B&B Transcript Monday, January 16, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript

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Sheila: Well, you– you can’t begin to know what this means to me, hearing those words. Hearing you say that you love me.

Steffy: Oh, my god.

Sheila: That’s all I’ve ever wanted. It’s all I’ve dreamed of and now, knowing that I am… that I– that I approached you on a beach, you– you didn’t recoil. You didn’t tell me what a monster I was. You heard me out and I heard you and still, I mean, to think that it would– it would lead to this. Falling in love, but it has. I love you and you love me and that is everything, Bill. That is everything.

Katie: Wait a second. Sheila is free because of Bill?

Carter: That doesn’t make any sense. There’s no mention of Bill being involved at all.

Finn: Sheila wouldn’t be a free woman if it weren’t for your ex-husband.

Katie: That doesn’t make any sense. Bill can’t just wave a magic wand and Sheila walks.

Carter: Yeah, as powerful as he is, Bill’s not even capable of that.

Katie: I mean, how could he have made that happen? And what possible reason could he have had?

Finn: Look. The last thing Steffy and I expected was for Sheila to walk free. We’re both shocked and confused and–

Katie: Wait, wait, wait. You told the judge everything and they still let Sheila go?

Carter: She has a list of charges and there’s not even a full trial? Finn, man, I– I don’t get it. Why?

Finn: Blackmail.

Katie: Sheila’s blackmailing Bill?

Finn: No. Bill’s blackmailing Steffy and me.

Katie: What?

Finn: That’s what this is all about. Bill’s blackmailing us to keep Sheila from paying for the crimes that she committed.

[ Katie sighing ]

Steffy: Bill, don’t let her do this to you. Sheila is using you. She knows nothing about love.

Sheila: Well, that’s not true. I’ve been unlucky in love, until now. You heard Bill. He loves me and I love him.

Taylor: You don’t know how to love.

Steffy: All you do is manipulate and destroy.

Bill: All right, stop. Both of you.

Sheila: God, why can’t we just stop this, all right? We are all very much aware of my past and I have made some– some horrible decisions that I am ashamed of, but I’m not alone, Steffy, with that. Now, we have all made mistakes, your mother included. I mean, Taylor made one that I’m sure she will regret for the rest of her life. Bill kept quiet about your mother shooting him. He forgave Taylor and moved on, so why is it so difficult for the two of you to do the same? I mean, we could just– we could go on and live our lives. Steffy, you love my son. And I– I love Bill. We love each other. They say that– that love changes a person and I already feel that happening for me. Can’t we just accept the situation, please? You’re gonna have to accept it. You have no choice.

Taylor: Why is that? Because you think there’s nothing we can do?

Sheila: There is nothing you can do.

Taylor: I don’t know about that. I can confess. I can go to the police. I can tell them what happened all those years ago. I was the one who shot Bill. I can do that. And then guess what? No more blackmail. And you go to prison for the rest of your life.

Carter: I mean, Bill can be ruthless, yes, in business, but… I mean, Steffy is the mother to his granddaughter. To put a knife to her throat, to yours, too…

Katie: What could he possibly he have on you that would be worth blackmailing you over?

Finn: I can’t get into the details, but what Bill’s doing is reprehensible.

Katie: I’ve known Bill for a very long time. We were married, we share a son and I’ve seen all sides of him, good and bad, but for him to do this, to protect Sheila, I– I just– I can’t even imagine what he’s thinking.

Finn: Apparently, Bill and Sheila are in a relationship.

Katie and Carter: What?

[ Katie sighing ]

Taylor: It’s a simple solution, really. I confess. Yeah, I– I lose everything, but if I were to allow you to blackmail my daughter and me, it would be so much worse. Because that would mean that Sheila gets away with shooting Steffy and Finn and all the lives that you’ve destroyed, and I– I– I can’t let that happen.

Steffy: Mom, please. You do not have to do this.

Taylor: No, but I do.

Steffy: No, you don’t.

Taylor: Yes, I do. Look, I– I– I should’ve come forward years ago because if I did–

Steffy: No, Mom, you need to stop blaming yourself. You were protecting me. Stop.

Taylor: From Bill. From Bill. Isn’t this ironic? Here I am protecting you again and I’ll– and I’ll– I’ll keep doing it. I am not going to let you and Finn and Hayes and Kelly be in danger. Because he’s allowing this woman to– to be out on the streets, to escape justice. I’m the only one that can stop this.

Steffy: No, you can’t, Mom. Bill already bought a judge. He’ll buy another and another. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep Sheila out of prison–

Sheila: And you will end up in jail for the rest of your life.

Steffy: Can you just shut it, Sheila? Shut it.

Sheila: You know, whether you believe me or not, I don’t want to see your mother go to jail. Taylor, you saved my life and I saved yours. I– why can’t we just live our lives? I mean, we can go on in peace and live in love and be with our families. Can you imagine your life without your grandchildren? Without your daughter or– or your son? And from what I understand, Thomas could really use his mother’s guidance right now.

Taylor: Don’t you dare use my son and do not talk about him right now.

Bill: That’s not she’s doing.

Steffy: That’s exactly what she’s doing. I can’t believe you’re defending her.

Sheila: Let’s just take a minute here, okay, and catch our breath. Let’s start out by acknowledging a fact, that the woman standing before you today is not the same woman that you feared and loathed.

Taylor: Because you’ve changed? No, Sheila. We’ve heard that before. We’re not buying it.

Sheila: Yeah, well whether you believe it or not, it’s true.

Steffy: Oh, you know nothing about the truth, Sheila.

Bill: Sheila will not be a threat to you, to your mother or anyone else.

Sheila: It’s true because I have everything I’ve always wanted. To be appreciated, valued and most importantly, loved.

Steffy: Oh, my god.

Sheila: I suppose we should’ve expected it. Taylor turning herself in just to see me go back to jail, but the way Steffy was pleading with her to not go through with it… what do you think?

Bill: If something comes up, we’ll figure it out. Together.

Katie: This doesn’t make any sense. Bill is a lot of things, but he is not an idiot. He would never get involved with someone as diabolical as Sheila. Oh, we just heard. Sheila is free and it’s all because of Bill.

Finn: I’m glad you’re okay.

Steffy: Yeah.

Finn: I, uh, explained to Katie and Carter about the blackmail, but I didn’t get into details.

Katie: And we’re not asking. I just couldn’t be more stunned. I mean, I know Bill better than anyone. For him to defend Sheila and get her out of jail because he’s personally involved with her? I mean, it just– it can’t be possible.

Steffy: Yeah, that’s what I thought, but sadly, it’s true.

Taylor: Yeah, Steffy and i were just over at Bill’s and Sheila was with him.

Katie: I gotta talk to Bill. I gotta confront him.

Carter: I’ll go with you.

Katie: No, I think it’s best if I go by myself.

Carter: What if Sheila’s there?

Katie: I will handle her. The stakes are too big.

Sheila: It is unbelievable to me that in this very room, Taylor pulled a gun on you and shot you in the back. Thank god you survived.

Bill: Hm. I doubt a lot of people would agree with you. Especially now.

Sheila: Are you worried about what people think? Because I’m not and– and I don’t. Oh, wait. There was that one time where I came back for my son’s wedding and that did matter because I knew that the Forresters would be against me and that I was going to have to prove to them that I– I was a changed woman for them to accept me and let me be part of their family, but it really didn’t really matter because Steffy refused to accept me and, you know what? All of the Forresters didn’t and the Logans and that holds true to this day. But then, you came along. And this incredible thing happened between us. I never would’ve guessed in a million years that you would’ve been the man, the love that I’ve been looking for all these years, but you are. You always will be.

Steffy: You should have seen my mom. She really let Bill have it.

Taylor: Ugh. I mean, he’s– he’s blackmailing us. He’s blackmailing us so that someone as dangerous as Sheila is free. Free to terrorize the people I love.

Steffy: My mom still wants to turn herself in.

Taylor: Oh, there–

Steffy: Put an end to this.

Taylor: Yeah, well, there wouldn’t be anything to put an end too if I hadn’t lost control that night and shot Bill.

Steffy: Mom, stop. I know what happened is always gonna haunt you, but you can’t keep doing this to yourself.

Taylor: I think about it. I don’t even– I don’t even recognize myself. It’s– it’s like I– I don’t know who I was, you know? To actually pick up a gun, aim it and– and– and pull the trigger.

Steffy: Mom, you need to stop beating yourself up. Bill has lost his mind and he’s blackmailing us because he’s supposedly in love with Sheila.

Finn: What? Love?

Steffy: Oh, yeah. Bill professed his love to Sheila right in front of my mom and me. Like anyone could ever love a woman like Sheila. It’s like so vile. But, I guess the spell that she cast over him is working because he is committed to defending her. Bill is lost to Sheila and that is gonna destroy him. His love for her will destroy him.

Bill: Meeting you, the time we spent together, I finally know what that’s supposed to feel like. I love you, Sheila.

Katie: I know what happened. How Sheila avoided going back to prison, where she belongs. And you’re involved and I don’t– I don’t understand that. I’m just wrap my head around that and I can’t, so that’s why I’m here because I’m hoping that you can explain it to me because you don’t do anything without a reason. Steffy and Finn say that you’re blackmailing them and I– I– I don’t know why and I don’t really want to know what the specifics are, it doesn’t matter. I just– I’m just hoping that I could get through to you and maybe you could help me understand. I know you better than anyone. Maybe even better than you know yourself. You said that to me. You’ve told me that. And– and this is not you. Sheila Carter? Bill, you know. You know all of the horrific things she’s done. How can you defend her? Her presence in our lives. Her evil presence, it threatens all of us. Think about will. Think about our son. How are you going to explain this to him? How? How are you going to explain her? How could you even imagine her being anywhere near our child? [ Katie sighing ] I know you haven’t been yourself lately, and I’ve been really worried about you, I have and I know that you– you asked me to help you and I didn’t and I– and I wish I could take that back. I wish I could and I’m so, so sorry, but for you to do something like this, I– you’re the one who was responsible for getting her arrested and that was a good thing. That was good. And now Steffy and Finn are– are saying that you’re in some kind of relationship with her, which is crazy. It’s– it’s not possible. I get it. You’re– you’re depressed. I get it. You’re– you’re sad and you’re lonely and I know what that feels like, I do. I know what it feels like. It feels horrible, but I can help you. I can help you with that. You don’t have to turn to someone like Sheila Carter, you don’t. You don’t because she will hurt you. That’s all she’s good at. That’s what she does. You can’t allow her into your life and into this home. You can’t allow it, Bill.

Sheila: It’s too late for that, Katie. You passed up on the greatest man alive and he exposed you to a life that you could never dream of. He’s powerful and he’s passionate and he’s the love of my life and I’m the love of his.

[ Katie scoffing ]

Katie: The love of his life. You have to listen to me, please. Please, just listen. She doesn’t love you. She’s not capable of it. She destroys. And she will take everything you love and care about and she will break it. You have to get her out of your life. You have to. If you don’t, then we are at the mercy of her. All of us. You especially. You have to see that. Please tell me that you see that. Please tell me that you will do whatever it takes to send her back to prison, where she belongs.

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