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Bold & The Beautiful Transcript

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Brooke: Oh, you’re probably still on your conference call, but I… I just wanted to touch base. Sorry I missed you last night, and again this morning. You left before I woke up. Anyway, just call me.

Hope: So you and ridge weren’t together last night?

Brooke: No.

Hope: Why is that? What happened?

Brooke: Steffy happened.

Steffy: So this is a joint effort?

Zende: Thomas and I were hanging out after eric went to sleep, and then we thought we’d put the time to some creative use.

Thomas: Yeah, I think it’s pretty good, don’t you?

Steffy: Yeah, I think it’s really fascinating. You’re both blending your styles together. That’s cool. You should show this to hope. This just proves my point.

Thomas: What point is that?

Steffy: Instead of being competitive, we’re collaborating. It’s kinda like what’s happening with our family. We’re all coming together.

Zende: I think you’re right. We forresters, we’re in a good spot right now. Granddad is happy with donna.

Thomas: Yeah. You and finn are reunited.

Steffy: Yeah, and douglas, he’s spending more time with you. All we really need is our mom to reunite with our dad and we’d be great.

Taylor: Steffy! Seriously? Is no one safe? Are you seriously trying to enlist zende in your quest to reunite your dad and me?

Steffy: It’S… not what I’m doing.

Liam: So– I mean, you know, not that your company isn’t always a treat, but… why the hell are we here?

Bill: What do you mean why the hell are we here?

Wyatt: He’s asking why you summoned us.

Liam: Yeah, like– like, is there a problem?

Bill: No, there’s no problem. Can’t I just wanna have lunch with my boys?

Liam: Really? That’s– that’s all this is?

Bill: Yes. A simple lunch that has nothing to do with business. How about you show some appreciation? All right, give me a kiss.

Wyatt: Oh, jeez.

Liam: Oh, god. Stop it, please. Okay, okay– let me just make sure– you know, I have, like a, like a concept of this in my brain. You just wanna catch up?

Bill: Exactly.

Liam: Okay. How about we start with the fact that ridge walked in on you and brooke in each other’s arms?

Bill: Oh, that’s funny. That’s very funny.

Wyatt: You and brooke, dad? Again?

Bill: Alright, you see? This is how rumors get started. It is not how liam made it sound when he told you. And it’s not how I made it sound when I told you.

Liam: You–

Bill: No, no, no. We were not in each other’s arms. That’s a gross exaggeration.

Wyatt: Is it, though?

Bill: No. I mean, yes.

Liam: A-ah!

Bill: I mean, there was nothing going on between brooke and me. All right? Forrester walks in, and makes something out of nothing like he always does because the guy is riddled with insecurities. All right? I was just there to talk to brooke about katie.

Wyatt: So how did you end up in a– what, a hug? Cuddle? Brace, maybe?

Bill: A little embrace.

Liam: Right. Well, given how, you know, ridge feels about you, don’t you think any amount of proximity to his wife, especially in his own home, would be a bit… triggering?

Bill: Oh. Triggering.. That’s like the new word. Everybody gets triggered. All right? This is all I know. God forbid that ridge doesn’t control every aspect of brooke’s life. Why she puts up with poser the clown, I will never understand.

Hope: Steffy happened? So, what does that mean?

Brooke: She’s making sure that her influence is felt. The romantic time that I had planned with ridge, it didn’t happen because he didn’t come home in time for us to be together.

Hope: And why not?

Brooke: Because he was over at steffy’S. And she made sure her dad didn’t come home ’til very, very late.

Steffy: Zende, please tell my mother that I’m not enlisting you.

Zende: She wasn’t, but I’m always up for helping a worthy cause.

Taylor: Okay. Yes. And I love your philanthropic heart, but don’t let my kids work you. They’re relentless.

Thomas: But it’s for your own good.

Steffy: Yeah. Dad’s, too.

Zende: We were just talking about what a great place the family’s in. Finn and steffy got their miracle. Thomas and douglas have been bonding like crazy.

Steffy: We just want dad to come to his senses and leave brooke for you. The world is full of make or break moments.

Bill: You know, you think you’d be used to by now? Or at least accept that it’s none of my business. But every time I see forrester, undeserving of brooke, I wanna grab him by his neck and say, “you fool, don’t you realize how lucky you are to have this magnificent woman?” I mean, he should be on his knees every day thanking whoever blessed him. But instead he manipulates brooke, and he takes for granted, and… she stays. Or goes back.

Liam: Yeah, and ridge does the same.

Wyatt: I think that’s the destiny part. You know where they end up together no matter what.

Bill: What am I missing? Forrester’s an uptight, entitled waste of skin. What does she see in him?

Liam: Well, like… do you actually wanna know the answer? Or is that rhetorical?

Bill: Oh, yeah. No, no. You have some insight, I wanna hear.

Liam: Okay. I mean, you live there long enough, and you start to see the other side of ridge. The side that you don’t really get to see. He’s a, he’s a family man. He’s looser. He… he laughs more. He actually has a sense of humor, believe it or not. But the connection between him and brooke, the deep love that they feel for each other, it’s pretty undeniable up close.

Bill: What do you know?

Liam: I– that. That is what I know. I know that. And I also know that there are outside forces working against them. Steffy and thomas, for example.

Hope: Tell me everything. What did steffy do?

Brooke: Well, it was getting later and later, and ridge still didn’t show up. So of course, I was concerned. So I, I called him, and guess who picked up the phone. Steffy.

Hope: But how did she even get ahold of ridge’s phone?

Brooke: I don’t know. But she said ridge was there, and enjoying himself with her and thomas and taylor, and he didn’t want to be disturbed. And I had to remind her that I am his wife. And then you wanna know what she had the nerve to say to me?

Steffy: Not for long.

Hope: She actually said that to you?

Brooke: Yeah. I can’t believe it. She said he was happy, and he was having a really good time, and– because he was with the woman that he truly loved. And then she hung up the phone.

Hope: Wait, what? Mom, please tell– did you call back?

Brooke: No. I mean, what was the point, really? By the time ridge got home, I was already asleep.

Hope: Oh… and then he had that early morning conference call, so I bet he has no idea what steffy even did.

Brooke: I’m sure he doesn’T. Unless she told him, which I’m sure she didn’T.

Hope: What gives steffy the nerve to refuse to allow you to talk to your own husband? I mean, she has no right. I have long been an advocate for peace between our two families. For understanding, for acceptance. But taylor and steffy– they’ve gone too far.

Brooke: You’re right. I completely agree. I think it’s time to have a talk with taylor.

Hope: I think it’s time I have a conversation with steffy about her blatant campaign against your marriage.

Zende: You don’t pull any punches, do you, steffy? You just come right out and say it.

Steffy: I believe in the direct approach.

Thomas: I’m with my sister on that one.

Taylor: Do you see, zende? Relentless. You know, kids, sometimes the thoughts that pop into your head should never come out of your mouth. Like wanting to end your dad’s marriage.

Zende: It sounds like you could use a moment alone with these two. And I gotta make some calls, so I’m gonna hit the road, and I’ll see you back at the house.

Taylor: Bye, zende.

Zende: Bye bye.

Taylor: I love you both so much. I really do, so much. And I know that you wanna see your father and me happy together. But please stop. Both of you, please. Just focus on your own lives and your– your own family. And don’t worry about your dad and me. Okay?

Steffy: We’re always gonna be worried about our parents.

Thomas: Yeah, and we have your best interests at heart.

Steffy: And we know exactly what that is, even if you’re not ready to admit it yet. Which is– it’s obvious. The way you and dad look at each other, it’s beautiful, and it is criminal that you are wasting this much time. You could be together right now, planning your future.

Taylor: You’re both impossible.

Thomas: But you still love us.

Steffy: Mm-hmm.

Taylor: I really do. I brought in ensure max protein

Wyatt: So, when did steffy and thomas become the bosses of ridge and brooke? And don’t they have their own stuff going on?

Liam: Excellent questions.

Bill: Yes. Kids should stay out of their– especially grown kids should stay out of their parents’ lives.

Liam: Well, that’s the thing. It’s not just the whole full-frontal assault. I mean, ever since thomas basically started holding douglas hostage, there have been all these forrester family gatherings that, you know, yours truly is not invited to, of course, but hope is, as douglas’ mother. And if she wants to see the kid, she’s gotta keep going over there, which keeps her in thomas’ orbit.

Bill: Oh, when he’s at his best playing the caring, devoted dad.

Liam: That’s– exactly. That’s exactly right. It’s classic thomas. And hope just doesn’t see it that way, in my opinion because I think he’s getting into her head.

Wyatt: It’s not working, though, is it?

Liam: Well, I– I don’t know. I keep expressing my concerns. Obviously, it would be devastating for me if– if hope fell for it again. But– but there’s also another piece to this, which is, you know, hope keeps getting distracted by the stuff she’s seeing when she goes over there. Like steffy and thomas constantly disparaging brooke to ridge, and then taylor taking every opportunity she can to be all cozy with ridge, and get all cute. It, like, stresses hope out. She doesn’t know, you know, whether to tell brooke, how much to tell brooke, because it would all most certainly ratchet up the whole forrester-logan war again, which she doesn’t want.

Bill: But nobody has to coddle brooke. I mean, beneath that sweet smile andthat twinkle in her eyes… brooke’s a fighter. I mean, it’s beyond me, but especially when it comes to ridge. She won’t let anyone undermine her marriage.

Thomas: I’m sorry that call took so long.

Taylor: Oh, that’s okay. It’s all right. Are you headed to work now?

Thomas: Uh, yeah, just for a little bit. And then I’m taking douglas to the skate park.

Taylor: Oh, yay. It’s a great day for it. God, I love seeing the two of you have so much fun together.

Thomas: It really is great. I mean, spending all this time together, day in and day out. It’s amazing. I mean, I missed so much time with my little boy.

Taylor: Oh, but honey, you’re making up for it now. And douglas is happier than he has ever been, and it’s all because of you.

Thomas: Thank you for supporting me.

Taylor: I will always support you. I love you so much.

Thomas: I love you, too.

Taylor: Have fun.

Thomas: Okay.

Taylor: Okay.

Thomas: If you are looking for my sister–

Brooke: No. I see what I’m looking for.

Taylor: Okay, well I think this is your cue to go. Tell douglas I said hi.

Thomas: You two play nice.

Tayor: Hello, brooke. What’s wrong?

Brooke: Uh… your daughter’s out of control, and I expect you to put a stop to steffy.

Paris: Is it just me, or are these designs fantastic?

Steffy: They really are. I love that they have, like, a whimsical feel to it, too.

Paris: Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

Steffy: Right?

Paris: Has hope seen these?

Taylor: No, not yet.

Paris: Oh, hey hope. Have you seen zende’s latest design for “hope for the future”?

Steffy: Hey, hope.

Hope: Um, I actually haven’t, but I’ll take a look at them later. But I was hoping to have a moment alone with steffy?

Steffy: Go. Thank you for your input.

Paris: Yeah, anytime.

Steffy: Yeah. Here, I’ll take this.

Paris: Yeah.

Steffy: See you.

Paris: Okay.

Hope: We’ll talk later.

Steffy: We were talking about your– your line. Dunno why you chased paris out of here. It’s a little inappropriate.

Hope: Oh, wow. What a word choice. Inappropriate. Kind of like you deliberately trying to sabotage my mother’s marriage to ridge? Be ready for whatever life throws your way.

Taylor: Okay, here’s what’s not gonna happen. You coming over to my daughter’s house, expecting me to do anything. Why are you coming after steffy?

Brooke: It’s the other way around, taylor. Look, we’re all happy that finn is alive. And he’s back with steffy, where he belongs. The family’s together. Family is so precious. But wedding vows are very precious, too. And steffy seems to have forgotten that. She is blatantly trying to interfere in my marriage. And I need you to put a stop to her.

Taylor: Of course, steffy is in favor of ridge and me getting back together, yes. Every kid wants their family to be whole.

Brooke: She’s not a kid anymore, taylor. She is a grown woman. A grown woman with children of her own. And you know what? She needs to focus on that. Not on my marriage with ridge.

Taylor: Now you’re not going to believe this, but I just told steffy and thomas the exact same thing. I did. I understand where they’re coming from, but I also understand why you’d be angry.

Brooke: I’m frustrated. I was very frustrated last night.

Taylor: What happened last night?

Brooke: You really don’t know? Okay, well, it was supposed to be a special evening with ridge and me, and we were gonna have time to reconnect. Just the two of us. But it didn’t happen. He didn’t come home in time.

Taylor: Yeah, he was here having a family night. I’m sorry that your plans didn’t work out, but to be fair, you had all day to coordinate with ridge about your– your night. You know, you can’t blame steffy for that.

Brooke: I called him.

Taylor: You called him? What– when, when he was here already? And I didn’t– I didn’t hear his phone. Didn’t– don’t remember him on the phone.

Brooke: I called him and steffy answered. She said that he was busy. She didn’t put him on the phone.

Taylor: Oh, god. I don’t wanna believe that.

Brooke: Well, you have to believe it. You can ask her yourself. She is playing the gatekeeper. That’s what she’s doing. She refused to put my husband on the phone with me. And she’s doing that because she wants my marriage to fall apart, so that you… you can have your chance with ridge.

Hope: You’re screening your dad’s calls? Refusing to let him speak to my mother, who, by the way, if I need to remind you, that’s still her husband.

Steffy: You’re overreacting, hope.

Hope: Oh, really? How so?

Steffy: We were having a family evening. Obviously, there was no emergency on brooke’s end. My mom, thomas, the kids, me, we deserve quality time with my father.

Hope: Are you kidding me? Ridge spends more time at your house than he does at home. And that’s all part of the plan, isn’t it?

Steffy: What are you talking about? My father can go wherever he wants. If he wants to stay at my house, go for it.

Hope: My gosh, you are so obvious. First, it’s all the talk, telling ridge that he should go back to taylor, that he’s better off with her than he is with my mom.

Steffy: That’s exactly what I believe.

Hope: But to actively interfere in their marriage? That’s a step too far. Come on, steffy, I thought we were past this. What happened to bringing the families together? What happened to putting the children first?

Steffy: This isn’t about kelly, hayes, douglas, or beth. This is about my parents. A future that was stolen from them. This is about my father’s happiness. About a woman who loves him unconditionally. Who will never throw herself into the arms of another man. My father’s starting to feel, like, what it’s like to just be. No drama. No pain. Just love. And that’s exactly what my grandmother wanted for him all those years ago. Well, she’s not here to fight the battle anymore. But I am. Brooke’s disrespected my father long enough. It’s time for my father to come back to his real family. The forresters.

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