B&B Transcript Friday 6/27/03


The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Friday 6/27/03

By Suzanne
Proofread by Becky

Nick: How long was I out?

Massimo: Oh, just a few hours.

Nick: Anything?

Massimo: No.

Nick: You still haven't told me why she was on your plane.

Massimo: I think she'd like to tell you herself.

Nick: Well, she can't. So you're going to.

Dr. Brauer: Captain Payne. Mr. Marone.

Nick: Doctor, how's she doing?

Dr. Brauer: Well, her vital signs are stable and the abdominal bleeding stopped.

Massimo: Good. Then the surgery was a success.

Dr. Brauer: It would appear so.

Nick: Then why isn't she waking up?

Dr. Brauer: Well, that has more to do with her head injury.

Nick: Head injury? The swelling you saw on the cat scan.

Dr. Brauer: Yes. Now, by itself, mild edema wouldn't overly concern us. But your mother's brain function seems to be deteriorating.

Massimo: What does that mean?

Dr. Brauer: Well, when the paramedics first got to her, she was responding to painful stimuli. She was opening her eyes, withdrawing, she even said a few words. But we're not seeing that now.

Nick: Where is she on the Glasco scale?

Dr. Brauer: She's dropped from a nine to a six.

Nick: A six? She's in a coma.

Dr. Brauer: Yes, she is.

Massimo: I mean, she's gonna come around, I mean, now that she's stabilized.

Dr. Brauer: Well, generally speaking, it's not a good sign when the mental condition worsens.

Nick: She's not gonna wake up.

Massimo: Don't say that! Okay, she's gonna be -- doctor, tell him. She's gonna be fine.

Dr. Brauer: Well, we can't predict these things with 100% accuracy. But at this point, her chances for recovery appear remote.

Massimo: No, no.

[Massimo sighs]

Dr. Brauer: I'm very, very sorry.

Massimo: Dominick? Dominick!

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Rick: You let Deacon take Hope?

Brooke: I know I shouldn't have.

Rick: I sent Jonathan over there to speak with him. I thought we agreed to draw the line on this.

Brooke: Honey, I was scared. I didn't want him threatening legal action.

Rick: He doesn't have a leg to stand on.

Brooke: Well, it's over. I told him no more visits with Hope or with little Eric.

Rick: Does he understand that?

Brooke: Whether he understands that or not, there's not gonna be any repeats of today. I didn't know where Hope was or who she was with.

Rick: Well, you must've been goin' out of your mind.

[Brooke sighs]

Brooke: Yes, I was. But at least Nick was here. He was keeping me calm.

Rick: Oh! Nick was here.

Brooke: Oh, stop.

Rick: How's he doin'?

Brooke: He's very reassuring.

Rick: Well, that's a good quality to have.

Brooke: Mm-hmm, especially if you're involved in my life. One crisis after another. He's probably really tired of holding my hand.

Rick: Oh, come on, mom. Everybody has their moments. I am sure that someday you will get to repay the favor.

Brooke: I don't imagine I'll get the chance.

Rick: What, this guy doesn't have any problems?

Brooke: If he does, he doesn't seem the type to really lean on anybody.

Rick: Not even people that he's close to?

Brooke: I don't even know if there's anybody he's close to. Except maybe his mother.

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Dr. Brauer: I'm sorry I don't have better news for you.

Massimo: Well, we're not gonna give up, doctor.

[Monitor beeping]

Massimo: Well -- you've got them fooled. They don't think you're gonna come back. But I know better, see. I know that you love your son. God -- our son. He's a good man. He's honest, strong. This is just a little -- a little too much for him, Jacqueline. He needs you. He needs you, Jacqueline. And, um -- he's not the only one.

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Rick: What do you mean Nick doesn't get close to people? He's close to you.

Brooke: I wouldn't say that.

Rick: You just finished telling me what a good friend he's become.

[Brooke sighs]

Brooke: I don't know. I just get the feeling that he holds people at arm's length.

[Phone rings]

Rick: Hello?

Hey, Rick. Is mom there?

Rick: Uh, yeah. Yeah, hang on. It's Bridget.

Brooke: Hi.

Bridget: Mom, have you heard from Nick?

Brooke: Well, I saw him this afternoon.

Bridget: No, like in the last ten minutes?

Brooke: No, what's going on?

Bridget: His mother was in a plane crash.

Brooke: What?

Bridget: Yeah, I was here at the hospital when they brought her in.

Brooke: So she's okay?

Bridget: She's in a coma, mom. And they don't know if she's gonna recover.

[Brooke sighs]

Brooke: Oh, my god. And you can't find Nick?

Bridget: No, he was here. And then when they told him she probably wouldn't make it, he ran off. I thought he might run to you.

Brooke: No. No, he wouldn't do that. Look, honey, thanks for telling me, okay? Bye.

Rick: What happened?

Brooke: Look, I gotta go. Just keep an ear out for Hope, okay?

Rick: Yeah, yeah, sure.

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Shelly: Mr. Marone --

[talking over each other ]

Massimo: It's okay. Nothing, nothing. Look, I'm sorry. Look, thank you for your concern. I'm -- I'm fine. Hang in there, okay? I know where it's gotta be. Where the hell is this? His good luck charm. Yeah. His good luck -- mean a lot more than that from here on in, my son.

Ridge: Hey.

Massimo: Hey.

Ridge: You all right?

Massimo: Fine, fine.

Ridge: Oh, man. Oh, god, you know how lucky you are? Lucky I am? We almost lost you.

Massimo: It's okay. It's just my knee.

Ridge: The woman that you were with, I thought for a moment that was mother.

Massimo: No. No, no, no, no. Uh, Jacqueline Payne.

Ridge: Jackie? Nick's mom?

Massimo: You've met her?

Ridge: A couple of times, yeah. Well, you and her --

Massimo: Whoa. Involved, yeah.

Ridge: Oh, Massimo, I'm sorry. I heard on the news that she was in critical condition.

Massimo: Yeah, she's in a coma.

Ridge: Look, what are you doing here? Let me take you home.

Massimo: No, no, no, no. I gotta get back to the hospital.

Ridge: No, wait, wait, wait. Hold on. That might not be a good idea. Nick's there. You don't know what state of mind he's in. He's not there.

Ridge: You're saying he doesn't know?

Massimo: Oh, he knows. He just -- he just couldn't take it. So he had to leave.

Ridge: He left his own mother in the hospital alone?

Massimo: I told you, she is unconscious. She's in a coma.

Ridge: Well, yeah, but still. Come on!

Massimo: Enough of that!

Ridge: Enough of what, Massimo?

Massimo: Contempt. I can hear it in your voice, ridge. Okay? This rivalry between you and Dominick is ridiculous, okay? And it's gotta end here and now. Ridge --

[Massimo sighs] the guy is going through hell.

[Motor starting]

Ridge: Massimo, all I'm saying is --

Massimo: No, I heard what you said.

Ridge: You don't find it a little strange he left his mother alone in the hospital?

Massimo: No! No! What is he supposed to do, Ridge? His mother was all he had. I mean, she was his anchor for god's sake. And now she's gone -- maybe, who knows, forever. You don't think the guy wants to escape?! I mean, run like hell? I know I would! But see -- he's not alone. He needs to know that.

Ridge: What? Wait a minute! Hold on here.

Massimo: What? What?

Ridge: Massimo, you've just gone through a near-death experience. A woman your involved with could be dying. You're all over the place here.

[Massimo scoffs]

Massimo: You don't know the half of it.

Ridge: Well, then take a minute here. Just take a breath.

Massimo: There isn't time!

Ridge: Time for what?

Massimo: You didn't see him, okay? You didn't see him when they told him that she might not wake up. I mean, the look in his eyes.

Ridge: There's nothing you can do for Nick Payne.

Massimo: You're wrong.

Ridge: The guy's got to be out of his head, okay? He's furious. He's most likely blaming you.

Massimo: Yeah, definitely.

Ridge: So give him some space. Give him some time.

Massimo: He's never gonna come back.

Ridge: Well, that wouldn't be any great loss, would it?

Massimo: All right, enough of that!

Ridge: Hey, I don't happen to care for the guy much, all right?

Massimo: No, it's not all right! That's what I'm trying to tell you, Ridge.

Ridge: Look, Massimo, you feel sorry for him. I do, too. But --

Massimo: This is not sympathy.

Ridge: Well, then what is it?! Tell me, I'm all ears! Tell me what it is! Why all the sudden this affection for Nick Payne?!

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Rick: Is he asleep?

Amber: Six books and two glasses of water later. Did your mom go to bed?

Rick: Um, actually, Bridget called and there's some sort of an emergency. I think it has something to do with Nick.

Amber: So she just took off? No explanation?

Rick: He needed her and she went. I think she cares about this guy, Amber. More than even she realizes.

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[Motor running]

Brooke: Nick?

Nick: How'd you get on board?

Brooke: I was up above waiting for you and you didn't see me, which is probably a good thing.

Nick: I don't want to talk.

Brooke: All right, we don't talk.

Nick: I'm turning around and taking you back.

Brooke: Bridget called me. She told me what happened to your mother. I'm sorry.

Nick: I don't want to do this. I don't want to have this conversation.

Brooke: Nick, you can't go through this alone.

Nick: But I am alone. I want to be alone!

Brooke: No, you want your mother here, but she can't be. So I am. I'm here for you, Nick.

Nick: Who the hell do you think you are?

Brooke: Your friend.

Nick: You don't even know me!

Brooke: Yes, I do. I do. I know exactly what you're feeling right now.

Nick: No -- I understand that you're trying to be nice and you're trying to do the right thing, but I don't want that. I don't need to pour my heart out or --

Brooke: All right, fine. Just let me be here for you.

Nick: I don't want you here! I don't want anyone!

Brooke: Oh, I get it. This is where you push somebody away, right? When they get too close or see a glimpse inside? Well, no, not this time!

Nick: I will throw your overboard if I have to.

Brooke: Nick! Nick, stop it! Stop it. It's all right. It's all right to be scared.

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Massimo: Look, I can't get into this with you right now, okay?

Ridge: Why? So you can run to Nick's side? What's going on with you, Massimo? Are you feeling guilty?

Massimo: No. Responsible.

Ridge: You are not responsible. That plane crash was not your fault. It was a mechanical malfunction. I'm telling you right now, if you go to Nick and you start talking this way, you're gonna give that guy a hell of a lot of ammunition.

Massimo: Ammunition? For -- for what?

Ridge: I don't know, Massimo. How about a lawsuit maybe?

Massimo: Oh, for god's sake.

Ridge: Oh, come on, you got blinders on when it comes to this guy. You don't think he's got the capability of taking advantage of someone who's vulnerable? Huh?

Massimo: Are you saying this because of Brooke?

Ridge: You're damn right I am.

Massimo: All right, enough. Enough. I don't want any more of this, okay? You listen to me and you understand. You and Dominick are gonna make peace, okay? No more arguments, no more of this stupid competition, especially over someone like Brooke.

Ridge: What? What are you talking about? What's gotten into you? Why are you suddenly interested in whether that jerk and I get along?

Massimo: Because that jerk --

Ridge: What? What? What? Spit it out! Tell me!

Massimo: This --

Ridge: Just say it, damn it!

Massimo: He's your brother, Ridge. He's my son.

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Amber: Okay. So she cares about Nck. You know, I mean, what's the big deal, though? I know you don't want her going back to Ridge.

Rick: I like Nick. I do.

Amber: But?

Rick: He's never been married. You know, someone his age, there's gotta be a reason for that. And mom told me tonight that he tends to hold people at arm's length.

Amber: So you think he has issues?

Rick: I just don't want mom getting hurt again, falling for somebody else who's unavailable or not ready to commit.

Amber: Yeah. I wouldn't worry about it. Okay, maybe he has a wall built up. It happens a lot. But if anyone could tear down that wall, it's your mom.

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Nick: Scared?

Brooke: You love her so much, you can't imagine life without her.

Nick: Well, I don't have to imagine it, I'm in it!

Brooke: Nick, I know you're hurting. That's not much comfort, I know --

Nick: Please, I don't -- I don't want comfort!

Brooke: No, you wanna feel numb. And you don't want to feel anything ever again. Don't you think I know that?

Nick: I think you're a good person trying to do a good thing. But I'm gonna ask you to back off, 'cause I want to be alone.

Brooke: You're running.

Nick: Well, that's what I do! I run!

Brooke: But that is not the answer. Your mother wouldn't want that.

Nick: My mother doesn't want anything. She doesn't feel anything anymore!

Brooke: She does. She loves you. And she will always love you. Whether it's here or somewhere else. Love never dies.

Nick: Take it somewhere else. God!

Brooke: I can't. Because you're right, nick. I do care. That is nobody's fault but your own. Because you let me see that man inside. And it's like nobody I've ever met before. Strong, rebellious, in your face. And then when you least expect it, you're tender and gentle. Too close? Too bad. You're not gonna get rid of me now. Because when I like something or somebody, it kind of sticks, you know?

Nick: Well, where's it gotten you?

Brooke: Here. It brought me here to you.

Brooke: And even if I never see you again, if it hurts, I am going to cherish this moment forever. Just like you've cherished every minute you ever had with your mother. Would you trade a single second? Do you wish you loved her less? Let me in. Nick -- let me help you.

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