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Episode #8020 ~ Flo becomes conflicted when she finds evidence that Reese is using her for his own agenda; Steffy considers adoption as Hope continues to grieve for Beth.
Provided By SuzanneTaylor: Who is the most beautiful little angel? That's you! That's right. Yes. She is such a blessing.
Steffy: I know. I'm lucky to have her. Especially with what hope and liam are going through.
Taylor: I know. I feel terrible. For them to have to experience the pain of losing a child...
Steffy: Kelly lost her half-sister.
Taylor: There's no replacing beth, but...
[ Kelly blowing raspberries ] ...Kelly does have a chance to have a -- a sister near her age. That's right! You do. And you have the opportunity to adopt that other little girl. That beautiful little girl.
Taylor: Have you thought any more about it?
Steffy: Mom, that's all i keep thinking about.
Taylor: Well, how do you feel? Do you think that little girl could be a sister to kelly?
Brooke: I put the soup back in the refrigerator if you want to heat it up in a little while.
Hope: Liam can have some.
Brooke: Well, honey, you need to eat something, too. Isn't it hard to keep looking at that?
Hope: It's the only thing i have left of her. I can't just forget her.
Brooke: We're not gonna forget beth. You just need to take care of yourself, too. You know, maybe you should get out of here and go to the office.
Hope: No. My daughter died, mom. I-I don't know if I can go back.
Brooke: You have to, honey. As tragic as this is, life must go on.
Hope: I just want to know why.
Flo: So, is this a fake birth certificate? Reese, do you know how much trouble you can get in for doing this?
Reese: Hey, don't worry about it.
Flo: Well, what-- whatever it is that you're mixed up in, you've involved me now, too. And I have a feeling I can get in a lot of trouble, as well, for pretending to be that baby's mother.
Brooke: Honey, you love your clothing line, and the message that you put out there to the world. So maybe you'll find some comfort in that.
Hope: Hope for the future seems so foreign to me now.
Brooke: I can imagine it does. But I think you'll be ready to go back soon.
Hope: [ Scoffs ] All of those things I was promoting, the positivity and the younger generation -- none of that matters anymore. I-it doesn't mean anything. I -- I couldn't even save my own daughter.
Steffy: I don't want to get ahead of myself, not till i know all the details, mom.
Taylor: I told you all there is to know. My -- my colleague has a birth mother who is not ready to raise a baby, so she's giving her little girl up for adoption.
Steffy: Yeah, but you met the baby. What does she look like? Okay, now I'm getting excited. I really need to stop. Isn't that right?
[ Cellphone rings ] Yeah, huh?
Reese: Hey. Hey, taylor. It's reese. I-I hate to pressure you, but I'm gonna need an answer, okay? An opportunity for an adoption like this is very rare.
Taylor: I realize that. Steffy is still very interested.
Reese: Yeah. Uh, I can arrange a meeting, but just remember, let's leave my name out of it, okay?
Taylor: Yes, of course. We could meet today.
Reese: Great. Uh... now is good. No. No, now is not a good time.
Taylor: Well, then, when? Uh, my daughter is very eager to meet them.
Reese: I'll give you a call back later.
Flo: So they want to come here and meet -- meet me, the supposed mother of this baby?
Reese: Yes, as soon as possible.
Flo: Okay, look, reese, I'm -- I'm willing to help out, but you have to be completely honest with me. I want the whole story about that baby. What exactly are you doing? I need to know now. Snacking can mean that pieces get stuck under mike's denture.
Taylor: Sweetheart, is this really something you're prepared to do? Raising two children so close in age? I mean, I know why you want to do it. You want kelly to have a sister like you had with phoebe. And I -- I think that's wonderful. But I just really want you to think about just one more time. Consider absolutely everything before my friend calls back.
Steffy: I've barely been able to sleep since you told me. I can't stop thinking about it.
Taylor: So, if everything works out, you're prepared to commit to being a parent to this baby, too?
Steffy: If everything works out, how could I possibly say no? I want this. For kelly. Especially now that she lost her sister beth.
Hope: I can't imagine going back to work. Having to stand up in front of the fashion world and pretend like everything's okay. Like I still believe in optimism and humanity when I don'T. Because I don't believe in a future without my daughter.
Brooke: I don't blame you for feeling that way, honey. But the pain will go --
Hope: Never go away.
Brooke: There's nothing that will ever make up for losing beth. There will be a little piece of you missing. I know that. But, honey, someday you will hold a beautiful baby, and you will have children if that's what you really want.
Hope: No, mom. No!
[ Sobs ] I don't think I could go through this again. I've already lost two pregnancies. I have lost two babies. What -- what is wrong with me?
Brooke: Nothing. There is nothing wrong with you.
Hope: I was beth's mother, and she needed me, and I failed her.
Brooke: Don't say that, hope.
Hope: No. What if I had stayed awake? You know? What if I hadn't passed out? Things might -- they might be different.
Flo: You have a thing for that taylor woman. I know it.
Reese: [ Sighs ]
Flo: You're just using me, right?
Reese: Of course not.
Flo: You know, I actually thought that you called because you missed me. Because you wanted to spend some more time with me, and go to dinners like we used to. But I guess I was wrong.
Reese: I want that. I-I do.
Flo: Prove it.
Reese: [ Chuckles ] Come here. You know how I feel about you, flo.
Flo: I'm not so sure. Look, I pretended to be that baby's mother. I played along. I did everything that you asked me to do. But I -- reese, I'm -- I'm not gonna do it anymore. I'm done.
Reese: No, no, no! Just stick with me, flo.
[ Stammers ] Please. I will owe you big time.
Flo: You really need this to work, don't you?
Flo: If I still help you, I need to know exactly how you ended up with that baby.
Reese: No. I can't tell you that.
Flo: Why not? It can't be that bad, can it?
Reese: Yes, it is. It's that bad. To look at me now,
Taylor: She's still sleeping.
Steffy: I'm trying not to get ahead of myself, but I can't help feeling like this is meant to be.
Taylor: That's because it is. What's the matter?
Steffy: It's times like this I really miss phoebe.
Taylor: Me too.
Steffy: It's hard knowing kelly's never gonna meet her aunt.
Taylor: [ Sighs ] Phoebe would have absolutely adored her.
Steffy: I still feel her, you know. Like she's around me.
Taylor: Of course you do. Phoebe was your twin. That kind of bond is unbreakable.
Steffy: Yeah, she was my best friend. She was someone I could always turn to. I want kelly to have that experience. It would have been with beth, but...
Taylor: You will tell her all about her half-sister when she's old enough. You'll keep beth's memory alive.
Steffy: Yeah, definitely. Liam and I both will. He's going through a lot right now. I told him I -- I may have a baby I want to adopt. I wanted him to know before it went any further.
Taylor: How did he respond?
Steffy: He was supportive. I just don't know how hope's gonna feel.
Brooke: There's nothing wrong with you, honey. You're hurting. Your heart is broken.
Hope: I'll never be the same, mom.
Brooke: That's right. Because you'll be stronger. You just have to be patient and loving with yourself.
Hope: All of this pain, it's too much. I feel like I'm drowning.
Reese: It's better you don't know the whole story.
Flo: Babe, I'm already in it too deep as it is. If you don't start telling me the truth, then I'm out. I can pack up right now and head back to vegas.
Reese: No! No, no, no. No, no. Florence, look... baby, I -- I need you.
Flo: Okay. Well then you better start telling me the truth, now.
Reese: Right. Um... [ Sighs ] I was due to start my shift at catalina. I barely made it. The winds were fierce.
[ Wind howling ] Power kept cutting in and out. The trees were down, and they were blocking the main road. The, uh -- the rest of the shift was stuck on the other side of the island. I was the only one at the clinic. Until the two patients came in, I was there alone. That's when I got the phone call. The threatened my daughter.
Reese: They wanted their damn money, and I told them that I would pay them. Every day, I wonder if they're not gonna do something terrible to my daughter.
Flo: To -- to zoe?
Reese: I put her in danger.
Flo: Okay, so, what -- what happened that night? At -- at the clinic?
Reese: There, uh... there was a young mother. In labor. She was alone. And I did everything that I could. But the baby was stillborn.
Reese: I'm so sorry. The baby was -- was already gone. There was nothing I could do.
[ Wind howling ] Do you have someone to pick you up?
I just want to forget. Please, I don't want anyone [Echoing] To know.
Flo: So, her baby died?
Reese: Yes. Yes. I-I did everything that I could. But... [ Sighs ] Because there was no staff, there were no papers. No official documents. So after the mother left...
Flo: What? What happened after she left?
Reese: You don't want to know.
Flo: Yes, I do. Reese, what does that night have to do with the baby sleeping in that room? A migraine hope
Taylor: Well, it's sounding more and more like you're ready to welcome another baby.
Steffy: [ Scoffs ] I'm certainly open to it if it feels right. But I'm worried. Because I know the moment I hold that baby, I'm gonna fall madly in love.
Taylor: She is absolutely beautiful.
Steffy: [ Sighs ] And if I pursue this... hope will have to know. I'm worried. Just the timing. It's so soon after. I don't know how hope's gonna react, or what kind of impact it's gonna have on her.
Taylor: Oh, I know only too well -- it's going to take hope a long time to heal.
Steffy: I want to be extra sensitive to that. But I fear this new baby might be a constant reminder to hope of beth.
Hope: I hate feeling this way, but nothing seems to help.
Brooke: Honey, you will get through this. You will have a child. And you and liam will have the life that you've always wanted. You'll get what you deserve.
Hope: Mom, please. Look, I-I appreciate what you're trying to do, but I don't need a pep talk right now, okay? I can't stand it! I just want to be alone.
Reese: I was used to having the best care around me -- nurses, orderlies, high-tech medical equipment, the best hospitals in london. I had none of that. I was on an island. No support whatsoever. I'd already lost one baby that night.
Flo: What about the second patient, reese? You said that there were two.
Reese: You -- you have to believe me. I -- I hate what I did. This is not me.
Flo: What are you talking about?
Reese: The other patient, she was in active labor, too.
[ Sighs ] The -- the power went out, and she just kept pushing and pushing. And her blood pressure dropped, and she lost consciousness.
Flo: Okay, and -- and -- and then what?
Reese: I -- I was thinking about my daughter! They -- they threatened to hurt her, and I didn't know if they would hurt her or worse. I-I just didn't know!
Flo: What about the baby, reese? The baby?!
Reese: The mother was unconscious when I delivered the baby. I -- [ Sighs ] I cleaned off the child, and I checked her vitals.
Flo: A-a girl? It was a girl?
Reese: Yes. A little girl. And as I stared down at this beautiful little child...
[ Baby fussing ] ...It hit me. Taylor and her daughter.
Taylor: Steffy told me that she -- she wants to adopt.
Reese: Adoption is a marvelous way to build a family. But steffy should know that it's very complicated, and -- and, uh, very expensive. Upwards of $50,000.
Taylor: Oh, heh, money isn't a concern at all. I would spend ten times that amount if it meant kelly getting the sister that steffy wants for her.
Reese: I made a decision.
Taylor: [Echoing] Ten times that amount. It was the worst decision of my life, but it was a solution. It -- it was to help me get the money that I needed to protect my daughter. So I put that beautiful baby up for adoption. I swear, it was for my daughter. When the father arrived, that's when I told my first lie.
[ Wind howling ] The husband was devastated. When, uh -- when the wife woke up, he told her the terrible news. Um... she cried for her child, and... I got the baby that was stillborn from earlier that night, and I put it in her arms.
[ Wind howling ]
Flo: Oh, my god. You switched the babies?
[ Gasps ] What is the name of the mother of the baby in there?
Reese: Wh-what does it matter?
Flo: Tell me her name!
Reese: Hope. Her name is hope.
Flo: Does hope know that her baby is still alive?
Reese: No, she doesn'T. Hope will never know that her child [Echoing] Is alive.
Hope: Mommy loves you. Mommy will always love you.
Reese: Hope will never know that her child
[Echoing] Is alive.
[ Echoing ] Her child is alive.
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