B&B Transcript Thursday 2/20/03


The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Thursday 2/20/03

By Suzanne
proofread by Nadine


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Bill: Thank you, Stephanie.

Stephanie: Is there anything else that I can get for you?

Bill: No, this is fine. You're more than gracious.

Stephanie: Well, scotch and water is the least I can do, after what you've done for me.

Bill: Hey, what are old friends for?

Stephanie: I just don't want to be seen as abusing our friendship.

Bill: Oh -- not at all. Not at all.

Stephanie: Well, I -- I always seem to be asking you for something.

Bill: Well, your propositions are far more interesting than most.

Stephanie: This is for a good cause, I assure you.

Bill: Well, you don't have to assure me about anything, Stephanie. I know you. If you say this is something that suits your family needs, I'm happy to oblige.

Stephanie: I'm just a little stunned that you were able to accomplish it so quickly.

Bill: Well, being the chairman of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world -- it has its advantages, as you well know.

Stephanie: Yes, but this is above and beyond the call.

Bill: Well, if Bridget is as bright and ambitious as you say she is -- well, it's probably the smartest decision I've ever made.

Stephanie: She won't disappoint you.

Bill: It may be a little difficult for her. I mean, I did get her in, but I won't be there to help her when the program starts.

Stephanie: Bill, I wouldn't have even suggested this if I didn't believe completely that she could handle it.

Bill: Well, I just wanted to make sure that you understood the seriousness of this situation.

Stephanie: Oh, I do.

Bill: Good. And, of course, if you did want her out of the way, I certainly could arrange something for you.

Stephanie: No, no, no. She's gonna be a wonderful doctor. She just needs to really concentrate on her studies now.

Bill: Well, I wouldn't worry about that, Stephanie. I have friends at the institute who are gonna see to it that she is so tied up that she won't be able to make a phone call for months.

Stephanie: Great.

Bill: Oh, and listen -- I have everything all set up, all the arrangements have been made. My assistant has drawn up the necessary visas.

Stephanie: That's it?

Bill: Just follow the itinerary.

Stephanie: Someone will be at the airport in Copenhagen?

Bill: Don't worry. She'll be in good hands.

Stephanie: Thank you, bill. I can't tell you how much this means to me.

Bill: I hope it means as much for Bridget.

Stephanie: In time, it will.

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Ridge: All right. We're home. Let's get you ready for bed.

Thomas: But I just got out of bed.

Bridget: Hey, no lip out of you, mister.

Thomas: Are you going to stay?

Bridget: Sure. I can hang out 'till you fall asleep.

Ridge: Which shouldn't take too long at all. I'm sure you're pretty wiped out, aren't you?

Thomas: Are you going to be here when I wake up?

Ridge: Thomas, we talked about this. Bridget's very busy. As much as she'd like to stay here and be with you, she's got lots of other things to do, too.

Bridget: Yeah, sweetie, I know want me to be here all the time. And that would be fun for me, too. I wish I could. But sometimes that's just not possible. You know that. And it doesn't have anything to do with how much I care about you and how much I want to see you. I promise I will be here as much as I can. Okay?

Thomas: Okay.

Bridget: Okay.

Ridge: All right. Let's get you tucked in and cleaned up.

Thomas: Dad?

Ridge: Yeah?

Thomas: I'm sorry I scared everybody. I didn't mean to get sick. I just wanted to feel happy again.

Ridge: I know, slugger. I know. Me, too. Me, too.

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Sally: Mm. Oh. Macy, my darling, I'm so glad you're here. You can help me eat these marvelous cannolis. Your husband Lorenzo dropped them by for me.

Macy: No thanks, mom. I'm -- I'm not very hungry.

Sally: Well, how can you say that? Because they smell as marvelous as they look. I'm telling you. Your husband is an absolute genius in the kitchen.

Macy: He's -- he's not.

Sally: Oh, please. Lorenzo Barelli is the Michelangelo of morsels. He is the Da Vinci of delectables. And he is the Puccini of pastry.

Macy: No, I -- I know that Lorenzo is a wonderful cook, mom. But -- he's not my husband.

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Ridge: Incredible.

Bridget: What?

Ridge: You.

Bridget: Right.

Ridge: I'm serious. What you did for Thomas and me -- I can't thank you enough.

Bridget: I didn't do anything.

Ridge: You were there, Bridget. All night, you were just simply there.

Bridget: Well, you did the same thing for me a few days ago. I'm just returning the favor.

Ridge: It's more than that and we both know it. It's just you -- your compassion and your empathy. I didn't think I'd experience that again. Taylor had that. The way she would reach out to people, touch their lives. She didn't even have to say anything. She just had to be there and you knew that you weren't alone, that everything was gonna be all right. You have a very similar quality. Your grace, your warmth -- it's really truly quite extraordinary.

Bridget: Well, Massimo said you and Thomas needed me.

Ridge: And that's all you needed to hear and you pack up and come running to the hospital.

Bridget: Oh, Ridge, come on, you would have done exactly the same thing. And so would have Stephanie or dad or Rick.

Ridge: Taylor was modest, too.

Bridget: Well, she was a really beautiful person. And I do hope I have some of those same qualities. But it's nothing to gush about.

Ridge: You -- are you embarrassed when I give you a compliment like that?

Bridget: No.

Ridge: Well, good. Good. Because you better get used to it. I'm not gonna stop, you know? You're going to have to put up with me and my compliments for a very long time.

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Stephanie: Well, that was fast.

Eric: Well, when my wife calls me and says that she wants to see me in the middle of the day -- at my house -- it's intriguing. To what do I owe this honor?

Stephanie: Ah. Well, the honor belongs to your daughter.

Eric: What is it?

Stephanie: She has been accepted in the most prestigious premed program in the world.

Eric: In Copenhagen?

Stephanie: Only two American students a year are accepted there.

Eric: Bridget's still an undergraduate.

Stephanie: Oh, it's the same thing -- same kind of program at UCLA, only much more intense.

Eric: I had no idea she was interested in studying overseas.

Stephanie: Eric, this is a fantastic opportunity. I mean, she will be studying on the cutting edge of medical technology -- "a" to "Z."

Eric: Well, dare you say. I'm just surprised that she's willing to leave the country at this point.

Stephanie: Well, she'd only be gone a year.

Eric: Yeah, but she's -- she's been so involved with Ridge and the kids. They've become so dependent on her.

Stephanie: Eric, we can take care of Ridge and the children.

Eric: I'm not -- I'm not suggesting that she pass up the opportunity.

Stephanie: I hope not.

Eric: Given everything that's been going on with Ridge and Brooke, maybe it would be good for her to get away. And deacon -- god knows who else he's gonna tell about hope's paternity. I mean, if that gets into the press and creates a scandal, maybe we'd all enjoy being away for a year. When would she leave?

Stephanie: Well, that's what I have to talk to you about. The institute booked a flight for tonight to Copenhagen.

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Sally: What are you talking about, Macy? What do you mean Lorenzo is not your husband?

Macy: It's true, mother. Our marriage wasn't legal. I'm still married to Thorne.

Sally: Macy, what are you saying? You and Thorne are still married?!

Macy: Yes.

Sally: But -- but that's impossible! you were getting a divorce. Brooke delivered the divorce papers to the cabin the night of the accident.

Macy: The papers were never filed.

Sally: What? Oh, my god, Macy! This is -- this is unbelievable. This is impossible. I mean, I don't understand. Have you told Lorenzo?

Macy: No. No. I just found out about this myself.

Sally: Well, what are you doing here? Why aren't you there with him? You and Lorenzo have to do something about this as soon as possible.

Macy: That's just it, mother. I'm not sure what to do.

Sally: Not sure? All right. I will call Connor Davis. He will know how to handle this.

Macy: No, no, no. No lawyers, please. Not until I sort this out.

Sally: Oh, Macy --

Macy: Mother -- I made a vow to Lorenzo. Whether it's legal or not, I promised to spend my life with him. And it would be a good life. He's a wonderful, caring, generous man. I wouldn't have gotten through these past couple few years if it hadn't been for him. But -- but, still, there is -- there's a big part of me that belongs to Thorne and probably always will. And once I learned that we were still married -- well, it's just given me pause.

Sally: Well, I wouldn't pause too long if I were you, darling. I have just been informed that Thorne has a roommate. A roommate of the female "va-va-voom" variety.

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Eric: Bridget is leaving tonight?

Stephanie: That's the plan.

Eric: But that's -- that's so sudden. Why tonight?

Stephanie: The institute made all the arrangements.

Eric: Well, we have to do something. We have to get everybody together, give her a big sendoff.

Stephanie: Oh, Eric, I don't know that there will be time. I mean, she has to pack. I have to go over to her place.

Eric: Are you gonna take her to the airport?

Stephanie: Well, I don't think she wants to go there by herself.

Eric: Well, then, stop by the office on the way. I'll take care of everything.

Stephanie: Okay. All right, all right. Okay. You might as well have Megan call C.J. and mark in that case.

Eric: That's a good idea. She's gonna be gone for a year, she's gonna want to see as many people as possible.

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Ridge: Don't worry. I'm not trying to swell your head or make you out to be some kind of saint or anything.

Bridget: Good. Because I'm not.

Ridge: No, you're not virtuous at all. You've just put your whole life on hold so you can help everybody around you.

Bridget: I think that's called codependence.

Ridge: Yeah, right. Yeah. Forgiving your mother for the sake of the family, I think that's a little over the top.

[Bridget chuckles] but what you did for Thomas -- just being there, the way you talked to him. He -- he really listens to you, Bridget.

Bridget: He listens to you, too. What you said about alcohol not solving problems -- he heard that.

Ridge: I just wish I'd said it sooner. He's so young. I didn't think this was gonna be an issue.

Bridget: I know. I know. But he's gonna be okay. He knows he made a mistake.

Ridge: And I want you to know that you didn't make a mistake. He didn't take that drink because you weren't there last night, okay? I don't want you feeling guilty and feeling obligated to be there at his beck and call.

Bridget: You and the kids have never been an obligation to me, Ridge. I love -- I love spending time with you guys.

Ridge: We love that, too. We love that, too. I can't tell you what an impact you've had on this family. I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you.

[Phone rings]

Bridget: My phone.

Ridge: Better get it.

Bridget: Yeah. Hello?

Stephanie: Oh, Bridget, I'm so glad I found you. I have to see you.

Bridget: Now?

Stephanie: Yes. I'll meet you at your apartment.

Bridget: Stephanie, wait. Hold on.

Stephanie: No, no, no, I have to. It's really urgent.

Bridget: I have to go.

Ridge: Mother?

Bridget: Yeah. It shouldn't take long. I'll be back before Thomas gets up.

Ridge: See you soon.

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Macy: Thorne's living with someone?

Sally: A very attractive female someone.

[Macy gasps]

Macy: Well -- he didn't mention anything about a roommate.

Sally: Well, maybe that is because she's something more than a roommate.

Macy: He's -- he's trying to win me back, mother. He's talking to his lawyer about legal papers.

Sally: Well, he's a very practical person. He's got plan "b" in case plan "a" doesn't work out.

Macy: He wouldn't do that.

Sally: He's done it before, darling -- with Brooke.

Macy: That was a long time ago.

Sally: Honey, I am so sorry. I don't mean to upset you. I just thought you ought to be informed.

Macy: How do you know about all of this?

Sally: I heard about it from the lady herself. Oh, yeah. Yeah, she just dropped in here, casual as you please, said she heard about our troubles and thought that maybe we could use some aid and assistance. Hmm? I seems the lady is a head shrinker. You know, like Taylor? And she said Thorne had "filled her in" on our problems connected with your unexpected homecoming et cetera. And she thought we might need some assistance.

Macy: Uh-huh. So Thorne told her about me?

Sally: Yes, darling. Apparently, he was much more forthcoming with her about you than he has been with you about her.

Macy: Yeah.

Sally: Also -- she happens to be a friend of Ridge Forrester as well. Her name is Tricia Quick.

Macy: I don't know. I don't understand this.

Sally: Oh, honey -- it's the oldest story in the book. You know, bird in the hand is worth two --

Macy: I told him not to play games with me.

Sally: I know, honey. I thought he was being honest, too.

Macy: All those heartfelt speeches, the impromptu proposal, the legal papers. Why would he do this? And all the while, this woman is living at his house. And he hasn't said anything? Why would he do that to me?

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Bridget: Hey.

Stephanie: I hope you don't mind. C.J. let me in.

Bridget: Oh, well, I can't stay long. I promised Ridge I'd be back before Thomas wakes up.

Stephanie: Well, that might not be possible.

Bridget: What are you talking about?

Stephanie: I have some very good news. You've been accepted at one of the premiere premed programs in the world. You're going to Copenhagen.

Bridget: Copenhagen? The institute?

Stephanie: Mm-hmm.

Bridget: Oh, my god.

Stephanie: It's pretty amazing.

Bridget: Oh, Stephanie! This is incredible! Only a few Americans are accepted to this program every year.

Stephanie: Two.

Bridget: And they picked me?

Stephanie: Congratulations, sweetheart.

Bridget: I don't believe this. Everybody at school is talking about this internship. I mean, the things you can do over there. You're working with the best doctors in the world. You're using the newest technology. I mean, if you're accepted into this, you can pretty much write your own ticket to any med school in the country.

Stephanie: It's gonna be a wonderful time.

Bridget: Wow! I didn't even know I was nominated. I guess one of the professors must have given them my name or mark. No, mark would have told me.

Stephanie: No. It -- it wasn't mark.

Bridget: Well, somebody must have sent the committee my transcripts and my resume. Stephanie? Did you have something to do with this?

Stephanie: Look, you got accepted on your own merit. You would not have gotten in if you weren't completely qualified.

Bridget: How do you know that?

Stephanie: I have a friend on the board.

Bridget: And you pulled a few strings?

Stephanie: This is an extraordinary opportunity.

Bridget: I don't believe this. You set me up!

Stephanie: Bridget -- Bridget, you need to concentrate on your studies. You're a wonderful young woman. You're going to be a fabulous doctor. You have all of this potential. You just need to stay focused.

Bridget: You're trying to get rid of me, aren't you? This doesn't have anything to do with my potential. You're doing this to keep me away from Ridge!

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