The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Tuesday 11/20/07
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Stephanie: Are they gone?
Eric: Where's Donna?
Stephanie: Look, I know you didn't want me to talk to--
Eric: No, where is she?
Stephanie: Eric, I had no intention of coming out on--
Eric: No, I want you to answer me. (Scoffs) And you wonder why it's so hard for me to stay married to you?
Ridge: She's not on this floor. Do you think she went home?
Brooke: Why would she do that? No.
Ridge: Well, maybe she just realized that--
Brooke: Ridge, you don't understand my sister. If Eric wanted to show her off tonight, she would say yes or no. She wouldn't do anything to sabotage him at the least minute. We both know who would do that.
Storm: Dad, that's the payroll office. It's always locked.
Katie: What are you doing?
Stephen: What if she's hurt and she can't answer?
Katie: A room full of blank checks? That's the last place Stephanie would lock her, if that is even what happened.
Jake: Can I help you guys?
Stephen: Yes, I need you to find Donna. Stephanie Forrester has done something to her.
Donna: Please, is anyone out there? (Sobbing) Let me out!
Donna: (Coughs) (sobbing) Let me-- let me out. Out.
Stephanie: Maybe I was wrong, but look--
Stephanie: Look, I couldn't let you do what you had planned, could I? It's like watching an accident happen. A little child runs out, and you just--
Eric: I'm not some little child, and this is my life you're messing with!
Felicia: Whoa. If you're blaming Mother for being on that riser with you, don't. That was our doing.
Thorne: And you saw how the crowd responded, Dad.
Eric: Look, crowds are easily manipulated. Apparently, you think fathers are, too. What did you say to her to make her leave?
Thorne: She didn't leave. We put her in the steam room.
Thorne: We locked her in the steam room.
Eric: What, the steam room?
Felicia: Just to give you and Mom time--
Eric: She could overheat. She could collapse in there.
Felicia: I'm in there for longer twice a week.
Eric: Well, did you put them up to us?
Eric: Look, you wait for me in the showroom.
Eric: Wait for me in the showroom.
Nick: Eric was warned. You were warned.
Stephanie: Security hasn't thrown you off these premises?
Nick: You're the one who's not supposed to be on these premises.
Stephanie: Don't come around here boohooing, Nick, just because Eric outsmarted you. Now we all know that that marriage clause in your contract is totally unenforceable.
Nick: Do you really want to bait me like that, woman? Because I have taken you down before, and I'll do it again. Only this time, I guarantee you, you will not get back up.
Katie: Okay, we need to notify security, have them do a top-to-bottom check.
Stephen: I say we find Stephanie and let me choke the life out of her.
Woman: Oh, she's in the showroom. Stay clear. Mr. Forrester's about to blow.
Katie: Have you seen Donna?
Woman: No. Sorry.
Stephen: W-well, what if she's not even in the building? If Stephanie had help--
Katie: Calm down. Stop jumping to conclusions.
Stephen: With her, the worst you can imagine is never bad enough.
Donna: Help! Is anyone out there?
Jake: Donna! Donna! Donna!
Jake: You okay?
Donna: (Scoffs) What does it look like?
Nick: Eric's done with you, and that little performance onstage of yours doesn't fool me.
Stephanie: We're still married.
Nick: That poor man. You have basically surgically removed his spine in this marriage.
Stephanie: He stood up to you, didn't he?
Nick: He knows Forrester's not safe for Brooke with you around.
Stephanie: What is it with you and Brooke? Does Taylor ever wonder about that?
Nick: It's gonna happen, Stephanie. One day, soon, somebody will put you out of your misery.
Stephanie: You just can't control your feelings for Brooke, can you? Well, fortunately, you have no more control over this company, and you certainly have no control over me.
Eric: Donna? Donna? Don--
Felicia: Hey. See? She's fine. Somebody let her out already.
Eric: But in what condition is she?
Thorne: Dad, she was not in there that long.
Eric: Oh, God, when did you become so callous that you don't care about anybody else's feelings, let alone their safety? You didn't learn that from me.
Felicia: We're just trying to keep you from making a spectacle of what should be a private family matter.
Eric: God, do you hear yourself? How many times have I heard that excuse? "I'm only doing it for us." Thank you for reminding me why I cannot continue to live in this family the way it is.
Brooke: Did anyone see my sister leave the building?
Stephen: Any unscheduled pickups or deliveries?
Katie: You don't think--
Brooke: (Sighs) Everett, just put me through to shipping.
Katie: Oh, my God. Donna!
Stephen: Oh, jeez. What happened to you?
Donna: I just--I just need a place to change, okay?
Stephen: Who did this to you?
Donna: Look, I'm fine, okay? They just locked me in the steam room.
Donna: Thorne and Felicia.
Donna: Yeah. Stephanie likes her henchmen.
Stephen: All right, that does it.
Storm: No, Dad, stop. You're just gonna make things worse!
Katie: No, don't stop him. Let him strangle her.
Katie: I am so sorry.
Donna: Brooke, I-I just need some clothes. Eric's waiting.
Brooke: Honey, the show is over.
Donna: Oh. Yeah.
Donna: Right. These things have a schedule. (Sobbing) well, h-how'd it go? When--when he took his bow, did they love him?
Storm: Yeah, they, uh... they sure did.
Donna: Was he happy? I mean, did he make a speech, or...
Katie: He said beautiful things. I-I'm so sorry I didn't believe that it was real before. I do now.
Donna: What'd he say?
Brooke: He-- he didn't say your name, but we all knew he was talking about you.
Donna: Yeah. That's so Eric. I mean, he has more class in his little finger than--
Storm: But then Stephanie came onstage, and the audience thought he meant her.
Katie: That woman needs to be stopped.
Brooke: I'm sorry. It wasn't fair. It wasn't fair at all.
Brooke: There's some tissue in my desk drawer.
Stephanie: Has your father calmed down--oh.
Brooke: (Sighs) I always believed the things that you said to me, Stephanie, about how bad I was, about whatever you did to me, how that was my fault. But now that you're doing it to somebody else, I see things a lot more clear. Donna never chased after Eric. She liked him, something that you were never capable of doing, and she was happy to see that he was happy. She never forced him into making any promises.
Stephanie: You'll, um, forgive me if I view your sister's behavior, um, a little differently?
Brooke: No. No, I won't. You knew that your marriage was over. You just didn't want Donna's dream to come true, so you had to save face in front of the press. You had to save face with your adoring clients. But they never really adored you, Stephanie, and you rode on Eric's coattails. Meanwhile, you made it look like it was the other way around. Well, this time, you can't dress things up with good intentions because what you did to my sister was horrible.
Stephanie: You know, I admire your devotion to your sister.
Brooke: Don't. Don't you dare patronize me. I couldn't defend myself to you for many, many years, but I'll be damned if I stand by and watch you do to Donna what you did to me. It ends tonight!
Thorne: I was looking for your sister.
Katie: Oh, did you forget where you locked her up?
Thorne: I take it she's okay.
Katie: You mean medically?
Thorne: Katie, if she had gone out onstage with my father, they would have made fools of themselves.
Katie: Well, then, I guess she would have joined the rest of us Logans who have made fools out of ourselves lately. I certainly made a fool out of myself over you, thinking that you were different than the rest of them.
Thorne: Katie, Katie--
Katie: You know what? Don't worry about finding Donna. Maybe you should look for your integrity. I think you lost it around here somewhere.
Thorne: (Sighs) (door closes)
Eric: Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Okay.
Eric: I wanted so much for today to be-- hey. Are you all right?
Donna: (Voice cracking) I wanted to be beautiful for you. (Sniffles) I wanted you to-- to be proud of me.
Eric: I am proud of you. I'm so proud of you, and I think you're beautiful.
Donna: My dress-- it's just...
Eric: It's a dress. It's a dress. There's 1,000 dresses here. Don't worry about it. It's okay.
Donna: (Normal voice) I love you, and we'll have other days, other moments. And if you ask me to forgive your children, I could do that. I could do that for you, Eric. But Stephanie--
Eric: I know. I know.
Donna: You're vulnerable to her, and I understand that, but she cannot keep doing these things to me, to my family. Someone has to stop her, and it can't be you.
Stephanie: So Ms. Logan was fine then?
Jake: Yeah. I mean, that was a pretty rotten thing someone did to her.
Stephanie: Well, wounded pride heals pretty quickly.
Jake: (Gasps) yeah. Yeah, then okay. Well, you know, I don't know. I-I don't know.
Stephen: Smart man. Did you see the look on his face? Nobody gives a damn about you anymore, Stephanie. Even your poor, brainwashed sons and daughters would just love to be free from you.
Stephanie: You're the expert on that. Your children have never been anything but free of you.
Stephen: I didn't know how to protect my family back then. But after watching you, I see how it's done.
Stephanie: How's that?
Stephen: Eliminate the threat.
Stephanie: Well, Donna hasn't been eliminated. She's just damp.
Stephen: Yes, that's right. Humiliation is your stock in trade, and you love it because your victims can just keep coming back for more. But I find that very inefficient.
Stephanie: I'm calling security.
Stephen: You don't command anyone around here anymore. Did you forget that? But don't worry. This will be our last conversation.
Stephen: Oh, no. Oh, don't mistake me, Stephanie. I'm not done with you. I'll just be choosing my moment, and you'll never see it coming.
Stephanie: You'd better change out of those wet things. You'll catch your death.
Donna: So could you.
Stephanie: You know, that's what your father and sister keep saying.
Donna: How could you do this to Eric?
Stephanie: Did I not come to you? Did I not say, "Donna, if you really love him, you will not come out on that stage publicly and embarrass him"?
Donna: You were the only one who stood to be embarrassed, Stephanie.
Stephanie: You slept with his son. Now you want to tell the entire world you're sleeping with the father? You open the door to a scandal like that, honey, and there's no end to it.
Donna: No, it's simpler than that. I let Eric be Eric. I don't care what anyone else thinks. Whatever he wants is okay with me.
Stephanie: Half of what Eric wants isn't okay with him. Honey, he's an artist. He's a dreamer, for God sakes. He's addicted to the grand gesture, and then once he's made it, he gets scared to death because he knows he's going to wake up in a few days and say to himself, "oh, my God. What have I done?" I have spent our entire marriage saving him from his "free spirit." You don't think that's accidental, do you? That's why he married me, Donna. That's part of the contract. He needs me, and he knows it.
Donna: No. No, he doesn't need you anymore, Stephanie, and he has made that clear to everyone but you.
Stephanie: He wants an adventure. It happens every four or five years. You could set your clock by it, believe me. He wants wild, mad, passionate sex. Donna, it's so much harder for men growing old than it is for women. He'll get scared. He'll get lost. He'll want his old life back because--because he won't have to suck his belly in. He won't have to say, "Oh, darling, it's so wonderful being out till 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning dancing with you." Until that moment, until that realization happens, my part of the contract is to make sure that the damage that you do, that any other woman he's been involved with does, is undoable. You're not a dim girl, Donna. I know that. You know I'm right.
Donna: Eric may leave me, and I'll respect that choice, too. But he will never, ever go back to that misery of a life he had with you. You won't be there. You'll be long gone.
Stephanie: Waterproof mascara the next time.
Jackie: Did you find anyone?
Nick: I saw Stephanie. She's still chewing on her bit.
Jackie: Oh. What about Brooke?
Nick: I checked in the office. She wasn't there.
Jackie: Okay. Well, um, you go home, darling, to Jack and Taylor. I-I'm gonna go and try and find Eric. Mm. Go. Go.
Ridge: Okay, why did you go so far?
Felicia: We could argue about this all day. Was it childish? Did she deserve it? But that's not gonna change anything. All that matters is that we go in there and present a united front.
Brooke: I really can't talk to you right now.
Ridge: Why? Where are you going?
Brooke: I might just say things that I will regret. So what, they think it's a joke what they did to Donna?
Ridge: No, it's not funny.
Brooke: My father is right. I forgive and I forgive, and still, always there is a next time. Well, I'm not gonna do this anymore.
Felicia: She'll get over it. She always does. (Knock on door)
Eric: Come in. Go away. I don't really care.
Felicia: We can't go away. You're our dad.
Eric: Oh, for God's sake. Not you, too.
Ridge: I didn't know what they were planning for Donna, but I understand why they did it. Look, you and Mother are separated. Maybe it is really over. I understand the reasons for that better than anyone, too. But come on, Dad, making it public with Donna was just a bad idea.
Eric: So you were afraid I might embarrass you?
Thorne: Dad, if you had gone out on that stage with Donna, you would not have received a standing ovation. It would have been dead silence with a few scattered laughs.
Eric: And do you think that didn't occur to me? Do you think it didn't occur to me that maybe it would be a mistake? But it would be my mistake. It's my life. When are you gonna understand that, all of you?
Felicia: We do understand that, and as usual, you make everything sound right. But it's like--it's like if we had a father that suddenly forgot who he was or went out to take a walk and forgot how to get back home.
Eric: Oh, come on.
Felicia: I do respect you, but I can't just stand by and watch you throw yourself away.
Eric: Well, maybe you need to stand a little further back.
Felicia: Don't say that. Do you know what this is like, to be so at odds with the only man that I've ever loved my whole life through? I don't know how else to feel about this, okay? You and Mother-- okay, she's impossible. We all know that, but you always make it work. You're gonna do it again because these are your golden years. These are the times you're supposed to spend celebrating, celebrating all of your hard work and all of your accomplishments. Daddy, Mother is a beautiful woman, and she deserves to live the rest of her life happy and peaceful with you.
Stephanie: Eric? Eric? (Rattling sound)
Stephanie: Why am I always left to turn out the lights? (Sighs)
Stephanie: Eric, is that you? Eric?
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