The Bold and the Beautiful recap (Aug. 29): Hope wants Thomas

Annika Noelle of the CBS series THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Gilles Toucas/CBS
Annika Noelle of the CBS series THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Gilles Toucas/CBS /

Thope have made progress on The Bold and the Beautiful but it’s not the kind that those looking for a love story were hoping for. Thomas made his case to his lady love in the design office, explaining to her that all Liam wants is to delve back into nostalgia. He’s always trying to rekindle a feeling he felt in the past and can’t appreciate what he has presently.

Thomas told Hope that he isn’t like that, she’s all he wants. If given the chance to love her, he’d do so like no one else has. But that isn’t what Hope wants. She admitted that she doesn’t love Thomas and didn’t add that she has feelings for him. Thomas has accepted that about her, but he thinks he can make her happy and wants the opportunity to do so.

He asked her if they could get dinner, but she declined the offer. Even though moments before Hope said that she didn’t want to take advantage of his feelings, she expressed that she actually had a craving for something else and that she wants him. She walked over to the door and locked it.

Before they started anything, she did ask Thomas if he’d be able to handle just being physical with one another. She admitted to being hurt by Liam’s decision and once more said that she needs time, but she’s open to carrying on with him like they had been. Thomas agreed to her terms, which he would, he is in love with her and he had thought they’d never kiss again let alone be intimate. Given Hope’s refusal to be in a relationship with Thomas publicly, it’s difficult to see how this could end positively for either of them even if they’re enjoying one another for the moment.

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Over in the main office, Brooke continued to tell Ridge and Steffy about how she’s worried for Hope. She believes her daughter is in a vulnerable position, and she can’t believe that Liam wouldn’t forgive Hope. Carter walked in as she was talking, passing along papers to Ridge. He threw his two cents in, reminding her that Liam and Hope haven’t filed their divorce papers despite signing them.

Steffy told Brooke to take that as a good sign. If Hope really means it that she’s done with Thomas for good then she and Liam can find their way back to each other. None of them were aware that Thope were getting together across the hall.

The conversation then turned to business that Carter and Ridge had to handle. Earlier in the episode, Ridge assured Steffy that his concern for Thomas didn’t mean he doesn’t have his mind on her, too. Steffy being Steffy said she can take care of herself, but her dad intends on keeping her safe as well. That’s why he and Carter paid Deacon a visit.

The restaurateur had been getting cozy with Sheila. He’s been letting her stay with him and benefiting from shacking up together as they’ve resumed their relationship with one another even though he still won’t publicly say they’re an item of sorts. Cue Ridge banging on his door and yelling for him to open up because they’re looking for Sheila. Deacon gestured for Sheila to keep quiet so we’ll have to see if finally someone finds out that she’s been crashing with him.

Meanwhile, at Forrester mansion, Eric successfully convinced RJ to help him design the collection he’s been dreaming up. He showed his grandson a card he’d saved from him that he made when he was three years old. The kind, loving words, as well as the encouragement led RJ to agree to pick up a pencil and begin sketching Eric’s vision. Seeing the results, Eric believes they’ll make an unstoppable team. The bond between the two men was obvious and heartwarming.

RJ also agreed to not tell anyone about Eric’s arthritis or that he’s helping him with his design work. How long they’ll be able to keep that under wraps, however, is anyone’s guess.

Until next time, Bold fans. Stay beautiful!

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