The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 12/12/07
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Ridge: You want to have a place in Jack's life?
Brooke: Our families are so intertwined already, and your children with Taylor, R.J., Jack-- they're all related. We're all a part of each other's lives. Now I-I know you think that's a problem, but it doesn't have to be. And Jack can be the one to bring us together. I truly believe he can. You know, there's his christening coming up. Why don't we use that as a time to all celebrate? Just think about it. No more anxieties, no more animosities. Just one big, happy family.
Felicia: Whoa. Didn't expect that. (Laughs)
Ashley: Kind of an unexpected twist right at the end?
Felicia: Yeah. Citrus?
Ashley: Wow. You have a very perceptive nose.
Felicia: It's nice.
Ashley: Whoa... not there.
Felicia: All the labels look alike.
Ashley: Oh, I'll take it.
Felicia: You might want to watch that. It could lead to big problems.
Ashley: Yeah, I know.
Felicia: Do you?
Ashley: You do.
Felicia: Are we talking about the same thing?
Ashley: The baby?
Felicia: So you do know.
Ashley: Brooke is Jack's biological mother.
Felicia: (Sighs) So it's already all around the office. Nobody's supposed to know.
Ashley: Well, I don't think it's all around the office. I mean, Ridge told me.
Felicia: Ridge is confiding in you? What does that mean?
Taylor: Oh, hey! There's my guys.
Nick: Shh. Shh. Shh. Shh. (Whispering) he fell asleep in the car.
Taylor: Oh. So how did he like his first trip to the "marlin"?
Nick: (Normal voice) I think he's got seawater in his veins.
Nick: What's going on here?
Taylor: Oh, I'm just going over a few case files.
Nick: Case files? I thought Dr. Kibe was handling that for you.
Taylor: Yeah, she was temporarily, but, um, I plan on going back to work.
Nick: But not for a while.
Taylor: Tuesday. That'll give me just enough time to get everything back up to speed.
Nick: That's pretty soon, isn't it? We didn't have a chance to talk about it. I just--I just assumed that, um, I sold Forrester Creations. We're wealthy people.
Taylor: Well, you don't really expect me to just sit around at home all day, do you?
Nick: Well, it's not like you have to work.
Taylor: Yes, I do.
Ridge: What is wrong with our family the way it is?
Ridge: Then why are we having this conversation?
Brooke: You don't even want to discuss it?
Ridge: We did discuss it, Brooke, and I thought we were in agreement. (Sighs) how long has it taken us to get to this point right here? What have we had to go through? We finally have a chance to raise our son, to have the marriage and the family that we've always wanted, and now you seem to be telling me that it's just not enough for you.
Brooke: No, that's not what I'm saying.
Ridge: You want this little boy to be a part of our lives?
Brooke: He deserves to have as much as love as any other child.
Ridge: He is loved, Brooke. He's very loved by his parents.
Brooke: Okay, now we're getting caught up in labels. So who's his mother? Who's not?
Ridge: You're not.
Brooke: Ridge, I helped you raise your children with Taylor, and I loved them all the same, Thomas and the girls. And Deacon--you hate him, but it didn't color your feelings for Hope.
Ridge: I don't have negative feelings towards this baby.
Brooke: Well, that's a start.
Ridge: I have negative feelings about this plan.
Brooke: It's going to be bumpy at first, until we all figure out how we fit in, but just think about how much we're going to gain and the benefits for our children. If we could all just find a way to get along and show some faith, some courage...
Ridge: Have you thought about how Taylor's gonna feel about all this? Having to share her child with you?
Brooke: Ridge, that's not what I'm trying to do.
Ridge: It's not what she needs, and you know it. With your history with Nick and her? Brooke, if you want Jack to have a happy, stable family, you're gonna need to back away completely.
Felicia: Possibly one of the biggest family secrets we've ever had just happened to come up in conversation?
Ashley: Look, I know it sounds strange, but Ridge and I are friends, and he can talk to me in confidence and...
Felicia: About his current fiancée with his former fiancée?
Ashley: Actually, we were talking about Nick and Taylor, and it kind of came up.
Felicia: If Ridge really believed that Jack was their baby, he wouldn't be talking about it. He's worried about what all this means for his relationship with Brooke.
Ashley: He told me he doesn't think it's gonna be an issue.
Felicia: Yeah, right. Ha-ha.
Ashley: Brooke's not making a claim on Jack. She's not gonna have a relationship with him, supposedly.
Felicia: I know how much Brooke loves my brother, and she doesn't want to jeopardize anything they have together, but denying her own flesh and blood? I mean, is that realistic?
Ashley: It sounds like torture to me, but I guess they came up with this idea, and they think it's the best solution for everyone.
Felicia: Well, it is, and it might actually work if they can avoid each other. But that's not possible, because you know what? Those kids are gonna run into each other-- at the playground, at--at school, at holidays. I mean, come on. Jack is Hope and R.J.'s half-brother.
Ashley: Well, Ridge did not get into the logistics with me.
Felicia: No, he probably didn't with Brooke, either, because when you stop to wrap your brain around all this... kaboom! Say what you want about Brooke, but she's a terrific mother. She loves her children. So why should anybody expect her to feel any different about baby Jack?
Taylor: You think I'm deserting our son?
Taylor: I went back to work after Thomas and the girls were born, and it was no problem.
Nick: I'm just surprised you wouldn't wait.
Taylor: Okay. I get it. So it's okay for the man to go back to work. That's acceptable. But if the woman does, it's selfish.
Nick: No. No, that's not what I'm saying. You know that. I would never ask you to leave your job.
Taylor: No, I know. I'm just kidding. I'm kidding. I understand. I know you're being a little protective, but I do want our son to see me going back to work and being productive and doing something that I love.
Taylor: Being a psychiatrist is what I do. It's, you know, helping people. That's what I like to do.
Nick: Shh. Shh. Shh. Shh.
Taylor: That's who I am.
Nick: Okay, I get it. I get it. Caveman understand.
Taylor: Do you have a bearskin, uh, you know, Speedo to go with that pose thing you got going there?
Nick: And body?
Taylor: Oh, yeah.
Nick: Oh, the chicks would love it, too. I'll take care of jack. You go about your professional business.
Taylor: It won't take very long, okay?
Nick: Okay. (Clears throat) You know, the christening's coming up, so we need to make plans for that. So I thought I'd just go ahead and do it.
Nick: Yeah. Yeah, me.
Taylor: Uh, I don't know about that. Well, okay, if--if you just take the name of my caterer, I'll let you do it.
Nick: No, no. I-I'll handle it.
Taylor: Well, it's-- it's not going to be at Chuck's. I'm telling you that.
Nick: Listen, I was wondering how you'd feel about asking... Brooke, Ridge and the kids?
Taylor: Did you just say that? Are you kidding? Ha!
Nick: Well, your children are gonna be there. I figured that you might want their father there.
Taylor: The man that you hate?
Nick: I'd like to be an example for my son. I don't want him growing up seeing his father hate somebody.
Taylor: You're doing this to help Jack? Are you sure it doesn't have anything to do with Brooke?
Brooke: You still have a problem with Nick.
Ridge: You left me for him, Logan.
Brooke: And that mistake almost cost me the best thing that ever happened to me. But we're back together again, and we're getting married, reuniting our family.
Ridge: And why can't we just leave it at that?
Brooke: (Sighs) if the four of us just spend time together, you and Taylor will see that there's nothing between me and Nick.
Ridge: You can't take Nick out of the equation. He's Jack's father.
Brooke: You don't trust me being around Nick?
Ridge: I just don't want "Popeye" getting the wrong idea. That's all.
Brooke: He's happily married.
Ridge: Then if you want him to stay that way, let this go.
Brooke: Ridge, I'm sorry. I think we're all a little more mature than that. If we just approach this carefully and respect each other's feelings...
Ridge: I'm asking you to respect mine.
Brooke: I do.
Ridge: Do you understand them, though? Does what I've said mean anything to you at all? I really thought we were on the same page here. I mean, I told Ashley that--
Brooke: You told Ashley what? About Jack? So you're sharing the most intimate details of our life with your former fiancée? But I can't be around Nick?
Ashley: Ridge knows it's not gonna be easy for Brooke to keep her distance.
Felicia: Well, with the way Ridge feels about Nick, I guess he feels there's no other option.
Ashley: It seems to me that ridge is more concerned about Brooke than he is about himself.
Felicia: I don't think he'd be as concerned if Nick weren't the baby's father.
Ashley: But Brooke knows what's at stake. I mean, if she wants a future with Ridge, then she has to separate herself from Nick and their son. That's the only alternative.
Nick: I don't see the harm in letting Brooke see Jack once in a while.
Taylor: You don't see the harm?
Nick: He's a child. Family politics don't really mean much to him.
Taylor: Politics has nothing to do with it.
Nick: Honey, I have seen hope and R.J. look up to your children. I see your children look up to Rick and Bridget. This whole Forrester family is like a pretzel. I mean, if they can get along, why can't we?
Taylor: Because Jack's biological mother also happens to be your ex-wife. That's why. I mean--
Nick: And she's getting married to Ridge.
Taylor: Okay, so then when that marriage blows up or it becomes completely lonely-- I mean, I lived a lot of years like that. I know what it's about. I'm looking over my shoulder, never knowing when an anvil's gonna fall on my head.
Nick: I just don't believe Brooke would ever try to take jack from us.
Taylor: I-I don't believe I'll ever have a drink again, but I don't go hanging out in bars so I can see if I can handle it. (Scoffs)
Nick: So you think it's too much of a temptation for her to be around jack?
Taylor: I-I just-- I-I don't want her involved in our lives any--any more than--than she has to be, no.
Nick: Okay. Sorry I brought it up.
Taylor: Um, I'm gonna put the baby to bed, okay?
Brooke: So you've been confiding in Ashley?
Ridge: We were talking about Jack. It came out. I'm sorry.
Brooke: It's not like it's some deep, dark, dirty secret. There was a mix-up in the fertility lab, and my egg was used in Taylor's in vitro. So their son has my DNA.
Ridge: And that's what I told Ashley. It was not your fault. It was just a mistake.
Brooke: Jack is not a mistake.
Ridge: This isn't what anyone wanted. That's what I meant.
Brooke: Well, treating this like it's the end of the world isn't really going to fix it. Is that how I should handle working with Ashley?
Ridge: Look, I shouldn't have said anything, okay?
Brooke: I have to admit, it's been kind of awkward, the three of us working in the same building, but I never demanded for her to quit.
Ridge: Brooke, it was your decision to give up your claim on Jack.
Brooke: My point is the more I'm around Ashley, the easier it gets. And who knows? Maybe someday we'll be friends.
Ridge: Okay, I understand what you're trying to say here, but it's not really the same.
Brooke: Why not?
Ridge: Because I left Ashley to have a life with you. I'm just trying to protect that.
Brooke: Ridge, our life isn't being threatened.
Ridge: Yeah, we've said that before. Brooke, this is what happens. We spend all of our energies rebuilding our connection, and we devote ourselves to each other and our families, and then we slip up. We get distracted. We think there isn't anything we can do wrong. We--we think, this time, of course, it's gonna be different.
Brooke: And it will be.
Ridge: If we don't make the same mistakes, if we focus on our future and our children. Logan, we've worked too hard to risk everything now.
Brooke: Including Jack's family in our life isn't a risk.
Ridge: Logan, I love you. I love Hope and R.J., too. That's all I need. That's all I want. That's all I think about is you and our kids.
Brooke: (Sighs) We just can't build a fence around our family. It's--it just won't work.
Ridge: Don't we deserve a little peace now? Haven't we been doing this long enough to deserve that?
Brooke: Yes, we do. We do. But how about a bigger, lasting peace?
Ridge: And what if I say... no, I can't? Part of raising a kid is letting go. You need to let go of Nick and Taylor's child.
Ridge: (Sighs) I have to get to a meeting.
Brooke: (Sniffles) (cell phone rings) (rings)
Nick: Can you talk?
Brooke: Not on the phone. I need to see you, Nick.
Nick: Yeah, I need to see you, too.
Brooke: At the "Marlin"?
Nick: I'm on my way. . So this is the first room that I've worked on...
(Cell phone rings)
Ridge: Taylor, it's me. Is it an okay time to talk?
Taylor: Well, I-I just put the baby down.
Ridge: Hey, I heard a rumor about a christening.
Taylor: Yeah, that's something we're planning.
Ridge: Could I ask you to keep us off the guest list?
Ridge: I'm okay with hope and R.J. getting to know Jack someday, but I just don't want my family mixed up with... (inhales sharply) yours and Nick's right now.
Taylor: Oh, I-I agree 100%.
Ridge: It's not the perfect solution, but I think it's the only option right now and best for everybody involved.
Taylor: Well, hopefully, Brooke sees it the same way.
Brooke: (Sighs) Well, how'd it go?
Nick: You first.
Brooke: He couldn't handle it.
Nick: Neither could Taylor.
Brooke: He was really hurt. He would have been more hurt if he knew that I had already seen Jack... in secret. (Scoffs)
Nick: You didn't tell him?
Brooke: No, of course not. It only happened once. It shouldn't have happened at all.
Nick: It's not wrong for you to see this boy.
Brooke: It is if I keep it a secret from Ridge. It is. My life is with Ridge and the kids, and your life is with Taylor and Jack.
Nick: You shouldn't have to choose.
Brooke: I can't be a part of it. That's just the thing. None of us chose this, Nick, and that's what Ridge is having a hard time seeing. But we all have the same questions. We all have the same confusion. (Inhales sharply)
Nick: Maybe this just needs a little time. Maybe we should just let this...
Brooke: No, no, no.
Nick: Calm down.
Brooke: No more time, okay? There can be no more photos, no more updates, no involvement of any kind.
Nick: Can you do that?
Brooke: I have to... for Ridge, for Taylor, for the futures that we committed to. I can't see jack anymore. I really do love him. Never doubt that. And somehow I have to get over knowing that he is our son.
Brooke: And it breaks my heart. (Sobbing) but I have to let him go.
Nick: He won't know who you are, but I'll know that you'll always love him.
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