The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Monday 6/26/06
Proofread by Becky
Brooke: Honey, I didn't come here to interrogate you.
Bridget: I know that, Mom. But you do have some questions. As do I. I mean, obviously I know how I feel about Dante. But everything else, just seems -- I mean, how can something that feels so right to me, be so wrong for everybody else?
Brooke: Well, you don't have to tell me how complicated love can be. Is that how you really feel? Are you really in love with your sister's fiancÚ?
Stephanie: I can't believe all of this happened on Felicia's wedding day.
Eric: Have you spoken to her this morning?
Stephanie: No, I saw her in the courtyard with the baby earlier, but I just didn't want to bring it all up. I just thought it would make her miserable.
Felicia: Dante. I am so glad you're here.
Dante: Well, I would have come sooner, but I thought it would be best for you to have some space.
Felicia: What's best for me is my husband.
Dante: Look, I'm really sorry about yesterday okay, Felicia? I wish there was a way to explain it and make you understand about --
Felicia: I do.
Dante: What happened yesterday, okay, that's --
Felicia: It's not important. What's important is you're here.
Dante: But we have a lot of stuff to work out.
Felicia: So, I'll take care of it.
Dante: No, I'm the one who caused the mess, and I should be the one to fix it.
Felicia: No, you know what? I have a better idea. Let's just forget it. Move on.
Dante: You can do that?
Felicia: I want to finish it. The sooner, the better.
Dante: I agree.
Felicia: You do?
Felicia: Then, great. Because I called my travel agent, we can be in Italy in a day and a half. And it would so great to see your family again. And they can watch Dino, we can do some traveling. And he would love that because he bonded with them when they were here.
Dante: We're getting ahead of ourselves.
Felicia: The wedding. Right. Don't worry. I will never make you repeat those vows because they were perfect. We can't top that. The way you pledged yourself to us as a family. So, we have already made the commitment, so the ceremony is just a formality, really. We can do it anywhere because we have the license. We can go to Vegas, the justice of the peace -- the important thing is that wherever we do it, Bridget won't be there. Stupid, I don't even know why I brought up her name, because it doesn't matter. What matters is we're moving on together.
[Dino fussing] Oh, you hear that? Somebody is so happy you're here, as happy as I am.
Bridget: Mom, there is just no doubt in my mind. Dante and I can definitely have a life together.
Brooke: Because you love him.
Bridget: Yes. I do. And I've already told you that.
Brooke: How much?
Bridget: Oh, my goodness! You said that this was not going to be an interrogation.
Brooke: Honey, are you prepared to take Dante away from his son?
Bridget: I'm not taking Dante away from his son. Dante is Dino's father. He will always be apart of his life.
Brooke: If he pursues a relationship with you, they won't live together. Now, you've never been the kind of girl to put your needs above everybody elses. Are you willing to do that now?
Felicia: See, I told you daddy was here. We missed you so much, didn't we?
Dante: Oh, I missed you, too. Very much.
Felicia: Oh. At least he's too young to understand what happened yesterday. But the good news is, the next wedding is going to be so much better. Because somebody's going to actually end up getting married.
Dante: Felicia, about these plans you're making --
Felicia: You want to be involved.
Dante: I think we should talk about it.
Felicia: So talk.
Dante: It's not the right time.
Felicia: I don't think we should wait.
Dante: Look, we rushed our first marriage and look how it turned out, huh?
Felicia: So, you feel like I'm rushing you?
Dante: We should stop and get our bearings before we make a decision.
Felicia: I told you. Vegas, the justice of the peace, Italy, I don't care.
Dante: Well, I do. I care about you a lot. And our son. And our family.
Felicia: I know. Dante, I was so angry at Bridget yesterday, I didn't stop to ask myself what she was saying could be true. But then I went home, and I went over everything in my head. What you said in your vows. About how important family is to you. And I realized that what she was saying couldn't be true.
Dante: It's complicated.
Felicia: It doesn't have to be. We can overcome anything.
Dante: Look, you saw me kissing your sister on our wedding day.
Felicia: She saw her last chance to make a move and she took it. But she can't take you away from our son. From me. You wouldn't let her, anyway, that's not the kind of man you are. When you proposed to me, you meant it. When you said those vows yesterday, you meant them. So as far as I'm concerned, nothing else matters.
Dante: I'll be right back.
Bridget: Felicia is going to be so devastated. I know that.
Brooke: You two have gotten very close.
Bridget: And maybe we will be close again, someday.
Brooke: She is your half-sister. She's family.
Bridget: I care about her happiness. I do.
Brooke: But you deserve to be happy, too.
Bridget: And I wasn't when I was in love with a man who loved somebody else.
Brooke: So, you think you're doing Felicia a favor?
Bridget: Yeah, I think she'll be better off. Eventually.
Brooke: And Dino?
Bridget: He will be blessed with two families. One with his mother. And one with Dante and his step-mom.
Brooke: Wait, you want to be married to Dante?
Bridget: Yeah, very much.
Brooke: But Bridget, when he proposed --
Bridget: I know, I know. I turned down the best thing that's ever happened to me. It's the story of my life. I get everything backwards. I say yes to all the wrong things, especially the wrong men. And I say no to happiness. To the life that I would really like. Mom, I have a chance now. To have that life with Dante. And I'm going to take it.
Brooke: If that is what you really want, sweetheart, I'm not going to let anybody stop you.
Stephanie: Dante, could you come here just a moment, please?
Dante: I was just leaving.
Stephanie: This will just take a second, please. Eric and I would like to speak with you. Did you have a chance to speak with Felicia?
Dante: Yes, I did.
Eric: We're very worried about her.
Stephanie: She's not very good at hiding her feelings.
Eric: And what happened yesterday at the wedding was painful. Very painful for her. For all of us.
Dante: I'm really sorry about that, sir.
Eric: So am I, son. But believe me, I sympathize with your dilemma. You have a son with Felicia. And you have feelings for Bridget. Both of my daughters are incredible women. I'm sure you don't want to hurt them anymore than I do.
Dante: No, I don't.
Eric: I understand that you came to Los Angeles to be with Bridget.
Dante: I fell in love with Bridget when we met in Europe.
Eric: And yet, you have made a commitment to Felicia and to your son. A commitment that I'm confident you will respect. I'm going to go to work. I'll see you both, then.
Dante: I should go, too.
Stephanie: No, no, Dante. I want to talk to you.
Dante: You want me to choose Felicia. I get it.
Stephanie: No, you don't. Not if you think there's a choice to be made.
Dante: Well, there is and I'm going to make the right choice, without any complications from you or anyone else.
Stephanie: Bridget's not going to make you happy.
Dante: She already has.
Stephanie: It won't last, Dante. Like mother, like daughter. These two women are not emotionally stable. And it's not Bridget's fault. It's the environment that she was raised in. It's tragic, really. I mean, she has so much potential, and to have this sort of irrational behavior --
Dante: If you're going to stand here in front of me, and bad-mouth Bridget, this conversation is over.
Stephanie: You love her.
Dante: Yes, I do.
Stephanie: Yeah, I understand. She's your ideal. I mean, you've chased the woman halfway around the world. And here she is, about to offer you something that you have wanted for a very long time. But my daughter has something wonderful to offer you as well.
Dante: I care about Felicia very much.
Stephanie: Good. And I care about you. And I don't want you to make the biggest mistake of your life. You'll regret it, I know.
Dante: I don't see Bridget that way.
Stephanie: That's because you don't see the big picture. That picture includes Nick.
Dante: Nick is marrying Brooke.
Stephanie: I think that she will end up with my son.
Dante: That's your opinion.
Stephanie: Yes, of course, it's my opinion. But that's -- she always has. She always ends up with Ridge. If you're in a relationship with Bridget and nick is free, he will become a major issue in your relationship. He's first in Bridget's heart. You can't see that?
Dante: That was in the past.
Stephanie: Yeah, well, the past, history as they say, has a way of repeating itself. Especially with this mother and daughter. She said it to Bridget yesterday. This isn't a game. You don't get do-overs. If you hurt her, you won't get a second chance. If you choose Bridget, Felicia won't take you back. And I think you'll lose the best thing that could ever happened to you in your life.
Bridget: Mom, you have no idea what your support means to me.
Brooke: I just want you to have the life that you want.
Bridget: Thanks. I -- I just don't know if the rest of the family can understand that. I mean, especially Stephanie.
Brooke: Well, like you said, there's no joy in being married to a man who is in love with somebody else. And eventually Felicia and her family will realize that.
Bridget: I am so glad that I did.
Brooke: So your feelings for Nick?
Bridget: You know, Mom, I'm always, always going to care about him. But I understand now that we just don't have a future. Not the way things were, and maybe, we never did have a future together.
Brooke: I'm sorry, honey.
Bridget: No, no. Please don't. I really do understand now what you were trying to do for me. I did it. You know, I was trying to deny my feelings for Felicia's sake.
Brooke: And that just causes a lot more pain, a lot more trouble.
Bridget: Felicia may never forgive me for what I did to her at the wedding. But you know, I still thank god -- I thank god that I woke up. And I finally realized that Dante is the only man for me.
Brooke: And you, you are the only woman for him.
Felicia: Yes. Vegas, or Italy. Oh, oh! And someplace tropical, too. Fiji, the Virgin Islands. It's a really ironic place for a honeymoon, isn't it? Yeah. You know what? Just put together a package with each and I'll have my fiancÚ make the choice. Thanks. Bye.
Stephanie: You planning a trip?
Felicia: I'm planning my wedding.
Dante: Was that your mom?
Dante: You're crying. What's going on?
Bridget: I'm just crying because I'm so happy. You make me so happy. So, so, happy!
Stephanie: So, let me make sure I understand this. You and Dante are planning a wedding?
Felicia: I'm planning it.
Stephanie: But he's going to be there?
Felicia: Yes, mother. Of course, he's going to be there. The point is, Bridget won't be.
[Knock at the door] Excuse me.
Brooke: I just need a minute.
Felicia: Something you want to say to me?
Brooke: Oh, yes.
Felicia: Well, I hope you don't have a problem saying it in front of my mother.
Brooke: No. In fact, that was the person I was going to next.
Stephanie: Hi. Have you had a chance to talk with Bridget?
Brooke: I just left her.
Stephanie: Good. I knew you'd do the right thing.
Brooke: I think I did. Bridget did too.
Felicia: So, she's going to back off?
Brooke: No, I'm not going ask my daughter to deny her feelings for the man that she loves.
Felicia: What feelings, Brooke? When Dante proposed to her, she said no!
Brooke: Look, I'm not here to debate this with you, Felicia. I'm just here to tell you that Bridget is very committed to making a life with Dante.
Stephanie: This is just pure unadulterated selfishness! And you're going to let her do that? Of course you are. Who did she learn it from?
Brooke: I don't make decisions for my children the way you do, Stephanie.
Stephanie: Nobody in your family seems to have the ability to make any decisions. This is so typical of you and of her. First she says yes, then she says no. Then she says yes, then she says no. Gosh, who does it remind me of?
Felicia: Dante doesn't even want her. He knows how mixed up she is. Besides, we have already made plans.
Brooke: Another wedding?
Felicia: We're eloping. And don't ask where, because I don't want your crazy daughter tracking us down. She's delusional, Brooke. And so are you if you think I'm going to let her steal Dante away from me and my son!
Bridget: Well, did you see Felicia?
Dante: I did.
Bridget: How'd it go?
Dante: Well, it didn't. I wanted to tell her about us, but I just couldn't.
Bridget: Hey, look. I mean, it's okay. I understand that this isn't easy. She's my sister. I care about her a lot.
Dante: She's the mother of my son. And she's suffered so much. And then finally things are working out for her. Finally got a man in her life whose committed to her, and Dino could finally have the family he deserves.
Bridget: So, we'll help her understand. We'll do it together.
Bridget: Yeah. What's going on?
Dante: Look, we are talking about ripping Felicia's world apart. Depriving my son the opportunity to be with both of his parents. So, before that happens, you need to be sure.
Bridget: About you?
Dante: No, about yourself. Is this -- us, what you really want?
Bridget: Of course, this is what I really want.
Dante: Because Stephanie feels otherwise.
Dante: Look, Stephanie and your father had a little chat with me before I left Felicia's.
Bridget: Let me guess. They told you that I'll never get over Nick?
Dante: I know how much you loved that guy. I mean, there's a lot at stake here, Bridget. So, before we do anything, I need you to be certain. I need you tell me absolutely, tell me --
Bridget: Nick is never coming back to me.
Dante: What if he did?
Bridget: Look, I don't care what Stephanie said. I don't care what Nick does. All I care about is you. I want you. I want you, now. I know that you're questioning my love for you and you want to know that nothing is ever going to tear us apart. But just know for the rest of my life, all I'm gonna want -- all I'm gonna want is this.
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