B&B Transcript Thursday, October 26, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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[ Upbeat music ]

Ridge: One more time, please.

Thomas: It’s even better than I imagined.

Hope: It is gorgeous.

Ridge: It has to be. Going up against my dad. He’s the best. Come up here for one second. Just a couple of things. Okay.

Eric: These are the wrong earrings. Let me see the other ones, please. Right away, right away. Hold that up. Yes, those are the ones. All right? Let Katie know so she can change her copy, all right? Let her know right away.

RJ: He’s incredible. He’s like a machine.

Donna: This is–

RJ: Brilliant.

Donna: Where he thrives.

Eric: See this? This is the best collection I’ve ever done in my life. I– I can’t– I couldn’t be any happier. I love this– I love this feeling. I feel so alive. I never wanna lose this. Look here. See this? Watch and learn. Now, see this– this line? Look at this. Right. You did it. You did this.

Charlie: Okay. The, uh, night before the, uh, the big show is what we call “controlled chaos.” Efficient, yes. Focused, yes. But ultimately, total mayhem.

Esther: I love it. It’s so exciting.

Lauren: Well, this was most the extensive tour of Forrester I’ve ever been on, and I worked here for years. So, actually, I would love to pop in and see Ridge before we go to the hotel. Do you think that’s possible?

Charlie: Well, I know he’s, uh, he’s busy getting ready for the really big show tomorrow, but, uh, I’ll go see if he’s available to pop. Um, but, come on. Who wouldn’t have time for two stunningly beautiful ladies?

Ridge: All right, good. Please tell alterations they need see this again.

Sloane: Big day tomorrow.

Ridge: Everything has to be perfect.

Sloane: This dress is extraordinary. I’ve never worn anything quite like it, and that’s saying something.

Ridge: It certainly is. Thank you. You wear it well. Dennis, let’s see the next one, please. Thank you.

Thomas: So, battle on the runway. Sounds intense. I’m sure the rules have been set?

Ridge: Yeah, no, they– uh, they certainly have. Do me a favor? This has to go down to hair and makeup. These have all been approved.

Assistant: Okay, thank you.

Ridge: Thank you. Bye. Yeah, Dad and I will preview our pieces, uh, the guests will bid on them and whoever sells the most, wins.

Hope: So, no one will know that you and Eric are in direct competition with each other?

Ridge: People may notice that some of the designs are a little bit more, um, traditional.

Thomas: And yours a little more contemporary?

Ridge: Timeless and elegant, baby. Timeless and elegant.

Thomas: Well, if these dresses are any indication of the rest of the line, then, um, I don’t see you losing.

[ Ridge chuckling ]

Ridge: Okay.

Hope: Speaking of, uh, we should let you get back to work.

Ridge: Okay.

Eric: All right, can you turn for me, please? Hold right here. Here. Yep. Thank you. All right. Come around [Indistinct]. There we are.

RJ: I think this is great. You really– you– you brought this to life. It’s incredible.

Donna: It’s simply– it’s– stunning. I mean, it’s classic Eric Forrester and so much more.

Eric: Thank you. Just one more detail to work out. Let me just see here. This fold.

Maddie: You okay, Mr. Forrester?

Eric: Yes, yeah. I was just– pre-show jitters. Happens to me all the time. Nothing, uh, a nice martini won’t fix.

RJ: Uh, yeah. Maddie, uh, can– thank you. You’ve been amazing. Annabelle, can you please take her and go get the dress to be prepped? I appreciate it. Thank you both.

Eric: All right, everything is okay now. Crisis averted. Nothing to worry about. The only person who needs to worry about anything is Ridge ’cause he’s going down tomorrow.

Hope: I like the adjustments you made.

Thomas: I like seeing it on you.

Hope: Still can’t believe the showdown is already tomorrow.

Thomas: I know. The stakes are so high for everyone.

Hope: Yeah. Well, I know you love the rush of a show.

Thomas: Hm. I love a lot of things. But we need to get our budget back. That’s another thing I’d love, you know? And the best way to have that happen is to have my dad win the showdown tomorrow. It’s the best thing for us and for the line.

Esther: I can’t get over how friendly everyone is here, especially that, um, security officer. What– what was his name again?

Lauren: Charlie?

Esther: Yeah. Yeah, yeah, right. Uh, especially him.

Lauren: Okay. Eye on the prize, Esther. You came here to pick up a Forrester dress, not a security guard.

Charlie: Well, uh, if you young ladies wouldn’t mind popping over there, Mr. Forrester will see you.

Lauren: Well thank you, Charlie. Come on, Esther.

Esther: Bye.

Lauren: Hi!

Ridge: Lauren, you made it. Hi.

Lauren: I did. Oh, it’s been too long.

Ridge: Yes, it has. Thanks for making the flight, but you had to, really. I mean, this is for the cream of the crop and without you, it makes no sense.

Lauren: Well, you and I go way back, my friend.

Ridge: Yes, we do.

Lauren: I’m very happy to be here.

Ridge: Who’s this one?

Lauren: This is Esther Valentine. Esther, this is the Ridge Forrester. As hard it may be, try not to fall in love with him.

Esther: Oh, my gosh. It’s such an honor to actually meet you. Your dresses are such a dream. I mean, I dream of them all the time. Last night, I was dreaming–

Lauren: Okay, Esther. You know, we met with Eric earlier. Got a glimpse of one of his designs. It’s beautiful.

Ridge: No, yeah, no, it is. It’s gonna be a good show. I think you’re gonna be surprised how innovative this company has become.

Eric: Look at them! Look what you did! Look at this! It’s gorgeous. Come on. Look at all that.

RJ: No, come on. That– that? I just did the mechanical on that. That is all you. That is completely 100% him.

Eric: No, no. You did much more than that. We both did this. We both did it. There’s so much riding on this collection. My legacy and my whole career and– and my life.

RJ: Granddad, what do you mean– what do you mean your life’s riding on this?

Lauren: Forrester Creations, it’s the best of best. It’s synonymous with classic elegance. I mean, I have a built in clientele just based on your designs alone, so I am very interested to see what’s new. Any chance you would give an old friend a sneak peek?

Ridge: An old friend? Hm. No, you know what? You’re gonna have to wait like the rest of them. But I’m interested to see what catches your eye because we’ve been, you know, pushing the envelope a little bit.

Lauren: Sounds very interesting.

Ridge: What about you, Esther? Having a good time so far?

Esther: Oh, this is like a dream come true. I mean, here I am, in sunny Los Angeles, knowing that tomorrow, I’ll be surrounded by the most beautiful gowns in the world. It makes me feel like a princess.

Ridge: Well, that’s what we try to do, make you feel like a princess. Or a queen.

Esther: Oh, wearing a Forrester original would be a dream come true. I can’t even imagine. Maybe some day.

Lauren: Okay, Esther, you know what? We should go. Let Ridge get back to work. He has lots to do before the show tomorrow. We certainly don’t want to overstay our welcome.

Ridge: I don’t think you could. All right. I’ll see you tomorrow.

Esther: This is so exciting. I have been a fan for so long.

[ Lauren chuckling ]

Lauren: Okay, Esther. Let’s go. Let’s let him work.

Esther: Okay, bye.

Ridge: Bye.

Charlie: So, uh, how’d it go? You gonna be strolling the runway tomorrow?

Esther: Oh, please. I wish.

Lauren: Thank you again for that very comprehensive tour.

Charlie: Well, the, uh, the pleasure was all mine. Until tomorrow then.

Lauren: Okay. We’ll see you then. We’re going. Come on. Let’s go.

RJ: No, what do you mean? What do you mean that your life’s riding on this collection? I– I know that you’re battling medical stuff, but did– did you learn something? Did– did the doctors tell you something? Hey, don’t treat me like a kid right now. Please, tell me what’s going on.

Donna: He is your partner, and he deserves to know everything.

RJ: Yes, I deserve to know everything. Please, tell– what is it?

Eric: You’re right. You’re not a kid. You’re not a kid anymore. You had a lot to learn when you came to me a couple of months ago, didn’t you? But you did. I’m proud of you. I’m so proud of you. You’re a real partner now. I’m so grateful. I’m so grateful we had this time together. You’re extraordinary. Don’t you ever forget that.

RJ: No, what are you talking about? Why are you talking to me like this is over?

Eric: Because it is. Everything has to come to an end, you know? And this is my… my last hurrah.

RJ: What?

Eric: The doctors, um…

RJ: What?

Eric: I’m dying, RJ. I’m… I’m dying.

RJ: No. No.

Thomas: A good designer has to capture the essence of a woman that he is designing for.

Hope: Oh, and is this my essence, Thomas?

Thomas: Well, it is right now, right? I mean, look, you have changed as a woman over time. A designer has to design for the woman that she’s becoming. Right now, that is sexy, passionate, wild. That’s how I see you.

Hope: Well then, I like the way you see me.

Thomas: Mm. And after tomorrow, Hope For The Future will be back in the spotlight, and that means you get to be back in the spotlight, and everyone gets to see this… Hope Logan that I’ve come to know so intimately.

Ridge: All right, Dad. It’s showtime.

RJ: What do you mean you’re dying?

Eric: I know this is hard. It’s hard for Donna too, but this has really opened my eyes, you know.

RJ: It’s opened your eyes? How so?

Eric: Life on this earth is never made so clear as it is to a person who finds out they’re gonna die. I mean, we spend so much time outside ourselves and we don’t come inside and we don’t– we don’t really reach out and– and get close to what we have right here. That’s the gift that’s been given to me. That’s the gift.

RJ: We shouldn’t be making a fashion show. We should be flying in specialists, Donna. This is insane! Why are we doing this?

Eric: No, it’s not. It’s not insane.

RJ: How so?

Eric: It’s not. This is what I want. I want to do this showing and I want to do it… I want to be in this room, here, where I raised my kids. Where I raised your father, in this room. I want to be in this room with these two people who love me so much. Give me your hand. And I– I want you to do this with me, all right? Promise me.

RJ: I can’t stand the thought of losing you. You understand that? I’m not okay with this!

Eric: You are so talented. You’re so talented. You’re gonna set the world on fire. You are. You’re a Forrester, and you’re gonna make this name really proud.

RJ: None of that matters!

Eric: It does.

RJ: You need– no. You need to tell Dad. Dad needs to know. Do you understand how much he loves you?

Eric: I know. I know.

RJ: You know?

Eric: I’m not gonna tell him. All right? I don’t wanna tell him because I don’t want to see in his eyes what I see in yours right now.

RJ: No.

Eric: I want you two to do this with me. I know how much you love me, and you know how much I love you. I want you to respect my wishes. I want to do this– I want to do this my way.

RJ: But you changed my life, Granddad.

Eric: Come here, come here.

Donna: You changed all of our lives.

Eric: Yeah? You changed my life too.

[ Donna sobbing ]

Eric: Okay, I want, um… I’m gonna spend some time by myself in here. Just me. I’m sorry, but, uh, I need this time alone, all right? Just let me have some time.

Donna: Okay. Okay. We’ll just go upstairs for a little bit. Come on. Come on, RJ.

Eric: Go on, go on. Go on.

Donna: Come on, RJ.

[ Indistinct chatter ]

[ Audience applause ]

Donna: Oh, my god.

Listen to that crowd.

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: They love you.

Eric: Yeah, yeah.

Donna: I love you.

Eric: I love you.

[ Audience applause ]

Eric: Tomorrow, I go out on top.

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