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Bold & The Beautiful Transcript

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Eric: Donna, I wanna be sure you don’t feel uncomfortable about what just happened here between us…again.

Donna: Eric, we used to be married once. Look, I don’t wanna us to feel awkward about what just happened here. You had a–a natural reaction.

Eric: A reaction I wasn’t sure I was ever gonna feel again until just now… because of you.

Donna: I– I didn’t do anything really. I–

Eric: You’re just being you. Warm and caring.

Donna: Clumsy. Don’t forget clumsy.

Eric: And clumsy. Yeah. I love how comfortable you are in your own skin. And you–you make everyone around you feel the same way. For a long time now, the– the thought of intimacy just gave me stress and tension, but you reminded me that, uh– that it can be fun. That’s exactly what I needed.

Brooke: …Got everything off your list.

Katie: [Chattering]

Brooke: Hi.

Eric: Hey.

Thomas: I like it, but why not take it further? Right? Like, take the back down so you can expose the shoulder.

Zende: Says the guy trying to corner the market on restraint with his design.

Thomas: I’m playing with a classic silhouette.

Zende: You wanna play, that’s fine. You wanna make a statement, I’d cinch it all the way up, like a corset.

Thomas: Okay, so what you’re saying is good enough is not good enough for what we’re doing here. It’s a good thing I know that we both want what’s best for hope for the future.

Zende: Yeah, that’s the one thing we can agree on.

Thomas: Not the only thing. We both agree on how special paris is.

Paris: Sounds like you two are having a meeting of the minds.

Thomas: Ah, critiquing each other’s designs.

Paris: Yeah, I heard. You need a referee? I can call pam in here.

Thomas: Pam? Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold on. You’re not volunteering yourself?

Paris: Oh, no way.

Zende: Thomas and i weren’t arguing. We were actually just talking about you.

Paris: Yeah. I heard. And I think you two are pretty special, too. Especially my sexy boyfriend.

Zende: Mmm.

Eric: I adore you. You’ve brought so much joy and passion into my life. I’m just afraid I’m not gonna be able to return that in kind.

Katie: Um, are we interrupting anything?

Donna: No. Not at all.

Brooke: If you need the room, we can come back.

Eric: No, actually, uh, I should go.

Brooke: Oh.

Katie: Well, don’t rush out on our account.

Brooke: Is something wrong?

Eric: No, not at all. As a matter of fact, uh, the day started out kind of not so good, but your sister here is a real breath of fresh air. I need to get home to my wife.

Donna: Yeah. You should go.

Eric: Yeah. Thanks, donna.

Thomas: Paris is the one doing me a favor.

Paris: Letting you stay in your own apartment?

Thomas: I’m just staying there till my realtor finds me the house of my dreams.

Zende: So, the new roomies are getting along.

Paris: Yeah.

Zende: My cuz isn’t driving you crazy yet?

Paris: [Scoffs] No. And besides, we’re both so busy. We’re not even home that often.

Thomas: That’s true. I think I see you more at work than I do at home.

Zende: Glad to hear it.

Thomas: Glad to– zende, you don’t have a problem with us living together?

Zende: No. No, not at all. But if you’re seeing my girlfriend more often than I am, that doesn’t make me a very good boyfriend. I want paris to know that she’s my top priority.

Brooke: You don’t have to tell us exactly what eric said. Just tell us what’s going on.

Donna: Um, nothing.

Katie: Oh, oh, oh, oh. Nothing that you wanna talk about. But we can see that it’s clearly something.

Brooke: Yes, we can. You’ve never been able to lie to your sisters.

Donna: Oh, my god. You guys are like high school, you know? It’s like, “we saw you talking with eric.”


Brooke: Oh!

Katie: Nervous much?

Donna: Yes. You’re making me nervous, the two of you, with all these questions.

Brooke: Well, you haven’t answered one of them. Why not?

Donna: [Groans] You know, some conversations are meant to be private.

Katie: Oh.

Brooke: So telling eric the truth about your feelings, that did change things, didn’t it? He was finally able to see, to realize that you’re the woman that he should be with.

Donna: Brooke, he just went home to his wife, okay?

Katie: Are you disappointed about that?

Donna: Yes. No. No. I–I don’t know. I just–

[Sighs] It’s what he wants.

Katie: Okay. You know, if you’re not gonna tell us what’s going on, then maybe I think, brooke, we should call eric. We should just ask him, right?

Brooke: Yes.

Katie: Let’s me get my…

Donna: No. Don’T. Stop.

Katie: No?

Donna: Maybe something more did happen.

[Sighs] But you gotta promise me that you’re not gonna say anything to anyone. Okay?

Katie: Okay.

Donna: Especially quinn. Because if she finds out I had something to do with this, she just might kill me.

Brooke: Oh, please. I hardly ever talk to quinn.

Donna: Okay. Well–[Sighs] Last night I did, um, what you said, you know. You said tell eric I love him and how precious is he to me. And, um, it could’ve been really awkward and embarrassing, but it–it wasn’T. It–it actually wasn’t at all. More happened. You know. [Sighs] I didn’t lie. I didn’t lie. He did go home to quinn last night. He did. But, um, more happened here at the office that I–and I wouldn’t be telling you now. But it, um, kind of just happened again.

[Sighs] Okay, I don’t think you’re following me here. Eric and I were reminiscing about our feelings for each other, about our relationship, our past. And we hugged. And…it must’ve… aroused some emotions in him, because… he had A…reaction.

Katie: What sort of reaction?

Donna: Remember the thing that he was having a problem with? It kind of momentarily… resolved itself.

Brooke: Oh. With you?

Donna: Mm-hmm.

Quinn: Hey.

Eric: Hey.

Quinn: What are you doing home so soon?

Eric: Well, I’m looking for my beautiful wife, but there she is.

Quinn: There she is.

Eric: Is shauna gone? Is she still…

Quinn: Yeah. No. She left a while ago, and, well, my afternoon meeting was canceled, so I thought I’d do some work at home.

Eric: Mm-hmm.

Quinn: Unless, uh, you have something else in mind.

Eric: Oh, I do. I do. It’s all I’ve been thinking about all the way home.

Quinn: Yeah?

Eric: Yeah.

Quinn: Look at you. A smile on your face.

Eric: Yeah?

Quinn: Pep in your step. What’s going on, mr. Forrester? Something happen at the office? See you later teeth stains.

Paris: What are you talking about? You’re a fantastic boyfriend.

Zende: Yeah, you’ve done a lot more for me than I’ve done for you. Wine and candlelight, I’m your man. But, I mean, come on, that dodgers game?

Thomas: That was one heck of a surprise.

Zende: It’s nothing compared to the last one. Have you told him about the scholarship fund?

Thomas: Yeah, I gotta say, though, it does sound a little, like, egotistical. The zende forrester scholarship fund.

Zende: Yeah, okay. Fine, fine. But it benefits kids from the orphanage where my parents found me. I still can’t believe it.

Paris: Well, I wanted to honor you. I know how much where you came from means to you.

Zende: Yeah, but… you’re the one who set it up. Doing something so amazing for me for those kids? Well, that’s what you do, isn’t it? You make things better. I can’t tell you how blessed I am to have you in my life.

Eric: Mmm.

Quinn: [Laughs] You weren’t at work for very long. What got you so revved up?

Eric: “Revved up”? Is that how I seem to you? Revved up.

Quinn: [Laughs] You know what? I think I need to start paying more attention during those budget meetings because I never had any idea that they were so scintillating.

Eric: Yeah, this was not a budget meeting, believe me.

Quinn: Well, whatever it is, I like it. Things have been so heavy between us and it’S… it’s so nice to see my husband so energized, especially after the way you left this morning.

Eric: Well, things are a lot different now.

Quinn: Yeah. Good. Because I–I didn’t want you to go to work feeling discouraged, because I wasn’T. You know, I know last night, it–it wasn’t the outcome that we expected, but, I could sense your desire and your willingness to try.

Eric: Yeah?

Quinn: And it’s gonna happen.

Eric: I feel like I’m– I’m gonna be the man I used to be. All the passion I used to feel, I wanted to bring that home to you.

Quinn: [Laughs] Oh!

Brooke: You and eric?

Katie: So, he had A… breakthrough with you, just now. Right here.

Brooke: Wait, so the two of you have been…

Donna: Oh, no. No, no, no, not like that. We–we were just… reminiscing.

Katie: About your feelings for him?

Donna: Yeah. Yeah, and his for me, and you know, about the past.

Donna: And somehow, that led to his…breakthrough.

Donna: [Sighs] Eric knows I would never do anything to undermine his marriage, despite my opinion about quinn. But…I think we’re just able to relax around each other, you know? No judgment, no pressure and I–I think that’s how he was able to… you know. Look, we were both shocked. And it could’ve been, like, weird or awkward or uncomfortable but it wasn’t, because I saw how relieved he was, you know? To finally have that glimmer of hope. It was really significant for him.

Brooke: And for you, too, donna. I mean, you triggered that feeling in him.

Donna: Well, no, I– uh, no. Nothing changed between us.

Katie: How can you say that?

Donna: Because he just raced home to his wife, again, like last time.

Katie: Oh, honey.

Donna: No, it’s okay. Quinn’s his wife and that’s who he wants to share the feelings with. Maybe this time they’ll be a–

Katie: What do you mean? Wait, ho-hold on. Back up. What do you mean, “maybe this time”? It–you mean–

Brooke: Wait, you mean… he didn’t feel for quinn what he felt for you?

Donna: No. [Weak chuckle] Last night, eric went home to quinn, and… nothing happened.

Brooke: Of course not! Because he doesn’t love quinn! He loves you! Don’t settle. Start your day with secret.

Donna: All right, stop. You two are reading way too much into this.

Katie: Eric had a breakthrough with you, not with quinn. That is a fact.

Donna: Okay, but it doesn’t mean he’s in love with me.

Brooke: Well, he obviously feels something for you more than he feels for quinn. It wasn’t a fluke, donna. You said it happened twice.

Donna: Because there’s no pressure with me. It’s not going anywhere.

Brooke: Well, could it?

Donna: Okay, stop. I am not a homewrecker.

Katie: No, no, no. Of course not. Of course not.

Brooke: But you have very strong feelings for eric and obviously he has very strong feelings for you. Eric can’t waste another minute on quinn. This has gone on long enough. And the problem won’t go away, because the problem is quinn. He’s gotta realize that by now. The woman he should be with isn’t quinn, donna–it’s you.

Donna: Wait, what– where are you going?

Katie: Seems like she’s on a mission.

Donna: Oh…

Zende: What do you have planned for tonight?

Paris: Nothing, really.

Zende: You want to have dinner?

Paris: Yeah, I’d like that.

Zende: Oh, you’re gonna love it. I’m thinking of doing something special. Intimate. Just the two of us.

Thomas: You know, if you want me to clear out, I, uh– I can just give you the apartment to yourself.

Zende: No, no, no, it’s okay, man. It’s fine. We’ll just use the guest house. I know eventually we’ll be spending a lot of time at paris’s but tonight, I want to get as much privacy with this lady as I can.

Donna: [Groans] Why does brooke have to get involved in everything?

Katie: Because she’s trying to help you.

Donna: Oh…

Katie: And eric. And I know you don’t want to get your hopes up, but… I think that man really might love you.

Brooke: Eric?

Eric: Brooke, hi.

Brooke: Hey. Is quinn here?

Eric: She’s not here for the moment. Why?

Brooke: Okay, well, I need to talk to you about something… sensitive. Katie and I were talking to donna after you left, and…it seemed like something was going on there.

Eric: Well, your sister and i are very close to each other. We, uh–we have a great deal of respect for each other, so we were talking.

Brooke: Well, she didn’t want to say anything, but we… dragged it out of her.

Eric: I wish you hadn’t done that.

Brooke: Eric. [Laughs] What are you talking about? This is great news. You have to be relieved.

[Laughs] I know I am. I’m overjoyed for you. You haven’t been very happy. You’ve been stuck in this awful marriage with quinn, and this gives you a glimpse of what life beyond this is like.

Eric: I think you’re misinterpreting what happened there today.

Brooke: No, I don’t think I am, eric. It should be pretty clear to you, too. Your psyche is trying to tell you something and you need to listen. It’s not that you don’t have passion or desire. It’s just that you don’t have that with quinn. You’ve been a very good husband. She betrayed you, and you forgave her and you took her back.

Eric: I won’t be chastised for that, brooke.

Brooke: Eric, that’s not why I’m here. I know you don’t want to be alone, and you think if you give up quinn that you will be. That’s the only reason you’re staying committed to her. But that’s not love. Okay, maybe you loved her at some time in the past, but you don’t anymore. I mean, if you really, truly loved her, unconditionally, you would’ve been able to show her last night. And don’t blame donna for this, okay? She didn’t want to tell us, but we pressured her. So you have to see what this means, right? You couldn’t with quinn, but you could with donna. Twice! Eric… that means quinn isn’t the woman you’re supposed to be with. The woman that could make you truly, truly happy is my sister, donna.

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