B&B Transcript Monday, October 16, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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[ Dramatic music ]

Hope: I just– I just don’t want to think right now. I don’t– I don’t wanna think about Sheila. I don’t wanna think about my dad. I don’t wanna think about anything, really. Just, please, will you help me forget, Thomas?

Thomas: Of course, whatever you need. I love you, Hope.

Brooke: Do you know why we’re here? We’re here because our daughter came to me with tears in her eyes, begging me to get through to you.

Deacon: I never wanted to hurt Hope.

Sheila: It’s the last thing either one of us wanted.

Brooke: You have so much to lose, Deacon, especially with Hope. Tell Sheila to get lost, today!

Li: So, you ran right to RJ. Hm. Just like your mother, never taking responsibility.

Luna: Aunt Li, please. That’s not what happened.

RJ: She’s right. That isn’t what happened. I saw that she was incredibly upset and I begged her to tell me what was going on so that I could help her. She actually didn’t know that I invited you here today or when I asked Finn to come here to help back me up.

Li: Finn knows?

RJ: Every family has issues and mine’s no exception, okay? But Luna is not gonna be subject to whatever you dictate her life to be, or where she’s allowed to work, or how she’s allowed to live. You do not decide those things. She’s not leaving Forrester Creations.

Li: You know what you need to do. I am not asking. You say goodbye to Forrester Creations, say goodbye to RJ and never come back.

RJ: Luna is our newest intern. She’s smart, helpful, eager without overstepping, and she’s very sweet. She’s proven to be exceptionally valuable with the new line that my granddad and I are making, so we can’t lose her.

Luna: Look, I really appreciate the support, RJ, but I think I need to talk to my aunt alone and settle this once and for all.

RJ: You sure?

Luna: Yeah.

[ Door shutting ]

Li: Well, now that that nonsense is over, you can start packing. Make the smart choice and leave before things get even worse, Luna.

Sheila: I know this is hard for everyone to understand, but we care for one another.

Brooke: Is that true, Deacon? You really have feelings for Sheila?

Deacon: Brooke, you– you know me probably better than anyone and you know my strengths, my weaknesses–

Ridge: Is there a point to this?

Deacon: Look, I– I know this isn’t the answer that you want to hear, but just look at me in the eye. You can see it, can’t you? I can’t explain it. It’s true. I care about her.

Brooke: Deacon, what– what are you doing? How could you possibly, possibly have feelings for Sheila?

Deacon: I get it. I– I know. It’s crazy, right? I know I’m risking my future, my– my relationship with Hope, my friendship with you. I– I swear, I have tried to break up with her. I have. Every time I do, I go right back to her. I can’t explain it. We get each other. You know, we make each other happy. The misfits, the– the rejects, the criminals. We finally found someone who truly understands the other. I’m sorry that this has been such a shock to you and Hope. I’m just asking– I’m begging you, please, just keep an open mind to the possibility that maybe this could be a good thing.

Ridge: A good thing!

Deacon: Look, I vow to both of you that Sheila will never be a threat to you or your family.

Li: I should have known it was only a matter of time before you showed up. It’s always something.

Luna: I haven’t seen you in years, Aunt Li. No one even knew that I was related to you or Finn. I mean, why can’t you just let me–

Li: Let you what? Blow up my life like your mother has countless times before? She got pregnant, embarrassed our entire family. Make something of herself? Oh, no. She floated from one music festival to the next, doing her arts and crafts.

Luna: My mom’s talented.

Li: She’s a disappointment to our entire family. Our parents worked hard to give us opportunities. I’ve given back. What have we seen in return from your mother? Nothing!

Luna: She doesn’t have the money like you do.

Li: Oh, excuses. That’s all your mother ever has: Excuses. What’s your excuse, Luna, for being here at Finn’s family business, hm? Or am I supposed to believe that all this is a coincidence, that you didn’t realize exactly what you were doing?

Luna: I have always loved fashion, ever since I was little and you’d know that if you cared to learn about me. I mean, I never thought that an opportunity like this would be possible for me. I mean, have you ever given a thought about me, about what I want and my dreams? I have never been happier than I am being here at Forrester Creations. And I am not gonna let you take that away from me, Aunt Li.

Hope: I need to– I need to hear you say it.

Thomas: I love you, Hope. You have my total and undivided commitment.


Ridge: You’re gonna keep us safe from Sheila? In what world is that a possibility?

Deacon: I’m not getting through to you, am I? Look, I believe that people change for two reasons: fear and love, okay? And all Sheila’s life, she’s been afraid that she would never have love and that has caused her to do terrible things, but she’s changed now because she’s finally found love with me.

Brooke: Love?

Ridge: You– you do know she’s not capable of that, right?

Deacon: She’s not the same woman anymore. I’m, I’m just asking that you and Hope– you too, Ridge– just consider the possibility, all right? Please. I promise, she’s never gonna be a threat to you or Steffy or anyone in your family. I guarantee it.

Li: Look at Luna, all grown up, standing up for herself. Or so she thinks. The world isn’t a playground, Luna. It doesn’t owe you. I certainly don’t. You have to grind and sacrifice and never stop achieving until you make it. Something you’ve never been exposed to from your mother.

Luna: I’m not gonna let you make me feel small and unimportant, the same way you do to my mom. You’re the older sister. You should reach out to her and help her. Okay, so– so you’re a doctor. Sure, I’m impressed, but that doesn’t give you the right to treat me and my mom this way. Finn was shot. We wanted to be there for him and for you, but you didn’t let us. I mean, who does that? We’re family. So much has gone on that you’ve completely excluded us from, but I’m not gonna let you exclude me from this, Aunt Li. This is my opportunity, one that I’ve been waiting for for my entire life. I’m not gonna let you or anyone else take that away.

Sheila: Thank you.

Deacon: Ah, I didn’t do anything.

Sheila: Oh, like hell you didn’t. You stood up for me in front of Brooke and Ridge. I’ve never felt that kind of support before, kind of love.

Deacon: Well, you better get used to it because I love you, Sheila.

Sheila: I love you.

Thomas: You got me, Hope, and I’ve always loved you. This is a dream come true.

[ Door knobs rattling ]

Brooke: Hope? Hope, are you in there? Why is the door locked?

Thomas: Of course.

Hope: Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

[ Hope clearing her throat ]

Brooke: Hi.

Thomas: Hi.

Brooke: You have got to be kidding me.

Luna: Look, I don’t mean to upset you or be disrespectful, Aunt Li, which is honestly more than I can say for how you’ve been treating my mom and me, but I’m not leaving Forrester Creations. RJ doesn’t want me to go. But more importantly, I don’t want to go. This is my dream and I’ve worked so hard to get here. You may scare my mom, but you don’t scare me.

Li: You and I both know what a mistake you’re making. Just remember, I gave you a chance to make all of this go away, for you and your mom.

[ Luna sighing ]

RJ: Hey… I, uh, saw your aunt headed to the elevator. Glad it was her, not you. So, does that mean… you did it. You stood up to her. I knew! I knew you could do it. Wow, I’m so proud of you. I mean, I know that wasn’t easy, from everything you told me about her, right?

Luna: Thank you so much.

RJ: Thank me? What did I do?

Luna: You defended me, and you gave me the confidence to stand up to my aunt. I’ve always been so intimidated by her. Not today, because of you. I don’t wanna leave. I love being here and I love being with you, RJ.

Hope: Look, I know this isn’t what you were expecting, Mom, but we don’t need the lecture.

Brooke: I just came from seeing Deacon and Sheila, like you begged me to.

Hope: What? How did it go?

Brooke: Do you mind? I really need to talk to my daughter, alone.

Thomas: Ah. Sure.

Brooke: Oh, my God. [ Brooke sighing ] Ah, okay. Well, this isn’t how I expected the day to go. First, I go over to see Deacon and Sheila is there, then I come back here to talk to you about that and here you are, shacking up with Thomas, once again.

Hope: Well, could we maybe not make the comparison between us and dad and Sheila? So, tell me, what happened?

Brooke: Uh, same as what happened with you, I suppose. I went over there and tried to talk to him and he says that he’s in love with Sheila, that we don’t need to worry about her, that she’s not a threat to us anymore. So, needless to say, I couldn’t get through to him. But, I certainly hope that I can get through to you about Thomas.

Hope: No, Mom, I really don’t wanna hear that right now.

Brooke: Hope.

Hope: Mom, seriously, you have made your feelings about Thomas very clear to me, okay? But I can make my own decisions.

Brooke: What has gotten into you?

Hope: I don’t know. Is that the answer you want, Mom? Honestly, I don’t know. All I know is that Thomas and I, we are two consenting adults and we don’t have to justify our relationship to anyone.

Brooke: Relationship? I know you don’t love him.

Hope: Yeah, Mom, he knows. I have made it perfectly clear to him.

Brooke: What about him? I mean, has he been honest with you? Honest with himself? Because I know he loves you, honey.

Hope: Yeah. Yeah, he does. And it feels great.

Brooke: My god, what are you doing? You are playing with fire. You know that, right? He was obsessed with you, Hope. I know you haven’t forgotten that. He’s like a ticking time bomb, ready to go off. Okay, maybe he’s controlling himself right now, but what I’m worried about is if he can’t control his emotions and his feelings any longer. What then? What is he going to do then? What?

Thomas: Let me love you. Let me love you the way that no one else can.

Hope: But I’m not in love with you, Thomas. I don’t want to take advantage of your feelings for me.

Brooke: I’m scared for you, Hope. Thomas is dangerous. He’s dangerous!

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