B&B Transcript Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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[ Relaxing music ]

Hope: You know, I could get used to you working from home.

Liam: That was nice. Well, yeah, with my dad out of town, I figured I’d take advantage. Although, it’s been quiet around here, right?

Hope: Well, douglas is doing homework in his room and beth is at her playdate. Actually, are you going to be here for a bit? Because I would like to go check in on my mom.

Liam: Oh yeah. No, no, no. Go. By all means. I know your mom’s ah… facing some challenges since new year’s, so.

Hope: Drinking that night really…really broke her spirit. I am worried about her.

Ridge: Hey. Are you still thinking about taylor? The way she showed up here.

Brooke: I certainly didn’t expect to be answering questions about my well being.

Ridge: So, you don’t believe in her good intentions?

Brooke: I don’t know. I mean, I guess she was genuinely concerned. It was just…unnerving.

Sheila: What–what just happened?

Taylor: You tell me.

Sheila: Well, the vibe in here suddenly shifted, and you’re looking at me like that.

Taylor: Do you want to tell me why you’re so interested in brooke?

Carter: That’s a little strange.

Paris: What?

Carter: I feel like you always have a smile on your face. You have been frowning for like five minutes.

Paris: Have I?

Carter: Seems like you’re deep in thought.

Paris: Yeah, I am a little, I guess.

Carter: About?

Paris: Zende and sequoyah are going out tonight.

Carter: Isn’t that what you wanted? For you guys to be free to see other people. Don’t you want that anymore?

Paris: Everything I said to zende still stands. I’m way too young to be committed like that.

Carter: But?

Paris: I think I was just caught off guard. Walking in on him making plans with someone else. A drop dead, gorgeous model at that.

Carter: I understand.

Paris: Really? And maybe you can help me understand it.

Carter: You’re jealous. You still care about zende.

Taylor: It’s a pretty straightforward question. Why are you so stuck on brooke?

Sheila: I really–I wouldn’t say that I am. I’ve been out of the loop for so long. I–I’m just trying to fit back in so that I can be a part of finn and hayes’s lives. And brooke… happens to be married to hayes’s grandfather.

Taylor: I hope that’s true. I would hate to see you getting obsessed with brooke again.

Hope: Mom’s been really hard on herself. And I just–I’m not sure what to do to help her feel better.

Liam: Well, I don’t know either, but I know your love and support goes a long way.

Hope: I hope so because it’s really all I have. I just–I should go check in.

Liam: Yeah, no. Yeah, I’ll hold down the fort and you… just go be who you are. A loving, caring daughter.

Hope: Just it bothers me, not understanding what it was about that night that triggered her urge to drink.

Brooke: I guess I’m just naive. Thought my desire to drink was behind me.

Ridge: People slip. That’s what meetings are for, right? To help you get back up. You’re doing everything you can. Most important thing is being honest with everybody about what happened that night. (Girl) hey guys, family hike starts… now!

Paris: Zende is a great guy. And we have so much fun together. And we just vibe so easily together. But he thought I was right there with him, ready to walk down the aisle as mr. And mrs., But I’m just not ready. And once you gave me the heads up about the proposal, there were only two options: Turn him down or head him off.

Carter: Makes sense. So, you’re not questioning your decision to keep things casual with zende?

Paris: Oh no. I think… I think I made the best choice for where I am in my life right now. For the both of us. I mean, if zende is looking to be serious with someone, he deserves a woman who wants the same thing. A woman who is as into him as he is into her. There was always something imbalanced about our relationship. I just didn’t think it mattered because we were just dating. Does that make me a bad person?

Carter: Yes. I’m joking.

Paris: Oh.

Carter: No, it doesn’t paris. You’re a beautiful person. You’re just trying to be honest with your feelings. Can’t ask for more than that.

Sheila: I totally understand why you would question my motives. But I…have changed, taylor. I mean, haven’t we all, really? When you’re young, you think that the world owes you everything. That you’re entitled to whatever you want. And that it’s okay to do whatever you have to do to make that happen, regardless of who you hurt. And then time takes a hard look at you and it beats you down. And it takes away what’s most important in life, and it humbles you. And you have to be. Listen to me, here I am explaining the human condition to one of the world’s most renowned psychiatrists. I’m just going to stop. Okay? But I say what I say because I have taken hard knocks and I’ve learned things, like what’s really important in life and that is your family. So now you don’t need to be concerned that I am obsessed with brooke. I just want to prove myself so that I can spend time with my son and my grandson.

Taylor: Oh, I want to believe you, sheila. I really do. But I am still gauging, assessing the situation. I hope that you’re telling the truth and that you have changed. For your sake and for my family’s as well. It would make things a lot less complicated if we could trust your intentions.

Sheila: I so appreciate you, taylor. And your willingness to let me prove myself. I just wish brooke would do the same.

Liam: Ah, doug the daring. You finish your homework?

Douglas: Yep. Where’s mom?

Liam: Oh, she’s up seeing grandma.

Douglas: I saw grandma kissing santa claus.

Ridge: Falling off the wagon is not permanent. You got to climb back on and… stay on. One moment at a time. One day at a time. That’s how it works, right? But I went from zero to 60. In one minute, I was drinking non-alcoholic champagne and the next I was doing vodka shots. And I don’t even remember the moment in between where I possibly could have stopped myself. It doesn’t make sense.

Ridge: It’s not supposed to make sense. It’s an impulse.

Brooke: But why? I haven’t even thought about alcohol, I don’t care when people drink around me. So, what would make this impulse happen? I have no idea.

Ridge: I don’t know either. Something triggered you. We may never find out what it was. Most important thing is you doing the work, right? That’s all you can do.

Brooke: Are you disappointed in me?

Ridge: No. Not one bit.

Brooke: Well, you should be. I’m disappointed in myself. Maybe you should give yourself some credit.

Hope: I actually agree with ridge. Mom, you’ve taken responsibility for everything that happened on new year’s eve. And not keeping it a secret has helped get things back on track. And that and accepting help from the people who love you most. Napoleon was born and raised to conquer.

Carter: Oh. What did I do to desrve that smile?

Paris: Because…you care and you’re supportive. And I–I just really appreciate that.

Carter: Well, don’t tell anyonebut , m one of your biggest fans.

Paris: Oh, and you have been. From the start. Right away, you saw something in me that was worth taking a chance on. Because of you, a door open for me here at forrester. Literally changed my life.

Carter: I’m glad I follow my instincts about you, paris. For reasons both professional and personal.

Paris: Personal?

Carter: I like having you in my life. You’re different.

Paris: Oh. Is that good or bad?

Carter: It’s excellent. I don’t know, you– you intrigued me. I’ve never met someone like you. You know you… you don’t disappoint paris. You’re endlessly fascinating.

Paris: Wow. Thank you.

Carter: Just keeping it real.-Paris: You know… the more I sit with it, the more I believe it’s best for zende to enjoy his freedom.

Carter: Why do you say that?

Paris: To be honest, I can’t stop thinking about our kiss.

Carter: To be honest. I can’t stop thinking about it either.

Sheila: Look, I’m sorry. It is just that brooke is so high and mighty. Talk about hypocrisy. I mean, judging me so harshly and being so unforgiving. It’s like she’s never made a mistake in her life. Or that there’s nothing horrible that she regrets. It’s just I thought you of all people would be annoyed by brooke, just as much as I am.

Hope: In the past, you had lived with your alcoholism alone, for a very long time before any of us knew there was a problem. And that makes it that much harder to ask for help.

Brooke: I was in denial. And then I was ashamed.

Hope: Well, that’s not what is happening here. Mom, you slipped up and you immediately went to a meeting, you called your sponsor and you let ridge and I know about what happened that night. I mean, taking responsibility, that’s half the battle. And keeping it a secret would eat anyone up from the inside.

Ridge: She’right.

Hope: Please, mom, you don’t have to worry. There’s no judgment here.

Ridge: We got you.

Hope: No matter what. There is nothing here but love and support, okay? Love you.

Douglas: I saw grandma kissing santa claus.

Liam: So, buddy. You’ve said that a few times now. Is that like your favorite song this year? Because it’s mommy, I saw mommy.

Douglas: Not the song. I saw grandma kissing santa, for real.

Liam: Oh. Oh, well. Well, when was that? Was that– was it christmas eve?

Douglas: No, new year’s eve.

(Ziploc bag opening) But taylor? You would think should be eager to spill the tea, even with me. I just need to know if she fell into the trap that I set. Now your day of reckoning is coming, brooke. You trust and believe because it’s coming soon.

Ridge: You’re the most remarkable woman I’ve ever known.

Brooke: How can you say that? I’m anything but.

Ridge: At times, you’re a little hard on yourself.

Brooke: Not hard enough.

Ridge: You slipped. It was new year’s and I wasn’t there. And you’re taking all the right steps. You want to get back to where you were. And you say you feel shame, but you shouldn’T. You could have hidden this from me, and you didn’T. You shared with me, with your daughter. Every intimate detail of what happened that night. I’m so proud of you.

Brooke: Drink it up.

Douglas: I saw grandma kissing santa. I did. I swear.

Liam: Okay. All right. Well, I know that’s what you think you saw.

Douglas: I didn’t think it. I saw it. Grandma was kissing santa. Maybe he came back to bring her a present and maybe she was thanking him.

Liam: So–

Hope: Everything okay?

Liam: Yeah, yeah. It’s good. It’s good. It’s just, um… okay. So, you know how douglas has been saying, I saw grandma kissing santa claus lately.

Hope: Sweetie, you’re– you’re misremembering the song. It’s I saw mommy kissing santa claus.

Liam: So yes–

Hope: Not grandma.

Liam: That’s what I said. But I don’t think he’s talking about the song. He says he’s talking about brooke.

Hope: I don’t understand.

Liam: I don’t know. I think maybe douglas is trying to tell us something.

Hope: So, something happened and you saw grandma kissing santa claus?

Douglas: Yes.

Hope: Was this on christmas eve or christmas?

Douglas: New year’s eve.

Hope: And where did you see that?

Douglas: At her house. It was at night.

Liam: Um. Well, I don’t know why you were up there, because I distinctly remember telling you not to go up to the house, right?

Douglas: I know, I’m sorry, but it was only for a minute so I can go get my stuffed bunny. Am I in trouble?

Liam: No, you’re– no, you’re not in trouble, and we’re going to deal with that later. I’m just so happy you’re being honest with us. So just–just um–just– yeah, tell us what happened.

Douglas: Well, I walked up to the living room window, and that’s when I saw it.

Hope: So, you saw grandma kissing someone?

Douglas: Yes, santa.

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