Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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Ridge: All I wanted to do was throw deacon out of the house. Right? Simple. Because I wanted to protect my family. And brooke had to defend him.
Steffy: I can’t believe brooke would even take his side after everything he’s done to her.
Liam: Well, that’s exactly how I feel about hope. This father that she wants in her life. It’s a fantasy because deacon hasn’t changed. But hope has convinced herself that he has.
Ridge: No, he’s convinced her, that’s what he does. He convinces people. Well, when she started writing him letters in prison…
Steffy: Mm, yeah, that plan was set. I think it’s a plan that includes my wife.
Hope: It really does mean so much that you trust me, mom. Honestly, it kind of seems like you’re the only one who does.
Brooke: Liam and ridge really want what’s best for you, honey. They’re just looking out for you.
Deacon: They love you, hope. And well, honestly, if the situation was reversed, I’d feel the same as ridge.
Hope: But he’s taken it too far. He came into my home and basically shoved you out the door. I mean, when does it stop?
Deacon: Apparently, when I leave.
Hope: Well, you’re not going to. And I don’t care if they don’t believe you. I do. And I know you must feel the same way, too, mom. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have stood up to ridge.
Carter: Katie, these ads are amazing. They’ll play wonderfully for international markets.
Katie: Thank you. I just wanted to highlight how special and unique our boutiques are.
Carter: Well, you did that and then some. I’d actually like to go over some ideas that I have for the winter line.
Carter: Of course. How about we discuss over lunch? Il giardino?
Katie: I think that sounds like a great idea.
Paris: Oh, I’m sorry. I hope I’m not interrupting.
Carter: You’re not interrupting. Paris, katie and I, we just wrapped up a marketing meeting.
[ Phone dinging ]
Carter: What’s up?
Katie: Uh, bill texted me. He wants to talk.
Carter: Is everything okay?
Katie: I don’t know. I’m gonna get back to him. I’ll see you later, okay? You look so cute.
Paris: So do you. You all right?
Carter: Yeah. Yeah. Why do you ask?
Paris: I don’t know. You just seem a little, little weird.
Carter: Huh. It’s uh, it’s bill, just knowing what he’s put katie through.
Paris: You care about her, huh?
Carter: Yeah, she’s a friend. I mean, I’ve– I’ve known her for years.
Carter: Yes. What are you implying?
Paris: Nothing, nothing at all.
Liam: I– honestly, I’m at a loss. I don’t–I don’t know how to get through to hope at this point.
Ridge: Well, we need to figure it out. There’s too much at stake.
Liam: Yeah, but I’ve– I’ve literally been begging her to listen to reason, just to think of the kids.
Steffy: Dad, you’ve spoken to hope. She’s completely unreasonable.
Ridge: Mm-hmm. And brooke is supporting her.
Steffy: Maybe this is what hope wants.
Liam: Uh, what?
Steffy: I don’t know, that hope’s creating this fantasy in her head. Like, after all these years, she’s trying to recreate them as this sweet, happy family.
Hope: I know it’s going to be difficult for you to support me in this. It just– it means the world that you do. I know. I’m trying honey. I am.
Hope: And that’s all I’m asking. That’s all I’m asking anyone to do, is just to try.
Brooke: Okay, well, it’s not that easy.
Deacon: I really do hate that I’m causing you problems with ridge and liam.
Brooke: They have every right to distrust you. We all do.
Deacon: She’s right, hope. She is. You putting your faith in me, it’s costing you a lot. But that faith isn’t misplaced. I’m not going to let you down. Not again. Not ever. How did olay top expensive creams?
Paris: For the record, I think you and katie would be really great together.
Carter: And moving on. Enough about me. You figure out your financial situation yet?
Paris: I’m in the process.
Carter: Well, I meant what I said. If you need help, don’t hesitate.
Paris: Well, since you’re twisting my arm, how about we crunch the numbers over lunch? That’s the thing that guys like you say, “crunching the numbers?”
Carter: Guys like me?
Paris: Yeah. You know.
Carter: Did you just call me a nerd?
Paris: I called you smart.
Carter: Wow, you called me a nerd. Wow. Well, I’ll take that as a compliment.
Paris: You should. So, what are you in the mood for? Mexican? Chinese?
Carter: Actually, I already have lunch plans today. Can we rain check?
Paris: Uh, yeah, sure. Thank you. I really appreciate you helping me out like this.
Carter: Of course, I love crunching numbers. And hanging out with you is not so bad, either.
Paris: I’ll take that as a compliment.
Carter: You should. But for real, paris. It’s always a nice time with you. You’re the kind of person who can literally lift someone up by just walking into a room. It’s an amazing quality. You’re pretty special.
Steffy: Hope wants the family she never had. And that’s her mom and dad having a relationship, a friendship.
Ridge: What are you talking about? Brooke would never go for that.
Steffy: Brooke defended deacon.
Ridge: She defended deacon because she wants her daughter to have a relationship with him, not because she wants to connect with him.
Steffy: Okay, but if she wants to support hope, she needs to truly believe deacon has changed. And if brooke was able to look past all of their history, they connected. And that’s exactly what deacon wants. And that puts you and brooke at odds with each other and gives deacon a wider space to come through. Hope has this like, unrealistic belief in her father and brooke is falling for it, too. That should concern you.
Hope: Mom, I know that I’m asking a lot of you, but I have always been so grateful for your your faith and trust in me. I’m just asking, can’t you do the same for dad?
Brooke: Honey, it’s not that simple. I mean, just because deacon is sorry doesn’t mean it’s going to erase all those years of pain. And it’s going to be difficult for everybody to give him a second chance.
Hope: But you want to believe him, though, right? I mean, whether you admit it or not. Am I wrong?
Brooke: No. Mostly for your sake.
Deacon: Brooke, I know that there’s nothing I can do that’s going to make you believe I changed. I have to wait for a chance to– to prove it to you. But. All right, look. I know this is much, but I’m trying. I really am. You know, taking all that abuse from liam and ridge, just standing there and doing nothing, that doesn’t come easy for a guy like me. You let someone disrespect you like that in prison, you wind up washing their socks or their underwear and that’s if you’re lucky. You know what it’s like having someone point out all the sins of your past every single day when you’re trying to move on? Trying to– trying to be a better person? It’s soul crushing. But I take it. I take it because I love hope. I want to be a part of her life. I want to be a part of our grandkids lives and getting mixed up in some altercation with either liam or ridge, it’s just not worth it. I’m not going to screw it up. Some people have joint pain,
Carter: Okay, you know what, I can’t get into this right now. I have a lunch I need to get to. We’ll touch base tomorrow. Okay.
Carter: Perfect timing. You ready?
Katie: Uh, gosh, I really hate to do this, but I’m going to have to cancel.
Carter: Why? What’s going on?
Katie: Bill, he set up a video call with will. He didn’t tell me about it.
Katie: Yeah, I know. Um, I don’t want to disappoint will, though. He’s so far away at school.
Carter: Of course not.
Katie: I’m going to head over to spencer. It’s good for will to see bill and me together. I’m so sorry.
Carter: Oh don’t, please. Your son has to come first. We can have lunch another time.
Katie: Thanks for understanding.
Liam: Can I– can I just call a spade a spade? Hope has blinders on right now. That’s– that’s what’s happening.
Steffy: She’s choosing to have blinders on. She knows exactly who deacon is and what he’s capable of.
Ridge: And that’s the most frustrating part, right? You watch someone you love walk towards a cliff and you can’t stop them from falling.
Steffy: Are we talking about brooke or hope? Because usually I would say just let them fall and then they would learn but we can’t do that because the children are at stake.
Ridge: No, we can’T. It’s a big concern.
Liam: Well, look, I’m just as frustrated as you are but with hope, the more I push, the more I push her away.
Ridge: So, what do we do? We have to keep pushing until they get it.
Liam: Okay, but what if they don’t? I don’t like arguing with my wife if it’s not going to do anything–
Ridge: I don’t like arguing with her either or mine.
Steffy: Okay, I’m just going to say this and I’m saying this out of love, but both of your wives have a self-righteous, sanctimonious streak and when they think they’re right, there’s nothing we can do to change their mind. What damage does deacon have to inflict to get hope and brooke to realize we’ve been right about him all along?
Brooke: I do believe you love our daughter. But what’s to stop the old deacon from making his way back to you again? We have been down that road before. So why is this so different?
Deacon: It’s a fair question. I guess, if I had to pinpoint one thing, I’d say it was that letter that hope sent me in prison where she told me about the doctor who stole her baby and it said that it had died. I was reading that letter and I could literally feel her pain in every single word. My daughter went through the most excruciating thing that any parent could ever go through. And I wasn’t there for her. And I’m sorry. Brooke, I know that seeing me brings up some very painful memories for you. I know that. But, we also made this one.
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Hope: We’re family, mom, and there’s nothing that ridge or liam or steffy can do to change that. We will always be family.
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Paris: Oh, I thought you had lunch plans.
Carter: Yeah, me too.
Paris: What’s going on?
Carter: It’s nothing. Don’t worry about it.
Paris: Carter, you know if something’s bothering you, you can talk to me.
Carter: It’s just… I don’t even know how to say it.
Paris: Hey. You will not get any judgment from me.
Carter: Well, I’ve been doing some self-reflecting and uh, I think I’m beginning to realize the reason I’ve been a perpetual bachelor isn’t because of the women I’ve been choosing, but the choices I’ve been making.
Paris: Wow, that’s pretty deep.
Carter: I knew that maya wasn’t over rick when I proposed to her. And I knew zoe was still dealing with thomas when I made my move and then I just– I moved so fast. And the whole quinn thing and… I’m rambling.
Paris: No, no, you’re not. You have a big heart and I appreciate that about you.
Carter: Too big.
Paris: No such thing. It’s like your superpower. You like rescuing people.
Carter: I do?
Paris: You’re an incredible guy, carter. You know, I care about you. And I’m here, if you ever want to talk or, if there’s anything I can do.
Carter: You’ll do anything? Let me take you to lunch.
Paris: Okay. I’d like that.
Hope: Douglas got an a on his spelling test.
Liam: Oh, yeah? That’s great.
Hope: Yeah, he was really excited to put it up on the fridge.
Liam: I um, I made an appointment for beth at uh, her pediatrician’s to get a checkup.
Hope: Thank you for doing that. I’ve–I’ve been meaning to, I’ve just uh, been really swamped with work.
Liam: Yeah. Yeah, I bet. I bet. I can’t– I can’t do this. Hope. Look at me. Hey. Look at me. I know it upset you when you walked in on steffy and me talking about you and deacon. I know that. You’re my wife. I love you. You’re like, the best person I know. I’m lucky to be married to you. But as your husband, I can’t help feeling protective of you and the kids.
Hope: Oh, I know. And I understand where you’re coming from. It’s just– I also know what I’m doing. I know who my father is.
Liam: Yeah, but I know who your father is, too. That’s why I’m freaking out.
Hope: Liam. I love you. And I know you love me, too. I just need you to respect my decision about wanting to have my dad be a part of my life. I need your support, I need your trust. And it would mean so much to me to know that my husband stands by me on this.
Ridge: I hate arguing with you.
Brooke: I hate it too.
Ridge: How can we not be on the same page with this?
Brooke: I’m just as concerned as you are.
Ridge: I don’t think that’s true.
Brooke: Yeah, it is.
Ridge: I tried to throw deacon out of the house and you defended him. This is our home.
Brooke: Well, that was hope’s home.
Ridge: That’s not really the point.
Brooke: Look, I– I just um, I’m tired of talking about deacon.
Ridge: You think I want to talk about deacon? I don’t even know why he’s in our heads.
Brooke: Well, hope is pretty clear about what she wants and what she feels.
Ridge: Yeah, no, no. She’s clear. She’s um… she’s misguided and I’m, I’m– I’m more concerned about what you feel.
Brooke: What I feel?
Ridge: You know who deacon is, right? You know what he’s capable of.
Brooke: Yeah. You won’t let me forget it.
Ridge: Well, it seems to me that you’re um… that you’re starting to believe him. Starting to believe that– that he’s not going to hurt you, he’s not going to hurt hope. And you can’t buy that.
Brooke: Ridge, come on. Do you really think I’m that easily manipulated?
Ridge: I don’t know. I asked you to tell him to leave and you didn’t do it.
Brooke: It’s hope’s decision.
Ridge: It’s our decision. And I–
[ Grunts ] I know you have history with deacon, so is that what this is about? You still have a soft spot for him?
Brooke: Are you serious?
Ridge: I’m not– I’m not jealous. I’m concerned. I’m concerned that you don’t listen to me, but you listen to him.
Brooke: No, no, I’m listening to hope. To what she wants. And it just seems like you just want it your way. I mean, you haven’t heard one word that hope said.
Ridge: Just my way, huh? No, no. You know what? I–I have heard it. I’ve heard all of it. Let me ask you something. Can you be honest? Can you tell me why you would want a guy who’s caused nothing but pain and heartache for you back in your life? It’s not because of hope, it’s because of you. So be honest. Do you– do you still have feelings for this man after all this time?