Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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Taylor: A back-stabbing traitor, me? Listen to me, brooke–
Brooke: You betrayed me. All this time, you pretended you wanted to be friends and bury the past.
Taylor: I did.
Brooke: All this time you were really just manipulating me. You were biding your time, waiting ’til I fully trusted you, just to stab me in the back. How could you? Really, how could you be so deceitful? Setting me up with deacon so that you– you could be with ridge.
Hollis: Alec just called, he’s not gonna be able to make his shift. His wife’s in labor. What do you want to do? Boss?
Deacon: What? What? Huh?
Hollis: I just said we’re down a waiter and you didn’t hear a word I said. What’s going on with you?
Deacon: I think I might have started something.
Ridge: Through all these years, you still haven’t lost your touch. These are amazing.
Eric: Thank you, my boy. I appreciate that. But that’s not the only reason I asked you in here. Like how are things with– with brooke and taylor? How’s that going?
Eric: You know how much I love having you staying at the house with me. You know that. I’m enjoying that.
Ridge: I’m enjoying it also.
Eric: Yeah, but I’m thinking that maybe it’s almost time for you to move on with your life–
Ridge: We had this conversation. It’s not all up to me–
Eric: I know. It’s all about this thing between brooke and taylor. I understand. So, what’s going on with that? Has anything changed?
Taylor: I think about
falling asleep in your arms
and waking up next to you.
I just miss the little things,
the simple things.
I miss you.
Eric: Act– actually what?
Ridge: One of the ladies came out and told me how she really feels.
Ridge: So close, taylor.
Hollis: You think you started something?
Deacon: Yeah, brooke was in here before.
Hollis: Yeah, I saw her head out.
Deacon: After I told her how I felt about her, again. I asked her if there was a chance that we could have a life together.
Hollis: Well– well what did she say?
Deacon: Don’t worry. She shot me down, nicely.
Hollis: Join the club.
Deacon: We’re getting t-shirts made.
Hollis: We should.
Deacon: I just don’t know why, I don’t know why I listened to her.
Hollis: To brooke?
Deacon: No, to taylor.
Taylor: There was a build-up of things that happened, brooke. And if you would hear me out, you would understand. Exactly why I—
Brooke: No, no, no no! Stop it! I don’t want to hear your excuse.
Taylor: Of course you don’T.
Brooke: I heard what you said to ridge. Damn it, taylor. God, I thought we were on a new path. I thought we were doing something different. Showing our children that rivalries can be overcome and something beautiful and wonderful and fulfilling can come out of that. Like our friendship. But obviously, I was wrong. You didn’t put any of that past you. All you were doing was biding your time, waiting for a chance to make a move on ridge.
Taylor: Oh, my god. Just admit it already. Admit it that you sent deacon in my direction so that it would clear your path to ridge.
Taylor: Hold on a second. Just– just, ho– [ Grunts ] Because you’ve been so honest and so transparent, right? Okay, I’ll do the same. You know what I simply, uh, pointed out that you and deacon share a history together. Something that maybe the two of you could consider.
Brooke: Oh, god, right. I don’t believe for a second that you were looking out for my best interest. You went to ridge behind my back. You went to him and you poured your heart out to win him back. You set me up with deacon so that it would clear your way to ridge. Hey! It’s your dry skin.
Eric: Taylor came to you. You didn’t encourage her in any way, did you?
Ridge: No, no, no, dad. I didn’t encourage her. They– they… said that their friendship was a priority and i wasn’t gonna interfere with that. Then taylor came to me out of the blue.
Eric: What exactly did she say to you?
Ridge: What didn’t she say? She– she said she misses our family and– and how proud she is of thomas and steffy. And she may have pitched the idea of her going to rome with us.
Eric: So she wants you back?
Hollis: Taylor? What does she have to do with this?
Deacon: Everything. I– look, a little while back, brooke and taylor, they’re in here. So, you know, I go over to the table and I start chit-chatting with them. You know, I’m being my usual devastatingly charming self. And taylor is just like watching me and brooke. You know, the easy way that we relate to each other, bonding over hope, but it wasn’t until brooke left that taylor started talking.
Hollis: About what?
Deacon: Just, you know, the– the bond that brooke and I have, hope, you know, our past love, how it’s always gonna connect us. I didn’t get it at first either. I didn’t get it at first until taylor said that I should go for brooke.
Taylor: Okay. Um, are you just gonna keep talking and talking or are you going to hear me out?
Brooke: Why should I? So you can justify what you’ve done?
Taylor: What I did, I did because… oh my god, I– I was– I was just trying to help.
Brooke: Help? Who, me, you or deacon? Because, you know, I spoke with him.
Taylor: Yes, I know that you spoke with him and… you– you misunderstood what I said to deacon.
Brooke: No, your intentions were crystal clear.
Taylor: I’m telling you, brooke, um, it’s not what you think, okay? Look… I value you.
Taylor: And our friendship.
[ Brooke laughs ]
Brooke: That’s funny.
Taylor: Is it– is it funny? I– I– I, I would never do anything to intentionally jeopardize that.
Taylor: I felt very hurt and very ruffled, I guess, whenever you– uh, you– you didn’t tell me about your concerns for your daughter. And you were making my son the villain in your story, still.
Brooke: What are you talking about? That had nothing to do with ridge–
Taylor: Oh no, wait for it. Because… see, I– I kept thinking if– if brooke is not being honest and transparent with me about this, what else is she hiding from me? And that has everything to do with ridge?
Brooke: Oh, wow. Okay. Um, this is crazy. I valued our friendship, taylor, but what you did, how you went to hollis to come after me and then you sent deacon in my direction. I mean, how– how? Oh, I don’t know how foolish I was to even listen to you.
Taylor: I was just trying to help. That’s all I was trying to do.
Brooke: You weren’t trying to help.
Brooke: You were actually just trying to help yourself. You see, I let my guard down and I trusted you 100% and you took advantage of that. So, I don’t know why I actually trusted you. I mean, I never thought that my B.F.F. Would do something like this to hurt me and deceive me this way, but that is exactly what you did, taylor.
Brooke: No and it’s–
Taylor: Okay. All right, you’re– you’re gonna do this. All right. No, it’s– that’s not how it happened.
Brooke: I’ve been hurt by people before in the past. People that I trusted, but nothing felt quite like this. I thought that we were doing something different. I really did. I thought that we had a pact. We chose ourselves and we wanted to do better for our children, for our lives and I never ever imagined for one second that you would take our friendship and just toss it aside like it was garbage! My a1c was up here; now, it’s down with rybelsus.
Hollis: Taylor made her pitch and you– and you ran with it?
Deacon: I mean, you know, not at first. You know, deacon sharpe wasn’t born yesterday. I could see what she was up to.
Hollis: Yeah, but you still went along with it.
Deacon: I– I just, you know, I talked to brooke, I laid it out. Suffice it to say that we won’t be riding off into the sunset anytime soon.
Hollis: Sorry, boss.
Deacon: Thanks. I appreciate that.
Hollis: Me too.
Deacon: You know, but look, we will always be hope’s parents and brooke will always be in my life.
Hollis: Yeah. But you gotta wonder though, what got into taylor? I mean, first, she pushed me off onto brooke and now she’s pushing you onto brooke. But what’s that about?
Deacon: Oh, I’d say that’s easy. She wants ridge all to herself.
Eric: Son, you know how I feel about taylor. She’s given you beautiful children and a family of which you’re both very, very proud. But–
Ridge: Here it comes.
Eric: Taylor is not the love of your life, ridge. The love of your life is brooke logan and she always will be.
Brooke: Oh, god, taylor. Look, just– just be honest with me, okay? Just tell me, you want ridge. Just stop pretending for god’s sakes that you don’t, okay?
Taylor: Okay. Um, yeah, I– I want ridge. I do. You’re right. We deserve each other.
Brooke: And he and I don’t?
Taylor: You know, brooke, I– I– I don’t think you’re right for ridge, you know? I don’t think he’s right for you either. The two of you have caused each other so much pain over the years, you know. I don’t think you’re good for him. And, you know, I don’t think you ever have been.
Brooke: I honestly can’t believe this right now. I– I can’t believe this. I mean, I can’t believe those words are coming out of your mouth. We’re like– we’re right back where we started, taylor.
Taylor: You know what? Things are different now. They really arE. You, um, you have a chance at a life with someone other than ridge, remember?
Brooke: Who? Who? Hollis? The first guy that you tried to set me up with? Obviously, you had ulterior motives then too.
Taylor: Oh, god, hollis was just fun, brooke. You know that. Not to mention young, very attractive, and sexy. Those are your words. Now, when it comes to deacon, you guys, you have a history. You have hope.
Brooke: I don’t need a dating service.
Taylor: Yeah, maybe not. I was just– I was just trying to be a friend.
Brooke: Well, why don’t you just stop trying to sugarcoat things? You broke our pact, you destroyed our friendship… all because you want to be with ridge. (Buzz) are you guys telling secrets?
Ridge: All right. It’s time for me to get going. Got a press event I got put together, a preview. I’m going to rome. I don’t know if I told you–
Eric: Oh, yes. Yeah. Well. Keep me in the loop, will you? I’ve done rome a few times.
Ridge: Oh? I’m gonna stay in here and work. It’s quieter in here. You know, there’s too many people in my office all the time. And you, you and steffy behind my desk are one thing but katie and carter and– and hope and zende. If I ever catch charlie behind my desk, I’m gonna shoot him with his own water pistol. Anyway, I’m gonna be in here, all right? You need any help, here’s where I’ll be.
Ridge: I always need your help. That’s something you gotta remember. You are forrester creations. Everyone loves you, respects you. No one more than me.
Eric: Thanks for that. And thanks for being the son I can always be proud of. I don’t tell you that enough.
Ridge: You do, every day, in 100 different ways.
Eric: Come here.
Ridge: I love you.
Eric: I love you too, buddy. One of the only things I still want in this life is your happiness. And I think the one person who can bring that to you and to really fulfill your life, that’s brooke.
Deacon: I don’t know, hollis. Taylor says she’s acting in good faith. I mean…
Hollis: What? By pushing me and then you to brooke so that taylor could have a clear shot at ridge?
Deacon: I’m not even sure she was looking at it like that. I mean, do you really think taylor’s capable of being that calculating?
Hollis: I don’t know. I don’t know the lady that well.
Deacon: You know, come to think of it, neither do I. I mean, not really. The one thing that’s clear is that she’s hung up on her ex.
Hollis: Just like brooke.
Deacon: Yeah, they’ve got that in common. I mean, they’re more alike than they realize or want to admit. Unfortunately, now that brooke knows what taylor did, their friendship’s about to blow up.
Brooke: You think that I’m all wrong for ridge, but what about you? What about your behavior? What about thomas’s behavior?
Taylor: My behavior. Thomas’s behavioR. You mean when I was in a wedding gown? When ridge and I were almost married?
Brooke: Under false pretences. You could have gone to ridge and told him the truth, but you didn’t because you knew what it would cost you.
Taylor: You know, it was much more complicated than that.
Brooke: It was complicated for you because you knew what you stood to lose.
Taylor: Oh, my god.
Brooke: You said ridge was all yours and only yours. I mean, my god, taylor, how sanctimonious is that? But you know what? That is team taylor, and I know what you think about me. I know what you think about my daughter. We are just the logan girls, just sluts from the valley.
Taylor: Those were stephanie’s words about you.
Brooke: Yeah, well, you feel the same way.
Taylor: You have had chance after chance with ridge over the years and each time you have let him down. He deserves to be with someone who’s not gonna upend his world every chance she gets. I mean, come on, the list of men goes on and on.
Brooke: Enough, taylor.
Taylor: No, only it was never enough, was it? Not for you. Really wasn’T. You know, come to think of it, you– you had a child with deacon while he was married to your daughter. Your daughter, brooke! That’s disgusting. Who– who does that? You don’t have any love inside of you. How could you possibly give it to ridge?
Brooke: We had an agreement. Do you know that?
Taylor: Uh, yeah, I do. Do you?
Brooke: We had a solemn vow.
Taylor: Yes, we did.
Brooke: And I trusted you, taylor, I trusted you and you just stabbed me in the back. You broke our friendship all because you wanted to get to ridge.
Taylor: Oh, my god.
Brooke: How dare you? How dare you? You know what? I am gonna go to ridge and I’m gonna tell him exactly what you’ve done and tell him the kind of person that you really are. Everything about saint taylor.
Taylor: Uh, stop it, grow up, brooke. Grow up, stop it. Stay here and talk to me.
Brooke: Don’t lay your hands on me.
Taylor: Don’t lay your hands on me either.
Ridge: Hey, hey, easy, easy. What’s going on here? All right. All right.
Taylor: She’s being dramatic.
Brooke: She– she stabbed in the back, ridge.
Taylor: I did not stab you in the back.
Brooke: Yes, you did. You played me for a fool.
Brooke: You didn’t want to be friends with me, taylor. Not at all. You just used me. You used me to get to him. That’s what she wanted ridge. So, you know what? Our little pact is over.