The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Tuesday 9/20/11
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Thomas: You and Liam did what?
Steffy: Oh, it was just a friendly kiss.
Thomas: To Liam, maybe, but I know how you feel about the guy. At first I thought it was just gratitude, Liam saving your life and everything, but now I just--
Steffy: Can I help it if Hope keeps letting him down?
Steffy: I mean, she's so focused on herself and her precious line. I mean, last night is a perfect example. Liam needed her, but she couldn't be bothered.
Thomas: So you decide to step in and...
Steffy: I didn't seduce him, if that's what you're asking. No, it's--it's not like that between us.
Thomas: So what is it like?
Steffy: (Inhales sharply)
Thomas: (Scoffs) You're falling in love with Liam.
Ridge: Hey, you two. Where is everybody? We have to get this meeting started.
Thomas: I'm not letting this go.
Hope: What? Why are you looking at me like that?
Marcus: Mm. Mm, I'm likin' that. (Chuckles)
Marcus: I'm just sayin' (laughs)
Dayzee: (Laughs) You're crazy.
Marcus: You--you know that. Only for you, though.
Taylor: Excuse me. Um, I'm sorry. I-I didn't mean to interrupt.
Marcus: Hey. He's in a meeting. Thomas--that's who you came to see, right?
Taylor: Oh, no. No. I'm looking for Thorne.
Marcus: Oh, I believe he's in that same meeting, but I can--I could go check and see if you want me to. Okay? All right, Babe. Mm.
Taylor: You and Marcus are--are getting very close. I-I'm very--I'm very happy for you.
Dayzee: Thanks. Oh, so I'm dying to hear about Anthony's prediction. Did the mystery man, you know, show up?
Stephanie: I don't know why I'm even going to this meeting.
Eric: You're a big part of this company, and everyone here still values your opinion, in spite of what you did... unless you want to take yourself out of the equation.
Stephanie: Oh, please. Let's go.
Ridge: All right, that was Rick. He's e-mailing the latest overseas sales figures for Hope for the Future.
Ridge: We've exceeded our expectations. Congratulations, Hope.
Stephanie: Wow. Congratulations.
Eric: That's great.
Hope: Thank you.
Brooke: Oh, Honey, I'm so proud of you.
Hope: Thank you, but this is not all me. This was definitely a team effort. Thank you very much.
Steffy: Rah rah rah. Yeah. Awesome.
Ridge: I think our daughter's being overly modest. It's not just the designs that have taken off, it's your message to the young women around the world about respecting themselves, their bodies, their choices.
Steffy: Okay, we--we-- do we have to go there again? I mean, we're trying to sell clothes, not a cause.
Eric: True enough, Steffy, but this company hasn't had this much excitement about a line since--
Thomas: Taboo for Men?
Ridge: Anyway, with Hope's wedding coming up, all the buzz surrounding that...
Brooke: Hope for the Future is poised to become one of Forrester Creation's best sellers ever.
Thorne: Especially if we keep pouring all of our ad dollars into it at the expense of everything else.
Stephanie: Are we doing that?
Ridge: Are you questioning our decision to back a winner, little brother?
Thorne: No, I'm questioning your decision, Ridge, one that could come back and bite us if we don't change course now.
Dayzee: So Anthony's prediction was right-- I mean, the rain, the stray cat, the guy who he said would show up.
Taylor: I don't know. Are you sure--you don't think it's a coincidence?
Dayzee: Do you?
Taylor: Well, it-- it's no offense to Anthony, but I-I... (Laughs) I've never ever believed in fortune telling.
Dayzee: (Laughs) Okay, so what about the guy, I mean, the one he said would show up at your door? Wait, I'm guessing it's some really gorgeous movie star, right, or some, like, playboy who has houses around the world?
Taylor: Uh, no, no, no. Not exactly. But, um, he does have a lot of wonderful attributes, a lot of good qualities.
Taylor: Thorne... showed up.
Dayzee: Ridge's brother, Thomas's uncle? That's who...
Taylor: Mm-hmm. Yes. Believe me, it was the last person I expected to show up on my doorstep that night.
Dayzee: But you're glad he did.
Taylor: Oh, Thorne is a wonderful man. He's--he's thoughtful. (Sighs) He's sensitive and--and protective.
Dayzee: Of you?
Taylor: And my children... in ways I never could have even imagined just a few short days ago.
Ridge: My, my, my. Someone's full of himself today.
Thorne: I'm concerned about how much emphasis you're placing on Hope for the Future. I think its risky putting most of our ad budget into one line, Ridge, instead of building a broader platform here.
Ridge: A broader platform?
Steffy: I think Thorne is talking about a more balanced approach.
Thorne: We've spent so much time making Hope for the Future a success that our other lines have been shortchanged. We can't forget about couture, Ridge, Steffy's Intimates collection, the Taboo for Men.
Ridge: There is no Taboo for men.
Thorne: Well, there should be. And I know the decision was more personal than it was good business. Your son's a great designer, but his talent is being wasted in the basement.
Ridge: My son and I have already had this discussion, many times, actually. He knows that we're not resurrecting Taboo.
Thorne: I'm just saying by putting our ad dollars behind every line, we can maximize the future of this company, Ridge, instead of risking it on one line.
Ridge: Look, hold it, Thorne. I don't know where you're getting all this. You're not talking to a neophyte here. I know what I'm doing, and that's why I'm running the company.
Thorne: (Inhales sharply)
Ridge: Yes, I take calculated risks on occasion, but they pay off, and in a big way, like for Hope for the Future. In any case, in case it slipped anybody's mind, not long ago, I did put a lot of Forrester resources behind Steffy's line with a big Spencer media buy. And it started getting feedback, especially from the international market, about it being a little bit too provocative.
Steffy: (Scoffs) (Mouths words)
Ridge: This is something that Hope also heard when she was over in Paris.
Eric: Hope and me, as well. Rick said the same thing.
Stephanie: Well, but that's not surprising. She's his sister.
Steffy: And Forrester's newest brightest shining star.
Hope: This is a family business, Steffy. We are all in this together.
Brooke: I don't think Ridge is being unreasonable...
Brooke: Wanting to hold off on ad buys so Steffy can retool her line.
Stephanie: You're thinking it's too risqué?
Steffy: I mean, talk about ironic, given the reputation Brooke's bedroom line had.
Ridge: Steffy, stop.
Steffy: Oh, okay. So you're gonna rag on me, Thorne, and Thomas, but if I say anything about Brooke and Hope...
Ridge: Sweetheart, just stop. I am not playing favorites here. I support your line. I will support a line for your brother eventually.
Thomas: I don't want a new line, Dad. We don't need a new line when there's still so much interest in Taboo.
Ridge: For the last time, we are not relaunching Taboo. It was divisive before. It's divisive now. In fact, I have an announcement to make. With all the excitement about Hope's wedding, I feel very strongly that we should capitalize on that event. Weddings create star power. With that in mind, I'm gonna throw Forrester's entire advertising budget behind Hope for the Future from now until the wedding.
Hope: Oh, my God.
Ridge: It's our chance to capture huge market shares...
Ridge: As the world watches Hope prepare for her marriage.
Hope: Well, thank you, Dad. Oh, my God.
Ridge: You're welcome, Sweetheart. I think it's the right thing to do.
Thorne: Are you insane? What the hell are you thinking?
Ridge: Well, I guess we're just gonna have to agree to disagree, aren't we, Thorne?
Stephanie: Wait a minute, Ridge. Are--have you really thought this through? You're putting all your eggs in one basket? Eric, what do you think of this?
Eric: It's the first I've heard of this. Your mother makes a very good point, Ridge. Hope's line is a big hit, but couture has always been the heart and soul of Forrester.
Steffy: What if the wedding's a flop?
Steffy: I mean, we all know weddings don't come off as planned. Something could happen.
Hope: Wow! Steffy, nothing is going to interfere with my wedding.
Ridge: I think we should wrap this up. The decision has been made. Thank you, everyone.
Hope: (Scoffs) (Sighs) Okay.
Brooke: It's okay.
Ridge: All right. Here we go.
Eric: (Chuckles) It's gonna be wonderful.
Hope: Oh! Thank you.
Ridge: Good beginning.
Brooke: Yes, I think it's going to be okay. I think so.
Eric: You think?
Hope: Thank you for having faith in this line, Dad.
Marcus: (Chuckles) Hey, Thorne. Hey, did Dr. Hayes find you?
Thorne: Taylor's here?
Marcus: Yeah, I told her I'd find you, but Pam said you couldn't be interrupted, so...
Thomas: Where's Mom now?
Marcus: I don't know. I left her back with Dayzee, but Dayzee left this note that said she had to get back to the coffeehouse, so...
(Cell phone rings)
Marcus: Yeah? All right, I'm on it. Yeah. I gotta go.
Thorne: Okay. Thanks, Man.
Marcus: All right.
Thorne: Look, I know what you're both thinking, okay? But it's not as hopeless as it seems.
Steffy: He shut all three of us down, Thorne.
Thomas: It's not gonna change. It's all about his other family now.
Steffy: Yeah, Brooke, Hope, and Hope for the Fut--
Thomas: Hope and her wedding.
Steffy: Well, yeah. But--but thank you for going to bat for us.
Thomas: Yeah, it felt good having someone on our side for once.
Thorne: Well, your mother's on your side, too. There's nothing she wouldn't do for you and your sister.
Steffy: Yeah, and we love her for it, but when it comes to things around here, I mean--
Thomas: It's all about who's in control. And Dad's C.E.O. that says everything.
Steffy: Yeah, we have to accept Dad's decision and Brooke's.
Thorne: Well, that's what everyone believes... but it's not true.
Brooke: You okay? (Sighs) You seem a little preoccupied.
Ridge: Yeah, well, there was something different about my brother.
Brooke: The way he was defending Steffy and Thomas, you mean?
Ridge: You noticed.
Brooke: Yeah. Stephanie was, too, just not as openly.
Ridge: Mother's made a mess of things with Steffy and Thomas. I think it's probably her way of trying to repair the damage.
Brooke: (Sighs) She's asked me to forgive her more than once... and I have... to a certain ascent. (Sighs) But there's somebody else's forgiveness she wanted even more--Taylor's. And I'm afraid that she really alienated herself, because she asked Taylor to talk to Thomas to give his shares back.
Ridge: I want to talk to Taylor about that. It'd be a lot easier if she'd just give me her proxy to vote the stock.
Brooke: Do you really think she would do that? Controlling those shares gives her a lot of power in the company.
Ridge: Sweetheart, Taylor's the least of our worries right now.
Taylor: I wouldn't be so sure. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Thorne: So, Thomas, with the 25% shares your grandmother gave you--
Thomas: Whoa, whoa, Thorne. Wait. Those shares-- they're in a trust. I can't vote them.
Thorne: No, but your mother can.
Steffy: How? Wait. I-I don't--I don't get it.
Thorne: Stephanie made her trustee, remember?
Thorne: So that gives Taylor complete control to vote those stocks as she sees fit. You see where I'm going with this, Guys?
Steffy: Wait, you're saying 25% added to my 25%...
Thomas: And my 5%...
Thorne: And the three of you vote those shares as a block...
Steffy: Wait... you... Mom and I, w-we'd control 55% of Forrester Creations?
Thomas: 55% of Forrester Creations.
Thorne: It's more than enough to make some big changes around here.
Steffy: Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
Thomas: (Scoffs) Does Mom know?
Thorne: Yes. I did some research, and I went to her. Look... (Sighs) I realize that this can't make up for everything that she's been through and all the pain she's been caused, but if it can help just a little, then...
Thomas: Just the other day, you were saying our family needs a champion. Well, Steffy and I, we couldn't have found a better one.
Steffy: Yeah, neither could our mom.
Thorne: Well, let's go find her. Maybe she hasn't left yet.
Thomas: (Sighs) (Laughs)
Steffy: (Mouths words) Oh, my God. What? (Scoffs) Well, well, there she is. Our Hope for the Future.
Hope: (Clears throat) Okay. (Sighs) Look, Steffy, I-I get why you'd be upset, jealous, even, um...
Hope: I mean, I-I'm marrying an awesome guy. I have 100% backing for the ad budget and 100% backing from Dad. But I don't expect you to be happy for me or to support my line. We've tried to be friends. Well, o-okay, I've tried, but that just never seems to happen, does it?
Steffy: Oh, you're heartbroken, I can tell. Oh, well. I mean, like you said, you have everything going for you, plus you have this fiancé who is totally devoted. You know, actually, I'm surprised you're not with him right now on the beach, hand in hand, you know, about to share a kiss. But you-- you're a busy girl. You're determined to have it all, and it looks like you do, but holding on to it is something else entirely. Things can change in a heartbeat when you least expect it.
Taylor: Pam wasn't at her desk.
Ridge: It's okay. The meeting was over.
Brooke: I'll let you two talk.
Taylor: Hmm. So--so there was a-a meeting, official board business? Because if it was...
Ridge: Actually, Doc, that's what I wanted to discuss with you. I know Mother spoke to you as trustee about urging Thomas to give her shares in Forrester back to her.
Taylor: I assume she also told you that that is not going to happen.
Ridge: I understand why you might feel that way. I'm still upset with Mother, too. But what if I made sure that those shares would all be distributed equally and fairly? Would that make a difference?
Taylor: You're asking me again for me to give those shares to you?
Ridge: Yes. Though if you're not comfortable doing that...I don't know if you realize this, but as trustee, you have the power to vote those shares. I know how busy you are with your practice and all the other things you have in your life. I just thought it might be easier for you.
Taylor: Give you... legal authority to vote my 25%?
Ridge: We'd give you time to sort all that out. And, as C.E.O., I'm the one that should be dictating what happens in this company anyway.
Ridge: Doc, you know you can trust me. And I'm always gonna look out for our children and their best interest, even if it's not something they really agree with me on all the time.
Thorne: What's going on?
Taylor: Uh, Ridge was trying to get me to sign over my voting rights to him.
Ridge: For the good of the company and for everyone concerned.
Thorne: Oh, that's a crock and you know it. Don't do it, Taylor. Don't sign away anything to my brother.
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