Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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Quinn: We can’t keep doing this.
Carter: I know.
Quinn: Or this.
Carter: Mmm-hmm. Nope.
Quinn: Or this. Okay. Why is it… every time I try to head for the door, I keep ending up in a different position?
Brooke: Wow. Can you–
Ridge: Well, that’s not good. It’s a mistake.
Brooke: Brooke and Ridge Forrester, co-CEOs. Yeah, that’s what it says.
Ridge: I know. But everyone knows that I’m running this company with Steffy half a year, um, still but hasn’t come out yet.
Brooke: Do you think Steffy would be upset if it has?
Ridge: Of course, she’d be upset. You’d be upset if somebody got credit for the work you’ve done. I mean, she’s totally committed to this company, it’s important to her.
Brooke: Well, maybe this is a– a good opportunity to talk about it.
Ridge: Talk about what? How important this company is to my daughter?
Brooke: No–I mean, yeah. Uh, I’m sure it’s important to her, but what if I were to be co-CEO with you?
Finn: Should I just do a diaper run?
Steffy: No, no, we had plenty. I just don’t know what I did with it, like what–what– where is my brain? Honestly, where is my– diapers are behind the couch. Diapers are behind the couch.
Finn: You got them.
Steffy: Oh, my goodness.
Finn: As you can see, we’re, uh, we’re– we’re very organized.
Paris: You’re new parents. Cut yourself some slack.
Steffy: I’m not a new parent. You are. I don’t get a pass. I should be better at this.
Finn: Don’t listen to her. Steffy’s on top of everything. We’re just running low on, um, what’s it called? Uh, sleep.
Steffy: Sleep. Sleep. Yeah.
Finn: Yeah. But, uh, what parents of the newborn aren’t?
Steffy: Paris, thanks for coming by to talk about the foundation. I need my notes and I don’t know where my notes are.
Steffy: Yeah, babe. Where are they? What did I do? Um, okay. Um, I’m not sure where they are.
Steffy: You’re– you are my hero. Thank you. By the way, Paris, I’m going back into the office very soon, so you don’t have to make the trip all the way out here.
Paris: I don’t mind. And I have a hard time tearing myself away from little Baby Hayes, too. He’s adorable. You and Doc sure made a handsome little boy.
Brooke: I’m just curious. What would you think of me as your co-CEO?
Ridge: What–what would i think of you taking a job that’s already taken by someone else?
Brooke: By your daughter, yes.
Ridge: Yeah. And she’s not stepping down. She’s raising a family and she’s gonna do a great job running this company with me.
Brooke: And I’m not saying she won’t.
Ridge: Okay. Then what are you saying? What’s going on in that beautiful head of yours?
Steffy: Okay. Give me a couple more minutes to get up to speed on your latest outreach proposals.
Paris: Oh, no rush. Oh, I almost forgot. On my way here, I stopped by Malibu Fish Tacos. You guys may not want them, but I grabbed a couple extra. I heard how crazy it can be having a newborn in the house.
Finn: Is this woman a lifesaver or what?
Steffy: I mean, we have been so swamped. We haven’t even had a chance to eat yet.
Finn: I want this so bad.
Paris: Geez. No food, no sleep? How are you still even going?
Steffy: I don’t know.
Finn: –Somehow when you have a new baby, you don’t notice those things. The joy that he brings even when he’s fussing and keeping you awake, it, um– it’s totally all worth it.
Paris: Spoken like a loving, doting dad.
Steffy: He definitely is. He’s so lucky to have you as his father and I’m very lucky to be doing this with you. I can’t imagine doing this with anyone else.
Quinn: Hmm. I could stay like this forever.
Carter: Mmm-hmm. Me too. But forever isn’t an option for us.
Quinn: I know. Eric made it very clear that you need to stay away from me.
Quinn: If he had any idea that you and I are still.
Carter: Yeah. It’s a huge risk.
Quinn: Yeah. And I’m not willing to let you take it. As much as I love being with you, you have such a huge future ahead of you, and I’m not gonna do anything to ruin it. That’s exactly what would happen if Eric got even the slightest hint that you and i were still involved.
Steffy: Hmm, it sounds like you’re enjoying yourself. Okay. I love you. I love you. All right. Bye-bye. Kelly’s having a good time with her daddy. Well, she’s very excited to get back for a play date with her little brother.
Finn: Hmm. Well, I think Hayes is too, but at the moment he’s finally catching up on some Z’s.
Paris: Oh, you know, he’s such a good baby. I have not heard a peep out of him since I’ve been here.
Steffy: I know. Speaking of which, we should get back to it. So these changes you’re suggesting to the foundation’s mission statement, I think they’re great. You know, I especially like how they reflect the foundation’s evolving goals.
Paris: Thanks. The foundation has been making significant strides in all areas including homeless and food and security. But I know it’s also important to you that we focus more resources and attention on drug addiction as well.
Steffy: Yeah. I’m sure you realize why.
Steffy: My struggles with opioids, it really opened my eyes, like I had no idea it was such a pervasive problem until I went through it myself.
Finn: Addiction is insidious that way. You know, it slowly takes over a person’s life before they can realize it. The more help that’s out there and– sorry, I–I–I’m not involved in the foundation, I probably shouldn’t be weighing in.
Steffy: Of course, you should. You’re at the hospital, you see problems every day.
Paris: Hey, you know what? I just had a thought. What if Finn could serve on one of the foundation’s advisory committees? I’m sure his input would be invaluable. I mean, only if that’s something you’re interested in.
Finn: No, I mean, yeah, definitely.
Steffy: All right. I like it. The issues of better medical care and access to the needy, I really wanna dive deeper on that. Let’s talk about it the next time I see you. And I really want to expand the foundation’s footprint. Again, feel free, you should actually talk to dr. Finn again if you need anything, you know, pick his brain when he’s not diapering or saving lives.
Finn: Folding laundry?
Steffy: Yeah. [ Laughs ]
Finn: No, definitely. I’d, um– I’d love to give some input.
Paris: Cool. I’m looking forward to it.
Finn: You know, Steffy, she’s always saying how impressed she is with you and I can definitely see why she feels that way.
Steffy: If Hayes understood what we were talking about, he’d be very impressed with Paris, too. He would.
Brooke: Having that conversation with Ellen and remembering all of the contributions that I’ve made here.
Ridge: Okay. This company wouldn’t be the same without you. There’s no question.
Brooke: Thank you. I appreciate you saying that. You and I did have a discussion about me having a more important role here and now that Eric is stepping down a little bit from his responsibilities, I mean, think about it. I could really help out here until Steffy comes back full time. Wouldn’t it be fun? Ridge, think about it. We could run this company the way Stephanie and Eric did.
Ridge: Hey, Dad.
Eric: I still haven’t been able to track down Carter. Has he been in touch with either one of you?
Ridge: No, he has not. It’s about your divorce proceedings, you just wanna get going on it, huh?
Eric: Yeah. Yeah, he’s my lawyer. I wanna get going on this and I wanna get him in here.
Ridge: All right. Then, video call him, put some fire under him.
Carter: That’s the ring I set for Eric.
Quinn: Do you think he knows I’m here?
Quinn: Of course not.
Carter: But I do need to get this.
Quinn: Okay. Go ahead.
Eric: Carter, are you okay?
Steffy: Okay. I think we’re good for today, unless there’s anything else we need to cover.
Paris: No, I think we covered everything we needed to cover and then some.
Steffy: Thank you again for coming out all this way.
Paris: Uh, of course. I love Malibu. The ocean, the views, it’s so peaceful and tranquil.
Hayes: [ Cries ]
Finn: Peaceful and tranquil, huh?
Paris: Yeah, nice.
Steffy: Hi, baby. Oh, what’s going on?
Finn: See? Um… here, Steff, maybe he’s hungry.
Steffy: Oh, no, maybe he’s– maybe he has a wet diaper.
Finn: You think so? Um, maybe both.
Steffy: Here, let me.
Finn: Maybe just– maybe just try to feed him.
Steffy: Okay. Okay. Come on, baby. Come on, come on, come on.
Hayes: [ Cries ]
Steffy: No, no, he doesn’t–he doesn’t want the bottle.
Finn: Here, maybe i can try it. Hey, come here, buddy.
Finn: Hey, man, what’s going on?
Paris: I don’t wanna overstep but I could give it a try. I’m pretty good with babies.
Finn: Yeah, sure. We could use all help we can get.
Hayes: [ Cries ]
Eric: Carter, what’s going on? And you’re half-dressed. Did I get you in the middle of something?
Carter: Um, I just finished a brief workout and I figured since I was working from home that I’d, uh, get it in. Is there something you need from me?
Eric: Uh, yes, yes, and I’d like to, uh, do it in person if I may.
Carter: Of course. I’ll–I’ll leave for the office right away. Um, what does this concern, may I ask?
Eric: Carter, it’s about the divorce. I wanna get started right away. And, uh, there’s a few things about the jewelry line I wanna talk about.
Carter: I see.
Eric: You know, actually, I don’t think you do, but you will once we talk. Look, I wanna get this started. I wanna get all this business, all this ugliness behind me as soon as possible. And I’m sure you feel exactly the same way.
Carter: Uh, yes, absolutely.
Eric: Yeah, look, first things first, drop a letter to–to Quinn and her attorney letting her know that you’re my lawyer and that you’ll be representing me during the divorce. I wanna get started on this right away.
Ridge: Carter, uh, is there someone there with you?
Brooke: Oh, honey, leave him alone.
Ridge: Uh, there’s–there’s a dress over there back at the couch and I don’t think it fits him.
Carter: Oh, Ridge, that’s, um, not mine.
Ridge: Don’t worry about it, my wife is right, none of my business.
Carter: So I’ll–I’ll see you soon, Eric.
Eric: Yes. Carter, look, it’s a good thing that you’re stepping up that you’re willing to try to make things the way they were. And I appreciate your dedication to the–the family and to the business all these years. That’s more important now than ever. I don’t want that to change.
Carter: Okay. Um, I’ll see you soon.
Carter: What are we doing?
Quinn: Yeah. I can see how difficult this is for you and I can’t do this to you anymore.
Paris: Are you sure?
Finn: Yeah, of course. And we appreciate the offer.
Steffy: What were you thinking?
Paris: Well, my mom said she’d do this to me when I cry. She says it always works.
Steffy: Um, yeah, yeah, go for it.
Paris: Okay. Give me that.
Paris: Oh, my goodness. Oh, okay. ♫♪ Rock-a-bye baby on the tree top when the wind blows the cradle will rock when the bough breaks the cradle will fall and down will come baby cradle and all rock-a-bye baby on the tree top when the wind blows the cradle will rock and when the bough breaks the cradle will fall and down will come baby cradle and all ♫♪
Steffy: You have the magic touch.
Finn: Thank you.
Eric: Well, that, uh– that was a little awkward.
Ridge: I guess we know what kind of workout Carter was doing.
Brooke: Any idea who the woman might be?
Carter: That was too close.
Quinn: Hearing Eric’s voice right now just reminds me how special the man is. It also reminded me how special you are to the Forrester family. You are not just respected by them, you’re not just a valued employee, you are part of their family. I care too much about you to risk losing all of that over me, I mean, I have made your life difficult enough as it is.
Carter: You did not make my life difficult, Quinn. I was heartbroken and I was angry all the time. And you brought something wonderful and unique into my life. You changed my world in the most amazing, unexpected way, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.
Quinn: I wouldn’t trade it either, but–but it’s not worth it to risk losing… losing everything. You’re–if-if Ridge and Eric find out that we’re still involved, you’re not just gonna risk losing your job, you’re gonna lose your friendship with them. And then what? What? You’re gonna be shut out. You’re gonna be a pariah like I am and that is too much. I’m not worth it. I am not worth it.
Carter: Yes, you are.