B&B Transcript Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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Xander: I know it sounds crazy and I’m sure you don’t want to believe that your brother-in-law is capable of something like this, but Thomas, he’s– he’s not a good guy. You should be very careful with him.

Finn: Thomas? You’re saying Thomas murdered somebody?

Thomas: Will you marry me? Will you make me the luckiest man in the world? Say yes, Hope. Say you’ll marry me. Say that you will be my wife.

Steffy: I’m telling you. Hope isn’t taking it seriously.

Ridge: Well, she didn’t talk to me about that. She just said that her relationship with Thomas is private. And it is. I mean, they’re grown-ups, right?

Steffy: It’s private because she wants to hide it from us, Dad.

Ridge: She’s not hiding it from anybody.

Steffy: She’s using Thomas as a hook up. She and Liam just split.

Ridge: I don’t think your brother sees it that way.

Steffy: Hope has no intention of getting serious with Thomas.

Brooke: Let’s hope you’re right.

Ridge: How was your meeting?

Brooke: It went well. Everybody was so kind about sending their regards for Eric.

Steffy: It’s really incredible watching the entire fashion world cheer on Granddad.

Ridge: Well, it makes sense. He’s the man.

Brooke: He is. So, how is he today? Any news?

Ridge: Well, the doctor said he’s getting better all the time. He’s meeting his markers.

Brooke: Good. I’m glad to hear that. And I’m glad to hear that Steffy and I are on the same page.

Ridge: About what?

Brooke: About Hope. I mean, she can’t possibly be considering a future with Thomas.

Thomas: So, what do you think, Hope? Will you marry me?

Hope: Thomas, I– I’m, um, I’m speechless. I don’t even know what to say. I– it’s– it’s so unexpected. Um…

Thomas: Is it really, though? You know how much I care about you. You know how devoted I am to you. And that I always will be. To you, and to only you. All you have to do is say yes.

Finn: Thomas is a murderer? That’s what you’re telling me? All right, look. My uh, my brother-in-law is a lot of things, but, uh, a killer?

Xander: I probably shouldn’t have said anything, but once we started talking about Thomas, I just– but I thought you should know.

Finn: Okay, look, I just met you, okay? Is that it? You came in for an exam.

Xander: I know, but I promise, I had no idea who you were when I booked the appointment.

Finn: I understand that. Okay. But this accusation? Just I… okay, you– you’re saying that you worked at Forrester Creations with my wife.

Xander: Yes, several years ago, but I had no idea you were married to Steffy.

Finn: And–and now you’re implying that Thomas took someone’s life?

Xander: Emma Barber. She was totally innocent. She didn’t deserve what Thomas did to her.

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Xander: It wasn’t an accident, Zoe.

Brooke: I am not only trying to protect my daughter. I’m looking out for Thomas as well.

Ridge: Hm. Because it doesn’t always come across that way, my love.

Brooke: Okay. I’m sorry. I– I do care about Thomas, but Hope is like a drug to him and he’s got to stay away.

Steffy: I agree with Brooke. Hope is Thomas’s kryptonite. Look, I’m impressed with Thomas, all the steps he’s made, with Douglas, with work, but his relationship with Hope could cause some real problems.

Ridge: Or– or maybe it won’t cause a problem. Where’s all the– the faith you guys keep talking about? That you walk in with. Where is it?

Brooke: I don’t have much of that when it comes to Hope being with Thomas.

Steffy: Yeah, neither do I. And if I suspect what I think she’ll do, if she ends it with Thomas, he’s going to be heartbroken.

Ridge: I don’t want things to end that way either, but if it does, that doesn’t mean that Thomas is gonna crack.

Brooke: We’ve seen him crack before.

Ridge: He’s not the same guy. He’s not weak anymore. He’s just– can you just give him some credit, please?

Steffy: I just don’t want this to be the thing that sets him back. Either Hope is fully with him, which I know she doesn’t want that, or she needs to end it with him. Because I don’t want Thomas to put his heart further on the line. I don’t want her playing with his emotions.

Thomas: You have my whole heart. I want you to be my wife, my forever.

Hope: Thomas, I, um… well, you– you are so incredible. I mean, the ring, it’s– it’s gorgeous. And you’re so sweet to do this for me.

Thomas: Not just for you. For us, for our child, for our life together.

Hope: Yeah, I had no idea that you had any of this– any of this planned.

Thomas: Wow. Really? I mean, okay. Well, you– you’re not the easiest person to surprise, okay? And I have had this ring for a while. And I’ve been trying to find the right moment and I know that this isn’t exactly the most ideal location. Being here at work, surrounded by dresses and whatnot, but we have had some of our most incredible memories here.

Hope: Um, Thomas, you are so, so thoughtful and you always make me feel special and it’s in the way you value me. The way you’ve put me first. I’ve never had that before. I can’t tell you how nice it is not to have to question your commitment or your loyalty and I know I know how deep your love is for me.

Thomas: So, that’s a yes? You’ll be my wife?

Hope: Thomas, I can’t accept your proposal. I can’t make that level of commitment to you or to anyone right now.

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Finn: I know what Thomas is capable of. I’m not naive, okay? I’ve heard all the stories.

Xander: Yeah, well, every story you’ve heard is true.

Finn: But ending someone’s life?

Xander: Look, if Thomas can hide a baby from her parents, you don’t think he’s capable of doing more? You know what? Um, I should go. Like I said before, I’m sorry that I wasted your time, but you can’t be my doctor.

Finn: Because Thomas is my brother-in-law?

Xander: Look, believe me or don’t believe me, okay? That’s your call. But all I know is that Emma was a– a sweet, beautiful young woman and everybody loved her. She was– she was kind and– and smart and a talented young dancer and she had her whole life ahead of her. And now she’s gone.

Finn: May I ask how she died?

Xander: Yeah, it was a car crash. Mulholland Drive.

Finn: And– and you think that Thomas is responsible?

Xander: I don’t think he’s responsible. I know he is.

Brooke: I didn’t mean to upset you about Thomas.

Ridge: I’m not upset. I just thought we’d moved past this.

Brooke: Yeah, I thought so, too, but then our children started dating.

Ridge: And now what? All bets are off? You sound like my mother right now when we started dating.

Brooke: Yeah, I suppose I do, but you were nothing like Thomas.

Ridge: I wasn’t perfect.

Brooke: Me, neither. And I’m still not.

Ridge: Pretty damn close, if you ask me.

Brooke: I don’t want this to cause a rift between us.

Ridge: It won’t. I see what you’re doing. I know you mean well.

Brooke: I’m not being selfish. Of course, I’m looking out for my daughter, but I’m also trying to protect Thomas.

Ridge: I know that. And I believe you. And you gotta believe me when I tell you that I think Thomas is so much better than he was. And maybe the two of them together, maybe that’s not the worst thing. Maybe… okay. Maybe this is their destiny. Can I say that?

Brooke: No.

Ridge: But think about it. My mom, she never thought that we would be together. She said we were horrible for each other and now look at us.

Brooke: Well, that’s true. We’re better than ever.

Ridge: Yeah.

Brooke: Yeah.

Ridge: They may have to navigate some rough waters and maybe they have to as well, but my son adores your daughter and maybe she likes that. Maybe they should be together.

Hope: Don’t get me wrong, Thomas. I am so touched by your expression of love and the fact that you’d want to spend the rest of your life with me. Because I love spending time with you and with Douglas. Right here in this office, working together and– and our time alone together. Every moment with you is magical. I just– I am not ready yet for that level of commitment. I mean, I’m still trying to find closure at the end of my marriage to Liam. I wanna make sure that Beth is in a good place and I still wanna give myself space to figure out what I need and who I am and what I think my future looks like. And I am, I’m so sorry. I’m just– I’m not ready yet for this, Thomas. I hope you understand.

Thomas: It’s okay. You don’t have to apologize. I do understand. But I don’t want this ring. It belongs with you.

Hope: What? What are you doing?

Thomas: Until you’re ready to put this ring on your finger, we should keep it here where it belongs. Right next to your heart.

Finn: Thanks for coming over.

Steffy: Well, I’ll drive anywhere to get a kiss from you.

Finn: I could really use it after today.

Steffy: Rough day?

Finn: Yeah, you could, um, you could say that.

Steffy: Difficult patient?

Finn: This guy came in and that’s– that’s why I texted you. Says that he knows you.

Steffy: Me?

Finn: Yeah, and you must know him.

Steffy: What? Is it like someone I dated before or something?

Finn: No, no, it’s not.

Steffy: Well, what’s his name?

Finn: Uh, Xander Avant.

Steffy: Xander Avant? Wait, he was– he was here in your office? I– I didn’t even know he was back in Los Angeles.

Finn: Apparently, he’s back in from London.

Steffy: Huh.

Finn: And he said that he worked at Forrester Creations as an intern.

Steffy: Yeah. Yeah, he was– he was fired. So, what did he– did he know who you are?

Finn: No, no, not initially. He just– he came in for a physical, but he kind of freaked out when he saw that picture of us. And realized that we were married and that Thomas was my brother-in-law. I don’t know. It was– it was weird and I don’t really know how to take it, but Xander made a very serious accusation against your brother.

Ridge: You’re not alone. I was concerned about their involvement as well.

Brooke: I know. I remember that.

Ridge: But sometimes, you gotta just stop fighting. Right? What’s the point?

Brooke: Ridge, what if it just blows up in their faces?

Ridge: So, what if it does? They’re not kids, they know what they’re doing. They– they’re being honest with each other. And I think Thomas knows that this might be as far as it’s gonna go.

Brooke: I don’t think that he’s prepared to accept that.

Ridge: I think he has accepted it, but what about Hope? What if she falls for him? The two of them together wouldn’t be the worst thing.

Brooke: No. No, I just don’t see that happening. Deep down, I don’t think that Hope will ever be able to commit to Thomas.

Hope: Thomas, this is such a beautiful gesture and…

Thomas: Only the best for you. Hey, I don’t want you to feel any pressure. I believe in us. And I believe that ring will be on your finger. I know it because of our love. I can feel it. I feel our love every time we’re together. Working together. When you’re saying my name. In the bedroom. I can feel it all the time. I just have to wait. Hey, I have waited for years already. I can wait a little longer.

Steffy: What else did Xander say?

Finn: He was surprised I didn’t know who he was.

Steffy: Did he tell you he got caught up in the whole secret about baby Beth?

Finn: No.

Steffy: Yeah, he was one of the ones who knew and didn’t say anything. That’s why we had to let him go.

Finn: Geez, I’m– I’m sorry. I– I know that’s a…

Steffy: I just– I don’t– I don’t like thinking about it. So many lies and so many lives turned upside down. Especially Hope and Liam.

Finn: I mean, and– and you. Raising the little girl you adopted, not realizing it was actually Beth, Hope and Liam’s child they thought was stillborn.

Steffy: Yeah, like I said, I– I don’t like to– to think about that. It was a really terrible chapter in my life. And so many people were hurt.

Finn: And your brother was at the center of it.

Steffy: Yeah. But he says it– it was his biggest regret and it still haunts him to this day. I mean, allowing Hope to continue to believe that Beth was– that Beth was dead. And he knew that she was alive and I was raising her as Phoebe. It was terrible. But Thomas isn’t like that anymore, okay? He’s grown. He’s changed. I mean, so much so that even Hope has miraculously forgiven him.

Finn: Yeah, that’s– that’s a miracle, all right?

Steffy: Yeah.

Finn: Look, I am still unclear about Thomas. And I know he says it’s not an act, but maybe he hasn’t changed as much as everyone thinks. No, look– look at the moment when I walked in on you guys at the office earlier. He’s laying down the law. Threatening you.

Steffy: No, he– he wasn’t threatening me. Yes, he was fired up.

Finn: Fired up? Steffy, he was in your face telling you what you can and cannot do.

Steffy: He’s my brother. I can handle it. Look, you still haven’t told me why Xander was here. Did he accuse Thomas of something?

Finn: Yeah.

Steffy: Well, what?

Finn: I don’t know how to tell you this Steffy, but Xander accused Thomas of murder.

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