The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Thursday 2/26/09
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Ridge: Logan, you are the eternal optimist, but it won't work. All of us together here just making nice-- I can't do that. I won't do that, because you're son is never gonna stay away from my daughter. And I'm sorry, but I can't just live like that. I can't do it.
Steffy: Well, then I'll leave the company.
Ridge: No, steffy. No. Brooke, I can't believe you'd do this. You'd actually suggest that my daughter resign so your son can stay here. You know what it means to me to have her here.
Brooke: Ridge, I don't want her to leave. But if it's the only way that my son can continue here at forrester--
Ridge: No, brooke, you've got it all wrong here. Under no circumstances do I want rick to continue at forrester. We can't do it. He's a negative divisive force around here, and I can't do that. He's got to leave. As for steffy, you don't want to leave forrester. You were willing to make this sacrifice for rick-- a stupid sacrifice for him, but I won't allow it. I just can'T. She's staying. Have I made myself perfectly clear? Steffy stays. Rick goes.
Thomas: Oh, hey aunt pam. I'm surprised to see you at your old desk here.
Pam: I'm lucky to be anywhere. President rick doesn't like me so much.
Thomas: I can't believe that guy. (Sighs)
Pam: Yeah, he's pretty unbelievable, isn't he? You're wearing the sweater I made for you.
Thomas: Oh. (Laughs) yes, I am. I-I wear it all the time. It's a great gift.
Pam: I'm glad you like it.
Thomas: Well, uh, I better run. I want to get out of here before the press conference.
Pam: Okeydokey, "artichokey."
Thomas: I have a feeling there are gonna be some fireworks.
Pam: I'll keep you posted.
Thomas: Thank you.
Pam: Okay. (Telephone rings)
Pam: Forrester creations. Um, n--mr. Forrester will be making that statemenshortly. No, I'm sorry. That's all I can tell you. Thank you. This phone has been ringing off the hook about the big announcement.
Owen: Yeah, I hear they're making some changes around here.
Owen: I hope they're not phasing out on the surf line. Otherwise, I'm gonna be packing my bags. (Door opens)
Owen: Hey, rick.
Owen: You know, I've got some great ideas for the surf line I wanted to tell you about.
Rick: Owen, I'm sorry. It's a stressful day. I'm really busy, okay?
Owen: Well, I figured you'd be interested, since you didn't mind taking all the credit for it at the fashion show.
Rick: Yes, it wasn't exactly the smartest move on my part. The concept for that line came from you and donna, and frankly, that's why it's tanking.
Owen: Look, I think there's still some more life left in it if you--
Rick: Uh, owen, you don't know anything about fashion, okay? You're in way over your head. It's a total disaster. (Door closes)
Owen: I see how this works. Because it's not the big, raging success you thought it would be, you're gonna lay the blame on me?
Rick: (Sighs) you should be waxing surf boards, not designing clothes.
Owen: Well, your dad's the one who hired me.
Rick: And if I stay on as president at this company, I'll be the one that fires you.
Taylor: Oh, my god, ridge could've been killed.
Stephanie: Yeah, but he's all right now. He--although, he was quite shaken by the whole thing.
Taylor: I just don't know what I would do if anything happened to him. And thomas and sffy, they--they would be absolutely devastated.
Stephanie: Well, of course they would, and you would, too, 'cause I know you love him-- still love him, and I don't mean just because he's the father of your children.
Taylor: It's just that rick is the last person I would think who would ever save ridge's life.
Stephanie: (Chuckles) a little gleam of humanity appeared out of nowhere. (Sighs) although, I'm sure he's milking his heroic deed even as we speak here.
Taylor: Well, he wasn't even supposed to be in the building in the first place. No wonder ridge went after him.
Stephanie: That boy will be out of our lives soon.
Taylor: Oh, well, brooke won't allow that.
Stephanie: Allow it? She's the one that told him he had to leave the company. They're actually going to have a press conference. Eric's making the announcement today.
Felicia: Is it too early for me to bust open a bottle of bubbly for you, brother?
Felicia: Because I am ready to celebrate! I'm sorry, dad. But rick's been operating like little napoleon, gnawing away at the integrity of this company. I can't stand it. I can't wait to see security escort him out of this building. Just his presence here, along with a few others, has damaged forrester's public image. When you're president, thorne, you're gonna make us all proud to be forresters again.
Thorne: Well, I'm ready to shake things up, that's for sure-- get us back to where we were before rick took over and ruined this company. And you-- you haven't been given the credit you deserve, sis, but once he's out of here, things are going to change, and it can't happen soon enough for me.
Katie: Okay, you all need to put your personal feelings aside, because we need to at least give the impression that we're all united, so get it together before the press comes in here. (Door opens) (door closes)
Brooke: I never suggested that steffy leave the company forever-- just a few months.
Ridge: This is not a problem that time is gonna solve here. My daughter will not be forced out to pave the way for your son.
Brooke: Then what are we going to do, ridge? Eric and I both know that you're not ready to forgive rick for what happened to phoebe, and I didn't coerce steffy into making this decision.
Steffy: No, I want to do this, because I care about him, and I know you don't want to hear it, because you don't trust him.
Ridge: No, I don't trust him. I will never trust him, and nothing's gonna change that.
Brooke: Ridge, he saved your life, and I am so grateful for that. You should be, too, at least enough to give him a chance here at forrester. He is my son, and he's eric's son. He belongs at forrester.
Rick: Uh, hey, mom, do you have any extra room in your car? I have a lot of boxes of my stuff that I need to get out of here.
Ridge: Well, you really did a number on them, didn't you?
Rick: Sorry, am I missing something?
Ridge: You manipulated them both into deciding that steffy should go so you could stay.
Rick: Is that true? Wow, I had no idea. Thank you. Obviously, you're not on board with that whole thing. That's a shocker.
Rick: Thank you both so much for your support. I really appreciate it, especially you. (Laughs)
Ridge: Logan, I'd like a moment alone with you.
Katie: Just keep your statement short and to the point. That way, the press won't have time to read between the lines and make their own assumptions.
Eric: Yeah. Truthfully, I just want to get this thing over with.
Thorne: Hey, owen, I'm glad you're here.
Owen: Yeah, I was told to come here for a press conference. What's going on?
Thorne: Yeah. They're naming me president. (Sighs)
Owen: Congratulations, man. That's good news.
Thorne: Yeah. Thank you. Once I take over, there's going to be some changes around here, as well.
Owen: Look, if you need anything from me, you let me know.
Thorne: Well, you're either loyal to the forresters, or you're out.
Owen: Loyalty to your family is no longer an issue for me.
Thorne: Good. Let's keep it that way.
Owen: Look, I know that the numbers for the surf line weren't exactly as high as we were forecasting, but I'd love it if you'd give me another chance to try to turn things around.
Thorne: Well, I've come to learn that you're a very stand-up guy, so you take care of me, I'll take care of you.
Owen: I got your back, man. You can count on me.
Taylor: Do you honestly believe brooke is going to stick to this decision and just allow her son to be publicly dismissed?
Stephanie: Well, it's-- it's really out of her hands by now. Although, I have to say, it's-- it's a really difficult position for any mother to be in.
Taylor: I'm glad it's not me. (Sniffles)
Stephanie: She didn't have a choice, did she? I don't think she could have made any other decision and had any hope of holding onto ridge.
Taylor: Yes, but now that rick has saved ridge's life, I have to wonder if that might change things.
Pam: So, uh, what's all the hoopla about? New president? I'd say it's about time after what you did to poor phoebe.
Steffy: Hey, rick isn't responsible for what happened to my sister.
Pam: Of course he is, steffy. C-could you help me with something, actually, for a minute over here?
Steffy: (Sighs) (whispering indistinctly)
Rick: (Clears throat)
Pam: (Whispering indistinctly)
Rick: Hey, marcus, where's your uniform?
Marcus: It's at the dry cleaners. Why, what's it to you? You know, I heard there's some big announcement today. And for steffy's sake, I sure hope it's that you're leaving.
Steffy: Hey. Hey, marcus. Look, I'm sorry what happened between us, but please do not take it out on rick. He saved my dad's life today.
Ridge: It's wrong of you to suggest my daughter leave.
Brooke: I thought it would be a temporary solution.
Ridge: Really? A solution given by your son? Come on, brooke, you're still being played by him.
Brooke: No, I'm not.
Ridge: Yes, you are. Think about it. Where did the suggestion of steffy leaving actually come from?
Brooke: Ridge, it was my idea from the beginning.
Ridge: Knowing how happy I am to have steffy here working at this company, huh? No, brooke. I think it came from somewhere else. Honestly, was it your idea, or did rick plant the seed in your mind? You may have seen some yaz commercials recently...
Stephanie: Wait a minute. You think that brooke would really renege on having rick leave with everything that she'd lose?
Taylor: Well, her word hasn't exactly been her honor.
Stephanie: She promised ridge that she'd send that boy packing, and I'm gonna see to it that she does.
Jarrett: You know, we've been waiting quite a long time. Uh, any idea when the press conference will begin?
Pam: Golly, I hope soon. It's getting kind of hot in here.
Jarrett: Mm. So what goes on around here behind closed doors? Hmm? Uh, off the record, of course.
Pam: Off the record? I'm no dummy, jarrett.
Jarrett: (Sighs) well, at least tell me why it's taken forrester creations so long to come up with a new line.
Pam: Pushy little fellow, aren't you? (Laughs)
Pam: I'll let eric know you're here.
Jarrett: (Sighs) (door opens)
Pam: The, uh, press is here. They're getting a little anxious.
Jake: Hmm, yeah, you-- uh, you know what? That's my cue to leave, all right? Just get it.
Katie: We're running late.
Thorne: Where are ridge and brooke?
Felicia: And our erstwhile president rick?
Rick: I still can't believe that you would step down from this company for me. Do you have any idea how much that means to me?
Steffy: It's not fair they're making you leave. You should be here.
Rick: (Sighs) you know what? I was talking to my mom about how much I really want to stay here, and I think that I was implying that--that I should stay and--and you should go. Not--not that I think that my career is more important than yours, and I know that this company is just as much your legacy as it is mine--
Steffy: No, no, no. You have made a much bigger contribution than I have. You've been with the company for years. I think the shipping department can manage without me for a few months.
Steffy: But hey, I'm--I'm glad what you said to your mom. You deserve to be here. You've earned it. I just really hope you're able to stay. I really mean that.
Rick: I just don't really like my chances right now. But, you know what I do know?
Ric I guess my work
over at forrester international
that I brought in millions
and millions of sales.
I'll accept this.
If only one of us can stay,
it would be ridge's daughter.
Brooke: Rick does feel he deserves the right to keep his position in the company.
Ridge: After everything he's pulled?
Brooke: He also feels he should be allowed to stay. But he said, if it could only be one of them, of course it would be steffy.
Brooke: He is not manipulating me, ridge.
Brooke: If steffy wants to step aside for rick, why are you standing in her way?
Ridge: Because she doesn't really want to leave. She's only doing it because she feels she has to do it for rick.
Brooke: He's not forcing her into anything.
Ridge: Oh, come on. He's got a hold over steffy. The guy's a compulsive liar and manipulator.
Brooke: You're talking about my son.
Ridge: You know I'm right, brooke. Otherwise you wouldn't have agreed to have him leave in the first place. I can't talk about this anymore.
Ridge: Look, I have bent over backwards to try and keep rick from coming between us. But my patience is really running out here. For you, me and our marriage, brooke, I'm begging you. You've got to let go of this. So guess what. . Your body is a beautiful piece of engineering. (Indistinct conversations)
Stephanie: Isn't it time to start? Where's ridge and brooke?
Steffy: Brooke has a very difficult decision to make.
Stephanie: What's difficult? She's already made it. Rick's leaving the company.
Steffy: Well, someone has to go, whether it's rick or not.
Brooke: Please, ridge, don't let this affect our relationship.
Ridge: I won't, if you stop letting rick manipulate you.
Brooke: He's not manipulating me, although I do understand your issues with him.
Ridge: Then you should understand why I clearly cannot accept any of this.
Brooke: He saved your life.
Ridge: Brooke, you keep saying that, but what does that really mean here? That if he's as bad as I make him out to be, he would have just let me fall to my death? Come on, brooke. What, clearing the way to inherit the family dynasty and my daughter, too?
Brooke: My son would never do that. Don't even think it.
Ridge: Really? Really? Well, I looked in his eyes when he was holding me, and he hesitated. He thought about it. (Door opens)
Katie: Hey, um, sorry, but we have to start. (Whispers indistinctly)
Brooke: What you're saying--
Ridge: It's true, logan. It's very true. I'm telling you, he's got to go. (Indistinct conversations)
Eric: Rick saved ridge's life? Is that true?
Brooke: Yes. But it hasn't changed anything for ridge.
Eric: So the decision has been made, and it still stands? Rick is leaving. All right. Hello, everyone. Thanks for being here. I know there's a great deal of interest in when we're going to deliver our overdue line. I'll speak to that in a moment. First, I'd like to say something about our executive staff here at forrester creations. Many of you are aware that my son, rick forrester jr., Was awarded the presidency here at forrester, uh, based on his work at forrester international. I'm very proud of everything that he was able to accomplish there, and that's why, uh, it is with a great deal of, um--
Brooke: We are both very proud of our son.
Brooke: (Sighs) um, uh, forrester creations has experienced its own struggles and crises. But this is a family business, and we all are committed to seeing this legacy through. Eric, he's--he's been wonderful. He's been very nurturing to all of the children, and he would bring them here when they were very little to learn and to grow. And I must say, each and every one of them, they're very grateful for all of the opportunities that they've had. I... (sighs) came here to make an announcement, and, uh, I, uh-- (laughs) excuse me. I'm sorry. Um... (sniffles) how--how do we handle adversity? By just giving up? No. No, the forresters don't give up. They don't give up on anything. They don't give up on anyone. But sometimes, there are problems that arise... (sighs) and sometimes, they--they can't be rectified. (Sighs) so I've-- (sighs) I've had to make one of the most difficult decisions during my career here at forrester creations. I am going to make a life-changing announcement, something that is going to affect all of our lives and this company forever.
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