B&B Transcript Tuesday 11/30/04 [an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Tuesday 11/30/04

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By Boo
Proofread by Becky

Ridge: Come in.

Stephanie: Is it safe?

Ridge: Don't worry, I've calmed down.

Stephanie: So there'll be no more angry exits and slamming your father?


Hector: Sam?

Samantha: Hey. You're home early.

Hector: Yeah, well, I got Harriman to cover for me. I picked Jimmy up at school and dropped him off at Austin's house.

Samantha: So does that mean we're all alone?

Hector: Completely. So, you -- are you working from here today?

Samantha: Mm. Well, I was.

Hector: Am I bothering you?

Samantha: A lot.

Hector: Well I'll just get out of your hair, then.

Samantha: Mm-mm. Don't you dare.


[ Knock on door ]

Thomas: You wanted to see me?

Eric: Thomas, good, come in. Have a seat.

Thomas: Uh, yeah. This sounds serious.

Eric: Not at all. In fact, I think you're gonna like this.

Thomas: Then why aren't you smiling?

Eric: Just something I had to deal with earlier. Nothing for you to worry about.

Thomas: Has to do with my dad and Uncle Thorne, doesn't it? I heard you guys had a meeting.

Eric: Yes, and it fell to me to make kind of a tough call.

Thomas: It's not easy being CEO, is it?

Eric: You just have to know what you believe in, and then fight for it.

Thomas: That's what you did today?

Eric: Yes. I think my decision may have been a little controversial, but I stand by it.

[ Knock on door ]

Caitlin: Oh, I'm sorry. Megan said that you were waiting for me. I can come back later --

Eric: No, Caitlin, not at all. Please come in. Close the door. Come on, have a seat. I want to talk to both of you.

Thomas: Why? What's going on?

Eric: I have a project I'd like both you to work on.

Thomas: Together?

Eric: Yes, that's what teamwork normally means. Yes, together. And if you have any objections to this, you need to just keep that to yourselves, because I'm the boss, and what I say goes.


Ridge: I'm not firing anyone, Mother. I'm just submitting a proposition to the board.

Stephanie: You're asking us to fire your father and install you in his place.

Ridge: I'm asking you to appoint him CEO emeritus.

Stephanie: That's just a polite way to say that he's out.

Ridge: No, he's not out, Mother. He's never out. This company is his baby. And he will always have a place here if he wants it. In fact, I'm going to have him doing double duty. He's going to design the most ambitious collection we've ever had.

Stephanie: But as far as executive and financial decisions are concerned, he won't be making those.

Ridge: I think, considering his last decision, it's a better choice to put that power somewhere else.

Stephanie: And all because he told your brother that he can use his own name on the Spectra logo?

Ridge: Our name, Mother. Our name. "Spectra Couture by Thorne Forrester" is trademark infringement.

Stephanie: Your brother has every right to promote himself.

Ridge: Not legally, he doesn't. And not at our expense. We've worked too long and too hard to keep this company on solid ground, mother, and I'm not going to let Thorne to threaten that -- Thorne, or anyone else.

Stephanie: Including your father?

Ridge: If that's what it takes to secure our future, then it's time for dad to step down.


Samantha: Who knew that telecommuting had so many advantages?

Hector: You ought to stay home more often.

Samantha: Mm-hmm.

Hector: This is the life, huh?

Samantha: Mm. You know, there's always room for a few improvements.

Hector: If you're referring to a certain wedding date, we can put that back on track again, now that we don't have to worry about Caty. Hmm?

Samantha: I'm glad to hear that she's doing better.

Hector: Well, she's still -- she's still licking her wounds, but, yeah, for the most part. You haven't talked to her about it?

Samantha: Well, I tried. But, obviously, she's still more comfortable talking to you.

Hector: Well, she's had a lot of practice.

Samantha: I know. And I know as time goes on, she'll come to me more and more.

Hector: It's difficult for you, huh? Being the new kid on the block?

Samantha: Yeah. Sometimes I do feel that way. More than sometimes, actually.

Hector: Hey, you know you're one of the gang on game night now.

Samantha: I know. But you all have your routines, and I'm still just looking for a permanent place for my blow dryer.

Hector: We'll make room.

Samantha: What if we didn't have to? What if we had room for everything and everyone? And everyone felt at home? Like, here, for instance.

Hector: Wait a minute. You aren't saying --

Samantha: Oh, it's such a beautiful house.

Hector: I'm sure it is, Sam.

Samantha: Just think about it. There'd be no waiting for the bathroom, and we could fit a computer in Jimmy's room.

Hector: Samantha, I can't afford a place like this.

Samantha: But I can. It'll be my wedding gift to you. To all of us. What do you say? You want to move?


Thomas: Did grandma put you up to this, to test my loyalty to Amber?

Eric: Absolutely not. I'm CEO around here. I'm not a matchmaker. But if your grandmother had put me up to this, you would pass with flying colors, right?

Thomas: Right.

Eric: Good. Let's get down to business.

Caitlin: Marketing research?

Eric: Yes, on the Ingenue line. I want you to pick up where Rick left off.

Thomas: Sure. But I don't exactly have any experience in this type of thing.

Eric: You're young, and you know what appeals to your generation. That's all the experience you need.

Caitlin: You want us to figure out the best way to sell Ingenue to kids our age?

Eric: Exactly. What avenues could we be using that we're not taking advantage of now? Say, the internet, text-messaging --

Thomas: Think outside the box?

Eric: Yes, you seem to have an affinity for that. Now, couple that with Caitlin's creativity and her knowledge of the line, we should be able to reach out to a whole new set of clientele.

Caitlin: Oh, sounds like fun.

Eric: Yeah.

Thomas: And challenging. You know, I might need an expense account to schmooze the research subjects.

Eric: You're a real operator, aren't you? Just like your dad.

Thomas: So, is that a "yes"?

Eric: We may be able to come up with something.

Thomas: You're a man of true vision, Grandpa. We're lucky to have you around here.


Stephanie: And this, from the boy who worshiped his father.

Ridge: I still do. It's because I do that I want to save the legacy that he built.

Stephanie: You think this is the way to do it?

Ridge: Mother, I was on the road, remember? I heard the confusion. People don't know where our company stops, and Thorne's begins. We have to make a very clear distinction now between us and Spectra. That's all there is to it.

Stephanie: Your father understands that.

Ridge: Well, he might. But he doesn't seem to have the wherewithal to make it happen.

Stephanie: Oh, really? Why is that? Because he's all of a sudden become befuddled?

Ridge: Because doing what's best for Forrester means turning his back on Thorne. Dad is not willing to do that, obviously.

Stephanie: That's not your call to make, Ridge.

Ridge: Yeah, well there's really nothing more to talk about, because I've been left with no other choice.


Hector: Thanks, but no thanks.

Samantha: You won't even discuss it?

Hector: You buying us a house for us? That's completely out of the question.

Samantha: Why?

Hector: It just is, that's why.

Samantha: Well, that's a very good explanation. What, is this some kind of male pride thing? A woman isn't supposed to provide for her family?

Hector: Hey, I've got no problem with you being a breadwinner.

Samantha: Just not the main breadwinner.

Hector: I don't care who makes more than who. The kids are the most important thing to me, okay? And I'm not gonna uproot them. Especially when things are finally settling down for them.

Samantha: Caty and Jimmy are resilient. They might see moving as a great adventure.

Hector: Really? What's so great about moving away from their friends, hmm? Or from their community?

Samantha: Hector, Beverly Hills is a great community.

Hector: Oh, yeah. Where everybody lives behind huge gates, and nobody even knows each other.

Samantha: That's not true. I grew up right next to the Forresters. We couldn't have been closer.

Hector: All the more reason for us to stay right here.

Samantha: And what's that supposed to mean?

Hector: Samantha, don't you think those people have had enough influence in our life as it is? And you're talking about moving right around the corner from them?

Samantha: "Those people" have always treated me like one of their own. "Those people" have given Caitlin a great opportunity.

Hector: They have turned our daughter's world upside-down, and they nearly caused her to forget her values. Values that she learned right here! Now, if you want to talk about adding on to this house or finding a bigger place nearby, fine.

Samantha: Hector, who knows when there'll be a house on the market in this neighborhood? And in the meanwhile, I'm supposed to just suck it up and pretend like I don't feel like a stranger in my own house?

Hector: All I can tell you is that we're not leaving here for some mansion in Beverly Hills. Okay? I was born in this neighborhood, and I'm gonna die in this neighborhood.

Samantha: Yes, that's very clear. I've changed my mind. I'm gonna work at the office.

[ Samantha scoffs ]


Stephanie: Has Brooke agreed to vote with you on this?

Ridge: She will. She knows this is the right move to make.

Stephanie: This is a rash decision, and you're doing it because you think your father's feelings for you have changed.

Ridge: It has nothing to do with it.

Stephanie: Oh, yes, it does. You heard him say to Thorne that he's our only son, and you're using that. You're using that as an excuse not to let your father's decision stand.

Ridge: Mother, if you believe that, you're being as unobjective about this as dad is.

Stephanie: Ridge, it's going to take a lot more than the Forrester name on the spectra marquis to bring this company down.

Ridge: You've convinced yourself of that, mother, because you had to. Making Thorne happy has allowed you to finally feel like you're being a good mother. Well, you know what? You've always been a good mother, regardless of what Thorne says. And dad has been a great father. I hate that the two of you even question that. And I hate that he's racked all this guilt on top of you guys, where you can't even see straight anymore.

Stephanie: But you can.

Ridge: Yes, I can. I see a company I love floundering, completely in need of a leader. And I see two people that I've always been devoted to torn in half. And I see the way to fix it. So why don't you just let me do what I need to here? Let me help you.


Thomas: I've got it.

Caitlin: Okay.

Thomas: The Forrester beach volleyball competition. Misty May and Holly Mcpeak in Forrester bikinis.

Caitlin: And I'm sure you'll have to personally supervise that photo shoot?

Thomas: Well, I'd want to make sure everything came off perfectly.

Caitlin: I bet you would.

Thomas: I'm gonna have to really thank Rick for going to Paris. Oh, I'm sorry.

Caitlin: That's okay.

Thomas: It still hurts, doesn't it?

Caitlin: You want to know what the worst part is right now? Feeling like such an idiot for being so wrapped up in him. I mean, I practically had our whole lives planned out.

Thomas: The dude was all over you. No wonder you thought he was serious.

Caitlin: I should've listened to my dad. I mean, he was right. Rick and I really were in different places. At least he and I never --

Thomas: Yeah. That was probably smart.

Caitlin: This way, it'll really mean something. You know, when the right guy does come along.

Thomas: Are you ready for that?

Caitlin: For what?

Thomas: For the right guy to come along?

Caitlin: You know, actually, it's kind of nice not to think about it for a while.

Thomas: You know what they say -- it's when you're not looking that the right person shows up. I mean, hey, it happened with me. There was amber. Just when I was ready to hate all women for the rest of my life.

Caitlin: Thomas, it was me you hated.

Thomas: "Hate" may have been an exaggeration.

Caitlin: Well, whatever it was you felt, I don't blame you. It was pretty awful to let you find out about Rick and me the way I did. Thomas, I'm so sorry.

Thomas: Don't let it get to you. I'm over it. You know, the things that seemed so important back then just don't matter now. I'm not a kid anymore.

Caitlin: I know. I know. But it's not because of that. It's because you have been through so much in your life, and instead of taking it out on the world, you've turned into this super guy.

Thomas: Super? You think I'm super?

Caitlin: So does your grandfather. I mean, when he was talking to you this morning, it's like he could imagine you in charge of the company one day.

Thomas: I know. There's just many other things to do.

Caitlin: Like draw comics?

Thomas: Or video games.

Caitlin: Thomas, these are amazing. Do your dad and grandpa know how well you draw?

Thomas: No. And you're not going to tell them.

Caitlin: But these are --

Thomas: They're just gonna try to get me to start designing. And I don't know if that is what I want. I mean, watching what's been going on around here -- you know, they call this a family business, but lately, it's been anything but.


Eric: So you're saying that hector wouldn't even hear you out?

Samantha: Hector is just happy where he is. He has everything he needs.

Eric: And you don't.

Samantha: I thought it would be such a nice change from the empty house that I grew up in. But it's such a different world.

Eric: So it's a square peg in a round hole?

Samantha: Yeah. Hector and the kids, you know, they have memories there. They have things that they can talk about, laugh about. And I always feel like I came late to the joke. Oh, and, Eric, the closets in this place. I mean, who was the architect? Mini-me? Barbie couldn't fit her wardrobe in those matchboxes.

Eric: You know what you need?

Samantha: A real estate agent.

Eric: No. You need an instant fix of 90210. Now, come on.

Samantha: Oh, no. No, no, Eric. I'm -- you're in the middle of your designs.

Eric: I have an employee who is in dire need of some pampering.

Samantha: Oh, but -- okay.

Eric: It's the part of my job I like. Come on.


Stephanie: I guarantee you, this will make matters worse.

Ridge: How? I'll be leveling the playing field here. Thorne and I will be in charge of our respective companies, and dad won't be forced to choose one of us over the other.

Stephanie: You'll break his heart.

Ridge: Dad loves designing, not the day-to-day grind of running a business.

Stephanie: Are you forgetting how much it meant to him when we got control of the company again? When we made him CEO again? My god, he was thrilled. You want to take that away from him?

Ridge: I don't want to.

Stephanie: Then don't.

Ridge: I don't have a choice.

Stephanie: Yes, you do!

Ridge: Well, what if the whole place collapses around him, then?

Stephanie: Well, then it collapses. He built the company. It's his decision to make!

Ridge: Okay, Mother, you see somebody in the path of an oncoming car, and you know there is something you can do to prevent it. What do you do? Do you just turn, and look away? I can't do that.

Stephanie: He's not ready to go.

Ridge: Mother, I promise you I will do everything I can to make dad know that he's still as valued as he ever was. Whatever he wants, he will get.

Stephanie: Except his dignity. My god, do you think he can walk into this building, this company that he built? Do you think that he'll be able to look at his employees, the people that he's hired and worked with, and know that they know that his son forced him out? You'll kill him. Do you understand? You'll kill your father.  

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