Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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[ Relaxing music ]
Finn: How was the meeting?
Steffy: How are things here?
Finn: Good. Amelia has the kids, they’re having a blast.
Steffy: How was today? You saw your mom, right?
Finn: Yeah, I met her at il giardino.
Steffy: I’m sure that meant a lot to her.
Finn: It means a lot to me. Never appreciated my mom more than I do now. What?
[ Steffy sighing ]
Steffy: I hope this doesn’t come off as insensitive or anything, but it is a relief. Knowing when you talk about your mom, it’s– it’s li. You don’t have to worry about sheila anymore, she’s dead.
Sheila: You don’t have to babysit me. You can go back to work, it’s not like I’m gonna–
Deacon: What, do something stupid or crazy again? Yeah, I buy that.
Sheila: I had a disguise on, nobody recognized me.
Deacon: But they could have. Finn could’ve.
Sheila: I didn’t know he was gonna be there. I just wanted to bring you your cell phone.
Deacon: Yeah, well, in doing that, you put my freedom and yours at risk in the process.
Sheila: It was a risk. But you know what? It’s one that I would take again because I got to see my handsome son’s face. The boy that I love more than anything in this world. What don’t you understand about that?
Brooke: Honey, of course thomas was on his best behavior when you were there.
Hope: Well, I’m just saying that thomas aside, you could tell how comfortable douglas was. How much fun he was having over at eric’s with his dad.
Liam: I mean, that’s obviously a good thing, but… you don’t think it changes the fact that douglas’s actual home should be here with you, me and beth, right?
Taylor: Nothing at all. Hi.
Thomas: Hey, douglas is over at connor’S. They are– well, connor’s got a new puppy, so they’re teaching him to play fetch.
Eric: Oh, that’s nice.
Ridge: How’s that going?
Thomas: It’s– it’s going. I mean, it’s more like the kids are playing fetch, and the dog’s just, like, rolling around, being cute.
Taylor: That makes sense.
Eric: Maybe we should get a puppy, let’s get a dog. Douglas would love that.
Ridge: No, he’s not staying–
Taylor: I would love that.
Thomas: That would be great, I love dogs. And douglas would enjoy– you know, it’s just, things are in flux at the moment, so maybe we should just wait for now.
Taylor: Yeah, that’s true. That’s true. I’m glad that you asked hope to stop by to see how everything was going here, you know. Do you think that– that she can see that douglas belongs here? With his father, who loves him, and the rest of his forrester family?
Thomas: You know, I think that I’m making some progress in convincing her of that.
Taylor: Good. This is a tough situation, you know. Especially with brooke being so hyper vigilant about everything, and–
Taylor: What? She’s– she’s telling hope that– that douglas only belongs there, and not with us. It makes me sad. This whole thing is turning into a logan versus forrester tug of war.
Ridge: I don’t, um– I don’t think anybody wants to see a tug of war, especially when a young man’s future’s at stake.
Taylor: Thomas and hope can make their own decisions without being influenced or pressured.
Thomas: That’s what we’re trying to do. Though, in all honesty, I can see why hope has her concerns. You know, I mean… her, and liam, and beth, they have a family together. And it’s a wonderful family that they’ve made in every sense of the word. And so to uproot douglas from that, bring him over here, I mean, yeah, obviously we have a family as well, it’s just that… there’s a lot to consider.
Eric: You’re right about that. There is. But whatever you decide, you’re welcome here.
Thomas: Thanks, granddad.
Taylor: Hold on, have you changed your mind about having douglas with you?
Thomas: Not at all. It’s just– I’m really trying to be sensitive to hope’s feelings.
Hope: Of course, I want douglas to come home, but there’s also no denying how much of a wonderful time he’s having over there.
Liam: Oh, yeah, but– but nobody’s questioning that. What we’re questioning is– is whether that means thomas should be douglas’s primary caregiver, especially given his past. I mean, for me, the answer’s no.
Brooke: I agree. No matter how much taylor claims that thomas has changed, I will always be wary of him. And you should be too, sweetheart. You can never let your guard down.
Finn: We don’t have to talk about sheila.
Steffy: We haven’t really spoken about sheila since we learned she died. I haven’t wanted to push or anything, but… if you need to talk about it. I’m sure you have some conflicting emotions about her death. You can tell me. And I will do everything I can to try to understand.
Sheila: Finn was there. Deacon, my son was there. I couldn’t believe it.
Deacon: You know what I couldn’t believe? That you had the nerve to waltz your butt into the restaurant. I mean, you– you almost gave me a heart attack.
Sheila: Yeah, but just to see him there, just to get a glimpse of his face. It was– it was like–
Deacon: Like what? Like you never put a bullet in him.
Sheila: You know, I just– I am so proud of him. I mean, any mother would be proud to have a son just like finn. I know that we’ve had our challenges, but, you know… I can sense my– my… my beautiful angel, he still loves me. I could feel it in my heart, deacon, he loves me. Hi, I’m denise.
Eric: All right. Sorry to rush off, everybody. I’m meeting donna at the club.
Thomas: All right. Have fun, granddad.
Eric: Yeah, pickleball.
Ridge: It’s what the kids call it these days.
[ Door closes ] Your grandfather’s very happy that you and douglas are staying at the house.
Taylor: Yeah, he really is. I just pray that hope uses her discernment in all of this.
Thomas: I really do think that hope believes I’ve changed.
Taylor: Good. Because brooke does not share the same opinion as her daughter.
Hope: Mom, I love that you’re always looking out for me, but–
Brooke: It’s just…
[ Sighing ] You always look for the best in people, honey.
Liam: Which is one of our favorite things about you, let’s be clear. It’s just… where thomas is concerned, just because he’s been a better dad lately, doesn’t change all the horrible stuff he’s done in the past.
Hope: Okay. All right, fine. I get that. But believe me, I haven’t forgotten any of it.
Liam: All right, that’s it– well, that’s all we care about, is that– I mean, so one visit hasn’t changed your mind, right? You don’t suddenly think that– that now douglas should go live with thomas full time, right?
Steffy: I don’t wanna push. So, if you’re not ready to talk about sheila, I understand.
Finn: It’s okay. Really, I just, I– I haven’t said much about sheila since we found out what happened because I’ve been focused on… on you. On my gorgeous wife. Our amazing kids, this loving home. When I was apart from all of you, it was that love that gave me the strength to keep fighting, and get back to my family. It was that love that kept me alive. As for sheila, I mean, she said that she loved me, and maybe she did in her own warped way. But it was a selfish love, an obsessive one.
Steffy: A destructive one. Never forget the reason we almost lost you was because of sheila.
Deacon: Sheila… I know that you wanna believe that finn doesn’t hate you.
Sheila: He doesn’t hate me. He doesn’t hate anyone.
Deacon: No, of course not. Finn’s a boy scout. My point is–
Sheila: Finn has a huge heart. A huge, forgiving heart. And yes, I realize that he’s probably very angry with me right now, but– but in time, he’s not gonna look at me so harshly.
Deacon: Most people would call that wishful thinking. I mean, especially considering the fact that you almost killed him.
Sheila: What did you just say?
Deacon: Sheila, you came this close to– the guy almost bought the farm because of you. I mean, if you think that he could actually love you after that, I’m sorry. It’s delusional. Big time! (Vo) red lobster’s finer points of fun dining
Taylor: Are you doing okay?
Ridge: I’m great.
Taylor: No, you’re not.
Taylor: God, ridge. Thomas appreciates your support so much. You know, really does. He needs it. And he knows you’re gonna stand by him. Even if it’s the last thing brooke wants.
Brooke: Douglas has made incredible progress with you and liam. And for thomas to risk that.
Hope: He doesn’t feel like he is, though. He feels like he is ready to take on that responsibility.
Liam: But– and, what? Like, you’re– you’re inclined to agree now just because that’s what thomas wants?
Hope: Well… what if it’s what douglas wants and needs?
Brooke: Did douglas say something like that?
Hope: No, no. Douglas has not asked to go live with thomas. And of course, I want douglas home here with us, but he is douglas’s father. Douglas idolizes him. And he deserves to have a healthy, loving, committed father.
Finn: Wish I could just forget that any of this ever happened and that my birth mother was the reason for it.
Steffy: We just went through a lot, you know. So much grieving. I mean, I thought you were gone because of that woman.
Finn: I’m sorry. For all of it. No, every tear that she made you shed, every moment that she stole from us. Sheila’s dead. And she’s not gonna hurt you or anyone that I love ever again.
Sheila: I know finn’s feelings for me must be very confusing.
Deacon: Oh, you think?
Sheila: Oh, would you stop? Could you just be a little more supportive?
Deacon: Supportive? Are you kidding me? I’m letting you live here! A ginormous risk to me! I don’t know what else to do to be more supportive.
Sheila: Well, okay, I want emotional support where my son is concerned. You, of all people, know the relationship that I was building with him. Was it ideal? No. I had some challenges. I mean, steffy… she was just not making it easy, okay? You know, she’s the one that pushed me to the edge, and she cost me so much. My relationship with finn, with hayes, even with taylor.
Deacon: It’s not like you and taylor were bffs.
Sheila: No, but– ugh. She at least was giving me a chance. You know, I had a shot at having a place in that family. And then everything happened in the alley. Oh, god, I just– I thank god that… that finn survived.
Deacon: Okay, uh, break time’s over. I gotta get back to work and back to the land of reality. So, if you could just stay here, don’t do anything crazy. That would be tremendous for all of us.
[ Deacon sighing ] Sheila, I’m sorry, all right? I– you exasperate me. I know how much you love finn. I do. You gotta let it go. That relationship is dead, and it’s dead because finn thinks you’re dead. Don’t ever forget that.
Sheila: I refuse to believe that I am never going to have a relationship with my son.
You never know
Thomas: I want what’s best
And, yeah, do I want him
living here in the family
home with me?
Yeah, but the ideal is that
he lives with both of us.
I’m a one woman man. Hope? Is it a bad time? You seemed kinda lost in thought.
Taylor: It’s no fun. Let’s talk about our kids, and how happy we are for them. I mean, look at thomas and douglas, they’ve– they’ve never been closer.
Ridge: That’s for sure.
Taylor: And steffy… her family’s back together again. She’s happy and smiling.
Ridge: So are her parents. Nice to see them, the whole little family. What a nice unit.
Taylor: You know, it– it meant a lot to me and the kids, when you vowed to be there for our family.
Ridge: Well, I meant what I said, doc.
Taylor: I know you did. Okay, I know that you’re brooke’S. But when you call me “doc”… it feels like you’re here with me.
Steffy: I know how much you love me, and the kids. I know how committed you are to us. But you haven’t really answered my question. Sheila was your birth mother. She brought you into this world. She did horrible things and now she’s dead. How do you really feel?
[ Finn sighing ]
Finn: I just wished sheila was different. Something I still can’t fathom is how a woman who gave me life, could come so close to taking mine. And my wife’S. You’re the mother of her grandchild. I don’t really know what to do with that, steffy, if I ever will. There’s a tiny part of me that can’t forget that if it weren’t for sheila, I never would have been born. I would never have been here with you.
Sheila: Someday, I’m gonna be holding you again, too. Because I love you, finn. Mama is always gonna love you.