The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Tuesday 6/12/07
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Nick: Bridget? What's going on here? You said the baby was fine.
Bridget: Baby's fine. I'm just having a little difficulty getting this out, Nick.
Nick: Okay. Well, let's try to get past the difficulty. And just say it.
Stephanie: I'm just saying that if the jury understood that you had wanted to come forward all along, and that I was the one that kept you from doing it --
Ridge: No, Mother. I made all my own bad decisions, all right. Your sentence, if you insist on having one, is just to help take care of my kids.
Brooke: You keep talking as if you're going to go to prison forever. You know, first-degree murder isn't that easy to prove.
Woman: That's what I'd call our silver lining too. I'm Christine Blair.
Ridge: My mother was just telling me about you.
Christine: You don't sound too thrilled.
Ridge: Well, I'm not so sure even the best attorney can help me now.
Stephanie: Well, do you suppose we could just have a little positive thinking here? Ms. Blair, after all, has an outstanding reputation, and I might add, a national reputation.
Brooke: But your practice isn't here in California?
Christine: Well that's true, but I got my multi-state accreditation working for Newman Enterprises years ago. You must be Brooke. I recognized you, right away. Stephanie's told me so much about you.
Brooke: Yes, she enjoys doing that.
Christine: Is now a good time for us to talk alone?
Ridge: Yes, I -- I'd like the two of them to stay. They know me better than I know myself.
Christine: Okay. How did the indictment go?
Ridge: I plead guilty to -- obstruction of justice.
Stephanie: Which is as much my doing as his.
Christine: Is that something I should hear about?
Brooke: Not at the moment. What's important is that he plead not guilty to murder in the first degree.
Ridge: Look, I can be accountable for a lot of things, but not for that.
Stephanie: What I'm concerned about, Ms. Blair, is the media says that the district attorney's office is determined to somehow make an example of us. You know, that this family is not above the law.
Christine: Whatever public posturing is going on, she wouldn't go for murder one unless she thought it was going to fly. She thinks it will because of your prior conviction.
Brooke: Even if it's something he didn't do?
Christine: The chambers shooting? I -- I thought you confessed.
Ridge: Well, I did.
Stephanie: He did -- because of Brooke.
Christine: Are you saying we can make that prior go away?
Bridget: I made a mistake. It's my place to take responsibility for it.
Taylor: What mistake?
Bridget: I should have never taken your case. For one thing. And, um --
Taylor: Bridget, if you don't want me as a patient --
Bridget: No, Taylor. I wouldn't say that at all.
Dr. Caron: Dr. Forrester --
Nick: We're a little busy in here.
Dr. Caron: I'm sorry. I know. This can't wait.
Bridget: Excuse me.
Dr. Caron: You cannot do what you were about to do in there.
Bridget: Marsha, a mistake was made.
Dr. Caron: We don't know that. I am absolutely certain that the correct donor eggs were in the lab that night.
Bridget: The technician said that he used my mother's eggs --
Dr. Caron: I don't trust technicians. I trust you.
Bridget: I can't honestly say I remember which ones we used either.
Dr. Caron: So why do you want to tell this couple something you're not even sure of yourself? That doesn't strike you as irresponsible? You know, Mr. Marone is your ex-husband. I suggest you examine your motives for wanting to undermine the happy, healthy pregnancy of the woman he's married to now.
Christine: There were no witnesses?
Stephanie: No. Let me explain. Um -- Ridge's wife, ex-wife, actually -- dr. Hayes is a psychiatrist and she's agreed to work with Rick and try and help him to remember the incident. The shooting.
Ridge: She said that?
Brooke: She's willing to try.
Christine: If we can challenge that prior, Tartaro will have a much tougher time proving murder one. But for it to be at all credible, it will have to come from someone who was there.
Stephanie: Well Taylor's an excellent psychiatrist. He'll remember. He better.
Brooke: We have to think about what this could do to him too.
Christine: Speaking of psychiatrists, was Shane McGrath seeing one?
Ridge: I would doubt it. I don't think he could afford one.
Christine: At a clinic maybe? Anyone qualified to speak to his having suicidal tendencies.
Stephanie: I might be able to find that out.
Brooke: How? The records are confidential.
Stephanie: Brooke, I'll do anything I can to help Ridge.
Christine: Well I'm getting the sense that you may have done too much in that vein already. Where was Mr. McGrath living?
Ridge: In his car.
Christine: He could have left a note. Has anyone looked?
Stephanie: It was towed.
Christine: Okay, I'll check the police report. So, one last question. Did you kill Shane McGrath?
Ridge: I might have been responsible for the gun going off --
Christine: No hair-splitting. Just a yes or a no. Consider your sense of what this question means, Ridge. Did you kill Shane McGrath?
Christine: Sounds like we're all on the same page then.
Nick: What does she mean, a mistake? Everything's gone perfectly, and on the first try.
Taylor: I don't think she means that kind of mistake.
Nick: What other mistake would we care about?
Bridget: I know how much Nick wants that child. I want it for him, and for Taylor. I have no hidden agenda.
Dr. Caron: Well, then you know better than anyone what significance it would have for Mrs. Marone to hear that her implanted egg might have been your mother's. Could it cause her to miscarry? Is that something you want to be responsible for? And I don't have to tell you that it could very well mean the end of our in vitro program.
Bridget: I hadn't considered all that.
Dr. Caron: Granted, there were inconsistencies. And we will keep looking into it, I promise you. But you've got to trust yourself. You're thorough, you're well trained, you're an excellent doctor. You didn't halt the procedure because there was no reason to.
Guard: Mr. Forrester to see you.
Rick: My father asked me if I'd been to see you. I couldn't come up with a good reason why I hadn't. We're not brothers, but we are something. So I think we'd better figure out how to stand each other.
Ridge: I agree. Things haven't always been bad between us, Rick.
Rick: I'm glad you remember it that way. I don't.
Ridge: Yeah, well that may change. Once a month, every month.
Taylor: Okay, all right. I'll be there as soon as I can, Stephanie. No, it's none of your business where I am. I'll be there. Okay.
Nick: What the hell does she want?
Taylor: Oh, it's a -- professional matter.
Nick: Ha! They're finally going to commit her.
Taylor: Can I ask you to do something, because you love me so much?
Nick: I'm very suspicious when a question starts that way.
Taylor: I think I know what's going on with Bridget and -- I think it would be easier if I talk to her without you here.
Nick: Well this is about our child.
Taylor: Yeah, but you have to trust me on this. Okay? Let me just talk to her. And I'll tell you everything after we're done.
Bridget: I'm sorry for the interruption.
Nick: No, no. No problem. I've got to get back to the office. Taylor, fill me in on everything later. Thank you, Bridget.
Taylor: Bye, sweetie.
Bridget: So he's annoyed with me --
Taylor: No. No, I asked him to go. Actually, I'm annoyed with myself. Bridget, a mistake was made. And I'm the one that made it. I feel like I -- I've put you in a very awkward position, professionally.
Bridget: No. Taylor, I'm glad that you feel comfortable with me.
Taylor: Yeah, but if you remember, I didn't come to you initially. It was only after you were the one who discovered that they had made a mistake with my fertility tests that -- I don't know, I just kind of had gained confidence in you, and -- and it showed me that you cared.
Bridget: Oh Taylor, of course I do.
Taylor: But, see, I realize the position I put you in. I know, I know how hard it was when you lost Nicole. And, um -- I also remember that you had a really hard time after that. And you couldn't stop blaming yourself, wondering you know, what did I do wrong? Did I not follow the doctor's orders? Did I work to much? I didn't eat right, I didn't sleep right. You went through that and -- of course it makes sense that somehow you would. Now you'd be feeling responsible for my pregnancy and -- we both knew that in vitro had a lot of risk involved. And I know that you're feeling that, you don't want to blame yourself again if anything goes wrong with this one. Do you think I'm getting kind of close? Is that close to how you're feeling?
Bridget: We are so interconnected that I -- would feel as responsible if anything should happen, yes.
Taylor: Well, would you let that go? I knew that there were risks. I knew there'd be risks even emotionally. But it's something we can fix. I'll get another doctor.
Bridget: No, Taylor. No. Please, I really wish you wouldn't do that. I've been involved since the very beginning. And even if you went into someone else's care, I would still feel stake in making sure that this pregnancy turned out right for you, and Nick. So I would really like to see this through, if you think you and Nick can put up with me.
Taylor: I was so hoping you would say that.
Rick: Look Ridge, the past can't be changed. All right? So why don't we just, figure out where to go from here?
Ridge: Rick, we have an opportunity here. I'm glad you're here. If someone else had approached you first, you'd probably wonder why I didn't ask you first.
Rick: Wait, approached me for what?
Ridge: To help with my defense.
Ridge: That, I'll have to leave to you and a few others to work out.
Rick: No. That's not a good idea.
Ridge: Just try and keep an open mind, will you? You might have more information than you know you have.
Rick: I have way too much information on you, Ridge. Gathered over many, many years. And I'm sorry, none of it's very good. So why don't we just keep this visit nice and short and sweet.
Ridge: What if someone were able to point the way.
Rick: What, to the extent that we have a relationship, Ridge, what is it based on? Threats? Physical violence?
Ridge: We don't agree on how things should be with my daughter. Before that, when you were a kid, I was there for you. I need you to be there for me now.
Rick: You were there for me? You were there for me? Were you there for me when my mother cried herself to sleep over you? Night after night. My God, Ridge. You shot one of her husbands. For years, I thought she might be next. Were you there for me then?
Dr. Caron: How did it go with the Marone's?
Bridget: Oh, fine. We cleared the air about a few other things as well. You were right, Marsha. The technician's faulty memory is no reason to completely panic. I didn't have any red flags in my memory and I have to believe that Dr. Kimbro and I looked at the label on the donor eggs and those are the ones that we used.
Dr. Caron: Good. You had me worried. Now, can I have you come with me, please?
Dr. Caron: I believe you know our chief of staff, Dr. Mills.
Bridget: Oh yes, of course.
Dr. Mills: How do you do? And this is Darius Kahan, our head of legal affairs. We hear glowing reports about your work, Dr. Forrester.
Bridget: Thank you.
Dr. Mills: Let's all be seated, shall we? You are an asset to University Hospital. I hope to see you remain one. But now, this case of yours in the fertility clinic --
Bridget: Oh sir, the case is on it's way to being resolved.
Dr. Mills: Oh, it's all ready resolved. I investigated personally.
Bridget: Oh. Well, then you're aware that there was some confusion between the donor eggs and the eggs that were harvested for research.
Dr. Mills: Not at all. The eggs from the donor selected by the Marone's were the ones fertilized. The record is very clear.
Bridget: With all do respect, sir. It wasn't as clear to those of us who were actually in the room.
Dr. Mills: That's what records are for. The memory may cloud, but the record does not.
Bridget: But is there a chance that the records might be incorrect?
Dr. Mills: No, dr. Forrester. You are incorrect. You're second guessing yourself. Classic error of the newly practicing physician. The kind of error you suspect could not happen at this institution. And we will not have mr. And Mrs. Marone or anyone else given to believe it could.
Taylor: Shane's affect was unsettling. You know, I always got this sense that he was reigning something in. Something explosive and frightening -- even to himself. But, I didn't really get the feeling that he was suicidal, had any suicidal ideation.
Christine: Well, it was still worth asking. And may I say, very gracious of you to offer your assistance, given the difficulty this case has already caused for you and your husband.
Taylor: Well I know Ridge, and I believe in him. My feeling is that, there was someone who strongly influenced Ridge to act against his own best interest.
Stephanie: Well, in case you didn't get that, she means me.
Taylor: Did Shane leave a note? That's very common. Although, they're not always found.
Christine: Right, well we're checking. But without it, we have no proof that what happened was a failed suicide intervention. All we have is Ridge's word on why he panicked and dumped the body, and that's not going to carry a lot of weight. Unless the jury can be shown how the Chambers shooting affected his thinking, and that he was wrongly convicted. Taylor, how long do you think you're going to need to help Rick Forrester remember his part in all this?
Taylor: It could happen in the first session. And then again, it may never happen. I -- in my internship, I worked a lot with recovered memory. And, believe it or not, it's actually more difficult then less, to get someone to remember a specific incident. See, Rick's built up a lot of defenses, very strong ones, because he doesn't want to believe that he could actually want to kill someone. And in order for me to get those defenses down, I have to make him feel very safe. And it will make him very vulnerable.
Christine: So, potentially, we're looking at a long process?
Brooke: Yes. And that's what I'm worried about.
Taylor: Well that's why, ideally, it should take place in stages. He'll go in and out of denial. He'll try to come up with all kinds of alternative explanations as to why he's starting to have these images and these feelings that go along with it. But, as a equalizing part of the treatment plan, I would be shoring up his sense of self worth and that he's a good person that just acted impulsively and made a mistake.
Stephanie: Taylor, we don't have a lot of time. I think the D.A.'s going to push for a speedy trial. You know, this thing with Rick has got to come a head, and quickly.
Taylor: No, Stephanie. I just told you, Rick will be very vulnerable and I'm not going to do that to him.
Rick: Ridge, please. Don't force me to make things worse for you. I don't want that for Phoebe. I really don't even want that for you.
Ridge: You've made your point.
Rick: Don't tell me your lawyer's clueless enough to put me on the stand.
Ridge: You're right. This visit's gone on long enough.
Rick: She is, isn't she? She's going to put me on the stand. What am I a witness to, Ridge? Besides your incredible indifference to every other human being on the face of this earth from my mom all the way to Nick. By the way, what you did to Nick was absolutely despicable.
Ridge: Thanks for chiming in.
Rick: What am I supposed to say? On the stand, when they ask me if you, if you're a violent person.
Ridge: Rick, just forget it. Okay?
Rick: Well, he attacked me once, he even shot a guy my mom married, but hell, he didn't manage to kill us.
Ridge: I did not shoot grant chambers.
Rick: Oh, okay. You thought you did and now you're changing your mind?
Ridge: Rick, please don't push this!
Rick: Then who shot him, Ridge? Did Nick Marone shoot him too?
Ridge: You did.
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