B&B Transcript Tuesday 7/6/04

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Tuesday 7/6/04

By Suzanne
Proofread by Becky

Stephanie: Eric, your son is waiting for your decision.

Thorne: It's okay, Dad. We need more time. We'll get back to you.

Ridge: I don't think so. You've already made up your mind, haven't you?

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Brooke: Oh, that sounds great. No, it's perfect. Just perfect. Thank you.

Thomas: What's perfect?

Brooke: The wedding invitations. They're finished. And they'll be here tomorrow.

Thomas: This time, please promise me that you and Dad will not dress in Halloween costumes.

Brooke: Actually, we're thinking about doing a Scottish theme.

Thomas: Scottish?

Brooke: Yeah. Some of my family are Scottish, so we thought it would be nice. Which reminds me -- if you have time this afternoon, I need you to get you measured for a kilt.

Thomas: What? You're lucky I like you.

Brooke: Yeah. Well, you didn't always.

Thomas: I'm too stubborn for my own good.

Brooke: You get that from your father.

Thomas: I wised up eventually. I really like having you as a mom.

Brooke: Really?

Thomas: Yeah.

Brooke: Thank you. That's sweet. It's amazing, isn't it, how things turned out?

Thomas: I know. I was just talking to Caitlin about that.

Brooke: There's that name again.

Thomas: Yeah. You know the story, the way that family came together.

Brooke: Yeah. You two seem to have a lot in common.

Thomas: More and more every day.

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Rick: This will only take a second. I know exactly where it is.

Caitlin: Okay.

Rick: I think I left it in here on the desk.

Caitlin: Unreal.

Rick: The house?

Caitlin: Uh, more like a castle.

Rick: Yeah. Big and empty. Maybe I should do what they do with old castles and rent them out for parties and weddings.

Caitlin: You live here alone?

Rick: It's my Mom's house and she just moved in with Ridge, so I imagine she'll sell it.

Caitlin: No. No, she can't do this. This is way too beautiful.

Rick: Yeah. But, you know, it's kind of going to waste. There's nobody to appreciate it. I'm hardly ever here.

Caitlin: If I had a house like this, I would never leave.

Rick: You say that. But you've never lived alone. It doesn't matter what your home looks like if there's nobody to come home to. Anyways, I'm sure this file is in here, so

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Thorne: This is a huge decision. Now, we need to take the time to properly consider everything.

Ridge: We don't have the time, Thorne. If we're going to make this happen, we've got to jump on it now, because the season's coming and going.

Thorne: You are talking about committing millions and millions of dollars. Changing the entire direction of this company. You can't do that on impulse.

Stephanie: Certainly not.

Ridge: So how do we make decisions now, huh? Crunching numbers? Calling in focus groups?

Thorne: Yes. For a start, we do.

Ridge: They're not going to tell you what I already know inside.

Eric: Which is?

Ridge: Which is, this line is a winner. It's going to take Forrester to places we've never been before.

Stephanie: I shudder to think where.

Thorne: What is wrong with where we are now? We are back on track. And we are producing the gowns that made us great.

Ridge: We can do both.

Thorne: It will spread us too thin. And it will confuse our customers.

Ridge: Confuse them? What are you, nuts? You don't give our customers enough credit. And you sure as hell don't give Dad and I enough credit.

Stephanie: Oh, stop it, Ridge. You're criticizing Thorne because he's trying to take a level-headed approach to business, and you're just off and running.

Ridge: Oh, I'm just "off and running?"

Stephanie: Yes, like you usually do. Acting without thinking. This company is still paying for a lot of your mistakes.

Ridge: Oh, here we go again -- bashing Brooke.

Stephanie: No. This has nothing to do with Brooke. This is business. You want the company to commit millions and millions of dollars based on your gut. Well, I have serious questions about your judgment.

Eric: I don't.

Thorne: Dad --

Eric: Listen to your brother, Thorne. He's an artist. And when an artist has this kind of belief, this kind of enthusiasm, you listen. You embrace his ideas. You run with them.

Thorne: What about everything we talked about? Restoring our image, restoring our brand?

Eric: I have faith in your brother's talent. He won't let us down. The youth line is a go.

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Thomas: It'll be awesome having Caitlin back at Forrester.

Brooke: I know your dad has some big plans for her.

Thomas: Yeah, she was just going in to meet with him when I left.

Brooke: Oh. Why you didn't stay to see what happened?

Thomas: Well, I promised I'd baby-sit here this afternoon, remember?

Brooke: If I had known your future was riding on what was going on over there --

Thomas: As long as I get to see Caitlin at Forrester every day, I'm a happy man.

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Rick: It's in here somewhere, I know it is. Well, at least, I think it is.

Caitlin: My first project when I'm back interning is to get you organized.

Rick: Interning? Oh, is that what you think? Caitlin, Ridge didn't call you into that meeting so you could end up as someone's gofer.

Caitlin: Do you know what Ridge has in mind for me?

Rick: I might.

Caitlin: Well, then tell me.

Rick: Oh, no. You know what? I think we should wait because it's not official yet.

Caitlin: Come on, Rick, you can't do this to me.

Rick: I just -- I don't want you to get your hopes up.

Caitlin: I won't, I won't. I swear.

Rick: Ridge is pitching a youth line.

Caitlin: I know, you told me.

Rick: He wants to base it around your designs and use you as the spokes model.

Caitlin: Okay, come on, tell me. What is it really?

Rick: No. I just told you. He wants to center the entire campaign around you. So help me, god.

Caitlin: But I -- I'm only -- can he do that?

Rick: It never pays to bet against Ridge. But just in case, cross your fingers.

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Eric: Before the end of the day today. Yes. And I want all the department heads there. Do me another favor -- track down Caitlin Ramirez for me, would you please? All right, thanks. I hope you'll be at the meeting.

Stephanie: That depends.

Eric: On what?

Stephanie: On whether or not you listen to my opinions, or if we have a repeat of what just happened.

Eric: I made a timely decision.

Stephanie: Did you? Would it really hurt to wait two or three days, or even a week, in order for Thorne to make his case?

Eric: I think maybe it would have, yes.

Stephanie: Well, then you should have talked to him in private, and told him where you were heading. You didn't need to blindside him.

Eric: Look, if he thought that being president meant that I was going to agree with --

Stephanie: He thought that he had your respect. And he deserves it. As far as the line is concerned, I think he's right. But this was the first chance, wasn't it? The first chance for him after all of these years of living in Ridge's shadow to prove to you that he's a leader. You didn't back him up. What does that say?

Eric: And what does it say that you did?

Stephanie: That he needed my support. I gave it to him.

Eric: He's needed it all his life. But you waited until today to side with him. The day after Ridge threw you out. That's what this is about, isn't it? You're punishing Ridge.

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[ Knock on the door ]

Thorne: I'm busy.

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Eric: That's what this sudden allegiance to Thorne is all about, isn't it? You're sticking it to Ridge for getting back together with Brooke.

Stephanie: That you could you even suggest that --

Eric: I know you very well.

Stephanie: I agree with Thorne about this line.

Eric: Conveniently.

Stephanie: That you actually think that I would side with one of my sons over the other, just to twist the knife --

Eric: If you were hurt badly enough, I believe you would.

Stephanie: Well, I have no need to punish ridge. Living with Brooke will be punishment enough.

Eric: That's good. Because it's not your job to fix his life.

Stephanie: I'm trying to talk to you about your son, Thorne.

Eric: You're using Thorne, whether you realize it or not.

Stephanie: Are we through?

Eric: Are you going to listen to me?

Stephanie: No, Eric.

Eric: Be careful, Stephanie. You could end up losing them both.

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Thorne: Get out of here, Ridge.

Ridge: We gotta talk about this.

Thorne: Why? I know where you stand. You know where I stand.

Ridge: We'd be a lot more productive if we could reach some kind of consensus.

Thorne: You mean if I shut up and just stay the hell out of your way.

Ridge: Is that what you think I want?

Thorne: Well, isn't it Ridge? It sure was a hell of a lot easier for you when I was downstairs following orders.

Ridge: Thorne, where are you getting all this?

Thorne: What does it matter?

Ridge: I've just never heard you talk like this, that's all. At least, not until --

Thorne: Until what? Darla?

Ridge: Thorne, we had a business disagreement. That's all it was. It happens all the time. Maybe when you get a little more experience as president, then you'll understand that.

Thorne: Oh, words of wisdom from the great Ridge Forrester, huh?

Ridge: I was trying to help.

Thorne: Just always trying to teach your little brother, aren't you Ridge?

Ridge: Something wrong with that?

Thorne: You know what, you've got a houseful of kids of your own. Go help them. And what about your newborn, huh? And Brooke? You guys fought like hell to stay together. So why are you here? Why aren't you with them, Ridge? You really need to be here with us stroking your ego?

Ridge: Is this what it's going to be like every time dad backs one of my ideas?

Thorne: If you continue to overstep, you're damn right it is gonna be, Ridge.

Ridge: Overstep?

Thorne: Yes, you're not running this company with dad any more, Ridge. You walked out of this office. Do you remember?

Ridge: I don't want to be the president, Thorne.

Thorne: Then why in hell are you acting like one? Waltzing back in here like you never left, Ridge. Like nothing's changed. Expecting us to just stand aside and applaud? You know what, Ridge? Do us all a favor, go back to Marone where you belong.

Ridge: Well, that's not going to happen.

Thorne: No, of course not. Because they wouldn't bow down and do your will.

Ridge: I've got a lot to offer, Thorne. Dad sees that.

Thorne: Oh, sure dad sees that. That's all he ever sees. And that's all he's ever seen, Ridge. You!

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Brooke: I still can't believe it. Little Thomas, all grown up with a girlfriend.

Thomas: No.

Brooke: No?

Thomas: Well, I mean, we actually -- technically haven't said that she's my girlfriend.

Brooke: Well, I don't think it's something you technically say. I think it just sort of happens.

Thomas: So, then how do you know?

Brooke: Well, let's see. Have you kissed her yet? You have.

Thomas: Girlfriend.

[ Laughter ]

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Caitlin: You're really not kidding.

Rick: I'm not kidding.

Caitlin: Me, a Forrester designer?

Rick: Well, you'd have a lot of help. You'd be working very closely with Ridge.

Caitlin: And you?

Rick: And me.

Caitlin: I can't.

Rick: What do you mean, you can't?

Caitlin: It's crazy. I don't know what Ridge is thinking.

Rick: He's thinking that you are incredibly talented.

Caitlin: But I don't have any experience --

Rick: Look, we have the experience, okay? We'll look out for you.

Caitlin: And modeling? I mean, Rick, I don't have the first clue on what to do.

Rick: As beautiful as you are? You know, I'm sure you'll pick it up right away. And if there's anything you need to learn, we'll teach you.

Caitlin: If it even happens, which it probably won't. This is way too good to be true.

[ Phone rings ]

Caitlin:  It's from Forrester. Um, hello?

Eric: Caitlin, it's Eric Forrester. Could you come by the office first thing in the morning? We have a job offer we'd like you to consider.

Caitlin: Yes, I'll do it. I mean, I'll be there. Thank you, Mr. Forrester. Thank you so much.

Rick: It's a go?

Caitlin? It's a go. Oh, my god.

Rick: Congratulations.

Caitlin: Thank you.

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Thomas: What can I say? I just -- I think she's so incredible.

Brooke: Really? I couldn't tell.

Thomas: And it seems like she likes me, too?

Brooke: Oh, of course she does. You're Ridge's son, remember? What's not to like?

Thomas: Yeah. Yeah. This is going to be the best summer of my life.

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Ridge: Thorne, what are you talking about?

Thorne: Like you don't know.

Ridge: Dad went with this idea on it's own merits.

Thorne: Oh, like hell he did, Ridge. He's so damn glad to have you back, he would do anything! I thought this time it'd be different, that I'd finally get my -- boy, shows what a fool I was. You just couldn't stand it, could you? Being out of the spotlight.

Ridge: No.

Thorne: You know what, Ridge? You couldn't have survived living my life -- or Kristen's, or Felicia's. "Don't interrupt, Thorne. Your brother's talking." "Wish we could've been there, but Ridge had a game. You understand." You know what, Ridge? We did. We did understand. They couldn't get enough of you.

Ridge: They loved all of us, Thorne.

Thorne: But you know what? You know what my strongest memory was? It wasn't even about me. It was your first design in a Forrester showing. Being backstage and watching the look on dad's face when that applause came up, he -- the way he put his arm around you. It was the proudest day of his life. And I was proud, too. I mean, my big brother, he was the best there was. No one could touch him.

Ridge: Thorne --

Thorne: Hey, you know what? You get used to it after a while. Sitting at the dinner table just waiting for someone to ask how your day went. But they never did because Ridge was so fascinating, his stories so funny. You made them laugh so hard, Ridge, that they would have tears streaming down their face. I couldn't even catch their eye. I mean, who could blame them, though? You were the star. I thought if I just hung in there long enough, I'd get my chance.

Ridge: I didn't know.

Thorne: You know what, Ridge? I got to get back to work, okay?

Ridge: Thorne, wait, wait.

Thorne: I should have never brought this up.

Ridge: No, we got a problem here. We should talk about it.

Thorne: Ridge, don't worry about it, okay? It's not your problem.

Ridge: I'm sorry.

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