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Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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[ Relaxing music ]

Ridge: Mm. Well, I needed that. Thank you. How do you know?

Brooke: I think I can pick up your signals right now. Yeah.

Ridge: Okay, see if you can pick up this one. Ah?

Brooke: I think I know what that is.

Ridge: Yeah? Not even close.

Brooke: No?

Ridge: Uh-uh.

Brooke: Oh. Um… you seem a little… distracted today. What is it?

Ridge: This whole thing, fighting my dad, it’s– it’s just getting to me.

Liam: Hey, sorry to… interrupt. Boy, am I interrupting.

[ Brooke chuckles ]

Liam: Uh, I don’t suppose either of you have talked to Steffy recently.

Donna: I made you another yummy green juice.

Eric: Oh, Donna, thank you.

Donna: What are you working on?

Eric: I’m working on the walking order for the collection.

Donna: Well, anyone would be captivated by these designs, no matter what order they’re in.

Eric: I think so too. They’re beautiful. I’m very happy with them.

Donna: Yeah.

Eric: RJ’s done a wonderful job executing my designs. He really has. My grand finale is really coming together.

[ Eric sighs ]

Donna: Hey, it’s okay. You know, the doctor called and, um, is gonna come over later.

Eric: Yeah, yeah.

Donna: Hopefully, now, we can finally figure out what’s going on with you.

Eric: Yeah, that’s fine. That’s fine. I just don’t want you to worry about it, okay? I’m not worried about it, either. The last thing I want to think about. I’m gonna beat the pants off Ridge at this final showdown. I’m gonna do it.

[ Eric coughing ]

Eric: Sorry.

[ Door rattling ]

Katie: Hey, baby, I gotta call you right back, okay? I love you, too.

[ Eric coughing ]

Katie: Eric, your cough sounds horrible. Are you okay?

Eric: I, uh…

Ridge: Steffy is, uh, backpacking in The Alps, last I heard.

Liam: She’s– wow. Wow. When did that happen?

Ridge: I don’t know.

Brooke: Hopefully she can decompress from the threat of Sheila.  Speaking of which, does she know about Deacon and Sheila?

Ridge: She doesn’t know it from me. You and I haven’t been able to get a hold of her and it’s not the kind of thing you leave on a voicemail.

Liam: Sheila and Deacon Sharpe are a thing.

Eric: I’m fine, Katie. Really, I’m fine. Just– thanks for asking.

Katie: Okay. Are you sure? That sounded like some cough.

Eric: Yeah, I think it’s just allergies or something.

Donna: Yeah, it’s just been really dry out lately.

Katie: Well, take care of yourself because your schedule is about to get very full. No one can accuse me of not doing my job.

Eric: Couldn’t do any of this without you.

Katie: I just stopped by because I wanted to go over the final invite list. I have Ridge’s requests, but I’m sure there’s gonna be some overlap.

[ Eric coughing ]

Eric: I’m sorry, Katie. Um, I think I have some cough drops out here. I’ll get them.

[ Eric coughing ]

Katie: Are you sure that’s just allergies? What’s really going on with him?

Liam: So, at the moment, there’s no way to get a hold of Steffy?

Ridge: I– I don’t know. I really don’t know. Why you keep asking about Steffy?

Liam: Because I gotta– I gotta– I gotta talk to her about stuff, you know?

Brooke: Does it have to do with Kelly?

Liam: Uh, yeah, yeah. Um, as you know, I miss my daughter very much. I want her to come home. I want them all to feel– to feel safe enough to come home. Really– actually, sorry, that’s not the only reason I’m here. Um, as you know, Spencer Publications has multiple outlets covering the– the upcoming fashion event.

Ridge: So, you want me to make a pitch? ‘Cause Katie is on it.

Liam: Uh, yes, she is and she’s very thorough. I just thought, um, maybe I could give you–

RJ: Oh!

Ridge: Katie’s on it.

Liam: Fair enough. Hey, RJ.

RJ: Um, what’s up?

Liam: Nothing. I’m gonna– I’m not gonna take up any more of your time. I’m out. Good to see ya.

RJ: Good to see you too.

Liam: Let me know if you do, um, if you do talk to Steffy.

Ridge: Yeah, will do.

RJ: What was that all about?

Ridge: I don’t know.

RJ: Okay. Well, um, I– I just got the talking points from Katie about the fashion challenge. It seems like you wanted to change the rules a bit.

Ridge: No, rules are the same. Your grandpa and I, we wanted to keep it an intimate event and we’re just inviting people that are friends of Forrester Creations and they get to bid on the gowns, and whoever sells the most wins.

RJ: Hm.

Brooke: And nobody will know that it’s a fashion challenge: Father versus son.

Ridge: Yeah, no one will know what I designed or what your grandfather designed.

RJ: Right, so what I’m hearing is that you’re worried that if they know it’s Granddad’s Creations, he’s gonna win on name value alone.

Ridge: No, I’m– I’m worried people are gonna buy his gowns because it’s his “last collection.”

[ Donna scoffs ]

Donna: Nothing is going on, Katie. It’s just Eric is working day and night on a collection that could be the most important collection in his life. And regardless of his confidence and his talent, it’s stressful.

Katie: But he just seems so energetic and full of life. I mean, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that. I just can’t believe he’s gonna walk away from something that clearly means so much to him. Forrester has defined who he is. I mean, how can he say this is his grand finale when he could have so much more to offer?

Donna: I don’t know. I– I just think this is his last one.

Katie: Why are you saying that? I mean, is there something I’m not aware of? What’s really going on, Donna?

Eric: Donna, I’m wondering if you– Donna, you remember that appointment we have, right?

Donna: Yeah. Yeah, I’m ready right now, actually.

Eric: Okay.

Donna: Yeah.

Katie: Okay, that’s my cue. Um, this is the invite list. Please look it over when you get a chance. Let me know if there’s any changes.

Eric: Oh, I will. Thank you. Thanks, Katie.

Katie: All right. I love you. I’ll see you later.

Donna: Okay.

Eric: I’m sorry, honey. I know a part of you is dying to tell Katie what’s going on with us, but– and I hate putting you in this position, but I– I wouldn’t be able to stand the pity. I wouldn’t.

Donna: I know, and I love you and I don’t want to do anything you don’t want me to do. Did you, um, cough up–

Eric: Yeah, yeah, a little bit, a little bit. Nothing to worry about. [ Eric chuckles ] My beautiful Donna. Don’t worry. It’ll be fine. I’m not going anywhere. Everything’s gonna be– I’m gonna live ’til I die. And until then, I’m gonna be holding you in my arms and be a very happy man. Okay?

Donna: Okay.

[ Knocking on door ]

Donna:  Dr. Colby, please come in. Uh, you wanted to see us?

Colby: Yes. I have news about Eric’s condition.

Ridge: How’s the line coming along?

RJ: Wouldn’t you like to know?

Ridge: Oh, I do know. I– I get all the bills. I know he’s spending money on lace and diamonds. Has he ever heard of less is more?

RJ: Yeah, I’m sure he has. Come on, Granddad knows what he’s doing.

Ridge: Oh, I know. You okay? I was just playing with you.

RJ: Yeah, yeah, yeah, fine.

Ridge: Okay? I’m glad that, uh, things are okay here, because I– I know that my dad’s upset with me. I just don’t want you to be upset with me. Actually, I’m proud of you. I’m– I’m so happy that you’re working in this business. It just always felt you would be next to me. That’s all.

Brooke: That’ll happen soon enough. Don’t make him feel guilty.

Ridge: I’m– that’s not what I– I’m not– I’m sorry. That’s not what I mean to do at all. I’ve just asked you so many times to come work with me, and then you ended up saying no to me and then working with Granddad, and um… I don’t know. Is there something I’m not seeing here? Did something happen? What?

Donna: There– there has to be something more that we can do. Specialists that we– we can consult or something.

Colby: Of course. We’ll explore every avenue, but we also have to be realistic about what we’re dealing with.

[ Donna scoffs ]

Donna: No, I’m not just– I’m not just gonna sit back and accept this.

Eric: Donna, Donna, don’t worry.

Donna: Don’t worry? Don’t worry? What are you– what, did you not just hear what he said? You’re– you– you– oh, my god, I can’t believe this is happening. It’s just–

Colby: I’m sorry, okay? I hate delivering this kind of news and having to give it to you, but we’ve been running extensive tests and with Mr. Forrester experiencing hemoptysis, coughing up blood, I’m afraid his condition is worsening. My advice is that you take it easy and conserve your strength.

Donna: So– so you don’t want him doing the fashion show or any–

Colby: I strongly recommend against it. It quite literally could kill him.

Donna: Okay. Well, then, then it’s settled.

Eric: No, no, no, no, no, nothing’s settled. Doctor, excuse me, but if you think you can come into my house and drop this kind of a bomb, that I’m dying… and I’m gonna just sit here and wait for it– ha–

Donna: What?

Eric: You’re very much mistaken, all due respect.

Donna: What?

Eric: I’m gonna do this show. If this is… if this is the way I’m going out, then I’m going to go out on my own terms. This is my life! This is my skill and my talent. This is my gift! This is how I’ve lived all my years and if you think I’m going to forego seeing these– these designs come to life for all the world to see, you’re mistaken about that too. Now, if I have so little left in my life, then I’m gonna toast it with a glass of champagne and I’m gonna die a happy man. You think I’m gonna give this up? This collection will be a reality. I don’t care if it kills me. I don’t care.

Ridge: You know you can tell me anything, right? Is there something going on? Something, something wrong, maybe?

Brooke: Ridge, stop putting him on the spot. I’m sure RJ feels bad that he can’t work with you right now, but having his grandpa as a mentor is a wonderful thing.

RJ: No, Mom, it’s fine. It’s– it’s okay. I understand why he’s asking these questions. Dad, I didn’t think I’d be caught in this situation. I– I didn’t even know when i got home, if I wanted to design. I thought if I ever ended up designing, it’d be with you, here. I– I really did. I still want to. It’s just… Granddad is…

Ridge: What, he needs you? Is that it?

RJ: Yeah. Yeah, he needs me, and I need him right now. You know he’s a force of nature, right, Dad? Like– like, if anyone can understand that, it would be you. I mean, when he– when he comes up with ideas, it’s like a stream of consciousness. He– one second, he’s talking about how satin moves, and then how– how he wants to do a taper in a waist, and then he just picks up a pencil and he has it on a piece of paper, in seconds. Working with him, it’s– it’s like– it’s like magic when he’s in the zone. It’s emotional. He creates every single design with express intentions to make people feel something. I’ve never experienced anything like that before. It’s incredible. Designing, for him, is life, and nothing is gonna stop him. And that… I’m proud to be a part of that.

Ridge: I’m proud you’re part of that too. My point is, when you came back to Forrester, you didn’t want to do any of this at all. And now you’re doing it with Granddad. I just want to know if I’m missing something. Is my dad okay?

Donna: I just can’t believe this. I– I’ve loved you for so long. I’ve dreamed of being with you and I lost you once, and it was the biggest mistake of my entire life. How am I gonna lose you again?

Eric: Don’t, don’t, don’t. Don’t go there. Stay right here. Right here. Feel our hearts beat. Listen to ’em, really. This is what we have, right now. It doesn’t matter what the doctor says. I’m gonna live ’til I’m about 110 years old. It doesn’t matter what he says. I promise you.

Donna: How can you say that?

Eric: Because it doesn’t matter, Donna. We’re all gonna die. Everyone’s gonna die. And we’re all not gonna sit around and curl up in a ball and wait for it. We’re not going to. Look at this. Look. This is the path I’m on and this is what I’m gonna do. This is my– my grand finale. It doesn’t matter that some doctor says I’m gonna die. It doesn’t matter because I’m here and I’m alive and I’m with you. It’s gonna last forever. Okay?

Donna: Okay.

Eric: I love you.

[ Donna exhales ]

Donna: I love you so much.

Eric: See? Now, I’m gonna take a walk, and then I’ll come back in and– and get some work done and so on. Chin up, Donna Logan.

[ Donna chuckles ]

Donna: Okay. Okay.

Donna and Eric: Okay.

[ Donna inhales and exhales ]

Katie: Donna.

Donna: Katie? What?

Katie: Is what I heard just now true?

Donna: What– what did you hear?

Katie: Eric is dying?

Donna: Yeah. Yeah, it’s true. I– I– I… I, uh… the doctor was just here and, um, he gave us– he gave us the news tonight.

Katie: Honey… honey, I’m so sorry.

[ Donna sobbing ]

Katie: I’m so sorry. I know how much you love him. I can’t believe you’ve been going through all this all by yourself. Why didn’t you tell me? I would have been here for you.

Donna: What am I gonna do? What am I gonna do? I can’t lose him.

Katie: You’re not gonna lose him. You’re not. You’re not. You want to know why?

Donna: Why?

Katie: Because Eric has a life force inside of him that is strong and fierce and vital.

Donna: Oh, god, Katie, he’s just– he’s been working so hard. He’s been pushing himself and he’s just–

Katie: Oh, my god. Oh, my god, the fashion show. That’s why he keeps calling this his last finale.

Donna: Yes.

Katie: Donna, does– does Ridge know?

Donna: No! No, no, no, no. He cannot know. He doesn’t want him to.

Katie: Donna, you have to tell him.

Donna: No.

Katie: Ridge has to know that his father is dying. He has to know.

Ridge: Something doesn’t add up. You working with Granddad on his– what is his last line, his grand finale. I need you to be completely honest with me. Something going on with my dad? Something I don’t know about?

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