Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
Transcript provided by and proofread by Suzanne
[ Reflective music ]
Katie: Check, check. Check. One, two. Forrester. Forrester. How’d that sound? Good? Okay, great. Thank you. Hey, there he is. The man of the hour.
Eric: What, what? Me?
Katie: Oh, yes. Don’t joke. Of course, I mean you.
Katie: How are you feeling?
Eric: Like I was born to do this.
Donna: Oh, I truly think you were.
[ Eric chuckling ]
Eric: There you are.
Donna: There you are. Are you ready, honey bear?
Eric: Am I ready? Come on. Look at this. I have to say, it never gets old. The thrill and the excitement and the anticipation and with a little added layer today, I’m going head-to-head with my son.
Katie: All right. Well, make sure you take it easy. Remember what the doctor said.
Eric: Yes, well, the doctor said a lot of things, but he didn’t say anything about this day today, here. This day, this feeling, I’ve never felt this alive in my life.
Ridge: Well, I guess it wouldn’t be day of if something didn’t go wrong. We gotta fix this or give me another option.
Kenzie: We’ll make do.
Ridge: Thank you.
Carter: Sorry. Excuse me.
Ridge: Oh, hi. This is your fault.
Carter: What is?
Ridge: This. The dress. You shot your mouth off last night.
Carter: I paid you a compliment.
Ridge: You said I had it in the bag, is what you said.
Carter: I said you might just pull this thing off.
Ridge: That’s the same thing and now, you’ve jinxed me. We’re scrambling.
Brooke: Oh, Carter. I know better than to say something that’s going to jinx Ridge the day of the showing. Just go with it. I’m gonna go see Donna.
Carter: All right. I won’t say anything to you before showing ever again.
Ridge: Thank you. Why are you here?
Carter: Wanna let you know that Katie and I, we went over our intro, the language of how this is gonna work. The guests will make their selections, I’ll tabulate their orders and winner takes all. The mantle of Forrester Couture, this CEO office. The stakes have never been higher.
Ridge: I’m ready.
Model: Everything okay, RJ?
RJ: Yeah. Thank you, yeah. Sorry, uh, it’s just that Eric wanted these alterations sent to Angelo two minutes ago and he should have them now. Great, thank you all. Uh, one more thing. Please make sure that, uh, Eric gets a one– a final– another look. Make sure he gets another look before the show. You’re all set. Thank you so much.
RJ: Thank you.
Luna: You okay? What was that about?
RJ: I’m fine. I… I told you that I trusted you and I mean it. Luna, you know how I’ve been– you know, I’ve been worried about my granddad’s health. He told me last night… my granddad’s dying.
Luna: I can’t believe it.
RJ: I’m still in shock myself.
Luna: Wait, so he just found out a few days ago? Should– should your granddad even be doing all of this today?
RJ: Oh, no. He insists. He’s full of life. He’s more inspired than ever. It just doesn’t make any sense.
Luna: I feel awful for him and for you.
RJ: Just even more conflicted now.
Luna: Wait, your– your father still doesn’t know? Hey. I’m gonna do whatever I can to help you through this, ‘kay?
Katie: We are so happy to have you here. Oh, Brooke, Donna. Uh, sorry to interrupt, but look who’s here.
Brooke: Fanny Greyson.
Katie: I’m gonna excuse myself. I have some things I need to take care of backstage.
Fanny: Brooke, I was delighted to receive a golden ticket. Flew this morning. I’m so excited to see Eric and Ridge’s latest designs.
Brooke: We all are. I want you to meet my sister, Donna Logan. Fanny is an amazing singer.
Donna: Of course, I know who she is. Brooke, come on. Oh, my god, I love watching and listening to your videos online. They’re amazing.
Fanny: Oh, that’s so kind.
Van Frankfurt: Brooke, darling. So happy to see you.
Brooke: I’m so glad you could make it.
Van Frankfurt: Wouldn’t miss this Forrester exclusive fashion show for the world.
Brooke: That’s right. Fanny Greyson, I’d like you to meet Countess Von Frankfurt.
Fanny: Pleased to meet you.
Van Frankfurt: Yes.
Brooke: So glad that you’re here. Donna.
Donna: Oh, hi.
[ Items clattering ]
Esther: Oh, I’m so sorry. Let me help you.
Lauren: It’s okay, Esther. He’s got it.
Esther: Oh, oh, oh.
Brooke: And from Genoa City, Ms. Lauren Fenmore.
Lauren: Oh, Countess.
Brooke: And Esther Valentine.
Lauren: Fanny, so lovely to see you.
Fanny: Feels like no time has passed.
Lauren: I know, right? Hi, darling. How are you?
Donna: How are you?
Lauren: It’s great to see you.
Esther: I can’t believe that I’m actually in the Forrester showroom. Oh.
Van Frankfurt: Close your mouth, dear. Wouldn’t want to catch any flies.
[ Donna chuckling ]
Ridge: You did this.
Paris: We ran into Mackenzie downstairs.
Ridge: Okay. Where did you learn this little trick?
Ridge: Nowhere? I know you’re talented, but this is not something you could just pull out of your hat, so who taught you?
Ridge: Dad, of course. That doesn’t surprise me at all. Well, listen, you saved the day. So did you. Making this part of the foundation was inspired. All right. Thank you all. I’ll see you downstairs.
Brooke: I know how much you love your father.
Ridge: Damn right, I do. Hi.
Brooke: But I also know how much you wanna win this thing.
Ridge: Damn right, I do. I wanna put this behind us.
Lauren: Oh, that sounds fabulous.
Van Frankfurt: Didn’t want to leave the yacht, but Monaco was divine as ever.
Esther: Oh, don’t mind if I do.
Van Frankfurt: No.
Lauren: I’m good, thank you.
Esther: Oh, thank you. Probably holding off for pigs in a blanket or a hot dog. Countess Frankfurter, right? I like a good old fashioned hot dog myself. Extra onions, relish.
Van Frankfurt: It’s Frankfurt, not frankfurter.
Esther: So, probably happens all the time. I apologize.
Charlie: No– no offense intended, yeah. Just– just doing my job, you know. Gotta check the– have a nice day.
[ Charlie sighing ]
Van Frankfurt: Who is this simple creature and what is she doing at a elegant Forrester fashion show?
Lauren: Ah, well, that is the one and only, Esther valentine.
Charlie: Ticket, ma’am. Come on.
Esther: Oh, okay.
Charlie: No, no, no. I know, I’m just kidding. I just– I just wanted to see if you were still packing your lethal feather duster.
Esther: Oh, I never leave home without it.
Charlie: Oh, my god. Tell– tell me you did not just do the double helix. Nobody does– you know what? I hope this show is half as entertaining as you are.
Zende: I wanted to come see you in Nashville, but we were prepping like crazy.
Paris: Yeah, I heard it was fire.
Fanny: Oh, that’s so kind. You should come to another one as my guests.
Fanny: Yes, of course. I would be so honored. I love Forrester. I was telling Ridge earlier, I’m hoping to find the most beautiful and special gown today.
Luna: Yeah, well, it’s gonna be hard to choose just one.
Charlie: Okay, it– it– it– it’s none of my darn business, but, I mean, are you two just spectators today? Or are you gonna add to the old wardrobes?
Lauren: Oh, well.
Charlie: Oh, my God. Put– put that away. I’m gonna have to get extra security detail for that.
Esther: Well, Mrs. Chancellor, I– I worked for her for decades, and she was really generous to me. And I spent a lot of time with her, so I would see Eric and Ridge’s breathtaking designs, and it’s always been a dream of mine to own a Forrester original gown for myself.
Lauren: Okay, that’s really wonderful, Esther, but put your money away, okay?
Charlie: Esther, I– I promise you, you will find the gown of your dreams. I mean, this is– this is the finest collection I’ve ever seen.
Woman: Sounds good.
Ridge: Thank you. Bye.
Brooke: This jinx talk and all this nervous energy you have going on, I think it’s more than just preshow jitters. I think it’s because you’re going into battle with your father, a man that you love and admire.
Ridge: First of all, this is adrenaline. It always gets going at the show. You know that. And, yeah, I don’t like going against my dad, but… I have to. I have to pull this off. For the good of the company.
Donna: Katie is all ready with her intro.
Donna: This is it. We are doing it.
Eric: Yeah, we are, aren’t we? This is great. Look, I’m going to, um… I’m gonna watch from back here, all right?
Donna: Oh. Oh, okay, well, then I’ll join you.
Eric: No, no, that’s all right. I just want to take it all in. All right? You– you watch from out front.
Donna: Okay… you know, I support you 1,000%.
Eric: I do. It means so much to me, too. So don’t think about anything else. Just go out and… enjoy the beauty of everything that happens today. My final collection.
Brooke: For good luck.
[ Audience murmuring ]
Katie: Welcome. Good afternoon. I’m Katie Logan. I am head of PR for Forrester Creations, and it is my distinct honor and pleasure to welcome all of you to this exclusive event. Before we get started, I’d like to highlight a few people in our audience who have made today possible. Zende Forrester, who is an integral part of our design team. Paris Buckingham, whom I’m sure you all know, heads our foundation. Carter Walton, our brilliant COO, RJ, Ridge Forrester, Jr., who has been co-designing with his grandfather, the esteemed Eric Forrester.
[ Applause ]
Katie: My beautiful sister, Brooke Logan Forrester, who is a legend unto herself. And Ridge Forrester, who needs no introduction, but… I wouldn’t want to make him feel left out.
[ Audience laughing ]
Katie: Truly, we are all honored to have you here. You have flown in from all over the world, from Paris, from Milan, from Genoa City, Wisconsin. And I just want to be clear about how today is gonna go. So you will be seeing designs from Eric and from Ridge. All of the gowns will be numbered. And did everyone get their pencil and their piece of paper that we passed out? Okay, good, good, good.
Von Frankfurt: And how am I to know whether I’m buying an Eric Forrester or a Ridge Forrester original?
Katie: Oh, you won’t. That’s part of the fun. We’ve decided to create an air of mystery for today’s event.
[ Audience murmuring ]
[ Lively instrumental ]
Katie: You might say that this is highly unusual, and you wouldn’t be wrong, but Forrester has always broken the mold. We have, for decades, solidified our reputation with our buyers, with our clientele, based on opulence and elegance. And we’re going to see plenty of that today. But we are also not afraid to reinvent ourselves. You are going to see examples of both schools of thought, and I encourage you to write down the gown that you love the most. And if you’re lucky enough to win your selection, you will come back to Forrester. You’ll have a private fitting with either Ridge or Eric. But best of all, you will have a first look at the new Couture collection. I can feel the excitement in the room. Can’t you? Hundreds of hours have gone in to each and every design. I think it’s fair to say that both Eric and Ridge have poured more of themselves into these collections than they ever have with anything else they produce. Some might say that that is the curse of the artist. Others might say that it’s what makes life worth living. So, without further ado, the House of Forrester Couture.
[ Audience applauding ]
Katie: We begin our collection with look number one. This exquisite gown comes exclusively in black taffeta with a luxurious trumpeted tulle skirt.
Donna: It’s pure class. Just like my honey bear.
Katie: No attention to detail has been overlooked with this beautiful creation, complete with a hand-sewn gemstone bodice. The designer has completed this look with sheer opera gloves, giving this gown a timeless feel. Look number two is an elevated column satin gown with a modern bustier bodice. As you can see, these bright red crystals shimmer with every turn. The high slit in back gives this look an added layer of style and sophistication. Once again, we present looks number one and two.
Ridge: Well, we’re off to the races.
Eric: Off to the races. Yeah, so we are.
Ridge: So what’s your plan? You gonna go out there? Or are you gonna watch your defeat from back here?
Eric: Defeat? No, no, I hardly think so. I– I’ve been watching here. I can see it. I can feel it.
Eric: The day is mine, Ridge.
Ridge: Your grand finale, right?
Eric: My grand finale. That’s right.
[ Eric chuckling ]
[ Coughing ]