The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Thursday 9/21/17
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Episode # 7677 ~ Ridge jumps at the opportunity to provoke Bill about his troubles with Brooke; having learned of Liam's gift to Sally Spectra, an enraged Steffy confronts her nemesis with a rock-solid threat.
Provided By SuzanneSally: I don't know if I've ever hugged a C.E.O. Before, let alone twice.
Liam: Didn't I see you fake-hugging my wife in monte carlo, even just for the cameras?
Sally: And she let me?
Liam: Yeah, well... but you are one -- a C.E.O.
Sally: Yeah, well, not of much. But all of that is about to change, thanks to you.
Liam: Well, thank you for the drawing.
Sally: You know, I never thought anything good would happen for me in this office.
Ridge: Hey. If you're looking for a job, H.R. Is down the hall on the left.
Bill: Have you ever once in your entire life told a joke that somebody laughed at?
Ridge: See if you think this is funny. Brooke isn't here. If she were, she wouldn't want to talk to you.
Brooke: [ Laughing ] Oh. Is this what it's come to -- you sleeping till the middle of the day? I'm glad I came to check up on you and rick.
R.J.: It's your own house. You don't need a reason to be here.
Brooke: I thought I'd stay for a couple of days.
R.J.: Mom, I know. You walked out on bill. Welcome home.
Wyatt: Here's what I don't get -- a $50 million debit for what? Where did it go?
Justin: See, this is what happens when people without an accounting background look at our books.
Wyatt: Right, but we bought something for $50 million, and all it shows is the letter "g"? What is that? And look at the date. Dad didn't authorize this. It had to have been liam.
Liam: Wait. Really? No, but I --
[ Door opens ] Never mind. She's back. So, I heard you were here and then you left.
Steffy: Yeah. You were with sally spectra. She was squeezing you like a tube of toothpaste.
Liam: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, she is kind of the effusive type.
Steffy: What does she have to effuse about?
Liam: Well, that's something I want to talk to you about. So... I bought the spectra building for spencer -- $50 million.
Steffy: Whoa! That's pretty steep for some smoke and bricks. I know bill wants it.
Liam: Yeah, well, it's still standing.
Steffy: I'm sure bill will be pleased. But why would sally be?
Liam: Because I gave it to her.
Brooke: Honey, I love you dearly, but this is not something I'm prepared to discuss.
R.J.: Mom... when you grow up in a family full of scandal, nobody tells you anything. But you hear things and you see things anyway. Like the other night, when i saw... dad holding you.
Bill: You've talked to her?
Ridge: Of course. We talk. And I always knew she'd see your true colors and leave you.
Wyatt: What's that?
Justin: A federal reserve reference number.
Wyatt: The $50 million was a wire transfer?
Wyatt: But based on the date, dad certainly didn't wire the money. It must have been liam.
Justin: Well, here's the account it went to -- the account of...
Wyatt: Clarke garrison jr.? Wait. C.J.?
Wyatt: Well, hol-- hold on a second. We -- we waited for the spectra building to burn down to pay top dollar for it? That doesn't make any sense.
Steffy: You paid $50 million for a heap of ashes and you gave it away?
Liam: I did.
Steffy: [ Scoffs ]
Liam: Now tell me you see the justice in that.
Steffy: I see 40% tax implications, not to mention --
Liam: It belonged to the spectra family, steffy, and my dad destroyed it.
Steffy: If the goal is justice, then the spectra family should be in jail, liam.
Liam: I mean, you had a chance to put sally there. Why didn't you?
Steffy: Wow. What is the need for you to just save sally spectra?
Liam: What I'm saving, my doubting wife, is my father's hide.
R.J.: You looked closer to dad last night than I've seen in a very long time.
Brooke: It's fair to say something did change.
R.J.: Is there... any chance --
Brooke: Don't ask any questions that I can't answer.
R.J.: Well, have you thought about what you're gonna do next?
Brooke: Of course.
Brooke: It'll come to me.
[ Both chuckle ]
Bill: Brooke and I are going through a rough patch. And, as you know, we're married. I expect you to respect that. We're gonna work it out.
Ridge: How's that going so far?
Wyatt: Liam used to roll his eyes at dad's big building plans, but why would he buy spectra if it already burned down? And you can't tell me dad went through all these spreadsheets.
Justin: [ Chuckles ] Bill likes flow charts 'cause he's always the box at the top.
Wyatt: Yeah. Well, now that's liam, and I'm in the second-best box, as always.
Justin: [ Sighing ] Come on.
Wyatt: What? What did you find?
Justin: I'm in the county assessor's open data files, looking for title transfers, but it keeps asking me the --
Wyatt: [ Sighs ] Come on! It keeps telling me I'm not authorized to view this content. Do you have accounting's password?
Justin: I might, but, uh... utf8?
Wyatt: That's their database-encoding number. You know, do me a favor. Search for the term "spencer."
Justin: That should give you every first and last "spencer" in L.A.
Justin: You know, I'm gonna use the lot... and parcel numbers.
Wyatt: Yeah. Oh, that's messed up. It says the property belongs to a spectra, sally.
Wyatt: We spend $50 million, and we don't even own it?
Sally: Hey, guys. We want to make sure everything's up to code, okay -- no shortcuts?
Rome wasn't killed in a day, miss.
Sally: "Built." Rome wasn'T...built in a day. Aww. They didn't take you to the taco truck?
Coco: Oh. Gram said somebody needed to watch the construction guys.
Sally: To keep them from stealing what, exactly? She's having you read her magazines?
Sally: Whoa. Beauty, food, cleaning, bunions.
Coco: I actually moved on to real-estate listings.
Sally: Are you buying a place?
Coco: I'm fantasizing. I mean, like, maybe someone will buy me a building. Is that what happened?
Sally: Kind of. Kind of not.
Coco: Okay. Fine. Be mysterious.
Steffy: Excuse me for doubting bill feels saved by you.
Liam: People know, steffy. You, me, my dad, justin, whoever the hired to start the fire knows. What happens the next time that guy gets arrested? What's to stop him from trading on that information? It's gonna come out, and when it does, this gift to sally is gonna be a really powerful denial for my dad. I'm just doing what any loyal son would.
Steffy: It's a bit of a stretch.
Liam: Yeah, I know. But sally said she'd pay me back.
Steffy: Okay. You seriously believe that?
Liam: I'm skeptical, too, but she means it.
Steffy: You're, like, rationalizing a mile a minute. The spectras would have been packed and gone. Why wouldn't you just let them leave?
Liam: Because... it wouldn't be right.
Steffy: It's like no matter how deep the hole sally digs herself, there's always someone there to help her out.
Liam: All right. Let me ask you something. Why do you care?
Steffy: Excuse me?
Liam: Yeah. It's a sincere question. I mean, this is spencer business. This is my family business. How do the decisions I make in this room affect you?
Bill: I know that being droll is part of your training. Stephanie used that silver spoon, and she fed it to you with your oatmeal and your crème fraîche. But please understand that I am deadly serious when I tell you to stay the hell away from my wife.
Ridge: Well, it's too late. I saw her.
Ridge: Here. The night you did what you did. She told me all about it.
Bill: That's a lie.
Ridge: God, you're right. That is a lie. She didn't want to discuss it.
Bill: Did she tell you if she's coming in to work today?
Ridge: Mm. Didn't tell me much of anything. But that's the good news about brooke and me. I know her so well, she doesn't have to tell me anything. I know she's done with you.
R.J.: Do you need me to go over to bill's and get your stuff? I don't mind.
Brooke: Honey! Oh, my gosh, no! This would be the wrong time to act impulsively.
R.J.: And here you are.
Brooke: Yes. I came home. This is what you do when... you don't really know what to do.
R.J.: Well...home for me is you, me, and dad. I know you don't want to say it, but I know you miss it, too.
R.J.: I can see you still love dad.
Justin: They just haven't updated the website. The county still shows the great-aunt owning the building.
Wyatt: Look at the filing date. It's the same day as the $50 million draw. Check the title history.
[ Mouse clicks ]
Justin: Sally spectra owned it twice?
Wyatt: No. Look at the last four of the social.
Justin: Yeah. Different social security numbers.
Wyatt: Two different sallys. But how did it go from one to the next when we paid for it?
Justin: What about that letter on that printout, like a footnote?
Wyatt: Yeah. It must be keyed into the master doc. "G" plus gift tax -- 40%. This was a gift.
Justin: Oh, bill is gonna freak out.
Wyatt: Liam bought the property and then just gave it to her?
Coco: Can I just ask, like, did you do something that's gonna get you or all of us in trouble?
Sally: Hard as it may be to believe... no.
Coco: Nobody died and left you a building in downtown L.A. -- This building.
Sally: Let's just say I found an angel... or... an angel found me.
Steffy: You can't seriously be asking what spectra fashions has to do with me and my family.
Liam: No. That question i know the answer to.
Steffy: Did it ever occur to you to discuss with me that you were going to gift sally with a $50 million building?!
Liam: Okay, true or false? Your relationship with spectra is basically unchanged from what it was a month ago.
Steffy: This isn't a month ago!
Liam: Well, I know you're not suggesting we take advantage of a criminal act in order to put sally out of business.
Steffy: Sally is a criminal act.
Liam: [ Groans ]
Steffy: Have you forgotten all the things that she's done to my family -- thievery, humiliation?
Liam: No. No, of course not, but it's not my place to redress that. I have an ethical obligation to make up for the damage my dad has done, which, as you know, has been going on since the moment sally hit town. Now, I can't reverse all of my dad's ill-gotten gains, but this time, I can.
Steffy: Okay. So, your new title as C.E.O., This office -- those are ill-gotten gains. You don't want to say it's blackmail. Then what is it?
Liam: I'm sorry you feel that way. I'm sorry you see me that way.
Steffy: Liam, that's not --
Liam: It's done, steffy. It's done. The money is paid, the deed recorded. I don't know what else to tell you.
Bill: Man, getting relationship advice from you is like a booking on the titanic. I think I'll pass.
Ridge: That's probably smart. Hey, tell me something. You're stepping down as C.E.O. Because, what, you need an extended vacation?
Bill: Who said, "extended"? I never used that word.
Ridge: Sorry. My mistake.
Bill: I said, "indefinite."
Ridge: That's kind of the same --
Bill: In point of fact, it's a, uh -- it's a leave of absence.
Ridge: Okay. And during this leave of absence, you're putting liam in charge. You finally found some confidence in that kid?
Bill: There's more to that kid than meets the eye.
Ridge: There's a lot of moving parts here, billy -- a lot of moving parts. It's complicated. But I don't want you to worry about brooke, because she has a shoulder to lean on... indefinitely.
R.J.: I know I'm a pain, okay? Teenagers -- they think they know everything. But it -- am I making you sad?
Brooke: No. You never make me anything but proud.
R.J.: I promise I'm not trying to matchmake. It's just I know what life was like when you were happiest. Dad was here.
Liam: Uh... hey, bro.
Wyatt: Don't "bro" me.
Liam: Do me a favor.
Liam: You want to talk to me, check with alison about what a good time would be.
Wyatt: I'm sorry. Are you seriously telling me that I have to make an appointment to come and see you? I never had to do that for dad, and I'm certainly not gonna start that with you.
Liam: I'm sor-- I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I should have said that more tactfully.
Wyatt: What, are you reading management textbooks now or something? Like, I don't work for you. I'm your brother, remember?
Liam: No, you're my brother, and you do work for me. Listen, you want to get a beer after work, cool, but unless you have a specific reason to see me --
Wyatt: I have about 50 million of them. I'm sorry. Does that -- does that number mean something to you?
Liam: A lot of big numbers come across this desk, wyatt.
Wyatt: Really? Because justin and I were going over some figures for the end of the quarter, and that number kind of stood out in particular to me.
Liam: It's nothing illegal. It wasn't embezzled.
Wyatt: It was worse. It was thrown away. You bought spectra fashions' building, and then you just gave it away to sally?!
Sally: So, you're saying the reason that the cutting room was so stuffy is because of the ducts?
Mm-hmm. The ducts were too old and too narrow.
Sally: Could you guys give me a minute? Well, we are definitely not fit for company, but, uh, welcome.
Steffy: Yeah. I saw downstairs. I'm so sorry. It's even worse than I imagined.
Sally: Yeah. The only good thing about it is that this place stinks of smoke so badly, nobody realizes that we're swimming in sweat without ac.
[ Chuckles ]
Steffy: Thought you were leaving town.
Sally: I was. Yeah, uh, but then I thought about my great-aunt sally and her never-say-die spunk, and i thought, you know... might as well give spectra one last shot.
Steffy: With my husband's help?
Sally: Good. Good. Okay. Uh, he told you?
Steffy: Of course.
Sally: Look, you really are the luckiest woman on earth with a man like that.
Steffy: How could you accept that kind of gift?
Sally: I mean, I said no, but he wouldn't listen.
Steffy: Right. Right.
Sally: Look, steffy, I don't think of it as a gift. It's a debt that I have to pay back.
Steffy: So, you're gonna give back, what, $50 million?
Sally: You know, there are some people that believe in me.
Steffy: I know there are people that believe in you. My brother was one of them. He gave you money, and... look what happened there.
Sally: Okay, look, I don't want to fight with you.
Steffy: I'm not fighting with you. I'm just giving you facts. You have proven to me over and over that I can't let my guard down with you. Any more sponging off my family, stealing from my company... I will prosecute. You will have to answer to me. And this time, you will pay.
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