Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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[ Dramatic music ]
Brooke: So, are you proud of yourself?
Taylor: I’m sorry. What?
Brooke: Look! Look at what you’ve done.
Taylor: Oh. Really? I– I did this? I’m the bad guy. Of course, I am. That’s right. I did all of this, right?
Brooke: Yes, you started it and you laughed at me.
Hope: It is always logan versus forrester with you.
Steffy: Because that’s how it always ends up.
Hope: But it doesn’t have to.
Steffy: Talk to your mom. She’s the one who started the feud.
Hope: Okay. All right. You know, if you wanna keep living in the past, then fine, that’s your call. But, I’m not going to sit by and let douglas become a victim of this endless feud between our families.
Bill: Did I miss something or is thomas demanding full time custody of douglas coming out of nowhere?
Liam: No, you’re right. It’s surprising. Nobody expected it, especially not hope.
Bill: Well, that can’t happen under any circumstances. Thomas raising douglas on his own should not be a thought in anyone’s head, ever.
Bill: Douglas absolutely cannot live with thomas. The guy has proven over and over again that he’s unstable. He can’t take that little boy out of the only home he’s known and throw him into– into crazy town at worst, and unpredictability at best.
Liam: I mean, no argument here. Sure, thomas has been working on himself. He hasn’t had an incident in a matter of months. Does that magically mean he should be the primary caregiver in douglas’ life?
Bill: Hell, no.
Liam: Exactly. And hope feels the same way.
Hope: Douglas loves his life with us. He loves being beth’s older brother. There is no reason to uproot him.
Steffy: You’re wrong. There’s a very big reason. Thomas is douglas’ blood. He deserves a more prominent role in his life.
Hope: And I have never done anything to deprive douglas of the time that he wants to spend with his father. But I think you’re forgetting one very important fact, and that is that I am douglas’ mother. I adopted him. Thomas and I share custody. Douglas is my son, too.
Thomas: What did i just walk in on?
Taylor: Okay, all of this.
Taylor: All of this because– because I laughed at you? Okay.
[ Taylor laughing ]
Brooke: All right, you know what, taylor?
Brooke: I think I missed a spot.
Taylor: Brooke, please don’t do it again. Stop.
Brooke: No, no, no. Hang on.
Taylor: Brooke, seriously, no!
Brooke: Ooh! Oh-ho-ho, right there.
Taylor: Wow, wow. It’s really cold.
Brooke: Wait, let me look.
Taylor: You know what? It’s really cold in here, brooke. You look like you could use another coat.
[ Brooke screaming ]
Brooke: Okay, that’s it. That is it.
Taylor: Uh, hi.
Ridge: Really? Facing expensive vitamin c creams with dull results?
Liam: Imagine how devastated hope would be if thomas actually succeeds in taking douglas away from her. But, like, has he– has he thought about that? Hope stepped in to take care of douglas when thomas couldn’T. He actually asked her to do that, originally. So, what? Now, he just arbitrarily changes his mind and goes, “nah, never mind?”
Bill: It’s outrageous.
Liam: And it’s not– it’s not even like he– he doesn’t get to spend time with douglas. The dude has complete access. So, why would he rip hope’s heart out? Because let’s be clear, that’s what he would be doing by taking douglas away from her. Like, the kid belongs in the home he knows.
Bill: Yeah, I completely agree. And listen, I can say there’s some– some small part of me because the circumstances are so different, but some small part of me that understands thomas wanting to be with his kid. I mean, I missed out on so much time with you and wyatt growing up, but I didn’t even know you existed.
Liam: It’s not the same. It’s not the same, though. I mean, like you said, you didn’t know we existed. Wyatt and I had zero relationship with you until we were full-grown adults. I mean, thomas gets to see douglas all the time. Like, why? Why would you chnge the arrangement? Unless, he’s just trying to get hope’s attention, which is exactly the reason that he’s done all the other crazy, scandalous crap he’s done.
Bill: I wouldn’t put it past him.
Liam: Well, if that’s true, then, um, he’s not gonna like the attention he gets because hope is not just going to hand douglas over to him.
Bill: Sounds like we’re headed for a full blown custody battle. You ready for that?
Hope: Thomas. Uh, where’s douglas?
Thomas: Oh, actually, we went out to grab some art supplies and ran into amelia, with kelly, and they went out to lunch. And, um, I don’t think I need to ask what you two are talking about.
Steffy: I was just explaining to hope that I’m 100 percent behind you in playing a bigger role in douglas’ life.
Hope: And I was just explaining that there’s nothing wrong with it, but that doesn’t mean that we have to uproot him from everything he knows.
Hope: Douglas has been with you for a long time now, and you have done a great job. Douglas feels safe, and loved, and we’re all grateful for that. But, it’s time for him to come home.
Hope: He is home. With us.
Steffy: With his father.
Thomas: Okay, um… steffy, I appreciate what you’re saying, but I think I’d like to talk to hope alone.
Steffy: Okay. Hope, this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. The only thing that really changes is douglas’ address.
Thomas: [Whispers] Steffy.
Steffy: I’m going.
Hope: Okay, can I be honest?
Thomas: Please do.
Hope: Now, I am starting to worry about your intentions when it comes to our son.
Ridge: What the hell is this?
Taylor: Okay, okay. So, I was trying to leave, and she wouldn’t let me. And I turned around, and I– and I– and I got paint on her–
Brooke: You know what?
Taylor: As I–
Brooke: If she didn’t talk like this, using her arms, her whole body, then it wouldn’t have splattered all over the place.
Taylor: Okay, okay, okay. You know what? That’s fair. I do get animated when I talk, we know that.
Brooke: You know what? I think you did it on purpose.
Taylor: Well, look, brooke, I wish I would have done it on purpose at this point–
Brooke: I wish I did it on purpose, actually.
Ridge: Ladies. Ladies!
[ Brooke sighing ]
Ridge: Please continue.
Taylor: Thank you. So, I was trying to leave, and, um, I got the paint on her, and then she just freaked out and started–
Ridge: So, you spilled some of douglas’ paint, and?
Ridge: How did this happen?
Brooke: I’m gonna tell you how this happened. She’s a klutz, okay? And she laughed at me. She laughed at me.
Taylor: Yeah. Ooh, I laughed at brooke, I don’t know. Ridge, you should’ve seen her face when I got the paint on her. It was like, “oh!” It was, it was funny. I laughed. Yes, okay, fine.
Ridge: This is unbelievable! What if douglas walked in right now? How would you explain this to a little boy? How would you do that? All I wanted for you– was for you not to fight over a little boy. That’s all.
Brooke: I apologize.
Taylor: No, I… I’m sorry, too. Okay? I am. None of this should have happened, and…
[ Taylor sighing ] Ridge, if we’re being honest, this whole fight wasn’t even about douglas. It was about you. Always is. Hi, I’m karen.
Liam: I mean, an honest to goodness custody battle over douglas, with courts, and lawyers, and judges, it’s just… it’s just not something anybody wants.
Bill: I’ve been there. Painful as hell for everyone involved.
Liam: Yeah, especially for the kid being fought over. Which is– you know, that’s why I think we’re gonna make every effort to resolve this amongst ourselves.
Bill: What are the chances?
Liam: Yeah, it’s hard to say. Thomas is adamant about taking douglas, and hope is adamant about keeping him, so.
Bill: It doesn’t sound like a lot of wiggle room.
Liam: But we keep hoping, you know.
Bill: I hear you.
Liam: Actually, you know, the truth is, nobody has even said the word “court.” It’s just… like, you know, that’s what we’re all thinking, so.
Bill: Well, thomas does have a soft spot for hope. Maybe she can use that to her advantage.
Liam: Yeah, I– I know.
Bill: I know. The guy’s a psycho. You’re gonna wake dr. Jekyll and have him turn into mr. Hyde. Having said that, all the wacky things that thomas has done in the past would work in your favor if you do go to court.
Liam: Yeah, that’s true. I mean, if– if it ever did come to that, using thomas’ past actions against him would make a very strong case for hope.
Bill: ‘Atta boy. Now you’re thinking like your old man.
Hope: I am not saying that it’s intentional, or that you’re even aware of it, but it’s starting to feel like you’re putting your wants ahead of douglas’ needs.
Thomas: I respect that you feel that way. But, I actually think it’s the opposite. I think douglas needs to be with his father.
Hope: You know, you all keep throwing that word at me, as if I’m not his mother. And you know whose idea that was, right? In the first place? It was yours. So, douglas is my son, too. And if I may say, I think I’m doing a pretty damn good job at raising him because he’s happy. He’s well-adjusted, and he’s a great boy. And he loves living with liam, beth and me, and there is no reason to pull him out of that when you can still see him whenever you want.
Thomas: You’re right. I made you douglas’ mother. And you have been incredible. He is so lucky to have you.
Hope: And he’s lucky to have you too, thomas. You know me. I would never want to interfere in your relationship with our son. As long as you are in a good, happy, healthy place, which I believe you are.
Thomas: But, you just don’t think I should be living with douglas. Do me a favor, hope. Give me a chance. Just come on over. And see how happy douglas is over at granddad’s house.
Ridge: You guys were having a paint fight over me?
Taylor: Yeah, well, it started because brooke was telling me that– that thomas wasn’t fit to be a father to douglas.
Brooke: I have legitimate concerns. It wasn’t too long ago when thomas was extremely unstable.
Ridge: That wasn’t long ago, and he’s much better now. You know that.
Taylor: Yes. And we went back and forth on that for a while, and then, um, I decided to leave when she started telling me that I was using the situation between thomas and douglas, to– wait for it– pit the two of you against each other.
Ridge: The two of us?
Taylor: Yeah, yeah. Uh, brooke seems to think that I’m using our grandson to try to come after you.
Ridge: No, you didn’t, you didn’t say that, right?
Brooke: Not in those exact words, ridge, but think about it. Come on. Thomas was fine with the custody arrangement. And then taylor comes back in town, and all of a sudden, thomas wants douglas full time. Out of nowhere!
Taylor: It’s not out of nowhere, brooke.
Brooke: You know what?
Taylor: Seriously, this is–
Brooke: I think you and steffy have been blabbing in his ear.
Brooke: A custody battle between hope and thomas would definitely put you and me in different camps. And that’s what she wants. Admit it.
Taylor: No, I’m not going to admit it. Guess what, brooke? This has nothing to do with you. I know that is so hard for your little brain to comprehend that something isn’t about you. But, it’s not. This is about thomas having a happy life with his son.
Ridge: So you guys had a– a reasonable conversation, and then all of a sudden the paint started flying, is that correct?
Taylor: That’s exactly what happened.
Ridge: This is crazy, look at you guys! Covered in this stuff. You should see yourselves!
And it’s easier than ever to get
your projects done right .
Hope: I know how much you love douglas. And of course, you wanna spend as much time with him as possible. I mean, who wouldn’t? And I support that. But, he doesn’t have to leave our family, our home, in order for you to do that.
Thomas: This is really hard. I– I– seeing you worried or afraid, that’s the last thing I want.
Hope: Well, you know me well. Except, it’s not for me. It’s for douglas. Because he loves us, and he loves being a big brother to beth. And to take him out of that life that he’s known for so long.
Thomas: It’s gonna be fine, hope. Douglas is having so much fun over at granddad’s house. He’s getting to hang out with his family. He’s learning about his birthright. This isn’t about taking douglas away from you. I– I don’t know if I can ever put into words just how grateful I am for you. You gave douglas unconditional love when he needed it. You gave him a blanket of security when he longed for it. And I’ll be the first to admit, I was– I wasn’t able to give that to him. There was a time. But things have changed. I’m a better person now, and I only want what’s best for douglas. He is my number one priority. With–
[ Sighing ] I need to be with my son, hope, and he needs to be with me. And I think deep down, you know that. So do me this favor. Come over to granddad’s, and you’ll see that there’s nothing to be afraid of. And that that place is a great place for him.
Ridge: Have a good look. Take it all in.
Brooke: But, I don’t want to.
Brooke: Oh, dear.
Taylor: Oh, no.
Brooke: Okay. You know, I think you’re gonna thank me one day.
Taylor: What? For all the laughter I’ve had at your expense?
Brooke: No, for finding the color that suits your personality. Green, with envy.
[ Taylor laughing ]
Taylor: Like, that I’m envious of you? Ridge, please make her stop. What is the color of delusional? Is it–
Ridge: No, no, no, no, no, no. No more of that. I just bought this suit, bought this shirt, I like the way it looks. No more paint fights. No more fighting at all. We gotta learn to be a blended family. We gotta learn to do what is right for douglas. Can we agree on that, please?
Brooke: Of course.
Taylor: Not a chance. I’m kidding. I’m kidding, I’m kidding, we all want what is best for douglas. And I really do believe that he is going to end up exactly where he belongs.
Brooke: Yeah. At home. With hope, and liam and beth.
Ridge: Oh. We are really making progress here. Let’s do something that we can all agree on. You guys hit the showers, you know where they are.
Taylor: I think that’s a good idea.
Ridge: This is silly.
Taylor: I know, I know.
Brooke: A shower sounds like a good idea. But, I have an even better idea.
Brooke: I shower with you.
[ Brooke laughing ]
[ Ridge laughing ] You care to join me? Hm?
Brooke: Oh. Oops.
[ Ridge sighing ]
[ Brooke laughing ]
Ridge: That’s funny.
Brooke: Oh. Look… ridge. I know you’re feeling a little caught between us in this situation with douglas, but just know one thing. That I love you, and you love me. And there’s nothing, or no one that will ever come between us. Right?