B&B Transcript Thursday, August 10, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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[ Relaxing music ]

Liam: So, uh, I have this, um… epiphany that I don’t have to deny my feelings for you anymore. Or our history. Something like that doesn’t just go away when I close my eyes, right? Yeah, I– I shared a life with Hope. We– we have an incredible daughter. Uh, and that is its own love story, but… sadly, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to work out. And– and I also know that things are really complicated for you and Finn right now and at the end of the day, I just– I just want you to be happy, whatever that looks like. I guess I– all I’m saying is… if I got another chance with you… if… I’d never let you go again.

Ridge: Come on, Finn. What’s going on? What are you thinking?

Finn: Ridge, it’s more complicated–

Ridge: Complicated? How is this complicated? This is the opposite of complicated. This is super simple. Some crazy lunatic tried to kill your wife. She almost killed you. And for some reason, you went out of your way to hug her after she got acquitted. It’s not complicated. It’s just dumb and I just– I don’t know. I thought you were smarter than that. Now, why would I think that? Maybe you’re not because you left a little girl on the beach. You turned your back on her, took a phone call. She almost drowned because of you. And– and now you– you’re sitting there and you wonder why your wife took the kids and left you? I’m not– I’m not wondering about that at all because it’s not complicated. It’s very simple.

Hope: Let’s see the movement. Yes. Awesome. Wonderful. What do you think?

Brooke: It’s absolutely gorgeous. It really adds to the collection.

Sloane: I agree. So exciting to be a part of Hope For The Future these days. The buzz is incredible.

Hope: Well, it has been a wild ride, that’s for sure.

Brooke: To put it mildly.

Sloane: No doubt you and Thomas make an incredible team.

Hope: All right, I sent the notes to alterations, so they should be expecting you.

Sloane: Sounds good. Thank you.

Hope: Don’t let what she said about me and Thomas, you know, get in your head. Doesn’t mean anything.

Brooke: Of course not.

Hope: Thank you.

Brooke: But I do have to ask, where do things stand between you and Thomas?

Hope: Well, I don’t think you have anything to worry about because my main focus is the success of my line.

Brooke: Yeah, I can see that. And you seem to be handling signing those divorce papers with Liam rather well.

Hope: It hasn’t been easy, Mom. But I’m just trying not to let it get me down.

Finn: I take full responsibility for what happened to Kelly at the beach, okay? You have no idea how guilty I feel about that.

Ridge: All right, take a breath. She’s okay.

Finn: Yeah.

Ridge: And you know better. You don’t turn your back on young kids on the– you know that, right?

Finn: I just… I screwed up. Horribly. And nothing like that will ever happen again. And when it comes to the courthouse with– with Sheila, I just… I don’t know, I just– something came over me and–

Ridge: All right. I understand part of that. I mean, look. She’s your birth mother. You have a connection. But you got to learn to step away from her. It can’t be a problem. Can’t be a problem for your life, for your family. Look what it’s doing to your relationship.

Finn: It’s a problem. But look, it can be solved, right? Between Steffy and me. You want to know what the real threat to my marriage is? It’s not just Sheila. It’s Liam… wanting to be with my wife.

Steffy: Liam, we’re always going to have a connection. I must admit though, I’m a bit shocked that you actually said that to Finn.

[ Liam laughing ]

Liam: Yeah. Well, wasn’t going to lie because I don’t think I’d be any good at it. Never had a great poker face when it came to you.

Steffy: Finn’s never going to stand by.

Liam: I know. And I don’t blame him because neither would I. Here’s what I’m saying. If given another chance… Steffy, I’d never take my eyes off you again.

Hope: I understand that Steffy moved out in order to protect her kids, but that is still a really big step to take.

Brooke: The threat of Sheila is too strong to ignore. Plus, what happened with Kelly almost drowning under Finn’s watch… Ridge was really upset.

Hope: Uh, yeah, I am not exactly surprised that he went to go confront Finn about that.

Brooke: I just hope it doesn’t make things worse between Steffy and Finn.

Ridge: So, you think Liam is responsible for what’s happening here?

Finn: He took a video of Sheila and me. Who does that? Someone looking to cause trouble did hdo with it? Did he– did he come ask me about it? No, he ran straight to Steffy and showed it to her.

Ridge: Maybe because he was concerned about her safety. Kelly’s safety.

Finn: Okay. Maybe that’s part of it, but Ridge, his ultimate goal is to undermine my marriage. It is. And I– I– I– I’m sorry that Liam and Hope’s relationship is falling apart, but that doesn’t give him the right to come make a play for my wife.

Ridge: I just had an idea. How about this? How about you take some responsibility? It’s nothing to do with Liam. It’s just everything to do– look at me! This has everything to do with you. You brought your birth mother back into the mix for whatever reason. That’s what pushed Steffy away. Not– nothing else. Wake up, get out of this little pity party you’re doing and try to fix whatever’s left of your marriage.

Steffy: Liam, I– I don’t know what to say. But we’re both married. You and Hope, you signed divorce papers. Yes, I’m– I’m separated from Finn, but that–

Liam: Hey, Steffy. This isn’t just some knee jerk reaction to the end of my marriage. It’s really not. I buried my feelings for a long time and not to pat myself on the back, but I buried them well. But I get to look at you now… freely, without my Hope goggles. And I can see the same strong, smart, beautiful, talented, charismatic force of a woman that I used to be able to see.

Steffy: Liam.

Liam: Why the hell did I let you go? Why did I do that? [ Chuckles ] I don’t know. And I don’t know what the future holds. I really don’t. All I’m saying is that if I ever got another chance, Steffy, I would hold you so tight and I would never let you go. I would make sure that you and Kelly and Hayes are safe and protected. I would make sure that you feel heard and respected… and know… that you are loved.

Hope: I completely understand why Ridge would go to Finn in defense of Steffy and her children. I mean, that’s his daughter. I mean, he– he’s a grandfather.

Brooke: Yeah, I– I love how Ridge protects his family. I just hope that he doesn’t push so hard that it makes it more difficult for Finn and Steffy to work things out.

Hope: Well, that’s always a risk, I suppose, but I mean, Mom, there was no stopping Ridge.

Brooke: And I can understand that. Finn cannot allow Sheila to get close to them or to any of us.

Hope: Well, guess now, Liam has also vowed to look after Steffy and the kids, so.

Brooke: Liam and Steffy do share a daughter together, so it makes sense that he would be concerned, especially after what happened at the beach.

Hope: No, and I– I don’t disagree. I– I– I think that’s a great thing. It just is another reminder that Liam is always going to be a part of Steffy’s life.

[ Liam sighing ]

[ Knocking on door ]

Ridge: Hey.

Liam: Hey. Uh, your timing is not the best. My dad is, uh, out of the office today.

Ridge: That makes my timing perfect because I don’t need to see your dad ever again.

[ Both laughing ]

Ridge: I’m here to see you.

Liam: Okay.

Ridge: Talked to Steffy. She told me what’s going on.

Liam: Oh, okay. So, she told you I’m a bit freaked out that Finn’s letting Sheila back in his head again. Here’s– here’s the thing for me. That hug at the courthouse, which I assume you know about.

Ridge: Yeah.

Liam: That sent a message to Sheila that directly impacts the safety of my daughter, so I– I don’t know what the hell he’s thinking.

Ridge: I asked him the same thing.

Liam: Maybe you got through to him.

Ridge: Maybe I did. We’ll see.

[ Steffy sighing ]

Liam: I don’t know what the future holds. I really don’t. If I got another chance at it, Steffy, I would hold you so tight and never let you go.

[ Knocking on door ]

Finn: Hey.

Steffy: Hi. I just– I needed to see you. Uh, you haven’t answered any of my calls, any of my texts. I’m worried, Steffy. And I– I missed you.

Steffy: I miss you too, but this is the best option for all of us.

Finn: Okay, look, there’s– there’s some things that I need you to hear, okay? So please for me, for us, for our family, would you just– will you just hear me out?

Liam: So, I take it, Finn wasn’t super open to your take on the matter.

Ridge: I don’t really care if he’s open or not. I said what I had to say. This is not about him. This is about Steffy being safe and she did the only thing that you could have done.

Liam: Yeah, I agree.

Ridge: It’s my daughter, my grandkids. Not going to sit here and pretend that they’re going to be safe in the house with Sheila sniffing around.

Liam: Yeah, this is– this is what’s driving me nuts. It’s not a mystery why Sheila is dangerous. Finn does not have to have this explained to him. And that the– this is why I took the video of Finn and Sheila at the courthouse because the fact of the matter is Steffy wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t seen that. I wouldn’t have believed it. And I get it. She’s– she’s his wife. She loves him. She wants to defend him at all costs. I just made this mistake, so I understand, but in this case, you know, we’re talking about an actual psychopath.

Ridge: That’s exactly what she is, and honestly, she should be in prison right now just rotting away and we’ll make that happen eventually, but right now, it’s about Steffy and her safety.

Liam: Yes. Uh, thankfully she got the kids out of there and she’s at Eric’s, so that’s good.

Ridge: That’s where she needs to be. Do– am I the only one that thought that Finn was smart? Because for some reason, he doesn’t think that he’s part of the problem. He thinks you’re the only problem because you’re trying to destroy his relationship.

Liam: Yeah, I, uh, I know he thinks that.

Ridge: Oh.

Liam: Listen, if there’s anything I can do to help, I– I’m here, you know.

Ridge: Thank you.

Liam: You shouldn’t have to thank me, I’m family.

Ridge: Can I ask you something?

Liam: Uh-oh.

Ridge: No, it’s fine. How do you feel about my daughter? Really?

Steffy: Sorry I haven’t responded. Just… I don’t know what to say.

Finn: Look, I understand and I, uh… I respect your decision. I just couldn’t stay away any longer. I had to see you. How are the kids?

Steffy: They have no idea what’s going on. They think they’re just here spending time with their great-grandfather.

Finn: I miss them a lot and… I miss you.

Steffy: I won’t put my kids in danger. Not when Sheila is out there. I will protect them.

Finn: Steffy, you know I would never let anything happen to the kids.

Steffy: I know you want to believe that.

Finn: It’s true. I mean, do you have any idea what this is doing to me?

Steffy: I’m suffering, too. Our family’s torn apart.

Finn: I know. I’m sorry. And it just… yeah, this is– this has been hell for both of us. But look, Steffy, we got to work together, okay? We have to fix this.

Steffy: You need to accept that we’re in this place because of Sheila.

Finn: You– you’re right. You’re absolutely right. It’s my fault. I know that you don’t want me to have anything to do with Sheila and you have every right to be concerned and on guard, but this, Steffy? This, living here away from me… that’s not only about Sheila, it’s about someone else, too. Your ex-husband. Honey, Liam is trying to get in your head and take advantage of the situation to get you back and I’m not going to let him. I’m not going to let him suck you back into all that. I’m going to fight for our marriage and I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure that he doesn’t destroy our family. I’m never going to stop fighting.  I’m never going to give up because I love you too much to ever let you go. And I can see that you still love me, too. I can see it in those eyes. I’m not going to let Liam interfere in our marriage. I will not lose you, Steffy.

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