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Bill: You can’t let sheila go on a technicality!

Scott: Unlawful search and seizure is not a technicality, mr. Spencer. Trust me, I didn’t want to have to rule this way. My hands are tied. The law is clear.

Steffy: But what about all the other crimes she committed? She– she tried to kill finn and me. She shot my mother.

Scott: I can only rule on the case in front of me. And remember, unfortunately, you withdrew your statements and refused to testify. So, the state dropped all charges. Without any new evidence–

Carter: Your honor, you have to admit these are very special circumstances. Now, something has to be done–

Scott: This is not a matter of who’s presiding. Any other judge would rule the same. Believe me.E I am very sorry for all of you. I– I had no choice but to dismiss all charges… and set sheila carter free.

[ Sheila sobbing ]

Sheila: I just, I can’t believe I’ve been given another chance. I am free.

[ Sheila sighing ]

Rj: Nothing online yet? Nothing at all?

Brooke: No.

Rj: Any texts from dad? Or anything at all?

Brooke: No, but I’m sure that he’ll call us as soon as the hearing is over.

Rj: Yeah. You seem uncharacteristically kind of calm about all this.

Brooke: I don’t know, I just feel this profound sense of relief. I mean, sheila, whoo. We have lived in fear of her for so many years. She’s always threatened us. And even that time when she disappeared, we never knew when she might just pop up and try to destroy our lives all over again.

Rj: Yeah. Mom, I don’t think you’re gonna have to worry about that after today. Let’s hope.

Brooke: After that confession, and she is going to prison for the rest of her life. She’ll never get out of there.

Bailiff: Ms. Carter, I need to take you to process your release. You could come with me.

Sheila: Happily. You know, miracles, they– they do happen. I’m living proof of that. I believe a miracle could happen for us too, finn.

Steffy: This can’t be real.

Ridge: We’ll figure something out.

Steffy: How am I supposed to keep the children safe?

Ridge: Come here.

Steffy: Oh, finn! Where did you go?

Finn: I– I just had to check on something.

Steffy: A patient?

Finn: Yeah. Yeah. I, uh– a patient.

Steffy: I can’t believe this is happening. I can’t believe sheila’s been released.

Bill: Steffy, I am so sorry. We had her. I want you to file a complaint against that judge and get the decision reversed.

Carter: I’ll look into every possible option.

Steffy: This is terrifying. How is sheila free? (Sung) febreze!

Rj: [ Sighing ] I just, I can’t believe everything that bill did to get sheila to confess to murder.

Brooke: He had us convinced that he was in love with sheila.

Rj: Yeah.

Brooke: And sheila believed that he was in love with her. We– we thought that he was crazy.

Rj: So did I. I mean, it was worth it though, at the end of the day, right?

Brooke: Yeah, it was. Now, we never have to be threatened by sheila again. The thought of her bringing harm to our children, it was just– it’s debilitating at times.

Rj: You know, steffy must have had to deal with so much worry and stress throughout all this. I mean, she’s so protective of kelly and hayes, obviously, but hayes is sheila’s grandson. I mean, that’s family. That’s got to make the whole situation ten times worse for her, right?

Brooke: Yeah. Finn is a great guy, but his birth mother is sheila. That means she’s intimately tied to that family forever and that is, uh– that’s devastating.

Rj: Yeah. Steffy and finn are probably gonna be quite happy when this is all over.

Brooke: Oh!

Rj: I just got a great idea. What if, what if we threw a little bit of a celebration after the verdict?

Brooke: Oh.

Rj: Just a little bit of something?

[ Brooke laughing ]

Brooke: We could do that.

Rj: Yeah?

Brooke: Yeah, we could toast to the fact that– [ Gasps ] We never have to worry about sheila carter ever again.

Rj: Let’s cheers to that.

[ Brooke giggling ]

Brooke: Cheers.

[ Buzzer sounding ]

Guard: I’ll be right outside.

Mike: Sheila, wow. You’re a sight for sore eyes.

Sheila: I wanted to see you.

Mike: You look good. Surprising, actually, given that it was the first day of your trial. Oh, wait. Guess I don’t need to ask how it went because you’re back here way too fast.

Sheila: Surprising is, uh, a really good word to use.

Mike: Open and shut, huh? They throw the book at you? Sheila… I’m really sorry, but at least you’re not in it alone. There’s another prisoner stuck in this hellhole who’s thinking about you every night before his head hits that rock hard pillow.

Mike: What? What– I don’t get it. What’s going on?

Carter: I’ve already called in restraining orders.

Steffy: We need to increase our security immediately.

Ridge: I’m on it. Don’t worry.

Steffy: Okay, call– call abigail and tell her to– we’ll keep the kids inside because we know that sheila’s gonna go there first. She’s gonna target hayes. I– I can’t believe we’re back here.

Bill: I worked for months to get that confession. The things I had to do.

Carter: Look, I’m as outraged as all of you, but the judge is correct. Based on how the confession was obtained, it can’t be used in court.

Steffy: My god.

Carter: Without it, the case is closed.

Steffy: Yeah, finn and i didn’t testify, so the charges have been dropped. I’m gonna be sick. This is ridiculous.

Liam: Yeah, because it’s sickening. And everybody knows sheila’s a psychopath. Everybody knows anything she touches dies and we have to keep all our families safe from her. Right, finn? You agree with that, right? Even though she’s your birth mother, you agree?

Finn: Of course, I agree. The fact that sheila’s my birth mother means nothing. I’m just as upset as everyone that sheila’s been released.

(Wipe out by

the surfaris plays)

Mike: What– what are you smiling about? What, they give you 20 years instead of life?

Sheila: Oh, they gave me life. They gave me my life back, mike. My future, my freedom.

Mike: What are you talking about?

Sheila: They dismissed the charges.

Mike: You’re going free?

Sheila: Yes! It’s a miracle. They gave me a second chance. That’s– that’s why I’m here. I wanted to tell you goodbye.

Brooke: Tell me sheila is going away for the rest of her life. Part of me wishes I could have been there just to see her face. What’s wrong? You don’t seem happy.

Ridge: Oh, we’re not happy.

Bill: Things didn’t go as planned.

Brooke: What do you mean? Did she get a lighter sentence?

Carter: No.

Bill: She wasn’t sentenced at all.

Ridge: The judge threw out the case, dismissed all the charges. Sheila was free to go.

Rj: What?

Brooke: Oh, my god.

Steffy: Okay, abigail knows not to go anywhere without security, but honestly, I think that everyone should just stay near the home. The thought of sheila just out there, it terrifies me. Like she thinks she can do anything, if she thinks she could go and she could get hayes.

Finn: Okay, just take a breath, okay? We’re safe here. We have the best security you can have, okay? No one is getting in here.

Steffy: Oh, this day did not go as planned.

Finn: I know.

Steffy: It was such a relief. It was such a relief knowing that sheila was in jail. Like I haven’t even thought about her. And when she was out of jail, I just– no matter where I was, I was worried. I constantly had this anxiety wondering where she is, what she could do, if she’s gonna take hayes.

Finn: Steffy. She’s–

Steffy: Nothing is off limits to her. She will do whatever it takes.

Finn: Look, we are not gonna let anything happen to the kids.

Steffy: But what about you? She acts like she has some kind of, like, claim to you.

Finn: She doesn’T.

Steffy: No, no, she doesn’T. You’re right. We– we’re stronger than that. Okay? We are. No, we’re not gonna let her come anywhere near us. Okay. And our family. Promise me, finn. Promise me.

Wyatt: Hey, you’re back. That was quick. Okay, so tell me, how did it go?

[ Laughing ] Did she cry? No, that’s dumb. Sheila doesn’t know how to cry. But at least they dragged her out of there kicking and screaming, right? Tell me, tell me, tell me.

Liam: Uh, not quite.

Wyatt: Okay. So, what– what happened?

[ Clears throat ] And why aren’t you like ecstatic right now? We don’t have to deal with sheila carter ever again, right?

Liam: Yeah. Well, hm. Maybe, I– the charges were dropped. Sheila was released.

Wyatt: What do you– what do you mean released? Re– like released released?

Liam: Yeah.

Wyatt: No prison? No ankle bracelet? No– she’s just A… productive member of society again released?

Liam: Pretty much. Yeah. Uh, yep.

Wyatt: Why?

Liam: I don’t know. I– I don’t– I don’t know, but um… sheila carter is a free woman and now we all have to deal with it.


Mike: You’re going free? How?

Sheila: Bill’s master plan, it wasn’t so masterful. I mean, he went about things the wrong way, mike.

Mike: What do you mean?

Sheila: The way that they got my confession was illegal. They can’t use my confession as evidence. No evidence, no case.

Mike: Wow. So, no more prison for me. No– no more dark damp cells.

Mike: Yeah.

Sheila: Hey. I’m sorry. I– I know everything that you did for me. I’ll never forget that. Thank you.

Mike: You know how I feel about you, sheila. That’s why I’m happy for you. Man, you always seem to land on your toes. All nine of them.

[ Sheila laughing ] So, you’re going free. What are you gonna do with the rest of your life?

[ Sheila laughing ]

Sheila: I’ve been given a second chance and I’m not gonna waste it. I’m gonna be a real mother to finn, a real grandmother to hayes. I’m not going to let that go. They– they are my family. I’m going to build a relationship with them. Finn loves me. I mean, deep down. I just know it. He loves his mother.

Steffy: Yes. Yeah. If– if connor isn’t available, we just, um, we need someone who specializes in kidnapping. Our kids could be a target and sheila, she is extremely violent. She has access to guns, so we have to take everything into consideration. Okay, yes. Yeah, if we could set up an appointment as soon as possible. Thank you. How did the judge just let sheila walk? This is such an injustice.

Finn: Well, if bill’s plan wasn’t really legal.

Steffy: What are you saying? That sheila deserves to be free? Why– why are you acting so calm? You should be furious right now. She shot me, she shot you and she left us to die. Nothing is off limits to sheila. Why aren’t you upset?

Finn: I am. Of course I am.

Steffy: Sheila needs to stay far away from us and our family. Please tell me you understand that. Tell me you understand that, finn.

Wyatt: I– I don’t– I don’t understand. So– so, dad’s plan backfired because of an unlawful search and seizure?

Liam: I guess so.

Wyatt: That’s stupid. Like I don’t even– I don’t even know what to say to that.

Liam: Yeah. Well, guess what? That’s not even the biggest shocker of the day.

Wyatt: Great. Great. What– what now?

Liam: [ Grunts ] Okay, so, so… charges get dropped, right? Sheila’s released. She gets– she gets escorted out of the room and then, you know, suddenly everybody’s scrambling, right? I mean, they’re trying to, you know, reason with the judge and the whole scene is like pure chaos, but then I noticed that like finn gets up and– and leaves, which was weird because he was there with his wife, who was clearly upset, so you’d think he’d wanna stay with her and console her,

Wyatt: Right.

Liam: No, but he– he takes off and I didn’t know what was going on and so I– I followed him. He didn’t know that I was seeing any of this, but–

Wyatt: Well, what? What? What did you see?

Liam: Well, it turns out he went to see sheila and she hugs him. Right? Now, I’m expecting him to, you know, like, push her off of him and say, you know, “don’t touch me, don’t ever talk to me again.” No, he does the opposite. He just goes for it. He, like, hugs her right back.

Wyatt: What? Are you sure?

Liam: Yeah. No, I’m sure, I’m sure. He put– he put his arms around her and he just held her and it was like intense. Like it was a for like a long time. Like he did– it was as if he didn’t want to let go. And at first I was– I was struggling to process what I was even seeing.

Wyatt: I don’t– I don’t– why would finn want anything to do with that woman after everything that she’s done?

Liam: I don’t know. But this is bad and I’m gonna find out why.

Steffy: Promise me, finn. Promise me you will never have any contact with sheila.

Finn: I promise.

Wyatt: So, finn hugged sheila back. Why?

Liam: I don’t know. I don’t– I don’t know. I mean, that’s not the finn I know. But if he is getting cozy with sheila now, well, that means he’s unable to protect steffy and hayes and kelly. And in that case… well, that’s my job now.

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