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As Liam’s head clears on The Bold and the Beau­ti­ful he de­cides it’s Hope he wants to be with after all, crush­ing the mother of his baby!

Once a staunch, loyal sup­porter of Steffy and Liam’s mar­riage, Hope is now des­per­ate to en­sure Liam gets rid of her – for good, this time! Boldly con­fess­ing her love for Liam, Hope urges him to re­mem­ber the kind of man he was when they were to­gether... and not to com­pro­mise his in­tegrity be­cause of Steffy’s sins.

Hope (An­nika Noelle) isn’t back­ward in con­fronting Steffy (Jac­que­line MacInnes Wood) with her true feel­ings ei­ther, bluntly telling her love ri­val that Liam (Scott Clifton) clearly de­serves the best a woman can of­fer him.

And a woman who gets down and dirty with her hus­band’s fa­ther isn’t that per­son! She also makes Steffy re­alise she’s still in love with Liam and isn’t back­ing off.

To ramp up her com­mit­ment to Liam, Hope pro­vides a most sym­pa­thetic ear as he stresses over the be­lief that he shot his fa­ther dur­ing a black­out. Ea­ger to pro­tect him, Hope begs Liam not to con­fess his guilt to Steffy and, once he learns the real at­tacker’s iden­tity, it’s Hope he turns to in cel­e­bra­tion of his moral ac­quit­tal. Nat­u­rally, Hope’s ec­static and in­sists the whole or­deal only proves what she’s al­ways known: that Liam is a good and kind man.

With­out hes­i­ta­tion, Hope sug­gests that Liam set him­self free from his toxic fa­ther and Steffy; it’s time to put the crazy chap­ter he’s just en­dured well be­hind him. And be­fore he can an­swer, Hope kisses him deeply, star­tling him… and un­der­stand­ably turn­ing his head!

The next thing a stunned Liam knows, Steffy’s pre­sent­ing him with signed an­nul­ment papers, ef­fec­tively end­ing their mar­riage, and, while he pon­ders his next course of ac­tion, he thrills Hope by ac­cept­ing her of­fer to move into a cabin on Brooke’s (Kather­ine Kelly Lang) prop­erty un­til he gets his life in order. The news doesn’t go over well with Steffy, who ac­cuses Hope of mov­ing in on her hus­band when he’s vul­ner­a­ble.

Ig­nor­ing the at­tack, Hope com­forts Liam after his run-in with Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), who’s in Steffy’s cor­ner and wants to save the mar­riage. Flus­tered, Liam tells Hope she gives him pur­pose in life and, even after a scare with his un­born baby, he still finds him­self un­able to com­mit to Steffy. Fac­ing the big­gest de­ci­sion of his life, Liam is awed by the fam­ily din­ner that Hope hosts in his hon­our and wishes that he could prom­ise her a fu­ture. She’s pre­pared to wait and, as Liam fi­nally chooses which woman he wants, Wy­att’s (Darin Brooks) rev­e­la­tion about Steffy’s sup­posed re­newal of her af­fair with Bill (Don Di­a­mont) only re­in­forces that choice.

Un­happy with the an­swers that a blind­sided Steffy pro­vides in deny­ing the claim, Liam breaks the news to Hope... who’s pleas­antly flab­ber­gasted when Liam im­pul­sively sinks to one knee and asks her to re­marry him! Caught up in the mo­ment, Hope ac­cepts and they share ten­der mo­ments and day­dream about their fu­ture. Think­ing she now has ev­ery­thing she’s ever wanted, Hope shows Liam a me­mento she’s saved from their pre­vi­ous en­gage­ment...

The newly be­trothed cou­ple is hap­pier than ever, lead­ing Liam to fi­nally sign and file his an­nul­ment papers. Pleased Steffy’s been rel­e­gated to the trash heap of Liam’s past, Hope hap­pily flaunts her news in her love ri­val’s face, fu­elling a bit­ter row! A shaken Steffy slinks off to lick her wounds, leav­ing Hope tri­umphant in be­liev­ing she’ll soon be Mrs Liam Spencer again!

“Hope hap­pily flaunts her new en­gage­ment in her love ri­val’s face.”

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