B&B Transcript Friday, January 13, 2023

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[ Relaxing music ]

Steffy: Mom, don’t do it. Don’t confess anything to the police.

Taylor: That is the only way to take away bill’s power and you know it. He’s blackmailing us, steffy! He’s threatening to– to turn me in for shooting him years ago. I can’t live under that kind of threat! And even worse, sheila walking free? No. No, I can not let that happen. I will sacrifice my own freedom and– and– and– and my own safety before I– I sacrifice yours and my grandchildren’S. I will. Zero regrets.

Sheila: So, how’s it feel to have someone… forever in debt to you, hm? I’m a free woman, all charges have been dropped and it’s all because of you. Of course, you know that is going to ruffle some feathers. I mean, when they find out about us, are you ready for the mob that’s going to come knocking at your door? I mean, katie and– and brooke?

Bill: They both turned me down again and again.

Sheila: So, if either is upset by this, it’s just… too bad? It’s their own fault anyway.

Brooke: This can’t be real. I mean, there is no way a judge would let sheila go.

Katie: Especially after hearing from steffy and finn. I mean, you can’t tell me they didn’t make extremely credible witnesses.

Carter: I’m sure they did, but my contact was certain. It’s not some rumor he heard, it’s fact. Sheila carter was released.

Brooke: Ah, what?

Katie: Maybe the judge ruled that sheila was mentally unfit to stand trial. I mean, I could see that as a possibility. Maybe she’s in some kind of institution?

Carter: No, she was set free.

Brooke: How is that even possible? What the hell happened?

Carter: Well, maybe someone came forward with some new evidence? A way to justify her actions?

Brooke: Wait. You think that there’s somebody out there that’s willing to defend sheila?

Carter: There must be. Otherwise, she’d still be in prison. Someone’s responsible for this.

Katie: Question is who?

Bill: I probably burned every bridge I had siding with you.

Sheila: Bridges to people that always let you down. Unlike me, now I– I’m gonna be someone you can always count on. I promise. So if you excuse me, I am gonna go freshen up for the rest of our evening together.

Steffy: Say you go to the police. Say you make this huge sacrifice, it doesn’t guarantee that sheila will be arrested. Bill will do everything in his power to keep her out of prison. He’s lost his way, mom.

Taylor: Yeah.

Steffy: Clearly lost his mind.

Taylor: Clearly, clearly, but it frees you up to testify.

Finn: To a corrupt judge? Taylor, what’s the point?

Steffy: Bill has the judge bought and sold. Who knows who else is on his payroll? If you expose yourself, you’ll go to prison. I’m not letting that happen.

Taylor: All right. All right, I– I won’t go to police.

Steffy: Oh, my god. Thank you so much, mom. I couldn’t handle the thought of you going. I can’t lose you. I can’T.

Taylor: Oh, I love you so much. I… I am so– I am so happy that I get to be here with you guys. I– I– this house, your family that you made. It’s so filled with love. You know, coming back to L.A. Was probably the– the best decision I’ve ever made. Being here with you guys, my grandbabies, it’s– it’s been– it’s been so healing for me.

Steffy: For all of us.

Taylor: Yeah. I’m just sorry that I was away for so long.

Steffy: You’re here now. That’s all that matters.

Taylor: But I’m here now at the mercy of bill Spencer and he can take that away whenever he wants. My god. Do you think he has any idea how dangerous this is?

Steffy: No. Not until we figure out a way to get through to him, there’s really nothing we can do.

Taylor: You leave that to me. Ever leave your clothes in the dryer

Brooke: Even if somebody came forward on sheila’s behalf, if there was some kind of new evidence. Wait, what am I talking about? How could there be new evidence? Everybody knows what happened. There’s no denying that.

Katie: She claims that shooting finn was an accident, so maybe it has something to do with that? There was no intent to harm?

Carter: But there was intent to cause steffy harm. Just because finn jumped in front of a bullet doesn’t make the shooting an accident. And then, sheila turns her gun to steffy and shoots her too. No, it’s clearly intentional.

Brooke: Okay, well that’s what finn and steffy were doing. They were testifying to the judge and you’re saying a judge heard that, but they still let sheila go?

[ Katie sighing ]

Steffy: I can’t believe my mother even considered turning herself in.

Finn: She wants to protect you and the kids. Keep sheila away. I can understand. But hey, you got through to her. You don’t have to worry.

Steffy: But we have to worry about sheila for the rest of our lives. And bill. I mean, my mom is right. Bill has the power.

Finn: What do you think she meant? Leave it to her?

Steffy: Oh, no.

Finn: What?

Steffy: My mother said she’s not going to the police. Because she’s going somewhere else instead. Bill’S.

[ Taylor panting ]

Taylor: Where is she? Where is sheila?

Bill: Upstairs.

Taylor: Why are you doing this, bill? Why? Why are you standing behind her? Why are you trying to keep a psychopath out of prison? That’s what she is, you know? She is manipulative. She is dangerous. She has terrorized my family for years. Are you forgetting how dangerous sheila is? Are you forgetting what she’s done? What she’s done to my family? And to yours too. Your granddaughter. Sheila almost left kelly motherless with no remorse. Not a second thought. Come on, bill. Think about what sheila did to steffy and finn. The trauma that she caused. What she put them through. If you can think about that and still tell me that you don’t think that sheila should be in prison… you can’t! And I can’t allow it!

Sheila: Allow what? Hello, taylor. I brought in ensure max protein

Katie: Word about this is gonna spread fast.

Carter: Yeah. Sheila’s set free. You bet it will.

Katie: Okay, time for me to get to work. The press is gonna want a statement from forrester. I need to pay steffy a visit so we can all get on the same page, work out a game plan.

Carter: Can I go? Might be good to have a lawyer with you.

Katie: Ah, you just read my mind. I was just about to ask you.

Brooke: Is there anything I can do?

Carter: Warn everyone. Let security know about our new reality. Sheila’s not going to prison after all.

Katie: Let’s go find out why.

Steffy: Straight to voicemail.

Finn: Hey, look, maybe she’s with a patient, okay? Or she’s just–

Steffy: Or confronting bill.

Finn: Why don’t you look up her location, huh? Maybe that’ll give you some peace of mind.

Steffy: I hope she’s heading home. Oh, my god.

Finn: What?

Steffy: Her location is blocked. She never does that.

Finn: Okay, then just go. I get it. You gotta be with your mom. Just be safe, please.

Steffy: I will.

Finn: Okay?

Steffy: If bill provokes her, or worse, sheila. Oh, my gosh. My mom’s gonna call the cops and turn herself in. I gotta go.

Finn: Yeah, well just don’t let that happen.

Sheila: You know, it’s lovely to see you, taylor, but I’m sorry. What you not going to allow?

Taylor: You. Your freedom.

Sheila: You know, you should look at yourself. You’re so angry, you’re almost shaking and that’s not good for you.

Taylor: Oh, sheila, don’T. Don’t pretend that you care what’s good for me.

Sheila: But I do. I still want us to be friends.

Taylor: Oh, really? Because you’re trying to send me to prison. It’s not very friendly.

Sheila: It’s a simple understanding. Steffy’s silence for ours. You know, I understand you’re upset and there are a lot of people that are going to be–

Taylor: Upset? Sheila, I– I am disgusted that anyone would allow this.

Sheila: Wait a minute, you can’t blame bill for this because he finally found somebody that– that– that understands him, that’s going to put his needs first?

Taylor: No, no, bill. Come on. You are not this desperate.

Sheila: The heart wants what it wants. Not everyone is gonna understand that.

Taylor: Oh, my god. Are you gonna let her talk for you?

Sheila: Maybe bill is tired of talking, taylor. He finally found a woman that’s willing to step up and look out for him for a change. I will always have his back.

Taylor: Yeah. A murderous psychopath. That’s who you want by your side, bill? She shouldn’t be here right now, she should be in prison.

Sheila: The judge doesn’t think so.

Taylor: The judge was bought. At least, that’s my understanding and I’m pretty sure I’m right. Otherwise, you wouldn’t get away with trying to kill steffy and finn.

Sheila: You know what? We have been through this before. What happened was a terrible accident. I never meant to harm anyone.

Taylor: Yes, you did. Yes, you did. Do you hear her, bill? She’s trying to be the victim.

Sheila: Maybe because I am. I know that you don’t want to believe that. No. You don’t want to believe anything that you and the forresters have put me through. The misunderstandings. The way you have shunned me. You cast me aside. You haven’t even given me a chance. No one’s given me a chance. Until now. Until bill. Kids can change minds…

[ Door banging ]

Finn: It’s open, amelia.

Katie: Finn? Hey.

Finn: Katie? Carter. What are you– you guys heard.

Katie: Yeah.

Carter: A friend from the courthouse tipped me off.

Katie: Is steffy here? I need to know how to handle the press.

Finn: No, she’s not. And um… uh, honestly, she probably doesn’t want to speak to reporters right now. She’s, you know, still in shock.

Katie: Yeah, we all are. How the hell was sheila set free?

Finn: Well, you can thank your ex-husband.

Katie: Bill?

Taylor: Bill, you’re just… you’re going through a crisis right now. That’s what this is. You just– you need someone to talk to and I–

Sheila: Please don’t diagnose him. He’s fine. We both are.

Taylor: No. No, you’re not.

Sheila: Oh, no. Of course. That’s right because it can’t be true. I mean, no one is allowed to appreciate me or to find the good in me or care about me. Until bill.

Taylor: She’s using you.

Sheila: No, you know what? I know why this is difficult for you to understand because this did happen so suddenly. We– we– we know that. But don’t question if this is true because it is. I know how difficult this must be for you because let’s just face it, ridge never put you first. You’ve never had what I have and I really do wish that for you though, taylor. That you find a connection and– and this kind of love.

Taylor: Oh, my god. Shut up, sheila.

Sheila: I love bill and I have never felt this way about any man my entire life.

Taylor: Come on, this isn’t– I– I don’t believe you. I don’t believe this.

Sheila: Why can’t we just get on with our lives, huh? Why can’t we just accept this and both live in– in peace? You accepted me before. You gave me a chance. I think you can find that in your heart to do that again.

Taylor: You know what? I did. I did. I did accept you. I– I believed in you. I really did. And then you put a bullet in my daughter and left her for dead, lied about it and played the victim, so yeah, you’re gonna have to forgive me if your happiness isn’t something I particularly care about. I don’t give a damn about your happiness. I just want to see you behind bars.

Sheila: You know what? That’s the difference between us. Because I don’t wish that for you. I don’t want you to say or do anything that will keep you in prison for the rest of your life. Keep you away from your grandchildren and your children.

Taylor: Bill, what I did to you, in this very room all those years ago, it was awful. It was really awful. But so is blackmailing me and my daughter to keep this pathological criminal on the streets. Look, she says that she has feelings for you, but honestly, I don’t think she’s capable of having feelings, but she can sure manipulate you into feeling sorry for her. I know she did with me. Come on, bill. She has hurt so many people. She has destroyed so many lives. You are smarter than this. I know you are. Stop this. Tell her! Tell her this is all a lie!

Bill: Taylor wants the truth. And I’m sure you do as well.

Sheila: I do.

Bill: The truth is I… thought I knew what it felt like to commit myself and to have the complete and utter devotion of a woman in return, but I was wrong. Meeting you, the time we spent together… I finally know what that’s supposed to feel like. I love you, sheila.

Sheila: You love me? That’s all I ever dreamed of. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. Is to be loved.

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