Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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[ Dramatic music ]
Steffy: I’m never going to take any of this for granted.
Finn: It’s hard to do when every moment feels like a celebration.
Finn: I hope that feeling never goes away.
Steffy: It won’T. This is our future. Sheila can never steal it from us.
Sheila: I’m still here, finn. Mama loves you so much. I’m still here.
Brooke: Oh, I didn’t know you’d be home early.
Ridge: Yeah. I went to dad’S. You know, hope said she was going to be there. And see how it went.
Brooke: Douglas was really happy to see her.
Ridge: Taylor said they had fun.
Brooke: Oh. So, taylor was there.
Ridge: Yeah. They encouraged. Were all encouraged. You are too, right? Come on, please. I know you’re concerned about my son’s past. But, let’s– can we just focus on the future, for now. See that we can find some common ground where douglas is concerned. Thomas loves his son and douglas loves him and– thomas, he’s– he’s a good guy with a big heart. And I wish you could embrace that. The way your daughter has embraced it.
Hope: Is douglas with you? Did you bring him home?
Thomas: I texted you. It’s about the back to school supply list. You said that I could take douglas shopping.
Hope: Oh, I must have had my notifications turned off.
Thomas: It’s okay. I– douglas said that some of the stuff is, like, really specific. I didn’t want him winding up with the wrong kind of markers.
Hope: I– I could have emailed you the list.
Thomas: Yeah. Um, well, I also wanted to see you. Are you alone?
Hope: I am.
Thomas: Hey, I just– I thought that we could also talk about us.
Ridge: I know hope would prefer if douglas lived with her family.
Brooke: In his home, with his family.
Ridge: Look, hope and liam did a great job with the kid. They did.
Brooke: Of course. Hope adopted him. She’s his mom.
Ridge: And she always will be. I’m not saying that she won’T. Look. When thomas was struggling, she stepped up. She was a great parent to that kid. She was his rock. And that’s never going to change. But thomas has changed. And I need you to accept that, the way that hope has accepted it. Look at me. We’re talking about my son.
Hope: You want to talk about us?
Thomas: Yeah. I wanted to talk more at the house, but I thought we might get interrupted by douglas.
Hope: And so, you came all the way over here to talk privately?
Thomas: Yeah. Yeah. Just want to talk about our role in douglas’s life as parents.
Hope: Oh. Right. Right.
Thomas: What did you think I meant?
[Sfx: Stomach gurgling]
Ridge: Thomas and hope are going to work this out together and do what’s best for douglas. Okay?
Brooke: Mm-hmm. So, will I. And so will you. Nobody is questioning that. Oh, I’m sorry. It just– I wish I felt differently. I wish I could trust thomas the way that you do.
Ridge: Well, ah, maybe that moment will come. Maybe he just needs an opportunity to prove himself. But what do we do right now? I assure you, we’re doing everything we can to set them up for success.
Brooke: We? You mean you and taylor?
Ridge: Yeah– no. The family. That’s why he’s living at dad’s house. He needs that support. Yes. Taylor and I are going to help too. That’s our job as parents. We– that’s what we’re doing. We’re gonna make sure he’s okay because, you know what? If I’d done that earlier, then maybe he wouldn’t have made these stupid mistakes in the first place.
Brooke: Thomas made his own mistakes. You are not responsible for his bad choices.
Ridge: I know. But I am responsible now. It’s my son. And I’ll make sure he does the right thing by his little boy. I’m here and I’m determined to see that happen.
Thomas: You knew I was talking about co-parenting.
Thomas: About us being a mom and dad.
Hope: Of course.
Thomas: Right. We’re on the same team.
Hope: I hope so.
Thomas: So, we’re in agreement?
Hope: Are we though?
Thomas: Okay. Look. I know that you’re worried about douglas, right? And you’re worried about where he’s going to live. And if he’s living over with me.
Hope: It would be a huge change out of nowhere. I mean, think about everything douglas has already experienced in his young life. Losing his mother. The upheaval with you. And I know that you’re past it and you have a really strong relationship now. I just believe that douglas still needs stability and consistency.
Thomas: Yeah. And you gave him that. You did. But I can, too, hope. That’s what I want. I want nothing else, but my son’s well-being. It’s first for me, and I don’t want to upset douglas or you.
Sheila: Oh, god. Deacon, what are you doing here?
Deacon: What are you– what the hell are you doing here? I had a feeling when I left you at the apartment that something was wrong, so I went back. You weren’t there. It didn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out where you’d gone.
Sheila: I just wanted to see my son.
Deacon: I don’t know what kind of nutso fantasy reunion thing you’re conjuring up here. But it ain’t happening. You can’t see finn. He thinks you’re dead. Everyone else thinks you’re giving a bear indigestion. It’s a good thing. Because if anyone, anyone thinks you’re alive, they’re going to send a platoon of armed guards to storm the deck.
Shelia: Are you worried about me?
Deacon: Get out of here. Go.
Steffy: Deacon? What– you know, it’s customary to use the front door, right?
Deacon: I figured you’d be around back. I mean, you know, if I lived at the beach, that’s where I’d be.
Steffy: What are you doing here?
Deacon: Um. (Vo) purina one has the inside story on your pet’s health.
Brooke: I do understand your devotion to thomas. I do. And your desire to help him succeed. Every parent wants that. But what thomas is suggesting, to take douglas away from his home.
Ridge: I think what he’s suggesting, is that he wants to take the rightful place in his son’s life.
Brooke: Don’t you think that might be a little bit detrimental?
Ridge: Honey, what part? Father and son spending time together?
Brooke: Well, I’m not saying this to be mean or cruel, and I don’t think it will be as bad as it was last time.
Ridge: What is it? What do you mean? Why do you start like that? May not be as bad? What if it is not bad at all? Let’s start there.
Brooke: Would you see it if it were? Look, thomas tried so hard to gain your respect and your support. And he has. You and steffy and taylor. You’re all behind him 100%.
Ridge: Because of that you think we would miss something? How about that? How about I move over there? How about I stay at dad’s and I keep an eye on douglas and thomas until you can give him a chance?
Brooke: You would do that?
Ridge: I would stay at dad’s until you see what I see.
Brooke: Oh, so you would move over there away from me and leave our home?
Thomas: You’re wondering if we’re in agreement? I’m telling you, we are.
Hope: Even though you’re determined to take douglas away.
Thomas: I want to be his dad again.
Hope: You are.
Thomas: No. Not like for an overnight experience. Like, I actually want to be his dad. I want to be there in the morning when he wakes up. I want to put him to bed at night. I want to make him breakfast and send him off to school. Right? I want to tell him no when it’s necessary.
Hope: Really? He rarely makes you do that.
Thomas: Right. But if we’re living together, sometimes I’ll need to. But that’s okay, because he’ll know that I’m there. He’ll know that I’m looking after him, that I’m setting boundaries for him and making sure that he’s safe.
Hope: And I know you can be that type of father.
Hope: I do.
Thomas: I know that we’ve been through a lot. And… I’ve made mistakes. But it means a lot that you believe in me. And I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize that.
Hope: I appreciate that. But I think if we just… slow down and think about what we’re doing and what douglas needs. Then you’ll hopefully come to realize that douglas’ place is still here with liam, beth and me.
Deacon: What– what am i doing here? I was il giardino, and I saw finn earlier. And I– I just started thinking about that night, you know. And I wanted to come down here and tell you what I told him, which is that I’m just so relieved that you guys are okay.
Steffy: Thank you. It’s kind of you.
Deacon: I’m sorry if I’m bringing up a painful memory.
Steffy: It can’t be pleasant for you either, considering you’re the one who found us.
Deacon: I can’t seem to shake it.
Steffy: Yeah. Yeah, I’m trying to erase it from my memory, too.
Deacon: Yeah. Well, you know, you got lots of good things to look forward to, though. You got your life with finn, the kids.
Steffy: It’s a true miracle. One you were a big part of. I mean, if you didn’t call 911 when you did. I’m sure you spoke to finn.
Deacon: Oh, yeah. I mean, look, there’s no reason to thank me. I made a phone call. That’s all. I’m no hero.
Steffy: Well, now we don’t have to worry about sheila.
Steffy: Hey– hey, do you want to come in and talk to finn?
Deacon: No, no, no, no. I’m going to go. I did what I came here to do. Take care of yourself.
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Thomas: You want me to tell you this is where douglas belongs?
Hope: For right now. At least while we work this out.
Thomas: Hope, he means so much to me and I don’t want there to be any conflict. Look, I am confident that we can make this work for douglas and for us.
Brooke: I don’t want you to go anywhere, ridge.
Ridge: But if that’s what it takes to make you feel good, I got to do it.
Brooke: There’s nothing good about you leaving.
Ridge: Won’t be for a long time. I’d just go for a little while.
Brooke: No. I want you here. Besides, hope is the one who should be monitoring douglas. Ridge, I just got you back. I don’t want something to take you away, especially my own concerns.
Ridge: Well, I take your concerns very seriously.
Brooke: Well, thank you. And I love you for that. We need this time together to reconnect. The longer we’re apart, the more distance is between us. And I certainly don’t want that.
Ridge: It was just an idea.
Brooke: Yeah. Well, it’s a bad idea. Remember everything that happened with deacon and sheila, how we handled that, we didn’t face it together. And that’s what we have to do, ridge. We have to face these things together. Oh, and of course, there was a kiss you had in monaco. I love you. And we really need to take our relationship seriously. We need to love each other. We need to support each other, respect each other. I want that. Please tell me you want that too.
Finn: So, deacon was here?
Steffy: Yeah, he was out on the deck. Kind of weird, right?
Finn: A little bit. I– nothing against the guy. And if it weren’t for him, we could have died in that alley.
Steffy: I don’t want to think about that.
Finn: Is that why he was here?
[ Steffy sighs ] Brought up some bad stuff?
Steffy: Yeah. I just have these nightmares, finn.
Finn: Hey, we’re safe now. And I will always make sure that you are. They’re just bad dreams, babe. They’re going to fade, okay?
Finn: Over time. The only thing that I want you to remember about that night is I love you so much that I will literally lay my life on the line for you. Not that anything like that will ever happen again.
Steffy: You better not.
Finn: Look, there’s nothing to be afraid of now that sheila is gone.
Deacon: Am– am I going to have to lock you in here?
Sheila: Oh, well, I don’t know. Are you into prisoner/warden games? I can– I can do that.
Deacon: You know, the entire way back here, I’m thinking to myself, is she really nuts? And then I remember you are the girl who cut her own toe off. And you couldn’t just disappear, could you? You had to set the scene like some kind of creepy horror film.
Sheila: Yeah, and because of that, everyone thinks I’m dead. So why don’t you just cut me a little slack here? Okay, warden?
Deacon: Do you want to go back to prison?
Sheila: I just wanted to see my son.
Deacon: That is not going to happen. Don’t you get it? That’s the price that you have to pay for your freedom. You do not get to have a relationship with finn unless you want to do it from behind bars. Great. Swell. No beer. Going to get one. Stay.
Sheila: Not going to happen? That’s what you think.
[ Sheila chuckling ]
Finn: Hey, steffy. I’m home.
Sheila: Yes, sweetheart,
it’s– it’s me.
Finn: They told me
you were dead.
Sheila: I know, but I’m–
I’m not. I’m sure that this
is a shock to you. But I’m–
I’m alive, sweetheart.
Finn: I’m– I don’t
believe this. This is–
this is a miracle. This is–
this is a miracle you’re here.
and you didn’t leave me.
Sheila: No, I didn’T.
Mama is never going
to leave you. I am always–
I’m always going to be here,
Ah god, I love you so much. Soon, finn. Soon.