Bold & The Beautiful Transcript
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[ Dramatic music ]
Hope: Do you know what douglas meant?
Brooke: He saw me kissing santa?
Hope: On new year’s eve. Why would douglas say that? You know, douglas. He doesn’t really lie.
Brooke: No, he doesn’T.
Hope: So what’s going on, mom? What’s douglas talking about?
Brooke: There’s something I need to tell you about that night.
Brooke: After everybody left, your father came back.
[ Steffy laughing ]
Ridge: What’s so funny?
Steffy: Um… just this interview you did talking about your collection. This one. Right here.
Ridge: I know the interview. I didn’t crack any jokes in that. I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Steffy: Oh, it’s not actually the interview. It’s like, uh, you see this? This uh… this photo right here?
Steffy: This serious look? It’s like, “look at me. I’m so amazing–”
Ridge: I’m a serious designer. That’s what I do. It’s just–I’m serious thing.
Steffy: It’s a thing? Yeah? So like, the stoic expression? “I’m so extra.”
Ridge: Right? Whoa, whoa, what about– what about when you take pictures. With everything?
Steffy: Excuse me–
Ridge: What is that? What is that?
Steffy: That is different.
Ridge: You just–you think I look like bill. I don’t look like bill at all.
Steffy: Dad! Don’t even say that, dad.
Ridge: What? You brought it up.
Steffy: You just look a little crazy.
Ridge: There’s nothing crazy about it.
Taylor: Wow! Things are rarely this funny in my line of work! Hi.
Ridge: Well, then you need to quit and come over to the fashion business because apparently there’s nothing nniefu
[ Laughter ]
Taylor: No, you know what, I think I will stick to psychiatry but I’ll tell you what, if I ever want a reason just to laugh or smile, I’m going to stop becbyse nothing makes me happier than seeing the two of you work together like this.
Paris: That was unexpected,.
[ Carter chuckling ]
Carter: Was it, though? Don’t know about you but I’ve been feeling like…
Paris: Something’s building? Yeah. I’ve been feeling it, too.
[ Laughter ]
Taylor: I mean it. It is a beautiful thing seeing the two of you working together, enjoying each other.
Steffy: Well, nothing is more beautiful than having you back in L.A.
Ridge: She’s right. Glad you’re here.
Thomas: Wow, look at the party. Can I join?
Thomas: Hey, mom!
Ridge: It’s not a party, but yeah, you can join ’cause I want to talk to you.
Ridge: These guys? Exactly what I wanted. Nice job.
Steffy: Wow, dad’s blessings on a first try? What has the world come to?
Taylor: This! This is what I missed. This is why I am so thankful I’m home.
Hope: Dad came back?
Brooke: He’d forgotten his phone.
Hope: Wow, okay. So this is– this is new information. But first thing’s first: Did dad… did he get you to drink? Because I’ve been hoping that he’s changed. And if he… tried to somehow talk you into it or did something–
Brooke: Honey, no. No.
Hope: Are you sure? Because he obviously did something, something to make you upset and to ask him to not even come around here anymore. So mom, I really– please tell me. What exactly did my father do? How did olay top expensive creams?
Carter: What do we do now?
Paris: Hopefully another kiss.
Carter: Hopefully. But I meant with zende.
Paris: Okay. I–I care about him. A lot. But he knows I’m not ready for a lifelong commitment right now. That we need freedom in our relationship. He gets it. Like right now, he’s out on a date. Good for him. And good for me. I am here with you.
Carter: So we’re letting this happen? Whatever this is?
Paris: I’m not sure. But whatever it is, I like it.
Steffy: Well, I hate to leave the party but I’m going to be late for a meeting with katie.
Ridge: Quick question: Why do we insist on calling this a party? This is our place of work.
Thomas: Okay, mr. Curmudgeon.
Ridge: I don’t mean– yes, things are a little more festive because your mom’s here but it’s still where we create stuff, right? This is our workplace.
Steffy: Yeah, but we– we could have a little party. We could all have dinner tonight if everyone’s available.
Thomas: Sounds good to me.
Taylor: You know, I have appointments later, but I can try to reschedule. But I can definitely make it by dessert.
Steffy: Okay, great. Dad?
Ridge: Yeah. Oh, no, I would like that idea, too.
Ridge: But I got to check my schedule.
Steffy: Okay. Schedule or brooke? You’re that worried about her, you don’t even want to be away from her. Even if it’s just for an evening?
Brooke: No, no. I started drinking on my own. It had nothing to do with your father. He tried to stop me from drinking and uh, the urge was too great. So I asked him to join me.
Brooke: I know. I don’t know what came over me. It’s really embarrassing.
Hope: So you’re asking him to stay away because you were drinking with him. Mom, are you, uh… you aren’t still drinking, are you?
Brooke: No, honey, I swear.
Hope: Okay. Have you been tempted?
Brooke: Maybe a little bit but certainly nothing like that night and I still don’t know where that temptation came from. It’s just so crazy, you know? I’ve had my drinking under control for so long.
Hope: And you will have it under control again because you have a lot of friends and family loving you and supporting you. Especially ridge. Yeah, he’s been there for you. And you can trust that– that we’ll have your back… right?
Hope: It feels like there’s something…more going on and there is, isn’t there?
Brooke: I–well, I guess it’s why you came up here, right? What douglas saw?
Hope: Yeah, he said he saw you kissing santa. Why would he say that? That’s– that’s crazy. You know, seeing, I dunno, you talking to deacon or laughing with him– now, that would make sense, but this? Seeing you kissing… you were kissing my father. Your skin isn’t just skin.
Carter: You sure, you’re okay with this?
Paris: Whatever this is, I’m more than okay. You?
Carter: Do you even have to ask?
Ridge: Don’t want to talk about, brooke. I’ll let you know about dinner.
Steffy: Okay, well, we’d love to have you. I’m gonna head out to that meeting. Thomas, you ready?
Steffy: The meeting.
Thomas: Yeah, why I would have to go?
Steffy: Because I’m inviting you.
Thomas: Oh, yeah. Marketing meetings. Love that. Lucky…lucky me. Um…all right. Good seeing you guys. Uh, mom, please stop by more. I enjoy the party.
Thomas: Right behind you.
Taylor: Steffy forrester. Queen of subtle. You know, I– I think she was trying to give us a moment alone.
Hope: Is that what douglas really saw? You and my dad kissing? Look, mom, I–I– I want you to tell me the truth. You know I am a safe place and you can be open and honest with me. What exactly happened on new year’s eve?
Brooke: Your father came back to get his phone and when he found it, he was going to leave again.
Hope: But something stopped him.
Brooke: Well, ridge called.
Hope: Ah. Saying that he couldn’t make it home.
Brooke: Right. And that really disappointed me because i thought it was very important for us to spend that time together on new year’s eve. Really have that time to connect. And when I found out he wouldn’t be here, well, I just grabbed that bottle of vodka and I asked your father to join me.
Hope: I just wish that he had stopped you.
Brooke: He tried. I told you that. But I wouldn’t let him stop me. Once I tasted the vodka, I just wanted more. And I was justifying it. You know, saying it was, “new year’s eve, one night out of the year. There’s no harm.” I convinced myself of that and well, I convinced him too. I mean, at first we were having fun. You know, we were just tipsy and joking around and laughing and we found this hat from christmas. And he put it on.
Hope: A santa hat.
Brooke: Yeah, a santa hat.
Hope: So, when douglas came over… he saw you…
Brooke: Deacon and i were just… reminiscing, honey. We were talking about the good old times and…
[ Brooke sighing ] I don’t know, there was A… kind of a closeness, you know? Just, it felt good. And it… I don’T…. well, we…we kissed. Yeah. Yeah. Your father and I kissed.
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Taylor: I know that you said you didn’t want to talk about brooke and I respect that, but I am a–I’m a very good listener just in case, you know? I’m just saying.
Ridge: Do I need to make an appointment or?
Taylor: For you? Absolutely. Get in line.
Ridge: Well, I appreciate it. Appreciate you. Thanks for coming home.
Taylor: I knew that I missed being here. I just– I didn’t realize how much. Surrounded by family, our children, our grandchildren. I haven’t been this happy in a long time.
Ridge: You deserve it.
Taylor: I do. I have worked hard to get here. Done a lot of self-exploration. A favorite hobby of mine.
Ridge: Oh, I do remember. Yes.
Taylor: I had to ask myself a lot of really tough questions: Why did I stay away so long? Why was I choosing to miss out on so much time with my family? Working halfway across the world when I should have been there for steffy and thomas.
Ridge: Well, you’re here now. And steffy and thomas, you saw them. They’re–they’re thrilled. I’m smiling.
Taylor: Yeah, I see that smile. You have no idea how happy it makes me–
Ridge: All right, I um… I gotta ask you, these questions you had, did you find answers?
[ Taylor exhaling ]
Taylor: Um, yes? It’s complicated. There’s a lot of reasons that I–I stayed away. But the main one was brooke. Knowing that you have made a life with her… I couldn’t help but think what– what–what could have been, you know, if–if, if sheila hadn’t shot me, if we would have been able to stick together after I made my way back home, remained a family, stay married. I knew we’d always love each other. What we shared will always be there. But I couldn’t– I couldn’t stop thinking about what could have been. The memories we could have made. The life we– we almost had. Oh gosh. I–I should pay you for a session. I’m gonna go.
Ridge: Hey, hey.
Hope: Thankfully, douglas didn’t realize who you were actually kissing.
Brooke: I know. It’s bad enough he thinks I was kissing anybody at all.
Hope: Can’t imagine the guilt you’ve been feeling. I’m really glad that you told me, mom. I–I know this couldn’t have been easy on you but given what you’ve been going through, I need you to take it easy on yourself and try to be forgiving because it was a kiss on new year’s eve. You were drunk. And it was between two people who used to be close at a time.
Brooke: Well, that’s not all, sweetheart.
Hope: Wait, what else happened?
Brooke: Oh. No, no, you’re right, it was just a kiss. But deacon slept here that night.
[ Brooke sighing ]
Brooke: I was drunk. I was beyond drunk and he thought I was going to pass out on the bathroom floor or something. So he took me upstairs and he put me in bed and he tucked me in. And I don’t know. I don’t really remember. I just remember waking up and he’s there, laying there next to me.
Hope: Are you sure nothing happened, mom?
Brooke: Yes, honey. I was under the covers and he was laying on top of them and we were fully dressed.
Hope: What if ridge had come back home?
Brooke: I know. I– I was desperate to get deacon out of there. And try to clean up the mess and the evidence of the night before. Drinking with deacon and him in my–my bed. Oh, my god.
Hope: No wonder you weren’t acting like yourself. Look, I was trying to figure it out. But…
Brooke: How could I do that? How could I risk losing my marriage, the man that I love so much? Really, what was I thinking? I mean, I’m sure that taylor and steffy are on the sideline somewhere, just waiting for something to happen between ridge and me so they can open their arms and welcome their father back into their sweet, little family! He would never accept this, hope. If he knew that deacon was here and we were alone and drinking. And that we kissed? And he was in my bed– oh, my god, my god. I would lose him. I would lose him forever!