Despite Steffy’s assurances that Taylor isn’t a threat to Hope and Liam, Hope says she has no desire to spend Christmas together if Taylor is present. Hope then asks Liam if he wants to have a family with her or with Steffy.
As Liam bonds with Kelly, Hope laments to Brooke that Liam took Steffy’s side regarding Taylor. Hope reiterates that as long as Taylor lives with Steffy, they will have separate holidays. Liam refuses to miss Kelly’s first Christmas, even if Hope and Steffy can’t reach a compromise. Steffy is not happy that Liam won’t be able to raise his daughters together, but vows that she will never turn her back on her mother.
SWEET AND SOUR
Bill is surprised when Brooke suggests he report Taylor to the authorities .... Emma informs Xander that he’s going to be interviewed by a major fashion magazine .... Sally returns Wyatt’s expression of love .... Zoe thanks Xander for his support, especially now with her father in town; he tells her that he has her back.
Reese questions Zoe about Taylor and Brooke’s feud. Taylor, meanwhile, accuses Brooke of trying to keep Liam and Steffy apart. Reese walks in on their tiff and demands that Brooke apologize and stop disrespecting Taylor. After, Taylor is moved when Reese says he will always be there for her.
Maya returns to L.A. and is immediately wary of Zoe and her intentions toward Xander. Later, Maya goes to Brooke’s house and reveals that she and Rick have separated. Brooke is shocked and saddened, but tells Maya that she is still welcome to live there. Maya is moved, just as she is by Vivienne and Julius’s show of support.
flashback to 2013 Meet Cute: When ex-con Maya (Karla Mosley) first met Rick (Jacob Young), she had no idea that he was a wealthy fashion scion.