B&B Transcript Monday 8/31/09

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Monday 8/31/09


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Stephanie: You bet there is.

Jackie: (Sighs) You still love me. (Sighs)

Owen: Oh, are you kidding me?

Jackie: Oh.

Owen: Listen to me. I love you. Look it, I love you so much. But... listen to me, Jackie. What you did, it just-- look, it hurt me. It hurt me so much, and I just-- look, I don't know. I-I-I don't know. (Sighs)

Jackie: What-- darling, I mean, what, um, you're afraid that I'm gonna hurt you again. Is that it? Please. Please tell me, what's going on?

Stephanie: Are you threatening me?

Beth: I'm promising you, Stephanie. I'll do whatever I have to to protect my daughters.

Stephen: Stephanie, enough. You're upsetting her. Ridge, please. Would you get your--

Ridge: Mother, please come with me. I need to talk with you. Please.

Stephanie: I think you should get her some professional help.

Katie: What is going on? Mom, are you okay?

Donna: What--what did Stephanie do to you?

Katie: Brooke, what's going on?

Stephen: Marcus, would you take your grandmother outside for a bit? I'd like to speak to the girls for a moment.

Marcus: Sure, Granddad. Grandma?

Beth: Oh.

Marcus: Come on. It's okay.

Donna: Dad, what-- what's going on? Mom didn't seem like herself.

Stephen: I'm afraid I have some bad news.

Ridge: There's a reason Beth isn't herself.

Stephanie: You bet there is.

Ridge: She's been diagnosed with Alzheimerís. The signs have been coming for awhile. When she and Stephen went back to Paris after Bridgetís wedding, apparently, she started deteriorating far more rapidly.

Stephanie: Who told you this?

Ridge: Brooke. She just found out from her father. She's heartsick. She's devastated. Her sisters will be, too.

Stephanie: Oh, my God. That woman held that family together after he left. What would those girls be without her? Oh, my God.

Katie: Bad news about Mom?

Donna: What's going on with her, Dad?

Katie: She's getting worse, isn't she?

Stephen: Yes, honey, she is.

Donna: How serious is it?

Stephen: I'm afraid there's no question anymore. Your mother has Alzheimerís disease.

Donna: What?

Stephen: The doctors say that it's quite severe, around a stage 5.

Katie: I-I-I don't understand. How can--how can Mom go from being a little forgetful to this?

Stephen: I went away on a business trip, and when I got back, your mother had taken a turn for the worse. She was disoriented, very disoriented, and she's been losing more and more ground ever since.

Donna: No.

Stephen: Yes.

Donna: No.

Stephen: When we both realized what was happening, she wanted me to bring her here for a visit with you girls. It's very important to her.

Katie: (Sighs)

Owen: You are the most important thing to me, all right? You mean everything to me. But maybe that's the problem. Maybe--maybe I'm in too deep. I don't know.

Jackie: You have to know that what happened with that guy will--will never happen again. I promise you. You are everything I could ever want.

Owen: Look, even though I don't know what the Blue Grotto and the Isle of Capri is?

Jackie: The Blue--wh--what?

Owen: Look, you and Whip were talking one day. You guys were going on and on about the Blue Grotto. The two of you were practically in sync, and I just stood there. I just stood there clueless, like an outsider. I don't want to be an outsider, Jackie. I want to be the center of your world, because you're the center of mine.

Jackie: And you're the center of mine. You are my whole world. And I'll make this up to you, darling. I promise you. I will make this up to you if you will just-- please come home with me.

Jackie: Owen,

Owen: You know, you're not making this easy.

Jackie: Owen, I don't want to lose you.

Owen: Look, Jackie, that doesn't mean that I don't-- I don't miss you or I don't want to work through this, but for us to share a bed and for me to have to go into work every single day and see Whip standing there eyeing you, I just-- it's gonna drive me crazy. And I know that I need to get over it, and I need to get past it. I need to move on. But I'm just not there yet. I'm not.

Marcus: Here you go, Grandma.

Beth: Oh, thank you, honey. I-I'm sorry you had to see that.

Marcus: You don't have to apologize. If anybody should do any apologizing, it's Stephanie. So why was she coming at you like that anyway?

Beth: Oh, well, it's just the usual, you know, how the Logans are responsible for every bad thing that's ever happened to her in her life.

Marcus: Mm.

Beth: I just-- all I want is for her to leave my girls alone, because they have suffered for so many years because of her. I tried to protect them, but I-- I should have done more.

Stephanie: Well, how long has Stephen known about this?

Ridge: I don't know. It's been progressing rapidly, though. Beth is still young. This is so unfair.

Stephanie: It's unfair no matter what age you are. I mean, just to watch someone drift away, see them lose their memories, lose the people they love. They don't--I mean, just forget everything and not know anyone.

Stephen: I would give anything to spare you girls this. But these last few weeks in Paris-- yes, there are times when-- when your mother appears to be just fine. But then the next minute, she's confused and agitated. That's why I rarely leave her side anymore.

Brooke: Because you're worried about what might happen.

Stephen: The disease affects the short-term memory first. I can ask Beth about something that happened five minutes ago, and she can't remember a thing, and yet an engagement party that she catered in 1972, she remembers every single dish that she prepared. But then she'll be in the kitchen, making a casserole or something, something she's done a thousand times by heart, and she'll just stop, because she can't remember what she's put in the dish, what she's supposed to do next. She gets so frustrated, she just takes the whole thing and throws it in the garbage and starts all over, only to have it happen exactly the same way again.

Donna: (Sobs)

Stephen: Honey.

Donna: (Sobs)

Stephen: I know. It kills me, too, to see what this disease is doing to her-- robbing her of her independence. I mean, I-I'm starting to hide the car keys from her.

Katie: I'm sure that goes over well.

Stephen: She accuses me of treating her like a child, and she can get very angry. And this is something you need to explain to your families, especially R.J. And Hope. They need to know that if Grandma gets very upset, it--it's because she's sick.

Brooke: And not because they did anything wrong.

Katie: So do you think that's what happened with Stephanie? She just went off on her?

Stephen: Well, I don't know. I don't know. Maybe Stephanie provoked it, but maybe she didnít. I do know that Beth was extremely upset when she read "The Logan Chronicles"-- saw the daughter she loved so maligned in the press. And at first, I thought that was a natural reaction.

Brooke: Because anger can sometimes be a part of Alzheimerís.

Stephen: Yes. Yes, it can. But frankly, anymore I-- (Sighs) I don't know what's the disease or what's Beth. It's hard to tell.

Katie: Does she ever talk to you about us?

Stephen: Yes, constantly. Sometimes it's as if you are who you are today, but more and more in her mind, it's about you as little girls that she adored raising.

Donna: Dad, I don't know how you did this all on your own. I donít. But no more, okay?

Katie: Yeah, you're-- you're here now.

Donna: Take care of Mom.

Brooke: We're gonna do it together, all of us, the way family should.

Stephen: I love you, girls. So does your mother. No matter what this disease takes from her, it won't take that. It never will.

Brooke: (Sighs)

Jackie: You need more time.

Owen: Listen, I know that you didn't give yourself to Whip, but emotionally, it was--

Jackie: No, I was just desperate. I thought that you--

Owen: Look, I know. I know. But, Jackie, this isn't about what happened with Whip or what didn't happen with Whip. This is about the fact that you ran into the arms of another man without even letting me explain. And what does that say about us? What does that say about our marriage?

Jackie: It says that I was a fool for ever doubting you. That I could you lose you because of my own stupidity-- maybe that's what I deserve.

Beth: Now come on. I mean it, sweetheart. No sad faces. Okay, so I'm a little forgetful. I guess when you're my age, you will be, too.

Donna: (Chuckles) Well, I just-- I hope I'm half as beautiful.

Beth: Oh, honey. I've seen the way Eric looks at you. And to him, you are the most beautiful woman in the world, just as your sister is to Ridge.

Brooke: Which Mother was reminding him of earlier, among other things.

Beth: Yes, well, you know, time, it's just-- it's so precious. And I don't want you and the man you were meant to be with to spend one more moment apart.

Katie: Is that what you were telling Stephanie when things got a little out of hand?

Beth: I-- you know, that woman never fails to bring out the worst in me. But when it comes to my three girls and looking after them, I mean-- I mean, not that I'll always be here to do that, but--

Donna: Don't-- don't talk like that, please.

Beth: Now, Donna, we have never been the type of family to bury our head in the sand. Whatever life has thrown our way, we have faced head-on, and I want to do exactly the same thing with this illness. And I also don't want us to stop living. I mean, there are lots of wonderful moments ahead for the Logan family.

Stephen: Which includes a very special day for your mother, if she'll just say yes.

Beth: Yes to what?

Stephen: Come here. Come here. I want you to sit down right there. Perfect. The greatest regret in my life was walking away from this family, but thank God, I found my way back home, and all of you welcomed me back in your lives. But there is still one thing-- one thing missing that will make this family whole and complete again. Beth, I have wanted to ask you this so many times, but for some reason or another, it never seemed like the right moment. Well, this is the right moment, because just as you said, time is precious, and so are you, to me. So I want to do it all over again. I want you to be my wife.

Beth: (Sighs)

Stephen: Will you marry me, Beth?

Donna: (Gasps)

Beth: Well, this is the last thing I expected.

Stephen: Is that a yes?

Beth: Oh, Stephen, I'm sorry, but I canít.

Donna: Mom!

Beth: I love you for asking, but let's be honest. You wouldn't be asking if I weren't--

Stephen: You're wrong. You're wrong. I bought this ring...

Beth: (Gasps) Oh, my--

Stephen: In Paris months and months ago, long before the word "Alzheimerís" was ever uttered. And I've just been waiting for the right time. So please, Beth, say you'll be my wife again.

Beth: You're doing this out of pity.

Stephen: No. I love you. I love you, Beth Logan. Now maybe you don't feel the same way about me, but don't you dare turn down my proposal thinking I'm doing it because you're ill or that I'm trying to assuage my guilt for being such a lousy husband in the past, because it simply isn't true. And, honey, none of us knows how much time we have left. All we really have is each other and our faith. And I want to spend every moment making our days the best they could be. No, no. I'm not pretending that we don't have challenges.

Beth: (Sighs)

Stephen: What family doesn't? So don't be stubborn.

Beth: (Chuckles)

Stephen: Take the ring. Take me. Make me and your beautiful daughters happy. Say yes.

Beth: No.

Katie: Oh, Mom, come on. Say yes. Come on.

Donna: Just marry Dad again.

Katie: (Laughs)

Brooke: You know it's what you want, Mom. Come on.

Beth: Yes!

Donna: (Laughs)

Brooke: (Laughs) Yes?

Stephen: Yes you'll marry me?

Beth: Yes, Stephen Logan, I will marry you.

Katie: Oh, yay!

Donna: (Laughs)

Brooke: (Laughs)

Beth: (Laughs)

Donna: (Squeals)

Owen: Look, Jackie, I'm not giving up on our marriage, all right? I made vows to you, vows that I meant. But if there's any way that I can just--

Jackie: Forgive me?

Owen: I don't think that this is about forgiveness anymore. Look, I want our marriage to last. But for now, I just--

Jackie: This is how it has to be. I understand.

Jackie: (Sighs)

Ridge: Your sister okay?

Brooke: It was very hard news to give them.

Brooke: But then my Dad surprised us all, and--and he proposed to my mom.

Ridge: Wow. Out of the blue?

Brooke: Yeah. None of us expected it.

Ridge: Well, that'll be something all of you can look forward to.

Brooke: It'll be something good, something positive that our family can hang on to. I'm losing her, Ridge, my mother, a little bit every day. (Sighs) And all this time I thought that we would have to spend together-- but that's just it. You know, time and-- and the people that you love, thereís... (Sighs) there's just never enough. And that makes me scared about you and me, because here we are once again. We're just hanging here in limbo like this, and no decision's been made. I just don't think that I can do this much longer. I need you to make a decision. Can you do that? Please, Ridge. This may be the last chance you'll have.

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