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Taylor: Oh, my timing is off.

Steffy: Oh, mom.

Taylor: I get you when you guys are in the middle of kissing. And this time you’re breaking apart. So,

Steffy: No, no– I– ha. Ha. You’re so funny.

Finn: I have to say, it is probably hard not to… interrupt us kissing.

Taylor: I know the struggle is real. I see it. And it makes me so happy for both of you.

Steffy: I think I know what would make you happier. If, like, dad were here with you, especially in this cute number. It’s really amazing. Why is it, like, too early to parent trap?

Taylor: You know, speaking of parent trapping. Brooke came by very heated and told me what you did. Steffy, I know– I know that you have the best intentions. But hey, please don’t ever do anything shady like that again.

Steffy: Shady? Me? I did dad a favor. I saved him from being summoned back to brooke’s house. You know he’d rather be here, mom.

Thomas: Bowling? That’s what you want to do this week? Because I’m always throwing gutter balls. No. What? Ah, there it is.

Douglas: Just like you say, you just got to keep practicing, dad.

Thomas: You want the apple, huh?

Douglas: I want the apple.

Thomas: Here you go. Now, here you go. Take it. Take it.

Douglas: Oh, grandma.

Brooke: Douglas. Oh, so good to see you. Couldn’t you use something a little safer?

Thomas: I’ve been cutting apples like this my whole life, brooke. It’s all right.

Brooke: Well, I’m sure eric has something in the kitchen.

Thomas: Hey, you know what? No big deal. Anyway, what’s going on?

Brooke: Well, I wanted to stop by and see douglas. I understand that you’ve been letting hope come by an awful lot.

Thomas: She’s always welcome here.

Brooke: Mm hmm. Yeah. Well, I haven’t seen my grandson in a long time.

Douglas: Hey, you want to come bowling with us on the weekend?

Thomas: Hey, you know what? I think that brooke is probably always busy. She’s got a slam packed schedule, so. Ah, you know what? Why don’t you go out and see donna? She said she’d look after you while I was at work.

Douglas: Um, good seeing you, grandma.

Brooke: Good seeing you, honey. See you soon, okay?

Douglas: Yeah.

Thomas: Have fun. Apple?

Brooke: No, thanks.

Thomas: Okay.

Brooke: We need to talk.

Thomas: What about? You know what? I’ve been cutting apples like that my entire life, so.

Brooke: Oh, no, no, not that. We need to talk about douglas coming home.

Thomas: Douglas is already home, brooke.

Brooke: He hasn’t been at his other home for a very long time. A home where he feels safe. And hope certainly doesn’t play with knives.

Thomas: Will you let that go?

Brooke: No, I won’T. Not if you expect him to be here with you.

Thomas: Okay, fine. I will use a peeler next time.

Brooke: Look, don’t make fun, okay? Because I will always watch out for douglas. I will always protect him.

Thomas: That’s not your job, brooke. I can protect my son. Now, if that’s all.

Brooke: No, that’s not all. Hope told me that you knew what steffy did the other night, intercepting my phone call to ridge.

Thomas: I was there. Yeah.

Brooke: Yeah. Well, that’s enough. No more attack on my marriage. By you, your mother, steffy. Just stay out of it. None of you can sabotage my relationship with ridge.

[ Taylor exasperated sigh ]

Taylor: If it’s meant to be, it will happen.

Steffy: Look how things are turning around for our family. The next logical move is dad finally coming to his senses and getting back with you.

Taylor: Well, I don’t know how logical it is. But just to shut you up, I’m going to say, “I’ll buy it.”

Steffy: Good. Great.

Ridge: What are you buying? Don’t buy anything. Whatever it is, don’t buy fuzzy bears. Because I tried that once, and I don’t want to compete with you.

Taylor: Oh, god. I don’t know if I can compete with such fuzzy cuteness. And the bears are cute, too, huh?

Steffy: They’re adorable, dad.

Finn: Kelly is going to flip out, in a good way.

Ridge: Where are the kids?

Steffy: Out with amelia. But if you wait around, you could give it to them. We could do another, like, family dinner.

Ridge: Yeah, we could do that. Let me just check with brooke. Yeah, you know, but my phone doesn’t seem to work here.

Steffy: Oh, she told you about that?

Ridge: You knew she was going to tell me about it.

Steffy: Yeah. I just felt it was like the right moment for all of us to be together. I hope you’re not mad.

Ridge: No. If you want to be my secretary, you can go ahead and answer my phone. But if you don’t, then please let me do it.

Steffy: I get it. I completely get it. I thought it was just a really nice, you know, dinner we were having. And we were all laughing and really enjoying each other’s company. And you two were, like reconnecting. I hope we have more nights like that. I really do. Life… doesn’t stop for diabetes.

Thomas: Okay. Look, brooke. You are kind of like spiraling right now, so you need to ease up on the dramatics. There’s no reason to overreact about a phone call.

Brooke: It was completely inappropriate for steffy to interfere.

Thomas: Was there some sort of emergency? A real reason for interrupting our entire family?

Brooke: No. I don’t need an emergency to talk to my own husband.& I was planning a very special evening for us.

Thomas: Oh, special evening. It have to do with a red teddy and some giggling. You know what? He has seen that so many times, it’s probably just boring.

Brooke: Doesn’t matter what I had planned. The fact is, steffy shouldn’t have intercepted my phone call to my husband.

Thomas: Okay. Maybe. I mean… is that really the reason why you’re hounding me about this?

Brooke: No. I don’t want to argue with you, thomas. I don’T. I just want you to respect my marriage with your father. And it’s time for douglas to come home. He needs to get back into his routine.

Thomas: He has a routine, right here.

Brooke: Well, this is like an extended sleepover, and it needs to end. He has to come home.

Thomas: Says who? You? Look, this is between hope and me. So, stay out of it. I know that it’s going to be really, really, really hard for you. But please, stay out of our lives.

Ridge: I enjoyed the other night and we’ll do it again. If it doesn’t happen tonight, we’ll find some other time. I promise.

Steffy: And I promise not to confiscate any phones.

Ridge: Good. What was I doing when you were talking to brooke anyway? Where was I?

Steffy: You and finn– I think you guys were having like a– I don’t know. Some kind of, like dad competition. Dad joke competition.

Finn: Yeah.

Steffy: You guys were laughing. And mom, you were like, groaning. That’s exactly what was happening.

Taylor: Yes, yes. And I have to say, finn won fair and square.

Finn: Thank you.

Ridge: Really though?

Taylor: Yeah.

Ridge: Come on.

Taylor: Yes, he did. The bubbles joke? Come on.

Ridge: All right. All right.

Steffy: Do you see them looking at each other?

Finn: Same as when you were young.

Steffy: Exactly.

Ridge: What look is that?

Steffy: As if there’s nowhere else you’d rather be. This is exactly what thomas and I wanted. Our family together. The forresters winning. And it really does feel like we are winning. Thomas is having real time with douglas. My husband is back, and that is such a miracle. And you two are getting closer. We’ve had so much time apart. I just feel this genuine connection. This feeling right now. We could feel it every single day. I can’t help but repeat myself because I see it. You two belong together. Dad just come home. Go back to mom. I’m jonathan lawson

Brooke: So, you expect me to sit back and say nothing about what you’re doing to my daughter and my grandson? No.

Thomas: What am I doing besides stepping up and providing a good, solid home for my son?

Brooke: You are using him.

Thomas: How? Like, for what purpose?

Brooke: To create problems for ridge and me.

Thomas: Okay. This– this may be really hard for you to understand, brooke. But me stepping up and being a great father to my son, reconnecting with him, it’s not about you.

Brooke: Okay, wait. So, you think you’re the influence that douglas needs? I mean, thomas, are you going to just pretend you haven’t had issues in the past?

Thomas: Yeah, you know what? I have had issues. I have. And I think I’ve worked through them. But if I had tons of issues, you might want to look in the mirror to see where they came from.

Brooke: Oh, wow. So now you’re blaming me for all the terrible things that you’ve done.

Thomas: You talk about influence on a child. I think about you and how you were always lurking around my entire family and what you did, hurting my grandmother and my mother. This oversexed, gold digger just bulldozing her way through my entire family. My father, my grandfather, my uncle. And you know what? I heard– I heard about the things that you said behind my back. I know what you said. You think that doesn’t affect a child? It does.

Brooke: Okay. So, me stepping in as your stepmother, when your mom was gone, that gives you reason for all those bad mistakes and decisions you made your entire life. No, I don’t think so.

Thomas: This is just classic you. Not taking any responsibility. Of course, you wouldn’t take responsibility. You know, that doesn’t really matter to me, because steffy and I, we’re moving past this whole thing.

Brooke: Oh. Well, that is a relief.

Thomas: We’re putting it behind us because the forrester’s are finally rising up. Yes, brooke, I am talking about my mother and father. Their time together has finally come.

Ridge: You want the family back together? I know. I know how much that would mean to you.

Steffy: You know what it would mean to you? The difference it would make for you and for mom?

Ridge: Are you– I see your mother and I– and I see your husband. And these are two people who have dedicated their lives to helping others. And– and– I mean, that’s a choice, right? That’s a choice you make in your life. And I look at my choices and my life. Honestly… I– as long as I can remember, I’ve been selfish. Everything I did still is selfish.

Taylor: Ridge, you don’t– you don’t need to apologize.

Ridge: I’m not. I don’t– I don’t know– I don’t know if– um, I wish thomas was here right now because I have to say this. I have to say to you and I almost have to say it so I can hear it. I’ve made bad choices all my life. And they’ve affected my kids, especially when they were younger. And now… I’m standing in your house and I look at this guy. This amazing person, your husband. Doesn’t mean he’s amazing because he saves people. Yes, that’s part of it. But the amazing thing is you come home.

[ Ridge exhaling ] Oh. You– you take care of your family. And your kids are going to grow up knowing what a father and what a husband should look like, and that’s important.

Finn: Thanks, ridge. That means a lot. And you’re right. I will always come home to steffy and the kids.

Ridge: I know. That’s my point. That’s what I’m saying. Of course, you’ll come home because you’re going to take care of these guys. You are going to take care of your family. I mean, you’re not going to be sidetracked by some– you’re not going to be– you’re the– the father, the husband that I should have been.

Steffy: Dad, you did the best you could.

Ridge: The best I could, steffy. That doesn’t compare to what you deserve. Both of you. I’m sorry. Hi, I’m karen.

Taylor: You know, it’s a shame steffy and finn had to go to work.

Ridge: You know, I think steffy made up that meeting so we could be alone.

Taylor: You think?

Ridge: I meant what I said earlier about bad choices. I could have been a better dad. Definitely could have been a better husband.

Taylor: Well, hindsight really is 20/20, isn’t it? It never does any good to hold on to feelings of guilt and shame about the past. I mean, we all do it but–

Ridge: Yeah. What I do know is that when you came back all those years ago, that was it. That was our time to be together as a family. The five of us. It’s what thomas wanted. Steffy. Phoebe. But I couldn’t give it to them. I had to walk away from them. I turned my back on you and a beautiful family.

Taylor: But, it’s all being healed now.

Ridge: Really?

Taylor: Yeah. Yeah, because– because time heals all– most wounds.

Ridge: Huh.

Taylor: Listen. You know, of course our marriage breaking up left an imprint on our children. Of course, it did. Ridge, they were so young, and they didn’t even have the emotional capacity to process what was happening. So, they– they learned to cope. Steffy– steffy became the strong one. She doesn’t want anyone to do anything for her because she doesn’t want to risk being let down. And phoebe, all she wanted was love and family. And thomas. Thomas was the sensitive one, for sure. And he’s the one who got lost. It affected him the most.

Ridge: Because of me.

Taylor: No, ridge.

Ridge: Yes, because of me.

Taylor: Because of all the confusion. So much confusion. That the past is just a trail we leave behind. It doesn’t– just tells us where we’ve been. It doesn’t tell us where we’re going. That’s what now is for, right now. And yeah, we can– we can– we can imagine the future wisely. We can– we can see what it is that we want to create, what we desire, what makes us feel good. How we want to love. And be loved back. Kind of like right now. Right now.

Brooke: Even if you’re right and you’re not. But let’s just say that ridge and taylor do get together. It’s not like I’m going to be out of your life for good. I have forrester children.

Thomas: You’re right. And you did your best to ruin their lives, too. I mean, gosh, I only had to spend like part time with you. But them, it was like full time. Rick, rj, bridget. I mean, it’s kind of interesting actually, because all of them decided to leave los angeles, almost like they’re getting away from you.

Brooke: How dare you?

Thomas: It was hope though. She’s the only one who keeps justifying all the things that you have done. But you know what? I feel for her. Because she actually had to spend her entire childhood with you.

Brooke: Yeah. Well, then how did she turn out to be such a good person and somebody that you could trust with your child?

Thomas: Dumb luck, recessive gene kicking in, who knows?

Brooke: It’s really not fair that you would blame me for all of your bad behavior.

Thomas: I just wonder what it would have been like if I had the chance, the opportunity to grow up without you as a mother.

Brooke: So, because of my influence, you turned into the kind of person that would lie about a baby being dead or think that kidnapping is a courtship. And I’m not even going to mention the mannequin. To think about what you put my daughter through. And you really wonder why I’m so worried that douglas is here alone with you.

Thomas: Worry all you want, brooke. I don’t really care what you think. And soon my dad won’t either.

Brooke: No, that’s not true.

Thomas: You know, my mother is a thousand times the woman that you are. And her and my father, they are getting closer because they’re meant to be. I mean, that kiss in monaco. That was meant to happen. A day is coming and soon will be, when your reign and your grip over my father and my family ends. Mark my words, brooke, they will end.

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