B&B Transcript Friday 1/23/09

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Friday 1/23/09

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Nick: So you sent me those designs. You sabotaged Forrester Creations. Hmm. Welcome to Jackie M.

Ridge: The whole collection?

Brooke: That's what Katie said.

Steffy: Oh, my God.

Brooke: Their entire preview was made up of Forrester Designs.

Steffy: All of our hard work gone to the competition? What are we gonna do about the show? What--what's gonna happen?

Brooke: I think we need to find out exactly what happened.

Ridge: I want to know how the hell they got their hands on our designs.

Brooke: Eric, you went over there?

Katie was right. They have the whole collection, every damn piece. Where is everybody? Come on! We got a big mess to clean up.

Pam: I'll gather the troops.

Eric: Thank you.

Ridge: Has Marone been here recently? We'll have security look at the videotapes.

Brooke: I don't believe Nick would deliberately steal from us.

Steffy: What about Jackie?

Brooke: That's possible.

Ridge: Clarke Garrison. He and Sally were always sneaking in here.

Donna: Pam just told me. Is it true?

Eric: Yes. Yes, I'm afraid it is.

Donna: How did they get the designs?

Ridge: Exactly, especially since we took great pains to make sure that only a few of us had access.

Marcus: Well, who did? I mean, how many people are we talking about here?

Eric: Just us. Just--just family, and we know none of us was involved in it.

Felicia: Do we?

Steffy: What do you mean?

Donna: No. (Scoffs)

Marcus: But it ruined our fashion show. Who would purposely want to do that?

Eric: Look, w-where's Thorne?

Felicia: Don't know. Aunt Pam's looking for him.

Thorne: Well, she found him. What's the story? Is it as bad as Katie says it is?

Eric: Oh, yes, it is. They got it all. They got every single piece.

Thorne: (Sighs)

Steffy: You know, Dad, maybe you're right. We gotta check the security footage, see if anything looks suspicious.

Eric: Look, I want to know-- if Clarke Garrison was here, I want to know when it was exactly and how he was able to get out of here with all those drawings.

Ridge: The surf line.

Donna: What about it?

Ridge: Jackie Marone was in the audience during that show.

Felicia: You're right.

Thorne: Well, did anyone see her leave her seat long enough to-- to search our offices?

Eric: You know, all of the pieces were not done by then. I mean, she--she couldn't have taken them all at that point.

Stephanie: Pam said you just got back. Honey, do you have any idea what happened?

Eric: No, I don't, but I'm gonna find out. Nick and Jackie Marone stole our collection. But they didn't do it alone. They had help. Somebody significant helped them with this. Somebody betrayed us, a traitor.

Rick: Thank you, Nick. It's good to be here. I wasn't really sure if you were gonna hold up your end of the bargain.

Nick: Making somebody president of my company sight unseen isn't something I would do, but my mother-- she liked those pictures you sent. She thought it was worth it.

Rick: Well, if the accolades you received from your preview show have any bearing, it looks like your company's gonna do very well. You're gonna turn a profit.

Nick: Did you say my company? Whose company would it be?

Rick: Well, I guess that's up to you, and whether or not you make me president.

Nick: You gotta answer something for me, Rick. Why'd you do this? Why would you sabotage your family's company for the competition?

Rick: In a word? Ridge. I have lived my life in this man's shadow, Nick. I've had to answer to him in my personal life, in my career. I can't take it anymore. This man's ego--it just-- it suffocates everything. And just because my last name is Forrester, doesn't mean I have to spend my life in the family business. And when I opened my eyes to the possibility of living and working without Ridge, well, then I knew exactly what I had to do. I saw a-a floundering company that needed a-a hit fashion line. I could be president of that company, and I would--

Nick: Your father made you president of Forrester Creations.

Rick: Who'd he make C.E.O.? It's the story of my life. My father throws me a bone. He throws Ridge two. I'm done with that. I'm moving on with my life. I'm starting a new one, and I want to start it here at Jackie M. but you have to honor your side of the agreement, Nick. Damn it, I stuck my neck out for this. I saved your company. I gave you those designs in exchange for a job. Don't tell me I betrayed my family for nothing.

Stephanie: Too many people had access to those designs.

Brooke: Too many Logans, you mean.

Stephanie: Mm-hmm.

Felicia: Never before has so many of you been in the building at one time. And suddenly, there's a security breech?

Eric: Stop it, Felicia.

Ridge: This doesn't make sense. Everything was secure. All those designs were kept confidential. They were only given to a few select people.

Felicia: That's right. And we had our most trustworthy sewers on the job. They've been in the business a very long time. Never would they fall for Clarke garrison in a phony mustache. No, I think Ridge is right. This doesn't make sense. It doesn't add up.

Marcus: Well, could someone have hacked into the computers?

Thorne: My system is encrypted. It's ironclad.

Steffy: Okay, who exactly had computer access? We need to get a list going.

Eric: Well, we know who had access. It was just family, but I can't believe that anybody with the name "Forrester" or "Logan" would do this thing.

Felicia: Just family, Daddy? That's funny. Look who's here, Nick's fiancÚ.

Katie: (Scoffs) Excuse me?

Felicia: Logan, soon-to-be-Marone?

Katie: I had nothing to do with Jackie M. stealing our designs if that's what you're implying.

Brooke: Katie is the one who called us about this.

Thorne: That doesn't make her innocent, Brooke.

Eric: All right, let's not start accusing one another here. What we need to do is begin to gather some evidence. Look, Marcus, will you look at--

Katie: Eric, there's something you should know. Jackie and Nick did not initiate this. They were sent the designs.

Eric: From inside my company?

Stephanie: Do they know who?

Katie: No. They were anonymous e-mails.

Brooke: That's it. I'm going over there.

Ridge: Brooke, wait, wait, wait. Why would you do that?

Brooke: I'm going to convince him to pull the line and get him to issue a statement to the press admitting that these designs are Forrester Creations'. I'm sure Nick had nothing to do with this, and I'm sure he'll help us figure out who's responsible.

Stephanie: Oh, right.

Felicia: Right. Sure, Brooke.

Thorne: That's rich.

Brooke: Why would anybody do this to us?

(Telephone rings) (rings) (rings)

Taylor: Hello?

Steffy: Hi, Mom.

Taylor: Sweetheart, are you there? Is something wrong?

Steffy: (Sighs) I don't even know why I called you. I just, um... (sniffles) I just wanted you to know that, uh...

Taylor: You want me to know what, Steffy?

Steffy: Something terrible happened. I just--I feel really bad.

Taylor: Honey, are you okay? Are you sick? Wh-- (sighs)

Steffy: No, no, no, no. It's--it's nothing-- nothing like that, no.

Taylor: Well, you--you know, I can't really help you if you don't tell me what's going on.

Steffy: Um, you know the Forrester line, the one that Dad and Granddad's been working on for months and months?

Taylor: Uh-huh. What about it?

Steffy: It's been stolen.

Taylor: What?

Steffy: Yeah, it's horrible. Just all that hard work-- by Jackie M. She just previewed Dad's whole line.

Taylor: Are you sure about that?

Steffy: Katie was there. She just called. Granddad went over there. It's for real, Mom.

Taylor: Honey, how is your dad holding up?

Steffy: (Sighs) He's a mess. I don't even know what we're gonna do. And to make things worse, someone from the inside leaked the designs. Someone we know backstabbed us.

Taylor: Do they know who did it?

Steffy: No. No, no one can even imagine who would do something this terrible. God, all that hard work, all of it. And Granddad--poor Granddad. He's just so... (sighs) he was just so proud of it, you know? He was so proud of it coming back from his coma.

Taylor: Oh, my goodness. How is Eric holding up?

Steffy: He's furious. He's completely focused finding out who did this. But he seems okay, physically, I mean.

Taylor: Well, is there-- is there something you want me to do? Should I-- should I come up there?

Steffy: No, no, no. You don't-- you don't have to do anything right now. I just... (sighs) I just needed to get out of the office. I just needed a breather, you know? (Sniffles) I didn't want people to see how upset I was, but, uh, you know, what's the point of that, me freaking out? I just feel like I want to scream.

Taylor: I'm sure your dad wants to do the same thing. This is just awful. First, he loses phoebe, and now... (sighs) I know this is just too much for him.

Steffy: Yeah, he's gonna need a lot of support.

Taylor: And he knows he can call me if he needs to. He knows I'll be there for him.

Steffy: Yeah. Yeah, I know. I know.

Taylor: And--and, of course, he has Brooke.

Steffy: But he's gonna need you, too, Mom. Anyways, I-I better get back inside. (Sighs)

Taylor: Okay. Listen, will you tell your dad, um, will you just-- just tell him that I'm sorry. I'm sorry this happened. I-I don't know what else to say.

Steffy: I just can't believe this is happening. Who would do something this cruel?

Rick: There is nothing left for me at Forrester Creations. Stephanie wants me in jail. Ridge wants me dead. Hell, my--my father wants me to--to accept a presidential title that doesn't mean anything. It's eating me alive, all right? I-I just want peace in my life, a-a place where we can live away from all the insanity.

Nick: Who's "we"?

Rick: I can't-- I can't get into that right now, okay? The point is, I don't have a future at Forrester Creations. I want you to know that I'm not proud of what I'm doing, all right? I--in fact, I'm disgusted with myself. But I refuse to live my life serving out a sentence and being persecuted.

Nick: I can see you're very passionate about this. Jackie M.'s alive because of you today. I love my family-- my mother, Katie, my son. So my answer is yes. I will hold up my agreement.

Rick: Thank you. I'm gonna do right by you and this company, I promise.

Nick: Let's keep this quiet. Let's let the dust settle before you start.

Rick: Absolutely. I couldn't agree more.

Nick: You know, you're a good man. You're good at what you do. So welcome aboard, Mr. President.

Rick: Thank you, Nick. Thank you.

Eric: Did somebody leave their computer on all night or accidentally give out the code?

Stephanie: No.

Felicia: No.

Eric: Well, something happened. Somebody got ahold of these designs, and they sent them to Nick.

Ridge: We need a full-scale investigation right now. (Cell phone beeps)

Stephanie: Let's start with the recent hires, the people that were put on the surf line.

Donna: No, I interviewed them all. The surf line staff--

Pam: Nobody is above suspicion, Donna.

Steffy: Rick?

Rick: Hey, Steffy.

Steffy: Hey. Hey, where are you? Have you heard what's going on?

Rick: I'm on my way up to my office right now. And, um, I want you to meet me there. Can you do that?

Steffy: Yeah, but--

Rick: Listen, come alone, and don't tell anyone. It's really important. I'll see you soon.

Katie: I hate to bring this up, but we have a show to do, and all of our designs just walked down the Jackie M. runway.

Marcus: Well, can't we still do a show?

Donna: If Brooke can convince the Marones to admit what happened, then we--

Stephanie: (Laughs) I wouldn't hold your breath on that one.

Eric: (Sighs) I agree with that. I spoke to Jackie. She's not admitting anything.

Pam: Then what are we gonna do?

Felicia: Only one thing we can do.

Thorne: We have to delay our show.

Ridge: Let's work on a statement for the press then.

Katie: Okay, I'll draft it. It should come from you and Eric.

Ridge: And Rick. He is president. Where is Rick?

Steffy: (Crying) Rick...

Rick: I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you.

Steffy: Rick, don--

Rick: Mm. What?

Steffy: Rick, stop! Stop! Have you heard what happened? Jackie M. Had a preview today. She used all of our collections, everything. She stole all of our designs.

Rick: I know.

Steffy: You do? Rick, we've been sabotaged.

Rick: I know.

Steffy: Wait. Wh--why did you want to see me in private? Do--do you know who did this?

Rick: Yes, I do. I know who stole our designs.

Steffy: Who?

(Door slams)

Nick: Well, that didn't take you long.

Brooke: Is that all you have to say to me?

Nick: You look gorgeous.

Brooke: How about, "I'm sorry"? "I didn't mean to do it. It was all a mistake." I need you to issue a statement to the press explaining somehow how this mishap happened-- that accidentally, Jackie M. Got ahold of Forrester Creations' designs.

Nick: I'm afraid "I'm sorry" is all I have for you, so one out of three ain't bad.

Brooke: Nick, you're not a thief. You can't do this.

Nick: This type of thing happens in the fashion world. You know that.

Brooke: Corporate espionage.

Nick: It happens.

Brooke: Not with somebody with a conscience.

Nick: My mother's company was gonna be taken from her. My family's livelihood was at stake, and someone threw me a lifeline. Now you tell me you wouldn't do the same thing.

Brooke: Fine. Then tell me who did this. At least give me that. Who betrayed Forrester Creations?

Brooke: Who gave you those designs? Lubbock lightning bolts, I dare you to be colorful!

Felicia: All those beautiful designs.

Ridge: Totally hijacked.

Stephanie: We'll never get the credit we deserve. That's what I'm so angry about.

Thorne: I wish we knew who the hell did this.

Katie: Eric, I've got that draft ready for a statement.

Eric: Oh, thanks, Katie, but look, I want to hold off on this. I don't want to go to the press yet. I want us to focus on one thing. I want to get some answers, and I want to find out who the bastard was that did this.

Brooke: Who was it, Nick? Tell me. It was somebody at Forrester Creations, wasn't it? Oh, my God, you've gotta tell me who it is!

Nick: I think you should go.

Brooke: Don't. Don't do this. Not after everything we've been through. Nick?

Nick: Someday. Now's not the time. Just let this be, Brooke, for your own good. Let this be.

Steffy: Everyone's in your dad's office. If you know who did this, we've got to tell them.

Rick: No, Steffy. No. No.

Steffy: What do you-- what do you mean, "no"? This person ruined our fashion show. A whole season's profit gone in a blink of an eye. Of course you have to.

Rick: Even if this person had the most honorable of intentions?

Steffy: What possible justification can there be?

Rick: If I tell you, will you promise to keep it between us?

Steffy: No. Everyone's fighting...

Rick: (Laughs)

Steffy: Pointing fingers. It's "Forresters versus Logans."

Rick: I-I can just see Stephanie right now, like, with a pitchfork over her head screaming, "we gotta get the Logans out of this company. Jettison all the Logans."

Steffy: Hey, it's everyone, not just my grandmother. Someone sabotaged us. Someone we know went out to destroy our company. It's horrible.

Rick: No, Steffy, you know, what's horrible is what we have been doing-- sneaking around like criminals. I'm so sick of that. I don't want to do that anymore. Let the families argue over who sabotaged Forrester Creations. Why do you want to be a part of that? I just want to be with you. I'm crazy about you.

Steffy: I'm crazy about you, too.

Rick: Listen, you know we don't have a future here. Nobody here is--is-- wants us together. People are gonna judge us constantly. Your father is gonna be breathing down our necks. And God forbid, he ever finds out what we've been doing. He'll be so angry, he'll make my life a living hell. Yours, too. That's why... (Sighs) that's why I did what I did.

Steffy: What? What--what do you mean?

Rick: I arranged for us to love each other out in the open, above board, put us in a situation where we don't have to constantly look over our shoulders and worry about people trying to keep us apart and--

Steffy: How? Wh--where? God, just tell me.

Rick: Jackie M. Designs.

Steffy: Wh--what? What?

Rick: Steffy--

Steffy: No. No.

Rick: Look, I talked to Nick, all right? And--and he offered me the presidency and a contract and a lot of money and-- and a piece of the action, so my first order of business is to hire you so you can join me.

Steffy: Nick gave you that in exchange for what?

Rick: (Sighs)

Steffy: No. No, no, no. Don't-- d-d-don't tell me you--

Rick: Steffy--

Steffy: Don't tell me they got those designs from you. Don't.

Rick: I didn't have a choice, okay? I didn't want to do this. Steffy, listen, it's the only thing I could think of. I did it to pave a way to our future. I did this for us.

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