B&B Transcript Thursday 11/7/02

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Thursday 11/7/02

By Suzanne
Proofread by Becky

Brooke: Look, Stephanie, you really need to stop and think about what you're saying right now. Unless you want to undo all of the progress that you and I have made.

Stephanie: I'm not the one that's doing that. You are. You're falling into all the old traps and all the old patterns.

Brooke: No, I am just offering Ridge my friendship. That is it! Do you really want me to turn my back on him right now?

Stephanie: Oh, well, better than some body parts you'd offer him.

Brooke: What have I done to deserve this?

Stephanie: Are you kidding? How far back do I have to go? You always do this. You always seize the opportunity to throw yourself at any member, male member, of my family when he is at his most vulnerable.

Brooke: You're acting as though this summer never happened. What about all of the changes that I made? And the talks that we had? I thought that meant something to you!

Stephanie: I thought that meant something to you. I even defended you to Jack and to Massimo.

Brooke: Massimo? What does he have to do with this?

Stephanie: He warned me. He said that you were up to your old tricks again, and I said, "No, no, no, she's a changed woman." And what happens when I walk in here? I find you strategizing how to get Ridge back and enlisting the aid of my family to help you in that endeavor. My god, Taylor isn't even cold in the grave. Have you absolutely no shame?


Massimo: So, tell me. How are the children doing?

Ridge: Thomas is having the hardest time.

Massimo: Well, he understands more.

Ridge: Yeah. Tricia says the girls are just too young to grasp the concept.

Massimo: Oh, yes, the counselor. Has she been helpful?

Ridge: Yeah, as much as anyone can be, I guess.

Massimo: Was it her idea to send the children back to school?

Ridge: Yeah. She thought they should get back into their routine to regain their sense of order.

Massimo: Does the same apply for you?

Ridge: No, I'm supposed to be kind to myself, take some time off. I know that's probably not what you want to hear right now.

Massimo: I'm not worried about Marone industries, if that's what you mean. I'm worried about my -- my friend. So you just go right ahead and take all the time you need.

Ridge: Yeah, time -- how bizarre. This day is stretching into infinity. My last 24 hours with her -- was just a heartbeat.


C.J.: So, how's the sandwich?

Clarke: Mmm, mmm, good.

C.J.: Well, good, 'cause I'm chargin' ya double.

Clarke: Bridget here today?

C.J.: No, she actually took some time off to be with her mentor.

Clarke: "Her mentor." Why do you say it like that?

C.J. 'Cause the guy's a jerk.

Clarke: Does Bridget think he's a jerk?

C.J.: No, actually, she thinks he's amazing.

Clarke: I see.

C.J.: What?

Clarke: Sounds like you got yourself a little healthy competition. It's good for you.

C.J.: Dad, that's totally inappropriate. This guy is like her boss.

Clarke: What are you talkin' about? You are her boss.

C.J.: Yeah, but I am certainly not taking advantage of her, now am I?

Clarke: Well, maybe you should. Maybe you should show her a little attention. You like this girl, you gotta go after her. Sounds like you could use some lessons from this guy.

C.J.: All right, did you come here to give me a hard time or what? I mean, come on, I thought you had some big news to tell me.

Clarke: As a matter of fact, I do.

C.J.: So?

Clarke: How would you like to meet your big brother?


Bridget: Hey, you.

Mark: Hey. You're right on time.

Bridget: Oh, I figured I should be. You sounded kind of rushed on the phone.

Mark: I've only got a few hours between shifts. So what'll you have?

Bridget: Oh, nothing for now, thanks.

Mark: Okay. What's all this?

Bridget: Well, I didn't know how much time we'd have, so I just brought it all.

Mark: "It"?

Bridget: Yeah, I got that lab report back, and I didn't do so hot. So I was hoping you could show me where I went wrong. And oh, that book you lent me, which was awesome, by the way, I have this whole list of questions about it. And I have to come up with a topic for my 301 term paper by Monday.

Mark: Uh, Bridget?

Bridget: Yeah?

Mark: I guess I was kind of rushed on the phone. This wasn't supposed to be a mentoring session.

Bridget: Oh. What was it supposed to be?

Mark: Our first date.


C.J.: What are you talking about?

Clarke: Well, actually, he's your half-brother.

C.J.: Oh, the kid you had with Margo Lynley?

Clarke: Yeah. He came by the office the other day, surprised me.

C.J.: You're kidding. Was it just out of the blue or -- ?

Clarke: He's a great guy, Ceej. You're gonna love him.


Bridget: Our first date?

Mark: I guess I left that part out, didn't I?

Bridget: Yeah, you did.

Mark: I'm sorry. I'm sorry. You're uncomfortable.

Bridget: No. No, I'm -- I'm surprised.

Mark: Bridget, I want to be completely honest with you, okay? You impress the hell out of me. And I would love nothing more than to get to know you better. But if you are not up for that, or you feel weird or awkward because of our professional relationship --

Bridget: No, no, no, no, no.

Mark: -- Because I'm completely capable of keeping both separate.

Bridget: So am I.

Mark: Well, great.

Bridget: Well, I guess I should be completely honest with you, too. I just got out of a really bad marriage.

Mark: Marriage?

Bridget: Yeah. Huge mistake. Beyond huge.

Mark: Okay, I got it.

Bridget: And there's my friend, C.J., The one you met.

Mark: Right, your boyfriend-but-not-really.

Bridget: Yes.

Mark: So are things more serious now?

Bridget: Well, not really.

Mark: So who's holding back?

Bridget: I don't know. Both of us maybe. I mean, C.J.'s had it really tough.

Mark: Well, that's a great reason to blow off the best thing that's ever happened to you. I mean, what is he thinking?

Bridget: It's complicated.

Mark: Oh, come on. I'm sorry. I just -- I don't have patience for those types.

Bridget: You don't have patience, period.

Mark: True. That is true. But life is too damn short. Look, if I have something to say, I say it. All right? I don't wait until it's safe, or I'm sure.

Bridget: Doesn't that get you into trouble?

Mark: Yeah, yeah, it does. But it's worth it. You want to know what I did yesterday?

Bridget: I can't imagine.

Mark: I introduced myself to my father.

Bridget: What?

Mark: Yeah, I hadn't seen him since I was a little kid. And I knew he was in town. I wanted to meet him. So i did.

Bridget: Wow. How was it?

Mark: It was great. It was really great. But you know, it might not've gone that way. I mean, it could've been completely awful. But you don't know until you try. You got to take the risk. And that's what people like your friend C.J., They don't get. You think he would've done the same thing in my shoes? Hell, no. He would've wallowed in self-pity, played it safe. And completely missed out on the type of relationship I'm gonna have with my dad.


Brooke: Stephanie, I know better than anybody how much Ridge loved Taylor. And how much he still loves her. And how he's lost without her. It's going to take him a very long time to be able to move on.

Stephanie: Oh, yes, but you'd like to position yourself when that comes.

Brooke: No! No, I promise you, that never even crossed my mind.

Stephanie: Good. I'm very happy to hear it. Now let me make you a promise in return. When that time does come, whether it's six months from now or five years from now, it is not going to be with you.

Brooke: Why would you feel the need to say something like that?

Stephanie: Because -- because you think somehow the two of you are still going to be together.

Brooke: No, I told you, I haven't thought about that at all. But if it were to happen -- and I'm just saying "if," would that be so terrible?

Stephanie: I can't believe you even to ask.

Brooke: Well, I have to ask that. You and I were growing closer. And you've been so kind and so supportive. And I really appreciate that.

Stephanie: You don't understood. You just don't understand. I did that for your baby, for Hope, and for my family.

Brooke: Your family?

Stephanie: Yes! I mean, aren't you just standing here telling me how you have to always have some fellow around the moment you get down in the dumps? Did you think I was just going to sit around and wait to have you throw yourself again at Eric or Thorne or Ridge?

Brooke: Oh, I see. So that's what this was all about. You weren't really being my friend. You were just standing guard.

Stephanie: Yes, standing guard. And that's what you have to do. Stand guard against your baser instincts.

Brooke: "Baser instincts"? My god, Stephanie, I just wanna be friends with Ridge!

Stephanie: See, that's what you always do. That's what you tell yourself. But that's not what this is. This is that same old obsession. And you don't see it. You never see it, until it's too late. I want you to think about the baby. What will this do to her if you get back on that same old roller coaster? I'm asking you, for her sake, and for yours, and for Ridge -- please, please, stay away from him.


Massimo: If you don't mind, I'd like to give you a little advice.

Ridge: Seems to be the day for it.

Massimo: Yeah, well, mine is a little different than what you've probably already heard. Tricia's right, you know. You should take care of yourself. But you need to do something else, too. You need to protect yourself.

Ridge: From what?

Massimo: From the type of person who might try to take advantage of your current state of mind.

Ridge: Anyone in particular you have in mind?

Massimo: A certain blonde, who's already made her intentions clear.

Ridge: Yeah, well, don't you worry about that, all right?

Massimo: Look, Ridge, I understand the appeal. Hmm? But your life has been turned inside out. She's comforting, familiar. It's also a trap.

Ridge: You don't really know Logan.

Massimo: You don't think so? I know things about your friend, Logan, that would make your head spin, but now isn't the time. Just isn't necessary. All I'm asking is for you to be careful. That's all I'm going to say on the matter.

Ridge: Good.

Massimo: I'm gonna go. Get some rest.

Ridge: All right. Thanks for coming by.

Massimo: You call me if you need anything.

Ridge: All right, will do.

Massimo: I mean it. I'm serious, Ridge. If you need anything, no matter what it is, come to me. I don't want you to feel as if you're gonna go through this alone. All right?

Ridge: Yeah.


C.J.: Wow, it's amazing that he just showed up after all these years. He wasn't angry at all was he?

Clarke: Oh, no, no.

C.J.: But you haven't had any contact with him since he was --

Clarke: Since he was too young to remember. Not that I didn't try. But Margo, his dominating mother, figured that he'd be better off without me. And you know what? She was probably right.

C.J.: Wow, so what's he like?

Clarke: He's really got it together. He's polished. He's smooth.

C.J.: Chip off the old block, huh?

Clarke: I can't wait for you to meet him.

C.J.: So he knows about me?

Clarke: I think he does. I assumed that he does.

C.J.: Well, wait, Dad, if he doesn't, I mean, don't you think that could cause some problems?

Clarke: Oh, no, no, no, no. He's really easy-going. He's really open. Family means a great deal to him. Ah, C.J., Trust me. He's going to be thrilled that you're a part of his life.


Bridget: So, from what you're telling me, your dad basically abandoned you?

Mark: Well, I'm sure in his mind he made somewhat of an effort, but it wasn't much.

Bridget: And you don't feel any bitterness towards him?

Mark: Well, what good would that do?

Bridget: Well, Mark, you got gypped. You're perfectly entitled to feel a little sorry for yourself.

Mark: Everybody can find a reason to feel sorry for themselves if they look hard enough. You've been hanging around your boy, C.J., A little too long.

Bridget: He's not a boy. And he's not mine.

Mark: Well, good. Because I think you can do a whole lot better.


Stephanie: Mass.

Massimo: I've just come from seeing Ridge.

Stephanie: How's he managing?

Massimo: Managing? Barely. God, I wish I could do more.

Stephanie: I don't think there's very much that anyone can do right now.

Massimo: I tried to warn him about Brooke.

Stephanie: Oh, no.

Massimo: Uh-huh. And he was just as stubborn as you are on the subject. I mean, I don't understand. What is it about this woman? I think she is the most calculating black widow, and you people all treat her like she's some kind of angel of mercy.

Stephanie: Hardly.

Massimo: You will not acknowledge the fact that she has designs on our son.

Stephanie: Okay, I was wrong. I was wrong. When I came into to the office today, they were having a meeting, and she -- she was trying to strategize how to get ridge back over here to Forrester to go to work.

Massimo: See, what did I tell you?

Stephanie: You were right. All right? You were right. It seems as though Taylor's death is just some golden opportunity for her.

Massimo: Well, did the family see through her?

Stephanie: No. Well, I don't think she really sees through herself. She's sort of approaching this with the idea that she's reaching out to a friend. And she thought that I'd go along with that and understand it.

Massimo: Delusional as ever.

Stephanie: Well, I hope not anymore. I went over and talked to her. And I don't think she'll go near Ridge again.


Ridge: Hey, Brooke. I was just warned about you.

Brooke: And I was warned not to come here. Do you want me to go?

Ridge: No. No.

Brooke: Oh, Ridge.

Ridge: I look that bad, huh?

Brooke: No, you never look bad. But I know you. And I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry.

Announcer: Tomorrow --

Brooke: If you need me, I'll be here.

Announcer: Is Brooke moving in on Ridge?

Massimo: That's exactly what's she's gonna do, bit by bit, and he's not even gonna know what hit him.

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