The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 7/11/07
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Nick: You have been licking your chops for this, haven't you? There's nothing you want more than for Brooke to fail, and to kick her when she's down. Well, get this straight, Stephanie, it's not gonna happen. Not on my watch.
Stephanie: What -- what exactly does "Not on my watch" mean?
Nick: Leave the woman be.
Stephanie: I would have thought perhaps, "On my watch" might refer to your wife and to the child that she's carrying. Instead, I find out here on your white horse, saving, or trying to save, the damsel that I thought you finally had the sense to dump. Seriously. How do you do it? Where do you find the time?
Ridge: Your scent is driving me wild.
Ashley: I'm pretty sure the perfume's all gone. I must have sweated it all off by now.
Ridge: I know. It's just the natural scent of your skin.
Ashley: Ridge --
Ridge: You know, I thought we'd wait until everything was perfect. But you're making me crazy.
Brooke: I made so many mistakes with Nick and Bridget. I was always so focused on myself, and the next man that I was pursuing. I always put my needs in front of theirs. And now, here I am, years later -- doing the same thing to Hope and R.J. What's wrong with me? I mean, why haven't I figured that out? I know that I can be a good mother. It's just that whenever something goes wrong -- romantically, that is all I think about. I become obsessed with it. And everything else takes a back seat.
Taylor: This is the first time in all the years I've known you I've heard you talk like this. I mean, to be at this level of self-awareness.
Brooke: It comes and goes.
Taylor: What do you mean?
Brooke: Well I can be in the middle of a crisis -- and then, I get it. I can see this destructive behavior pattern. One that I keep repeating over and over again. But when that problem goes away, I just push it out of my mind.
Taylor: But things are different this time?
Brooke: My kids were left alone all night, and they were extremely frightened. I couldn't take the time to crawl out of my little hole to be there as their mommy!
Taylor: So you've realized that you've hit like a breaking point.
Brooke: What's wrong with me, Taylor?
Taylor: Brooke -- like I said, I'm not your therapist. But I really do think that you could benefit from seeing somebody. I can help you find a good therapist.
Brooke: No, I just need you to stay here and talk to me right now because -- it's the only way I'm going to figure out how to fix these mistakes.
Taylor: There -- is something called love addiction. It isn't really that different from alcohol or drugs -- it's just that the state of being in love is the fix.
Brooke: I've heard about sex addiction. But not love.
Taylor: Well, it usually stems from childhood. Like, maybe when your father abandoned you. You felt that you must have been unlovable. So whenever you're without a man, you -- you don't feel needed. You don't feel -- you feel worthless. So you go and you find a relationship, and then if that man threatens to leave you, you panic. And you manipulate. You do whatever you can to make him stay. And it's painful. The pain is unbearable. And so, the cycle starts all over again. You go get in another relationship, you start to feel better, you feel in love and you get your fix. And then you umm -- you start to realize your life is falling apart and you can't handle it emotionally. You can't handle it mentally. It's the exact same pattern as every addiction.
Brooke: Fine. That's what's wrong with me. So what do I do about it? How do I make sure Hope and R.J. Aren't affected by the way that I've chosen to live my life?
Taylor: You've already taken the most important step, self-awareness. And you know that you need to make changes. That's the most important thing you can do right now.
Brooke: I understand. I just -- I don't know how to do that by myself.
Taylor: Don't look for men to bail you out. What you have to learn is that you can count on no one but yourself. Or else you'll go right back to where you started.
Stephanie: What about your wife? What about your commitment to the baby she's carrying? I believe that if Taylor wasn't pregnant, you would've been out that door a long time ago.
Nick: Out the door. What a great idea, Stephanie.
Stephanie: I'm not leaving my grandchildren.
Nick: Brooke's the mother. This is her house. She asked me to watch them. It's time for you to go.
Stephanie: Brooke isn't really stable right now. And if you're smart, you'll stay away from her. The problem is, the children can't. I am genuinely concerned about the damage that she can inflict on them.
Nick: Don't criticize Brooke as a mother after the kind of mother you've been. And don't force me to list the casualties.
Hope: Grandma, are you leaving?
Stephanie: Yes I am, sweetheart. But I promise you, I'll be back soon. Okay?
Hope: Bye, Grandma!
Nick: Bye, Grandma.
Ashley: Let's wait --
Ashley: Not because I don't want you. Believe me, I do. Think how much better it'll be if we can take our time.
Ridge: You mean, a hot, sweaty guy in a wooden box isn't your ultimate turn-on?
Ashley: Actually, it is now.
Ridge: You're right. We should wait. Not here. We'll wait until everything is perfect.
Ashley: Thanks for understanding.
Ridge: Sure. If ever there was a woman worth waiting for, it's you. My exquisite friend. I wasn't kidding when I said the smell of your skin is just absolutely driving me crazy.
Ashley: I could tell.
Brooke: I've been blessed with so much -- but I feel like so many of my decisions have been misguided. I've hurt so many people. To tell you the truth, I envy you. At my age, I'm all alone. I've burned my bridges. But you, you have Nick, you're pregnant. A baby on the way. What I wouldn't give to have what you have.
Taylor: Well, then that gives you something to work for. It gives you a goal for stability. You need that in your life and your emotions.
Brooke: No, I'm way past that. I'm a bad mother. I can't raise those children on my own.
Taylor: Yes, you can. And you will. Men and women do it every day. And it doesn't cost them a lot of money, and they don't have to have a lot of hired help. It just takes determination to work on the destructive patterns. And now you're in that place in your life where you can work on yourself. You can get healing for those issues and focus on your children and build the kind of home, create the kind of life that you want for them.
Taylor: Well, it starts by asking some really hard questions. And by reaching out and getting some help. And -- learning what a healthy relationship looks like.
Before you get into the relationship. But those things don't just happen. You have to do every single one of them.
Brooke: Yeah, I have to. For Hope and R.J. They deserve to have a mother who can function without falling to pieces like I did. I really love my children. So it's time that I started acting like it.
Stephanie: Dorothy, thank you so much for coming so quickly. I just didn't know who else to talk to.
Dorothy: Concerning Ms. Logan? Has there been another incident?
Stephanie: Well I went to her house -- I mean, I went to see my grandchildren and Brooke wasn't there.
Dorothy: She left them alone again?
Stephanie: Well she left them with a man named Nick Marone taking care of them. And he's just not fit to do that.
Dorothy: Then there was adult supervision.
Stephanie: Yes, he's an adult, but he's not competent. One of the times that he babysat hope, she almost drowned in the hot tub. I don't mean to sound like an alarmist, but I am worried about Brooke's state of mind. I'm hoping that we can get some counseling for her. I would just -- Dorothy, I'd feel so much better if you could be involved. You know, before somebody really gets hurt.
Nick: This is your last turn before it's R.J.'s turn and I gotta -- I gotta dump you off there.
Nick: And he dumps her off. Oww? Did you hurt yourself? Are you --
Nick: Did you just fake that? Did you fake an ow? How dare you fake ows. You can't fake ows. Never ever ever fake an ow like that. You scare me. What do you want to play now? What do you want to play? Anything.
Hope: Hide and go seek.
Nick: Hide and go seek. Okay, who's it.
Nick: Oh, I'm it. I'm it. Oh, I'm it. Oh. Well, can I clear a room, or what. Huh? How you doing?
Nick: Yeah? Better. Well good. I'm glad.
Stephanie: Ashley's putting together a very nice goodie bag for Dorothy to take home.
Ridge: Yes, it's very nice of her.
Stephanie: Is there a reason, a particular reason you're looking at me that way?
Ridge: Child Protective Services. You wouldn't be trying to make trouble for Brooke, would you?
Stephanie: I'm trying to prevent trouble. Not make it, okay. It seems to me that Brooke is hell bent on self-destruction, and that being the case, I think that we should watch out for the children. So I simply asked Dorothy if she would -- if she would help.
Ridge: There you go again -- butting in.
Stephanie: Whatever it takes to make those children safe. That's what I'm about.
Ridge: Yeah. Well, I think I'll just swing by and check that everything's okay.
Stephanie: Honey, please don't go there while -- while Brooke is there.
Nick: 87. I'm not looking. You better find good hiding spots. 88.
Brooke: Apparently, you and the kids had a good time.
Nick: Sssh! You're making me lose count. 89. How are you, anyway? You don't look like your head's any smaller.
Brooke: Well, Taylor and I talked -- just as friends, not as patient doctor. And it was a good conversation. But I realized I'm not even close to being the kind of mother that I really want to be.
Nick: What are you talking about? You made a mistake -- don't let it get you down. Don't let that -- Stephanie get you down either. Hear me?
Brooke: Why are you bringing her up?
Nick: Because she came by here. To check on these kids.
Brooke: She really does love her grandchildren, Nick.
Nick: Well regardless, she tried to drag you down. Just keep your guard up, okay? Don't ever, ever, ever, let your guard down ever. Oh!
Brooke: Looks like you're the one who needs to keep his guard up, huh?
R.J.: We're holding you in prison!
Nick: That's not my favorite place. You know, going to prison. I don't like it there.
Hope: Hey, we can make --
Brooke: You know what, honey? It's getting late.
Nick: No more jails.
Brooke: Let's let Nick go home to Taylor, okay?
Hope: Aww -- no, please. Don't leave.
Nick: I really have to though. Ahh, hmm, hmm, hmm. I had so much fun with you guys, though. Do you want to wear my hat?
Nick: There you go. Okay, you can wear my hat. There you go. Good night. I have to go, I'm sorry.
Nick: I think I'm starting to get the hang of the kid thing.
Brooke: Yeah, I think you are. I don't trust anybody as much as you to watch them. I can't imagine a better father than you.
Brooke: So what did you wind up doing instead?
R.J.: Watching the movie.
Hope: And played hide and go seek.
Brooke: And then I walked in.
Hope: Nick's fun. I wish we could play with him more.
Brooke: I'm sure Nick wishes that, too, sweetie. I don't know about you, but I am absolutely starved. How about something to eat, huh?
Brooke: Oh, how about something a little more nutritious than that? Like turkey sandwich and fruit salad?
Brooke: Good. I'll go make it in the kitchen. And it's such a beautiful night outside, we'll eat out on the terrace. Have a picnic, okay?
R.J.: Hope, look.
Hope: Hey, it's Nick's lighter.
R.J.: Don't touch it!
Hope: I know, let's finish the pirate map.
R.J.: No. We're not supposed to play with fire.
Hope: R.J., it's no big deal. Hey, let's light a candle for our picnic. Help me light the candle. Oh no.
Nick: I like it, I like it.
Taylor: What? Me calling it a day?
Nick: Been a long one, huh?
Taylor: Oh, yeah. I had an appointment that went way over. Screwed up my entire day.
Nick: Brooke came to see you, didn't she? I happen to know. She asked me to watch the kids while she came over to talk to you.
Taylor: And talk, and talk, and talk, and talk.
Nick: All I know is that whatever was said, she felt a lot calmer when she got back to the house.
Taylor: Well Brooke has some issues, but I'm proud of her because she's trying to face them.
Nick: Her issue is Stephanie. The Forresters. They've been driving her crazy her whole life --
Nick: I'm surprised she made it to now.
Taylor: It isn't that simple.
Nick: Well either way, she found a little peace. I guess the one to thank is you. So, thank you.
Taylor: Actually, Brooke should be thanking me. Because while she was talking, she told me she's still in love with you.
Nick: Well that's a good reason to jack up her bill.
Taylor: If I were her doctor, I promise you, I would do exactly that. But we were just talking as friends. So, you might want to take that up on the roof or hang off the side of the building here. Because you're not doing that in here. And I definitely hope you're going to give up that nasty, disgusting habit because we're about to have a baby. Okay?
Nick: Might have to give it up sooner than you think. I can't find my lighter.
Taylor: Where did you put it last?
Nick: At Brooke's. I was at Brooke's. I was showing the kids something.
Hope: Mommy! Help! Help us!
Brooke: Oh, my God!
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