B&B Transcript Thursday 7/17/03


The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Thursday 7/17/03

By Suzanne
Proofread by Becky

Amber: Nope, no eights. Sorry.

Rick: Oh, come on.

Amber: Look, go fish, Buster.

Rick: I don't believe this.

Amber: Rick. Do you have any two's?

Rick: Once again, mommy wins.

Amber: I think the winner deserves a kiss from -- you.

Little Eric: Mommy, I wanna sing the song.

Amber: What song, baby?

Little Eric: Cuckoo's song. The one she sang.

Rick: Who is this cuckoo?

Amber: I don't know. But he can't stop talking about her.

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Macy: Cuckoo.

Deacon: What?

Macy: Oh, I just think it's so cute when Eric calls me cuckoo.

Deacon: Yeah.

[Macy sighs]

Macy: Deacon. Deacon, come on, sit down.

Deacon: Macy, I hate this. You know, the lawyers, all this legal mumbo-jumbo. I just want to see my kids. That's it.

Macy: You will.

Deacon: Please tell me this lawyer is good.

Macy: She comes highly recommended.

Deacon: I mean, she's -- she's a hot shot, she's not just some corporate mouthpiece? Listen, I can't blow this, all right? I'm taking a big chance here.

Macy: Listen, we're just gonna explain the situation and we'll see what she says.

Deacon: Yeah, but I don't want her thinking that I'm the kind of guy who just goes after people, right? I mean I tried, I tried to cooperate with Brooke and Rick. You know I did, right?

Macy: I know. I know.

Deacon: Okay? They're the ones who didn't want to compromise. Not me.

[Doorbell rings]

Macy: Okay, look, we're just gonna see where we stand, and then we'll take it from there.

Deacon: All right. They are not gonna keep me from seeing my kids, Macy, I'm tellin' you.

Julie: Macy Alexander?

Macy: Yes.

Julie: Hi, Julie shoemaker.

Macy: Hi, Julie, please come on in.

Julie: Thanks. And you must be?

Deacon: Deacon Sharpe, very nervous. Nice to meet you.

Julie: Oh, nice to meet you as well.

Deacon: You, too.

Julie: I know that you're very anxious to see your children. So let's get down to business.

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With a quack, quack here and a quack, quack there here a quack there a quack

everywhere a quack, quack old macdonald had a farm e-I-e-I-oooh whoo! Oh, no, no, no, no, no. Sorry, honey, no encores. Mommy's all quacked out. Why don't you play with your dinosaur, huh? You wanna play with your dinosaur?

[Amber growls] I'll be right back. Rick, what is it?

Rick: Oh, um -- I'm just -- I'm just thinking about all that stuff Deacon said the other day.

Amber: He was angry and upset. And so were we. You know, he just wants to see Eric.

Rick: Then he would have had him home on time. But he didn't.

Amber: I'm not saying that we should have backed down. You know? He knew the rules and he broke them.

Rick: Look, maybe I -- maybe I overreacted. I just -- I wasn't comfortable with the idea of him taking Eric in the first place.

Amber: I know. I know.

Rick: I just have a really bad feeling about this. Deacon is not letting up. If we try and cut him out of Eric's life, he will fight us.

[Doorbell rings]

Amber: I'll get it.

Rick: No. Wait, just -- you just stay with Eric. Okay? Ridge.

Ridge: Hi, rick.

Rick: Hey, man.

Ridge: Your mom back from her date?

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[Nick playing guitar]

Brooke: Oh, my gosh. Now I know why they call that a head. That's about all you can fit in there. I didn't know you played guitar.

Nick: Oh, I don't. I stink. I just noodle around when I'm out at sea to keep my mind occupied.

Brooke: So you don't play in front of anybody?

Nick: No. No, no, no. My mother when I was learning, but she still cringes at "brown-eyed girl."

Brooke: So not since then?

Nick: No. No, no, no. I'd have to be very inspired or very drunk.

Brooke: Hmm.

Nick: What are you thinking?

Brooke: Something your mother said at dinner. She said she'd be very proud to have me in her family.

Nick: Who wouldn't be? My mother's a very good judge of character, unlike Stephanie Forrester from what I hear.

Brooke: Well, it just surprised me. I never pictured myself in anybody else's family except the Forresters.

Nick: Maybe it's time you should.

Brooke: Nick, your mother was just being kind.

Nick: Well, at least it got you thinking.

Brooke: I'm not used to getting compliments from my suitors' mothers.

Nick: Suitors?

Brooke: It really meant a lot to me.

Nick: Well, it should. It's true. I'm glad you're here.

Brooke: I like being here. Maybe it's the water.

Nick: Yeah. Maybe it's the water. Come on. All the way to the end. Did you used to come down and watch the grunion run?

Brooke: Those fish?

Nick: Mm-hmm. They used to come back every year to the same beach to spawn, after full moon every summer, like clockwork.

Brooke: It's amazing, isn't it?

Nick: Why do you think they do it?

Brooke: Instinct.

Nick: Instinct? To the same beach? What if somebody built a condo on the beach?

Brooke: All right. I'm not following you.

Nick: You said it was instinct that they couldn't help themselves. But there was a pod of whales that used to migrate to one of my ports in Mexico. Trade improved, traffic increased and their habitat shrank. There was no food. But they kept coming back until they were almost extinct. It was very sad. Then one year, they just didn't show up.

Brooke: They died?

Nick: No. They finally got it. They moved on. They changed their habit, and now they're thriving somewhere else.

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Julie: Macy told me a little bit about your case on the phone.

Deacon: That's just it. We don't even know if we have a case.

Macy: We were hoping you could tell us.

Julie: You have two children.

Deacon: Yeah. Hope and Eric.

Macy: By different mothers.

Deacon: Hope is living with hers.

Julie: And Eric?

Deacon: His mother died. Becky's cousin and her husband are raising him.

Macy: They told Deacon that he couldn't see Eric anymore.

Deacon: Which -- the stupidest reason, because I brought him home 20 minutes late from a visit.

Macy: He had a flat tire.

Deacon: Which is a complete excuse, because Brooke and Rick just do not want me involved in Hope and Eric's lives. I mean, all I'm asking to do is see my own kids.

Julie: So now, Brooke is Hope's mother?

Deacon: Yeah. Rick is raising my son.

Julie: So you have never had either of your children in your custody.

Deacon: Brooke and I were breaking up when Hope was born. I left the baby with her mother. I'm sensing that wasn't such a bright idea.

Julie: Look, I'm not going to lie to you, Deacon. Asserting your rights with a birth parent, especially one who's provided that child with a loving, stable home, is going to be a very tough battle.

Macy: Well, we knew it wasn't going to be easy.

Julie: And traditionally these decisions favor the mother who's been in the child's life over a father who hasn't.

Deacon: So what are we doing here, then? What are you telling me, this whole thing's a bust?

Julie: I'm just telling you how the system works.

Deacon: Well, what is sounds like you're telling me is that there's no way that I can beat Brooke in court.

Julie: Deacon, it's unlikely.

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Brooke: You and your fish stories.

Nick: It's true.

Brooke: So the point is?

Nick: Evolution works for people, too.

Brooke: Evolution?

Nick: Yes. Look at me. I'm a perfect example. I always thought I was gonna be a man of the sea. Right? I'd get my assignment, go out with my crew, come back in. It's always the same. Get my assignment again, go back out. That was it.

Brooke: Because you loved it.

Nick: No, because it was familiar. Because it was safe.

Brooke: Driving a tanker all around the globe?

Nick: Yes. I knew that I could handle that. I knew the drill. I had it down pat. Then I hit the reef.

Brooke: That wasn't your fault.

Nick: But it got me to L.A. And then I met you.

Brooke: It was an accident.

Nick: But it changed my direction. And now, I'm thriving.

Brooke: So the moral of the story is -- change is good.

Nick: It was for me.

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Amber: So you knew about Brooke's date?

Ridge: Yeah, she's off to dinner with Nick.

Rick: Well, she's not back yet.

Ridge: Any idea when she will be?

Rick: No, she didn't give a specific time.

Amber: No, but she took her car. So Nick won't be dropping her off. If you wanted to wait --

Ridge: It's all right. It's all right. I'm not here to cause any trouble.

Rick: Well, then, why are you here?

Ridge: Look, I realize I've got a lot to work out as far as your mom is concerned.

Rick: Well, waiting for her to come home from her date probably isn't the best idea.

Ridge: Yeah, well, we're in a strange period right now, Brooke and I, and it's not going to last.

Rick: Right. Right. Because you have history.

Ridge: We've been there for each other for years, through more things than most couples can even imagine. And Brooke knows Iíll be there for her again.

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Deacon: What the hell was I thinking? You know, I should have known this wasn't gonna work.

Macy: Deacon, now, that's not what Julie is saying.

Deacon: Look, all I wanna do is see my kids.

Julie: Well, now just wait a minute. Tell me about Eric. You say that his mother is dead. You're his only living parent.

Deacon: Amber and Rick are his parents now.

Julie: Well, did they adopt him?

Deacon: I don't know. You know, I signed some papers. I signed over the parental rights to Amber.

Julie: Were they notarized?

Deacon: I don't remember.

Julie: Deacon, my assistant did a case search after Macy called me. And she didn't find any court documents pertaining to your son.

Macy: Well, what does that mean?

Julie: There's nothing on file barring Deacon from seeing his child.

Macy: There's no record on file?

Deacon: Yeah, but the way that Rick and Amber were talking --

Julie: But as far as I can tell, there's no legal basis for it.

Deacon: So -- so wait a second, they're just blowing smoke?

Julie: Well, I'll do a more extensive search just to be certain. But I don't see why you can't spend as much time with your son as you wish.

Macy: So they have no control of visitation?

Julie: Not without a hearing on the subject.

Deacon: Great, so we have to go to court then?

Julie: Well, yes, but the law would be on your side.

Deacon: But you're missing the point here. I mean, my son is being raised by one of the most powerful and influential families in California. And he's being raised as one of their own.

Julie: But he's not, Deacon. He's your child.

Deacon: I don't know. This sounds like there's gotta be some kind of catch to me.

Julie: Well, now, listen, there may be. But right now, I don't see it.

Deacon: So you're telling me that I can -- I can just take my boy?

Julie: Yes.

Macy: Just like that?

Deacon: They can't stop me?

Julie: No. But -- a move like this would be seen as hostile.

Deacon: Well, wait a minute, you just said that I had the law on my side.

Julie: In principle.

Deacon: But if there's no paper that says that I can't take him back, if I want my son, then Amber and Rick have to give him back to me.

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Amber: Hey, sleepyhead. How are ya, baby? Oh, yeah. I think somebody should be getting off to bed, huh? Yeah. Yeah. You got the sleepy eyes, huh? Why don't you give your daddy a hug, and then I'll tuck you in, okay?

Rick: Good night, pal. I'll see you in the morning, okay?

Ridge: Good night.

Amber: I'll probably crash before he does. I'm beat.

Rick: Okay. Good night.

Amber: Bye.

Rick: It's been a rough week.

Ridge: Anything I can do?

Rick: No. No, thanks. We're -- we're on it.

Ridge: You sure?

Rick: Yeah.

Ridge: Look, Rick, I realize that it's going to take you some time to ever trust me again. I've made some major mistakes with your mom, and I have to own up to that.

Rick: Not tonight, okay?

Ridge: I just want you to realize that when we do get back together, it's all going to be different. I'm committed to her.

Nick: What about Nick?

Ridge: I'm focused on your mother.

Rick: Yeah. So is he.

Ridge: Well, she's enjoying the attention. She deserves it.

Rick: What? You think that's the only reason that she's going out with him?

Ridge: I don't really think about him at all.

Rick: Yeah. I got that, Ridge.

Ridge: I will do right by your mother. And Brooke knows that.

Rick: And Nick doesn't stand a chance? I don't know, Ridge. You might not be as unforgettable as you think.

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Brooke: A little change would help me thrive?

Nick: Well, it couldn't hurt.

Brooke: Let me see. What would you like me to change first?

Nick: No, no, that's not for me. That's for you.

Brooke: For my evolution?

Nick: You may be surprised.

Brooke: I don't think I need any more surprises.

Nick: Oh, come on. You don't want everything so predictable.

Brooke: Well, it certainly wouldn't be that way with you around.

Nick: My point exactly.

Brooke: You're incorrigible.

Nick: What are you doing?

Brooke: I'm going home. It's getting late.

Nick: I feel very inspired. What did you just say?

Brooke: I'm going home?

Nick: No, no, before that.

Brooke: It's getting late?

[Singing Eric Clapton's "wonderful tonight"]

It's late in the evening she's wondering what clothes to wear, she looks in the mirror and brushes her long blonde hair, and then she asks me "do I look all right?" And I say, "yes, you look wonderful tonight", we get to the party and everyone turns to see this beautiful lady that's walking along with me, and then she asks me "do you feel all right?" And I say, "darling, I feel wonderful tonight", I feel wonderful tonight

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