B&B Transcript Thursday 11/1/12

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Thursday 11/1/12

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Caroline: (Laughs) We have to get to a meeting.

Rick: We are meeting.

Caroline: (Giggles)

Rick: Hi. Nice to meet you. I'm Rick. (Chuckles)

Hope: Oh, sorry. (Chuckles) Sorry, guys.

Rick: Oh, no, it's okay.

Hope: (Laughs)

Rick: We will pick this up later.

Caroline: After Thomas' meeting.

Hope: (Chuckles) Uh did one of you get an agenda?

Caroline: No, just the memo.

Rick: We're all supposed to be there.

Hope: Why?

Rick: To prove that he's in charge.

Marcus: Okay, Thomas, you are in complete control, my man.

Oliver: You're connected to the data sync, real-time satellite feeds, Forrester's catalog. You got it? And Marcus, my man, even hooked you into inventory and shipping.

Marcus: Got you.

Taylor: Hey.

Thomas: Hi.

Taylor: You said you were going to be making some changes?

Thomas: Yes. (Sighs) Time to let go of the past and take a big step into the future.

Dayzee: Eric, I thought you'd be at the office today. Wasn't there a meeting?

Eric: When Thomas needs my help, he'll ask me to be there.

Stephanie: Now see, if I had taken that attitude with my family a long time go, it would have made my life a lot easer. (Chuckles)

Eric: Mine, too.

Stephanie: Too late. Oh, honey. Oh, honey.

Dayzee: (Sniffing)

Stephanie: Honey, honey, honey, honey, honey.

Dayzee: (Crying)

Stephanie: That's good. Get it all out now.

Dayzee: (Crying) I know I should be glad that you're able to joke about this. It's just... (Sniffles)

Eric: We all have our own way of coping.

Stephanie: Come on. I'm glad you're getting all these tears out,  'cause now we can have a good time at the party.

Dayzee: (Chuckles, sniffles) Yeah.

Stephanie: Honey, I've had a great run. Come on. I met you. You made me realize that I could, you know, make a difference in people's lives, and we've done that together, the two of us. We've changed people's lives, including mine. And that's thanks to you.

Dayzee: (Sniffles)

Stephanie: Don't be sad.

Dayzee: (Exhales) (Exhales)

Thomas: There's a lot I want to change. This is just the beginning.

Pam: That little piece of, uh, glass and plastic could replace you someday, you know.

Donna: (Chuckles) Nobody's gonna replace us, Pam.

Pam: Oh, not me. They can teach computer to answer phones and take messages. They're never gonna teach a computer to make lemon bars as good as mine.

Donna: Hmm.

Thorne: Did someone say lemon bars?

Pam: I did.

Thorne: (Chuckles)

Taylor: Donna, um.. have you heard from Katie?

Donna. No.  I'm sick about it. How did this happen? My sister abandoned her own child. That poor little baby.

Taylor: Don't worry about-- the baby--he--Will is fine. He's in Aspen with Brooke.

Rick: What's all this?

Thomas: If you sit down, I'll tell you.

Rick: No, I think Iíll stand. Where's my dad?

Thomas: Eric didn't call this meeting. I did. As CEO of Forrester, I have a vision for its future. And that future begins today.

Stephanie:  Enough of reminiscing.

Dayzee: Well, it beats talking about the future.

Stephanie: What do you mean? You've got a great future ahead of you.

Dayzee: It's not gonna be same without you.

Stephanie: Well, no. It's not gonna be the same, but some things aren't gonna change. You've got Marcus. You've got your own family. Come on. And the foundation, that'll continue.

Eric: I can't think of a more fitting legacy.

Dayzee: (Sighs)

Stephanie: Oh, can I ask a favor?

Dayzee: Hmm?

Stephanie: Okay. Will you take this down, uh, to the mission? Do you mind?

Dayzee: Stephanie, you've already done so much.

Stephanie: Oh, please. I want to do something for the, uh, Foster Organization and for Caroline's, uh.. (Coughing) cancer-- cancer--cancer. Cancer organization. (Sighs)

Dayzee: You're gonna wear yourself out writing all these checks.

Stephanie: Oh, yeah, it's hard giving away money.

Dayzee: (Laughs)

Stephanie: Please. (Laughs) Not this way. (Coughs) This way, the only people that have to be at a tedious will reading are the family.

Dayzee: What? No final words of wisdom?

Stephanie: Uh. Oh.  Um... be good to one another.

Rick: Who said you could change anything?

Thomas: I'm CEO.

Rick: Interim CEO.

Marcus: Rick, I really think you'll like what we've done, man.

Oliver: Yeah, hold on. Wait till you see how it all works.

Taylor: Just hear him out, Rick.

Rick: I just want to know one thing. Whose budget got slashed so you could buy these fancy new toys?

Thomas: This system will increase our productivity and efficiency.

Thorne: But do we really need to upgrade right now?

Thomas: We have to do something, Thorne. Our profits have been slipping for too long. This is the demographic breakdown of our client base. We've done a lot of work the last few years to establish younger clients, and the numbers are improving. But our price point is still too high and our reputation for classic fashion is becoming a liability.

Pam: A liability?

Thomas: In the younger market.

Donna: Well, is the younger market really that important?

Thomas: If our brand is something that they associate with their grandparents, that's a problem.

Caroline: But we do have younger lines.

Thomas: In those lines have done great, but we're talking about changing the way people think about us. What is the image that we want to project in advertising, on magazine cover? It's always been Eric or Ridge sitting behind the big, heavy desk in this wood-paneled office.

Hope: Okay, but if your designs are innovative, I mean, does it really matter what our offices look like?

Thomas: It's a state of mind, Hope. It's about who we think we are. Do our designers look at their wildest sketches and toss 'em in the trash, because that's not the kind of thing we do? Or is our marketing department reluctant to show us their coolest ideas, because that might be too edgy for a company like us. If we want our employees doing cutting-edge work, the need a cutting-edge office, and that's exactly what Oliver and Marcus are helping me create.

Marcus: It's a secure Wi-Fi integrated networks. I mean, one touch on your tablet or your computer, and you can be talking face-to-face with anyone at Forrester here or international.

Pam: Right, except some people still like to use the telephone.

Thomas: Yes, and our clients will still want some of Ridge and Eric's classic Forrester designs. But if we want new clients, we have to offer them something new and different, which brings me to the next point of my presentation.

Rick: There's more?

Thomas: When young people spend their money, they don't just want a product. They want an experience. That's what we have to give them.

Rick: An experience. (Chuckles)

Thomas: Our boutiques will become showrooms, fashion galleries, each design displayed like art work, one in each size.

Hope: Just one?

Thomas: We'll have fashion technicians on-site helping them purchase on line or they could download the app where they can browse our entire collection. They can also choose to have their purchases delivered to the store or directly to their home.

Rick: Well, they may be the hot new trend in New York, but that's just not how things are done here.

Thomas: Well, we gotta do 'em better.

Stephanie: I just realized...

Eric: (Chuckles) What?

Stephanie: You have to get a dress, a beautiful dress for her for the party.

Dayzee: I don't need a new dress.

Stephanie: Honey, every girl needs a new dress. And you gotta get that husband of yours, you know, in one of those--

Dayzee: (Chuckles) Tuxedo?

Stephanie: Yes.

Dayzee: Yeah, fat chance.

Eric: Oh, no, this is the way Stephanie likes it. She used to throw a party in here every week.

Stephanie: (Chuckles) Well, we used to. We used to have great times here.

Eric: Because of you. You used to fill this house with elegance and joy. It's never gonna be that way again.

Stephanie: Oh, honey.

Rick: Who in their right mind would fight L.A. traffic to go to a store to shop online?

Thomas: Because our boutiques will become a place to see and be seen. We'll have ping-pong and pool tables, an app bar where you can browse and download the latest fashion apps. We'll also have a DJ for special events.

Pam: Well... (chuckles) Are we running a disco or selling clothes?

Hope: Uh, I mean, I'm--I'm all for updating. I am. But I mean, this is a fashion house.

Marcus: Yeah, and one with a conscience. You see, I've been working on the app. Now what it's gonna do is it's gonna link our clients to all the charitable organizations that we support, linking our clients to like us and support those causes that we have.

Rick: Yeah, sure, charities are great, Marcus. But Caroline, help me out here, isn't the real fun of shopping leaving the store with purchases in hand so you and go home to your boyfriend and show him all those things that you bought?

Pam: (Scoffs) That's me. Well, except for the boyfriend part.

Thorne: (Chuckles)

Caroline: Well, they do have a point, Thomas.

Thomas: Times are getting tougher. What about all the designs that don't leave the store? We're storing our inventory on prime real estate.

Thorne: It would be much cheaper to keep everything centralized in one warehouse and ship overnight to our clients.

Pam: Well, except, what if you need an alteration?

Oliver: The website will have a list of Forrester-recommended tailors all over the country.

Caroline: Mm, gosh, you guys really thought of everything. (Chuckles)

Rick: Yeah, except for the fact how any of this is gonna help raise sales.

Thomas: We'll also be streamlining our catalog, taking a look at the lines that are underperforming.

Hope: Uh, yeah--uh, yeah, Hope for the Future has taken a hit. Uh, sales are down. We know.

Rick: Yes, but that could be rebooted.

Thomas: And I think you're exactly the guy to do it. I'm putting you on Hope for the Future.

Caroline: Rick was working with me.

Thomas: We'll give you a new design partner.

Rick: And who's that gonna be?

Thomas: Me.

Hope: (Scoffs)

Thomas: We're announcing a new line--Caroline with Thomas Forrester. Hope for the Future will still appeal to purity and innocence, while CTF will be more urban, edgy, sexy.

Taylor: Like Steffy's lingerie line.

Thomas: Exactly. The Intimates will now be a part of the Caroline Collection. Dad and granddad will stay on Couture. And we'll market Hope for the Future toward younger women. Our line will be for those a bit more worldly and sophisticated.

Rick: You can't go around making categorical decisions like this.

Thomas: My father put the company in my hands. I have to look out for our future. I want you to be a part of it, but I won't have anyone holding us back.

Caroline: Thomas did not do all of that just to impress me.

Rick: But it did impress you, didn't it?

Caroline: His ideas were innovative.

Rick: Mm-hmm. And risky.

Caroline: Like putting my name on a line?

Rick: Well, that is the one thing that he said that made sense. Well, I thought of it first. But all the rest of that stuff he said--fashion technicians? I mean, is he kidding me?

Caroline: Other designers are doing it.

Rick: Yeah, well, they're slick little speedboats. Forrester Creations is a luxury liner. (Makes boat motor sound)

Caroline: (Laughs)

Rick: (laughs)

Caroline: Careful, because you just might be making his point.

Rick: Look, I'm not gonna tell you to turn him down. You deserve your own line. But just don't get too hooked on the idea, because when my dad finds out, all bets are off.

Caroline: So you wouldn't mind if I worked with Thomas?

Rick: If it's good for your career, I support you completely. Because I am thinking like a professional.

Caroline: Mm-hmm.

Rick: I'm just not sure Thomas is.

Caroline: Well, neither am I, but I am gonna find out.

Rick: All right.

Stephanie: We had some wonderful years in this house.

Eric: Some better than others.

Stephanie: Yes, that's true. (Chuckles) I should have--I should have appreciated the good things instead of being fixated on all the things that were wrong... especially with you.  

Eric: Yeah, well...

Stephanie: Yeah. I wasted a lot of time being angry. And I look back at myself and I think how self-absorbed and--and self-centered I was. (Sighs)

Dayzee: I don't believe that.

Stephanie: Oh, it's true. And then I met you and all those wonderful people that you knew, people that lost everything. Everything. Jobs, homes, everything except their pride and the belief they could have a better life. All they needed was another chance, someone to believe in them, and that's what you did.

Dayzee: I did what I could.

Stephanie: You say that as though it's some small thing. Honey, imagine... imagine what the world would be like if we--if we all did what we could. It'd be pretty fantastic.

Thomas: (Sighs) I can't do this alone, Mom. It has to be a team effort.

Taylor: You sound just like your father.

Thomas: Don't get me wrong. I have so much respect for dad and granddad. They put Forrester on the map. But now it's time for us to make it stick.

Caroline: Hey, you have a minute?

Taylor: Oh, well, I will let you two have some time alone. You did a great job.

Thomas: Thank you. I love you.

Taylor: I love you, too. I think the two of you are going to make a great team.

Caroline: (Chuckles) You know, I agree with her.

Thomas: So, does that mean you're accepting the promotion?

Caroline: If that's all it is, and not a ploy to get in between Rick and me.

Thomas: No, of course not. But, Caroline, you and Rick?

Caroline: We are dating, yes.

Thomas: Iím just saying it won't last.

Caroline: Is this a game to you? Are you just trying to get to me by giving me this line?

Thomas: No. I just think it's inevitable. Ridge Forrester's son, Caroline Spencer's niece. Come on. From the first day we met, I have felt it.

Caroline: Thomas.

Thomas: It's like fate, but I blew it, and that's my fault.

Caroline: Maybe it was just too much history to live up to.

Thomas: Kind of like this job stepping in for my dad, trying to fill my grandfather's shoes. I have to admit, I was-I was overwhelmed. It felt like much. And part of me wanted to say, I'm not the guy. But I am, Caroline. It just took me a while to realize it.

Caroline: It's a big commitment, and it's a lot of responsibility.

Thomas: You would know. How long have you been running the, uh, cancer foundation?

Caroline: That's actually something else I really wanted to talk to you about.

Thomas: You don't want to stop working at the foundation.

Caroline: No. It really means a lot to me.

Thomas: You don't have to. In fact, how would you feel about donating 5% of our line's profits to the Caroline Spencer Cancer Foundation?

Caroline: Seriously? Thomas, that is a lot of money.

Thomas: It could be if we're as good together as I think we'll be.

Caroline: You would really do that?

Thomas: We could do that. And so much more.

Caroline: (Chuckles)

Thomas: So.. are you in?

Caroline: I'm in. Thank you. (Laughs)

(Camera clicks)

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