B&B Transcript Friday 10/29/04 [an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Friday 10/29/04

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By Boo
Proofread by Becky

Jarrett: Well, that should do it.

Thorne: Are you sure? Because I can go on and on --

Jarrett: About how you and spectra came this close to besting Forrester tonight?

Thorne: Well, it's like I said before, tonight was just the beginning. Spectra's only begun to show you what we can do.

Nicole: Thank you, Thorne. Beautiful collection.

Thorne: Thank you.

Dane: Thorne? Thanks again for hanging around, answering some more questions.

Thorne: My pleasure.

Reporter: Congratulations again.

Thorne: Thank you.

Reporter: Well-done.

Thorne: Thank you for coming.

Darla: Buh-bye. Thank you. This is exactly how I thought it would be. I'm so thrilled for you.

[ Ridge clears throat ]

Ridge: Mind if I speak with your husband for a moment alone?

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Nick: So that's what this is all about? Hello.

Felicia: Yeah, two rival design houses going head-to-head on the runaway.

Nick: I got to tell you, I was expecting a bit more of a kind of knock-down, drag-out thing.

Felicia: It was a fashion showdown, nick.

Nick: I was disappointed in the "battle of fashion heavyweights." Call it what you like.

Felicia: Well, there was a lot at stake, you know? For Thorne, more than anyone, you know, he was determined to prove himself to everyone in that room, especially my dad and Ridge. I mean, that's why he issued the challenge. That's why we had to step up to the plate and makes this happen.

Nick: Oh, I think the underdog did just fine.

Felicia: You can't call us the underdog anymore. True, Forrester had more applause, but you have to say that we had one hell of a first showing.

Nick: Oh, I think you definitely surprised the competition.

Felicia: I think they underestimated us. I think everyone did. Except for one handsome sea captain, that is.

Nick: Please, I don't know the difference between a box pleat and a box of saltines.

Felicia: Still, you were impressed with Spectra when I showed it to you the other day, right?

Nick: Well, I think everyone was trying to make a good impression.

Felicia: And do you know why? The Jackie-M account, which you could steer Spectra's way. If you feel so inclined.

Nick: You're breathing on my neck. Are you trying to mix business with pleasure? And if you are, what would your father think?

Felicia: Well, he wouldn't say anything I don't already know. But I'm actually -- I'm more interested in what he's thinking. And what that means to Thorne.

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Stephanie: I thought I'd find you here.

Eric: Press gone?

Stephanie: Everyone except Jarrett, he's got Thorne cornered. But that's not surprising. You all right?

Eric: Why do you ask?

Stephanie: Well, because you're usually so up after a showing like this.

Eric: This was much more than a showing, wasn't it? It was a --

Stephanie: A turning point? In your relationship with your son?

Eric: Is that how you see it -- a turning point?

Stephanie: Well, before we started, you know I told Thorne I didn't think it was such a good idea. I was really concerned that nothing positive would come from it. But I was wrong. Wasn't I?

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Thorne: So?

Ridge: So? Congratulations, little brother. You didn't do half bad tonight.

Thorne: Is that your idea of a compliment?

Ridge: No, seriously, you held your own and then some.

Thorne: Which you and dad didn't think I could do.

Ridge: We thought you were in over your head, yeah.

Thorne: And I proved that I wasn't, huh? Not that I'd expect you to admit that.

Ridge: Regardless, you did yourself proud.

Thorne: Yeah. Well, the fashion world's going to be hearing a lot more from me, Ridge.

Ridge: Not at Spectra Couture.

Thorne: Excuse me?

Ridge: Oh, come on, Thorne. You got it out of your system. You did what you had to do. Let's stop all this animosity now for the sake of the family, for the sake of the family business.

Thorne: Are you -- Ridge, are you suggesting that --

Ridge: Just come back to Forrester. You can work for dad -- work with dad and me. It's the only way we can set things right around here.

Thorne: What about all that talk about me being a traitor?

Ridge: Look, I was angry, all right? I said a bunch of things. I was frustrated. I realized I was being a little hypocritical. Since I was the one that actually declared war on Forrester a little while ago, if you remember. But that didn't prevent dad from letting me come back.

Thorne: And you're willing to do the same for me? There's more to what you're saying here, Ridge. Maybe more than you even realize.

Ridge: The point is, if you come back to Forrester now --

Thorne: I give up my chance to make my mark, to redefine a fashion house and to take it to the top.

Ridge: Thorne, it takes more than a handful of designs to define a fashion house, you know. With the current marketplace the way it is --

Thorne: You know what, Ridge? Save me the lesson on business 101, okay? I know this is not going to be a cakewalk. But tonight, coming this close -- I'm committed to this, ridge. And any thought of me going back to that dungeon at Forrester creations, it's not gonna happen. Not in this lifetime.

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Nick: The bottom line is, you got a screwed up family. But you seem to be a lot chummier with Thorne than what's his name. You like him more?

Felicia: I feel the same way I always have. I love ridge. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't want to give him a swift kick in the -- you know, I just don't understand why could he just not after the show go up to Thorne, shake his hand and say, "good job, little brother, well-done."

Nick: Well, maybe he already has. The important thing's your father, he seemed impressed.

Felicia: And not only with the line. I mean, something happened when my father got up there on that stage with Thorne. Something I wasn't sure that I would ever see.

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Eric: I was worried, too, about how things would turn out. Especially if Thorne didn't do well.

Stephanie: But now that he has --

Darla: It changes things in a wonderful way. Or at least it should.

Eric: Darla.

Darla: Hi, I'm sorry to interrupt you two. It got so crazy after the showing, Eric, I didn't have a chance to thank you.

Eric: For what?

Darla: For those final moments on stage -- what you said to Thorne. Embracing him the way you did. You'll probably never know how significant that was to him, Eric. Or maybe you do. Maybe it was just as significant for you.

Ridge: Thorne, no one wants to put you back in any dungeon. I'm just saying --

Thorne: That I shouldn't get ahead of myself, right? Because that I haven't proved that I can land the big accounts. The big players, say like, um -- like Jackie M.

Ridge: It's a tough world out there. Fashion houses from here to Paris will be gunning for you. Trying to cut you off the knees, so you won't become a contender.

Thorne: And you'll be leading the pack, is that it?

Ridge: Well, you wouldn't want Forrester to go easy on you, would you?

Thorne: If you have to ask that question, ridge, you really don't get what this is about. Look, I know you. And despite what you would like me to believe, this warm and fuzzy feeling you're sending -- I think you're threatened.

Ridge: What?

Thorne: After all these years of putting me down, dismissing all the ideas that I had to offer -- you saw what everybody else saw in this room tonight. That I have what it takes to be a major player in this business. Maybe even outshine you someday, ridge. And you want to put me back in my place just as fast as you can.

Ridge: Thorne, I really do miss you. Is that so hard to believe?

Thorne: You miss the way things were, Ridge. You miss being the undisputed champ. Things changed, here, tonight. You know what, you can't imagine what it felt like to have dad walk up to me on that stage tonight, look me in the eye with tears in his eyes, and say what he had to say. That he finally saw my potential, and he acknowledged it. Ridge, you had that your whole life. Even when you weren't at Forrester, the focus was still on you. And I was on the outside. You know, I hope you never have to feel what that's like.

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Nick: Help me out here, 'cause I think I might have missed something along the way.

Felicia: What, you mean, when my father was up on stage with Thorne?

Nick: Yeah. Why was that such a big deal?

Felicia: Well, because, it was something that should've happened a long time ago. But it couldn't, because of ridge. You know, Ridge has always been number one in my father's eyes. Only tonight, for the first time, my father opened his eyes to Thorne. He recognized how much thorne was capable of.

Nick: No. What you're both capable of.

Felicia: I can't help but wonder, though, if it will last. Was my father just getting caught up in the moment? You know, I mean, are we going to wake up tomorrow and Ridge is going to be front and center again, and Thorne and I are going to be on the sidelines? Just the way it's always been.

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Ridge: Where is everyone?

Megan: If you mean your mom and dad, they went to find Thorne.

Ridge: Why?

Megan: You know, I don't know. Darla was here, and --

Ridge: Oh, Darla. She probably took them back to the showroom so they could ooh and aah over Thorne's triumph some more.

Megan: Come on, ridge. Be honest, don't tell me you didn't get a little choked up seeing Thorne and your dad on that runway together.

Ridge: Don't get me wrong. I'm very happy for my little brother. He managed to pull together a few nice designs. Everyone knows my father's and my designs stole the show.

Megan: Yeah, and thank goodness, or else, I don't know, maybe Eric might've jumped ship and joined Thorne over at spectra.

Ridge: Oh, that's very cute. Cute. Like dad would ever leave Forrester. Or break up the winning team, right? Besides, everybody knows we've never been closer. Nothing or no one can ever come between us.

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Eric: You've got to know that took one hell of a nerve.

Thorne: Challenging Forrester?

Eric: Challenging me. Your father. On my own runway, no less. But then I guess maybe I had it coming.

Thorne: You mean the conversation we had in the office the other day?

Eric: Yes. Yes, I do. A lot of that was pretty hard for me to hear. I hear you. Now I want you to hear me. I wasn't expecting any of what I saw here tonight. I thought that you were going to be disappointed once again. And that I was going to be disappointed for you. I've always underestimated you, haven't I? I never saw in you what you saw in yourself, which is a man who, given half the chance, could accomplish anything he set his mind to. But that's why you issued this challenge, hmm? I mean, time and time again, you've tried to show me that, and time and time again I was always looking someplace else. I was looking elsewhere. I was looking at another son. How does a father apologize for that? How the hell am I going to be able to tell you how sorry I am? But that's not what you want. That's not what you're looking for, is it? An apology. What you're looking for is what you've tried to get so hard, you've fought so hard to get from me all these years, and you never have. And that's my respect. That's what the challenge was about. Why you tried so hard so that you could finally, finally have your father look you in the eye and say, "you got it, son. You've got my respect." Well, you do. You do have my respect. Because you earned it. And you deserve it. You always will.

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 Nick: You really think that? You really think that all this excitement today, the whole buzz, everything just disappears and it goes back to normal?

Felicia: Well, that's the way it's always been. Ridge front and center. I mean, I can't imagine the spotlight shifting to one of the other Forrester siblings. Then again --

Nick: Maybe it already has.

Felicia: Oh, what, my parents' obsession with Ridge is finally over?

Nick: Maybe it's headed that way.

Felicia: I don't know, Nick. My mother has made a career of interfering in Ridge's personal life.

Nick: What about your father?

Felicia: My father has made sure that his number one son has gotten every advantage professionally.

Nick: And the rest of you just got overlooked.

Felicia: I don't think that was intentional. But tonight, seeing my father embrace Thorne on that stage, and have him say in front of all those people how honored he was to be on stage with him. Maybe it's possible. You know, maybe Thorne is finally going to get everything that he has so desperately wanted for so many years.

Darla: My god, Stephanie, Rhorne has waited to hear this his entire life.

Stephanie: I know, honey. I know.

Eric: Look, Thorne, I'm just realizing now how -- how it's been for you and for your sisters all these years, to have me be so preoccupied with Ridge.

Thorne: Dad, you don't have to --

Eric: No, no. Please. Why don't you let me try to -- let me try to say, I admit to you and to myself that I -- that I neglected you, and I admit that I know how and why it happened. I didn't mean to. That's no excuse. There's no excuse for it. I take full responsibility. But that's all over now. This whole thing, the favoritism, that's finished now. That's all in the past. Do you hear me, son? I'm telling you right now, all these feelings of yours of being overlooked, you're never going to have those feelings from me again. Never again. And from what I saw on the stage here tonight, everything I saw just proves to me how much you deserve, how much you have always deserved my support and my encouragement. My admiration. God, I just wish it would have happened sooner. If I had given you the attention and the time that I gave to Ridge. But that didn't stop you, did it? It just never will. You showed us so much strength and so much determination, and so much talent, my god, I -- I had no idea that you had this kind of talent, until now. I love you, son. I love you so much.

Thorne: I love you, too, Dad. I love you, too.

Eric: My son. Our son.

Stephanie: Mm-hmm.

Eric: Our only son.

[ Ridge reflecting ]

Only son.

Only son.

Only son.

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