B&B Transcript Wednesday 9/29/04 [an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 9/29/04

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Jackie: All he did was love me. And I broke his heart. That's why he's lying in that I did -- this.


Nick: Open your eyes, pop. You may be able to fool those doctors, but you're not fooling me. You are not gonna let this take you down. It's just a storm passing through. That's all. So we batten down the hatches, we point our bow into it and we power through it. But it takes guts and determination. You can't use your mind and your hands, so you gotta use your will, which is your strongest part. It's just a stroke. It has no idea what it's up against, and neither do these doctors. Massimo Marone. Massimo Marone. I know you told me you felt alone, but you're not now. You got a whole team with you. You got me, mom, who loves you so much. Ridge. You know under all that stubbornness, once he hears about this, he'll be here, pulling for you. But we can't do it alone. So you dig in, old man. I don't ask you for much. But you dig in. We've only had a year together. That's not enough. It's just not enough.


Deacon: Jackie, this was not your fault.

Jackie: Please. Massimo was just fine until I --

Deacon: Wait a second. What did the doctors say? He suffered a massive stroke. Not a broken heart.

Jackie: You didn't see the look in his eye when I told him. You didn't see --

Ridge: Jackie.

Jackie: Oh, Ridge! Ridge, thank god you're here.

Ridge: I heard Massimo collapsed. What happened?

Jackie: Your father had a stroke.

Ridge: A stroke?

Jackie: Yes. Doctor.

Ridge: Mark, what's going on with Massimo? Jackie just told me he had a stroke.

Mark: He had a massive stroke, affecting his brain stem.

Ridge: Meaning what, exactly?

Mark: It's the part of your brain that controls basic life support -- breathing, blood pressure, heartbeat.

Ridge: Oh, my god.

Mark: It's also involved in things like eye movement, hearing, speech, motor skills.

Ridge: So he's not going to be able to what?

Mark: It's very likely that he's gonna be paralyzed in all four limbs. And we're not expecting him to be able to talk. And we're not sure what he's able to see or hear.

Ridge: So he can't communicate at all? That's what you're telling me? But his mind, his thinking is still all right?

Mark: It's still tough to assess at this point. But usually, with a brain stem stroke, cognitive function is not impaired. But at this point, it's too early to tell.

Ridge: But he can recover. You don't know this man, he's not a man that gives up. And we're not gonna give up on him. I want to know who the experts are, okay? We need the top neurologists, the top researchers, here, now. He's coming back.

Ridge: Hey, father. I bet I know what you're thinking right now. You're thinking, "Where the hell have you been?" And you're right. It shouldn't have taken this long. And it shouldn't have taken this. When I gave you back my ring, when I told you I wasn't a Marone, I was obviously very upset. You of all people should understand that, since I now know I inherited my temper from you. I sure hope you're hearing this, because that's a rather large admission on my part. But it's true. You were right. You and I share a hell of a lot of qualities in common. So why don't you just come back from wherever you are right now, so you can tell me, "I told you so." I'm sure you would enjoy that. Why don't you come back so that I can tell you -- I just want you to know that -- I love you.


Jackie: Dear god -- please -- please, take care of him. I know that was meant to be my job. And I tried to -- I wanted to -- I was just -- weak. If this is punishment for what I did, Massimo doesn't deserve this. He's a good man. He's done so much good in his life. And he has so many people who love him and who need him. His sons and his grandchildren. Please, god, don't take him away from them. Punish me. Punish me. Not him.

Deacon: You gotta stop doing this to yourself, Jackie.

Jackie: I don't care what you say. Or the doctors say. I did this to him! I did it to him! When I told him that we'd been together before he threw me out.

Deacon: You're wrong! No, listen. It was one night --

Jackie: Stop it! Stop it! Just leave me alone!

Deacon: No, I'm not gonna stop it until you listen to me. You heard what the doctor said. He had some sort of predisposition to this cardiac thing. This could have been building up in him for years. I'm sorry that this happened to him. I really am. But I am not gonna let this take you down. I'm watching you dying inside. You've gotta believe me. Don't blame yourself. This isn't your fault!

Jackie: No. No. No more excuses, Deacon. My husband is lying in that hospital bed, fighting for his life right now, because of me!

Deacon: Jackie, it's not like you wanted it this way.

Jackie: No, I didn't. I just wanted to bring my family together. I wanted Nicky to be happy. I wanted Massimo to -- be happy. And instead, i made him miserable. I cheated, I lied and I drove Ridge away from him.

Deacon: Wait, stop, stop, right there. Look, Ridge is a big boy, he's had plenty of opportunities to make things right with Massimo, if that's what he really wanted.

Jackie: Well, he wouldn't have had anything to make right, would he, if it wasn't for me. God, Deacon, just go. Would you go? You're not helping me. Just go.

Deacon: I'm sorry.

Jackie: Oh, god, I'm imploring you. Please, please, give Massimo the strength to overcome this. For his family -- for me. Because I need him.

[ Jackie sobs ]


Ridge: You know, I never really got it before. What the point was to all those traditions of yours. Seemed like they were endless. The ring. The plaster busts in the office. But I understand a lot better now. It was your way of letting me know how much I meant to you. Letting me know my place in your life, your heart. I just wish I could have found a way to make you understand. I think you do understand, don't you? Just what it meant to me to find you. Answered a lot of questions. Solved a lot of mysteries in my life. 'Cause I don't think you can really know who you are until you know where you came from. So much of me came from you. I am your son. I just wished I hadn't fought it for so long. I wished I hadn't denied it. I just kinda went crazy there for a while, you know that. I'm sorry. And I hope you can hear me, 'cause I just want you to know that -- when you're ready, I'm right here. I'm right here for you.


P.A. Announcer: Dr. Morris, dial 118, please. Dr. Morris, please dial 1-1-8.

Ridge: I can't believe it.

Nick: Yeah.

Ridge: Massimo Marone, helpless.

Nick: He's not helpless. He's got us.

Ridge: He doesn't know that. Well, I mean, he knows he's got you. Last time I saw him I told him I wasn't a Marone. He wasn't my father. I didn't even invite him to my wedding.

Nick: Don't do this to yourself. He knows you love him.

Ridge: I'm not so sure about that.

Nick: You thought you lost your son. I think the old man knows what you were going through. And he didn't hold it against you, he understood.

Ridge: You think he even knew I was here?

Nick: Yeah. Yeah. And I think it means a lot to him. It means a lot to me.


Jackie: Oh, darling, I'm so sorry. I'm so very sorry for what I've done. That monitor, it says that your heart's fine, but we both know that's not true, don't we? Your heart is broken. And I broke it. Now they're telling me that -- you may not come back to me. I'll never hear your voice again. Do you know that's what first drew me to you? That big, booming, sexy voice. Oh, yeah. Caught my attention from way across the room. Do you remember? I remember. Yeah, I remember. I was just a girl, really, making a new life for myself in Seattle. And you, my word, you were a successful businessman. It was so dashing. You were so busy, just passing through town, so we only had a few days. Buy, oh, my god -- those days, Massimo, they were the most glorious days of my life. I lived on those memories, you know? And on the hope that we would be reunited somewhere. Somehow. Massimo, I love you. I love you.

[ Jackie sobs ] you were the love of my life. I've always loved you, i always will. Don't leave me. Don't leave me. It should be me in that bed. I wish it were me in that bed.

Deacon: He's a tough, old boy, he'll be fine.

Jackie: No, he won't. Oh, god, what have I done? What have I done?

[ Jackie breaks down ]

Deacon: Shhh, Jackie, stop. Jackie, come here. I know, I know. Come here. It's okay. Shhhh.

[ Jackie crying ]

[ Massimo groans ]  

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