The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 10/17/12
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Pam: Admit it, you missed me. That's why you're back in the old office.
Stephanie: Oh, I thought I was 'cause Tom asked you to come in and help out.
Pam: Well, whatever the reason, I'm really glad you're here.
Donna: We're happy to have you back.
Eric: Thank you, Ladies.
Donna: So, uh, okay, weíll let you get back to work.
Eric: All right.
Donna: Don't linger. Itís weird.
Pam: Well, okay. But remember my old extension? 3-3. It's also my favorite number. (Chuckles)
Donna: Or is it the year you were born? (Chuckles)
Pam: Ha ha.
Donna: Game on.
Pam: Donna, I can walk by myself.
Donna: Okay, just--I know.
Pam: It's so rude to do in front of the boss.
Donna: You're the one who's inappropriate.
Eric: You gotta love these two.
Stephanie: (Coughs, chuckles) Yes. (Coughs)
Eric: You all right?
Stephanie: I'm fine. (Sighs) Oh, my God. They'll bet a-- a great distraction for you when you come back full-time.
Eric: I don't want a distraction. I just want to spend every-- every waking moment with you.
Stephanie: Well, we have time.
Eric: Not enough.
Bill: Thanks for coming, Taylor.
Taylor: Uh, well, I-I wanted to come by and, uh, check on how you guys were settling in anyway, so--I wish it was under better circumstance. How is she doing?
Bill: She is having a very difficult time bonding with the baby. I don't know what to do.
Brooke: We thought it would be a good idea to give you a call.
Taylor: I'm glad you did.
Katie: Hey, Taylor.
Taylor: Hi. It's good to see you, Katie. How are you doing?
Katie: I have been better. (Sighs)
Taylor: Yeah, it's a lot of adjustments, a lot of changes-- new house, new baby.
Bill: Moving so soon probably wasn't the best idea.
Katie: It's not the house, Bill. It's me.
Bill: Katie had a very difficult labor and delivery.
Katie: My heart stopped. I flatlined.
Taylor: That had to be very scary.
Bill: It was. I thought we lost her. But Katie fought her way back. And our son Will, he's a strong, healthy baby.
Brooke: Our little miracle.
Taylor: (Sighs) That is a very traumatic ordeal to go through, and it's gonna take some time for you to recover physically and emotionally.
Brooke: Talk to her, Honey. She will help you. I love you.
Katie: I love you, too.
Brooke: Just call me if you need anything, all right? And I'll be here.
Brooke: Okay, thank you, Taylor, for being willing to help my sister.
Taylor: It's no problem.
Katie: Listen, thank you for coming, but, um, I can save us all a lot of time and trouble. I just-- I don't think I'm cut out for this. I'm just--I'm not a good mother.
Bill: Katie, come on. That's not true.
Katie: No, it--it is. I-I love our son, but I can't--I-- I just don't know why itís so hard for me to-- for me to relate to him. (Sniffles) (Sniffles) We saw last night this commercial with the parents and the cute little baby triplets...
Taylor: Katie, what you're feeling, a-a lot of new mothers go through.
Katie: Everyone keeps saying that, but--but something is wrong. I can't bond with my child.
Bill: Dr. Caspary said that Katie and Will are doing just fine physically...
Bill: But that Katie might be suffering from postpartum depression.
Taylor: That's possible.
Katie: I just feel worthless. I-I still can't breast-feed. I can't nourish my child. That's--that's the most natural thing that a m--a mother can do, and I can't do it. I can barely even hold him because I think of all these scenarios that could go wrong, and play them over and over again in my head like a crazy person. It--I feel like I'm losing my mind. (Sniffles)
Taylor: Well, for some women, I--you know, being a new mother is--is a huge adjustment.
Katie: (Sniffles) I hate feeling like this. I-I love my son. I love our family. And I don't know why this is happening. I don't understand what kind of mother can't bond with her own child.
Bill: Katie, Will knows how much you love him. I know how much you love him. You're just going through a hard time right now. But we're going to get through it as a family.
Bill: I'll leave you two alone.
Katie: Will you check on the baby?
Bill: Of course I will. Katie, look at me. I love you... always.
Katie: I'll get through this.
Bill: Damn right you'll get through it.
Rick: That's gorgeous.
Woman: Caroline Spencer's designs?
Rick: Yes, Ann, does she have incredible taste and style.
Woman: Heard you two are dating.
Rick: Like I said, great taste. (Chuckles)
Woman: No arguments there.
Rick: Now, you're gonna get me in trouble. Do me a favor. Have alterations pull those shoulders out a 1/2 an inch, all right, and I'm gonna talk to Caroline about finding this fabric in more colors.
Brooke: Hi, Honey.
Rick: Oh, hey, Mom. Thank you, Ladies. That's all for now. Did you hear Dad's here? Yeah, Thomas called him in for backup.
Brooke: Yeah, yeah. I'm glad he could step in and help.
Rick: Me, too. Nobody knows this company like Dad. But what an amateur move for Thomas. It just goes to show you how totally unprepared he is to run this company.
Eric: I think we should tell the family that the cancer's back and it's inoperable. The children would want to know.
Stephanie: Honey, we've-- we've already agreed we'll tell everyone. I just don't want to do it right away. I want to do it in my own way.
Eric: Fair enough, but there's something that I want to do, too.
Eric: I've been thinking about this. It would mean a lot to me and to everyone who loves you. It would get everybody together and celebrate your life... while you're still here.
Stephanie: You want to give me a going-away party?
Eric: A celebration of you, everything you've accomplished in your life.
Stephanie: Oh, no. No. No, no, no, no. Look. You know what? It'll just get too sad and melancholy... (Coughs) And Broo--Brooke'll be, you know, crying all the time.
Eric: No, no, I'm not gonna let that happen. It's just not gonna happen. Look, it's gonna be all your favorite people. You're gonna love it.
Stephanie: I could invite anybody I wanted?
Stephanie: Well, it's certainly an original way of doing it. (Chuckles)
Eric: So are you in?
Stephanie: (Chuckles) Sure. What the hell? Why not?
Eric: (Chuckles) Great. Here. We need to get started.
Eric: Get started on the guest list right away.
Stephanie: (Clears throat) Do you--
Eric: This isn't gonna be tough for you, is it?
Stephanie: No. I'm fine, Honey.
Eric: (Chuckles) All right. Come on.
Stephanie: Uh, let's see. Uh, well, the usual suspects.
Eric: Mm-hmm. Sure. (Chuckles) What, you're inviting them?
Stephanie: Why not? I'll never see 'em again (Chuckles).
Rick: I should have been made interim C.E.O., not Thomas.
Brooke: I agree. So does your father.
Rick: But Thomas must know it, too. He's in way over his head.
Brooke: I think I'm partly to blame.
Rick: Why would you say that?
Brooke: Because Ridge is upset with me. And you're paying the price.
Rick: No, no, no. Mom, don't. Don't go there. It's no secret that Ridge has never been a big fan of mine. That's why he didn't choose me. How are you holding up?
Brooke: Oh, you know... (Sighs) Just trying to stay busy, get through the day.
Rick: Ridge loves you. He's not gonna want to spend the rest of his life without you.
Brooke: (Sighs) We've been through so many obstacles. I'm just not going to believe this is the end.
Rick: Hey. I love you so much, Mom.
Brooke: I love you, too. Thank you.
Taylor: Bill, uh, he seems supportive.
Katie: Yeah, he, um, he's in a much better place than when he saw you last. After I got home from the hospital, I was angry with him for some of the things that he had done, but it--none of that really matters anymore, because I just want to focus on my child. I-I want to be the mother that he deserves. I just--have to change this... because I am--I am so ashamed of myself. I mean, it should be simple, right? I--connecting with your child, I-I-I--being loving toward your own child, it should be easy. I should just be able to reach out and--and hold him, but It's not that simple. I-I-I barely want to touch him.
Taylor: You know, if this is postpartum depression, it's an illness. It isn't a choice you're making. Okay? Your body's going through a lot of adjustments right now. You--you just had a baby. Your hormones, they--they leveled off. They dropped. And--and then your blood pressure changed. And--and you've got this huge responsibility of this new baby looking at you, and you're probably not getting enough sleep.
Katie: I just feel like there's more to it than that.
Taylor: I think you're right, Katie. There's a lot more going on than you realize.
Katie: I just don't know what is wrong with me. Why can't I be a good mother?
Taylor: You're not doing anything wrong.
Katie: I'm doing everything wrong.
Taylor: No, you're protecting your son.
Katie: From what?
Taylor: From yourself.
Katie: What do you mean?
Taylor: You're afraid that you're going to abandon him. You're afraid that you're going to die. So you're not allowing him to get attached to you.
Taylor: You've been through... (Sighs) Probably the most two intense emotions that you can go through in life, in one day. You know, you--you had a heart attack at a time that was already stressful. You--you were facing the fear of possibly dying when your baby was being born. So maybe you're thinking that, you know, if I failed my baby once, I might do that again.
Taylor: (Sighs) It's like survival mode. It's subconscious. You're not trying to deliberately push your baby away.
Katie: I'm scared I won't be around.
Taylor: Well, how could you not feel like you don't trust yourself? Your body let you down before at a time when your baby needed you most. But you know what? You pulled through it. And you virtually willed yourself to survive so that he could be born. This is the love of a mother. Okay? You need to be proud of yourself.
Katie: Do you think so?
Taylor: You fought to live so your baby could be born. You need to give yourself a little more credit.
Katie: I am scared. I don't want Will to grow up without me. But I don't want to be afraid. I... I want to be a good mother to him. I want to be able to love him and nurture him. I want it to be the way I thought it would be.
Eric: All right. Here you go.
Stephanie: Oh, my God, it isn't even 12:00.
Eric: (Chuckles) You asked for it. (Clears throat)
Stephanie: Oh, yeah, I did, didn't I?
Stephanie: What the hell? (Chuckles)
Eric: (Sighs) Here we are.
Eric: (Chuckles) Oh, I see you've, uh, you've invited my ex-wives.
Stephanie: Well, I had to include Brooke, and... it would be rude not to include Donna, so...
Eric: Yes, it would. It would. Well, that's gonna be a very interesting gathering.
Stephanie: Yeah. I think I'm getting to like the idea of this party more and more.
Eric: (Chuckles) What is this? Is this a trip down memory lane for you?
Stephanie: Well, I thought I'd better, before my brain congeals and I can't remember anything.
Eric: (Chuckles) Mmm.
Stephanie: You know, it's, uh, It's kind of an odd thing.
Stephanie: Well, when you know you're going to die, and--and I know, we all think-- we all know we're gonna die someday, but when you're facing it with such certainty, it's-- a kind of strange thing happens.
Eric: Like what?
Stephanie: Well, I think the world starts to look a little different somehow. And I'm not sure exactly what it is. I-I think-- I think you start to sort of become... in tune with, you know, your surroundings, with the world, the beauty around it, all of that sort of stuff and... I woke up this morning, and I was laying there, and... and all of a sudden, I had these sort of snapshots in my mind, pictures of our whole life, pictures of when we would take the kids camping-- you know, Yosemite.
Stephanie: And then I started thinking about the girls, and I remembered brushing their hair every night, 100 strokes each, and listening to those sweet little stories that they would--silly stories that they always tell me. And then just, you know, having a martini with you. How many thousands of times have we gone through that ritual? And you wouldn't think that it would be different in any way, but... somehow this-- this particular martini is exquisitely delicious because there's a certain... certainty attached to it. It may be one of the last martinis that you ever make for me.
Eric: No, no, no. Don't say that.
Stephanie: I'm sorry if I've ever taken you for grantee.
Eric: I've had you by my side all these years. Not a damn thing I'd change. Nothing. Except I would like to have a little more time. That's what I want. More time with you.
Eric: What the hell am I gonna do?
Stephanie: You'll be okay.
Eric: You're my best friend. You've been right beside me through the whole journey. You've been a witness to everything I've done in my life. And I've been witness to everything you've done in your life, and don't you forget it. I don't want it to be over.
Stephanie: I know. I know.
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