B&B Transcript Wednesday 5/14/03


The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 5/14/03

By Suzanne
Proofread by Nadine

[Knock on door]

Stephanie: Whatever it is you want, I don't have it.

Brooke: I didn't come by to see you, Stephanie. I wanted to talk to Eric.

Stephanie: He's not home.

Brooke: When will he be home?

Stephanie: I don't know.

Brooke: Do you know where he went?

Stephanie: I don't have any idea.

Brooke: To the office? To a hotel? Divorce court? Massimo told me that you were going to come clean with Eric. And I knew how upset he'd be finding out that Ridge really isn't his son and how you tricked him into marriage, so I thought I'd come by and offer him some consolation.

Stephanie: Well, how sweet. But you didn't really come here to see Eric, did you? You came to see if I'd fallen apart. Sorry to disappoint you, but I'm not going to do that.

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[Crickets chirping]

Eric: Ridge? Son?

Thomas: Grandpa.

Eric: Thomas.

Thomas: What're you doing here? I didn't know you were coming over.

Eric: I didn't either. I just -- I just got in the car and started driving around, and here I am.

Thomas: Grandpa -- are you okay?

Eric: Yeah, I want to see your dad. Do you know where he is?

Thomas: He's on the phone canceling all the honeymoon stuff.

Eric: Oh, yeah.

Thomas: Is that why you seem kind of sad? 'Cause dad and Brooke aren't getting married?

Eric: This -- this was supposed to be a happy day.

Thomas: I know something that'll make you feel better.

Eric: You do, huh? What is it?

Thomas: At school, we're having this project where all the kids explain about their family history. And for my report, I got permission to take the whole class to Forrester Creations.

Eric: Well -- that's great. That's terrific.

Thomas: I can't wait to show everybody all the awesome stuff. Like the cutting room and the awards gallery and where my office is gonna be.

Eric: Your office? Aren't you gonna want to work with your dad?

Thomas: At Marone? I mean, I guess I could. The boats are really cool and everything. But aren't you gonna need another Forrester to run the business someday?

Eric: Yeah. Yes, I am.

Thomas: And since I'm the oldest grandkid, I get first dibs, right?

Eric: Right.

Ridge: Hey, Thomas, have you seen my organizer? Hey, sport -- do me a favor, will you, and take this up to the bedroom. While you're up there, look in the -- the closet. There are some new computer games for you.

Thomas: All right.

Ridge: Okay.

Thomas: Bye, grandpa.

Eric: I had a conversation with your mother.

Ridge: Massimo told me.

Eric: Is that right? I should have known he would have a hand in this.

Ridge: I'm sorry.

Eric: I'm sorry, too. I left her.

Ridge: I probably would have done the same thing.

Eric: I can't bear to look at her. She just -- she can just rot up in that house, as far as I'm concerned.

Ridge: Why don't you come stay with us?

Eric: No.

Ridge: Why not?

Eric: I don't want to -- I don't want to -- I don't want to interfere between you and -- and Massimo.

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Brooke: Do you really think I find pleasure in watching you suffer?

Stephanie: Is that a rhetorical question?

Brooke: There's nothing more that I would have wanted than to make peace between you and me. And to have you and Eric be as happy as Ridge and I would have been. But you didn't want that to happen. You did everything you possibly could to destroy my relationship with Ridge. And you succeeded. So congratulations, Stephanie. Ridge is free of me, but you have to pay a price. Your marriage is over. And now your son is in love with his sister.

Stephanie: Well, I didn't have anything to do with that. That's Massimo.

Brooke: And who convinced Massimo that I wasn't worthy of Ridge?

Stephanie: I think he would have come to that conclusion in his own time. I mean, after all, how many mother-in-laws sleep with their son-in-laws?

Brooke: Oh, my God. Who are you to judge? You have lied to your entire family. You cheated Ridge out of knowing who his father is, and then you make a fool out of your husband.

Stephanie: Oh, shut up, Brooke.

Brooke: Well, there you go. You've turned into a bitter, angry woman. No wonder Eric left you.

Stephanie: I wouldn't be so smug if I were you. It seems to me that your world fell apart today, too.

Brooke: Yes, it did. I lost Ridge. But I certainly didn't lose my pride. There is something really nice about calling off this wedding -- saying no to a man that wasn't completely committed to me. It was a really good feeling, because now I have so much to look forward to, Stephanie. I have a lifetime of possibilities, raising my beautiful daughter, Hope, running a company like Forrester creations and my youth. I still have my youth. And what do you have? Hmm, let me think. I can't think of anything. I hope you enjoy it.

Stephanie: Just a moment, Miss Slut. You think that this is all my fault? You have brought this on yourself.

Brooke: All I ever did, Stephanie, was to love Ridge.

Stephanie: And his father and his brother and your son-in-law. Is it any wonder that Bridget is confused? I mean, really, is it any wonder that your daughter would confuse natural feelings of respect and affection for romance? You have blurred the lines of socially accepted behavior. And you stand there and you tell me you're proud? What are you proud of? Having your son-in-law's baby? I know what you're proud of -- chasing after a man whose wife's body is barely cold in the ground.

Brooke: When I think of what it would've done to me to hear those words come out of your mouth a few days ago, wondering if they were going to make their way to Ridge and how it would influence the way he thought of me. You have lost everything. You've lost your family. You've lost your husband. And now you've lost your power over me, Stephanie. You can't hurt me anymore. I am free. I am finally free of you. You taught me a very valuable lesson. Nothing is worth losing your soul over. Good night, Stephanie.

[Door closes]

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Eric: I knew that things were different between us. But it wasn't until today -- I was surprised that you went back to Marone after -- after Portofino, after everything that you accomplished there. Best work in your career. And -- it was wonderful. In competition or no competition, that was my boy out there, you know? And I was really proud. And I thought, "well, he's -- he's gonna come back to Forrester."

Ridge: Massimo needed me then. Especially after the tanker accident. It was just a way to really learn the business, get my foothold.

Eric: Well, you did. You did a great job there, too. You really -- you made a mark in that industry. And of course you did. It's in your blood.

Ridge: If you think I'm gonna give up designing --

Eric: No, no, it's okay. I understand.

Ridge: It's just that right now --

Eric: I know. You need to -- you need to get to know Massimo. And you do. It's perfectly understandable.

Ridge: Is it?

Eric: Ridge, you've been denied your heritage. Grandparents and aunts and uncles and family history and stories and all of it, all the things that -- everything that makes a man's life worth living.

Ridge: All the things I love about being a Forrester.

Eric: I'm never gonna forget everything that we've meant to one another.

Ridge: No, I'm not gonna let you do this, dad. I am your son.

Eric: You're not. You're not my son.

Ridge: Ever since the day I was born, you have been my father. And damn it, I don't want to hear you say anything otherwise. I'm your son, you understand? And I will be your son until the day I die.

Eric: Thank you.

Ridge: I think I'll have a drink myself.

Thomas: Dad?

Ridge: Yeah, sport?

Thomas: I can't load the game. Will you help me?

Ridge: In a minute. I'm still talking to grandpa.

Eric: You haven't told him yet?

Ridge: Not yet. Poor little guy's been through so much this past year.

Eric: I'm surprised Massimo hasn't insisted on it. Well, he has to be very satisfied with what's happened -- me finding out the truth and Brooke calling it quits.

Ridge: Things have definitely been going his way.

Eric: Why do I get the feeling there's no coincidence there? How much do you think he had to do with Brooke calling off the wedding?

Ridge: I've been wondering that same thing, actually. But I know Brooke is -- Brooke's not really sure about my feelings for her right now.

Eric: She's not sure? After everything the two of you have gone through together, she's not sure? Well, if she has any questions in her mind, you can be damn sure that Massimo put them there. He's been manipulating this family ever since he got here.

Ridge: You're angry. You have every right to be, dad.

Thomas: Dad? It's still not working.

Eric: Go on. I could use a few minutes by myself here, actually.

[Doorbell rings]

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[crickets chirping]

nick: Drinking alone?

Brooke: Captain Payne.

Nick: My friends call me Nick. I heard the news. Sorry about Forrester.

Brooke: Forrester. Why don't you join me?

Nick: Thanks. It might not be a bad thing celebrating. You know what they say? Everything happens for a reason.

Brooke: Oh, I guess so. Massimo's probably shouting it in the halls right now.

Nick: Does he always make it a habit judging employees' women?

Brooke: He has a very special interest in Ridge.

Nick: Yeah. Why is that?

Brooke: A lady doesn't drink and tell.

Nick: Oh. Oh, really? Well, then, what does she do?

Brooke: Good question. I'm a little bit at loose ends right now. Have you ever had one of those weeks?

[Nick laughs]

Nick: I've had years of 'em. I also know how to get out of them, too.

Brooke: Oh?

Nick: Oh, yeah. It's a -- it's actually a lost art. It's just something people don't do enough of anymore.

Brooke: What's that?

Nick: Escape.

Brooke: That sounds really good.

Nick: Then what're you waiting for? Let's go.

Brooke: You and me, right now?

Nick: Absolutely. Think about it. What do you really have to lose? Come with me, and I swear you won't regret it.

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