B&B Transcript Friday, December 22, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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[ Dramatic music ]

Ridge: You saw that, right? You all saw that.

Donna: Saw what?

Brooke: He opened his eyes.

Finn: Not quite open, but…

Brooke: Well, his eyes fluttered. That’s got to be good, right?

Donna: Eric, can you hear me?

Steffy: We were talking about the ventilator. Taking him off, seeing if he could breathe on his own.

Brooke: That’s a sign. He’s listening. He’s ready. Is that what you’re trying to tell us, eric? You’re ready?

Bridget: It’s time to give this a try, dad. Okay? Finn and I are a little worried if we wait too long.

Finn: We don’t want you to get an infection, eric. Eye movement’s a positive sign. It reinforces we’re making the right decision. He’s capable of breathing on his own.

Bridget: But will he?

Katie: Oh, thank you so much for doing this. Donna is gonna be so appreciative.

Zende: Of course. No problem.

Luna: Is this supposed to be a surprise or?

Katie: No, no. She just texted and said fill the house with holiday spirit.

Zende: I think we are accomplishing the goal.

Katie: Yes.

Zende: Best we can at least with– without granddad here to supervise us.

Katie: Yeah.

Rj: Hey. Found the carousel. I mean, is granddad even gonna see the decorations this year or ever again?

Luna: Well, if there’s any time of year for a miracle to happen…

Katie: She’s exactly right. This sense of holiday spirit that donna wanted us to create, it’s not just for the house. It’s– it’s so much bigger than that. Maybe this is the boost that eric needs. To bring him back to us.

Zende: I hope you’re right, katie, because I gotta say, doesn’t feel like the holidays without granddad in the house.

Rj: Him playing piano.

Katie: Pouring his lethal eggnog.

Rj: We should bring some to the hospital. I think the aroma alone, it might– it might wake him up.

Katie: I think bridget and finn might have something to say about that.

Rj: Yeah. It’s just– isn’t it hard just sitting here waiting for news?

Luna: Yeah, but your dad promised to update us.

Rj: I know– I know he did. I’m just worried that it’s gonna be bad news.

Zende: This can’t be what christmas is like for us moving forward. A holiday filled with so much joy and laughter is turned into a painful memory? Of losing the man who holds this family together?

Bridget: Thank you. We’ll see you in a minute. The respiratory specialist is on her way up.

Ridge: Specialist? What does the specialist do?

Bridget: Well, she’s the one that’s been in charge of dad’s ventilator.

Finn: And if we want to do this, remove it, she needs to have the final sign-off.

Donna: Yeah, okay, but you both think that eric’s ready.

Finn: No, we do. Plus, the risks of keeping him on this much longer.

Steffy: We have to do it. Granddad, you have to come back to us, I pray. I pray that you come back to us.

Brooke: I know you’re choosing to fight.

Steffy: Yes. Grandad, you have to fight. Fight.

Finn: Don’t lose faith, you hear me?

Steffy: He’s kept alive on these machines.

Finn: Yeah, kept alive after a very difficult procedure. Yeah, machines were needed, but he’s gonna be glad that he had them. After he’s up and about and back to the man that he was. Look, I don’t want you to lose any hope. I don’t want any of you guys to lose any hope.

Ridge: Hey, finn, no one’s given up. We’re gonna pray for a christmas miracle.

Brooke: Yes, we are.

Katie: All right. All right, no more talking about losing eric. I believe in the power of positive thinking and we are going to send your grandfather all of our healing thoughts.

Luna: I agree.

Rj: 100%.

Katie: Yeah.

Zende: So, let’s do it. Let’s send granddad every bit of positive energy we have. Maybe tell some stories, share some appreciations, memories of how awesome granddad is.

Katie: Yeah, that’s exactly what we should do. That’s how we should be spending our energy. Absolutely.

Zende: Yeah. I’ll start?

Katie: Yes. Go. Start.

Zende: You know, I wasn’t born into this family. I basically won the adoption lottery. And I’m not talking about the forrester wealth. I’m talking about the forrester heart. Particularly granddad’S. From day one, he was so welcoming. He must have thought my parents were crazy coming back from a honeymoon with the idea of throwing an orphan into the mix. But… he never let on, not for a second. He… always made me feel loved. That I was as much a forrester as anyone else in this family.

Katie: And you are. That’s just the kind of man that eric is.

Zende: Yeah. And years later, he was still so welcoming. I came back from europe and… he insisted that I live here with him. Granddad had such a gift. He knew exactly what to say, exactly how to lift your spirits up.

Katie: You’re so right about that. And he’s going to be that for you again ’cause he’s not going anywhere. Not yet.

Bridget: Okay, everyone heard what the specialist said, right?

Finn: She agrees eric’s ready. He needs to start breathing on his own.

Donna: Needs to, but there’s no guarantee he can.

Bridget: Well, there are risks.

Brooke: He wants to stay. He’ll fight. He’ll breathe.

Finn: Hey, eric, it’s finn. We need to remove the ventilator. Now bridget and I are gonna take care of that, but you have an important role to play too. Once we remove it, you’ll need to breathe.

Donna: He’s hearing you.

Bridget: You understand what you’re about to do, dad? You’re ready to breathe on your own?

Ridge: This is important. You want this tube out of your mouth or not?

[ Donna gasps ]

[ Monitor starts beeping ]

Donna: Oh, no. Please…

Steffy: Finn, do something. Save– save my grandfather.

Finn: Just hold on.

Brooke: Eric, stephanie’s bible here. “Then they cried to the lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them. He rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.”

[ Eric gasps ]

[ All gasping ]

Bridget: Oh, my god! Oh, my god.

Rj: I found them.

Katie: Oh, yay. Awesome.

Luna: Oh, my gosh. Please tell me that there’s embarrassing baby photos or, like, awkward teenage ones.

Rj: There might be one, or– I don’t know, a couple, like 50. You know what? Extra bonus points if you find any pictures of awkward teenagers of him.

Zende: Hey! Hey, hey, hey.

Katie: Oh, my god. I cannot believe he kept this picture. Or, should I say, I cannot believe that stephanie allowed him to keep this picture.

[ All exclaiming ]

Luna: Oh, my god.

Zende: Ooh, la-la.

Luna: Look at your aunt and your mother.

Zende: Incredible.

Katie: Oh, my god. He’s just…

Zende: Wow.

Katie: He’s meant so much to our family. He’s always taken such good care of us and… especially at this time of year. He’s been so kind and so caring and… wow. He’s been a miracle to so many people. He deserves a miracle himself.

[ Katie sighs ]

Donna: Eric, are you– is he getting air?

Steffy: Finn, he needs help.

Bridget: No, no, he’s okay. This is normal. It’s very hard to breathe at first.

Finn: We expect this. This is good. His body knows what to do. Just needs a little time.

Brooke: Come on, eric. You can do this.

Ridge: You gotta fight.

[ Monitor beeping ]

Bridget: Vitals are improving.

[ Eric grunts ]

Steffy: Granddad, please. Please.

[ Eric grunts ]

Donna: Eric? Eric? Eric?

Ridge: We’re here.

Donna: We’re all here, eric.

Steffy: We’re right here with you.

Finn: Eric, stay with us. Can you focus? Give us a sign.

[ Excited laughter ]

Donna: Oh, my god.

Steffy: Oh, my god.

Brooke: Welcome home, eric.

[ Rj playing “o holy night” ]

[ Cell phone rings ]

Katie: It’s brooke. Hello?

Brooke: Are you still with rj?

Katie: Uh, yeah, I’m here with rj and luna, and zende is here too. We’re at eric’S.

Brooke: Okay, well, put me on speaker.

Katie: Yeah, yeah, of course. Okay. Uh, what is it? Do you have any news?

Brooke: Eric is off the ventilator. He is conscious and he is alert.

Zende: He is?

Brooke: Yeah. He’s breathing on his own again.

[ Katie gasps ] And his vitals are improving. He still has a long road ahead of him, but this is the miracle that we were praying for. I got to go ’cause I have to make more calls and let everybody know. It looks like we’re gonna have a merry christmas after all.

Katie: Okay. All right. We love you. We love you so much. Tell eric we love him. Oh, my god, oh, my god!

Zende: Granddad did it!

[ Shouts ]

Rj: He’s gonna be okay. Yes!

Katie: Oh, my gosh. Okay, well, I think we need to celebrate. I think we need to celebrate. So, we’re sitting at the piano, one of the places that eric loves the most. We should celebrate with one of his favorite christmas carols. So you. You call it?

Rj: Yeah. “Joy to the world.”

Katie: “Joy to the world.” That’s it.

Rj: Yes. Okay.

Joy to the world

the lord has come

let earth receive her king

let every heart

prepare him room

and heaven and nature sing

and heaven and nature sing

and heaven and heaven

and nature sing

joy to the world

the lord has come

let earth receive her king

Ridge: Did you make some calls?

Brooke: Yeah. I called thorne and hope and katie spreading the beautiful news. Now, we can really celebrate the holiday.

Ridge: Yes, we can.

Steffy: Granddad, we’re so relieved that you finally came back to us.

Donna: Finn saved you, honey bear. Finn and bridget.

Steffy: Finn found a way to heal you.

Ridge: Dad… I know I made you a promise. And I wanted to honor it. But finn came up with an option and we took it. And I’m so glad we did. Please say something.

[ Eric inhales sharply ]

Eric: M– merry chr… that’s right, eric. It’s christmas. [ Laughs ]

Bridget: Merry christmas, daddy.

Brooke: It’s truly a miracle.

Donna: Merry christmas.

Bradley: From our family to yours.

All: Happy holidays!

[ All cheering ]

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