Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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Steffy: You asked detective sanchez to bring the evidence from sheila’s bear attack because you think she’s still alive?
Finn: But it never felt right. It’s too easy. Sheila commits these heinous crimes, escapes and goes off into the woods and gets mauled by a bear? Case closed? No, steffy. I think she faked her own death and this toe could prove it.
Sheila: So, let’s just face it, little piggy, as much as I miss you, I’d sacrifice anything to be close to my son. Anything.
[ Door closing ]
Hope: How can you show your face around here after what you did? You really are shameless, aren’t you?
Hope: Are you going to say anything?
Thomas: Are you willing to listen?
Hope: You’re lucky I am even speaking to you. I believed in you, thomas. Our son believed in you.
Thomas: Just let me explain.
Sheila: Hey. Some fresh air to clear your mind. Chase all those demons out of your head.
Deacon: That depends. What’s this look on your face here?
Sheila: It’s a smile.
Deacon: Yeah, for most people. But with you, it’s a big flashing warning sign. What’s going on?
Sheila: I’m counting my lucky stars. You know, check that, because I know you’d like this one better. I’m counting my lucky toes. All nine of them.
Steffy: Did you tell the police you think sheila’s still alive?
Finn: No, not till I can confirm it. I want to check my theory.
Steffy: Babe, what she did to us was horrible. And I know it feels as though we didn’t get any justice, but, the authorities already looked into this and the evidence points to a bear attack. I mean, they found her id, bloody hair, bloody clothes, the toe.
Finn: And that’s all. If she was attacked by a wild animal, don’t you think that they would have found a little bit more than a toe? Her middle toe? See to me, this looks too clean. I want to take another look at it. But this does not look to be the result of an animal attack.
Steffy: You really think sheila carter cut off her own toe?
Finn: You always told me she was capable of anything. She knew that we would never stop looking for. Faking her own death was the only way out. Christmas trees try so hard.
Hope: Why should I listen to anything you have to say? All you’ve done is lie.
Thomas: Hope, my family was finally coming together. Something I’ve always wanted, my parents were getting so close.
Hope: So if only there was some way to get rid of my mother and to turn ridge against her once and for all.
Thomas: How many times has he left her? How many years would this go on over and over again? All the while, my whole family and my mother suffering.
Hope: Your family is suffering now. Did you even take into account how difficult that must have been for steffy to stand up to you for your own son? And I know stepfy wanted your parents back together just as much as you did. She wasn’t going to trick ridge into marrying taylor.
Thomas: My dad wanted to marry my mother because he loves her. There was no trick. Okay, so that’s not fair.
Hope: Fair? Fair. I’ll tell you what’s not fair. You sabotaging my mother’s marriage. You using our son.
Thomas: I never wanted douglas involved in any of this. And, you know, with my dad and your mother not being together, it means that deacon actually–
Hope: Oh, stop. Would you stop trying to spin this?
Thomas: I was trying to do something good, hope, and I realized nothing good came from it. My family won’t speak to me, my sister, my father, my mother, my grandfather. Nobody. But I can handle all of that. If I could just get you to listen to me. You don’t have to forgive me. You don’t have to fully understand why I did it. But at least listen to me. Because we’ve gotten so close, hope, you and I. We’ve been working together, raising douglas. And I saw this future right in front of me, of a whole family. A mother and father together, yeah, but also me with my son in the home. And you were a part of that picture, too. And now it’s all falling apart. But what I don’t want to fall apart is our connection or my relationship with my son.
Deacon: Look, I– I care about you. I do. I gave you a place to hole up. But you got to face facts.
Sheila: You need to stop looking for catastrophes everywhere.
Deacon: That’s the only way this ends with lights and sirens and cops busting through that door.
Sheila: The landlord’s not going to like that one.
[ Sighs ]
Deacon: Look, there’s another alternative here. You can turn yourself in. Hear me out. Look, you didn’t kill anyone. It’s attempted murder. You wouldn’t be in prison–
Sheila: Absolutely not.
Deacon. You’re going to get caught. You’re going to take me down with you.
Sheila: Okay, so that’s what this is really about. You. You don’t care what happens to me, no. You’re just looking out for yourself.
Deacon: You’re damn right I am. I should have been from the beginning. You’re just lucky I– that I’m a sucker for a good sob story.
Sheila: Mm. Did I not show you? I love gratitude.
Deacon: Oh, damn it, sheila. Come on. You’re smarter than this. I know you are.
Sheila: I’m not giving up. I didn’t cut off my toe and go through that excruciating pain just so I could limp around the rest of my days in a prison cell.
Steffy: It doesn’t bother you?
Finn: No. I’ve seen worse in the E.R.
Steffy: No, I mean, it’s– it’s your birth mothers toe.
Finn: She shot me, steffy. She shot you, too. She held me hostage and let my family think I’m dead. If she’s out there, I need to know. But look, if– if this is too much for you, I can just…
Steffy: No, we do– we need to know. So what are you thinking? Is your hunch right? Finn.
Finn: I’m positive. There was no attack. She did this to herself.
Steffy: Sheila’s alive. I’m sholeh and I lost 75 pounds with golo.
Hope: You want me to understand what you did? How you could be so heartless?
Thomas: That’s what I’m trying to tell you. It wasn’t heartless, it wasn’t malicious. I was trying to protect my mother from all the pain she’s been through.
Hope: Do you ever wonder what this plan might do to our son? That call to cps might have been fake, but the visit wasn’T. Douglas was questioned. He could have been taken away.
Thomas: No. Douglas was perfectly safe, and they never would have found anything.
Hope: That is not the point, thomas. The call should have never been made in the first place. You should have never asked your son to lie again when he found out the truth. And he understands that. Why don’t you? Now he doesn’t even want to see you anymore.
Thomas: No, I don’t believe that.
Hope: Yeah, it’s true. And that is your doing. All he wanted was a relationship with you, thomas. He loves you, and you are the one destroying that.
Thomas: I did everything I could to keep douglas out of this. I never wanted him involved. And, you know, if donna hadn’t told him that he can–
Hope: Stop, stop, stop! Thomas, this is on you. You were the one who put him in the middle of this. Sometimes I don’t even understand how he could be related to you because he is nothing like you. He is brave, he is compassionate, and he is not afraid to tell the truth. Unlike you, whose first instinct is to always lie, no matter what the consequences, no matter who gets hurt. No matter what destruction.
[ Sighs ] I can’t believe I ever trusted you again.
Sheila: Finn and hayes, they gave me the courage to do what I did. Do you know, the excruciating agony that I went through. I cut my own toe off, deacon, to stay out of prison. I am not turning myself in.
Deacon: You don’t get it, do you? You are putting us both in jeopardy. Sheila, this is the end of the line. There’s no way out.
Sheila: There is–
Deacon: No, there is not a way out! There’s not. Not this time. Look, I’m sorry. If you don’t turn yourself in, I’m going to do it.
Sheila: You would not do that to me.
Deacon: This has to end. It’s time.
Finn: So you agree, the photo I sent you? Yeah, that’s what I see, too. Thank you, jim. Yeah. Sheila didn’t lose that toe from a bear attack.
Steffy: Are you sure?
Finn: Come see for yourself. An animal attack would cause more tissue damage. That kind of injury would result from ripping and tearing. Take a look at the base of the toe. See the straight cuts? There’s no teeth marks. There’s no other signs of trauma. She amputated the toe and she tried to make it look like a bear attack.
Steffy: Oh, my god. Oh, my god, you’re right. Sheila did this so she could get away.
Finn: Bloody clothing and a staged campsite weren’t enough. She needed to give the police and our family some tangible evidence, proof that she was dead. But this. This. This only proves how truly diabolical she is.
Steffy: Oh, finn. Smooth dark chocolate, refreshing peppermint,
Thomas: I didn’t– I didn’t manipulate you, hope. Our connection is real.
Hope: And if it is, you used it against me to make me believe that you had changed. I put my faith in you.
Thomas: You gave me a chance to prove myself. And I did.
Hope: And you threw it away. I mean… we were a team. At work, as parents. I defended you to my mother, to liam. But they were right about you all along.
Thomas: No, they wouldn’t give me the benefit of the doubt. And you did.
Hope: I wish I hadn’T.
Thomas: Please don’t give up on me.
Hope: How can you even ask that of me after everything you’ve done? You know, I can’t believe it fell for it. But, you were– you were real convincing. You were real sincere and earnest. You know, maybe I… could have stopped my mom’s heartbreak. Or my son’s disappointment. If I had just trusted myself. Like when you took douglas to stay at eric’s, right? He was happy. He was having a good time, so I went along with it. Because I cared about my son’s happiness. And so, I spent time there. And more and more, our lives became intertwined. And I let my guard down. I did. And then you try to kiss me.
Thomas: That kiss wasn’t calculated. You crossed a line.
Thomas: Look, I thought that we– we weren’t going to talk about that again.
Hope: Ah ha! That’s until I found out all the other horrible things you’ve been up to.
Thomas: Me trying to kiss you wasn’t a horrible thing. It just happened. And excitement in the moment and out of love. And like I’ve told you before. Unlike other men. I can only love one woman. And I love you.
Hope: And I… love… liam. Never you. Especially after this betrayal. You know, I thought I knew you. I thought we were friends. And yeah, sure… yeah. You’re a talented designer, but I can’t even fathom working with you now.
Thomas: Please, don’t say that, you don’t mean that.
Hope: I do. I used to see this man who was trying so hard to grow and to better himself and to be worthy of his son’s love. But now? All I see… is a sad, pathetic man who kept me from beth. Who didn’t care about his son’s safety. So he called cps on himself. And for what?
Thomas: Hope, wait, you did–
[Door slamming] You didn’t give me a chance to explain.
Sheila: You should know better than to threaten me.
Deacon: I’m not threatening you, I’m trying to reason with you. Where the hell do you think you’re going anyway? That stupid disguise isn’t going to save you. Your time is up.
Steffy: What are we going to do? What– what are we going to do?
Finn: We have to tell the police.
Steffy: If sheila is still alive she’s had months to cover her tracks.
Finn: I know. I know.
Steffy: We thought she was gone for good. We thought she could never hurt us again.
Finn: She won’T. Okay? I won’t let that happen.
Steffy: Finn, she played us.
Finn: No. She tried. Hey, but we’re on to her now. She thinks that she’s gotten away with this. That gives us the upper hand, right?
Finn: Yes. Sheila staged her own death. Sheila’s alive. She can still pay for her crimes.
Steffy: This is your birth mother we’re talking about?
Finn: No, we broke that connection when she pulled out that gun.
Steffy: She shot you, finn.
Finn: She shot you. I am not going to let this go, steffy. Okay? I will find sheila carter. I will not let it rest. And she will go to prison for the rest of her life.
Deacon: Sheila, this is the end of the line. There’s no way out.
Sheila: There’s always a way out.