DOLLAR BILL’S PHOTO FRAME
Manipulative Mogul Bill thinks he’s finally won the war for Steffy’s heart … but will she really Marry hiM?
A machiavellian master stroke plays everyone – including Steffy – right into Bill’s clutches...
One little – but entirely fabricated – photo has finally given Bill Spencer his heart’s desire after henchman Justin sneakily snapped Liam and Hope in an intimate moment at the Hope for the Future fashion show! Bill thrust the image in Steffy’s face as proof that it’s time to end her marriage!
Shaking with disbelief and anger, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) then reels as Bill (Don Diamont) reveals an engagement ring and asks her to marry him! He knows Steffy can’t help but feel affected by Liam’s (Scott Clifton) almost daily support and connection with Hope (Annika Noelle), and reiterates he’s the only man who can fully commit to her in mind, body and soul. Emotionally ravaged, Steffy can’t give Bill the answer he wants... and announces that she has to confront her ex-husband and stepsister before she decides anything.
With Bill left to lasciviously speculate to Justin (Aaron D. Spears) that Hope’s pregnancy is the game-changer that divides Steffy and Liam forever, she arrives at Forrester Creations just after her man has lovingly reassured Hope that while he intends to be the father that Kelly needs, he’s also going to be a dad to their child as well. In Hope’s dressing room, she and Liam are excitedly gushing about the success of the fashion show and, as talk turns to their child, Liam suddenly kisses Hope. They’re still locking lips when Steffy unexpectedly opens the door and shouts, “Oh! My! God! How could you!”
Neither Hope nor Liam has time to respond as they break apart to hear Steffy yelling that while she’s been at home caring for Kelly, Liam’s getting busy romping with his other babymama! Shouting down Hope’s protests that they didn’t
mean to be intimate, Steffy turns her fully-fledged fury on her ex as she reminds Liam they live together and it’s only been weeks since he asked her to marry him! Ranting that she’s had enough of the two hypocrites making her feel terrible for so long, Steffy’s in no mood for flimsy explanations and tells Liam that he’s destroyed their family for the last time! Yep, seems she’s done with him!
Storming outside in a bid to regain her composure, Steffy leaves a withering Liam and Hope to ponder what they’ve done. Driving out of the company car park, Steffy’s consumed with memories of her romance with Liam... but as her mind rehashes his earlier intimacy with Hope, a car horn brings her back to reality just in time for her to avoid a nasty crash!
Over at Spencer Publications, Bill is busy ruminating to Justin about the love triangle enmeshing his son and his two paramours. He no longer believes Steffy wants to remarry Liam and wouldn’t be surprised if she found him in Hope’s arms when she got to Forrester. If so, “the end is here,” Bill triumphantly declares. Agreeing the resulting confrontation sure would’ve been ugly, Bill scoffs that Liam would only make an even bigger mess of it by pleading for Steffy’s forgiveness.
Soon after, Bill is alone when Steffy suddenly appears in the doorway and he can tell by the expression on her face that his earlier speculation has played out just as he thought! In a rage, Steffy says Bill was right. She was at home with her baby while Liam was half-naked in a dressing room with Hope! Bursting into tears, Steffy accepts Bill’s comfort before doing a deal with him that will give her the ultimate power she craves in her personal life. Despite Justin’s warning that the agreement is problematic, Steffy and Bill sign and notarise the document, with the sneak anticipating Steffy will be his bride very soon! As a symbol of the engagement deal, Bill gives Steffy his prized sword
“Steffy suddenly appears in the doorway and Bill can tell by the expression on her face that it’s all played out just as he thought.”
necklace. Contented he’s finally secured Steffy’s heart, Bill sends her to give Liam the bombshell news while he smugly informs a gobsmacked Wyatt (Darin Brooks) of the latest developments...
Meanwhile, the sight of Steffy standing in front of him mortifies Liam as he spies the jewellery hanging around her neck. He realises he’s lost her when she angrily explains that she’s turned to his father because of the hurt he and Hope have constantly caused her. Immediately remorseful, Liam has a request for Steffy to which she may be unable or unwilling to accede. Giving her time to consider his words, Liam tells Hope about what’s happening, while Steffy regales Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) with her power play with Bill.
The expectant groom is distracted with wedding plans, telling an upset Wyatt that he’s intending to marry Steffy
immediately. Appalled at his father’s audacity for stealing the woman who’s been married to both of his sons, Wyatt warns that if the marriage happens, Liam will no longer be his son. True to form, Bill couldn’t care less as he soon summons Steffy to the mansion and presents her with a fully equipped nursery for Kelly and a special gift just for her, adding that he wants to tie the knot right away!
Blindsided by the impromptu nuptial plans, Steffy is put under the spotlight when Bill insists that she consider her misgivings and make her choice right now. Without wasting time, the would-be Mrs Spencer stuns everyone with an announcement regarding her future and the man she wants…
Shockwaves soon echo through fashion’s first family too when Steffy reveals more news about the future of Forrester Creations. Her revelations are life-changing and as Liam joins her to hear about them he knows from his conversation with Ridge that his ex-father-in-law is right. Steffy can’t marry Bill or she’ll
never be free of him...
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