Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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[ Relaxing music ]
Brooke: Hope, did you get the accessories list I sent you?
Hope: Oh, yes, I did. Thank you, mom. They look beautiful or should I say, grazie.
[ Brooke chuckling ]
Thomas: It’s all coming together?
Hope: I know. I’m starting to get excited.
Carter: You’re not the only one. Katie forwarded some press about the preview. Check it out, man.
Thomas: Yeah. Huh. “Some of europe’s highest-profile influencers and fashion elite are streaming into rome for the much anticipated hope for the future preview.”
Steffy: No pressure.
Ridge: It should be a shining moment for our dream team.
Waitress: Another bourbon?
Liam: Uh, god, yes. Thank you.
Waitress: Of course.
Deacon: What’s the matter? You don’t– uh, you don’t like it? I told them extra vegan.
Liam: No, I’ve had it before. It’s– it’s really great. I’m just um, not very hungry.
Deacon: You missing hope? Yeah, me too. You know, she’s got a lot going on. She’s got her– her premiere. She’s got the press event.
Liam: Yeah. Well, you know, fingers crossed it’s a huge success.
Deacon: I know you want it to be a success. I do too. I also know that thomas is going on the trip and I can see from the look on your face, you ain’t too happy about that.
[ Knock on door ]
Rj: Hello. Have a proposition for you.
Eric: What’s that?
Rj: Well, steffy and dad are out of town. So that means that you are commander-in-chief. So, I was wondering if you would like to shake things up a little bit.
Eric: All right, I’m up for that.
Eric: It’s very, uh, energizing for me to be so engaged at this company that I have, uh, built from the floor up. Yeah.
Rj: And it suits you. You look good behind that desk, chief.
Eric: That’s why I bought it. I love this desk. Come on, I’ve had this desk for a long time. Cost me a lot of money back in the day. Believe me. I’ve got a lot of satisfaction behind this desk, but no more satisfaction than I get from the drafting table. Have you– uh, have you reconsidered that? What about you, uh, picking up a pencil and uh, trying your hand at design?
Liam: You are, uh, very perceptive. I do not like the idea of thomas being there with hope, no.
Deacon: It’s a business trip.
Liam: For hope it is, 100%. For thomas, I don’t know what it is. It could be something else.
Deacon: She says he’s changed. She says he isn’t like that anymore.
Liam: Yeah. No, so I hear from literally everyone. It’s just, I don’t buy that and I don’t know if I ever will.
Steffy: Do you ever turn off those creative juices?
Thomas: Oh, is our C.E.O. Complaining?
Steffy: No, not at all. Just don’t spend the entire trip with your nose in a sketch pad. This is an incredible moment for you. I’m really proud of you.
Thomas: Thank you. It’s like the sweetest. I love it, hearing you say that. There was a long time where you weren’T.
Steffy: No. Yeah, well, it’s nice to see that you’re turning your life around.
Carter: Transportation team. They’re ready for us.
Ridge: Oh, you’ve got this all figured out, don’t you?
[ Carter chuckling ]
Carter: This event is very important for hope for the future.
Ridge: Very important. And you know what? I couldn’t have done it without you. When we’re done, I’m gonna take you to my favorite bar in rome to celebrate.
Carter: That sounds nice, but you might have other plans by then.
Ridge: Other plans? I’m gonna go with my best friend, have a beer. What are you talking about?
Carter: Yeah, that sounds good, but, you know, I’m sure you’re happier that brooke came along for the ride. You know what they say, rome is one of the most romantic cities on the planet. Scout is protected by simparica trio,
Rj: I respect so much what you do, granddad. You know that, right?
Eric: I’m not gonna force you, son. Not at all.
Eric: But if you did have an interest in doing this, your father and I would be glad to show you the ropes, you know.
Rj: You’re giving me glad? My dad would be elated.
Eric: He would. He’s proud of you. He sees the talent you have, you know. We’ve both seen your work. It’s terrific and the energy and the creativity you have inside. You’re a forrester, no question about it.
Rj: Thank you. That means a lot coming from you. But you know, I’m working on my own stuff. I’m doing my own thing and enjoying it.
Eric: Your dad was a trailblazer too and he was his own man at your age, you know. He was. You have a lot in common, really. Look, he’s so proud of you and he– he and your mother are both very happy to have you home.
Rj: I’m not gonna lie. I’m really enjoying being back in L.A. I’m not gonna lie.
Eric: Good. You don’t feel left out a little, not going on the trip to rome with everyone else?
Rj: What? Are you kidding me? Listen, we are gonna have so much fun here. They’re gonna wish that they stayed.
Eric: All right.
Eric: I’m with you. I have to wonder though, how this trip to rome is gonna affect your parents.
Liam: You know, I keep reminding myself that every obstacle hope and I have ever faced, we overcame.
Deacon: And you really think that this situation with thomas could be that serious?
Liam: I don’t want it to be, but look at all the stress it’s causing in our marriage. Everything is– is a disagreement now. I mean, I would, you know what? We couldn’t have one– one casual, normal conversation before this trip and that’s on me. It’s because I– I can’t get past it, but every time thomas gets brought up, it ends in an argument, it just does.
Deacon: It’s– it’s got to be frustrating for you and for her.
Liam: Frustrating? That’s diplomatic.
Deacon: Hey, I’m just saying, you see him one way, she sees him another. I don’t know any woman who’s more committed to her husband and family than my daughter.
Liam: You know what hope needs from me? Not just faith. She needs me to have faith in her decision to work with thomas. She needs me to believe, really believe that nothing bad is gonna happen. And my gut says, no.
[ Liam chuckling ] I– I can’t– I can’t do it. I can’t shake this– this ominous feeling about hope and thomas in rome together.
Thomas: Trying to make it more bold as– as it goes down the dress toward the ground. Okay. Yeah. No, I should– I should work more on this, sorry.
Hope: No. No, I’m sorry. Sorry.
Thomas: No. Honestly, it’s okay. It’s okay. You should rest and– and we’ll hit the ground running when we get there, right.
Hope: Yeah. Well, I kind of have this running checklist going through my mind right now, making it a little hard to fully relax, so.
Thomas: I could give you a massage like I did on the way home from san francisco.
Hope: I don’t think my mom or your sister would appreciate that.
Thomas: You are probably right. Though your mom does seem pretty distracted with my dad right now.
Brooke: Our kids really are keeping an eye on us.
Ridge: I know. It’s only gonna get worse when we get to rome.
Brooke: Well, I don’t mind it from the press but, uh, from thomas, after everything he’s put us through.
Steffy: Thomas, have you heard from mom?
Thomas: No. Why have– have you?
Steffy: No, I– I– I texted her after we took off, but I’m thinking she’s feeling a little left behind.
Hope: Well, taylor understands this is a business trip, right? I mean, it’s not like ridge and brooke are on vacation.
Steffy: Yeah, we’re not going to have a minute to relax.
Thomas: Yeah. And we are not gonna try and get our parents back together. That’s not happening again.
Steffy: It’s not happening. We want her father to be happy and that means his choice. Not ours.
Hope: Same goes with my mom.
Steffy: Yeah, you’re absolutely right. I think right now, we just need to focus on work, minimize distractions. That won’t be a problem, will it?
Hope: What is that supposed to mean?
Steffy: I don’t know. You got on the flight a little late. How did it go with liam before you left? Hi, I’m jason and I’ve lost 202 pounds on golo.
Eric: I’ve been a real brooke and ridge fan for a very long time. Don’t sit on the desk.
Rj: Okay. You know what? I– I have been too.
Eric: Yeah. Must have been a big disappointment for you when their– their marriage ended?
Rj: Yeah. Actually, it was shocking that it happened that quickly. But, you know me, my days of matchmaking are over, unlike steffy and thomas, so.
Eric: No, I think maybe they put that behind them too.
Rj: No, I know. I just thought it was smartest to stay away. Avoid getting involved in any drama, you know?
Eric: Not really your thing, right?
Rj: What? The family drama?
Rj: Oh, yeah. Yeah, I love the family drama. It’s wonderful.
Eric: That’s just a little too much sarcasm.
[ Rj laughing ]
Rj: Honestly, don’t get me wrong, I– I would like to see my parents together again. Honestly, I mean, I think they’re happier that way, but, I don’t know. I guess it’s just– it’s gotta be something that they really want, something that they both really push for.
Eric: Well, between you and me, I think it’s what they both want. I just think the timing hasn’t been right so far. Wait a minute, rome. Rome is a pretty romantic place, you know. We’ll see.
Deacon: Ominous? Don’t you think maybe that just sounds a little dramatic?
Liam: Yeah. Trust me, I– I hope I’m freaking myself out over nothing, but this is not the first time I’ve been around this block with thomas.
Deacon: Have you told hope how you feel about it?
[ Liam laughing ]
Liam: This is all I’ve been saying since he went back to work at forr– no, this is all I’ve been saying since she decided to rehire him on her line.
Deacon: Okay. But she wouldn’t have done that if she had any doubts.
Liam: She did though. We both did. She was just as worried as I was and then hope went and did what hope always does because this is who she is as a person. She gave him another chance and…
Deacon: Okay, I– allow me to play devil’s advocate for just a moment here, all right? So, is it possible that those things, the co-parenting, being the best designer? It makes a pretty good case for giving the guy another shot to see if he’s actually who he says he is.
Liam: Maybe, except something always happens. Hope lets her guard down, doesn’t want to blow him off, and then I’ll give you three guesses who gets hurt? Your daughter.
Brooke: How are you?
Hope: Um, I’m all right.
Brooke: Did you talk to liam?
Hope: Well, I haven’t talked to him since I left L.A., But I will text him when we land.
Brooke: Oh, don’t you think he’d like to hear your voice?
Hope: He’ll hear my voice when I wish the kids goodnight, um, but uh, what about– what about you and ridge? You two seem to be getting pretty cozy.
Brooke: Did you forget your mantra already? This is a business trip.
Hope: Yes. And it will probably be one of the busiest. I mean, thomas and I, we’re going to be swamped. But, uh, you and ridge, I don’t know, you might have some downtime. Could do some press.
Brooke: Oh, yeah, that is so romantic.
Hope: Well, you never know. I mean, you’re in rome, right?
Brooke: Yeah. Yeah. You never know. It’s just, ridge has been acting kind of different, you know? He doesn’t even call me logan. I think he’s just trying to protect me.
Hope: From what?
Brooke: More pain. More heartache.
Ridge: You know why your mom isn’t on the trip, right?
Steffy: I do. You shouldn’t feel guilty about brooke being here. She’s working.
Ridge: Which is what we should be doing.
Steffy: Mm-hmm. Whatever the future holds, brooke or mom, just know that I’m– I’m happy for you.
Steffy: I am and I want you to enjoy yourself. You don’t have to act like this stoic businessman. We’ll be in rome, the most beautiful romantic place on earth. Live a little.
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Deacon: Listen to me, if tommy boy does anything to cross the line, that’s it. He’s done, he’s out, adios. I’ll make sure of it.
Liam: I have heard that same thing from hope countless times.
Deacon: And you don’t think she means it?
Liam: It’s not that she doesn’t mean it. It’s that it’s not a deterrent if he knows she will always reconsider and take him back.
Deacon: Has thomas done anything to make you suspicious?
Liam: No, nothing specific. It’s just, uh, it’s just a feeling. It’s just a big old knot in my gut. That’s it.
Deacon: Like something bad’s gonna happen in rome?
Hope: Excuse me?
Thomas: Yeah, sure.
Hope: You know, steffy, you don’t have to stare every minute.
Steffy: You never answered my question earlier.
Hope: Yeah, you’re right. I didn’t because my marriage is none of your concern.
Steffy: I’m concerned about this trip. There’s a lot riding on it.
Hope: Oh, believe me, steffy, I know that better than anyone. This showing could make or break my line.
Steffy: Look, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. Thomas has turned his life around. He has made tremendous progress and we’re all proud of him. I won’t let you or anyone destroy all his hard work.
Hope: And I’m going to tell you what I’ve said over and over. What I have told liam, that is that there is nothing to worry about. There’s nothing.
Thomas: Hey, I okayed the schedule with carter. He’s good with it.
Hope: Good. Good.
Thomas: Is everything okay?
[ Hope’s heart thumping ]