The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 3/17/21
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Episode #8481 ~ Ridge and Brooke glean an in-depth understanding of Thomas's heroic act. Liam must answer Hope's difficult question about his feelings.
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Steffy: And to think this almost didn't happen.
Finn: Which part? The truth about the paternity test or my proposal?
Steffy: Both. I was about to head for the airport. What if you hadn't gotten here on time?
Finn: I would've stopped you at LAX, told you what vinny did and proposed to you right there on the spot. And if I'd missed you there, I would've cost the next flight to paris, ring in the pocket, and popped the question as soon as I caught up with you.
Steffy: You know you could've just tried calling me.
Finn: Oh. Now, where's the romance in that?
Steffy: I love you.
Finn: Well, you better. You're stuck with me for the next 70 years.
Steffy: Finn, this feels like a miracle. It really does. I mean, I'm pregnant with your baby. We're engaged. I don't think I'm ever gonna stop smiling. I really don'T. [ Laughs ]
Finn: Me neither.
Steffy: [ Laughs ]
Hope: I know this is a shock.
Liam: I mean, this--
[ Chuckles ] You're absolutely sure that thomas is telling the truth here, that this isn't just some sick game he likes to play?
Hope: Vinny confessed. And he did it not only in front of thomas but to finn as well.
Liam: No, I understand that part, but vinny is still thomas's bff. I mean, there's no chance that this is all part of one big manipulation?
Hope: It's not a manipulation, liam. At least not on thomas's part. I mean, vinny, yes, but...
Liam: I don't know. I don't even have the words.
Hope: I get it. I get it. It's hard to believe. I mean, hospitals, you know, they have all these safeguards in place. And vinny must have been pretty determined.
Liam: I could kill him. Okay, so, uh, I'm not the father of steffy's baby.
Hope: No. Finn is.
Ridge: No. I really can't hold any longer. I appreciate your help, but just tell lieutenant baker that ridge forrester's looking for him and to please give me a call. Thank-- no, he has all the information. Like I told you, I texted him already. Thank you. I hope they find vinny and they throw him in the hole. Changing medical records? Really? And then attacking you after you had a brain injury. I hope they throw the book at him.
Brooke: I still can't believe the lengths he went to.
Ridge: I can't believe that steffy was right this whole time. Finn is the father of her baby. It's finn. Always was finn.
Thomas: Can you imagine steffy's reaction, though, when she finds out that finn is the father?
Ridge: No, I can'T. You know what? You did that. You put some light on the situation, and thank you from all of us. Thank you.
Brooke: It's unbelievable how he thinks he can pull off something like this.
Ridge: It's unbelievable that idiot got a job in a lab.
Thomas: Yeah. Well, you know what? The hospital's gonna do a full investigation now.
Ridge: Good. Think of all the heartache he caused.
Thomas: But the good news is he's not gonna get away with it.
Ridge: No, he's not, because of you.
Brooke: Steffy's baby would've grown up thinking that liam was its father when really it's finn.
Ridge: This is shocking to me, all of it.
Brooke: [ Sighs ] It is. It's shocking for all of us, especially the reason why vinny did this. You said that he did this because he wants you to be with hope?
Hope: Do you need some time alone to process all this?
Liam: No. No. I just--
[ Laughs ] What I need is to understand how in god's name vinny got away with something like this. Honestly.
Hope: Well, he didn't get away with it. We know the truth.
Liam: We know the truth according to thomas. We know that.
Hope: The truth about the falsified lab results and what it means for you.
Liam: There's only one thing it can mean for me. That the baby I thought I fathered isn't mine.
Hope: And how does that make you feel, knowing that steffy's child isn't yours?
Finn: Do you need any help unpacking those? Or we can leave 'em packed. You, me, and kelly, we can jet to paris for a few days. I could propose to you all over again.
Finn: Why not? I'd say we could do it on top of the eiffel tower or inside the palais-royal.
Steffy: Why would I want another proposal when I just had the most incredible one? Just outside of this house, on a cliff, overlooking the pacific. You can't get more romantic than that.
Finn: Have I told you how beautiful you are in the last five minutes?
Finn: How I can't wait to make you my wife and start this life together with kelly...
Steffy: Oh, my god.
Finn: ...And this new addition on the way.
Steffy: Is this really happening? I'm really pregnant with your child and we're engaged. Really? I feel like I'm the luckiest woman in the world.
[ Laughs ]
Liam: How do I feel?
[ Sighs ]
Hope: Well, I know what a devoted father you are, and I don't blame you if you're disappointed.
Liam: Well, what about you? I mean, you-- you must be relieved on some level the baby isn't mine.
Hope: Yes. I'm grateful that finn is the father, but that doesn't mean that I can't be empathetic to what you're going through. I'm sure you probably already fell in love with that baby in spite of all the-- the complications. And in a way, it-- it still is a loss. So... I would love it if you could tell me... how you're feeling inside.
Thomas: Vinny said that I would thank him one day. I-I didn't know what he meant at the time.
Ridge: Well, now you know what he meant. Now we all know.
Brooke: So finn overheard you and vinny in the lab.
Thomas: Apparently, he overheard enough to know what was going on, and that's when finn and i started working together to get the truth out.
Ridge: Hang on a second. So finn knew about all this.
Thomas: Pretty much. Yeah. Why?
Ridge: Why? 'Cause the good doctor came in here looking for steffy and said that he had to tell her something, but he never told me what it was.
Thomas: Did you tell finn that she was going to paris?
Ridge: Yeah, I told him, and he took off. That's probably where he is now, looking for steffy. I hope he finds her before she takes off.
Steffy: Perfect fit. Like it was meant to be.
Finn: You and I are meant to be. And I knew it practically from the start.
Steffy: Today could've turned out differently, and I was prepared to live without you. It was a sacrifice I was willing to make for your sake.
Finn: That's a sacrifice that you don't have to make anymore. I wouldn't have let you anyway. That ring was going on your finger, no matter what, today. Like I said, you're stuck with me, beautiful.
Steffy: I can't tell you what I'm feeling right now. Feels like this huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders now that I know I'm pregnant with your baby.
[ Cell phone chimes ]
Ridge: Oh, it's my daughter. Finally. So steffy says she is with finn. She knows everything. Everything's cool. And she will let us know what's going on when she has a second.
Thomas: I can only imagine what an unbelievable moment that must have been. Steffy finding out that her baby was finn'S.
Ridge: What's going on with you? Logan. Hi. You okay?
Brooke: Yeah. Yeah. I'm fine. I'm-I'm so happy for steffy.
Ridge: You don't seem that happy.
Brooke: Well, I am. I'm very happy. For finn, too. I just can't help but think about my daughter and the impact this is going to have on her when she finds out.
Thomas: Um, she already knows. When I left the lab, I went straight to hope to tell her. So now she knows that steffy's baby isn't liam'S.
Liam: Hope, that--that you would worry about my feelings, when I know how deeply painful this had been for you thinking-- thinking that steffy was carrying my child...
[ Clears throat ]
Hope: Right. It has been painful. But up until a few moments ago, you thought you were going to be a father again, and now that's been taken away from you, so it's understandable if you're... hurt or shocked or angry.
Liam: Well, of course I'm hurt and angry and-- and shocked, I guess. Just-- people don't do that, you know. People don't do what vinny did-- just--just change paternity test results and play god like that. That's-- I guess I do... feel like something has been taken away from me. But at the same time, I know that child is gonna be loved and cared for by steffy and finn. I assume they know.
Hope: Thomas said that finn was going straight to steffy to tell her.
Liam: They must be thrilled. They're going to be parents together. I'm happy for them.
Steffy: From the moment I learned I was pregnant, I've already adored this child even though the circumstances were intensely difficult. There were waves of, you know, regret and guilt. But I tried to stay strong for the baby's sake. I wanted to be tere.
[ Sighs ] It just--it killed me, you know. It really did. I know how hurt and disappointed you were thinking that this baby was liam'S. And we were so certain it was yours.
Finn: And, hey, we were right all along.
Steffy: I know, but what if thomas hadn't become suspicious? What if vinny actually got away with it? You wouldn't have known your biological son or daughter, and they wouldn't have known you.
Finn: But it's okay. Look, none of that happened. Steffy, this baby is yours and mine. Nobody else'S. Little charlotte, little james is gonna grow up calling us mom and dad for the rest of our lives.
Steffy: Little charlotte or little james. You're thinking about names.
Finn: I mean, I don't know. Kinda like those.
Steffy: I like them, but I was thinking john finnegan jr. If--if he's a boy.
Finn: Hmm. Well, we have plenty of time to think about names.
Finn: What is it? What's wrong?
Steffy: Nothing. Nothing at all. I feel like I can breathe again. I'm finally at peace with this pregnancy and our little baby. Oh! Our little baby. Oh, my goodness. Struggling to manage my type 2 diabetes
Brooke: You went to hope.
Thomas: Yeah. Finn left immediately to go tell steffy, so I--
Brooke: So you took it upon yourself to go tell my daughter.
Thomas: Wha-- I'm sorry. Was telling hope the wrong thing to do?
Ridge: She's not saying that. Right? We're not doing that again. You're not--just tell him you're not saying that, please.
[ Sighs ] I'm just thinking about what this could mean for hope and liam and their relationship. I mean, hope finding out that liam isn't the father of steffy's baby, this could really help their marriage. I mean, sure, there'll probably be some problems, but at least it will alleviate some of the pressure that's been there the last few months.
Thomas: And that's why I went to tell her immediately. It's also why I left when liam showed up-- so that she could tell her husband in private everything.
Brooke: That's very selfless of you, thomas, considering your own feelings for my daughter.
Ridge: It is selfless. You know why? Because he's changed. He's not the same person anymore. You asked him to be a better person, and he is. He's grown. Here he is, and I'm proud of you.
Thomas: Look, I've said it before. I'll say it again. All I want is hope's happiness. That's it.
Liam: I know I've, um-- I know I've said all this before. But... I hope you realize-- I hope you know in your heart how deeply sorry I am for what I've done to you. I failed you. I--I failed our marriage, and I'm-I'm just gonna have to live with that for the rest of my life. And I don'T... know how many marriages survive an infidelity, no matter the circumstance, and a pregnancy with a woman I already share a child with, and I don't know if I have the right to ask you to try to... hold on to this marriage. And yet, despite everything, because you love this family so much and because you... know how much I love you despite what I've done, you-- you have. [ Chuckles ] You have held on, hoping that maybe we would find a way forward. And-- and now look, hope. It turns out I'm not the father of steffy's baby after all. And--and I can't-- I can't even imagine what you must be feeling right now, going through all of this, learning this information. But I have to take this as a sign. I have to. I have to take it as a chance for us to move past that awful night, a chance to turn the page, you know. To-- can we do that? Can we try to-- can we try to turn the page... so we can heal-- so we can heal as a family? Can we do that?
Steffy: This is the best I could do on short notice.
Finn: Well, at least it's grape and organic.
Steffy: It's no champagne, but I wasn't expecting to be proposed to today.
Finn: No worries. We'll have a proper toast later. Right now we'll just swing it.
Steffy: Well, there is something I wanna say.
Finn: Are you having second thoughts about marrying me already?
Steffy: What? No. Stop. Just I can't express to you how grateful I am. You saved my life. You literally transformed it by showing me true unconditional love and commitment. You loved this baby even when you thought it wasn't yours. A real special man does that who has a huge generous heart. No wonder I fell in love with you. How I'm falling even more in love with you, knowing that you're the father of this little baby. I'm so excited for our future with our baby, our little family.
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