B&B Transcript Monday, April 24, 2023

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[ Relaxing music ]

[ Phone clicking ]

[ Brooke laughs ]

Rj: Aw, nice. Look at us.

Brooke: Look at us. Rj, I– I still can’t believe you’re here.

Rj: The look on your face when you saw me… priceless.

Ridge: It was good.

Rj: Hey, don’t you laugh too hard. I got you too.

Ridge: You know what? Your surprise was so good, you almost didn’t make it in the building.

Rj: Almost. Keyword almost. All right? Ridge forrester jr. Always finds a way.

Ridge: Apparently, he does. Yes.

Brooke: Okay. You know what? You can play a trick like that on me anytime you want as long as it means you’re home, okay?

Thomas: Sorry, mom. Just… just one more second. When inspiration hits, you know?

Taylor: Oh, no, I do. I do know actually. You know, inspiration always used to hit your dad when we were just sitting down for dinner. So, I always… always kept extra napkins laying around so he could sketch on ’em.

Thomas: Yeah. Yeah. No, I remember. Um, okay. Sorry. Uh, what’s up?

Taylor: Um, it’s kind of annoying. I stopped by to really just see how things are going with hope.

Thomas: With hope?

Taylor: Yeah.

Thomas: They’re great.

Taylor: Okay. So, I have to ask. No urges or desire?

Thomas: That’s a very weird conversation to have with my mother.

Taylor: That’s a very fair conversation considering everybody’s worried. So…

Thomas: Okay. Mom, I– I promise I’m not having any urges or desires. Okay.

[ Laughs ] I– I’m not gonna try and manipulate anyone or force you and dad together. I– I honestly, I just wanna be the best designer I possibly can and I wanna prove to everybody that they can trust me, especially you.

Taylor: Oh. You don’t need to prove anything to me. I– I’m not the one, you know. I wouldn’t have backed you if I didn’t trust you. You know that, right?

Thomas: Yeah. I– I appreciate that. Thank you. I’m great.

Taylor: I know you are. You’ve done a lot of work on yourself and it’s all paying off, and I’m very proud of you. So is your dad.

Thomas: Aw. Thanks, mom.

Taylor: Yeah.

[ Taylor laughs ]

Thomas: I get it. I get it. Look, I’ve made strides before forward and then I fall back and I appreciate you looking out for me.

Taylor: Yeah. Look, you’ve– you are working harder than you’ve ever worked before and it shows, you know. But doesn’t mean that it’s not challenging working with hope day in and day out ’cause you’ve loved her for a long time.

Thomas: It’s not challenging. Yes, I do love hope. I still do ’cause she’s my friend, right? We’re coworkers. Co-parents. She’s a great person, right? But– but I’m not pursuing her in any way. I– I– I don’t want to be with her. I– I know she doesn’t want to be with me–

Taylor: I know, I know.

Thomas: And she’s with liam. And I respect their relationship and I will never, ever do anything to break them apart.

Taylor: Okay. Okay. I’m sorry I asked. I get it. I love you. Have I told you how proud I am of you?

Thomas: You just did, but it’s okay. You can tell me again ’cause I really like hearing it.

Taylor: Oh, my god. I am so proud of you.

Thomas: Thank you so much.

Taylor: Oh, my god. Sorry to just bombard you with all the questions.

[ Taylor laughs ]

Hope: Hi. Hi, taylor. Hi. I was actually– I was just about to go over some designs with thomas.

Taylor: Oh.

Ridge: Are you ever not on that thing?

Brooke: Ridge!

Ridge: What?

Rj: Check it out.

Ridge: That’s us. You uploaded the picture of us.

Rj: Yep.

Ridge: That’s got 3,000 likes already.

Rj: Yep.

Ridge: And this… you get paid for this?

Rj: Yes.

Ridge: Wow. Well, enjoy it.

Rj: Mom, I almost forgot. I come bearing gifts.

Brooke: Oh, you got me something?

Rj: Oh, yeah.

Brooke: Oh, chocolates.

Rj: Not just any old chocolates. It’s chocolates from switzerland.

Brooke: Chocolates from switzerland? I can’t believe this. Thank you, sweetie. Wait. Wait. When were you in switzerland?

Ridge: Boy gets around.

Rj: You know, it’s great seeing you two so happy. I know you guys have been through a lot lately.

Ridge: It’s an understatement.

Brooke: Yeah. But things are better now.

Rj: Yeah. I’m happy to hear it. How are all my brothers and sisters doing?

Brooke: They’re great. Bridget is in new york working at the hospital and rick’s still at international.

Rj: I know. We linked up in paris.

Brooke: Yeah, that’s right. And hope, she’s doing fabulous with her family, liam and the kids. And oh my gosh, her line, hope for the future is going crazy. It’s so successful.

Rj: I’ve– I’ve been keeping up with the latest and its fire. I gotta admit.

Brooke: Yeah.

Rj: Dad, how’s steffy?

Ridge: Steffy’s good. I mean, you know her. Force of nature, she’s got kids and a husband, a house and she’s running this company with me. It’s all effortless with her.

Rj: Yeah. Well, I’m glad that her and finn can finally put the whole sheila nightmare behind them. We all finally can, which is good.

Brooke: Hm.

Ridge: Didn’t ask about thomas. Didn’t ask about your brother.

Rj: Yeah. How– how is my big brother?

Ridge: He’s good. He’s doing really well. Have you spoken to him?

Rj: Um, no. Not in a while.

Ridge: Huh. But would you say that things are okay between the two of you? I’m steve, I lost 138 pounds in nine months on golo

Thomas: Okay. So this is what’s so amazing about lace, right? And– and keeping with the boho design. But you put it in there sort of as a base and then you can add something else on top of it like– like leather.

Hope: To give it a little edge.

Thomas: Exactly.

Hope: I like it. And we could also play with the colors and use the leather to create kind of a richer, darker tone, but then use the lace to soften it up.

Thomas: Like taking both worlds and bringing them together.

Taylor: You know what, kind of like the two of you. You know, I’ve– I’ve– I’ve never seen you guys so creatively in sync and it’s– it’s pretty cool. I’m– I’m sorry that liam is not okay with this, you know?

Hope: Oh, you know, hopefully, he gets used to it because we are co-workers.

Taylor: Yeah, of course. And god, he– he has no reason to be concerned anymore.

Thomas: Yeah. And that may be true, but he has every reason to be skeptical of me. I mean, I’ve– I’ve done some pretty horrible things in the past and hurt their relationship and I never want that to happen again. And I promise that I will, moving forward, you know, win him over. Are you okay?

Hope: Yeah. Yeah. It’s just everything is, I don’t know. We’re finally coming together with douglas, with hope for the future. And heck, I mean, even our moms are besties now.

Taylor: Yeah.

Thomas: I don’t– I didn’t see that coming.

Taylor: Yeah. Nope. Neither did I.

Thomas: I don’t think anyone could have.

Taylor: No. No. Look, brooke and I will always care about ridge. We really will. But you know, it’s– we have families with him, but it’s– it’s nice just to be done with all the drama.

Thomas: It is. You know, and dad, he wants the best for everyone honestly. I think that he really respects your friendship with brooke and I don’t know, he wants– he wants this family to be great. This– this very big, very weird and complicated family.

Rj: What’s my relationship like with my brother?

Ridge: Yeah. That’s the question.

Brooke: We understand if things are a bit complicated between you and thomas.

Rj: Complicated… it’s just what he did was messed up. Making that call to cps pretending to be mom. I’m not gonna lie, it hurt when you two got separated, but I can’t get caught up in all the family drama. I just can’T. I’ve watched my brothers and sisters go at it against each other just too many times. The whole forrester-logan rivalry, it isn’t fun, especially when you’re a forrester and a logan. And I’m proud to be both. I have great parents and amazing brothers and sisters. We’re all really, really blessed.

Ridge: Could have used your sound mind a few years ago.

Rj: Well, I think I needed to step away to develop it.

Brooke: You’ve really grown up, rj.

Ridge: We’re both proud of you.

Rj: Thank you, dad. I hope I’m not coming across like I don’t care. It’s just, I really don’t wanna get caught up in any of the family drama. It’s one of the reasons why I haven’t been back in so long.

Brooke: Of course. I mean, we understand. We don’t want you to have to feel like you need to pick a side.

Ridge: No, not at all. Family is supposed to help and inspire. It’s not something we should run from.

Rj: I’m not running, dad. I’m just trying to stay focused. You know, I think this whole latest encounter with sheila really proves that our family is much stronger unified than fighting against each other. Hell, if dad and bill can get along, there’s no reason our family can’t, right?

Ridge: Yeah, that’s a good point. Um, we’ve been doing pretty well.

Brooke: Mm-hmm. Yeah. Pretty well. It’s even better now though, right? Now that he’s back home? And I’m not gonna let you leave. I’m not. Okay everyone, our mission is complete balanced nutrition.

Hope: This is the collection so far.

Thomas: I wanted vintage hope for the future to inspire the collection, not– not be a reboot, right?

Hope: No, but showing its growth and development.

Thomas: Yeah. As we all have grown and developed over the time since hope for the future was launched, right? Actually, this one was zende’S.

Taylor: I– I love it. I– I love everything. I really do. I’M… you guys are a– a good team. You– you really are. You collaborate very, very well. I– I bet the bond is strengthened even more from parenting douglas together.

[ Door opens ]

Charlie: Sorry for the intrusion, but you might wanna lap up this grand cru before I spill it. Some might call it news, others might call it gossip.

Hope: What is it?

Charlie: Well, here I am, hard at work when the front desk wakes me– walkies me and says that ridge forrester is trying to get in the building.

Thomas: That’s the news, charlie?

Taylor: What?

Charlie: Well, security said ridge forrester was at the entrance, but ridge forrester was in his office working.

Hope: So someone is pretending to be ridge and trying to break into forrester.

Charlie: Oh, the tale of two ridges is far more complex than that my friends.

Thomas.: Can you get to the point?

Charlie: Well, the ridge at the front entrance was a real ridge. The ridge in this office was a real ridge. What? Two ridges? Two ridge forresters? How can that be? Well, there was a big ridge and a little ridge. Well, not so little anymore, I guess you’d call–

Hope: Are you talking about rj? Like our rj?

Charlie: Bingo.

Thomas: Why didn’t you just say that in the first place?

Hope: Thomas, our baby brother is home.

Thomas: Yeah.

Ridge: Well, what do you think? You– you just gonna stay for a while or you– you just gonna stay until the next festival kicks off?

Rj: That’s a fair question. But no, I’m not just passing through. I’ve– I’ve– I’ve really missed you guys. I miss being home.

Brooke: Oh, honey. You don’t know how good it makes me feel to hear you say that.

Ridge: So maybe since you’re gonna stay for a while, you could be in the office.

Brooke: Uh, ridge…

Ridge: Yeah. He could work as– as an intern.

Rj: Dad?

Ridge: What?

Rj: What are you doing? You know how I feel about the fashion industry. I–

Ridge: I know, but it’s been a while and maybe now coming back, it– it would be different. You know, you could spend some time with me, with your granddad. We’d just be here and we’d, I don’t know, we’d love to have you.

Rj: I– I appreciate the offer, but I got my own thing going on.

Ridge: Yeah. The– the online stuff.

Rj: Yeah. I mean, that’s stuff, being an influencer, it allows me to travel the world. Collaborate with so many artists. And–

Ridge: I know because you are an artist. We– we– we are artists.

Brooke: Ridge, don’t pressure him. Okay? He’s just finding his–

Ridge: I’m– I’m not! I’m just talking about the sketches you used to make. And they were good. You remember? They were good.

Rj: Dad, thank you. I appreciate it. But come on, isn’t it already busy enough here between you and granddad and hope and steffy? And not to mention thomas and zende are killing it.

Ridge: Just because they’re designers it doesn’t mean that we don’t have room for you. What?

Rj: Dad, I’ve got my own followers. I’m– I’m building my brand. I’m making my own content and it’s–

Ridge: Okay. I know. I– I get that. I’m– I’m hip to all that. But here’s the thing. Wait. Hey, if you’re gonna create some stuff here, you design some stuff here, you could make your brand bigger. Get more followers. You know what I’m saying? Please.

Brooke: Yes, I know what you’re saying, but can you just stop for a second? He just got here.

Ridge: I know.

Brooke: Look, he’s– he’s here. I don’t wanna scare him away, ridge. Stop. I really missed you so much. I did. I missed you.

Rj: I missed you too. Martial arts is my passion.

Hope: Wait, so rj is here in los angeles?

Charlie: Not just in los angeles, but in the building, mon amie. In fact, he’s in the office de grand fromage with brooke as we speak.

Thomas: Wow. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen rj.

Charlie: Well, he is not such a kid anymore. In fact, he turned out to be quite the handsome jack. Chip off the old block, if you ask me. You can tell tell ridge I said that, okay?

Thomas: Okay.

Charlie: Okay. Well, I will get outta your hair and charlie, will go back to what charlie does best and that is keeping forrester safe from neferocity.

Thomas: It’s not a word, charlie.

Charlie: Oh.

Taylor: This is exciting. Your little brother’s back.

Hope: I know. We– I was actually talking about rj with my mom this morning. I mean, she always misses him, but sometimes it just hits her really hard. So, I am sure that she is thrilled. So I am… I’m gonna go see our brother.

Thomas: Yeah, you go ahead. I’ll catch up.

Hope: Okay.

Thomas: Yeah.

Taylor: Um, okay. Um… why didn’t go with hope to see your brother?

Thomas: ‘Cause I have stuff I have to do right now.

Taylor: Really? Have you talked to rj at all?

Thomas: No. Not in a while.

Taylor: No? Why?

Thomas: Because being at odds with his mom makes for some pretty awkward conversation.

Taylor: Okay. But you’re not at odds anymore, so.

Thomas: He doesn’t know that.

Taylor: Yeah, because you haven’t talked to him in a while. See? See how that works? Come on. It’d be good for you to reconnect with your brother.

Thomas: Do you have to do the psych thing all the time?

Taylor: Do you have to avoid the psych thing all the time? I wanna know how you feel about rj being back.

Thomas: You know, I could ask you the exact same question. How do you feel about the only child that dad and brooke ever had being back?

Rj: So we’re cool, dad?

Ridge: Yeah. I’m just happy you’re home.

Brooke: We both are. And don’t worry, there’s gonna be plenty of time to figure out what you wanna do while you’re back here in la.

Rj: Well, I mean, I know I wanna work on my online brand. But don’t worry, dad, I’m not gonna slack off.

Ridge: I’m not– why do you– no, I know. I’m– I’m not worried about you slacking off. I know how you get when you’re passionate about something. I just don’t want you to forget that you have designer blood running through your veins. That’s all.

Hope: Rj.

Rj: Oh, hey, hope.

Hope: Excuse me. Come here. Come here. Hi. Oh, my gosh. I can’t believe you.

Rj: What?

Hope: When we talked yesterday, you didn’t tell me you were coming home.

Rj: Well, I wanted to surprise you and all of them.

Brooke: And what a wonderful surprise it was.

Hope: Well, you look great.

Rj: Aw, thank you. So do you. Not to mention you have been killing it with hope for the future.

Hope: Ah, yeah. Well, thomas does deserve some of the credit, but what about you? I mean, I’ve been keeping up to date on all your exciting adventures.

Rj: Yeah. It– it’s been amazing, but I, you know, I was ready to come home. I missed everybody, especially you.

Hope: Does this mean you’re going to stay for more than a week?

Brooke: He better be.

Rj: Yes. I… like I was telling mom and dad, I’m gonna be hanging around for a while and my plans are open.

Ridge: That’s what we like to hear.

Hope: Well, you were certainly missed. Right, mom?

Brooke: Yes. So much.

Hope: Oh, my gosh. Look at you. I mean, it feels just like yesterday that we were running around these halls and having dance parties in the showroom after everyone left for the day.

Rj: Yeah. Such are good times.

Hope: Yes, they were. And now we get to have some more. It’s good to have you home, rj.

Rj: It’s good to be home.

Hope: Oh, group hug.

Brooke: Let’s do a family hug.

Hope: Everyone get in here. I’m so happy.

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