The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Thursday 5/19/05
Proofread by Becky
Ridge: Taylor hasn't changed a bit, has she?
Stephanie: No, she hasn't. I mean, to have endured so much. And to have no anger and no bitterness in you, it's --
Ridge: She's the same woman that I fell in love with, mother. Everything she's ever believed, all of her optimism towards life, she's put it all into practice. It's amazing.
Stephanie: It's so wonderful for the children to have her back. To have that great warmth and strength, I mean -- they've suffered so much.
Ridge: Yeah, we all have, believe me.
Stephanie: I didn't realize that until today. I mean, I didn't truly realize how much we'd lost, and how much pain we had endured. I told Taylor something. I told her that when I thought that she had died -- I lost my faith. I couldn't believe that god would take someone so moral and so decent from you and from the children. I was so angry. And I was so heartbroken. But then seeing her today, I -- I felt like it was a miracle that she'd been brought back to us, and I -- I felt like my faith had been restored. That the family had been made whole again.
Ridge: To see Taylor now with her kids is so amazing.
Stephanie: It is amazing. It is. It's a gift from god, I think. And now the children can -- the children can heal again. Put that pain, that suffering behind them. She's back where she belongs with her family. And with everyone that really loves her.
Taylor: Thank you so much, Bridget. I want you to know how much I appreciate everything you did for the children while I was gone. Stephanie told me what a critical role you played and -- helping them deal with their loss. And how you helped them not to give up faith in goodness and god.
Bridget: You know the time in this house after you were gone was -- it was really, really hard. It was hard on the kids and it was really hard on Ridge. We all were really hurting. Every one of us felt your loss, Taylor.
Taylor: Well, thank god I'm back.
Bridget: When I missed you the most, I would -- I would think about what -- what you would be doing if you were here. And I knew you would be reaching out to people and helping them, 'cause you -- you tried saving the world, one person at a time. You know, you motivated me to follow in your footsteps and -- I'm studying medicine.
Taylor: I am so glad to hear that, Bridget. You'll make a wonderful doctor.
Bridget: I don't know if I'll be as talented as you are, but I do really want to help people.
Taylor: You already have. And if you need help with anything at all or you have a question, you better ask.
Bridget: I will. Its just motivation enough that you're back. I know that one day I'm going to be telling a patient that feels like they're in a hopeless situation that I know an amazing woman that battled back from death and fought so hard to come back to her family.
Taylor: I just can't tell you how happy I am that you're going after your dreams.
Bridget: I just can't imagine what you went through. For being so far away from your family and everybody that loved you so much.
Taylor: Well, we don't have to cry anymore. I'm here. With Ridge and my children. And I am never going to ever leave again.
Taylor: I just feel so badly that I ruined your wedding day.
Bridget: Oh, no, no, no, you didn't ruin it. You just postponed it. And now that I know that you were there -- I consider your presence such a blessing.
Taylor: Nick's a lucky guy.
Bridget: Oh. He's incredible. The guy's been really, really wonderful through all of this. So supportive.
Taylor: From what I hear, he's quite an adventuresome soul.
[ Bridget laughs ]
Bridget: He is! He's just been all over the world and -- he's done so many different things.
Taylor: And now he wants you to join him. So you can have your life's adventure together. Sounds like he loves you very much.
Bridget: He does. Oh, it's so good to have you back.
[ Bridget sighs ]
Taylor: Brooke, you've raised quite an amazing daughter here.
Brooke: Bridget's really becoming her own woman.
Bridget: Where have you been?
Brooke: Oh, I had to pick up a few things at the office.
Bridget: Oh, is there anything that I can do to help you?
Brooke: No, honey. I don't need anything. I think you should be spending some time with Nick.
Bridget: Actually, you're probably right. He still considers this time "the honeymoon."
Taylor: Well, go have a wonderful adventure then.
Bridget: Okay. It's so good to see you. I'll see you later.
Brooke: Have a good time with Nick.
Bridget: Oh, thanks, mom. I love you.
Brooke: I love you, too.
[ Door closes ]
Taylor: Bridget's grown into a beautiful young woman. Nick really seems to make her happy.
Brooke: Yes, he does. This is really a special time for Bridget.
Taylor: Well, I'll leave you down here alone, and I'll go get ready before the kids come back from Ojai.
Brooke: Please stay. There's a few things that I'd like to discuss with you.
Stephanie: I'm sorry I ever doubted you. But, I mean -- you were insisting that you had seen Taylor. That -- that combined with your past behavior this year. The terrible fights that you had with Eric and with Thorne and -- and what happened with Bridget. I'm sorry, I just -- if I had just realized that you were still grieving for Taylor, I mean -- I might have found a different way to deal with you.
Ridge: Well, we all did the best we could, didn't we, mother?
Stephanie: Taylor was such a stabilizing force in your life. It makes you wonder, doesn't it? What it had been like if she'd been here these past few years, you know, had been here with you.
Ridge: Taylor has always been an amazingly positive influence in my life.
Stephanie: More so I think than anyone realized. She grounded you. And she did it so effortlessly as she did most things in her life. She was a real gift to this family. You were a very different person when you were with her. You know that? I was so proud of you. The integrity, the stability that she brought -- well, she's back. And now you can heal. The whole family can heal.
Brooke: I went by a real estate office on my way home from work today, and I picked up a bunch of magazines and brochures on houses that are available in this area. And I really wanted you to see this one. It's really nice.
Taylor: Oh, it's lovely.
Brooke: Yeah, it has a pool.
Taylor: I'm a little surprised, but thank you.
Brooke: Taylor, it is a blessing that you're back -- but it's not without complication. Now, I think if we really try, we might be able to find a way.
Taylor: Are the houses near? Obviously that's very important.
Brooke: I told the real estate agent that it has to be close to this house. I mean, there's no need for the children to be far away.
Taylor: It's good to know that we're on the same wavelength.
Brooke: We all want what's best.
Taylor: Yes. Yes, we do. Brooke, I just want you to know how appreciative I am of how gracious you've been about all this. I mean, I know if it were me in your position I can't imagine how difficult this would all be.
Brooke: It's not really that difficult. All I think about are the children and what's best for them, what they need, then everything's clear.
Taylor: Well, I realize while I've been gone that this house has become your home.
Brooke: I'm so relieved to hear you say that. That you understand.
Taylor: Yes, I do. That's why I want you to take as much time as you need to find the right house for you to move into.
Brooke: Actually, I was thinking it would be you, Taylor, who would be moving into another house.
Taylor: Does Ridge know about this? Did he suggest that you contact the real estate agent to find me a house?
Brooke: No. No, we didn't really have time to discuss it. I just assumed -- I was only trying to help.
Taylor: Yes, of course.
Brooke: I know that you and Ridge decided to have Phoebe and Ssteffy come back from boarding school. I was only trying to think of an arrangement that might be best for the children.
Taylor: Well, Brooke, I appreciate the gesture, but I really do that think ridge should be a part of any of these kind of discussions.
Hope: Hi, lady.
Taylor: Hello. Well, you must be Hope. Hi.
Brooke: What do you have here? Oh. Did you draw this?
Hope: All by myself.
Brooke: Well, I think it's perfect.
Hope: Mommy, where's daddy?
Brooke: Daddy? He's not home yet. But when he gets home, I'm gonna make sure that he sees this.
Brooke: Now why don't you run along and ask Catherine to give you a bath? And I'll be there soon. And when daddy gets home, I'm gonna make sure he comes and gives you a great big kiss. She loves to draw. Ridge has been helping her. He's been having a lot of fun. And she's working on her shading.
Taylor: May I see? Yeah. And the way she's drawn him -- I can see that she loves him very much.
Taylor: He obviously has a very strong presence in her life.
Brooke: That's why I'm asking you to move out, Taylor. Hope and R.J. -- They need to be with their father.
Stephanie: How is Brooke handling all of this?
Ridge: Well, she's shocked like the rest of us. But she's happy for Taylor, and she's happy for the children.
Stephanie: There's no doubt that Brooke has been a wonderful influence -- a positive influence in the children's lives. But honey, now that their mother is back, Brooke's role has got to change.
Ridge: Mother, no decisions have been made, all right? Let's not take this incredible blessing and turn it into a tragedy.
Stephanie: Well, I don't want to do that. I want you to enjoy every moment of it. But I think you have to start looking ahead to the decisions that are going to have to be made. Well, you're living in the same house, under the same roof with two women -- each one of them thinks that they're your wife.
Ridge: I didn't plan it like this, you know.
Stephanie: Well, I know you didn't. But things have to be settled out, don't they? The children are watching this situation. I mean, Hope and R.J. Are too young to understand what's going on, but the girls and tom -- they're watching everything that you do. This is a very critical time in your life. And you cannot afford to make a mistake.
Ridge: Mother, I'm very aware there are some serious issues to talk about.
Stephanie: And are you aware of how painful it must be for Taylor to have found out that you remarried?
Ridge: Yes, of course. I know how difficult this is for her. It's difficult for all of us.
Stephanie: I think Taylor is capable of getting past this marriage with Brooke, if you don't do anything foolish.
Ridge: What are we talking about now?
Stephanie: A second chance. Don't do something foolish. Don't let a lapse of judgment, where Brooke is concerned -- and Brooke can be very sexy. Don't let that keep you from the opportunity of putting your family together again.
Ridge: What does Brooke's sexuality have to do with any of this?
Stephanie: Honey, we've all lost so much. But you -- you have the most to gain. This is your home with Taylor. This is a second chance that you have -- to have a life with her. Understand what that means. This is a rare opportunity to put your family together again. Be smart. Take that opportunity that is right in front of you and grab hold of it.
Brooke: Please, Taylor, believe me. I am so glad that you've returned. It's an incredible blessing for everybody -- for so many people. For Steffy and Pheobe -- they finally have their mother back. And Thomas -- he missed you terribly. And I know how hard this is on you. You think it's only been a couple of months, when really it's been years. I'm sorry that you've missed so much.
Taylor: I realize a lot of time has passed. Steffy and Phoebe are beautiful and grown up. And Thomas is practically a man. And now there's R.J and Hope -- and I can see how much Ridge loves them.
Brooke: Ridge is their father. I know this seems so unfair.
Taylor: It is unfair. To the children, to Ridge. It's unfair to you. It's unfair to me. I guess it's how we deal with it that matters now, right?
Brooke: I don't want to shut you out of anybody's life. I wouldn't even dream of it. But you have to understand -- this is my family now.
Taylor: And Ridge is your husband.
Brooke: That's right. We've really made a home for ourselves here. And your children -- they've grown up. They've become so independent. Thomas is going to go to college soon. And Pheobe and Steffy -- they're teenagers. But Hope and R.J. -- They are still so young. And they need to grow up with their father. And you as a psychiatrist, you know how important those early child developmental years are.
Brooke: I know that you want to be close to your children. And you can stay here for as long as you want. But you have to respect the fact that Ridge and I have a family now.
Taylor: I do respect your family, Brooke.
[ Taylor sighs ] I really need to know how ridge feels about this. I just can't imagine making this decision without him. Do you believe this is what he wants?
Brooke: I think that Ridge is confused right now. But he's very loyal to everybody. And to his own feelings. But you could save everybody so much torment.
Taylor: Everyone but me.
Brooke: Taylor. I hate to put you in this position. You're a kind and decent person. And everything that you've been through, my god, I could only imagine. But now I'm going to appeal to your kindness and to your decency. Please, Taylor, respect the home. Respect the family that Ridge and I have created. And don't rob R.J. And Hope of their father.
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