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Episode #8451 ~ Ready to go all-in and give their feelings for one another a chance, Zoe makes a surprise and seductive visit to Zende. Separately, Bill and Katie seek advice from Wyatt and Donna about reuniting with each other.
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Ridge: I don't want to put you on the spot. But carter and I, we've been friends for a long time.
Paris: Yeah, I hear you. I definitely understand.
Ridge: So you also understand why I'm asking what I'm asking.
Paris: You don't want carter to get hurt. And I--I don't want that either. Neither does zoe.
Ridge: Zoe. You see, we keep talking about her, and everything is fine, and then, I bring up zende, and you get uncomfortable. Why is that?
Zoe: Look, we have this place to ourselves. I mean, nobody is going to interrupt us. If we're really gonna do this, now is the time.
Zende: I'm still not sure exactly what you're--
Zoe: Oh, come on, zende. You know what I'm talking about. Okay? This could be the night that we--we see where this goes. I mean, really, we--we could just let our guards down. We've been fighting this attraction between us, doing this whole dance for far too long. It's time we're just honest with each other.
Zende: I've always been honest with you. Even from the beginning.
Zo: [ Sighs ] Look, all I'm saying is it's-- it's now or never. Either I'll find out tonight that my future is meant to be with carter... or with you.
Katie: You say
you need me, bill?
Well, what I need
is to be loved.
That's what I need.
And that's what I deserve.
And not just from you,
but from any man!
Bill: And you will be loved
and wanted and cherished!
Katie: Is brooke around?
Donna: Uh, afraid not. Did you need to see her for something?
Katie: Actually, no. I was looking for you.
Donna: Oh. Any particular reason?
Katie: I'm hoping for some sisterly advice. Or actually, I-- I just need you to listen.
Donna: I can do that. Although you know me, it's hard for me not to give my opinion.
Donna: Okay. Well, if you have to tell me what you think, I'm hoping you won't judge.
Donna: I never judge. Okay. Fine. Almost never. But never when it comes to you.
Katie: You might change your mind when you find out what it's about.
Donna: I think I may already know.
Wyatt: Huh, all by your lonesome?
Bill: What do you want, wyatt?
Wyatt: Well, flo and i were gonna invite you to dinner tonight, but actually we're having second thoughts. Maybe we should go.
Flo: No, o, no. We're not having second thoughts. We would still love to have you over for dinner if you wanna come.
Bill: Well, thank you, flo. But your, uh, wise [Bleep] Boyfriend, the walking grape over here, is probably right. I wouldn't be very good company.
Wyatt: See? This is what happens when katie is not around, he becomes this mean rhinoceros you can't invite to dinner.
Katie: So you're a mind reader now?
Donna: [ Laughs ] No. It--I just know my sister. So this is about bill.
Katie: I just came from his office. I wanted to drop off a gift for him to give to will the next time he sees him.
Donna: How's will doing?
Katie: He's good. You know, he and--and bill are closer than ever. But I know he wishes more than anything that his parents would be back together again.
Donna: But that's never gonna happen. Or is it?
Paris: Do you have sisters?
Ridge: I do. Felicia and kristen.
Paris: Are they a lot alike?
Ride: Uh, no, they're completely opposite. Why?
Paris: Well, that's kind of how it is with me and zoe. I mean, not so much when we were kids, but now, we definitely see certain things differently.
Ridge: Certainly things like zende?
Carter: Am I interrupting?
Ridge: No. What do you need?
Carter: Paris. I'm looking for zoe. Any idea where she might be?
Ridge: Something wrong?
Carter: No. No. Tonight, we're setting a date for the wedding. I wanna see if she's still on.
Paris: Uh, did--did-- did you text her?
Carter: I have.
[ Laughs ] She's probably in the middle of something. Anyway, at least I have one very important detail already lined up, my best man. Thanks again, bro.
Ridge: I'm honored. All I want is for you to have a woman that loves you as much as you love her.
Zoe: We keep circling and circling, when we should just stop, and--and--and let go.
Zende: This can't happen.
Zoe: Well, not if we keep overthinking, and being so cautious.
Zende: That is how we protect the people who are important in our lives.
Zoe: No. That's why we should do this because I--I don't wanna hurt anyone by making the wrong choice. Look, I--I just--I-- I wanna focus on us. I want you to focus on us.
Zende: That is just it. There is no "us." I care about you. And yes, I am attracted to you. But at the end of the day, I have to be able to live with myself, with the choices I make. There is no way I could do that if-- I'm sorry, zoe. There can be no future for us. You're engaged to carter. That's your reality now, and mine. What day is it?
Carter: Okay, well, if either- of you see my fiance, tell her to check in with me. I'll be in my office.
Ridge: Will do.
Paris: [ Clears throat ] I should actually be going, too. Unless, you know, there's anything else.
Ridge: Nah. Isn't that nice, seeing carter happy like that? So in love with your sister, and he can't wait to be married to her? You think she feels the same way? You see, I--I--I-- and I see zoe and zende, and there's something, I don't know what it is. Just get a vibe, you know, a feeling. But something. And I don't want that something to hurt carter. You can go. No, you know what? Do you know why I hired you? Yeah, you had a great interview, great resume, but that was not all of it. I hired you because you're a good person, a good honest person. And I can see that now. Because whatever it is that's bothering me, it's bothering you, too. What's going on with zoe?
Zoe: There is this spark between us. And it's been there since the first time that we met. And I know, I know that you felt it, too. And it's not like it's just gone away. If anything, it's gotten stronger. And you've just been fighting it. But remember, I know from that text that you sent me, that you didn't want me to move too fast with carter. You wanted us to have a chance. Well, zende [ Chuckles ] This could be our only chance! It's not too late for us! It hasn't even started! But it can, beginning tonight!
Flo: Wyatt told me that katie came here earlier. And it's clear you still love her, and you miss her. And I imagine she knows that, too.
Bill: I hope so, but I really did hurt her. And all the "I'm sorries" in the world can't make up for that. But I'm gonna keep fighting. I'm gonna prove to her that I want her back, I want our family back.
Wyatt: Well, look, dad, you're one of the most persuasive people I know. I mean, you got this business empire to show for it.
Bill: Well, thanks, wyatt. But I'm talking about my personal life. And it's, uh, it's true, that before katie came along, the last thing I had any interest in was something resembling a committed relationship. Love 'em and leave 'em was my mantra. Then my katie came into my world.
Donna: Bill said all that? He--he opened up that way?
Katie: He says he's been doing a lot of soul-searching. He knows that this is his last chance with me. And I wanna believe him. Every word that he said, he was emotional. I mean, bill doesn't show his feelings like that very often, but when he does-- I do love him, donna. Still. [ Laughs ] I'll always love him. But can i open up my heart again? Can I trust him? I don't know. I just don't know. It's very common to have both
Donna: So, did you say all of that to bill?
Katie: I was honest with him, yeah. I told him that I need a man who puts me first. Who loves and cherishes me over anyone else, especially brooke.
Wyatt: Well, um, think of it this way. Katie didn't exactly shut the door. She--she's still thinking about it, right? That's good.
Bill: Yeah. But it's hard to rebuild trust when it's taken a real hit. I mean, I can tell katie until I'm blue in the face that I will never hurt her like that again. But the fact is, I have said that before, and it did happen again. Not intentionally, but... the result was the same. I failed our family. So can I really blame katie for being gun-shy?
Flo: Well, did you tell katie all of that?
Bill: I told her all of that, and more. Why?
Flo: As a woman, if someone I loved hurt me in that way, and then, said everything that you just said, and was honest, and remorseful, just like you are, uh, I think I would take them back. Actually, I know I would.
Bill: Well, thank you, flo. And I hope you're right.
Ridge: Zoe is your sister. And I know you don't wanna betray her. You know what I don't want? I don't wanna see carter hurt again. Is he being played right now? Zende is back at my dad's house. And zoe is nowhere to be found. Tell me where she is.
Paris: Like I told carter, I'm not sure where she is.
Ridge: See yourself out.
Zoe: Look. I--I--I get that you're not comfortable with this.
Zende: How can I be? Carter is my--
Zoe: No. I--I know. I know. And you're right. But so am I. I--we've been circling this for months. Zende, this attraction, this heat that's been there, uh, we both feel it. I just--I want one night with you before I commit to carter. I wanna know what it would be like. And I want you to know, too. I mean, come on, zende, this could change everything for us. So, just give me the chance to prove it to you. Research shows people remember commercials with nostalgia.
Bill: Hey. Um, well, I was just, uh, calling to thank you again for coming by today. I know you said it was just to-- to drop off the game. But I'd like to think there was more to it than that.
Bill: It's okay. Uh, I'm not [ Sighs ] I'm not putting any pressure on you. I--I just-- I just wanna know that you heard me today because I heard you. You made yourself very clear about what you expect from me, or from any man. To be loved, and respected, wanted, and--and cherished. And katie, I will give you all those things, and--and more. I will be completely devoted to you, and I will never do anything to compromise that again because I know if I do, it would truly be the end of us. And I can't even contemplate that. So please, katie, give me one more chance to prove how committed I am to you. Give me one more chance. Give our family one more chance.
Paris: I'm calling, zoe, you need to respond.
Carter: Ridge, I forgot to--paris. Hey. You're still here?
Paris: Yeah. Um, ridge left though.
Carter: Where to? Never mind. I'll just leave these contracts for him. I need to get out of here myself. I wanna get home to zoe. And I have a feeling tonight is going to be huge for your sister and me.
Zoe: We deserve this, zende. One night, and--and we'll know if there is a life, even a future for us!
Zende: Zoe, please. Listen to me. It's not that I'm not flattered. I am. You're amazing. In so many ways, which is why carter wants to marry you right away. You're just as amazing to him.
Zoe: Okay. Can we not talk about carter? I just want tonight to--to be about us.
Zende: We have to talk about carter. We can't pretend that carter is not a factor. He is a huge factor!
Zoe: Okay. I know. Of course, but, uh--
Zende: There are no buts.
[ Sighs ] Look, okay, yes, there is a definite chemistry between us. I will fully admit that. But we can't d this. I won't disrespect carter. I won't betray my friend!
Zoe: And I don't wanna do that, either! But how can I be true and honorable when I know I have these unexplored feelings for you? Look, I've-- I've tried to fight this. I have! When I'm around you-- and I know that you feel it too, the way that you look at me.
Zoe: No, it's true. There is this heat. That's there right beneath the surface. And I know I'm not imagining it. Okay? So if we just let go, uh, and finally just give in to this, I know our feelings could be so much more. I mean, don't you think we owe it to each other?
Zende: What about carter? What we owe him? And he's your fiance. Think of the incredible life you could have with him.
Zoe: I know. I know. But I keep wondering about... this life I could have with you. Especially if you're the man I'm actually supposed to be with. I need to know that, zende. So let's just find out now, while we still have the chance.
Ridge: That's enough. What's happening here? What did I walk in on?
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