Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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Hope: You saw grandma kissing santa claus.
Liam: And so– so, you keep saying that this is about brooke, but–
Douglas: It’s true. I saw them.
Hope: Well, you have been watching a lot of movies lately. Are you sure you’re not mixing up your holiday films?
Liam: Yeah. Or just that, or the song, even?
Douglas: No! Santa was there and he was kissing grandma.
Ridge: You were alone on new year’s because of me. You weren’t expecting that.
Brooke: There’s no excuse to have done what I did.
Ridge: What did you do? You made a mistake and you regret it.
[Brooke sighs] Yes, I do. I regret it more than you know.
Ridge: Tell me what I can do. I’ll do anything just to make it better.
Brooke: Ridge. You’ve already been so amazing–
Ridge: No, I’ll go to meetings with you. I’ll go to 100 meetings, I’ll go to 1,000 meetings! But we’re in this together, alright? It’s you and me, forever.
Paris: Wow, I forgot your place is immaculate.
Carter: What can I say? I like things organized.
Paris: It’s refreshing. Not your typical sloppy bachelor pad.
> Carter: Well, I am C.O.O. I’m all about order and precision.
Carter: Yeah. Everything’s gotta be lined up perfectly, which is why we’re here.
Paris: Yes, my financial portfolio.
Carter: Now, we’re just in the early days, so we’re laying the groundwork. But I think you will be pleased with your performance thus far.
Paris: Carter, I have no doubt. I know I’m in good hands with you.
Carter: What are your thoughts?
Paris: I am blown away. I wasn’t expecting such a jump like this!
Carter: You’re building quite the nest egg for yourself.
Paris: Thanks to you. Wow, you really are the financial genius.
Carter: I have experience with investments but I wouldn’t go that far.
Paris: Okay, don’t be modest, carter. Seriously, your support and encouragement means the world to me. And I’m so thankful for everything you’re doing, not just financially.
Ridge: I’m your husband. I’ll always be here for you.
Brooke: How did I get so lucky? To have a man like you.
Ridge: I don’t know. I’m going to tell you something but you gotta promise me not to use it against me. I need you a lot more than you need me.
Brooke: Oh, ridge. I created another issue for us. And uh… on top of everything else. So I really don’t know how you can even put up with me.
Ridge: I made a commitment to this gorgeous, blonde woman. For better or for worse. We promised to stay loyal to each other, so that’s what we’re doing. We’re going to deal with this as a couple.
Brooke: Yeah. I hope so.
Ridge: You hope so? What are you, nuts? Look at us. Strength in numbers, we got this. I’m not going anywhere.
Hope: Oh, liam and i are a little thrown off because you keep saying that you saw grandma kissing…
Douglas: The man in the red and white hat.
Hope: On new year’s eve?
Liam: Okay. And you’re– and you’re sure this wasn’t christmas eve because christmas eve is when santa comes.
Hope: So it was the night when we had all that yummy food and had the party hats and the noisemakers…
Liam: And they were talking about how the clock strikes midnight. That night?
Douglas: I’m sorry, mommy.
Hope: For what, sweetie?
Douglas: Liam told me not to go up to the house to find my stuffed bunny but I needed him to fall asleep. And then that’s when I saw grandma kissing santa. When they’re sick, they get comfortable anywhere
[Paris sighs] You have been so incredible to me, carter.
Carter: You’re easy to root for.
Paris: No, but you’ve gone above and beyond. It’s not about just the investment stuff or even hooking me up with this job.
Carter: Paris, forrester creations should be thanking you. You’re the perfect fit to run the foundation.
Paris: And I am loving it.
Carter: You seem really happy.
Paris: No, I just don’t know what I would do without your guidance. Not just about the foundation but with zende. I mean, you’ve been very spot on.
Carter: You’re not ready, you’re not ready.
Paris: And you know what makes me realize that I’m not ready for marriage?
Paris: When I look at you and I can’t stop thinking about our kiss.
Carter: Yeah, that was– that was quite the new year’s surprise.
Paris: And I could say we both got caught up in the moment but I feel like there’s something that’s been building up between us for a long time now. And that’s one of the reasons why I couldn’t fully commit to zende. And here we are, you and me and I… I like it.
Carter: I like it, too.
Brooke: It’s a total mystery why I lost all willpower to stay sober that night. And it just hit me out of nowhere, and I know I keep saying that, but–
Ridge: I know you want to figure out what happened but there is a chance that you won’t figure it out and that’s gotta be okay.
Brooke: But I need to know what the trigger was. I– I really think that that was important. And I’ve been sober for so many years and out of nowhere I just had the urge to drink.
[Sighs] I wish I could go back and erase that night and do it all over again.
Ridge: If I’d been here, it would’ve all been different.
Brooke: I wish you were here with me, more than you even know.
Hope: So you went up to the house all by yourself to get your stuffed bunny?
Douglas: I hope I’m not in trouble.
Hope: Well, douglas, you shouldn’t have been sneaking around the property after dark by yourself and especially without telling someone. Please promise me that you will never, ever, ever do that again. Okay? But we’re not mad at you.
Douglas: But you’re worried about something.
Liam: Um, no. No, we’re not. Not, not necessarily. We’re just– we’re just kind of trying to figure out what’s– what’s going on here. We do know that grandma didn’t go right to sleep that night.
Douglas: Are you upset because I saw grandma with santa?
Hope: No! No. We’re just trying to figure out how that’s possible.
Liam: Yeah, I mean, because, you know, maybe– uh, maybe you got some of the days confused because, you know, there’s a lot going on during the holidays, right?
Hope: Oh, and we did have a lot of guests going in and out of the house. A lot of people visiting. And you remember it was christmas eve when santa came down the chimney and gave all those presents–
Liam: And you know something. And I confuse christmas eve and new year’s eve all the time. Always get ’em jumbled up.
Douglas: No, it was new year’s eve.
Hope: Okay, well, you– you seem pretty sure about what happened, so I’m going to need you to tell me everything again. So, everything that you remember about that night.
Paris: Part of me felt a little guilty about our kiss.
Paris: I know it definitely wasn’t something that you were expecting.
Carter: No, I was at the office. I fully accepted to ring in the new year alone and not kiss anybody.
Paris: Yeah, I kind of threw a wrench in your plans.
Carter: Kind of.
Paris: I mean, it was the biggest party night of the year. You know, I thought you can have a little fun.
Carter: I didn’t say I wasn’t glad to see you.
Paris: Well, when I showed up, I just wanted to thank you for tipping me off about zende’s proposal and then–
Paris: I might have got a little caught up?
Carter: Yeah, we both did.
Paris: And part of me felt bad about the timing but now the circumstances have changed. Zende’s out with a model and I’m here with you…
Carter: You said you can’t get that kiss out of your mind. Neither can I.
Brooke: Ridge, I don’t want you feeling guilty for not being here for me.
Ridge: I shouldn’t have left in the first place.
Brooke: You had to travel–
Ridge: No, no, no. I didn’t have to travel at all. I didn’t have to go. I wanted to go because i wanted to be part of it, I wanted to be the big star. That’s why I left.
Brooke: If I had an inkling that I was going to be in jeopardy, I would have communicated–
Ridge: You are my person. You’re my wife, I should be connected to you. I should– I should know when you’re struggling.
Brooke: Ridge, you haven’t had to worry about me in so long. In years, actually. You couldn’t have predicted this.
Ridge: I just want to take your pain away and I can’t do it.
Brooke: Nobody can. I have to want to make better decisions. And I do. I never want what happened to ever happen again.
Ridge: And I– I will try to be more intuitive, to be… to be here, to be present, I will try.
Brooke: Oh, ridge. I’m the one who’s ashamed for–
Ridge: Stop saying that, please. You made a mistake. And you came clean. You– you told me everything. And that honesty just– I don’t know, it makes me want to be a better person for you. I love you so much.
Hope: Nobody’s upset with you. We just want a better understanding of what you saw that night.
Liam: Yeah. Like, can you give us some… can you give us any more details, big or small, whatever you can remember, anything.
Douglas: Well… I couldn’t sleep without my stuffed bunny. So, I snuck out on a walk went up to the big house. When I reached the living room window, I peaked in. And that’s when I saw it. Grandma kissing santa.
Liam: Uh-huh. Okay. And, um… did you see santa’s face?
Douglas: Not really. Just his hat.
Liam: Did– did grandma or– or anyone else see you?
Douglas: No, nobody saw me.
Hope: Well, douglas, I have to ask, and this does not mean that we don’t believe you but, you have a really great imagination.
Liam: Just– yeah, and– and you know, sometimes dreams can get kind of mixed up with real life, right?
>>Douglas: No. I swear it’s true. I really saw it happen.
Liam: Well, yeah. Okay.
Hope: Okay. Thank you for telling us.
Liam: Yeah. And good job remembering all those, all those details. That was great.
Hope: Yeah. Now don’t we have some homework to do? Hm?
Douglas: Bye, mommy.
Liam: I’ll come check with you in a minute.
[Door closes] What the hell was that? What could he possibly be talking about?
Hope: I don’t know. Who’s to say? I mean, we know ridge didn’t get here until the following day.
Liam: I know. Which raises the question, what– or I guess, who could douglas have seen that night?
Hope: Well, the only way to know for sure is to have a conversation with my mother. Your kindness outshines your highs and lows.
Paris: This… could get complicated.
Carter: I know.
Liam: ‘Sup, dude?
Douglas: I was trying to do more homework.
Liam: Well, you let me know if you need any help because you are looking at the 1994 spelling bee champion of– hey. What’s going on?
[Douglas sighs] I just can’t stop thinking about what I told you and mommy.
Liam: About that night?
Douglas: I hope you’re not disappointed in me.
Liam: Disappoin– oh, my god. No, absolutely not. We are not disappointed. We are so, so happy and so proud that you came to us and you told us everything. And the last thing that we want is for you to feel anxious about it. Okay?
Douglas: Where’s mommy?
Liam: Uh, she’s having a little chat with grandma.
Douglas: Is mom going to tell grandma that i saw her kissing santa?
Brooke: Oh! God, honey. You startled me.
Hope: Oh, is everything alright? Is… is ridge home?
Brooke: Uh, no. Ridge is at the office but everything’s fine. Thank you for checking on me. I really do appreciate your love and support.
Hope: Well, you know, I– I will always be here for you. Uh, but I do have a question about uh, that night. You did come clean to ridge and me about everything. Right?
Brooke: Are you okay, sweetheart?
Hope: Yeah. Yeah, it’s just that liam and i had a conversation with douglas just now about new year’s eve and– and while we were celebrating that night, he actually forgot his favorite stuffed animal up here.
Brooke: Oh! I haven’t seen it. But I’ll look around and as soon as I do, I’ll just run it down there.
Hope: That’s– that’s actually not the point. Liam that night told him that he was not allowed to come back up here to look for it, but he ignored that and he snuck back up here anyway.
Brooke: He did?
Hope: Yeah, he did. So is there anything that maybe… he shouldn’t have seen?
Brooke: What do you mean?
Hope: Well, it’s just, you know, when he snuck up here, douglas looked through those windows and he saw… you.
Brooke: He didn’t see me drinking, did he?
Hope: No, no. Thankfully, he didn’t mention anything about that.
Brooke: Oh, okay, good. I wouldn’t know how to explain that to my grandson.
Hope: Hm. Well, it’s something that he’s actually been very insistent about for the past few weeks. But liam and I have just, kind of dismissed it because we didn’t fully understand it. And I am not sure we do even now.
Brooke: What is it?
Hope: I wish there was an easier way to just come out and say this. And liam and I, we really did make sure that douglas was 100% certain of this but–
Hope: Douglas said he saw you… he saw you kissing santa claus.
Hope: He’s 100% sure. He insists that it’s the truth. But he says that he saw you kissing a man in a red and white hat.
Brooke: Oh, oh, my god.
Hope: Did something happen? Mom. If something happened, you need to tell me because we both know that ridge was not home that night. He was still off at work, so– so what happened, mom? Mom, answer me, please.