Are you ready to start over?

Stephanie: I want to go slow.

Ridge: But you're moving in that direction?

Stephanie: I guess I am. I think we both are. I suppose it's just a matter of time, really. Eric and I will be together again.


Bridget: Are they still watching us?

Rick: Nope -- I think that they were worried that we might fall in the pool and forget how to swim at the same time.

Bridget: I think they were worried about you.

Rick: Do you ever just wanna put everything on hold and be a little kid again? No worries, no problems.

Bridget: Whose childhood are you talking about, exactly? 'Cause there's no way that describes mine.

Rick: Okay, I guess there are some benefits to being an adult, like we don't have to look after mom.

Bridget: Yeah -- that's Stephanie's job now.

Rick: Yeah, come on -- you don't think she's changed? I mean, you saw her tonight. I haven't seen her laugh and joke with dad like that in a really, really long time.

Bridget: Hey, look -- I'm not saying it wasn't nice. The dinner, and the ceremony last night. I've waited my whole life to see them come together like this. But I've gotten my hopes up before -- too many times, and it's going to take a lot more than a few jokes and some pasta primavera to make me believe it.


Brooke: Bridget seems happy.

Eric: So does Rick.

Brooke: They needed this.

Eric: We all did. I'm very glad you agreed to do this tonight.

Brooke: I think it meant a lot to her. You did a wonderful thing tonight for Bridget.

Eric: So did you.

Brooke: Well, maybe -- but I think that you are more responsible for turning our children into the extraordinary people that they've become.

Eric: Yeah, well, you may not give me all the credit.

Brooke: Well, don't get me wrong. I'm not putting myself down. I did the best that I could do with what I knew. But now that I am raising another child, on my own, it's really been a wake up call to me. I learn something new every day, and I see how I could have done things differently with Rick and Bridget, and I also see and appreciate what a wonderful father that you've been -- guiding them, informing their choices. Setting an example they really can count on. You've been a true inspiration to me.

Eric: Thank you.

Brooke: No -- thank you. Thank you for this evening, and thank you for our children.

Eric: You're welcome. Well, I certainly didn't do that alone -- you and I made wonderful things together.

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