The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Thursday 10/18/12
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Taylor: Oh. I was looking for Thomas.
Brooke: He's in a meeting. I don't think I'm forbidden to be here.
Taylor: Oh, I was just wondering why, um... (Inhales sharply) Uh, well, yeah, Thomas did tell me he would be running around the building today, meeting with various department heads.
Brooke: Well, he seems to be making quite the dramatic transition.
Taylor: He takes his interim C.E.O. position very seriously.
Brooke: Especially if he threw his predecessor out the window.
Thomas: Any calls?
Donna: Oh, um, here you go.
Donna: And your mother's waiting for you in the office.
Thomas: And whose office would that be?
Donna: Oh, uh, the art department said your name plaque should be ready tomorrow.
Thomas: Should be? They suddenly have a fear of commitment?
Donna: Oh, uh, well, they had to go out. (Chuckles) Strangely enough, we don't have jewelers' engraving tools in house.
Caroline: I'll come back later.
Thomas: Don't. Don't go.
Donna: And Miss Spencer would like a moment of your time.
Caroline: But it can wait.
Thomas: Could you give them the memo that I had you copy? I want everyone to know that there's going to be some organizational changes. Also, Caroline and I need some privacy at your desk for a few minutes.
Donna: No problem. (Chuckles) Excuse me.
Thomas: I was hoping you'd see things differently.
Caroline: I got your flowers, if that's what you mean.
Thomas: Did you like them?
Caroline: I mean, yeah, I thought they were very sweet the first day. But every day since...
Caroline: Thomas, it's getting embarrassing.
Thomas: Well, I doubt the delivery driver minds.
Caroline: No, Thomas. You're embarrassing yourself, so please stop.
Pam: I-I can't stay, you know.
Stephanie: Thanks for coming.
Pam: (Chuckles) Well, why not? Skipping lunch is good for my waistline anyway. (Inhales sharply) What's up? (Sighs)
Stephanie: I have something for you.
Pam: (Sighs) You had me come all the way over here in the car to hand me this? You couldn't just put it in the mailbox, Steph, really?
Stephanie: Not really.
Pam: (Scoffs) Do you want me to read it now?
Pam: "Dear Pam, I'm having a party to celebrate my life. I want you to be a part of it." Oh. You're having a party?
Stephanie: Pam... my cancer's come back.
Pam: (Inhales sharply)
Thomas: No more flowers-- you got it, but I can do much better.
Caroline: Thomas, look--
Thomas: No, hold off making any more judgments, please. (Sighs) You're still bugged about Rick, aren't you? Him flying out the window-- it was an accident. He tripped, okay? I didn't shove him.
Caroline: Why are you telling me all this right now?
Thomas: No, I understand you're upset with me, and I get that. But Rick yanked me in on Hope for the Future and named me the designer at the press conferenceóbig shock-- but it was just one of his schemes to get me with Hope so that he would have a chance with you.
Caroline: No. Thomas, you kissed Hope. You did that in a-- in a room filled with reporters.
Thomas: I understand. Okay, that was a mistake and very bad judgment. Look, I got carried away. I grabbed an opportunity to get people talking. Yes, I care about Hope, but that's in my past, okay? I'm looking to the future. I'm running Forrester now, and I have a vision. Maybe you leaving me was a wake-up call that I needed. And I have so much going through my head for this company and for you. Give me another chance. You'll see.
Taylor: Everybody who witnessed what happened agrees that it was accidental.
Brooke: You mean, everybody who showed up afterwards to hear Thomas's version, not Rick and Caroline's, however, and they were there.
Taylor: Look, I understand that Rick is probably feeling a little disappointed that he was replaced.
Brooke: (Sighs) I wouldn't say replaced. Ridge was sending me a message by putting Thomas in the interim C.E.O. position, not Rick, as if he hasn't hurt me enough already.
Taylor: Are you maybe running out of ways of dealing with losing him? You think being bitter is better?
Pam: So the cancer came back, but you beat it before. You can beat it again.
Stephanie: No, that's not how it's going to work out this time.
Pam: (Sighs) I'm gonna call Dr. Lewis
Stephanie: No. No. Sit down. I've already seen--sit down. I've already seen Dr. Lewis. And... (coughs) and Eric was with me. It's very clear-cut.
Stephanie: It's one of those things that you're just going to have to accept. I want you--I need you to accept what's happening.
Thomas: (Sighs) I'm sorry to keep you waiting, Mother.
Taylor: Thomas. If you're busy, I can always come back, you know.
Thomas: No. No. You're fine. We still have Shipping and Accounting to visit. I just came in here for some privacy. Donna.
Thomas: Where's Pam? She needs to hear this, to.
Donna: Oh, uh, out to lunch is all I know.
Thomas: (Sighs) Okay, I'm gonna avoid the obvious cheap shot there and simply say that the two of you working reception-- it--it's like a comedy routine. I think if the two of you can't get it together and accomplish your duties in a professional way, I'm going to have to let one of you go or both.
Donna: We'll do better.
Woman: We all will.
Thomas: Good. I'm counting on it. There's gonna be a lot going on at Forrester, and I expect everybody to do their part, understand?
Pam: How do you know that there's nothing that can be done?
Stephanie: Oh, there are things that can be done, sweetie.
Stephanie: Well, it's not gonna make any difference. I'm--I could do chemo. I could do radiation. But it will just buy me a little time.
Pam: Well, what kind of time? What are we talking, like, a year? Six months?
Stephanie: A month. Come on, honey.
Stephanie: There's something that you want to say.
Stephanie: Itís not true but say it.
Pam: What's not true?
Stephanie: That you'll be alone after I'm gone.
Pam: (Inhales sharply) I'm not thinking about myself now, Stephanie. I'm thinking about you.
Stephanie: We're sisters. We've been together our whole lives. I can't imagine living in a world without you. It would be like living in a world without a mirror, and I'm worried that that's what you'll think after I'm gone.
Pam: (Sniffles) I don't--I'm sorry. I--it doesn't matt-- it doesn't matter. I'm sorry if I-- if I...
Stephanie: No, no.
Pam: I'm sorry.
Stephanie: It's all right.
Stephanie: It's okay. Whatever you feel and you think is perfectly fine.
Pam: No, it's not.
Stephanie: Just--sweetheart, be honest, now say what you want to say.
Stephanie: Because you won't have a chance after I'm gone.
Pam: (Sniffles) Well, maybe it's kind of selfish, but what do I have without you? Just a bunch of strangers who are forced to call me family, but nobody really knows me, not that way that you do, Steph.
(Flashback to past times with the two sisters)
Pam: Hi, Stephanie. It's been a long time.
Stephanie: Well, you've done it again.
Pam: Thank you, Sis. Pretty good, isn't it?
Pam: Their marriage isn't valid!
Stephanie: (Chuckles) Oh, my God. This is a miracle. Pam, you're a miracle worker. Ha ha!
Stephanie: Your big sister will be here to take care of you for a long, long, long time.
Stephanie: Mm-hmm. I promise.
Thomas: As you can see, I'm up to my neck in my new job and loving every bit of it.
Taylor: Yes, and I thought your father ran a tight ship.
Thomas: Yes, he did.
Taylor: So it's only been a week or so, and you've already got problems developing?
Thomas: Who said anything about problems?
Brooke: Did you really have to be that hard on Donna?
Thomas: Let's be honest. My father has done a lot and tolerated a lot to keep peace in this family, especially to humor you. But the point is, you and your sister are not family anymore. You are valued employees. Donna has a lot of stepping up to do before that can be said of her.
Brooke: Careful, Thomas. You're wading into dangerous waters.
Thomas: Look, I have a lot of work to do. I'm interim C.E.O. My father has trusted me with this position, and I intend to prove his faith warranted. Now if you'll excuse me...
Pam: It's never gonna be right, Steph.
Stephanie: What isn't, honey? You didn't think I was gonna live forever.
Pam: No, but I should have done more for you. You've done so much for me.
Stephanie: Oh, Pam. Stop it.
Pam: It's true.
Stephanie: What are you talking about? I had the life I had-- I mean, you gave me my life because you agreed to take care of that insane passive-aggressive woman who claimed to be our mother.
Pam: (Inhales sharply)
Stephanie: (Chuckles) Honey, if I have had to take care of her, I'd have ended up at Joliet for murder...
Ann: Stephanie, what a pleasant surprise.
Stephanie: Hello, Mother.
Ann: I never could understand why you chose to live in Los Angeles. It's so hot and smoggy and all those insincere people--actors and heaven knows what all. I would die-- absolutely die-- if you put me in one of your fashion shows. And I have been told I have a certain flair... (Chuckles) For what, I don't know.
Pam: Do you have any pain medication? They must have given you something.
Ann: I took it all.
Stephanie: Well, what did you think you were gonna do once you got here?
Ann: (Sighs) Maybe you could give me some of that medical marijuana.
(End of flashback)
Pam: (Scoffs) She made me so mad sometimes!
Stephanie: She was an infuriating woman.
Pam: But-- but I still miss her.
Stephanie: Well course, you do, honey. She's our mother.
Stephanie: You think she'll be surprised to see me?
Pam: (Laughs) You gonna give her a piece of your mind?
Stephanie: No. No. I'm--I'm over that. Any message you want me to give her?
Taylor: You know, I-I'm sure that Thomas is just under a lot of stress, probably more than he wants to admit.
Brooke: (Sighs) You're the psychiatrist.
Taylor: What does that mean?
Brooke: What is he trying to prove, Taylor, telling me that I'm not part of the family anymore?
Brooke: I mean, with that attitude, he's not gonna last very long as Mr. C.E.O.
Taylor: Come on, Brooke, cut him a little slack, okay? This is an international company.
Brooke: You gonna be talking to Ridge anytime soon?
Taylor: I'm sure I will at some point.
Brooke: I hope history won't repeat itself.
Taylor: That's all it seems to ever do with us, I guess.
Brooke: The history where you think that it's over between Ridge and me. Well, it's not, and it won't be.
Taylor: Okay. (Clears throat)
Pam: You really think that you can give messages to people in heaven?
Stephanie: How do you know she's in heaven?
Pam: (Scoffs) She is. You didn't see her in Chicago, Steph. She was so nice to our doorman.
Stephanie: I'm gonna miss you. (Chuckles) All the people she wasn't related to, they adored her. (Sighs)
Pam: You think that you inherited the cancer from her?
Stephanie: No. It's not the same kind.
Stephanie: And you're not going to come down with it...
Pam: I wasn't--
Stephanie: Either. You'll live to be 95.
Pam: Thinking that, Stephanie. (Sighs)
Stephanie: There is something, though, that I--well... (Sighs) I'd kind of like to borrow from Mom. You--you remember what she requested of us?
Ann: I will not go to the hospital. That is my one wish, and you will honor it.
Pam: It was awful. It was awful!
Stephanie: You let them take her to the hospital?
Pam: You should have answered your phone!
Stephanie: What have you done? What have you done?
Pam: You should have answered your phone.
Stephanie: My God, Pam!
Pam: It was...
Dr. Lewis: This isn't paradise, but it's the best that we can do.
Pam: (Sighs) Don't leave us, Mom.
Ann: Sit up straight, Pammy.
Stephanie: It's okay. You can go.
("The Water Is Wide" by Orla Fallon playing)
Singer: The water is wide I can't cross o'er and neither have I wings to fly
(End of flashback)
Pam: You don't want anyone taking care of you?
Stephanie: No, no, no, no. That's--no. I don't want to go to the hospital.
Pam: But you know I'm not very good at keeping that promise.
Stephanie: Well, this time, you're going to have to keep that promise for me, because Eric's going to be useless. What if I promise to take care of you?
Pam: How? I don't want you to leave me any money.
Stephanie: What's wrong with money? (Laughs)
Pam: Well, what do you mean?
Stephanie: Oh. Look. Never mind. You'll see, okay? It's all right.
Pam: I'm just-- I'm just no good all alone by myself, Steph.
Stephanie: Honey. Oh, baby girl.
Stephanie: Baby girl. I'll be right there. I'll be looking over your shoulder. I'll be that little blue bird perched right there just for you.
Stephanie: Just for you, baby girl.
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