Tensions escalate in The Bold and the Beautiful as Eric Forrester’s recovery brings renewed concerns about Thomas and Hope’s relationship. Steffy, acting as a protective sister, warns Hope of potential consequences.
Meanwhile, Xander Avant’s unexpected return adds a layer of intrigue and possible trouble, hinting at past secrets resurfacing.
The family’s arguments over whether or not Thope’s relationship is a good idea were temporarily interrupted by the soap opera, but now that Eric is starting to feel better, the arguments have returned.
Steffy is expressing her worries once more, but then what else she can do? With the support of Eric, who is very important to the family, Thomas and Hope are set, and Brooke and Ridge have come to terms with the fact that they will always be together.
We are glad Steffy is watching out for her brother, though. Someone needs to be in Taylor’s corner because she is off-screen and unlikely to return anytime soon.
It is good that his sister is explaining to Hope the potential consequences of this, even though he may not see how it could go wrong for him.
The Xander Avant on December 28 will serve as a reminder of that. The last time we saw Aidan Bradley’s character, Maya Avant’s cousin, was in August 2019.
Xander played a part in the plot where Thomas was concealing the truth that Beth, the daughter of Hope and Liam, was not dead but had been adopted by Steffy, who was unaware that Phoebe, her child, was actually theirs.
Rather than revealing the truth, Thomas intimidated Xander, Zoe, and Flo into remaining silent. Zoe struggled to remain silent, knowing that her father had effectively sold Beth to pay for his bookies and prevent them from hurting her.
Liam’s Persistent Pursuit
It was Thomas’s fault that Emma ended up dead. During her time working at Forrester Creations, Hope got to know the niece of Xander’s former boss, Justin Barber.
Thomas ran her off the road as she hurried to the Logan Estate cabin to tell her boss. After she died on impact, Ridge concealed what had happened.
In the four years since that tragedy, Thomas has changed, but that does not mean Xander will no longer recognize the same Thomas. Xander is bound to mention that he discovered his doctor—most likely Finn—has ties to the Forresters given their past.
We would not be shocked if his goal in being here is to ruin Hope and Thomas’s relationship. It is a rerun, so does this Friday’s episode hint at a potential return of the drama with Liam chasing Steffy after she marries Finn?
Liam will try, even though the fact that the doctor just saved her grandfather has brought them closer than before. A part of us can not wait to break out the popcorn, but another part wishes Liam would just sit down and accept that he is single. In the upcoming year, we will see where we end up.