STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF YOU
TORN APART BY Taylor’s ACTIONS, Hope AND Steffy’s FRAGILE HOLIDAY TRUCE IS BLOWN TO BITS!
With babymamas Hope and Steffy at loggerheads thanks to their mums, Liam’s in a right pickle on The Bold and the Beautiful
WAR & peace
They have many faults, but there’s one thing Steffy and Hope can agree upon. They’re both fiercely loyal to their families, especially their constantly warring mothers Taylor and Brooke, and caught amid the latest turmoil, neither woman is about to yield and accept the other’s opinion has merit.
After an increasingly shaky Taylor (Hunter Tylo) barrages a conflicted Liam (Scott Clifton) with pleas to accept that, despite shooting Bill (Don Diamont) and getting away with it earlier in the year, she poses no threat or danger to his and Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) baby daughter Kelly, Steffy adamantly entreats her ex-husband to believe that Taylor acted in a moment of temporary insanity. She definitely isn’t about to harm Kelly or anyone else for that matter. Struggling to sway his opinion of her mother’s mental state, Steffy loses her rag, huffing that the real problem in their lives is Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Hope (Annika Noelle) running around town spreading the shooting news! They need to stop… now!
Far from zipping her lips, Brooke ramps up the tension with her wild warnings to a pregnant Hope that Taylor is unpredictable and capable of the most extreme behaviour when under intense pressure. Alarmed by her mother’s words, Hope wants to believe her, sympathising and understanding Brooke’s position in light of the decades she’s spent battling Taylor.
However, Hope and Steffy are now in a period of their lives where they’ve struck a harmonious pact to co-exist peacefully with the children they’re giving Liam, and the last thing Hope wants is to drive a knife through it and ruin the dynamic they’ve forged.
Steffy feels the same but
“Steffy loses her temper, huffing that the real problem is Brooke and Hope spreading the shooting news!”
she’s again motivated to act after Brooke interferes, demanding Liam take whatever action is necessary to protect both sides of his family from his unstable “monster-inlaw”. Riled up further after Brooke blows up to find Taylor at home alone with Kelly, Steffy rants to Liam and Hope that the character assassination of her mother has to stop! Taylor sincerely regrets what she did to Bill – it’s almost destroyed her – but she’s addressing her mistake with intense therapy.
Fed up that Steffy can’t see sense and be reasonable, Hope fires off a shocking edict, ordering Liam to choose whether he wants a family with her and their unborn baby girl or one with Steffy and Kelly... as it doesn’t seem like he’ll be able to have a relationship with both of them! To Hope’s shock and dismay, Liam reluctantly sides with Steffy on the issues at hand, leaving a floored Hope in tears as she watches him playing with Kelly.
Seeking support from her mother, Hope cries that Liam supported Steffy over her, later insisting to her husband and Brooke that as long as Taylor lives with Steffy, everyone will have separate holidays. Liam will just have to make up his mind which of his daughters he sees! Outraged, Liam sniffs that he won’t miss out on his daughter’s first Christmas, suggesting the two women in his life come to some kind of an agreement.
Offering a compromise to Steffy, Hope thinks she’s doing the right thing by suggesting that Steffy and Kelly join everyone else at the Forrester mansion for Christmas... but Taylor isn’t invited! She’s on the naughty list! Flabbergasted at the very idea that Hope wants her to effectively consign her mother to the gutter for the festive period, Steffy rejects the compromise, leaving the women at a total impasse.
Once alone, Steffy breaks down in tears, the sad reality of her and Hope’s daughters, biological half-sisters, being forced up to grow up quite separately, sinking in...
Nevertheless, Steffy remains steadfast in her resolve never to turn against her mother, also vowing to fight Hope’s nasty agenda against her until she ultimately wins and makes her see sense... or else concede defeat and relinquish Liam to her and Kelly!
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL WEEKDAYS 4.30PM ON 10 BROOKE Liam and Hope feel the pressure
It’s a tricky holiday for Taylor and Steffy