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Hope: If ridge had wanted to be with your mom, he would have left mine a long time ago.

Steffy: He did when brooke got drunk and, uh, kissed deacon.

Hope: Yeah, but once he found out that she had been manipulated, he went back to her.

Steffy: It’s only temporary.

Hope: According to you.

Steffy: Hope, I know how this plays out. I’ve watched my whole life. So have you. It’s only a matter of time before brooke lets down my dad again.

Brooke: Ridge. It’s not what it looks like.

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Carter: Come on, let’s do it. Finish strong. Let’s go. That’s it, man. Damn, thomas! You’re an animal, bro.

Thomas: What do you mean?

Carter: Nothing, dude. I just thought I was big into lifting. But you? You? I’m impressed. You’re keeping me honest.

Thomas: Well, it’s good to get out of the office, you know, break a sweat, and i did actually want to pick your brain about some legal stuff.

Carter: What did you do?

Thomas: Nothing. I– I– nothing. It’s just, uh, it’s about custody of douglas.

Thomas: Look, I don’t want to put you in an awkward position. I know that you and hope are close.

Carter: I know, but we’re talking about custody. You’re not taking hope to court, are you?

Thomas: No, no, no, that’s the last thing I want. I don’t want some kind of legal battle.

Carter: Good, good, ’cause court is a last resort if at all possible.

Thomas: Yeah. It’s just– okay, hope and I, we have shared custody of douglas.

Carter: It was mutually agreed upon, correct?

Thomas: Eh, sort of. Hey, look, man, douglas spends like 95% of his time with hope and liam.

Carter: Okay, and you want that to change.

Thomas: Yeah, but I– the last thing I want to do is hurt hope.

Steffy: Everything I’m saying about your mom is true.

Hope: She has owned up to her mistakes in the past. She’s committed to ridge.

Steffy: Okay, she’s been on a good streak for the last few months, but it’s only a matter of time before she gets herself in trouble again. Aren’t I right, mom?

[ Taylor sighs ]

Taylor: I just walked right into this, didn’t I?

Steffy: My mom has too much class to sling mud. Your mom’s reputation with men is notorious. I just don’t want my father to see your mom falling into the arms of another man again.

Bill: Brooke’s right. Nothing for you to be concerned about.

Ridge: Really?

Bill: Just giving an old friend a simple hug goodbye.

Ridge: But why were you here in the first place?

Bill: I was hoping to get some insight into katie. Who better to talk to than her big sister?

Brooke: Bill’s worried about katie. She’s, uh, giving him the cold shoulder.

Ridge: Okay. Bill is worried about katie. What are you doing? For copd,

Thomas: Obviously, I want to be a full-time father to my son. You know, I mean, being a father is the greatest gift you could ask for. And I made mistakes in the past, you know? I wasn’t– I wasn’t proud of the man that I’d become, and, uh, and I realized I needed to make a change, right? And I did. Not just– not just for myself. For my family and for my son.

Carter: That’s great, man. It’s not easy to admit.

Thomas: I’m ready for more responsibility, you know? With douglas. And hope and I, being his parents, we– we have to find a way to work together on this. And especially since we’re not living together.

Carter: And you’ve accepted that, right? That– that hope is married to liam. This isn’t about you still being attracted to her?

Thomas: Okay, look. Obviously, hope’s a beautiful woman, and– and I will always love her, but douglas adores her. She’s the most amazing mother to him, and that’s what this is about. That’s the reason that I don’t want to alienate him. Carter: Tell you what. Look. This is understanding that you want more consistency with douglas and want to expose him to the forresters’ family. That’s admirable, but I’m getting a vibe that you’re talking about more than just a potential custody issue here.

Thomas: I mean, okay, yeah, there– there is more at play.

Carter: What’s at play? What– what– what’s at play?

[ Thomas sighs ]

Thomas: Okay. There’s another situation. Like, there’s my father, and obviously steffy and I want him to be with our mother. Hope disagrees. She thinks that my dad should be with brooke.

Carter: Sounds like the makings of another epic struggle between forrester versus logan.

Hope: So, what brings you here, taylor? Are you looking for ridge? I know you’ve been spending a lot of time with my mother’s husband lately.

Steffy: We’ve been bonding and celebrating my husband not being dead.

Hope: And I’m thrilled for all of you, but I do think it is more than just that. I’ve seen the stolen moments between you and ridge.

Taylor: Yes, um, there have been some conflicting moments between ridge and I, yes. Um, I can understand why you’d be upset.

Steffy: No, mom, stay here. The only reason dad’s staying at brooke’s house right now is to help her with her broken ankle. There’s magic between you two, elements of a lasting relationship. The kiss in monaco was only the beginning. Dad’s finally waking up and realizing you’re the love of his life, not brooke.

Brooks: Ridge–

Bill: All right, all right, all right, look. For the record, this is on me. Brooke had no idea I was coming over. I just showed up.

Ridge: Well, you got to stop doing that. Maybe, what do you think? Set some boundaries?

Brooke: Bill, if you don’t mind, I would like to talk to my husband alone.

Bill: Yeah, no, of course. I mean, this is unnecessarily awkward. I was really just leaving.

Ridge: Bill, maybe next time give somebody a heads-up. Phone call, text, or even better, don’t come over.

Brooke: Good luck with katie.

Bill: I’m gonna need it. Forrester, this is an incredible woman. Don’t be a fool and blow it.

[ Brooke sighs ]

Ridge: Guy’s got a lot of nerve, huh?

Brooke: I didn’t mean for you to walk in on that, bill and me hugging. I mean, really, ridge, it wasn’t what it was–

Ridge: Not the jealous type. I know nothing happened.

Brooke: Okay. Okay, I’m glad to hear you say that. I mean, I wouldn’t mind if you were a tad bit jealous.

Ridge: Maybe I am a little bit. We talked about this, right?

Brooke: I know.

Ridge: I don’t like walking in here and seeing guys like deacon or bill. You get that?

Brooke: Yeah. What’s the #1 retinol brand

Carter: Great workout, man. Thanks for not letting me bail.

Thomas: Of course. You got to stay in shape for quinn, right? No, honestly, I’m really happy for you guys. And granddad seems happy too, you know? Donna’s moved in, and… anyway, I guess all’s well that ends well, right?

Carter: Yeah.

[ Carter chuckles ] Your dad seems like he’s struggling a bit, though.

Thomas: Yeah. Yeah, I mean, he’s never– he’s never quite settled, you know? He’s always stuck in the middle, trying to please too many people.

Carter: I mean, it’s not a total curse having two incredible women in your life like brooke and your mother.

Thomas: He could pick one, though.

Carter: A specific one.

Thomas: Absolutely a specific one. You know, there’s one that kind of ruins his life all the time and gives him anxiety, and then there’s one that– that brings out the best version of himself, and I– I wish that they would just realize that.

Carter: Mmm.

Thomas: Anyway, I’ve taken enough of your time. Thanks for the, uh, the advice.

Carter: I don’t know if I gave you much advice.

Thomas: You did not.

[ Carter chuckles ]

Carter: I do have a suggestion, though. Keep things amicable with hope. Ultimately, that’s what’s best for douglas.

Thomas: I agree. What’s best for douglas should be first. Though it may be hard. It’s always been tough keeping things amicable between the forresters and the logans, but it might get a lot worse if my dad goes back to my mother like I’m hoping.

Carter: It’s never a dull moment.

Thomas: No. That’s true. That’s true.

Taylor: Ooh.

Steffy: Please don’t be upset about hope.

Taylor: No, I– I– I understand her point of view. She’s defending her mom.

Steffy: She’s defending the defenseless.

Taylor: Ah, but from her perspective, so are you.

Steffy: I’m doing what’s right. You and brooke are two completely different people. You cherish and you nurture dad. Brooke just causes him pain. All dad does is just walk around worn out. Like, who lives like that?

Taylor: You know when someone changes? When they’re ready, and not one second sooner.

Steffy: Dad’s not blind, mom. He knows that you are the realest source of joy and trust in his life. And, mom, you are such a good person. You are like a saint in comparison to brooke. All you’re doing is just expressing your feelings. You love dad. And he loves you. He said so himself. Never, ever, ever forget that.

Ridge: Okay, I don’t blame you. Bill came over uninvited, and it’s not your fault.

Brooke: Yeah, no, of course it’s not my fault. I mean, bill didn’t call. He didn’t text. He just came over here, and he was very distraught about katie, and of course then I was concerned. I didn’t want to just send bill away.

Ridge: And there it is, right? You’re concerned about other people, and I love that about you. But spencer? Come on.

Brooke: I get it. I do.

Ridge: Do you?

Brooke: Mm-hmm.

Ridge: You get what it might feel like when I walk into our home and I– I see someone like bill or deacon hanging out here? You– you get how that makes me feel?

Brooke: Mm-hmm. You are entitled to your feelings.

Ridge: Thank you.

Brooke: Yes, I do get it, but they’re gone. Bill is not here. Deacon’s not here.

Ridge: Well, I know, but, uh, just– they’re like cockroaches. They never really go away. They’re always around.

Brooke: Ridge…

[ Brooke laughs ] It’s okay. Really. All that matters is that you’re here and I’m here, and I am so happy that we’re back under the same roof. ‘Cause you are the man that I love, the man that I will always love. And not a day goes by where I don’t give thanks that you’re back in my life. (Vo) start the day with cheerios oat crunch almond.

Taylor: Steffy, you are my biggest advocate, and I appreciate that, but–

Steffy: You and dad deserve everything.

[ Taylor sighs ] You have incredible careers. You’re amazing parents, grandparents. You’re just missing that one thing.

Taylor: Honey, you’re so sweet for caring as much as you do, but please let your father and me figure this out. And you just focus on– focus on finn and kelly and hayes. One miracle at a time, okay?

Steffy: You’re right, it is a miracle. I wake up in gratitude every morning knowing that finn is alive. And like I told dad, life is short. It’s fleeting. I thought I lost my soul mate, my husband. My whole world was shattered. I just don’t want you and dad to wake up one day and realize you could have done things differently. Made different choices. Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers.

Taylor: Steffy, he’s married to someone else.

Steffy: Yeah, someone who is toxic, who constantly disappoints him and disrespects him. Mom, if you– look. You give me the best advice. What would you tell yourself? Honestly.

[ Taylor exhales sharply ] What do you want? Who do you want to be with? You know it’s dad, and I know you want our family to– I know you want our family to reunite. Don’t worry about brooke or hope. Be with dad.

Thomas: Steffy’s right. I hate to admit it, but my zebra-themed sister here is spot on. You just have to believe it.

Steffy: It is true. You could have the most incredible future together. Just put all the other stuff to the side. Focus on dad.

Thomas: If you stay open to it. I– I’ve never seen two people that are more right for each other.

Steffy: Can’t deny it. You and dad belong together.

Taylor: I am so lucky to be loved by you two.

Brooke: I know there are forces trying to pull us apart. I know it. I mean, I– I’m not gonna point any fingers, but I can feel it. And I know you can too. But the important thing is that we’ve overcome a lot of things, lot of challenges through the years. Not every relationship is perfect, ridge. There’s always some cracks here and there. But we have a foundation, a very strong foundation, and we’re not gonna let anybody destroy that. Not thomas, not steffy, not hope with douglas’s custody, not taylor, who has obvious feelings for you. I love you. My heart still skips a beat every time I look at you. Just like it did the very first time I set eyes on you. ‘Cause you and all of this is my destiny.

Steffy: Dad doesn’t love brooke. He loves mom. This time with brooke, it needs to end. We need to make sure of it. We need to make it happen. Dad and mom, they need to be together. We need to make it happen, thomas.

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