The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Thursday 12/17/09
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Pam: The votes are in.
Donna: Who will be crowned the winner of "The Catwalk" fashion challenge? Will it be Forresterís incredible Hollywood Glamour campaign...
Audience: (Cheers and applause)
Pam: Or the far superior Jackie M. Adam and Eve campaign?
Audience: (Cheers and applause)
Pam: We'll let you know right after this. (Meows) (applause)
Bridget: (Groans) Another commercial. Why do they have to keep doing this?
Nick: I don't know. How long do you think this commercial break's gonna be?
Eric: "The Catwalk's" almost over. You want to take a look here?
Ridge: No, we canít. This is too important. We've gotta stay focused.
Eric: Producing the worst line in our company's history.
Ridge: A fashion nightmare taking the sales right down the drain.
Eric: Sabotage our own company?
Ridge: Dad, it's not ours anymore. But it will be after Spencerís board forces him to sell. It's a public company. He'll have no choice. Come on, Dad. This is genius.
Audience: (Cheers and applause)
Donna: It's time to announce the winner of our challenge.
Pam: And not a moment too soon, Donna. Look at all these nervous faces.
Pam: Let's not keep 'em in suspense, Donna. Let's turn one of these P.R. events into a "Catwalk" legend.
Ridge: It's gotta be top secret. Any leaks, and we can't pull it off.
Ridge: You come back to the company, subservient employee to Bill.
Eric: But meanwhile, it's a mutiny. We have to trick him into believing that the trash we're producing is actually quality stuff.
Eric: This might be crazy. It is a little crazy. We gotta try it. We gotta try it. (Laughs)
Katie: We got this nailed. Everyone gave their best effort.
Pam: I have not felt this much tension in a room since, well, your wedding. (Laughs)
Pam: Okay, I have always wanted to say this. May I have the envelope, please?
Donna: Thank you. And the winner of today's fashion challenge...
Pam: (Scoffs) and the winner is...
Pam: (Gasps) (gasps) Jackie M. and the Adam and Eve campaign!
Pam: Jackie M. wins!
(Cheers and applause)
Stephanie: And Pam... Pam!
Pam: Whoo! (Laughs)
(Cheers and applause)
Whip: Here's what it's all about.
Pam: Well, there you have it. Jackie M. is the winner. And to the thousands of you who voted, may I just say you made the right choice!
Whip: Yes! (Applause)
Jarrett: It was a battle royale on "The Catwalk" stage tonight, but Whip Jones and Jackie M. have emerged victorious. Their jubilation is being shared by everyone. Well... almost everyone.
Donna: Well, congratulations, Whip, and to Jackie M. Thank you for tuning in. And thank you for voting on this historical battle. You've been watching "The Catwalk."
(cheers and applause)
Nick: (Laughs) What did I say?
Bridget: Oh, my God.
Nick: Green fashion has arrived, and so have you, Mrs. Marone. Mmm.
Ridge: Spencer's pretty much given us free rein with our designs because he trusts our talents, just like Spencerís stockholders trust his. Everybody answers to somebody, Dad, even the great and powerful Bill Spencer. In this economy, acquisitions have to pay off, and if they don't, they get dumped fast.
Eric: And one bad collection, and Forrester gets sold off to the highest bidder.
Eric: Yeah. Look, I think you're right. I-I-I see your point. I think it's all good, except for one thing. I mean, Bill-- Bill doesn't understand the artistry of--of fashion design, and he only cares about what's new, what's--what's next, the bottom line, the almighty dollar. And he might even be able to bring Katie over to his way of thinking. He probably will. But Brooke and Donna, they're gonna know we're turning out garbage.
Ridge: Which is why we have to let 'em in on it.
Eric: What? Tell them?
Ridge: I'm not gonna keep a secret like this from my wife. Are you? They want this company back in our hands as much as we do.
Eric: Katie is their sister.
Ridge: And they'd be the first one to admit that she's way in over her head, Dad. Look, Bill tricked us. He got ahold of this company by pressuring the bank and manipulating the system. Well, I think it's about time that somebody got the better of him for a change. And I think that someone needs to be us.
Jackie: Quite frankly, I-I just didn't know what to say. I mean, Adam and Eve? (Chuckles)
Owen: I didn't get it.
Jackie: But Whip's instincts, well, they've been very brilliant in the past...
Jackie: So we just decided to cross everything and run with it.
Whip: Personally, I-I never had a doubt in my mind. Steffy did a wonderful job, but our designs, frankly, were inspired. I think that Jackie M. tapped into something very powerful, um, the desire to save the planet. I think that "The Catwalk" audience felt that and--and--and responded.
Donna: I better call Eric and make sure he knows.
Katie: And I need to put together a statement for the press so that Steffy can handle the questions. I don't want them badgering Bill.
Donna: Well, he can't be that mad. I mean, we all did the best we could.
Katie: Did we? Ridge hasn't exactly been hiding his frustration.
Brooke: Ridge wouldn't do anything to undermine Steffy's campaign. He wanted her to win.
Katie: Well, we didn't win. And my husband really, really hates losing.
Eric: All right, the worst designs in Forrester Creations' history. Okay. Garish, inappropriate, ostentatious, over-the-top, not Forrester. Terrible stuff, something our clientele would never buy. Only Bill won't know that.
Ridge: It'll be a fashion disaster. Bill won't know what hit him. I think we're gonna pull this off, Dad. A total and complete coup.
Eric: (Speaking indistinctly)
Katie: I'm sorry, baby.
Bill: I really don't like to lose. And I don't produce "The Catwalk" to give Jackie M. free publicity. Maybe if Ridge had spent more time designing and less time plotting to buy the company back, the result would have been different.
Serge: (Laughs) ohh!
Serge: Oh, Donna, I'm surprised to see you. I thought you'd be at home consoling your husband.
Donna: (Chuckles) Well, it's not the end of the world, Serge. It was a video challenge.
Donna: Jackie M. had their day, but it doesn't reflect sales.
Pam: Not yet, but it will.
Pam: It's gonna be lights out on the Glamour Campaign.
Serge and Pam: Waah!
Serge: (Laughs) Let's go.
Pam: You know, let's go over to the bar and...
Justin: You did a good job up there.
Donna: (Sighs) Justin, we lost.
Justin: Forrester lost. But you were the star of the show.
(Knock on door)
Bridget: Oh, wow, hi, Stephanie.
Stephanie: I thought we'd celebrate, but I see you've already started.
Bridget: You're back. No, we're not--we're not-- no, no, no, no, we're not celebrating--
Stephanie: Oh, what do I care if you started? You have every right to celebrate.
Bridget: Oh, honey.
Stephanie: You and Whip, my dear, have created a sea change, and that doesn't happen very often in the fashion industry.
Whip: I can't really take credit for, uh, for this. Uh, Bridgetís designs really are the, uh, the reason, the driving force behind the campaign. I just added a lot of the bells and whistles. Guys, you know what? I'd really love to stay and talk with you some more, but I-I have somebody else that I need to speak with, so if you'll excuse me. I'll see you soon. Hey, hey. You're gonna leave without congratulating me?
Taylor: Oh, just one more voice in the chorus.
Whip: Oh! It's the only voice I've wanted to hear all day. Besides, I'm tired of hearing my own.
Taylor: You are not. You live for this, and it shows.
Thomas: I thought you'd be more disappointed.
Steffy: Yeah, me, too. But deep down, I-I really don't care. I don't care about the company. I don't care about losing. The truth is we lost everything when Bill and Katie took over Forrester Creations.
Eric: Gee, Mr. Spencer, I'm--I'm really sorry that I haven't been coming into work lately, but, uh, I'm ready to come back to work now and--and design the best possible collection that Forrester Creations has ever seen. A division of Spencer Publications, of course.
Ridge: That's perfect. Nice and obsequious.
Eric: Yep. And here you go. Here's my first design.
Ridge: That's terrible. That's exactly what we need.
Eric: Is it terrible, or is it, uh, trendsetting?
Ridge: Oh, I don't know. Let's ask the experts. Oh, that would be you and me.
Eric: That's right.
Ridge: Dad, we have to make Bill and Katie believe that this is what our customers want.
Eric: Oh, my God. I spend--I spent a lifetime building a-a reputation, and now I'm just throwing it away with this one collection.
Ridge: We're doing the only thing we can. We've tried to buy Bill Spencer out fair and square. He shut us down. He got this company by underhanded means. And now we're gonna take it back. Look, if this plan works, we can reclaim our legacy. Our children won't be just cogs in Spencerís machine. They'll be making their own mark in their own family history.
Eric: Is that how you're gonna sell this to Donna and to Brooke?
Ridge: We have to make them understand. That's the only solution that makes sense. It sure can't go on this way. It's like the lifeblood's being sucked out of this building. Bill Spencer can't return Forrester to its former glory. That's up to us. But we have to be committed 100%, whatever it takes. And, you know, if we can do that, Dad, Forrester creations will be ours again.
Nick: You know, Stephanie, I tried to sell green at Marone Industry, and I couldn't do it. You and Whip, not a problem.
Stephanie: I know. We had a brilliant P.R. campaign and beautiful designs.
Bridget: Oh, thank you. I thought it was really personal, though. That's what made it so appealing.
Nick: I'm gonna make a little note to myself. Don't question Whip's judgment anymore. His crazy ideas ain't so crazy.
Whip: Say that again.
Taylor: You looked good up there.
Whip: Okay. I've been practicing my--my surprised look all week. Let me see.
Whip: Like that? (Laughs) No, seriously, though, Steffy, uh, Steffy gave me a real run for my money. I saw the vote count, and, uh, it wasn't a landslide. I hope your daughter's okay.
Taylor: Well, I suppose it never feels good, whether you lose a little or a lot.
Whip: Well, I understand if--if you want to be with her.
Taylor: No, no. She's a big girl.
Whip: Oh. Good.
Taylor: She doesn't need her mommy to fuss over her. (Chuckles)
Whip: Well, you can fuss over me if you want. Look, Taylor, um, I know you came here to support your daughter, but... I just want you to know it means a lot to me to share this moment with you.
Taylor: Me, too. Congratulations.
Ridge: That's your office, Dad. Interlopers are in there now. Let's get it back.
Eric: You know, I actually dread going in there. I haven't been in my office since Katie took it over.
Katie: Come in.
Ridge: Got a minute? There's somebody out here who would like to have a word with you.
Bill: No press.
Katie: We're not ready to make a statement. Eric.
Bill: What are you doing here?
Eric: I heard what happened at "The Catwalk."
Katie: If you're looking for Steffy, she's not back yet.
Eric: No, um, actually, I've come to see you, both of you.
Bill: A little late to the party, aren't ya, Eric? You should have been at the studio supporting your company, both of you. Your absence doesn't look good.
Eric: No, you're right. You're absolutely right. I should have been there. I'm sorry. I apologize.
Katie: Your daughter did a good job. You should be proud.
Ridge: I am.
Bill: You better not be here with another offer to buy back the company.
Ridge: No, no, you've made it very clear that's not gonna happen.
Ridge: We've accepted that.
Eric: I've been selfish the last few weeks. Turning my back on you and on the company, it's been bad for the company. And worse, it's been bad for my granddaughter. She put a lot of effort into this campaign, and if the whole family had been behind her more, maybe we would have won. I have not been a team player. And so, uh-- I've been holding out for something that obviously is not gonna happen. So I'm hoping you'll take me back into the fold.
Katie: You've had a change of heart? You want to join the team?
Eric: Yes, yes, I-I would like to, if, uh, if you would let me.
Bill: So what's this about, Eric? You've been home, uh, pouting, refusing to perform. Why the sudden change of heart?
Katie: I think Eric is being sincere. I think that, um, this has been difficult for all of us, right?
Eric: Yes, actually, it has. Thank you for that, Katie. I admit that, Bill. It's been difficult for me. But since there's obviously going to be no buyout and I'm under contract at Spencer Publications and I have a contract to fulfill and obligations to perform, I'm ready to do that. It's as simple as that.
Bill: As simple as that.
Eric: You need a line. I need--I need to work, if you'll let me.
Katie: I think that's very honorable.
Eric: Good. So what do you say? Am I back on the team?
Bill: Sure, Eric. I'm all about retribution.
Eric: Boss. So... I'm gonna give you a terrific new line. I promise you that. A line you'll never forget.
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