‘ Baby, don’t LEAVE ME!’
Steffy EMOTIONALLY PREYS ON Liam’s FEELINGS ABOUT HIS UNBORN BABY TO MAKE HIM RETHINK HIS PLANS…
Steffy can only hope and pray that once she can exonerate her estranged husband as Bill’s hitman, Liam will profess his undying love for their unborn baby girl. ButHowever, two big obstacles -- Hope and Bill -- stand in her way. Worrying about Hope’s rising influence and her motives for befriending Liam, Steffy can’t know that scheming Bill is the more immediate threat to her happiness.
Confronting his son over supposedly shooting him, Bill (Don Diamont) coldly and bluntly offers Liam (Scott Clifton) a crude deal. He’ll gladly save Liam from prosecution if he agrees to end his marriage and let Bill have Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood)! Outraged that his father is bargaining his freedom for his wife, Liam bellows his refusal… but Bill taunts that he and Steffy hooked up once and they’ll do it again!
Luckily, Liam’s confession about being Bill’s gunman clues in Steffy to the threat Bill poses, but once she’s discovered who really shot Bill and why, she rushes to calm him down and assauge his guilt. He struggles to take it in but Steffy convinces him, leaving her
partially relieved to think he could soon be all hers again! She just has two other nagging problems to handle. Choosing to ignore Bill’s offer to be with him, thoughts of Hope (Annika Noelle) intruding on her happiness are again uppermost in Steffy’s mind...
Knowing she has to force the issue, Steffy presents Liam with signed annulment papers, offering him the choice of signing and filing them – or tearing them up and coming back to her. Waiting for Liam’s big decision, Stefy uses her pregnancy to steer him in the right direction! With her next ultrasound due, Steffy invites Liam to attend and she’s hopeful of reconciliation when a sudden problem with the baby develops! Clinging to each other, the couple fret that the baby has died in utero… and, after the miscarriage scare passes, Steffy uses Liam’s paternal bond with his child to get under his skin. He expresses tender feelings for her but as a confrontation over his hasty new living arrangements with Hope erupts, Liam pulls away from his wife, saying he just can’t forgive her betrayal of him. With Liam on the verge of ending his marriage, Bill unleashes some malicious “encouragement” to ensure his son deserts his wife.
Handing Steffy ownership of his beach house, Bill then uses Wyatt (Darin Brooks) as an unsuspecting pawn in a plan to convince everyone that he and Steffy are still having an affair. Playing into his father’s hands, Wyatt spies remnants of Bill and Steffy’s faked romantic date and divulges all to Liam – who ends his marriage!
With no idea she’s being framed, Steffy’s an emotional wreck and can’t contemplate Bill’s offer to run away with him. She’s more distraught to learn about Liam’s new engagement to Hope and, in a last-ditch bid at keeping her man, begs him not to marry Hope! She pleads with him to delay the wedding for their baby’s sake. Steffy says she needs the security of knowing that Liam is committed to her until after their baby is born. She’s privately hoping, though, that once Liam has welcomed his daughter into the world, he’ll be compelled to stay with her and Hope will be but a distant memory...
A scare unites Liam (Scott Clifton) and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) briefly.
Saucy minx Steffy can twirl her hair all she wants, but the good ship Liam has set sail already!