Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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Thomas: I should have told you, steff. I’m so sorry.
[ Steffy sighing ]
Steffy: Why would you ever keep her secret? You knew sheila couldn’t be trusted.
Ridge: But we should’ve been able to trust you.
Thomas: Yeah, you should’ve. You should have. And I have no idea why I didn’t tell you. I just… if I had told you, then maybe you and finn wouldn’t have ended up in that alley.
Steffy: No, no, no, I’m not– I’m not– I’m not going to put that on you. When I think about that night, everything that led up to it, like, yeah, it’s– it’s hard. You know, I come here and I try to get away from it, but obviously I, uh, I can’T. Finn’s gone. My husband is never coming back.
[ Machines beeping ]
Quinn: I love my husband.
We’re happily married.
And what happened between
me and carter is in
the past and that’s where
it’s going to stay.
Do you get it?
[ Clearing throat ]
Quinn: Hey, carter.
Carter: Hey, um, you have a minute? I, uh, I need to talk to you about eric.
[ Sighs luxuriously ]
Eric: Donna? Did I hear you sigh, just now?
Donna: Did I?
[ Laughing ]
Eric: Yeah, you did. That must mean you’re very relaxed.
Donna: Yeah… huh. I hope you are too.
Eric: I haven’t felt this wonderful in a very, very long time. The fact is, I shouldn’t be here.
Donna: With me, you mean?
Eric: What’s crazy is that there’s no place else on this earth I’d rather be.
Donna: Eric, you shouldn’t feel guilty for being happy.
Eric: Oh, I don’t, I– but it’s just not quite as simple as that.
Donna: What’s the point of coming to this fancy health club if you don’t leave feeling better than when you arrived?
Eric: Yeah, but quinn thinks I’m playing pickleball.
Donna: Yeah, well, that’s pretty good for you too.
Eric: It’s not as good for me as spending time with you. When I’m with you, all my troubles just, they just disappear. The fact is though, I’m deceiving my wife.
Quinn: You want to talk to me about eric?
Carter: Yeah, yeah, I know how important he is to you and I know how dedicated and committed you are to your marriage and I just– I– I won’t let anyone interfere with that.
Quinn: Well, that’s a lovely sentiment, carter. But, eric and I are fine. Hey, what’s going on?
Carter: I was just thinking about what happened earlier.
Quinn: You mean when paris put us on notice? Hah, yeah, that girl’s a peach.
Carter: Yeah. And I don’t want it to be an issue, quinn. And I’m– I’m worried it could be.
Steffy: Let me see the other design.
Thomas: Steff, I wanna apologize.
Steffy: No, I– I want to work. Can we please just work? Where are we on the next collection? Like, I– I don’t want it to affect us, the company. And I don’t want to fall behind. We’ve just gotta… you know what we need to do is – what we need, uh– no, dad! I got this, I have this, you don’t have to worry about me.
Ridge: No, hey, what you need to do is take care of yourself and take care of your family. That’s it.
Steffy: Oh my god.
[ Sniffles ] I am trying to stay strong. I am trying to keep going for the kids. But I– I can’t do this. I can’t do any of this without finn. Super emma just about sleeps in her cape.
Donna: You still love quinn.
Eric: I guess a part of me always will. And I thought that would be enough. I really did. I thought– that would be enough for us to, uh, remember everything, the memories that we shared. The moments that we shared.
Donna: You forgave her and you– you took her back.
Eric: Yeah, yeah, I did. I wanted us to rebuild our trust. I wanted us to try to find that part of each other again.
Donna: Oh, eric, we– we don’t– we don’t have to get into all of this.
Eric: I understand if you don’t want to talk about it.
Donna: No, it’s– you don’t have to tell me how you feel, eric, because I can see it. It’s clear as day. And I just wish I could do something about it to help you.
Eric: You do. Every day. It’s so wonderful that I can be so honest with you but I– I don’t think I’m ready to be honest with myself. The affair that– that quinn had with carter, I think it– it ruptured our marriage in a way that I think is irreparable. That’s why I keep coming back to you, over and over again.
Carter: You heard her, quinn. Paris is questioning my feelings for you.
Quinn: It’s ridiculous, carter. Nothing is going on between us. Ah, come on. I’m devoted to eric. I’m– I’m repairing the damage that I’ve done.
Carter: And I support you in that 100%. You and eric, you love each other enough to try again after everything that’s happened.
Quinn: Trying is the operative word. I would be happier if we were succeeding.
Carter: And I want to help you in that. I won’t let paris jeopardize your happiness.
Steffy: Finn and I planned to do this all together. Our kids, our family, that was our future and now he’s– now he’s gone.
Thomas: Steff, you– you’re not alone. Okay? We’re right here. You just have to let us in.
Ridge: He’s right. We’re right here.
Steffy: Yeah, you are. But that doesn’t replace what’s been taken from me, from my children. I have to be everything now.
Ridge: You don’t have to be everything. You just need to be a mom.
Steffy: Finn and i were a team. We made each other better. We made each other stronger.
Ridge: You don’t have to be the rock. Everyone knows you’re grieving.
Steffy: And that’s why– I hate that. I hate that everyone knows. Like they pity me or something. Like, I wanted to come in here and just feel… normal. Not walking around with an empty hole in my chest.
Ridge: You don’t have to do everything, be everything.
Steffy: Dad… uh.
Ridge: We got you, your family’s got you.
Taylor: Your father texted me.
Steffy: This is what I mean. Everyone is treating me like I’m broken.
Taylor: Honey, no, you’re not, you’re not broken.
Thomas: Uh, she wants to do this on her own. And– she doesn’t want anybody feeling sorry for her.
Taylor: I understand. I do. Steffy, we all do. But you have suffered a terrible loss.
Steffy: My husband is dead. He was murdered. I never get to see my husband again. I never get to hear his voice. He’s gone.
[ Steffy groaning ]
Li: You will be yourself again, finn. This isn’t how your story ends. If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease
[ Waves roaring ]
Donna: Oh, no, no, no. No frowning. No frowning. That is not allowed here in this little oasis.
Eric: This little oasis?
Eric: Well, it’s not the place that I love being in. It’s– it’s being here, with you. That’s what I love.
Donna: That’s what I love too. I mean, no– nobody has ever made me laugh the way that you make me laugh.
Eric: Yeah, well, you bring that out in me.
[ Donna laughing ]
Donna: I missed that so much after I left forrester. I mean, really, even before that. I mean, you were going through so much. You still are.
Eric: But it’s not so overwhelming– when I’m here with you. I mean, look at you, you’re this wonderful, beautiful, vivacious woman. Full of life and– are you sure you want to be doing this? That you want to be doing this with me?
Donna: Nothing about this feels wrong, eric. Or– or sneaky or tricky. I’m– I’m making beautiful new memories with the most fascinating man I’ve ever known. I love you so much, eric. And that’s never going to change.
Quinn: Paris is just asking questions.
Carter: Questions that can cause problems in your marriage.
Quinn: How? We aren’t doing anything wrong!
Carter: It’s about her perception.
Quinn: Oh, come on, she’s seeing things that aren’t even there. She’s young. She’s– she’s inexperienced. She has no idea how complicated relationships can be.
Carter: Exactly. She knows what happened between us and she got it in her head it could happen again, quinn. Aww, we didn’t have these issues when paris and I were together. You were with eric, you were working things out. And paris and I, we were getting to know each other and then maybe, just, uh. I could’ve handled things better, right? I could’ve– I could’ve, and she did ask me to try again.
Quinn: What? Wha– to get back together?
Carter: We do have a lot in common.
Quinn: Wha– wait, is this, is this because of what, of what zende said when he said he would step aside if that’s what she wants? Because I thought you said that this isn’t going to work.
Carter: Yeah, maybe that attitude is why she got the wrong idea about us.
Quinn: I thought you said that paris was just a rebound.
Carter: In the beginning, she was. Yeah, I was trying to get over my feelings for you.
Quinn: B– but, ah, but you got past that now, right? I mean, what are you saying, carter? Are you saying that you, that you changed your mind? That, that you want to be in a, in a, relationship with paris?
Taylor: Honey, you think you have to just push through and– and come to work like you always have.
Steffy: What’s wrong with that?
Taylor: Nothing, it’s all part of the grieving process but you don’t have to–
Steffy: Mom, please don’t be all shrink on me right now.
Thomas: Steff, listen to her. She helped me.
Taylor: You know it’s okay, not to be okay right now. It’s all part of the healing process.
Steffy: I’m never going to heal from this.
Ridge: Yes, you will.
Taylor: By doing exactly what you’re doing. You’re talking to us. You’re asking questions. They’re hard questions, but they’re good ones.
[ Steffy sighing ]
Steffy: I’m sorry.
Ridge: Don’t apologize.
Steffy: I’m just so heartbroken, and I’m– I’m worried about the kids. I mean, they’re– they’re okay right now. When we told kelly, she was, like, sad and– and confused, but she’s been there for her brother. And, like, even he doesn’t really understand but he senses that finn’s– finn’s gone. He’s not around.
Taylor: You know, um, hear me out for a second. I— do– do you think maybe a– a different perspective might be good? This is gonna sound weird but what if you took the kids and– and got out of town for a little bit? Life… doesn’t stop for diabetes.
Donna: I love you so much. I– I don’t want to add any more conflict and stress to your life.
Eric: What do you mean? What are you talking about?
Donna: I love to be with you. And I’ll be with you, any way that i can. But, eric, you have to tell me the truth. Do you want this to end? Tell me.
Quinn: Are you saying that you want to go back to paris?
Carter: She wants to be with me, quinn.
Quinn: But do you wanna be with her?
Carter: I should, shouldn’t I? She’s passionate, she’s exciting, she’s available.
Quinn: No, no, no, wait. But you– you’re going to be with someone because that’s what she wants?
Carter: I want that too! I want a relationship, quinn. I want to make something with someone. I mean, look at finn and steffy, their time was cut short, but they were happy. They built something that mattered. I want that too! I keep telling myself to be patient, but what am I waiting for? If I want something real, if I want a real connection, if I want real love, if I want a family, I can have that with paris. Can’t I?
Quinn: I– I don’t know. I don’t even know where this is coming from, carter.
Carter: I’m tired of being stuck. And I need to move on, and I can do that with paris. And that commitment, it will send her a message.
Quinn: What message?
Carter: To stop asking questions about my feelings for you.
Steffy: You want me to take the kids and leave?
Ridge: We just got through telling her how we’d always be there for her.
Thomas: Yeah, and we’re always going to be there for you.
Taylor: Yes, we are.
Steffy: I’m not going anywhere.
Taylor: Okay. But– but what if– what if amelia went with you? And she helped take care of the kids, and then you could–
Steffy: Wait, you just told me to not hide from my emotions, and now you’re telling me to run away?
Taylor: Nah-ah. I don’t look at it like you’re running away. I look at it like you’re moving towards something. Healing. Finding time and space and room to breathe. Sweetheart, so much has happened. And you were shot too. And you haven’t even begun to process that.
Thomas: Right, but shouldn’t she process it with her family around? With a support system?
Taylor: Yes. But– but in this case, I feel like getting away just for a little bit with the kids, you won’t be– you won’t be barraged with visual triggers and painful memories.
Ridge: You know what, that– yeah, that could help.
Steffy: But I don’t want to get away from my memories. They’re part of me. Every time I held finn’s hand or he rubbed my shoulders. I mean– I look in the mirror and I– I remember finn standing behind me. No, no, I can’t– I can’t leave. Li had him cremated. I never even had a chance to say goodbye to him.
[ Machines beeping ]
Li: You can do this. I’m not giving up on you. You will come back to us one day.
Steffy: If only I could see finn one more time. Ughh!