The Bold & The Beautiful Friday August 10 2001

By Stephanie
Proofread by Becky

Antonio: Oh, what am I doing? I don't even know what to say. All right, you have to do this. You have to tell Kristen that you're HIV-positive. I'll tell her tonight.

Kristen: It's him. Hi.

Antonio: Wow. You look beautiful.

Kristen: Thank you. So do you.

Antonio: I've missed you.

Kristen: I've missed you too. I am so glad you could make it tonight.

Antonio: So where are you taking me?

Kristen: What do you mean?

Antonio: Well, you said that we were going out to dinner, something el fresco.

Kristen: Right, here, by the pool. Mother is throwing a dinner party.

Antonio: Oh. We're eating here with your family?

Kristen: Is that all right?

Antonio: Well, actually, I was hoping for something a little more private, you know. I haven't seen you in a few days. I was hoping that we could be alone.

Kristen: Oh, well, we don't have to stay long. Come on... My family can't wait to see you.

Eric: Everybody, look, gather round please, Stephanie and I have something we want to say.

Stephanie: Well, um... Thorne has annulled his marriage. And I know not everyone is happy about the suddenness of his decision to do that. It's never easy to watch a marriage fail, especially one that we've all been asked to put such faith in. But I think we sort of have to follow his lead and accept the fact that this was just never meant to be. But I also want to say a couple of things about Brooke. She's made some very significant contributions to this family, to the company. She's a very shrewd, capable businesswoman. And she gave your father here two beautiful children that we're very proud to have in this family and will always be thankful for. I guess, we just have to accept the fact that they were never meant to be together.

Eric: Look, I think what Stephanie is trying to say is that, as sudden as this decision was, Thorne made the right decision.

Stephanie: And on a lighter note, I've kind of made a decision, you know? Your aunt Pam has been torturing me, begging me for years to go on a vacation with her, just the two sisters. So I've decided to do this. I'm going to go on a cruise.

Bridget: Oh, that's great.

Eric: But what does all of this have to do with Thorne and Brooke?

Stephanie: Well, Thorne's decision has just made me realize that you're old enough and wise enough to take care of yourself. He sort of has found himself again. You and Taylor are really happy. Kristen is back home, thank goodness. And she seems to have found some really wonderful happiness with Tony. So I mean, who knows what the future holds. But let's pray that it will be something wonderful that works out for them.

Ridge: All right so, let me get this straight... You're going on a vacation because you think we're all capable of taking care of ourselves for a while, huh?

Stephanie: Do I think you're capable... I'm not so sure but this is a decision I've made. I've been watching over you since you're babies and I need a break.

Eric: You do. I think you should take one. It's about time too. Get out of the house.


Sophia: (Speaking Spanish)

Clarke: Sophie, what's going on?

Sophia: Nothing.

Clarke: I understand a little Spanish and I thought I heard you say Tony... HIV. Does Tony have HIV? Oh, my God.


Antonio: Kristen, I really think that we should be alone. I need to talk to you.

Gary: Well, there you are, you two.

Gary: The cutthroat part of the game is about to begin.

Kristen: You're so stuck on yourself it's pathetic. I doubt i've ever met someone so annoying.

Stacey: I can't stand her.

Angel: Everyone in this town has a little something in the closet that we're beginning to uncover.

Oh, I found it.

Oh, yes. You are going nuts!

Kristen: This guy's a freak.

Hold it! Hold it!

Oh, mama, what a night. Something doesn't make sense.

That's a big piece of evidence.

He's number one on the list


Sophia: This is none of your business. Tony's medical condition is his.

Clarke: How about you? You were his lover. What's your condition?

Sophia: I'm fine.

Clarke: You've been tested?

Sophia: Yes, we were very careful. I always insisted on safe sex.

Clarke: God, this is unbelievable. Oh, no, no... Kristen. He might have given it to her. Tell me, Sophia, what about Kristen?


Taylor: Tony? I thought you were going to talk to Kristen.

Antonio: I was. I mean, I am. It's just that I didn't know that she was going to bring me to a family party.

Taylor: All right, well, you can do it later. In the meantime you need to relax.

Antonio: Relax? I am just about to tell the woman that I love that I'm HIV-positive. I can't make love to her. I can't give her children. When she finds out, this is going to break her heart. And her whole family is going to despise me for it.


Deacon: Maybe I should have listened today Thorne. I wouldn't have to wear these ugly things again.

Amber: Come on. They're not that bad.

Deacon: You don't have to wear them. You do realize, of course, that you are never ever showing those pictures to anyone. Are we clear?

Amber: Aye, aye, skipper.

Deacon: That's very cute. Very cute.

Rick: So how are you doing?

Amber: I'm all right.

Bridget: It seems so weird not seeing mom and Thorne here.

Rick: I know. (Taps glass) excuse me. I know mom made one announcement tonight but I would like to make another one.

Eric: Don't tell me you're leaving town too.

Kristen: No, no, I think I'll be staying in L.A. For a very long time and that's what I wanted to tell you. This is where I belong.

Stephanie: Yes, it is.

Kristen: Of all the things that I have done and all the places I've been, nothing has ever meant as much to me as being here tonight with you. And I want to thank the person who brought me back to you. Tony, thank you for teaching me the value of family and showing me what life is really about. Simple, carefree pleasures, like this. May there be many more for all of us.

Eric: Here, here. All right, come on, Tony, speech!

Stephanie: Yes.

Antonio: I think you're all giving me a little too much credit.

Kristen: No, we're not.

Eric: Before you came along, Kristen had become almost like a stranger to us.

Kristen: Yeah. But you changed all that.

Antonio: You've changed me too. You know, it's been an honor getting to know all of you. You're all very special people. And you've all become very important to me.

Stephanie: Well, you're important to us, Tony.

Eric: You made our daughter very happy.

Antonio: Well, she's done the same thing for me. She has showed me a happiness that I could never even imagine. She's brought a joy to me so intense that feeling it even just for a moment, you've made my life worthwhile. That's what she's taught me, you know. She's taught me that every moment, it's significant, you know. Every moment is precious. It's unique. There won't be another moment like this one, you know. Thank you all for including me tonight. Your party and your family.

Kristen: Oh...


Deacon: Hey, Eric... We'll have to do this more often.

Eric: You think?

Deacon: That was quite a speech, huh?

Eric: Yes, Tony is a very eloquent speaker.

Deacon:  Eloquent, okay. You guys like to do that, huh? You know, open occupy, talk about your feelings, talk about how happy you are, that sort of thing, huh?

Eric: Fact is we haven't had that much to be happy about lately.

Deacon: Yeah, yeah. I heard about Brooke and Thorne. That's tough.

Eric: It's too bad you didn't listen to what she had to say about that. You and Bridget could easily suffer the same fate.

Deacon: Tell me that you're not going to go in for all that sentimental garbage about soul mates.

Eric: No, it's not that I'm worried about. I'm worried about Bridget.

Deacon: Well, in all seriousness, I'm going to take good care of her, don't worry.

Eric: You better. Because I'm watching you, Deacon. Nobody hurts my children. Remember that.

Deacon: Eric, can't we all just get along?


Antonio: This is crazy. I shouldn't be here.

Taylor: You're doing just fine.

Antonio: Fine? I broke down in front of your entire family.

Taylor: I thought what you said was beautiful.

Antonio: What about what Kristen said, about me changing her life, about me being the best thing that's ever happened to her?

Taylor: Because you make her very happy.

Antonio: Yeah, well in a few minutes, that's all about to change. All of our dreams, all our happiness, everything is just going to be gone.

Taylor: You're going to tell her right now?

Antonio: Well, what's the point of waiting, huh? It's not going to get any easier. Look, there's no easy way to tell the person that you're in love with that you're HIV-positive. At least if I tell her here, she will have her family. She will have support. She will have her mom, her dad, you. There she goes.

Taylor: Tony...

Antonio: No, I have to do this. I have to do this now.

Antonio: Kristen.

Kristen: Hey, there you are. Are you ready to go?

Antonio: No.

Kristen: No, it's okay. I talked to mom and dad. They said we could sneak out early.

Antonio: Look, I don't want to leave, not yet. There's something I have to tell you first.


Ridge: Hey, I think Kristen's finally found herself a winner.

Stephanie: Tony seems genuinely smitten, that's for sure.

Ridge: Smitten? The guy is totally hooked.

Eric: He doesn't have any qualms about sharing his emotions.

Stephanie: No, he certainly doesn't.

Ridge: A guy who is afraid to open up, not afraid to put himself out there, what do you think about Tony?

Taylor: What do I think?

Ridge: You like him, right?

Taylor: I think he's a remarkable guy.

Ridge: He is remarkable. I don't care if he works for Spectra. What the hell, you know. He's ambitious, he's talented and he's got my little sister walk on air.

Stephanie: That's for sure. I think it's wonderful.

Eric: Well, of course you think it's wonderful. You would think anything is wonderful that would keep Kristen here in L.A. Well, you're right. Cheers.

Ridge: Cheers.


Sophia: Clarke, I understand your concern about Kristen. But I really -- I -- I can't discuss this.

Clarke: What do you mean? She's dating Tony. If he's HIV-positive, she could have it too.

Sophia: This is between Tony and Kristen. It doesn't involve you.

Clarke: Yes, this involves me. And who are you to protect him? I'm her ex-husband, and I still care about her!

Sophia: So does Tony. And he isn't going to let anything happen to her.

Clarke: Is she okay?

Sophia: I don't know.

Clarke: So far I can't, you've got to help me out here. You've got to give me something. How did Kristen react when Tony told her that he was HIV-positive? He did tell her. She doesn't know? Kristen doesn't know that Tony is HIV-positive?


Kristen: You have something to tell me?

Antonio: Yes, I do.

Kristen: Tony, your hands are shaking.

Antonio: Kristen, look into my eyes.

Kristen: Okay.

Antonio: I love you. I love you with everything in my heart. And there's nothing more that I want than a life with you. Everything we talked about, marriage, children. I even pictured us starting up our own -- our own clothing house, you know, having a dynasty of our own.. -- It's the life that I want.

Kristen: I want all that too.

Antonio: I know. And you deserve that.

Kristen: So do you.

Antonio: You know, all my life, I've been trying to live my life with integrity. And I've always considered myself an honest man.

Kristen: You are.

Antonio: Then why can't you just say it? God, just tell her. You know she deserves to know.

Taylor: Tony?

Kristen: It's okay. You're just nervous.

Antonio: No, Kristen, I'm terrified.

Kristen: Well, you don't have to be. I know what you're going to say.

Antonio: No, Kristen. You don't. You have no idea.

Kristen: Men. You have no idea how transparent you can be. You're trembling. You've been jumpy all night. First you want to go somewhere private. Now you want to stay. And then there's that speech you made to my family about wanting to be included and how there's never going to be another night like this one. I know.

Antonio: No, you don't. You don't understand, Kristen.

Kristen: Yes, I do. You want to get married.

Antonio: Yes, I -- I do. I want to get married more than anything in the world. But --

Kristen: Then let's do it.

Antonio: Kristen, wait.

Kristen: No, I don't want to wait. I don't have to. Not with you. Tony, I know how I feel. There is no doubt in my mind that you are the only man for me. And I know you feel the same way too.

Antonio: Yes, I do. I --

Kristen: Then there's nothing stopping us.

Antonio: Kristen... I didn't come here to propose to you. I mean, I wish I could. I wish I could propose to you right now and make you my wife right here. But I have to tell you something. Something that I should have told you weeks ago.

Kristen: You're so serious.

Antonio: This is serious.

Kristen: Come on... Nothing can be that bad.

Antonio: This is worse than anything you could ever imagine.

Kristen: What? What is it, Tony? What are you trying to tell me?