B&B Transcript Friday 9/23/11

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Friday 9/23/11

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Eric: I guess so, huh?

Stephanie: Well...

Eric: (Stammers) Hope's not here yet?

Brooke: Is it time. For the meeting?

Stephanie: Mm-hmm.

Ridge: I wonder what she wants to talk to us about.

Hope: Oh, good, good, good. You're all here. Okay. (Sighs) I have an announcement to make.

Bill: Are you trying to irritate me? Oh, you are, aren't you? Because I said so, that's why. Do I have to give you another reason? Jerry, you--you are-- you are boring me to death, like usual. Just write the story the way I want it written. O-okay, listen, before you go, I want you to hear something.

Liam: So I've got news.

Bill: I can see that.

Liam: Huge news.

Bill: About Steffy?

Liam: What?

Bill: Well, look at you. You got a smile on your face, a little bounce in your step.

Liam: (Chuckles)

Bill: You seem energized, kind of like the other day when you came in from your walk on the beach with her.

Liam: No, no, Dad, not--not Steff, Hope. We're movin' up the wedding. No more waiting. I'm getting married... (Thumps table) As soon as possible.

Bill: The big day is just months away. Why move it up?

Liam: Well, Dad, I mean, you--you know what's not happening until then. It makes it feel like an eternity.

Bill: Yeah, I now. Uh, in fact, the whole world knows. Forrester's ad campaign for the line is practically based on it now.

Liam: (Chuckles) I know.

Bill: I'm surprised her parents would ever let Hope get married, let alone move up her wedding.

Liam: No, that's what I'm saying. There's no reason for Hope for the Future's message to change once she gets married. In fact, it might even reinforce the fact that it was-- it was good for her to wait, you know? Look, she's telling her parents now. They're probably gonna be thrilled. It's all a matter of picking the date.

Ridge: So let's hear it. What's the big news?

Hope: Okay, so Liam and I were talking, and he brought up a really good point. Why are we waiting so long to get married? So we decided to move the wedding up.

Ridge: Move it up to when?

Hope: Uh, well, that's kind of why I called everybody here-- to figure that out. I'm thinking next week if we can pull it off. If not, then the week after. Um, you know, but there's gonna be a lot of scrambling with all the arrangements, but--but you'll help me with that, right, Mom?

Brooke: (Sighs) Uh, Honey, I-- I don't know. We're gonna be so busy in the next few weeks with Hope for the Future.

Eric: Look, so many plans have been made for your line, and it all culminates with the wedding.

Brooke: I understand why you would want to move it up, but it's only a few months away. Why not wait? You're gonna be so busy, you won't even notice anyway.

Hope: What are you saying?

Ridge: Sweetheart, too many plans have been made. I'm sorry, but we can't move the wedding up. You know better than anyone what we've got planned leading up to the ceremony. Plus, if you get married next week, imagine all the changes we'd have to make.

Hope: Yeah, but--

Brooke: Honey, there's a lot of promotion going into this. Is it really worth the extra time and the extra work to move it up just a few more weeks?

Ridge: Not to mention the cost. Once you're married, the anticipation is gone. We want all of our clients to be counting the days, buying Hope for the Future products at each and every event leading up to it.

Hope: Yeah. Okay. Okay, I get it. I get it. We'll keep the wedding as it is (Scoffs) This sucks. I mean, Liam was so excited. He was really happy about this.

Eric: He understands the nature of our business

Stephanie: Honey, he loves you. He'll be fine.

Hope: It's just I've been asking so much of him lately, and all he asked for was this-- this one thing, and I can't even give it to him. (Scoffs)

Bill: I'm happy to see you this way again-- upbeat, positive. I was worried about you. It seemed like Hope was bringing you down.

Liam: It's not Hope's fault. I was letting it all get to me.

Bill: Until Steffy cheered you up.

Liam: I won't deny that Steffy was there for me when I needed a--

Bill: When Hope was too busy.

Liam: Dad--

Bill: Look, I'm just-- I'm just saying, getting married isn't going to change who Hope is. It won't change her priorities. So why don't you just leave the wedding date as is, to give yourself a little more time to weigh your options?

Liam: I don't need more time. I--

Bill: Maybe find somebody mature enough to put your relationship ahead of her image or get her message to the world.

Liam: Okay, Dad, Hope and I are getting married as soon as we can. Please accept that.

Bill: Okay. (Chuckles) All right, accepted. I'm smilin' again, and there's only one thing left for me to do.

Liam: What?

Bill: Throw my boy a bachelor party, huh? (Grunts)

Liam: What--really? I mean--I mean, really?

Bill: Got plans tonight?

Liam: You-- Dad, you don't have to do this. I mean--I mean--

Bill: I-I-I want to. And nobody can put a bachelor party together faster than "Dollar Bill" Spencer.

Liam: O-okay. Oh, uh, sure. Yes, o--yes, okay. Just, um, nothing too crazy, please.

Bill: No, no, it won't be too crazy. Maybe only ten strippers... per person.

Steffy: Strippers? Wait, are you trying to make the Spencer board meetings a little more exciting?

Bill: Uh, no, no, no. I'm, uh, putting together an impromptu bachelor party for my boy here. It seems he's getting married a little sooner than any of us expected.

Brooke: (Sighs) Oh, Honey, I know this didn't go as you imagined.

Hope: Not quite, nope.

Brooke: If there was any way we could make this work--

Hope: No, I-I should have thought it through and I didn't. (Sighs) Liam is going to be so disappointed.

Brooke: He loves you. He'll wait.

Hope: But he shouldn't have to. It's not fair. I am so ready to be his wife in every way. And I-I-I know that three months doesn't seem a long time to you, but to move up the wedding would have made all the difference. It just felt so right knowing that it would happen any day now.

Brooke: I need to ask you something.

Hope: Hmm?

Brooke: Did anything happen that has made you question your commitment to Liam or his commitment to you?

Hope: No.

Brooke: So you're ready to pledge yourself to him, to love him with all your heart for the rest of your life?

Hope: Of course. That's why we're getting married. I mean, I-I practically think of him as my husband anyway.

Brooke: Okay. Officially in the state of California, you're not married. But you have a commitment. You have an intense emotional connection. Why not give yourself the permission to make it a physical one?

Eric: Hope had not considered the implications.

Ridge: She sure hadn't.

Stephanie: Well, she's all caught up in the romance of it. She's a young girl. She's not interested in reality.

Eric: Well, I think she understands now moving up the wedding date is not possible.

Ridge: Let's hope Liam does, too.

Bill: Okay, well, if you two will excuse me, I have a bachelor party to go plan.

Steffy: Um, I-I don't understand. I thought you were getting married in-- in a few months from now.

Liam: Well, I mean, yeah, but for no reason. If we can get married sooner, why wouldn't we?

Steffy: Well, I don't think you should be marrying Hope at all.

Liam: Steffy, I'm--I'm sorry, but you know how I feel about this.

Steffy: Yeah, um, you know, I-I guess I just thought with the wedding being so far, just... I could help you see what-- what we could be. Is Hope really gonna give you what you want? I-I'm not talking about in the bedroom. I mean the love and support. You know, the give-an-take of a marriage. I-I-I think she understands the "Take," but I really don't think she understands the "Give."

Liam: Okay, see, but she does she does, Steffy. That's where you're wrong. Perfect example--this wedding. And, she--she knows how much it means to me. She knows that I'm ready to get on with our lives, and she moved the wedding. So there you go. I mean, she's not the egomaniacal person that you and my dad keep on making her out to be, and I'm not exactly worried about what our marriage is gonna be like together so...

Steffy: Okay. Okay. Look, if she is doing this for you, then--then -I'm happy for you. Like I said, do what's best for you. Liam, I really don't think its Hope. But if you do, that's all that matters.

Hope: You think I should? Before the wedding?

Brooke: It's entirely up to you. It seems like you're ready, though.

Hope: Oh, I'm definitely ready. (Laughs) Okay, but what about Hope for the Future? I don't want to seem like a hypocrite.

Brooke: Honey, you have unquestionable integrity, and you've been an inspirational role model. So many young women have listened to you. You wouldn't be betraying your message-- far from it. You waited until you found somebody that you want to spend the rest of your life with, and you waited to make sure that he wanted the same thing. Nobody ever pressured you into doing anything you didn't want to do until you were ready to do it. So it's pretty much the message you were putting out there, right?

Hope: Yeah, yeah, it is.

Brooke Nobody needs to know. In your mind and in your heart, you are married, so why not take it to the next level?

Hope: You're right.

(Cell phone rings)

(Ring)

Hope: It's Liam.

Brooke: Oh, boy you have a lot to talk about.

(Ring)

Hope: Uh, first some bad news, but then some really, really good news.

Brooke: Do you want me to leave?

Hope: No, no, no, no. I'm not gonna get into it on the phone.

(Ring)

Hope: Liam?

Liam: Did you talk to your parents?

Hope: Yes, I did.

Liam: So... did you discuss any dates? Like sometime next week or--

Hope: Uh, could I swing by tonight? 'Cause I-I want to talk to you about it.

Liam: Uh, yeah, let me-- let me just find out what my dad's plan is for tonight. You're not gonna guess what he's doing.

Hope: What?

Liam: He's actually throwing me a last-minute bachelor party. Can you believe that? I mean, I-I told him to keep it tame, so it's not...

Hope: Okay, well, does that mean I'm not gonna see you until tomorrow? Because I was really hoping we could talk.

Liam: Uh, yeah, well, why don't you just come over after? I mean, I promise. It's not gonna go too late.

Hope: Okay.

Liam: Cool. Wait, you said you-- you want to talk... Like--like talk? Like it's serious?

Hope: A little.

Liam: Hope, what is it?

Hope: No. No, no, no. I don't want to ruin your party.

Liam: All right, well, now you have to tell me.

Hope: Okay, um, I can't move up the wedding. Liam, are you there?

Liam: Um... Hope, you said--

Hope: I know. I know. I know I did. But I will explain everything tonight.

Liam: Why don't you explain it now?

Hope: Um, yeah, it's-- it's because of my ad campaign for the line. It--it's just we really need to keep the wedding as it is. I'm sorry. I know that's not what you were hoping for.

Liam: I was hoping you'd keep your promise to me.

Hope: I know. I know, but you know what? There's--there's other news, too. Um, but we'll-- we'll talk about it tonight, okay? In person.

Steffy: She changed her mind about moving up the ceremony. Liam, I am so sorry. Why would she change her mind?

Liam: Hope for the Future.

Steffy: She wants to make you wait because of her clothing line? That is totally not fair.

Liam: I don't know. I don't know, Steffy. It makes sense to her, okay?

Steffy: Well, not to me.

Liam: God, I thought I had this all figured out, you know? I-I thought we would be married in a couple of days.

Steffy: Oh, my God, this is exactly what I told you. She shows you where she stands, and, Liam, it is not with you. I mean, she is being so selfish and--and immature.

Liam: Okay, you know what? Stop it. Stop it, Steffy! You stop it! You don't get to talk trash about her. Do you understand me? You don't get to do that. Please just--I can't-- just not now. I just can't-- I can't take it right now, okay? God, I ask her to do this one thing...

Brooke: Honey, you didn't tell him the good news.

Hope: Well, I want to do it in person.

Brooke: What if he is angry?

Hope: Oh, Mom, I mean, he was disappointed, but he'll be okay.

Brooke: Not if he's been stewing about it for hours.

Hope: Oh, it's--its fine. He's going to a party, and that gives me time to go to his place, and I'll--I'll set everything up and make it beautiful and special, and when he gets home, I'll be ready.

Brooke: Ok. I'm not sure that's the best scenario. What if he comes home drunk?

Hope: Oh, Mom.

Brooke: You said he's going to a party. Who knows when he'll get home?

Hope: Oh, Mom, it's fine. It's perfect, actually, because it gives me time to go home and pack a few things.

Brooke: Pack? (Scoffs)

Hope: Yes. Yeah, I-I mean this isn't just me being with him for the first time. It's... I mean, I want to move in. We're starting our married lives together, even though it's not technically official yet. Mom, thank you so much for encouraging me to take this step. Liam will be so happy when he comes home and I tell him. Everything changes tonight. (Sighs) (Laughs)

Steffy: You don't want me to talk trash about Hope? I won't. I don't need to. Her actions have said enough.

Liam: I can't believe she's doing this after getting my hopes up.

Steffy: This is a preview into your marriage. Liam, she's going to make promises to you. She's going to string you along. But you know what? She's going to have it her way. And just believe me, I know. I've lived it. Just get out of this relationship.

Liam: No.

Steffy: You don't have to tie yourself to her, Liam. Come on.

Liam: Well, Steffy, you know what? I love her, and I want to marry her, so you tell me.

Steffy: Well, a lot more than she wants to marry you, obviously!

Liam: I can't walk away, okay? I've made promises.

Steffy: I get that. But she made a promise, too, and it was so easy for her to break it. Liam, she keeps making you wait, and you don't have to wait to be loved. No. Cause I'm ready-- not a few weeks, not in a few months. Right here, right now-- my love, my commitment for life. Look at me. Leave Hope, all right? Get away from a future that is not gonna make you happy. Liam, start a life with me. You know how I feel. I love you.

Liam: (Sighs)

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