B&B Transcript Thursday, September 21, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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[ Dramatic Music ]

[ Knocking on door ]

Hope: Dad.

Finn: You want me to cut ties with my birth mother and deny she exists.

Li: You’ve got to start thinking clearly, Finn.  Sheila will destroy everything you love and value. She’ll ruin the rest of your life. I know I raised a man  smarter than this. You have to see that if you don’t cut Sheila out of your life immediately, you will lose Steffy and your children forever.

Douglas: How do you draw like this?

Thomas: Uh, that’s a great question. I’m not sure actually. I can tell you that your mom has, don’t tell her this, been always my biggest source of inspiration.

Douglas: Wouldn’t it be fun if you and Mom could take Beth and me to the beach soon? We could have a picnic. Watch the sunset.

Thomas: Yeah. Yeah, that’d be great. That’d be a lot of fun.

Douglas: Mom’s the happiest when family’s together.

Thomas: Yeah. Hey, look, you know, your mom and I, we love you very, very much always wanna spend time together, all three of us, right? But sometimes we don’t always get what we want, you know, and we have to– we have to be patient, can’t push things. I mean, Mom is going through a lot right now. So let’s just wait, relax, and see how things turn out. Okay?

Hope: Dad?

Deacon: You better go hide. Just a second, honey. Go, go, go. Hey.

Hope: Uh, hi. What took so long?

Li: Oh, Sheila. Sheila. Sheila. I am so sick of hearing about that woman. She’s inflicted too much heartache and pain. She needs to be stopped. And you’re the only one who can get through to her and end her madness.

Thomas: Let’s get you drawing, huh? Here’s a pencil.

Douglas: Oh, I can’t right now. I’ve gotta go, actually.

Thomas: Okay, big man on campus. You got some plans? What’s going on?

Douglas: Well, I’m grabbing a ride with Aunt Donna. We’re gonna hang out before she drops me off at Mom’s.

Thomas: Oh, okay. Uh, no worries. But– but just say, before you go, everything’s gonna be all right, your mom and I, we love you very much and that’s never gonna change. And if your mom and I are meant to be together, everything’s gonna fall into place. Okay?

Douglas: I love you too, Dad. And I agree. I believe our family will fall right into place.

Finn: I will do anything for my family, Mom. Sheila won’t ruin it for me. I promise you that.

Li: I want to believe you. I’ve always had faith in you. My beautiful, brilliant son.

[ Li chuckles ]

Li: But I can see that she has a hold on you. You must break that hold. I am not leaving until you tell me Sheila is going to be out of our lives once and for all. I need to see that you know what needs to be done.

Hope: What’s going on, Dad? You seem a little bit distracted.

Deacon: No, I was gonna, uh, jump in the shower. What are you doing here? Why did you come over? I mean– I mean, I’m always happy when you come over. I just– sit down.

Hope: Oh, okay. Oh, well, um, it’s been a minute and I just wanted to check in on you… and besides, Beth and Douglas are missing their mermaid Grandpa.

Deacon: Ah, that’s merman.

Hope: Oh, I’m sorry. Well, we would like to have the merman over for dinner sometime soon, so….

Deacon: I would love that. I– I would really love that. Thank you. Um, I miss them and– and– and I miss you, too. Just been thinking about you a lot lately. I’ve been a little worried.

Hope: You’re worried about me?

Deacon: Yeah, I mean, Hope, you’re my daughter. I– I know I haven’t always been around as your father but, you know, your– your marriage is ending and it’s– it’s gotta hurt. Liam’s been a big part of your life.

Hope: And he still will be. He’s an amazing father and i have no doubt that we are going to co-parent well together.

Deacon: Just sounds kind of sterile.

[ Hope chuckles ]

Hope: Well, it’s not what I wanted for myself. But you have to take what life throws at you, right? And besides, you know, things– things happen and, um, I’ll be fine. I can take care of myself.

Deacon: Well, you don’t have to, you know that? I mean, look, honey, I get it. I get that you’re strong, and you’re independent, and I suppose that probably comes from not having your father around. But I’m here now. I want you to know you’re not alone. You come here any time you want. I’m here for you. No one and nothing is gonna interfere with our relationship. You hear me?

Hope: I hear you.

[ Cell phone chimes ]

Hope: Let me just check, it might be work.

Deacon: Yeah.

Hope: Oh, um, okay. I– I know that I said I wanted to hang out but I– I think this is important. I– I think everything’s okay. I just– I think I need to take care of this, Dad. I’m so sorry. I know I just got here.

Deacon: No, it’s okay. It’s okay. I’m just glad I got a chance to see you. Let’s catch up soon, okay? And that dinner, I would love that and I love you.

Hope: I love you, too.

Deacon: Okay.

Hope: All right. See you soon, okay?

Deacon: Yep. That was close. That was too damn close. Sheila, we can’t do this anymore.

Li: I’m so blessed to have you as my son. You’re the greatest joy of my life. But it’s still so upsetting that your father’s affair brought that psychopath into our lives.

Finn: I feel– I feel guilty.

Li: Never. No, you are innocent. You always have been, even now. It’s only natural to want to know where you came from. This is your father’s doing. He let Sheila turn our lives upside down by betraying me. Your family is torn apart. Your wife and children are halfway across the world to stay away from that monster.

Finn: Yeah. I’m gonna fix this. I will not let you or Steffy down. And I will not allow Sheila to keep me away from my wife and my kids any longer.

Sheila: Okay. Deacon, come on. Take a deep breath. She didn’t see us. Nothing happened.

Deacon: Nothing happened? Sheila, we were seconds away from getting caught. Thank god that door was locked. If she– if had seen us together–

Sheila: No, but she didn’t see us together. It’s okay, she has no idea.

Deacon: But if she saw us together, that’d be it for me and my daughter. She’d have nothing to do with me. I mean, this– this doesn’t make sense at this point. I’m just playing with fire.

[ Sheila chuckles ]

Sheila: So what– what exactly are you saying?

Deacon: You know how I feel about you… but I can’t lose Hope. Whatever we’re doing, it ends, today.

Hope: Um, hi.

Thomas: Hi.

Hope: I got your message.

Thomas: I didn’t text you.

Hope: Yes, you did.

Thomas: No, you– you texted me.

Hope: No– no, I didn’t.

Both: Douglas.

Douglas: Oh, hey, guys.

[ Hope laughs ]

[ Thomas clears throat ]

Thomas: Okay, so let me get this straight. You texted me as your mom.

Hope: And you texted me as your dad.

Douglas: Pretty easy, actually.

Hope: Oh, okay, well, you seem to pull this all together pretty quickly.

Thomas: Well, I mean, that kind of makes sense. He is a Forrester. Forresters know how to set a very romantic scene, don’t they? Isn’t that right?

Douglas: Yeah. You know it. Dad told me that things would fall into place with our family. I just wanted to help things fall into place a little bit faster.

Thomas: Right. When I said that, I meant to be patient, right? And not expect anything too soon or at all.

Douglas: I love you both so much, you’re the best mom I know. And you’re the best dad I know. But together, well, you make each other better, ’cause that’s what family does. Right?

Finn: I swear to you, Mom, my family is the most important thing to me, and it is killing me that my wife and kids are so far away.

Li: It’s because of Sheila. Steffy loves you, she wants to come home, I know that.

Finn: You need to understand though, Mom, I am barely functioning here. I mean, I can’t sleep, my heart aches, I love Steffy. Okay? I love her. She needs to be home with me, where she belongs. This place, it’s just– it is so lonely without them. I need them back.

Li: I believe you can do it. Yes, you’re the only one that can get through to that woman.

Finn: I haven’t, um– I haven’t said this to anyone before, ’cause I’m kind of at a loss. But what happens, like– what if she won’t let go?

[ Tense instrumental ]

Li: You listen to me, your mother. I remember when you would have a science problem that would be hard to solve. Or a math theorem. You would go around and around, look at– looking at it from every angle, looking for that weak spot where you can just dig into, and expand. That’s what you’ll do. You’re going to think outside of the box like you always have, and then you’ll find the answer.

Finn: You’re right. You’re absolutely right. I have to. I don’t know how I’m gonna make that happen, but I’m gonna figure it out. I’m not gonna risk losing my family.

Sheila: So, this is it, huh? It’s– it’s over?

Deacon: God, this is– this is hard. There’s a part of me– there’s a big part of me that doesn’t want to let you walk out that door. I just love being with you. And you’re not like anyone I’ve ever met before. You’re unique and mesmerizing and… deliciously dangerous. But Sheila, for the first time in my life, I feel like I’m making something of myself. When I look in the mirror, I don’t see some loser staring back at me. And the restaurant’s rocking and rolling, and Hope, she– she respects me. My daughter– my daughter loves me. You can’t know what that–

Sheila: No, I– I do know.

Deacon: Yeah. Yeah, I guess you do. I– I can’t– I can’t mess this up, and I can’t let it go. You know, she wants to be with me, when she looks at me, it’s like– it’s like the greatest feeling in the world, you heard her. She– she wants to be with me. She wants to have dinner with me. The grandkids wanna see me. Why would I take a chance on losing that?

Sheila: You can’t. You can’t risk it. I want to be with you, too. I– I don’t want this to end, but I am so grateful for every moment I got to spend with you. Everything that you did for me. You’re incredible. And I– I don’t just mean in bed. [ Chuckles ] You’ve really shown me that it is possible to change. I mean, to earn a spot in your friends’ and family’s lives. And I– I and I can only hope that– that that really might happen for me. It’s what I want with Finn. And I– I can make that happen. I know I can, but– but even so, I– I’m so proud of you… and everything that you have accomplished, I just– I want you to have it all.

Deacon: I want you to have it, too, Sheila.

Sheila: Thank you. Thank you. I think I will. I see what you share with your daughter, and I– I hope that I have that with my son, it’s what I really want with my son, and I can make that happen. I know that I can, I– I see what you’ve done with Hope. What you’ve accomplished. I hope I might make Finn see me the way that she sees you. [ Laughs ] It– it sounds so crazy.

Deacon: No, hey, we don’t– we don’t like that word, remember?

Sheila: Yeah. You know what? Yeah, you’re right. You’re– you’re right, we don’t. But you’ve given me faith, Deacon. You’ve given me faith that this can happen. I know I can make it happen. You will be with your daughter and grandchildren. And I will be with Finn and Hayes.

[ Sheila laughs ]

Li: Listen to me. There is nothing more important for you to understand. Stay focused, you cannot give in to Sheila ever again.

Sheila: I have never been more determined about anything in my life. And you know me, when I put my mind to something I make it happen. And seeing you, your relationship with Hope, it is– it has truly inspired me. I am going to have the relationship with Finn that I’ve longed for. I can just– I can just feel it.

[ Sheila laughs ]

[ Ominous instrumental ]

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