B&B Transcript Thursday, August 31, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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Ridge: You two really have this roommate thing down, don’t you?

Steffy: Hmm?

Eric: Hmm?

Ridge: Nothing. Where are my grandkids?

Steffy: Oh, they’re, uh– they’re at the pool with Donna painting rocks.

Eric: I have to say Donna and I love the buzz those kids create when they’re here.

Steffy: Thank you for letting us stay here.

Eric: Of course. I love you guys. I love you. I love Kelly. I love, um…

Steffy: Hayes.

Eric: Hayes. I love you all. And this is your home. It’s a family home, and you can stay here as long as you want any time, don’t you forget that.

Steffy: I– I won’t, and it has been an incredible time, but we can’t stay here forever.

Ridge: What are you saying?

Liam: Well, we’re trending in the right direction. Yeah, we are. Subs are up and– and we got a little uh, bump in print readership, ’cause of that ad-buy, no doubt. Just don’t… uh, don’t run this by my dad just yet, I want you to, uh, make sure Wyatt sees it first. Okay, all right, thanks Erin, bye-bye. I’m a little busy, John.

Finn: Right, well, I don’t care. I’m just here to make sure that you’re staying away from my wife.

Liam: I don’t blame you for being upset, but don’t– don’t do this, don’t come to my office and start barking orders at me, you know exactly why Steffy walked out on you. It’s got nothing to do with me. It’s because you refuse to cut ties with Sheila.

Deacon: Ah. Ow. Ow, Sheila, damn it, isn’t a massage supposed to be relaxing?

Sheila: Oh, my gosh. Should stop being such a baby. It’s just that you are so tight, you’ve got so many knots. It’s like you’re carrying all of this stress, the weight of the world on these incredibly broad, strong… handsome shoulders.

Deacon: I wonder why I’m stressed. Sheila, if Brooke or Hope finds out that you’re staying here, they’re not gonna have anything to do with me. I could wind up losing the restaurant. How’s that for the weight of the world? Ow! [ Grunts ] Did you get those things sharpened?

[ Sheila laughing ]

Deacon: [ Grunts ] I’m gonna need a real masseuse after– I’m– I’m gonna need a chiropractor after this. [ Grunts ]

Sheila: Oh…Did one side, I don’t want you to be off balance.

Deacon: Oh, I’m sorry. Who’s off balance? Ow!

Sheila: Stop being such a baby.

Deacon: Don’t call me a baby.

Sheila: Everything is gonna be just fine, all right? And I already promised I am not going to upend your life.

Deacon: Too late. [ Grunts ] Damn it, Sheila.

Finn: Look, Liam, so you know, I have told Steffy that Sheila will never have a role in our lives.

Liam: Yeah, no, that’s– that’s great, that’s a great… sentence. But now, it’s on you to actually prove that you’re not still vulnerable to Sheila, especially, for Kelly’s sake and Hayes’ sake. And by the way, I’m not the only one who sees it this way, Steffy obviously does, too.

Finn: You know what I see? I see you playing this compassionate ex-husband who claims that he just wants what’s best for his ex-wife. When in reality, you’re just trying to use Sheila to drive a wedge between Steffy and me. You’re trying to make a play for my wife.

Steffy: Okay, both of you. Please stop staring at me like that, it’s no secret that I miss my husband. This was never meant to be permanent, I can’t stay here forever.

Eric: Why not?

Ridge: Wait, we both get that part, but, um… I don’t want to interfere in your marriage, but Sheila’s on the loose, she’s still out there, and Finn is connected to her.

Sheila: Oh, my gosh. Would you just whine a little more, I– I won’t use as much pressure. Stop being a baby.

Deacon: Hey, if I was a baby, somebody would be calling Child Services right now. ‘Cause I am gonna have bruises for a week.

Sheila: Well, you know what, that never seemed to matter to you in the past.

Deacon: It’s the funniest thing. The intensity of the massage just seemed to pick up when I mentioned that there was another woman in Finn’s life. Someone else connected to his happiness.

Sheila: Stop.

Deacon: Steffy, his wife.

Sheila: Why do you feel that you always have to rub that in my face? I– it was an unfortunate… mistake that– that just got out of hand.

Deacon: Yeah. Tell that to Finn.

Sheila: I do. And I’m gonna continue to tell him over and over again until he believes me, until he knows how much I love him. Till he knows that I– I could be good in his life.

Liam: I am not out to sabotage your marriage, Finn. You’re doing that perfectly well on your own.

Finn: You know, you– you talk about this history, this amazing history you have with Steffy, history that I can’t compete with. Well, I know plenty about your past. How you jerked her around, broke her heart more than once. And you’re right, I can’t compete with that, I won’t. ‘Cause I’m better than that. Liam, Steffy’s it for me.

Liam: Well, no, Steffy and your mom are it for you, apparently. Remember your mom, the lunatic who tried to kill your wife?

Finn: Yeah, my wife, do I need to keep reminding you that?

Liam: You don’t need to keep reminding me of that because it’s the fact that Steffy’s your wife that makes your connection to Sheila so unacceptable. It’s your job to get Sheila out of LA, to get her out of our lives. You say you love Steffy, Finn? Great. Prove it. Get rid of Sheila.

Eric: What happened to Finn that you feel safer now? What–

Steffy: He hasn’t given up. He’s taken responsibility for his poor judgment with Sheila. He promised it won’t happen again, and he vowed to protect me and the kids.

Ridge: We’ve heard all this before.

Steffy: But I want to believe him this time, Dad. Granddad, I am so grateful for this time. It has been wonderful, but the kids need to go home. They need their schedules and their routines and they miss home. Not to mention Finn.

Ridge: Okay, I get it. I get all of that, but Sheila is still out there.

Deacon: Yeah, how important you can be in Finn’s life?

Sheila: Yes. Have you already forgotten that I saved Kelly’s life at the beach? And can you imagine what would have happened if I weren’t there? I mean, what, what would have happened to Finn and his precious relationship with his wife then? He got so emotional, Deacon. And he thanked me over and over again, and he called me “Mom.” He doesn’t see me as– as an evil monster. He sees me as his mother. I gave birth to him. And deep down he– he knows that, and what’s most important, is I can see that he feels– that he feels that connection, and Steffy and everyone else, they can– they can try to do what they want to get into Finn’s head to poison him against me… but I really believe, I believe in that unconditional love and that bond between a mother and her son.

Finn: Nothing matters more to me than Steffy and the kids. Of course, I’m gonna keep them safe.

Liam: “Of course”? No, you don’t get to use the phrase “of course” with me when you almost let my daughter drown, and Sheila had to save her.

Finn: Okay, that’s all that matters, okay, and thank God, that Kelly is okay.

Liam: Yeah, thank God she’s okay, but you’re missing the point, Sheila was stalking you. She’s never gonna go away on her own. You have to take action, and I don’t– I don’t care, man. I don’t care if you have to put like, a tracker on her or whatever, but that’s what you should be laser focused on, not coming here, and putting me on notice. No, getting Sheila out of town ’cause your assurances, your words mean nothing to me. Do something.

[ Phone chimes ]

Finn: You’re right. I do need to do something. But so do you. Stop sniffing around. I understand that your marriage is rocky, but that does not give you the right to make a pass at my wife.

Steffy: Look, I am not naive. I realize the threat of Sheila is still very real. I, of all people, should know that. I still get flashes of that night in the alley. I see Finn on the ground. I see Sheila pointing a gun at me. Sound of it firing. Sometimes, I– I look at Finn, and I hate to say it, but I… I see Sheila. Her features, you know, I look in his eyes, and I can see her. She’s there.

Eric: How can you even consider going back to that house?

Steffy: Because I refuse to give up on my husband, my family, I am not losing them. Definitely not because of Sheila.

Ridge: What are you doing? You’re okay with this?

Eric: Am I okay with what?

Ridge: With what– are you okay with Steffy moving into that house? Isolated on the– on that hill in– in Malibu?

Eric: No, no, no. No, I’m not okay with it. I think it’s bad. I think it’s dangerous. But good luck trying to talk her out of anything that she’s decided to do. I mean, Steffy’s hard-headed. Gee, I wonder where she gets that.

Ridge: What does that mean?

Eric: What does that mean?

Ridge: Oh, I’m so– from me?

Eric: Yeah, from you.

Ridge: Oh, okay. You know where I got it, right?

Eric: Yeah.

Ridge: My mother.

Eric: Your mother, yes. [ Eric sighs ]

Ridge: I miss her. Mom should be here, and she’d know what to do.

Eric: If your mother was here, Sheila would not be. Your mother would eat her up and spit her out. She would.

Ridge: I want Steffy to have everything she wants. Her family, her husband, her kids in her house. But Sheila’s still out there. She’s still a problem.

Eric: For everyone.

Sheila: Ah.

Deacon: Look, I don’t say these things to hurt your feelings. I just– I don’t want you to have these lofty expectations and then get disappointed. And then get hurt. I care about you.

Sheila: I know you do. You just wanna keep me from… being upended and heartbroken and I adore you for that. Actually, I love you for that. But I– I’m not giving up on my future. I’m gonna have a life with my son, I am going to have a true relationship with Finn. [ Laughing ] Boy, it’s gonna start today.

Finn: Okay. Okay.

[ Car engine whirring ]

Finn: Oh. Got it.

[ Car door clicks closed ]

[ Door clicks open ]

[ Door clicks closed ]

Finn: Hey. Hey, I, um– I got your text asking me to meet me here, came as fast as I could.

Steffy: Yeah, thanks.

Finn: Yeah.

Steffy: Looks nice in here.

Finn: Well, I, um… I imagined you coming through that door a thousand times, and I didn’t do it any justice. You just– you look beautiful and I’ve– I’ve missed you so much.

Steffy: I’ve missed you too.

Finn: Yeah, this– this place feels way too big, and it’s painfully quiet without you guys.

Steffy: Yeah, that’s what happens when you don’t hear all the screaming and laughing.

Finn: Yeah, well, I’ve missed all of it, I’ve– I’ve missed the sounds of you and Kelly and Hayes, and just the… you know, the sounds of our family, more than you can imagine. So, um, I was hoping that you wanted to meet me here because are you thinking that maybe, you’re um… ready? Because, honey, we have– we have been apart for way too long, I mean… you know, I’ve– I’ve tried, um, passing the time, I’ve tried taking extra shifts, and doing some night swims, and I downloaded that, uh, that app, you know, that one you made me download, of the– the constellations. It still doesn’t look like any of them, but… you know, I’d start a movie, but it just– it’s not the same without you here. I need you, I need you in my arms, cuddled up to me. You’re my puzzle piece. I need you to fall asleep at night. And I need you to be the first thing that I see in the morning. I need my wife, honey. Please, tell me that you’re ready to come home.

Steffy: [ Sighs ] Gosh. I miss my puzzle piece too. Yeah, I love you so much, and the kids miss you, and you’re right. You’re right, I don’t want to be away from you. I wanna get the kids, and I wanna come back here.

Finn: You wanna come back, like… really, yeah?

Steffy: Yeah, I wanna be– I wanna be here with you. I wanna be in bed with you. I wanna be– I wanna be in your arms, I wanna come home. I wanna–

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