Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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Hope: Thank you again for the lovely breakfast. This is a fantastic way to start the day.
Liam: Yeah? Well, I’ve got an even better way to start the day.
Liam: Mmm! Mmm!
Hope: What has gotten into you this morning?
Liam: What, besides having a hot wife and two kids who are sleeping in? Okay, maybe I’m trying to distract you a little bit. The other day was kind of stressful, wasn’t it? Finding out about your mom.
Hope: Yeah. I’m still in shocked that… my mom and deacon kissed on new year’s eve.
Deacon: Morning, sunshine.
Ridge: Hey. Did something happen while I was out?
Brooke: Uh, I just– I just keep remembering that night. It still haunts me.
Deacon: I can’t do this anymore, okay? Listen to me. I love you. Hell, I’ve always loved you, and I always will.
Deacon: We’re closed.
Sheila: [Laughs] No, you’re not. You just opened. But you know what? I do wanna commend you on being able to hold down a job as long as you have. It’s been, what, a few weeks? Bravo.
Deacon: What do you want, sheila?
Sheila: I’ve been trying to reach you. Did you change your number?
Deacon: Damn it. I knew I forgot to do something.
Sheila: Hmm. You know what? I bet I know why you’re keeping your distance from me. It has to do with brooke, doesn’t it?
Ridge: I hate seeing you like this. Try to remember something, please. The way you’re feeling right now is only temporary. It’s not gonna dictate the rest of your life, I promise.
Brooke: I hope you’re right.
Ridge: I am always right. Mmm! You’re gonna come out of this stronger than ever.
Brooke: I am doing everything I can. Talking to my sponsor and going to meetings. Doing what I can to maintain my sobriety.
Ridge: I’m proud of you. You’re right. You’re doing everything you can to put this night behind you.
Brooke: Yeah. I take full responsibility for my drinking. But I still can’t stop thinking about it and wondering why– why did I do it.
Sheila: You guaranteeing to destroy my life has only guaranteed me destroying yours. Can we just– we haven’t caught up lately. I was just wondering how’s your new year’s coming along.
Sheila: That doesn’t sound so good. What’s the matter? I mean, it started off so promising. Spending new year’s eve with hope, brooke, and those… precious little grandbabies of yours. I was hoping that you’d be spending some really great family time.
Deacon: Not really.
Sheila: No? What do you mean? You used to be over there almost every single day trying to reconnected with hope and brooke. A family.
Deacon: Not anymore.
Sheila: Why not?
Deacon: Sheila, ’cause I’m slammed at work.
Sheila: Deacon, what’s happening?
Hope: My dad and my mom kissing. I thought we had enough going on with my mom relapsing. But then to find out that she also kissed him and they slept in the same bed together?
Liam: That’s, uh– yeah. It’s a lot. It’s a lot to make sense of.
Liam: How are you… feeling about it?
Hope: Which part?
Liam: I-I-I-I don’t know. We just haven’t really gotten a chance to talk about how all this might be affecting you. I mean, really, how do you feel about your parents kissing? I’m amber.
Brooke: How could I be so weak?
Ridge: You’re not weak. You’re human. Try to give yourself a break.
Brooke: Oh, I don’t deserve it, ridge.
Ridge: Don’t–it hurts me to hear you say that. Can you stop saying that, please?
Brooke: Well, I let go of all my good judgment. I gave in to my desires.
Ridge: You wanted this to happen? No. Right?
Brooke: No. Of course not. But I did it. I dragged us both into this mess.
Ridge: Growth. Evolution. Whatever you call that. It’s not linear. Everything you’re dealing with. And you were on the road to recovery, and you got bumped off, and now you’re back on it. You should be happy about that.
Brooke: I just still don’t understand how I could make such a bad decision.
Sheila: I’m just curious.
Deacon: If by curious, you mean nosy, yeah. You, nosy. If you came here to start drilling, save it.
Sheila: Oh, my, my, my. Did somebody wake up on the wrong side of the cot today? If you’re having a hard time, you know, staying in that storage room, feeling a little claustrophobic, you can always stay with me at the hotel.
Deacon: Oh, you’d like that, wouldn’t you?
Sheila: Yes. As a matter of fact, I do miss our chats.
Deacon: Oh, I bet.
Sheila: Look, I’ve got your best interests at heart, and it’s clear that you are still head over heels for brooke.
Deacon: We’ve got customers, and I’m not discussing brooke with you.
Sheila: It’s just that you’re not the kind of person that would back down from something like this. You should be camped outside of brooke logan’s house playing her favorite love song.
Deacon: Well, a, my boom box is in the shop, and, b, she has a husband. So I am not talking about brooke with you.
Sheila: My, tst, tst, tst. Are those tears I see in your eyes?
Deacon: Can it.
Sheila: No, you’ve got it bad for brooke.
Hope: It’s a lot to process. Knowing the circumstances and that my parents kissed. But, more importantly, I just– I don’t want anything to jeopardize my mom’s relationship. I know how much she loves ridge.
Liam: Yeah. Of course. You don’t want anyone to get hurt, and that includes ridge. But these are your biological parents we’re talking about, and you’re allowed to have an opinion.
Hope: Okay. Maybe if I was younger, I might be happy about it? If the circumstances were different? I…
Hope: I don’t know. I don’t know, liam. I just–I–I haven’t even let myself go there. I’m concerned about my mom. Which–[Sighs] Again… thank you for being so supportive throughout all of this. I really do appreciate it.
Liam: Yeah, of course. Where does deacon stand on this? Because it’s pretty clear he’s still got a thing for your mom.
Hope: It’s hard to believe otherwise.
Liam: I–I have to ask, and I hate that I’m even, like, putting this out into the universe. But… have you ever thought, like, what if this is all deacon’s endgame?
Hope: What do you mean?
Liam: Just– like, what if this is actually part of the reason he’s been so eager to get close to you and spend time at the house and spend time with the kids? Like, what if he’s just been trying to get back in brooke’s good graces this whole time?
Hope: I–I would hope not.
Liam: Oh, yeah. No, me, too. And I’m not even–I’m not even suggesting that, like, he’s playing you or that he doesn’t care about you. Obviously, he loves you very much, but this is– it’s deacon. I mean, if he wanted to, he could blow this whole thing up right now just by telling ridge.
Hope: I don’t think he would do that.
Liam: I don’T… think he would do that either, but… again, it’s deacon. My asthma felt anything but normal.
Hope: So my mom is currently in a huge shame spiral, and I’m just not sure how to help her out of it.
Liam: Aside from being an amazing, supportive daughter?
Hope: I mean, I’m trying, but really all I wanna know is just why–you know, why that night, why now.
Liam: I don’t know. I’m kind of digging the theory that having deacon around is more of a trigger than we previously thought, especially given that they made out, and he did nothing to stop it.
Hope: No. My mom said he tried to stop it.
Liam: He obviously didn’t try that hard. I mean, I know they were both wasted, but still…
Hope: Yeah. Well, my mom’s married, so neither of them should have allowed it to happen, but it did.
Hope: It happened, and… now I understand why my mom does not want him around anymore.
Liam: Yeah. ‘Cause, obviously, deacon brings something out of your mom. Any maybe he’s not the best influence, and maybe he’s also trying to break up her marriage.
Hope: Well, you know what? It’s going to do us no use speculating about it. We’re gonna get nowhere with that.
Liam: What are you–hey. Where–where are you going? Where are you going?
Hope: Well, I feel the need to pay my father a visit to find out what he is really thinking about his night with my mother.
Ridge: I know everything that happened that night– every single detail– and none of it is unforgivable. So maybe you can find a way to cut yourself some slack.
Brooke: Well, it’s not that easy, ridge. I–I hate myself for putting you through this.
Ridge: Putting me through what? You didn’t do anything to me. You didn’t betray me. You didn’t lie to me. You didn’t hurt me. You only hurt yourself ’cause you started drinking. But you know what? Just try to move past it because harping on it now is… it’s not productive. Maybe what you need to do is look at all the joy you bring to the world. Look at you. Look how hot you are. You walk into a room. You’re my loyal wife, and I can’t keep my hands off of you. You’re a great sister, a great mom, an inventor, executive. Focus on that. Heal from the inside out. Try to forgive yourself for what happened. It’s one night. Move on. Yes?
Sheila: You talk to hope?
Deacon: Not really.
Sheila: That’s strange.
Deacon: Sheila, interesting fact. I didn’t ask your opinion.
Sheila: Well, here’s another fact, deacon. I care about you. Okay? I know how important this relationship is with your daughter. The fact that you even have access to her, that’s something that I’m still trying to achieve with my own son. I can’t help it. I’m a little jealous.
Deacon: You? Jealous?
Sheila: Yeah. And brooke’s not helping the situation. She’s one of the most vocal people hellbent on standing in my way. No, she has vowed to make sure that I never have a part in finn or hayes’s lives.
Deacon: Listen. I’m telling you, stay away from brooke and don’t cause her any trouble, all right? Don’t lash out at her. She’s dealing with enough.
Sheila: Dealing with what? With what?
Deacon: Nothing. Nothing.
Hope: I was wondering. Do you know if deacon…
Deacon: Sheila, hope’s here. She cannot see us together. You gotta go. Go.
Deacon: Hi, sweetheart. This is surprise.
Hope: I know you’re busy working. I hope I’m not catching you at a bad time.
Deacon: Are you kidding me? I always got time for my girl.
Hope: Yeah. I mean, things have been a little crazy, a little hectic. Um, I’ve missed you.
Deacon: I missed you, too. I know. You’re busy with the kids, with work. I was thinking maybe you could bring ’em down here sometime, though. You know, chef, makes a mean mac and cheese.
Hope: [Laughs] Well, I’m sure the kids would love that. But I actually came here to talk to you about something else.
Hope: I know what happened between you and mom on new year’s eve. Super emma just about sleeps in her cape.
Deacon: So, your mom told you about what happened.
Deacon: She told you about the drinking.
Hope: Yes. And I just need you to be completely up-front with me, dad– that you in no way encouraged her drinking.
Deacon: Hope, I swear. I didn’T. And, look, I even tried to get her to stop. I know how long brooke’s been sober. I mean, I helped her get sober.
Deacon: She started throwing them back, and she started egging me on to join her.
Hope: And you did.
Deacon: Yeah. And, uh, that was a bad idea. I’m sorry.
Deacon: It was a mistake.
Hope: It was. Dad… look, I’m not here to blame you or to point fingers. I just– I’m really confused about what happened that night. I mean, what triggered my mom’s drinking after all this time? I mean, I know she was drinking non-alcoholic champagne that night. And then I know that ridge called to tell her that he couldn’t make it back in time for new year’s eve. But I really don’t buy that that was enough to just derail all of her years of sobriety.
Deacon: I can’t give you the answer to that.
Hope: [Sighs] Well, I know you and mom haven’t been talking, but… she’s been struggling.
Deacon: Yeah, I’m sure she has.
Hope: And I also know that something else happened that night. That you two kissed.
Deacon: [Clears throat] She told you.
Hope: Mm-hmm. So, how did that happen, and what the hell were you thinking?
Deacon: Uh– that’s just it. We weren’t thinking. We were drunk. Hope, I don’t know. You know, we-we-we got caught up in the moment, and-and it just happened.
Hope: Dad, I get that you still care about mom after all these years. But I’m going to need you to be really transparent about exactly what led to that moment that night.
Hope: So you two were throwing back shots of vodka. You kissed. And then you were drinking some more, and then you helped her up the stairs to bed, and then you spent the night.
Deacon: Okay, I was in no condition to drive, and I couldn’t just leave her alone like that.
Hope: But then you woke up the next morning, and you saw her next to you in bed.
Deacon: We had all our clothes on, and I was on top of the sheets.
Hope: Dad, I get that nothing more happened. I’m just saying that I’m sure there were a lot of old emotions that came flooding back after all this time.
Deacon: Hope, I never stopped caring for your mother.
Hope: Well, mom is now freaking out because she is terrified that ridge is going to find out, and she’s–she’s petrified that she’s going to lose her marriage to him, especially given how ridge feels about you.
Deacon: I don’t think it’s any secret that ridge can’t stand me, and I’m probably the last guy that she would want near his wife.
Hope: Okay. Dad, I get that ridge has never given you a fair shot…
Hope: …And that you think he isn’t the right man for mom. But mom… does not want to lose him. And she’s already down on herself about drinking that night. And now that on top of everything else, she’s just in a really fragile state. She’s vulnerable right now. And I came here to make sure that you aren’t going to try to exploit that to your advantage, that you aren’t going to try to undermine their marriage. Because their future really is in your hands. So tell me, dad. What are you doing to do?