B&B Transcript Thursday 2/18/16

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Thursday 2/18/16

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Episode # 7262 ~ Ridge returns from his business trip and sets his sights on taking what is rightfully his: the Forrester mansion; Rick explodes when he sees the change that Ridge has made; Eric is forced to play peacemaker between his sons.

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Ridge: Can I ask you something?

Caroline: Mm-hmm.

Ridge: Why did I think it was a good idea to be away from you even for a moment?

Caroline: Because you're CEO of Forrester and you have obligations.

Ridge: No, my obligation should be here with you, with our baby. So please, no more false alarms.

Caroline: No, no. Not that that wasn't actually very scary, thinking that I was gonna deliver our baby with its father thousands of miles away from me. But luckily Thomas was there to, you know, take me to the hospital, which was very nice.

Ridge: Well, I'm here now.

Caroline: Mm-hmm.

Ridge: And everything -- everything has to take a backseat.

Caroline: Clearly you've forgotten that we're throwing a cocktail party tonight for Forrester's most loyal supporters. I mean, that's why we came over here, right? To check on the preparations?

Ridge: Uh-huh. Among other things.

Caroline: What other things?

Ridge: Things that Rick won't be too happy about.

Rick: You did, too!

Bridget: I did not! Mom, will you please tell him?

Brooke: Actually, honey, yeah, you kind of did.

Rick: See?

Bridget: Wait. Maya, help. They're ganging up on me. This isn't --

Maya: Eric Forrester Jr., you behave. Bridget's your sister, and you don't get to see her that often.

Rick: And when I do, I like to take the opportunity to set the record straight.

Bridget: Oh, my goodness. I never lip-synched Madonna to Giorgio Armani when I was 7.

Maya: [Laughs]

Rick: Okay, you were 9.

Bridget: Stop it.

Rick: And he was collaborating with Dad for an international fashion show. Giorgio came over to the house for dinner, and you, my baby sister, were the entertainment.

Brooke: [Laughs]

Bridget: Oh, my goodness. Okay. Maybe you're right. But if you ever tell my son, or anyone, for that matter, I swear...

Rick: I promise.

[Laughter]

Bridget: Madonna. Good Lord.

Rick: So, Mom, have you heard from Aunt Katie?

Brooke: You mean the debacle with the photo album last night?

Maya: It wasn't your fault, Brooke.

Brooke: No, but, uh, made matters worse for Katie. Wasn't good for her to see that. But thankfully she has Bill and his love and commitment.

Bill: Gonna have Alison set up an interdepartmental meeting for later today. This latest distribution overhaul affects all aspects of the business, domestically and internationally. I want to make sure everybody is on top of it, and I want you... I want you to do the same. Katie.

Katie: Hmm?

Bill: You okay?

Katie: Yeah.

Bill: You want some coffee?

Katie: No, I'm -- I'm fine. I just -- I'm having a hard time getting going this morning. Guess it happens to the best of us. Even you, I bet.

Bill: Actually, it doesn't.

Katie: Really? You never wake up on the wrong side of the bed?

Bill: Not for the reason I'm talking about. Not that I don't understand.

Katie: There's nothing to understand. I slept a little later than usual, and I'm having a bit of a slow morning. That's it. Nothing to be concerned about. 

Bill: We need to talk about it.

Katie: Talk about what?

Bill: Last night. What happened aft--

Katie: You were tired. I get it. You know, I went downstairs, I read a little bit, and I went to bed.

Bill: Katie.

Katie: No, I understand. You're concerned about me, but you -- you don't have to be. I love you for it, but everything's fine. I'm fine.

Bill: Everything is not fine.

Katie: It will be. I just need a little time... and a boss, possibly husband, who cuts me a little slack on the rare occasions that I'm not 100%.

Bill: I couldn't care less about that. I just want to talk about --

Katie: You want to talk about Brooke and how she thinks you're the love of her life, because I really don't want to talk about that. I wish I had never heard that, but you and I both know you can't unring the bell.

Bill: If I could, I would for your sake.

Katie: I know.

Bill: I love you.

Katie: I know. But you don't have to be concerned about me. It's not necessary. Besides, how many more photo albums could Brooke have of the two of you, right?

Rick: Mom, you gonna be coming into Forrester later?

Maya: We love seeing you around there again.

Bridget: Aww.

Brooke: And I love being around there again. But I just want to spend as much time with Bridget while she's still here as I possibly can.

Bridget: That's sweet, Mom, but we can do it at Forrester. I can brush up on my design skills.

Maya: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. You're a doctor and a fashion designer?

Rick: It's a long story.

Maya: Okay, can I get the abridged version?

Bridget: Oh, let's just say, I, what, tried my hand at designing a long time ago.

Rick: Budge was brilliant. The only problem was she was working for the competitors. Isn't that right, Madame X?

Brooke: But I'm sure Ridge would welcome you back with open arms if you decide to stop medicine and pick up that pencil again.

Rick: Speaking of Mr. Over-inflated ego, I hear he's back in town.

Bridget: Yeah? Is that a problem?

Maya: [Sighs] Ridge isn't Rick's favorite person.

Bridget: Oh, Rick. I was hoping you guys were getting along a little better these days.

Rick: We are. When he's out of town. It's when he comes back, that's when the trouble starts.

Bridget: [Sighs]

Ridge: Little lower on the left I think, no?

Man:  Is that better?

Ridge: Yeah, much better. Thank you.

Man:  Should we leave this in the dining room?

Ridge: Sure. Why not? What do you think?

Caroline: Does Eric know? More to the point, does Rick know?

Eric: There he is. I heard you were here.

Caroline: [Chuckles]

Ridge: Hey. Good to see you. Come here. Mmm.

Eric: It's good you're back. CEO chair shouldn't be left empty that long. You were missed.

Ridge: Yeah?

Caroline: Mm-hmm.

Eric: [Chuckles] So, how did it go? Everything the way you wanted it --

Ridge: Pretty good, right? The matriarch back in her rightful place, just the way it should be.

Bill: Where'd you run off to?

Katie: Oh, I -- [Chuckles] I was headed down to the daycare to check on Will, and then I got halfway down there and then I realized that he's not there today. He's with Nina.

Bill: Yeah, she had that, uh, special outing planned. Will was really excited about it.

Katie: Yeah, I know. I think I'm gonna check in with them anyway. You know, I want to say I'm sorry for missing breakfast this morning.

Bill: All right, you do that. I'm heading out.

Katie: Whoa. Where are you going?

Bill: Meeting outside of the office.

Katie: What happened to the interdepartmental meeting that Alison is setting up?

Bill: I'll be back in plenty of time.

Katie: Okay.

[Door opens]

Rick: Mom? Did you hear me?

Brooke: Uh, sorry. What?

Rick: The cocktail party that Ridge is throwing.

Maya: Do you know who's invited?

Brooke: Uh, should I?

Bridget: Wow. How times have changed. I know a time when you knew what Ridge was up to before he even knew.

Brooke: There's something I need to take care of. Will you be here when I get back?

Rick: I don't know. I think I'm gonna swing over by the house, check in with Dad and our globetrotting C.E.O. if he's there.

Brooke: Okay. Well, I'll try not to be too long.

Maya: Bye. See you in a bit.

Bridget: What was that all about?

Maya: Brooke's text?

Rick: It must be important for her to take off like that.

[Birds chirping]

Eric: You did this?

Ridge: Sure did. I thought it was long overdue.

Eric: You thought?

Ridge: Yes, I thought. I'm her son. Who better to make the decision?

Caroline: I think what Ridge means is that --

Eric: I know what Ridge means. I just wonder what prompted this.

Ridge: Dad, I just got back from Europe, and in Europe, portraits hang for years, centuries, and --

Eric: This is not Europe.

Ridge: I know it isn't, Dad. But they got this right.

Eric: Why now?

Ridge: I don't know. We're having a party tonight here to show our appreciation for people that we've entertained for a long time, people that you and mom entertained right here, and I think they would appreciate coming into this room and seeing that mom is still here, looming large, over the family and the business.

Caroline: I kind of think that Stephanie would like it. Don't you?

Eric: Oh, I think she would. I don't think there's any question about that. You know, one of the few things that I did not admire about your mother is that, from time to time, she would actually provoke conflict. I see that you do that. Have you run this by Rick?

Ridge: [Sighs] Why would I do that?

Eric: Now, see? There. There. That's exactly what I mean. He and his wife live here.

Ridge: They -- yes, they live here. They play house here. But I grew up here. Felicia and Kristen, Thorne, they -- they all grew up here. This is our home. And they all understand that this picture should be up. And if Rick doesn't get it, then I -- even -- w-why? You understand it. You get it. You put it up there on Christmas.

Eric: Yeah, I put it up.

Ridge: Hey, Dad. It's gonna be okay.

[Birds chirping]

Bill: Thanks for coming.

Brooke: I'm not sure I should have. I don't want to upset Katie anymore.

Bill: Well, I don't, either, but I needed to speak to you in person and privately.

Brooke: Is she...?

Bill: She's at Spencer, and Will's out with the nanny.

Brooke: What happened?

Bill: There's a problem. I think it's becoming critical. I'm hoping you can help, Brooke.

Katie: Yes, Alison, I know how efficient you are, but even the best secretaries -- assistants -- forget to jot things down every now and then, so could you please just check again? [Sighs] That's it? Nothing? There's no mention of any outside meeting on Bill's calendar? Nothing? You're sure? All right. Thank you. Thank you very much.

Bridget: I love my brother dearly, but I'm excited to get some alone time with his wife.

Maya: Aww. Thank you. Let me guess. You're wondering if Rick and I really are as blissfully happy as we seem to be.

Bridget: Oh, well, I don't know if any couple is blissfully happy, but...

Maya: Except maybe you and Owen.

Bridget: Oh. Uh... I don't know how much you know. Uh, how do I put this? What Owen and I are doing defies convention.

Maya: Well, as long as it works for the two of you and your little boy, that's all that matters, right?

Bridget: Exactly. Logan is very secure and is loved immensely by both of his parents, just like your little baby will be.

Maya: That's really all we can think about. And, of course, we love being at Forrester, but every day that goes by, just knowing that it's one day closer to meeting that little baby, it's...

Bridget: Speaking of Forrester, um... so this rivalry between Ridge and my brother, it's still going on?

Maya: I'm afraid so. Nobody pushes my husband's buttons like Ridge.

Eric: Where's Caroline?

Ridge: She left to get ready for the party.

Eric: What? So soon? It's not for hours yet.

Ridge: Well, uh, apparently pregnant women take a little longer to get ready.

Eric: So they do. Your mother said that to me several times.

Ridge: You still miss her, don't you?

Eric: Yeah, I do. Every day. And I will until the day I draw my last breath. But life changes. Families change. You and Caroline are expecting a baby. Rick and Maya, the same thing.

Ridge: You know, if you're still worried about Rick and taking down that picture, it's gonna be okay.

Eric: No, that picture is very, very important to Rick.

Ridge: I understand that.

Eric: For a number of reasons.

Ridge: And we will put it back up when --

Eric: Yeah, but to take it down without letting him know first? You have to know how he's gonna react.

Ridge: What do you want me to do? You want me to call him?

Eric: That's a great idea.

Ridge: He didn't call me when he took the picture down in the first place.

Eric: Call him now.  Call him now.

Ridge: Okay.

[Door closes]

Rick: What's going on? Where's Maya's portrait?

Ridge: Well, uh, I'm back home. Missed you. Do you want to hug it out?

Rick: Cut the crap, Ridge. This is your doing, isn't it?

Brooke: I'll do anything to help my sister.

Bill: I know you will. You love her very much, and so do I. Her behavior recently...

Brooke: What happened at my house last night? I'm concerned, too.

Bill: Well, believe me, it only went downhill from there.

Brooke: What happened?

Bill: [Sighs] Look, I know drinking, right? I can handle it. Katie can't.

Brooke: You think she's turning to alcohol?

Bill: As my wife, as the mother of my son... I'm really worried, Brooke.

[Cell phone beeps]

Maya: I just wish Ridge would let himself know the Rick that I do -- the man with a huge heart who stood by me, who loved and supported me unconditionally the way no man ever has, including my own father.

Bridget: How's that going, by the way? Are things any better between you and Julius?

Maya: Because of the baby?

Bridget: I mean, surely he's excited to become a granddad for the first time.

Maya: Oh. I think he would be more excited if Rick and I had decided to do things differently, if we hadn't had my sister carry the baby.

Bridget: Oh.

Maya: But I think he's coming around. And I wish Ridge would, too, where Rick is concerned... and start giving him the respect that Rick deserves.

Eric: Rick, let your brother explain.

Rick: What's to explain? It's obvious that Ridge is behind this.

Ridge: Why do you do that? I'm not being sinister. I'm just --

Rick: When Maya and I were at the house this morning, her portrait was still hanging above the fireplace.

Ridge: And now it's safe and sound somewhere else.

Rick: Why'd you take it down in the first place?

Ridge: Because we're having a party, Rick!

Rick: What does that have to do with my wife's portrait hanging on the wall? She is our lead model. You know that.

Ridge: Because the people that are coming to the party are people that knew my mother. They loved my mother. And when they come in here, they would appreciate seeing her picture in a prominent place in the house. That's all.

Rick: I don't buy it.

Eric: Rick. Come on, Rick.

Rick: No, Dad. It's just another prime example of Ridge overstepping.

Ridge: I tried calling you. I wanted to explain it to you.

Rick: You tried calling me? Was that before or after Dad told you to?

Eric: There's no real reason for you to react this way, Rick.

Rick: How am I supposed to react? We're talking about my wife here. She and I live here. Ridge just can't come in here and start moving my things around!

Ridge: Can we not do this? We have guests coming. Maybe one time we shouldn't have a scene.

Rick: Then take down that picture, put my wife's portrait up, and we won't have a scene.

Ridge: All right. I will. In time.

Rick: Dad, he can't do this! He's disrespecting me! He's disrespecting my wife! We're all family here! We all work for the same company! But taking Maya's portrait down, it's like a slap in the face to the both of us.

Ridge: Don't be a child.

Rick: No, I'm serious here, Ridge! You know, you may be CEO at the office, but you're not CEO here at this house! My wife's portrait deserves to be above that fireplace. And until it is... Dad, I'm not stepping foot in this house.

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