REVENGE is in fashion!
The illusion of peace between Hope and Steffy is put to one side when a work struggle provokes a sharp response from Liam’s disgruntled ex-wife! Look out!
The ink’s still drying on Hope and Liam’s marriage certi cate but already the groom is struggling with his commitments to ex-wife Steffy and their daughter Kelly, as well as Hope and the baby she’s carrying. What everyone hoped was going to manageable for the newlyweds becomes fraught with underlying tension when Hope witnesses an intimate parental bonding moment between Liam, Steffy and Kelly.
After interrupting Liam (Scott Clifton) and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) as they’re recalling the day they became new parents and agreeing they’re managing the roles pretty well, a ustered Hope (Annika Noelle) reminds Liam that if they don’t leave they could well miss their rst
ultrasound appointment to see their baby for the rst time! Trying to hide her agitation that Liam put his phone on “do not disturb” to focus his attention on Kelly (and Steffy), Hope uncomfortably watches her husband cradling the baby while he and Steffy marvel at her. After the tot is put back to bed, Hope’s discomfort surges as Steffy says that once her and Liam’s baby is born, only they will know what’s best for their child. Thanking her stepsister, Hope can only pray that Steffy’s right when she muses that the three of them are making a better future for their children... Those thoughts are soon tarnished during Hope’s ultrasound scan appointment when Liam chats familiarly with Dr Phillips (Robin Given). Perturbed to learn that the doc was also Steffy’s attending OB/GYN when she had Kelly, Hope tries burying her misgivings as she and Liam admire the image of their child they’ve been given. Her feelings are only heightened, though, by Steffy’s need for help with Kelly – and Hope’s left alone as her husband rushes off to be the dutiful daddy. Wrestling with her feelings, Hope turns to her mother for advice and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) offers wise words of consolation when she tearfully admits that it hurts to see Steffy and Liam so close. Their bond with Kelly is naturally unbreakable and she fears theirs is, too.
Baby bonding suddenly takes on a frightening new dimension as Hope suffers pregnancy pains, leaving her and Liam fearful for their unborn child’s wellbeing! Consulting Dr Phillips, they are nervous wrecks as they await diagnosis and, although it’s just a scare, they’re grateful for Steffy’s concern for them. Once again, the three parents resolve to permanently put aside their differences for the sake of their children... but Ridge’s (Thorsten Kaye) stunning move provokes a new air of dark grievance!
Announcing that only the Intimates or Hope for the Future fashion collections can survive the weighty demands on Forrester Creations’ budget, Ridge promptly puts his daughter and stepdaughter at odds again! Both women stand up for the lines they’ve personally spearheaded and, with tensions threatening to erupt, Steffy proposes that Hope should do the right thing and step down from Hope for the Future!
Horri ed at the suggestion, Hope again consults Brooke for advice and is blindsided by her mother’s reaction to the news. Upset at Steffy’s latest tactic, Brooke bluntly suggests Steffy wants to kill off Hope’s fashion line as revenge against Hope for marrying Liam! Despite not wanting to believe Steffy could be so malicious after regularly proposing peace between them, Hope frets that her mother could well be right this time. TVS
PICTURE THIS Liam (Scott Clifton) and Hope (Annika Noelle)