Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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[ Steffy sighing ]
Taylor: Hey, sweetheart. Are you ok? Are you having second thoughts about leaving?
Steffy: No, I– I really need to get away. Time to heal, reconnect with the kids after what happened. I mean, I see finn everywhere. There are times I forget he’s gone and then it just, like, hits me and it feels like I’m losing him all over again.
Taylor: You know a new perspective is going to do you really good.
Steffy: I just don’t wanna feel like I’m forgetting finn, leaving him behind.
Taylor: I see how it can feel that way. But finn is going to be with you always. Always. You getting away is– is about creating space and giving yourself and the kids permission to heal. Oh, baby.
Ridge: Hey. It’s going to be alright.
Steffy: Yeah. I hope so, dad. I really do.
[ Machines beeping ]
Li: You must be so scared. So confused. But it’s okay, because I’m right here. I’m right here, my sweet boy. I’ll never give up on you. And I know you’re not giving up either, because I saw it. Your eyes twitched, the other day. Your consciousness spiked. It’s a sign. It’s a sign that you’re not giving up. That you’re still fighting.
Hope: Finn’s death is such a tragedy. Has– has kelly asked any more questions about him?
[ Liam sighing ]
Liam: Not really. I– I know she’s sad, it’s just hard to tell what she understands and– and what she doesn’T. Like, she knows he gone. I just don’t know what that means to her. And I want to be there to help her cope. That also means being there to support steffy and it’s a whole…
Hope: Look, I mean, that, all of that is important to me too.
Liam: Thank you for being so understanding. I know all this time I’m spending over at steffy’s, it’s gotta be–
Hope: Liam, we’re family. Steffy and the kids need our support. And that is what matters.
Liam: How did I do that? How did I so lucky as to have you for my wife?
[ Loud, smacking kisses ]
[ Hope giggling ]
Hope: So is there any word yet on if there’s going to be a memorial?
Liam: Uh, not– not really. Steffy keeps trying to talk to li, but she’s being super standoffish.
[ Phone ringing ] Hold on.
Liam: Speaking of steffy. Hey.
Steffy: Hey, can you come over?
Liam: Uh, what, why, what is it? Is it kelly?
Steffy: The kids are fine, but it’s important.
Liam: Yeah, uh, yeah, okay. I– I’ll be over right away.
Hope: Is everything alright?
Liam: I, uh, apparently I need to go over to steffy’S. Something’s up. I don’t know–
Hope: Is it the kids, or?
Liam: That’s what, that’s what I said. She says they’re fine. But now I wanna find out what’s going on so–
Hope: Yes, go, go.
Liam: Okay, alright. I’ll update you.
Steffy: Liam’s on his way.
Taylor: You seem concerned.
Steffy: I just hope he understands why I need to leave.
Taylor: I’m sure he will.
Ridge: He’s always gonna do what’s best for you.
Steffy: I don’t know if he’s going to be happy about me taking kelly.
Taylor: I think he’ll understand that you’re doing whatever you need to do to heal.
Ridge: And if that means taking the kids away for a while, he’ll support that.
[ Knocking ]
Hope: It’s open.
Thomas: Um, so douglas happened to leave this, uh, his book and his binder, all his notes and everything so, uh…
Hope: Thank you.
Thomas: Figured he might need that, yeah.
Thomas: So what was liam rushing out of here for?
Hope: Oh, uh, your sister called and said it was important, so liam just–
[ Tongue clap ]
Thomas: Why am I not surprised? For copd,
Taylor: Is everything okay?
Steffy: Yeah, I was just checking on the flight. Everything’s on time.
Ridge: Alright, I just had an idea. How about this? How about we give you a ride to the airport? You don’t need a car. And if you wanna go say something to liam first, we’ll do that.
Steffy: Dad, I’m fine. You don’t need to do that. It’s good.
Taylor: Okay, okay, and– and, you will text us whenever you land.
Steffy: Yeah, of course, we’ll video chat.
Ridge: And you have, you have everything you need?
Steffy: Yeah, yeah, I do.
Taylor: Everything? I mean, it’s– it’s overseas, it’s a really long flight, the kids, the–
Steffy: I have everything. Tablets, books, toys for the kids. Amelia. We’re good.
Ridge: Oh, headphones!
Steffy: We’re good, dad. We’re good.
Taylor: We know you are. This– this is so hard to see you go, but we are so proud of you. I know that this is the right thing to do, but– I am going to miss you and my grandkids so much.
Steffy: Mom, don’t do this. Please don’t make me cry again.
Taylor: I can’t help it!
[ Both chuckling ]
[ Ridge sighing ]
Steffy: Dad, what? Please don’t do this.
Ridge: Nothing. I just, I– I hate this. I hate that you’re going through this. But you are going through it and you’re gonna – come out the other side better because you are stronger than any of us.
Steffy: I’m trying.
Ridge: You are. And you’ll find a way to guide hayes and kelly through this. Come here. Mmm. I love you.
Steffy: Thank you, dad. Both of you, for everything.
Taylor: Oh, I don’t want to say goodbye.
Steffy: Let’s not then. We don’t have to say goodbye.
Taylor: I love you so much.
Steffy: I love you too, mom.
Thomas: Yeah, look, I– I do, I do really care about you, hope. And I appreciate liam supporting steffy. But…
Hope: Mmm! Na-uh! No! No buts. Thomas, no. Liam is there for her as a supportive friend and father the way we are all trying to be there for her, to help her through this.
Thomas: I’m grateful. I am. And I, ah, yeah, I– I have never seen steffy in this much pain.
Hope: Well, no, her entire world was shattered.
Thomas: Yeah, which is, um, well, that’s actually why she asked liam to come over.
Hope: Why? Wait– do you know something I don’t know?
Thomas: The reason that steffy asked liam to come over was to say goodbye. Steffy’s leaving.
Finn: Steffy forrester,
will you marry me?
Will you be my wife?
I’ll be your wife!
[ Seagulls cawing ]
I can’t believe it.
We’re getting married.
Finn: And we’re having
a baby, our baby.
I’m going to be right
by your side as we grow
into our future.
Connected by love.
Year after year.
I love you.
Liam: Hey. I came as soon as I– what’s going on? You leaving?
Steffy: Yes. And I’m taking kelly and hayes with me. Whatever gives you life
Taylor: Is eric home?
Ridge: No. He’s back at the club. He likes playing pickleball.
Taylor: Thank you. Wow! Pickleball.
Taylor: Wow. Well, that’s good that he’s getting his heart rate up.
Ridge: Yep. Working up a sweat.
Ridge: Can’t get enough.
Taylor: Good. I’m glad he’s found a way to deal with all this madness. How about you? How are you doing?
Ridge: Well, I, uh, talking to a shrink.
Ridge: She’s, yeah, she’s good. She’s, uh, she’s cute.
Taylor: She sounds amazing.
Ridge: Oh well, she’s, yeah.
Taylor: You always make me smile.
Ridge: It’s all we can do, isn’t it? Smile through it, or play pickleball.
Taylor: Or fly halfway across the world.
Ridge: Steffy’s going to be alright.
Taylor: I know she will. I just hope that liam is understanding, even though he’s going to be completely shocked that she’s leaving with the kids.
Hope: I’m sorry, I’m still trying to wrap my head around this. So steffy is leaving and she’s taking kelly and hayes with her?
Hope: And your mom suggested this?
Thomas: Well, look, steffy was resistant at first too. But then, she really thought about it and figured it might be the best idea for her and the kids.
Hope: Bu– but how? I mean, her family is here. Her support system is here.
Thomas: I know. But so is a house that is full of memories of finn. She needs to be able to get away. To go to a new place. To refresh, and sorta start over. To move on, and– and to be with the kids. Hayes and with kelly. And kelly, gosh, she must have so many questions.
Hope: Just, I can’t– I can’t believe it. I– I– I just, I hope that steffy finds the peace that she’s looking for.
Thomas: Yeah. And hopefully, she will. You know, she can, she can finally move on from all of this and create a new life for herself. A life, without finn.
[ Machines beeping ]
Li: You need to keep fighting. Dig deep and come back to us. You have a little boy that’s waiting for his daddy.
Steffy: Finn’s gone. At first, I thought being in my home would be– it would be healing. Like, miraculously, somehow, finn would come back to me and the kids, but– he’s not coming back.
Liam: I wish I knew what to say.
Steffy: Say that you understand. I– I can’t be here. I need to leave and I need to take the kids. And I understand that kelly is your daughter but just tell me, tell me you understand. Hi, I’m karen. what’s best for the ki
Ridge: Steffy’s taking kelly and hayes because it’s what’s best for the kids. Liam’s gonna understand that.
Taylor: Yeah, I think he will. He’s been amazing with steffy through all of this. It’s clear that he still loves our daughter. Ugh. I don’t know what to– you know, ridge, when I– when I came back to L.A., Steffy was the happiest that I have ever seen her. She was so fulfilled. The bond between her and finn was so strong.
Ridge: That’s all we can ever ask for for our kids, right? To be happy and fulfilled.
Taylor: My– my heart hurts for our daughter and our grandchildren, what they’re going through.
[ Taylor sighing ]
Hope: So, how are your parents dealing with all of this?
Thomas: You know, they– they’re just trying to stay strong for steffy and the kids. Like we all are.
Hope: Well, I mean, as a mother and a wife, I couldn’t imagine losing liam. And to deal with such a devastating loss while trying to take care of the kids too, it–
Thomas: It’s really hard. I mean when caroline died, I had no idea what to do. I– I, ugh, I had a– this beautiful little boy who was looking to me for answers, and I couldn’t give him any and he needed a mother in his life that he didn’t have. And– and I was lost, but, I mean, you– you came in, and you– you fulfilled that role for him. And I will– I’ll forever be grateful to you for that.
Hope: Well, I love him.
Thomas: Yeah, and, uh, he loves you too. We both do.
Steffy: You do understand why I have to leave, right?
Liam: I do. And I trust you. And if leaving is what’s best for now, then, uh, I support it.
Steffy: Part of me wants to stay. I feel like I’m abandoning finn.
Liam: You’re not, you’re not abandoning finn. You’re doing what’s right for you and the kids, and that’s exactly what finn would want you to do.
Steffy: That’s who he was, he was a wonderful husband, and father, and he loved kelly.
Liam: We got off to a rocky start, but it– it’s the way he was with kelly, the way he was with my daughter that– that made me realize what a special person he was.
Steffy: Everywhere I look in this home, it– it’s just memories of finn. I can’t take it anymore. It’s too much.
Liam: Well, if you gotta go, you gotta go. And that’s okay. Listen, you’ve been a phenomenal mother. You’ve done an amazing job at protecting and comforting the kids. And I can’t even begin to imagine the depth of your pain. I wish, I wish I could just take it away from you but I know that I can’t, so– so there it is.
[ Sighing ]
Steffy: I feel like my whole life has just been snatched away from me. And it’s little things, you know, like, the mundane things that really hit me like when I have breakfast and I’m just staring at an empty space across from me where finn used to be. Or, here in this home, we used to dance too, with the kids.
[ Sobbing ] It’s just hard to know that he’s not coming back. My– my husband’s gone. He’s not coming back.
[ Machines beeping ]
Liam: I’m going to miss you and kelly. So much. Just know something, okay? It doesn’t matter how many miles apart we are, I’m there with you. Always.