B&B Transcript Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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Thomas: Okay, um, liam got in your head, right? ‘Cause he’s– he’s bringing up the past. But you know that I’m not that person anymore, and that– you know you pursued me, right? You’re the one who kissed me, and… but obviously, that doesn’t mean that I don’t love you, ’cause I do.

Hope: I know you do.

Thomas: And like I said, there really is only one thing I can do.

[ Hope scoffs ]

Hope: One thing you can do, thomas, what… what does that mean?

Steffy: You’re really serious. Even if you’ve gotten through to hope, you’ve got her to open her eyes about my brother, you’re– you’re not willing to take her back.

Rj: You’re– you’re saying things might not be over between hope and liam? What happened?

Brooke: Oh, something seems to have clicked inside of hope.

Ridge: Forgive me if I’m being a little skeptical after, um, everything.

Brooke: Well, a mother knows. And I really do believe that hope and liam could save their marriage.

Ridge: All right. Not that I’m not happy about your optimism, but… they signed divorce papers.

Brooke: But they didn’t file them.

Ridge: Oh, okay, and you think that’s enough for them to work everything out?

Brooke: That is one factor, right? But also, hope is different. She’s back to the way she used to be. She’s more focused, more clear-headed, more determined. I know she has regrets for what she did, but her eyes are wide open now. And spending the day with liam at beth’s birthday party, I think, impacted her in a way that she didn’t expect.

Rj: Well, yeah, but I mean, do you think a– a nice afternoon is enough to get her to forget about all the damage that’s been done?

Brooke: Well, I think liam talking to her really got through to her. Also, everything that she said to me, I– I just really believe that there’s a chance that hope and liam can work things out.

Liam: I’m always gonna love hope, I’m always gonna care for her, and I’m always gonna worry about her, right? So that– that– that just means I’m not gonna stop trying to convince her who thomas really is.

Steffy: Thomas has changed. He’s not the same person he used to be.

Liam: Okay, but yeah. But whether he’s new and improved or not, he was obsessed with her for years, and that obsession caused him to keep traumatizing her over and over again. Now m– now, maybe that part of him is at bay, fine, but it’s still there. And for hope to ignore that… it’s not good for her.

Thomas: One thing I can do is… back off, hope. Not because I’m afraid of becoming that guy again, ’cause I’m not. I’m not that person anymore, and you know that as well as I do. It’s because I love you.

[ Thomas chuckles ] And I– I want you to have what you want, and if that’s liam… then I have to accept that.

Hope: You’d be willing to do that? You’D… you’d be willing to let me go? Before my doctor and I chose breztri for my copd,

Brooke: I really think this birthday party was an eye-opener for hope. Spending time with beth and liam, and celebrating their daughter’s birthday together, and then talking to liam afterwards. I think it all opened her eyes to see what she might be missing if she went through with this divorce.

Ridge: Yeah, well I’m not convinced that liam, uh, is ready to forgive her.

Brooke: He does love her. And he worked really hard on reminding her the heartbreak that they both went through. And the part that thomas played. I mean, we can’t ignore what he did, ridge, really–

Ridge: Well, we can, because this really isn’t about thomas at all, is it?

Brooke: No, no, it’s not, actually. It is about my daughter, and the decision that she made. She went against her morals and her principles, and she wasn’t herself. But now she’s opening her eyes. She’s starting to see what she really wants.

Rj: Her family. And liam.

Steffy: I understand your concerns about thomas, but you can’t deny that he is a different person today.

Liam: Okay. All right. Let’s– let’s say that’s true. As far as hope and i are concerned, it doesn’t just magically erase the memory of her kissing him in rome.

Steffy: But you said you have gotten through to hope.

Liam: Well, I– yeah, I hope I have.

Steffy: Okay, then I– I– I’m just really confused, because if you did, aren’t you willing to forgive her? Keep your family intact?

Hope: Thomas, I’M… I’m sorry.

Thomas: No. You don’t have to apologize. We’ve been through too many dark times in the past, and I wish I could go back and change that, but I can’T. All I can do is show you that I’m a changed man now.

Hope: [ Chuckles ] None of it’s– none of it’s been easy.

Thomas: No. No, it’s not. And I don’t want to cause you any more trouble. If you want to go back and be with liam, I totally understand, and I am not gonna stop you.

Thomas: That’s how much I love you. Where are you going?

Ridge: What about hope’s idea that steffy was always in their marriage from day one? Is it just gonna go away or–

Brooke: No, I don’t think so. I mean, that is still a factor that will need to be addressed. But I also think that, with an unconscious way for hope to justify what she was doing with thomas.

Rj: So, you– you do think a reconciliation’s possible, though, right?

Brooke: After we spoke, she ran out of there, and I imagine she went over to thomas’S. She’s probably ending it with him right now.

Hope: This wasn’t fair to you, thomas. I– I got your hopes up. I kissed you in rome, and now… so much more. Yet I’m the one walking away. I mean, what kind of person does that?

Thomas: Hold on. I came into this situation with my eyes wide open.

Hope: Well, I– I should have stopped it. But I didn’t, though, because I got so caught up in my feelings for you, because it– and– and now look. Look at what I’ve done. I’ve– I’ve hurt you. I’ve been hurting so many people, it’s like I’m a human wrecking ball.

Thomas: No, no, no. Stop. I’m not– I’m not gonna let you do that, beat yourself up. I’m never gonna regret what happened between us. From rome through these past few weeks. This is on both of us, all right? Not just you.

Hope: Thank you.

Thomas: You decide you want to go be with your family, to be with liam and– and beth, I’m not gonna keep you from that.

Hope: Is that something you’re okay with?

Thomas: No. It is– I’m 100 percent not okay with this. It sucks! Of course I wanna be with you, I love you, but… you wanna go be there, for your daughter. I mean, if I stood in the way of that, I would never be able to forgive myself, so I– I have to stand back, and let you go.

Hope: Thomas–

Thomas: Hey. I love you. That’s never gonna change.

Hope: Um… thank you. For understanding. You’re a good man. You truly have changed, thomas. Don’t let anyone try to erase the work that you have done to get here. Okay?

[ Thomas chuckles ]

Hope: But it’s, um… our history–

Thomas: Yeah, I know.

Hope: Yeah, um… so I– um, yeah. We should– we should put a stop to this. It needs to end. I have, um… hurt a lot of people, it’s hurting a lot of people. I’m hurting a lot of people, and I… I do want the chance to try to repair the damage I’ve done. But I want to try to make my marriage work for the sake of my daughter. So… uh, yeah. Uh… I don’t even know if it’s– if it’s going to work, but I– i have to at least give it a try. I’m sorry.

Steffy: Liam, come on. It’s me. It’s not like I don’t know you. I know how forgiving you are, and it’s obvious how excited you are that you’ve gotten through to hope. Convinced her to stay away from thomas. And if that is true, I– I hope you’re willing to put your marriage back together. There’s nothing worse than a broken marriage.

Liam: I really appreciate that. But… [ Clears throat ] …I think two different things can be true at the same time. You know, on the one hand, yeah, I really– I really want to know that I’ve gotten through to hope when it comes to thomas, but on the other… what I’m going through right now… is wondering how I ever let you go.

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Hope: I’m sorry. I am so ashamed of my behavior, for leading you on. I just… hope that maybe someday you can forgive me.

Thomas: I’m– I’m not gonna pretend like this is easy. I mean, I would never trade our time together for anything. Knowing that I’m not gonna be able to kiss you again, to… but we do have the– the beautiful memories.

Hope: I’m sorry things are ending this way. I never intended to hurt you, to hurt anyone.

Thomas: I know. And, um… I want you to know, I won’t breathe a word of this to anyone. Yeah.

Ridge: I never wanted hope and liam’s marriage to be in trouble. I’m just a concerned father, that’s all.

Brooke: Well, we are all concerned, ridge.

Rj: Yeah, it’s been a mess for everyone involved, dad.

Ridge: Yep. And liam will always love steffy.

[ Phone chiming ]

[ Steffy sighing ]

Liam: Hi.

Hope: Hi.

Liam: Uh, I got your message. It sounded important, but not about beth, right?

Hope: No. No, no, no. Don’t worry. Come in.

[ Clears throat ] I, um… I just wanted to touch base after the talk that we had. I think you made some good points, and I just want to put everything on the table.

Liam: Oh, yeah? Okay.

Hope: Um, obviously, beth’s birthday, um, was really special. You know, the three of us together, like that, it– it just was nice, to forget about all the chaos going on, and…

Liam: Yeah.

Hope: …To focus on our family.

Liam: Well, it’s a beautiful family. I love you both, I hope you know that.

Hope: Oh, I do.

Liam: Good.

Hope: Good. Um… okay. So, I just– I wanted to make sure that you know that I heard you. Everything you said. Your warning about thomas, and… agreeing to work with thomas put a strain on our relationship. Then I kissed him in rome. And you saw it, and I am so sorry for– for doing that and– and causing you all of this hurt and all of this pain, and for jeopardizing our family in that way. I mean, we’ve– we’ve signed divorce papers. Uh… but as you mentioned… those papers haven’t been filed yet.

Liam: I don’t– I don’t– um… [ Clears throat ] Don’t really know where you’re going with this.

Hope: I just can’t help but wonder if maybe there’s a reason for that. Why we’re dragging our feet? And I still stand by everything that I told you. I deserve to be with a man who doesn’t have divided feelings, and steffy has played a part in our relationship, but that is because of your feelings for her, but to have you sit here and tell me that you acknowledge that, that you’ve made mistakes, and take accountability, it just– it meant a lot to hear that. And obviously, I’ve– I’ve made mistakes, a lot, that I am not proud of. Um… ’cause I’m not perfect. Uh, but, um, basically, what I’m trying to say is, you know how much I value our family, and… beth’s happiness. And so I was wondering if… if maybe you wanted to try to give it one last shot. For her. I mean, for us. I– I just– I just want to know if– if it is too late.

[ Liam groans ]

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