B&B Transcript Thursday 2/9/12

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Steffy: I can't sign those annulment papers.

Liam: (Sighs)

Steffy: Our marriage wasn't perfect. Yes, we had problems, but I won't pretend that our marriage wasn't real, because it was. And to me, it still is.

Hope: That's great, guys. Thank you.

Jake: Yeah, glad to help.

Marcus: What did I tell you Beverly, huh? There's never a dull moment around this place.

Beverly: Hope, you must be so excited.

Hope: I am. (Laughs)

Ridge: (Sighs) I thought you were gonna keep things low-key.

Hope: It is.

Brooke: Hey, let her celebrate. She's happy. She and Liam are back together.

Ridge: Look, I-I understand you wanting to share it all, but if they ask about Steffy, just say "no comment," all right?

Hope: Look, I'm not gloating, okay? That's not what this is about. This is about me thanking everyone who supported and encouraged me through this. I just want to show all of them that this story has a happy ending.

Beverly: You're all set.

Marcus: Congratulations, cousin. I know how much this means to you.

Jake: Yeah, good luck to you and Liam.

Hope: Thank you, guys. Thanks.

Rick: Hey.

Hope: (Laughs)

Rick: I-I just got the memo that, uh-- so it's true.

Hope: Oh, please say you're okay with this.

Rick: I'm happy if you're happy.

Hope: (Giggles)

Rick: Don't you think you're jumpin' the gun a little bit? You know, making your big announcement?

Brooke: There's no reason to drag it out.

Ridge: There's no reason to rush into it, either.

Hope: (Sighs) Look, this should have happened months ago, okay? As soon as that annulment is finalized, Liam and I are getting married. (Giggles)

Steffy: You want to end our marriage? Fine, I'll give you a divorce. But I won't say our time together didn't mean anything.

Liam: That's not what I'm saying, either.

Steffy: That's what an annulment is. It's saying this whole thing is a mistake, that our memories just should be e-erased.

Liam: No, that's not what it is, and that's not how I feel.

Steffy: Me, either.

Liam: Look, I am-- I am trying to find a way to just move this along.

Steffy: Oh, so you just want to move in with Hope, buy a house, knock out a few kids?

Liam: Okay, I'm thinking of your future, too, Steffy. You don't want to get bogged down in this.

Steffy: Oh, I am in no hurry to get this over with, and you shouldn't be, either.

Liam: (Scoffs)

Steffy: So, what, you and Hope just want to pick up right where you left off? Have you forgotten where that was? You two weren't in a great spot.

Liam: Okay, youó

(Cell phone alert chimes)

Liam: Sorry.

Steffy: (Scoffs) Let me guess-- hope.

Liam: It's almost time for her press conference.

Steffy: Great. Let the celebration begin.

Liam: She's happy, Steffy. She's happy.

Steffy: Are you?

Liam: Well, I-- uh, right now, in this moment? I will be.

Steffy: (Sighs)

Liam: So will you.

Steffy: Waiting a few months for a divorce to become final won't change anything. It'll give us a chance to think things through. Oh, come on. You can wait to be with Hope, but you can't wait to get rid of me.

Liam: Okay, you know that's not what this is.

Steffy: Oh, no, I know. I know. You're tired of fun and excitement. You've had it up to here...

Liam: (Chuckles)

Steffy: With adventure.

Liam: (Chuckles)

Steffy: Yeah, you just want to slow things down and be really traditional. I get it. Um, here are your keys to the beige minivan, Mr. Spencer.

Liam: You know, you talked about having kids someday, too.

Steffy: Emphasis on someday.

(Tosses keys down)

Steffy: I want travel the world, indulge my passions.

Liam: Steffy, you can still do that.

Steffy: Liam, I wanted to do it with you! Look, I'll take this off when our divorce is final. If that's your decision, I'll accept it.

Liam: (Sighs)

Steffy: But I won't expedite it. I won't be signing these annulment papers.

Liam: (Groans quietly)

Steffy: You'll thank me later. Hope's a station wagon. I'm a 1,200-cc twin pipe crotch rocket ready to burn rubber on that heart of yours.

Liam: (Sighs)

Steffy: How can you say no to that?

Liam: (Sighs) Final answer?

Steffy: Final answer.

Steffy: I'm not taking any calls today, Madison, so if anyone asks for me, just tell them I'm unavailable. Thank you. (Sighs)

(Knock on door)

Taylor: Honey?

Steffy: Mom, can you just, um, can you lock the door?

Taylor: You're hiding. (Sighs) I was afraid that this is what was happening.

Steffy: No, I just-- I-I wanted to, uh, I wanted to get work done. I didn't want to be interrupted or anything.

Taylor: Well, work from home. You don't need to be here. Or better yet, come to lunch with me.

Steffy: That's really sweet, but, um, I don't need to be distracted.

Taylor: Sweetheart, I don't want you sitting here torturing yourself, okay? There are reporters in the building. I saw them walking to your father's office.

Steffy: Mm, Hope's big announcement. I can't believe she's dragging Liam back into the spotlight. It's like have they both of them forgotten how messed up things were? It's--I don't know. I tried to warn him, but--

Taylor: Have you talked to Liam recently?

Steffy: (Sighs) Yeah. Um, he just walked out. He should have taken these with him.

Taylor: The annulment papers. Um, I tried to talk some sense into him. This is so wrong. I...

(Thumps hand on purse)

Taylor:  I am so sorry.

Steffy: I didn't sign 'em. No, my marriage didn't work out the way we planned, but... it wasn't a mistake.

(Indistinct conversation)

Jarrett: A little birdie tells me you have some good news for us.

Hope: Uh, we will get started in a minute, Jarrett. I'm just waiting on Liam.

Jarrett: It appears your waiting has paid off.

Hope: (Gasps) Hi! Hi.

Liam: (Sighs) Hey. I'm late.

Hope: No, no, no, no, you're right on time.

Liam: Um, I was hoping that maybe we could have a-a chance to talk.

Hope: Um, okay, well, when we're done here, we can take the rest of the day off, all right? Just us two. We'll get away. Liam, I have to keep pinching myself.

Liam: (Chuckles)

Hope: I'm serious. The thing that I have been dreaming about and praying for is finally happening.

Liam: Yeah. Yeah, it feels good, doesn't it?

Hope: It does. I want to share this feeling. I want everyone to know that if you stick to your principles, maintain your integrity, good things will happen to you. Okay, now come on.

Liam: Uhó

(Indistinct conversation)

Hope: (Sighs) Ohh.

Liam: (Sighs)

Hope: (Giggles) Uh, hello, everyone. Um, I'm sure you have guessed what I'm about to announce, so I won't keep you in suspense any longer. Honestly, I can hardly contain myself. (Inhales sharply) Liam and I are a couple again.

(Camera shutters clicking)

Hope: (Giggles) We are back together, and Hope for the Future is back on track.

Jarrett: So is this a business announcement or a personal one?

Hope: Um, both, really, but--but more personal, especially for me, because I-I want to take this opportunity to thank all the people who supported me over the past few months. Their messages of sympathy and encouragement really did make a big difference. And now I have a message for them-- don't give up on your ideals.

Jarrett: (Chuckles)

Hope: Dignity and self-respect never go out of style, so find your moral center and take a stand on it now I-I can't promise that things will turn out as well for you as they did for me. In fact, I can guarantee it, because this man is one-of-a-kind...

Liam: (Laughs)

Hope: And he is all mine! (Laughs)

Jarrett: Uh, you were engaged before. You intended to marry.

Liam: Those intentions have not changed.

Hope: And neither have my values. I-I want to make that very clear I'm going on record. I said that I would stay true to myself, and I have. My message to young women is still the same.

Danica: So you're still waiting until marriage?

Hope: Yes, I am. Fortunately, we won't have to wait too long, because Liam and I are getting married tomorrow.

Woman: (Chuckles) Aw!

Danica: (Mouthing words)

(Camera shutters clicking)

(Camera shutters clicking)

Marco: You're getting married tomorrow? How long have you and Liam been back together?

Danica: When did he and Steffy separate?

Jarrett: Was there a problem with their marriage?

Liam: There was no problem. Our marriage was real.

Jarrett: But now it's over, and you're marrying Hope. How can that be?

Liam: I'm sorry. I'm--I'm not discussing my relationship with Steffy. We parted on good terms. There are no hard feelings between us, and beyond that, I have no comment.

Jarrett: Yes, but divorce in this state takes months.

Hope: Well, an annulment doesnít.

Jarrett: Oh, is that what happened?

Hope: What happened, Jarrett, is that Liam and I found our way back to each other. We are committed, and we're getting married.

Liam: Well, as soon as possible.

Danica: Yes, but what about--

Hope: I'm--I'm sorry. We actually don't have much time left. Um, so I will be happy to answer any questions you have about... my marriage. (Laughs)

Jarrett: Well, uh, let me ask you the big question, then, the question that all of our readers are going to be asking tomorrow. Who designed your dress, Ridge or Eric?

Hope: Both, actually. (Laughs)

Danica: Can we see it?

Ridge: Why not?

(Laughter)

Ridge: Follow me to the showroom.

Hope: (Laughs)

(Indistinct conversation)

Liam: All right, here we go--

Rick: Oh, not you, Amigo.

Liam: Whoa! What?

Rick: It's bad luck for the groom to see the dress before the wedding, huh?

Liam: Ahh, yes.

Taylor: Do you think it was Liamís idea to file for the annulment?

Steffy: He wasn't thinking about what it meant. He just wanted it to be simple. But he's ending a marriage, so, of course, it's not gonna be simple.

Taylor: Did he say he was moving on?

Steffy: Uh, well, he can. In a few months, when the divorce is finalized, he can be free to do whatever he wants. But until then, I'm not giving up.

Taylor: Did you tell him that very clearly?

Steffy: Well, he knows how I feel. Unlike Hope, I don't have to put it in big capital letters for the whole world to see. Isn't it enough that they're together? (Scoffs) But no, Hope has to be on her soapbox and start blabbing about how her principles paid off in the end. Nothing's changed. Hope is still the same. It's still about her campaign. It's still about her rules, her image. It can never be just about Hope and Liam, and it never will be.

Taylor: Ohh.

Liam: (Sighs)

(Door opens)

Liam: I thought I was alone.

Brooke: Obviously. Is something wrong, Liam? You seem a little tense.

Liam: No, yeah, no, I'm good. I'm just, you know, things are moving a little-- pretty fast, so...

Brooke: You were surprised when Hope made that announcement today. Didn't you guys discuss it?

Liam: Yeah, sure. Yeah, no, we just-- we--we never decided on anything official.

Brooke: But you filed those annulment papers.

Liam: I had them drawn up.

Brooke: What's going on, Liam?

Liam: Okay, Brooke, I had no idea that hope was gonna tell everyone we're getting married tomorrow. It didn't-- it didn't even occur to me. If I had any idea she was gonna do that, I would have done something--

Brooke: But you are getting married tomorrow, aren't you?

Liam: I would. I would. I would get married right now if I could, but I canít.

Brooke: Why not?

Liam: Steffy wouldn't sign the papers. She won't agree to an annulment.

Brooke: (Scoffs) Your--your marriage is over.

Liam: I know. I know that. But Steffy's whole thing is if we get an annulment, it's like the marriage never happened, like we never had feelings for each other, like it doesn't matter now. And I keep saying that that's not the case, but you know, this is hard for Steffy, and she's really hurting right now, and I-I didn't want to force the issue because I thought I would have enough time--

Brooke: You're going to have to. You made a commitment to my daughter, and she thinks you're ready to move forward with their life.

Liam: I-I-I am. I am!

Brooke: Okay, well, then get those papers signed.

Liam: I'm not-- I'm not saying I wonít. I'm just saying I need more time because Steffy right now is--

Brooke: Steffy is interfering with my daughter's happiness, and I can't stand it anymore! I'm not gonna stand by while she plays those stupid games! That is it! I'm going over there before she interferes in her life anymore!

Liam: Uh, Brooke, what are you--Brooke, what--what are you doing? No, no, no. No, no, no, donít. Brooke, don't do that.

(Door slams)

Liam: (Sighs)

Liam: So for sure she has not left the building? Good. Great. Great. This--this is good.

Rick: Whoa, whoa, hey.

Liam: Whoa.

Rick: Man, where's the-- where's the fire?

Liam: Uh, sorry, Rick. I-I gotta go. Brooke is on her way to talk to Steffy.

Rick: About what?

Liam: The annulment papers. Steffy never signed them. Yeah, she never--she--yeah.

Rick: She didn't sign the papers? You and Hope are getting married tomorrow.

Liam: I know. That's what she told everybody, but--

Rick: No, that's what Hope believes. I just left her. She's on top of the world. She didn't mention that there was a problem with the papers.

Liam: Because--because she doesn't know, Rick. I tried to tell her before the press conference, but there wasn't enough time.

Rick: All right, you know what? You just sit tight. Let's see if my mom can actually do some damage control, see if she can't get Steffy to sign those annulment papers because that's what you want, Liam. You want to put this behind you and move on with my sister as soon as you can?

Liam: Yeah, of course. (Scoffs) (Sighs)

Brooke: Where are they?

Steffy: Excuse me?

Brooke: The annulment papers.

Steffy: Right here, unsigned. But let me guess-- you already know about it. That's why you're here.

Brooke: Your marriage to Liam is over. He's in love with Hope. You've stood in their way long enough.

Steffy: I am not standing in Liamís way. I've offered to give Liam a divorce.

Brooke: Good, because Hope wants to move ahead with their wedding tomorrow.

Steffy: Well, Hope's gonna have to wait...

Brooke: No.

Steffy: Just like she made Liam wait.

Brooke: She is not going to wait one more day, one more minute. Hope and Liam have made up their minds.

Steffy: And so have I. I am not signing those papers!

Brooke: Yes, you are!

Steffy: No, I'm not!

Brooke: Okay. (Sighs)

Steffy: (Sighs)

Brooke: Steffy, you knew this was going to happen. It was inevitable. You knew that Hope and Liam were going to be together. You knew from the moment he put that ring-- Hope's ring-- on your finger! That's why you went to the extent that you did-- in Cabo, in Aspen. You knew how this was going to turn out.

Steffy: Not yet.

Brooke: It will.

Steffy: Then why are we ranting about this? Six months from now, tomorrow-- if it's inevitable, who cares?

Brooke: I care! And my daughter cares. She wants to move ahead with her life with Liam, and she wants to do it tomorrow!

Steffy: Too damn bad! I won't negate my marriage to speed up Hopeís. No, what I have is real. We had something beautiful, and I'm not gonna put our marriage underneath some rug.

Brooke: Nobody is asking you to pretend it never happened.

Steffy: That's what an annulment is. It'd be asking to dissolve our marriage, and I-I don't want to deny it. I won't!

Brooke: Even if this is what Liam wants? (Sighs)

Steffy: Liam asked me to sign these papers. I wouldn't do it. He let it drop.

Brooke: Because he doesn't want to hurt you.

Steffy: Because he cares about me.

Brooke: Steffy, Liam is never coming back to you.

Steffy: No, I think he is. And if he doesn't, Brooke, it is my life, my marriage, and you don't get to say how it ends, so stay out of it!

Brooke: Look, I-I think you're reading too much into this.

Steffy: (Scoffs)

Brooke: There is nothing wrong with an annulment.

Steffy: It's demeaning! It implies fraud and shame. I'm not ashamed of my marriage, and neither is Liam.

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