Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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I have an idea. What, why don’t we have lunch together later? Somewhere near the office. I’m not available. I have an appointment. Are you going to the club again? Yes, I am. Oh, okay. Well, normally I would be disappointed, but. I love how committed you are to exercising and pickle ball and, and you’re still wearing the ring I gave you?
Yes, of course I am. It was a gift from my beautiful, talented wife. Well, I guess I’ll just see you later at the office then. Okay. I love you
Brooke. Hi. Hi Eric. If you’re looking for Rich, she’s not here. I know. I came to speak to. I’m still trying to understand that, you know, you knew what Sheila did to Brooke, but you didn’t tell anyone. I regret keeping that secret look, I didn’t, I did not want to keep Sheila’s secret, but I saw how close you and dad were getting and look, I’m not saying that doesn’t justify anything.
I, I know that you see that. You know, you’ve done such a good job putting your wife back together. I, I would, I would hate to see you. No, no, no. I’m not , I’m not gonna backslide into old Thomas. I know. So, um, have you seen Dad since you moved back into grandpa’s?
You want me as much as I want you, don’t you? What have we done exactly what we’re about to do again and again and again.
Hey, tu, I hope that smile means you’re thinking about Zendaya.
Got a minute. Yeah, yeah, sure. What’s up? I’ve been putting this off. I realize I can’t do that anymore. Okay. Paris told me she’s got a thing for you.
I, uh, didn’t realize you were stopping by. Can we not do this right now? I have a lot of work to do. Well, that won’t be easy. Will it? Daydreaming like you just were Mom, please? Yes. Okay. I would like to think that you are thinking about Zendaya, not Carter. Do, do you ever stop? No, not when it comes to my daughter’s happiness and wellbeing.
A mother never gives. I just don’t want you to make the same mistakes I made and I don’t want you to have to struggle, like I’ve had to struggle. I just want the best for you. Look, as I said many times, Cindy is an amazing guy and I cherish his friendship, but that’s all it can be. As much as you don’t wanna hear it, Carter is the guy I wanna be with.
Paris came to me, she was very honest about her feelings, and now I wanna be honest about mine. Go ahead. I thought I still had a chance with Baris that she would come around and things would work out between us, but that’s not happening anymore because she’s interested in you. Something that I’m sure you’re aware of.
Now, let me finish. I suppose that I could make things very awkward for both of us. I could make things really awkward for all three of us. But I’m not gonna do that. If you want to pursue things with Paris, go ahead.
I appreciate what you’re doing. You’re putting your feelings aside. But the reality is zk, I can’t be with Paris no matter what. She might feel. I don’t understand. Why do you say that you can’t be with Paris? Is there another woman in your.
Yeah, I’d hate to think of dad going back to Burke for the hundredth time. I’d be so much happier with you. You know that right? Thomas? I, I do not need you or stuffy trying to get me back together with your father. Okay. Especially not the links you went to. You’re right. Never should have done that. And I’m.
You know, you can always talk to your father and me, right? Yeah, I do. Okay. Cheers. Cheers. I waited outside till Quinn left. I hope that’s okay, . Of course it is. You’re always welcome here. You know that well, thank you. Yeah. You’re always my biggest supporter, especially when it comes to Ridge and my relationship with him.
That’s why I’m here. I need your help with Ridge.
Your father isn’t halfway across the world, he’s just over at Eric’s. Yeah. Think about what he wants to do next in his life, whether he wants to stay in his marriage to Brooke and all of the drama that that will invariably always bring, or he could, you know, be with you. Someone who actually brings peace and joy and love into his life.
Mm. Good old St. Taylor. You can’t just sit back, go to granddad’s. Yeah. See, dad, we’re talking about your future and dad’s okay. You can’t let Brooke dictate how this is gonna go. Don’t let her win, mom. Not this time.
Look, mom, just please accept the fact that Zendaya and I are not meant to be. If you just give you two. A chance I did. I tried Try again. Don’t give up on a good man like Zendaya Carter. He’s a good man too. Honey. How can you say that he cheated on your sister? Honey, when people show you who they are, believe them.
Mom. Do not get in the middle of this. You’re supposed to care about. And what I want and what I want is Carter, and I’m gonna have him too.
Are you seeing someone else? There’s no one. And what’s the deal? Obviously Paris is really into you. I can’t say I’m happy about it, but. I want her to be, so if it’s you, go for it. Carter.
Sorry, ZedE didn’t mean to interrupt. It’s okay. This is all yours.
Wow. Zend is giving you permission. Hmm. Yeah, and I told him I can’t be with Paris. It would never work feeling the way I do. Brooke, I’m so sorry for what you’ve been through. I mean, it was all so diabolical, even for Sheila, and if it weren’t for Sheila, I really believe that I would still be with Rich. I don’t disagree.
Big question is, what are you gonna do? Now, I don’t mean to put you on the spot, Eric. I don’t. It’s just that all that time that he spent over at Step’s with Taylor, I just feel that now he needs to be with me and how else are we gonna work through all these things unless he comes home. So it’s Time Ridge needs to come home to his wife where he belongs instead of being here with Quinn and me.
Whoa. Yeah. I mean, I, I know he said that he wanted his space and time to figure things out, but, but you think you know better, right? Is that why you’re pleading your case with Eric? Hi, Eric. You’re trying to enlist him and convincing Ridge to move back home with. That’s what you’re doing, isn’t it, Brooke?
I gotta say, I didn’t expect that. I mean, I know Zenday is a class act, but to give up so easily, Zendaya still has feelings for Pariss, and he’s putting her happiness and what she wants over what he wants. But what she wants is you. Yeah, but that’s not in the cars. Okay. Well then the question remains, did she hear you or is Paris still on the brow?
You don’t like it very much, do you? For all the obvious, very good reasons. You already know some, I don’t know. So how are you and Eric. . We’re good. We’re good. I wanted to have lunch with him today, but you know, he is off to the club again. Mm-hmm. . And he doesn’t know about the, uh, the special ring you designed that tracks his health and stuff?
Nope. Nope. I wanna keep it a secret. I don’t want him to think that I’m worried about him, but you are worried. I know that he’s in great shape for a man his age, but, you know, I just want. Stay that way. I want him to be fit and healthy and happy. How can Eric not be happy? Hear everything a man could want.
Quinn in so much more.
Ladies, there’s no reason for things to get contentious. No. And they won’t. As long as we give rich the space that he needs and allow him to decide what his future holds. We You mean me? Uhhuh. ? Yeah. Cuz you’ve never been one to leave things to chance, Brooke. And you’ve never been shy about asking Eric for help when it comes to you and Ridge.
You know, maybe you think that if you can get Eric to help you gang up on Ridge, then nah, wait. , Taylor, Brooke, you both come over here where Ridge is staying and you both have an agenda where Ridge is concerned, in fact, yes. So do I, truth be told, but I’m not gonna take sides here. Okay. Okay. Well that’s good.
But Brooke would really appreciate it if you would. All right. I have to get, I have to get to the gym. Oh, all right. Um, play nice. Of course. Okay. Play nice. I will,
I see what you’re doing. You’re, you’re putting Eric in the middle. Oh, come on. If Stephanie were still alive, you would have her pleading your case with Rich. I don’t know. She wanted you there with her in her final moments. . Look, I don’t need anyone to plead my case. Brooke Ridge knows how I feel about him, and he knows the life that he can have with me if that’s what he chooses.
But again, no one should pressure him. Not me, not you, not anyone. Nobody is pressuring him unless of course, it’s your two grown children who have been pushing their parents together ever since you arrived back in la Regardless. None of this changes the fact that Rich and I are still married, and I don’t think I need to remind you of that.
Or maybe I do.
I sense I’m interrupting a private moment. Pierce, why would you say that? , are you saying I’m not, I’m saying that you’re insinuating something is going on between me and Carter. Oh, there’s no need to get defensive. No, no, no, no, no. I’m not getting defensive. Carter and I are friends. We’re coworkers. Nothing more.
That wasn’t always the case. If anyone should know I’d, I’d pee. I’d be the one. Yeah. You are the one who went. Blabbed to Brooke about my affair with Carter, and then made sure everyone found out about it at my vow renewal ceremony. I didn’t blab to, you don’t need to justify Paris. I haven’t forgotten what you did.
I just, I just can’t help but wonder behind closed doors with you two. Is there something still going on? Wonder that closed door? You mean the one that you. Walkthrough that wasn’t locked and found me and my coworker having a conversation. Yeah. Wow. Scandalous. Talk about scandalous. That’s something you know a lot about, huh?
Quinn. Scandal. Betrayal. Ah, poor Eric. He would never be unfaithful to you. Wow. You should be careful Paris. You are an employee here. Maybe you’re valued to some people, but it doesn’t give you the right to get yourself involved in things that are not of your concern, especially where the boss’s wife is concerned.
I love my husband. We’re happily married and what happened between me and Carter’s in the past, and that’s where it’s gonna stay. Do you get it? Oh, I. I hear you loud and clear. I just hope you’re telling the truth. Both of you.
You don’t need to remind me that ridge is married to you, although I know you like to. I’m not lording it over you, if that’s what you think. , it’s just that the role that Sheila played. in my drinking and turning to Deacon, right? That ridge never would’ve walked out on you. He never would’ve come to live with me and Stephy, yada yada.
I know, I know. That’s what you think. I thought that’s what you thought too, unless you weren’t being sincere. Last time we spoke, Brooke, I was being 100% sincere. What Sheila did to you was awful, but. . You know what? Let’s just thank God she’s behind bars where she belongs. That was, it’s awful. She upended my life, all of our lives, especially Steffy and fins.
But if she didn’t do what she did, rich and I would still be living together. Happily. Brooke, Sheila was merely a catalyst in your separation. Okay. I do take responsibility. I let ranch down. Mm-hmm. , I let myself down. I let our marriage. . Yes. Yes. I’m, I’m glad you see that. Yes, I do. Mm-hmm. and I have owned up to it.
But because of the extenuating circumstances, you think that everything should go back to the way that it was before that ridge should come home to you. That I should just go away. It’s not gonna happen. Ridge knows how I feel about him. He knows I love him. I’ll always love him. You’re talking about my husband?
Yeah. And he hasn’t come back to you? He hasn’t come back. He’s taking time to figure out what he wants for his future. I don’t know. Maybe it’s happiness and stability. Maybe that’s what he wants. I think I can provide that for him and I can’t, I suppose. Well, okay, maybe you can provide stability and predictability, but you know what?
He’ll never really love you because what Rich wants, what Rich craves is passion. He is an artist and I understand that side of him completely, and our love and our life and our passion will survive. Ridge will come home to me. He will come back to his wife.