B&B Transcript Thursday, September 22, 2022

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[ Dramatic music ]

Brooke: Enough is enough. You really need to keep your daughter out of my marriage.

Taylor: Okay. Brooke. Whatever it is that you think steffy did, I’m sure there’s–

Brooke: “Whatever it is I think she did.” I know what she did, taylor. She crossed the line. She wouldn’t let me talk to my own husband. She is being very immature and quite disrespectful–

Taylor: Okay, don’t– don’t do that.

Brooke: She is coming between ridge and me and I won’t allow it.

Paris: Hey. Is everything okay between you and steffy? I just passed her in the hallway and she seems pretty upset.

Hope: Uh… no, it’s– it’s okay. It will be fine.

Paris: I– I wasn’t born yesterday and I can tell that there’s something going on between you two.

Hope: Look, paris, I really value our friendship. And I know you’re close with steffy, too. And I just, I– I don’t want to put you in the middle.

Paris: I can handle it. Is it serious?

Hope: Yeah. And it… it might get worse.

Bill: No, no, no. I’ll be taking care of that.

Jj: Bill spencer. Ever the charmer.

Bill: So you’ll do it?

Jj: You realize I have a client base that books out years in advance.

Bill: And you realize I have deeper pockets than all those clowns put together.

Jj: Modest.

Bill: Money. Come on, jj. You have to come through for your boy, dollar bill. This is a huge release party. I need the best. And the best is you.

Jj: All right, get your assistant to call mine and I’ll have a venue list to you by the end of the day.

Bill: Ah, I can count on my jj.

Jj: I’ll see you soon.

Bill: Okay. Take care. Li.

Li: Bill. Hello. What a wonderful surprise.

Bill: Yeah, it’s been a while. How have you been?

Li: Great. Really great. Things have been just better and better.

Bill: Well, I’m glad to hear that. If anyone deserves it, it’s definitely you.

Li: It’s really good to see you, bill.

Bill: Yeah, you too. I hope I’m not interrupting. Are you meeting someone? Finn?

Li: Oh, no, no. He has a long shift today at the hospital. I’m here alone.

Bill: Well, what do you know? So am I. Join me?

Li: Uh, looks like you already ate.

Bill: Uh, yes, but suddenly I’m feeling very hungry again.

Li: Well, in that case, I’d love to.

Bill: Wonderful.

Paris: Hope, I don’t mean to pry but if there’s anything I can do to help–

Hope: I appreciate that. And I wish there was something you could do. It’s just…

[ Sighing ] This is way bigger than just steffy and me. It’s the history of our families and it’s honestly been going on since before steffy and i were even born. And it’s–

[ Clearing throat ]

Thomas: Uh, hey, uh, don’t mind me. I was just going to grab my sketchpad.

Hope: Actually, can i talk to you about something?

Thomas: Okay.

Paris: I’ll… give you a call later.

Hope: Yeah, thanks.

Thomas: Did you, uh, did you see the designs zende and I left you?

Hope: Yeah, I just– I just looked at them.

Thomas: Is everything okay?

Hope: Oh… depends.

Thomas: On?

Hope: On if you were aware of what steffy did last night, how she prevented my mom from speaking to ridge.

[ Thomas sighing ]

Brooke: I just want to know what– what right does steffy have to keep me from speaking with my husband?

Taylor: Listen, brooke. This is the first I’m hearing about it. Okay? And it’s coming from you. So, if there is truth to it, I will talk to steffy and I– and I– and I understand why you’d be upset.

Brooke: Well, of course there’s truth to it, taylor. It’s no secret that your kids want me to break up with ridge so that you can have a chance with him. But now, they’re actively trying to make that happen and I won’t tolerate it. So, you need to stop your daughter from interfering. And you need to do that today.

[ Taylor sighing ] Want your clothes to smell freshly

Bill: How’s finn doing?

Li: Oh, he’s doing great. Almost fully recovered. It’s truly a miracle.

Bill: Yeah, a miracle you made happen. You saved him. You found hope in what others would deem a hopeless situation.

Li: Had no choice. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for my son.

Bill: Well, that much is clear. And I would have done the same in your situation.

Li: I realize in retrospect, I should have told steffy that finn was alive. It wasn’t fair, but it felt right at the time.

Bill: All right. Stop beating yourself up about that. You were trying to save your son. Mission accomplished. We all carry, uh, regret and we make mistakes. But it doesn’t outweigh who you are and what you were able to do. Finn is lucky to have a mother who loves him so fiercely.

Thomas: Steffy might have gone too far last night.

Hope: Might have? Come on, thomas. Look, I know you’re always going to have your sister’s back but come on.

Thomas: It’s complicated. Your mother…

Hope: Hurts your father?

Thomas: Yes.

Hope: They both have over the years. And my mother has made a lot of mistakes in the past, but she has done her best to make up for them. And I would hope that you, of all people, would understand that.

Thomas: It’s not exactly the same.

Hope: How? How is it any different? You are working so hard to prove to people that you’ve changed and– and– and to show that you’re a different thomas.

Thomas: Right. And brooke is never going to believe that, no matter how hard I try. But I get it. I– I understand where she’s coming from. She is trying to protect you, just like we’re trying to protect our father from her.

Hope: I’m sorry, we’re? You never– you never did answer my question from before. Did you know? Were you aware that your sister prevented my mother from speaking to your father?

Thomas: Okay, look. Hope. I want you to know that I respect you and that I– I would never lie to you. Yes. I know that steffy grabbed the phone and kept my father from speaking to your mother. I was standing right there.

Brooke: You really need to make her stop.

Taylor: Okay. All right, I will. I am going to ground her as soon as she gets home from school. Come on, brooke. She’s a grown woman.

Brooke: Well, then maybe you should remind her of that. She is acting like a child. What is wrong with her? She should be happy. She should be grateful. She found out that finn was alive. She’s reunited with her husband. I’m sure that makes her feel blessed.

Taylor: You know it does.

Brooke: Okay. Well, that’s what she should be focused on. Her family, her husband, her children. Not my marriage to ridge.

Taylor: You know, she is, uh, she’s focused on it because she’s just concerned about her father. That’s what it– she’s looking out for him.

Brooke: I see. Okay. So, I’m a monster because of mistakes I’ve made in my past. But steffy? No, she’s a sweet little angel.

Taylor: Everybody makes mistakes. Everyone does. But you’ve made the same ones over and over again for decades with ridge.

Brooke: Oh. God. And you think he deserves better, right? Well, guess what, taylor? He chose me. He loves me. And I love him. We’re married. We have a future together. And we don’t call each other destiny just because it sounds cute. We call each other destiny because nothing or no one will ever come between us.

[ Coughing/sneezing ]

[ Door knocking ]

Bill: It’s so good to see you smiling and happy again. Quite a contrast to the person I found in the alley.

Li: I was A… very different woman.

Bill: On the surface. But, when I looked into your eyes, I could see that fire, that passion.

Li: You really saw all of that?

Bill: Yeah. Maybe that’s why I was so drawn to you.

Li: You were so gentle and kind to me. I was so disorientated. But there you were, reaching out to me. Thank you.

Hope: So you were right there when steffy stopped my mom from speaking to ridge.

Thomas: Like I said, it is important that you know that you can trust me. And that you know that I’m telling you the truth, even if the truth disappoints you.

Hope: Okay… so then, what really happened?

Thomas: We were all over at steffy’s, having a great time. And dad’s phone was sitting there on the table. And it lights up when brooke called, but it was on silent. Steffy sees it, she goes, she grabs it, she answers it. Look, I think it was a pretty aggressive move on her part.

Hope: And manipulative. Look, thomas, if your dad decides that he doesn’t want to be with my mom anymore,& then fine. But, let that be his own decision and not because of some outside interference.

Thomas: I get why you’re upset. I really do.

Hope: Yeah. And you just stood there and let it happen.

Thomas: Have you ever tried to stop steffy from doing something?

Hope: Did you even want to stop her? I mean, do you– do you really even think that what she did was wrong?

Thomas: I think she was trying to protect our father. And I think if one missed call can ruin the relationship, it’s not that great of a relationship.

Hope: Huh? So you don’t think it was wrong?

Thomas: I think it’s complicated.

Hope: Look. I don’t want to fight with you. But what steffy did was low. She’s deliberately trying to undermine my mother’s marriage and get your dad back with your mom.

Taylor: All right. Um, I– I don’t think that you make ridge happy but that’s just my opinion. And ultimately it’s ridge’s opinion that matters here. And, brooke, I’m just– I’m just following his lead. I’m not the home wrecker that you want to believe I am.

Brooke: Really? Well, then what happened in monaco? And I’m not talking about the reunion between steffy and finn. I’m talking about the reunion you hoped would happen after you kissed ridge.

Taylor: I kissed him back. And it was truly A… it was a moment.

Brooke: Yes, it was a moment with my husband.

Taylor: I don’t think that I can actually explain–

Brooke: Look, I don’t mean to be insensitive. I mean, I certainly don’t understand exactly how it felt to be there and find out that finn was alive and that he was reunited with your daughter who was broken at the time. But then she became whole again. And it must have been– must have been amazing. It was miraculous and I’m sure very exciting.

Taylor: Yeah. That’s it. I’m– I’m glad you understand.

Brooke: Yeah, I do, I do understand how ridge could get caught up in that moment. But you? No. I think you knew exactly what you were doing. You see, you act all sweet and innocent and caring but really, you’re very manipulative. Say whatever it is you want. Really doesn’t matter. The fact is, you laid your lips on my husband. If you have advanced non-small cell lung cancer,

Bill: I was just trying to do what was right. So, I would really appreciate it if you would stop thanking me.

Li: But I can’t because you didn’t just save me. You saved my son. You played a key part in reuniting him with steffy and the kids. You’re a good man, bill.

Bill: That is stretching it. I have done many things that I’m not proud of. Li: What was it someone once told me? We all carry regrets, make mistakes. But it doesn’t outweigh who we are or what you’re able to do?

Bill: No, no, no, that’s not how it works. Nah, that’s not allowed. You can’t be throwing my own words back at me.

Li: Oh, but they’re good words.

Bill: I enjoy getting to know this version of you.

Li: Not the disheveled woman you found in the alley.

Bill: You mean the woman who– who beat down impending death? Or the woman who fought through trauma to save her son? That woman’s pretty impressive. I mean it. It is a pleasure to have this– this strong, accomplished, beautiful woman sitting across from me.

Thomas: Hope. I don’t want to argue with you. And we have worked too hard to get to the good place we’re in.

Hope: We have.

Thomas: It’s tough, though. I mean, our families don’t exactly make it easy. I don’t know who’s worse, our moms or our dads.

Hope: Oh… I don’t know. I– I think it’s a tie, there.

Thomas: Two families, both alike in dignity.

Hope: From ancient grudge break to new mutiny.

Thomas: See! If romeo and juliet can figure it out then we can.

[ Hope laughing ]

Hope: You know, they both died in the end, right?

Thomas: You’re right. That’s a terrible example. But what I’m saying– like, I know that this whole forester-logan thing has taken its toll on you. I mean, you have done so much work trying to mend that bridge. And– and you have been incredible allowing douglas to– to spend as much time as he has over with me at the forresters. I think that that’s– that’s beautiful. And I get how you feel about your mother and what she’s going through and the– and the worry and the frustration that you get seeing that. Steffy understands that, too, though.

Hope: Oh, please.

Thomas: She does. Look– look at what’s happening with our mother. Okay, every time our dad goes to be with your mom… think about what that does to our family. Think about what that does to our mom. We have felt every inch of worry and frustration that you have.

Taylor: I’m sorry.

Brooke: What?

Taylor: You heard me. That– that kiss was not planned. And I didn’t have any intention of making a play on your husband in monaco. I– I know you don’t want to believe it, but it’s true.

Brooke: How can you expect me to believe you after everything we’ve been through?

Taylor: Because as much as we fight, I don’t want to hurt you, brooke. Seeing you in pain doesn’t do anything for me. But I love ridge, too. And I always will. And it’s not just because he’s the father of my children. Or because we had a beautiful life that was ripped away all those years ago. I love him for who he is, for everything that he is. From his grumpiest moods to his happiest moments, I… he– he understands me better than anyone ever has. And, I’m sure you feel the same.

Brooke: Yes. Of course. He’s my husband.

Taylor: And your husband is in love with both of us.

Brooke: Okay, um. What are you getting at? Ridge is torn between his feelings for you and his feelings for me. Don’t tell me that you don’t feel it.

[ Brooke scoffing ] When you’re with him, it’s like he’s there, but you don’t have him 100%. He loves us both. And he is desperately trying to figure out if he wants to stay in his marriage with you. Or move on to A… anew life with me.

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