Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
Transcript provided by Suzanne
[ Gentle piano music ]
Liam: And the verdict is?
Hope: Sound asleep.
Liam: And what about douglas? How’s his, “I’m reading until midnight, no matter what campaign?”
Hope: Oh, well, that’s not going according to plan.
Liam: Aw. It always cracks me up to see him in there, just like mouth open snoring away with the lights on and an open book on his chest.
Hope: I know, it’s so adorable. I love this. I love our family and the life that we’ve created.
Liam: I do, too. Which is why I think we need to protect it.
Deacon: Look, if you’re trying to hit on me, I just want to say that–
Sheila: Whoa, whoa, whoa. You’re not interested?
Deacon: I mean, don’t get me wrong, you’re…you’re a very attractive woman for a, you know, psychopath. I’ve been down this road before. I do not want to get thrown over another cliff, so I think I am going to politely say, no, thank you.
Sheila: Shattering my dreams, why don’t you.
Deacon: Okay, there’s no need for sarcasm, all right? You’re the one who said, you need me.
Sheila: It’s because I do, deacon. Almost as much as you need me.
[ Sighs ]
Steffy: You’re home. I thought you were going to be gone all night.
Finn: No, I was laser focused to get back here to you.
Steffy: That’s so nice.
Finn: I mean, I must have set a record churning through sick people.
Steffy: That’s not you. You’re a thorough and caring doctor
Finn: When the patient is drop dead gorgeous, potential wife material. Yeah. Otherwise it’s just kind of…
Steffy: Uh huh. Sure.
Finn: Hey, your dad texted me. He said he was sorry that he missed me. He stopped by?
Steffy: Yeah, actually, he had some gossip.
Finn: Some gossip?
Steffy: Yeah, it turns out sheila isn’t the only unwanted visitor to come back into our lives.
Finn: Uh oh. Who now? Do I know him?
Steffy: No, no, and you definitely don’t want to. He’s not a good guy.
Finn: And does he have ties to your family?
Steffy: Unfortunately, yes, thanks to brooke. Hope’s father is out of prison.
[ Clears throat ]
Hope: Was that you’re not so subtle attempt to bring up my dad?
Liam: Not, not very subtle at all, was it? It’s going to come up eventually. And you did kind of just spring him on us today. I get why you want to give him the benefit of the doubt. I do, but, I feel like it’s my job as your husband, as beth’s father to protect you from people just like deacon, because it’s a pattern, right? You open yourself up to him. He’s going to hurt you. You do it again. He’s going to hurt you again. Because that’s what he does.
Deacon: Just so you know, I got no plans of going back to prison. All right? I’m the textbook example of a fully reformed, productive member of society. Oh, molly? Ching-a-ling. Thank you. No. If whatever you’re pitching here and ain’t the up and up, I don’t want to hear about it.
Sheila: Well, that’s rather presumptuous of you. Don’t you think?
Deacon: Well, you do have a reputation.
Sheila: Oh. A reputation of being the forresters’ favorite target, the one that they have maliciously vilified for years and years is that the reputation you’re talking about?
Deacon: I mean, is it malicious if it’s deserved? I mean, it’s not really just one person either, is it? Although in your defence, I may actually be the forrester’s preferred target. I mean, you kind of got to hand it to them, though, right? I mean, they really can hold a grudge, can’t they? I mean, what was the last thing I ever did to any of them that was bad? Nothing. And they’re all running around with their hair on fire because all I want to do is have a relationship with my daughter.
Sheila: Yeah, but you know what? It’s the same for finn and me. I’m not allowed to have contact with him because of mistakes I made in the past, mistakes that I have apologized for. It’s ridiculous. You know, I’m not going to let the forresters tell me who I can and cannot talk to.
Deacon: Good for you.
Sheila: I deserve a place in my son’s life, as you do hope’S.
Deacon: Look, we deserve it, doesn’t mean we’re going to get it.
Sheila: It’ll happen because we’re going to make it happen. Neither one of us have been too good at this on our own. But if we work together, team up to go after those spiteful, horrible people. Imagine what we could accomplish. Shingles? Oh… you mean bill.
Steffy: It’s remarkable how like balanced and accomplished she is, given that deacon’s her father. Like that could have really messed her up, but thankfully my dad took over the father figure role. And that just shows you like, you and hope, no matter your dna, that doesn’t define you, right? I don’t mean to bring her up or anything, I just–
Finn: It’s okay. I get the correlation.
Steffy: It’s a little bit different for hope. You didn’t know your mom. Hope knew her dad. I mean, he wasn’t involved in her upbringing, but she knew that deacon sharpe was her father. How much he was hated. How how awful he was.
Finn: And now he’s back. He’s out of jail and in her life. I wonder how hope feels about all this.
Hope: I know who my father was and yes, still might be, and I get that you’re worried. But liam, I’m not going to let him take advantage of me or use me, I under–
Liam: Okay, but if he did have a hidden agenda, you wouldn’t know that until it’s too late, right?
Hope: Or, maybe it’s not so hidden. Maybe he genuinely does want to get to know me and actually act like a father, a grandfather. I mean, why do we have to assume the worst of him?
Liam: I just… I think it’s okay to tell some people you’re out of chances. You’re not welcome anymore. Like, okay, your dad, your mom, me. We don’t want deacon in our lives for the same reason none of us want sheila in our lives. Just set aside for a second all the times that deacon has let you down. Right? All the times that he’s abandoned you, put that aside. He’s still a con man, right? He’s blackmailed people. He’s kidnapped people. He just got out of jail for trying to shoot someone. Tell me, you understand why I’m saying the guy should not be a part of our lives.
Deacon: All kidding aside, that was a good pitch, but whatever you’re selling, I’m not buying it.
Sheila: Yeah. Well, you know what? If you have to be sold on a relationship with your daughter, then this partnership is probably a bad idea anyway.
Deacon: Of course, I want a relationship with hope, but aligning myself with you isn’t the way to get it.
Sheila: Yeah, but you’re drunk. You’re not seeing the potential.
Deacon: Oh, potential. You wanna talk about potential? Okay, let’s talk about man-eating dobermans or killer bees or whatever the hell else. I’ve heard the stories.
Sheila: I’ve heard stories about yoU. All those ugly things you did. Reformed, or not, neither one of us can claim to be a saint, and that’s what makes collaborating on this so easy. I realized I might be making a deal with the devil, but you know, the truth is we will find a way to be in our children’s lives. I mean, brooke and ridge, they are not going to let you walk through that door and allow hope to let you into her heart. That’s going to take work. Some strategizing. You need my help, deacon. Like it or not, we need each other. Scoot over.
Sheila: You have to admit it makes sense.
Deacon: Sheila, you’re making my head spin all right?
Sheila: No, your head spinning is not because of me.
Deacon: That’s probably right, which means it’s time to get out of here.
Sheila: Whoa, is that a moth I just saw flying out of there?
Deacon: It’s funny.
Sheila: I can take care of this.
Deacon: I can pay my own bills.
Sheila: Yeah, with what? Your library card?
Deacon: Maybe they’ll let me wash dishes or something.
Sheila: That’s just what they want, they want a drunk back there breaking their dishes.
Deacon: I was drunk. Now, i’m just buzzed.
Sheila: Yeah, buzzed and broke it would seem.
Deacon: Yeah, it seems that way, doesn’t it?
Sheila: I’m gonna take care of this, and I’ll call you a car because you shouldn’t be driving like this. Unless you’re right around here. Can you walk home?
Sheila: Deacon, you’ve got nowhere to go? Okay. Well, you do now. You can come stay with me.
Steffy: Was the shower good?
Finn: Oh, yeah, it was great, thank you.
[ Sighs ]
Steffy: You want to talk about it?
Finn: Talk about what?
Steffy: I don’t know. Just seems like there’s something on your mind.
Finn: I was thinking about hope and her dad. And the way he popped back into her life. And obviously, I can relate.
Steffy: Yeah. Yeah, you can. But with sheila, she showed up uninvited. It’s not the case with deacon. Hope knew her dad was coming.
Finn: Oh, that’s fine. So, does she want a relationship with him?
Steffy: I guess. My dad told me that hope was writing letters to him while he was in prison.
Finn: I can understand why. No matter what he’s done, he’s still her father.
Steffy: A father who disappointed her. He’s hurt the people that she’s cared about. Doesn’t matter if he’s her father. He’s not owed a place in her life. He’s lost that privilege& a long time ago.
Liam: I’m not trying to pick a fight with you, I’m not trying to upset you, I’m just… I’m your husband and I’m worried.
Hope: I know, I know you are. And I appreciate that. But liam? I’m being careful and believe me, I am walking into this with my eyes wide open.
Liam: I know, but I don’t want you to walk into it at all.
[ Baby crying ] I’ll go check on her. Look, all I’m saying is if we want the very best for our family, deacon has to stay away. That’s just he has to be. Before you go there,
Steffy: Even if hope is fantasizing that her father’s changed, that prison reformed him, she’s got kids now. This isn’t about hopE. She needs to think about beth and douglas and do whatever it takes to protect them. She needs to set firm boundaries and keep deacon as far away from the kids and her as possible. Like what I did with sheila. If hope is smart, she’ll realize that applies to deacon as well.
Deacon: Stay with you?
Sheila: Not indefinitely, just until you get on your feet, you know, stay for a few days.
Deacon: You know, the last couple of years in prison, the thing that kept me going, I was thinking that I was going to have a role in hope’s life, and now here I am in a bar, drinking again, drinking with sheila carter. No less. So, if that isn’t something to worry about, I don’t know what is.
Sheila: Did you really expect a different outcome? Did you expect the forresters to suddenly, you know, embrace, you?
Deacon: No, I don’t know. Maybe. I…
Sheila: What are you doing?
Deacon: Calling my daughter.
[ Phone chiming ]
Hope: Hello, dad?
Deacon: Hey, sweetheart. You answered.
Hope: Oh yeah. What’s going on?
Deacon: Look, I don’t want to cause any problems. I just, you know, I just wanted to tell you that I–
Liam: Took a minute, but she’s asleep.
Hope: I’m sorry. I got to go. Goodnight.
Sheila: Bad cell service?
Deacon: No, she hung up on me.
Sheila: I’ve had the same reaction from finn. But I guarantee you, that’s not what hope wanted. Hey, our kids do care, they do want to know us. It’s just that… you know, steffy and liam, they have so much influence over them. And ridge and brooke too. Who do they think they are? Keeping us from our flesh and blood?
Deacon: They act like, you know, we can’t change or something, you know, that we can’t become better people. I know that I have. Question is, have you?
Sheila: I have.
Deacon: Sheila. Look, I’m sorry, but you know, I just… I just can’t be seen with you. You know, I can’t associate with their enemies.
Sheila: Where are you going?
Deacon: Not to your place.
Sheila: Then, what are you going to do? You gonna sleep on the beach? Under an overpass? Look, I have a safe place to stay. I’ve got money in my wallet. And you clearly don’T. Which means you’re going to get a good meal or two. And I’ve had plenty of this.
Deacon: You have booze?
Sheila: Yeah, I got a decent selection. I’ve got everything at my place that a guy getting out of prison might possibly desire.
Deacon: Yeah, but it comes at a price. I gotta work with you.
Sheila: Look, if we can come together and tell the forresters that they can no longer control us or our children, that’s what we need to do. Look, we have a right to know our children, to know our grandchildren. Doing that on our own, deacon, it’s almost impossible. But doing it together, we can get it done.
Deacon: Two ex-cons pathetically trying to work their way back into their kids lives. What could possibly go wrong? I know I’m going to regret this.
Sheila: No, you’re not. You’re not going to regret being a part of hope’s life. Together, we’re going to make this happen. You do exactly what I say, and we’re going to get our kids back. I promise you. Steffy and the forresters aren’t going to know what hit ’em.