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The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Tuesday 11/27/01

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[Knock at the door]

Deacon: If you're looking for your sister. Rick, she's --

Rick: I already talked to Bridget. She told me what happened up in Big Bear, how you practically fell to your knees and begged for her forgiveness -- again.

Deacon: Well, then, to what do I owe this little visit, Rick?

Rick: I just stopped by to tell you that I don't buy it. And nobody in the family does.

Deacon: You know something? I think I owe you and everyone else a big apology. I'm really sorry if I gave any of you the impression that I give a damn what you think. You see, I don't need approval, I don't need forgiveness from any of you. Just from Bridget.

Rick: Do you really think this marriage stands a chance with the entire family lined up against you?

Deacon: Well, we've already seen what happens when Bridget takes on the whole family. What do you think's gonna happen when I decide to help out? I don't really think there's any way that any of you could stop us. Do you?

Kristen: So you'll come?

Bridget: To my sister's engagement party? Of course, I'll come!

Kristen: Oh, thank you.

Bridget: Thank you. After what we've just been through, believe me, Deacon and I could use a good time.

Kristen: Well, I can't exactly promise you that.

Bridget: What?

Kristen: Well, it'll probably end up being kind of a depressing little party. Tony's parents just found out that he's HIV positive. Well, they're happy for us, but it's kind of a solemn, sad happy. You know? Well, and you know how Dad feels.

Bridget: It's hard, isn't it? Your whole life, he's your biggest fan. And then all of a sudden, he's fighting every move you make.

Kristen: So things aren't any better with Dad and Deacon?

Bridget: Well, Dad hasn't tried to run him over with a car lately.

Kristen: Well, hey, that's a good sign.

Bridget: To tell you the truth, I think he's just been too focused on you and Tony to worry about us too much. Kristen, you know he's acting out of love.

Kristen: Yeah. You know, if he wasn't, it would be easier. And then I could just ignore him. But I know he's hurting. So am I.

Bridget: Tony, too, I bet.

Kristen: Yeah. But he's been my rock, and so compassionate towards Dad. I mean, you wouldn't believe it. Watching how he's handling all this, he teaches me to be a better person.

Bridget: You know, it's funny. I mean, he's the one who's sick. You'd think you'd be holding him up.

Kristen: Well, we hold each other up. That is what makes it so right.

Liliana: You're teasing me.

Tony: No, I'm not.

Liliana: Kristen proposed to you?

Tony: She's a modern day woman, I guess.

Liliana: Oh. Well, I guess that's a good thing.

Tony: That's a very good thing.

Liliana: She's taking your name, though?

Tony: Well, actually, I was thinking of taking hers.

Liliana: What?

Tony: Antonio Forrester. What do you think?

Liliana: [Laughs] I think you're trying to give your father a heart attack, Tony?

Tony: I think her father would have a heart attack.

Liliana: Kristen's father.

Tony: Come on, Mom. Cut him some slack. He's been good to me.

Liliana: Until he found out you were sick.

Tony: He doesn't have anything against me personally. He's just worried about his daughter. I would be, too. Well, he'll come around, Mom.

Liliana: How can you be so sure?

Tony: Because love is so much more powerful than fear. It's the most powerful thing in the world. Look what it's done for me.

Liliana: You're right. You're right.

[Phone ringing

Stephanie: Hello.

Massimo: It's me again.

Stephanie: Massimo, I've asked you, please stop calling me.

Massimo: What do you think, that you can just ignore all this and I'll go away?

Stephanie: My daughter is getting married tomorrow. My husband is very upset about this marriage. It's a very difficult time for the whole family. Please.

Massimo: Look, I understand, but you dropped a bomb on me, Stephanie. Ridge is my son. Now, what do you think, I'm gonna just hang out here? I've got to talk to you.

Stephanie: I understand that. Believe me, I do. And I will talk to you -- after the wedding, Massimo.

Massimo: I'll be in touch.

Ridge: Taylor's not going to talk her out of it. She's all for it.

Eric: That I don't understand.

Ridge: My wife's a romantic. What can I say?

Eric: There's nothing romantic about living with AIDS, and that's what Kristen's going to be facing if she marries Tony.

Ridge: Mother, how are you doing?

Stephanie: Oh, I'm fine.

Ridge: I know this has been tough on you, this whole thing with Kristen. Come here. It's gonna be all right. We're not gonna let anything break up this family. Are we, Dad?

Eric: I don't know what else I can do.

Ridge: I think you've done too much already.

Eric: Well, what's that supposed to mean?

Ridge: Dad, just calm down.

Eric: Do you want your sister to marry this man?

Ridge: No. Look, obviously, she's rushing into this. But you're the reason she's doing this, Dad. You've pushed her and you've pushed her, and now she's pushing back.

Stephanie: You think she's just doing this to prove a point?

Ridge: I think she loves the guy, I think she wants to be with him, which she could have done without marrying him. She probably would have if somebody hadn't ordered her to stay away from him. Come on, Dad. Has that approach ever worked with any of us?

Eric: Well, something has to work, Ridge. She's not listening to reason. Look, if Kristen marries Tony --

Ridge: She's not getting married. At least, not tomorrow.

Stephanie: What's going to stop her?

Ridge: I am.

Bridget: So Tony's parents are being supportive?

Kristen: It amazes me. Their son, the light of their lives, has a terminal illness. I wouldn't blame them if they were wallowing in their grief, but they're not. They're worried about Tony and me and what they can do to help us.

Bridget: Which is why they went to talk to Dad and Stephanie.

Kristen: Yeah, for all the good that did them. But they're wonderful people for trying. I'm very lucky to have them. And to have Tony. Of course, our family doesn't see it that way. You know, even the ones who do support us, it's because they feel sorry for me.

Bridget: Does it really matter what they think?

Kristen: I know it shouldn't. But it does. You know, I look at Tony, and I see a hero. I see the bravest, most sensitive, caring man I've ever known in my whole life, and it bothers me that people are missing that, because all they see is the virus. All they see is a victim.

Bridget: Well, hey, I mean, if everyone knew what a great guy he was, you might not have snagged him.

Kristen: Oh, thanks a lot.

Bridget: Oh, seriously. I think he'd probably be off with some supermodel or something.

Kristen: Oh, come on.

Bridget: Come on, you know I think you guys are perfect together.

Kristen: Oh, really?

Bridget: Yes. And so the family doesn't see it right away, but they will. This party is a good start.

Kristen: I hope so. I don't even want anyone mentioning HIV. Not that I'm in denial. We know what we have to face, and we will soon enough. But tonight isn't about that. It's just about Tony and I.

Bridget: And the people who love you.

Kristen: Exactly.

Bridget: Well, I think it's gonna be a blast. Especially if Sally's throwing it.

Kristen: Sally isn't throwing it.

Bridget: Oh. Who is?

Kristen: I am.

Bridget: What? No, no, wait. You're throwing your own engagement party?

Kristen: Yeah, I know, it's a little sad, isn't it? But given the circumstances --

Bridget: Let me do it.

Kristen: No, Bridget.

Bridget: Yes, I want to. It'd be so much fun.

Kristen: No, you're really sweet. I appreciate that, but honey, it's tonight.

Bridget: So? That's why God invented caterers. Besides, you probably have it all set up, right?

Kristen: Yeah, I do.

Bridget: Okay, so I'll just call and tell them to come to my place instead. Please let me do it.

Kristen: Are you sure you want to do this?

Bridget: Yes, it would make me so happy.

Kristen: Really? 'Cause it would mean a lot to me.

Bridget: Is that a yes?

Kristen: Yes. Thank you. Thank you.

Tony: So what do you think?

Liliana: You make me so proud.

Tony: It's not too bad, is it?

Liliana: I'm not talking about the dress, mi hijo. I'm talking about you.

Kristen: You know, I can't tell you how much I appreciate you doing this.

Bridget: I'm looking forward to it.

Kristen: Oh, so am I -- now, at least.

Bridget: So should I be the one to invite Dad?

Kristen: No. No, I need to do that myself -- even though the last couple times we've talked, it hasn't gone very well.

Bridget: You've got to keep trying.

Kristen: I know. He means too much to me.

Bridget: I'm just curious -- have you ever told him that?

Kristen: No. I've been insisting stubbornly that I could do it without him. When did you get so smart?

Bridget: Oh, I don't know.

Kristen: Come on, I'll walk you out.

Bridget: Okay.

Deacon: Hey, Ricky, look, why don't you have a beer, kick back, watch the game, we'll bond a little bit. It'll be nice.

Rick: Are you kidding me?

Deacon: Rick, you might as well start playing nice, 'cause, I mean, it does look like I'm gonna be around for a while.

Rick: No, you won't. This marriage is never gonna last.

Deacon: Well, if you don't think so, then why are you harassing me? I'm sure you've got better things to do. Hey, I've got an idea. Why don't you go buy that wife of yours some pickle-flavored ice cream, huh?

Rick: Okay, that's what this is about, isn't it, huh? You're just punishing me because Amber is pregnant.

Deacon: Yeah, Rick, that's right. This is all about you. Couldn't possibly be about anything that Bridget has to offer, could it?

Rick: Nothing you'd appreciate.

Deacon: You see, man, that's -- that's where you're wrong.

Rick: You honestly expect me to believe that you're in love with her?

Deacon: No, I don't expect you to believe anything, but it's true.

Rick: Well, I'm sorry, Deacon, I'm afraid you're gonna have to prove it.

Deacon: Rick, I don't have to prove anything to anybody.

Rick: No, that's where you're wrong. My father, my brothers, my mother, we're all watching you. One false move, Deacon, one, and we're gonna nail your butt to the wall.

Deacon: Okay. Come back soon. Now, if I didn't love you, would I put up with any of this crap?

Stephanie: How are you going to do that?

Ridge: I'm simply going to talk to her.

Stephanie: Well, I think you're overestimating your influence with your sister. No one's gonna talk her out of this marriage.

Ridge: This whole thing has gotten so completely out of hand, I think we just need to step back a little bit and calm down.

Eric: Ridge, your sister's life is at stake here. We can't just step back and calm down.

Ridge: Dad, there's got to be a middle ground. Somewhere, there's got to be a middle ground here.

Stephanie: Your father doesn't understand the meaning of "middle ground." You remember, though, asking me to approve of Brooke and Thorne's marriage, don't you?

Eric: Of course I do. That was completely different.

Stephanie: How?

Eric: How? Kristen could die. Why doesn't anybody understand that? I could lose my little girl.

Kristen: Daddy?

Deacon: Where'd you go?

Bridget: Did you miss me?

Deacon: Can't you tell? Come here.


Bridget: Oh, Deacon, stop playing. Wait, wait, wait.

Deacon: What? Hey, listen to me. You can't kiss a guy like that and then just play hard-to-get, baby, huh?

Bridget: Oh, I know. But we can't do this right now.

Deacon: I think we can.

Bridget: No, we can't. We're having a party. I just invited the whole family over.

[Knock on door]

Bridget: Come in!

Caterer: Um, we're here for the party.

Bridget: Oh, yeah, great. Kitchen's over there.

Deacon: Babe, listen to me, come here. This is probably not the best time for a party, huh?

Bridget: Oh, honey. We can't wait just a few hours?

Deacon: No, no, that's not what I'm talking about. Your family is not exactly thrilled with me right now. Baby, you have a party, no one's gonna come.

Bridget: Yeah, they will. Well, maybe not Mom, but --

Deacon: Yeah, your dad or your brothers --

Bridget: No, no, Deacon, they're all gonna be here. Actually, this is a party for Kristen and Tony.

Deacon: Who, that sappy guy?

Bridget: Nice. Deacon, he's in love. And so is my sister. So tonight, the whole family's going to get together to support them. And that means you, too.

Deacon: Well, hey, you know, there's nothing I love doing better than kickin' it with my in-laws.

Bridget: Uh-huh. That's the spirit. Oh, hold on one second. Follow me. The kitchen's over there.

Kristen: I wish I could take away your fear.

Eric: You can, honey. Call off this wedding.

Ridge: Or postpone it. We could all use a little time to get used to the idea.

Eric: I'm got ever going to get used to the idea.

Ridge: Dad, you've got to give a little bit here.

Kristen: No. No, he doesn't. I'm not asking him to give a little. I'm asking him to give a lot. And I know it. I know you're scared. You want to know a secret? I'm scared, too.

Eric: You are?

Kristen: Of course.

Stephanie: Sweetheart, if there's the slightest doubt in your mind --

Kristen: No, that's not what I'm saying. I'm getting married -- to a man who could get very sick. You know, maybe not for years, but someday -- you all think I'm wearing blinders, I don't know what I'm getting into, what could happen -- that's not true. I have all the same questions that you have. Am I strong enough? Can I really handle this? Will I end up alone with no children? Will I get AIDS?

Eric: Honey, that's why you can't go through with this.

Kristen: No, Dad. That's why I need your help. And yours, mother. And Ridge. I know this is what I'm meant to do. This is the path I'm meant to take. But I also know I can't do it alone. I need my family. I need you for strength and support. I'm so ashamed to even ask, because I haven't been there for you.

Stephanie: Oh, honey --

Kristen: No, I'm sorry. It felt like I didn't fit in, and so I thought you'd be better off without me, so Ii went away. I didn't come back, not even when you had your stroke, Mom, and not even when Taylor was sick. I was wrong.

Ridge: It's all right. It's all right. You're here now. It's okay.

Kristen: Well, there's a reason for that. It's Tony. Dad, you are so afraid that he's going to take me away from you, but he's the one who brought me back. He's the one who won't even let me give up on you, because he knows how much you mean to me -- when I won't even admit it. Tony taught me the value of family, and now he is my family. And I can't turn my back on him, and I won't.

Eric: It's a very easy thing for you to say right now.

Kristen: Yes, yes, it's amazingly easy. Do you want to know why? Because all the good that we have by far outweighs the bad, and that should tell you something, because we have a lot of bad. But we also have lots of joy and excitement and inspiration.

Eric: And fear.

Kristen: Yes. Yes, there is that, too. Dad, if that's all you can see, then who's the one wearing blinders? We're having a party tonight at Bridget's to celebrate all that Tony and I have. I want you to be there. I need you to be there.

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