B&B Transcript Thursday, November 2, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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Eric: You know the results.

Ridge: I do.

Eric: Well, I don’t want to wait any longer. I don’t have all the time in the world, you know. Who won this fashion challenge? You or me?

Katie: Oh, well, that’s it. Another fabulous forrester event. We did it.

Luna: No, you did it. And it must feel good to finally sit down.

Katie: I like to take in the room after an event. You know, feel the energy that’s left over. And these shoes hurt real bad.

Luna: Aw, but they’re so worth it. I mean, I’ve had shoe envy like all day.

Katie: Why is it the prettiest ones always inflict the most pain? That’s a question for life. I suppose there’s only one more question to answer, and then this showdown is over.

Luna: Yeah. And it’s a big one.

Katie: Who won the challenge? Ridge or eric?

Kelly: Finn!

Finn: Kelly? Kelly, hey. Hayes. Oh, my gosh. Come here. What– what are you guys doing here?

Kelly: We flew on the jet. I went to sleep in italy and woke up in L.A. Like magic.

Finn: This is– this is like magic. Oh, my gosh. Hi, you guys are home? Oh, my gosh. Give me another hug. Hi. Oh, my gosh. Wait, where’s your mother?

Steffy: Surprise.

Luna: I don’t know how anyone could decide which gown to put on. I mean, I would die to wear any of them.

Katie: Well, I’m definitely putting in an order. I didn’t vote. I didn’t want to be the one to tip the scales, but there is a gown that’s going home with me and I’m not taking no for an answer.

Luna: Which one?

Katie: No, I’m gonna keep that to myself for now. I don’t want to play favorites. Besides, everything was so beautiful. I could throw a dart and there’s not a wrong choice.

Luna: Well, I’ll be curious to see if it was one of eric’S. I mean, rj worked so hard on every single design with him. Granted, they were all eric’s vision, but I don’t know. I could see a little bit of rj’s influence in there. I can tell he’s really proud of what they created together.

Katie: Well, he should be. I know that he treasured working with his grandfather, but, oh, this had to be really hard on him.

Luna: I mean, to carry that weight on his shoulders, the knowledge that eric is dying? And he so badly wants to tell his mom and dad about what’s happening with his granddad. I mean, he wants eric to have their support.

Katie: I just want eric to know how much we love him. We’ll be there for him. We wouldn’t pity him. We would just… be there as a family. He shouldn’t be going through this alone.

Luna: Well, I mean, he does have donna and rj.

Katie: They’re not his son. I– I have to tell you, and– and it’s hard to explain. Maybe you’ll know one day, but the relationship between a child and a parent, it’s the most profound relationship you’ll ever have and it makes me bawl. But don’t worry, you’ll, you know, realize that I’m an easy mark. Ridge needs to know. He needs to know. Not just for his sake, but for eric’s too. Eric might not want to admit it right now, but… but love and the support that his son could give him, it might just be the best medicine. I believe that if everyone knew the truth, that eric is dying, things would be so different.

Eric: Why are you so quiet, ridge? You don’t want to tell me who won?

Ridge: I want to beat

my dad on the runway.

That’s his domain.

And I’m sorry, I– I know

that working with your granddad

was amazing and your time

will come, but not right now.

Right now, it’s me.

Rj: We need to talk though.


Ridge: Can’t it wait?

I want to talk dad

and see what he’s gonna say.

He’s gonna be–

Rj: No, no! It can’t wait.

We need to talk now, okay?

There’s no more time for this.

Ridge: Oh, geez. What’s

going on here?

Rj: I’m sorry, dad.

Granddad’s dying.

Eric: Come on, ridge. This is ridiculous. I deserve to know who won this thing. Who won the fashion challenge, you or me?

Ridge: It was close. It was really close.

Eric: Close? What, are you letting me down easy? Is this your way of telling me I lost?

Finn: I missed you and the kids so much. I mean, words can’t describe.

Steffy: I feel the same way. The kids were able to knock out on the plane, but I– I couldn’T. I was so excited to see you and be in your arms again. I couldn’t get here fast enough.

Finn: You’re really home.

Steffy: Yeah.

Finn: Yeah.

Steffy: Oh. I’m home.

Kelly: We have a surprise for you.

Steffy: Yes, we do. Go grab it. It’s in your backpack.

Finn: Nice. What’s this? This is awesome.

Kelly: Hayes and I started it on the plane and we finished it in the car on the way home.

Finn: Look at us.

Kelly: That’s mom’s surfboard.

[ Steffy laughing ]

Finn: Well, hey. Maybe we can all hit the waves later on, huh?

Kelly: Yes!

Finn: Yeah? You like that?

Steffy: Do you have any patients today?

Finn: Not anymore. Nothing’s more important than spending time with you and the kids right now.

Kelly: We missed you so much.

Finn: You have no idea how much I missed you. I mean, video calling you everyday was pretty great, but nothing as good as these hugs I’m getting, huh. I’ll never take this for granted. And the fact that you’re home, I mean, I never wanna spend another minute away from you guys. In fact, I think I might feel a little tickle monster coming on.

[ Finn and kelly laughing ] Right there.

[ Steffy laughing ]

Katie: I still can’t believe that eric is dying. I don’t want to believe it. I mean, I don’t want to think about what life is gonna be like without his presence.

Luna: I can only imagine. I mean, I haven’t been at forrester long, but his impact on the fashion industry. I mean, he’s– he’s legendary and I can see how important he is to everyone around here.

Katie: You have no idea. His guidance is invaluable and it’s so constant and dependable and not just with the company, but personally. You could go to him with any problem, any issue and he had the best advice and he would always make you feel so much better and god, I’m gonna miss that. When ridge finds out what’s going on with his father, he’s going to be devastated. And I know that rj is in an impossible situation, but– more and more, I just think it’s– it’s not fair to ridge to not tell him. He’s losing valuable time with his father that he’s not going to get back.

Luna: Well, rj hates not telling his parents, but he feels a loyalty to his grandfather. He doesn’t want to betray his confidence, but keeping this secret has been terrible for him.

Katie: Well, rj is doing an incredible thing, you know? He helped eric with his last collection and honestly, I watched eric’s face during the showing and he had so much pride watching his gowns out there for all the world to see. He was beaming. Absolutely ecstatic.

Luna: Well, I think he accomplished what he set out to do. He– he produced the best line of his career.

Katie: And now, he just has to finish the job. This is the final chapter. Winning this challenge is so important, especially when eric is courageously facing the end of his life.

Eric: Ridge, for god’s sake, can’t you just tell me who won? I– you know, I can take it. I’ve been doing this sort of thing since before you were born.

Ridge: I don’t mean to upset you, dad.

Eric: If you think this is letting me down easy, you’re wrong, you know. Did you beat me today or not?

Ridge: Did I beat you? No, I did not. You won because you’re the master.

[ Eric laughing ]

Donna: Oh, my god. Oh, my god.

Eric: Yes.

Ridge: Congratulations.

Eric: Thank you. Thank you.

Steffy: Oh, my gosh. You are so big. Look at you helping carry in the luggage.

Hayes: I’m big.

Finn: You most certainly are. And I can’t believe how much you guys have grown in such a short amount of time.

Kelly: I was the tallest girl in my class.

Finn: Wow, really? Did you make any friends at your school in italy?

Kelly: Si, senore!

Finn: Whoa. And you’re speaking italian.

Kelly: Yup! Listen to this:

Cioccolato gelato, per favore! That means “chocolate ice cream, please.”

Finn: That’s amazing. That’s awesome. You’re gonna have to teach me.

Steffy: Yeah, we’ve definitely mastered the art of saying, “I want ice cream” in italian.

Kelly: Cioccolato is hayes and I’s favorite flavor.

Finn: Wow, that’s crazy because it’s my favorite flavor too.

Steffy: So crazy because mine as well.

Finn: Well, that settles it then. Cioccolato gelato for everyone.

Kelly: You’re speaking italian.

Finn: Yeah, see? You’ve already taught me something and now that you’re home, you guys can teach me a lot more. This is just– this is the best surprise. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever had a better one.

Luna: Really was amazing today.

Katie: Well, ridge and eric are world-class designers, so you know it was going to be a spectacle not to be missed.

Luna: Yeah. And the invited audience was really nice too. It kept everything special and intimate.

Katie: Yeah. I don’t think our buyers will soon forget it. I mean, if they weren’t before, they’ll be lifelong customers now.

Luna: Oh, well then, mission accomplished.

Katie: Not quite. I just wish this wasn’t a competition between eric and ridge. It’s gonna put a strain on the relationship no matter who wins. I wish ridge knew the truth about his father. That eric is dying.

Ridge: You shouldn’t be too surprised. The great eric forrester.

Eric: Well, this is amazing. I– I can– I can hardly believe it. Rj, we did it!

Rj: We did it.

Eric: We did it!

Rj: We did.

Eric: Come here. Wow. I– I– I couldn’t have done it without you.

Rj: No, this is– I just helped you, all right? This is you. This is your moment. This is your– your victory.

Brooke: Yes, rj’s right. Your designs were absolutely spectacular. The classic eric forrester elegance and beauty. This is your moment, eric. You deserve it.

Eric: Thank you. So, I won. I really won.

Ridge: You really did. You won the day.

[ Eric laughing ] Inn: Hm… something tells me you might be able to talk her into that. Especially if you ask in italian.

Steffy: My baby loves, daddy and I have some things to discuss, so why don’t you go to your room and get ready, okay?

Kelly: Okay! I missed my room.

Steffy: Good.

Kelly: Come on, hayes. Let’s go.

Finn: And I missed you guys. Hey.

Steffy: Hi. I hope you don’t mind that we surprised you like this.

Finn: Are you kidding me? This is– this is the best day of my life.

Steffy: The best?

Finn: Yeah, yeah. I would put it right up there with the day you became my wife or when I found you in monte carlo or when you gave birth to our son. Yeah, I would.

Steffy: All incredible days.

Finn: Yeah, but any day I get to see your beautiful face is a wonderful one. I’m just– I’M… I’m so thankful you’re home. I mean, this house, it’s just– it’s so empty without you and the kids. Words can’t describe how much I missed you, okay?

Steffy: I’ve missed you so much.

Finn: So, what made you finally decide to come home?

Steffy: I couldn’t– I couldn’t be away from you. And the kids missed you so much, it broke my heart. And I realized something. I don’t– I don’t want to run away from my life anymore. That’s not who I am. I’m a fighter and I won’t let sheila take you or my family away from me, so I’m gonna fight for what’s mine.

Finn: Good. And you know what? I’m glad. And– and look, steffy, I’m– I’m sorry for–

Steffy: No, no, no. No more apologies. I don’t want to hear it. No more shame or guilt. None of that matters, okay? What matters is that we’re– we’re together. And we’re stronger together. I’m back, the kids are here and we are never gonna leave you again.

Finn: I’ve dreamed of those words. This almost doesn’t seem real. I mean, you… you have no idea how much I love you.

Steffy: I do know because I love you that much.

Donna: You did it. You did it. I’m so proud of you. I’m so proud of you.

Eric: Thank you, darling. Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate so much all the help you gave me. Thank you.

Donna: I love you so much.

Eric: I love you.

[ Both chuckling ] Everyone, you know, I– I– I just, um… I’m not certain I can explain to you how much this victory really means to me. It proves to me that I’m– I’m still able to do what I was put on this earth to do. To create beauty.

Ridge: Well, you still got it and you’ll always have it.

Eric: Until the end. Look, ridge, I know that, um, this created a lot of tension between you and me, and, uh, let’s get rid of that now.

Ridge: Okay.

Eric: Your talent– your talent never ceases to amaze me. Your designs were– they were sublime. Every one of them.

Ridge: Well, not good enough, right? I still have a lot to learn from you.

Eric: I had to do this, you know. I had to do this, not– not to beat you, but– but to prove that I was still relevant. That I wasn’t some old stapler to be discarded and just thrown away, you know.

Ridge: Well, no one’s gonna discard you or forget you ever, dad.

Eric: I know you didn’t want me to do this, but I think you understand now, right? You understand?

Ridge: I do.

Eric: Good.

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