B&B Transcript Thursday, September 15, 2022

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Taylor: I know you love me. I do. But what does that mean to you? What are you saying? Are you– are you ready to leave brooke? Put our life and family back together?

Hope: I’m not going to let you bash my mother like that.

Steffy: I’m just speaking the truth.

Hope: Your version of the truth.

Steffy: I don’t think I’m saying any lies here. Right, thomas?

Thomas: I– I think you’re both sounding really harsh, so maybe we just apologize and we can [ Clicking tongue ] Go on out for coffee.

Steffy: I’m just– no, I’m just saying out loud what everyone knows about brooke. I’m definitely not going to apologize. Our grandmother never did, so why should I?

Hope: Oh, if you’re about to follow that up with what stephanie used to call my mom, then–

Steffy: Your mother hasn’t changed. No matter how devoted and committed my father has been, your mom always falls for another man. It’s just the truth.

[ Door knocking ]

Brooke: Coming! Bill!

Bill: Uh, I know. I know don’t– don’t say it. I should’ve called first. Is grumpy here? You know that ridge always has his shorts in a bunch about something. And I don’t feel like dealing with him today.

Brooke: No, it’s just me. Come in.

Bill: Good.

Brooke: So, what is it? What’s going on?

Bill: I had to see you.

Brooke: Bill, why are you so upset? Come on, tell me. You’re making me worry.

Bill: It’s katie.

Brooke: Oh, no. What? It– it’s not her heart, is it?

Hope: Just because you want your parents to be together doesn’t mean–

Steffy: I’m not going to apologize for wanting my parents to be happy.

Hope: And ridge can’t be happy with my mom?

Steffy: Have you been paying attention to the relationship? My father’s tried with her over and over again, but it never works. So, yeah, I want my parents back together. I want him to feel peace.

Thomas: Yeah. You know what? He really is different. You know, I mean, he– it’s like he’s got more joy and happiness and– and peace when he’s with her. And that doesn’t mean he doesn’t love brooke, because he obviously does. But if you compare who he is with our mom versus who he is with brooke, it’s obvious who he should be with.

Steffy: I think he finally realizes that.

Hope: And what do you mean by that?

Steffy: I was talking to my dad, urging him to be honest with himself. And based on what he was saying, I think he’s decided to go back to my mom. I think he could be reuniting with her right now.

Taylor: I’m not trying to put you on the spot, but I’m totally putting you on the spot.

Ridge: Uh, well… maybe that’s why I came over. To, you know, talk about the future and talk about… feelings. It’s–

Taylor: Strong feelings. Because the l word was used.

Ridge: I know what I said. I know. And I’m not– I’m not going to hide how I feel about you. The way I feel about you is a huge, huge part of my life. So, it’s– yeah, I love you. I’ll always love you. Doc. This is the sound of better breathing.

Brooke: Please don’t take this the wrong way.

Bill: Thank you.

Brooke: I certainly am not trying to minimize what you’re going through, but I am so relieved there is nothing wrong with katie.

Bill: Well, I wouldn’t say there’s nothing wrong. I mean, this is a woman who is resisting my advances. You tell me.

Brooke: Oh, okay. Uh, well, she hasn’t officially said there’s no chance right?

Bill: Not to me. Has she said it to you? Do you have any insight at all?

Brooke: Every time I broach the topic, she either gives me a vague answer or she changes the subject.

Bill: Right. I know I’ve hurt katie. Let her down one too many times, but I– I– I really thought she would give us one more chance to be together, to be a family again.

Brooke: I want that for you, bill.

Bill: I know you do. That’s why I’m here. Not just to see if you knew more about what katie was thinking, but mainly because you’re the one person who gets what I’m going through. Who gets me. You might understand me better than– than anybody else in this world, brooke.

Steffy: Brooke and her men. The scandals are legendary.

Hope: The scandals are in the past.

Steffy: You actually believe that?

Thomas: Sad thing is he does. Over and over again.

Steffy: Yeah. He thinks that brooke’s matured. She’s grown, and then, boom, reality hits. She lets deacon sleep over. She kisses bill. It’s like clockwork all over again.

Hope: You know what’s like clockwork? Your attacks on my mom. She’s committed to ridge and their marriage would be fine if it wasn’t for your interference and your mother’S. And I’m starting to question yours as well. My mom believes that you are actually pushing for more time with douglas in order to cause problems between her and ridge. And I hope that’s not true.

Thomas: I want to be an amazing father to my son and spend more time with him. This has nothing to do with brooke or her marriage.

Steffy: But brooke makes it all about her. Like you wanting to spend time with your son is some kind of conspiracy. Dad’s put up with brooke’s selfishness for far too long. And he told me how he feels about mom. And I bet you he’s telling mom right now.

Taylor: So, you’ll always love me. Always. It’s a long time.

Ridge: I’d extend it if I could, but that’s impossible even for me.

Taylor: No, no, I will– I’ll settle for always. Seriously, though, it’s just– it’s– it’s really good to hear it. It really is.

Ridge: What are you doing?

Taylor: What?

Ridge: Why are you surprised? You know how I feel about–

Taylor: No, I’m not surprised. I mean, of course, I just, you know, we’ve been through a lot and I just– you– why? Why are you telling me now? Is– is– is it a hint? Are you hinting at what you want for your future?

Ridge: I don’t know. I don’t know any of that. I’m– I’m trying. It’s difficult. ‘Cause I’ve– I’ve got a life. And– and you’re here and you’re– what we have, the time we have as family, that’s– that’s a big, important part of me. You’re this intelligent woman who’s never gonna let me down. Is always going to be there for me. And I know that. You… you… you, uh, bring me calm. You are– you are my calm.

Taylor: I’m basically a human form of melatonin or lavender.

Ridge: And sometimes– sometimes you’re funny.

Taylor: Most of the time. I’m pretty funny.

Ridge: Not funny right now. But there– there were times in the past when you made me laugh. Okay. You said you were in a difficult situation. And that’s because… you love two women. (Vo) red lobster’s finer points of fun dining

Hope: So, did we scare thomas off?

Steffy: He had a meeting to go to, though I’m sure he’s not disappointed about it.

Hope: I don’t– I don’t want to argue.

Steffy: I don’t either.

Hope: I wanna put our differences aside for the sake of our children. I want them to have a sense of solidarity. I– I think they deserve that.

Steffy: They do have that. I think we know how to parent cooperatively. That’s not the problem. I think when we talk about our parents, that’s when we run into trouble.

Hope: Well, maybe we wouldn’t if we just let them decide.

Steffy: And let them be miserable? Sorry, I can’t do that. I’m going to speak up. I want my parents to be happy. And for my father, that means putting brooke behind him. I’m looking out for my dad. Brooke just disappoints him over and over again. Betrayal after betrayal. And if he stays with her, she’s just going to break his heart again.

Brooke: I do understand you, bill. I know how hard it’s been for you to be without katie and without will. I know it’s painful. But I’m– I’m happy that you came here, that you’re comfortable enough to confide in me.

Bill: Are you kidding? Who else could I trust with this?

Brooke: With your emotions?

Bill: Ugh. Emotions. I mean, I’m– I’m working on it. I really am. I’m trying to be more… open.

Brooke: Ah.

Bill: Especially with liam and wyatt. But, it’s awkward. They’re my boys, I’m their dad, and… they’ll never know me the way that you do. I don’t think anyone could. Not even katie.

Brooke: Why do you think that is?

Bill: I don’t know. That’s not true. I– I do know. I– I worry about what katie thinks. About disappointing her. About her judging me.

Brooke: Mm.

Bill: She had a tendency to point out my faults, and listen, I don’t need anybody to point out my faults. I am painfully aware of them. But I don’t worry about that with you. I don’t think about it. Because, for the most part, you like me just as I am. You know, our marriage was– was more about lifting each other up. We made so many memories together. Do you ever wonder?

Brooke: What?

Bill: So many relationships, they go bad. They get stale. I don’t think that would have happened with us. We were so very happy together, brooke. And I think we would have stayed that way.

Ridge: Why do you do that?

Taylor: Mm?

Ridge: Why do you ask me a question you know the answer to already?

Taylor: I just–

Ridge: I moved in with brooke because I love her.

Taylor: It’s just a lot of back and forth. A lot. Do you have stock in a– a moving company?

Ridge: Why do you– no. Look, brooke and I, we went through some stuff. We’re fine. Everything’s fine.

Taylor: Yeah, but for some reason, you keep going back.

Ridge: Not some reason. She’s my wife.

Taylor: But should she be?

Ridge: What does that?

Taylor: Are you happy? Ridge, it’s hard to see you so unhappy. She’s– she’s gonna hurt you again. She will. Whether it’s bill or deacon or some other random guy who she ends up with. I– and what she’s doing to thomas? Trying to play gatekeeper to his own son. Why?

Ridge: That’s–

Taylor: Why? I know you’re not okay with the way that she’s handling the situation with douglas. It’s not okay. She’s going to betray you. She’s going to let you down. And, ridge, she’s not gonna do it because– because she’s purposely trying to hurt you. That’s just who she is. It’s who she’s always been. It’s who she will always be. So yeah, that is– that is hard. Is that the life that you want? Is that– is that the life? Because if it is, cool. Okay. I– I will– I will support you. But it is going to be so hard to watch because you don’t have any… you don’t have any consistent happiness. Or calm. And I think you know that on some level, you’re never going to if you stay with brooke. What’s the #1 retinol brand

Hope: I think you’re forgetting how much my mom cares about ridge. And she would never betray him again.

Steffy: Maybe not intentionally, but…

Hope: But what? Ridge is the love of her life and always will be.

Steffy: You believe that. Your mom believes that. But, I think it’s my mom.

Hope: And that’s what you believe. But frankly, what you or I believe shouldn’t even matter. We need to trust in what ridge believes. And he is still married to my mother. And I think that speaks for itself. They are husband and wife, and their marriage should be respected.

Steffy: Yeah, you’re absolutely right. Just like my mom and dad’s marriage should have been respected all those years ago. But brooke had different plans. When will you stop making excuses for your mom and finally admit who she really is. Admit that she will never be committed or devoted to any man, including my dad.

Brooke: I don’t know. I mean, I would like to think we could have stayed happy. But there were just so many complications.

Bill: Ah, nothing we couldn’t overcome if we really tried. You know what we should have done? We should have gotten the hell out of L.A. And moved to aspen.

Brooke: Yeah. Yeah, we should have.

Bill: So many great times there. The balloon ride and a thousand others.

Brooke: How could I ever forget? But I am married to ridge now.

Bill: Yeah, I know. And he’s the– he’s the love of your life, right? I’m not here making a pitch for us, brooke, but nothing wrong with talking about the memories we share. Reminiscing. That doesn’t take anything away from what you have with ridge.

Brooke: No. Right? No, I agree. And those memories were– were amazing. And they will always be there. It was– it was a very special time.

Bill: Yeah, it was. Look at you right now. Those beautiful eyes. Beautiful smile. All those memories come flooding back. Everything we share. Everything we had.

Brooke: Well, uh, as much as I feel for what you’re going through, bill, and I do, there is somebody that wouldn’t feel the same way.

Bill: Yeah.

Brooke: And I think you should go before he comes home.

Bill: Yeah, right. I don’t– I don’t wanna cause any trouble for you.

Brooke: Yeah. Well… if you need me to talk to katie, I will.

Bill: I appreciate that. Frustrating as hell that I can’t get through to her.

Brooke: Yeah.

Bill: Thank you for listening, brooke.

Brooke: Of course.

Taylor: It’s who she will always be. She’s going to let you down.

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