The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 1/4/06


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[Brooke remembering]

Nick: I picked that up on the coast of Cameroon.

Brooke: Oh, it's pretty.

Nick: To what do I owe?

Brooke: I came here to ask your advice.

Nick: Really? You sure you want my advice?

Brooke: I'm just not sure who to go to. Not about this.

Nick: Okay. I'm all ears.

Brooke: I found something out about Taylor.

Nick: Taylor?

Brooke: Yes. And I'm not sure if I should go to Ridge with it.

Nick: Unless -- depends on what it is.

Brooke: On New Yearís Eve, I walked in on Taylor kissing Hector.

Stephanie: Believe me, I know how much you wanted him home with you for the holidays.

Taylor: Well, I didn't consider it too much to ask.

Stephanie: He's on his way now, though, isn't he? And you, as usual, have been so patient and faithful. How many other wives would've been mad as hell, and wanted to have punished their husbands?

Taylor: I was mad as hell.

Stephanie: You have no idea what a relief it is to me, that he's married to someone as mature as you. Someone that he can love and trust so completely.

Taylor: Stop it, Stephanie. I don't deserve your praise. Not anymore.

Thorne: Megan's promotion was well-deserved. But with the way things are going around here -- if I don't fill that position, I'm going to be in trouble.

Darla: Don't worry, honey, you'll find someone.

Sally: Hello, troops. I got your message to come by. Listen, if this is about me squatting at your house --

Darla: Sally, don't you be silly. We love having you there. No, I called you because we need your help. I'm going to see if the applicants are here.

Sally: Applicants?

Thorne: Well, Megan has been promoted. And I'm about to interview the final candidates for the executive assistant position. And Sally, I need your help.

Sally: Well, unfortunately, my decision-making abilities have been far from sterling lately.

Thorne: You're a pro. And you know what to look for in a good assistant. And this is a very, very important position. I need someone who is business savvy. Someone with people skills. And someone who can cover my back when all the --

Sally: Well, I will admit that things have gotten a bit messy around here, what with queen Stephanie on the warpath, and the drastic change of direction she has in mind for the company.

Thorne: So you'll help me?

Sally: Why not? Why not? It will brighten my day, seeing all of those precious wannabes left wanting.

Thorne: Good, thank you, Sally. Thank you.

Darla: Our first candidate is here. This is Miss Chrissy Sinclair.

Thorne: All right. Thank you for coming.

Chrissy: Hello.

Thorne: Hi.

Chrissy: I was under the impression we'd be alone.

Thorne: This is Sally Spectra. You should feel privileged to be in the same room with her, actually. Why don't we get started?

Chrissy: Sounds good to me.

Chrissy: I'm not at all afraid of long hours. I think work should be fun for everybody. And I promise, I'll work with you as closely as humanly possible. Just give me a chance, and I'll show you exactly what I'm willing to do for Forrester Creations.

Thorne: Well, I think we may have found something.

Sally: Yeah -- the Himalayas. Honey, I think we've heard enough, seen enough. So why don't you put your jacket back on, and hit the door, hmm?

Thorne: Well, we'll let you know.

Chrissy: Well, thank you for your time, anyway.

Sally: You know something, Thorne, I can read people, and that young woman says "double trouble" with a couple of double Dís.

Thorne: So it's a pass?

Sally: It's a bomb.

Taylor: Stephanie, I am not a saint, and quite frankly, I am tired of being called that. I've made mistakes. I've been quick to judge. And this marriage of Ridge and I is not this perfect little picture of happiness that you've painted it out to be.

Stephanie: What marriage is perfect, honey? The important thing is, you trust and respect one another, and there's great integrity in the relationship.

Taylor: I have something to tell you, Stephanie. I was angry. I was angry that Ridge couldn't be bothered to come home on the holidays to spend it with his wife and his children. He had the company jet, he could've flown here, and then he could've turned around and gone right back.

Stephanie: Well, yes, he could have, but honey, you know he missed you and the kids.

Taylor: No, but I told him that I wanted to spend new year's eve with him. I told him that, but he wouldn't respect that. I'm not a priority.

Stephanie: What are you getting upset about now for?

Taylor: Because I am upset that I am never his priority.

Stephanie: What's going on here?

Taylor: I'm lonely. I'm lonely, Stephanie. Believe it or not, I need my husband with me.

Stephanie: And he will be.

Taylor: Maybe it's too late.

Stephanie: Too late?

Taylor: On New Yearís Eve, I didn't spend it alone.

Brooke: I saw Hector's badge there, then it dawned on me why Taylor was acting so strange.

Nick: And that's when you went back upstairs?

Brooke: That's when I saw them kissing.

Nick: Can't say I saw that coming.

Brooke: You should've seen the look on her face.

Nick: Yeah, I can imagine.

Brooke: She claimed it was innocent, that hector was just comforting her.

Nick: Oh, come on, Brooke. She let the guy in the house, she knew what he was there for.

Brooke: St. Taylor, turning down a man in need? I don't think so.

Nick: And stop with the "saint." I never bought that. If she was really a saint, she would've respected your marriage with Ridge.

Brooke: And now that I know what she's capable of, it makes me wonder what she's done. Other things that she's done that we haven't found out about, Nick. Other men she's been with. For her whole life, she's been on a pedestal, and Stephanie hasn't missed an opportunity to point out all of my flaws, and compare me to her. Taylor, the woman who can't do any wrong.

Nick: So you're vindicated. How's it feel?

Brooke: I don't know why I care. I don't even know why I allowed the comparison, but I did.

Nick: Brooke, now, come on. You know, we're people. Human beings. Things affect us, even though we wish they didn't.

Brooke: Sometimes I question the things that I've done. The mistakes that I've made. Maybe I do deserve --

Nick: Stop it! Now just stop it right there. Now listen to me. You are the finest person I know.

Brooke: I can't believe she would do this to ridge. She always talking about trust and fidelity. Such hypocrisy. Well, now the tables have turned. I've waited all my life to be in this position.

Nick: Okay, so you're in this position. And you wonder, what you're going to do about it.

Thorne: That's seven applicants, seven bombs.

Darla: Who would've thought the job pool would be so shallow?

Sally: Honey, if it were any more shallow, there wouldn't be a pool at all.

Darla: I'll go get the next applicant.

Thorne: Okay. I need someone with experience, not just a pretty face that can make coffee. I mean, that person has to exist.

Sally: Now this possibly might be the one, Thorne. Studied at the Polimola and the Instituto Marangoni.

Thorne: Robert, thanks for coming. This is Sally Spectra, and you've met Darla. Why don't you have a seat here, please? Your resume is very impressive -- Italy, some time in France. We are looking for someone who is assertive. Someone who's not afraid to be heard or to let their ideas or their input be known. Think you're up for that?

Robert: I'm your man.

Sally: Excuse me? Are you all right? Do you want a glass of water?


Robert: I'm fine.

Thorne: Why don't you tell us about yourself?


Robert: Fashion has always been a love of mine. Since I was a boy in Seattle, I've always dreamt of being in design. The trip to Italy was an incredible experience for me. The history. The culture. But I'm glad to be back in the United States. And I'd love to have an opportunity to work for such a prestigious company as Forrester Creations.

Brooke: Stephanie talking about Taylor's refinement. Her dignity. Calling me trash from the gutter. Slut of the valley. Always saying that I should be ashamed, that Taylor would never need a man to feel good about herself.

Nick: Well, we all know Stephanie's pretty good at those putdowns.

Brooke: Yeah, well, Taylor and Stephanie -- they destroyed my marriage. They took it away. They robbed the children, the children that I raised as my own. They robbed R.J. of a father. And I begged her to respect the family that I had with Ridge. But she didn't care. She wanted her life back, regardless of the pain and suffering that it would cause all of us. She got it. You would think that after destroying our marriage, she would respect Ridge. But no, little miss perfect, miss St. Taylor -- the one who could never find herself in a bad situation -- is cheating on Ridge. She's skated through life, Nick, the little angel, above all of us. But one word to Ridge, and I could have her life crashing down around her. Isn't it time that she's held accountable, like the rest of us? Isn't it?

Stephanie: Who did you spend New Year's Eve with?

Taylor: Hector.

Stephanie: Oh.

Taylor: I didn't invite him, he just showed up to wish me happy new year. He thought Ridge would be here, too, and then when Ridge called and said that he wasn't going to make it back home, he heard that.

Stephanie: And he stayed?

Taylor: Not for long.

Stephanie: But longer than he should have.

Taylor: Yes.

Stephanie: What happened?

Taylor: Well, I knew it was a bad idea for him to be here, so I asked him to leave, and I thought he had. I went upstairs to go to bed, and I guess he decided that he didn't want to leave me here. He said that he didn't want to leave me feeling lonely.

Stephanie: And?

Taylor: Well, I went upstairs to bed, and I thought he had left. I was feeling very vulnerable. I kissed him, Stephanie. I know, you're very upset with me. I know how angry you are and disillusioned, I'm not perfect. If I were Brooke, you would've already slapped me, so go ahead, come on, let me have it.

Raymond: I believe in dignity, respectability, class -- words that have longed to be restored to the world of high fashion. And I believe I can bring those words back to Forrester Creations.

Thorne: Thank you, Raymond. We'll be in touch.

Raymond: Well, I have some wonderful ideas for your spring line that would be ready just in time. I'll wait for your call.

Thorne: Okay, thank you. How hard can this be? Somebody, please, tell me. I don't need tattoos, I don't need piercing, I don't need breasts in my face or whispers. I need somebody good. I need somebody great. Somebody who knows this business inside and out -- somebody that I can count on when the going gets tough.

Sally: You know, I never thought I'd hear myself say this, Thorne, but it is a distinct possibility that such a person does not exist.

Thorne: Oh, I think she does.

Sally: All right, where is she?

Thorne: I'm looking at her. Sally, I could interview a thousand more applicants, and not one of them could come close to your abilities. Sally, I need your help.

Sally: Thorne, I'm very flattered. I really am. But I had just about decided that my days in the rag trade are over. I think what you are looking for is a nice, streamlined ship, and I'm nothing but a broken down old battle axe. Now you need someone that knows how to inspire. Somebody who's brimming with ideas, somebody with panache.

Thorne: You're exactly right, Sally. And that's you. Sally, I need your brains, okay? I need your instincts. I need your grit. I mean, with the way things are going around here, you're going to be my greatest asset. Sally, please, take the job -- for me.

Stephanie: Hector kissing you doesn't mean a thing. You were angry, and upset, and vulnerable. Forget the whole thing.

Taylor: We can't. Someone walked in and saw us kissing.

Stephanie: Not one of the children?

Taylor: Brooke.

Stephanie: Oh, she will hold it over your head.

Taylor: Don't worry about Brooke, because I am telling Ridge everything that happened.

Stephanie: You're right. You're absolutely right. The fact that she saw you -- the only way to deal with this is just to deal with it directly, head on.

Taylor: Stephanie, I've been up all night, thinking about my marriage to Ridge and how we've been in trouble ever since I got back. And I keep asking myself, why? Why is this happening? Why isn't this working? Why aren't we connecting? And then it hit me. It's because a marriage cannot survive without total honesty.

Stephanie: Well --

Taylor: No, no. Ridge and I need to be completely honest. Stephanie, there's a secret that I've been keeping. It's about an indiscretion from my past. And I wrote a letter about it once to Ridge to tell him about it, but he didn't see the letter, and we never talked about it. But it's time that he knows the truth.

Stephanie: No, I do not want you to tell Ridge. Look, I know what this is about. I know you slept with James. But this is so insignificant now, after all the years that have passed. I do not want you to tell your husband. If you do, you'll lose him. I don't want that to happen.

Nick: Brooke, I agree that Taylor should be held accountable for what she's done. But I think the real question you should be asking yourself is, why do you care? Do you think interfering with her marriage is going to change what happened to you? Do you even want it to?

Brooke: If I'd stayed married to Ridge, I never would've discovered the feelings that I had for you. But you and I will never have a life together, Nick. And I would never give that up -- as brief as it was -- for anything. But you and I both decided that your future is with Bridget. And I have to think about my future, too. Because I have a son with Ridge, and he thinks about his father every single day.

Nick: What the hell are you talking about? What are you saying? That you want a life with Ridge again?

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