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Episode #8454 ~ Ridge informs a shocked Carter of Zoe's ultimate betrayal. Steffy and Finn take a paternity test.
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Hope: It's okay. You can look.
Hope: Your phone. It's okay to keep checking it. No word about steffy and the paternity test?
Steffy: I know it's not likely we'll get the results today, but you never know. It'd be great if we could. At least, I have to ask. You seem so calm.
Finn: Or familiar territory. Not paternity tests, but, uh, you know, lab work in general.
Steffy: I'm pretty anxious.
Finn: Look, whatever happens, we'll deal.
Steffy: I just want dr. Campbell to come here so we can get on with it, and get the answer that we want. I need confirmation that the baby I'm carrying is yours.
Zoe: You and I, we're-- we're okay, right?
Zoe: Okay. Good. Because I wouldn't want this, um--I don't even really know what to call it. A, uh, "almost indiscretion" affect our working relationship.
Zende: No. Not a chance.
Zoe: Okay. Good. So, um, life can just go on. I guess I just kind of wanted to be sure that there really was no possibility for us before I happily married carter.
Carter: What did you just say?
Ridge: I'm sorry, you have to hear this, but the woman you intend to marry was coming on to another guy.
Carter: Uh-uh. She wouldn't, ridge. That's impossible.
Ridge: She did. I saw it.
Carter: So, zoe and zende.
Carter: So, what is this, some--some best man joke? Some tradition I'm not aware of? Where--where you tell the groom something outrageous about his bride to, what, to, like, test my belief system?
Ridge: You know how I feel about you, I would do anything for you. So I--I can't just let you go into a marriage with someone that's not trustworthy.
Carter: I appreciate you. I know you're trying to protect me, but this doesn't make any sense. Zoe is my fiancee. Zende is my friend. You misunderstood somehow.
Ridge: How I wish I did. I know you love zoe. I know that. I'm just not sure she feels the same way about you.
Liam: Are you okay?
Hope: Trying to be. Nervous.
Liam: Yeah. Yeah. Me, too. Especially considering what it would mean. Uh, I mean, we're, uh, probably not gonna have any results today, so, then again, you never know, if anybody could get this thing pushed through, it's steffy.
Hope: I just keep reminding myself that there's an equal chance the baby could be finn'S.
Liam: I know what you're going through, and I hate that it's my fault. I hate that I let you down, and I hate that I've caused you pain.
Dr. Campbell: Sorry to keep you waiting.
Steffy: It's okay.
Dr. Campbell: You ready to proceed?
Steffy: Yeah. You can't test me fast enough. The sooner it's done, the sooner we'll get an answer. I want an end to this uncertainty. To know what I've always believed in my heart, that the baby I'm carrying is finn'S. He's the father. What's the #1 retinol brand
Zoe: You know, when I realized that ridge overheard us in our conversation, I--I panicked. I mean, seriously, the first time since I met you, it was so clear to me what I stood to lose. Uh, I've realized that I--I actually--I do wanna marry carter. I do. And I want this life that he's ready to give to me. And I think I successfully conveyed that to ridge, I mean, uh, don't you?
Zende: You were passionate. I'll give you that much. But I know ridge. He is very protective. Intensely loyal to the people he cares about. I mean, he heard everything, zoe. And he saw you try to kiss me. I just have a hard time believing that he would let carter move forward, not knowing that there was something between us. I get it. You put the date, you're all in. Finally, fully committed.
Zoe: Uh, I can't wait to marry carter.
Zende: I hope you get to do that.
Carter: Look, I understand that zoe wronged a lot of people when she enabled beth's kidnapping.
Ridge: Not what this is about.
Carter: I think it is though. I think it is, and you don't realize it. Steffy was devastated. She's your daughter. Of course, you feel some kind of way about someone who wronged her. You don't trust zoe.
Ridge: I don'T. Neither should you.
Carter: You know what? We should end this conversation before one person says something they shouldn'T.
Ridge: Carter, I don't care if you're mad at me. I love you, and I can't let you go into this marriage with someone who's playing you.
Carter: Those are strong words, ridge.
Ridge: I know. And I--I wish I didn't have to stand here and say them, but I--I know what I saw, and I--I know what I heard.
Carter: So, what are you saying? You're saying there's something going on between zoe and zende?
Ridge: And--and zende said that they never crossed a line, but I--I know zoe wanted to.
Carter: Okay, then. Let's hear it.
Ridge: I came to the house. They were in the living room, talking. They didn't hear me, and so, I just, I stood there, and listened, and, um, zoe was talking about the heat between them, and how she wanted to know what could happen between them. And zende at least had the decency to bring up your name, but zoe wouldn't let it go. She just kept--kept going, and saying--saying how they should have a future together. And, carter, this is not something I have read somewhere. This is not something I heard from someone else. I was there. I saw it. I heard her. She only committed to you after she knew that zende was no longer an option.
Liam: I never wanted to hurt you. I just wish I could make you happy.
Hope: Well, you have. I mean, there are times when no one else has made me happier. And that's why I'm trying to figure out if there's a way we can get through this, you know, get out to the other side, with our marriage and our family still intact.
Liam: And that's--because that's what I want, is just to try. You know, no--no matter how long it takes, no matter how difficult the journey, I--I--I just-- I want our life back. I wanna know that I didn't ruin us permanently.
Hope: Well, this is an awful situation that you put us in. Your family. I mean, liam, that night should've-- it should've never happened.
Liam: I robbed you. I robbed you of your joy. And I'm so sorry. I made such a mistake.
Hope: Well, the baby isn'T. Steffy's pregnant, and that's a miracle, however it came to be.
Finn: You okay?
Steffy: Yeah. Yeah. I just wanna get this done.
Finn: Look, it's gonna be okay. It'll be all right. We just need to know what we're dealing with.
Steffy: I already do. You're the father of this baby.
Dr. Campbell: One step closer to having the answer you need. We're ready for testing. My heart failure diagnosis changed my priorities.
Carter: Ridge, she accepted my proposal. She's not hedging her bets between me and zende. That's ridiculous.
Ridge: You're my best friend in the world. I would never lie to you. The fact is, uh, I felt that there was something between them before. So they--
Carter: They work together. They're friends.
Ridge: It's more than that. It--I even asked paris about it.
Carter: And what did she say? She said no, right?
Ridge: She said no. She was doing a tap dancing. Yeah. She-- she denied it, but I-- I didn't believe her, and now I know why I didn't believe her.
Carter: No, man. No. No. You don't understand. Last night when you heard this conversation, she came to me more committed than ever. She wanted to set a date, and we did, ridge. We set a date.
Ridge: I scared her, carter. I scared-- before she came to you, I scared her. She thought I was gonna come talk to you, so she got there first. To solidify her position, and to do some damage control.
Carter: She's not calculating, ridge. She wouldn'T...
Ridge: You think I like seeing you like this? You should go, and then, have, um, a nice conversation with your very eager fiancee.
Zoe: Look, ridge is carter's best friend. You know he wants him to be happy. And carter, he loves me. And I--I want to marry him. And ridge will not be getting in the middle of that.
Zende: I hope you're right.
[ Phone chimes ]
Zoe: Oh, sorry. Hold on. Oh, okay. It's carter here. He wants to meet up right away.
Zende: Then you'd better get going.
Zoe: Look, it's really sweet of you to be so concerned, but trust me, okay? I--I fixed this. Soon I'll be mrs. Carter walton, and all of this will be behind us.
Dr. Campbell: The dna test is really quite simple. It only requires a blood sample from the mother, and a cheek swab from the potential father. Free floating fetal dna combines with the mother's when it passes through the placenta, into her bloodstream. In the testing process, the fetal dna is isolated and analyzed, then compared with the father's genetic profile.
Steffy: Could there be any issues in the testing process?
Dr. Campbell: In some cases, there might not be enough fetal dna in the bloodstream when the initial sample was collected. That would require another test at a later date. But you are far enough along now that I'm confident in securing a result.
Finn: Hey, what did i just say? Whatever happens, we got this I have been suffering with migraine for years and years.
[ Door opens ]
Zoe: Aha. Now, there's my gorgeous husband-to-be, looking especially handsome, I might add.
[ Laughs ] Okay. So, look, I've been thinking about our wedding, pretty much non-stop. Um, and I was even thinking about hiring a wedding planner, if we decide to go big, which I kind of am leaning into. You know, I--I don't know. I feel like, we're gonna be this awesome power couple, and might as well own it.
[ Laughs ]
Carter: Is that what you want? To be a power couple?
Zoe: Um, are--are you, uh, upset about something?
Carter: Should I be?
Zoe: No. No, I mean not with me. Uh, unless you think a splashy wedding is a bit undignified?
Carter: I'm just trying to adjust to the rapid turnaround. That's all. You know, you were so reluctant to set a date. Couldn't pin you down if I tried, and now suddenly, you're all in. It's quite a big shift.
Zoe: I--I--I--I mean, I--I guess. Uh, I've been just trying to... get used to the fact that we were really getting married. You know, it's A... huge commitment, carter. I--I wanted to be, you know, sure.
Carter: And are you sure? Am I really the man you wanna marry, zoe?
Hope: How are you? I know this situation has been really stressful for you too, and I don't wanna be so wrapped up in my stuff, that I don't realize.
Liam: God, you're such a good person. Uh, I'm fine. Being stressed is the least I deserve. I--I--I--I turned our entire life upside down. I'm fine.
Hope: Well, we'll know the paternity soon, and whether you or finn are the father, um, at least we'll be able to figure out where to go from here.
Liam: Yeah. Uh, do you think, uh, I should text steffy, just to--just to see what's going on?
Hope: She'll reach out if she has news.
Liam: Yup. Yup. She will. We should not be sweating out a paternity test. We should be playing with the kids. Or having a date night. This is-- I'm so sorry for this, hope. Uh...
Hope: I know you are.
Liam: And maybe one day you'll forgive me, even though I won't deserve it.
Hope: Honestly, liam... you hurt me... a lot. Uh, and, um... I'm in pain, and I'm not sure when, or if it will ever go away. Or how it's going to affect us. But...
[ Exhales ] Actions have consequences, and we have to face them.
Liam: Together, I hope.
Hope: I hope so, too.
Dr. Campbell: I know you're anxious for the result, so I'll get the samples to the lab right away.
Finn: No. I appreciate that.
Steffy: How long will it take?
Dr. Campbell: Uh, I'll put a rush on it. But even with that, longer than you'd like.
Steffy: Uh, I know it's a long shot, but I was really hoping that maybe we could get the results today. Is that any possibility?
Dr. Campbell: I'm afraid not.
Steffy: No way at all?
Dr. Campbell: I understand that this is weighing on you, but you have to find a way to not let it put stress on you, or your baby.
Steffy: [ Sighs ] Yeah.
Dr. Campbell: All right. I'll call you as soon as I have the results.
Steffy: Thank you, dr. Campbell.
Dr. Campbell: Hang in there.
Steffy: I was really hoping that we were gonna be able to find out today. I--I can't wait any longer. I need to know that you're the father of this baby, so we can get on with our lives.
[ Sighs ] This baby has to be yours, finn. I know it. It has to be. . . . . . .
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