B&B Transcript Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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Brooke: It’s beautiful.

Ridge: Hm. Yeah.

Brooke: You okay? You seem–

Ridge: I’m fine. It’s, you know.

Brooke: I know. It’s weighing on you. Fashion challenge. You don’t want to compete with your father.

Ridge: I don’T. I love my dad, I ju– for some reason, he… he wants to pick this fight with me. I’m gonna win this. And he’s not going to know what to do.

Eric: You didn’t have to make a house call, doctor.

Donna: He most certainly did. Thank you again, doctor.

Colby: Of course.

Donna: Eric has been coughing up blood and not telling us about it. Can’t seem to figure out what’s going on here, you know, and we need to know the truth, doctor, please. What’s wrong with eric?

Rj: Hey, you’re back.

Luna: For you.

Rj: For– for me?

Luna: Mm-hmm.

Rj: What– what is this?

Luna: It’s honeydew. I don’t know, I thought you might need a break. I, uh, I picked you up something while I was out for marketing. I know it’s not much, but I just– I wanted to thank you again for what you did, defending me to aunt li.

Finn: So, you admit that there’s bad blood between you and aunt poppy?

Li: Penelope. Yes. She ruined my life years ago.

Finn: You’ve never said anything before. What are you talking about?

Finn: Come on, mom, tell me. What happened with you and your sister?

Li: You have more important things to focus on. Like a family.

Finn: I’ll get steffy back. That’s not what I’m talking about. I want to hear about my aunt and luna.

Rj: Okay, this is delicious.

[ Luna chuckles ] Thank you, I need another one of these someday. But no, seriously, I– I should be the one thanking you. Honestly, I mean, being able to open up to you about my granddad’s situation, especially when I can’t talk about it to anybody else, it means– it means a lot to me.

Luna: Well, I’m glad I can help. Even if it’s just a talk. Secret’s safe, I won’t say a word.

Brooke: This is crazy.

Ridge: What’s crazy?

Brooke: I, uh, it’s just crazy. It’s crazy to think that our son is doing this with his grandfather. Did you ever stop to think about it?

Ridge: Stop to think what? I love my son, I love my dad and I’m gonna beat the pants off of both of them? No. Don’t think about that. Hey, I’m grateful rj’s working. He’s learning from the best.

Brooke: Mm-hmm.

Ridge: Just not the best in this competition.

Eric: Of course, I’m dying, doctor. But no more than you or you. Look, I have to tell you, I’ve never felt more alive in my life.

Colby: I’m glad to hear that. A strong, positive attitude is very important. To your point, I’m honestly still not sure what the diagnosis is. Especially now with this development. I’d like to take a listen. Can you help him get his blazer off?

Donna: Yeah, of course. Yes.

Colby: Just have a seat for me. Right. Breathe normally. All right. Take a few deep breaths for me. Mm-hmm. Good. Again.

[ Eric sharply exhales ] All right. You can breathe normally. Now, you said that these bouts of coughing up blood have been going on for…

Eric: A couple of weeks.

Colby: A couple of weeks. Eric, I have to say, this is very serious.

Finn: Hey, don’t you try to run out the clock and stall until your next appointment. Because I’ll still be here later asking the same questions. So, what happened? What happened with you and aunt poppy?

Li: Luna’s mother, my sister, disrespected me. Almost ruined my career. She had no direction, no focus in life. I tried helping her out. I got her a job at the gift shop in the hospital. Steady work. And what did she do with that?

[ Li sighs ] When the chief surgeon’s wife found out about their relationship, guess who paid the price. My sister turned my life upside down. I won’t let luna and my sister do that to us again.

Ridge: That’s perfect. Thank you.

[ Ridge clears throat ] Hm.

Brooke: What?

Ridge: I remember sitting right over there when I was a kid. Watching my dad be on this big desk, he was sailing a boat through a fashion storm and coming out the other side. I always respected him, you know.

Brooke: He knows that. We all do.

Ridge: And now, it’s me sitting here.

Brooke: Yes. And you are doing a tremendous job.

Ridge: Tremendous. Thank you.

[ Brooke chuckles ] My dad asked me to do this. And now he wants to come back and run this company again? It doesn’t work that way. If he wants to come and– and give some input, give some suggestions, I think that’s perfect. But I’m running this company now. He needs to go and live his life.

Colby: To say, this is very serious. Eric, we can’t shrug it off.

Eric: I’m not shrugging it off, doctor. It’s just that I’m concentrating on forrester creations. That’s what I’m doing.

Colby: Work? Eric have you ever heard the analogy of juggling the five balls of life?

Eric: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. The work is rubber, it’ll bounce back. But that’s not true in this case. I have to finish this project.

Donna: Eric and his son have this silly challenge.

Eric: It’s- it’s much more than that. It’s more than that, donna.

Donna: O– okay, I’m sorry. This challenge to see who is the better designer and the winner’s collection goes into production and eric is determined to show that he’s still on top and not to be forgotten. Honey bear. You have nothing to prove. I mean, you’re one of the finest designers in the entire world, your– your– your legacy is solidified. And you heard what the doctor said, didn’t you? I mean, I know I did. Whatever this is, is– is serious. And I don’t– I don’t even want to think about it, but I’m not gonna lose you over this– this– this competition. You’re stressing yourself needlessly. And for what?

Eric: No, donna. I need this.

Donna: No.

Eric: I need this.

Donna: No, you don’T.

Eric: Yes, I do. Yes. I do. Donna, look. Imagine– imagine a symphony without– without its final movement. I– imagine a– a beautiful landscape without– without– without birds in the sky. This is my life’s work, donna. It’s a culmination of my life’s work and my– my grand finale. I have to finish.

Finn: Right, so aunt poppy and the head of surgery got caught–

Li: Having an affair. When his wife found out, all hell broke loose. He blamed me because she was my sister. I got her the job. Suddenly, I started losing shifts. You might not remember. You were much younger. But I took that job at memorial.

Finn: Yeah.

Li: I was actually transferred. I worked so hard for so many years. The only female surgeon in my class. Did my sister care? Did she ever stop to think of me and my position at the hospital? No. I refuse to let my sister and luna destroy my life again, and now, yours. I forbid it.

Rj: Shoot.

Luna: Problem?

Rj: Yeah, there’s a mix-up at receiving. I’ll be right back.

Brooke: Don’t be mad, but, I for one, am gonna be happy when this fashion challenge is over and I know donna feels the same way. It just caused too much stress between you and eric.

Ridge: Yeah, ’cause it’s not– it’s more than a challenge, isn’t it?

Brooke: Yeah, it’s, uh, the succession aspect. You and your daughter are running the company. Your co-ceos, eric stepped back, but now, he wants to run it.

Ridge: Well, he can’T. It doesn’t work that way.

Brooke: Try telling that to eric forrester.

Ridge: Whose side are you on, brooke?

Brooke: Come on, ridge. You know what I mean. You both have very strong opinions. It’s– it’s complicated. And you can’t forget how much you really do love your father.

Ridge: Hey, hey. Never gonna forget that. But what he’s doing doesn’t make sense. It’s wrong for the company. I’ll put a stop to it.

Colby: I respect your desire, eric. It’s inspiring to be so vital at your age, but–

Eric: And what age is that, doctor?

Colby: I’m just saying that it’s one thing to be able to do something, but another to put it in practice. Okay, between the tremors and coughing up blood, you can’t put any more stress on your body. You need to be resting. Conserving energy.

Donna: Thank you, doctor. I have been begging eric to stop pushing himself.

Eric: Look, I’m pushing myself to face the biggest challenge of my life, of my career and I’m gonna win it. I’m gonna win it. When I do, I gotta get back. Back in my office and behind the desk where I– where I invented forrester creations. And I took this little fashion house and I– I turned it into an– an international enterprise. And nothing’s gonna stop me. Not– not some shaky hand and– and not a bloody handkerchief. And not you, doctor. Not even you.

Li: No one knows what penelope’s done to me.

Finn: Well, I’m here asking. Tell me.

Li: The way my sister’s led her life, so free and easy, no regard for the sacrifice and heartbreak I suffered. Our parents. It’s just– it’s just not fair.

Rj: Okay. That’s over. Granddad would have not been happy about that.

Luna: I love seeing how much you care about him.

Rj: Yeah, of course, I care about him. Especially, with how sick he might be. It’s just– it’s killing me that I can’t just tell my dad about this.

Luna: Hey. You said you were here for me. I’m here for you, rj. Come on.

Ridge: See, this is what I mean. The amount of money my dad is spending on this line just so he can be in the spotlight again.

Brooke: Well, he does keep calling it his “grand finale.”

Ridge: Grand finale for now. In a few years from now, he’s just gonna do it again. My dad isn’t going anywhere.

Colby: You know my recommendations. So does donna. I will say, given this latest development, it could help us determine a diagnosis.

Donna: You know, with all due respect, doctor, it’s kind of ridiculous that we don’t even have a diagnosis yet.

Eric: Donna, it’s okay.

Donna: No, maybe, we should get a second opinion.

Eric: It’s all right.

Donna: No, it’s not okay, eric because we need answers. Answers now, doctor, even if they’re scary.

Colby: I understand your frustrations and your worries. I’ll personally be in touch soon with the game plan.

Donna: Yes, it does– and I’m– I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to–

Colby: No apologies necessary. We do anything for the ones that we love.

Donna: Yeah.

Colby: That goes for you too. If not for you, do it for donna. For your family. Take it easy. Don’t push yourself. I will see myself out.

Donna: Thank you, doctor. I hope you’re not mad at me for calling dr. Colby like that.

Eric: How could I be angry with you for loving me so much? But donna, I have to do this. I’m an artist. I’m a designer. I can’t let these things go unfinished. I’m not finished. Not like that stapler. That old stapler of mine that ridge just unceremoniously just threw it out because it was, uh– because it was too old and it didn’t function anymore. Well, I function. That stapler was so important to me. He should have known that. That stapler was on my desk from the very first day at forrester. And it held together everything that was important to this company. Our first receipts, everything. I understand your concern. I know you wish that I– I wasn’t doing this challenge with ridge, going head to head with him. I know you wish I could put down a pencil and relax and travel the world with you and– and… I wish I could do that too, but I can’T. I… I have to do this, donna. I have this passion inside to create beauty. It’s who I am. It’s who I am as a man and as an artist, and this is the man you fell in love with. I’m right about it, I’m right. I’m gonna do this thing and I’m gonna come out on top and I’m gonna live my life the way I wanna live it.

Donna: You are going to win this competition with ridge, I know that you can. You are the greatest designer in the entire universe.

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: And I’m with you 100%.

Eric: Until the end.

Donna: Until the end.

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