Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
Transcript provided by and proofread by Suzanne
Thomas: These numbers for Hope For The Future are still coming in strong… and Carter, with that Paris deal he just closed, I mean, that’s gonna blow up our exposure even more.
Hope: Well, I mean, what do you think of Katie’s idea about meeting with leading climate experts? You know, utilizing upcycling, reducing our material waste?
Thomas: I mean, we could just put some focus into the recycling program we already have. Tell people to send their old clothes in, we’ll recycle them for you. I think it’s a brilliant idea.
Hope: Well, you are a brilliant designer, so… speaking of brilliant designers, your dad and Eric. Uh, what do we think about that fashion showdown?
Thomas: [ Laughs ] Well, I don’t know. It doesn’t make any sense, to me, at least. I mean, why– why focus on Couture when– when Dad’s already got that, right? But also, Hope For The Future is what’s blowing up. Why not put our energy into that?
Carter: So, you and Eric will be in competition with each other.
Ridge: Yeah. The plan is to preview two Couture lines, and the buyers will determine the winner.
Carter: Hm. And you think that’s gonna be you.
Ridge: Carter. Come on, man.
[ Both chuckling ]
Ridge: Ever since I looked through that magic keyhole in Rome, I feel inspired.
Carter: Ah, inspired by Brooke. I’m glad I forced you to look through that keyhole.
Ridge: Me, too.
Carter: In terms of the competition, Ridge, we have a lot of logistics to work through, but… when it comes to your son… RJ’s working with Eric now. How do you feel about it?
Brooke: Well, well, well. I can see that you and Eric have been hard at work.
RJ: Oh, yeah. Yeah, it’s been awesome. I’m, uh… I definitely feel very lucky to work with him.
Brooke: Yeah. I heard about the showdown.
Brooke: You sure you wanna go through with that?
RJ: Granddad’s set on it, I’m excited about it and may the best man win. It’s gonna be fun, I think. I don’t know.
[ Brooke chuckles wryly ]
Brooke: Yeah. Just, uh… I’m a little nervous about it.
RJ: Why? Why are you nervous? Oh, I know why. You’re nervous that Granddad’s gonna wipe the floor with Dad? It’s okay. I understand.
Brooke: Uh, no. I would never underestimate Eric Forrester, and I certainly do believe in your talents.
RJ: Thank you.
Brooke: It’s just that I’m afraid this preview might pit father against son.
RJ: I– I agree. It does feel weird to be working for Forrester and not to be working with Dad. I mean, I always thought if I did end up working here, we’d be working together, not against each other.
Brooke: Yeah. That’s what he thought, too.
Brooke: But he’s happy that you’re designing at all.
RJ: He told me that. We had a really good talk, and he said that.
Brooke: Oh, good. I’m glad. Because you know you’re very special to him, right? He loves you very much.
Katie: I’m not opposed to any of it but– oh! Ah, good, you’re both here. I just came from seeing Carter, and he has a meeting with Ridge. Imagine my surprise when I found out that the head of publicity doesn’t know anything about this fashion showdown. And, to be clear, the head of publicity is me. I don’t like being the last to know — it makes my job very hard.
Donna: And don’t forget, RJ’s also designing with Eric.
Katie: And that. I need to get out in front of this thing… put the proper spin on it. So, is it really happening?
Carter: Ridge, you’ve always wanted RJ to start designing for the family company.
Ridge: Yes, that’s been the plan for a long time.
Carter: Right, but he’s not working with you. He’s designing with Eric.
Ridge: Carter, he’s designing. All right? That’s good. He’ll work with me soon enough.
Carter: It is good, but it has to be a bit of a blow, right? He chose your father over you.
Hope: This is stunning, Thomas. I mean, this dress is going to have so much movement.
Thomas: Yeah. Actually, I did wanna do something new with it, so can you hand me a pencil?
Douglas: Oh, hey, Mom! Hi, Dad! Pam said you were in here.
Hope: Sweetheart, w– what–
Thomas: Yeah, no. What are you doing here? I thought I was supposed to pick you up from Mom’s later.
Douglas: I wanted to talk to Mom about something.
Thomas: Okay. Uh, what’s up?
Hope: Yeah. Douglas, what’s going on?
Katie: So, Eric is working here because he thinks Ridge is trying to push him out of the company?
Donna: Well, Eric definitely feels that Ridge is not supportive of his need to design.
Brooke: Ridge just thinks his dad shouldn’t have to concern himself doing a whole new collection. I mean, think about the stress involved.
RJ: And that’s where I come in, though. I mean, I– I’ve been supporting him, and it’s been going okay. I mean, I think– I think it’s fine.
Brooke: Yeah, I know he appreciates it.
Donna: Eric treasures working with his grandson. And RJ– RJ’s innately talented. And I’m sure his contribution to this collection is gonna make a huge impact.
RJ: Yeah, he’s had a huge impact on me. I mean, his– his passion for this has made me realize that I have a passion for design. I– I will do whatever it takes to make this happen.
Ridge: You know what, Carter? You’re right. This is not the way I wanted RJ to start his career at Forrester. I thought it was gonna be me and my two boys working together. And that will happen. But I– [ Sighs ] RJ, he’s really, really good. He’s really talented.
Carter: You’ve told him that?
Ridge: ‘Course I told him that. I love him, I support him. And as soon as I win this little fashion battle, I– we’re gonna do something together, something special.
Carter: That’s very humble of you to say.
Ridge: I don’t have to be humble. I earned this. I earned my place. I’ve learned a lot from my dad, but I’m not afraid to go against him. Not for a long time.
Carter: Ridge, there’s no question that you earned this, but don’t count out the great Eric Forrester.
Hope: Is everything okay?
Douglas: Yeah. There’s just a lot going on. Never feel like I can talk about it around Beth. So, I had Ben’s mom come drop me off here.
Thomas: Did you wanna talk to your mom alone?
Thomas: Okay. No worries. I will leave you to it, but just let me know if you need anything.
Hope: All right, come on. Let’s sit down so we can talk. What’s going on? You know you can talk to me about anything, right?
Douglas: I know. I’m just worried about you. I can see that Liam moving out makes you sad.
Hope: Well, honey, I am sad about what’s happening between Liam and me, but… that’s life. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way you want them to. But, hey, you have nothing to be concerned about, okay? I’m the mom here, anyways. You aren’t supposed to be worrying about me.
Douglas: You’re the best, Mom. I love you and Beth so much. We were a family with Liam.
Hope: Yeah, we were.
Douglas: And I was just thinking maybe we could be a family again with Dad.
Hope: Douglas, where is this coming from?
Douglas: I promise Dad didn’t ask me to say anything to you about us being a family. I know that’s something he might’ve done in the past.
Hope: Oh, sweetie. Your dad has done a lot of work on himself to become a better man, a better father to you. He’s proven that people can change, and I hope you always believe that too. He loves you so much, and so do I, so don’t ever doubt that.
Douglas: I don’t. I love you both, too. That’s why I had this idea. I hate seeing you so sad. You deserve to be happy all the time. And I know Dad loves you. Maybe you love him?
Hope: Douglas, feelings can be complicated sometimes, especially when it comes to love.
Douglas: I just think that if you gave Dad another chance, he could make you happy again. We could all be happy together.
Katie: RJ is on his way to the office. I told him not to talk to the press under any circumstances. Honestly, I’d like to keep this under wraps for as long as we can.
Brooke: Okay. Sounds like the right thing to do. And who knows? Maybe it won’t even happen at all, which might be the best.
Katie: So, you think that because Ridge and Eric don’t want to work together, it might cause tension between the two of them?
Brooke: Well, and for RJ and Ridge as well.
Donna: Okay, the way I understood is Ridge didn’t wanna work with Eric. He basically pushed him out, didn’t wanna listen to his ideas and Eric got offended. Felt like he was getting put out to pasture.
Brooke: What? No! No, that was not his intention at all.
Donna: Well, that’s the way it came across. Anyway, I don’t even understand why Ridge is so adamant about Eric retiring. He should want to work with him. You know, maybe– maybe even give his old office back. Collaborate with him on this collection like he wanted to.
Brooke: Eric was the one who shut him down.
Katie: Why can’t Ridge just give him this collection? I mean, God knows he’s earned it. He’s the founder of the company.
Brooke: Yes, but Ridge is the head of the Couture line, and that line is doing so well. So is Hope For The Future. And the bottom line is, Ridge is CEO. He runs the company. He makes the decisions.
Thomas: So, Granddad’s still, um, wanting to do his own new collection, huh? This whole fashion showdown thing, I just– I don’t get it.
Ridge: Well, he’s not backing down, so I won’t either.
Thomas: Hey, look. It is Forrester Creations’ new fashion designer.
RJ: You heard?
Thomas: I did. Yeah. Although, we haven’t had an initiation quite yet.
RJ: Oh, I think I’ll skip the cloaks and the candles for now. I’m just here picking up some supplies. I’ll be out of your hair in a second, okay?
Thomas: Some supplies for Granddad?
Thomas: Okay. Well, you know, Dad and I were actually just talking about this whole fashion showdown thing. Um… do you really think that’s a good idea?
RJ: Yeah, I think it’s a good idea. I wouldn’t be working on it if I didn’t.
Thomas: Sure. Yeah. Um… but look… Dad has, uh, been working really hard and killing it with Couture. And Hope and I are doing a great job with Hope For The Future. Maybe, we should focus on what’s working, right?
RJ: Well, Thomas, you’re just assuming that what Granddad’s working on isn’t going to work. I mean, I’ve seen how this thing’s progressed. It’s incredible. He’s never done designs like this before in his life.
Thomas: Yeah, he’s never done designs like this with your help.
RJ: Yeah, it’s with my help. I’m learning a lot from him, though.
Thomas: Yeah, no. And there’s– definitely there’s a learning curve to this job, a hundred percent. But look, um… the things that we’ve been working on, they’re doing really well. We wanna continue on that direction. I mean, I think that Dad and I don’t think that what Granddad’s bringing is really in keeping with the direction we wanna take the company.
RJ: The direction that you and Dad want to take the company? You really think that that should trump the fact that Eric Forrester created the company and that he’s the heart and soul of everything that goes on around here?
RJ: Whatever direction that you guys are taking the company, you’re doing it on Eric Forrester’s legacy.
Hope: Sweetheart… I love that you care so much about our family.
Douglas: You’re my mom. I want you to be happy.
Hope: Well, you make me very, very happy. You know that, don’t you? And I appreciate your support. But no worrying about me, okay? Mommy’s strong. She’s gonna be just fine.
Douglas: I know, but I also believe that Dad could make you feel better. Maybe not so sad? I’m a pretty good judge of character.
Hope: Yeah, you are, aren’t you?
Douglas: Look, Dad wasn’t always the best dad. He made mistakes. But like you said, he’s not like that anymore. I don’t know if you’ll ever be able to completely forgive him for everything he’s done, but I really love seeing you so, if you could find a way to forgive him, even just a little bit, I know we would make a great family. And we could make your sadness go away.
Katie: Eric founded Forrester Creations. His sense of timeless style has defined the company since the very beginning.
Brooke: I don’t disagree, and in no way am I trying to diminish all of the wonderful things that he’s done for the company
Donna: Really, Brooke? Just the company? He transformed the entire fashion industry. Okay? His designs are iconic.
Brooke: Of course that’s true. But all things must pass. And we’re not trying to be cruel here, Donna. It’s just that I do agree with Ridge. It is time for Eric to put down the pencil and enjoy his life. Why should he carry the burden of creating a whole new collection? And you know what? That’s what people are gonna remember. His last act. So, why would he risk it? Why would he risk his entire legacy for that?
Donna: Oh. Okay, I get it. You don’t think he can win, do you? In fact, you don’t think that Eric stands a chance against Ridge?
Brooke: Forrester Creations was defined by Eric. But now it’s defined by Ridge.
RJ: Dad, you didn’t have to ask Thomas to leave. I mean, I know he has a different opinion than me, even though it’s the wrong opinion.
Ridge: I thought the two of us should talk.
RJ: I know what you’re gonna say, that you agree with him. Dad, you haven’t seen Granddad creating recently. I mean, he’s full of passion and energy.
Ridge: No, I’ve seen him–
RJ: It’s intoxicating!
Ridge: Yes, I get it. I get it. I appreciate how loyal you are towards him.
RJ: I feel like if Granddad wants to make one final grand finale collection. I feel like he should be able to do it without having to beg you to do it. I mean, isn’t that degrading? Imagine if someone made you do that?
Ridge: Degrading? I’m the CEO of this company. It’s my job to oversee all the lines and see what sells. It’s what I do.
RJ: I know. I just… Granddad, he just, he really wants to create. And he– and he’s full of these great ideas, and he– I just think that if you supported him, and you gave him the budget to finish it, I mean, I feel like that’s just the right thing to do.
Ridge: Well, we’re gonna– we’re gonna settle this on the runway.
RJ: Yeah? I mean, that means you and I are gonna be competing.
Ridge: That’s okay. Get to see what you’ve got.
RJ: Oh, yeah? Same here. Curious.
[ Ridge laughs ]
Ridge: Hey, let me ask you something.
Ridge: Ever since you came back, I’ve been wanting you to work here and the answer was always no. But now you’re working with Granddad, so somewhere along the way, the answer became yes. Why is that? What am I missing?
Eric: What’s wrong with my hand? I can’t– I can’t grip a pencil. I can’t design. And if I can’t do that, it’s pretty much game over for my career. Unless you can help me.
RJ: Right now, I just want to be there for Granddad. And I just wanna help him in any way that I can ’cause I love him. Don’t get me wrong. I love you, too.
Ridge: And I love you.