The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Monday 1/14/19
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Episode #8014 ~ A woman from Reese's past, Florence, introduces herself to Taylor. Liam spends time with Steffy and baby Kelly, vowing to always be present for them.
Provided By SuzanneTaylor: Reese, if this isn't your baby, then where did it come from?
Reese: I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to surprise you like this. But, uh, I couldn't explain it to you on the phone.
Taylor: Oh, well, now I think you should, because I-I don't know what this is.
Reese: Nothing to be alarmed about.
Taylor: Reese, I want to know why you have a baby in your apartment. A baby you never mentioned to me before. Just tell me, where did this child come from?
Hope: I feel like I'm being crushed by this weight on my heart. How can you miss someone just so, so much when you didn't even meet them yet?
Brooke: Beth was a part of you. She always will be.
Hope: I don't understand how this could happen.
[ Crying ] How could I lose my baby?
Steffy: [ Sighs ]
[ Knock on door ] Mom, you have keys! Liam. Hi.&
Liam: Can I come in?
Steffy: Yeah. Yeah, of course. Is everything all right? Something happened?
Liam: Hard day. Just trying to keep it together.
Steffy: I'm so sorry, liam. I know it doesn't help, but I am.
Liam: Would it be okay, um... can I see kelly? I know -- I know I'm not -- I can't just be showing up here all the time, but, um... I'd really love to see kelly.
Liam: I probably should've called you, or -- or texted or something.
Steffy: No, no. It's okay.
Liam: Hope wanted me to get out of the house.
Steffy: She's probably right.
Liam: Yeah, but i didn't want to leave her. And I've just been... driving around.
Steffy: Well, I'm glad you're here. You want anything?
Liam: No. Just need to see my daughter.
Brooke: You shouldn't be alone right now.
Hope: Liam will be back soon.
Brooke: You need to find a way to work through this together.
Hope: We're trying.
Brooke: I know that you're brave, and that you're strong, but you can't isolate yourself, sweetheart. You need to lean on people. And maybe just... maybe more than just liam. I was thinking [Sighs] That a support group might not be a bad idea.
Hope: I understand what you're trying to say, mom. But right now, all I want to do is hold
Taylor: Answer me, reese. Wh-- [ Sighs ] What are you doing with a baby? Who are you? What's going on?
Florence: I -- I didn't want to interrupt, but... hi. I'm florence.
Florence: Dr. Buckingham is holding my baby.
Steffy: She'll be awake soon.
Liam: Is she feeling any better?
Steffy: Yeah. Yeah, the doctor said it was just a virus.
Liam: Good. Listen, I know you got stuff to do. I mean, I-I'm happy to wait here alone.
Steffy: No, no. It's -- it's fine. But, hey, if you don't -- you don't want to talk, I'm not gonna push.
Liam: I just... barely feel anything, you know? It's like I'M... it's like I'm underwater. I keep thinking, "well, maybe if I -- maybe if I hold kelly, I'll be able to breathe again." Which is selfish.
Steffy: No, it isn'T.
Liam: No, it is selfish, because I get to come here and hold my daughter. What can hope do?
Steffy: She'd understand.
Liam: It's like, I'm trying to be strong for hope. You know, I'm trying to be the husband that I know she needs me to be, but what can I do, really? We had one moment with beth. Hope -- hope got to hold her daughter in her arms for one moment. It's just -- it's crippling. And I know... there's not a thing a person in the world can do to take the pain away. I know that.
Hope: I went for a walk after the memorial.
Brooke: Beautiful day.
Hope: I know. It's strange.
Hope: The sun was shining. I heard birds in the trees and cars on the road. And to everyone else, it's just... a normal day.
Brooke: You're still in shock, sweetheart. You need to give yourself time.
Hope: You know, I thought if I were really quiet, and really paid attention to the clouds and the wind, I might... feel something. You know how people look for signs in -- in nature, and... you know, I thought I might find some peace.
Brooke: Yeah. That can be comforting. Knowing that beth is looking down on you, loving you. She's just letting you know that she's okay.
Hope: [ Sniffles ] Except... I didn't feel anything like that. I didn't feel beth looking down on me at all.
Brooke: Oh, honey.
Florence: So, dr. Buckingham didn't tell you about me?
Reese: I was just about to.
Florence: Well, I'm not from los angeles. I live in vegas, where I'm a dealer at a big casino. Dr. Buckingham is just helping me with the baby.
Taylor: He's your doctor?
Florence: Not exactly. He's, um... I contacted him through an agency. There are a lot of really great people out there who want to help women like me find homes for their babies. And dr. Buckingham is one of them.
Taylor: [ Scoffs ] Y-you're putting your baby up for adoption?
Florence: If he can help me find the right home for her, then...
Liam: I'm sorry. I know this is affecting you, too.
Steffy: Nothing like what you're going through.
Liam: Well, kelly lost her half-sister. And I know you wanted them to be close.
Steffy: I imagined it the same way you did.
Liam: I think it could have happened. You know, I know the taylor thing was kind of a problem, but it's not like we wouldn't have worked through that.
Steffy: I'm sorry we won't get that chance.
Steffy: You and hope would have been amazing parents to beth.
Liam: You still looking into the adoption thing?
Steffy: Oh, we don't have to talk about that.
Liam: No, it's okay. I know you -- I know that you wanted kelly to have a sister close to her age so -- so she could share the kind of experiences you had with -- with phoebe. It's just that adoption is the only way now.
Steffy: You know, let's just have this conversation another time.
Liam: It's fine.
Steffy: Liam, I don't want to --
Liam: It's fine. I -- you can tell me this. Was it just a-a fantasy, or...?
Steffy: I mean... yeah, I've been seriously considering it. I-I met with an agency to talk about what it would entail. But, you know, adoption is a very involved process. It doesn't just happen overnight. It takes time. Now, after everything, my focus is on -- on you and hope, and kelly and my mom. Will I adopt? I -- [ Sighs ] I don't know. I think it'd be a wonderful idea for kelly, but, um... I have no idea when that would happen.
Brooke: Whatever you're feeling right now is all right. Everybody feels grief in different ways.
Hope: But I didn't feel anything. What, am I -- am I being foolish, just searching for beth's spirit in the clouds, in the sky, in the trees?
Brooke: No, honey. If it helps, what's the harm?
Hope: [ Sobs ] But she wasn't there.
Brooke: Okay. Well, you'll find her in different places. You'll find her in your -- in your heart, in your dreams. You said earlier that you felt that she wasn't gone.
Hope: That was different. It was -- it's hard to explain. This feeling, it's like... she was a part of me for almost nine months, and -- and we shared everything. And I -- all I want to know is that my little girl is all right, and I just -- I want to feel... some sort of connection to her again.
Brooke: Oh, honey. Come here.
Florence: I don't know what I would have done without dr. Buckingham.
Taylor: He took care of you?
Florence: He took care of everything. I was a wreck. I can't believe I actually thought my rotten boyfriend would actually stick around.
Taylor: So the father knows?
Florence: Yeah. He doesn't want anything to do with her or me.
Reese: [ Sighs ] Sadly, not an unusual story.
Florence: I just knew i couldn't be a single mother. My life has been pretty messed up recently, and I don't have any family here, anyone who can help. I was -- I was getting pretty desperate. So, I thought that adoption really just made the most sense, for me and for the baby. I hate to admit it, but, um, I just really need the money.
Taylor: No, oh, it sounds like a very stressful situation.
Florence: It really was. But then I met up with the doc, and everything has really been falling into place finally, you know? I -- I have this little bit of hope.
Taylor: So that's why you're here with dr. Buckingham?
Reese: This all happened very quickly, and with everything going on, I-I just didn't have the time to bring it up.
Taylor: Bring it up?
Reese: After our conversation about your daughter's situation.
Taylor: Wait a minute. Are you -- are you saying that steffy could adopt this baby? Alright, I brought in
Steffy: There's daddy.
Liam: Oh! [ Chuckles ] Hey, baby girl. Oh, wow. Look how beautiful you are. You are so pretty.
[ Sniffles ] Daddy loves you so much. I just want to hold her and protect her from everything in the world.
[ Sighs ] You know you have your whole life ahead of you, right? Daddy's gonna be there for all of it.
[ Sobs ]
[ Sighs ] You never got a chance to meet your sister, but... I think she's watching over you now. I think she's watching over all of us.
[ Chokes ] And I think she would want us to be grateful, and happy, and to love each other. I love you. I love you so much.
[ Crying ]
Hope: It's not supposed to be like this.
Brooke: [ Sighs ] I know, sweetheart.
Hope: Though I'm glad you're here. But I'm supposed to be holding my baby, not my mother holding me.
Brooke: Well, if this is all I can do for you, I will hold you for as long as you need me to.
Hope: Because that's what mothers do. Comfort their babies. Heh... and that's what I would have done for beth. I would have consoled her. And I -- I would have kept her safe.
Brooke: I know. I know you would have. Honey, listen to me. You will get through this.
Brooke: You just have to be gentle with yourself, and you have to be patient. And this pain will subside. Oh, I know it's not gonna be easy. And you will never forget about beth. And, somehow, some way, beth will always know just how much you love her.
Reese: Taylor, you, uh -- you mentioned that steffy was thinking about adoption. I was under the impression that she was serious.
Taylor: Well, she's made some inquiries.
Reese: You asked if there was anything that I could do to help.
Taylor: Yeah, I-I thought maybe you would recommend an agency or give me some advice.
Reese: Well, that was my intention. I have a lot of contacts in that area. I've facilitated a few adoptions. And so, when florence reached out to me on one of those networks, I thought I could help her and steffy.
Taylor: So... [ Sighs ] This beautiful little baby... steffy could adopt her?
Reese: If all parties agree.
Taylor: [ Scoffs ]
Florence: She deserves a better life than I could ever give her.
Reese: Look, I know this timing is less than ideal, and your family is going through so much, and steffy may not be ready. But... when's the next time that -- that a miraculous opportunity like this may come along, hm? Hey.
Taylor: I mean, steffy has met with some agencies just to get some information, but this is really the last thing i expected when you asked me to come over here.
Reese: I know. This whole thing has been mind-boggling to me, too.
Taylor: I mean, I-I'll talk to her. I-I don't know what my daughter will say, but, um, I-I will talk to her. This whole thing has just come out of the blue.
Reese: Well, considering what happened to hope on catalina, not to mention zoe working for forrester, I think it's best to leave my name out of it when talking to steffy or anybody about the potential adoption.
Taylor: Oh, yeah. Understood.
Reese: Thank you.
Taylor: Florence, I -- I don't know you, but I think it's such a brave decision you've made, giving up your little girl so she can have the best possible chance at a good life. It takes a lot of strength to do that. I mean, I-I -- for me, as a mother, I don't know how you found the courage. I admire it, and your unselfish love you have for this child. She's so little! [ Chuckles ]
Reese: And healthy. Completely healthy. In the right environment, she'll thrive. I know it. Talk to your daughter. Please.
Taylor: I will. I will. I'll talk to her as soon as I can. . . .
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