B&B Transcript Thursday, August 17, 2023

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[ Upbeat music ]

Donna: Who is ready to party?

[ All cheering ] Guess what? I have a surprise for you down at the pool.

Both: What is it? Tell us.

Donna: Mermaid fins.

Katie: Oh, wait, wait, wait. Do we all get mermaid fins?

Donna: Oh, yeah.

Brooke: Oh, I’ve always dreamed of being a mermaid.

Katie: I’ve always thought of you as more of a siren.

Brooke: A siren. Well, except for the singing.

Donna: A siren giggle, then.

[ All chuckling ]

Both: Let’s go, let’s go.

Donna: Oh, gia, the lifeguard is down there for you.

Hope: Go ahead, sweetie. We’ll be right behind you. Okay?

Donna: Don’t forget sunblock.

Beth: My mermaid name is jasmine.

Kelly: I’m layla.

Brooke: They’re so cute.

Hope: Thank you so, so much for hosting.

Donna: Of course, of course. By the way, where’s– where’s douglas?

Hope: Oh, he is at sleep away camp, very first time.

Katie: I remember when will went to sleep away camp for the first time. He didn’t want to come home and I was like, “wait a minute, don’t you miss your mother?”

Hope: Well, douglas is having a blast.

Brooke: Oh, and ridge and eric said they’re going to be on their way over here as soon as they wrap things up at forrester.

Katie: Do they get fins, too?

Donna: Oh, now, that I would pay for.

[ All laughing ] Speaking of which, shame, uh, carter is busy.

Katie: Oh, it is a shame, isn’t it? Um, you know, about the guest list, is liam coming?

Hope: Um, yes, but actually just so you all know to be careful, uh, liam and I, we haven’t had the talk with beth yet about our separation.

Katie: Yeah.

Ridge: Are you going to beth’s birthday party or is that your new look?

Rj: You’re very funny. No, I– well, yes, I am headed there now, but I actually– I invited liam over to have just a little talk with him. I was wondering if you two might want to be in on that.

Eric: That’s a good idea. I’d like to speak to him myself.

Liam: Rj? You wanted to talk? I got your message.

Rj: Yeah.

Liam: Why does this feel like an ambush?

Rj: No, no, I– I thought it’d be better to meet at forrester. It’s neutral territory.

Liam: You th– that– you think this is neutral territory? Dude, we got to get to that party. Thank you, eric, by the way, for letting donna host it.

Eric: It’s donna’s home, too. We love having the family over.

Rj: That’s kind of why I brought you here.

Liam: Dude, I– I know that you mean well, I really do–

Rj: Just listen to me. If you have two seconds. I– I talked to hope and now I just want to talk to you. It is not too late to give your marriage another chance, liam. You do not have to give up on your family.

Kelly: Cookies!

Beth: Cookies!

[ Indistinct crosstalk ]

Deacon: I heard there was a beautiful mermaid with a birthday swimming around here. Now, where is she? Where could she have been? Wait, what? There she is. Come here, you. Oh, happy birthday, beth.

Beth: I got mermaid fins. You want some?

Brooke: Yeah, deacon. What do you say?

Deacon: All right, I’m game. But I’ll tell you what, I draw the line at a bikini. Unless, of course it’s really tasteful. I got you an amazing gift.

Beth: You being here is my best gift.

Deacon: See, now you’re making me feel like it’s my birthday.

Beth: Mommy, when’s daddy getting here?

Eric: Liam, you and hope love each other. And there’s obstacles in every marriage, but you can’t just walk away.

Rj: Especially when there’s children involved, liam. I mean, think about beth. She’s a constant reminder of everything that you and my sister share and it’s– it’s her birthday today. Do you realize how devastated that little girl’s going to be when she realizes that her parents aren’t together anymore? It’s awful.

Liam: Okay. But we’ve already signed divorce papers that hope had drawn up.

Rj: Forget about them. Forget about what happened with thomas in rome. None of that matters. All that has ever mattered to you is your family. Go to this party and reunite with hope. That is the best gift you could ever give beth. With cirkul, your water is deliciously flavored at the turn of a dial, with zero sugar and zero calories. And cirkul has over 40 flavors, so your water can be as unique as you are. Try cirkul at drinkcirkul.Com

Liam: I hear what you’re saying and believe me, I never thought that I would be here. Hope and I have– have faced many obstacles. We always got to the other side of them.

Rj: You– you have. So, why is this any different?

Liam: Because it’s thomas. This is not new. This– I’ve been saying this. I can’t forgive what hope did any more than I can forgive everything that thomas did. And that is especially profound on beth’s birthday.

Rj: So, you’re just going to throw away your entire family over one kiss.

Liam: Where have you been? It’s not a kiss, it’s not just one kiss. Thomas has been consumed by his obsession with hope and it– the things that it has caused him to do. I mean, he– he let us believe that our daughter was dead. Do you understand what–

Ridge: Hey, liam. Liam.

Liam: Yeah.

Ridge: Thomas has worked hard. He’s better now. He didn’t make a play on hope in rome.

Liam: Well, I don’t– I don’t know that he’s better now, but you’re absolutely right. I– I saw it with my own eyes and it was hope that initiated that kiss. But that doesn’t– that doesn’t mean I’m going to have an easier time giving thomas the benefit of the doubt. It doesn’t mean I’m going to have an easier time imagining that he hasn’t manipulated in some way.

Rj: This isn’t about thomas. This is about you and how much you love your wife and you love your family. I mean, you want to be at this party, right? You haven’t seen beth in a couple of days?

Liam: No, I haven’T.

Rj: Do you miss her?

Liam: Rj, of course I miss her.

Rj: Good. Remember that. Because the future is not set, liam. You do not have to walk away from your family. There’s a better choice, okay? There’s a future where you tear up divorce papers and you and hope and– and beth can live happily ever after. That can happen. You can make that happen.

Hope: Marta’s bringing the juice boxes.

Deacon: This matches.

Katie: Oh, yeah. Accessorizing. Always very important.

Hope: Oh, my gosh. Kelly and beth are just the sweetest.

Katie: Sisters. Can’t beat them. They’ll always be able to count on each other.

Deacon: Honey, look, I know you don’t want to get bogged down in negativity.

Hope: Uh, no.

Deacon: I got it. I got it. I’m not trying to guilt trip you, but I can’t help it. I– I look at beth and she’s so precious and right now, she’s blissfully unaware that her parents are going through a divorce and she’s going to be devastated when she finds out.

Katie: I know what it’s like for a child to go through a divorce. I mean, will is fine now, but it was so hard on him and no matter what, it’s going to change the way he sees the world, it’s going to change the way he deals with relationships.

Brooke: You do have to think about beth, but you also have to think about yourself and your happiness and you are happy when you’re with liam. So, you can’t just throw all that away for thomas. Never for thomas.

Eric: Your rj is a good kid. You should be proud of him.

Ridge: I am. He loves his sister very much and I’m glad he’s fighting for her.

Eric: You think that’s going to be enough? That going to be enough to keep hope and liam together?

Brooke: I’m so glad you could make it, honey. The girls are down by the pool with donna having a great time.

Deacon: They’re going to be absolute prunes when they get out of the water.

Liam: I’m really looking forward to seeing her. Is this– this is on okay?

Hope: Yes.

Liam: Yeah. Just a heads up. I’m going to win the present war this year. So keep those expectations nice and low.

Hope: I– I wasn’t aware there was a competition.

Liam: Oh, no, no, no, daddy is going to be very popular.

Hope: Okay, I’m sure he will be.

Katie: Well, you know what? I think that, uh, we should head down to the pool. I’m going to see if donna wants to tap out.

Brooke: Yeah, I’m going to get some sun.

Deacon: I think there’s a mermaid fin with my name on it, so.

Katie: Can’t wait to see that. All right. Hey, guys. Come on down, join us soon.

Liam: Sure. I’m sorry, did he just say mermaid fin?

Hope: Uh, yes, he did. It’s a bit of a long story.

Liam: Oh.

Rj: Uh, I’m going to head down, too. I was just wondering if I could– can I– can I talk to you guys?

Hope: Um, rj. Uh, we were kind of hoping today it could be light and fun and it’d be about beth’s birthday, so.

Rj: I know, it’s a special day, it’s her day, but maybe, I don’t know, you both can make it the day that you two work your way back to each other for the sake of your family. I’m hearing different ways for me to screen

Rj: I know. I know I’m breaking my rules, staying out of the family drama, but I’m your brother, all right? And I care about you and I’m worried about you. I– I want you to be happy and I know that this divorce is not what you want, hope.

Hope: I just think it is an inappropriate time to talk about this. This is our daughter’s birthday. She also isn’t aware yet of what is going on because we haven’t been able to have that conversation just yet.

Liam: So, if you haven’t noticed, we’re trying to do right by our kid.

Rj: We’re trying to do– what’s right for your daughter is both of you staying together. Both of you know that, right? I don’t know the whole story of everything that thomas has done to both of you or how he’s been able to cause these problems in your marriage, okay? But what I do know is that both of you are hurt, okay? And– and if any two people can rise above that for the sake of their family, it is you two. Have a little bit of faith. All right? Yes– yes, it is– it is beth’s birthday. She’s turning seven years old. Think about that. Think about how much she’s going to change and learn and– and grow this year. Do either of you want to miss a single second of that? I’m just saying, this doesn’t have to be an end, hope, liam, okay? This could be a new beginning if you want it to be.

Ridge: Vegan leather.

Eric: Really?

Ridge: Yeah.

Eric: It’s impressive.

Ridge: Oh, I thought I’d give you a shot, you know? See what it does.

Eric: It’s good. It’s really good. Ridge. I, um… I’ve got a couple of ideas of my own. Some things I’d like to try. I got very turned on by the success in rome. I thought, uh, maybe you could help me. We could, uh, we could do it together, kind of collaborate, like– like we used to. What do you say?

Ridge: That’d be nice.

Rj: All– all I’m saying is just to keep an open mind, okay? Your marriage doesn’t have to be over and there’s different possibilities to explore, okay? But of course, it’s– it’s your choice.

[ Indistinct crosstalk ]

Brooke: Those little mermaids finally got out of the pool. They’re putting their little costumes back on and they’ll be up with deacon.

Katie: Um, did we walk in on something?

Hope: Oh, yeah. Just my little brother acting as a marriage counselor.

Donna: Oh, another voice of reason.

Katie: Maybe he can add his to ours.

Donna: Mm-hmm.

Brooke: Well, this is a big day. This is beth’s birthday and she is a gift. I mean, we don’t need to remind you everything it took for you to make sure that beth was a part of your lives. If anything, that should tell you how important it is to try to stay together, to not give up on your marriage. My late father-in-law lit up a room,

Eric: And it seems to me, you could drape some fabric over the– uh, over the shoulder here and you could add some ruching to the waist. That’d be nice.

Ridge: Uh, I’m trying to keep it loose, keep some movement in the gown and, you know, the– the waist just needs to be edgy. You know what I mean?

Eric: Yeah, edgy is good, but I– uh, frankly I think the classic never really goes out of style.

Ridge: I think you’re right. But fashion is a crazy animal, right? Keeps evolving, keeps changing. Sure, we’ll drape it over the shoulder. Sounds great.

Eric: Yeah. Don’t do that.

Ridge: What?

Eric: Don’t patronize me. I’ve been designing since before you were born and I’ve done my own– my own evolution over the years. Look, I really want to do this new line. I’m really inspired and I want you to help me with it. Sort of help me flesh it out, you know, just like we used to. We can be a good team, a profitable team. We’ve done that. And besides, you might learn something.

Ridge: I always learn stuff from you, dad, but right now, it’s– it’s not the greatest time. I mean, it’s– you know, it’s busy, it’s crazy busy, but it’s– it’s good crazy, but it’s crazy.

Eric: No, I agree. The company’s doing really well. Financially, we’re on top of the world.

Ridge: Yeah.

Eric: But I think a– a legacy line for me would be great for my– my legacy and– and for the company as well and it would do great for some of our longstanding customers who would be very happy with that.

Ridge: No, I think they would be, um, so let’s revisit that. But right now, my plate’s pretty full.

Eric: So you, uh, you’re putting me off, right?

Ridge: Putting– dad, no, I’m just– I’m just– I’m just doing stuff. No, you’re the master. You know that.

Eric: Right.

Ridge: Don’t do that.

Eric: Don’t do what?

Ridge: Don’t do that. Come on. How do you think the birthday party is going?

Eric: The birthday party?

Ridge: Mm-hmm.

Eric: Well, let’s see. Hope and liam have signed divorce papers. Steffy and finn are separated, but they all love that little girl and nothing brings people together like their love for a child, so.

Liam: One thing that neither hope nor I will ever lose sight of is how lucky we are to have beth. And that’s especially when you consider the circumstances under which we almost lost her.

Hope: She is a blessing and today just reinforces that. But, um, with us, it’s just other issues came up.

Liam: Yeah.

Hope: So…

Brooke: Thomas was a mistake. Mistakes can be overcome. Don’t let that define you.

Rj: Just forget about thomas, forget about what happened in rome.

Liam: It’s just not that easy and maybe, maybe one day you’ll understand what it is we’re talking about, but I hope you never do, honestly.

Hope: Okay. You know what? Um, this is a birthday party, not a marriage intervention. So, let’s try to concentrate on celebrating beth, shall we?

Katie: Yes.

Brooke: Yes, yes, we all agree with that. But as we were saying earlier, the best way to celebrate beth is if the two of you find your way back to each other to put your sweet family back together again. Oh, look at our mermaid.

Liam: Yes.

Katie: The mermaid.

Beth: Daddy!

Liam: Come here. Oh, my goodness. Look at you. Oh, my god.

[ Liam laughing ]

Beth: I’ve missed you. Why have you been working so much?

Liam: I know. I’ve missed you too. I miss you so much.

[ Indistinct chatter ]

Hope: Um, okay. Who’s– who’s ready to cut the cakes?

[ All cheering ]

Liam: Cake. Cake time.

Hope: All right. Here we go, everybody. Okay.

Happy birthday to you

happy birthday to you

happy birthday, dear beth

happy birthday to you

[ All applauding ]

Liam: You got to tell me. What did you wish for?

Beth: I already have everything I want. Being with mommy and daddy.

Liam: Oh, my god.

Donna: Oh, okay, well, in that case, let’s get some cupcakes and some cake going on too for the birthday girl.

Brooke: Please. You got to forget about thomas. This is your life. This is your future.

Rj: I might do both.

Deacon: You’re gonna do both?

Rj: I might do both.

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