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Episode #8105 ~ Having turned to Ridge for comfort, Brooke is stunned to learn his true feelings about Hope, Liam, Steffy and Thomas. Hope visits Steffy, elated to hold Baby Phoebe in her arms once again.
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Steffy: Oh, you're still here.
Liam: Uh, yeah. Is that okay?
Steffy: Yeah, of course it is.
Liam: I, um... guess I felt like there was more to say. Who am I kidding? No, I don'T. I'm talked out. That's -- that's not true at all. I just, um... well, I think I just wanted to be here around my daughter, you know?
Steffy: Well, like I said,& you're welcome here, day or night.
Steffy: Would it help if i speak to hope?
Liam: I don't think so. I don't think anything is gonna change her mind at this point.
Brooke: Honey, you've got to stop thinking this way.
Hope: What way? Putting the children first, taking care of their needs?
Brooke: Breaking up your marriage isn't taking care of the kids.
Hope: How could you say that? I would be giving kelly and phoebe their father. Liam isn't phoebe's father.
Hope: Well, it's as close to one as she can have. And if steffy and liam get back together, then...
Brooke: Liam is a fine father, as is. And he would be with the woman that he loves, the woman that he's married to -- you.
Hope: But it could be so much more.
Brooke: Oh, honey.
Hope: Mom! It is better for the girls if liam is there full-time, and it's -- it's not just better for them. It's better for douglas, too. You know, I -- I would be more available if liam went back to steffy.
Brooke: And -- and, what, you'd be in a loveless relationship with thomas? That wouldn't be good for douglas! Not at all. Honey, you can still be there for douglas. You can be a mother figure. You don't have to sacrifice your marriage. Liam is the man that you are meant to be with, not thomas.
Ridge: You're right, hope is drawn to douglas. And kelly and phoebe and probably any other kid because of what she's been through.
Thomas: That's why this feels so right, knowing what she's lost and what she needs.
Ridge: And what she needs right now is to be a mother to your son?
Thomas: Okay, look...
Ridge: Even though she's married to someone else, you're okay with that.
Thomas: You've -- you've already made your feelings on this clear...
Ridge: No -- feelings? It's not about -- yes, feelings! [ Sighs ] And feelings can evolve.
Ridge: Meaning I understand what you're saying, I know where you're coming from. When you first brought it up, it seemed ridiculous, but yes. Hope is suffering, and maybe -- maybe a new situation...
[ Sighs ] Maybe that'd be good for her, good for all of us.
Thomas: Thank you for saying that.
Ridge: Eh, I don't know what I'm saying. The only thing I know for sure is that liam and hope really care about each other.
[ Sighs ] But hope isn't happy, and I want her to be happy. And I don't think that's gonna happen if she thinks that she's keeping liam away from his family.
Thomas: Exactly. Look, I know you're wrestling with this, okay? But it's the right thing to do.
Ridge: [ Scoffs ] Well, brooke is gonna see that differently.
Thomas: I know this puts you in a difficult position, but, trust me, the right thing to do for hope, for my son, for my nieces... it's for liam to reunite with steffy and be with their kids and for hope to be a mother to my son.
Brooke: You think you're doing the right thing, honey, but it won't work! It can't! Not if you don't feel for thomas what you feel for liam. And don't you dare try telling me that you do.
Hope: Of course not! I mean, this isn't even about thomas. It's not even about me or how i feel!
Brooke: But it should be about you! This is your life! What -- what are you doing? Are you leaving?
Hope: Mom... as much as I appreciate all of your advice, there's someone else I should be talking to about all of this.
Steffy: Hope did this before. She gave up. She took her ring off, and we were able to talk her down.
Liam: Yeah, well... things have changed.
Steffy: Because of thomas?
Liam: Thomas, yeah, but... it's really douglas who needs hope, I guess... or so she believes.
Steffy: I had no idea thomas was still interested in hope. If I had known that then I would have --
Liam: No, stop. It's not your fault. This is all on thomas. He knew exactly what to say to get hope to... listen, I -- I get how hard it is to suddenly have to raise a child on your own. It's not an excuse to attack my marriage.
Steffy: And there's no changing hope's mind. Yeah, I'll be talking to my brother.
Liam: Get in line. Man wants to attack another man's marriage, he better be prepared to hear from the husband.
Brooke: [ Sighs ]
Ridge: [ Growls ]
Brooke: Thanks for coming home so early. But you didn't have to.
Ridge: I -- I did have to. I mean, if you need anything, i will always be here. Right here with you. What is it? What's going on?
Brooke: Well, it's, um... it's hope. I'm worried about her.
Ridge: [ Sighs ] Well, maybe we need to try harder to be there for her, I guess. I mean, losing a baby, it's -- it's the worst thing in the world.
Brooke: Losing a baby and a marriage.
Ridge: We don't know that.
Brooke: Yeah. That's why I'm so upset. She decided she wanted to end her marriage. And I really hate to say this, but I don't think she would be considering it if it weren't for your son.
Liam: Well, something's got you smiling.
Thomas: Liam. Hey.
Liam: Hey. Happy thoughts?
Liam: About anyone in particular?
Thomas: Yeah, my -- my sister, actually. I'm thrilled she's back in town. I assume you've heard.
Liam: Saw steffy and the girls first thing when they got back, obviously.
Liam: I do prioritize my daughter.
Thomas: As it should be. I feel the same way about my son.
Liam: Is that how you justify what you've been doing? Getting in hope's head, preying on her sense of loss, her vulnerability? Oh! You have a son, and you do it for him. Right! That makes it okay. Wow, I guess when you have no scruples, you really can justify anything, can't you?
Steffy: Hope. Hi.
Hope: Welcome home.
Steffy: Yeah, thanks. Come on in.
Hope: So, how was your trip?
Steffy: Uh, it was good. It was good. Accomplished a lot.
Hope: I know you weren't, but it felt like you were gone forever.
Steffy: Well, you should see the girls. They've grown so much.
Hope: Oh, I bet. I'm just glad liam was able to join them and spend some time with them in paris for a bit.
Steffy: He was just here. The girls are always happy to see him.
Steffy: But, hope... he can be with the girls as much as he wants and still be your husband.
Hope: Uh, that's actually why I came here, why I wanted to talk to you.
Steffy: Liam already told me. You're ending your marriage. You're walking away.
Ridge: That's what hope said? She's leaving her marriage?
Ridge: I'm sorry, that's awful. But I don't think you can blame thomas for that.
Brooke: [ Sighs ] He's been putting ideas in her head, ridge.
Ridge: I think those two people have been there for each other, helped each other through a very painful time.
Brooke: I think that hope has helped him. I'm not sure if he's really helped her. In fact, he's probably added to her pain.
Brooke: She should be leaning on her husband right now, and, instead, she's convinced herself that the best thing for her to do is to leave. And I know my daughter. If she does that, if she leaves the marriage that she's fought so hard to have, she's going to regret this, ridge. And if thomas cares about her as much as he claims he does, he should hep her! And convince her to stay!
Thomas: I care about hope. I want the best for her. If you're gonna throw a tantrum about that, go right ahead.
Liam: Just to be clear, you actually think that the best thing for hope -- the best thing for her is you?
Thomas: Well, that's for her to decide.
Liam: I know what you want, thomas, and you're obviously just using your grief-stricken son to get it.
Thomas: They like to spend time together, if that's what you mean, and, yes, I am very grateful to hope for being there for my son, just as I'm sure steffy's grateful to you for being there for your daughters.
Liam: Yeah, but there's a big difference, isn't there? Kelly is actually my child. Douglas is not hope'S.
Thomas: You know who else is grateful you're there for your children? Hope. That's where she wants you to be.
Liam: Yes, and I'm sure you're happy to capitalize on that. Well, congratulations. You win. All of hope's grief over beth has finally pushed her over the edge.
Thomas: What are you talking about?
Liam: She's throwing in the towel. Hope has given up.
Steffy: Leaving your husband isn't the answer, hope. Maybe that's why you're here. You know I'll be able to talk some sense into you.
Hope: I'm just here to explain my side, and I hope that you'll understand why I feel like it's necessary.
Steffy: You want to put the children first. I appreciate your intention, but is it necessary? No.
Hope: How could I possibly stay with liam knowing that his daughters are in there missing him?
Steffy: You stay because you love him. You made a commitment.
Hope: I will always love him. But we have to put the children first, and it's not just about the girls now. There's douglas, too. You know, he -- your nephew has no mom.
Steffy: We'll all be there for douglas! You don't have to put yourself in a role you're not ready for.
Hope: Maybe I am. Douglas and I have become really close.
Steffy: Okay, but what about thomas? You can't say that you have feelings for him.
Hope: Look, I just know that I finally feel like I have a place and a purpose and a child who needs me, and... I can't hold beth. I can't be a mother to her. But I can try to be one to douglas, and it brings me peace.
Steffy: Hope, it makes me happy to see the joy he brings you, and I admire you for wanting to do right by the kids. So if -- if that's enough reason to end your marriage, then... I'll understand. But that doesn't mean liam and i are gonna get back together.
Hope: I can't dictate what you do with your life. I'm just trying to find the best possible solution for all three of the children. Yeah, I can't stay in a marriage with liam anymore, I can't do it. But I'm just trying to give those kids a better chance, you know, than what I had, what you had. I really -- I think they deserve that, and, you know, there's nothing you can say to make feel otherwise.
[ Phoebe crying ]
Hope: Phoebe. Gosh, I missed her little cry.
Steffy: Would you like to see her?
Steffy: I'll be right back.
Hope: Steffy. This really is the way it has to be. Alright, I brought in ensure max protein...
Brooke: I feel for thomas, I do. What he's going through is terrible, but he can't just turn hope into an instant mom for douglas.
Ridge: Even if that's what she wants?
Brooke: She doesn't want thomas! And as much as she wants to be there for douglas, she's not his mother. Ridge, you've got to talk to thomas, and you've got to get that through to him. He needs to tell her. He needs to convince her to get this crazy idea out of her head!
Ridge: Is it a crazy idea? Really?
Brooke: She is not douglas' mother.
Ridge: No, she's not. She's beth's mom. Beth is gone. And I'm not -- I'm not saying that to be cruel, I'm saying that because I love you, and i need you to see something. This is tragic for everybody. Hope and liam, douglas and thomas... and you keep telling her to stay in this marriage, but what if -- what if that's the thing that's holding her back? What if that's what's making her drown in her own sorrow? Maybe leaving this chapter behind her, maybe... that is exactly what she needs.
Brooke: [ Scoffs ]
Liam: Don't do that. Don't pretend to be concerned.
Thomas: Of course I'm concerned. For hope. This had to be a very difficult decision for her.
Liam: That decision was one you were campaigning for relentlessly. What are you talking about?
Thomas: That's a stretch.
Liam: It's the truth, thomas. You -- you used your son, you used her bond with him, in addition to the grief for her own daughter, in order to take her from me. Well, it worked, so I hope -- i really hope that you're happy.
Thomas: Happy? I could never be happy or celebrate hope being in pain. But, you know what, now that she's free of you, I'm guessing that pain won't last long. So, yeah. Yeah, I am happy that she saw the light, and I'm proud of her for making the best decision for the children and herself.
Liam: Oh, boy, unbelievable. This is unbelievable.
[ Laughs ]
Thomas: You might want to see a little bit of that light yourself, liam. You got a great opportunity here. Kelly and phoebe, they need you, okay? You need to be there for them. That's -- that's where your focus should be. And, yeah, steffy, too, because, guess what? They're your family. They're your future.
Hope: [ Gasps ] Oh, my goodness! Phoebe, you grew so much! Hi!
Steffy: [ Giggles ]
Hope: May I?
Steffy: Yes, of course.
Steffy: Oh, she wants to go right to you.
Hope: [ Gasps ] Oh, yes! Oh, yes! Hi! [ Giggles ]
Steffy: It all makes sense.
Hope: What does?
Steffy: The way you instantly connected with her. I thought it was because of beth since phoebe is about the same age your daughter would have been. It explains a sense of closeness you felt, but it goes so much deeper than that. She's related to you. Your cousin gave birth to her. I mean, something inside of you must have felt that.
Hope: I must have because from the first moment I met her, I felt like she was supposed to be in my life.
Steffy: Well, it definitely surprised me, finding out that my daughter is a logan.
Hope: [ Giggles ] It blew me away, too.
Steffy: Yeah, but it doesn't change anything. The dna doesn't matter.
Hope: Nope. She is still your daughter, despite her san fernando valley roots.
Steffy: Oh, yeah, we'v come a long way.
Hope: Mm-hmm. Stephanie forrester raising a logan. You know, I think you're right, about that bond -- so strong, you know, from the very beginning.
Steffy: Now you know she's part of you.
Hope: Beth logan's great-granddaughter.
[ Giggles ] And you know something, I named my daughter after her, to honor her memory. Only she couldn't stay here. She wasn't meant to, but you are supposed to be here, and you came at the perfect time.
[ Laughter ] Just when we all needed you the most. I'm so grateful to finally understand this connection that I share with her. I mean, we have the same logan blood. Yeah! Honestly, I just -- I'm so thankful that you opened up your home to her, because, otherwise, I would have never known. So... you, miss princess, have the best mommy, and you are so lucky to have steffy raising you.
[ Laughter ] Yes! Even though you're a logan girl, this loving, caring woman sitting across from me is and always will be your mother.
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