Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
Transcript provided by and proofread by Suzanne
[ Relaxing music ]
Scott: Thank you.
Deacon: Listen, really, I can’t thank you enough for coming through for me; for making sure that Sheila was set free. She’s been a good friend.
Scott: Friend? Yeah, right. Okay, because I can’t imagine you calling in a favor this big for someone you don’t care a great deal about.
Deacon: I do care about her. I mean, look, I get it… a lot of people, maybe they can’t understand that, but I think people can change; I think people can grow. Hell, look at me, you know? I got a chance to prove it to my friends, to my family. I just think she deserves the same chance.
Scott: Deacon, we go way back and– and I am– I’m really glad to see that you have pulled your life together. And now we’re even, right?
Deacon: Absolutely. Even.
[ Both laughing ]
Li: She’s terrorized our family long enough. You have to deal with her.
Finn: I agree. I’ll make it absolutely clear that she’s not welcome in my life.
Li: That’s not strong enough. She will never walk away as long as she knows that– that you love her. You have to make her believe 100% that you will have nothing to do with her ever again. That what you feel for her is the opposite of love. It’s loathing for what she did to you and your family. You have to be cold, harsh. If she sees an ounce of emotion or hesitation, she will never leave us alone. This is the way we might get her to leave Los Angeles for good.
Hope: Your heart.
Hope: It’s beating so fast.
Thomas: Mm. Yours, too.
Hope: Say it again, Thomas. I just want to hear it one more time.
Thomas: I love you. No matter what you’re feeling for me, no matter what’s happening, I’m always loving you.
Hope: That means so much to hear. Thomas, but I– I don’t want to hurt you.
Thomas: I know. I know you don’t want to hurt me and right now, maybe you don’t know what to feel, but that’s okay. Having you right here, so close to you, it’s all I need. It doesn’t matter because I’ve got enough love for the both of us.
Finn: Look, Mom. I’m so sorry, okay? For all of this. I see how hurt you are and how upset. I wish I could just take it all away.
Li: You can. You know what to do. I love you so much. I thank God every day you’re my son, but I hate that Sheila is your biological mother. I hate that she has any connection to you at all. I wish I didn’t feel like this, but I can’t help it. I don’t ever want to see Sheila’s face ever again. I want her out of our lives for good. Tell me you want the same thing.
Scott: You got a lot of history with Sheila, huh?
Deacon: Yeah, you can say that.
Scott: Okay, but you know that she’s–
Deacon: Scott, she’s done some terrible things, I know that and I don’t make excuses for it, but when I look at her, I see something different, you know? I think she’s changed. And you know, she hasn’t had the easiest go of it either. I mean, when you’re constantly told that you’re never gonna be loved or that you don’t even deserve love? You know, and you’re faced with contempt from everyone in your life? Come on, man. That takes a toll on you after a while. And if everyone tells you that you’re a monster and you just keep hearing it over and over again, I don’t know, maybe you start believing it. And monsters sometimes do monstrous things. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. You’d be amazed what a little love could do.
Li: I can’t let go of this anger. This fear. I hate that Sheila has any connection to you at all. I will never forgive your father for his affair so many years ago. He lied. He lied every day of our marriage. Let me believe that you were only adopted. Not his biological son. His lovechild with that psychopath. Because of his betrayal, Sheila is allowed to terrorize us, threaten your safety, take your family away from you. Now, that is unforgivable. And make no mistake. Sheila knew your father was married. Please tell me you could never forgive her either.
Finn: Of course, I won’t. Okay? I’m never gonna forgive Sheila for what she’s done.
Li: Even now, I can see you’re conflicted. Why?
Finn: I am not conflicted.
Li: You have a son. You know what it’s like to be a parent, to love someone so much that it’s almost terrifying because what if something happens to them?
Finn: Yes, I do. And that’s why I’m doing everything in my power to make sure Sheila stays away from my family.
Li: Sheila is cancer, Finn. You’re a doctor. You know sometimes what we do to remedy a cancer. We cut it out.
Scott: Deac, from the way you’re talking, I can only assume you and Sheila are involved.
Deacon: Yeah, it’s pretty surprising, even to me. Hey, and it’s also a secret not many people know. Ridge and Bill know.
Scott: Two pretty influential people.
Scott: You– you do remember that Sheila shot Steffy, Ridge’s daughter and Steffy’s husband? I– I can’t imagine that Ridge is too happy about you being in a relationship with Sheila.
Deacon: We’re trying to be discreet, and you know what? Frankly, Ridge doesn’t get a say so in my love life.
Scott: So, you know everything that Sheila’s done, including these murder charges, and yet, you didn’t want to see her go to prison for the rest of her life. You decided to intervene.
Deacon: Well, hey, they say she’s the crazy one, but…
Scott: Okay. I can’t say I understand it.
Deacon: You know what, Evan? I can’t say I understand it all the time either, but it felt right and I don’t have any regrets.
Thomas: I wanna show you how much I love you. And you can love me just as much as I love you. You just have to let go. Hope, just… just give me a chance. Let go.
Hope: It’s, um… it’s never been like this for me before, Thomas.
Thomas: Me either.
[ Hope chuckling ]
Hope: Still, there’s just… there’s something about you.
Thomas: What is it?
Hope: It’s in the way you look at me. It’s the way you talk to me. I don’t have any doubts. I know that there is no other woman. That your heart, it isn’t divided. And it feels good to know that you are… absolutely devoted to me.
Li: Focus on your family, Finn. It is the most important thing you’ll have this life. I know because mine is fractured and it kills me.
Finn: I think about Steffy and the kids every minute of every day.
Li: Then you get them home. Do whatever it takes. Don’t forget what you’re fighting for. Your happiness, your life. Nothing less than that is on the line.
Finn: Mom, don’t you see? I hate coming home to this house without them. I miss them so much, I can’t sleep at night. And when I finally do, I wake up thinking that they’re gonna be here, but I reach over and Steffy’s side of the bed is cold. And I know that when I see those kids, they’re gonna– they’re gonna be so big and I will have missed all that.
Li: You know what to do. You get that monster out of your life. Be firm. Steffy has to absolutely believe that Sheila will never be a threat again.
Deacon: Hey, listen to me. I want to thank you for your assistance. I know that this was a big ask.
Scott: I’m happy to help. And anyway, it wasn’t that much of a stretch. The case against Sheila was based on an illegal search and seizure by Bill Spencer.
Deacon: Yeah, I know that. I mean, I get it, but you know, you still made sure that she walked out of there free and for that, I will always be grateful to you.
Scott: I’m gonna congratulate you because it’s clearly the outcome you wanted. But Deacon, you gotta be careful with a woman like Sheila Carter. Just make sure you know what you’re doing because I may not be able to help you next time.
Deacon: There’s not gonna be a next time.
Scott: I hope you’re right, but until then, you take care. It’s good to see you, man. And how about, what do you say next time we have a meal and no favors, all right? Yeah.
Deacon: Come on. I’ll walk you out.
Sheila: I– I can’t believe what I’m seeing. Drinks for two?
Hope: You seem to always know what I want to hear.
Thomas: That I’m a one woman man?
[ Hope laughing ]
Thomas: You are everything that I need, Hope. I love you. It’s a love that feels like Romeo and Juliet. To my dying day, I will love you.
Finn: Hey, it’s me. I was hoping to catch you, but you must be busy with the kids. I, uh… I miss you guys so much. Um… and those pictures that you sent, I just can’t believe how much Kelly and Hayes have changed already. Look, I know that you need to feel safe before you and the kids can come home. I’ll make sure you’re safe, Steffy. I promise you. I love you. We’ll be together soon.
Deacon: I just had a little business meeting, that’s all. You know, when you own the joint, there’s always something, right?
Sheila: A, uh… a business meeting?
Deacon: Yeah, yeah. It’s still so strange just to see you out in the world, not holed up in the apartment.
Sheila: Is it? I mean, strange, Deacon?
Deacon: Well, you’re acting kind of strange at the moment. What’s going on?
Sheila: I don’t know. Maybe I’m… I’m getting used to being a free woman. I really thought I was gonna spend the rest of my life behind bars in prison. Wow, then miraculously, I’m– I’m released.
Deacon: Come on. That wasn’t a miracle. Bill botched the investigation.
Sheila: True. Bill is an idiot, but he’s still very powerful. Things could’ve easily gone his way. I think it was a miracle. I think there was an outside force that intervened to make sure that I live a life of freedom. A life where I could love my son and my grandson.
Deacon: Sheila, you know that I’m glad you’re out. I– I just want you to live your life and be happy, but I gotta get back to work. You know, we already said our goodbyes and this is not making it easier. Listen, just, uh, stay here, order something on me, okay?
Sheila: Wait, wait, wait. Deacon, I can’t– I can’t leave you like this.
Deacon: Sheila, we talked about this. We cannot be seen here together.
Sheila: I can’t leave you without you knowing how much I appreciate everything that you said, how much all of it means to me.
Deacon: I know, Sheila.
Sheila: I’m not a monster. And… you really believe that.
Deacon: Of course, I do.
Sheila: You always see something different in me. Maybe I’m worthy of a life that I never had. Worthy of my freedom. Worthy of a relationship with my son. Worthy of… love. You know, all I’ve ever wanted in my life is to be loved. I know I’m certainly capable of giving it, but maybe, I just– I might… be deserving of receiving it, too.
Deacon: Where’s all this coming from?
Sheila: I saw you. I saw who you were with. You were with the judge that presided over my case, Judge Scott, and I heard everything that you said. All of it. It was– it was all because of you that I’m a free woman today. How do I ever thank you for something like that, Deacon? How do I ever do that?