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Finn: So, this is– this is for real? You’re– you’re sure?

Steffy: Yeah.

Finn: Yeah?

Steffy: Yeah. I want to bring the kids, and I want to come back home.

Finn: You have no idea how bad I’ve wanted to hear you say those words.

[ Both chuckling ]

[ Liam sighs ]

[ Knocking on door ]

Liam: Uh, hey, what are you doing here?

Ridge: I have some news about Steffy.

Sheila: Am I boring you?

Deacon: What? Uh, no, I– I just got a message that the health inspector is going to be here in a couple of days. I, uh… work just never stops… but then again, neither do you.

Sheila: I’m going to take that as a compliment.

Deacon: Look, I know that you want to repair your relationship with Finn, and I’m skeptical, and I also know it’s not going to deter you.

Sheila: Look at you. He’s charming, and he’s a quick learner. You know what? That just might get you another massage.

Deacon: I would rather have a colonoscopy and a date at the DMV.

[ Sheila laughs ]

Deacon: Let me ask you something. I– I know that you want to have a real lasting relationship with Finn, but you said “today.” What’s going on in that crazy, sexy head of yours, Sheila?

Sheila: You know, I’ve been known to work miracles with inspectors, among others. I’m pretty sure I can get this place to pass.

Deacon: Hey, lady, I don’t know what kind of, uh, establishment you think we’re running here, but it’s on the up-and-up. We’ll pass on our own merit.

Sheila: Look at you.

Deacon: What?

Sheila: Like a daddy bear protecting his restaurant. That is so sexy when you are so focused and successful. It kind of gets me going.

Deacon: Hm. You know what else? It lets you dodge my question. So tell me, what are you up to?

[ Sheila chuckles ]

Sheila: Okay, fine. I, uh… I just, I– I’m tired of feeling like my life is on hold, and I’m going to do something about that. I’m going to make it happen, today.

Liam: Wh– Steffy? What– what about Steffy, that you’d have to come here?

Ridge: She’s made a decision. She’s taking the kids and going back to Finn.

Finn: I’m sorry. I am so sorry that I lost your trust. You know I never meant to. But I know in– I mean, I have known since the moment I met you that you would always come first, okay? And the same goes for our sweet little family. You can always trust that, okay? Oh, my God, I missed you. I missed you, Kelly and Hayes so much.

Steffy: Kelly and Hayes have missed you. And never doubt how much I’ve missed you. I love you so much.

Finn: I love you.

Sheila: Oh, don’t.

Deacon: I didn’t say a word.

Sheila: No, but I know that look. You have made your opinions perfectly clear about me having a relationship with Finn.

Deacon: Look, all I was going to say is this, you shouldn’t feel like your life is on hold. Hell, you’ve been given another chance here. All charges dropped, Sheila. You can start over… you can reinvent yourself. You got a place to stay. You’ve got someone you can count on.

Sheila: Oh, Deacon, don’t. And don’t misunderstand what I have said. I am deeply grateful for everything that you have done for me, and I try to show my appreciation as often as I can, but if– if I’m being honest, I feel like my– my life is on hold. Like I’m– I’m held up in this– in this tiny apartment because no one is going to accept me. Hell, they– they all hate me. But I feel if I– if I can just win Finn over, nothing else is going to matter. Now, I will finally be accepted by my beautiful, handsome son that I was forced to put up for adoption years ago.

Liam: I mean, I guess I just– I have a hard time believing Steffy would choose to go back to Finn when nothing’s changed, right? The situation is the same. The– the stakes are the same. The risks are the same and– and now that Finn has made it clear to Sheila that he’s vulnerable to her, she’s going to strike again. Like, Steffy knows this, she’s smarter than this. She’s– no offense. That’s not– I’m not, that’s not what I’m saying….

Ridge: I know what you meant.

Liam: I really hope she doesn’t take her eye off the ball.

Ridge: I don’t think she will. She still has nightmares about Sheila and what she did to her.

Liam: Well, that’s the problem. None of us should be having any dreams about Sheila, nightmare or otherwise, because the woman should be spending the rest of her life in prison.

Ridge: And I think I’m responsible for her not being in prison.

Liam: Why are you responsible? You and my dad did literally everything you could–

Ridge: We did everything? Really? Did we?

Liam: Well…

Ridge: No, your dad’s plan made no sense. And I shouldn’t have trusted him because he’s an idiot. No offense.

Liam: None taken.

Ridge: I knew none of that was ever going to be admissible in court. I should’ve known that. Surveillance cameras he just put in? Of course it’s not going to work. And here I am in a basement with Chen for week after week learning how he grew up in Pacoima, like I care.

Liam: I– I know, but–

Ridge: I should’ve asked more questions. I should have been– I should have done more.

Liam: I’m trying to tell you, this is the difference between you and Finn. One of you is willing to do everything, whatever it takes to protect your family, and the other one isn’t, and this is what’s freaking me out. It’s not just that Finn is complacent. He’s sympathetic to Sheila, and she’s around now. She’s not going anywhere, and we’ve well-established that there is no restraining order, there’s no security detail, there’s nothing that’s going to just keep her away. She wants love, right? That’s what she wants. And she’s decided that who she wants it from is… is her son.

Finn: Do the kids know that they’re coming home?

Steffy: No, I– I wanted to discuss it with you first.

Finn: Oh, yeah, sure. Yeah.

Steffy: Look, I have to admit I’m a bit– I am a bit nervous about bringing Kelly and Hayes back, knowing that Sheila is out there somewhere.

Finn: Yeah, I, um… I made a visit to Liam earlier. I made it clear that he needs to respect you and our marriage. But, um… he actually said something that resonated. It is my job first and foremost to assure you that you’re safe from Sheila — you, and the kids. And I promise that I will do everything in my power to protect you guys. Okay, you’re going to be safe here. All right?

Steffy: Yeah.

Finn: Yeah. Yeah.

[ Deacon groans ]

Deacon: What are you looking for?

Sheila: I am tired of waiting for this miracle reunion with my son. I’m going to make it happen.

Deacon: Sheila, maybe you ought to just take a minute.

Sheila: Take a minute? Have you listened to anything at all that I have said?

Deacon: Okay, if you’re not going to take a minute, then take stock, okay? You beat the law, again. And then you literally got Finn to embrace you after the fact.

Sheila: I didn’t do that. I– it was– it was bigger, our…

Deacon: Oh– oh, you– your connection, right? No, uh, look, I get it, okay? But that’s a big step. You shot the guy, and you left him for dead. And then through the craziest– strangest set of circumstances, you were at the right place at the right time to save his stepdaughter from drowning, on his watch. And then what happened? He started looking at you with new eyes. Hell, he even called you “Mom.”

Sheila: That’s why I have to do this. I– I’ve got to seize this moment.

Deacon: Okay. Okay. But you’ve come so far in such a little amount of time. Is it really smart to push so hard, so fast? You’ve taken some steps in the right direction. Steffy and those kids are the most important thing in Finn’s life, not you, and I’m sorry to say it, but it’s true, okay? She’s the love of his life.

Sheila: Yeah. Those are tough cards to be dealt, aren’t they? A mother. We nurture this little being inside of us. We protect it, we feed it, we do everything that we think is best for it. And then we scrutinize what kind of a– a person is this going to be? Who’re they going to grow up to be like? And we pray that they don’t make the same mistakes that we make. I was asked to give my son up long before I ever had the joy of– of bringing him into this world. Now, decades later, I get to– to suffer that– that disappointment that so many mothers do. Where your son falls in love with someone else and loves her more than he loves his own mother, regardless of the nurturing and everything that you did to make sure that they would strive. But it’s a bitter pill to swallow. But I can tell you this: Steffy is never going to come between Finn and me again.

Deacon: Sheila, what– what are you doing? Where are you going?

Ridge: I know Sheila. I know everything about her. It’s– she had the same MO when she was going after my dad, and you’re right. All she wants is to be loved, and man, I wish I felt sorry for her, but I don’t.

Liam: Well, Finn does.

Steffy: I missed your touch.

Finn: I do, um– I have a confession.

Steffy: Okay.

Finn: Yeah, there’s a– a sink full of clothes and take-out boxes under that cutting board.

Steffy: What?

Finn: [ Chuckles ] Well, when you called, I rushed home as fast as I could, and I was trying to clean and– and– and pick up, and I heard your car come, and I just– I– I panicked because I’m– I’m– I’m just– I’m a mess without you, literally. I don’t know.

Steffy: Well, you better not be thinking that I’m going to be cleaning up because that’s going to be on you. I’m just so confused. You’re the one who always loves to clean.

Finn: Well, when we’re together… but apparently when we’re not, it turns back into my med school days.

Steffy: Well, I’m glad I met you after med school.

Finn: Yeah.

Steffy: But you are going to clean that up, okay?

Finn: Oh yes, of course, of course. I got you.

Steffy: But I have to ask you something a little more serious, and I– I really want the– the truth, okay?

Finn: Yeah.

Steffy: Have you had any contact with Sheila while I’ve been at my grandfather’s?

Finn: I have not heard a word from Sheila, Steffy. Zero contact, I promise, okay? And even if I did, I would tell her never to bother me or my family again. I know the threat of Sheila. I’ll never forget what happened to you in that alley, okay? And it kills me that you suffered from the hands of her. Honey, you are– you are everything to me, okay? I would give my life for you. And I meant it before, and I mean it now: I promise I will do everything in my power to keep Sheila away from you and the kids. Believe me.

Steffy: I do. I believe you.

Finn: Yeah.

Steffy: Oh, my God.

[ Steffy groans ]

Liam: Sheila’s caused so much harm. She’s done so much damage, and yet there’s– it’s like there’s this one holdout, this one guy, Finn, who just isn’t getting the memo.

Ridge: Not his fault Sheila gave birth to him.

Liam: No, it’s not his fault she gave birth to him, but it is his fault for embracing her, for calling her mother, for giving her even the slightest hint that they could have a relationship. Like, what’s he doing?

Ridge: Look, I like the kid.

Liam: I know.

Ridge: I respect him. Did I want my daughter to be married to the spawn of Satan? No, but it happened. And now they’re moving back in together. It’s not what I want, trust me.

Liam: Tell you something? It’s kind of nice to hear you making some of the same noise as I’ve been about this, because, lately, I feel like all of my concerns for the safety of my family are falling on deaf ears, and it’s– like, I– I– I’m not, you know, I haven’t hidden the fact, at least not from you, that I love Steffy. I cherish what we had. Yeah, if I had the chance to resurrect our relationship, of course I would, but that’s not– even if none of that ever happened, you know… I still care about her and– and– and I want to protect her, and especially, I want to protect my daughter. And this is what’s got me so concerned because I think Finn is so blinded by this connection he has to Sheila that… this isn’t going to end well.

Finn: I can’t tell you what this means to me. Having your faith and your belief in me again, and the fact that you’re going to give me a second chance. You leaving, that was… that was hell. I mean, it was way worse than when I was stuck in that hospital bed because this time, it was my own fault. I never should have put you in that position, and I never wanted to let you down.

Steffy: I know, I know that. And I never wanted to take the kids, but I felt like I had to in order to keep them safe.

Finn: I understand. I understand, okay? And I wouldn’t ask you guys to come back here if I didn’t feel like I could protect you.

Steffy: I really do believe you.

Finn: Look, I vow that you will never have to deal with Sheila again.

[ Steffy groans ]

Finn: God, I’ve missed you. I’ve missed… pushing your body up against mine.

Steffy: I missed you, too.

Finn: Yeah.

Steffy: It’s one of the reasons why I didn’t want to bring the kids home just yet because I felt like we needed a little time to… reconnect. You feel that, too?

Finn: Absolutely.

[ Steffy gasps ]

Finn: Wait, wait, what?

Steffy: What?

Finn: What is it? You okay?

Steffy: Yeah, no, no, it’s nothing. Nothing.

[ Finn moans ]

[ Steffy gasps ]

Finn: Whoa, whoa, whoa, what’s the matter?

Steffy: Sheila. She’s here, she’s here.

Finn: What? Who? What?

Steffy: Sheila’s here! She’s here. Oh, my god.

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