B&B Transcript Wednesday, 12/14/22

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[ Relaxing music ]

Steffy: Mom, why didn’t you tell me you were coming home?

Taylor: Oh because I was– you know what? Never mind. It doesn’t matter. I’m back.

Steffy: I’m so happy that you are.

Taylor: Yeah.

Steffy: Yeah, I have, uh, so much to fill you in on.

Taylor: Really?

Steffy: Yeah.

Taylor: What? What? Tell me.

Steffy: No, we have plenty of time. First off, I wanna know how you’re doing. How are you? How are you?

Taylor: I am okay. I am. I– I– why? Do I not seem okay?

Steffy: No, you seem fine. You look beautiful, but… looks could also be deceiving.

Taylor: Yes, they can. But no, I’m really good. I am.

Steffy: Okay.

Taylor: Speaking of deceiving, have you heard from your brother?

Steffy: No. I really don’t care about him right now, especially what he did to you and dad.

[ Taylor sighing ] Besides, I wanna hear about you. Have you heard from dad?

Brooke: Can you imagine literally running into sheila carter the way steffy did at il giardino.

[ Brooke sighing ] I mean, she was in disguise, but…

Hope: Steffy was sure it was her. Missing toe and all.

Brooke: Gosh, that woman has brought so much terror into our lives for years.

Hope: Well, I mean, at some point, sheila’s luck has to run out and she will be caught.

Brooke: Meanwhile, we’re all back to being on high alert and added security.

Hope: Do you think ridge knows what’s happening?

Brooke: No. Steffy didn’t want her parents to be concerned, so she didn’t say anything.

Hope: So, you still haven’t spoken to him.

Brooke: No, but rumor has it he’s on his way back today.

Hope: Mm. How does that make you feel?

Steffy: Well, have you?

Taylor: Have I spoken to your father?

Steffy: You two left and went your separate ways.

Taylor: Yeah, yeah. Ridge had to process what he was feeling and I did too.

Steffy: Yeah, obviously you did. I mean, you’re here, back in los angeles.

Taylor: I am. You know, I– I sorted through some anger I was having and tried to understand the questionable choices I made.

Steffy: If thomas hadn’t made that call to cps.

[ Steffy sighing ] Mom, look, I understand that you’re upset with yourself and with dad for not being totally truthful. So, I want you to know that, um, from here on out, I’m not gonna push you towards dad. Look, I know I didn’t go to the lengths thomas did, but I– I still got caught up in the moment, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say that– I mean, part of me does want you and dad back together.

Brooke: How do I feel?

Hope: Yeah. I mean, your marriage was derailed by thomas, interfered with by nearly everybody. I mean, mom, you were wronged.

Brooke: And ridge knows that and he’s apologized over and over again, but that doesn’t mean we can go back to the way we were before he walked out on me.

Hope: Oh, no. Of course not. A lot has happened, but–

Brooke: Now is the time to take stock in where things stand. For all of us. I made it very clear to ridge before he left town that he needed to do some soul searching and he realized he needed to do that as well. I’m just hoping that he has. (Birds chirping)

Taylor: You know, your father’s due back today.

Steffy: Is that why you came back to town?

Taylor: No. I was already on my way back when I found out.

Steffy: I have to admit, I still feel terrible that I was the one that told the truth.

Taylor: Oh, come on. Someone in that room had to be honest. Seriously, there– I’m so glad you did it because I– I couldn’t do it. I love that you did that.

Steffy: So, you’re okay that it’s now out in the open.

Taylor: Yes, yes I am. Seriously because that– that day was just filled with lots of untruths and you know, your father deserved to know.

Steffy: I know that you think about what dad deserves, but you have to think about you and what you deserve.

Taylor: Mm.

Steffy: You need to be happy with your head held high. Self-loving, self-respecting.

Taylor: Mm-hm.

Steffy: And if it’s with dad, great, and if it’s not, then…

Taylor: Yeah, I don’t– I wish I could– I wish I could tell you how I was feeling, but I– I can’T.

Steffy: And I get that. I get that.

[ Taylor sighing ]

[ Phone ringing ]

Ridge: Hello, dad.

Eric: Hi, ridge. Just checking in with you. How are you doing?

Ridge: Well, you’re gonna see that for yourself in just a little while. I’m on my way back.

Eric: Yes, I saw that you’re using the plane.

Ridge: All right, I’m gonna bring it right back. Gonna park it right where I found it. Not a scratch on that thing. I need to come back home.

Eric: There’s been a lot going on here that you’ve missed.

Ridge: What do you mean? Is everything okay with the family?

Eric: The family’s fine. Forrester creations is fine. You just need to know you’ve been missed.

Ridge: That’s nice. That’s nice to hear. Thank you. But, I needed this time. I just need to figure some things out, you know.

Eric: Wasn’t that the point of this trip? For you to gain some clarity?

Ridge: Yes, that– that was the whole point and– and I know what I’m going to do.

Eric: Son, you need to commit to one of them. You need to make a choice. Enough of this going back and forth. Is it brooke or is it taylor? What’s your decision?

Taylor: Yeah, just schedule mr. Dulcet for next week and you know, let him know I hope he feels better and we’ll reschedule for after the holidays. Okay, thanks audrey.

Brooke: Well, I didn’t realize you were back in town.

Taylor: Yes, I am. I, uh, had to just get away and take a little breather after my wedding day debacle.

Brooke: So, is it just a– a coincidence you came back the same day ridge is coming home or did you plan it?

Taylor: No, I am. I’m feeling– I’m feeling much better. Thanks for asking. Oh, you didn’t ask, did you? No, brooke. It wasn’t planned. I was on my way home and here I am.

Brooke: Yeah, here you are. Reinvigorated and determined to win ridge back yet again. Even though you weren’t really honest with him when it mattered the most.

Taylor: Yeah, I did that, didn’t I? I should’ve told ridge what thomas did as soon as I found out and I didn’t and…

Brooke: It cost you the wedding you’ve wanted for so many years.

Taylor: Yeah, but I didn’t want it like that. That– that phone call changed a lot for both of us.

Brooke: Indeed. You know, when I was in aspen in ridge, he just kept telling me to, “just say it.” Of course, I had no idea what he was talking about until I found out what thomas did. How he called child protective services on himself. So, ridge leaving me, ending our marriage, was based on a lie and a manipulation.

Taylor: Yeah, it seems that way, doesn’t it? You know, but, I also know that, you know, what ridge and I have, the love that we share is real and very special. And no one and nothing is ever gonna take that away from us. When you really need to sleep.

Hope: Sheila’s still out there. Yeah. Okay, but call me if you have any updates. I love you too.

Steffy: Liam?

Hope: Uh, yeah. I was just touching base, seeing if he heard anything.

Steffy: Same with finn and the police. Still no new information.

Hope: I know they’re doing everything that they can, but still, everything doesn’t feel like quite enough when it comes to sheila.

Steffy: Yeah, I get it. I mean, I’m still trying to wrap my head around everything. There’s definitely a lot weighing on us, especially with our moms and my father.

[ Speaker pinging ]

Trevor: We’ll be landing in los angeles shortly, mr. Forrester. Please fasten your seatbelt and store any unsecured items.

Taylor: Hm.

Brooke: You’ll never stop loving ridge, will you?

Taylor: And neither will you.

Brooke: Well, that’s one thing we have in common. Probably the only thing.

Taylor: No, you know what else we have in common, brooke? We both love our kids.

Brooke: Yes, that’s true. But when it comes to thomas–

Taylor: Ah. I love my son very much, but I hate what he did to you. I hate it. It was awful what he put you through. I– I– I truly feel terrible about that.

Brooke: I actually believe you mean it.

Taylor: Good, because I do. For you to lose ridge the way you did because– because thomas put the final nail in your marriage coffin–

Brooke: You know that would’ve never happened. Ridge would’ve never have left me. He wouldn’t have gone to aspen. There wouldn’t have been an annulment papers.

Taylor: God. Oh, god. It’s just so confusing to me. Thomas– thomas has a lot to make up for, he really does, but I don’t think he understands the damage that he’s caused. But right now, steffy is furious with her brother.

Brooke: I am very grateful for steffy, stepping up the way she did. And I know she didn’t do that for me, but it did cost her a lot. You’re probably very proud of her.

Taylor: My daughter is amazing. She did what I should’ve done, you know? She saved the day and I love her so much for that. And you’re right, it did cost her. She was so close to having her parents married again.

Brooke: Probably won’t happen now.

Taylor: You know, the time that– that ridge and i shared together was, you know, it’S… it was all very special and then, all of this happened and we both went away. Just to deal with all of the confusion, and now, ridge is coming back. Have you talked to ridge at all?

Brooke: No. I told him that he should go away and think about what he wants out of his life, you know? I was determined to give him that. What have we done? What have we done? I mean, it’s been years like this, this back and forth with ridge. You and me just chasing a dream, defending our families.

Taylor: Yeah, now we’re wondering who’s gonna end up with her dream. I tried everything to remove fabric odors, trevor.

Trevor: Welcome back to los angeles, mr. Forrester.

Ridge: Why, thank you, trevor.

Trevor: You know, I can only imagine how eager your family is to see you.

Ridge: I’m eager to see them too.

Trevor: Well, you have a great day.

Ridge: Thanks again. Good job.

Trevor: Yes, sir. Thank you.

[ Phone pinging ]

Steffy: If you could give me any information, chief baker. Yes, please. As soon as possible. Thanks. Oh, my gosh.

Hope: What did chief baker say?

Steffy: Just the same thing over and over and over again. That he’s gonna have his men work on it 24/7, but until sheila’s in custody, I’m gonna be freaked out about this.

Hope: It’s like we’re constantly having to look over our shoulders, wondering if sheila is gonna do something crazy again or even worse.

Steffy: Yeah. It really gets you in the holiday spirit.

Hope: Huh.

Steffy: To think my dad is coming home to this. My mom and my dad, they have no idea what happened. I mean, they already have so much on their plate.

Hope: Yeah. If only thomas had stayed out of it.

Steffy: Tell me about it. What my brother did, it was reckless and it was stupid. He hurt all of us. Especially our mothers.

Hope: Yeah, well, they were both the victims of his deception, although I still can’t believe that taylor was willing to go through with the marriage–

Steffy: She was going to–

Hope: With the wedding.

Steffy: She was going to tell him after the ceremony.

Hope: Yeah, but that still doesn’t excuse the fact that she–

Steffy: My father still professed his love to my mother. He wanted to marry her and they love each other. It’s not about brooke and what she’s done.

Hope: No, and I’m not saying otherwise, I just– I think if we are being honest with ourselves, if it wasn’t for thomas’ interference, your father and my mom would probably still be married and that’s why I believe that ridge is coming back for her.

Ridge: Hi.

Taylor: Hi.

Brooke: Hi.

Ridge: Hi. Am I interrupting something?

Brooke: No.

Ridge: Because if I am–

Taylor: You’re not interrupting anything.

[ Ridge sighing ]

Ridge: Okay. When did– when did you get back?

Taylor: I got back earlier today. I didn’t know that you would also be coming home.

Brooke: So, how was your flight?

Ridge: It was uneventful. How are things here?

Brooke: We’re all hanging in. Right, taylor?

Taylor: Yeah, yeah.

Brooke: Yeah.

Taylor: We’re doing good. Did you have a good time away?

Ridge: It was productive, but I missed both of you guys.

Taylor: Aw.

Brooke: We missed you too.

Ridge: What’s going on here? I got a text when I was getting off the flight and I assumed it was–

Brooke: Yeah, that was from–

Taylor: Both of us.

Ridge: Okay, cool. What’s going on?

Taylor: I’m going to assume you’re back because you’ve– you’ve made your decision. Who you’re gonna choose. But I guess we have something to say about that.

Brooke: We do.

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