B&B Transcript Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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Brooke: When you moved back to L.A., I thought, “why not? Why not be friends? I mean, why continue this rivalry when it’s no longer relevant? Right?” But you were just biding your time. You were just lulling me, waiting for that perfect moment to move in on ridge.

Taylor: Oh, my god. I know that that is a very convenient way for you to look at it because it makes you the victim–

Brooke: Your little plan isn’t gonna work, taylor. Just stay away from my marriage.

Ridge: I’m not interested in anything you have to say.

Deacon: Well, you’re gonna listen to me because I’m trying to do you solid. Look. Guy to guy, I get it. You’re angry with brooke because of her lapse with me but it doesn’t mean you have to go boomerang back to taylor. Ridge. Work things out with your wife, man, all right? Forgive brooke.

Hope: I wonder what’s going on with ridge and my dad?

Liam: If I had to put money on it, I think I’d say nothing good.

Hope: You think that I made a mistake asking my dad to talk to ridge?

Liam: Listen, I know your intentions were pure. Obviously, you’re trying to save your mother’s marriage. It’s just… you know, having deacon be the one to plead brooke’s case to ridge? May not have the desired effect.

Finn: You hear that?

Steffy: No, I don’t hear anything.

Finn: Exactly. It’s you and me with the place all to ourselves.

Steffy: It has been a while.

Finn: I say we take full advantage.

Steffy: Mm. Baby, sometimes I just hate being a grown up but we can’t, we can’t, we can’t, we can’t, we can’T.

Finn: Mm, please do not tell me that.

Steffy: My mom could come home any minute.

Finn: Hmm…

Steffy: I’m sorry, baby.

Finn: No, not sorry as I am.

Steffy: I hope you’re not starting to regret my mom staying here.

Finn: No, not at all. I’m just, uh, really in love with you.

Steffy: Hm.

Finn: And I know how much it means to you, having taylor so close.

Steffy: Yeah, I am amazed by everything that’s happened since my mom’s been back. It really is like a dream come true.

Hope: This whole situation is a nightmare. You know, I never thought that we would wind up in this place again. I–I mean, mom and ridge seemed happy and now this? My mom might lose ridge to taylor, again. History repeating itself. And why? All because of one drunken night with my father.

Deacon: I’m gonna make this quick because this isn’t my idea of a good time.

Ridge: Well then, you should leave. Or I can throw you out, whatever’s easier.

Deacon: You know– go ahead. Take your best shot, man. Go ahead if it’s gonna– if it’s gonna make you feel better and allow you to actually hear me–

Ridge: What is it you’re looking for? You want brooke to come in and save you again?

Deacon: Ridge, come on, enough. Please. Forgive her. Don’t fall back into old patterns and leave brooke hanging for taylor.

Brooke: You have plenty to say about my bad behavior. What about yours? I thought you were supposed to be so much better than me.

Taylor: Well, those are your words, not mine.

Brooke: That’s what you and thomas and steffy think. But there’s nothing high-minded about going after somebody else’s husband.

Taylor: No, that is not the way that it happened, brooke. The reality of the situation is that things have changed. And your secrets and your lies are what made that happen, not me. Your little fling with deacon or whatever you want to call it, helped ridge see what was right in front of him: His family. And those are his words. He says he wants to come home.

Brooke: Ridge already has a home. With me. I’m his wife.

Taylor: Ridge took off his wedding ring. I’m not sure how much longer you can make that claim. Smooth dark chocolate, refreshing peppermint,

Finn: What was your favorite thing about your parents when you were growing up?

Steffy: My favorite thing. You’re going to limit it to one?

Finn: Okay, just the, uh, the top three. Ascending order.

Steffy: Okay. I think number three would have to be their mutual respect. My mom and my dad, they were never careless with each other. Not the way brooke is with my dad.

Finn: Had the same example. When you’re a kid, the world can be a scary place but if home can be where you can feel the ground underneath your feet, you can face anything and know it’ll be okay.

Steffy: Yeah, exactly.

Finn: Okay, number two.

>>Steffy: Number two would have to be the laughter. I mean, my father could crack my mom up like, yeah. She was the only one that got his humor and trust me, not everybody does.

Finn: Number one.

Steffy: Number one would have to be love. My mom and my dad, they– they radiated love. And as a kid, that’S… what I knew I wanted when I got older. And after a few false starts, I finally got it.

[ Steffy sighs ]

Deacon: Just listen to brooke. Really hear what she has to say. She wasn’t herself that night–

Ridge: She wasn’t herself that night because she was drinking, right? It doesn’t change the fact that she was making out with you. She slept in our bed with you. She defended you.

Deacon: She wasn’t defending me. She stopped us from killing each other. Why is that so unforgivable?

Ridge: Because she took your side. After everything you’ve done, she took your side. And I’m not okay with that. Never will be.

Deacon: Look, I don’t have to tell you, brooke’s got a good heart. She knows the meaning of forgiveness. You could take a page out of that book instead of defaulting back to taylor.

Ridge: You know what, deacon? Thank you for coming by. You reminded me that I need someone in my life that I can trust. I need stability. And I don’t have that with brooke.

Deacon: You know, maybe you’re right. Maybe it is too late for you and brooke.

Brooke: You must be loving this, thinking that you’ve won. That my marriage to ridge is over.

Taylor: Oh, stop, brooke. No, I don’t take any pleasure in your pain.

Brooke: Because my pain is your pleasure. If I’m in pain, it’s because I’m losing ridge. And if I’m losing ridge, who better to pick up the pieces?

Taylor: I have never stopped loving ridge, ever. But I’ve also never wished harm on your marriage.

[ Brooke laughs ]

Brooke: Oh, god. Why don’t you tell that to ridge? He might believe you. I certainly don’T.

Taylor: Okay, that’s fine. Ridge being done with you has nothing to do with me. Brooke. This is all you.

Brooke: No, I know. I take full responsibility for what happened.

Taylor: It doesn’t seem like you are. It’s like you’re trying to blame me for ridge leaving you.

Brooke: No, I’m not. I know that it was all my fault. I chose to drink that night. I chose to kiss deacon. I wish I could take it all back, I really do.

[ Sighs ] But then, when I told ridge about it, he said that he loved me, that he would forgive me. That we would work through it all together. And then, he went to see deacon and they were fighting, so I jumped in and i defended deacon. And that’s when ridge snapped. That’s when he went to you, stayed the night with you and you… kissed. I mean, ridge may think this is what he wants but I don’t know. You should enjoy it while you can. You and thomas and steffy, just enjoy the time you have with your sweet, little family. It’s not gonna last. Ridge will come back to me, taylor. He always does. He loves me. And you know that.

Taylor: Hey, do i smell baking?

Steffy: Mm-hm, it happens from time to time. You know, now that dad’s coming back, I thought it was a good reason to celebrate so I’m baking some cookies.

Taylor: Aw. That’s so sweet. He’s gonna love that.

Steffy: Is, uh, everything okay?

Taylor: Yeah, yeah, there’s just, there’s a lot going on.

Steffy: Mm-hm. And that’s good, right? I mean, the family’s coming back together. I was telling finn that this feels like such a dream.

Taylor: Yeah, that’s the thing about dreams. Sometimes they come with a rude awakening.

Steffy: Okay. What’s wrong? Please don’t try to play it off.

Taylor: I– I had a visitor today.

Steffy: Sheila? Again?

Taylor: No. It was, brooke, actually.

Steffy: Oh, no wonder you’re in a mood. I can’t even imagine what brooke had to say.

[ Knocking ]

Ridge: Your mother’s not here.

Hope: Oh, I know. I think you and I need to talk.

Ridge: So you heard what happened?

Hope: Yeah, but nothing has happened that you can’t take back yet.

[ Ridge sighs ]

Ridge: I didn’t want any of this. But here we are.

Hope: Ridge. My mother loves you.

Ridge: And I will always love her.

Hope: So then, fight for her. Fight for your marriage. I mean, she’s sorry that she hurt you. So can you please just not turn your back on her? Please, ridge?

[ Door opening]

Brooke: Deacon.

Deacon: You were hoping for ridge. Hope filled me in. Brooke, I’m sorry. I know your marriage is in trouble. Ridge and I are having a hard time communicating right now, but we’ll work it out–

Deacon: Don’t do that. Don’t, don’t sell yourself short.

Brooke: What does that mean?

Deacon: It means I’m sorry you’re going through this because you don’t deserve it. (Asaad) when I was little,

Steffy: So, what happened?

Taylor: Well, brooke was upset, as you can imagine.

Steffy: Yes, she always is when she betrays dad.

Taylor: Mm-hm. She told me she wasn’t gonna stand by and let me “steal” her husband.

[ Steffy laughs ]

Steffy: Talk about projection. I mean, what? She thinks you’re responsible for brooke drinking and kissing deacon? Okay. No. She was the one who sabotaged her own marriage.

Taylor: Yes, she did. But she’s been forgiven for worse. Bill spencer. Your father moved on from that.

Steffy: Yeah, because dad went through that, he doesn’t want to go through it again. He put his trust in brooke and she threw it in his face. I’m telling you mom, it’s over. He’s coming home to you. You’ll see.

Ridge: So, you and deacon a tag team, now? He was just here defending your mom.

Hope: Yeah, well, he did that for me as kind of a last resort sort of thing. I thought he might be able to get through to you. So if you’re angry, it’s– I’m the one to blame.

Ridge: I’m not angry at you. You’re a loving daughter who wants to clean up her mom’s mess.

Hope: I also need to clean up my mess. Ridge, I am sorry for the part that I played in what happened between the two of you. I never should have allowed my need for a relationship with my father to have a negative impact on your marriage to my mom.

Ridge: I’m surprised by that. I thought you would like the opportunity to have your parents back together.

[ Hope laughs ]

Hope: My mom loves you. You are the one who makes her happy.

Ridge: I believed that once.

Hope: You still should. My mom would have never had drinks with deacon that night, let alone kissed him, had she had been sober. And I think you know that. So please don’t throw away your entire marriage before you even talk to her, before you sit down and listen to her point of view and look into her eyes and see the love that she has for you. I think maybe then, you might be able to find forgiveness.

Deacon: You’re the most amazing woman I’ve ever met. And you’re not perfect. I mean, no one is. But any man, any man would be beyond lucky to have you by his side. I think ridge is being too hard on you.

Brooke: Because I hurt him. I just feel like my whole world is crashing down around me. One minute, everything was fine and the next– what happened to me? I mean, how could I betray my husband like that?

Deacon: Brooke, it was one kiss. That’s all.

Brooke: Deacon, you and i shared a bed together, a bed that I sleep in with my husband.

Deacon: Absolutely nothing happened. You didn’t even know I was there till the next morning, which is more than I can say about ridge and taylor. Yeah, I know he spent the night with her.

Brooke: It’s not what you’re insinuating.

Deacon: Okay. All right. All I’m saying is, I’m sorry. All right? This is a– an indignity that you shouldn’t have to suffer. Okay, I get it. The guy– the guy got upset. He got his feelings hurt. Well, you know what? Man the hell up. Work things out with your wife. You don’t go running into the arms of another woman. To taylor? Come on. Where’s the– where’s the respect?

Brooke: I can’t deny it does bother me thinking of ridge and taylor together. But ridge and I will work through this. And I’m willing to do whatever it takes.

Deacon: Again? Come on, how many times have you guys been through this? You know, you have a fight, you split up. You fight like hell to get back together. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Brooke: All couples have their different challenges.

Deacon: Yeah, but your marriage to ridge has been nothing but. Think about it, from the very beginning, you’ve always had to question your place in his heart. Meanwhile, he bounces back and forth between you and taylor. And you know, now, finally, finally, you felt like you were on solid ground and here you are again. I– I get it. We, we had a kiss. We had a– a dumb, drunken kiss on new year’s eve. But for him to run into the arms of another woman? Look, I’m not saying this to upset you and hurt you. I just want you to see– I want you to see your worth. You are so amazing. You– you deserve to be respected and cherished. And loved. Unconditionally. I think it’s time you hang things up with ridge. You know, and all that, that painful history that comes with it. I mean, he’s moving on and it seems like he’s doing it pretty damn quickly. I think it’s time you move on too, to a man who has always loved you, who will never let you down, no matter what. I know that you want that man to be ridge. But it isn’T. And it probably never was, and it never will be. But that man does exist. And he’s standing right here in front of you.

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