B&B Transcript Wednesday 12/19/07

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 12/19/07

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(Thunder crashes)

Brooke: Please, Storm, tell me the truth. I need to know. Did you frame Dad for Stephanie's shooting?

Felicia: I hope it's not a bad time.

Stephanie: Oh, it's been like grand central station tonight.

Felicia: Well, I want to put Dominick's presents under your tree because-- where is your tree?

Stephanie: Oh, I gave it to the homeless shelter. The boys came and picked it up ear--

Felicia: What? You gave away the Christmas tree?

Stephanie: Yes, I did. I-I just--I just can't do it.

Felicia: Mother, I'll help you.

Stephanie: No. Thank you, but no thank you.

Felicia: That's it. I'm calling your doctor. Clearly, you're having some weird side effect from the pain medication you're on.

Stephanie: No, it has nothing to do with my pain med--

Felicia: Well, you're not acting like yourself.

Stephanie: Yes, I am, and I'm fine.

Felicia: I beg to differ.

Stephanie: (Sighs) Sit. I'm sorry I upset you. Your father was upset, too. Honey, look, here's the problem. It's just so much pressure to be cheerful. I mean, Christmas turns out to be absolutely exhausting.

Felicia: It's never been too much for you before.

Stephanie: I just don't have it in me to do it this year. Can we leave it at that?

Felicia: No, Mother, we can't. What is going on?

Stephanie: Honey, look, this is what happens when someone shoots you and tries to kill you and your husband walks out. It doesn't bring about a lot of warm, fuzzy feelings, all right?

Storm: I am not the reason why Dad is in jail.

Brooke: You said you were.

Storm: Okay, I was frustrated that I couldn't get him out of jail, but--

Brooke: But did you really try? Really?

Katie: Brooke, come on! How can you ask him these questions?

Brooke: They need to be asked, Katie.

Storm: You doubt me after everything I've done for our family?

Brooke: I'm afraid for you, Storm. Do you really hate Dad that much to frame him for attempted murder?

Storm: What, you-- you don't think I have reason to hate him? I mean, we all have reasons, Brooke, thousands of reasons, one for every day he was gone and since he's been back. And do you know that when he got back here, after he found out what happened to you, he blamed me. (Voice cracking) he--he asked me how come I didn't protect you? (Normal voice) I mean, the man who abandoned us-- how dare he ask me that?

Katie: He had no right.

Storm: The--the arrogant, self-center, son of a-- he thinks he can just come back here, and what, save the day?

Katie: He doesn't know. He doesn't understand what we've been through because of him.

Storm: He doesn't want to understand. He can't.

Katie: But we do. Storm, we understand. We know how hard you work. We know how much you care about us.

Storm: I do care, and it kills me that you didn't come to me and tell me about that right away. That I had to be blamed... by him?! I mean, you can only imagine what I wanted to do to him, but I didn't. I didn't because I knew it would upset you, girls. But I knew-- I knew what he was up to. He was trying to work his way back in like he was the protector of you guys, and the crazy thing is you were starting to fall for it. I mean, his big hero act-- you were starting to trust him again. He was taking you away from me, and I couldn't let that happen. I was not gonna let him hurt again, and that's why I did it!

Storm: I did it.

Felicia: Dad will be here.

Stephanie: No, he won't.

Felicia: He will if I tell him what it means to you.

Stephanie: Don't you do that. I don't want anyone coming to this house out of a sense of obligation. I am not somebody's Christmas charity.

Felicia: Now you sound like Sally.

Stephanie: (Laughs) Sally won't be here, either. She's got the right idea. She's in Saint-Tropez with all the beach boys.

Felicia: Well, you know what? I'm here. So if it's just you, me and Dominick, that's fine.

Stephanie: No. Honey, why don't you go to your brother's house? Dominick will have kids to play with. It'll be lovely.

Felicia: Spend Christmas with Brooke and her sisters? No, thank you.

Stephanie: All right, I tell you what. We'll have the company plane fly you down to Florida. Go and--and spend the day with Kristen. She'd love it.

Felicia: Nice. Nice. You want me to fly over the holidays? I'd rather kiss Donna under the mistletoe.

Stephanie: I don't mean to be unkind, but I don't care what you do.

Felicia: Baloney! You do care. It's tradition, Mother, a family tradition. The Forrester Christmas-- dad's terrible eggnog, you bitchin' and moanin' up until the minute we sing Christmas carols.

Stephanie: No. No, I'm done. I am not doing Christmas. I want to be alone.

Storm: (Sobbing) I did it. God, I did it.

Brooke: It's good you told us.

Storm: (Sniffles) (sobs) you're not angry with me?

Brooke: You were in pain. You weren't thinking clearly.

Storm: (Sobs) I didn't plan on doing it.

Katie: Of course not.

Storm: Oh, I was just... (sniffles) I was just so furious with Stephanie for what she did to you... (sniffles) and to Donna, for locking her in the steam room. (Sighs) it was such a stupid little stunt, but the disrespect... and she wasn't gonna pay for any of it, and she knew it. And there's no accountability, just like Dad.

Katie: Dad was angry at Stephanie, too.

Storm: (Laughs) Yeah. I mean, he--he goes charging into that hotel room, making threats to Stephanie and throwing dead birds around. That's what the bellman told the police. I mean, and--a we know it wasn't the first time that he made threats against--against Stephanie. What about that time in--in your office, when he was holding that gun?

Brooke: So is that how you got the gun? You got it from my desk during the showing?

Storm: I mean, it was so easy. I hear Eric tell Stephanie to wait in the showroom, and everything I need is right there-- the gun, the camera. Dad has a ring. I have a ring. I mean, all I'd need to do is put the ring on, and everybody's gonna assume that Dad did it. So I set the camera up, and I waited behind the curtain. But then, um, you came in, and you had it out with Stephanie, and then Donna. And then finally, I saw my chance. So I put the ring on. I pointed the gun, and I fired.

Katie: (Sobbing)

Storm: I didn't-- I didn't mean to kill her. That wasn't-- that wasn't my intention. Stephanie went down, and Dad was arrested.

Katie: But you-- you--you couldn't have been sure that Jake was gonna show me that footage.

Storm: (Sniffles) Well, yeah... (laughs) he would have seen it eventually. And when he realized what he had, he'd go to the police. It was the perfect crime, but it wasn't, because now you know.

Stephen: It's after visiting hours, so who's supposed to--

Man: No physical contact with the prisoner. Do not attempt to pass anything to the prisoner. Sit down.

(Door lock buzzes)

Man: 15 minutes.

Stephen: What do you want?

Stephanie: I'm in need of cheering up, and you might be the only person that can do that.

Stephen: You're out of luck.

Stephanie: Not really. Just seeing you, and I feel better already.

Stephen: It makes you feel good seeing me locked up?

Stephanie: Knowing that the man that tried to kill me is worse off than I am has lightened my mood considerably.

Stephen: Guard, I want to go back to my cell.

Stephanie: Without hearing my offer?

Stephen: You have nothing I want.

Stephanie: Mm... it's Christmas. You might want to see your grandchildren before they're too old to remember ever seeing grandpa at Christmas.

Stephanie: This is the season of giving, isn't it? I'm sure you have a wish list. I have one. It's a very short list. I only want one thing for Christmas, and that's your confession.

Stephen: You're crazy.

Stephanie: You really don't want to go to trial.

Stephen: Well, obviously, you don't either, or you wouldn't be here. Are you worried that what you did to Brooke is gonna come out?

Stephanie: I just think that things that are private should remain private. I don't think we should go public.

Stephen: Always protecting your precious reputation.

Stephanie: I'm trying to give you the opportunity to protect your children from scandal. I should have remembered, naturally, you would be focused on your own hide.

Stephen: I'm focused on my defense.

Stephanie: Look, if you will confess, I will do everything I can to get the district attorney to make a plea-bargain.

Stephen: I won't confess to a crime I didn't commit.

Stephanie: The evidence points directly to you.

Stephen: My children know it's not true. They're out there to find the person who really did it.

Stephanie: (Laughs) what do you have-- a little junior detective agency working for you?

Stephen: Are--are you jealous, Stephanie, that my children rallied around me?

Stephanie: Just hard to understand, given your history with them.

Stephen: You're right. I don't deserve it. I've been a terrible father. And if they left me to rot here, I'd understand, but they're not. So you go ahead, Stephanie. You amuse yourself at my expense. You take every shot at me you want, because my children love me, and they know I'm innocent. And my son is gonna get me out of here. And I couldn't ask for a better man to defend me.

Katie: Storm, please, please tell me you're making this up.

Storm: Why would I?

Katie: To c--to protect Dad, to create reasonable doubt.

Storm: I shot Stephanie.

Katie: You have an alibi. You were on the phone with Charlie Baker when it happened.

Storm: I was just trying to make sure that I didn't look like a suspect. And that's when it came to me-- why not let the police give me an alibi?

Brooke: What?

Storm: I had to be careful that I didn't look suspicious. Once I got Charlie Baker on the phone, it was all set. All I had to do was keep him on the line, make sure I was talking when it happened.

Brooke: How did you do that?

Storm: It's pretty clever, right?

Charlie: Sorry for the interruption. This is about a complaint, right?

Storm: (Sighs) What was your name again? Baker?

Charlie: Charlie-- Charlie Baker.

Storm: Well, how much longer is this gonna take, officer?

Charlie: Just bear with me for a second. You--you're making a complaint against Stephanie Forrester, is that right?

Storm: Yes, and I'd like to file a restraining order. So can you send someone?

Charlie: Uh, it'd be a lot easier if you'd come down to the station.

Storm: Hmm, yeah, well, I'm sorry, I can't-- can't really do that right now.

Charlie: All right. Uh, give me the information, and I'll make the report.

Storm: Yeah, can you, uh, hold on just one second, officer?

(Gunshot)

Storm: Sorry. I had to get rid of something.

Brooke: You just walked away and left Stephanie in the showroom?

Storm: (Sighs) There were people backstage. They would have heard the shot. I had to get out of there, Brooke.

Brooke: Storm, the police questioned all of us. Any one of us could have been taken to jail.

Storm: Ah, yes, but I made sure the evidence pointed towards Dad.

Katie: Oh, my God.

Brooke: How can you be sure? You're a defense attorney. You know how these things go.

Storm: Well, I know how Dad gets when he gets stressed out. You know, he--he pretends like he's the victim. He played right into their hands-- berating the police, refusing to cooperate. Look, uh, okay, I know I shouldn't have done it. It was wrong. I mean, I wouldn't do it again. But what can I do? It's done.

Brooke: Are you suggesting that we just let Dad be prosecuted for a crime he didn't commit?

Storm: He's got a good lawyer. He could get off.

Katie: Storm, he's innocent.

Storm: Oh, no, no, no, no. Dad may not have shot Stephanie, but he's not innocent.

Stephanie: Stephen, it's an open-and-shut case.

Stephen: Storm doesn't think so.

Stephanie: Did the police find the gun in your hotel room?

Stephen: Did you see me shoot you? Did you see my face? Do you have a witness that puts me in the showroom when you were--

Stephanie: Is that what his defense is-- no one saw your face?

Stephen: All he needs is reasonable doubt.

Stephanie: Do you really want to put this much trust in a young man who grew up literally hating you?

Stephen: I trust him a hell of a lot more than I trust you. Did you really think I was gonna confess because you ask?

Stephanie: Listen to me. The rape, your daughter's relationship with my husband, your wife's relationship with my husband, your lack of a relationship with your children-- all of that's going to come out in a trial.

Stephen: You don't scare me, Stephanie. And you can't intimidate me. Even sitting here in jail, I would rather be me than you. At least I have children who are willing to fight for me. Will your children fight for you when they find out what you've done to Brooke?

Stephanie: (Sighs) I came here to give you a chance. I have.

Stephen: (Scoffs)

Stephanie: I'm never going to make this offer to you again. I know what you did. The police know what you did. And when the jury figures it out, they're going to convict you, and when they do that, I'm going to use every ounce of influence that I have to get you put in the worst penitentiary in this state. I feel better already. Thank you. And Merry Christmas.

Katie: We can't just leave Dad in jail.

Storm: Why not? He left us.

Katie: He didn't shoot Stephanie.

Storm: He was looking for acceptance. He thought he could just come back here and put on a big show and yell about how-- how the Logans were treated all these years. Well, let me tell you something. He has no idea how we were treated. He has no idea what we had to go through for all those years, because he wasn't here. And he didn't have the guts to stick around and face his problems. Well, guess what? Now he has to face his problems. He is sitting in that cell as we speak, and he's looking at those four walls, and he is wondering to himself how I got here. He's wondering what did I do to deserve this?

Brooke: But he doesn't deserve it. And neither do you. I can see what this is doing to you-- your feelings of hatred, your desire for revenge. Stormy, it's a sickness.

Storm: This isn't revenge.

Brooke: You love the law. You wouldn't do anything to abuse it.

Storm: Brooke, this is justice.

Brooke: No. No, it's not. I mean, you don't even know what you're saying. You're too angry. You're too upset. Look, we--we're gonna figure this out, okay?

Storm: (Sighs)

Brooke: We're gonna decide what to do next.

Storm: We don't do anything next.

Brooke: We have to get Dad out of jail.

Storm: Oh, no. No, no, no, no, no. The cops have passed this case on to the D.A. they have their man and the evidence to prove it.

Katie: Evidence you planted.

Storm: Well... (scoffs) so what? It's all circumstantial. He could be acquitted.

Katie: (Sighs)

Brooke: With you as his lawyer?

Storm: Hey, hey, I have done everything by the book. I have done everything that needs to be done.

Brooke: Except confess.

Storm: Ohh! What do you--what do you-- what do you want me to do? You want me to go to jail? Is that what you want?

Katie: No!

Storm: I mean, do you want me to be punished for protecting this family? Because that's why I did it. I mean, Dad and Stephanie-- they have hurt everybody I love in my life over and over again. Well, I'm sorry. It--it had to stop. They needed to know that there are consequences. If you cause somebody pain, it will come back to you.

Brooke: Oh, my God. Are you listening to yourself? You don't think this will come back to you?

Storm: (Scoffs) Well, not if you love me as much as I think you do.

Katie: Storm, please, please don't make choose.

Storm: Ohh. You don't have to choose. You just need to be quiet.

Brooke: You don't even know what you're saying.

Storm: Well, Stephanie's okay. There was no permanent damage. I mean, I just scared her.

Brooke: You shot her! You shot a person, and then you let Dad go to jail for it!

Storm: I did it for you, for our family. Dad never did anything for you. He never protected us. All those years, it was me who protected you-- me. He never was there for you. I was. I earned your loyalty, Brooke. Well, now it's time for you to return the favor. It's time for you to step up to the plate and protect me. Look... (sighs) I'm gonna do my best to protect Dad. But please... don't send me to jail.

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