B&B DESPERATE BID FOR LOVE
After Steffy invites Liam to attend their baby’s first ultrasound, she sees a glimmer of hope for their reunion.
Steffy and Liam’s hopes of rebuilding a future for their baby may be shattered by Bill and Hope’s presence in their complicated lives, on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Expectant parents Steffy and Liam should be celebrating the news that they are having a baby in a few months, while blissfully preparing for the joyous occasion. Instead, their marriage has been shattered by the revelation that Steffy slept with Liam’s father Bill, a betrayal Liam finds both reprehensible and unforgivable.
Despite the painful fact that Liam (Scott Clifton) has abandoned her and their marriage and has merely agreed to a co-parenting relationship after the baby is born, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) is struggling to accept she’s lost him. And so, she refuses to sign the marriage annulment papers.
Steffy has strenuously vowed to fight to win Liam back, but she hits a hurdle when he rejects her invitation to attend Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge’s (Thorsten Kaye) wedding together. As for Liam, he is leaning on a supportive Hope (Annika Noelle), who’s confessed to Brooke that she wants to comfort him.
Offering wise words, Hope helps Liam see he must handle his broken marriage and Steffy’s betrayal in a way that supports his best interests. Grateful for her advice, Liam ruminates on her words but ultimately realises all hope of reconciliation with Steffy is lost.
Meanwhile, Hope’s own feelings are soon challenged when a worried Steffy suspects that she’d like a life with Liam again and could move in on him, thus further undermining Steffy and Liam’s chances of marital reconciliation. Hope insists she’s not romantically interested in Liam, but Steffy remains unsure, a feeling that’s proven when Hope admits to Liam that part of her would like them to reunite. Nevertheless, she’s advocating for him to forgive Steffy, as he should be with the mother of his child. The attraction between them is obvious, as Liam accepts Hope’s offer to work on her Hope For The Future fashion line.
After Steffy invites Liam to attend their baby’s first ultrasound, she sees a glimmer of hope for their reunion when he accepts. During the scan, they learn they are expecting a baby girl. Marvelling at the ultrasound image of her, they’re overcome with emotion as they bond over the moment. A tearful Steffy again asks Liam to forgive her transgressions, but Liam only promises never to let their problems affect the baby. Steffy implores him to see that the only way to do that is if they reconcile. However, Liam remains tortured by his wife’s betrayal and says he can’t get over it. Upon hearing the baby gender news, a pleased Hope reinforces her support for a Liam and Steffy reunion. Liam, however, appears troubled by a resurgence of his feelings for Hope and confides his problems in Wyatt (Darin Brooks).
Across town, Bill (Don Diamont), the other major threat to Liam and Steffy’s happiness, is making his feelings about the situation clear. Pleased to hear from Wyatt that Steffy is having a girl, Bill seethes to learn that Hope is back in town.
“Steffy better watch her back,”
Bill says, ominously, adding that he doesn’t want Hope to interfere in his son’s marriage. Wyatt, however, doesn’t believe his father, accusing Bill of wanting Hope to be a threat so he can have Steffy for himself.
For once, Ridge shares his enemy’s sentiments, warning Steffy to be aware of Hope spending time with Liam.
Taking her father’s advice, Steffy is instantly on guard when Hope questions her again about her fling with Bill. Irritated at the interrogation, Steffy demands that Hope admits she wants Liam, but Hope again denies the assertion. Displeased, Steffy orders Hope to respect her marriage, but Hope wrestles with her feelings as she has lunch with Liam, marvelling at being able to help him overcome his heartache.
Later, their bond deepens when Liam admits that, despite his confusion over Steffy, he can’t see staying married to her. In truth, he feels at peace with Hope and the atmosphere is charged when they both admit they’ll always love each other.
Soon after, Hope admits to Brooke that she’s questioning if Steffy will do right by Liam. She says if it wasn’t for the baby, she would make a move on him, clearly signalling that she can’t forget her passion for Liam.
Bill can’t forget his passion for Steffy, either, as he makes bold advances towards her. Arriving at Steffy’s house, Bill bluntly declares to Steffy, “I want you”. After ranting about Liam’s treatment of her, Bill says he wants to raise the baby with her. Suddenly, Bill drops to one knee and asks Steffy to marry him!
Bill (Don Diamont) has a question for Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).