B&B Transcript Wednesday, August 30, 2023

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[ Knocking on door ]

Ridge: Sharpe, open up. Where’s Sheila?

[ Knocking on door ]

[ Steffy sighs ]

[ Knocking on door ]

Steffy: Charlie, I’m busy. Pam still isn’t ready–

Finn: Sorry to, uh, disappoint.

Steffy: As much as I get a kick out of Charlie, this is a much more pleasant interruption.

Eric: Okay. Forget there. Let’s get down here on the dress, all right?

RJ: Okay.

Eric: Now, if the waist is good, we said we’re not going to do whatever treatment we’re going to do until later. We don’t need to, but I want more flare in– in the skirt.

RJ: More flare?

Eric: Hug her hips and then flare later down. Come on down. Enough flare. Okay. Do it again. It’s– it’s not enough. Do it again. Do it again. No, no, no, that’s not it. Here, let me, give it to me.

RJ: Okay. Yeah.

Eric: What I want– what I want is for this– I want this– oh, damn it. I–

RJ: What’s wrong?

Eric: What’s wrong? What’s wrong is my– my hand, I can’t– I can’t grip a pencil. I can’t design and if I can’t do that, it’s pretty much game over for my career, unless you can help me.

RJ: Granddad, have you told Donna about the arthritis?

Eric: Yes. Yes, of course I have, of course I have.

RJ: Granddad, I’m sorry. I can’t imagine what you’re going through right now.

Eric: Yeah, well, it helps to talk to her. Donna says I should try to– try to keep it in perspective. Things could be a lot worse, but frankly I don’t see how they could be. We’re talking… we’re talking about my life’s work slipping through my fingers like some of these… damn pencils.

Steffy: So, what’s in the bag?

Finn: Guess.

Steffy: I’m not in the mood.

Finn: Oh, come on. You love guessing games.

Steffy: No, that’s you.

Finn: Okay. True. But, um, you are getting better at them. I mean, since we’ve been together. I mean, for instance, before, I think you would have probably guessed that this here was a pizza, but you got a lot better. All right. How about this? How about we play a game and I will give you hints on what it’s not.

[ Steffy chuckles ]

Finn: All right. Okay. So it’s– it’s not a two-shot non-fat extra dry because you would have had your trainer this morning, which means you would have done your cold plunge, so you already had your coffee.

Steffy: That’s true.

Finn: And we’ve already established that it’s not a pizza because you’re better at these games.

[ Steffy laughs ]

Finn: And, well, it’s– it’s not tacos from that place in the Palisades that, you know, we used to go to, but stop using shredded beef, because I mean, ground beef, it doesn’t belong in a taco. No, yes, you’re not making that mistake again. How about this? How about I give you a hint? One last one. This here… this comes around once a month. Okay? If that. Melts in your mouth and if you’re lucky enough and you stalk them on social media, you might be able to figure out where they park the truck, get in line at 6 A.M. In the valley. Or maybe you might actually be able to get some before they run out–

Steffy: Is this the ramen truck?

Finn: Yeah. But you know what, you’re kind of busy. So maybe–

Steffy: No, no, no, don’t you dare. I’m definitely eating this.

Finn: Okay, good. I was, uh, hoping you’d want to take a break. But the truth is I just, um… I want to spend some time with you. I missed you.

[ Knocking on door ]

Ridge: Open up. I’m not messing around.

Deacon: All right. All right. Give me a second. I’m just getting dressed.

[ Knocking on door ]

Ridge: Sharpe, open up.

[ Knocking on door ]

Deacon: Geez, Forrester. Carter? What the– what’s the matter? You boys couldn’t get a reservation downstairs by yourselves?

Ridge: We’re looking for Sheila.

Eric: Okay.

RJ: Okay.

Eric: Here. Open these for me.

RJ: Yeah.

Eric: Thank you.

RJ: No problem.

Eric: Yeah, where’s my, uh– where’s the, uh, um–

RJ: The what? The ball?

Eric: Yeah, the ball. Where’s the ball? Thank you.

[ RJ chuckles ]

[ Eric groans ]

RJ: Can I ask you something?

Eric: Yeah.

RJ: How, uh– how long have you been struggling with– with designing?

Eric: Well, just, uh, since this started bothering me, which hasn’t been that long, actually.

RJ: No?

Eric: Just a little bit at a time and it’d go away. You know, I’m still, uh, in spite of my youthful demeanor, I am getting older, you know.

RJ: Well, hey, I mean, you have all of us fooled, so.

Eric: [ Laughs ] Good.

RJ: [ Laughs ] Pretty good.

Eric: But then it started getting worse. Um, I mean, the pain started interfering with my ability to even conceive of an idea, let alone execute it. It just got worse and worse.

RJ: Wait, is that– is this why it didn’t go well when you tried to pitch in on Hope For The Future?

Eric: Pretty much, I guess. I mean, I thought I was just… I thought I was letting Zende down, you know, holding him back, just pulling him down. That’s what I thought. I was relieved when– when Hope hired Thomas to come back to do Hope For The Future. Uh, it took the pressure off me and it– the line just took off. It was beautiful. So, it gave me a chance to step back a little, I took a little hiatus and, uh, I felt, uh– I felt good to do that. And so, then I started to try to draw again and it’s worse than ever.

RJ: Why didn’t you tell anybody?

Eric: I didn’t want to, I didn’t want to. I still don’t. Just pride, I guess.

RJ: I mean, you said that you saw a doctor and they–

Eric: I did, there’s nothing much you can do about it. It’s arthritis and that’s the way it’s going to be, right? That’s when I went to your dad. I– I didn’t tell him about my condition at all. I– I didn’t, but I– that’s when I asked him to join with me and to– to do a wonderful new line. That we could collaborate the way we used to when, uh– when I was mentoring him all those years ago.

RJ: But he, uh, turned you down.

Eric: Yeah.

RJ: He said he was too busy.

Eric: He said he was too busy. So, there you go.

RJ: So, you turned to me.

Eric: Yeah, I did. You don’t wanna know why?

RJ: Why?

Eric: Because you’re Ridge Junior, that’s why.

Steffy: Thanks again for bringing this by. Really nice surprise.

Finn: Anything to spend some time with you. Look… I know why you felt like you had to take the kids to your grandfather’s and I respect your concerns. And look, I know I’ve been putting a lot of the blame for our separation on Liam when… I know that’s not the only reason we’re apart. Although, I’m still certain he’s trying to have another shot with you. But ultimately… I take responsibility for why you and I are apart. It’s because of Sheila.

Deacon: Why are you looking for Sheila? Why ask me?

Ridge: Well, because you helped us before and now you can help us again. Carter knows.

Deacon: You told him? You and Spencer promised.

Carter: Relax. I won’t say anything about your past with Sheila, as twisted as it was.

Ridge: So obviously, you know that she was released and something tells me that you know where to find her.

Eric: RJ, I’ve been designing my whole life. It’s all I’ve ever done. It has given me more pleasure and more accomplishment and more joy than anything else. And now that that gift has been taken away from me, I– I can no longer… no longer express myself. You know, I have all these ideas and I can’t– I can’t put them down on paper, not– not without your help.

RJ: Wait, I just realized I– obviously, yes, I– I will assist you with anything you want me to assist you with, but you can still draw and design.

Eric: No, I don’t think you understand. I can’t even–

RJ: No, no, I do– I do understand, but you can do it without a pencil and paper. You can do it with a computer. Just like you’ve taught me, I can teach you.

Finn: Look, I wish that we didn’t even have to talk about Sheila, but as long as she’s out of prison, I realize how that hangs over you. The threat that she could strike at any time.

Steffy: I’m still having nightmares about Sheila. More than anything, though, I– I worry about Kelly and Hayes.

Finn: I feel the same way. That’s why I vowed to do everything in my power to keep you and the children safe from Sheila.

Ridge: I think we can all agree that Sheila walking away from what she did was absolutely wrong.

Deacon: Yeah. That and the result of the mighty Dollar Bill Spencer not being quite as mighty as he thought. I love that.

Ridge: What are you saying? Are you happy that she’s free?

Deacon: Of course not.

Carter: So, considering that thing between you and Sheila, we figured she might come running to you.

Deacon: No, haven’t seen her. What– what, you– you think I’m stashing her here? Take a look at this place. I mean, I think we’re already at max occupancy.

Ridge: Listen, I don’t trust you. I’m not going to start now, especially when it comes to Sheila and my family. So let me ask you one more time. Do you know where she is?

Ridge: Now, there’s got to be cameras around here, right? Maybe we can subpoena some of the footage.

Carter: Oh, yeah. Yeah, I can make some calls.

Deacon: I actually don’t think it’s a bad idea. I mean, uh, look, I’m not in the restaurant 24/7. It’s possible she could have come in. It’s just, um, you know, I’m– I’m not an attorney, but how are you going to get a judge to give you a court order? I mean, she is a free woman.

Ridge: It kind of sounds like you’re defending her.

Carter: Mm-hmm.

Deacon: No, I’m not defending her at all. I just– I think you’re wasting your time, and I’m going to tell you something else. I don’t appreciate you coming down here unannounced and interrogating me. And I also don’t appreciate the fact that you and Spencer broke your word to me and you told Carter about my past with Sheila. But the bottom line is this, I don’t want to see her anymore, either. Look, man, I get it. She– she did a lot of hurtful things to your family in the past and to me. And that’s exactly where I want to keep her. I want to keep her in the past. I haven’t seen her, but if I do see her or if I hear from her, I’ll tell you.

Ridge: I want to believe you. I really do. But the past tells me otherwise. Here’s my bottom line. Sheila is a threat to my family and anyone who helps her is a threat to my family also. And my family includes Brooke and Hope.

Deacon: We done?

Ridge: Thank you for your time.

Steffy: I really appreciate you coming here.

Finn: Oh, hey. A girl’s got to eat, right?

Steffy: Not just the food. For checking in. Continuing to fight for us. And looking at me the way you do.

Finn: I– I can’t help it.

Steffy: Thank you for just opening up to me, pouring your heart out. I know it’s been really hard for you, but I can hear how much you love me, Kelly and Hayes.

Finn: I do, honey, and you should never question that. Okay? Ever.

Steffy: I won’t. But if I’m being honest, it has been really hard, Finn. Like I’ve said, Sheila has terrorized my family over and over again. You know that.

Finn: I know. I know. And that’s why I vow to do everything in my power to keep you and the kids safe and I will have nothing to do with Sheila. I just– I can’t be apart from you another night, Steffy. It’s killing me.

Steffy: I know. It’s killing me, too. I hate it.

Finn: Yeah.

Steffy: But I love you. Oh, I love you so much.

Finn: I love you too.

Sheila: I– I heard everything, the act that you put on for Ridge and Carter. And thank you. Although, it seems like, uh… some of the things that you said are true. I have… made things difficult for you. I hope you understand how much you mean to me. I had no one else to turn to. There’s no one else who even cares if I live or die, except Finn. I’m– I’m serious, Deacon. And you’ve got to understand what I– what I’m talking about on some level as a father and the connection that I– I share with Finn. I knew it when I was… holding my… my handsome, strong, beautiful son in my arms. When he embraced me, he knew I wasn’t going to spend the rest of my life behind bars. I– I– I could feel his relief, his love. So, don’t worry, okay? It is going to work out. I am not going to upend your life and I am going to be with Finn. My son is going to embrace me and I am going to be in his life forever, Deacon.

Finn: No one is going to keep us apart. Okay? I’m yours. Forever.

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