Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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[ Relaxing music ]
Hope: Beth is finally asleep, and I think I am ready to go to bed as well. That was quite the game of hide and seek. The only thing missing, though, is douglas. Why did we ever agree to this guardianship thing?
Liam: It’s too much pressure on the kid. It’s him having to worry about not hurting either of his parents.
Hope: Yes, but in a way he– he did. By choosing to live with steffy, and obviously, you know, douglas would never intend to cause either of us pain, but… I just– I just– I hope he doesn’t see that.
Liam: Well, I know it’s hard, but if you can, just try not to worry about the things you know you have no control over.
Hope: Well, I do have something that we could talk about and focus on that’s different.
Liam: D– about douglas?
Hope: My mom.
Liam: Your mom? Oh, no.
Liam: Oh, no. Wow. What now?
Hope: She’s dating again.
Brooke: That is beautiful. Oh. Oh, thank you for this. Really, I’m having a good time.
Hollis: Good. So am I.
Brooke: I have to say, though, this is all… a bit strange for me, because, uh… it’s been a long time since I’ve dated. If that’s what this is.
Brooke: A date.
Hollis: That’s what this is, a date.
Brooke: It is?
Hollis: Absolutely. But it doesn’t have to be awkward or strange. Let’s just have fun getting to know each other, and just have fun.
Brooke: Sounds good.
Liam: Your mom’s dating? Really? Like, who–
Taylor: Hope? Liam? Are you home?
Liam: Is that taylor?
Hope: I think so.
Liam: Taylor! Hi.
Taylor: Ooh, am i interrupting dinner–
Liam: No, no, no.
Hope: Oh! No. Not at all. Come on in.
Taylor: Okay, I was just– I was just at your mom’s house, and I was helping her get ready for her big date.
Liam: Wait, when you said your mom’s dating, you meant, like– like, cur– like currently, as we speak, dating? Like on a date?
Hope: Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm, yep. Tonight’s the first one!
Taylor: Yeah, maybe the first of many. Or not. What?
Hope: No, I– if– if he’s the right guy for her, then sure, yes, absolutely. It’s just, there’s a bit of a age difference there, and I just want to make sure that she’s not taken advantage of in any way. That’s all.
Brooke: She did not!
Hollis: Sh– she did. I swear, she did. Just walked right up to me and just tossed it right in my face. That’s how angry she was.
Brooke: What? Because you accidentally served her tonic?
Hollis: Yeah. She said soda, she meant soda.
Brooke: Oh, my gosh.
Hollis: She was mad. I won’t make that mistake again.
Brooke: Oh, you gotta tell me more. You’ve got a lot of horror stories.
Brooke: I’m sure you come across a lot of karens.
Hollis: I do, but that could take all night, and I don’t want to waste time on that. I want to hear about the lovely, fascinating and beautiful brooke logan forrester. Tell me about your work, tell me about your life. I want to know everything.
Brooke: Okay. Postmenopausal women with hr+ her2-
Hollis: Wait, so an actual bed on a runway?
Brooke: Yes. Yes. An actual bed. It was so much fun.
Hollis: Yeah, I bet, for you and the audience. Man, I wish I could’ve come to one of those showings.
Brooke: Aw, you should’ve been there!
Brooke: It was a packed house. And for some reason, it was predominantly male for the press at, uh, brooke bedroom fashion shows.
Hollis: Gee, imagine that.
Brooke: I don’t know.
Hollis: I can’t figure that one out. So, do you, uh, do you still model?
Brooke: Mmm, no, I work mostly on the business end of things.
Hollis: Yeah, but couldn’t you do both? I mean…
Hollis: I mean, I’m just– I’m just saying, like you– you could do both.
Brooke: Yeah. It was never my intention to model. I always was more interested in business.
Hollis: Yeah. Yeah, deacon even said something about you, uh, being pretty hardcore.
Brooke: Ah. Yeah.
Hollis: I think he said you had a, uh, biology degree?
Brooke: Mm-hmm. That’s when I started working at forrester creations. I was working the lab.
Brooke: Did you ever hear of the belief formula?
Hollis: Wait a second. Um… the wrinkles, uh, sp– wrinkle-free spray.
Brooke: Mm-hmm. My invention.
Hollis: You did that.
Brooke: I did that.
Hollis: You did?
Brooke: I did!
Hollis: Wow. That is so cool. So, uh, chemistry, huh?
Brooke: Yeah. Chemistry. I get bladder leaks.
Taylor: Okay, well, I’m gonna go home now. I just thought that I would stop by and, you know, share my excitement.
Hope: Yes, well, I will– I will try to think positively and not worry.
Taylor: Yeah, please don’t worry. Really, like this could be the beginning of a brand new chapter in your mom’s life, without ridge. The possibilities are endless.
Brooke: Okay. Wait. Wait. Oh, my gosh.
Hollis: What’s wrong?
Brooke: Nothing. This has been lovely.
Hollis: Has been lovely?
Brooke: You’re a great guy, hollis.
Hollis: Great, yeah. I’ve been dumped with those same starting words before.
Brooke: No. No, nobody’s dumping anybody here. This is a first date, remember?
Brooke: You are so handsome, but, uh–
Hollis: But, uh, this is not happening.
Brooke: Yeah. I can’T.
Brooke: I’m sorry, I can’t–
Hollis: No, it’s okay. Look, I would never ask you to do something you’re not ready for.
Brooke: It’s just, this is a strange time for me, you know? I’m, uh, trying to figure out what I want out of my life, and what I’m doing. My future. And I’m not sure I’m ready for dating.
Hollis: I get it.
Hollis: Yeah. I get it.
Brooke: Well, thank you for the wonderful evening. I enjoyed getting to know you.
Hollis: Well, thank you for having me. And I enjoyed getting to know you as well, and look, even if we hang out as just friends, I hope I get to see you again soon.
Hope: Oh, no. I mean, I wish I could be as excited as taylor about this, and I want my mom to find happiness. I just– I don’t know, I think it might be too soon. I’m not sure if my mom is ready, and I just– I don’t want her to get hurt.
Taylor: Hey, brooke? Are you up here?
Taylor: Hey. Hi!
Taylor: Okay, so, I was– I was just down at the cabin.
Taylor: Talking to hope and liam, kind of dorking about your date night. Oh, when I was leaving, I– I saw hollis drive away, and is everything okay, or– are you okay?
Brooke: Nothing’s wrong. Not with hollister, anyway.
Taylor: Talk to me. What happened?
Brooke: I don’t know. I mean, it was– it was a fun night. He was– he was exciting and sweet and polite. He was, uh, incredibly sexy and intelligent. And he… was showing his admiration for me. And I was showing mine for him and he kissed me.
Taylor: He kissed you?
Brooke: Yeah. Well, it was actually, uh, mutual. We kissed each other. And it was one darn good kiss.
Taylor: Okay, I’m– I’m trying to follow. I don’t understand what– what’s wrong?
Brooke: I don’t know. Gosh, I– I don’t know. I mean, the woman I used to be would just go for that situation, you know? I don’t– I just am not ready. I’m not. I just… I can’T. Like, I couldn’T. I tried everything to remove fabric odors,
Liam: So wha– what is it that worries you the most? I mean, do you think hollis is a creep or something, or–
Hope: No! Not at all. I don’t get that impression.
Liam: Okay, well. It’s one date. If they’ve got nothing in common, there won’t be a second. No harm, no foul.
Hope: What about my dad and how he’ll react? I mean–
Liam: Ah, there it is. That’s what this is about.
Hope: No! No. It– there’s not–
Hope: There’s not an agenda here. I just… I think my mom should be with someone that she’s already comfortable with. That knows her, so she doesn’t have to start from scratch with someone new, and sure, you know, maybe my dad might be a decent choice, or even ridge, if he got his act together. But I just– I’m saying my mom should be with someone who understands her, who connects with her.
Liam: O– okay, but ridge, your dad, even my dad, none of the guys that actually fit that description are very available right now.
Hope: Okay, so if none of them are options, then… who? Who might be a good match for my mom? That she already has a bond with, someone that… I don’t know?
Taylor: You just said it yourself, you’re not ready. You know, I was– I was pushing you a little bit. I’m sorry, I just– no, this isn’t easy, you know, moving on from ridge after… after all those years, it’s–
Brooke: I just feel like I have been moving on, you know? It’s not like I’m just sitting around, pining away for him. I’m not. Are you?
Taylor: No. No.
Brooke: So, then why did I put the brakes on? He and me were having a fun time and he was flattering and–
Taylor: I don’t know. You know, maybe it just– it was– it was just… it was just too much too soon. Felt weird.
Brooke: But it was nice. This– I knew I had to stop, and I– I just couldn’t go any further.
Taylor: And that’s okay, ’cause there was no expectation for it to go any further.
Brooke: I guess I just don’t know him, right? I mean– ugh, dating is weird. I mean, it’s horrible, actually. I’ve been with ridge most of my adult life, and been so in love with him. So what am I supposed to do now? Supposed to just have random discussions with these random men, or create some kind of profile on some dating app? What? No! It’s crazy, I– I don’t have the time or the energy for that. I guess what it comes down to, really, is I… I don’t want to take the time to get to know somebody. Is that so terrible?
Taylor: No. I don’t think it’s terrible at all. You know, I think we’re just at a place in our lives where we– we want to skip the whole getting to know you phase, and we just want to be with someone who– who knows exactly who we are, and likes us anyway.
Brooke: I guess if I am to be with somebody in the future, it has to be somebody I know. Ah, god. I– I don’t want to have sex with a man I just met. I don’T. There. I said it. Okay, I’ve said it. I– oh, my god.
Brooke: Is– is that gross?
Taylor: Did you hear that? It’s stephanie doing the happy dance.
Brooke: Oh, stephanie.
[ Both laughing ]
Taylor: Oh, that’s– yeah, it is gross.
Taylor: I feel the same way, though.
Brooke: Well, what about you? I mean, if it’s not ridge for you, then… who is it? Could you imagine yourself with any man out there, to be with for the rest of your life?
Taylor: I just…
Brooke: So that means we’re just alone, and never getting to have that kind of affection ever again? I mean…
Taylor: No, no, no, no. No, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no, no. Oh, gosh. You know what? I am still so blown away that you asked me to move in here with you. I’m not– I’m not really ready to make that, you know, commitment yet or–
Brooke: It’s okay.
Taylor: Brooke. I am here for you. Always. I’m not going anywhere, okay? I can– I can even stay here tonight with you, if you want me to.
Taylor: Yeah. I mean, I’m gonna need a– an extra pair of pjs, and then we’ll go downstairs and we’ll make some popcorn and we’ll watch some funny movies. And we’ll laugh.
Brooke: I would really like that, yeah.
Taylor: And you know, you know me. And– and– and you trust me.
Brooke: And you know me. And you still like me anyway.
Taylor: I really do.
Brooke: My dear friend, taylor.
Taylor: My dear friend, brooke.
[ Both laughing ]