B&B Transcript Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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[ Relaxing music ]

Ridge: Dad said that? He’s, uh, he’s coming after me? I don’t– I don’t know what that means.

Brooke: He told me to put you on notice.

Ridge: Put me on notice. Okay. I don’t know what that means either, but it’s vague, right? But what is– I don’t– I don’t get it.

Brooke: I went over there to talk to Donna about Eric, and RJ was there, found out that he’s designing with Eric.

Ridge: And that’s amazing. How cool is that? He’s finally starting. This is all– all I ever wanted for him. But what’s the other thing you said about Dad and his grand finale collection? What is that?

Brooke: Eric is determined to do this collection alone or at least without you. Seems like he’s in some kind of competition with you.

Eric: See this? This drape here, right along the ground.

RJ: Mm-hmm

Eric: You got that exactly right. Right at the floor.

RJ: Okay.

Eric: Perfect. It’s exactly what we talked about. Nice. And you’ve said you’ve never designed before. I’ve seen your drawings when you were a little kid.

RJ: Granddad, come on. That was just for fun. They’re hardly the couture visions that you dream up.

Eric: Yeah, it’s a– it’s a real curse.

Donna: Oh, please. We should all be so talented. I’m just happy to see you so alive and vital.

Eric: I should’ve helped you with that. I should help you with it.

Donna: No, no. [ Grunts ] I got it.

RJ: You got it?

Donna: I got it. Okay. All right. Uh, Luna, the new intern, um, she’s gonna be over soon with the rest of the supplies you wanted, and, um, I trust her to be discreet. Although, we don’t really have to be now since, uh, Brooke came over unannounced earlier. The secret’s kind of ruined.

Eric: Yeah, she kind of spoiled that, didn’t she? It’ll be all right. It’ll be all right.

Donna: You know, actually, maybe it is for the best and then, you could invite Ridge to join you on this line, right? Like you’ve done for years. Three generations of Forresters working on a single line.

Eric: Now, you know what? That’s a really nice sound bite, but it’s not gonna happen. Ridge considers me obsolete, and I don’t want any of that negative energy anywhere near this line. That’s why I’ve decided to do it without him. Instead, I’m doing it with my talented and loyal grandson.

Donna: How are they feeling? The tremors are getting worse?

[ Knocking on door ]

Donna: Oh, Luna, is that you?

Luna: Hey, Donna.

Donna: Thank you for coming. Come this way. Come.

Eric: Oh, nobody saw her leaving Forrester.

Donna: Over here. I’ll put it right on the– hello! Be careful. Be careful. Right here. Uh, Luna, this is Eric Forrester.

Eric: Hello, Luna. It’s, uh, nice to meet you.

Donna: And Eric’s grandson.

Luna: Hi. I’m Luna.

RJ: Hi. I’m RJ.

Brooke: I’m as confused as you are. Ridge?

Ridge: I don’t know. Dad hasn’t been himself lately. And I think it all started with this story about the stapler I threw out because it was old and it was broken. I think he took that metaphor and thought I was talking about him. It couldn’t be further from the truth.

Brooke: Of course not. But I think you’re right. I think he feels like we all think he’s replaceable.

Ridge: And because of that, now he needs to create his own collection by himself?

Brooke: With our son’s help.

Luna: Yeah, of course.

RJ: Hey, um, thank you so much for the delivery, Luna.

Luna: Yeah, of course. And it’s such an honor to meet fashion royalty.

RJ: Imagine being his grandson.

Luna: I, um, I brought all those supplies.

Donna: Thank you. I knew we could count on you, Luna.

Luna: Oh, wow. Uh, your home is– I have never set foot into a more beautiful home, Mr. Forrester.

Eric: Yeah, thank you. And– and call me Eric, okay? Will you, please? And I appreciate you bringing all this stuff. I really do. So, um, you’re our newest intern, right? How long have you been out of fashion school?

Luna: Uh, still finishing up actually.

Eric: The internship program is pretty competitive. And what is it that, uh, set you apart from the others? What do you think?

[ Luna chuckles nervously ]

Donna: Um… okay. Uh, well, I– she was waiting to interview while I was answering phones and I got swamped. Luna offered to help and pitched right in. And– and– and then– then, we had a really nice talk and, uh, I told Cindy down at HR to hire her.

Eric: Mm-hmm. Did you even look at her résumé?

Donna: Uh…

[ Luna chuckles nervously ]

Donna: What can I say? Um… well, she’s– she’s sweet, capable, a good person. When I looked into her eyes, I knew we could trust her.

RJ: Oh, I see the same thing.

Ridge: So, how’s he doing? RJ? Is he– and how is– how’s he doing?

Brooke: Well, we didn’t really get a chance to talk, but he seemed happy.

Ridge: I didn’t mean that. I meant, like, how, you know. How– how’s he doing?

Brooke: You mean his skill? Are you searching for a critique?

Ridge: I’m not searching for anything. I just, I– I’ve– I’ve wanted this for him for so long that I just wanna make sure that I wasn’t wrong about him.

Brooke: Hm. Well, I can tell you this. I walked into that Forrester mansion like I’ve done a thousand times before and I saw him working with Eric, and it reminded me of you and Eric all those years ago, and there was no doubt in my mind that I was staring at Ridge Forrester, Junior.

Ridge: This is what I wanted, right? For so long, I wanted this. I didn’t even know… our son is designing. I just– when he first came back talking about social media and numbers and–

Brooke: I know you didn’t support that.

Ridge: I’m not– it’s not that I didn’t support it. I just didn’t get it. I st– I still don’t get it. I don’t. But designing? I– I understand it and I think he has more talent than any of us. Don’t tell Thomas I said that.

[ Brooke laughing ]

Brooke: You’re such a proud papa. I know you’re happy that both of your boys are following you in your footsteps.

Ridge: The way I followed my dad.

Brooke: Yeah.

Ridge: I am. I’m very happy.

[ Brooke chuckles ]

Brooke: Oh… but I’m sure your head is spinning at the same time because you may be happy that RJ is now designing with your father, but your father is now making a new collection without you.

Luna: This is pretty surreal. I mean, I just started interning at Forrester creations and now I’m at the Forrester estate making personal deliveries for the Eric Forrester. And I’ve been following you online for years.

RJ: Really? Me?

Luna: Yeah, your posts slay.

[ RJ laughs ]

RJ: Thank you.

Luna: Yeah. And your trip to Egypt, were those sunsets like–

RJ: No filters. It’s just stunning there. Seriously. It’s surreal.

Luna: And now you design, too?

RJ: Yeah. Well, you know, someone’s getting me into it, so…

Luna: Oh, well, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to interrupt your creative process here. Oh, wow. That is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I can only imagine what it would be like to wear something this gorgeous.

Eric: Well, hopefully one day soon, you’ll get the chance. RJ, I want you to take a look at this. Come here. The way this is draping is not what I had in mind. I like it, but, uh… ow, I…

[ Phone chiming ]

Donna: You need to get that?

Luna: I– oh.

Donna: You– you can just take it over there.

Luna: Yeah.

RJ: I mean, we can’t put–

Luna: Hold on.

RJ: …Tennis shoes on her. She has to be in heels.

[ RJ talks indistinctly ]

Luna: I can’t talk. I’m at work.

Woman: In Los Angeles?

Luna: Yes.

Woman: I don’t know what you’re doing.

Luna: Don’t worry about me, okay?

Woman: Just stay away from the Forresters.

Luna: I gotta go.

Woman: Listen to me, Luna. You stay away from the Forresters.

Ridge: Oh, classic Eric Forrester.

Brooke: What do you mean?

Ridge: What do I mean? He gets an idea for something, then he won’t let it go. This whole collection he wants to do? I thought he was gonna maybe forget about it.

Brooke: Certainly seems like he has something to prove.

Ridge: Certainly seems that way. All my life, it’s been like that. All my life. He gets an idea, and then he just, he’s gonna do it. Somebody pushes back, he just keeps pushing harder. And part of me thinks RJ is gonna enjoy it. It’s gonna be good for him to learn some of that, but… it’s not good for Dad. It’s taxing on him.

Brooke: So, are you okay with this?

Ridge: I don’t know. Okay with what? I don’t even know what they’re doing. They’re doing things in secrecy. RJ’s not telling me. They’re doing stuff in– in the– in the living room. I have no idea what they’re doing. They’re creating something. That makes me happy, but… I don’t know if I’m okay with it. But RJ, he’s designing. Maybe not the way I wanted him to, but–

Brooke: But, he is still designing.

Ridge: Yeah! And Forrester’s okay. What, we’re doing okay here. Tell me I’m wrong.

Brooke: Hope For The Future is killing it. And of course, the couture line is as sophisticated and elegant as ever. And the money keeps rolling in from the men’s line, the bedroom line.

Ridge: You know why? Because we have a plan. There’s a plan and that plan doesn’t include my dad doing another line out of nowhere. I want him to be happy. I want him to do whatever he wants to do, but I don’t want him to get sick because of it. Steffy’s gone. How do we do all this?

Brooke: I know. I agree.

Ridge: Wants me to be on my game. He’s coming after me, huh?

Brooke: Yep.

Brooke: Okay. What’s going on in that head of yours, huh?

Ridge: Nothing.

Brooke: Don’t say nothing. I know you. What is it?

Ridge: You know how much I love my dad, how much I respect him. He taught me everything I know. I would be sitting on his lap, and he’d give me a pencil and we’d start designing together. He allowed me to hide under his desk during business meetings. I had a front seat for everything. I’m so grateful. Everything he’s instilled in me.

Brooke: He did build the legacy of Forrester Creations.

Ridge: He did, and I was part of that too. I think, right? I mean, we created some great collections together. But then he wanted to take a break. He wanted me to take over and I did and he passed the baton and that’s good. He hasn’t really worked that much over the past few years, right?

Brooke: He shouldn’t have to.

Ridge: No, he shouldn’t have to. He should relax, take a break. Also, shouldn’t look like I’m trying to push him out because I want complete control. That’s– although complete control sounds kind of good, huh?

Brooke: Now you’re being bad.

Ridge: I know.

[ Brooke chuckles ]

Ridge: Do I think he has another collection in him? Absolutely. The guy never stops designing. That’s all he does. In his head. Do I think it’s good for him? I don’t. He’s telling me to be on my game. I’m not on my game. I’m playing in a whole ‘nother league now. You know why? Because of you. You inspire me. I don’t know what it is, but look. I– I– every– everything I touch, it’s– this is no eraser at all. This is one time, done.

Brooke: Wow.

Ridge: Because of you. You’re doing that. So, I don’t know what they’re doing in their living room. I don’t care. But maybe he needs to step up his game.

[Indistinct conversation]

Eric: I like this. With this– this– this– flows into the pocket, it’s…

[Indistinct conversation]

Donna: I am the same way. It’s always so impressive and inspiring, really, to see great artists at work like this.

Luna: Mm-hmm.

Donna: This line that he is doing, it’s gonna be the most epic achievement of his entire career. I can feel it.

RJ: Like that arm–

Eric: Exactly.

RJ: That’d be great.

Eric: That’s good. That’s exactly right. That’s what I wanted to do. Perfect.

RJ: Okay.

[ RJ laughs ] Hey, um, is she, uh– is she still watching me over there?

Eric: Yeah. Mm-hmm.

RJ: Bet. That– that’s great, ’cause, you know, I’ve never sketched for a couture before, let alone for an audience, so…

Eric: So, this makes you nervous? I mean, you can you bungee off an abandoned bridge, but this makes you nervous? Yeah?

RJ: Yeah.

Donna: Uh, Luna, why don’t we, um, organize the samples over here?

Luna: Okay.

Donna: Yeah? Right this way. Oh, by color scheme.

RJ: Thank you.

[ Eric chuckles ]

Eric: I don’t want you to feel uncomfortable at all in any of this stuff. Designing with me or feeling uncomfortable about being stuck between… between your parents and me.

RJ: No. I don’t. I– really, I don’t, okay? I meant it when I said that I believe in you and I believe in this collection, okay?

Eric: That means a lot to me. You have no idea. I mean, I have the experience, but– but you… you have the technique and– and the expertise to bring it to life. I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be the founder of this company and to have my, well, my son and now, my grandson following in my footsteps. You’re this fine young man. And I tell you what. And the– the tone in your voice and the– the time you spend with me, you’re the anointed one, you know?

[ RJ laughs ]

RJ: The anointed one?

Eric: Yes, the anointed one. Yes. The only child of Ridge and Brooke. A lot comes with that. Observe this. Follow me, learn from me.

RJ: I’ll learn from you.

Eric: Yeah. You’ve brought so much to me. You bring… more energy and– and more focus than I’ve had in my life for a very long time. And I’m gonna use that. I’m gonna use that to bring this– this new collection. This solo collection of Eric Forrester originals to life. And I can’t imagine a better team than us to do it together.

RJ: Come here.

Eric: Yeah. Yeah.

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