The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Thursday 1/15/09
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Nick: Who the hell would send me this?
Ridge: It's incredible.
Brooke: Classic Forrester. It's amazing.
Stephanie: Oh, Eric, it's great. It's so beautifully understated.
Rick: You know, we need to market these like precious works of art.
Felicia: Uh, tough sell in this climate.
Ridge: Not to those who really appreciate the skill and passion of an artist.
Eric: Look, Felicia has a point. This collection is not gonna sell itself. A few seasons back, I would have said that it would, but, uh, not today. That's why we all have to work together here. We have to be sure that we're all on the same page, everyone working towards the same goal to make this our most successful collection ever.
Katie: The first thing we have to do is create some buzz.
Thorne: And exclusive previews.
Eric: No, no, no. No previews. No leaks. No one sees any of these designs until they hit the runway. I'm instituting a strict policy of "no comment" until then.
Thorne: So how do you want to create a buzz?
Donna: What's more intriguing than a secret?
Stephanie: Yeah, well... (clears throat) with this collection, fortunately, we don't need any gimmicks.
Rick: The surf line's doing quite well, Stephanie.
Stephanie: Mm-hmm. Thanks to Pam's bikini design.
Ridge: Secrecy isn't a gimmick. It's how we used to run this company.
Ridge: A few key players at the top. Everybody didn't have access to everything.
Eric: Well, that hasn't changed. We've loaded all these designs and patterns into a secure database. Only a few people have the code to get in.
Stephanie: I think what he's saying is there might be too many cooks in the kitchen.
Donna: Everybody has a job to do, Stephanie.
Ridge: And what's yours? Besides modeling and then chasing Dad around with a bottle of honey?
Rick: All right, all right. Can we not have any personal jabs in this meeting, please?
Thorne: Yes, sir, Mr. President.
Eric: All right, that's enough. Look, however you feel about the surf line or my relationship to Donna or making Rick president, you need to put it aside or get out. If you want to complain or grouse, there's the door.
Rick: Whoa, whoa. Hey. Hey. Whoa. Nobody move. Come on. Seriously, we all want Forrester Creations to succeed. This man is-- is putting his faith in us. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for him, and we want to do right by him. Now look. This--this could be a watershed moment for this company, for this family. If we could all just put our petty differences aside, I believe we can accomplish anything. Now that being said, this meeting and everything that's talked about in here has to be on a need-to-know-only basis. And unfortunately, not everybody in this room falls into that category. Katie.
Katie: Me? I'm director of P.R.
Felicia: You're engaged to the competition.
Katie: (Sighs) Nick and I leave our work at the office.
Rick: Katie, I'm sorry. I-it's your relationship to the press that I'm worried about. Look, if they come to you for comment and you don't give them one, they're gonna go elsewhere. Of if they think that you're holding out on them--
Katie: They'll turn on me. Okay, fine. I will take myself out of the loop. But not because of Nick. He would never do anything to jeopardize my position at the company.
Nick: Could you at least cough before you come in?
Jackie: Where did you get this? This is absolutely stunning. I-I mean, I have never seen Clark do anything like this before.
Nick: Clark didn't do it.
Jackie: What? Oh. (Laughs) it's a Forrester, isn't it? I-it's Eric's. It's that stripped-down design. Nobody does it better. God. If only we had a designer like this, we could just kiss all our troubles good-bye. Is it part of their new collection?
Nick: I don't know.
Jackie: Well, it's definitely new. You know, Katie should be more careful about leaving this around the house.
Nick: It was e-mailed to me last night. Sent to my inbox.
Jackie: Really? From whom?
Nick: Stormy seas. "To keep you afloat."
Jackie: An anonymous e-mail? A Forrester design hot off the press?
Nick: "Hot," as in stolen, Mother.
Jackie: Oh, Nicky. This is manna from heaven. This is our salvation.
Felicia: So you want everyone to be amped up over this collection?
Eric: And you're not?
Felicia: It used to feel like our work.
Eric: I want it to feel that way again. That's why I took such a hard line.
Felicia: Get along or get out?
Eric: Look, honey, I don't have a lot of time before this collection debuts. If you're... (chuckles) if you're not feeling any diplomacy from me, then I'm sorry.
Felicia: I'm your daughter.
Eric: (Sighs) Look, I'm sorry. I'm sorry, honey. I really am. I know how you must feel.
Felicia: How could you? Because you never bother to ask. When's the last time you even came down to my office?
Eric: I've been very, very, very busy here, Felicia.
Felicia: I know. With--with Donna and Rick and--and the surf line and this new collection, and you want all of us to cheer you on. Well, I cannot. You've sided with Rick over Mother after everything that woman has done for you. I guess loyalty doesn't mean the same thing anymore... for any of us.
Nick: Give me that.
Jackie: Nicky, just imagine what a design like that could do for Jackie M. one perfect design.
Nick: Unfortunately, it's gonna take more than a dress to save us, Mother. The bank's calling our loan.
Jackie: What? Well, they just want to reconstruct it, right?
Nick: No, they want their money, and they want it now. If they don't get it, they're gonna take everything we put up as collateral, including this business.
Jackie: No. No, not my business!
Nick: I'm sorry, Mother. I know what it means to you.
Jackie: Don't be sorry, okay. Just--just fix it. (E-mail alert rings)
Nick: It's stormy seas.
Jackie: What? Well, open it. Yes, open it. I'm--I-it could be a clue. Oh. That's even more beautiful than the first one.
Nick: I'm deleting this.
Jackie: Don't you dare!
Nick: I'm not stealing Eric's designs.
Jackie: You listen to me. You're not a sailor anymore, okay? Your code of honor-- it doesn't mean anything in the fashion world. Absolutely nothing. Out here, it is every man for himself.
Rick: How are you? I'm so happy to see you.
Steffy: You have a bad day?
Rick: Mm, not anymore.
Steffy: Mm. Good. (Knock on door)
Rick: Whoa. (Clears throat)
Rick: (Laughs nervously)
Felicia: You wanted to see me?
Rick: Uh, yeah, I did. Thorne's fabrics came in at the docks, and, uh, they need to be picked up because the cutters need them today.
Felicia: Oh, and you're expecting me to go get them? Oh, no, no, no. I'm not your errand girl.
Steffy: Hey. Hey. No, no. I-I'll go. I'll go.
Rick: Okay. Well, I'll give you a ride. And, Felicia, let's not have our shipments held up again, please.
Felicia: So now you're going? So what? So calling me in here was what? Some sort of power play? Come on, Steffy, we don't have to put up with this.
Steffy: No, no, no. It's--it's fine. I-I can go. Seriously. I need to see the docks. Hey, I work in shipping, so...
Felicia: Play dictator with your own family, but leave mine alone.
Steffy: Wow. Okay. You really ticked her off.
Rick: I know. I did that on purpose.
Steffy: Oh, okay.
Rick: I wanted to spend more time with you.
Jackie: We can't wait on this, Nicky. We have to get these designs into production today.
Nick: And pass them off as our own?
Jackie: Yes! If we want to save our company.
Nick: You don't think it's strange that we're on the verge of financial ruins and these designs just show up? That someone is throwing us a lifeline right in the Nick of time? Well, I'm not doing anything, Mother. Not till I find out who sent them and why.
Eric: Come in, son. Come in.
Thorne: Can we have a moment alone, please?
Donna: Oh, yeah. Sure. No--no problem.
Eric: (Sighs) Well, I already spoke to your sister.
Thorne: Well, then you know why I'm here.
Eric: You're unhappy.
Thorne: Yes, I am.
Eric: You play a very important role here, son.
Thorne: Yeah? What is that role, Dad? The yes-man? You don't value my opinion. You don't even want me around.
Eric: Oh, Thorne, that's-- it's not true!
Thorne: I'm back in the basement again, Dad. In the basement, yet again. Who's in the office next door? Who's in the office down the hall? Ever since you got together with Donna--
Eric: Now wait. Wait. This isn't about Donna, is it? About her family?
Thorne: Is it me, Dad? Is that why I've been shoved in a corner? Ridge and Rick, they're varsity. I'm J.V. It's okay for emergencies...
Thorne: But I'm just not quite good enough for the "A" team? Is that what this is?
Eric: Look, you know-- you know--
Thorne: I know what? What do I know, Dad? I know what I see! I see my two half brothers who are constantly being promoted and being rewarded. Hell, Donna--her family-- Owen even has more face time than me, Dad!
Eric: I'm not looking over your shoulder, Thorne, because I know that you're accomplishing your job without that.
Thorne: Or maybe it's because my job is so I-insignificant, it doesn't matter if I do it well.
Eric: Oh, gosh, stop this.
Thorne: You know--
Eric: Stop this, please.
Thorne: You know what? Rick has your name, okay? I've accepted that. He has your name. But I have worked at this company for years, for decades. I have earned it, Dad. I deserve to be at the top.
Eric: Your contribution has not-- has not been overlooked. It's very, very important to me. Now I'm depending on you. I'm depending on you to--to-- to pull this company together.
Thorne: (Sighs) (scoffs) To pull it together? (Scoffs) God, I-I-I'd rather rip this place to its studs. And while you're running it, Dad, that's the way that it's going. You're putting your faith in the wrong people. Rick is a-- he's a petulant little brat, Dad. And yet you reward him. I don't know who you are anymore. I don't even feel like I have a father.
Stephanie: (Sighs) No, not now, please.
Brooke: Stephanie, wait. Look, it really doesn't have to be this way-- your family against mine. We have a responsibility, an opportunity.
Stephanie: You know, I appreciate that Eric wants to try and unite everyone. I just don't-- I just don't agree with it.
Brooke: You want what's best for the company.
Stephanie: Well, now which company would that be? The new Forrester, or the one that I created with Eric?
Brooke: They're both the same.
Stephanie: No, I don't think they are. I used to walk down these halls, and I was proud of everything I saw. Now I walk down the halls, and it's just filled with Logans, and that's very upsetting to me. It's upsetting to my children, as well. I don't know how Ridge, you know... (Sighs) deals day to day with seeing Rick. I just don't know how he bears it.
Brooke: He's coping.
Stephanie: Is he? I don't think so. The fact that you can't see it tells me that you're not paying attention.
Steffy: Um, should we tell somebody we're leaving?
Rick: No, definitely not. Because if nobody knows when we're leaving, then nobody's going to know when to expect us back.
Steffy: Oh, then maybe we should go before somebody comes in then.
Rick: Uh, before we go...
Felicia: (Scoffs) Please don't make me go back out there. Donna is relentless.
Ridge: Have you seen Steffy?
Felicia: Yeah, headed to the parking lot.
Ridge: She's going home?
Felicia: No, uh, Long Beach. Thorne's shipment came in.
Ridge: Oh, the fabric for the new backless design, yeah.
Felicia: Waiting on the docks.
Ridge: Maybe I should, uh-- maybe I should go with her, give her a lift.
Felicia: No, Rick's taking her. First he asked me to go. Little jerk. Throwing his weight around.
Felicia: Yeah, Rick's giving her a ride.
Ridge: What the hell?
Ridge: What happened?
Rick: Ridge, there's been an accident.
Ridge: Let me get you inside.
Rick: No, no, no! It's phoebe. She's hurt really bad.
Ridge: What? What happened?
Rick: No, I gotta show you. Come on. We gotta go.
Ridge: Steffy. Oh, my God, Steffy!
Felicia: Where are you going?
Jackie: I really don't care who's sending us these designs.
Nick: Well, you should.
Jackie: Why? I mean, better for us if we don't know. Less liability for us and our mysterious benefactor.
Nick: You really think the person who's sending us this is trying to help us?
Jackie: (Scoffs) "To keep you afloat"? What else could it mean?
Nick: Less liability. More deniability.
Jackie: What are you thinking?
Nick: I'm thinking that Katie knows what the situation is.
Jackie: Oh, Katie. Oh, my God, of-- of course it's Katie. I mean-- well, I mean, she couldn't just give them to you, could she? Don't you see, Nicky? She wants us to use them.
Nick: And if we get caught, Mother, she goes to jail. And I am not going to put her in that position.
Katie: Hi! I, um, uh-- I was just returning these. I think under the circumstances, I didn't feel comfortable having them.
Eric: I don't question your loyalty at all.
Katie: Uh, no, I-I understand. You know, a-a little secrecy can go a long way to making sure that this collection is a success. Not that it wouldn't be a success without it, 'cause I think it's-- it's really beautiful. Um, I've been working up a lot of promos, and the more I talk about it, the more things I find to rave about. I-I really think that it's gonna set a new standard of elegance for the industry.
Eric: Well, thank you for the compliment.
Eric: And I-I appreciate your, uh, your integrity.
(Radio plays loud music)
Ridge: Steffy! Steffy, stop!
Brooke: That's Ridge.
Woman: It's high time
(Loud music continues playing)
Steffy: (Gasps) Look out!
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