B&B Transcript Monday, September 19, 2022

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript

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[ Dramatic music ]

Steffy: What a day.

Finn: Right? That was the best.

Steffy: I know. Playing hooky from work, spending time at the beach with our kids. Can’t get better than that.

Finn: Yeah. I mean, and the sandcastles that kelly and hayes built? We’re gonna have a couple of engineers on our hands.

Steffy: I think so too. It was so much fun.

Finn: Yeah, it was. Wiped ’em out though. They were both begging for a nap.

Steffy: Yeah, good. I love this. Family together, making memories.

Finn: Me too.

Steffy: You know what else I love?

Finn: Hmm?

Steffy: I love when I have a brilliant idea and my husband goes along with it.

Finn: Oh, yeah. I do, huh?

Steffy: Mm-hmm.

Finn: What brilliant idea do you have now?

Steffy: Well, since we had an incredible family day, I was thinking we could extend it to my mom and dad. Think it would be fun.

Finn: You dog.

Ridge: How do you feel?

Paris: Like air.

Ridge: What about you?

Zende: Me?

Ridge: Yeah, it’s another very impressive design.

Zende: It turned out all right.

[ Ridge laughs ]

Thomas: I’m gonna have to step my game up.

Ridge: I don’t– I don’t think you’re the problem. I– I gotta find a way to be more prolific. Just can’t focus on anything.

Thomas: Well, there’s an easy solution for that there, pop.

Brooke: I knew I could count on you, andre, even on such short notice. Thank you so much.

[ Phone beeping ]

Hope: Well, it sounds like someone’s planning something special.

Brooke: Oh! Yes, I am.

Hope: Okay, well, what is it?

[ Brooke laughs ]

Brooke: Well, it’s not so much what it is. It’s what it’s about.

Hope: Which is?

Brooke: Ridge and i always thrive when we shut out the real world and we take the time to reconnect to our love for each other. And that’s been really hard to do lately with everything going on. So tonight, I intend to remind my husband what it is that makes us so good together. Now and always.

Hope: You two are pretty incredible together. Even after all these years and all the challenges you’ve faced.

Brooke: Challenges we’ve overcome.

Hope: Yeah.

Brooke: And yet here we are facing more challenges.

Hope: Hmm, does that mean taylor?

Brooke: It just means all the noise that keeps us from being focused on each other. That’s why I’m determined to make tonight about nothing but the two of us.

Hope: Well, I think it’s a really great idea, mom. Especially given all the pressure that ridge is getting from thomas and steffy, you know, wanting him to reunite with their mother.

Thomas: I’m just saying. You ditch brooke, you go back to mom, problem solved.

Ridge: Hey, thomas.

Thomas: Yeah?

Ridge: Is there any way we can stop doing this?

Thomas: What?

Ridge: I know how you feel about my wife and my marriage, but I would love very much to get back to zende’s design. Can we do that?

Thomas: Uh, I don’t think we really need to ’cause this thing’s a lock.

Zende: I still wanna make a few tweaks, incorporate some of your father’s suggestions.

Paris: There he goes again. The eternal perfectionist.

Zende: Okay, okay. Stop, stop. Paris and I, we’re gonna get out of here and let you two continue your private conversation.

Paris: Good luck, thomas.

Thomas: Thanks. Oh, yeah, and thanks for stepping in for vanessa.

Paris: Any time.

Ridge: See you guys.

Thomas: Before you say anything, okay, just hear me out. Let me tell you all the reasons you need to be with my mother.

Steffy: My dad isn’t happy with brooke. I mean, he thinks he is, but he has more downs than ups. He needs to be with someone who’s completely devoted to him, committed, and that person, you know, is my mom. Like, they’re perfect for each other.

Taylor: Oh, my god. No.

Finn: Hey.

Taylor: Has it really come down to this? It’s not enough that you and your brother have teamed up. Now you’re recruiting poor finn in your campaign to reunite your father and me? Steffy. Does your plug-in fade too fast?

Ridge: Thomas, it seems to me like we’re having the same conversation over and over again. I don’t know why you and your sister find it necessary to champion your mother to me. It’s not necessary at all because I’m the person that respects taylor and loves her more than anyone.

Thomas: You see, you say that, but then you went to go live with brooke again ’cause you took pity on her and her ankle.

Ridge: I went to live with brooke because she’s my wife.

Thomas: Right. Well, there was a time that you were living with mom over at steffy’S.

Ridge: No, I was never living with your mother. Never was. I was staying in the guest house.

Thomas: Okay, maybe you didn’t spend every night in the same bedroom–

Ridge: We didn’t spend any night in the same bedroom. Where are you getting this from?

Thomas: You know what? Doesn’t matter. You were living with mom for a time, and it was a special time because you always have a special time together. And then you left, and you went over to granddad’S. And I understand. I get why you did that. But now you’re back over at brooke’S.

Ridge: And now we’re back to the same place we just started from. I am at brooke’s house because she is my wife. I’m her husband. She is the woman I love.

Thomas: Yes, you love her, but… you don’t love her the same way that you love mom. At least admit that.

Ridge: What?

Hope: Um…

[ Clears throat ] Just so you know, I did defend you and your commitment to ridge to steffy at the office yesterday. I walked in on her bashing you to thomas and–

Brooke: Oh, honey, you stood up for me.

Hope: Well, of course I did. You’re my mother. I will always support you. I just… [ Sighs ] I don’t know if it’s wishful thinking on their part, but thomas and steffy seem really convinced that ridge is going to reunite with taylor and their family soon.

Brooke: Of course they do.

Hope: Well, they have been putting a lot of pressure on ridge. And she told me, I mean, they’re saying stuff to him like, “well, if you stay with her, then she’s just going to betray you again.” And…

Brooke: That’s not exactly news, honey. Thomas and steffy have been saying that to ridge for a long time now. And now taylor, too.

Hope: It’s just the more– the more that they actively try to get ridge out of here and back with taylor, first of all, not only is it disrespectful to you and your marriage, but it also just reignites that stupid forrester/logan family feud, which I don’t– I don’t want. Why do any of us want it? I don’t want it for douglas and beth. I thought steffy didn’t want it for kelly and hayes, and yet here we are. You know, thomas wants douglas to live with him permanently, and taylor is not exactly hiding her feelings. And I just feel like… this fragile peace that has been there between the two families… might finally end. If it hasn’t already.

Steffy: I don’t need to recruit finn, do I?

Finn: No. No, no. See, steffy, she’s right about everything always. See, that’s– that’s what keeps the marriage so blissful.

Taylor: You are such a smart man. You know, as much as I love seeing the two of you have fun together, I would rather it not be about ridge and me.

Steffy: Okay, debbie downer, negative nancy, bad time betty.

[ Taylor laughs ] Mom, you and dad belong together. And who knows? Who knows? Maybe, I don’t know, maybe it could happen tonight.

Taylor: Huh? Tonight?

Steffy: Yeah. Things move really quickly around here. Isn’t that right, babe?

Finn: Uh, this is the part where I’m supposed to say yes, right? But I don’t know. What are you talking about?

Taylor: I’m not really sure what she’s talking about either, but I know that look in her eye. And you are up to something, young lady. What is it?

Steffy: Me?

Taylor: You.

Steffy: Um… (birds chirping)

Taylor: Steffy forrester.

Steffy: Ooh, she’s using her mom voice. I’m gonna be in trouble.

Finn: Okay, then maybe answer her question next.

Steffy: I will not.

[ Phone ringing ] Ooh, saved by the bell. I think you should, uh, you should answer that. I’m sure it’s, like, a patient.

Taylor: Um, yeah, it is. Okay, I’m gonna take this upstairs, but when I come back down, you’re gonna tell me everything.

Steffy: I’m gonna tell you everything. Yeah, absolutely. Maybe, mom.

Finn: Who are you calling? Steffy…

Steffy: Hey, are you still at forrester?

Thomas: Yeah, I’m meeting with dad. What’s up?

Steffy: Could you guys come to the cliff house?

Thomas: You wanna tell me what it’s about?

Steffy: No, just hurry and get here, okay? Okay, bye.

[ Phone beeps ]

Thomas: We gotta go.

Ridge: What’s going on?

Thomas: Going over to steff’S. I don’t know.

Steffy: What? I meant what I said to mom. Things are gonna change for her and dad.

Hope: Steffy’s on a mission. She’s acting like she has to right some long-standing wrong.

Brooke: If ridge wanted to be with taylor, he would be. It’s not like I’m holding him against his will. He knows what’s in his mind. He knows what’s in his heart. And as much as he loves his kids with taylor, he’s certainly not gonna let them dictate his life.

Hope: I hope you’re right, but with the three of them coming at him nonstop.

Brooke: I know, it’s terrible what they’re doing. They’re putting him in the middle once again. I mean, I just wish taylor would go away. I wish she would leave it alone and find another guy.

Hope: Well, the thing is, I think for taylor, ridge is it. And if taylor can’t have him, then–

Brooke: Well, she can’t have him. He’s my husband, and we have a future together.

Hope: I just wish that steffy and thomas could get it into their heads that you aren’t to blame for their parents not being together.

Brooke: Maybe I am to blame. I mean, not that I did anything underhanded or manipulative to try to keep ridge away from taylor. I didn’T. It’s just that… I loved him. And he loved me right back. Just like he will tonight.

Finn: Champagne?

Taylor: Well, if things go the way I’m hoping, we’re gonna be celebrating. Kids out?

Finn: Out like a light. Wait, have you not told your mom yet?

Steffy: No.

Taylor: Um, told me– told me what?

Steffy: Oh, good, you’re off that call. Great.

Taylor: Yeah, new-client calls take a while. What is going on here, steffy?

Steffy: Nothing, I was just, like, cleaning.

Taylor: Nothing?

Finn: For once.

Steffy: Hey, what took you so long?

Ridge: What took us so long? This guy was driving like a maniac. What were you doing?

Thomas: Steffy said it was urgent.

Ridge: What is– what’s the mission? What are we doing here? Or should I even ask?

Steffy: We just took the day off and wanted to spend some time with kids, family, you know?

Ridge: Yeah. Where are the kids?

Finn: Uh, they’re asleep. They’re worn out from all the fun in the sand.

Steffy: Yeah, and we just wanted to continue this family day. Especially for you and– and mom. I hope that’s okay. Charcuterie? You trusted me as your state treasurer.

[ Phone chiming ]

Brooke: Hopefully that’s ridge texting that he will be home soon.

Hope: Oh, well, then I should get going. I know you have a lot to get ready around here.

Brooke: Oh, no. It’s just an appointment reminder. My yearly physical, which I missed, of course, mm-hmm.

Hope: Ah. Sounds like you’ve got a lot going on.

Brooke: Yeah. [ Chuckles ] I do. Ridge and I both do. That’s why it’s so important, honey, to take this time and reconnect. Just the two of us.

Hope: Well, I do know he was in a meeting with thomas, zende, and paris, but it should be over by now. So just give him a call and find out.

Brooke: Oh, I’ll just wait ’til he reaches out. If not, I’ll call him.

Hope: Okay.

Brooke: I just wanna thank you, sweetie.

Hope: For what?

Brooke: For all of your support.

Hope: Well–

Brooke: You’re just the most amazing, wonderful, loving daughter a mother could have. And I just love you so much.

Hope: Love you too, mom. Always.

Brooke: And forever.

[ Hope laughs ]

Hope: Come here.

[ Laughter ]

Finn: It’s one of the reasons I went to medical school. It’s the truth, I swear.

Thomas: I am sure. You know what? Hayes has said like one word, right? And– and– and so it makes sense for him to say all of his career aspirations and that he wants to be a doctor like his old man.

Finn: That’s exactly what he said.

Ridge: Why are we making stuff up? Let’s just all be honest with each other. I told you about the conversation I had with hayes in my office where he told me he wants to be a designer.

Steffy: Really?

Taylor: You are lying, and I know that you’re lying. Because hayes told me he wants to be a psychiatrist like his grandma.

Ridge: That’s not what he–

Finn: No, no, no, no. We have enough.

Steffy: No, I mean, he has many interests, but the good thing about our family is that we’ll always support and love him. That’s what our– our family does, right?

Ridge: That is what our family does.

Steffy: Yeah.

Ridge: I still can’t believe that he’s here. You know, every now and then, I just– I look over, you know, how is that possible? And with a shirt! But to see you here, it’s not just good for steffy. It’s great for all of us. And those kids, they have both their parents. And– and that is– that is the most important thing. And– and let’s– let’s not forget that you are part of this family. You are– you’re a forrester. And what we do for each other, we– we connect, we support, and we love each other. To the forresters. Come on.

Taylor: To the forresters.

All: To the forresters.

Steffy: Well, I couldn’t agree more. I love this man so much, and I’m so grateful that we– we get to share our lives together again. It’s just– it really is such a miracle. And I know you’ve heard this from me before, but I just have a whole new perspective on life. I see things so differently now, you know? Every moment like this is– it’s so precious. Family. This. Who started it? You and mom.

Ridge: Oh, here we go.

Steffy: I know you don’t wanna hear it, and I know you’re sick of it, but thomas and I can’t help it. Like… we see it. Come on, let’s be real right now. There’s an energy. The way you two look at each other, there’s this love, and it’s, it’s– you guys touch each other. It’s– it’s really profound.

Thomas: Steffy’s right. Mom, you– you are really an incredible person. You– you– you give your life to others every day. You’re– you’re kind, and you’re compassionate, and literally, you’ve made your entire life out of helping other people. And that’s impressive, and you do that for the family. And– and you and dad together? I mean, that– that’s what we need– you guys united as a team leading the family forward. The forrester family.

Steffy: That is true. Do you not see it? You feel it? Like, you’re looking at each other right now. There’s– like I said, there’s this energy. You can’t deny it! That love is there, I know it. Stop wasting time. Start your lives today together. All you have to do is just say “I love you.” And “I want to be with you.”

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