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[ Birds chirping ]

[ Sheila chuckles ]

Sheila: You’re proposing. You’re really… ready for marriage.

Bill: I am ready to share my life with someone who finally understands me. A woman that I can share my dreams with. All my secrets. And I know that she’s willing to do the same. Look, we’ve both been married before. We couldn’t be our true selves out of either fear or embarrassment. So just imagine what it will be like to be able to be our authentic selves without judgment. Am I ready?

[ Chuckles ] You’re damn right that I am ready. And I hope you are too. So say yes, sheila. Tell me you’ll be my wife.

Det. Chen: And sheila’s buying this?

Ridge: She has to. This proposal’s gonna put her over the top. She’s gonna trust bill completely and spill her secret.

Det. Chen: The crimes we can charge her with might not put her away for life, but–

Ridge: First degree murder will. We all know she’s done it. Just need some proof. Come on, sheila, take the bait.

Stephen: Ridge is mia. Now, at such a critical and dangerous time for you and your family.

Brooke: You have to understand, dad. He were so disillusioned.

Stephen: No, no, no. Thomas pulled a horrific stunt and ridge should be angry. I’m not saying otherwise, but to leave town now and for how long with sheila carter at large? I mean, what– what is wrong with him? What is ridge up to?

Paul: Hey, guys, enjoy your meal.

Woman: Thank you so much.

Deacon: So that’s it, huh? One and done? You haven’t seen brooke again?

Paul: It’s not that I don’t want to, but, uh… she’s not ready to put herself back out there. Gotta respect her wishes.

Deacon: Yeah, you do. And thanks for that. Although, I gotta tell you, I’m not surprised because ridge isn’t exactly someone that she’s gonna get over quickly.

Paul: Yeah. Well, the longer he stays out of town, the easier it should get.

Deacon: You would think.

Paul: Unless… you think maybe he’s finally made his way back?

Brooke: Dad, criticizing ridge doesn’t really help.

Stephen: Was i being critical?

Pam: Oh, a tad.

Stephen: Strange, him not being here. That’s all I’m saying.

Brooke: He’s got his reasons. Whatever it is, is important. He told me that whatever he’s doing is for himself and for the wellbeing of the family.

Stephen: Whatever that means.

Ridge: Sheila thinks she’s gonna get everything she ever wanted. Come on honey, put on the ring. Spill your guts so we can lock you up. Keep you away from our families.

Bill: Well, what is it? I mean, what’s going on in that head of yours? Are you thinking that we’re already living together and that’s a commitment? Well, no. I mean, it’s– it’s not. You can call me old fashioned, but symbolism matters to me. What that ring on your finger tells the world and, more importantly, what it tells us. This is my way of, I don’t know, breaking down any final barriers that exist between us. It– it tells you that you can believe in me. Completely. When I put this ring on your finger… it means that we can be open with each other about anything.

Sheila: No. Stop. Stop.

Deacon: Wait.

Paul: So, now that my love life’s not going anywhere, tell me about yours. Let me live vicariously through you.

Deacon: Me. What? Are you kidding me? You’ve been on way more dates than I have.

Paul: What? One?

Deacon: I– way more dates than I have.

Paul: Really? So that whole mystery woman and you are no longer an item?

Deacon: Look, the only mystery that I got going on is whether or not this place is gonna be a success. So what do you say? Let’s get back to work.

[ Indistinct chatter ]

[ Birds chirping ]

Stephen: Bill actually says it’s love, these feelings he has for sheila?

Brooke: It’s not easy for me to comprehend. I mean, why couldn’t he find a woman with a conscience or… somebody who doesn’t belong in prison?

Pam: Who hasn’t tried to kill you. I mean, he keeps… putting people he cares about at risk. That’s what I cannot wrap my head around.

Brooke: Yeah. I wish I could explain it, but I can’T. I don’t think I’ll ever understand what bill is doing with sheila.

Bill: Why are you hesitating? You don’t want this? You don’t want a future together? A life together?

Sheila: A life, yeah. And we have talked about a future. I have– I’ve fantasized about that. But even so, I– I never imagined becoming mrs. Bill spencer.

Bill: Well, start imagining. Imagine the biggest, grandest wedding of your dreams. Or if you prefer to drive down to city hall and do that, hey, no problem. Whatever you prefer, right? I don’t care as long as it happens. I– I– I– wanna show all the naysayers what you mean to me. I don’t wanna hide our relationship. I don’t wanna hide our feelings. I mean, with you by my side. I don’t feel like I have to hide anything from anyone, least of all you. Share my– my hopes and my dreams and… my fears. That’s what I want this to be. We are the keepers of each other’s deepest, darkest secrets. This ring says that you can– you can believe in me completely. It’s a symbol of– of the door that we can walk through… into our future.

Sheila: Yeah, a future where, uh… I’m your wife.

Bill: Yes.

[ Laughs ] Yes. That you’re my wife. We can both have the kind of relationship that we have always longed for. One where we are– we are opened, we are honest, we have full transparency. There’s nothing hidden, no secrets.

[ Sheila chuckles ]

Sheila: You– you think that your sons were upset before, when they find about this–

Bill: Stop. Stop. I don’t give a damn about my sons. They don’t know what’s best for me. I know what’s best for me. And that’s you.

Sheila: Okay. Full transparency?

Bill: Mm-hmm.

Sheila: What are you really talking about here? I am– I’m not naive, bill. I’m sure that you’ve– you’ve passed this by your lawyers. So what is it? What is it that I have to sign? The prenup?

Bill: The pre…

[ Laughs ] There’s– there’s no prenup. No! What, you– you think I wanna go into this with– with an expiration date on it? No. No prenup, no lawyers, no legalese. Nothing. Nothing but my full… an undying commitment to you. Put the ring on, sheila. Say you’ll marry me. I’m jonathan lawson

Stephen: Bill wasn’t hearing anything you had to say.

Brooke: Well, that’s just it. He was. He even acknowledged that I was right.

Pam: Well, you are right, but he still wants to be with this crazy woman, a woman who shot you. Must be terrifying knowing that sheila’s walking free.

Brooke: Extremely. Not knowing when she’s gonna show up or where, or if she’s gonna be in a vengeful mood or not. It’s no way to live.

Stephen: All the more reason ridge should be here right now. Okay, honey, I– I’m trying to bite my tongue about this. But come on… ridge wants to disappear for a while, fine. But let him do it another time. Not now. Not while his family needs him the most.

Det. Chen: She hasn’t said yes yet. Could be a problem.

Ridge: Come on, bill. Just get that ring on her finger and make your fiancé confess to murder one.

Sheila: I just… I don’t think I’ve ever been so surprised. It’s the last thing I was expecting,

Bill: Is it really? Even with all the late night conversations we had about this very thing and cuddling by the fire, talking about our future, you didn’t have even the slightest idea?

Sheila: Okay. There’s no doubt that we had a very powerful connection. But even so, I mean, there are times that I look at you and I really have no idea what you are thinking.

Bill: All right. Can we–

Sheila: Or– no, I’m– or how do you even feel about me?

Bill: I was about to say, I think we’ve covered that, haven’t we? And it’s– it’s hard for people like us to– to fully trust. This is the– hell, the first time in my life that I’ve been able to be my authentic self with someone. And that’s because you accept me for me. You love me for me. The good, the bad, and– and– and the ugly. We’re able to be real with each other. I’ve had– that’s the beauty of this. And that’s the symbolic promise that this ring holds. And the symbolic promise that our– our vows would hold when we stand at the altar.

Sheila: This means so much to me. It’s what I’ve always wanted. And I-I’ve always craved.

Bill: Then say yes.

Sheila: I want to. I just… I– I– I need a minute. I need to process, because… this is a huge step. It’ll alter my future. It– it’ll change the course of my life.

Bill: Wow.

[ Laughs ] Truer words have never been spoken. You accept my proposal, it will permanently change your future.

Sheila: I’ll have an answer. I– I will. I just… I need to go for a drive. I– I won’t be long.

Bill: Okay. I want you to do whatever, whatever you need. But… I also want you to take this with you and try it on.

Sheila: No, bill.

Bill: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I want– I want you to see how it feels. I’ll be here waiting for you.

Sheila: Okay. I will. I won’t be long. I will… have an answer.

[ Footsteps receding ]

[ Door closes ] Hi, I’m darlene let her leave.

Det. Chen: Don’t worry. I’m checking with the crew on the ground, making sure they’re following.

Ridge: What if she runs? What do we do then?

Det. Chen: You do remember how many agents we have on this, right? How many we’ve had since even before her absurd prison release.

Ridge: Think about that. Why would she buy that? Why would you think that a judge would just set her free?

Det. Chen: Just because your daughter didn’t testify. Clearly, he had to let her go. There was no other option. For a criminal mastermind, sheila’s kinda gullible.

Ridge: All the time we put into this. All the people. Not just… bill, but the judge, you, your team.

Det. Chen: Don’t forget you. You’ve been here day and night since the beginning.

Ridge: We couldn’t just send her down for an attempted murder. They’d let her go after a couple of years. She’d go after my family again. I can’t have that. Need to put her away for something bigger. And murder one will do the trick. Just need some proof.

[ Laptop beeps ] This can’t all have been for nothing.

Det. Chen: Ah, so that’s where she went.

Ridge: Where?

Det. Chen: Sheila, surprise, surprise, where she ran off to? Deacon sharpe’s apartment, again.

[ Knock on the door ]

Deacon: Your text said it was important. What’s going on?

Sheila: It’s– it’s– it’s bill.

Deacon: What about bill?

Sheila: It’s unbelievable. Unimaginable, really. I– I– something I– I never thought he’d ever do.

Deacon: What did he do? What did spencer do?

Sheila: I’ve been living with him for a while now.

Deacon: I’m aware.

Sheila: Oh, I– I’m– I really can’t believe that– that he took me in, that he never sent me back to jail. And– and now… I know why, deacon, he loves me. He truly loves me.

Deacon: I– I– I mean, did– did he do something to demonstrate this? I mean, what did he buy you, a tiara?

Sheila: Oh. A ring.

Deacon: A ring?

Sheila: Yes. A gorgeous, beautiful diamond engagement ring.

Deacon: Wait, you’re telling me that bill the billionaire proposed to sheila the felon?

Sheila: That’s exactly what I’m saying. He wants to make me his wife. He– he doesn’t want anything keeping us apart. He wants me to open up to him completely. I can’t believe this. I mean… he wants me to be mrs. Bill spencer.

Bill: She was clearly shocked, but I think she bought it.

Ridge: You sold it well.

Bill: Well, of course I sold it well. I told you from the beginning I was gonna sell it well.

Ridge: I’m so sorry I didn’t say– yes. You sold it well. You didn’t sell it perfectly. Because once again, you had to put billy’s spin on it with all this honesty and trust. Where did that come from?

Bill: Well, whose spin am I supposed to put on it? I’m the only one here. And that was the idea, right? Lay it on thick. Get the confession.

Ridge: The idea was not to tip her off.

Bill: Well, you know what? I must have missed this chapter in my how to con a psycho handbook. Look, I told you, I’m about at the end of my rope. I wanna get that confession and be done with this.

Ridge: And you will get it if you stick to the plan. Can you do that? Just make her feel comfortable and then we can move on.

Det. Chen: She’s still at sharpe’s place.

Ridge: Your girlfriend’s at deacon’S.

Bill: What is that about? What is that? She– she has to get permission from that dimwit pizza maker to accept my proposal?

Ridge: And he’ll give it to her.

Bill: Then she’ll come racing back here. I will slip that ring on her finger, make her squeal like a pig. She will confess to everybody she’s offed. And then, then we will have her, forrester, and our families will finally be safe from that maniac, sheila carter, forever.

Sheila: Bill proposed. He wants to marry me. God, is it– is this really happening? Is this just too good to be true?

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