Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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[ Relaxing music ]
Hope: I’m, uh… I’m sorry to get emotional.
Finn: Oh, hey, there’s nothing to apologize for.
Hope: Well, I appreciate it. It’s been, uh… it’s been hard just trying to keep my head above water and… with that being said, hey, I didn’t mean to get into everything here.
Finn: No, hey, I totally understand. Look, Steffy, she went through the exact same thing. I think that’s one of the reasons you allowed yourself to turn to Thomas. It’s because he is totally committed to you, and only you. But, like I said, I think you can do better than Thomas.
[ Deacon laughing ]
Sheila: Are we really engaged?
Deacon: Yeah, well, you made me work for it before you said yes. There we go. All right. Breakfast of champions.
Sheila: You got that?
Deacon: All right. Yup. Cheers.
Deacon: Mm. Mmm!
Sheila: Mm. Mmm!
Deacon: That’s good.
Sheila: You know why I didn’t say yes immediately.
Deacon: Yeah, ’cause you were worried about my relationship with Hope.
Ridge: This showdown is gonna stay intimate. Just a few select buyers that won’t know that this is a competition. Dad and I, we’re gonna roll out just a handful of new designs, and whoever sells the most wins, and that line goes into production. Easy peasy.
Carter: Yes, easy peasy. Sounds very thorough. You see this?
Ridge: The diamonds?
Eric: Well, you got my order, huh?
Ridge: Yeah. You don’t think you’re going overboard a little?
Eric: Donna, look. You see that look in his eyes?
Eric: He’s picturing all of his designs, wondering if any of them could possibly compete with my opulence.
Ridge: Or maybe, you see, he’s picturing how jewel tones will destroy classic opulence–
Eric: You know, classic never goes out of style.
Donna: You should know.
Eric: Thank you, darling. See? She understands. Look, when I come out on top, you will have learned your lesson. That nothing and no one can hold back Eric Forrester.
Luna: I, um… I don’t think that line can get any darker. What’s going on?
Luna: It’s your grandfather, isn’t it?
RJ: Yeah. I spoke to my Aunt Donna, and she says, uh… the situation with my granddad is a lot worse than I thought.
Luna: Look, I don’t mean to pry, and you don’t have to tell me anything you don’t want to.
RJ: No. No, no, it’s not that, it’s– come on, I meant it when I told you that I trusted you. I do, okay? It’s just this is– this is a lot. My granddad’s doctor says that it’s cerebrovascular disease or TIA’s. Mini strokes.
Luna: I’m so sorry. Does anyone else know?
Eric: You, uh, you think you’re gonna be ready?
Ridge: Oh, I know I’m gonna be ready.
Carter: Here we go.
Eric: Jewel tones. That’s an interesting choice.
Ridge: He’s not gonna get in my head.
Eric: I’m not trying to get into your head. It’s just jewel– I said jewel tones are an interesting choice.
Ridge: Yes, says the man who can’t design anything without French lace.
Carter: It’s like they’re the same person.
Eric: French lace is wonderful. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Ridge: Exactly. Don’t fix it. The hands of the master.
Eric: There you are.
[ Carter laughs ]
[ Donna laughs ]
Sheila: What do you think? Should we save this cork?
[ Deacon chuckles ]
Deacon: No, I just I didn’t peg you for a sentimentalist.
Sheila: Okay, forget it.
Deacon: No! Hey, hey! Oh, you almost made it. Uh, no, look, it’s a good thing, you know? Um, chalk it up to the new you.
Sheila: You know, it really means a lot to me that you really believe I’m a changed woman. I just… I want Finn to see that too. I want him to believe it.
Finn: I don’t know where things are with you and Thomas, and I’m not asking, but look, I do know that he’s done a lot of messed up things to you in the past. And maybe Ridge and Taylor and Steffy, maybe they’re all right, you know? Maybe Thomas has changed. Maybe he’s new and reformed, and that would be wonderful. But it doesn’t change the fact that you are an incredible person who deserves better than Thomas.
Eric: This never gets old, being back in my office again.
Ridge: Well, why don’t you sit down, relax, take the weight off. Enjoy yourself.
Eric: Oh, I will. After I beat you in the fashion challenge and take back what’s rightfully mine, never to relinquish it again. So, Carter, you’ll make sure that those orders go through?
Carter: Already approved.
Donna: Honey Bear, um, we should probably get home if you want to make that meeting.
Eric: Yeah. Yeah, thanks. Time’s running out, Ridge.
Luna: So, Eric hasn’t gotten, like, an official diagnosis yet?
RJ: Donna says they still need to run more tests, but I went online and I looked up possibilities, which you should never do, but I did. And, uh, it’s not good. My granddad’s situation’s a lot worse than when he told me it was just arthritis.
Luna: You know, staying positive can do wonders. I really believe that. For both your mental and physical health.
RJ: I’m trying to.
Luna: I– I mean, for your– for your grandfather. I think he’s got the best setup for it. You know, with– with Donna, she’s always so cheery and loving with him, and you helping him with his collection. You’re keeping him excited and motivated about the future. He’s so lucky to have you, RJ.
Sheila: I’m just saying, maybe this engagement will help Finn to see that I’m not unlovable.
Deacon: Wait a second. You didn’t accept my proposal so that–
Sheila: No, daddy.
Deacon: All right.
Sheila: No, I didn’t. These are two separate things.
Deacon: Okay, just checking. Making sure.
Sheila: But really, it… it might help him see that I am loveable. I do want a second chance with him. I don’t want him to think that I’m the monster that Steffy and the Forresters make me out to be.
Deacon: Okay, well, then, as your fiancé, I vow to do everything I can to make that happen.
Finn: All I’m saying is I think whatever you see in Thomas is because you’ve been deprived of a man who is thoroughly and totally committed to you.
Hope: Okay, well, reality check appreciated.
[ Both chuckling ]
Hope: Uh, but I do think if we are being honest here with each other, I mean, those divided feelings, that cycle that I’ve talked about being a part of for so long. I mean, like you said, Steffy has felt that way too, and she’s always going to have that tie to Liam, um… and I’m not– I’m not saying that you guys are having troubles. Steffy’s smart, and she is insightful. And I cannot imagine her taking your love and your commitment for granted.
Hope: Well, I– I guess I have to thank Kelly for losing her pillow ’cause, uh, this is actually– it’s been nice talking to you. Refreshing. I feel like you understand what I’m going through.
Finn: You’re gonna be all right. You are all right. And you are a strong, compassionate, incredible, beautiful person. And working through this, it’s gonna take some time and energy and it’s emotionally draining, but once you’re on the other side of it, you’re not gonna be sorry. Hey, and at least you already know your own worth. You do. You deserve a man’s whole heart. And he’s out there, Hope. It’s just not Thomas.
Ridge: What? Here I was so worried about my dad and it seems like it was all for nothing.
Carter: What do you mean?
Ridge: What do you mean what do I mean? You saw him. He’s doing great. He’s at the top of his game.
Donna: Here, let me help. Here, let me help you, please. It’s okay. Here.
Eric: “The hands of a master.” [ Chuckles ] Thank you.
Donna: You’re welcome. That’s okay.
[ Eric grunting ]
Donna: These hands of yours belong right here, okay?
[ Eric chuckling ]
Donna: Right here. We’re gonna get you help, okay? We can get the best doctors in L.A., And, um, nothing is gonna hold you back.
Eric: No, nothing will. Nothing’s gonna keep me from creating this crowning achievement of my career. Nothing.
[ Eric coughing ]
[ Eric exhales sharply ]
Eric: It’s all right. It’s nothing. It’s nothing.
[ Both chuckling ]
Eric: I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Here, come here. Come here. Come here.
Luna: It’s obviously weighing on you, your grandfather’s condition. I mean, whatever it ends up being. And the fact that he asked you to keep it from everyone? I mean, carrying a big secret like this is a real burden. I know how it feels.
RJ: What are you? You CIA? Are you deep cover? Is that it? Is that what this all is?
Luna: Oh, my god. [Laughs] No, I just– I just gotta say how lucky I feel. I mean, getting this internship? It’s always been my dream to work at Forrester. I never thought I’d be working here, let alone be helping Eric Forrester! I mean, what? I’m just really grateful for this opportunity. And especially getting to work with you and getting to know you better.
Finn: Hey, Deacon.
Deacon: Finn. Thanks for coming.
Finn: Uh, yeah. I got your text. What’s– what’s up?
Deacon: It’s about Steffy.
Finn: It’s about Steff– what’s– I’m all ears.
Donna: You know, I can’t believe how free and easy you were with Ridge earlier. I mean, here I am trying to cancel this whole stupid competition. You know, relax with you, enjoy ourselves, and you’re– you’re joking with your son.
Donna: Telling him that time is running out.
Eric: Uh-huh, uh-huh.
Donna: Eric, what kind of dark humor is that?
Eric: Donna, I’m gonna live ’til I die, all right? And I’m gonna enjoy every moment of it, and I think laughter is a much better way to live all of the years and days that I have left. I’m gonna laugh when– when I get the company back from Ridge, and– and I’m gonna laugh when I prove my relevance to him again. And I can only do this because of you… and how much you love me. I love you, too.
Donna: I love you so much.
Eric: Come here. Come here.
[ Phone chiming ]
Luna: One of your millions of followers?
RJ: Hey, there’s only one I’m interested in talking to right now. It’s receiving and they need a couple signatures, so I’ll be right back, okay? Hey, I, um, I wanna say thank you for what you said to me earlier. It means a lot to me. I hope you know that. I’m happy you’re here at Forrester, too.
[ Phone ringing ]
Luna: It’s not a good time.
Woman: When is it a good time? You haven’t been answering my calls.
Luna: Yeah, because I’m busy, Mom. I’m sure this could’ve been a text.
Mother: You have to leave right away. Come home. You can’t be in Los Angeles. I know what you’re doing.
Luna: I’m– I’m– I’m not doing anything.
Mother: You definitely can’t be at Forrester Creations!
Luna: I’m– I’m not.
Mother: It’s on the company website! “Welcome new interns!” You get why you can’t do this. How my sister will react? With Finn? You know your Aunt Li will let you have it.
Luna: I don’t care, Mom.
Mother: And what about Finn?
Luna: I mean, I told you. I’m following my dreams.
Mother: It is only a matter of time before you’re found out. It’ll all come to a crashing halt.
Luna: I gotta go.
RJ: Hey, told you it wouldn’t take long. What’s– what’s going on? What’s wrong?
Finn: You deserve a man’s whole heart. And he’s out there, Hope. It’s just not Thomas.
Finn: You called me over here about Steffy?
Deacon: Yeah. Uh, I know that she took the kids and she went to Europe.
Finn: Yeah, because of Sheila. I mean, she doesn’t feel safe here with Sheila on the loose.
Deacon: Well, that’s completely understandable given what happened in the alley.
Finn: Look, you have no idea how badly I want my wife and the kids to come back, so if you know something, Deacon, if you know something about Sheila, if you know–
Deacon: I do. I do.
Finn: Then tell me. I– I– I need to get my wife back.
Deacon: Finn, what if I told you that I could help the situation? What if I told you that I could ensure that Sheila would never be an issue, not for you, not for Steffy? I– know, I know. She’s a free woman, but she’s not gonna harm anyone.
Finn: What are you talking about?
Deacon: I think you have a pretty good idea about my checkered past. I’ve made a lot of mistakes, big ones, and I wound up incarcerated. But you know what? I turned my life around. I mean, look at this place look at it. It’s– it’s a huge success.
Finn: That’s great. What’s does that have to do with Steffy?
Sheila: Hi, baby.
Deacon: I told you I wanted to talk to you about your mom.
Finn: What’s going on?
Sheila: What’s it look like, sweetheart?
Finn: No. What? No, what, you and Deacon?
Sheila: I– I have struggled my whole life. I have struggled to fit in and get ahead. To try and find someone that truly cared for me, accepted me. And I– I’ve finally found that someone.
[ Finn scoffing ]
Sheila: Someone who loves me. I’m happy. I am so happy. And I just– I hope that you can be happy for me, too.