The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 1/28/09
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Eric: That's my deal to you, Nick. You take the designs. You can take the whole damn collection, but you cannot have my son. That's the deal. So what's it gonna be?
Bridget: (Buzzing noise) (Gasps) You are getting so big! I can't believe it! (Gasps) Oh, how are you, precious? Thank you so, so much for letting me sneak these little visits in. I mean, obviously, I get to see him sometimes at my mom's, but it's not quite the same as... (clicks tongue) getting him all to myself.
Jackie: Well, I know how much you love him.
Bridget: Yes, I do. Yes, I do.
Jackie: (Sighs) Bridget, seeing you with that darling little boy-- I'm telling you, it just breaks my heart.
Bridget: Why? 'Cause you think of Nicole?
Jackie: Well, of course. I mean, if you and Nick hadn't lost your baby...
Bridget: Well, my life would have been very different.
Jackie: You've had to go through so much, haven't you?
Bridget: Well, I mean, losing my child, yes, and my husband... twice.
Jackie: Too much pain.
Bridget: It hurt, what happened with Nick and Katie, very much. But I'm dealing with it...
Bridget: And, um, I'm ready to start moving on with my life. Actually, that's exactly what I want to do.
Stephanie: It's Rick. It has to be Rick. He has it in for you. It all fits.
Ridge: Look, Rick may despise me, but what kind of son would sabotage his own father's company? I mean, could Rick even be that cruel?
Stephanie: You're missing the point. It's about you-- you and his mother. Don't underestimate him. I'm telling you, I think he's capable of doing anything.
Eric: So do we have a deal, Nick, or don't we? I mean, you--you can't want the world to know that your entire collection was stolen from Forrester Creations.
Nick: I didn't steal those designs.
Eric: Well, you took them, Nick, and you're telling everybody that they were originals from Jackie M.
Nick: Rick came to me. He offered me those designs in exchange for one thing-- the presidency of Jackie M. so the way I see it, I don't have to answer to anything. Maybe the real question is you, Rick, hmm? What do you want to do?
Steffy: Hey, what's going on? Why is Nick here?
Eric: You must have some idea.
Steffy: You know.
Nick: Eric, what is she doing here?
Eric: Look, Nick, I want to be as, uh, straight with you as possible. Steffy--Steffy's aware of Rick's involvement with the collection.
Nick: Okay. Should I expect anybody else to walk in?
Eric: No, that's it. Everyone who knows about that is here now. And if you accept my deal, that's the way it's gonna stay. No one will ever know about this besides us. It'll be a secret forever.
Steffy: Well, look, can you do this? Can you--can you forgive Rick?
Eric: I think so.
Eric: I'm not quite certain I understand why he did it, but I think so.
Rick: It's 'cause I was a fool, and I made a mistake. I believed in something that is not going to come true.
Jackie: Oh, my. (Laughs) Jack certainly doesn't like his babysitter as much as he likes you or me.
Bridget: These are, uh, nice. Oh, I keep forgetting to tell you. Congratulations on your new show.
Jackie: Oh. (Laughs)
Bridget: I read on the fashion web sites it's a huge success.
Jackie: Yeah. I-I got very lucky. (Laughs) but to keep the company afloat, we desperately need more hits, and Clarke Garrison, well, he just doesn't cut it as a lead designer, I'm afraid-- well, not in the long haul, that is. I just--well, I'm searching desperately for someone new.
Bridget: Huh. Well, I should probably let you get back to work then. Jackie: Oh, please, don't rush off. Have a cup of tea.
Bridget: No, no. I really should be going.
Jackie: You wouldn't be avoiding Nick, would you?
Bridget: No, I am not avoiding Nick.
Bridget: I am moving on, remember?
Jackie: Yeah, yeah, yeah. You said that.
Bridget: Oh, look, Jackie, I know my life isn't exactly fabulous yet, but I'm ready to get out of this rut I've been in. I really want to... (sighs) I don't know, shake things up a bit.
Jackie: (Laughs) Well, I'm a fan of shaking things up. Bridget, whatever it is you do, whatever it is you're looking for, I hope you find it, and you are happy again.
Bridget: Thank you. I hope so, too.
Stephanie: Rick's fingerprints are all over this.
Ridge: Maybe. It still doesn't add up. What would Rick have to gain by giving Marone our designs?
Stephanie: Put the blame on someone else--you. That way, he would diminish you in your father's eyes and make himself into a hero.
Ridge: Maybe it's just all about money.
Stephanie: No, he doesn't need it. He has trust funds.
Ridge: Yeah, but we need it. Holiday sales were way down. We were depending on that line to bring us back to number one.
Stephanie: This is a pattern with Rick. I'm convinced it's him. More and more, I believe that. What I'm worried about now is your father. What is this gonna do to him? How is this going to affect him? I mean, my God, to find out that his son has betrayed him?
Rick: I was very misguided when I gave those designs to Nick. But, Dad, please understand, I was going through something, something very difficult.
Nick: Is that what you want? You really want to stay at Forrester? Because I got the distinct impression you wanted out.
Rick: I did want out, Nick, but things are different now, okay? Please understand. I'm gonna stay on working with my family.
Nick: How do you suggest we keep this quiet?
Eric: Leave that up to me. There'll be no investigation. There are any number of ways that these designs could have been leaked to you.
Nick: What are you gonna need from me?
Eric: For you not to say a word about this to anyone, ever. The secret stays here with the four of us, forever. Rick stays with me as president of Forrester Creations. He stays with his family.
Nick: Okay. The secret stays with us, and we got a deal.
Eric: Thank you. Come on, I'll see you out.
Rick: No one will ever know why I gave those designs to Nick, but you do. I did it for you. I did it for us, so that we could have a future together away from our disapproving families. Please know that it was a desperate act of love. Please believe that.
Steffy: I do.
Steffy: (Sighs) So guess what.
Jackie: Atrocious. Dreadful. Ugh! Just "Been there, done that" amateur-ville. It just--appalling. It's...
Jackie: Wow. Wow. Now this is talent.
Jackie: Oh, yeah. (Tapping finger) This is talent.
Bridget: Steffy? You shouldn't be in here. What are you doing?
Steffy: This is not--it's not what you think. It's not.
Bridget: Oh, really? Well, please don't tell me that you and Rick are still seeing each other.
Steffy: No. You don't have to worry.
Bridget: There is no way that you two can ever be together.
Steffy: I know, Bridget. We've heard you.
Bridget: Well, good, but did you listen?
Steffy: Yeah. Yeah, we ended it.
Bridget: Well, thank God that you two finally came to your senses.
Steffy: Yeah. Yeah, yeah. It was wrong-- I know-- everything about it. It's just funny, you know, how, like, love blinds you.
Steffy: But I just can't do it. No good will ever come of it. I realize that now.
Stephanie: This is going to hurt your father so-- (scoffs) oh, my God, when he finds out what Rick has done...
Ridge: We don't have proof.
Stephanie: Where have you been? We've been looking all over. We want to talk to you.
Eric: I assume it's about what happened at Jackie M.
Ridge: We have to get to the bottom of this.
Eric: There's nothing to discuss.
Eric: It's water under the bridge. It's all finished now.
Ridge: You can't be serious.
Stephanie: Our entire collection has been stolen.
Eric: Our collection has been exposed to the world on Jackie M.'s runway. If we claim it back, it'll just be more publicity for them. We do not want that.
Ridge: You're gonna let them get away with this?
Eric: They won this round. My decision's been made. This is all finished.
Stephanie: You're protecting someone.
Ridge: And it's obvious who-- little Ricky.
Stephanie: Why are you doing this? Why are you protecting him?
Jackie: (Sighs) Oh, hi.
Nick: I've got some good news and some bad news.
Jackie: Oh, could I have the good news first, please?
Nick: I met with Eric. He's giving us the line. It's ours, and he won't be taking any legal action.
Jackie: Honestly? Oh! (Laughs, sighs) Oh, perhaps he cares for me still more than I thought. Okay. (Sighs) what's the bad news?
Nick: We won't be getting our new president.
Jackie: Tell me. I'm dying of curiosity.
Nick: I have a feeling there'll be a few other people very curious, too, Mother.
Stephanie: You look me in the eye, and you tell me that Rick did not betray you.
Eric: You're looking for a scapegoat, and I won't have that.
Eric: I trust Rick. He's my son, and I trust him.
Stephanie: I-I'm right, aren't I?
Eric: That's enough. There'll be no more finger-pointing in this company. No more. This is finished as of right now.
Ridge: What about you, Rick? Anything you'd like to say for yourself?
Eric: I will not have Rick blamed for this. It's over, Ridge. It's over. Drop it. This is done, once and for all.
Steffy: I know Rick and I can't be together, but in my heart, something tells me different. I love him. I really, really do. And things have happened where my feelings should be gone from him. But they don't. They just-- they just keep coming back. And, like, it just, it hurts me so much that I just can't be with him.
Bridget: It's the worst feeling in the world, isn't it? To love someone so much, and you know you can't be with that person.
Steffy: Yeah. We even convinced ourselves that it wasn't meant to be. How crazy was that?
Bridget: Pretty crazy.
Steffy: I know, right? It's nuts. That's what I would call it. Just... (scoffs) oh, insane.
Bridget: Steffy, sometimes you have to give up the one thing that you want the most, especially because it's just not good for you, and it's gonna cause you a lot of pain.
Steffy: Mm-hmm. But, God, he would do anything for me, you know? He would. He really would. But things have changed, and it just-- it's not meant to be.
Bridget: Oh, sweetie.
Steffy: No, no, you're right. You're right. I just-- I have to give up on this.
Rick: You protected me. You protected me when I didn't deserve it.
Eric: You're my son. There's nothing I wouldn't do for you.
Rick: No, I get that. You're my father-- unconditional love-- but this is ridiculous, Dad. You gotta fire me. You gotta let me go.
Eric: Stop it. Just stop it.
Rick: I'm nothing but trouble to this family. It's true. I can't even make sense of it myself, Dad. I'm--I'm disgusted with myself. I-I feel like I'm entitled, that I'm owed something because I felt like I've been in Ri--Ridge's shadow my entire life, and I blame my unhappiness, I blame my--my misery on him, when I, I should be taking responsibility for this and the lies and the manipulation and--and causing Phoebe's death. It's just--it's too much.
Eric: You did not cause Phoebe's death!
Rick: I was behind the wheel!
Eric: You've got to stop this guilt!
Rick: It's on me.
Eric: Stop it! Stop it! Now this--this guilt that you've been carrying with yourself, this--this-- this trauma that happened, it's gonna destroy you. It's pushed you to the edge. It's poison. And if you keep doing this, it's gonna destroy your relationship with everybody you love. I'm not gonna let that happen.
Eric: But in return for that...
Eric: This conflict between my sons is gonna stop. This tension, this negativity between my two boys is finished. It's gonna stop right now.
Rick: Yes. You have my word. I'll keep up my end of the--the deal, but I can't speak for Ridge.
Eric: I'll take care of ridge. I'll handle ridge.
Rick: Okay. But I promise you, I'll do it.
Eric: I love you.
Rick: I love you, too, Dad, and I'm sorry. I real--
Eric: I'm gonna do some damage control.
Stephanie: You did this. There's no doubt in my mind that you did this. You are responsible for what has happened, just as you are responsible for Phoebe's death. You sabotaged this company because you are filled with hate. You are consumed with hate. Shame on you. Shame on you that you could do something like this to a father who only loves you. In the end, he's going to finally realize exactly what you are, and when he does, he's going to be finished with you, as I am... you little pissant. I will bring you down, believe me. Believe me.
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