B&B Transcript Wednesday 1/23/19

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 1/23/19

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Episode #8021 ~ Wyatt proves to Liam that he has his back and questions the motive for Steffy's action; Reese justifies his scheme to Flo, urging her to stay on board with his plan.

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Steffy: Do you think there's a problem?

Taylor: No, they'll call back.

Steffy: Am I getting ahead of myself? Do I want this too much? Adoption was just an idea of mine, and now you're telling me you've found this perfect little newborn, and... I'm already mentally putting her and kelly in matching outfits.

Taylor: Oh! It isn't wrong to get excited.

Steffy: Well, it isn't wrong to be careful, either. Like, is it too premature of me to ask amelia to come over to watch kelly?

Taylor: They'll call back. I know they will.

Steffy: If I see her... I'll know, right?

Taylor: Just trust your instincts.

Steffy: Yeah. I'll think... "this is a cute baby," or "this is kelly's little sister."

Flo: Is it warm enough?

Reese: Yeah, I just checked. Here --

Flo: No, I'll -- I'll do it. Come here.

Reese: I'm not proud of what I've done.

Flo: You ripped her away from her family. You put a dead baby in her mother's arms.

Reese: What other choice did I have? These animals, they were demanding money that I don't have. You -- you don't know what they're capable of. What they would do to my daughter.

Flo: Couldn't be any worse than what you did to that poor mother, though. I -- I guess you think that's different, because you're not an "animal." You're a doctor.

Liam: Little dark in here, huh?

Hope: What did your father want?

Liam: Uh, he -- he said he had a question about this foundation he was donating to, but really he was just checking up on me. Can I make you some food?

Hope: No, thank you.

Liam: You sure?

Hope: About vegan comfort food? Yeah.

Liam: Hey, um... can I just... can I just ask... a-are you sure this -- this photo is -- is bringing you any comfort? Because I'd be happy to just put it away for now. You know, at least until it's not such a painful reminder.

Hope: Am I not forgetting fast enough for you, liam? It's easier for you. You have another daughter. I don'T.

Wyatt: Uh, dad said I missed you at the office earlier.

Liam: Yeah, yeah. Come on in.

Wyatt: [ Clears throat ] Is, uh -- is hope asleep?

Liam: No. Actually, she's, um -- she's out walking the grounds. She loves brooke's gardens, even in the winter.

Wyatt: Yeah.

Liam: She loves me, too, although you wouldn't know it from today.

Wyatt: What? I mean, are you two...?

Liam: No, we're -- we're good. We're fine. It's -- she'S... she's angry. But not with me.

Wyatt: Right. I mean, she's hurting. You're both hurting. And that's [Scoffs] Completely understandable.

Liam: Yeah, it's not really the same, though. I mean, she -- beth started out as a part of hope's body. You know, the air she breathed was for beth. The food she ate was for beth. I think hope is -- she's looking for some kind of closure, you know? Like a -- like a sign that beth is looking down, letting go. But there's no sign.

Reese: Have you ever felt... trapped? Cornered with no way out? I made a bad choice. But that's because there were no good ones. And you're right -- what -- what makes my daughter more important than that beautiful little baby that you're holding in your arms? Nothing, except that she's mine. And I'm the one who put her in harm's way. This way, they both can be safe if we follow through with this.

Flo: What about the mother who thinks her baby died? Where's her safety? What does she get? Other than a whole life of second-guessing herself and wondering what she did to be punished.

Reese: If -- if zoe would have died that night, or was hurt in some way that I can't even think about, would you call that justice? No. What's done is done. That is not an excuse. That is a fact. The best that I can do for that grieving mother is to find her baby a good home. And that's what taylor's daughter will do. You'll see that when you meet her. If you'll meet her. Look... baby, I cannot do this without you.

Flo: Okay.

Reese: Thank you.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Steffy: Is it...?

Taylor: Yeah. Hello? We were starting to wonder.

Reese: Will you and steffy be able to come by this afternoon?

Taylor: This afternoon? Yes, that could be arranged.

[Sneezing]

Taylor: Thank you so much for coming to help us today.

Amelia: Of course.

Taylor: Yeah, I just gave kelly her bath. If I could just find that little onesie with the elephants on it... elephants are a sign of good luck, you know.

Amelia: I know where it is. I'll go get her dressed.

Taylor: Okay. Thank you.

Amelia: Okay.

Taylor: Amelia's here.

Steffy: Oh, great. Do I look okay?

Taylor: Oh, my goodness. Are you kidding? Honey, you haven't asked me how to dress since you were 8.

Steffy: Mom, I just want to look good.

Taylor: Okay. You look fine. You look fine.

Amelia: Hey, steffy.

Steffy: Oh, amelia. I-I don't know how long we're gonna be. This could be really quick -- we could be in and out -- or it could take quite some time.

Amelia: Should I wish you luck? Oh, your mother said something about good luck.

Taylor: For kelly.

Steffy: Oh.

Taylor: A little luck wouldn't hurt any of us.

Flo: Hey. Where are you going?

Reese: Flo, we've discussed this. Taylor's daughter knows my daughter.

Flo: So what? What's -- what's the problem?

Reese: There's too much of a connection. My name can't come into it at all.

Flo: But taylor already knows you.

Reese: Yes. And she's agreed -- this is the way that it has to be.

Flo: [ Scoffs ]

Reese: Look... it's all in your hands now.

Reese: Zoe's safety, mine, that little girl. Never in my life have I trusted anyone like this.

Flo: Is it safe for me to trust you?

Reese: Flo...

Flo: You're not gonna fly off to london and just leave me stuck with this kid, are you?

Reese: My daughter's life depends on what I do next. I can't run from that.

Wyatt: All right, well, look, maybe I should, uh, get going, huh?

Liam: You know you don't have to be gone by the time hope gets back? She loves you, wyatt.

Wyatt: I-I know. I just... be honest with me here. Like, what do you think is best for her? For you guys, you know? To stay away? 'Cause I-I can do that.

Liam: No. No. Not that. I don't think isolation is good for her. Me, either. I mean... [ Scoffs ] I mean, besides being your usual, loveable, dumb self, I think -- I think the most important thing is just not bringing up having another child around her.

Wyatt: Of course. Yeah.

Liam: Or adoption. [ Sighs ]

Wyatt: Wh-why would that even come up?

Liam: Because steffy is thinking about adopting a sister for kelly.

Wyatt: What? Oh, my -- did -- like, does hope know that?

Liam: Oh, yeah. She knows. Uh, what she doesn't know is that there's already a particular baby steffy is interested in.

[ Knock on door ]

Taylor: Florence!

Flo: Hi. Come on in. Come on in.

Taylor: Thank you.

Flo: So good to see you again. And this -- this must be your daughter.

Steffy: Uh, y-yes. Steffy. Thanks for making the time to see us.

Flo: Oh, I've got nothing but time until my little girl finds a home.

Steffy: This must be really hard for you. I hope I would have the strength to do for my daughter what you're doing for yours, if that was the case.

Flo: Oh, I don't -- I don't know if it's strength, exactly.

Taylor: Maybe it's love.

Flo: Love does make us do things we never thought we would.

Zoe: So you're not even gonna have a coffee?

Reese: Uh, two cups makes me too jumpy. Look, I'm -- I'm -- I'm sorry, but I may have a patient emergency brewing.

Zoe: Oh, that early delivery?

Reese: Late. Long overdue. I-if I get this text, I'm gonna have to leave.

Zoe: [ Scoffs ] Okay, so, if you're not hungry, and you don't have enough time for a meal...

Reese: Mm-hmm.

Zoe: ...Then why did you want me to meet you here?

Reese: Because you are the light of my life, and I can only go so long without the light of my life.

Zoe: Mm-hmm.

Reese: Um... whatever happened to you getting the german shepherd? Yeah. I distinctly remember you saying you were gonna get a german shepherd.

Zoe: Okay. Nice try. But you're the one who had this sudden worry about me living alone. What am I gonna do with a big dog? Okay? I'm not home all day.

Reese: Take it to forrester.

Zoe: Yeah, because that will go over big.

[ Scoffs ]

Reese: Hey, it's against the law for a girl to be mad at her father for worrying.

Zoe: [ Chuckles ]

Reese: Oh, no. It's a real thing. It's an american law.

Zoe: Mm-hmm.

Reese: Mm-hmm.

Zoe: Yeah.

Reese: [ Laughs ]

Zoe: You seem better. Are you?

Reese: [ Sighs ] I never want to live through anything like I did that night on catalina, but...yeah. I guess there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Zoe: Good.

Wyatt: So, you lose a child, and then steffy goes, "oh, I'm adopting"?

Liam: No, no, no, no. It -- it wasn't like that. I mean, steffy's been thinking about it for a while.

Wyatt: Even -- even while kelly was just about to have, like, another half-sister?

Liam: Yeah, but -- but you know there was all that friction, and it was starting to seem more and more like the two girls might not have a close relationship in the future.

Wyatt: Friction between your wife and your ex-wife. Yeah, I know this. You don't have to draw a finger-painting.

Liam: Exactly. Which -- which is -- that's the closeness that steffy was longing for for her daughter, for kelly, because, you know, that's what steffy had growing up with phoebe. That's why adoption came up.

Wyatt: Oh, my god. Okay, so, when -- when are you gonna tell hope that steffy already found someone?

Liam: Not until I have to.

Wyatt: In the state she's in...

Liam: I know.

Wyatt: Dude, that -- that might set her back.

Liam: I know.

Steffy: My mom says you're not from here?

Flo: No. I, uh -- I went out to las vegas a few years ago, and never came back. Not because I struck it rich or anything, I just, uh -- it's just cheaper to live there, so...

Steffy: So, are you, um -- are you planning on staying here?

Flo: No. Vegas is home. It's where everyone knows me, and I have work, so...

Steffy: Is that where your baby's father lives?

Flo: I wouldn't know anymore, actually. It's just -- that's kind of how he wanted it.

Steffy: No, no. I'm -- I'm sorry.

Flo: No, it's fine.

Steffy: I shouldn't have said anything. Do you have any questions for me? I mean, you don't really know me, or what kind of home I'd be giving your daughter.

Flo: No. Your -- your mom said so much about you already.

Taylor: All good things.

Steffy: Okay. Um... okay, well, uh, I have an executive position over at my family's company. I get to pick my own hours. I-I can work from home. I'm sure my mother told you, but I -- I have a daughter myself, just like you. Actually, I can show you a picture. Here. She's really adorable.

Flo: Oh! Oh, she's beautiful.

Steffy: Yeah. Yeah, thank you. I had a sister. We were twins, actually. We were really close. I want my daughter to have that kind of closeness.

[ Baby cries ]

Flo: It sounds like someone wants to meet you.

Steffy: Oh!

Flo: I'll, uh, just go grab her.

Steffy: Okay. To look at me now,

Reese: Oh, no. I'm sorry. There's been some kind of mistake.

Zoe: Uh, no, there hasn'T. You're going to eat.

Reese: Well... okay. But only because you ordered something that I happen to like, so...

Zoe: Mm. Accident?

Reese: Mm-hmm.

Zoe: I think not.

Reese: [ Chuckles ]

Zoe: So... [ Sighs ] Have you been seeing someone? A therapist, I mean.

Reese: [ Chuckles ] You think your dad's gone around the bend?

Zoe: Well, I'm worried you might if you don't seek some counseling for this horrible thing that's happened to you and hope spencer. And the baby she lost. What? Do you want me to order you something different?

Reese: No. No, no, no. Hey, I -- I just love you so much. And I want you to know that. Okay, come on.

Liam: Hey. Wyatt was here.

Hope: Yeah, I saw him leave. I'm [Sighs] Glad that you have someone to talk to. I feel like I'm f-failing at that, too.

Liam: No -- no, you're not. I love you.

Hope: I'm sorry.

[ Inhales sharply ]

Liam: No, no. It's okay.

Hope: No, I love you, and the things that I said...

Liam: You didn't mean. Hey. Please don't punish yourself, 'cause there is more than enough pain going around.

Hope: You know, if I get through this... it will be because of you.

Liam: You're stronger than you think.

Hope: I know you think I'm holding on to all this pain and hurt, liam, but no. Beth's memory won't leave me. So -- so why did she?

Taylor: Well? What do you think?

Steffy: About florence? It's kind of hard to say.

Taylor: We can walk out of here right now if you want.

Steffy: No, no, no. No. She seems sweet. Real.

Taylor: That's how she struck me, too.

Steffy: [ Sighs ] I guess I'm just surprised. Like, her lack of curiosity. She didn't ask me any questions.

Taylor: I was already here, remember? Honey, I asked her a lot of questions. I talked you up. I asked her everything I could about the baby's health.

Steffy: So no red flags?

Taylor: No. No, but that's something you have to make up your own mind on. And remember, you're not adopting florence, all right? Just...reserve judgment until you hold that little child in your own arms, and then you'll know.

Steffy: Yeah. Yeah.

Flo: So... you remember taylor, don't you? And the other lady over there, her name is steffy.

Steffy: Ohhh! Look at you!

Taylor: Oh, what an angel.

Steffy: Hey, darling.

Taylor: Oh, she --

Steffy: [ Gasps ]

Taylor: I told you she was so beautiful.

Steffy: Yeah, but she's -- she's beautiful. My gosh. Look at her!

Taylor: Mm.

Steffy: Look at that face!

Taylor: She can't take her eyes off you.

Steffy: [ Laughs ]

Flo: Do you want to hold her?

Steffy: Y-yea-- uh, oh, yeah. I would love to. Hi, there. [ Gasps ] Hi. Oh, my goodness!

Flo: You got her?

Steffy: Oh, my goodness! Mom... hi. Oh! Oh, you beautiful little girl. Just like kelly. I've been waiting for you. Thinking about you.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Voice breaking ] And now here you are. Oh!

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