B&B Transcript Wednesday, December 27, 2023

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Thomas: Don’t do this.

Steffy: What? It’s a simple question. Do you love my brother or not?

Thomas: You don’t have to answer that. Steff. Why are you putting hope on the spot like that? Look, you have been completely open about your feelings. Don’t you think thomas deserves the same?

Thomas: Come on, steff.

Steffy: I’m not trying to upset hope, thomas. I’m just being a protective sister.

Thomas: Okay, well, you don’t need to be a protective little sister because I’m a grown ass man.

Steffy: You are a grown ass man who’s been crazy about hope for a very long time. But I don’t think she’s ever reciprocated the feelings. Until rome. Until you kissed him. And ever since then, you two have gotten closer. Your feelings have gotten stronger. So that’s why you need to be straight with him. Do you love thomas? Will you ever love thomas?

Finn: Hey. Yeah. I’m checking to see what the eta is on on those test results. Seriously? No, I– yes, I understand that they’re shorthanded. It just… okay, well see what you can do, okay? I need the results as soon as possible. All right. Thank you.

Ridge: It sounds like you’re slammed.

Finn: Ridge.

Ridge: I’ll come back when you’re less busy.

Finn: No. Honestly. I don’t know when that’s gonna be. It’s crazy around here all the time what can I do for you?

Ridge: Well, I came by to see dad, but apparently he’s having some tests.

Finn: Yeah, I ordered them. I was actually just checking to see when the results are gonna be ready. He’ll, uh, he’ll be back up in his room soon.

Ridge: How’s he doing?

Finn: How do you feel he’s doing?

Ridge: How do I– well, I don’t know. Um… I kind of was hoping that he’d have improved a little more and I know it takes time. I get all that but, uh, I just wanna make sure we get there.

Finn: Get there as in when is he gonna be eric forrester again?

Ridge: Yeah. I know you can’t look into the future. I– I know. But, um… I want to make sure we get the same guy back. Or is that asking too much?

Finn: You’re right. I– I can’t see into the future. All right. But what I can do is tell you where he is right now. Right? And where I hope he’ll be as eric’s doctor, in a month or two or longer.

Ridge: Understood.

Finn: Okay, first of all, ridge, look, you– you gotta understand. Eric’s met all his markers, right? He’s off the ventilator, he’s healing nicely from the surgery and that’s saying a lot for a man who’s been through what he’s been through.

>>Ridge: Yeah, we almost lost him. We did lose him.

Finn: Briefly, but he came back. Right? Eric came back to you and your family. That’s a family he gets a lot of strength from. Supporting him in recovery.

Ridge: I get that and his family will be here.

Finn: Always, right?

Ridge: Yeah.

Finn: But that same family been through a lot. Especially you, ridge. I mean, you have responsibilities of being eric’s medical power of attorney, all that. So, it– it put steffy through, the toll it took on her. I just can’t imagine what it was like for you.

Ridge: It almost seemed easy on paper, right? Give him what he wants. Let him go peacefully. No machines. And then you came up with, I still don’t know what it is but whatever you did and uh, so far so good.

Finn: So far. Yeah.

Ridge: Well that makes you the doctor, makes you the man that saved my dad. And I know I’ve been hard on you and I’m sorry about that, but I was a little scared but he’s here and I will always be grateful to you for that.

Thomas: You need to stop. Hope isn’t on trial, okay? You don’t get to come in here and–

Steffy: And ask if she’s leading you on? If she has genuine feelings for you?

Hope: Of course, I have feelings for thomas.

Steffy: But how deep are those feelings?

Thomas: I think it’s pretty obvious. You just pointed it out.

Steffy: What? That you two are lovers? Okay. Fine. But has she actually told you that she’s in love with you?

Thomas: You gotta stop, steff. I know what this is. You don’t like our relationship. You don’t actually want a relationship between us to succeed. But that’s okay because I know what I’m doing.

Steffy: But does hope know what she’s doing?

Hope: Steff, I don’t know what you want me to say.

Steffy: I’ve asked you a question and you haven’t answered it. You haven’t even been honest with thomas. Look, I have my doubts about whatever this is, but one thing I know is that you do not love my brother. I don’t think you’ll ever love my brother, so can you stop leading him on? Thomas has turned his life around and I will not let you undermine all the progress he’s made I won’t let you do that to him.

Finn: Honestly, I, um.. I don’t know what I would have done in your situation. And as a doctor, yeah, I believe in the power of medicine to heal and I– I took an oath, but there– there have been times when… yeah, it– it– it may have been kinder to let a patient go. You know, and not try to prolong a life that was probably ending anyway with– with machines and surgeries and everything, you know?

Ridge: And there’s the rub. My dad was done. He wanted to go. And then you offered the possibility of life. And I get it. Maybe not the life he had, but a life and… I had to decide if that was worth it.

Finn: I mean, you were in the middle. I mean, you had the responsibility of being eric’s medical power of attorney. Everything that comes with that. And then on the other hand–

Ridge: A family who didn’t want to let him go.

Finn: Yeah. I know steffy didn’t want to let him go.

Ridge: Steffy, donna, brooke, bridget. All of them. They made me change my mind.

Finn: And I realize that’s a decision you’re still second guessing yourself about.

Ridge: Yeah.

Finn: Yeah, one that you’re probably still gonna struggle with until you see some significant improvement from eric.

Ridge: And we will, right? I mean, look, if– if he comes back the same person, if– if everything is fine, if he can still play the piano and do whatever he likes to do, then we’re in great shape. But he– if he loses speed even just a little bit…

Finn: You feel responsible?

Ridge: Because I am responsible.

Finn: But look, eric’s alive. Right? He’s breathing on his own. He’s getting stronger every day. And ridge, I see potential for him to recover from this. I mean, he’s already in the holiday spirit.

Ridge: I know. You heard him, right? Merry christmas. Well, what a present that was.

Finn: Yeah, well it definitely was for steffy. You know, she’s been worried sick about– not that she still isn’T. But look, she’s seeing her granddad get progress every day

Ridge: And he’s getting better. You said his markers are good? Is that what you said?

Finn: Yeah. Yeah. And if these tests show what I need them to show. Again, but for now–

Ridge: For now, we celebrate. I hear you. That’s what we’re gonna do. That’s what I’m gonna do. I’m gonna celebrate.

Finn: Good, good.

Ridge: None of this could happen without you. A few days ago, I mean, I’m sitting in the waiting room and I’m– I’m trying to think how I’m gonna live my life without my dad. And now I don’t have to do that. So, I’m– I– I’m so grateful. My family is grateful.

Finn: Thanks. I– I mean, I’m just doing my job, but the fact that’s steffy’s grandfather is eric, it also…

Ridge: Yeah, you didn’t really have a choice, did you?

Finn: I wanted to. You’ve got a good family and the foresters are fiercely loving, protective. There’s nothing steffy wouldn’t do for her family.

Ridge: Thank you.

Finn: Yeah.

Thomas: Steff. I know you’re trying to look out for me, but hope has been honest about her feelings for me.

Steffy: Have you really? Have you been honest with yourself? You’ve asked yourself where this relationship is going? Do you actually want a future with him? Have you thought about douglas? What kind of message this is sending to him? I mean, all he wants is his mom and dad back together and it seems like you’re just stringing his father along.

Hope: Okay. I’m going to stop you right there, steffy. Honestly, it is none of your business. This is an intimate, private matter between your brother and me, between our family. I am not about to share that information with you.

Steffy: What about you, thomas? I hate to say it, but you’ve had problems in the past. Your obsessive feelings for hope. I know you regret it now, but that is because of your feelings for her.

Thomas: But you’ve said it before. People change.

Steffy: Do you see what you’re doing? Do you really see what you’re doing? You’re fanning the flames. Thomas is gonna end up heartbroken because you are unable to love him the way he wants to be loved. I really think what you’re doing is unfair.

Thomas: Hope. Can I have a moment alone with my sister?

Thomas: What the hell are you doing? Are you actively trying to ruin our relationship?

Ridge: Oh, hey. Oh, ridge. Hi. Are you, um, are you coming from the hospital?

Ridge: Yeah, I was just there.

Hope: How is eric doing? You know what? I didn’t get a chance to see him. He was having some tests done, but it gave me a chance to talk to finn and thank him for everything.

Hope: Yes, he is a remarkable doctor.

Ridge: Yes, he is.

Hope: I just wish steffy would focus on that. Sorry. I, um… I just think that we all have so much to be grateful for right now. Eric doing well and, um, I wish steffy would just stop giving thomas and me such a hard time.

Ridge: What are you talking about?

Hope: I actually came in here to escape the design office. I was in there with thomas and steffy came barging in and proceeded to put us on the spot, once again.

Ridge: On the spot? What was she doing? She was asking you how you feel about her brother or…

Hope: I mean, yes.

Ridge: And? How do you feel about him?

Steffy: I’m sorry, thomas. I don’t mean to upset you. I’m just concerned.

Thomas: So you’ve said, but I love hope.

Steffy: I know you love hope. You’ve loved hope for as long as I can remember. But does she love you?

Thomas: She was married before, steff, okay?

Steffy: Okay.

Thomas: We didn’t have that before because she was married to liam. But now she’s not, right? So, this is our chance.

Steffy: So you and hope? A future?

Thomas: Yes.

Steffy: You really think that’s possible?

Thomas: I know it’s possible.

Steffy: How do you know that? Has she said anything? Any kind of indication that she wants to marry you? Spend the rest of her life with you?

Thomas okay. Not directly. Right. But I’m willing to wait.

Steffy: You have been waiting a very long time. Shouldn’t that tell you something?

Thomas: Don’t look at me like that. You don’t understand how intimate hope and I have been.

Steffy: Oh, thomas. God.

Thomas: Steff. We’ve had a wonderful relationship and I know that you say you want me to be happy, so let us be happy together.

Ridge: Take it easy. I don’t want to pry, all right? That’s his love life. My son’s love life. That’s his business. And as long as he makes strong, healthy choices, I’m not gonna interfere.

Hope: That’s great. I just wish that steffy and everyone else got that memo.

Ridge: And I’m sorry this is causing friction between the two of you.

Hope: Me too. Honestly. But I– I don’t know. I just– I don’t know what to tell everyone. I don’t have an answer. I am just for once in my life trying to be present and live in the moment and see where my heart takes me. Something that my mother has done over the years and I don’t know, it seemed to have worked out pretty well. But, I just wish that people would have the decency to give us the space to figure it out for ourselves. Thomas and I, we have– we have a good thing going. And he’s happy. I’m happy. The kids are doing well. I don’t think it’s anybody’s business. And quite frankly, keeps pushing– keeps pushing thomas and violating our boundaries, I just– I worry it could lead to trouble.

Thomas: These past few months with hope, I can’t even explain how amazing they’ve been. How amazing she has made me feel. By her own admission, how amazing I’ve made her feel. Being together, intimately, holding her, touching her.

Steffy: Oh, please stop.

Thomas: I can’t stop loving her. I— don’t you get that by now?

Steffy: I– I do get that. I absolutely get it. And I’m trying to take you at your word that you’re not getting obsessed with hope again.

Thomas: Okay, you have told me that I am a changed man. You believe that I’m a changed man. So, why would you even insinuate that? It doesn’t make any sense. Steffy, look… I’m not getting obsessed with hope. But I love her. And yeah, maybe she hasn’t directly said, “I love you, thomas,” but you haven’t been there for the intimate conversations and you weren’t there for a conversation where she looked at me and said, “I do love you for that.” And yeah, I get it. It’s not the same, but you weren’t there. There was love there, steff.

Steffy: It’s not the same. It’s not the same as hope looking at you and saying, “I’m in love with you.” And you know that. You just don’t want to accept it and that worries me.

Thomas: Okay, that’s fine. You haven’t been there for the last few months. You haven’t been there for our intimacy. You weren’t there for that conversation. That doesn’t matter. That doesn’t stop you from being supportive of me and you don’t even have to do that. You don’t have to be supportive of me. Just don’t ruin my relationship. Don’t intentionally get in the middle of my relationship with hope because I’m not going to allow that, steff.

Steffy: This is so crazy.

Finn: That’s enough, thomas. You are out of line. I don’t care that she’s your sister, you don’t speak to her that way. You hear me? Thomas. Thomas! Do you hear me?

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