The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Tuesday 11/24/09
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Eric: How are you?
Stephanie: I'm fine. Thank you.
Eric: You look good.
Stephanie: I finally got some rest. Thanks.
Thorne: You know, we could have helped you with the arrangements, Mom.
Stephanie: Oh, honey, thank you so much, but this is really something that Pam and I really needed to, you know, do on our own.
Felicia: So Grandma didn't want a memorial service?
Stephanie: No. She just wanted to be cremated, and she wanted her ashes scattered at Paradise Cove.
Eric: She loved that place.
Stephanie: Well, she wanted to die there.
Ridge: Is it something you'd like to talk about?
Stephanie: No. It is what it is.
Felicia: I am so sorry, Mom.
Stephanie: Thank you, sweetheart, but I think-- I think your grandmother's in a better place.
Eric: Well, let's go inside. Let's have some lunch. Come on.
Steffy: It's beautiful, isn't it-- what Grandma did for her mom?
Taylor: Stephanie was determined to give her mother her dying wish.
Steffy: Well, I'm glad she just didn't have to die in a hospital.
Taylor: Well... (Chuckles) the doctor didn't want to release her, but you know Stephanie.
Steffy: (Chuckles) That doctor didn't have a chance.
Taylor: Yeah. They made your great-grandmother very comfortable, and they took her out to the beach. It was very peaceful. She passed away there just the way she wanted it.
Steffy: Well, now that it's over, how are Grandma and Aunt Pam handling this?
Katie: Oh, my gosh, you guys!
Brooke and Donna: Surprise! (Laughs)
Brooke: Return of the honeymooners! Hello.
Katie: Oh, you look so great. It's so good to see you.
Donna: Hello. Hello.
Brooke: Oh, my gosh. You are absolutely glowing.
Donna: Well, well, well. It must have been some honeymoon.
Katie: It was beyond description.
Bill: We had quite a time.
Brooke: Well, we want to hear all about it-- most of it.
Donna: Yeah. (Laughs)
Donna: Wow, your own private island.
Katie: It was amazing. It was just the two of us, and the staff, of course, and it was like our own little garden of Eden, so tropical and beautiful. Fresh mango and papaya right off the tree every morning...
Katie: And our pool had this waterfall with this bar underneath, and it was fabulous. I didn't want to leave.
Bill: I practically had to drag her to get her back on the jet.
Katie: And they had their own private airstrip for the plane. Nothing was left to chance.
Donna: Well done, Bill.
Bill: So what's, uh, going on in L.A.? What did we miss?
Brooke: There's been a death.
Brooke: Stephanie's mother.
Eric: Are you sure I can't fix a plate for you?
Stephanie: Thank you. I'm--I'm really not that hungry. Not now, thanks.
Felicia: I really wish I would have gotten to know her better.
Stephanie: (Chuckles) She was a very complicated woman, and you know we were a highly dysfunctional family, so...
Thorne: She was a stranger to us.
Stephanie: I wanted it that way, Thorne.
Ridge: Till that incredible Christmas when she came out here.
Eric: And that is a wonderful memory of her that you will always have.
Stephanie: That's true. It certainly healed the rift between us. And, I don't know, maybe I should have, uh, done that sooner.
Steffy: You're worried about Grandma.
Taylor: She's been through a lot lately, you know? The stroke, and now this.
Steffy: But she wasn't really close with her mom.
Taylor: Well, sometimes that can make it a lot more difficult. You know, for Stephanie, she was estranged from her mother all those years, and then they finally work things out and get back together, only for Stephanie to lose her again permanently.
Steffy: Well, at least they just started getting along.
Taylor: Yeah, thank God.
Steffy: Well, she's livin' here, so she'll have a lot of support.
Taylor: Yeah. And she does love her grandchildren, especially her namesake.
Steffy: You know what we should do? We should redo her room. I could paint it, like, her favorite color. We can get new furniture. It'd be perfect.
Taylor: Steffy... (Sighs)
Taylor: Your grandmother may live here, but this isn't her home. The only place she's ever going to think of as her home is occupied by Donna Logan.
Steffy: So you're saying if she could, she'd move back in with Grandpa.
Taylor: Oh, yeah. In a minute.
Steffy: After everything that's happened?
Taylor: Well, that's what makes your grandmother so amazing. She's what you and your friends call "old school." When she made the commitment to Eric-- when she married him, she made a lifelong commitment. And she meant it. She meant it forever. She has this deep abiding love for him that-- I don't think it will ever die.
Donna: Apparently Stephanie was with her mother when she died.
Katie: Well, did we miss the memorial service?
Brooke: There wasn't one. Ann didn't want it.
Bill: How is Stephanie holding up?
Brooke: From what I hear, sheís... (Sighs) she's doing okay.
Donna: Stephanie's strong. She'll get through this.
Katie: Well, not without a lot of support from her family. I hope they're all there for her.
Stephanie: If there's anything that I've learned from my mother's passing, I-I guess it would be if there's something unresolved between you and someone that you love, resolve it. Don't let it drag out.
Ridge: Well, Mother, you did a pretty good job of resolving that with your mother, didn't you?
Stephanie: Well, it took a long time. I always thought she'd die before we'd ever speak to one another again, and, you know... (Sighs) she came out that Christmas. You were responsible for that.
Eric: I was, wasn't I? Uh, remind me of that again.
Stephanie: (Chuckles) You started playing all those...
Stephanie: Christmas carols that you always play, and everyone started singing, and she started singing, and I don't know. It affected me in some way. And I guess it just-- all the walls came tumbling down.
Stephanie: It was fortunate, you know? Here Pam and I were able to be with her at the beach right there with that beautiful ocean and... I watched the expression, the tranquility and the peace that came over her face. It was, uh-- and I think she just left this life, a life that had been so uncomfortable for her for so many years-- I think she left it a little easier. And we were lucky, Pam and I, to be there to share it with her. And all because you brought her out here that Christmas. Thanks, Eric. Thank you very much.
Eric: Yeah. Come here. That's my girl. Sweet, sweet, girl. (Sighs)
Katie: Well, if there's anything that we can do, please just let us know.
Bill: In the meantime, back to work.
Katie: Oh, does that mean the honeymoon's over?
Bill: You know me better than that. Come on.
Brooke: I have to hand it to you, Bill. I had my reservations.
Donna: Did we ever.
Bill: Well, I knew I would win you over eventually.
Donna: Don't push it.
Bill: Hey, aren't you supposed to be at the studio tonight? A-Aren't you taping?
Donna: Oh, I just assumed it was cancelled.
Bill: Why would you assume that?
Donna: Well, for one thing, Pam is not available. Her mother just--
Bill: Then we will do the show without Pam. I'm sure Justin is waiting for you right now.
Donna: Oh, Bill, I-I have plans with Eric tonight.
Bill: Cancel them.
Donna: I-I canít.
Bill: You can, and you will. We're on a deadline, Donna. We are taping a show tonight... period.
Donna: (Sighs) Well, Eric is not gonna like this.
Brooke: You better call him.
Donna: Yeah. (Sighs)
Eric: Oh, what are you gawking at?
Eric: All right, get some dessert, all right? And--and g-get some food in your mother. I want you to eat something.
Stephanie: Where are you going?
Eric: I'm going to the opera with Donna.
Stephanie: Our seats?
Eric: Yes, and I have some phone calls to make.
(Cell phone rings)
Eric: Oh, God. Yeah. Hello?
Donna: Honey, it's me. Um, I have some bad news.
Donna: I have to cancel our plans tonight.
Donna: Well, I'm here at Bill's office, and he reminded me that we have, uh, to tape "The Catwalk" tonight.
Eric: I thought that was called off.
Donna: Well, I-I did, too, but Bill insisted.
Eric: Well, tell him you have plans with your husband tonight.
Donna: I tried.
Eric: Uh, is he there? Put him on.
Donna: Eric, no. No, I-I mean, I canít. I'm sorry. Look... (Sighs) I'll make it up to you tonight, okay? I mean, I'll be a little late, but... (Sighs) I'm sorry. I'm sorry, honey. I-I have to go.
Eric: Damn it.
Stephanie: What is it?
Eric: Uh, Bill Spencer scheduled another taping of Donnaís damn show tonight.
Ridge: Why the hell is she even doing that?
Thorne: She's V.P. of the company. She shouldn't be hosting some gossip show. It just isn't right, Dad.
Felicia: She seems more committed to that stupid show than to you.
Eric: All right, that's enough. That's enough, all of you.
Ridge: It's true, Dad. Donna does what Donna feels like doing, regardless of how it affects you. She knows she shouldn't be working so closely with Justin. But does that stop her? No.
Thorne: Dad, I think what we're trying to say is... (Sighs) you've had an incredible run with Donna, but more and more, she's starting to show her true colors. Now do you really want to put up with that?
Ridge: And another thing. Mother would never say this, but she needs you.
Ridge: It's true, and I think if you're honest with yourself, you need her, too.
Steffy: (Sighs) You've inspired me in a way no one ever has. I want to make my mark,
a mark on Forrester Creations. I want to turn it into the company that we know it can be, and I want to make you proud, and I will make you proud. I promise you.
Steffy: Okay? I promise. (Sighs)
Taylor: Are you okay?
Steffy: What? Um, yeah. Yeah. Thank you.
Taylor: Well, you keep doing that.
Steffy: Doing what?
Taylor: I don't--sitting there like you're spaced out. You're preoccupied or something. Do you want to talk about anything?
Steffy: No. I'm thinking about Grandma.
Taylor: Yeah, it is sad, being so committed to a man and then only to lose him to another woman. It's bad.
Steffy: Yeah, it kind of reminds me of someone.
Taylor: If you're talking about me, I have accepted that Brooke and Ridge are together.
Steffy: Yeah? Have you really?
Taylor: Yeah, I have.
Steffy: Then why aren't you doing something about it?
Taylor: Like what?
Steffy: I don't know, like moving on to a different man.
Taylor: You really want me to do that?
Steffy: Well... (Sighs) yes and no. I-I wish you and dad could be together, but you're not, so...
Taylor: Okay, so what are you gonna do? You gonna fix me up with one of your young friends?
Steffy: Honestly, I've been thinking about it.
Steffy: Mom, you are ridiculously beautiful. You are smart. You are still young. And I know you can offer a man so much-- the right man. I know you. That's what's missing in your life. I have an idea.
Taylor: No. Mnh-mnh.
Steffy: Just hear me out, okay?
Steffy: Hear me out.
Steffy: Come on. You spend your days with your patients and your days, sadly, here with us. How are you gonna meet a man?
Taylor: Mm, I was thinking I would get one of those, you know, those tramp stamps right here and go out trolling.
Steffy: Well, you don't have to go out to meet a man. You can do it online.
Taylor: What? Online dating? Right.
Steffy: Yeah, it works. Come on, Mom, just give it a try. It's completely confidential, and if you like someone, you can pick and choose, and you can go to the next step.
Taylor: You are really pushing it.
Steffy: Well, it's something that you're missing in your life.
Taylor: (Scoffs) Oh, my gosh. You know, I could say the same thing about you.
Steffy: Okay, to tell you the truth, I am the poster child for hooking up with inappropriate men. But we're not talking about me. We're talking about you. So why don't you just try it? It'll be fun. And who knows?
Taylor: (Sighs) Whatever, fine.
Steffy: Okay. I'm gonna build you an online profile.
Katie: I'm sorry you have to work tonight.
Donna: Oh, no, no. That is my problem. I will deal with it.
Donna: And you, on the other hand, are going to continue to ride this honeymoon train.
Katie: (Giggles) I'm so happy, I almost feel guilty. (Laughs) Almost.
Brooke: (Laughs) Well, no one deserves happiness more than you do, Katie.
Donna: Yeah. (Laughs)
Jarrett: Oh, Bill, um, I hope you don't mind that Hillary and I let them put up that "Welcome back" banner.
Bill: No, no, no, no, no. That's fine. Did you find that necklace?
Jarrett: (Sighs) No. No, I'm sorry. I looked everywhere-- the--the beach house, your car. (Sighs) Did you maybe take it off at some point?
Bill: I never take it off.
Jarrett: Well, it must have fallen off somewhere. Did you-- can you think of anywhere else that you went? I mean, a-anywhere at all? Do you remember something?
Bill: No. No. Thanks, Jarrett.
Brooke: (Speaking indistinctly)
Katie: Oh, my gosh.
Brooke: (Speaking indistinctly)
Donna: Okay, o-okay, okay.
Eric: Well, I hope you three are done, because I am finished with this topic.
Ridge: Is there anything we haven't said about Don--
Eric: I'm not gonna discuss my marriage with anybody in this room.
Stephanie: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Don't put your father on the spot this way. It's not fair. Come on. I'm going to leave. Thank you.
Eric: No, you don't have to leave, Stephanie.
Stephanie: No, I-I-I do. (Chuckles) I want to. Uh, I needed this time with the four of you. Thank you. I'm gonna go up to Big Bear. I want some time alone.
Ridge: Look, Mother, I'm sorry if all this business with Donna made you uncomfortable.
Stephanie: No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Ridge: It's just supposed to be your day with us.
Stephanie: A-And it was. And it means more than I can possibly say.
Thorne: Well, we are always here for you, Mother. You know that.
Stephanie: Honey, I know that. I do know that. You're my gorgeous children. I guess I didn't do so badly with you, did I?
Felicia: No, actually, you did everything right in the way you raised us, loved us, always stood up for us. It blows my mind when I think abut it, really. I can't even imagine what your childhood was like, Mom-- all the abuse you suffered. But I do know this. Most of the time when people are abused as children, they become abusive parents. You never laid a hand on us. You broke the cycle of abuse, Mom.
Ridge: For that, you should be extremely proud.
Stephanie: Thank you, honey. Well... (Sighs) I don't know. (Chuckles) My mother's death, I think, has finally closed the book. It's all over. It's gone now, never to be opened again.
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