Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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Finn: It’s just, this is crazy. This is– this is actually happening. So much has been going on, you know? With your trip to rome and losing our nanny. Not to mention hope drawing up divorce papers and liam signing ’em.
Steffy: Let’s try to keep that quiet. I don’t know who knows about it.
Finn: Okay, well, it shouldn’t be long now.
Steffy: I was hoping to never lay eyes on her, but… it is worth it if she is sentenced to prison for the rest of her life. How’re you doing?
Finn: I’m anxious as anyone to see sheila pay for what she’s done.
Steffy: Yeah, but she’s still– she’s your birth mother, so…
[ Phone chimes ]
Finn: No, that doesn’t make a difference.
Steffy: Oh, babe, I gotta respond to this.
Brooke: Well, that about covers it.
[ Eric chuckling ]
Eric: This is fantastic. You know, hope for the future has exceeded all of our expectations. And– and we’re gonna surpass quarterly projections, everything. It’s fantastic.
[ Chuckling ] Hope and thomas are quite a team. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.
Brooke: Thanks for having this meeting over breakfast. I think it was a good distraction.
Eric: Exactly what we needed, isn’t it?
Eric: Yeah. Sheila’s trial starting today?
Brooke: Gonna be a relief when it’s finally over.
Eric: You’re not gonna go today?
Brooke: Oh, gosh, no. I don’t wanna see her face. Not after everything she’s done to us and to our families. Ridge told me he would let me know when he’s sentenced to prison.
Deacon: Hey, is something going on with sheila? I’m sorry, I couldn’t help but overhear.
Brooke: Oh! Uh… well, her trial starts today. Finally, she will be out of our lives once and for all.
Deacon: So today’s the day, huh?
Brooke: Yes. I don’t wanna think about sheila carter ever again.
Eric: She’s terrorized our families long enough.
Brooke: She has. And maybe i should try to find forgiveness, at least for my sake, but… I can’T.
Deacon: I– I understand. You want justice.
Brooke: Yeah, some kind of justice. For whatever that’s worth. She could spend thousands of years in prison and still not make up for all the pain and fear that she’s caused.
Eric: Well, that ends today. Thank god.
Brooke: We can all take solace in the fact that she’s going to prison, and we don’t have to worry about her ever again.
Ridge: Sorry we’re late. A little bit of traffic.
Steffy: Oh, it’s– it’s fine. They haven’t started yet. Bill, you’re back from stella maris.
Bill: Wouldn’t miss this for anything.
Steffy: [ Sighs ] Carter, how we lookin’?
Bill: “How we lookin’?” Sheila confessed!
Carter: I know the judge. He’s tough. I can’t imagine him showing any leniency.
Ridge: How you holding up? Where’s finn?
Steffy: I’m doing as well as I can. Finn’s out, he’s taking a phone call. He’ll be right back. I just want this to be over.
Finn: Thanks for the update. I’m– I’m gonna be unavailable for the next little while, so just call dr. Casey if anything changes with his condition. Okay, thanks. I’ll be in touch this afternoon. All right, bye. Liam!
Finn: [ Scoffs ] What are you doing here? Hey, it’s me…your skin.
Finn: Why are you here, liam?
Liam: Wh– why am I here? I mean, uh… [ Chuckles ] To show my support, really.
Finn: Oh. Support for– uh, for steffy? My wife?
Liam: Yeah, yeah. But, you know, well, kelly, my dad, and everyone.
Finn: Okay, look, I– I feel for you, okay? I wouldn’t wish what you’re going through with hope on anyone. No one wants to see a marriage come to an end, especially when children are involved. But if you think that steffy is just gonna–
Liam: Wait, wait, wait. So, wait, I’m sorry. What– I don’t really understand what’s happening here. What did– where is this coming from?
Finn: You just need to know that I’m not gonna tolerate anything inappropriate. I’m not naive, okay? I know you two have a history, and that’s exactly what it’s gonna continue to be.
Liam: Uh… you– o– yeah. Duly noted. Can I go in now?
Finn: This is a family affair. This concerns steffy and my mother–
Liam: Okay, finn, listen, I don’t wanna upset you, but kelly is a part of that family. My daughter lives under your roof, so obviously I have a vested interest in what goes on in there. I wanna see with my own eyes that, yes, steffy, but kelly, my dad, all of us, are– are never threatened by sheila again.
Brooke: Still gives me chills to think that steffy and finn were shot right here in the back alley.
Eric: Oh, thank god, they both survived.
Brooke: Yeah. If you didn’t find them in time, deacon, I hate to think what could’ve happened.
Eric: No matter how much we love kelly and hayes… that could never replace their parents in their lives.
Brooke: I still just can’t wrap my head around it. How sheila could do that. How could she shoot her own son? I mean, where is the maternal love? Where’s the maternal feelings?
Eric: She’s a sociopath. They have no feelings.
Deacon: Well, from what I understand, she didn’t mean to shoot finn, right? He got shot protecting steffy.
Brooke: Yeah, but she still did. And then she shot steffy point blank and left them there to die.
Eric: And that was monstrous.
Brooke: It’s barbaric. But that’s not the first time she tried to kill.
Eric: No, but this is the first one she’s admitted to.
Brooke: Yeah. Hopefully that puts her away for the rest of her life.
Deacon: It just makes you wonder, though. I mean, if she’s– if she’s really that crazy, is prison the right place for her? I– maybe– maybe, you know, she needs to be somewhere where she can get some help.
Brooke: Deacon! She is beyond help.
Eric: For the first time in my life, I– I have to agree with that. I think prison, behind bars for the rest of her life, is where she belongs.
[ Hushed, indistinct chatter ]
Steffy: Liam, what– what are you doing here?
Finn: Huh. Funny, I had the same question.
Liam: Uh, well, moral support, like I told finn. But also, I just wanna see sheila sentenced. I mean, I’d like confirmation that none of us are gonna be terrorized by a psychopath ever again.
Bill: We all wanna close this chapter.
[ Door opens ] Where are you going?
Eric: This– this trial should’ve started by now, shouldn’t it?
Brooke: [ Sighs ] Ridge was gonna keep me updated, but I haven’t heard anything from him yet.
Eric: Yeah. It’s a big day for ridge. And for bill both. They accomplished a great deal. This should give them a great deal of satisfaction.
Brooke: And deacon helped too. I mean, you bought enough time for ridge and bill to catch up to her.
Eric: That must have been hard.
Deacon: Yeah. No, it was.
Brooke: It was very dangerous. You put yourself at significant risk.
Deacon: I never felt unsafe. Look, I– I just had to keep her there. I really didn’t do much. Ridge and bill, they did the heavy lifting.
Brooke: [ Scoffs ] Especially bill. He had to convince her that he was in love with her and that he wanted a life with her.
Eric: But he did it. He finally got a confession to murder.
Brooke: Which was amazing in itself.
Deacon: I guess it just goes to show that even someone like sheila needs love.
Brooke: Bill had to alienate everybody. And I remember katie was so terrified that he had given up on everything that he believed in. I mean, we were all very concerned.
Eric: I can’t imagine everything he had to go through to do this. But he did. He got her to confess to murder one.
Brooke: Mm-hmm. And ridge was there the whole time with him, helping him! We didn’t even know. And he rigged the house, bill’s house. They both did that.
Eric: Well, they got it done. They got her to confess to murder one.
Brooke: Thank god! We don’t even have to think about her. She’s gonna be locked away in prison. We don’t have to care about her, love her. Nobody’s gonna give a single thought.
Eric: But finn is a good, caring person. This is gonna have a very deep effect on him, to see his mother sentenced for murder.
Steffy: [ Whispering ] Stop making eye contact with her. She’s just trying to get you to feel sorry for her.
Bill: She may try to plea to a lesser charge.
Liam: Would the D.A. Even go for something like that?
Carter: They have the confession, but we’ll find out soon enough.
Bailiff: All to order. The honorable evan scott presiding.
Scott: Thank you. And thank you all for coming today to this special session here in my chambers. As you know, we are here to discuss the charges against ms. Sheila carter. Counsel has opted to do this here in chambers to expedite the legal process. The charges are: Murder in the first, which could result in lifetime imprisonment.
Sheila: I’m gonna spend the rest of my life in prison.
Herman: Stay positive.
[ Clears throat ] Your honor, if I could just–
Scott: Mr. Herman, please sit down. Before we begin, I have something I need to address to everyone present.
Ever notice how stiff clothes can feel rough on your skin?
Deacon: Are you sure I can’t get you anything else?
Eric: No, thanks, deacon, I’m very satisfied.
Brooke: Oh, me too. And not just for the food.
[ Sighs ] I’m just so relieved that sheila is finally going to get everything that she deserves.
Scott: Most of you gathered here in this chamber today have been greatly harmed by sheila carter. Her past speaks for itself. She has admitted to heinous crimes, and she should pay the price. Mr. Spencer and mr. Forrester, I have to commend you for going above and beyond, for protecting your family. I am well aware of the history ms. Carter has with the forrester family. She has terrorized you for years, and it’s understandable that you wanna see her behind bars. Dr. Finnegan, I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you, to see your mother in handcuffs, and I sympathize with you and your family for the pain she has caused you as well. This is a day you’ve all been waiting for, to see sheila carter finally brought to justice. Which is why it pains me greatly to tell you what I have to say. Unfortunately, after examining the facts of the case, I have no choice but to determine that there is no legal footing. The evidence allegedly tying ms. Carter to murder in the first degree was obtained through unlawful search and seizure.
Scott: And while I have been very clear that– that mr. Spencer has a pursuit of justice and determination to protect his family and the public, his use of personal connections to federal investigators was murky. It was a glorified fishing expedition for a confession, not knowing exactly what crimes may have been committed prior to the defense’s admission. Furthermore, the means of surveillance? Not legal. Therefore, the defense’s motion to suppress the evidence… is granted. And without further evidence, the charges against ms. Carter for murder in the first degree relies solely on hearsay and speculation, and are therefore dropped.
Steffy: Wha– no! No, no, no, this can’t be happening! She– she tried to kill me, she tried to kill her own son! Please!
Scott: Ms. Finnegan, please. I hear your frustration and your outrage, and I assure you, I share it. If anybody deserves to be behind bars, it’s sheila carter. However, I am familiar with the prior case, and due to the fact that you and dr. Finnegan withdrew your statements and refused to testify, the state dropped its charges. So, unless there is any new evidence in that case… no? I’m sorry. I have no recourse but to pronounce the case against ms. Carter officially dismissed and order her immediate release.
Ridge: You can’t do this! Carter!
Bill: After everything I went through, you’re gonna let this nut walk on a technicality?
Steffy: You have to consider my children! How am I supposed to keep them safe?
Carter: Your honor, as the injured party’s attorney, I motion to file for an appeal.
Scott: Yes, of course. But, counselor, you know you’re wasting your time.
Sheila: Are you… are you saying that I’m free to go?
Scott: Yes, ms. Carter, you are free. But trust me, if I see you in my courtroom again, I doubt you’ll be so lucky.
Sheila: Oh, thank you.
Steffy: Oh, no. No! You have no idea what you’ve done. Dad, what are we gonna do? What are we–
[ Indistinct chatter ]
Steffy: Oh, my gosh.
Ridge: It’s okay.
Steffy: How– how did this happen?
Sheila: I really am free?
Russell: Yes. You are free.
[ Both laughing ] I have some paperwork to finish up, so you stay right here. I’ll be right back, okay?
Sheila: Yeah. Okay.
Russell: Thank you.
Sheila: [ Excited gasp ] Oh, finn! Finn, I– I– I can’t even– I can’t even imagine. I– I never– I never imagined being free. I– I’ve been given the greatest gift. I’ve been given a second chance. Thank god! Thank– thank god. My son! Thank god!