B&B Transcript Thursday, November 16, 2023

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Brooke: Here you go, sweetheart.

Hope: Thank you, mom. I knew you’d have more candles up at the house.

Brooke: Is this why you’re having Katie watch the kids?

Hope: Uh, yes. And I appreciate all the help I can get.

Brooke: All right. Well, I see what’s going on here. Would you like me to bring you some lingerie too?

Hope: Mom!

Brooke: Hope, come on. You know how I feel about your relationship with Thomas.

Luna: I know I shouldn’t be nervous, but I am.

RJ: You’re nerv– why are you nervous? It’s just my sister and your cousin. It’s just family.

Luna: No, Finn’s family. But Steffy’s the CEO of Forrester Creations and she’s a world renowned fashion icon. I just, I don’t know. I just, I really wanna make a good impression.

Finn: I’m– I’m so sorry.

Steffy: He’s– I just can’t believe it.

Finn: Is there anything I can do?

Steffy: My grandfather’s dying. His condition is so hopeless that he doesn’t want anyone to know about it, and I’m just supposed to just pretend like everything is normal when all I wanna do is just grab him and never let go.

Finn: Let’s reschedule tonight.

Steffy: No, no. I don’t wanna do that. We already sent the kids off with my mom. And I am looking forward to meeting the woman who is spending so much time with my little brother.

Hope: Uh, Mom, I think it’s pretty obvious that Thomas and I won’t be looking at fabric swatches tonight.

Brooke: Hope, please just hear me out. I understand that you wanna try to move on with your life and maybe have a little fun, especially after what happened today, but why does it have to be with Thomas?

Hope: Mom, you know why. We have a bond. We know each other. We trust each other. And I don’t have to beg for his undivided attention.

Brooke: Honey, that attention was unwanted at one time, remember? And very obsessive.

Hope: Okay, well, it’s not anymore. And Thomas is going to be here soon, so I should finish getting ready. So please, Mom, don’t worry. I got it under control. Everything is fine, okay? Everything is fine.

[ Brooke sighing ]

Luna: You think I’m being ridiculous.

RJ: No, I don’t think you’re being ridiculous. You’re right. Steffy’s a big deal in the fashion world. But hey, come on. One day, you could be too.

Luna: Okay.

RJ: What? What are you laughing at? No, I’m serious. Luna, come on. Look at you. You have drive. You have passion. You were able to handle all of the major players at that fashion show perfectly. My granddad already loves you. I mean, come on. I could go on. I hear– I hear, it’s a rumor, that, you know, the newest designer at Forrester is actually really taking a Liking to you.

Luna: Oh, yeah?

RJ: Yeah. Yeah, it’s a rumor, you know. Luna, I think his big sister is gonna realize just how beautiful and charming you are, just like he does.

Finn: Wild my cousin’s working at Forrester.

Steffy: You didn’t know Luna was into fashion?

Finn: Well, anyone who’s ever met her knows that. It’s just quite the coincidence.

Steffy: Well, she’s been good luck for us. Everybody at Forrester raves about her. And it seems like, uh, RJ is her biggest fan.

Finn: Well, I’m pretty sure you’ll be a fan, too, after tonight.

Steffy: I really hope so. Because RJ is such a sweet guy and he deserves a special woman.

Finn: That’s what my mom always said about me. Look how that turned out.

[ Knock on door ]

Hope: Thomas, you’re early.

Finn: Hey, what’s up?

RJ: Hi. Good to see you.

Finn: Come on in.

Luna: Hi.

RJ: For you, for the evening.

Finn: Oh, wow. Thank you. Oh, this is– this is great. I thought you were more of a beer guy.

RJ: Yeah, well, you know, special occasion. I thought– hey!

Steffy: Hi.

RJ: What’s up? Good to see you.

Steffy: Luna, so wonderful to meet you.

Luna: Hi. This is– I’ve– it’s– it’s wonderful to meet you, too. [ Chuckles ]

Steffy: Well, make yourself at home. We have charcuterie. We have some drinks. Come on in.

Finn: Yeah. Yeah, guys, come– come in.

RJ: Oh, this looks good.

Finn: Luna, like, how are you Liking L.A.?

Luna: I mean, I still can’t believe that I’m actually here. I mean, I’m driving past like, so many famous locations like movie studios and Beverly Hills. It’s pretty crazy.

Finn: Yeah. I– I was just saying how wild it is. I mean, my cousin is here living in L.A. And she’s working at Forrester Creations.

Luna: Yeah, it’s surreal. I mean, so much has happened in such a short amount of time.

RJ: Yeah. And she’s– she’s been a huge help too as well with Granddad’s collection. I mean, we– we could not have done it without her. She was helping getting all the materials we needed with that beautiful smile on her face the whole time.

Thomas: No, no, no. That’s actually, uh, that’s a great idea. Um, yeah, but actually I’m– I’m heading outta the office right now, but maybe we can talk about a first thing? I’ll talk to you then. Okay, bye.

Brooke: Oh, good, Thomas, you’re still here.

Thomas: Uh, yes, I am. But I am leaving actually right now.

Brooke: You in a hurry?

Thomas: Yes, I have dinner plans.

Brooke: Okay. Well, that can wait. I’d like to talk to you before you go see Hope.

Hope: What are you doing here, Liam?

Liam: What? Uh, well, uh, Beth has a– a sleepover this weekend and I thought she could, uh, use her sleeping bag. She’s not here, obviously, is she?

Hope: No, she is with Katie.

Liam: What is this? What– what– what are you doing? What are you wearing?

Hope: Oh, this– this is, uh, called lingerie.

Liam: Yeah, I know it– are you– are you expecting Thomas?

Hope: You know what? I will make sure that Beth has her sleeping bag when you come to pick her up, okay?

Liam: Okay. Well, I– I’m sorry. Hold on. We’re– we’re just not gonna talk about the scantily clad elephant in the room or what?

Hope: What? What? What? What do you want to know, Liam?

Liam: What I wanted– what I– touché. I guess I don’t know what I wanna know because– I– I– I– I’m sorry. I never asked you how far you and Thomas have gone because I didn’t think I wanted to know and– and now–

[ Liam scoffing ]

Hope: And now you know.

Steffy: So, you weren’t intimidated at all helping Eric Forrester create his most opulent line ever?

Luna: Uh, no. It was actually really fascinating and so inspiring, the way Eric just threw himself into his craft and he just found so much joy in everything, despite all that’s happening to him. I’m sorry, RJ told me that you just found out.

Steffy: Yeah. Still trying to process it.

Luna: I shouldn’t have brought it up, I’m sorry.

Steffy: No, it’s– it’s fine. It’s fine. I’m glad that you did. I think we should just get it out, you know, as a family.

Finn: Eric’s just not ready.

Steffy: Neither am I. Thought of losing our grandfather is unthinkable.

RJ: It’s okay. I couldn’t process it either when he told me and I had all these questions for him and– sorry. Yeah, it’s just, yeah. He just wanted to work on the collection, so that’s what we did. We got it done.

Luna: Yeah. I mean, it wasn’t grim, though. I mean, it was really long days, long hours, but, um, you and your grandfather made it really fun.

Finn: Well, something tells me that you helped with that, too.

RJ: She did. He would be– we’d working those long hours and he would start getting frustrated with the design or something and she’d just come right in and she’d like, ask him a question about his history in the fashion industry and his legacy. It was perfect. She was– she was amazing.

Luna: I mean, his stories were amazing and so funny.

[ Luna laughing ]

Steffy: Thank you, Luna. Seriously, thank you for being there for RJ and our grandfather, helping my brother carry this burden and distract our grandfather from this illness. You allowed them to enjoy their time together and I… I couldn’t be more grateful.

Thomas: If you know that I’m seeing Hope, then you know I don’t wanna be late.

Brooke: Okay. Uh, look, it’s been a long emotional day for everybody. So, maybe it’s best that you spend some time with your sister, your father.

Thomas: Anyone but your daughter. Look, I get it, Brooke. You still have misgivings about me, but your daughter doesn’t.

Brooke: That’s what worries me the most.

Thomas: What do you want me to do? You want me to apologize again?

Brooke: Apologizing doesn’t help unless you change your behavior.

Thomas: But I have changed my behavior. I– I have over and over again and you’ve told me that you’ve seen the change in me, the progression and so has my sister and my father. My entire family has, and so has your daughter. She’s told me that she truly believes in me now.

Hope: It’s already been a tough day. I just really want to unwind and enjoy my night with Thomas without any kind of drama, all right?

Liam: You– you wanna unwind with– are you even– are you even hearing yourself?

Hope: My plans don’t have to meet your approval, Liam.

Liam: Candles, wine, Lingerie. This is– this is the guy who let us think our daughter was dead, and now you’re inviting him into that same daughter’s home?

Hope: Beth and Douglas are away for the night.

Liam: Beth wouldn’t even be in our lives if Thomas had his way. We would still be grieving right now. Do you ever– do you ever think about that?

Hope: Liam, that was years ago. It wasn’t yesterday. And I get that this is a shock for you!

Liam: As an exercise, maybe just try imagining a life without Beth. Just– just imagine that. Imagine the kind of mind it takes to see your grief, to see your suffering and think, “Oh, this is going according to plan.” Just imagine that for a second. Then tell me how you wanna unwind with Thomas.

Steffy: Okay, Listen. Gotta admit something. We’ve, uh–

Finn: We’ve got– we’ve been really– we’ve been really busy.

Steffy: Yeah, we have. I mean, obviously, with family stuff and me being away and–

Finn: We– we normally, but we just did not have time to cook.

Steffy: So, we– we ordered in.

Finn: Yeah.

Luna: Okay. Well, takeout’s my favorite food group.

RJ: Takeout is the food group, so yeah.

Finn: But you guys are gonna love this place. It’s– it’s right down by the pier. Um, and– oh, unless, um, do you still have that thing about fish?

Luna: Oh, my gosh! How do you still remember that?

Finn: Well, it turns out taking your little cousin to a seafood restaurant after visiting the aquarium is a supremely bad idea.

Steffy: Ooh. Yeah.

Luna: Okay. But I have matured a lot since then.

Finn: No. Yeah, but it– but it sounds like you’re just as sensitive and caring as ever.

Steffy: Well, that’s exactly what we need at Forrester. It’s so important to have people in your life that you can rely on knowing that they’re gonna be there through anything. That’s what matters. Real security. I’m just glad to be home with my family. Be back at Forrester. I’m really excited to work with you again, RJ. And I’m excited to get to know you more, Luna.

RJ: Well, here’s to the future.

Steffy: To the future.

Finn: To the future. Cheers.

Thomas: Look, I can’t help the way that you feel right now, Brooke, but I’m also not gonna allow your emotions to affect mine.

Brooke: Thomas, I’m concerned about you as well. I don’t want you to get hurt in this situation either.

Thomas: Nobody is going to get hurt. Hope and I have told you that.

Brooke: Okay. I don’t get it. You are a handsome, successful man surrounded by beautiful, intelligent women everywhere you go.

Thomas: Thank you. But like I’ve told Hope, I only wanna be with her.

Brooke: She doesn’t feel the same way. She doesn’t love you like that, Thomas.

Thomas: She has been burned by love. She doesn’t even believe in it right now.

Brooke: And she’ll never forget the pain that you caused her and her family. That will always be there. There is no way around it.

Thomas: I understand where you’re coming from. Look, yes, we’ve been having amazing times recently. That hasn’t changed that we have had issues in the past. It’s very complicated, but the– the moments that we have had over the last few months have been incredible.

Brooke: Okay. Well, Hope is lost right now. She’s not herself. But she’s going to find her way back. And when she does, this connection that you feel like you have with her is going to be cut.

Liam: Okay. So, you have just forgotten everything Thomas has done to us.

Hope: No, Liam, I haven’t.

Liam: I mean, like, should we review this is the same guy who, uh, convinced us our daughter was dead, used his son to get close to you.

Hope: Thomas has taken responsibility for that, Liam. He’s grown.

Liam: Oh, give me a break. The closer he gets to you, the more unhinged he becomes. How do you not see that by now?

Hope: Because Thomas has changed, Liam. How have you not seen that? And so have I.

Liam: What does that even mean?

Hope: It means I’m not the same woman I was before. I mean, my world got turned upside down when our marriage imploded. And after years of forgiving you, to see you not offer me an ounce of understanding, for you to just turn your back so callously? And I thought I knew you. So, uh, yeah. No. Now, I see the world in a whole new way, and you, of all people, do not get to stand there and judge me.

Liam: I’m not– I’m not– I’m not judging you. I’m scared for you. Move on if you want, just not with Thomas.

Hope: Oh. Oh, you mean a man that prioritizes me and who doesn’t have eyes for other women? Who loves me? Yeah. You don’t get to sit there and tell me to move on and dump him when things got hard for us and you went and ran to Steffy.

Liam: I am sorry that I hurt you… but you and I are connected for the rest of our life because of our daughter, because of Beth. My kids are the most important thing in the world to me. I love them, which means I’m gonna worry for them, which means I’m gonna worry for you. And damn if I don’t still love you. Always will.

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