B&B Short Recap Thursday, November 9, 2023

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Hope and Steffy continue to argue about Hope and Thomas sleeping together. Steffy can tell that Hope has changed and accuses her of being more like Brooke now.

Thomas walks in on Taylor and Brooke arguing about him and Hope being together. It doesn’t faze him. Later, Brooke consoles Ridge, who’s upset about Eric’s impending death.

Sheila surprises Deacon by redecorating their little home. He’s happy to see it. Taylor drops by and yells at them for being together. She warns Sheila that she will pay for her crimes.

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B&B Transcript Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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Transcript provided by and proofread by Suzanne

[ Relaxing music ]

Ridge: Oh, my little girl is home. I missed you so much.

Steffy: I missed you so much.

Ridge: Being away was all right?

Steffy: I mean, I– I had to go, I had to take the kids away.

Ridge: I know. Because of Sheila, yes?

Steffy: Yeah. But I am not gonna let that monster separate me from my family ever again. Feels good being back home with the kids and Finn. Okay, enough about me. How are you? I heard about the, uh, fashion challenge.

Ridge: Yeah, that was a– that was a thing.

Steffy: Granddad and RJ beat you. They actually won? Oh, you’re really bummed about it, aren’t you?

Taylor: Okay, I’ll see if he’s in here. Thank you. Hey, Brooke.

Hope: “The collection was a tour de force. Eric Forrester has hit the prime of his career and shows no signs of slowing down.”

Thomas: Yeah, “the– the showing was a delicious feast for the eyes. The iconic Ridge Forrester created a dazzling display of couture perfection.”

Hope: They both are fantastic, but Eric just happened to come out on top.

Thomas: I know, it’s– it’s crazy though. I really thought that my dad would win. Not that I’m not proud of my granddad, just– it’s weird.

Hope: Well, I’m happy for Eric, and I’m really, really glad that he got a chance to collaborate with RJ.

Thomas: Yeah. Lucky kid. Um, well, the good news is now we can focus on what’s really, really important, which is… you. You with the new dress, that new haircut and the new star of Forrester Creations.

Brooke: Ridge told me you were back with Steffy and the kids. How was Europe?

Taylor: You know what? It was– it was good for Steffy to– to get away and clear her head with all this Sheila chaos. I’m really glad that she brought the kids home, you know. They– they missed their dads, their friends.

Brooke: Yeah, I could imagine. Well, if you’re looking for Ridge, he is with Steffy.

Taylor: I’m not. I’m looking for my son. Let me guess, he is with your daughter.

Thomas: Look, I know that my, uh, my grandfather has always been at the forefront of Forrester Creations. I mean, him and my grandmother, they– they created all of this. It’s because of them, but right now, you– you should be front and center for the whole company.

Hope: I think there’s room for all of us. We all bring something special and unique to the table.

Thomas: Sure, but you– you are extraordinary and intoxicating. And it always has an effect on me.

Steffy: How did this even come about?

Ridge: That was your granddad’s idea.

Steffy: I love it. Granddad is still spunky as ever. Oh, gosh, I can’t believe I missed you two going head to head.

Ridge: It is a moment that we’ll never forget.

Steffy: And RJ, on his first try with Granddad, wins. Ooh. You know, they’re never gonna let you live it down.

Ridge: There it is.

Ridge: I won. Beat my dad.

Eric: Ridge, for god’s sake, can’t you just tell me who won? Uh, 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.

Ridge: Congratulations.

Eric: Thank you.

Steffy: I’m not trying to be mean or anything, but I’m actually kind of surprised that RJ and Granddad won.

Ridge: Well, there’s a… lot of surprises we gotta talk about, and I’ll fill you in, but right now, I wanna focus on you and the kids. So happy you’re home, but did– what about Sheila?

Taylor: Yeah. So, rumor has it that my son and your daughter– it’s never not gonna be weird. Um, are spending more and more time together.

Brooke: Yes. I am trying to stay out of it.

[ Taylor chuckling ]

Taylor: Oh, oh, really? Wow, that is– that’s a first.

Brooke: Well, this is a very trying time. It’s very emotional. Hope and Liam’s family is breaking up.

Taylor: Ah. Well, that is not Thomas’s fault.

Brooke:  Did I say it was?

[ Taylor chuckling ]

Taylor: Probably at some point, you did. I mean, you blame Thomas for everything. Why stop now?

Brooke: Oh, God. Look, I’m not thrilled about this situation. I don’t know what happened, I don’t know what got into my daughter. Uh, of all the men.

Taylor: There it is right there. See, you just can’t help yourself. Brooke, Thomas isn’t responsible for these circumstances. Your daughter is. Because she threw herself at him.

[ Brooke chuckling ]

Brooke: Taylor, you know that’s not the case.

[ Taylor chuckling ]

Taylor: It is 100% the case. Hope kissed Thomas in Rome. That is why her marriage is over. Thomas didn’t pursue her. He was– he was keeping things strictly professional. Just doing his work while simultaneously working on some very deep emotional challenges.

Brooke: You’re talking about the fact that he was completely obsessed with my daughter.

Hope: Wow. The results don’t lie. Eric is the indisputable champion.

Thomas: I know. He and RJ, they– they won fair and square. I’m just a little floored by it all, I guess.

Hope: Well, it really could have gone either way. I mean, the crowd went crazy for both of them.

Thomas: Mm. Yeah. Well, Granddad definitely proved that, uh, classic is classic and he is still the king of couture.

Hope: Hm.

Thomas: But you, you are my queen of everything. Look at you. You’re so beautiful. Just can’t stop thinking about you. Can’t stop wanting you.

Steffy: What about Sheila?

Ridge: Do you think it’s okay being back here with Sheila on the loose?

Steffy: She was released from prison. There’s not much we can do about that.

Ridge: There’s something you can do. You can stay away until we figure this out.

Steffy: No, Dad, this is my home. I’m not gonna do that. Kelly is out with Liam and Li has Hayes. Everyone’s safe, everyone’s fine, okay?

Ridge: I’d like to keep it that way.

Steffy: Me too. That’s why I paid Sheila a visit yesterday.

Ridge: You did what?

Steffy: I told her to get the hell out of here. And I don’t care where she goes. She can go to Genoa City or anywhere else in the world, ’cause I’m not backing down. And I refuse to live in fear.

Ridge: And what did she say?

Steffy: Before or after I punched her in the face?

Ridge: You punched her in the face?

Steffy: I did. And it felt so good.

Ridge: I’m sure it did. But– but what if she retaliates?

Steffy: Then I keep fighting. She can’t dictate my life, affect my marriage, and I need to keep living. In fact, I’m gonna head to the office, okay?

Ridge: Yeah, you always were the tough one, I keep forgetting that. But this one’s got a screw loose, so be careful with Sheila. Promise me.

Steffy: Yeah, I promise.

Ridge: Okay.

[ Steffy sighing ]

Thomas: I want you. I want you so bad. I want to live just right now in this moment, I want you right here.

Taylor: Yes, I am back and I’m seeing clients in my office. Yeah, that should work. I will have my assistant send you a text reminder. Make sure you confirm. Okay, bye.

Brooke: Well, I guess your clients are glad that you’re back. So, are you staying a while?

Taylor: Um, you know, I honestly have no idea. Right now, all I can think about is just making sure that Thomas is safe in this situation with hope.

Brooke: Taylor.

Taylor: What? Thomas hasn’t made it this far just to make it this far. He is still healing a lot of old wounds, and Hope is one of them. You know, it’s not– it’s not fair for her to play with his mind just to– just to pump up her ego, you know?

Brooke: Hope wouldn’t do that. She’s not that kind of person.

Taylor: Ah, well, I think she is now. She hasn’t even filed divorce papers, Brooke. That makes Thomas a rebound. Whatever rebellious phase she’s going through right now, it is not fair for her to drag Thomas down with her. I don’t want to see him get hurt.

Brooke: Yeah, well, I don’t think that Thomas is the one that needs protection.

Taylor: Well–

Ridge: Hey. Heard you were here.

Taylor: Hi.

Ridge: Good to have you back.

Taylor: Thank you. Thank you.

Brooke: Yeah.

Taylor: It’s good to be back.

Steffy: Whoa, whoa!

Thomas: Steffy, um…

[ Hope clears throat ]

Steffy: What the hell?

Thomas: Sorry, we should have locked–

Steffy: What the hell are you doing? What the hell are you doing? This is insane.

Ridge: Well, thank you for going all the way to Europe to keep an eye on Steffy and the kids.

Taylor: Of course, of course. I wouldn’t have been anywhere else, you know?

Ridge: I just saw my beautiful daughter and she seems very happy. I’m just a little concerned about Sheila roaming around.

Taylor: I know you are. I know, but, you know, Steffy really wanted to come home. She missed Finn so much. And the kids miss sleeping in their beds.

Ridge: I get that.

Taylor: Yeah. Don’t worry, okay? Steffy has her head on straight. She’s good, I made sure of it. How’s our son?

Brooke: We were just talking about Hope and Thomas’s involvement.

Ridge: Yeah, well, whatever that is, a little unexpected, but–

Taylor: Oh, yeah, yeah.

Ridge: But look, they’re– they’re grown people. They make their own choices.

Taylor: I agree, under normal circumstances. But this is not normal. The stakes are too high for Thomas. He’s had so many breakthroughs, and I would just hate for him to have to go through–

Ridge: I get all that.

Taylor: Okay. Good. Because he has spent so much time trying to be the– the best version of himself, and gosh, Ridge, I am so proud of him.

Ridge: I am. We all are.

Taylor: Okay. And you know, the best part about it? He’s proud of himself, finally.

Ridge: Okay, well, then, maybe we can trust him to make the right decision.

Taylor: Yes, I know. And that is a challenge for me. This whole thing with– with Hope, whatever it is, it just– it just concerns me. She’s sending him mixed signals and she knows he’s really in love with her. And not only is that selfish, it’s also possibly dangerous.

Steffy: Thomas, put your shirt back on, my God.

Thomas: Oh, wow, Steff. You always knew how to make a dramatic entrance.

Steffy: Do you think this is funny, really?

Hope: No, no, and I’m sorry that you had to, uh, find us like this, but we’ve already heard it from everyone else, we really don’t need a lecture.

Steffy: This is a place of business, a shared office. What are you thinking?

Thomas: Steff, it’s been a minute. I know you haven’t been here, but Hope and I have gotten a lot closer.

Steffy: I can see that.

[ Phone chiming ]

Thomas: Oh, it’s Henry downstairs. He’s saying he’s having trouble with the delivery.

Steffy: I’d like a moment alone with Hope.

Thomas: Okay, I’m just not sure that leaving you two alone is a good idea.

Hope: Go. We’ll be fine.

Thomas: Okay. Just don’t kill each other.

[ Hope clearing throat ]

Hope: Well, I’m sure that, uh, that was a bit of a surprise.

Steffy: You and Thomas? No, no, my mom warned me about this.

Hope: Uh, yes. Taylor certainly made her feelings known, so did my mom.

Steffy: Wow, Brooke and I actually agree on something.

Hope: Look, I don’t expect you to understand.

Steffy: Why are you doing this? You know everything Thomas has been through, all of the history. You guys are working together.

Hope: Yes, and we still are, and better than ever, actually.

Steffy: Why are you gonna risk this? This could jeopardize Hope For The Future. What are you thinking?

Hope: Following my heart.

Steffy: So, what are you saying, you’re– you’re in love with Thomas?

Hope: I know that we love what we’re doing right now. And you and Taylor and my mom, you’re not going to stop it.

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B&B Short Recap Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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Recap written by Suzanne

Ridge catches up with Steffy, including finding out that she punched Sheila in the mouth.

Taylor looks for Thomas at Forrester but finds Brooke. They argue about Thomas and Hope being together. Ridge comes in and says that Hope and Thomas are adults who can make their own choices, but they ignore him.

Steffy walks in on Thomas and Hope half-naked at work. She yells at them. Thomas leaves, and then she yells at Hope. Hope defends their relationship.

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B&B Short Recap Tuesday, November 7, 2023

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Ridge gives Donna a hard time, briefly, for not telling him about Eric dying. She was following Eric’s wishes.

At home, Finn and Steffy discuss Deacon and Sheila until the kids rush in and throw themselves at their parents, along with their baby-sitter, Bodie. He tells them he’s glad they’re back, and then he leaves. Finn orders dinner, which they all love. Steffy is surprised that Kelly heard from Liam already. Finn assures Steffy that he’s never going to have any contact with Sheila again. They put the kids to bed and then have a romantic evening that ends up in bed.

Bill and Liam meet up at L.A.’s only restaurant, Il Giardino. Liam is upset that Steffy and the kids are back (and in danger from Sheila). Bill knows that Liam loves Steffy and wants her back. They talk about the situation with Sheila, Finn and Steffy.

Ridge, Brooke and Donna are in the doctor’s office. Ridge is impatient to find answers about Eric’s condition. Dr. Colby assures them that they’ve done everything they can do for Eric.

In his office, Eric is on the phone with someone about how he beat Ridge in the fashion challenge. He congratulates RJ for them beating Ridge. RJ tells him with a sad smile that Ridge really loves him. Later, Eric thanks Ridge for finding his stapler.

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B&B Transcript Monday, November 6, 2023

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Katie: Ridge has given Eric an amazing gift, a victory that was meant to be his.

Brooke: Ridge needed to do it. Finding out that Eric is dying, it’s very hard on Ridge. And I– I’m sure he’s going to make sure that these last days for Eric are as beautiful as possible.

R.J.: And you know, telling Granddad that he won the challenge is just the beginning. He’s getting the CEO office ready for him right now.

Brooke: Mm-hm. Yeah. His triumphant return as CEO of Forrester Creations, leading the company that he loves so much.

[Eric coughing]

Donna: Okay. Okay. You know, I, I think we need to call the doctor. Okay? The challenge is over and, and you won, you won, you, you set out to do everything you wanted to do and, and now it’s time to take care of yourself.

Eric: No, no, Donna, no.

Donna: Yes.

Eric: No, I don’t want to think about doctors or hospitals or anything else or what’s to come. I don’t want to do that. I won the fashion challenge. I, I want to enjoy this moment here right now, here with you. I won the fashion challenge. I prevailed over Ridge. I want to savor every moment of it.

Ridge: You found my dad’s old stapler.

Luna: Yeah.

Ridge: I thought it was gone. It was right here in that box with all those memories. You found him.

Katie: It’s so touching. Ridge knew how much winning the challenge would mean to Eric.

R.J.: I’m– I’m gonna hold on to the time that I spent with Granddad for the rest of my life.

Brooke: This is hard for all of us, but nobody’s heart is breaking as much as Ridge’s.

Eric: This was hard. Remember my designs were wonderful. You’re right. But Ridge’s… Ridge’s designs were wonderful too. It wasn’t, it wasn’t a foregone conclusion, but I won. I won it.

Donna: I know, I know you did and you fought so bravely and courageously.

Eric: Yeah. Yeah. Now it’s time for me to take my office back, get my office back and reclaim my position at Forrester Creations.

Sheila: Steffy, I understand why you’re so defensive. But you don’t need to be. I mean, for the first time in my life, I have finally found true love.

Steffy: Oh, please, you’re a sociopath. You’re not capable of love.

Sheila: That’s not true. I, I know that you don’t want to believe that. I’ve got a lot of work to do to prove it.

Steffy: There is nothing you can do to make me buy this. You are pure evil.

Sheila: No. No, I’m in love. I’m, I’m happy. I just, I just want to lead a, a simple normal life.

Steffy: Deacon, are you really falling for this? I thought you were smarter.

Deacon: Steffy, I promise you. Sheila’s not gonna be a threat to you or your children. I’m gonna make sure of it.

Sheila: I, I promise I’m not going to be a threat to you or your, your children. You have nothing to worry about. Just please– just trust me.

Steffy: Trust you? Are you kidding me?

Deacon: Steffy, look, I get why you’re skeptical.

Steffy: Deacon, why are you doing this? Everything you worked for? I can’t imagine what Hope and Brooke are going to think of this.

Deacon: I have worked really hard to restore my relationship with Hope and Brooke.

Finn: Which is why this doesn’t make sense.

Deacon: Okay, I get it. I get that it sounds crazy. I mean, I didn’t really understand it in the beginning myself. I guess ultimately, it’s because I believe that people can change, like I’ve changed.

Steffy: Okay, this fantasy that you’ve created, that Sheila’s changed. It’s a lie. She’s gonna con you, corrupt you and then she’s gonna hurt you because that’s who Sheila is.

Brooke: Ridge is just trying to hold it together and Eric can’t know that Ridge knows he’s dying.

Katie: I, I think we should keep it that way. I, I think that we should let Eric enjoy feeling vital and alive.

R.J.: I agree. He doesn’t want to be seen as weak or– or pitied, and it’s not going to be easy, but I think we should give him this moment.

Brooke: In the meantime, we’ll just support Eric and we’ll love him as much as we possibly can.

Eric: Well, it’s done now. I’m no longer something that’s out of date or something that, uh, can be discarded.

Donna: Oh, honey bear. You never were.

Eric: Damn near.

Donna: No.

Eric: You know, it’s too easy to throw things away, things that– things that are out of date and that don’t actually work anymore. Things that can be forgotten. It’s too easy. It was like my, my old stapler. It didn’t mean anything to Ridge. It didn’t work anymore and he, he just threw it away. It didn’t mean anything to him like me. Well, no more. That’s finished. I am Forrester Creations.

Donna: Yes, you are.

Ridge: These are my dad’s initials. “Love, Stephanie.” See, Stephanie is my, was my mom. She got this for him when they started the business and I thought it was gone forever. I thought I… anyway, you found it. Thank you.

Luna: Yeah, of course. I’m glad I could help.

Ridge: What are you looking for?

Eric: I’m looking for my stapler. My stapler. The stapler that has been here for like 50 years on my desk. My desk. Where is it?

Ridge: I don’t know, probably got thrown out. We got you a new one.

Eric : Thrown out? My stapler? You threw my stapler out.

Ridge: It was old. It didn’t work anymore.

Eric: Like me?


R.J.: Hello? Hey, I’ve been looking for you everywhere.

Luna: Oh, your dad just sent me on a mission to go downstairs to the storage room.

R.J.: The storage room? Why did he send you down there?

Luna: Your grandfather’s old stuff for the office.

R.J.: Ah. Oh, that’s great. He’s putting everything back to the way it was before.

Luna: Hey, um, I know you’re not okay. So I’m not even gonna ask you that question. But if you wanna talk…

R.J.: I did it. I, I told my parents that my granddad’s dying. I, I just couldn’t do it. I just couldn’t keep it a secret anymore.

Luna: You really did the right thing by your grandfather and your parents. And congrats! Eric won the fashion challenge. Thanks to your help.

R.J.: Yeah… he didn’t actually win. My granddad didn’t win the fashion challenge and my dad heard that my granddad was dying. She told him he won because he, he knew how much winning the challenge meant to him.

Luna: Wow. That is about the greatest thing I’ve ever heard anyone do for someone. He obviously loves his dad so much.

R.J.: Without a doubt.

Luna: Today has been an emotional roller coaster.

R.J.: Tell me about it.

Luna: Hey, if nothing else, you should be really proud of the designs you put out with Eric. Seriously, I’ve never seen anything so beautiful.

R.J.: Well… you had a lot to do with them.

Luna: Oh god, what are you talking about? I’m just an intern.

R.J.: No, come on, you were my inspiration.

Luna: I know you’ve been going through a lot. But R.J., this has been, like, the most exciting experience of my life and I’m sorry if that seems disrespectful to your grandfather.

R.J: No, no. Him, he would want us to live in the moment and savor everything that we can. Hey, this has been life changing for me too. Every second of sharing this with you. It’s been amazing.

Katie: This has been such a crazy day. You must be exhausted.

Donna: No, I’m just, I’m just trying to keep it together, really.

Brooke: Well, it’s also been a wonderful day for Eric.

Donna: Amazing. Amazing. I mean, it’s, it’s one that he’s never gonna forget.

Katie: Where is he?

Donna: He is reclaiming his office.

Eric: Okay for me to come into my office now? You, uh, you ready to give it up?

Ridge: Just about. There you go, all done.

Eric: Wow, look at this. You’ve been busy.

Ridge: Well, I wanted to give your office back the way that you left it. I mean, you, you won the challenge fair and square.

Eric: Yeah. Fair and square.

Sheila: We really are all very excited that you’re home, Steffy, and I’m sure that Finn is–

Steffy: Oh, shut up. I fled my home to protect me and my children, but I realized something when I was gone, I don’t run. LA is my town and I was raised to stand up and fight and that’s exactly what I’m gonna do.

Sheila: It’s clear that you don’t want me to be a part of your life and I’m gonna respect that. I, I only hope that, that you’ll change your mind.

Steffy: Change my– so, oh, there it is. You still want to be in Finn’s life. That’s laughable. You know what else is laughable? How you think you can actually stop her? You can’t. I don’t need you defending me. But if you come near me or my family again, you won’t answer to deacon, to Finn or my father, you’ll answer to me.

Steffy: I’m not afraid of you Sheila, not anymore. You mess with me and you’ll pay. I’m a Forrester. Remember? I never back down from a fight. That’s what you get for shooting me and my husband. And if you dare to come near me and my family again, I swear to god, you’re gonna wish you were behind bars. You messed with the wrong woman.

[Eric laughing]

Eric: Some of these go back pretty far, you know.

Ridge: Well, that’s what happens when you’re a living legend.

Eric: Yeah. Thank you. Wow. Look at these memories. It’s been a long run, you know.

Ridge: It’s not over yet.

Eric: You, okay?

Ridge: Yeah, I’m, I’m fine. I just don’t like losing anything. I don’t like losing to anyone. But if I do lose, at least it has to be to the best and you are the best.

Eric: I would have said the same thing.

Ridge: Of course. So enjoy, enjoy your office.

Eric: Yeah.

Ridge: Well done.

Eric: Thanks, Ridge. I appreciate it.

Ridge: I got to thank you. You’ve given me everything. You’ve made me who I am and I will never forget that.

Eric: We don’t forget those things, do we? I don’t think you fully understand what this, what these four walls mean to me. When your mother and I first bought this building and then this desk had been moved in here and set up shop. It was monumental. It really was. We were gonna set the world on fire. We were gonna turn the fashion industry on its head. And we did and, and we, we, we wanted to make our mark.

Ridge: You did that.

Eric: Yeah, we did. I’d come in here and sit behind this desk and dream, dream of everything we wanted to dream of and everything I wanted to create. I was hungry, I was hungry. So this desk isn’t just about my memory. This desk is about dreaming, thinking of what you want to do. It’s about– about the future.

Ridge: And the future is important but, Dad, you can’t have future without the past and all I think about when I walk in here, all I see is a little boy sitting over here watching you.

Eric: I see that.

Ridge: Everything was coming out and you just drawing things and I, I wanted to be a designer before I even knew what that was. You gave it that me and it will always be with me.

Eric: I knew you had it. You had it in you then and you have it in you now. It’s been inside you all this time as it’s been inside me, all my life too. Your legacy will be much more than mine. It will transcend mine alone. It’ll be greater than I was. No question about it.

Ridge: That’s impossible.

Eric: No, it’s not. It’s gonna happen. Just not yet.

Ridge: Not yet. Well, okay. Umm. Enjoy your desk, sit down. You deserve it.

Eric: I think I will. I think I will.

Ridge: Congratulations. I love you so much.

Eric: I know you do, son. I love you too, Ridge. Always remember that.

Ridge: Top drawer of your desk. Luna found it along with everything else. I’m sorry, Dad. I didn’t realize.

Eric: Come on.

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B&B Short Recap Monday, November 6, 2023

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At Forrester Katie, Brooke and RJ talk about how Eric’s dying is affecting Ridge. Ridge thanks Luna for finding Eric’s stuff in the storage room; then he gets Eric’s old office read for him with all of his photos, awards, and of course, the infamous stapler. RJ tells Luna that Ridge is really the one who won the fashion challenge. Eric is touched at what Ridge did for him in the office. They hug.

Steffy and Finn go to see Deacon and Sheila to yell at them. Steffy warns Sheila that she’d better not stay away from her family. Like everyone else, she doesn’t believe that Sheila has changed or that she’s in love with Deacon. Steffy punches Sheila in the face, and Sheila falls back on Deacon’s couch, in his arms.

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B&B Transcript Friday, November 3, 2023

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[ Triumphant music ]

Ridge: Congratulations. You won.

Eric: Thank you. And this– this day, this has been amazing. One of the most amazing days of my life. But you didn’t make it easy for me, you didn’T. You’re a giant talent, ridge. You really are. It’s an honor to go head-to-head with you.

Ridge: The honor was mine, dad.

Eric: [ Laughs ] I wanted this collection to be something that would leave an indelible mark on this company. A mark never to be forgotten.

Ridge: Well, that’s exactly what it’s gonna be because you are this company. Always will be.

Steffy: Ooh! That shower was so, so good. I mean, the villa was beautiful and all, but like, the water pressure was a little like…

Finn: Mm, I guess, they just don’t make castles the way they used to.

Steffy: Stop. That’s not what I meant.

Finn: Well, if I would have known that modern plumbing was the way to get you home, I would have just, I don’t know, changed the shower head.

Steffy: You are the reason I came home, just you. So, um, did your mom come here and grab the kids?

Finn: Mm-hmm.

Steffy: Yeah?

Finn: Yeah. She’s sorry she missed you. But, um, she’s thrilled that you’re home, but not as ,uh, thrilled as I am.

Steffy: I never want to be away from you again.

Finn: Good. ‘Cause you’re never gonna be. I’m never gonna let anyone or anything come between us.

Steffy: Anyone? Look, we might as well just get it out of the way. I heard the news. I know about sheila and deacon.

Sheila: I don’t know why they call it happy hour because it is the same sappy guys telling the same stupid jokes, talking about the same bonuses. Hitting on all of these women that are way out of their league and getting shut down. No, it should be called pathetic hour.

Deacon: Don’t hold back, sheila. Let me know what you really think of my clientele. Hey, listen, as long as they buy the same $20 drinks, I’m cool.

Sheila: Oh, daddy. Mommy had a really rough day. I think I need a foot massage.

Deacon: I’m not sure what hr would say about that. I mean, you know, I’m the boss and you’re an employee. Might not be appropriate behavior.

Sheila: Mm. Well, you are the boss downstairs, but upstairs and especially in the bedroom, I think I got you covered in that department.

Deacon: You know, I’m not saying that this doesn’t turn me on, but I gotta tell you, the missing piggy still gives me the willies.

Sheila: Well, it just goes to show how far I’m willing to go to get exactly what I want.

Deacon: No one’s ever going to doubt that you’re 100% committed. But that’s in the past, right? You promised. No more obsessing about finn and steffy.

Finn: Do you know about sheila and deacon?

Steffy: Yeah.

Finn: How? Did your father tell you?

Steffy: No, I um– I got a message from liam.

Eric: I’m sure you understand why I wanted to do this, ridge. It was never about wanting to beat you. You’re a world-class designer. It was an honor to go head-to-head with you. Never doubt that.

Ridge: I– I don’t doubt it. And how can I? I mean, you– you made me. You made me who I am. You’ve given me everything. I’m my father’s son. And even with all that, I couldn’t beat you. Victory is yours.

Eric: You have no idea what this means to me.

Ridge: I think I do.

Luna: Oh, hey, ridge. Is– is everything okay?

Ridge: Yeah, no, yeah, um… yes, can you– can you help me with something?

Luna: Yeah, of course. What is it?

Ridge: When I took over the ceo office, I moved some of my dad’s stuff. Memorabilia and– and, uh, awards and things and it’s all in a box. So, I’m sure it’s in storage, probably labeled, if you could maybe find that.

Luna: Yeah, of course. I’m on it.

Ridge: Okay.

Eric: I remember the first day I came into this room, you know. I was so young. I was full of ideas, dreams. And then, it all started. These– if these walls could talk, they would have so many stories to tell. Of hard work and determination. And, uh, joy and heartbreak. Creativity, beauty. So much beauty came out of this room.

Donna: It’s all because of you. Your drive, your vision, your passion.

Eric: I’m closing the book on everything just the way I wanted to.

Ridge: Oh, sorry. I should’ve knocked. Your office.

Finn: What exactly is this?

Sheila: Um, it’s tea. Earl grey, to be exact.

Deacon: Okay.

Sheila: Would you like sugar? Maybe one lump or two?

Deacon: Okay, you’re terrifying me right now.

Sheila: Why? Why? I– I just want to lead a nice, simple, normal, peaceful life, is– isn’t that what this is?

Deacon: Tea, sugar and lumps?

Sheila: I’ve got lemon if you want lemon.

Deacon: Why do you have to be so all or nothing?

Deacon: I’m just trying to be what you want me to be, deacon. I– I am trying to forget how much I miss and love my son.

Deacon: What I want you to be is yourself. That’s who I fell in love with. All right, I don’t want whatever the hell this is. Sheila, I want to be enough for you.

Sheila: Baby, you are enough.

Deacon: Look, if you gotta go all in, if you gotta double down, then double down on us. Finn’s not an option right now. You cannot be a part of finn and steffy’s life.

Finn: I can’t believe liam told you about sheila and deacon.

Steffy: He left me a voicemail when I was in the mountains.

Finn: Left you a voicemail? I was gonna tell you, steffy. But I spoke to ridge about it. We both agreed that we needed to give it some time because you were unreachable. Look, I– I know, I just can’t believe that liam would do something– but you know what? Of course, he would do something like this.

Steffy: None of that matters. You know why? Because sheila doesn’t matter. I refuse to let that monster separate me from my family, ever again.

Rj: What dad did today, I’m never gonna forget it. I mean, when he told granddad that he won, I could see a physical change in him. He’s been so stressed from all of this, I mean, from his– from his symptoms getting worse, from being unable to design. I mean, it’s– it’s just been painful for him. It’s been painful to watch. And then, just in a moment, I– I could just see all the weight come off of his shoulders in there.

Brooke: Your father loves eric so much. I’m sure he’s going to do everything he possibly can to make sure that… these last days are the best he’s ever had.

[ Door clicks open ]

Katie: Hey, rj. I’m looking for luna. What’s wrong? What’s going on? Is it your granddad?

Rj: Katie knows.

Katie: Wait, you– you told your mother about eric?

Ridge: Well, before you get too comfortable, maybe I could have a minute, take my stuff out of here and spruce the place up a little bit.

Eric: So, you’re kicking me out of my office already?

Ridge: Can you just humor me? I just wanna make this place perfect for you and then, you can come back and never leave.

Deacon: Sheila, no contact with finn. You made a promise.

[ Sheila laughing ] Sheila.

Sheila: Okay. All right. I– I’m just messing with you. I– I hear you, deacon.

Deacon: Why do you got to stress me out like this? What’s the deal? I mean, no one even knows that we’re engaged yet. Imagine how they’re gonna–

Sheila: I know. I know. I’m not gonna mess this up for you.

Deacon: So, you’ll stay away from finn?

Sheila: I would like nothing more than to be a part of my son’s life. But right now… I am focused on this life with you. This life that we are creating together.

Steffy: How could deacon be involved with sheila? I know hope’s father had some issues, but I didn’t realize he was this far gone.

Finn: Uh, they claim to be in love.

Steffy: What? In love?

Finn: Yeah. Yeah, it’s crazy. I’ve seen them together. Deacon invited me over to il giardino, I had no idea sheila was gonna be there and they’re both saying it’s– it’s love.

Steffy: I don’t buy that for a second. Sheila is incapable of having a normal, healthy relationship. She is just using deacon to work her way back into the family. She’s targeting deacon because he’s hope’s father. No, I don’t like this one bit and I’m not gonna just sit by and let this happen. No, I am not.

Finn: Where are you going?

Steffy: I am gonna pay those little lovebirds a visit. They should know that I’m back in town.

Finn: But you don’t want anything to do with sheila.

Steffy: No, I don’t, but I’m not hiding anymore. I’m gonna tell her to her face not to mess with my family again.

Rj: Yes, I told mom about granddad. I couldn’t keep it a secret any longer.

Katie: You did the right thing. You honored your grandfather, but your parents needed to know. Does ridge know?

Brooke: Yeah. He is devastated. We all are.

Katie: It just doesn’t seem real. I mean, donna has been an amazing advocate. She’s– she’s tried to honor eric’s wishes, but honestly, I don’t know how she’s holding it together.

Brooke: I don’t know either. We’re all just trying to do what’s right by eric. Ridge, most of all.

Katie: What does that mean? I mean, is that about the fashion challenge? That winning the challenge was so important to eric.

Brooke: Yes, and ridge knew how desperately eric wanted to win, so he just gave it to him.

Katie: He gave it to him?

Brooke: Ridge actually won the challenge and he told eric that he was the winner.

Eric: We won this thing! We won it. Uh, look at this room. You can still feel the energy here, yeah. Ah, I’m not gonna forget one moment of this. Not one moment, this is my– my final collection.

Donna: And your greatest collection, your greatest victory.

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: Oh, my god. I’m so proud of you. So proud of you.

Eric: Thank you. In just a few more minutes time, I can take back the office. Go up there and take back what’s mine!

[ Eric coughing ]

Donna: Oh, god.

Eric: All right, all right. Okay.

[ Ridge sighs ]

Luna: Hi.

Ridge: Oh, hey, let me help you, is that it? That’s the box?

Luna: Yeah, I think so. I mean, I took a quick look through it and there was like, a bunch of awards and photos.

Ridge: Yeah, no, this is it. Ah, oh, look at this. I remember this day, I– that was my first award show. I went with my dad. He– he had designed this, uh, tiny little tux for me to look just like him. It was sweet. It was down at the, um– uh, it’s not even there anymore. It doesn’t matter, but it was where– it was a good day. There was press, and uh, beautiful models and amazing actors and everyone was around my dad. And he, uh– he was just there, and everybody wanted a piece of him. And I was a kid and I was watching this, and– and he went up on stage, and he– he accepted this award and he was so– he was so gracious, so elegant. And he looked out and he– he found me– doesn’t matter, it was his mome–

[ Voice breaks ] It was his moment and he made it my moment and that’s that story. That’s it.

Luna: Well, your father has accomplished so much in his career, I’m sure that only scratches the surface.

Ridge: Yeah. You’re right.

Luna: Oh, and I also found this old stapler in the bottom of the box. Did you wanna keep that?

Ridge: Uh, what?

Luna: Uh, a stapler.

Ridge: This– this is his stapler. This is– I– this is important. Thank you.

[ Banging on door ]

Steffy: Open up, deacon.

Finn: We know sheila’s in there with you, deacon.

Deacon: All right. You keep your feelings in check, all right? I don’t think they’re coming over to borrow a cup of sugar. You good?

Sheila: Uh, steffy. Welcome home, I’m sure that my son–

Steffy: Save it, sheila. I’m not interested in playing nice. I’m not buying this ridiculous act. Deacon, have you seriously lost your mind? I can’t even imagine what hope thinks about this little arrangement. But that’s not my problem. You are my problem. I’m still disgusted that you’re not rotting away in a prison cell right now, but you know what? I’m not scared anymore. You don’t have the power to keep me away from my family. I’m back and I’m not leaving. This is my home. L.A. Is my town. You want to threaten me? Bring it. Because I’m not going to run away from anyone. Especially not you, sheila.

Deacon: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Come on.

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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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Brooke: No. No, I’m sure I didn’t hear you right.

Rj: I’m sorry, mom. I really– I wanted to tell you and dad. I did, but granddad, he– he insisted he didn’t want anyone to know.

Brooke: So, this is really– really true? Eric is– he’s dying?

Donna: Okay. Okay. Why don’t we just sit down for a minute? It’s been a really big day.

Eric: An amazing day.

Donna: Yes. Yes, an amazing day. But also lots of stress and lots of pressure. I– I’m sure you– you must be tired.

Eric: No. No, quite the opposite. I mean, I’m so– I’m so excited. I really am. I’m all fired up. Wow.

Donna: Okay. Okay. Okay, let’s just sit down for a minute. Okay? Please?

Eric: No, no, no. Donna, I think I did it. I think I did it. I think– I think I sold out every piece. I could see it in the eyes of the buyers, multiple bids on, uh, on each gown. This is my finest collection. It really is. The best. I think I beat ridge.

Ridge: Hey, carter. It’s not what best friends do, right? Come on. You said one collection sold out, okay?

Carter: It was close, but one designer was victorious.

Ridge: You’re not gonna tell me? What do you? My– my dad is my dad. He’s an icon. He’s– he’s done amazing things long, long ago. That’s history. If we want to move forward with this company, it’s got to be me. So… what do we have?

Brooke: Rj, no. No, it can’t be. You must have misunderstood or something.

Rj: No. I– I wish I had. He’s been sick and– and it’s been getting worse. I’m sorry, the doctor said he only had a few months left to live. But that’s– that’s why he keeps calling this his grand finale. That’s why he wants so bad to win today.

Katie: All right. Follow me. We will finalize your bids. And this is amazing, I recognize it from a winter collection. Oh, look, this is my sister, donna.

Mr. Lords: What a remarkable show.

Buyer 1: Oh, we were just telling eric how honored we were to be included. One of the best shows I’ve ever witnessed.

Donna: Oh, thank you. Thank you. It was our pleasure to have you in attendance.

Buyer 2: The collection was truly inspired.

Donna: Thank you.

Katie: All right. Just follow me this way. We are gonna finalize your bids. Get you a little forrester swag.

Luna: It was remarkable.

Donna: Yeah. Yeah, it really was, wasn’t it? But we still don’t know who won, ridge or eric?

Ridge: You’re not gonna give me the numbers? You’re not gonna tell me? Don’t make me call jeresa and take that necklace back.

[ Carter laughing ] All right. And there it is. I won. I beat my dad.

Eric: We should know the results by now. I mean, it’s a surprise we haven’t heard from ridge.

Donna: Oh, I’m sure he’s just licking his wounds.

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: Losing for somebody like ridge is going to be a big bruise to his oversized ego.

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: Yeah.

Eric: Yeah.

Katie: So, how’s it feel? Your first show under your belt?

Luna: I mean, it’s– it’s pretty surreal to be a part of this. Like, from eric’s design team to helping you and your staff and it was definitely an organizational feat.

Katie: Well, it was a team effort.

Luna: It was awesome to be a part of it. But seriously, you are like a machine.

Katie: Well, it wasn’t hard. The designs were breathtaking. All I had to do was frame the narrative and let ridge and eric shine. Rj deserved a little bit of that sparkle too.

Luna: Yeah, I’m– I’m really proud of him.

Katie: Picking up on that. You really care about him. You know, don’t you?

Luna: Uh, uh, about eric?

Katie: Yeah.

Luna: Yeah. Um, rj confided in me about that.

Katie: It’s pretty big.

Luna: Yeah, I mean, you know, it’s been really hard for him to keep the secret. He loves his granddad and he wants to do right by him, but, you know, I also know that he feels really guilty for not telling his parents about it, especially his father.

Brooke: Oh, I can’t believe this. I can’t believe that eric is dying.

Rj: It’s been awful. It– it– it has just been so hard not to just tell you and dad. I…

Brooke: Honey, it’s okay.

Rj: It’s not.

Brooke: I understand. You were just taking care of your grandfather and that is admirable.

Rj: No, but every– every single time that dad was in there, he was asking me, “is my dad okay? Is granddad, okay?” I was– I was fighting not to tell him. I was trying so hard because he– I’m sorry, is my dad gonna hate me for not telling him? I should have told him, right?

Brooke: First of all, your father is never going to hate you. You can’t keep this a secret. You’ve got to tell your father. He deserves to know about his dad, okay?

Rj: Okay. I’m sorry, mom. I’m sorry.

Ridge: I won. I beat my dad on the runway. That’s his domain. Do you know what that means? My vision for forrester is correct.

Carter: Yes, it is. And I’m sorry for making you squirm, but it was really fun to watch, man. Congratulations. It’s a hard-fought battle, but you earned it.

Ridge: Yeah. It was a battle. I didn’t want that. He wanted it. He pushed it and he got it and he lost. And if it’s okay, I’m– I wanna be the one to tell him.

Carter: Ridge.

Ridge: Just look, I’m gonna do it the right way. I respect him. I love him. But I think it has to be me, all right? Hey.

Brooke: Hi. We need to talk to you, ridge. Carter, could you give us a minute?

Carter: Of course. Good job today, man.

Ridge: Actually, I was about to go down to the showroom and talk to dad about the fashion show–

Brooke: Okay. That can wait.

Ridge: It can wait? You don’t want to know who won?

Brooke: Um, something more important that we need to discuss.

Ridge: More important than that? I get– what?

Rj: Dad.

Ridge: Okay, okay. All right. Okay. All right. All right. I won. And I’m sorry, man. I– I know the work you did with granddad was amazing and your time will come, but not right now. Right now, it’s me. And, um, I would have been happy for you, if it were you. But can you be happy for me?

Brooke: Of course, we’re happy for you.

Rj: No, of course. Yes, your line was beautiful, but–

Ridge: Thank you.

Rj: No, we need to talk though.

Ridge: Come on. Can’t it wait? I want to talk to dad and see what he’s gonna say.

Rj: No! No! It can’t wait. We need– we need to talk now, okay? There’s no more time for this.

Ridge: Ah, dude. What’s going on here?

Brooke: Honey, do you want to tell him?

Ridge: What? Tell me what?

Rj: That– that I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I’m sorry. Dad. Granddad’s dying.

Katie: I can see the toll this is taking on rj. Keeping this secret from his parents. I mean, even before I knew it was going on, I just chalked it up to nerves. First time designing, but what he’s doing for his grandfather, supporting him the way he is. It’s pretty incredible.

Luna: Yeah. I mean, he’s– he’s a really good guy. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone like him.

Katie: Well, he’s gonna need your support over the next few months. It’s not gonna be easy on him. It’s not gonna be easy on any of us. I mean, eric’s presence has always just seemed like, given. I can’t really imagine life without him.

Luna: Well, I’m gonna do whatever I can to be there and support rj.

Katie: Good. And we’ll do whatever we can to support eric. It just seems so unreal. But eric is gonna know how much we love him. I’ll make sure of it.

Eric: This is taking so long. Why– why is it taking? It shouldn’t take this long?

Donna: Okay. Okay. First of all, it has not been that long. And– and ridge is carter’s best friend. Of course, he’s gonna share the results with him first.

Eric: Yeah. I mean, what if– what if ridge wins? I mean, I’m just trying to be realistic here. I mean, ridge is a wonderful designer. He’s one of the– he’s one of the best in the world.

Donna: Oh, and you’re not?

Eric: Yes. Yeah, but he put on a really good show.

Donna: Eric…

Eric: I mean, what if he wins? What if he pulls it off?

Donna: No. Hey. Are you okay?

Eric: I’m okay.

Ridge: What are you talking about? My dad is dying. What is that?

Brooke: Ridge, I’m sorry. It’s a shock–

Ridge: No, no, no. Hang on, hang on. All right. Um, why are you saying these things?

Brooke: Just tell him what you told me?

Rj: Okay. Grandad, he came to me and he asked me to help him to design because he was struggling. He– he was having these tremors in his hand and he wasn’t able to design. He said that it was carpal tunnel or arthritis. And so, I just– I wanted to help him and– and he could mentor me, and–

Ridge: Okay. I heard what you said, right. So, how did it come from that to dying? I– I don’t get it.

Rj: Well, the symptoms– his symptoms got worse. Sorry. And– and the doctor said they couldn’t figure out what’s wrong with him.

Ridge: Okay. Worse how? Tell me. What–

Rj: He said that it was– it was T.I.A. Strokes. And then… I’m sorry, dad, he started coughing up blood.

Ridge: And this is the first I’m hearing about this? Right now?

Brooke: Eric didn’t want him to say anything to anybody.

Rj: I’m sorry. I wanted to. I wanted to. I sat– I stood right here and I wanted to tell you, but I couldn’t because I didn’t want to betray him. He said he didn’t want anybody to know about it. But, especially you.

Ridge: Me? My father didn’t want his son to know?

Rj: Well, he said he didn’t want anyone’s pity and– and that he wouldn’t be able to stand it.

Ridge: Oh, okay.

Rj: But dad, that this– but this– this is why he wanted to complete this last collection so bad and– and why he–

Ridge: I got it!

Rj: I’m sorry.

Ridge: All right. So my father, the man who’s given me everything, he’s dying. That’s– that’s where we are. Yes? Is that it?

Rj: I’m sorry. I’m–

Donna: Eric, please. You, listen, you’ve got to take care of yourself. You are not well, and you cannot get yourself so worked up.

Eric: Worked up. Worked up?

Donna: Yes.

Eric: Donna, you saw this. You saw this collection. You saw it as some of the finest work of my life. This– this is my finest achievement, my greatest achievement. But this could easily be my– the final designs of my life. If I don’t win this, it’s over. All of it. I’m afraid that, uh, I’ll lose the excitement and– and the anticipation and the thrill of watching buyers bid on these– these wonderful pieces that we do. Oh, god. Let alone getting my office back. If I– if I don’t win this, it’s all over.

Donna: Stop. Stop talking like that. Okay, I can’t stand–

Eric: All right. All right. All right. Listen.

Donna: …Talking like that.

Eric: It’s all right. I understand that this is probably my last collection. I– I accept it. I– I’ve come– I’ve come to a peaceful place for that. But I– I just can’t wait for the end– the final tally. That’s what I wanna know. I wanna know how this ends up. Uh, uh, have you heard anything? Have you heard anything from ridge and from carter about this?

Katie: No, no, not anything yet.

Luna: Yeah. He said it should take some time.

Eric: It shouldn’t take this much time. It’s taking too long. Come on. Let’s– let’s– I don’t want to wait. Let’s find out– let’s find out what’s going on. Let’s go to the office. Come on.

Ridge: My dad is dying. Well, that doesn’t seem real, does it?

Brooke: No, it doesn’T. He is the backbone of this family and I don’t know what we’re gonna do without him.

Rj: Dad, I’m so sorry. There were so many times that I came so close to tell– we stood right here and I– I wanted to tell you, but I could hear him pleading with me in my head not to tell you and I just didn’t wanna– I just didn’t want to let him down. You understand that, right?

Ridge: Yeah. Sure. How long does he have? Do you know?

Rj: The doctor says he has a few months.

Brooke: This was a great burden for you to carry, sweetheart, but you did right by your grandfather. You need to know that.

Rj: I– I don’t know if I’ve done right by my father, mom.

Ridge: We’re fine. Um, so this is why you worked with granddad? This is why?

Rj: Yes, I needed him. He needed me. I mean, you know how I felt about the family business when I got back to L.A. He– he made me realize I have a passion for this, dad. I love this. I– I wanna do this for the rest of my life and I wouldn’t have that if– if he didn’t show me that. I don’t know how I’m gonna be able to repay him for that.

Ridge: I’m proud of you.

Rj: I love him.

Ridge: Well, we all love him, son. We all do.

Brooke: We are strong and we are resilient and we will get through this together, as a family.

Rj: Dad, you– you get now, why he– you know why he wanted to win the fashion challenge so bad, right? It– it was just because he wanted to solidify his legacy. That’s why he wanted to do this, the whole grand finale.

Eric: Well, here you all are. In my office. Why am I not surprised? Well, I assume from your silence that you know who won the fashion challenge? And I can see from the look on your faces that you know.

Ridge: Yeah, I know.

Eric: So, what’s the count, ridge? Who won this thing? You or me?

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B&B Transcript Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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[ Ethereal music ]

Katie: A vision in white. This magical creation will transform you to a place of fantasy and illusion. You’ll be floating on a cloud swept up in a dream. Forrester has pulled out all the stops with this look. Number 19.

Katie: This gown is a red-carpet vision of old hollywood meets modern elegance. It has a beaded diamond and crystal bodice. This stunning creation captures our imagination with a dramatic silk pleated bow, which flares to the ground to complete the train.

Esther: Oh, I have never, ever seen anything so beautiful. What– what– what number is it?

Lauren: Well, by your dot system…. 20.

Esther: Oh. Wow.

Countess: It’s not that bad.

Katie: Ladies and gentlemen, the designers behind the beautiful, stunning creations that we have had the privilege to see today, eric forrester and ridge forrester.

[ Audience applauding ]

Katie: Now, if any of you were inspired by what you saw, please make sure to get your orders in before it’s too late. Thank you for joining us at the house of forrester.

Ridge: Hell of a showing.

Eric: Yeah. My part of it, it was anyway.

Ridge: Wow. Okay.

[ Laughing ]

Ridge: May the best man win.

Eric: May the best man win. Yes.

[ Coughing ] You know that feeling of having to

Ridge: It’s a simple question. Do you have all the orders?

Carter: I was letting the champagne combat any indecisiveness, but I’ll be tabulating the orders soon.

Ridge: You’ll be– you’ll be tabulating? Wow. Look up tabulating. Just count ’em all up and tell me that I won.

Zende: It’s gonna be tight. You and your dad, though, you put together some amazing looks.

Paris: Sure did. And our donors for the foundation definitely agree. You should see the comments online.

Carter: So, does anyone know today was really a battle between you and eric?

Ridge: Hey.

Lauren: Hi. Well, esther insisted on hand delivering–

Esther: My order number.

[ Both laughing ]

Ridge: Well, that is a very good choice, mrs. Valentine.

Esther: Oh. Oh, please. Call me esther.

Ridge: Esther. Okay.

Countess: Almost forgot. My order.

Esther: Oh. That’s the same one that I wanted.

Countess: I don’t have to remind you what a longstanding, extremely influential patron of forrester creations I am.

Carter: We’re very aware.

Countess: Under no circumstances will I wear a gown owned by this simpleton.

Lauren: Excuse me?

Ridge: It’s all right. I got this. Um, I’m sorry, esther, but you put in your request first. So it’s– it’s your gown. Yours alone.

Countess: You can’t be serious! Ridge, look at her! She carries a feather duster in her handbag.

Ridge: Countess, sorry.

Countess: You have made a very big mistake. I will never buy another forrester original again. Or shop at fenmores.

Lauren: Such a pity.

Esther: So… this gown… it’s mine?

Ridge: It’s yours, esther.

Esther: Oh. If mrs. Chancellor could see me now.

Lauren: Something tells me she had something to do with it. I’m so happy for you.

Ridge: Well, don’t forget you gotta come back for a fitting and, um, possible dinner.

Esther: I would be happy to return to los angeles. I can’t believe it. This is a dream come true. After all these years I’m finally getting a gown as beautiful as mrs. Chancellor’S.

Lauren: Aww. You deserve it.

[ Laughing ]

Luna: It is gotta be tough for you. But look, I know you’re dealing with a lot. And I know that you’re super worried about your granddad. But you also have to take a moment and realize what a major accomplishment you just had today. Your first fashion show.

Rj: I appreciate it. I’m– I’m proud of what we did today, but it’s hard for me to even think about it when all I’m doing is worrying about my granddad.

Brooke: Oh. Uh…

Rj: Hi.

Brooke: [ Chuckles ] Hi. Uh, sorry. Uh, I don’t mean to interrupt. I just came to congratulate my very talented son on the amazing showing he did today.

Luna: I’ll, uh, give you two sometime alone. It was good seeing you, brooke. And congrats again, rj.

Brooke: Well, looks like I’m not the only one that’s happy for you.

Rj: Luna has been, uh, a huge help with everything.

Brooke: It’s okay. I don’t need to know the details.

[ Laughing ] I just wanted to tell you that I am very proud of you. Your father is too.

Rj: I appreciate it. You know about luna, I-I–

Brooke: Yeah. No, she’s a sweet girl. She is. And I could tell how you care about each other. But that’s not why I came here to talk to you. There’s something that is troubling me. It’s about your grandfather.

Charlie: I saw what happened. You, uh, you got the dress of your dreams. I am so, so happy for you, esther. And I know one thing for sure. You are gonna make that dress even more beautiful than it is.

Esther: I have to head back to genoa city with lauren. I– I’ve loved my time here and so enjoyed getting to know you, charlie. I hope that I’ll get to see you again when I come back for my fittings.

Charlie: Yeah. I don’t do fittings. Uh, I’m a security guy. I– I wouldn’t know how to put the measure at– oh, I see what you mean. Yeah, I’d really like it if you came back. But I love how happy this dress makes you.

Esther: Oh, it means more to me than anything in the world.

Charlie: I’m gonna miss you.

Esther: I’m gonna miss you, too.

Charlie: Yeah. Before you go…

Lauren: Esther, we need to get going.

Charlie: Goodbye, esther.

Esther: Goodbye, charlie.

[ Both panting ]

Charlie: Oh, uh, uh, cinderella. I mean, ms. Valentine, you forgot your gown.

Esther: [ Chuckles ] Thank you. You know, maybe this doesn’t mean more to me than anything in the world.

Charlie: Esther valentine. Oh, boy.

Zende: What did I tell you? Quite a rush, right?

Luna: Seriously, I’ll– I’ll never forget what today felt like.

Zende: And you never forget your first. Hey, some of the team is getting together to grab drinks later to celebrate. You should come. There they are. Let’s toast to forrester.

Paris: Oh. And the comments just keep coming in online. Tremendous hits.

Ridge: And that’s amazing. But there’s only one thing I’m interested in.

Carter: The orders are in. I’ll go tabulate– tally. I’ll tally them.

Ridge: It’s a better word.

Carter: It’s much better. And we’ll know who won the fashion challenge soon enough.

Eric: Very good. I’m dying to know.

Brooke: Honey, is something going on with your grandfather? I asked katie and donna during the show and I didn’t really get an answer. So why don’t you tell me? Look, I’m your mother. I know when something’s going on. Right now I can see that you’re very bothered. So why don’t you just talk to me? Honey, what is it?

Rj: I– I can’T. I can’t– I can’t do this any longer.

Brooke: What?

Rj: I– I can’t hold onto the secret.

Brooke: What do you mean? What secret? Is this about eric?

Rj: Mom, there’s something that you need to know. You and dad and the entire family. It’s time that all of you and everybody knew.

Eric: My last hurrah. My final collection.

Donna: Please don’t look at it like that. I am so very proud of you today. What you’ve accomplished. I mean, your designs were magnificent.

Eric: They were.

Donna: Yeah, they were. Really.

Eric: I have to win this showdown. I have to. I have to maintain my role as– as leadership of this company, as the founder of forrester creations. Ridge can’t take that away from me.

Brooke: So what is going on with eric?

Rj: I swear I wanted to tell you, but granddad made me keep it a secret. Donna wanted to tell you as well.

Donna: My sister knows about this? Okay, rj, whatever you’re keeping to yourself, I can tell it’s a huge weight on you. So please just talk to me.

Rj: The reason why granddad’s been so determined, I– I– i didn’t even know it at first because he’s been so– so positive and– and inspiring. Mom, the reason why he keeps calling this his grand finale, he’s dying, mom. Granddad’s dying.

Ridge: No, I like that. Victorious day. Yes. Quote from me. I, uh, all right. Uh, we are a classic company with cutting edge future. Sure. All right, I will. Thank you. Bye.

Carter: Modest much?

Ridge: Why? It was a great show.

Carter: It was. Yours and eric’s designs were inspired.

Ridge: But obviously one was more inspired than the other. So what happened? Did we both sell out?

Carter: No. One collection sold out. One didn’T.

Ridge: That’s what I’m— that’s what I’m saying. And I don’t wanna be disrespectful to my dad. He’s taught me everything I know, but today I had to beat him. So what are you doing? Get up. Give me a hug. Shake hands. Tell me I beat the old man. Tell me I won.

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B&B Short Recap Monday, October 30, 2023

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The Forrester fashion show challenge is underway. All of the gowns are beautiful. Zende flirts with Luna, briefly. Katie reminds the people in the audience to mark down whichever design they like. Eric continues to watch from behind the stage curtains. The snooty Contessa Von Frankfurt keeps making snide comments to Esther. RJ praises Luna’s hard work.

Brooke gets suspicious while watching Eric, Donna and Katie. She goes over to her sisters and wants to know what’s going on. They just make excuses for why Eric seems “off.” Eric thanks RJ and Luna for their help and how much they know what this means to him.

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[regal music]

These stunning gowns are designed by Eric Forrester and ridge forrester. But of course we want to maintain an air of mystery. These creations are truly works of art. So be sure to bid on the gown you love the best.

Zende: Thanks again for all your help with everything, luna, you’re rocking it.

Luna: Yeah, of course.

Paris: I can’t believe all of these top clients and buyers were given the opportunity to purchase the gown today.

Zende: With no idea they’re actually settling a bet between ridge and eric. Winner takes all, the couture line, the ceo office.

Paris: Yeah, there’s a lot riding on today.

Rj: More than anyone knows.

Katie: All right, well, I can see a lot of pencils moving. Please be sure to write clearly whichever design that you like. So, onward.

[ Audience gasps ]

Katie: This beautiful, form-fitting design is made from hand-spun silk jersey and is encrusted with diamonds. It features a sexy thigh-high reveal. And to finish, the look is draped with an evening train, which adds a hint of drama. Who said diamonds aren’t a girl’s best friend? We give you look number three.

Lauren: That is just gorgeous.

Esther: Look at that. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.

Von frankfurt: I’m sure you haven’T.

Donna: Ridge’s designs are okay, but yours are exquisite.

Eric: Thank you.

Donna: How are you feeling?

Eric: I feel so alive. I feel so good. I’m taking back forester creations. I’m taking it back.

Katie: Forrester creations is pleased to present look number seven. A silver and black brocade waterfall gown with a haltered neckline, which gives this classic shape an extra twist. The detailed floral overlay completes this sumptuous feminine look with just a hint of sparkle.

Esther: Oh, my gosh, it’s stunning. [ Sighs ]

Von frankfurt: Might I ask, are you planning on commenting on every gown today?

Lauren: Uh, so tell me, esther, have you found the dress of your dreams yet?

Esther: Well, they’re all so beautiful. I don’t know how I’ll ever choose.

Lauren: You’ll know. You will know. The dress will speak to you. It will stand out from the rest.

[ Chuckles ]

Zende: Thought there was no livestreams today.

Paris: There is not. I am uploading content to an exclusive link for donors if they contributed to the foundation.

Zende: Yeah, looks like ridge and eric aren’t the only two switching things up a bit.

Paris: Mm-hmm. Look who we have here, none other than one of the designers who helped make today possible, zende forrester.

Rj: We wouldn’t have that last design if it wasn’t for you.

Luna: What?

Rj: Do you remember the– the whole lace thing, the customs and all that?

Luna: Well, yeah. I literally just stayed on the supplier and asked them to send the right document.

Rj: Yes, you did. And because you did that, we got it perfect.

Brooke: It looks like our son has more on his mind than fashion.

Ridge: He’s about to learn a very important lesson. So is my dad.

[ Coughs ]

Katie: Please welcome sage, in number 11, forrester couture’s elegant ball gown designed using ruby red matelassé woven organza. This one of a kind fabric and pattern is exclusive to forrester and has never before been used. That’s why we are pleased to say that these materials come to you straight from the couture vault that has only been opened for this special collection. Once again, number 11.

[ Coughs ]

Ridge: We’re rocking and rolling. Can you feel it?

Model 1: Absolutely. They’re loving it.

Ridge: Yes, they are.

Dennis: Be fools not to, right?

Ridge: Not wrong. Dennis. Not wrong. Rj and my dad, they’re putting up one hell of a fight.

Model 2: Yeah.

Rj: That’s great.

Eric: Good to see you.

Rj: There he is.

Eric: Looks good on you. Yes. Nice. All right. Keep up the energy out there. I love it. It’s really good. Nicely done.

Rj: Hey. Great. I love this. Seriously, this is so much fun. Why didn’t you tell me it was so much fun?

Eric: He gets it.

Rj: Yeah, I do. You’re ready, by the way, you’re all ready to go.

Eric: You look wonderful.

Rj: Thank you. No. Good luck.

Eric: Great. So. You really do get it, don’t you?

Rj: Yeah. Yeah.

Eric: You know the beauty of it is it never changes. It never goes away. No matter how many showings you do, it never goes away. Come here. I couldn’t have done this without you. Come here, luna. Come here. This is so cool. Thank you. I’m so proud of our work. I’m so proud of it. Your father’s designs are really wonderful. They really are. But we’re holding our own. We’re doing fine. And I don’t appreciate his mind games, either. Having us– having us prepare here instead of backstage while he has, you know what office he’s in.

Rj: Well, I mean, that’s– I don’t think that’s why he did that.

Eric: Yes, it is. That’s exactly why he’s doing it. He’s playing mind games with us. Look, I appreciate how aware you are of how important this is to me. I’ve gotta win this thing. It’s like my life depends on it.

Katie: This black silk charmeuse gown features a plunging neckline and a bodice of precious and semiprecious stones. The diamond pattern accentuates the single sleeve, which adds an angular feel. The look is complete with an asymmetric slit, evoking a sense of rebellion.

Katie: Number 14. This deep red mikado satin gown with asymmetrical bustled skirt evokes nothing but drama. A detailed bow adorns the waist and a spectacular chapel train makes this a look not to be forgotten. Deep red georgette opera gloves completes this timeless ensemble.

Brooke: What is going on?

Katie: Nothing. We’re just enjoying a fabulous show.

Donna: It’s one of the finest. Eric’s designs are pretty amazing, you have to admit.

Brooke: So are ridge’S. Yes. Some of the best ever produced. That’s not what I’m talking about. I’ve been watching the two of you, and eric, too. Is there something going on that I don’t know about? Something going on with eric?

Brooke: Well, is something going on with eric I should know about? See? That look. What’s going on?

Donna: Nothing that you don’t already know, brooke. Just that he’s hoping to win the showdown and reclaim his rightful place as head of forrester creations.

Brooke: Yeah, donna, I’m very well aware of that.

Donna: Yeah.

Brooke: I’m talking about something different.

Donna: What?

Brooke: I saw eric earlier and he just seemed off.

Katie: It– it’s nerves. I’m sure it’s nerves, right? This is very important to him. I’m sure ridge must be feeling it too. This could be eric’s last fashion show.

Donna: Yeah.

Katie: I’m up, so I gotta go.

Brooke: Uh– uh, well–

Donna: Yeah, actually, I– no, I really have to go too. I’m so sor– I’m sorry, brooke.

Katie: Look number 15 is a whimsical, deep forest green chiffon silk gown. It features hand beaded, emerald, gemstones.

Ridge: I don’t blame you.

[ Inaudible ]

[ Inaudible ]

Katie: The gathered skirt gives an airy quality which flows with every step. And is only accentuated by the high slit, revealing a bit of leg. The nude bodice gives a hint of mystery, leaving us wanting to see more.

Lauren: Excuse me?

Von frankfurt: What? I forgot what number we’re on.

Esther: Oh, it’s right here in the program, see? It’s a little trick that I use. I just put dots by the ones that have already passed.

Katie: A vision in white. This magical creation will transform you to a place of fantasy and illusion. You’ll be floating on a cloud, swept up in a dream.

[ Inaudible ]

Katie: Forrester has pulled out all the stops with this look, number 19.

Rj: I can’t believe this. You’re dying? We should be flying in specialists, not putting on a fashion show. This is crazy.

Donna: Honey, listen. I really want to support you in this, but you heard the doctor. He doesn’t want you doing the showdown.

Katie: Eric, I’m so sorry this is happening to you. It’s so unbearably unfair.

Rj: Please, granddad. Please tell my dad. He’s gonna be devastated when he finds out. You don’t know how much he loves you.

Eric: I’ll beat you, ridge. I will be in charge of this company again. One last time.

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The Forresters start their big fashion showdown. Beforehand, they greet some of their big guests, such as French singer Fanny Greyson (Elsa Esnoult) and Countess Von Frankfurt (Marie Osmond). Katie does a sound check and then introduces everyone to the select crowd. Two dresses are modeled (one of Eric’s and one of Ridge’s). Eric insists on standing back behind the stage (so no one can see him coughing, I think?).

RJ confides to Luna that Eric is dying, so she comforts him.

Charlie continues to flirt with Esther.

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[ Reflective music ]

Katie: Check, check. Check. One, two. Forrester. Forrester. How’d that sound? Good? Okay, great. Thank you. Hey, there he is. The man of the hour.

Eric: What, what? Me?

Katie: Oh, yes. Don’t joke. Of course, I mean you.

Eric: Yeah.

Katie: How are you feeling?

Eric: Like I was born to do this.

Donna: Oh, I truly think you were.

[ Eric chuckling ]

Eric: There you are.

Donna: There you are. Are you ready, honey bear?

Eric: Am I ready? Come on. Look at this. I have to say, it never gets old. The thrill and the excitement and the anticipation and with a little added layer today, I’m going head-to-head with my son.

Katie: All right. Well, make sure you take it easy. Remember what the doctor said.

Eric: Yes, well, the doctor said a lot of things, but he didn’t say anything about this day today, here. This day, this feeling, I’ve never felt this alive in my life.

Ridge: Well, I guess it wouldn’t be day of if something didn’t go wrong. We gotta fix this or give me another option.

Kenzie: We’ll make do.

Ridge: Thank you.

Carter: Sorry. Excuse me.

Ridge: Oh, hi. This is your fault.

Carter: What is?

Ridge: This. The dress. You shot your mouth off last night.

Carter: I paid you a compliment.

Ridge: You said I had it in the bag, is what you said.

Carter: I said you might just pull this thing off.

Ridge: That’s the same thing and now, you’ve jinxed me. We’re scrambling.

Brooke: Oh, Carter. I know better than to say something that’s going to jinx Ridge the day of the showing. Just go with it. I’m gonna go see Donna.

Carter: All right. I won’t say anything to you before showing ever again.

Ridge: Thank you. Why are you here?

Carter: Wanna let you know that Katie and I, we went over our intro, the language of how this is gonna work. The guests will make their selections, I’ll tabulate their orders and winner takes all. The mantle of Forrester Couture, this CEO office. The stakes have never been higher.

Ridge: I’m ready.

Model: Everything okay, RJ?

RJ: Yeah. Thank you, yeah. Sorry, uh, it’s just that Eric wanted these alterations sent to Angelo two minutes ago and he should have them now. Great, thank you all. Uh, one more thing. Please make sure that, uh, Eric gets a one– a final– another look. Make sure he gets another look before the show. You’re all set. Thank you so much.

Model: Mm-hmm.

RJ: Thank you.

Luna: You okay? What was that about?

RJ: I’m fine. I… I told you that I trusted you and I mean it. Luna, you know how I’ve been– you know, I’ve been worried about my granddad’s health. He told me last night… my granddad’s dying.

Luna: I can’t believe it.

RJ: I’m still in shock myself.

Luna: Wait, so he just found out a few days ago? Should– should your granddad even be doing all of this today?

RJ: Oh, no. He insists. He’s full of life. He’s more inspired than ever. It just doesn’t make any sense.

Luna: I feel awful for him and for you.

RJ: Just even more conflicted now.

Luna: Wait, your– your father still doesn’t know? Hey. I’m gonna do whatever I can to help you through this, ‘kay?

Katie: We are so happy to have you here. Oh, Brooke, Donna. Uh, sorry to interrupt, but look who’s here.

Brooke: Fanny Greyson.

Fanny: Bienvenue.

Katie: I’m gonna excuse myself. I have some things I need to take care of backstage.

Fanny: Brooke, I was delighted to receive a golden ticket. Flew this morning. I’m so excited to see Eric and Ridge’s latest designs.

Brooke: We all are. I want you to meet my sister, Donna Logan. Fanny is an amazing singer.

Donna: Of course, I know who she is. Brooke, come on. Oh, my god, I love watching and listening to your videos online. They’re amazing.

Fanny: Oh, that’s so kind.

Van Frankfurt: Brooke, darling. So happy to see you.

Brooke: I’m so glad you could make it.

Van Frankfurt: Wouldn’t miss this Forrester exclusive fashion show for the world.

Brooke: That’s right. Fanny Greyson, I’d like you to meet Countess Von Frankfurt.

Fanny: Pleased to meet you.

Van Frankfurt: Yes.

Brooke: So glad that you’re here. Donna.

Donna: Oh, hi.

[ Items clattering ]

Esther: Oh, I’m so sorry. Let me help you.

Lauren: It’s okay, Esther. He’s got it.

Esther: Oh, oh, oh.

Brooke: And from Genoa City, Ms. Lauren Fenmore.

Lauren: Oh, Countess.

Brooke: And Esther Valentine.

Lauren: Fanny, so lovely to see you.

Fanny: Feels like no time has passed.

Lauren: I know, right? Hi, darling. How are you?

Donna: How are you?

Lauren: It’s great to see you.

Esther: I can’t believe that I’m actually in the Forrester showroom. Oh.

Van Frankfurt: Close your mouth, dear. Wouldn’t want to catch any flies.

[ Donna chuckling ]

Ridge: You did this.

Paris: We ran into Mackenzie downstairs.

Ridge: Okay. Where did you learn this little trick?

Zende: Nowhere.

Ridge: Nowhere? I know you’re talented, but this is not something you could just pull out of your hat, so who taught you?

Zende: Granddad.

Ridge: Dad, of course. That doesn’t surprise me at all. Well, listen, you saved the day. So did you. Making this part of the foundation was inspired. All right. Thank you all. I’ll see you downstairs.

Brooke: I know how much you love your father.

Ridge: Damn right, I do. Hi.

Brooke: But I also know how much you wanna win this thing.

Ridge: Damn right, I do. I wanna put this behind us.

Lauren: Oh, that sounds fabulous.

Van Frankfurt: Didn’t want to leave the yacht, but Monaco was divine as ever.

Lauren: Oh.

Esther: Oh, don’t mind if I do.

Van Frankfurt: No.

Lauren: I’m good, thank you.

Esther: Oh, thank you. Probably holding off for pigs in a blanket or a hot dog. Countess Frankfurter, right? I like a good old fashioned hot dog myself. Extra onions, relish.

Van Frankfurt: It’s Frankfurt, not frankfurter.

Esther: So, probably happens all the time. I apologize.

Charlie: No– no offense intended, yeah. Just– just doing my job, you know. Gotta check the– have a nice day.

[ Charlie sighing ]

Van Frankfurt: Who is this simple creature and what is she doing at a elegant Forrester fashion show?

Lauren: Ah, well, that is the one and only, Esther valentine.

Charlie: Ticket, ma’am. Come on.

Esther: Oh, okay.

Charlie: No, no, no. I know, I’m just kidding. I just– I just wanted to see if you were still packing your lethal feather duster.

Esther: Oh, I never leave home without it.

Charlie: Oh, my god. Tell– tell me you did not just do the double helix. Nobody does– you know what? I hope this show is half as entertaining as you are.

Zende: I wanted to come see you in Nashville, but we were prepping like crazy.

Paris: Yeah, I heard it was fire.

Fanny: Oh, that’s so kind. You should come to another one as my guests.

RJ: Really?

Fanny: Yes, of course. I would be so honored. I love Forrester. I was telling Ridge earlier, I’m hoping to find the most beautiful and special gown today.

Luna: Yeah, well, it’s gonna be hard to choose just one.

Charlie: Okay, it– it– it– it’s none of my darn business, but, I mean, are you two just spectators today? Or are you gonna add to the old wardrobes?

Lauren: Oh, well.

Charlie: Oh, my God. Put– put that away. I’m gonna have to get extra security detail for that.

Esther: Well, Mrs. Chancellor, I– I worked for her for decades, and she was really generous to me. And I spent a lot of time with her, so I would see Eric and Ridge’s breathtaking designs, and it’s always been a dream of mine to own a Forrester original gown for myself.

Lauren: Okay, that’s really wonderful, Esther, but put your money away, okay?

Esther: Okay.

Charlie: Esther, I– I promise you, you will find the gown of your dreams. I mean, this is– this is the finest collection I’ve ever seen.

Esther: Oh.

Woman: Sounds good.

Ridge: Thank you. Bye.

Brooke: This jinx talk and all this nervous energy you have going on, I think it’s more than just preshow jitters. I think it’s because you’re going into battle with your father, a man that you love and admire.

Ridge: First of all, this is adrenaline. It always gets going at the show. You know that. And, yeah, I don’t like going against my dad, but… I have to. I have to pull this off. For the good of the company.

Donna: Katie is all ready with her intro.

Eric: Good.

Donna: This is it. We are doing it.

Eric: Yeah, we are, aren’t we? This is great. Look, I’m going to, um… I’m gonna watch from back here, all right?

Donna: Oh. Oh, okay, well, then I’ll join you.

Eric: No, no, that’s all right. I just want to take it all in. All right? You– you watch from out front.

Donna: Okay… you know, I support you 1,000%.

Eric: I do. It means so much to me, too. So don’t think about anything else. Just go out and… enjoy the beauty of everything that happens today. My final collection.

Carter: Showtime.

Brooke: For good luck.

[ Audience murmuring ]

Katie: Welcome. Good afternoon. I’m Katie Logan. I am head of PR for Forrester Creations, and it is my distinct honor and pleasure to welcome all of you to this exclusive event. Before we get started, I’d like to highlight a few people in our audience who have made today possible. Zende Forrester, who is an integral part of our design team. Paris Buckingham, whom I’m sure you all know, heads our foundation. Carter Walton, our brilliant COO, RJ, Ridge Forrester, Jr., who has been co-designing with his grandfather, the esteemed Eric Forrester.

[ Applause ]

Katie: My beautiful sister, Brooke Logan Forrester, who is a legend unto herself. And Ridge Forrester, who needs no introduction, but… I wouldn’t want to make him feel left out.

[ Audience laughing ]

Katie: Truly, we are all honored to have you here. You have flown in from all over the world, from Paris, from Milan, from Genoa City, Wisconsin. And I just want to be clear about how today is gonna go. So you will be seeing designs from Eric and from Ridge. All of the gowns will be numbered. And did everyone get their pencil and their piece of paper that we passed out? Okay, good, good, good.

Von Frankfurt: And how am I to know whether I’m buying an Eric Forrester or a Ridge Forrester original?

Katie: Oh, you won’t. That’s part of the fun. We’ve decided to create an air of mystery for today’s event.

[ Audience murmuring ]

[ Lively instrumental ]

Katie: You might say that this is highly unusual, and you wouldn’t be wrong, but Forrester has always broken the mold. We have, for decades, solidified our reputation with our buyers, with our clientele, based on opulence and elegance. And we’re going to see plenty of that today. But we are also not afraid to reinvent ourselves. You are going to see examples of both schools of thought, and I encourage you to write down the gown that you love the most. And if you’re lucky enough to win your selection, you will come back to Forrester. You’ll have a private fitting with either Ridge or Eric. But best of all, you will have a first look at the new Couture collection. I can feel the excitement in the room. Can’t you? Hundreds of hours have gone in to each and every design. I think it’s fair to say that both Eric and Ridge have poured more of themselves into these collections than they ever have with anything else they produce. Some might say that that is the curse of the artist. Others might say that it’s what makes life worth living. So, without further ado, the House of Forrester Couture.

[ Audience applauding ]

Katie: We begin our collection with look number one. This exquisite gown comes exclusively in black taffeta with a luxurious trumpeted tulle skirt.

Donna: It’s pure class. Just like my honey bear.

Katie: No attention to detail has been overlooked with this beautiful creation, complete with a hand-sewn gemstone bodice. The designer has completed this look with sheer opera gloves, giving this gown a timeless feel. Look number two is an elevated column satin gown with a modern bustier bodice. As you can see, these bright red crystals shimmer with every turn. The high slit in back gives this look an added layer of style and sophistication. Once again, we present looks number one and two.

Ridge: Well, we’re off to the races.

Eric: Off to the races. Yeah, so we are.

Ridge: So what’s your plan? You gonna go out there? Or are you gonna watch your defeat from back here?

Eric: Defeat? No, no, I hardly think so. I– I’ve been watching here. I can see it. I can feel it.

Ridge: Mm-hmm.

Eric: The day is mine, Ridge.

Ridge: Your grand finale, right?

Eric: My grand finale. That’s right.

[ Eric chuckling ]

[ Coughing ]

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[ Upbeat music ]

Ridge: One more time, please.

Thomas: It’s even better than I imagined.

Hope: It is gorgeous.

Ridge: It has to be. Going up against my dad. He’s the best. Come up here for one second. Just a couple of things. Okay.

Eric: These are the wrong earrings. Let me see the other ones, please. Right away, right away. Hold that up. Yes, those are the ones. All right? Let Katie know so she can change her copy, all right? Let her know right away.

RJ: He’s incredible. He’s like a machine.

Donna: This is–

RJ: Brilliant.

Donna: Where he thrives.

Eric: See this? This is the best collection I’ve ever done in my life. I– I can’t– I couldn’t be any happier. I love this– I love this feeling. I feel so alive. I never wanna lose this. Look here. See this? Watch and learn. Now, see this– this line? Look at this. Right. You did it. You did this.

Charlie: Okay. The, uh, night before the, uh, the big show is what we call “controlled chaos.” Efficient, yes. Focused, yes. But ultimately, total mayhem.

Esther: I love it. It’s so exciting.

Lauren: Well, this was most the extensive tour of Forrester I’ve ever been on, and I worked here for years. So, actually, I would love to pop in and see Ridge before we go to the hotel. Do you think that’s possible?

Charlie: Well, I know he’s, uh, he’s busy getting ready for the really big show tomorrow, but, uh, I’ll go see if he’s available to pop. Um, but, come on. Who wouldn’t have time for two stunningly beautiful ladies?

Ridge: All right, good. Please tell alterations they need see this again.

Sloane: Big day tomorrow.

Ridge: Everything has to be perfect.

Sloane: This dress is extraordinary. I’ve never worn anything quite like it, and that’s saying something.

Ridge: It certainly is. Thank you. You wear it well. Dennis, let’s see the next one, please. Thank you.

Thomas: So, battle on the runway. Sounds intense. I’m sure the rules have been set?

Ridge: Yeah, no, they– uh, they certainly have. Do me a favor? This has to go down to hair and makeup. These have all been approved.

Assistant: Okay, thank you.

Ridge: Thank you. Bye. Yeah, Dad and I will preview our pieces, uh, the guests will bid on them and whoever sells the most, wins.

Hope: So, no one will know that you and Eric are in direct competition with each other?

Ridge: People may notice that some of the designs are a little bit more, um, traditional.

Thomas: And yours a little more contemporary?

Ridge: Timeless and elegant, baby. Timeless and elegant.

Thomas: Well, if these dresses are any indication of the rest of the line, then, um, I don’t see you losing.

[ Ridge chuckling ]

Ridge: Okay.

Hope: Speaking of, uh, we should let you get back to work.

Ridge: Okay.

Eric: All right, can you turn for me, please? Hold right here. Here. Yep. Thank you. All right. Come around [Indistinct]. There we are.

RJ: I think this is great. You really– you– you brought this to life. It’s incredible.

Donna: It’s simply– it’s– stunning. I mean, it’s classic Eric Forrester and so much more.

Eric: Thank you. Just one more detail to work out. Let me just see here. This fold.

Maddie: You okay, Mr. Forrester?

Eric: Yes, yeah. I was just– pre-show jitters. Happens to me all the time. Nothing, uh, a nice martini won’t fix.

RJ: Uh, yeah. Maddie, uh, can– thank you. You’ve been amazing. Annabelle, can you please take her and go get the dress to be prepped? I appreciate it. Thank you both.

Eric: All right, everything is okay now. Crisis averted. Nothing to worry about. The only person who needs to worry about anything is Ridge ’cause he’s going down tomorrow.

Hope: I like the adjustments you made.

Thomas: I like seeing it on you.

Hope: Still can’t believe the showdown is already tomorrow.

Thomas: I know. The stakes are so high for everyone.

Hope: Yeah. Well, I know you love the rush of a show.

Thomas: Hm. I love a lot of things. But we need to get our budget back. That’s another thing I’d love, you know? And the best way to have that happen is to have my dad win the showdown tomorrow. It’s the best thing for us and for the line.

Esther: I can’t get over how friendly everyone is here, especially that, um, security officer. What– what was his name again?

Lauren: Charlie?

Esther: Yeah. Yeah, yeah, right. Uh, especially him.

Lauren: Okay. Eye on the prize, Esther. You came here to pick up a Forrester dress, not a security guard.

Charlie: Well, uh, if you young ladies wouldn’t mind popping over there, Mr. Forrester will see you.

Lauren: Well thank you, Charlie. Come on, Esther.

Esther: Bye.

Lauren: Hi!

Ridge: Lauren, you made it. Hi.

Lauren: I did. Oh, it’s been too long.

Ridge: Yes, it has. Thanks for making the flight, but you had to, really. I mean, this is for the cream of the crop and without you, it makes no sense.

Lauren: Well, you and I go way back, my friend.

Ridge: Yes, we do.

Lauren: I’m very happy to be here.

Ridge: Who’s this one?

Lauren: This is Esther Valentine. Esther, this is the Ridge Forrester. As hard it may be, try not to fall in love with him.

Esther: Oh, my gosh. It’s such an honor to actually meet you. Your dresses are such a dream. I mean, I dream of them all the time. Last night, I was dreaming–

Lauren: Okay, Esther. You know, we met with Eric earlier. Got a glimpse of one of his designs. It’s beautiful.

Ridge: No, yeah, no, it is. It’s gonna be a good show. I think you’re gonna be surprised how innovative this company has become.

Eric: Look at them! Look what you did! Look at this! It’s gorgeous. Come on. Look at all that.

RJ: No, come on. That– that? I just did the mechanical on that. That is all you. That is completely 100% him.

Eric: No, no. You did much more than that. We both did this. We both did it. There’s so much riding on this collection. My legacy and my whole career and– and my life.

RJ: Granddad, what do you mean– what do you mean your life’s riding on this?

Lauren: Forrester Creations, it’s the best of best. It’s synonymous with classic elegance. I mean, I have a built in clientele just based on your designs alone, so I am very interested to see what’s new. Any chance you would give an old friend a sneak peek?

Ridge: An old friend? Hm. No, you know what? You’re gonna have to wait like the rest of them. But I’m interested to see what catches your eye because we’ve been, you know, pushing the envelope a little bit.

Lauren: Sounds very interesting.

Ridge: What about you, Esther? Having a good time so far?

Esther: Oh, this is like a dream come true. I mean, here I am, in sunny Los Angeles, knowing that tomorrow, I’ll be surrounded by the most beautiful gowns in the world. It makes me feel like a princess.

Ridge: Well, that’s what we try to do, make you feel like a princess. Or a queen.

Esther: Oh, wearing a Forrester original would be a dream come true. I can’t even imagine. Maybe some day.

Lauren: Okay, Esther, you know what? We should go. Let Ridge get back to work. He has lots to do before the show tomorrow. We certainly don’t want to overstay our welcome.

Ridge: I don’t think you could. All right. I’ll see you tomorrow.

Esther: This is so exciting. I have been a fan for so long.

[ Lauren chuckling ]

Lauren: Okay, Esther. Let’s go. Let’s let him work.

Esther: Okay, bye.

Ridge: Bye.

Charlie: So, uh, how’d it go? You gonna be strolling the runway tomorrow?

Esther: Oh, please. I wish.

Lauren: Thank you again for that very comprehensive tour.

Charlie: Well, the, uh, the pleasure was all mine. Until tomorrow then.

Lauren: Okay. We’ll see you then. We’re going. Come on. Let’s go.

RJ: No, what do you mean? What do you mean that your life’s riding on this collection? I– I know that you’re battling medical stuff, but did– did you learn something? Did– did the doctors tell you something? Hey, don’t treat me like a kid right now. Please, tell me what’s going on.

Donna: He is your partner, and he deserves to know everything.

RJ: Yes, I deserve to know everything. Please, tell– what is it?

Eric: You’re right. You’re not a kid. You’re not a kid anymore. You had a lot to learn when you came to me a couple of months ago, didn’t you? But you did. I’m proud of you. I’m so proud of you. You’re a real partner now. I’m so grateful. I’m so grateful we had this time together. You’re extraordinary. Don’t you ever forget that.

RJ: No, what are you talking about? Why are you talking to me like this is over?

Eric: Because it is. Everything has to come to an end, you know? And this is my… my last hurrah.

RJ: What?

Eric: The doctors, um…

RJ: What?

Eric: I’m dying, RJ. I’m… I’m dying.

RJ: No. No.

Thomas: A good designer has to capture the essence of a woman that he is designing for.

Hope: Oh, and is this my essence, Thomas?

Thomas: Well, it is right now, right? I mean, look, you have changed as a woman over time. A designer has to design for the woman that she’s becoming. Right now, that is sexy, passionate, wild. That’s how I see you.

Hope: Well then, I like the way you see me.

Thomas: Mm. And after tomorrow, Hope For The Future will be back in the spotlight, and that means you get to be back in the spotlight, and everyone gets to see this… Hope Logan that I’ve come to know so intimately.

Ridge: All right, Dad. It’s showtime.

RJ: What do you mean you’re dying?

Eric: I know this is hard. It’s hard for Donna too, but this has really opened my eyes, you know.

RJ: It’s opened your eyes? How so?

Eric: Life on this earth is never made so clear as it is to a person who finds out they’re gonna die. I mean, we spend so much time outside ourselves and we don’t come inside and we don’t– we don’t really reach out and– and get close to what we have right here. That’s the gift that’s been given to me. That’s the gift.

RJ: We shouldn’t be making a fashion show. We should be flying in specialists, Donna. This is insane! Why are we doing this?

Eric: No, it’s not. It’s not insane.

RJ: How so?

Eric: It’s not. This is what I want. I want to do this showing and I want to do it… I want to be in this room, here, where I raised my kids. Where I raised your father, in this room. I want to be in this room with these two people who love me so much. Give me your hand. And I– I want you to do this with me, all right? Promise me.

RJ: I can’t stand the thought of losing you. You understand that? I’m not okay with this!

Eric: You are so talented. You’re so talented. You’re gonna set the world on fire. You are. You’re a Forrester, and you’re gonna make this name really proud.

RJ: None of that matters!

Eric: It does.

RJ: You need– no. You need to tell Dad. Dad needs to know. Do you understand how much he loves you?

Eric: I know. I know.

RJ: You know?

Eric: I’m not gonna tell him. All right? I don’t wanna tell him because I don’t want to see in his eyes what I see in yours right now.

RJ: No.

Eric: I want you two to do this with me. I know how much you love me, and you know how much I love you. I want you to respect my wishes. I want to do this– I want to do this my way.

RJ: But you changed my life, Granddad.

Eric: Come here, come here.

Donna: You changed all of our lives.

Eric: Yeah? You changed my life too.

[ Donna sobbing ]

Eric: Okay, I want, um… I’m gonna spend some time by myself in here. Just me. I’m sorry, but, uh, I need this time alone, all right? Just let me have some time.

Donna: Okay. Okay. We’ll just go upstairs for a little bit. Come on. Come on, RJ.

Eric: Go on, go on. Go on.

Donna: Come on, RJ.

[ Indistinct chatter ]

[ Audience applause ]

Donna: Oh, my god.

Listen to that crowd.

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: They love you.

Eric: Yeah, yeah.

Donna: I love you.

Eric: I love you.

[ Audience applause ]

Eric: Tomorrow, I go out on top.

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B&B Short Recap Thursday, October 26, 2023

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The Forresters continue to prepare for the big fashion showdown between Eric and Ridge.

Eric and Donna finally tell RJ that Eric is dying but forbid him to tell anyone, especially Ridge and Brooke. RJ is devastated to learn the truth.

Charlie continues to flirt with Esther, who is visiting from Genoa City with Lauren. Lauren and Ridge catch up. Esther meets Ridge.

Hope and Thomas discuss the fashion showdown and look forward to things getting back to normal after that (with more emphasis on Hope For The Future).

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B&B Transcript Wednesday, October 25, 2023

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Eric: Mm-hmm. Not bad.

Lilah: Not bad? This gown’s exquisite.

RJ: It’s quintessential classic Forrester, Granddad.

Eric: Let Angelo know that the– everything is on the–

RJ: They’re in his inbox already.

Lilah: Adjustment or not, this is spectacular.

Eric: Thank you, Lilah. Thank you.

Lilah: Mm-hmm.

RJ: Come on.

[ Eric coughing ]

RJ: Hey, Granddad. Are you all right?

Eric: Yeah. As I’ll ever be, yeah.

Donna: Eric’s dying. I still can’t believe it.

Katie: Have you had any luck trying to convince him to be open with the family?

Donna: He refuses. He doesn’t want that kind of attention or worry. He is insistent on living while he’s still alive.

Esther: Wow.

Receptionist: Give me a minute. Let me go check with Luna.

Lauren: Okay.

Esther: Lauren, I can’t believe that you brought me here to Los Angeles for the big Forrester fashion show. Grateful doesn’t even begin to cover it. Thank you.

Lauren: Of course! Eric sent me two tickets. You said you always wanted a Forrester Creations original and voila, here we are. See? Dreams do come true.

Esther: Mm-hmm.

Luna: Yep. They’re signed and at the reception desk, Carter. Great, will do. Hi!

Lauren: Hi!

Luna: Ms. Fenmore, I’m Luna. We talked on the phone earlier.

Lauren: Yes, pleasure! This is my guest, Esther Valentine.

Luna: Hi, nice to meet you!

Esther: This– this is incredible.

Luna: Oh, tell me about it. I’m an intern and I just started like, a few weeks back and I– I still can’t believe it. How was your flight?

Esther: Oh, it was magical. I mean, flying in the clouds, Champagne in hand and arriving in Los Angeles? I mean, I– I truly feel like I’m dreaming.

Luna: That’s amazing. Uh, well, uh, Mr. Forrester is just finishing up a fitting, but he’ll be available shortly.

Esther: Oh. I can’t believe that I’m actually gonna meet the Eric Forrester.

Charlie: No, no, no. Pammy, sweetie, you gotta come to the fashion show. I mean, it’s Eric versus Ridge. I mean, you know, two titans slugging it out on the runway. I got a chair for you right here. Y– yeah. Honey, you can bake lemon bars anytime. It’s– yeah, no, no. I understand. I– I just– okay. I miss you, you know.

[ Phone beeping ]

Charlie: Hello? I’m such a loser when it comes to love.

Luna: Um, Eric should be finished shortly.

Lauren: Okay. Thank you, Luna.

Esther: Gosh. I have always dreamed of getting a gorgeous Forrester original gown, just like Mrs. Chancellor used to wear.

Lauren: Aw. Well, you may get that chance. Life is too short not to enjoy it, right?

Katie: What is it?

Donna: Oh, it’s just nothing. It’s, uh… I had a really nice moment with Eric earlier and uh, I was, uh, pushing him to, you know, stop this challenge and tell Ridge what was really going on and um, he, as he always does, charmed me into not worrying. And I said I was, uh, behind him 100%. ‘Til the end. I just, uh, never realized that the end… that was, um, before the diagnosis, obviously.

Katie: Did the doctor really say only six more months?

Donna: Yeah. That’s why last night, I tried to convince him again and again to tell the whole family what is happening with him and he refuses to be pitied. What am I supposed to do, Katie?

[ Eric coughing ]

Eric: Excuse– excuse me.

[ Eric coughing ]

[ Eric panting ]

RJ: Seriously, Granddad, are– are you okay?

Eric: Yeah. Right as I can be.

RJ: Are– are you sure? Do you want me to get you some water?

Eric: No, I’m okay. I’m okay. Yeah, I’m good.

Luna: We’re here, Mr. Forrester.

Eric: Hi, Lauren Fenmore! Let the celebration begin.

Lauren: Eric.

Eric: Hello. I see you met Luna. She’s our– our newest intern and this is my youngest grandson, RJ.

Lauren: Ridge, Junior.

RJ: That– that is me. That’s what I have to live up to. It’s nice to meet you. I’ve heard a lot about you.

Lauren: Oh. Good things, I hope?

RJ: Um…

Eric: Now, you need to get out of here before you get me in trouble here.

RJ: Okay. Actually, I’m gonna check on– on those, uh– the notes. Make sure they’re locked in.

Eric: Okay, good. Thanks.

RJ: See you later. It was nice meeting you.

Lauren: It was nice meeting you too.

Eric: Wow, look at you. Beautiful as ever.

Lauren: Thank you.

Eric: I’m so glad you can join us for this.

Lauren: Well, when I got your invitation, I got on the next plane to L.A.

Eric: Good.

Lauren: Thank you so much for having me.

Eric: Of course. Of course. When– when– when this came up, I thought it was a no-brainer. I– I was so glad you said yes. Thank you. You’re gonna love this. This is my best collection ever. My grand finale.

Lauren: Well, I wouldn’t miss it, but what? What do you mean your grand finale?

Esther: Lauren and Mr. Forrester go way back. I’m sure they have a lot to catch up on.

Luna: What a beautiful purse.

Esther: Thank you. It was a gift from Mrs. C. Uh, Mrs. Chancellor. Katherine Chancellor of Chancellor Industries. I worked for her many, many years.

RJ: Hey, Luna. I need to talk to– oh, I’m sorry. Were you guys having a conversation? My bad. Let me introduce myself. I’m RJ. It’s a pleasure to meet you.

Esther: Oh. Ester Valentine, guest of Lauren Fenmore. I’m so pleased to meet you. I– I follow you online.

RJ: No, you don’t. Do you really?

Esther: I do.

RJ: That’s amazing. I– I really wish we could chat more. I’m so sorry, but actually, I have to take her away from you. We– there’s a shipment, there’s an issue. Something’s still stuck in customs. I’m so sorry.

Esther: Oh, no, no. It sounds important. You– you go, go. I’ll wait here for Lauren and Mr. Forrester.

RJ: Pleasure to meet you.

Charlie: Not so fast, young lady.

Esther: Oh.

Katie: I’m so sorry, sis. I mean, this has just happened so fast. Arthritis, carpal tunnel, coughing up blood. It’s just horrible. Poor Eric.

Donna: I mean, I wasn’t kidding myself. I knew that he was older. There’s a little age difference between– oh, stop. Between us. But I just, you know, he’s so strong and so– so vibrant. I just… always imagined we’d have so many more years together, you know?

Katie: Yeah.

Lauren: So, can we talk about the elephant in the room? Or should I say the devilishly handsome designer in the room?

Eric: Ah.

Lauren: Why are you not in your office? I almost corrected Luna when she brought me here, but to my surprise…

Eric: Well, it’s a little situation that I hope to have resolved very soon.

Lauren: Hm. Does this have anything to do with the way you were talking before? Eric, you’re at the top of your game as an artist. Why are on earth would you think that this is your grand finale?

Eric: Well, I appreciate the flattery, I really do, but, uh, I’m not as young as I used to be and time’s creeping up on me. Not sure how much I have left.

Charlie: Well, let’s just see what you’re packing here, little missy. A-ha! It’s, uh, a feather duster. I know it looks innocent, but you know what this could do in the wrong hands?

Esther: Well, I– I take it wherever I go. I– I’m a compulsive cleaner.

Charlie: Me, too.

Esther: Oh. Um, we haven’t been formally introduced. I– I’m Esther Valentine, guest of Ms. Lauren Fenmore from Genoa City, Wisconsin. We’re– we’re here for the Forrester fashion show.

Charlie: Armed with your, uh, lethal feather duster.

Esther: Oh. Well, I’ve always been told to leave the place cleaner than when you arrived.

Charlie: Sure. Yeah.

Lauren: Esther? Oh, sorry. Um… someone would like to meet you.

Esther: Oh, gosh. Um, sorry. I– I have to go, um…

Charlie: Right. Oh, uh– uh, Charlie.

Esther: Oh, Charlie.

Charlie: Charlie. Okay.

Esther: Bye.

Charlie: See you later.

Luna: Okay, so apparently, there was a mix up with the tariff classification codes, but Desmond is working on it and on his end to update customs. Did I lose you?

RJ: What? Sorry.

Luna: Um, you seem worried. Is it about the shipment or… it’s about your grandfather?

[ Eric coughing ]

Eric: Hey. Ah. Is this the famous plus one I’ve been hearing about?

Lauren: Yes. Eric Forrester, this is Esther Valentine.

Eric: Esther, hello. It’s great to meet you. Welcome. If I’d known that you were gonna bring such VIP people, I would’ve cleaned up around here a little bit. Hi.

Esther: Hi. Oh, my.

Katie: You know, speaking from experience, there’s always a chance that Eric could beat the odds.

Donna: Well, you, you’re a medical marvel.

[ Donna laughing ]

Katie: I am, aren’t I?

Donna: Yeah, you are.

Katie: Still, you know, you keep telling me that Eric wants to live until he dies. Well, I think you need to adopt that same mindset. I mean, go back to the way you were thinking before the diagnosis. Just savor every single second you have with Eric, until the end.

RJ: You’re right. I am concerned. My granddad’s working on this collection for– for weeks now. He’s been working so hard. You know, he’s got all this energy, which is great, but you know, it’s– obviously, it’s taking a toll. His tremors have gotten worse. He– he has this cough now, which is awful, and it wasn’t there before. Yeah, I am concerned about him. But, at the same time, you know, his– his positivity and his just, like, raw belief in his vision for all of this, it actually has me excited about a fashion show, so…

Luna: Well, you should be. I mean, you’re a huge part of Eric’s collection.

RJ: Thank you. I just can’t wait for all this to be over so he can just focus on himself and his health.

[ Luna chuckling ]

RJ; What?

Luna: Oh, nothing. It’s just, you just keep proving what a wonderful, caring guy you are. No wonder why I like you so much.

Katie: Life is short. We try not to take it for granted. And one day, we wake up and someone we love has been taken from us. I know this is heartbreaking, but I just want you to take it as an opportunity. You know how much time you have left, so honor Eric. Love him and support him.

Donna: Okay, I’ll try. I’ll really, really try. It’s just so hard. I’m so scared for Eric.

Katie: Yeah.

Eric: So, you two know each other through Katherine Chancellor?

Lauren: Right. Esther worked with her for years.

Eric: Wow. I always admired her. I think she was an incredible woman.

Esther: She was so classy and elegant. I remember how especially beautiful Mrs. C looked whenever she wore a Forrester original.

Eric: Well, she’s the one who made the gown sing, isn’t she? Well, I’m so happy that you’re here to see us for this. I promise you an event tomorrow that you’ll never forget.

Esther: Oh, so exciting.

Lauren: I don’t want to interrupt your process anymore and you should get back to work.

Eric: All right. Thank you. It’s great to see you.

Lauren: Sweetheart.

Eric: Yeah. And lovely to meet you.

Esther: Oh. Oh, my goodness.

Eric: I’ll see you tomorrow.

Lauren: Okay. Goodbye.

[ Eric coughing ]

Donna: If only the world knew the truth. Eric is dying.

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B&B Short Recap Wednesday, October 25, 2023

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Recap written by Suzanne

The Forresters work hard to prepare for their big fashion challenge. Eric keeps having coughing fits. RJ worries about his health. Luna comforts RJ and admires his love for his family.

Katie comforts Donna, who is still upset about Eric dying. She urges her sister to try to focus on the positive things, like spending time with Eric while she can.

Lauren and Esther from Genoa City (Y&R) arrive, since Eric invited them to be at the fashion show. Charlie meets Esther and is smitten. He and Pam are having problems. Esther meets Eric. Lauren and Esther both meet RJ and Luna.

Lauren quizzes Eric about why he’s designing at home instead of at Forrester, and why he’s talking about this collection being the last one, but he sidesteps her questions. He just says that he’s not as young as he used to be.

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B&B Transcript Tuesday, October 24, 2023

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Ridge: Why do I feel like you’re holding out on me?

Brooke: Honey, your father and I are just worried about Eric. His behavior lately has been a bit off.

Ridge: And we’ve been over this, but why is he pushing this line now? Why?

RJ: Does it really matter why? This fashion challenge is gonna happen. It’s all gonna be over and done with soon. It seems pretty silly to keep asking why. He owns the company. He wanted to do his own line. He wanted to create a grand finale. Does he need more reasons other than that?

Ridge: A couple of things. Number one, we own the company. Number two, you don’t design a whole collection on a whim.

RJ: It’s not a whim. It’s incredibly important.

Ridge: Exactly. So, why now, after all these years, does he have to do this? Why now? There’s something you’re not telling me.

Katie: This just doesn’t seem real.

Donna: I know.

Katie: Eric is dying?

Donna: Yeah. I wish it wasn’t real. I– I– honestly, I’m– I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around all of this. I mean, the doctor gave us the news and– and– and everything just stopped. I mean, I could see his lips moving, and words were coming out of his mouth, but I– I– I just couldn’t make any sense of any of it. It just–

Katie: Oh, honey, this is so devastating. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.

[ Phone chiming ]

RJ: Wait, hold on, hold on. I’m not letting you leave. Talk to me.

Luna: I have to. I’m sorry. It’s a family matter. I can’t get into it. Goodbye, RJ.

RJ: Hey. Wait. No, seriously, I– I should be the one thanking you, honestly. I mean, being able to open up to you about my granddad’s situation, especially when I can’t talk about it with anybody else, it means a lot to me.

Luna: Well, I’m glad I can help, even if it’s just a talk. Secret’s safe, I won’t say a word.

Carter: Luna, don’t send out that invoice just yet. Eric has a last minute order. We also have to call our distributor, and– Luna.

Luna: What? Uh, sorry, what was that?

Carter: You seem a little distracted. Is everything okay?

Ridge: You’re holding something back, I can tell.

RJ: What do you want me to say?

Brooke: Honey, we’re a family. We all love each other. If Eric needs help–

Eric: Listen, when I come downstairs, I don’t want to hear any more about us not being able to complete this collection. Nothing else. And I certainly don’t want you to tell anybody else about my condition. Certainly not your father.

Ridge: RJ, if something’s wrong with my dad, I need to know. Think about it. If there was something wrong with me or with your mom, you’d want to know, right?

RJ: Okay. You’re right. There’s something that you– you both need to know about Granddad.

Donna: It started off as, you know, tremors. He had pain in his hand, and, um, it was frustrating, but you know, we could do it because RJ helped.

Katie: That’s when he started designing.

Donna: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, collaborating with RJ was the best thing that came out of this. Eric adores his grandson.

Katie: Well, I think the feeling is mutual. RJ worships his grandfather

Donna: Yeah. And it seemed like it– it was all gonna work out, you know? Eric would play the piano and they would sketch together, and he was on top of the world and it was magic.

Katie: Until it wasn’t.

Donna: Yeah. And then, the pain became debilitating and– and then, the coughing happened, and he was coughing up blood, and he, um–

Katie: Oh, my God.

Donna: Was hiding it from me until recently and– and then, the doctor said that, uh, he only has six months to live. Maybe less. [ Sobs ]

Katie: Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

[ Donna sobbing ]

Ridge: Please, son. What do I need to know about my dad?

RJ: Granddad is… he’s never been more determined to create a collection. It’s like his life depends on it. There’s– this line, this– this grand finale, nothing means more to him, Dad. He’s going to give it everything he’s got to make it a reality one last time.

Brooke: We just don’t understand why he feels like he needs to do it alone.

RJ: But he’s not alone, he has me. Listen, I have to go. I have a ton of work to do, um, but it was good to see you.

Brooke: Okay, honey, bye.

RJ: Bye.

Ridge: Hey, son.

RJ: Yeah, dad?

Ridge: Whatever happens on that runway… we all love each other. We’re family. That always comes first.

RJ: Dad, I’ll never doubt how much you love me or Granddad. I hope the two of you never doubt how much I love you both.

Luna: I’m sorry, Carter. I’ve just, um, I’ve been swamped helping RJ and Mr. Forrester. I guess I spaced out.

Carter: [ Chuckles ] Well, that’s understandable. You’re new here and things can get really crazy when we’re headed into a collection launch.

Luna: Yeah, there is definitely a buzz in the air.

Carter: You haven’t seen anything yet. I’ve been here for a long time, I’ve seen a lot of events, but this one promises to be epic. I just wish Ridge and Eric weren’t pitted against each other.

RJ: Oh, hey, come on. I think we can keep it relatively friendly-ish.

Carter: Please do. You know, presenting us as a united front is part of our image and it’s important to our bottom line.

Luna: Yeah, well, Eric’s designs are incredible. I can’t imagine his collections not being a success.

Carter: Ridge is no slouch and he’s gonna bring it, but yes, you’re right. Eric has been working really hard.

RJ: Yeah, really hard, dude, he’s– he’s giving us everything that he has, body and soul.

Carter: I’ve– I’ve never seen him more motivated, that’s for sure.

RJ: He wants this line to define him. That means that this has to blow everything else that he’s done out of the water.

Carter: Well, that’s a tall order. [ Laughs ] But if the last time I saw him was an indication, I say the man’s up for it. I went to drop off some paperwork, right? And he could not sit down long enough to sign it. No, he was so– he was so amped, you know? He was so full of life.

Donna: Thank you. I love you so much. You know, I really miss my sisters.

Katie: Honey, we are right here for you. Brooke would be, too, if you told her.

Donna: No, no, no, no, no. Uh-uh. Eric doesn’t want anyone to know and as– as hard as it is to keep it to myself, that’s what he wants. And I love him so much. I don’t wanna upset him.

Katie: All right, all right. We will do whatever is best for Eric, don’t worry.

Donna: Thank you. Thank you so much.

Eric: Katie, you came back. And, uh, clearly, you know what’s happening.

Katie: Oh, God.

Eric: Okay. Okay. That’s enough of that now. That’s enough.

Katie: I just– I, um– I forgot my phone and so, I came back and I– I overheard you saying that you were dying. I’m so sorry this is happening to you. That’s so– it’s unbearably unfair. This isn’t supposed to happen to the good guys and you’re– well, you’re just about the best guy I know.

Eric: Thanks.

[ Eric sighs ]

Luna: You were gone longer than I expected.

RJ: Yeah, um, well, my dad put me on the spot. He noticed that something is a little off with Granddad, that he’s been acting differently. I mean, it’s just– he’s worried about him.

Luna: It’s pretty amazing. I mean, even though they’re both at odds and they’re working nonstop to try and win the showdown, the love and respect is still there.

RJ: Yeah, we’re Forresters. We– we always care about each other, no matter what. It’s our tragic flaw.

Luna: [ Laughs ] Well, as tragic flaws go, I think it’s a pretty good one.

RJ: If my dad just knew the truth.

Ridge: Why do I feel like you’re not listening to me? The sample is going to be down there, I promise you. Yeah. Thank you.

Brooke: The fashion challenge is putting a lot of strain on your relationship with your father. And guess who’s in the middle? Our son. That’s putting a lot of pressure on him. And I’m just worried that this might affect your relationship with RJ somehow.

Ridge: Not gonna let that happen.

Carter: All right, the big day is almost here. We’re finalizing the special guest list for the fashion events.

Brooke: And who are you rooting for?

Carter: Oh, I can’t– can’t say.

Brooke: Oh, yes, you can. Tell me.

Carter: I’m rooting for my best friend, of course.

Ridge: Right. Good answer. That’s why we’re friends, see?

Carter: But I also have to throw some support to Eric. I mean, the guy, he’s an icon. He represents the history and lineage of Forrester Creations and he gave me my job here.

Ridge: All right, BFF. You have a sentimental favorite. I get it. Not gonna stop me from beating my father on the runway.

Eric: All right, Katie. Everything’s gonna be all right. I don’t plan on going anywhere very soon at all.

Katie: I know you don’t want anyone to know, but Ridge and Brooke–

Eric: No, no, no, no, no. I don’t want you to tell them. I don’t– I don’t want you to tell anyone. Least of all, Ridge and Brooke.

Katie: They would want to help. They love you, we all do.

Eric: I appreciate that, but I want you to respect my wishes, please, please. Now, I’m not gonna worry about what the doctor said. None of us knows what the future holds. Life is fragile. Nobody knows that better than you do. What did you say to the doctors when they told you you couldn’t have a baby because of your heart condition? What did you say?

Katie: I told them to go to hell.

Eric: That’s exactly what you said, and that’s not all you said either. I remember. Katie, how old is will now? Come on. Look, all we can do is live each day that we’re given and cherish each second we have of this life that God gave us. That’s all we can do. Now, I have my own baby to nurture here and to raise and to bring to fruition and I’m gonna do it. This is gonna be my finest collection ever. And we’re gonna beat the couture pants off the Ridge while we’re at it, you’ll see. Okay.

Luna: Hey, you’re a good grandson.

RJ: Am I really?

Luna: Of course, you are. You know how much everything you’re doing means to Eric. Your grandfather is sick. He can’t design, which is like, the one thing he loves doing more than anything else in the world. You’re helping him bring his passion to life. This final collection wouldn’t be happening without you, RJ. I mean, this is huge.

RJ: Yeah, I know, but what about my dad? What– what kind of son am I being to him? I mean, I– I’ve been keeping this secret. Uh, you know, we– we don’t know how bad his health issues are, but I’ve been keeping this secret because I– I respect my grandfather. But what’s gonna happen when my dad finally finds out? How is he gonna feel about me?

Luna: He’ll understand.

RJ: No, I don’t know that. I don’t know if I would. If my father was sick and nobody told me, nobody let me take care of him or care for him, I’d be pissed, I’d be hurt. It’s not fair. What if I’m robbing him of precious time with his dad? Listen, I think he deserves to know the truth.

Ridge: You know, you’re right about what you said earlier.

Brooke: Yeah, I am right about a lot of things, but remind me specifically what you’re talking about right now.

Ridge: This fashion challenge being unhealthy ’cause it is. It’s all about my dad wanting to be in the spotlight again. It’s all he wants and RJ doesn’t see that.

Brooke: And I am worried about your relationship with your son. No fashion challenge is worth jeopardizing your connection with RJ. I’m right about that too.

Ridge: You’re right about that. That’s why I gotta keep Dad out of this chair. And I know it sounds cold and callous, but I’m right about it. He should be out there enjoying his life or– or mentoring people, but that is not what he wants. He wants to be right here in this chair. The grand finale? Mm-mm. My dad isn’t going anywhere.

Eric: All right, that’s enough of the tears and the worry and the concern, all right? Everything’s gonna be fine. I promise you. It’s time. We have work to do. It’s time to get– it’s time to beat Ridge and get Forrester back on track.

Katie: The company is doing really well, Eric. I mean, I think your legacy is safe.

Eric: Yeah, well, I’m not– I’m not exactly sure about that. You know, the company is doing very well. Hope For The Future is a sensation.

Katie: Yeah.

Eric: And I give, uh, Hope and Thomas all the credit for that for spearheading that, but it’s– it’s fashion forward. It’s fast fashion and that’s not– that’s not what Forrester is known for. It isn’t. You know, my– my legacy is built on classic elegance, classic couture. And, you know, Ridge wants to take Couture and put an edge to it and make it trendier. I don’t– I don’t agree with that. I think when a woman wears a– wears a Forrester gown, her beauty should be timeless and shouldn’t be interrupted by some– some faddish dress. You can’t do that. But Ridge doesn’t agree with that. He– he doesn’t quite respect what I want to do, he doesn’t. He’s not taking care of my legacy for me.

Donna: Eric, this– this isn’t about the company. This is about your well-being, your future.

Eric: My future is the same as Forrester’s future. It is. Look, I– I wanna make a mark that people are gonna know. Everybody’s gonna know this mark and it’s gonna put my name on the company indelibly.

Katie: But that’s already true.

Donna: Eric, you know, I’m trying so hard to stand by you, I am, but you heard what the doctor said. He doesn’t want you to do the showdown.

Katie: It– it’s not too late to back out. I can have a press release circulating within an hour.

Donna: I think we should just put an end to this. You can tell Ridge, Katie and I will– we’ll tell Brooke and– and–

Eric: You tell them what? That I’m dying? No, come here. Come here, both of you. Look, I appreciate it so much your– your love and your concern and your support. It means so much to me. More than I can say. But, uh– but this is my battle. And it’s pretty much what I gotta tell you. This is my battle. This is my choice. It’s my life, it’s my company. And if this is my last act, I’m going to take my final bow my way.

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B&B Short Recap Tuesday, October 24, 2023

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Recap written by Suzanne

Ridge and Brooke keep pressuring RJ to tell them if something is wrong with Eric, but he won’t.

Katie comforts Donna, who’s upset that Eric is dying. Katie hugs Eric, who knows now that she knows about his condition. Katie and Donna try to talk him into telling Ridge and Brooke about his dying, or to cancel the fashion challenge, but he refuses. He wants to do things his way for his grand finale.

Luna comforts RJ, who’s worried about Eric and also about how Ridge is in the dark about Eric being sick.

Carter admires Eric’s designs and his passion for his new collection, but he’s siding with Ridge (at least to his face), since they’re friends.

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B&B Transcript Monday, October 23, 2023

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Transcript provided by and proofread by Suzanne

[ Relaxing music ]

Ridge: Mm. Well, I needed that. Thank you. How do you know?

Brooke: I think I can pick up your signals right now. Yeah.

Ridge: Okay, see if you can pick up this one. Ah?

Brooke: I think I know what that is.

Ridge: Yeah? Not even close.

Brooke: No?

Ridge: Uh-uh.

Brooke: Oh. Um… you seem a little… distracted today. What is it?

Ridge: This whole thing, fighting my dad, it’s– it’s just getting to me.

Liam: Hey, sorry to… interrupt. Boy, am I interrupting.

[ Brooke chuckles ]

Liam: Uh, I don’t suppose either of you have talked to Steffy recently.

Donna: I made you another yummy green juice.

Eric: Oh, Donna, thank you.

Donna: What are you working on?

Eric: I’m working on the walking order for the collection.

Donna: Well, anyone would be captivated by these designs, no matter what order they’re in.

Eric: I think so too. They’re beautiful. I’m very happy with them.

Donna: Yeah.

Eric: RJ’s done a wonderful job executing my designs. He really has. My grand finale is really coming together.

[ Eric sighs ]

Donna: Hey, it’s okay. You know, the doctor called and, um, is gonna come over later.

Eric: Yeah, yeah.

Donna: Hopefully, now, we can finally figure out what’s going on with you.

Eric: Yeah, that’s fine. That’s fine. I just don’t want you to worry about it, okay? I’m not worried about it, either. The last thing I want to think about. I’m gonna beat the pants off Ridge at this final showdown. I’m gonna do it.

[ Eric coughing ]

Eric: Sorry.

[ Door rattling ]

Katie: Hey, baby, I gotta call you right back, okay? I love you, too.

[ Eric coughing ]

Katie: Eric, your cough sounds horrible. Are you okay?

Eric: I, uh…

Ridge: Steffy is, uh, backpacking in The Alps, last I heard.

Liam: She’s– wow. Wow. When did that happen?

Ridge: I don’t know.

Brooke: Hopefully she can decompress from the threat of Sheila.  Speaking of which, does she know about Deacon and Sheila?

Ridge: She doesn’t know it from me. You and I haven’t been able to get a hold of her and it’s not the kind of thing you leave on a voicemail.

Liam: Sheila and Deacon Sharpe are a thing.

Eric: I’m fine, Katie. Really, I’m fine. Just– thanks for asking.

Katie: Okay. Are you sure? That sounded like some cough.

Eric: Yeah, I think it’s just allergies or something.

Donna: Yeah, it’s just been really dry out lately.

Katie: Well, take care of yourself because your schedule is about to get very full. No one can accuse me of not doing my job.

Eric: Couldn’t do any of this without you.

Katie: I just stopped by because I wanted to go over the final invite list. I have Ridge’s requests, but I’m sure there’s gonna be some overlap.

[ Eric coughing ]

Eric: I’m sorry, Katie. Um, I think I have some cough drops out here. I’ll get them.

[ Eric coughing ]

Katie: Are you sure that’s just allergies? What’s really going on with him?

Liam: So, at the moment, there’s no way to get a hold of Steffy?

Ridge: I– I don’t know. I really don’t know. Why you keep asking about Steffy?

Liam: Because I gotta– I gotta– I gotta talk to her about stuff, you know?

Brooke: Does it have to do with Kelly?

Liam: Uh, yeah, yeah. Um, as you know, I miss my daughter very much. I want her to come home. I want them all to feel– to feel safe enough to come home. Really– actually, sorry, that’s not the only reason I’m here. Um, as you know, Spencer Publications has multiple outlets covering the– the upcoming fashion event.

Ridge: So, you want me to make a pitch? ‘Cause Katie is on it.

Liam: Uh, yes, she is and she’s very thorough. I just thought, um, maybe I could give you–

RJ: Oh!

Ridge: Katie’s on it.

Liam: Fair enough. Hey, RJ.

RJ: Um, what’s up?

Liam: Nothing. I’m gonna– I’m not gonna take up any more of your time. I’m out. Good to see ya.

RJ: Good to see you too.

Liam: Let me know if you do, um, if you do talk to Steffy.

Ridge: Yeah, will do.

RJ: What was that all about?

Ridge: I don’t know.

RJ: Okay. Well, um, I– I just got the talking points from Katie about the fashion challenge. It seems like you wanted to change the rules a bit.

Ridge: No, rules are the same. Your grandpa and I, we wanted to keep it an intimate event and we’re just inviting people that are friends of Forrester Creations and they get to bid on the gowns, and whoever sells the most wins.

RJ: Hm.

Brooke: And nobody will know that it’s a fashion challenge: Father versus son.

Ridge: Yeah, no one will know what I designed or what your grandfather designed.

RJ: Right, so what I’m hearing is that you’re worried that if they know it’s Granddad’s Creations, he’s gonna win on name value alone.

Ridge: No, I’m– I’m worried people are gonna buy his gowns because it’s his “last collection.”

[ Donna scoffs ]

Donna: Nothing is going on, Katie. It’s just Eric is working day and night on a collection that could be the most important collection in his life. And regardless of his confidence and his talent, it’s stressful.

Katie: But he just seems so energetic and full of life. I mean, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that. I just can’t believe he’s gonna walk away from something that clearly means so much to him. Forrester has defined who he is. I mean, how can he say this is his grand finale when he could have so much more to offer?

Donna: I don’t know. I– I just think this is his last one.

Katie: Why are you saying that? I mean, is there something I’m not aware of? What’s really going on, Donna?

Eric: Donna, I’m wondering if you– Donna, you remember that appointment we have, right?

Donna: Yeah. Yeah, I’m ready right now, actually.

Eric: Okay.

Donna: Yeah.

Katie: Okay, that’s my cue. Um, this is the invite list. Please look it over when you get a chance. Let me know if there’s any changes.

Eric: Oh, I will. Thank you. Thanks, Katie.

Katie: All right. I love you. I’ll see you later.

Donna: Okay.

Eric: I’m sorry, honey. I know a part of you is dying to tell Katie what’s going on with us, but– and I hate putting you in this position, but I– I wouldn’t be able to stand the pity. I wouldn’t.

Donna: I know, and I love you and I don’t want to do anything you don’t want me to do. Did you, um, cough up–

Eric: Yeah, yeah, a little bit, a little bit. Nothing to worry about. [ Eric chuckles ] My beautiful Donna. Don’t worry. It’ll be fine. I’m not going anywhere. Everything’s gonna be– I’m gonna live ’til I die. And until then, I’m gonna be holding you in my arms and be a very happy man. Okay?

Donna: Okay.

[ Knocking on door ]

Donna:  Dr. Colby, please come in. Uh, you wanted to see us?

Colby: Yes. I have news about Eric’s condition.

Ridge: How’s the line coming along?

RJ: Wouldn’t you like to know?

Ridge: Oh, I do know. I– I get all the bills. I know he’s spending money on lace and diamonds. Has he ever heard of less is more?

RJ: Yeah, I’m sure he has. Come on, Granddad knows what he’s doing.

Ridge: Oh, I know. You okay? I was just playing with you.

RJ: Yeah, yeah, yeah, fine.

Ridge: Okay? I’m glad that, uh, things are okay here, because I– I know that my dad’s upset with me. I just don’t want you to be upset with me. Actually, I’m proud of you. I’m– I’m so happy that you’re working in this business. It just always felt you would be next to me. That’s all.

Brooke: That’ll happen soon enough. Don’t make him feel guilty.

Ridge: I’m– that’s not what I– I’m not– I’m sorry. That’s not what I mean to do at all. I’ve just asked you so many times to come work with me, and then you ended up saying no to me and then working with Granddad, and um… I don’t know. Is there something I’m not seeing here? Did something happen? What?

Donna: There– there has to be something more that we can do. Specialists that we– we can consult or something.

Colby: Of course. We’ll explore every avenue, but we also have to be realistic about what we’re dealing with.

[ Donna scoffs ]

Donna: No, I’m not just– I’m not just gonna sit back and accept this.

Eric: Donna, Donna, don’t worry.

Donna: Don’t worry? Don’t worry? What are you– what, did you not just hear what he said? You’re– you– you– oh, my god, I can’t believe this is happening. It’s just–

Colby: I’m sorry, okay? I hate delivering this kind of news and having to give it to you, but we’ve been running extensive tests and with Mr. Forrester experiencing hemoptysis, coughing up blood, I’m afraid his condition is worsening. My advice is that you take it easy and conserve your strength.

Donna: So– so you don’t want him doing the fashion show or any–

Colby: I strongly recommend against it. It quite literally could kill him.

Donna: Okay. Well, then, then it’s settled.

Eric: No, no, no, no, no, nothing’s settled. Doctor, excuse me, but if you think you can come into my house and drop this kind of a bomb, that I’m dying… and I’m gonna just sit here and wait for it– ha–

Donna: What?

Eric: You’re very much mistaken, all due respect.

Donna: What?

Eric: I’m gonna do this show. If this is… if this is the way I’m going out, then I’m going to go out on my own terms. This is my life! This is my skill and my talent. This is my gift! This is how I’ve lived all my years and if you think I’m going to forego seeing these– these designs come to life for all the world to see, you’re mistaken about that too. Now, if I have so little left in my life, then I’m gonna toast it with a glass of champagne and I’m gonna die a happy man. You think I’m gonna give this up? This collection will be a reality. I don’t care if it kills me. I don’t care.

Ridge: You know you can tell me anything, right? Is there something going on? Something, something wrong, maybe?

Brooke: Ridge, stop putting him on the spot. I’m sure RJ feels bad that he can’t work with you right now, but having his grandpa as a mentor is a wonderful thing.

RJ: No, Mom, it’s fine. It’s– it’s okay. I understand why he’s asking these questions. Dad, I didn’t think I’d be caught in this situation. I– I didn’t even know when i got home, if I wanted to design. I thought if I ever ended up designing, it’d be with you, here. I– I really did. I still want to. It’s just… Granddad is…

Ridge: What, he needs you? Is that it?

RJ: Yeah. Yeah, he needs me, and I need him right now. You know he’s a force of nature, right, Dad? Like– like, if anyone can understand that, it would be you. I mean, when he– when he comes up with ideas, it’s like a stream of consciousness. He– one second, he’s talking about how satin moves, and then how– how he wants to do a taper in a waist, and then he just picks up a pencil and he has it on a piece of paper, in seconds. Working with him, it’s– it’s like– it’s like magic when he’s in the zone. It’s emotional. He creates every single design with express intentions to make people feel something. I’ve never experienced anything like that before. It’s incredible. Designing, for him, is life, and nothing is gonna stop him. And that… I’m proud to be a part of that.

Ridge: I’m proud you’re part of that too. My point is, when you came back to Forrester, you didn’t want to do any of this at all. And now you’re doing it with Granddad. I just want to know if I’m missing something. Is my dad okay?

Donna: I just can’t believe this. I– I’ve loved you for so long. I’ve dreamed of being with you and I lost you once, and it was the biggest mistake of my entire life. How am I gonna lose you again?

Eric: Don’t, don’t, don’t. Don’t go there. Stay right here. Right here. Feel our hearts beat. Listen to ’em, really. This is what we have, right now. It doesn’t matter what the doctor says. I’m gonna live ’til I’m about 110 years old. It doesn’t matter what he says. I promise you.

Donna: How can you say that?

Eric: Because it doesn’t matter, Donna. We’re all gonna die. Everyone’s gonna die. And we’re all not gonna sit around and curl up in a ball and wait for it. We’re not going to. Look at this. Look. This is the path I’m on and this is what I’m gonna do. This is my– my grand finale. It doesn’t matter that some doctor says I’m gonna die. It doesn’t matter because I’m here and I’m alive and I’m with you. It’s gonna last forever. Okay?

Donna: Okay.

Eric: I love you.

[ Donna exhales ]

Donna: I love you so much.

Eric: See? Now, I’m gonna take a walk, and then I’ll come back in and– and get some work done and so on. Chin up, Donna Logan.

[ Donna chuckles ]

Donna: Okay. Okay.

Donna and Eric: Okay.

[ Donna inhales and exhales ]

Katie: Donna.

Donna: Katie? What?

Katie: Is what I heard just now true?

Donna: What– what did you hear?

Katie: Eric is dying?

Donna: Yeah. Yeah, it’s true. I– I– I… I, uh… the doctor was just here and, um, he gave us– he gave us the news tonight.

Katie: Honey… honey, I’m so sorry.

[ Donna sobbing ]

Katie: I’m so sorry. I know how much you love him. I can’t believe you’ve been going through all this all by yourself. Why didn’t you tell me? I would have been here for you.

Donna: What am I gonna do? What am I gonna do? I can’t lose him.

Katie: You’re not gonna lose him. You’re not. You’re not. You want to know why?

Donna: Why?

Katie: Because Eric has a life force inside of him that is strong and fierce and vital.

Donna: Oh, god, Katie, he’s just– he’s been working so hard. He’s been pushing himself and he’s just–

Katie: Oh, my god. Oh, my god, the fashion show. That’s why he keeps calling this his last finale.

Donna: Yes.

Katie: Donna, does– does Ridge know?

Donna: No! No, no, no, no. He cannot know. He doesn’t want him to.

Katie: Donna, you have to tell him.

Donna: No.

Katie: Ridge has to know that his father is dying. He has to know.

Ridge: Something doesn’t add up. You working with Granddad on his– what is his last line, his grand finale. I need you to be completely honest with me. Something going on with my dad? Something I don’t know about?

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B&B Short Recap Monday, October 23, 2023

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Liam drops by Forrester Creations to see Ridge and Brooke, who are kissing (as usual). He wonders if they’ve heard from Steffy (since he left the voicemail on her phone about Deacon and Sheila being together). Ridge says that she’s hiking in The Alps. RJ comes in just as Liam is leaving. Ridge jokes with him but then pressures him to tell him what’s going on with Eric. He even asks if Eric is OK, but RJ won’t answer. He just says that Eric needs him.

When Katie visits Donna and Eric, Eric keeps having coughing fits, but he claims that it’s just allergies. After Eric leaves the room, Katie asks if he’s OK. Later, the doctor visits to tell them that Eric is dying. We don’t get any details about what disease Eric has. The doctor tells him that he should rest and not do the fashion show, but Eric insists on doing it, even if it kills him. Eric holds Donna, who is crying. He urges her to live in the moment. Katie overhears and sympathizes with Donna. Donna tells her not to tell Ridge.

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B&B Transcript Friday, October 20, 2023

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Sheila: So, let me guess. Um… you shoving my face into your plate. Just another accident.

Li: Just a reminder how disgusting I think it is that you’re not rotting in some prison cell for the rest of your life.

Deacon: Hope, listen to me. You know I love you.

Hope: Dad, you can’t love me and claim to love sheila. You can’T. Because loving her is hurting me and the two cannot exist at the same time. Dad, sheila is toxic. You know that. She is going to kill whatever relationship that we have and I just– I want you to put an end to this with her.

Liam: Hey.

Thomas: Liam. What brings you by?

Liam: Oh, you know the uzhe. I’m– I’m looking for hope.

Thomas: Ah. What for?

Liam: Uh, something for beth.

Thomas: I don’t know where she is.

Liam: Okay. Yeah, I figured. I, um, I’ll just put this here. I saw hope the other day. She, uh, she told me about deacon and sheila.

Thomas: Yeah, I heard about that too. Don’t know what the hell her father is thinking.

Liam: Yeah, I don’t either. It’s– it’s insane and it’s insane on multiple levels ’cause it’s not just deacon, it’s finn too. I mean, finn has invited sheila into steffy’s life and now she’s a threat to her safety and we’ll never be rid of her.

Finn: Let’s order a second round of imaging two weeks from now and– and you can tell mr. Norris, I’ll be right in to see him. Thanks, tina. Ridge. Hey, what’s, uh, what’s up?

Ridge: Ah. You know this and that. Deacon and your mother are happily in love.

Finn: Sheila and deacon. Li is my mother.

Ridge: Oh. Well, either way. How much of this have you told steffy?

Liam: I mean, what I don’t get is finn knows he should have cut all ties with sheila from the very beginning and instead he just, he chooses to give her hope. I mean, hugging her and calling her mom, all of it. I mean, she– she’s the kind of person you don’t give an inch to, right? It’s obvious and yet he gives her a mile.

Thomas: I actually don’t disagree with you. Yeah, finn has handled this whole situation all wrong.

Liam: Yeah, he has and now we’re all paying the price for it, living under constant threat. I mean, look at steffy, she’s had to give up her home and her family and she’s miles away from everyone she loves and– and it’s killing her and frankly, it’s killing me too because I want her back.

Finn: I haven’t told steffy about sheila and deacon yet, no.

Ridge: Okay.

Finn: Look, ridge, you know– you have to know how much of a nightmare this has been for me. Sheila has turned my life upside down. She’s effectively taken my family away from me. What if she doesn’t stop until she destroys everything we love?

Deacon: Baby, it kills me to see you in pain like this and to know that I’m the cause of it. You don’t know this, but I made a promise to myself that if you ever let me back in your life, give me a second chance, I’d never disappoint you again.

Hope: Then don’T. You do have a choice, dad. And we’ve come so far. Don’t throw it away on someone like sheila. She only cares about what she wants and what she needs. Dad, she– she is using you. She is manipulating you and the minute that you’ve given all that you can give her, she will be gone because that is who she is, dad. She is not capable of change because she is a sociopath. She is not capable of love. She is dangerous, dad.

Li: Oh. The sauce is bitter. Just like you.

Thomas: You want my sister back? I agree with you. Finn has made mistakes as far as sheila is concerned. But finn is still my sister’s husband and she loves him and all I want for her is to be loved and safe.

Liam: Yeah, I know. That’s all I want too. Which is why finn has to act like a real husband and keep sheila away.

Thomas: Like you acted like a real husband with hope when you ran away as soon as things got a little tough? Yeah. Sure. How the hell do you think you’re gonna protect my sister from sheila better than finn?

Liam: Look, all I want is for steffy to be back where she belongs and that means finn keeping that monster away from us. As a matter of fact, I think– I think I’m gonna make sure he does that. Make sure hope gets this.

Finn: I miss my family, ridge. I– I never wanted to bring sheila into our lives, but at this point I’m– it’s beyond my control.

Ridge: Beyond your control or not, son, steffy needs to know about sheila and deacon.

Deacon: Oh, god, I just wish I could get you to understand. I don’t know why sheila and I click, but we just do. We– we– we speak the same language. Hope, all our lives, we’ve been the outsiders. You know, the misfits, the convicts.

Hope: Don’t compare yourself to her, dad. It is not a fair comparison. Yes, you have made mistakes, but you’re nothing compared to what sheila has done. Dad, please. Please, I am begging you, get yourself out of this before it is too late.

[ Knocking on door ]

Deacon: Yeah?

Hollis: Hey, boss. Listen, we have a situation downstairs that needs your attention asap.

Deacon: Okay. All right, thanks. Honey. I’m sorry, duty calls. I gotta go. Please don’t lose faith in your old man. I know what I’m doing. I swear.

Sheila: I can– I can hear how angry you are and I deserve it. So you go ahead, you just– you go ahead and let go on me. But if you think that I’m gonna lose it and do something rash or stupid and fall for these attempts of yours to provoke me, you should know by now that i don’t easily fall for the bait. I am not stupid. So, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but I am not going to do something that is going to land me back in jail.

Finn: I know steffy needs to be told about sheila and deacon, but I– I don’t want to scare her off anymore.

Ridge: All right, fair enough. But when it’s time, it’s your story to tell.

Deacon: What the hell is going on?

Sheila: Oh, uh, li said that there was something in her sauce and I– I didn’t see anything, so she just wanted me to have a closer look so she just– she decided to put my face in it.

Li: I don’t know you very well, deacon. I mean, you must be crazy to be involved with such a heinous creature like sheila carter.

Thomas: Hey, I got your text. Everything okay?

Hope: No, I’m definitely not okay. I just came from my dad’s and I just, I can’t believe that he’s doing this, you know? That he would even think that I could accept a relationship with him and sheila when she’s a monster. And she’s– he’s willing to throw away our entire relationship and everything that we had worked for, for that. But that, um, that’s actually not– that’s not why I wanted to see you.

Thomas: No?

Hope: No. I came here to do this.

Finn: I’m just finishing up, tina. Did you prep, mr. Norris? Liam.

Liam: I will, uh, tell tina about mr. Norris on my way out.

Finn: What are you doing here?

Liam: You have to ask? You know, everybody’s gonna find out about your mom and deacon eventually, right? Like, hope just told me.

Finn: So, you rushed on over here because…

Liam: Because I want to find out what you’re gonna do about it. Steffy’s never gonna come home now. I mean, not, not as long as she knows that deacon and your mom are shacking up together. I mean that, that just makes the situation more dangerous. Like, you understand that. What did she say when you told her? Oh, okay. She doesn’t know about any of this, does she? You didn’t tell her.

Hope: Thanks. I, um, I needed that.

Thomas: This is what I want. You here in my arms. ‘Cause I love you. It’s that simple.

Hope: Thomas, I– I don’t know what I feel, but I do know that I’m grateful for your understanding and I just– I– I don’t ever want to take advantage of that.

Thomas: You never could take advantage of that. You’re too wonderful a person.

Hope: I’m trying. And you know me, always trying my best, putting on a brave face, but really, behind closed doors, I am still processing the end of my marriage and my family as I thought I knew it. And I just realized that I’ve been in something for so long with someone that wasn’t fully 100% committed to me. And now that I have space and time away from it, I just realize how exhausting that was.

Thomas: I’m sorry, hope. And not because you and liam aren’t together right now. I’m– I’m sorry because he has hurt you over and over again.

Hope: I had found a home in liam, but it was never really mine to begin with. And so now, I just… I don’t know if I’m going to feel that connection again with another man.

Thomas: Hey, hey, hey, hey, that’s okay. I understand. It’s completely fine, okay? Look… I get it and I’m here. This is what I want, to be here with you. Holding you, loving you. I will always love you.

Liam: Wow, that’s, uh, that’s pretty unbelievable, you haven’t told steffy any of this.

Finn: Liam.

Liam: I mean, no, hey, listen, you don’t have to like, explain it to me. I can see it on your face. Your psycho birth mother is now hooking up with deacon sharpe and you don’t have the good sense to tell steffy about it? Like, whatever happened to the whole, it’s your job to protect your family thing?

Finn: You know what? Yeah, it is. It’s my job, okay? It’s not yours. I mean, you– you’re questioning my commitment and my love to steffy after you’ve bounced back and forth between her and hope so many times, we’ve lost count?

Liam: Hey, listen, you– you can try to make this about me all you want, but there’s really no excuse for you keeping this from steffy because it’s getting worse and worse by the minute, right? Sheila is worming her way, not just into your life, but into all of our lives.

Finn: Look, if sheila is gonna listen to anyone else, it’s deacon and deacon thinks he can control her.

Liam: Yeah, deacon’s wrong. And so are you. He cannot keep steffy protected and clearly, neither can you. I mean, it’s like if steffy is with finn, then she’s in danger. If she’s with finn, she’s in danger. Finn, danger.

Tina: Dr. Finnegan, you’re needed right away.

Finn: Yeah, I’ll– I’ll be right there. You better listen to me. You need to really listen. I know what you’re doing. It’s what you always do and it’s disrespectful. It’s disrespectful to me and it’s disrespectful to steffy. It’s a scumbag move. Stay out of my business and stay the hell away from my wife.

Liam: Screw it.

Steffy: Hey, you’ve reached steffy forrester. Leave your name and number and I’ll get back to you.

Liam: Hey, it’s me. Um… it’s good to hear your voice, even if only a recording of it. Um, I debated, uh, for about two seconds whether or not to leave you this message. Uh, and maybe if I thought you were gonna hear it directly from finn, it would be different, but who am I kidding? You’re not going to. Um… you deserve to come home feeling safe and with finn, you’re just not gonna have that feeling, especially given what I just learned. So, sheila and deacon sharpe are a thing. Now, they are romantically involved, finn knows about it and he’s keeping it from you. Like I– I– I don’t, I don’t know what else to tell you. I mean, the guy has been blowing this from day one and I think we both know why. It’s because he’s sheila’s son. He’s never gonna keep you and your family safe. He’S… he’s never gonna keep you safe the way that I would. You know, I want more than it’s because he’s sheila’s son. He’s never gonna keep you and your family safe. He’S… he’s never gonna keep you safe the way that I would. You know, I want more than anything for you to come home, but don’t come home to him. Come home to me. We were married once. We could do it again.

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B&B Transcript Thursday, October 19, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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Hope: Carter should be joining us soon.

Brooke: [ Sighs] This presentation could’ve waited, sweetie. There’s a lot going on.

Hope: Which is why I am doing this because I need to do something, anything, with this energy and it needs to be productive and hope for the future needs an approved budget.

Brooke: Hm. Thomas is a gifted designer, that’s for sure. I just wish the two of you weren’t working so closely together. It worries me.

Hope: On second thought, let’s change the subject then about something that is more important, like my dad and sheila carter.

Sheila: So… what do you think?

Deacon: Wow. I’d place an order.

Sheila: Well, I am here to serve.

Deacon: Yeah?

Sheila: Want a side of fries with that?

Deacon: Ooh, that’s an interesting visual. So, it’s a big day today, working at the restaurant. Balancing plates, filling water glasses.

Sheila: Yeah.

Deacon: Taking orders.

Sheila: What could possibly go wrong?

Deacon: Hey, il giardino is a huge part of my life now.

Sheila: I know. I know. And I don’t want any problems, I– I swear. I just want a nice, simple normal life.

Deacon: I hope so ’cause I’ve really gone to bat for you, telling everyone you’ve changed, which means you have got to stop obsessing about finn.

Finn: Anyways, I was just hoping to catch you, steffy, but uh, I’m sure you have your hands full over there. Just know how much I love you and how much I miss you.

Li: Good. I’m glad to see you focusing on your family. It’s time, finn. It’s time to bring steffy, hayes and kelly home.

Finn: Yeah, I– I agree with you, but steffy’s still concerned about sheila.

Li: You have to cut her out. Get her out of your life.

Finn: Yeah, well, it’s not that simple, mom. Especially now.

Li: What’s sheila done? Has she tried to see you again?

Finn: Not exactly, but someone reached out on her behalf.

Li: Who?

Finn: Her new love. She and deacon are together.

Li: What?

Brooke: This whole situation is a nightmare. It’s like deacon’s lost his mind.

Hope: I’m at a total loss because I don’t know how to feel about it. On the one hand, I don’t know if I should be furious with my dad for somehow managing to fall in love with sheila carter or terrified for him because she might hurt him.

Carter: Ladies.

Brooke: Hello.

Hope: So, we have the proposed budget, we have thomas’ samples.

Carter: That’s gonna have to wait. Um… I just talked to ridge. Deacon and sheila are together? No offense, hope, but what the hell is your father thinking?

Sheila: You want me to give up on having a relationship with my son?

Deacon: I know how much you love finn and how connected you feel to him, but come on. You saw his reaction when he found out about the two of us.

Sheila: Deacon, my son–

Deacon: Your son wants nothing to do with you. At least not right now. Babe, I’m sorry if that hurts, but it’s the truth. If you keep forcing it, if you keep trying to make him have a relationship with you, you’re gonna lose everything, okay? You gotta give him time. You gotta give– you gotta give everyone time to see that you’ve changed. That you’re no longer a threat, and that includes steffy and the kids. Look, I’ve gone to bat for you. I’ve put everything on the line here. I’m risking my relationship with my daughter and I’m doing it because I love you. I wanna have a– a future with you, but we can only build that life together if you stay out of finn and steffy’s lives. Can you do that?

Li: Deacon is as crazy as sheila is if he thinks he can control that psychopath. Somehow keep us safe? Please tell me you’re not buying into all of this.

Finn: I don’t know, mom. I’m just– look, I’m desperate to get my family back. And look, ultimately, sheila just wants to be loved. So, maybe deacon’s love will be enough for her.

Li: She wants you, finn. She wants your love.

Finn: Look, I have done everything but walk her out of L.A. Myself. The fact is, the bottom line is I can’t make sheila do anything. I gotta be optimistic. I mean, what other choices do I have? Steffy will not come back until she’s positive that sheila is no longer a threat, so if deacon can control her, maybe it’s the answer.

Carter: Has your father lost his mind?

Hope: I don’t think my father knows what he’s doing. Oh, and by the way, apparently, they’re in love.

[ Brooke groaning ]

Carter: I was afraid this might happen.

Brooke: What are you saying?

Carter: Ridge filled me in on deacon and sheila’s past involvement a while back. When sheila was released, we confronted deacon to see if he knew what sheila might be up to. I had a feeling he might be covering.

Hope: I just don’t see how my father could have any involvement with sheila after all the horrible things she has done to so many of us. I mean, it feels like a betrayal. Dad and I have worked so hard to get to this place, to have a solid relationship and this, him thinking that he’s magically changed sheila, it just feels reckless, so.

Deacon: Sheila, you gotta stay away from finn and his family. Until everyone knows that you’re not a threat.

Sheila: I would never do anything to hurt finn or his family because I love them.

Deacon: I hate to point out the obvious here, but that has not always been the case. You may have some making up to do. Now, babe, we love each other, right?

Sheila: Yes. Of course, I love you. I love you.

Deacon: Okay, all right. Then, that means we have to make sacrifices for each other. Look, all your life, you’ve wanted someone to love you, to accept you for who you are. Well, guess what? I am that someone. I believe in you. I believe that you can change. I can give you all the love that you need that you will never need to look anywhere else. You heard what I said to finn and I told ridge and brooke and hope the same thing. I will keep them safe from you, especially steffy and the kids. I mean, honestly, I’m helping you out.

Sheila: And not having a relationship with my son is– is helping me out?

Deacon: Sheila, finn will never forgive you if steffy doesn’t come back and you’re the cause of it. And all the hard work that you’ve done trying to build a relationship with him, that will be lost. I’m– I’m putting everything on the line here for you. I’m taking a stand. No one has ever done that for you before and you need to remember that. If you love me the way that you say you do, then you gotta promise me, and you gotta– you gotta mean that promise, that you will have no communication with finn and steffy. Tell me you can do that. Deal with sheila anymore?

Finn: No, of course I am. Sheila will stay out of my life. I’ll make sure of it,

Li: You’re not gonna deal with sheila anymore?

Finn: No, of course I am. Sheila will stay out of my life. I’ll make sure of it, but if deacon can help with that, I mean, I’ll take it.

Li: Is she planning on living with him, next to the alley where she shot you and your wife?

Finn: I don’t know. She is working at il giardino though. Apparently, it’s part of her rehabilitation.

Li: Rehabilitation. That’s laughable. Sheila carter should be in prison. It is the grossest miscarriage of justice that she is not rotting in a cell for the rest of her life. Somehow, there’s gotta be a way to get her locked up again.

Deacon: Sheila. Sheila, I need to hear you say that you’re gonna stay away from finn and his family.

Sheila: My goodness, I have got to skedaddle because I don’t want to be late on my first day of work. I don’t want people to think I’m getting preferential treatment, even though I do have an in with the boss.

Deacon: Cool your jets for a second, all right? I need an answer. Tell me you understand me.

Sheila: Look, I just want to lead a nice, quiet, normal life. I’m not looking to cause trouble or any kind of conflict. I’m not looking to go to battle, okay? And I do want a foot massage when I get home.

Deacon: All nine toes.

Sheila: All nine toes and then some. Waiting tables is difficult work.

Deacon: I know.

Sheila: Mm-hmm. Yeah.

Deacon: All right. Go get ’em, slugger. Bye.

Carter: Have you talked to your father about this? How upset you are?

Hope: Of course. We’ve all tried to get him to see how much this is affecting us.

Carter: Does he not care?

Brooke: Of course, he cares, carter. Honey, he loves you very much.

Hope: I know. He does. Which could also be the thing we need to work in our favor.

Brooke: He’s worked very hard to have a relationship with you and I know he would be devastated to lose that now.

Hope: Can this wait? Because I need to try to get through to him and make him see how dangerous this is, especially if he gets in the way of sheila and her relationship with finn. He has to listen to me and I’m going to put a stop to this before anyone else gets hurt.

Brooke: Oh, honey, just be careful, please.

Sheila: Geez, hollis, I know that deacon told you to keep an eye on me, but it’s okay to blink every once in a while.

Hollis: Yeah, he’s a bigger man than me.

[ Sheila chuckling ]

Sheila: Um, I’m just gonna have to take your word on that.

Hollis: Take it slow.

Sheila: Not my first rodeo. There you go. And for you as well. Let me know if there’s anything else I can get you at all, please. I look forward to seeing you both next time. All right. Hi, my name is sheila. I’ll be your server today. Can I start you with some sparkling water?

Li: You despicable, diabolical creature.

Sheila: Um, maybe a cocktail would be better.

Li: Do the other patrons here know that they’re being waited on by a murderous psychopath? You make me sick to my stomach.

Sheila: Then, you know what? We should definitely go with bubbles because that is gonna help settle your tummy. Here you go.

[ Li sighing ]

[ Glass shattering ]

Li: Whoopsie. Accident.

Sheila: No problem. I’ll just get that cleaned up.

Deacon: Hope.

Hope: Is she here?

Deacon: Uh, no. She’s, uh, she’s downstairs working.

Hope: At the restaurant? Wow, wow.

Deacon: Yeah, I– I was just gonna go down there. I– I’ve got time for you. I’m the boss.

Hope: Are you sure that’s going to last much longer? Once people find out that sheila carter is working in your restaurant?

Deacon: I hope so.

Hope: And if you’re wrong? If you lose everything that you’ve worked so hard to build?

Deacon: I gotta believe I’m not.

Hope: What about losing me? I mean, do you really think that I could ever accept you and sheila together? Is that worth losing me?

Deacon: Hope, I love you.

Hope: Do you? I gotta be honest, I’m having a really, really hard time believing that right now.

Deacon: Please don’t lose faith in me.

Hope: I am trying so hard to hold onto that. Everything that we have worked so hard to build over the years, dad. All that time we missed when I was younger. And now, you just want to throw it away for her? Isn’t your family worth fighting for? I want to share my life with you. I want you to be able to watch your grandchildren grow up. I mean, beth’s birthday? I never would’ve invited you if you were with sheila. Think about that. Think about everything that you would be willing to walk away from for her. Dad… choose us. Choose your family and put an end to this mess with sheila today.

Sheila: There you go. All better.

Li: You missed a spot. I suppose you’re good at mopping from all the time you spent in prison. Did you have to clean toilets too? Seems appropriate. Maybe, you can have your old job again when you’re back where you belong, behind bars.

Sheila: You know, I can understand why you’d choose to be less than amicable today, li, but I’m not going back to prison. I’m a changed woman. I– I have deacon in my life now.

Li: That’s right. Your one true love.

Sheila: All I want is to lead a simple, normal peaceful life and I’ll never again be a threat to steffy or your– your son.

Li: Don’t you mean your son?

Sheila: No, I mean your son, li. I’ve changed. All I’ve ever wanted in my life is to be loved, and yes, I thought I could find that love with finn, but there are circumstances that simply would not allow that. But I have that now. I have love with deacon. He’s the reason why I’m still in L.A.

Li: What happens when deacon’s done with you, sheila, hm? And he kicks you to the curb like everyone else?

Sheila: If we were to break up, you’d still have nothing to worry about because I made a promise. Hollis, thank you.

Hollis: My pleasure.

Sheila: Your meal.

Li: I didn’t order anything.

Sheila: I know you didn’T. I took it upon myself, on the house, of course, because you seem a little hangry. Bolognese. It’s one of deacon’s specialties. Buon appetito.

Li: Oh, excuse me, waitress?

Sheila: Yeah?

Li: There seems to be something in my sauce.

Sheila: There is?

Li: Uh-huh. Right here.

Sheila: Well, I don’t see anything.

Li: Yeah, look more closely. It’s right here.

Hollis: Oh, my god.

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B&B Transcript Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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Brooke: It’s beautiful.

Ridge: Hm. Yeah.

Brooke: You okay? You seem–

Ridge: I’m fine. It’s, you know.

Brooke: I know. It’s weighing on you. Fashion challenge. You don’t want to compete with your father.

Ridge: I don’T. I love my dad, I ju– for some reason, he… he wants to pick this fight with me. I’m gonna win this. And he’s not going to know what to do.

Eric: You didn’t have to make a house call, doctor.

Donna: He most certainly did. Thank you again, doctor.

Colby: Of course.

Donna: Eric has been coughing up blood and not telling us about it. Can’t seem to figure out what’s going on here, you know, and we need to know the truth, doctor, please. What’s wrong with eric?

Rj: Hey, you’re back.

Luna: For you.

Rj: For– for me?

Luna: Mm-hmm.

Rj: What– what is this?

Luna: It’s honeydew. I don’t know, I thought you might need a break. I, uh, I picked you up something while I was out for marketing. I know it’s not much, but I just– I wanted to thank you again for what you did, defending me to aunt li.

Finn: So, you admit that there’s bad blood between you and aunt poppy?

Li: Penelope. Yes. She ruined my life years ago.

Finn: You’ve never said anything before. What are you talking about?

Finn: Come on, mom, tell me. What happened with you and your sister?

Li: You have more important things to focus on. Like a family.

Finn: I’ll get steffy back. That’s not what I’m talking about. I want to hear about my aunt and luna.

Rj: Okay, this is delicious.

[ Luna chuckles ] Thank you, I need another one of these someday. But no, seriously, I– I should be the one thanking you. Honestly, I mean, being able to open up to you about my granddad’s situation, especially when I can’t talk about it to anybody else, it means– it means a lot to me.

Luna: Well, I’m glad I can help. Even if it’s just a talk. Secret’s safe, I won’t say a word.

Brooke: This is crazy.

Ridge: What’s crazy?

Brooke: I, uh, it’s just crazy. It’s crazy to think that our son is doing this with his grandfather. Did you ever stop to think about it?

Ridge: Stop to think what? I love my son, I love my dad and I’m gonna beat the pants off of both of them? No. Don’t think about that. Hey, I’m grateful rj’s working. He’s learning from the best.

Brooke: Mm-hmm.

Ridge: Just not the best in this competition.

Eric: Of course, I’m dying, doctor. But no more than you or you. Look, I have to tell you, I’ve never felt more alive in my life.

Colby: I’m glad to hear that. A strong, positive attitude is very important. To your point, I’m honestly still not sure what the diagnosis is. Especially now with this development. I’d like to take a listen. Can you help him get his blazer off?

Donna: Yeah, of course. Yes.

Colby: Just have a seat for me. Right. Breathe normally. All right. Take a few deep breaths for me. Mm-hmm. Good. Again.

[ Eric sharply exhales ] All right. You can breathe normally. Now, you said that these bouts of coughing up blood have been going on for…

Eric: A couple of weeks.

Colby: A couple of weeks. Eric, I have to say, this is very serious.

Finn: Hey, don’t you try to run out the clock and stall until your next appointment. Because I’ll still be here later asking the same questions. So, what happened? What happened with you and aunt poppy?

Li: Luna’s mother, my sister, disrespected me. Almost ruined my career. She had no direction, no focus in life. I tried helping her out. I got her a job at the gift shop in the hospital. Steady work. And what did she do with that?

[ Li sighs ] When the chief surgeon’s wife found out about their relationship, guess who paid the price. My sister turned my life upside down. I won’t let luna and my sister do that to us again.

Ridge: That’s perfect. Thank you.

[ Ridge clears throat ] Hm.

Brooke: What?

Ridge: I remember sitting right over there when I was a kid. Watching my dad be on this big desk, he was sailing a boat through a fashion storm and coming out the other side. I always respected him, you know.

Brooke: He knows that. We all do.

Ridge: And now, it’s me sitting here.

Brooke: Yes. And you are doing a tremendous job.

Ridge: Tremendous. Thank you.

[ Brooke chuckles ] My dad asked me to do this. And now he wants to come back and run this company again? It doesn’t work that way. If he wants to come and– and give some input, give some suggestions, I think that’s perfect. But I’m running this company now. He needs to go and live his life.

Colby: To say, this is very serious. Eric, we can’t shrug it off.

Eric: I’m not shrugging it off, doctor. It’s just that I’m concentrating on forrester creations. That’s what I’m doing.

Colby: Work? Eric have you ever heard the analogy of juggling the five balls of life?

Eric: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. The work is rubber, it’ll bounce back. But that’s not true in this case. I have to finish this project.

Donna: Eric and his son have this silly challenge.

Eric: It’s- it’s much more than that. It’s more than that, donna.

Donna: O– okay, I’m sorry. This challenge to see who is the better designer and the winner’s collection goes into production and eric is determined to show that he’s still on top and not to be forgotten. Honey bear. You have nothing to prove. I mean, you’re one of the finest designers in the entire world, your– your– your legacy is solidified. And you heard what the doctor said, didn’t you? I mean, I know I did. Whatever this is, is– is serious. And I don’t– I don’t even want to think about it, but I’m not gonna lose you over this– this– this competition. You’re stressing yourself needlessly. And for what?

Eric: No, donna. I need this.

Donna: No.

Eric: I need this.

Donna: No, you don’T.

Eric: Yes, I do. Yes. I do. Donna, look. Imagine– imagine a symphony without– without its final movement. I– imagine a– a beautiful landscape without– without– without birds in the sky. This is my life’s work, donna. It’s a culmination of my life’s work and my– my grand finale. I have to finish.

Finn: Right, so aunt poppy and the head of surgery got caught–

Li: Having an affair. When his wife found out, all hell broke loose. He blamed me because she was my sister. I got her the job. Suddenly, I started losing shifts. You might not remember. You were much younger. But I took that job at memorial.

Finn: Yeah.

Li: I was actually transferred. I worked so hard for so many years. The only female surgeon in my class. Did my sister care? Did she ever stop to think of me and my position at the hospital? No. I refuse to let my sister and luna destroy my life again, and now, yours. I forbid it.

Rj: Shoot.

Luna: Problem?

Rj: Yeah, there’s a mix-up at receiving. I’ll be right back.

Brooke: Don’t be mad, but, I for one, am gonna be happy when this fashion challenge is over and I know donna feels the same way. It just caused too much stress between you and eric.

Ridge: Yeah, ’cause it’s not– it’s more than a challenge, isn’t it?

Brooke: Yeah, it’s, uh, the succession aspect. You and your daughter are running the company. Your co-ceos, eric stepped back, but now, he wants to run it.

Ridge: Well, he can’T. It doesn’t work that way.

Brooke: Try telling that to eric forrester.

Ridge: Whose side are you on, brooke?

Brooke: Come on, ridge. You know what I mean. You both have very strong opinions. It’s– it’s complicated. And you can’t forget how much you really do love your father.

Ridge: Hey, hey. Never gonna forget that. But what he’s doing doesn’t make sense. It’s wrong for the company. I’ll put a stop to it.

Colby: I respect your desire, eric. It’s inspiring to be so vital at your age, but–

Eric: And what age is that, doctor?

Colby: I’m just saying that it’s one thing to be able to do something, but another to put it in practice. Okay, between the tremors and coughing up blood, you can’t put any more stress on your body. You need to be resting. Conserving energy.

Donna: Thank you, doctor. I have been begging eric to stop pushing himself.

Eric: Look, I’m pushing myself to face the biggest challenge of my life, of my career and I’m gonna win it. I’m gonna win it. When I do, I gotta get back. Back in my office and behind the desk where I– where I invented forrester creations. And I took this little fashion house and I– I turned it into an– an international enterprise. And nothing’s gonna stop me. Not– not some shaky hand and– and not a bloody handkerchief. And not you, doctor. Not even you.

Li: No one knows what penelope’s done to me.

Finn: Well, I’m here asking. Tell me.

Li: The way my sister’s led her life, so free and easy, no regard for the sacrifice and heartbreak I suffered. Our parents. It’s just– it’s just not fair.

Rj: Okay. That’s over. Granddad would have not been happy about that.

Luna: I love seeing how much you care about him.

Rj: Yeah, of course, I care about him. Especially, with how sick he might be. It’s just– it’s killing me that I can’t just tell my dad about this.

Luna: Hey. You said you were here for me. I’m here for you, rj. Come on.

Ridge: See, this is what I mean. The amount of money my dad is spending on this line just so he can be in the spotlight again.

Brooke: Well, he does keep calling it his “grand finale.”

Ridge: Grand finale for now. In a few years from now, he’s just gonna do it again. My dad isn’t going anywhere.

Colby: You know my recommendations. So does donna. I will say, given this latest development, it could help us determine a diagnosis.

Donna: You know, with all due respect, doctor, it’s kind of ridiculous that we don’t even have a diagnosis yet.

Eric: Donna, it’s okay.

Donna: No, maybe, we should get a second opinion.

Eric: It’s all right.

Donna: No, it’s not okay, eric because we need answers. Answers now, doctor, even if they’re scary.

Colby: I understand your frustrations and your worries. I’ll personally be in touch soon with the game plan.

Donna: Yes, it does– and I’m– I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to–

Colby: No apologies necessary. We do anything for the ones that we love.

Donna: Yeah.

Colby: That goes for you too. If not for you, do it for donna. For your family. Take it easy. Don’t push yourself. I will see myself out.

Donna: Thank you, doctor. I hope you’re not mad at me for calling dr. Colby like that.

Eric: How could I be angry with you for loving me so much? But donna, I have to do this. I’m an artist. I’m a designer. I can’t let these things go unfinished. I’m not finished. Not like that stapler. That old stapler of mine that ridge just unceremoniously just threw it out because it was, uh– because it was too old and it didn’t function anymore. Well, I function. That stapler was so important to me. He should have known that. That stapler was on my desk from the very first day at forrester. And it held together everything that was important to this company. Our first receipts, everything. I understand your concern. I know you wish that I– I wasn’t doing this challenge with ridge, going head to head with him. I know you wish I could put down a pencil and relax and travel the world with you and– and… I wish I could do that too, but I can’T. I… I have to do this, donna. I have this passion inside to create beauty. It’s who I am. It’s who I am as a man and as an artist, and this is the man you fell in love with. I’m right about it, I’m right. I’m gonna do this thing and I’m gonna come out on top and I’m gonna live my life the way I wanna live it.

Donna: You are going to win this competition with ridge, I know that you can. You are the greatest designer in the entire universe.

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: And I’m with you 100%.

Eric: Until the end.

Donna: Until the end.

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