B&B Transcript Monday 7/5/04

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Monday 7/5/04

By Suzanne
Proofread by Becky

Ridge: Kira, Michelle, take a spin, will ya?

Eric: Caitlin did these?

Rick: Down to the last stitch.

Eric: She has talent.

Stephanie: Yes, but it's raw.

Ridge: I disagree with you, mother. If anything, it's not raw enough. It's too, too restrained in a way. It's like she's been handcuffed by convention and tradition. But still, underneath all this, there's something going on. It's like a heartbeat. It's got this almost animal energy about it. Now, if we could release that animal energy -- take off that last tier, go asymmetrical.

Thorne: You didn't really call us here to critique an intern's designs.

Rick: Oh, she's a lot more than an intern. I mean, at least she could be.

Ridge: Rick's right.

Thorne: Oh, so you want to make her your apprentice?

Ridge: No. No. I'm going to make her a star.


Caitlin: Your dad didn't say anything about why he wanted me here?

Thomas: No, but it's got to be a good thing.

[ Caitlin sighs ]

Thomas: Caitlin, he wouldn't haul you in front of the family just to humiliate you.

Caitlin: I just wish I'd had a chance to talk to him.

Thomas: Well, sorry he missed your meeting.

Caitlin: Oh, it's okay. I understood that. He was bringing his new little baby home for the first time.

Thomas: A baby he didn't even know was his until the night before. Thank god they ran that paternity test again. Can you imagine?

Caitlin: Yeah, your little brother would've gone his whole life without knowing who he really was. Makes me sick, the way Jackie lied about it.

Thomas: At least she came clean in the end.

Caitlin: Yeah, but your dad and Brooke, they lost so much time together.

Thomas: They're making up for it now.

Caitlin: Really? He's not holding any of it against her?

Thomas: No. Not at all. He's so happy, it's ridiculous. He's like a little kid.

Caitlin: Well, I just know how worried you were about him.

Thomas: Not anymore. Everything's the way it should've been all along. And not just Brooke and the baby. Dad's designing again, back at Forrester. He's working with my grandpa. He says he's home.

Caitlin: That's got to feel so good.

Thomas: It does. The whole family is finally coming together.


Darla: Brooke, he is so beautiful.

Brooke: Thank you.

Darla: Alexandria's growing up so fast, too. I can't believe she was actually this tiny.

Brooke: I know. I feel the same way about hope.

Darla: And they're all going to get to grow up together.

Brooke: The next generation of Forresters.

Darla: Yeah.

Brooke: I want it to be different for them.

Darla: Different? Different how?

Brooke: Well, I'm sure you've heard by now how it was for our husbands growing up. All the competition, the rivalry. How she played one against the other.

Darla: She?

Brooke: Stephanie.

Darla: Hmm. I guess I never really looked at it that way.

Brooke: Well, if you haven't seen it yet, I'm sure you will. Sugar?

Darla: Yes, please. Well, there's just been a little bit of tension between Ridge and Thorne at work.

Brooke: Really?

Darla: Ridge hasn't mentioned anything to you?

Brooke: No. When he comes home, we just spend most of our time staring at the baby in wonder. Or I'm asleep, right?

Darla: Exactly. It was like that for us, too. I know.

Brooke: So, what's going on at Forrester?

Darla: I don't even know if I should've brought this up, but --

Brooke: Brothers are going to disagree sometimes.

Darla: I know. But this is more like what you were talking about, the rivalry. You know, touching on old wounds.

Brooke: You were right to come to me.

Darla: You think so?

Brooke: Definitely. Because I meant what I said. I want it to be different for this next generation. And we are the future of this family. We are the ones who are going to decide whether everybody falls back into the same old traps, or we do things differently.

Darla: Exactly.

Brooke: It's going to be harder for Ridge and Thorne, though, because they don't see the patterns. They grew up in it. It's very familiar to them. So you and I have to help them. Keep them on the right track, set a good example.

Darla: Well, I'm really happy to hear you say that. 'Cause I honestly think that you're the only one that can help.

Brooke: So, you want me to talk to ridge about these problems he's having with Thorne at work?

Darla: Well, I think somebody has to. I tried.

Brooke: What happened?

Darla: Ridge made fun of me.

Brooke: Really?

Darla: Mm-hmm. He thought I was butting in where I didn't belong.

Brooke: So, how does Thorne feel?

Darla: Thorne feels that he can handle the situation on his own.

Brooke: I'm sure neither one would like it if they knew you were coming to me about this.

Darla: Yeah. But, you know, it's like what you said, that it's hard to see patterns repeating themselves, you know? And I know how excited Ridge is to be coming back to work at Forrester, working with Eric again.

Brooke: Yeah, he is.

Darla: But does he know how much it means to Thorne to have this new position? I mean, to be president of the company their father created.

Brooke: He's very happy for Thorne.

Darla: He was, yeah. Until Thorne got in his way.

Brooke: Got in his way?

Darla: The whole time that Ridge was gone, Eric and Thorne -- it's not like they sat around on their butts. I mean, they worked so hard.

Brooke: I'm sure they have.

Darla: And Thorne came up with the strategy that they were putting into action. They were going to make Forrester the premiere fashion house that it once was, and give it that prestige that it had before --

Brooke: Before me.

Darla: No, Brooke. No. This isn't about you. No, this is about Thorne's vision for the company.

Brooke: Stephanie's vision too, no doubt.

Darla: Well, everyone's vision. Until Ridge came back with these ideas --

Brooke: Ideas that weren't right?

Darla: No. No, not right at all. Nothing against Ridge and his ability as a designer. We all know how talented he is. But this line, um -- it's just not Forrester.

Brooke: According to whom?

Darla: According to the president of the company.

Brooke: So you want me to explain all of this to Ridge.

Darla: Will you?


Thomas: You're nervous.

Caitlin: I can't help it.

Thomas: It's not a big deal.

Caitlin: Thomas, it's a Forrester board meeting.

Thomas: Pretty soon, you'll be like, "oh, man, not another board meeting."

Caitlin: No, I don't want to get my hopes up.

Thomas: Too late.

Caitlin: You know, I'd be happy just to get my internship back.

Thomas: Okay, generally speaking, they don't invite interns to board meetings. I mean, I've never been to one.

Caitlin: Oh, so you think they could actually have a job for me?

Thomas: Could be.

Caitlin: Oh, my gosh, Thomas. Just to be here when they're launching a new line, to see it all happen. I mean, as a dresser, an assistant -- anything.

Thomas: How'd you know about the new line?

Caitlin: Oh, Rick told me.

Thomas: During your meeting?

Caitlin: After, when we went to lunch.

Thomas: Oh, he took you to lunch?

Caitlin: Yeah. Well, we weren't finished talking and he was hungry. He told me all about the new line -- and said I was in the right place at the right time. And he also said he'd talk to your dad for me, and here I am.

Thomas: Oh, because you know that that line's not a definite go.

Caitlin: Well, Rick says what Ridge wants, Ridge gets.

Thomas: What else did Rick say?

Megan: Caitlin?

Caitlin: Are they ready for me?

Megan: Yeah, they should be soon. So we should go.

Caitlin: Okay.

Thomas: Oh wait -- for luck.

Stephanie: You can't be serious.

Ridge: Oh, I'm very serious.

Thorne: You want to take this inexperienced, untested teenager --

Ridge: Oh, come on, Thorne.

Thorne: -- And let her design her own line?

Ridge: We'd bill her as designer, I'd be doing most of the work myself.

Thorne: Then why get her involved at all?

Ridge: Thorne, in publicity alone, she's worth her weight in gold. We're reinventing here, and not just Forrester, but Cinderella. Listen, is the modern-day heroine out there kissing frogs and chasing after a prince? No. She's making her own destiny!

Stephanie: Oh! Destiny.

Ridge: When she comes down that runway, wearing a design of her own creation --

Thorne: Oh, now she's a model?

Ridge: More than a model, Thorne. A role model. And even more than that, an inspiration. The embodiment of success. Isn't that what we're all after? Isn't that what we'd all buy if we could? Especially in that, that age group, huh? So who better to fill that role than a young, sexy, brilliantly talented --

Stephanie: Just a moment. I know this young lady. And she's very pretty, but I would hardly call her sexy.

Ridge: Not yet. That's all part of the dream. The transformation -- from sweet, fresh-faced girl next door --

Thorne: To what, Ridge? Tramp?

Ridge: To the girl who has the world on a string. Taking charge, in control, making her own fantasies come true, Thorne. No fairy godmother required.

[ Knocking on the door ]

Megan: She's ready, whenever you are.

Eric: Well, it does sound interesting.

Thorne: Dad, it's completely contrary to --

Eric: Thorne, I haven't signed off on anything. I just, uh, I'd like to hear more.

Ridge: Ah, you've heard enough. Now it's time to see for yourself. The future of Forrester Creations. Come on in. I think you all know Caitlin Ramirez, right?

Caitlin: Hi.


Darla: Brooke?

Brooke: I think Thorne is right.

Darla: You do?

Brooke: You should let he and Ridge handle this on their own.

Darla: Oh, you're saying you don't want to get involved, right?

Brooke: I can understand your concern.

Darla: God, it just drives me crazy. I mean, the way people dismiss Thorne and his ideas. After he's been working so hard, it just --

Brooke: Eric did make him president.

Darla: And he earned that.

Brooke: Absolutely. Thorne is an asset to Forrester. I know I couldn't have run the company without him. And every business needs a nuts-and-bolts man to execute the vision --

Darla: Thorne has his own vision.

Brooke: Well, of course he does. But, Forrester, after all, is a fashion house, and without designers like Eric and Ridge --

Darla: The company was without ridge for over a year, and it didn't exactly fall apart.

Brooke: Thorne is a smart enough businessman to know that he should work with Ridge's creativity, and not fight it. Look, they both have something special to bring to the table. Something essential. They need each other. Now, if you're telling Thorne something different, then maybe you need a little attitude adjustment.

Ridge: Have a seat. You know everyone?

Caitlin: Um, yes, I do. It's so good to see you.

Eric: Thank you for being here.

Caitlin: You know, I'm not really sure why I am.

Rick: We've been looking at your designs.

Caitlin: Oh.

Eric: We see a lot of promise.

Caitlin: Thank you.

Ridge: Rick told me you not only designed them, but you handmade these gowns yourself.

Caitlin: Yes. Yes I did.

Thorne: Where did you learn how to do that?

Caitlin: My nana taught me.

Thorne: Nana. So you haven't had any formal training?

Caitlin: No, sir. Not yet. That's why I was so excited to get the internship.

Stephanie: You did a fine job while you were here.

Ridge: And I think we can expect to see great things from you in the future. Thank you, Caitlin.

Caitlin: Thank you so much, Mr. Forrester.

Rick: Here -- let me show you out.

Ridge: Tell me you don't see what i see.

Thorne: What I see, Ridge, is a kid.

Ridge: I'm talking about the sparkle, Thorne. The way she lights up a room. She's got it. She's got that star quality. I think we need to cultivate that and capitalize on it.

Thorne: Like it's that simple.

Ridge: Well, most great ideas are that simple.

Thorne: You know what, Ridge? Maybe in a few years, with some training, and --

Ridge: What, she's gonna be just like everyone else? No, I think we've got to move on this now, while she's still young, fresh, coming-of-age. You know, that is the story we're trying telling here.

Thorne: She's got zero experience!

Ridge: So we'll bring Brooke in to give her some pointers.

Stephanie: Brooke?

Eric: Stephanie, don't.

Stephanie: Oh, I should've known. I can see her fingerprints all over this.

Ridge: Can we not get personal, here?

Stephanie: I'll take it personally, if you don't mind. Because it was our name and our company that was dragged into the gutter by Brooke's bedroom line. Now, we don't sell sex anymore. And we certainly don't sell sex to teenagers. Let's just move on.


Caitlin: There it is. I was so nervous I almost forgot it.

Rick: You did great in there.

Caitlin: Great? I hardly said anything.

Rick: Your designs spoke for themselves.

Caitlin: They really liked them?

Rick: A lot.

Caitlin: I don't know. You know, Thorne seemed a little bit --

Rick: That had nothing to do with you. Believe me.

Caitlin: "My nana taught me." What was I thinking?

Rick: It was an honest answer.

Caitlin: Well, it doesn't sound very professional.

Rick: Listen, just don't worry about that.

Caitlin: I really want to work here, Rick. I'd do anything. I'd answer phones, make coffee --

Rick: I think Ridge is gonna find you something more exciting than that.

Caitlin: Because you told him about my designs. What did you say, exactly?

Rick: The truth. That we would be crazy to let you slip through our fingers.

Caitlin: Thank you.


Darla: You think I'm butting in, too.

Brooke: I know you love your husband. And you want everybody to see him the way you do. And Ridge does appreciate Thorne.

Darla: As long as he stays in his place.

Brooke: Look, Darla, they're going to have to work this out on their own.

Darla: Well, that'd be great. Really. But I just don't see that happening. All I see here is Ridge trying to take over.

Brooke: Well, it may look that way. Ridge is a very dynamic person, he's a born leader.

Darla: Well, so is Thorne. He's just never given the opportunity to show it. He's been in Ridge's shadow his entire life. And if Ridge thinks he's going to go back to that without a fight, he is wrong. God, Brooke, he is dead wrong.

Ridge: Mother, if you're trying to make this a referendum on Brooke --

Stephanie: No. We did that last year when we threw her out of the company. Since then, Eric and Thorne have been working night and day to rebuild the brand, haven't they? We've laid the groundwork, but we still have a long way to go. And now is not the time to become distracted with some new, untested and untried venture.

Thorne: Which is my point exactly. However creative and inspiring the ideas, the timing's all wrong. We have this whole campaign mapped out to revamp our image. To restore Forrester back to its former glory. Now, we're just getting started. I need your help, Ridge. I can't afford to have half my design team focused on stretch denim miniskirts. It's a waste of your time and talent.

Ridge: And when exactly did I become part of your design team?

Thorne: Put your ego aside, Ridge. And think about what's best for the company. You're talking about taking on enormous risk, committing a huge percentage of our resources to a line that's only going to alienate our customer base. Now, we've all seen the studies, you can only stretch a brand so far before you get hit with a backlash.

Ridge: Studies, huh? Focus groups. Statistics. Is that the glory of Forrester, huh? Fortune follows the bold, you know that, Dad.

Stephanie: That's true, Ridge. But there are some things that are more important.

Ridge: What, like getting back at Brooke and me?

Thorne: All right, that's enough. Now you're making this personal, and it doesn't have to be. The fact is, Dad and I set our course months ago, and we're going to stick with it. Right, Dad? Dad?

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