B&B Transcript Monday, August 8, 2022

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[ Relaxing music ]

Finn: Really appreciate you fitting me in. Great. Okay, I’ll see you then.

Steffy: Do you have an appointment?

Finn: Yeah. Turns out I still have connections at the hospital, even after death.

Steffy: Yeah, babe, I’m just not ready to joke about that just yet. But it is good that you’re going in to get checked out by a specialist.

[ Knocking at door ]

Finn: I mean, I’m feeling better every day, but it’s probably best that I make sure I’m healing correctly. Mom. Hey! Hi. Oh, hi.

Hope: Wow. What was that about?

Liam: What was– what, I– I can’t kiss my hot wife when I want? I got to fill out an application? Is there a waiting period? What’s the…

Hope: Good answer.

Liam: All right. Maybe I’m a little extra affectionate just because I’m not taking anything for granted.

Hope: I think we’re all feeling that way.

Hope: You know, I think there’s love in the air now knowing that finn’s alive.

Liam: Yeah. A lot of love in the air. And gratitude and joy. It’s about damn time.

Brooke: I’m so happy for you, ridge, thinking that you are going to monaco to help your grieving daughter and instead… wow. What she must have felt. How was it? Being swept away in that magical moment?

Ridge: May I say something?

Taylor: I think you’re

going to anyway, but sure.

Ridge: You’ve been our

strength through

this whole ordeal,

you’ve been a rock.

Maybe the only true thing

in all of this.

Hope: Heard you on the phone with kelly earlier. She seemed excited.

Liam: Oh, my god. It was like her birthday and christmas all rolled into one. Did you– did you– could you overhear her talking about hayes? How like, “his daddy’s home, “his daddy’s home.” Which I feel like every kid deserves. What? Did I say something?

Hope: Oh, no, no, no, no. I just– I’m thinking about my own dad, and I might have done something.

Liam: Oh. Okay.

Hope: It was totally innocent.

Liam: Well, what was it?

Hope: Uh, you know what? I feel silly for even bringing it up right now. Now is the time to celebrate and not dwell on stupid mistakes.

Liam: Yo, what is the mistake?

Hope: It’s something that could potentially affect my mother’s marriage.

Taylor: And the most frustrating thing is we didn’t know where steffy was.

Thomas: What?

Taylor: So the therapist came to the hotel and she explained that steffy had gone on a walk. She didn’t know when she was coming back. And then finn shows up out of nowhere. And here we are with this amazing news. And we can’t find steffy. The one thing that would heal steffy from her grief.

Thomas: Right. Okay. So how long was it before steffy came back?

Taylor: I don’t know. I mean, you know, finn, finn went out to look for her, and then your father and I did, and luckily, finn found her.

Thomas: Wow. Steffy must have been… oh, man. It’s just– it’s crazy to think about, you know? This whole whirlwind our family’s been going through this, the pain and devastation, and it seems like maybe it’s turning around. Maybe, maybe we all have hope going forward.

Taylor: I think so. I think there’s hope.

Brooke: You okay?

Ridge: Yeah. No, I’m good. Why?

Brooke: Just seemed like your mind went elsewhere. And I think I know where. You saw it, didn’t you. That selfie that hope posted of me and deacon in the office.

Ridge: I did see that.

Li: You have no idea how good it feels to see you like this. Up and about. Home with your family.

Finn: Thanks to you, mom. Because you– you saved me. If it weren’t for you and your belief that I could pull through, mom, I wouldn’t be here.

Li: I wasn’t giving up. No matter what any other doctor said. I never allow anything or anyone to take you away from me. Never. For copd,

Hope: I really didn’t mean any harm by it.

Liam: No, of course you didn’T. I still understand your mom’s concern.

Hope: Well, I do, too. If ridge sees that photo, it could potentially cause problems. I just– hopefully, once my mom explains the intention behind it, it will be okay. It was just an innocent happy moment for me posing with both of my parents. I mean, come on, how often have I been able to do that in my life?

Liam: Hey, I get it. I totally get it. I just, I– I’m just saying, I also get why your mom would want you to take the photo down, given how ridge feels about your dad.

Hope: Oh, I know.

Liam: Especially since he and taylor have been traveling together. You know, presumably they’ve been bonding, especially over the, you know, reunion of steffy and finn. It just– it may not be an ideal time for ridge to be seeing reminders of the problems he’s had with brooke. 7

Brooke: Ridge, if you’re upset with–

Ridge: I’m not upset. I’m not thrilled. I know what I am. You– look, you told me that you wanted to stay away from deacon. I leave town for five minutes. You invite him over to forrester.

Brooke: Oh, okay. Wait a minute. First of all, I did not invite him over. Hope brought him and she had every right to and– okay, maybe you’re right. I should have left the second I saw him.

Ridge: I saw the picture. I didn’t like it. Can we just leave it there? Can we do that? I think– the thing that matters right now is that my daughter has her life back.

Brooke: Yeah, that’s what matters. Finn is alive. He’s back with his family where he belongs. And you got to be there. You got to witness it all. That must have been very exciting. I can only imagine the euphoria that you and taylor are feeling right now.

Thomas: So, how did the kids react?

Taylor: Oh, thomas, the look on kelly’s face it– you know what was even better? The look on finn’s face when he held his son. It was amazing.

Zende: Hey, taylor.

Taylor: Hey!

Zende: Come over here. Hi. I am so happy for you and the family.

Taylor: Thank you, zende. Thank you. It’s wonderful.

Zende: I spoke with uncle ridge. I’ve never heard him on such a high. I mean, I still can’t quite believe it.

Thomas: Yeah, it’s ’cause it’s unbelievable. I mean, finn was dead, at least, you know, the medics, everyone thought so. But apparently, li just kept him alive all that time.

Taylor: Yeah.

Finn: I know you just got here, but I actually have a doctor’s appointment I need to get to.

Li: Oh, good. ‘Cause I was actually wondering how your new medication was.

Steffy: We’ve got an appointment. I’m coming with you.

Finn: Honey, I appreciate you wanting to be there, but pretty confident I can handle this on my own. I know my way around the hospital.

Steffy: I just don’t want you to take on too much, too soon.

Finn: If I can run around monaco to reunite with my beautiful wife, I don’t think a doctor’s visit is going to be too taxing.

Steffy: Fine. Be safe. And call me every 10 minutes.

Li: I’m glad you’re getting checked out. If they have any questions for me about your care–

Finn: I’ll text you. I love you both.

Steffy: Love you.

Li: I’m guessing you have questions.

Steffy: I do. But firstly, I… I would like to thank you. I will always be grateful to you. Thank you for keeping my husband alive.

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Hope: Mom? Oh, hey, did ridge come home yet?

Brooke: Hi, you two. Yes, he did, actually. You missed him. He went to the office already.

Liam: Oh. How is he? How is steffy?

Brooke: I think everybody’s still in shock, but in a good way.

Hope: I mean, I get that. I’m still processing all of it.

Brooke: Me, too. Finn is alive. I can’t stop smiling.

Liam: I know. I know the feeling.

Hope: Uh, so a little bit of a segue, but did ridge ever mention anything about that photo?

Brooke: He did.

Hope: And…

Brooke: Oh, it’s fine, honey.

Hope: Really?

Brooke: No, I mean. Well, he wasn’t pleased, but his focus isn’t on that. It’s on steffy, steffy and finn and them reuniting with their family.

Taylor: I have so many questions for li and what she did.

Thomas: I have a question. Why didn’t li tell anyone?

Zende: That’s kind of messed up, letting steffy grieve.

Ridge: It’s messed up. It’s a lot messed up. But we’re going to find some answers in time. Right now, the most important thing. Finn is back. Steffy has a husband, hayes has his father. All because of li.

Li: I wasn’t sure how you’d react.

Steffy: My husband is alive, li. Of course, I’m grateful. When I thought my son was going to grow up without a father, it sent me into a deep, deep depression. And I never– I never want to go back there again. So yes, I am thankful. Very thankful. That being said, um… what the hell, li? You let all of this time go by. All of the suffering. I thought my husband died. My family was torn apart. You could have erased the pain. You could’ve taken that all the way. But you didn’T. I am his wife. I deserved to know what you were doing. Why didn’t you tell me? As someone living with type 2 diabetes,

Hope: Well, I am happy to hear that ridge won’t hold that photo I took against you.

Brooke: He prefers to remain focused on the good things that are happening.

Liam: Well, he’s not wrong there. I mean, I think we should all be focused on that. That the joy, you know, the sheer joy we feel about finn surviving and that little family staying intact is huge.

Brooke: Exactly. And I’m not being naive. I know how he feels about that photo, and I need to remain cautious.

Hope: But do you, though? He’s moved back in.

Brooke: Honey, he moved in to take care of me. He’s not fully committed quite yet. Oh, but it will happen. You know, after all we’ve been through over the years, there’s no way it’s going to end now.

Taylor: You know, I keep thinking about something that steffy said before she left for monaco. She didn’t want people to look at her with pity.

Ridge no, she just wanted to come in here and feel normal. I get that.

Taylor: Yes. And now when she comes to work again and she walks through those doors, she’s going to be faced with– with happiness and smiles.

Ridge: And hugs and happy tears. Even my dad had them when I called him earlier.

Taylor: Yeah, we have all had our share of happy tears for sure, since finn’s come back into our lives and most importantly, back into steffy’S.

Ridge: That smile on her face, what happened in monaco, I’m never going to forget that.

Taylor: Yeah. Monaco. What we experienced there makes me think that anything’s possible.

Steffy: How? How could you not tell us finn was alie? How could you be that cruel?

Li: It was never my intention to hurt you.

Steffy: It’s not just me. Did you think about your grandson? Kelly and hayes were so confused. They were so upset.

Li: I would never do anything to harm the children.

Steffy: That’s exactly what you did, li. You kept finn away from them. How could you do that? Why would you do this?

Li: You’re a mother. I’m sure you think a lot about kelly and hayes. The futures they might have.

Steffy: Yes.

Li: So you can imagine how proud I am of finn. Everything he’s accomplished. All I hope for is success. His career. A future so bright. Then he met you. Do you think I wanted my son swept up in a family always in the tabloids? I try not to worry. Hope for the best.

Steffy: Were you lying in my wedding? Pretending to be supportive?

Li: No. No, not at all. Finn adores you. You fulfill him. If he’s happy, then I’m happy. But I was right to be concerned, wasn’t I? If finn had never met you, sheila would have never come back into his life. She wouldn’t have shot him. I almost lost my son, steffy. And, yes, maybe in my anger and my despair, a part of me wanted to blame you, your entire family. So, I kept what I was doing to myself for good reason. Finn needed my undivided attention. His recovery depended on it. Getting you involved would have been a distraction I couldn’t afford. Please try to understand the position I was in, how determined I was. Other doctors gave up on me, but I couldn’T.

Steffy: I would have helped you. I would have been just as determined.

Li: No. You would have demanded I take him back to the hospital. Back to the people who wrote him off as dead. I would have said something to you, if finn survived. But in that moment, his odds were so grave, I mean, so slim. There was no reason for me to get your hopes up. And I couldn’t think or worry about anybody else at the time. I was laser focused on him. That’s what I was doing. I would have said something to you when he was stable, if he came to. But if you’re looking for an apology, you won’t get it. I won’t apologize to you or anyone else for doing what I had to do to save my son.

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