B&B Transcript Friday 11/15/02

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Friday 11/15/02

By Suzanne
Proofread by Becky

Tricia: Ooh, that was so cold!

Thorne: I warned you.

Tricia: Ooh, that was great. Thanks for the suit.

Thorne: Oh, yeah. It comes in handy.

Tricia: Yeah, I'll bet. What a great spot.

Thorne: Yep.

Tricia: You can go running on the beach here.

Thorne: I surf a lot. And there's great pickup volleyball on the weekends, as well.

Tricia: The life. Hey, how many bedrooms do you have?

Thorne: Two. And I have a loft that I lease out occasionally over the garage.

Tricia: Oh. Have you rented it out now?

Thorne: Why? You're not happy at Ridge's?

Tricia: I'm not staying at Ridge's. I'm staying at a hotel.

Thorne: Well, I just assumed.

Tricia: Yeah, I know. You assume a lot. I am here to help Ridge on a professional basis. And it's very important for me to keep that line clearly drawn.

Thorne: No matter how tempting it may be?

Tricia: Ridge is not the first grieving widower I've ever worked with, you know? I mean, you -- you feel for them all. You get involved. You have to. But if you take it any further, you've -- you've done more harm than good. These men are in shock. They -- they feel like their hearts have just been ripped out of their bodies. And, a lot of times, they will reach out to you.

Thorne: Yeah, well, who can blame them? Look at you.

Tricia: Well, that's just it. It has nothing to do with me or who I am. It's about denial. It's about wanting to fill a void with anyone or anything they can. And that's what I was trying to get through to Brooke. I mean, I know that she wants to help Ridge. But if he falls into a romantic relationship with her right now -- and he can easily do that -- that's just not real. She's just a substitute.


Massimo: You're kidding me, right? Bridget is in favor of her mother hitting on Ridge?

Stephanie: Well, that's not quite how she sees it. But she has bought her mother's story that Brooke only wants to help Ridge.

Massimo: That is patently ridiculous. What could a woman like that possibly offer my son?


Brooke: Mm, coffee. Thanks. You shouldn't be drinking that, you know?

Ridge: Yeah? Why not?

Brooke: 'Cause you told me you weren't sleeping.

Ridge: Great. Just what I need -- another mother hen.

Brooke: That's right. I'm sure you don't need that. You already have plenty -- your mother, Tricia, even Bridget.

Ridge: Sweet kid.

Brooke: Ridge?

Ridge: What?

Brooke: Your hand. You're using it just fine.

Ridge: Yeah.

Brooke: So it's completely healed?

Ridge: Well, not 100%.

Brooke: But you can draw.

Ridge: Yeah. Though I haven't had much inclination to do that lately.

Brooke: No, of course not. But that's another reason why I wanted to see you. We had a board meeting at Forrester.

Ridge: Are you sure you want to tell me this?

Brooke: You were the main topic. We miss you, Ridge. We want you to come back home. So tell me what I need to do to make that happen.

Ridge: You really want me to come back to Forrester?

Brooke: Very much. Taylor's death has reminded us how foolish we've been putting business considerations ahead of family. I'm sure you feel the same way. Grinding us into the dirt doesn't have the same appeal, does it?

Ridge: Oh, I don't think you need to worry about that. I'm not gonna be much of a threat the next while.

Brooke: So you haven't been back to work, have you?

Ridge: I'm supposed to go in tomorrow.

Brooke: Oh, Ridge, listen to you. You don't even want to go back there. You should work with people who love you and who care about what you're going through.

Ridge: Logan --

Brooke: Yes, I know we have issues to work out. But that's nothing we can't solve.

Ridge: Well, you've made one major improvement already -- getting rid of Deacon. Though I should probably give Bridget that credit.

Brooke: She's a very strong girl.

Ridge: So are you, Brooke. It had to take every ounce of your strength not to throttle the guy with your own bare hands after finding out he cheated on her. I'll bet you even knew before she did.

Brooke: Mm-hmm.

Ridge: Yeah, well, I feel for you. As her mother, that had to have almost destroyed you.

Brooke: It nearly did. I'm sure we'll all be better off without him around. Anyway, to get back to what we were talking about.

Ridge: Hey, look, I -- I know what it took for you to offer me that. And I appreciate it. But, honestly, I don't think I'm in any condition right now to even think about doing something like that.

Brooke: Well, at least you'll keep it in mind, right?

Ridge: Yeah. Yeah.

Brooke: Okay. I better go. It's getting late.

Ridge: Yeah. Well, thanks for coming by.

Brooke: There's no place I'd rather be. Good night.

Ridge: Good night -- Logan.


Thorne: You know the sad thing about Brooke and Ridge's history is that she's always been a substitute.

Tricia: Well, that's not the way that she tells it.

Thorne: Does that surprise you? You know, I'm sure you heard the whole song and dance about their glorious passion, huh? Well, some of it's true. They do have a good chemistry. But the only time that they get back together is when Ridge is hurting. When Caroline broke up with him, her death, when Taylor's plane went down and so on and on and on.

Tricia: So this is a pattern with them?

Thorne: Oh, yeah.

Tricia: What self-respecting woman would settle for that?

Thorne: Brooke's tried to move on, but it just doesn't take. She's like a moth to a flame.


Ridge: Hey. I can get all that.

Bridget: Don't worry about it. Had some company?

Ridge: Yeah. Your mother.

Bridget: Really?

Ridge: Mm-hmm.

Bridget: Good for her.

Ridge: Good for me.

Bridget: Yeah?

Ridge: Yeah, definitely.

Bridget: I'm glad to hear it. Be sure and mention that to your mother.

Ridge: Got into it with her, too, huh?

Bridget: Ridge, don't get me wrong -- Stephanie is great. She's really been there for me. And I love her to pieces. But she can be such a royal pain in the butt.


Tricia: I hear a lot of concern in your voice.

Thorne: That surprises you?

Tricia: A little.

Thorne: Well, that's Brooke for you. She makes you care, in spite of your better judgment.

Tricia: The damsel in distress thing? You think she needs rescuing?

Thorne: That's part of it, yeah.

Tricia: Well, that would be particularly interesting to someone like Ridge, given his current situation.

Thorne: Why's that?

Tricia: Well, men like him that are strong and dynamic and forceful -- they're used to being in control. They don't take too well to being pitied and having someone feel sorry for them. They're rather be hard at work solving someone else's problems.

Thorne: Hmm, interesting.

Tricia: No, it's just human behavior.

Thorne: No, I mean the way you describe Ridge -- dynamic, forceful. Are you sure you're not blurring any lines there, doctor?

[ Tricia chuckles ]

Tricia: There you go again. I'm not falling for your brother.

Thorne: Uh-huh.

Tricia: What do I have to do to convince you?


Stephanie: I'm so disappointed in Brooke. I'm just so disappointed in the same old song and dance. "Stephanie, I'm his best friend."

Massimo: Funny how she didn't think about that when she was throwing him out of Forrester.

Stephanie: Exactly. She had absolutely no use for him then. But now -- now, after Taylor's death, the friendship is suddenly all-important. I would just -- I would just like to mourn Taylor in peace and quiet. I would like to help my son and my grandchildren without worrying about Brooke's libido for once in my life.

Massimo: Stephanie -- listen to me. You know, it may seem like it's the same old battle. But there is one very important difference. This time -- you're not alone.


Ridge: Must've been some conversation you and mother had.

Bridget: It's just so infuriating the way she sees things.

Ridge: You mean the way she sees your mother?

Bridget: Hey, believe me, I am the first one to admit my mother is no saint -- not even close. But she's not Satan. I mean, not everything she does has some sick ulterior motive. And if there's one thing I never had to question about her is how much she cares about you. And, yes, she's definitely gone too far with that in the past. But, God, Ridge, you just lost your wife. And all she wants to do is come here and make sure you're all right. What the hell is wrong with that?

Ridge: Beats me.

Bridget: And you know what? Even worse than the way Stephanie looks at my mother is the way she looks at you. Like you're this -- this pathetic, helpless, little victim. Like you're 5 years old. It's ridiculous! I mean, you are a grown man perfectly capable of making his own decisions. And what business is it of hers anyway? She should just butt out and get a life.

Ridge: Well put.

Bridget: I'm sorry.

Ridge: No, really, don't apologize. You were making an excellent point actually.

Bridget: It's just really frustrating, you know? Just seeing everyone getting caught up in all these old feuds and this stupid, pointless bickering. I just thought we were past that. Maybe someday, huh?

Ridge: Don't hold your breath.


Thorne: How to convince me that you're not attracted to Ridge?

[ Tricia laughs ]

Thorne: Oh, I don't know, trish. It's kind of hard to prove a negative.

Tricia: Well, forget it. I don't need to prove myself to you or anyone else.

Thorne: You do if you're going to be my tenant.

Tricia: Tenant?

Thorne: Yeah. The loft's just sitting there. But I do not want to have to come home and listen to you whine about "Ridge doesn't love me."

Tricia: Well, that's not gonna be a problem.

Thorne: Yeah. Well, we'll see.

Tricia: What is it with you?

Thorne: I've seen it. Ridge has his own gravitational pull. Caroline, Brooke, Taylor -- they all got sucked in.

Tricia: Well, I am not Brooke or Taylor or a moon or a moth or whatever else it is that you're thinking. And if that is what's going to happen to Ridge and Brooke -- well, then I feel sorry for them both. Because she is not what he needs.


Ridge: Hey. I thought you went to bed.

Bridget: Okay if I stay up and keep you company?

Ridge: Yeah. That'd be nice. What's this?

Bridget: Herbal tea. It's supposed to help you relax.

Ridge: Thanks.

Bridget: Sure. Ridge?

Ridge: Yeah?

Bridget: I just want you to know that I really do love your mom. I mean, she's been terrific with me. And I really appreciate it. And I see where she's coming from. I do. It just makes me sad she's lost her focus.

Ridge: Her focus?

Bridget: It should be on you and what you're going through, not my mother. You know, it's only going to get harder for you. The holidays are coming up. It's gonna be hell.

Ridge: Well, thank you. Thank you very much, sis. That's very encouraging.

Bridget: All I'm trying to say is that this is -- this is a time when the family should be coming together, not pulling apart.

Ridge: Mother will come around.

Bridget: I hope so. You know, I think I've always been a little bit jealous of you, growing up with a mom like Stephanie.

Ridge: Really?

Bridget: Yes. But don't tell my mother that, please.

Ridge: No. I would never. I would never.

Bridget: It's just you -- you guys never had to deal with the kind of stuff that Rick and I did. Your mother was always so respectable, morally upright.

Ridge: Yeah, well, that has its own drawbacks.

Bridget: I'm beginning to see that. But I don't want you to think that I don't still have enormous respect for her, because I do.

Ridge: Don't worry about it. She's always made us crazy. Why should you be any different?

Bridget: Well, whatever her faults, she adores you. You know that, right? It's the only thing she and my mom have in common.


Massimo: You know what kills me? The arrogance of that woman. For her to even think that she could replace Taylor in Ridge's heart -- ohh!

Stephanie: I know, but when you talk to her, she denies the reality of that. She says, "no, no, I just want to comfort him."

Massimo: She's so transparent. And what kills me is that no one sees through her -- not even the daughter that she betrayed.

Stephanie: Well, that's because she's such an effective liar.

Massimo: Yeah. One of those that believes their own B.S.

Stephanie: You know, eventually, Ridge is gonna be all right. He's gonna meet someone wonderful, someone intelligent and caring, help him raise the children the way Taylor would have wanted it. But, in the meantime, I'm afraid that won't happen if he becomes involved with Brooke, because he's made a simple silly mistake in a moment when he let his guard down. God, Mass, I can't stop her. I can't stop her by myself. I really need you to help me.


Ridge: Hey, Bridget.

Bridget: Mmm?

Ridge: All this talk about you and your mother, how she let you down -- she mentioned all that to me before. She really regrets it. She's really trying. I just thought you should know that. I don't really know what all the issues were between you two, but she said something had come up during the divorce. Bridget?

Ridge: Sleep well, little sister.

[ Phone rings ] hello?

Brooke: Hi.

Ridge: Brooke?

Brooke: Is it too late to call?

Ridge: No. No. Is everything okay?

Brooke: Fine. How about you?

Ridge: I'm fine.

Brooke: Really?

Ridge: Yeah, really. Bridget came over. She was keeping me company until she passed out on the couch here.

Brooke: Ohh.

Ridge: Yeah.

Brooke: Well, I don't want to keep you up. I just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you.

Ridge: That's very sweet. Thank you. Well, good night, Logan.

Brooke: Good night, Ridge.

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