The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Monday 4/21/08
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Brooke: I wasn't expecting to see you here.
Katie: Well, it's a big day. I thought I'd lend some moral support.
Brooke: Yes, it is a big day. It's a very important day for Jack, for his future.
Katie: I didn't want Nick to be alone.
Brooke: Well, he's not going to be alone. I'm here.
Katie: Right. So you can tell him what's best for his son?
Brooke: Nick knows what's best for his son, don't you, Nick?
Nick: The judge should be out any minute.
Brooke: When the judge starts questioning you, just tell him the truth, that you don't think Taylor's ready to be a responsible parent so you want to keep the status quo-- full custody of Jack.
Nick: And just cut Taylor out of the boy's life completely?
Brooke: Well, for now. She has terrible judgment. One look at her new boyfriend should tell you that.
(Elevator bell dings)
Rick: Um, courtroom 4.
Taylor: (Exhales slowly)
Rick: Ah, here we go. You nervous?
Taylor: A little.
Rick: It's gonna be a piece of cake.
Taylor: Tell me that after I get through the hearing, okay?
Rick: After we get through the hearing. Remember, you're not a solo act anymore.
Taylor: I-I know. I didn't, um, give you an answer about your proposal yet.
Rick: No, you didn't. But look, I wasn't really expecting one. I kind of sprung it on you last night.
Taylor: Well, right now, it's--it's just that, uh, you know...
Rick: No, look. I-I-I don't want you to have to explain, all right? You have other things that you're thinking about right now like getting your child back.
Taylor: Well, and I-- and I have to think about Phoebe.
Rick: Yes, because that proves what a wonderful, loving, caring, considerate woman and mother you are.
Taylor: You always know the exact right thing to say to me.
Rick: It's page three in the instruction manual-- "how to be a perfect husband"... not that I'm pushing you at all, I promise. I-- but I do want to tell you that, um, I'm a very patient man. I'm--I'm willing to wait. You and--and Jack are--are worth it.
Rick: No. No, mom, you should not be here.
Brooke: Honey, I need to protect both my sons.
Eric: Well, I have to say, I've never actually done this before. It was very kind of you to put together this memorial service.
Stephanie: My sister's so upset, I had to do something.
Thorne: Well, Tiny meant everything to her, you know? She's had that dog since he was a puppy.
Stephanie: I know. She really loved him.
Eric: It's a big tragedy for Pam.
Thorne: You know what she told me yesterday? She said she didn't understand what unconditional love was until she got Tiny.
Stephanie: I believe that.
Thorne: Yeah. Well, what really gets me is that this could have been avoided, provided your girlfriend didn't feed the dog a bunch of pastries.
Eric: All right, that's not fair, Thorne. It's not that Donna was feeding the dog. The dog was already ill. The dog was sick.
Thorne: (Clears throat)
Pam: (Tearfully) Hi. Thank you all so much for doing this.
Stephanie: I'm so sorry, sweetheart.
Pam: Oh, God. (Sobs) Tiny was the sweetest, most wonderful dog a person could ever hope for. (Sobs)
Thorne: Listen, Pam, Felicia and Ridge are sorry they couldn't be here, but they wanted me to give you this card along with the flowers, okay?
Pam: Oh, that's so sweet.
Pam: Thank you, Thorne. (Sighs) well, I just hope Tiny's death wasn't in vain. Maybe now, Eric, your eyes are gonna be open to the kind of person Donna really is, somebody who could murder an innocent animal.
Rick: (Slams door)
Brooke: You are the one who has no business being here.
Rick: I'm here supporting Taylor. Who are you supporting?
Brooke: I just want to make sure that baby isn't put in harm's way.
Taylor: Oh, ple--oh, my God.
Nick: Come on. I-I don't want to hear this in the courtroom today.
Rick: Mom, look, don't even think about injecting yourself into this hearing, okay? Nick and Taylor are the child's parents. This doesn't involve you.
Brooke: The hell it doesn't!
Taylor: You are not keeping me from my son any longer.
Judge Freedman: Please be seated.
Judge Freedman: All right. Well, as I understand it, both parties have elected to be here without counsel. I'll take that as a positive sign that you're communicating well with each other. We're here to review the custodial agreement for young Jack Hamilton Marone and to determine if said agreement between both parents should be modified. I've studied the psychiatric evaluation for Dr. Marone, d it seems clear to me what this court needs to do.
Thorne: "For what happens to the sons of men also happens to animals. One thing befalls them. As one dies, so dies the other. Surely, they all have one breath. Man has no advantage over animals for all his vanity. All go to one place. All are from the dust, and all return to dust."
Pam: That was lovely, Thorne. Thanks. Tiny really was my baby, the closest I'll ever come to having a child. He always looked out for me, and I certainly spoiled him, too. (Sobs) I used to bake these special dog treats shaped like little fire hydrants.
Pam: He'd see the cookie cutter... (laughs) and he'd just go nuts. Nothing I ever did for mother was good enough.
Stephanie: Oh, honey...
Pam: But to Tiny, I was the absolute best.
Stephanie: You are the best.
Pam: He loved me, gave me so much affection and gratitude for the least little... (sobs)
Pam: I'm sorry.
Stephanie: It's okay.
Pam: I've got to go and lie down.
Stephanie: Okay. Okay. It's okay. Okay. Go ahead.
Pam: Thank you. (Sobbing) oh, God.
Eric: (Sighs) Poor Pam.
Thorne: She's really torn up.
Thorne: Do you think she's gonna be okay, mother?
Stephanie: Oh. Well, I hope she's taking her medication that they've got her on, you know? I mean, with a loss like this and the way it's affected her...
Thorne: You think she may come unglued?
Stephanie: Oh, I don't know. But I think-- I think we'd better keep a good eye on her.
Donna: Hi, everyone. I-I'm sorry I'm late.
Stephanie: Donna? Why would you even come here? I mean, and--and today of all days?
Judge Freedman: How would you say your son is doing since you've been awarded sole custody?
Nick: He's thriving. He, um, gets a lot of attention. A lot of people love him.
Judge Freedman: Hmm. And how frequent are Dr. Marone's visits?
Nick: Taylor sees him all the time.
Judge Freedman: How does that go?
Judge Freedman: You would characterize these visits as...
Nick: Very positive.
Nick: I see Jack-- he lights up. He--he loves when he sees his mom.
Judge Freedman: All right. Are these visits supervised?
Nick: They're usually at my house. There's always someone there if I can't be there in case Taylor needs something. Actually, um, last week, she asked to have him overnight, and I agreed.
Judge Freedman: Uh, you allowed your son to be in the complete care and control of his mother?
Nick: That's right. Uh, your honor, actually, the visit was extended to the afternoon, and I was fine with that.
Judge Freedman: I see.
Nick: Also, I-I'd just like to add it was never my intention to keep Taylor from our son. I was just concerned about her emotional state.
Judge Freedman: Uh, uh, "Were concerned"? And so, um, past tense-- that mean you're not concerned any longer?
Nick: Well, as far as I can see, she seems to have her act together. I-I see no signs that she's drinking anymore.
Judge Freedman: How does she seem to you to be handling that?
Nick: I can't say I find any negative issues at all.
Judge Freedman: Well, then, um, according to what you've told the court, it doesn't sound as if you'd be opposed to joint custodial rights being restored.
Nick: No, your honor, I'm not opposed. I think it's important that the boy has his mother in his life, and I know it's just as important for her to have him in her life.
Judge Freedman: Hmm. Thank you. I think I have everything I need in order to make a decision.
Brooke: Your honor, I am Jack's biological mother. I need to be heard.
Donna: I came to pay my respects.
Eric: It's all right, Donna.
Stephanie: No, it is most certainly not all right.
Thorne: Haven't you caused this family enough grief?
Stephanie: Because of you, my sister lost this animal that meant the world to her.
Donna: Tiny was about to attack me.
Stephanie: Oh. (Scoffs)
Donna: Thorne, you weren't there. I mean, he was growling and snarling. There were-- there were these teeth. He hated me. I-I just threw something at him long enough to get away. That--
Thorne: Hell, you threw enough pastries to kill a horse.
Donna: For the last time, the vet said it was his heart.
Pam: I thought I heard your voice. How dare you come here after what you've done?
Donna: Look, I know how much tiny meant to you. I'm--
Donna: I'm so sorry for his loss. I--
Pam: My sweet puppy did more good for this world than you ever will. .
Donna: I am-- I brought you something else. Eric gave me a picture of you and Tiny. I-I had it framed, something to remember him by.
Pam: You think I want a picture of my dog from you? Well, I don't, Donna. You keep it. Keep it to remind yourself of how you murdered my best friend.
Donna: God, I-- I only threw lemon bars at him to distract him.
Eric: I know.
Donna: If I'd have known he had a bad heart... Eric, the vet said it was his heart. I would never hurt an innocent animal.
Eric: I know. I know.
Donna: (Sobs) I am so sorry this happened. I... (sniffles) God, Eric, I am so scared.
Eric: Scared? Scared of what?
Donna: If Pam blames me for killing her dog, I mean, she might try to do something to me.
Eric: No, no. Please, she's-- she just threatened you. That's all.
Donna: She pointed a gun at me, Eric.
Eric: It was a toy gun. It was a toy.
Donna: No. No, she has been messing with me. She--she's trying to interfere with our wedding. I mean, and yesterday, she threatened me.
Eric: Those are just words spoken in anger, all right? Now a few harmless pranks and--and--and there's a big difference between a few pranks and--and deadly force, really.
Donna: No. You should have seen the way she looked at me, Eric. I don't know. I don't know. I'm just worried. (Sobs)
Eric: (Whispers) It's gonna be all right.
Brooke: Judge, please, before you decide anything, you need to hear me.
Taylor: Your honor, Brooke signed papers abandoning any claims of being Jack's mother of her own free will.
Brooke: I am his biological mother. He's half mine.
Taylor: You have no claim to him, none!
Judge Freedman: Uh, Dr. Marone, I'm well aware of what rights miss Logan has or doesn't have. Thank you.
Taylor: I meant no disrespect, your honor.
Judge Freedman: (Sighs) I'll hear your statement.
Brooke: Thank you, your honor. I love that child very much. And when I'm with him, when I'm holding him, I feel that connection, that motherly bond, and I had that with all my children. (Sighs) I never wanted it to be this way, but this is the way it is, and we have to accept it. But Taylor's having a hard time doing that. She can't accept it because of her hatred towards me, and her hatred is so intense, that she's done this very strange thing as a way of lashing out at me. And I think the court should be aware of it. It really proves that she's become mentally unhinged.
Judge Freedman: Now, miss Logan, we have a, uh, court-appointed professional's evaluation here, and it clearly states that--
Brooke: No, no. I know. Forgive me, sir. I-I'm sorry. But if--if he knew about this, he may see things a little differently.
Judge Freedman: Knew about what?
Brooke: (Sighs) Taylor is seeing my son romantically, and she's doing that out of revenge because she feels that I'm responsible for her losing custody of Jack. So "An eye for an eye, a son for a son."
Taylor: That is not true!
Brooke: Yes, it is true! You are using Rick, and you know it. What they are doing, your honor-- what she is doing with my son is grossly inappropriate, and that is putting it nicely. It is wrong, and it is sick, and I'm sure that you would agree with that. Now she, uh, may have fooled one of the psychiatrists, but she hasn't fooled me because she is a sick, sick woman. She's not well, and I am begging the courts to please, please, do not put that precious, little baby in that woman's care.
Judge Freedman: Miss Logan, if you forgive me for saying--
Rick: Your hon--your honor, I-I'm sorry. If--if--if I may? I've been sitting here quietly listening to all of this, listening to my mother vilify Taylor and my relationship to Taylor. It--it is not what my mother is making it out to be. It is not sick or--or sordid or inappropriate. It is most certainly not about revenge. It started out as--as Taylor just needing my support.
Rick: And then it grew into a-a very close friendship, and--and now presently, Taylor and I are engaged to be married.
Brooke: (Gasps) (gasps) (sobs)
Donna: I never meant to hurt your dog, Pam. I just wanted to make sure he didn't hurt me.
Pam: Tiny would never hurt you.
Donna: Come on, Pam. You were--you were training him to sic on me. You know it, and I know it. He could have ripped me to shreds. I was scared. Who wouldn't be?
Pam: And that's supposed to justify what you did to him?
Donna: Pam, he didn't die because he gorged himself on lemon bars. He had an enlarged heart, and you weren't giving him his pills.
Pam: (Scoffs) You're still suggesting that this was my fault?
Donna: No. No, Pam, it's no one's fault. Tiny wasn't well, and it's very unfortunate, but your pet died of natural causes.
Pam: Tiny was so much more to me than just a pet, Donna. We shared a life together. I loved that dog... (voice breaks) with my whole heart, and he is dead now because of you. You killed my baby. (Sobbing)
Brooke: You and Taylor engaged? Rick, no.
Rick: Mom, I thought you would be for this, that you would be supporting this. It's--it's--it's marriage. It's stability. I'm gonna be there helping Taylor and Jack day and night, supporting them.
Brooke: Are you sleeping with her? Oh, my God. (Crying) don't you see how wrong this is? Nick, Nick, say something. Tell him you don't accept this, that you need your child safe at your home.
Taylor: Your honor, may I please speak?
Judge Freedman: By all means.
Taylor: (Sighs) There's really only one reason that I'm being attacked here today for my involvement with Rick, and it's because he's her son and maybe partially because of the age difference. But your honor, I have been working very hard. I've been doing everything you asked me to. I-I'm much more stable. I'm getting my life back on track. My psychiatric evaluation would support that. (Sighs) I'm just asking you to please remember that this baby needs to be home with his mother, and I am his mother.
Judge Freedman: Thank you. And thank you, all, for your heartfelt remarks. We'll take a brief recess. I'll be back with my ruling.
Katie: (Mouths words)
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