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Episode #8476 ~ Hope leans on Brooke after Liam's betrayal. Steffy announces a life-changing decision. Finn finds himself in the fray between Vinny and Thomas.
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Finn: What is thomas talking about? Did you interfere with the paternity test?
Thomas: You better not have done anything, vinny.
Vinny: I told you, man. Paternity tests don't lie.
Thomas: But people do.
Steffy: I don't know. Maybe it wasn't a flutter. Maybe it was just food or something. I mean, I did have those spicy tacos earlier.
Ridge: Tacos? Well--oh, well, whether it's tacos or just the baby kicking, all I want is another one that's happy and healthy.
Steffy: Yeah. I can't believe we're having another child.
Ridge: I'm excited for you. And I know this is not how you envisioned it, but...
Steffy: I wanted it to be finn'S.
Ridge: I know. 'Cause he's dreamy. He'S... tall, dark, and handsome. You wouldn't be with him. I get it.
Steffy: Would've been perfect. I mean, I already love this child, and I'm-- I'm grateful that I'm having another baby. I just... wish the circumstances were different. I know I'm not the only one.
Brooke: I just wanted to check on you and see how you're feeling.
Hope: Well, that's really sweet of you to bring food over.
Brooke: Well, you can eat it later or freeze it for another time. Just one less thing that you should have to worry about.
Hope: I appreciate it. The kids are at the beach with aunt donna.
Brooke: That's nice. You get a break.
Hope: Yeah. But, uh, what I really need is a break from all these thoughts constantly just running through my head.
Brooke: I'm sure it's more and more difficult as steffy's pregnancy moves along.
Hope: Yeah, I feel like it's really gonna hit me once the baby finally gets here.
Brooke: It's a lot to deal with. How are you coping?
Brooke: I can sense that you're trying to be strong for everybody.
Hope: Yeah, I'm just in survival mode these days.
Brooke: Well, honey, I think it would help to open up. You know you can always talk to me.
Hope: [ Sighs ] All right. Um, well, I thought my life looked a certain way. I was secure. I was happy. But now all of that has changed.
Brooke: Well, it is a shock, that's for sure, especially since it's steffy of all people.
Hope: I'm trying. I'm really trying, mom, to make peace with it all, but I don't know how to navigate this.
Brooke: Oh, honey, I don't blame you. It's hard to navigate. There's no playbook saying how to deal with a husband that's having a child with another woman.
Hope: So then, how do I move on from that?
Steffy: No matter how much I want this child to be finn's, it's-- it's not.
Ridge: I know. And I wish we could change it, but we can'T.
Steffy: This baby's gonna have a great dad regardless. Liam's devoted to kelly, and it's always gonna be the exact same way with this baby. So I can't dwell on the past. I just have to move forward.
Ridge: It's a nice idea, but it's easier to say than done.
Steffy: Hey, I just have to accept what is. But I can't help imagining what it would be like if... those test results were different.
Finn: Do you have any idea how badly I wanted to be the dad. I thought for sure that I was, but the lab said that I wasn'T. It said conclusively that liam was the father. Now, is that a fact?
Vinny: Yes. You saw the report yourself.
Finn: Yeah, but is it accurate? Is it?
Vinny: Guys, come on--
Thomas: Look, hey. Vinny, did you manipulate the results or not? (Clucking noises)
Brooke: There's no right or wrong way to handle this, but it is important to communicate. Otherwise, I'm not sure you'll be able to heal.
Hope: I can't even begin to describe this feeling. It's like if I think about liam and steffy together, I still feel sick inside.
Brooke: Does liam know how much you're struggling?
Hope: Yes. We talk all the time. But he doesn't really get what it's like to be in my shoes. I mean-- look, I told him I don't wanna hold on to anger and resentment, but... I'm still heartbroken.
Brooke: Of course you are, sweetheart.
Hope: Part of me feels like I'm grieving the loss of the marriage we used to have or at least what I thought we had.
Brooke: But it's not over for you and liam, right?
Hope: We haven't talked about divorce or anything like that yet, but... the way our marriage used to be before liam and steffy's night together, we can't just go back to that. Mom, we-- we can't just go back.
Brooke: Well, it did throw a wrench into every aspect of your life, that's for sure.
Hope: Yeah, it certainly did.
Brooke: It's hard work, hope, but it is possible to rebuild your relationship. You can make it even stronger. Ridge and I are proof of that.
Hope: Liam is determined to work through this. He keeps apologizing over and over again, wanting to earn my forgiveness.
Brooke: And? Have you found forgiveness?
Steffy: Finn has been incredibly supportive and compassionate through this situation.
Ridge: Yeah? He's a good man.
Steffy: Yeah. He got me through one of the hardest chapters of my life.
Ridge: And he helped put you back together when you wrecked that motorcycle. Which, by the way, maybe you can find another hobby.
Steffy: Okay, dad.
Ridge: How about book club? Book club's nice.
Steffy: Okay. He put me back together in a lot of ways.
Ridge: I know. You two are lucky to have found each other.
Steffy: Yeah. I know. I remember when I woke up in the hospital, and I saw this... handsome doctor standing over me and it's like, wow.
Ridge: [ Laughs ]
Steffy: My heart just leapt out of my chest. I know. I know. But it's true.
Ridge: Okay. Maybe take it easy. But he's a doctor. That's what he does. He's a good-looking guy, but after all that, you were still in pain for a long time, so he's not superman.
Steffy: Yeah, but then I got addicted to pills, and... he got me through that as well.
Ridge: He's a good friend.
Steffy: Then it evolved. We really fell for one another, and it seemed like everything was--was perfect.
Ridge: If everything was so perfect, why did you end up--
Ridge: [ Clears throat ]
Steffy: I don't know, dad. I don't know why I was with liam that night. I really don'T. I just-- the good thing is is that finn was able to accept it, which is amazing. And he embraced my pregnancy, and he was really hopeful, and he prayed that this baby was his. That's why it really sucks that it isn't the case. And as much as he tries to hide it, I know he's in pain. I made a decision, dad, and I'm really hoping that you understand and you support me.
Finn: Did you deliberately manipulate steffy's paternity test?
Thomas: Just tell us if you did something, vinny.
Vinny: Will you guys just give it a rest? You sound crazy. I'm not listening to this.
Thomas: You've been acting weird for weeks.
Vinny: Oh, what else is new, thomas? You've been saying that our whole lives.
Thomas: No, this is different. I couldn't put my finger on it, but you're saying all this weird stuff to me, and then I find out you're working here at the lab where my sister got her blood work done.
Vinny: Okay, doc, you know what? He's just being paranoid like usual. You really think I'd put my job on the line for something I know is illegal?
Thomas: Yeah. You would. You'd do a favor for me, and it's a favor I never asked you to do.
Vinny: Oh, come on. You're not falling for this, are you, doc?
Finn: Was he right? Were you trying to do him a favor so he has a way back to hope?
Vinny: Oh, get outta here. Get outta here, the both of you. Are you kidding?
Thomas: Just admit it. You rigged the paternity test. One of the worst things about a cold sore
Brooke: So, have you forgiven liam?
Hope: [ Sighs ] I'm trying.
Brooke: I know, sweetheart. You're in a very tough position.
Hope: I have a lot to be grateful for. We have two beautiful healthy children. I have a successful career and a husband who... really, truly loves me deep down.
Brooke: Yes. And you adore him. You value your marriage.
Hope: Liam is the only man I ever really wanted to be with. He's a great father, and he's a kind, caring man when he doesn't get in his own way, and-- you know, I know he's genuinely remorseful for that night, and he's apologized time and time again. But why-- why can't that be enough?
Brooke: Honey, please, don't be hard on yourself. You didn't do this. Liam did.
Hope: I keep asking myself why. Why did he do it? Why did he? And I know the circumstances. I know the details. I know what he thought he saw. I know how much he had to drink. But it still doesn't make sense to me. Why? I mean, were there cracks in our marriage that I didn't see?
Brooke: Maybe he just made a terrible mistake.
Hope: Yeah, well, now... steffy's pregnancy makes that all the more difficult. And even if liam weren't the father, he still turned to steffy that night.
Ridge: Okay, I'm listening. What is this decision you've made?
Steffy: I've been thinking about this for a while now.
Ridge: Thinking about this? What? Thinking about what?
Steffy: I realize I need to put the baby first. I can't keep stressing myself out.
Ridge: I mean, that's not news. I mean, we know you need to take care of yourself. That's what the doctor said. Doctor's orders, right?
Steffy: Yeah, and the doctor said I should limit my anxiety as much as possible.
Ridge: Anxiety about what? What's going on? Is there a problem? Is there something I can do to help you with? What?
Steffy: No. Everything's fine, dad. I'm healthy. The baby's healthy. I just wanna keep it that way.
Ridge: We all want that. And, steffy, if you don't wanna be here--if you wanna take some time off from work, go ahead. Do it. Take three months. Take four months.
Steffy: No, dad. That's not-- that's not it. I don't want this pregnancy affecting everybody else.
Ridge: Everybody else? Who cares about everybody else? This is about you and this baby. Nobody else.
Steffy: I feel terrible for finn. Like, I know he's trying to hide it, but I can tell. It's killing him inside.
Ridge: Where were you just a little while ago? I could've sworn finn was here, and he said that he's gonna stand by you and the kid. Didn't he just say that?
Steffy: Yeah, he did. He did. I know, and I love him for that, and I know he loves me, but...
Ridge: But what? What's the problem?
Steffy: Dad, it's not fair to him. He has no idea what he's getting himself into. I am pregnant with another man's child. I need to set him free, dad.
Finn: Do you get what's at stake here? We're not leaving this room until we get some honesty out of you.
Vinny: Please, you guys, you just gotta chill out.
Thomas: I was wondering how you had this insane wealth of knowledge about fetal dna.
Vinny: Maybe because I work in this lab. You know, we also run cholesterol panels. You wanna see how they work? They're right there.
Thomas: You were going on and on about how I had a clear path to hope.
Finn: Because the test said that liam was the father.
Thomas: And that I deserve this, and that I have to make things happen in life, and then one day, I am going to thank my good pal vinny.
Finn: This is unbelievable.
Thomas: What is wrong with you, vinny? I'm not gonna have hope, all right? She already has a family with liam.
Vinny: All right, fine. Whatever. Suit yourself, man. It's not my business.
Thomas: You realize that this doesn't help me, right? This just hurts my sister. You get that? That she wants finn. She wants to have a family with him. She wants that to be his child, and it is. Isn't it?
Brooke: You'll figure out what's best for your family. I do want you to forgive liam. But whatever it is that you decide, you will have my unconditional support.
Hope: I wish I had the answers, but I have no idea what the future holds for liam and me.
Ridge: Honestly, I don't know if it's you or if it's me, but these days whenever we talk, I--I don't--I don't know exactly what you're saying.
Steffy: [ Sighs ] Oh, dad. Finn is an incredible guy. He walked into my life, and he literally transformed it.
Ridge: Yeah. One in a million. He saved your life. He saved your brother's life.
Ridge: And you seem to be very happy with him.
Steffy: Yeah, we could've had a beautiful future if things turned out... differently.
Ridge: What are you-- I don't know what you're talking about. I really don'T. Finn was just here. He was just here saying that he was gonna be there for you.
Steffy: Yeah, I--
Ridge: For you and the kid, every step of the way. Do you remember that?
Steffy: Yes, dad, I do. But come on. He deserves a woman who's gonna give him everything he wants.
Ridge: But you don't get to choose that. He--he wants you.
Steffy: Not with all of this baggage.
Steffy: Two children with her ex-husband. It's only gonna cause him heartache. And the baby's not even here yet. It's gonna get worse.
Ridge: How do you know it's gonna get worse? You're in his head now? You know what's gonna happen?
Steffy: Because I-- I--I just know. He comes from a genuine place. And he would be a huge force in this child's life. But it's gonna haunt him. He's always gonna think about that this child isn't his.
Ridge: No. What did you say before that? He's gonna be a huge force in that kid's life. And he is. Right? That's what he wants. He doesn't care who the dad is. He said that.
Steffy: I made my decision. I'm not gonna put him through this anymore. I'm not.
Ridge: Okay, you're not gonna put him through it.
Ridge: And you care what he wants? That he wants to be with you, with kelly, and this kid.
Steffy: I won't do it, dad. It's not right. I'm taking kelly and I'm--I'm leaving.
Ridge: You're what?
Steffy: I'm going to pariS.
Finn: I've had enough of you giving us the runaround. Did you alter the report or not? Yes or no. Yes or no.
Vinny: Thomas, what are you doing to me here? Now you got dr. Hot shot all fired up.
Finn: I'll take another test. It's that simple. I'm a doctor at this hospital. I'll get to the bottom of it. If you altered the--
Thomas: Vinny. Vinny, just be honest. The truth is gonna come out sooner or later.
Thomas: Just say if you did it.
Vinny: Bro, you know how much I respect you, how much i've looked up to you and your whole family my whole life. You know I only want the best for you. Why are you attacking me like this?
Thomas: You did it. I knew you did it.
Finn: It's over, vinny. Did you mess with the results? Did you switch the test? Tell us the damn truth!
Vinny: Okay, yes. I did it. All right? Thomas, I did it for you.
Thomas: I knew it. I wanna hear you say it. What did it show? Is it finn's baby?
Finn: This is my life! I deserve to know the truth! Is steffy carrying my baby?
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