The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 10/17/07
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Bridget: Carl, Carl, just tell me. Is the egg my mother's? Is my mom the mother of Taylor's baby? Just tell me. Damn it, Carl! Just say something. Yes, or no?
Carl: I'm not the doctor. You look and see for yourself.
Nick: Honey, the woman donated her eggs. If--if she's that charitable so that a couple she doesn't even know can have a child, I don't know why she wouldn't do this.
Taylor: (Scoffs) donating bone marrow is no picnic.
Nick: It may turn out we don't even need her. Now they're testing me. They're running it right now. Chances are, I'll be the donor. No problem. (Door opens)
Man: I don't mean to interrupt.
Nick: You got word from the lab?
Man: That's why I'm here.
Nick: Did I get a green light?
Man: Mr. Marone, uh, I'm afraid we can't use your marrow.
Taylor: Why not?
Nick: I'm one of the parents. Shouldn't I be some sort of a match, a half-match, whatever you want to call it?
Man: Unfortunately, your blood work reveals that you have CMV -- Cytomegalovirus. It's something many people carry without even realizing it. It's not active. It's not dangerous to you, but to a newborn with no immune system... I'm so sorry to give you this news.
Taylor: So the-- the egg donor is our only hope? (Sobbing) what if she doesn't want to? I haven't even gotten to hold the baby.
Taylor: I want to go see the baby! He could die. He could die, Nick.
Taylor: No, I don't want to talk to you!
Nick: Hey. Hey. Hey. Sit down. Shh. Okay.
Taylor: I want to see to see Dr. Caron. I don't want him in here! I want to see Dr. Caron! There's something else they can do. There's something else they can do.
Nick: Calm down.
Dr. Caron: The baby's had to be put in isolation since any risk of infection could be deadly. The parents are heartsick. They're scared to death.
Ms. Lloyd: You're saying only the people who actually share his DNA can donate bone marrow?
Dr. Caron: Well, that's our strongest and best option. He'll have the best chance of developing his own immune system without the risk of--
Ms. Lloyd: You were saying?
Dr. Caron: Okay, so the father is not going to be able to donate.
Ms. Lloyd: So that leaves me?
Dr. Caron: Would you be willing to at least come in and see if you'd be a suitable donor?
Ms. Lloyd: Of course.
Dr. Caron: Thank you, Ms. Lloyd. You have no idea how important this is to the baby's parents.
Ms. Lloyd: I just hope I can help.
Dr. Caron: Okay, the father has given instructions for you to be airlifted via helicopter, if necessary. We're at university hospital in Los Angeles.
Ms. Lloyd: Really? So am I. I-I work here.
Dr. Caron: In the hospital?
Ms. Lloyd: I'm getting a master's in psychology. I'm doing my internship on the psych ward.
Dr. Caron: That's wonderful.
Ms. Lloyd: I'll be right there.
Dr. Caron: (Sighs)
Taylor: What if she doesn't want to help us? What if she doesn't care if our baby is sick?
Nick: Calm down.
Nurse: Just lie back, Mrs. Marone, please. Shh.
Taylor: No, she's already done her part.
Nick: Shh. Okay, calm down.
Taylor: What if she's moved? What if we can't find her?
Nick: I will get all of the answers we need, okay?
Woman: Are you Mr. Marone?
Woman: Dr. Caron sent me.
Nick: Did you get ahold of the donor?
Woman: Yes. She's agreed to help.
Nick: Did you hear that?
Taylor: Thank God!
Nick: Is she local?
Woman: Dr. Caron's on the phone with her now. She's--
Nick: Okay, will you please fill my wife in on the details? Thank you. I'll be back.
Taylor: You're leaving?
Nick: I just to make sure everything runs smoothly. Will you look after her? Thank you.
Taylor: Nick. Nick...
Nick: The quickest way to the fertility lab?
Man: Down this hall. You take the elevator to the eighth floor.
Nick: Thank you.
Woman: Perfect. Wait, can you angle that light down, Jesse, a little bit? Perfect.
Woman: Oh, that's nice. Do that.
Woman: Okay, let's ditch the bubbly.
Ridge: I can do it.
Woman: And let's get a little more intimate. You guys, turn toward each other. Ridge, move in a little closer. Give me some eye contact. Perfect. I like that. Okay. Great. Great. Great. For--yeah. You know, just forget I'm here. Pretend you guys really like each other.
Brooke: That's a tall order.
Ridge: Come on, Logan. Do it for the team.
Brooke: Mm. If I must.
(Camera shutter clicking)
Woman: Yeah, you guys are on fire today, making it easy for me. That's great. If I didn't know better, I'd think you two were-- well, I mean, I know you're engaged to Ashley Abbott and all.
Ridge: All right. Stop while you're ahead.
Bri: Excellent advice. That's a wrap, folks.
Brooke: Yeah? Well, that was easy.
Ridge: Okay, good.
Bri: Good thing, 'cause Jarrett needed these photos yesterday.
Brooke: Oh. When do you go to press?
Bri: Day before yesterday.
Bri: You want serious?
Bri: This edition of "Eye on Fashion" is going to fly off the shelves-- fashion's first couple reunited at last.
Ridge: At Forrester Creations, no less.
Bri: Whatever you say. All I know is the camera doesn't lie. Take a look at this. (Camera shutter clicks)
Nick: Do you have the results?
Bridget: I, um...
Nick: Yes, or no?
Bridget: Yes, Nick, I do.
Nick: And... Bridget, whose eggs were used? Who is the biological mother of my son? Is it the donor, or Brooke?
Taylor: So the donor's an intern? Here?
Dr. Caron: Yeah. She's on her way to the lab now so they can verify that she can be a donor.
Taylor: Well, can I talk to her? I would really like to meet her. I-I just want to thank her.
Dr. Caron: That might not be possible, Taylor. You all agreed to confidentiality. She might want to remain anonymous.
Brooke: Oh, wait! Please, don't. I'm enjoying those. And yes, before you ask, I bought new fire extinguishers for the whole house.
Ridge: Whew! You just think of everything.
Brooke: (Giggles) sometimes. What?
Ridge: Nothing. I'd better get going.
Brooke: Champagne's no good the next day. It would be a crime to pour this down the sink.
Ridge: Oh, you're so practical.
Brooke: (Laughs) no, that would be Katie. I just hate to waste good bubbly. Besides, what's the rush? Ashley's in Paris and R.J.'s gonna be home soon from soccer practice, and he'd be thrilled to see that you're here. Actually, he'd be more thrilled if you moved back home with us.
Brooke: I know. I know. You're committed elsewhere, but you wouldn't be if I hadn't turned to another man. You and I share so much, Ridge, including a beautiful little boy, and that's something I'll never have with Nick.
Nick: I need an answer, Bridget. Is your mother the donor, or not?
Bridget: I'm so sorry, Nick. The egg came from my mother.
Bridget: The test I ran just confirmed it.
Nick: There's no chance of a mistake? None?
Nick: How did this happen? What am I gonna tell Taylor?
Bridget: Nick, please, listen to me. Taylor just had a baby. She's in no condition to try to wrap her mind around this.
Nick: Yeah. (Sighs) well, now that we know the truth, we need to get your mother over here as soon as possible.
Bridget: My mother? Why now? No, Nick.
Nick: My son has SCIDs, and he needs a bone marrow transplant immediately, or he could die.
Bridget: Oh, God.
Nick: I need your mother now.
Ridge: Not gonna take no for an answer, I see.
Brooke: Well, you didn't bolt the second I walked out the room here.
Ridge: So you just take that to mean...
Brooke: You're thirsty.
Ridge: Damn, she's onto me.
Brooke: (Laughs) when you know somebody as well as I know you--mm-hmm.
Ridge: We do go back, don't we?
Brooke: A little.
Ridge: (Laughs) here we are dressed to the nines, talking small talk, of all things. But...
Brooke: Oh, that is one of my least-favorite words-- but.
Ridge: Logan, you know, you can't go back. You know that. You can't change what's happened.
Brooke: (Sighs) if I could have one do-over, it would be that day I flew back from Sydney and ran straight into Nick's arms. You can't forgive me for that one impulsive mistake, can you? And I know what you're gonna say-- that it wasn't a mistake. It just proves how hung up on Nick I am. But I'm not. Nick is not a part of my life anymore. There is nothing between us, Ridge. I don't share a son with him. I share a son with you. And it's the last child I'm ever going to have. (Sighs) I just think if we don't work things out, R.J.'s gonna grow up in a home without both of his parents, and I don't want that for him. Now I know I've done a lot of things wrong. I know that. But in my heart, I feel like this is my last chance to do what's right for R.J.
Nick: Bridget, wait, wait. Before you call your mother, you should know that Caron got ahold of the woman that we thought donated the egg, and she agreed to help.
Bridget: Well, only it won't help. She's not the biological mother. He needs marrow harvested from one of his parents. I'll track down dr. Caron, and I'll call mom on the way.
Nick: Hurry, will ya?
Brooke: I'm not trying to pressure you, Ridge. I just look at my life differently now ever since...
Brooke: It was a turning point. It made me really look at the things that were important to me-- the way you've supported me, the way you've loved me. It's clarified what really matters. And what really matters-- I want to be your Logan again. And I know you want the same thing.
Brooke: You do. You do want the same thing. I can see it in your eyes.
Brooke: Oh, Ridge, I love you. I love you, and I always will.
(Cell phone rings)
Ridge: It could be the kids-- gettin' home kind of late.
Brooke: Okay. (Exhales deeply) hello?
Bridget: Oh, mom, I'm so glad that you're there.
Brooke: Bridget, what's going on?
Bridget: I'm--I'm at the hospital. I need you to come down here right away alone.
Brooke: Why? What's this about?
Bridget: I'll explain when you get here. Just meet on the fourth floor. And please, mom, I-I need you. It's nothing to worry about, but I need you right away.
Brooke: Okay, yes, yes. I'm on my way. (Sighs) gotta get to the hospital. Something's going on with Bridget. She needs me.
Ridge: When Thomas called, he said everything was fine.
Brooke: I don't think it has anything to do with Taylor or the baby. S-s-something else is going on. It sounded urgent.
Ridge: You want me to drive you?
Brooke: No, no, that's okay. You stay here... (sighs) and don't you dare leave. I'll be back as soon as I can.
Caron: All right, let's get the prep tray over to the mayo table.
Woman: We should have Ms. Lloyd's test results any time now.
Caron: Okay, good. Has she been prepped on the procedure?
Moss: Oh, she's been a real trooper, especially considering what a shock this had to be.
Bridget: Have you already done the transplant?
Caron: No, we're just finishing the preparations.
Bridget: Stop. Trust me, you do not want to do this.
Caron: (Exasperated sigh) excuse us a second. What is this about, Bridget? Why are you barging in like this?
Bridget: The person you're about to operate on is not the biological mother.
Caron: Ohh, this isn't more about your theory of an egg mix-up, is it?
Bridget: I just ran an Rh antigen test after the baby was born, to be on the safe side. It was my mother's egg that was fertilized by accident. She's the baby's mother.
Bridget: If you're gonna take bone marrow from anyone to try to treat this child, it has to be from her. I've already called her. She's on her way to the hospital. When she gets here and I explain the situation, I know she'll help. She just--she has to.
Taylor: Can I at least see the baby?
Nurse: He's in isolation now being prepped for the transplant.
Taylor: Where is my husband? He's been gone a long time. He should be back here by now. Or is there something going on I don't know about?
Nurse: Mrs. Marone...
Taylor: Is there something you're not telling me?
Nurse: You're exhausted.
Taylor: No! Answer my question. I don't need this.
Nurse: You know everything I know. That's a promise.
Nurse: These procedures take time. We won't have answers for hours yet. Everything that can be done for your child is being done.
Nurse: Why don't I ask the doctor if there's something she can give you to help you relax a bit?
Woman: Dr. Travis, you have a visitor in the main lobby.
(Elevator bell dings)
Brooke: Hi, excuse me, have you seen Bridget?
Woman: Bridget Forrester?
Brooke: You don't-- you don't know where she is? Oh, just-- hi.
Brooke: Bridget called me.
Doctor: Coming through.
Brooke: She said it was important. It is your baby?
Nick: Over here. We're meeting her over here. Come here.
Brooke: (Sighs) Nick, please tell me, is it your child? I-I-I mean, I know there was a rough delivery, but has there been a complication?
Nick: Uh, yeah. Something's happened. There's something about my boy-- something you need to know.
Bridget: Hey. I was able to stop things. They were still running some tests. But I apprised Dr. Caron of the situation, and her team is standing by.
Brooke: (Scoffs) Will one of you please tell me what's going on here?
Bridget: Oh. (Sighs) Nick's baby was born with a genetic defect. It's called SCIDs -- severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome.
Bridget: Um, yeah, it's--it's where the baby is born with virtually no immune system. And if he, um, gets a cold or a little bug, he could die.
Brooke: Oh, my God. I'm so sorry. (Sighs) is there anything that--that can be done? Is--is there a cure?
Bridget: We can treat it with a bone marrow transplant. It has to be from one of the biological parents.
Brooke: Well, that's good news, right?
Nick: It's very good news.
Brooke: Okay. (Laughs nervously) I'm kind of confused. Shouldn't you be with the donor mother right now? What does this have to do with me?
Nick: It has everything to do with you, Brooke, everything.
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