The Bold and the Beautiful spoilers tease that Hope’s (Annika Noelle) dilemma will intensify as this storyline flows forward. She loves Liam (Scott Clifton) and has openly said so. However, Hope has also been sincere in telling him and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) that she wants Leffy to reclaim their family, which now includes a baby girl.
The sight of their daughter impacted Steffy and Liam in a way they didn’t expect. No longer a theory, the ultrasound image of the living human being in Steffy’s womb caused both of her parents to reflect.
Liam listens to Hope, as Steffy has acknowledged to her one-time foe. His ex-wife’s influence over him could have been used to manipulate Leffy’s damaged marriage, but Hope didn’t play that card.
There’s no question, when looking at Hope’s reaction shots, that she’s conflicted. Her feelings for Liam have been reignited, but are also restrained due to the bundle of should-be job that Steffy’s carrying. Plus, she’s not currently involved with any other man.
Hope is a genuinely sweet person. Her personality is gentle, yes it’s anti-Steffy, which makes her even more appealing to Liam than she was in the past.
It’s possible that Wyatt’s (Darin Brooks) interest in women will fully shift from Katie (Heather Tom) to Hope. He dumped his no-strings girlfriend and will surely find his former love interest appealing. Whether she returns those feelings remains to be seen.
Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) just assigned Thorne (Ingo Rademacher) to be Hope’s designer. Thorne loves pretty and Hope is surely that. He’s old enough to be her father, but such is soap. So Hope for the Future could easily become Horne as well.
Liam continues to say that he needs time to deal with all that’s been revealed. He hasn’t been able to erase, or compartmentalize the Dollar Still image from his mind. Anti-Dollar Stiller’s can’t either my friend. And as long as B&B continues to rub those constantly replayed scenes of them together into our minds, we never will.
Hope isn’t actually playing a game. She’s not waiting for Steffy to sign the annulment papers, or for Liam to make a move on her. No, she wants that family to be together. But if Leffy does eventually end, the only woman in the world who will own Liam’s heart is Hope.
It’s likely Hope will give Liam every opportunity to return to his wife and coming daughter. However, if Liam is never able to get past what happened Steffy won’t be able to blame Hope, or Bill. Instead she’ll know that she caused her marriage to end, as she rocks her daughter to sleep.
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