Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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Liam: With respect to the contracts, we’ll have the legal team take a look at it and get back to you. But… uh, but we are very much looking forward to working with you. Okay. All right. Take care, john. Ah. I would ask if you’re okay, but you’re not, and I can see that, so how can I help?
Brooke: Oh, no, I mean, you’ve helped already so much. I mean, just letting me come down here without even calling, that’s a big help. So, I want to thank you for that. It’s just I’m not– I haven’t really been myself these days. So…
Liam: Yeah, well, how could you be? You’re always welcome here, though.
Brooke: Thanks. I was actually looking for hope. Is she around?
Steffy: You said it yourself, dad, that you need peace and stability in your life with a woman you can trust. None of that adds up to brooke. You know you belong with mom. With the forrester family. My mother loves you, ridge, with everything that she has, and she messed up. But she admits that, and if she could take it back, she would.
Sheila: I shouldn’t have to tell you, you’re a smart guy, thomas. I mean, keeping the secret benefits not only you, but your family.
Thomas: So I’m just supposed to forget the reason that brooke drank that night?
Sheila: Yes. Why do you care? You and steffy are both getting what you– you wanted– your parents back together.
Thomas: It’s not like they’re really a couple. My dad’s living in the guesthouse.
Sheila: Well, I’m not thrilled to hear that your father’s sleeping alone. But given time, my plan will work. You just have to stay quiet and let it. You tell no one, thomas. This is our secret. You got that? Are you good. Good.
Deacon: Scheming much?
Liam: Said on the box this is supposed to calm your nerves, so…
Brooke: Oh, well, I need that. Thank you.
Liam: Yeah. Hey, if you need to talk, you know, you can talk to me. I mean, I’m not hope, granted. But I’m a pretty good listener and my shoulders are strong.
[ Laughs ] I don’t want to lay my stuff on you. I mean, hope is my daughter, she has to listen to me. You don’T.
Liam: Well, still want to. If you let me.
Brooke: That means a lot. Thanks. It’s just, uh… I don’t know. Everything happened so quickly. And it’s all my fault, of course. But I just miss my husband. Very much.
Steffy: That vodka didn’t just pour down brooke’s throat on its own.
Steffy: She chose to drink and carry on with deacon. Uh, you both know that my mother is an alcoholic, and I’m not using that as an excuse, but I do think that it is wrong to throw that in her face and punish her for one slip.
Steffy: One slip? Brooke kissed deacon. He stayed in my father’s bed. Look, my father is where he belongs– with my mother and our family. Where he has the respect and unconditional love he deserves. This isn’t the first time brooke betrayed my dad. She made a choice, and now she has to pay the consequence.
Sheila: How long have you been standing there?
Deacon: What if I told you it was long enough to hear something that you didn’t want me to know?
Sheila: I say not a chance, because my life is an open book.
Sheila: Why are you being so passive? I mean, the apron is really cute, but I think you need to ditch that and start focusing on a real opportunity. Brooke is alone and ridge is with his other family at steffy’S. We are within arm’s reach of what we both want: The end of ridge and brooke. What, you’re going to miss that opportunity because you are mopping floors? Why don’t you seize the moment? What are you going to do? (Asaad) when I was little,
Sheila: Come on, deacon. Why don’t you take off that apron and your pants and put that mop away?
[ Deacon scoffs ]
Deacon? What do you want me to do? You want me to throw her over my shoulder and haul her off back to my cave?
Sheila: That’s not a bad idea. She might like that.
Deacon: Yeah, I think you’re projecting now.
Sheila: Well, that’s something we’ll have to figure out another time, right? Let’s just focus on the task at hand.
Deacon: She’s made her feelings pretty clear. She wants ridge, not me.
Sheila: That’s when she thought ridge was still an option, before he started cozying up to taylor. And he’s not really cozying up quite enough. I think that’s where you come in. You can actually push ridge into the taylor column for good, and that’s a beautiful thing, because then we get exactly what we want and you get the added bonus of getting to spend time with the girl of your nightmares.
[ Sheila chuckles ] I’m sorry, your dreams. So, why don’t you go after your dream? Put on that charm and that sex appeal, because we know brooke is very vulnerable to that. So, why don’t you go after it, caveman?
[ Sheila chuckles]
Brooke: Just a few months ago, I swore that there was nothing that could come between ridge and me. But I wasn’t banking on myself. I mean, why did I do that?
Liam: God, I wish I had an answer for you.
Brooke: There’s something else I did that I regret, too. Yeah. You mean handing ridge over to taylor on a silver platter?
Brooke: Yeah, well, I didn’t want him to be miserable anymore, and I thought maybe he could be happy in a different situation. You know, with his other family, with taylor. So, I… I offered him a divorce.
Liam: Wh– why?
Brooke: I don’t know.
Brooke: I– I’m starting to think that maybe I was wrong.
Liam: Yeah, you think? What are you even doing here? Go–
Brooke: You know what I need to do? I need to stand up.
Brooke: And fight.
Brooke: Like I used to.
Liam: Exactly. Go fight for your marriage. Go do it.
Brooke: I need to fight for my marriage.
Liam: Un-ring the bell.
Brooke: Oh, my god.
Liam: Go, go, get outta here.
Brooke: Thank you. Thank you.
Liam: You’re welcome. Go.
Brooke: I’ll talk to you later.
Hope: Ridge, please just hear me out. When it comes to betrayal, intention has to matter. I mean, my mom, she didn’t plan to drink that night. She didn’t plan to be with deacon. He just happened to show up again after she had a few too many, and one thing led to another, and things got out of hand.
Steffy: I am so sick of you and brooke using alcohol to justify brooke’s behavior. Okay, let’s say the booze made her do it. Brooke still chose to drink. And why was deacon in the house in the first place? Brooke knows how my father feels about him. If she sent him on his way, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. But I really don’t have any complaints here, because everything’s working out in the end. My father’s back where he belongs.
Hope: Ridge, I know that my mother hurt you, but I believe that would have never happened if she wasn’t drinking. And I get that you are upset with her for defending my father time and time again, but she’s doing that for me. She loves you. Ridge, it has always been you, and I know underneath all of your hurt and anger, that you still love her, too.
Brooke: Deacon! What are you doing here?
Deacon: Just came to check on you.
Brooke: I’m fine.
Deacon: I doubt it. But if you let me in, you hear me out, you might be.
[ Brooke sighs ]
Deacon: Look, I know you’re going through a rough time, and I just thought maybe these would help. And when you open it, you’ll notice I picked out your favorites.
Brooke: How did you know?
Deacon: I remember. In between our more passionate moments a lifetime ago, you did manage to open up just a little bit to me. And I remember. I remember everything, brooke. Every single moment. If you have type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure
Liam: Hey. So, what do you think about sushi for… oh. Bad day.
Hope: Had better.
Liam: I’m sorry.
[ Hope sighing ]
Hope: That helped.
[ Liam chuckles ]
Liam: Well, I got as many of those as you need. What happened?
Hope: Well, I had a little run-in with steffy at the office about mom and ridge. Liam: That doesn’t sound intense at all.
Hope: Mm. Obviously, there is a very strong difference of opinion regarding whom ridge should be with, and whether steffy, thomas or taylor like to admit it, my mom and ridge still love each other.
Brooke: Deacon, if you came here thinking we’re going to skip down memory lane, that’s just not going to happen.
Deacon: Okay, so that’s pretty clear. Not a lot of gray area there. Hey, what if it’s just what I said, that I came here to check on you?
Brooke: Oh, well, let’s see. Well, I just handed my husband over to a woman who’s been lying in wait for decades, just like a gift. So, yeah, I don’t know. I mean, I trashed my own happiness. Really, what is wrong with me?
Deacon: Not a damn thing. Brooke, you fell off the wagon. It happens.
Brooke: I did more than that. I kissed you and I let you sleep in a bed that I share with my husband. Deacon: Well, we passed out. Nothing happened. Look, you’ve got to stop beating yourself up over this thing, all right? If ridge really loved you, he’d forgive you. You deserve better than this.
Brooke: There’s nobody better than ridge.
Brooke: Oh, how could I let him go?
Steffy: Hope was being such a hypocrite. What happened to the clear-eyed truth teller?
Thomas: Do you have to be so hard on her, steff? She’s just looking out for her mother like we are.
Steffy: Well, I think she’s in denial. Look, I get dad is always going to care about brooke on some level, but hope is constantly justifying brooke’s reckless behavior. Yeah, okay, you can make a mistake. I get that. But this has become a pattern.
Ridge: Come on, steffy.
Steffy: You know I’m right, dad. Since it’s always you that’s getting hurt. Look, I get when you and brooke are together, when it’s good, you guys are picture perfect, and then something snaps. It’s like she turns to another man, a man that you despise. How long are you going to put up with this? Really? Yeah, okay, I get that she was drinking, but dad, she chose to drink. Tell me you realize that?
Ridge: Oh, I realize it. I realize all of it. I realize you want to put this family back together. And I realize that you want what’s best for me. And I also realize that brooke has blown up this relationship to a point where maybe it’s– it’s not fixable anymore. But hope is right. There is a part of me that will always love brooke, and I don’t– I don’t think it’s ever going to go away. I’m amber, I’ve lost 128 pounds with golo, Liam. I mean, he was stuck between steffy and me and both of us wanting what’s best for our mothers. And yet…
Liam: Brooke was– was here earlier. And… god, it’s just– it’s just so obvious how much she loves and misses ridge, and… how much she regrets letting him go.
Hope: That shouldn’t have happened.
Hope: I mean, she should fight for her marriage.
Brooke: I mean, what was I thinking? Letting ridge go like that? Pushing him into another woman’s arms? Taylor, no less. They have a history together. And because of that, he has feelings for her. They share a family. If anybody could take ridge away from me, it would be her.
Deacon: So, basically what you’re saying is that you haven’t given up on ridge?
Brooke: Yeah, basically. I love him, deacon. I never should’ve let him go.
Brooke: I’m back, ridge. And I’m here to stay.
Ridge: My logan.
Brooke: Yes, your logan.
[ Thomas exhaling ]
[ Phone dialing ]
[ Phone ringing ]
[ Sheila sighing ]
[ Phone ringing ]
Sheila: Thomas, why are you calling me?
Thomas: Because I got no one to talk to about this. So far. Anyway.
Sheila: What do you mean, “so far”?
Thomas: Look, my dad loves my mom, he always has and always will, but he also loves brooke. Okay, and if he finds out what or who was the reason that she started drinking that night–
Sheila: He can’t know that.
Thomas: Keeping this secret doesn’t feel right, sheila.
Sheila: But it will. Once all the pieces fall into place– ridge is already living in steffy’s guesthouse, a stone’s throw away from taylor, and it’s only a matter of time before brooke reveals her true feelings towards deacon. The woman can’t stay alone a day in her life, and she does have feelings for him, or new year’s eve never would have happened. Booze-fueled or not.
Thomas: Booze-fueled because of you, sheila. Why are you so invested in this anyway?
Sheila: My son and grandson. Finn and hayes, they mean everything to me. I want to be in their lives, apart of their family’s life with you, steffy and– and taylor.
Thomas: Yeah. Talk about a long shot.
Sheila: Maybe, but I have to take it. My dreams, they stand a better chance of coming true as long as brooke is otherwise occupied. And this isn’t just about me. Taylor is– is a wonderful, compassionate woman and she’s in love with your father. This is her chance to have him. Ridge is the love of– of taylor’s life. She– she can have him back, and you can help make that happen by doing nothing. You just keep quiet. And everyone will get what’s best for them in the end if you keep this secret. You say nothing, not a word. We take this to our graves. Do you hear me, thomas? Thomas!
Thomas: Yes, I hear you.