B&B Transcript Friday 1/7/05

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Friday 1/7/05

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Nick: And here we are, at the bridge of "The S.S. Marone." A little worse for wear, but ready for you to take the helm.

Ridge: Well, come on, go on, she's all yours.

Massimo: It's good to be back.

Nick: You were missed.

Massimo: You did a hell of job keeping this ship afloat, Dominick. You saw to it that your father's legacy would continue even if I didn't. Oh, I could not have asked for a better captain.

Nick: Well, let's hold off on the compliments 'til you see what I left you with here. There could be a few leaks, but nothing that you can't right.

Massimo: Well, then let's hoist anchor and take off.

Nick: Aye, aye, sir.

Ridge: Your crew members are ready for duty.

Shelley: Welcome back.

Employee: Welcome back.

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Heather: Drink up, Deacon. Happy hour's just begun.

Jackie: What was that for?

Deacon: It's for being the most incredible woman in the entire world.

Jackie: Oh, is that all?

Deacon: That and for believing me when I said I would never take another sip of alcohol again.

Jackie: Well, you've proven it, haven't you? I mean, you've been sober for so long, you've resisted temptation --

Deacon: That's what it's all about. It's this temptation thing.

Jackie: Darling, I've never said you'd be tempted. But all of it -- the demons, the self-destruction that you've talked about, it's in the past. You've got to believe me.

Deacon: See, I want to believe it. I do. But I can't help but get the feeling that there's something I'm missing here. You know? There's something I'm not seeing, some reason why I suddenly got the desire to take a drink again. I don't know.

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Samantha: Eric, what do you think about this neckline?

Caitlin: I went with the halter instead of the v, and mom suggested the crystals.

Eric: You did, huh? That's a good call, Sam. Very good.

Samantha: I'll get the hang of this yet.

Eric: Come on, you're both doing fine. Now, look, this company took a big hit when Ridge left, and you stepping in to help us out, I really appreciate it.

Samantha: We'll see if you still say that after the previews.

Stephanie: Eric's right, you'll do just fine.

Eric: Look, we may be missing a key player around here, but Forrester has not lost its stride. Now, let's get out there and knock 'em dead today.

Thomas: All right, all right, you heard the man. Let's put some muscle into it! We've got a deadline to meet!

Caitlin: Um, will you go down to the sewing room, and tell them to make this dress for me? Thank you.

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Stephanie: Why do I get the feeling that you're having a little trouble believing your own pep talk?

Eric: Because I am. You haven't seen this, have you? Spectra's latest ad --

Stephanie: Oh. Wow. Thorne's name is twice as large as anything else on the page.

Eric: Mm-hmm. It's all Sally's doing, of course, and I put a stop to it. But you have to wonder how much juice they got out of this before I saw it.

Megan: Eric, here are the latest sales figures. They just came in.

Eric: Thank you, Megan.

Thomas: Ah! We've been waiting for those. What do they say, Grandpa?

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Sally: All right. We've got t-minus 60 seconds and counting. Bob is gonna pull up the weekly sales report from the fax machicine, and he is going to print up the new graph even as we speak. After which he is going to whisk his way over here with it.

Thorne: We really set the bar with that 23% increase last time.

Clarke: I think we should face the fact that the holiday season is over, and we should brace ourselves for a let-down.

Bob: Here you go, Sally. Hot off the presses.

Sally: All right. Lay it on us, Bob. What's the good word?

Thomas: Well? Don't keep us in suspense.

Stephanie: Is it positive?

Eric: Very. Up 20%.

Stephanie: We haven't had numbers like that in quite a while.

Samantha: Eric, that's wonderful.

Eric: Those aren't our numbers.

Stephanie: Spectra rose up another 20%?

Thomas: Well, what about us? How did we do?

Eric: 5%.

Stephanie: Oh, well, honey, that's perfectly respectable.

Eric: 5% decrease. There's always next week.

Sally: Holy moses, will you look at that? Up another 20%.

[ Everyone cheers ] Thank you, lord. Yes! Bravo, bravo, bravo. All right, now, who is "The little engine that could?"

All: Spectra!

Sally: And who is the big engine that we are leaving in the dust?

Bob: Forrester!

Clarke: Forrester!

Sally: Yes, sir, ladies and gentlemen, we are steaming towards victory, and I would like to thank all of the people who made it possible. Bob and the crew, who shovel the coal in our belly and make us run. Clarke and our brilliant designers, who've transformed this old caboose into the orient express. Bravo! And, of course, Darla, the heart and soul of our company. The clang of our trolley and the ding of our bell.

Darla: Ding?

Sally: Finally -- our conductor -- Thorne -- who made all the difference -- who took a bunch of wayward cars and strung them together into a real railway. We couldn't have done it without you.

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Jackie: Oh. Spectra profits are up again this week.

Deacon: Good for them.

Jackie: And us.

Deacon: Shh, stop it. You're gonna jinx this. All right?

Jackie: I didn't know you were superstitious.

Deacon: It comes from a long life of thinking things are gonna work out one way, and then somehow they manage to turn out a little differently.

Jackie: I think you're feeling sorry for yourself.

Deacon: Maybe.

Jackie: It's not going to happen like that. Not this time.

Deacon: Really? Really? Why not?

Jackie: 'Cause you've changed. You did. You're a strong, grounded, sensible man now.

Deacon: Haven't you heard? I'm a "disaster waiting to happen."

Jackie: You can't let what Massimo thinks get to you, okay?

Deacon: I suppose when you put it that way, a low blow is better than a bullet to the head.

Jackie: Stop. Don't say that.

Deacon: See, now, you're getting superstitious, aren't you?

Jackie: No, I'm just being silly. Actually, Massimo is handling all of this very well.

Deacon: Yeah. Too well, if you ask me.

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Nick: To our fearless leader.

All: Yeah, cheers.

Nick: He has returned.

Massimo: Mm. Ridge, Dominick, thank you. Thank you, all of you. You've made my first day back very sweet. Yes, I have traveled a couple of miles to return to you, but return I have, and with a vengeance! Salud!

All: Here, here.

Nick: Now, all hands --

[ Nick claps his hands ] Back on deck. Let's go.

Ridge: Wouldn't want to wear out the boss's welcome now, would we?

Nick: Long business day.

Massimo: Thank you, all, for coming. Thank you very, very much. You've been wonderful. Ah, my boys, my boys, I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have you here. Both of you.

Ridge: I wouldn't be in any other place right now.

Massimo: Well, we can make that permanent, you know. Your office is exactly the way you left it. All it's doing is waiting for you to sit behind that desk again.

Ridge: I appreciate the offer, but --

Massimo: All right, okay. I got it. I got it. All right? We'll just leave it open-ended. Okay? We'll just leave it at that. I'm a lucky man.

Ridge: Nothing to do with luck. You reap what you sow.

Massimo: Aren't those words to live by. It seems like some people have to learn the hard way.

Nick: I assume you're referring to my mother.

Massimo: I'm afraid poor Jacqueline has some painful lessons ahead of her.

Jackie: Okay. You're absolutely positive that I can't coax you into coming home with me?

Deacon: Mmm, there is nothing I would love more than that, but, honey, I got a ton of work to do before I meet with the marketing guys tomorrow. I'm sorry.

Jackie: All right. Don't work too hard and don't be too late, and keep your strength up, 'cause I'm gonna be waiting for you. Oh, heather.

Heather: Are you going home, Jackie.

Jackie: Yes, I am. Have a good evening.

Heather: Oh, you, too.

Jackie: Oh, I plan on it.

Heather: So, we had a great take today.

Deacon: Great, that's music to my ears. By the way, you make a hell of a protein shake.

Heather: That's music to my ears.

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Ridge: Okay, tell me I'm imagining things.

Massimo: What do you mean?

Ridge: Did you just call the woman who was unfaithful to you "poor Jackie"?

Massimo: Well, let's say that I would take pity on anyone who would come under Sharpe's spell. But the spell's not gonna last. It's inevitable, Deacon is gonna slip. When he does, then Jacqueline will see him for who he truly is.

[ Phone ringing ] Hmm. Will you excuse me a minute?

[ Phone ringing ]

Nick: I gotta go.

Ridge: Have a great day.

Massimo: Yes, you, too. Thank you. Thank you, fellas. Thanks a lot. All right. Did you do what I asked?

Heather: Yes, but so far nothing. No behavior changes, no craving for alcohol.

Massimo: That you've seen. Well, it's time for a test. Here's what I want you to do.

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Eric: 20% is big.

Samantha: Thomas, I think we ought to go ahead and sign off on this one.

Stephanie: Say, what happened to all the enthusiasm we had a few moments ago?

Samantha: I think we just kinda had the wind knocked out of us.

Thomas: And we're not really used to having the competition breathing down our necks.

Eric: It's a little unsettling, I know, but once this new team of ours get cooking, we're gonna bounce right back. You'll see.

[ Phone ringing ] I'll get that.

[ Phone ringing ]

Stephanie: You all right?

Eric: Yeah, yeah. Hello?

Thorne: Dad, hi, it's me.

Eric: Thorne, hello.

Thorne: You've seen the latest sales figures, and I just wanted to say -- actually, I don't know what to say.

Eric: Oh, well, I do. Congratulations, son.

Eric: Hang on a second, will you, Thorne? Give me about ten minutes, everyone. Thank you. Thorne, two substantial increases two weeks in a row. That's more than impressive. It's outstanding. I'm proud of you, son.

Thorne: Thanks, dad. That means a lot. But I want to make sure that you know that my success was never supposed to come at your expense.

Eric: Well, that goes without saying, Thorne. Now, look, you worked hard for this victory. There's no reason to qualify it.

Thorne: But, Dad, I still can't deny that Sally's little stunt with the logo may have played a part in our good numbers.

Eric: Thorne, you assured me that you're gonna put an end to all of Sally's shenanigans, so let's just consider that subject closed. you're victory, all right? I'm proud of you, son. We all are.

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Deacon: Why is this happening again? This is happening again.

Heather: May I help you?

Delivery man: I got a delivery for a Deacon Sharpe.

Heather: He's in the office. Excuse me. Could you do me a favor and move this box for me?

Delivery man: No problem.

Heather: I'll take that. If you could just take it to that storage room right over there. Thanks. You've been a big help. Thanks. You've been a big help.

[ Knock on door ]

Deacon: Yeah, come on in.

Delivery man: Hello.

Deacon: Good timing. I was starting to get hungry. Thanks.

Delivery man: Appreciate it.

Deacon: Yep. What the hell is this?

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Stephanie: Well, that was very gracious of you, giving Thorne his due that way.

Eric: I meant it. I'm happy for him.

Stephanie: But if he were here working with you, side-by-side, you would be happier. And if you could throw Ridge into the mix, that would be just about perfect for you, wouldn't it?

Eric: The golden years of my career --

Stephanie: A very successful career, mister.

Eric: But, without my family, without my sons, is it a success? Or a failure?

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Ridge: Congratulations.

Thorne: You saw the sales report.

Ridge: Yeah, they were admiring it over at Marone.

Thorne: Marone? You going back there?

Ridge: It's Massimo's first day back.

Thorne: Well, good for him.

Ridge: He really thrives on his work. The same way dad does.

Thorne: Are you going to try and make me feel guilty, Ridge? I'm stealing dad's business?

Ridge: You're not stealing anything, Thorne. You've earned your success. You did what I couldn't do. You've transformed spectra. You got world-class designs out of Clarke Garrison and Amber Moore. That's a minor miracle in itself.

Thorne: There was no miracle. They just needed a little support, a little encouragement.

Ridge: Well, I guess you're used to soothing the artistic ego, aren't you? After all the years you spent putting up with mine.

Thorne: I had good training.

Ridge: You're welcome. You've done good things here, Thorne. Proved yourself, your ability. It wasn't supposed to happen this way. It wasn't supposed to happen at spectra.

Thorne: Well, maybe things turned out the way they needed to.

Ridge: I don't know if I believe that. I don't think you believe it either. You should've been able to prove yourself at Forrester. That's the whole reason dad created the company.

Thorne: Well, that's not the way things turned out, Ridge.

Ridge: Because of me? Yeah. I got in your way. I got in your face. I guess I need you to understand that it wasn't about keeping you down. I really believed what I was doing was best for the company, was best for all of us. I think it's pretty clear it wasn't best for the family. You here, me home, dad struggling on his own. It's just not right, Thorne. I created this mess. I admit it. And I want to fix it.

Thorne: How do you intend on doing that, Ridge?

Ridge: You tell me. Tell me what I need to do to get us back on track, Thorne. Get you back where you belong. You want an apology? You got it. You want to be my boss?

Thorne: You're going to take orders from me?

Ridge: Oh, I might argue with you a little. There are things more important to me now than being right, being in charge. You've had to give up on a lifetime dream, 'cause of me. Well, so has dad. I don't feel good about that, Thorne. I don't want it to be that way. I want to change things. I want them right again. Will you help me? This is an opportunity for both of us to do something amazing for the man who raised us, the man who taught us everything we know about life, fashion, family. Can you name a kinder, more gentler man?

Thorne: No.

Ridge: There isn't one. Our father needs us. He needs us right now. He needs his two sons by his side. The way it was meant to be when he envisioned how this company was gonna be. We can make it happen. Brothers united. A family united.

Thorne: I want that, Ridge.

Ridge: All you have to do is leave here and never look back. Let's do it, Thorne. Return home to Forrester together and pay tribute to the finest man there is -- our father. What do you say?

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