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Episode #8527 ~ Quinn and Carter try to navigate things at the office. Hope is furious with Bill for putting Liam at risk.
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Bill: You're not going anywhere. The police station? Liam! You tell hope, now you wanna tell the police? What happened to take it to the grave?
Liam: Dad, I couldn't live with it anymore. Look at me. Look at me. I can barely function.
Bill: Then you call me. You talk to me. You don't confess.
Hope: Liam said it was an accident.
Bill: Well, of course it was an accident.
Hope: Well, he could've explained that to the police, but instead, you threw him into the car unconscious and drove away leaving vinny on the side of the road. What happened to vinny was devastating, but what you did, it turned it into a crime.
Paris: I cannot believe carter was with shauna.
Zoe: Yeah. It kind of hurts knowing that carter was with someone else but, you know, I just-- I keep telling myself that we weren't together. You know, and god, if it weren't for what I did to him and-- but you know what, the important thing is in one instant, everything changed.
[ Laughter ]
Paris: You and carter are back together for real?
Zoe: Yes, for real, for real. I mean, for good. I mean, carter says that he needs me, paris. And he really did. He forgave me.
Paris: Really? Just-- just like that?
Zoe: I know. I almost can't believe it myself.
Paris: Hey, no. Believe it, okay? You earned it. This is what you've been fighting for. I'm so happy for you, zoe.
Zoe: Thank you. Well, you know, quinn, she-- she said not to give up. You know, she said to hang in there. And wow, I'm really glad that I trusted her.
Carter: Quinn. Thought zoe might be here.
Quinn: Come in, carter. Close the door. Is this gonna be awkward?
Carter: I hope not.
Quinn: I hope not too. I mean, we can't tiptoe around each other, you know? We have to be able to co-exist in the office. Things are back on track for me and eric, and you and zoe are back together, and the best thing we can do is act like our time together never happened.
Zoe: But look, don't get me wrong. You and zende were super supportive of me but quinn, I mean, she just kept going to carter again and again until he would forgive me. I mean, talk about a real friend.
Paris: Well, everybody could see how much you love him and how determined you were to gain his trust back.
Zoe: Well, yeah. I mean, I just--I really needed some help to convince carter, but the crazy thing about all of this is quinn actually didn't think she got through to him. Which I mean, obviously, she did because I've seen the most amazing change in him, paris. And I have to believe that it's all thanks to quinn.
Quinn: We have to put everything that happened between us out of our minds. If anyone even got a hint, I...
Carter: You don't have to remind me what we put at risk, quinn. My job, my friendship to ridge and eric.
Quinn: I risked my marriage. And I love eric. I can't lose him.
Carter: You said he's finally starting to open up to you.
Quinn: Yeah. Yeah, he is. Yeah. And I feel good about that. I wanna be close to him again, just like you and zoe. I mean, that's our future. You with zoe, me with eric.
Wyatt: You know, I'm pretty much know everything that goes on around here. And whatever is bothering my dad, it's definitely not work.
Flo: Well, you said he seems angry, but we are talking about bill here.
Wyatt: Yeah, okay. He can be short-tempered and rude, but even on his worst behavior, it makes sense. This doesn'T. Getting into it with thomas like that and bashing his friend vinny, why? Why would my dad even care about that?
Bill: You weren't there, hope. You have absolutely no understanding of the circumstances. You don't get to question me.
Hope: Can't you see that the secret is killing him?
Bill: I was protecting you. Your family. Do you wanna go to prison? Is that what you want?
Hope: I want to know what the hell you were thinking. You could've called an ambulance. You could've called the police. You didn't have to put liam in the car and drive away. And then, you got rid of the evidence. I mean, your son needed your help. And instead, you turned him into a criminal.
[Music: "I swear"]
Zoe: Feels like a miracle.
Paris: Zoe, you were relentless. And I mean that in the best way possible. You were determined to get through to carter no matter what it took.
Zoe: Yeah. I mean, I just-- I needed to show him how much I love him. And I always did, you know, but I just--it was more about jumping in with both feet. But now, I--I am more confident and hopeful than ever. And now, carter and i actually have a chance at a future together and I'm--I'm so excited, I feel like I just wanna yell it down all the hallways in the building.
Paris: [ Laughs ] Or you could just tell donna and your inbox will be full of congratulations by the end of the day.
Zoe: [ Laughs ] Yes, that is true. But gosh, I-- I really just wanna tell quinn. I--I can't wait to thank her. I have no idea what she did to get through to him, but wow. She must've gone all out.
Carter: We never meant for this to get so out of hand.
Quinn: I didn't realize phow much I needed somebody to talk to. You were so patient and understanding. We were both struggling with the same longing and frustration. It-- it's been so long since we've-- we've felt that kind of connection with anyone. You were just everything to me. But I can get that from eric now. And zoe is gonna be the most amazing wife for you.
Carter: Yeah, I--um, I wanna be the man she thinks I am.
Quinn: Yeah. And whatever this is between us, it's--it's over.
Carter: We shouldn't even be talking about this.
Quinn: No. We shouldn'T.
Carter: It's dangerous.
Quinn: We can't take any chances of anyone ever finding out.
Flo: So, thomas came to see your dad after his interview?
Wyatt: Yeah, I-- you know, I don't think thomas came up here to stir the hornet's nest but, uh, my dad wasn't thrilled to have him up here in his office.
Flo: Still doesn't really explain why he'd be going off on thomas about vinny though.
Wyatt: Yeah, I don't think dad was trying to be a jerk, bashing thomas's dead best friend. I just like to think he was being overprotective of liam. I mean, after everything vinny did, like manipulating that paternity test, that could've ended liam's marriage forever. But I don't know. If thomas thought he was gonna come up here and say anything about vinny other than him being a criminal my dad was gonna shut that down hard.
Flo: Well, I guess no one messes with bill spencer and his family.
Wyatt: Well, I think my dad was way more aggressive than he had to be. But I don't fault him for defending liam. Because look, people could say what they want about bill spencer, but my dad, he'd do anything for his sons.
Bill: Liam was in no shape to talk to anybody, least of all the cops.
Hope: Oh, bill, please. You know leaving the scene of an accident is a serious crime.
Bill: This is why I told you to keep your mouth shut. You see what happens?
Liam: Whoa, whoa, oh, hold on a second. Don't blame hope. I never wanted to keep this secret.
Bill: Even though you knew it was the only solution? Now hope has you questioning everything including me, when all I was doing was protecting you and your family.
Liam: Dad, dad. If we just stayed there though.
Bill: Your ass would be in jail, liam. You and hope wouldn't have healed your relationship. Your children wouldn't have their father. You two and your damn principles. We had this worked out. Now you wanna go to the police and confess? Well, no way! There is no way in hell I'm gonna let that happen.
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Carter: You know, if we wanna keep this a secret, we can't keep whispering about it at the office.
Quinn: Or anywhere.
Carter: And you can't come to my place again.
Quinn: We probably shouldn't be alone.
Carter: You feel like you can't be alone with me?
Quinn: I can be alone with you. I just-- we're alone right now. Problem is we start talking about our feelings and what happened between us.
Carter: And we should avoid that.
Quinn: Yes. But we still need to act normal, you know, like-- like we're friends.
Carter: Isn't that what we are?
Quinn: I consider you my friend, carter.
Carter: I feel the same about you. But quinn, I want you to know that, um, what we shared...
Quinn: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. We promised that we were going to forget about that. Forget about feelings, what happened between us. We need to push that down. We need to bury it forever.
Zoe: Carter? What's going on?
Wyatt: Look, I--I know my dad has a lot on his plate right now. He's trying to make things work with katie and my brother's life has been a total mess.
Flo: Yeah, but liam is back together with hope, the woman he loves. Shouldn't he be happy about that?
Wyatt: Yeah, he is. There's no reason why he shouldn't be. That's the thing. There's something else going on here, something that is going on between my dad and my brother and they're not telling me about it.
Bill: You're not saying a word about this to anyone else, certainly not the police.
Hope: If he had said something when it happened, liam wouldn't be suffering like this.
Liam: Dad, I just-- she's right. I--I can't-- I can't do this anymore. The guilt alone is too much.
Bill: It's because you won't stop thinking about it.
Liam: Yes, because I killed a guy.
Bill: You're not a murderer.
Hope: No, he is not, so why are you making him act like one?
Bill: Because that's how the authorities would've seen him. The only reason he is standing here with you instead of being in a jail cell is because of me.
Hope: No. Your decision made his entire life into a prison. Every minute with me, with the kids, it's been tainted by this secret.
Liam: If I keep this hidden, it's gonna poison everything. And I--dad, I know you. I know that's not what you wanted. I know you want me to have a normal life. I know that.
Hope: He's not you, bill.
Bill: No, he's not. He's better than me. And that's why you don't get it. They're not gonna believe it was an accident, liam. You had motive. A lot of it. That scumbag vinny screwing with steffy's paternity test. So, you ran him down. You hated him. A prosecutor's dream. Slam dunk. Well, I'll be damned if I'm gonna let that happen. I'm gonna protect my son. I'm not a monster, hope. I did what I did because I love my son.
Hope: I love him too, bill. And our children depend on him. And if he had confessed, they might be able to have a life with him, but now there's a chance that they could lose that. And I understand you were trying to protect your son. But instead, you might've sealed his fate. What's that?
Zoe: I can't believe you, carter. You know I wanted to be the one to tell quinn that we were back together.
[ Laughs ]
Quinn: Well, it is so hard to keep such wonderful news a secret. Congratulations, zoe. I am so happy for you two.
Zoe: Oh, thank you. And I was going to text you, but I honestly just really wanted to wait to express my gratitude for you in person.
Quinn: Oh, that wasn't necessary.
Zoe: No, it really is. Because of you, quinn, carter gave me another chance.
Quinn: I really think you're giving me a little bit too much credit. You and carter have something very special. And I'm just really happy that you're both ready to embrace that and move forward.
Carter: And that's what we're going to do. No looking back.
Liam: Please, you gotta stop this. Uh, I know that you both love me and I know you're both trying to protect me.
Hope: Yeah, but lying isn't the right answer.
Bill: Lying isn't always the wrong answer, hope.
Liam: All right. Hope doesn't want me to go to jail. You don't want me to go to jail. I know that you were just trying to help me that night. I know. The night spun out of control. You had to take over. You did what you had to do. But dad, I'm telling you I could have gone to the police on my own.
Bill: I wouldn't have let you. And I'm not gonna let you now.
Liam: It's not your decision. It's my decision.
Bill: A bad one. The biggest mistake you'll make in your life. You both have to listen to me. You think this is about right and wrong. It's not.
Hope: How can you say that?
Bill: Because, hope, there is a whole gray area in the world, okay? It's not, uh, truth good, lying bad. It...
Hope: Yeah, but the truth could clear his conscience.
Bill: The truth in this case could send him to prison until beth is in college. Nobody wants that. You're both good people. You wanna do the right thing. But sacrificing my son's life for that dirtbag vinny is not right. You wanna feel sorry for vinny? Don't!
Liam: No, it's not--dad, it's not about feeling sorry for vinny. It's about facing the consequences of my own actions. I wanna be the kind of man my daughters can look up to.
Bill: Through prison bars? What are you gonna tell them, liam, on their-- when you're not there for their birthdays, for holidays, for special occasions?
Hope: Oh, bill, stop. Please. This isn't helping.
Bill: I had this worked out. That car is across the world, modified to the point that it is unrecognizable, untraceable. There are no witnesses. There are no cameras. The police have no leads. The only thing that's gonna get liam arrested is your bad advice and your guilty conscience. You gotta put it away, liam. You gotta lock it down. You didn't run over a saint. Vinny was a piece of garbage, a common thief.
Liam: Man, I'd-- you think vinny deserved to die?
Bill: You didn't hit him on purpose. You didn't even see him.
Liam: Yeah, but I--I-- we still left him there.
Bill: He was dead. There was no saving vinny. But you can save yourself, son.
Liam: Oh, not like this.
Hope: Bill, I know you think I'm pushing him to do this, but I'm not.
Bill: You should be pushing him away, hope. Stopping him. Do you wanna lose liam for the rest of your life? Have him in prison?
[ Sighs ] All right. Look, this is a lot. I know that. You guys are in shock. You two need to spend time together with your daughters, appreciating your relationship. Because if you decide to go to the police tomorrow, it could be the last time you experience that for many years to come. And the only reason you have this opportunity is because I stopped you from walking out that door. Don't squander it. I know how much you love each other. How hard you worked to put your relationship back together. Do you wanna give that up? I don't want you to give it up. Twenty-four hours. Give me that. Don't do anything rash. I'm begging you. Twenty-four hours. Promise me.
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