Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
Transcript provided by Suzanne
[ Relaxing music ]
Taylor: Ah. Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry!
Steffy: Oh, mom.
Taylor: I’m sorry.
Steffy: No, you don’t have to sneak around. This is, um–
Taylor: No, I’m just getting myself a snack, I–
Steffy: Actually, um, I’ve been wanting to talk to you. And you. I have an idea I’ve been kicking around.
Steffy: Well, the last time we were at granddad’s, we had so much fun. And I was just thinking, now that douglas is living with thomas, we should do it again.
Taylor: I– I– I love the idea. We have so much to celebrate.
Steffy: Yes, including your imminent reunion.
[ Door opening ]
Ridge: I had a rough day.
Ridge: Hm. Hi.
Ridge: What was that for?
Brooke: No reason. Just enjoy kissing my handsome husband, any chance I can.
Ridge: Well, I don’t blame you. Look, I mean, honestly.
Brooke: Well, be prepared ’cause you’re gonna have a lot more kisses coming your way.
Brooke: Mm-hmm. And to think that you were considering moving over to eric’S.
Ridge: Well, to be fair, I still don’t think it’s a bad idea because you’re worried about thomas with douglas and if I’m over there, it could put your mind at ease.
Brooke: No. I don’t want you going anywhere, for any reason. I want you right here, with me. Besides, how much longer is hope going to allow douglas to stay over there?
Douglas: So cool. These baseball cards were all yours?
Thomas: Well, they were. ‘Til today. I’d like to give them to you.
Thomas: If you’ll take care of them.
Eric: Wow. Look at all this. Nice score, douglas. You know, I think your dad has some of these that are actually autographed.
Thomas: Yeah, I may have kept those separate.
Eric: What a good idea. You might wanna do that with some of these, too. They’re in danger of being drooled upon. Steffy just called and wants to do another family gathering. You know how hayes is.
Thomas: Ah, gotcha.
Eric: You two are available for another family get together, aren’t you?
Thomas: There’s nothing we’d like more.
Liam: Has thomas given any indication? Any indication, at all, of when he’s going to let douglas come home?
Liam: Okay. This is getting freaking weird, man. Every day that passes, thomas wants douglas to live with him even more. Like why– why are you not just saying to him that– that douglas needs to come home? Like, today.
Hope: If I thought douglas was in danger, or being mistreated, I would put an end to it immediately. But we both know that’s not the case. He’s having a great time, and I have to be really careful about how I handle this because I do not want this to turn into some full-blown custody battle. I don’t wanna put douglas through that, and it just would be awful for him.
Douglas: All right, thanks again. I know right where I can put these in my room. Oh, is it okay if I keep the cards there?
Eric: Of course. It’s your room, douglas.
Thomas: Thanks again, granddad, for letting us stay here. I really appreciate it.
Eric: Well, I wish you wouldn’t think of it as me letting you stay here. I mean, this is your home. You’re forresters. And the more of us there are in this house, the better I like it. Nothing more important than family.
Thomas: Yeah, I couldn’t agree more.
Taylor: Well, don’t get too excited ’cause your dad might not be available. Brooke might have plans for him.
Steffy: She may, but they could always postpone it. Can’t hurt to ask.
[ Phone dialing ]
[ Phone ringing ]
Brooke: So elegant. I love this one, really.
Ridge: Steffy. How’s it going?
Steffy: Great. Even better if you say yes.
Ridge: What am i agreeing to?
Steffy: We are thinking about meeting up at granddad’s? Finn, myself, the kids… mom’s gonna come too. We just figured that last time was so much fun. So, what do you say? You wanna join us?
Ridge: That– that sounds great. I’ll see you over there.
Steffy: Okay. Cool. Yeah, I’ll– we’ll be seeing you soon.
Ridge: Love ya.
Brooke: So, you’re meeting steffy somewhere?
Ridge: Yeah, over at dad’S. She wants to bring the family together again.
Brooke: That means taylor. Am I invited? Who says you have to spend more on skincare
Ridge: It’s a family get together. You’re family, so yeah, you’re invited. You wanna go?
Brooke: Did steffy invite us or you? Okay, look. I’m gonna just stay home.
Ridge: You sure?
Brooke: You are my husband. And I know you’ll be coming back here very soon. For more of those wonderful kisses. Enjoy yourself, and please give everybody my best.
Ridge: I’ll do it.
Liam: Hey. At the end of the day, I’m gonna support you, full stop. No matter how you decide to handle this with thomas. Okay? I just– I just really, really, really want you to be careful, and not let your guard down.
Hope: I never do.
[ Phone ringing ]
[ Both sighing ]
Hope: Oh, it is…
Hope: Um, well, maybe it’s him calling to ask about dropping douglas.
Liam: Oh-ho-ho, I doubt it.
[ Clears throat ]
Hope: Hey, thomas.
Thomas: Hey, you’re on speaker.
Douglas: Hi, mom!
Hope: Oh, hey, bud. I’m so happy you called. What’s up?
Thomas: A lot. Actually, we are planning another whole big party. Steffy and finn are on the way.
Douglas: It’s gonna be super fun. Maybe you could come?
Hope: Oh, um… yeah, I guess I could stop by for a little bit.
Douglas: Awesome. Thank you!
Hope: I guess I’ll see you soon.
[ Phone beeps ]
Liam: Invite to what?
Hope: Oh… you know, eric’s just having a big family gathering at their place, and douglas really wanted me to be there. And I already know what you’re going to say, but you should have heard him. He was so excited.
Liam: Hey. Why do you suppose it is that, um, I didn’t get an invite? Do you think it’s possible, at least possible, that thomas’s old feelings for you are starting to be rekindled?
Donna: Hi, honey bear. You ready for a martini?
Eric: Donna? I thought you were… donna? Wh– douglas? Was that you?
Douglas: Yeah. This really funny app. You just sample somebody’s voice, and then you say whatever you want, and it says that in that voice. Really cool, right?
Zende: Now, what is this I’m hearing about a party?
Eric: Not a party– a party? Who said anything about a party? No, no, no. When steffy called, she said it was just a get together. If she had said party, I probably would’ve said no. But, you know…
Thomas: Right. Sure. If it was up to you, I think that you’d have a party every night.
Eric: You’re absolutely right.
Douglas: Yeah, mom’s coming, too.
Eric: Now, that’s great news.
Eric: Cool. That’s cool.
Ridge: Hello, hello!
Eric: Hello, ridge. Come in, come in.
Ridge: Dad, I got bad news for you. There’s riffraff in your driveway. You gotta change the code to your gate. It’s just getting worse and worse.
Steffy: Hey! Not kicking us out this time.
Kelly: Hey douglas, wanna play?
Douglas: Yeah! Let’s go to my room.
Ridge: Ah, [Indistinct].
[ Taylor laughs ]
Eric: Look at that, running up those stairs. I love that. Look at this guy! Has he grown another foot since I saw him last?
Steffy: Oh, he’s getting big. I think he’s gonna be big like his daddy.
Ridge: Well, he may get his height from his dad, but good looks? Boom, right here.
Taylor: Oh, no…
Eric: It’s a whole family of good looks.
Zende: He’s getting his swag from his cousin, that’s for sure.
Taylor: Okay, it does not matter who he gets his good traits from. We’re gonna love him anyway.
Eric: That’s true. Look, no offense. I know his last name is finnegan, but… to me, he’s a forrester. Through and through.
Finn: Oh, no. I’m not offended. In fact, I’m almost certain he’s gonna take after his strong, determined, fearless forrester mother.
Steffy: Yeah. Totally.
Eric: I’m not sure I’m gonna be able to explain to you how much this means to me to have you all here. This multi-generational group. This house where I raised my own kids. And some of my grandkids are here, and then my great-grandson, and my great-great-grandson.
[ Chuckling ] It brings this house alive to have you all here. You fill it with love. Thank you. I have moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.
[ Hope sighing ]
Liam: Listen. You are my wife. The love of my life. And I can’t help it, every instinct I have is about protecting you and our family. And I just– I just really want you to be safe.
Hope: And I appreciate that, I do. But I really don’t think I need any protecting from thomas. And if I’m being honest…
Hope: I don’t think douglas does either. So, try not to worry. Okay? I’ll keep you updated?
Liam: Oh, but– hey, hey, you– but you are gonna– you are gonna, like, bring douglas home with you today, right?
Hope: Yes. But I– I mean, we also have to see how it goes.
Liam: See how it g– the kid’s been over there eight years already. Come on!
Hope: He has certainly been over there too long. Yes, I know.
Hope: Oh! Mom, hi.
Brooke: Oh, hi honey.
Hope: Um, liam actually– he’s going to update you on everything, so…
Brooke: Oh, okay.
[Laughs] Where is she going in such a hurry?
Liam: Oh, let me tell you. Uh, thomas and douglas called and invited hope over to a little family soirée, which I’m pretty sure is french for pretext.
Brooke: Oh. Well, that’s interesting. Ridge is on his way over there too. I feel like there’s something more going on here.
Liam: Funny, I have the same feeling.
Zende: Steffy, thank you for suggesting this. I was bummed that I wasn’t home the other night when you guys got together.
Steffy: Granddad told me about your hot date.
Zende: I would’ve preferred to be here.
Thomas: Well, you’re in luck, zende, because steffy’s new thing is to have parties. So, if you miss one, there’ll be another one coming up.
Steffy: Is that a problem?
Thomas: No, actually, I love it. It reminds me of old times.
Steffy: Yeah, me too.
Thomas: Anyway. Hope is on her way, just fyi.
Ridge: Oh, boy.
Steffy: Hope’s coming?
Taylor: Yeah, you didn’t– you didn’t tell us that you invited her.
Thomas: Yeah, I know that she’s, like, a dreaded logan and all, but she is douglas’s mother, right? So, she’s– she’s family.
Eric: And she’s welcome in this house any time.
Steffy: Yeah. I’m just hoping that hope doesn’t bring up where douglas should or shouldn’t be living.
Taylor: Yeah. I mean, how does she feel about douglas spending so much time over here?
Thomas: Well, she actually doesn’t mind douglas spending time over here. It’s when he stays, that is kind of an issue. But she’s being as supportive as she can be.
Steffy: Is she coming around to the fact that you want douglas living with you?
Thomas: Um, well, I don’t know if she’s exactly gone that far. Look, we’re trying to do our best to make this work, and not put douglas in the middle of it or cause him any harm.
Taylor: Yeah, the thing that bothers me is that she thinks you would cause him harm.
Thomas: That is why I invited her over here, so that she can see that this is an amazing place for douglas to be.
Steffy: Okay. Just don’t be surprised if hope insists on bringing douglas home tonight.
Eric: Hope, hi. Come in. I’m glad to see you.
Hope: Um, did thomas let you know that I’d be stopping by?
Steffy: He warned us, yes.
Thomas: [Whispers] Steffy…
Hope: Okay, great. Um, is douglas…
Thomas: Oh, yeah, yeah. He’s upstairs with kelly, they’re playing, and amelia’s watching them.
Hope: Okay. I won’t interrupt him just yet.
[ Clearing throat ] But thank you, everyone, for including me.
Thomas: Ah, you’ll– you’ll always be included. It’s what I was just talking about before you got here. You are douglas’s mother, and that makes you family. Alice loves the scent of gain so much,
Liam: Hope can think that thomas isn’t consciously up to no good, this time around, but how can she deny that something is off? You know?
Brooke: I feel the same way. It’s like there’s outside forces at play. And taylor and steffy, they are all too eager to take advantage. And we both know that steffy and thomas want their parents back together.
Liam: Yeah, well, they can want what they want, but ridge is still your husband.
Brooke: Doesn’t seem to matter to them. Now that douglas is over there, they have even more ammunition. I think they have more reasons to lure ridge over there, to be a part of their sweet little family.
Ridge: Here’s to us. You look good.
Zende: Thank you.
Ridge: Come on.
Ridge: Gin and tonic.
Taylor: Oh, thank you.
Ridge: You’re welcome.
Zende: I cannot believe how cool this is. Seeing you two in each other’s arms. I still can’t quite process what happened.
Steffy: I know, I’m still trying to process it, too.
Taylor: It was so beautiful. It really was. I– I wish I could explain to the two of you what happened. It was filled with so many emotions, and… I dunno, it was just– it was a day filled with magical surprises.
[ Thomas laughing ]
Thomas: Oh, those looks!
Hope: The look that kelly gave douglas.
Thomas: I know, and he just dove and it was– it was crazy. With the– he just threw, like, I feel like it was [Indistinct]–
Steffy: What is– what is going on?
Thomas: Oh, you had to be there.
Hope: It was just– they were fighting over who got to put the last puzzle piece, and it was just…
Steffy: Douglas seems like he’s really enjoying himself here.
Hope: And I’m– I’m pleased that he is. That he gets to spend time with his dad and his great granddad. I think that’s important.
Ridge: Oh, it’s important. It’s the most important thing because we all can learn from this great man, mr. Eric forrester. The patriarch. I’m still learning from him. Thank you so much for having us– always having us. And welcoming us with open arms, always.
Eric: We’re family, all of us. That door is never locked to any of us.
Ridge: And we appreciate that ’cause this is– what do you call it? Our…
Ridge: Shangri-la, right? This is a place where forresters go to do whatever they need to do, whether it’S… a funeral or a wedding or any kind of celebration. And that’s what today is. It’s a celebration. And I’m so glad you’re here for it because we wanna celebrate you and celebrate everything that you’ve done for that little boy. Everything that you gave him. You gave him everything he needed.
Hope: And I will always be there for him.
Ridge: No, I know that. I know that. But now, you don’t have to do it alone because thomas is here, and he’s a loving, caring father, just like you. Look at you, you’re such a great dad, and a great husband.
Finn: There’s nothing more important to me or cherished, than steffy and the kids.
Ridge: The kids– they’re always going to be your kids. You know that, right? I look at these two goofballs, and they’ve fully grown, but they’re still my kids. And I’m so proud of you guys. We are– we’re– we’re proud of you.
Taylor: So, so very proud. Yes.
Ridge: And if I haven’t said it before, you guys are who you are because of this woman. Because of her strength, and her wisdom and she– she loved you into the people that you are today. This gorgeous, amazing woman right here. Look, if I learned anything, it’s that this family is not the same when you’re not around. This has been a rough couple of months for all of us, but we made it through. We weathered the storm, right? And we’re here, and we’re stronger than ever. Forresters!
[ Glasses clinking ]
Ridge: Love you, dad.