Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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Steffy: So that’s how it ends, a bear mauling?
Sanchez: And as I said, we found shreds of she was bloodstained clothing, her driver’s license, busted cell phone. And… most shocking of all, middle toe. I know it’s gruesome, I apologize. I hesitated to bring it, but–
Taylor: No, no. We’re– we’re glad you did.
Steffy: We’ve been through a lot with sheila. But to realize it’S…
Li: To realize that she can do no further harm. It’s a huge relief.
Brooke: So, all that extra security that ridge hired–
Sanchez: Yes. That’s no longer necessary. The dna evidence is indisputable. Sheila’s dead.
Liam: Everything okay at home?
Hope: Oh, yes. Apparently, douglas and beth have roped giselle into making cookies.
Liam: I guess we should be thankful we were able to get a sitter on such short notice.
Hope: I just– I had to get out of there and touch base with you. I hope you understand. It’s just– I don’t want douglas to overhear–
Liam: I– listen, listen. I completely get it.
Hope: I wish I did. Because, why now? Why is thomas bringing this up now?
Liam: I don’t know. You know, it could all just be from that one comment of douglas’s, right? That, you know, he wants to see his dad more often. He wonders if his dad misses him when he’s not around. I mean, that– that could have been all it took for thomas to start thinking about making douglas live with him.
Hope: Or maybe this is just been a thought in the back of thomas’s mind, and he’s just been waiting to bring it up.
Liam: I mean, yeah, maybe. Maybe. But I think it’s pretty hard to argue with the fact that douglas is thriving right now. So why you would upset that, I don’t– I don’t know.
Hope: Exactly. Douglas has a loving, stable home with us. And that is something that unfortunately, thomas hasn’t always been able to provide. So, I don’t know, liam. I thought this was settled.
Liam: Yeah, so did I. But apparently not so much for thomas.
Hope: The things that he said. If douglas actually goes to live with him, what the reality of that would be like. Not having douglas be a part of our daily life. That would upset beth so much and– I mean, it would upset all of us. I’m getting upset already just thinking about it. So.
Deacon: Okay. Inventory is done, I’ve updated the stock list.
Bartender: Nice. Bathrooms?
Deacon: Ah, yeah. They’re cleaned and checked.
Deacon: Swept it. It’s clear. Hey, do you mind if I took an early lunch?
Liam: I know this is hard, but try not to get ahead of yourself because all thomas has done so far is mention it, right? He hasn’t like demanded that douglas come to live with him or anything.
Hope: Yet. What if he does? What if he does get the courts involved? What if he does want to renegotiate our agreement? I don’t–
Deacon: Hey guys. I was over at the bar and I– what’s going on? What’s wrong?
Sanchez: I know this is all been very shocking. I apologize. Does anyone else have any questions that you need me to answer?
Taylor: I think we are all just trying to take it in. It’s a lot.
Brooke: We expected sheila to be caught at some point, but to find out that she’s dead.
Eric: In such a horrific way, it’s just–
Steffy: Thank you for everything, detective.
Finn: What happens now?
Sanchez: Well, as far as the department is concerned, it’s a closed case. Sheila’s never going to bother anyone again.
Brooke: Oh, that’s always hard to comprehend. After everything she’s done to all of us through the years.
Li: Sorry, sweetheart. I know the woman gave birth to you. But–
Finn: No. It’s okay. You’re right. It’s hard to feel any sympathy for her.
Sanchez: I have to get back to the precinct.
Brooke: All right. Thank you, detective sanchez. We’ll tell ridge what you said.
Sanchez: Thank you. Have a good day.
Li: Thank you.
Taylor: I– I can’t quite believe that sheila’s gone.
Brooke: Yeah. [ Sighs ] I’m having some trouble with that myself. But like detective sanchez said, the dna is indisputable.
Thomas: Um. Why is detective sanchez here? What happened?
Taylor: Um, something… grisly.
Steffy: We have some news.
Thomas: News? About sheila? Has she been found?
Taylor: Well, yeah, he had photos and dna evidence and… something–
Steffy: A toe.
Steffy: Sheila carter’s middle toe to be precise.
Thomas: Okay, wait. It doesn’t– what– are you saying that sheila’s–
Steffy: Sheila’s dead.
Taylor: Yeah. We’ll fill you in on everything later. You know, forgive me for maybe not believing it. But sheila’s pulled this before. You remember, she apparently died in genoa city, and then she showed up here. So, I might need some more evidence.
Steffy: The police are convinced they have dna evidence to back it up.
Eric: Look, I know it’s hard to understand. But none of us ever thought this day would come.
Taylor: But it’s finally happened. Sheila’s gone, thomas. She’s out of our lives forever. I will do great things today.
Bill: This is a welcomed surprise, li.
Li: I hope I’m not interrupting.
Bill: No, no, not at all. In fact, when security called and said it was you, I was glad to hear. You’re looking so much better than when I last saw you. Healthy. You’re fully recovered.
Li: I think so, yes.
Bill: Good. Glad to hear that. Can I get you anything? Drink, coffee, tea?
Li: No, thank you. I realize you’re a busy man. I just wanted to stop by to thank you for everything you did for me. For my son.
[ Sigh ] We owe you.
Deacon: This is totally nuts. I mean, what the hell is thomas thinking here? From everything you’ve told me about this guy, it already seems like he’s missing the rice and beans off the combo platter. I mean, douglas is a part of your family now.
Hope: Yes, but thomas is douglas’s father, and he can revisit the custody agreement if he wants douglas to live with him.
Deacon: You’re not going to let this happen, right? You’re going to put a stop to it.
Liam: Well, there– there’s nothing to put a stop to yet. All thomas has done so far is float the idea.
Deacon: Liam, listen to me, all right. You got to get out in front of this. You’ve got to go on the offensive. Hope is douglas’ mother. He belongs with her. With your family. I mean, that’s where the little guys happiest, right? Right? Look, you cannot allow thomas to call the shots. Because if you do–
Hope: Dad, it’s okay. It’s okay. All right. I love that you care so much.
Deacon: Of course, ldre. I know how much you love that kid.
Hope: And he means a lot to thomas, too. I know he misses his son. I know that he loves his son.
Deacon: If he loves his son, if he wants to do what’s best for him, which is leaving him right where he is. Okay? Right where he is with you and liam and beth.
Steffy: It was sheila’s toe, thomas. And hair and blood. The dna matches.
Eric: I know this is hard for you to believe.
Thomas: Yeah. It’s just. You know, a part of me thinks or thought, I guess, that she would get away with it. I mean, she always has before. Why would this be any different?
Taylor: But this is different. It is.
Thomas: I guess I just need time for it to sink in. And what this means.
Brooke: What it means is that sheila is finally out of our lives for good. And our lives can go back to the way they were before she showed up out of the blue at finn and steffy’s wedding.
Finn: And that really was the start of this nightmare. This is the end.
Eric: What I hate is that I feel so responsible that I’m the one who brought her into our lives and into this family.
Brooke: Oh, eric, don’t do that. How could you have known all those years ago that she would end up doing the things that she did?
Taylor: That’s right. Sheila was such a cunning person.
Brooke: She was. But now we don’t have to worry about that. She’s gone. She’s finally gone. – Hey honey. – Hey dad.
Bill: You don’t owe me anything, li. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Li: The alley behind the restaurant at the wharf?
Bill: Yeah. You were in obvious distress. You didn’t want to go to the hospital. So, I– I just did the next best thing.
Li: Brought me here. Took care of me.
Bill: I really didn’t do much.
Li: You called your friend, the doctor. You had him come by. Examine me. It’s very kind of you.
Bill: All right. Well, let’s– let’s keep that under wraps. I have a wicked reputation to protect. Anyway, if I had known you were finn’s mother.
Li: I was deeply traumatized. I didn’t even know who I was.
Bill: That’s completely understandable considering what you went through because of sheila carter.
Li: Yes. And that’s the other reason why I came. Not only to thank you for what you did for finn and me, but also to tell you about sheila. She’s dead.
Liam: Listen, hope and I totally agree here. Douglas is happy. He’s part of our family. He’s part of our life.
Hope: And as of right now, thomas can see douglas whenever he wants. Just uprooting douglas from everything that he knows and he loves, I just– I think it’s wrong for many reasons.
Deacon: Want me to talk to thomas? You know, maybe explain things to him?
Liam: Oh, oh, oh, no, no, no, no. Ah. Ah. Thank you. As satisfying as that would be, I think hope and i should handle this.
Deacon: I’m happy to do it.
Liam: Yeah, I bet you are.
Hope: Uh, dad, thank you for the offer. But I think this is something that liam and I should handle together.
Liam: Especially given that we don’t know that thomas is going to follow through on this one little comment he made, right?
Brooke: Hello, everybody.
Hope: Mom, what are you doing here?
Brooke: Oh. I didn’t– I knew you’re going to be here with liam because your sitter told me, but I didn’t know you’d be here with your father. So–
Deacon: Why– we just bumped into each other during my shift. Brooke, you okay? You look a little, I don’t know.
Brooke: Yes, I’m– I’m okay.
Brooke: Really. I’m– I’m relieved, actually. Uh. I am still in a bit of shock.
Deacon: What– what is going on?
Liam: Yeah. What happened?
Brooke: Well, it appears that we don’t have to worry about sheila carter anymore. She’s not going to harm our family ever again.
Hope: They arrested her?
Brooke: Well, they didn’t have to. Apparently, she already met her grisly death when they found her.
Ridge: Mauled by a bear. And the only thing that’s left of sheila is one toe. Sanchez just sent me a picture.
Taylor: Oh. Come on. Why?
Ridge: Why? Because I need a reminder that she can’t hurt us anymore.
Thomas: That feels good, actually.
Ridge: Yeah, it does, right? Where’s finn?
Steffy: He’s at the hospital getting checked out.
Ridge: Getting checked out? Is he– is he hiding something? Is there something going?
Steffy: No, no. He and the doctors are just being super cautious.
Taylor: Well, that’s good. They need to be super cautious. And he needs to take extra good care of himself, especially after everything he’s gone through.
Steffy: He is. Physically, he’s back to his normal self.
Taylor: How about emotionally, after hearing the news of sheila?
Ridge: Yeah, well, she did give birth to him.
Thomas: She also shot him.
Taylor: Yeah, but she gave birth to him.
Steffy: Which I’m not insensitive to. After what sheila did to the two of us, our– our family. But I have to believe that finn realizes sheila being gone is a blessing. I’m amber, I’ve lost 128 pounds with golo,
Bill: Sheila’s middle toe? And sanchez actually showed it to you?
Li: As you can imagine, it wasn’t the easiest to look at.
Bill: Oh, I’ll bet. I understand why he did it. I mean, sheila’s cheated death so many times that it’s hard to believe that it finally caught up with her.
Li: Between the dna from her toe and all the other evidence, there’s no question it was her.
Bill: Well, it is more than fitting that she met her demise being mauled by an animal. She was an animal herself. Thank you for telling me what happened.
Li: I wanted to be the one to tell you. But really, I came by to thank you. For everything you did for finn and me. I’ve heard the stories of how ruthless you can be. But you showed your kindness and compassion to a total stranger. And to me, that speaks volumes to the kind of man you truly are.
Liam: Oh, my god.
Brooke: I know. I felt the same way. But detective sanchez really had no choice. Ridge was very skeptical, even after hearing about the bear mauling and having sheila’s personal belongings found. He wanted more proof. We all did.
Hope: And sheila’s toe was it?
Brooke: We know what she was capable of. The detective said that her toe and all of the evidence that was found is conclusive. Sheila carter is dead. We don’t have to worry about her tormenting our family ever again. Her reign of terror is over. At long last.
Taylor: You know, this– this kind of feels too good to be true.
Thomas: Sheila gone from all our lives?
Taylor: But I feel like I should feel bad about it, you know? I mean, sheila was killed in such a horrific way.
Ridge: That’s poetic justice, really. When she attacked us so many times and tried to destroy our lives.
Steffy: She almost succeeded. She shot me. She shot finn. She tried to put an end to our love, our family. But it failed. Now, this is a new beginning for my husband and me. Not only that, it’s a– it’s a new beginning for all of us. You too, dad. Mom told me what happened in monaco.
Thomas: Wait. Hold on. What happened in monaco?
Steffy: Mom and dad kissed.
Thomas: What? Really? That’s awesome.
Taylor: No, steffy. This– this really– really isn’t the time.
Steffy: I think it is the perfect time. I really do. Because if I’ve learned something throughout all of this, I’ve learned seriously that life is fleeting. I almost lost finn, and I was absolutely devastated. But miraculously, he’s now with the children and me again. Just shows you that love can never be wasted. We should never take it for granted. That is why I’m telling you, dad, to look at mom. See her for the incredible woman that she is. I mean, hello. See the life in the future you two could have with each other. Because I know that you two think you shared this kiss because of what happened between finn and me. But the truth is, you two kissed because you love each other. And you love me.
Ridge: Love each other, yes. Not in love.
Steffy: Life is short, dad. Come on, don’t waste it. Go back to mom. We all know how much you love her. Come back to the forresters.