The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) spoilers tease that there’ll be plenty of fun surprises in the new year. A pleasant shocker will hit for Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) on January 8. Annika Noelle will debut in the role of Hope, so Brooke will be thrilled to have her daughter home again.
On Instagram, B&B released a picture from Noelle’s first scene. Brooke certainly looks happy about Hope’s return. Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) has his arms around Brooke, so it appears Thorne (Ingo Rademacher) won’t win the battle for her heart anytime soon.
Brooke has been through a lot thanks to Ridge and Bill (Don Diamont). There’s no need to rush a decision along. Thorne and Ridge both want Brooke, but they’ll just have to be patient. Brooke still needs time to think and she doesn’t owe them a choice.
Of course, that won’t stop these brothers from vying for Brooke’s affection. They’ll try to get on Brooke’s good side with some sweet gestures and romantic plays. Based on the scene in the Instagram pic, it’s possible Ridge arranged for Hope’s return. It almost seems like he set this up a gift for Brooke, so that would undoubtedly earn him some points.
Ridge might offer Hope the opportunity of a lifetime at Forrester Creations. If he provides the right position with a hefty salary, how could Hope pass it up? She must be missing her mom and other loved ones back in Los Angeles. This would be a nice way to explain Hope’s comeback and integrate it into a few storylines.
However, Thorne may butter Hope up as well. She might become a pawn in their love triangle, but she’ll inevitably get involved in her own down the road. The Bold and the Beautiful probably won’t keep Hope out of Liam’s (Scott Clifton) orbit for too long. That’s especially true since Liam and Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) marriage is in trouble.
Hope could also create some issues for Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and Katie (Heather Tom). She has a history with Wyatt, so he could be drawn to her once more. Regardless, Noelle will have a chance to put a fresh spin on the character. Hope is sure to shake things up!
Are you looking forward to Annika Noelle’s version of Hope? Do you think she’ll be a good fit in the role? We’ll give you updates as other Bold and the Beautiful news comes in. Stick with B&B and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest Bold and the Beautiful spoilers, updates and news.