The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Friday 6/6/08
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Katie: If they're not doing me any good...
Nick: They gotta be doing something, or Bridget wouldn't want you to take these.
Katie: My body is rejecting my heart. Why don't we just let it finish the job?
Donna: What are you bringing all those for?
Marcus: Well, 'cause they said that Mr. Forrester likes to check the fabric as they come in.
Donna: But you don't have to bring the whole bolt.
Marcus: I didn't know.
Donna: No, it--it's fine. It's fine. It's your first day. So... what do you think?
Marcus: Truthfully? (Laughs) it--it's amazing. I mean, all the buzz and the energy going on... I mean, everyone's so glamorous. It's--it's like I stepped into a whole new world, you know?
Donna: Well, you have. But just remember who you have to be careful around, okay, starting with Pam.
Marcus: The receptionist.
Donna: Right. Right, because she is evil and demented.
Marcus: Well, why does she work at the reception desk then?
Donna: (Groans) You don't--it--it-- and then there's Eric's kids, okay, who aren't kids, and they hate me, especially his daughter Felicia. And--but of course, uh, Thorne and Ridge--
Marcus: Wait, wait, their birth certificates actually say "Thorne" and Ridge"?
Donna: Marcus, this is L.A. Everybody hides their birth certificates. Who knows?
Marcus: All right.
Donna: But just know nobody can see yours until they... they love you as much as I do. And that way, they would never even think about going to the tabloids and telling 'em you're my son.
Marcus: Well, if they don't like you, why would they like me?
Donna: Well, because, um, you're handsome, and you're smart, and you're talented, and you're wonderful, and--and you're not marrying into the family. All right, well, I-I gotta take these to Eric. You--you get back down to shipping.
Marcus: Okay. Okay. (Groans) yeah. Okay.
Steffy: (Gasps) Oh, my gosh, I'm so sorry.
Marcus: Okay, I'm obviously fired.
Marcus: Um, do you know if I have to pay for these?
Steffy: Oh, my God.
Brooke: Hi. Are Nick and Katie back yet?
Bridget: No, but I didn't expect them back this soon anyway.
Brooke: Doesn't she have meds to take?
Bridget: Yes, but Nick can handle that. I told him all about it.
Brooke: Look, maybe I'm not the one who understands. What's going to happen? I mean, is she just going to... (exhales deeply) one day out of the blue collapse? Or is she going to get weaker and weaker until...
Bridget: That's the part we're trying to manage with the medication. And Katie has a very vigorous immune system, which is a liability now because it's destroying her heart. If we don't suppress her immune system, she will go quickly.
Brooke: So even though the antirejection drugs aren't working, they're still buying her time?
Bridget: Right. The question no one can answer about that borrowed time is how long her quality of life will hold.
Nick: If you don't feel like taking all three, maybe you can take one at a time.
Katie: It's just postponing the inevitable. Systemic inflammatory response-- that's what Dr. Patrick says is happening. My white blood cells are attacking my heart like a pack of dogs.
Nick: Well, that doesn't sound very good.
Katie: No. But apparently, it's quick. I get a fever, and then the fever spikes, and... I go up in smoke, I guess.
Katie: If this is the last place I see, it's pretty good. It's better than a hos-- it's better than a hospital. It's better than an I.V. In my arm beeping and beeping and beeping because it doesn't like the way my arm is bent. There's not a lot that's still in my power to decide, but this is. I know what I'm asking, and I'm sorry, but there's no one else that I would ask it of. My sisters couldn't handle this.
Nick: And you think I can?
Katie: I trust you not to judge me.
Katie: So put these away, and just stay with me. Can you do that?
Marcus: Okay, so I found this by, um, well, it looked like a steam room locker.
Steffy: No, no, not--nothing will set a stain like heat. Just let it air-dry.
Marcus: Hey, how'd you do that? I don't even see one spot.
Steffy: Baking soda. Vinegar, even an egg yolk would have been better, but this is what the janitors' closet had.
Marcus: Have you worked at a Laundromat?
Steffy: I have a sister who's careless and who used to wear my clothes all the time.
Marcus: Oh. Well, we don't get coffee stains in Texas.
Steffy: What, you Texans are so tough, coffee just runs away?
Marcus: No, it's just that it's so strong that it eats holes through your clothes.
Steffy: Oh. (Laughs) So what brings you to L.A.? I don't think you heard fashion calling.
Marcus: Family stuff. How about you?
Steffy: Same here.
Marcus: Hmm. So where would you rather be?
Steffy: London. I hope I don't kill someone driving on the wrong side of the road. (Laughs)
Marcus: Oh, yeah, yeah. I've been to London.
Marcus: Mm-hmm. Texas.
Marcus: You see, over there-- over there, they drive on any old side of the road. There's not much to hit.
Steffy: Hmm. You're funny.
Marcus: Well, funny's not gonna keep a paycheck in my pocket.
Marcus: So tell me about these Forresters. What should I know?
Steffy: Ohh, well, there's Eric. You met him. He's a total sweetheart. He founded the place. It's his company. Then there's Ridge.
Marcus: And Thorne.
Steffy: Right, Thorne. Thorne is the total younger brother, complaining the oldest always got everything, which Ridge agrees he did, including the talent, looks and so on. Ridge can be a tough customer, even for a Texan. It's best to stay on Brooke's good side, which is easy. She likes everybody.
Marcus: Hmm. That's Ridge's wife, right?
Steffy: (Laughs) well, she's been trying to be since, well, since dinosaurs roamed the earth, but it keeps not happening. (Laughs)
Marcus: Maybe she don't want to.
Steffy: No, you can tell she's sincere by the way she keeps marrying everyone else in the family.
Brooke: What about an artificial heart?
Bridget: She's not a candidate, Mom.
Brooke: Well, why can't she become one?
Bridget: People never understand, but I get it-- because there's machines for everything, so why isn't there a machine for a heart? But artificial hearts are only meant for the short-term. They just keep people going until you find a donor heart, you know?
Brooke: Well, then why not get another donor heart?
Bridget: Mom, we're never gonna find a match that's better than her own brother. That's impossible. Plus, the whole donor network-- it's pretty cold. But they have to be. They give it their best shot, and then they don't give someone a second heart. They move on to someone else that they can help.
Brooke: So we're gonna lose her, right? The only choice we have is to accept it or to be in denial about it.
Bridget: I'm sorry that I've been coming down a little hard on you. I'm in a little bit of denial myself, 'cause it doesn't look like a classic rejection episode to me either. I keep thinking that there's gotta be something else, something else that I can do, something somebody can do. But, Mom, it's wrong for us to give Katie false hope. It's wrong for me to stand here right now and give you false hope.
Nick: What you're asking makes sense. And I won't get on any moral high horse with you.
Katie: Thank you.
Nick: But I want you to think about this choice, because a lot can go wrong. You could be in a lot of pain. And six, ten hours into this, you may want to change your mind, and it could be too late.
Katie: Maybe this is something I should do on my own. Maybe you should wait on "the marlin."
Nick: Well, thanks, but I think I'll stay here with you.
Katie: At least this way there won't be this endless hanging on, no life-support machines, no other people making the decision as to when to let me slip away. From the moment that gun went off in my hand, I have not made a single decision about my life. Don't you think this last one should be mine?
Steffy: (Scoffs) And don't even get me started on Phoebe.
Marcus: Th-that's the one in the perfume ads?
Steffy: Yeah. Don't get me wrong. She's got a heart of gold, but if she spent as much time as she does on her studies than her hair--
Marcus: You know what? I hope they don't put me in that part of the business.
Steffy: Which part?
Marcus: Uh, the clothes and perfume.
Steffy: Marcus, that's all that Forrester Creations does.
Marcus: Yeah, I know, but you see, I'm more interested, like, in--in the why and the how and the what. Like how do they convince someone to buy a $5,000 dress? I mean, like, who buys our stuff, and where do they live? And how much do we spend to reach them?
Steffy: The models, the designers-- they don't ask those questions. We're closer to the answers in shipping and receiving.
Marcus: Yeah, right.
Steffy: Yeah, right. (Giggles)
Marcus: Steffy--that's, uh, that's short for Stephanie, right?
Steffy: Yes. Uh, at school I'm Stephanie, but here it's my grandmother's name, so they keep me with a sinus cripple.
Marcus: Right. (Laughs)
Marcus: No, I like it. It's not stuffy, it's Steffy.
Steffy: (Laughs) Um, I better bring this back downstairs before one of the models call 911.
Marcus: Right. No, it was-- it was nice talking to you.
Steffy: Same here.
Bridget: Well, Mom, don't be surprised if there's some kind of relief in all this for Katie.
Brooke: How? What could be more awful? First storm, and now...
Bridget: There's just been so much uncertainty. Katie hasn't known what to expect from day to day. But now--now she has something that she can count on.
Brooke: I suppose.
Bridget: But Mom, so do we. If the transplant had been a success, we wouldn't know how long that it would keep Katie with us, but now we do. So we can make the most of the rest of her life. We can make it as happy and loving as we could ever want it to be. And there won't be any regrets like there were with Storm.
Brooke: Here isn't a day that goes by that I don't ask his forgiveness for those awful words that I said. And you're right. I mean, it's foolish for me to think that this can't happen to my sister, like there's some kind of loophole. I don't want to be that for Katie now. We can do this for her. We can do this with her, can't we?
Nick: All right, yes, I would say this is a decision that nobody can make but you.
Katie: Thank you. I knew you'd be the one person who would understand.
Nick: But is this really what you want? Is this really the right choice, whether it's intensive care or Catalina? I know that you want some dignity, Katie. But do you understand the type of pain that you might be in?
Katie: Well, I suppose you could always get me good and drunk.
Nick: What about your family, your sisters?
Katie: They know I love them.
Nick: But you just don't think that they can handle what's happening?
Katie: (Sighs heavily) It's more than just that. It's... the things that are left to be said are just too hard to say.
Nick: Okay, well, here's what I think. If you have the guts enough to do what you want to do, then you better find the guts to find those hard words to say to those people you love. Now I'm not your family. I'm not your boyfriend, and I'm not your husband. But if you took off on me this morning and you never came back and you never said good-bye, I would be hurt. I would be pissed off. And if I knew that you chose the sun and the sand and the breeze instead of coming home to say good-bye, it sure wouldn't give me much comfort.
. (knock on door)
Marcus: Well, I made it through day one without burning down the place.
Donna: Well, that's good. Is everyone being nice?
Marcus: Oh, yeah. They've all been here like 30 years, and they got bad backs.
Donna: Yeah, I keep telling Eric that we have people on the loading docks that look like they need orthopedists.
Marcus: (Laughs) You know, the girl in the office is especially nice.
Donna: Uh-huh. What office? What girl?
Marcus: Shipping and receiving. The girl in the interview earlier--Steffy.
Donna: Yeah, just be careful. That's Ridge's daughter.
Marcus: She's a Forrester?
Donna: Yeah, and she wants my head on a silver platter.
Marcus: She never said.
Donna: She has a reputation of being the smart one, and, well, I don't know if that's good or bad.
Marcus: I like her.
Donna: Like her from a distance, okay?
Marcus: I hear you.
Donna: Well, gosh, Eric didn't like any of these, so I have gotta take them down to the sewing room.
Marcus: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, I'll--I'll--I'll take care of that. I got it. I know where it is.
Donna: Thanks. That's sweet.
Marcus: Thank you for this job. You know, I-I think I'm gonna really like it here.
Brooke: You've been so wonderful through all of this-- with Katie, with all of us.
Bridget: I suppose it's helpful to have someone to translate all the medical jargon, huh?
Brooke: Oh, but it's so much more than that. You are a wonderful daughter and an amazing doctor. I'm so proud of you.
Bridget: Thanks, Mom. I thought that being a doctor was just gonna be about doing the stuff that I learned in medical school, but it--it's not. It's about being with people when--when their bodies betray them, being an advocate when they need it the most, being the one there that gets it when there's simply nothing left to be said. We're trained as scientists, but I think our real job is to figure out what medical science can't do and then do that.
Bridget: (Exhales deeply) I hope Nick and Katie get back before it gets too dark.
Brooke: Why? Do you think something's happened?
Bridget: No. No, I don't. Nick wouldn't let anything happen.
Katie: Donna and Brooke will understand. They'll forgive me.
Nick: But the real question is what about you? Just say it, Katie. You're afraid.
Nick: That's okay. Don't you see, that's a healthy thing. But you don't have to feel this alone.
Katie: You know what? I am feeling pretty good right here right now with you.
Nick: And you can feel good tomorrow. And you can feel good the day after that.
Nick: Honey, you've been given such--such a raw deal, the worst I've ever seen, and you have every right to want to claim some type of control over your life because you've been robbed. But is that really right? Is it really up to you or up to me? Because, really, we don't know when our last day is gonna be. All I know is it ain't over until it's over.
Katie: So, what, I'm supposed to stay and just hope for a miracle?
Nick: Well, do you know there won't be one? Just don't let your fear call the shots.
Nick: I'm not going back without you.
Katie: (Exhales deeply) I don't want to die.
Nick: I know.
Katie: I don't want to die. (Crying) I--
Nick: (Whispering) I know you don't.
Katie: I don't. I don't. (Sobbing) Don't let me go. (Whispering) Don't let me go.
Nick: I won't.
Nick: I won't let you go.
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