Thomas' confession rocks a teary Hope (Bold and the Beautiful Jan. 12 recap)

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 /

Hope was confronted with the truth today on The Bold and the Beautiful when that's the last thing she wanted after dealing with Liam putting down her relationship with Thomas. She was supposed to be welcoming her love to a nice dinner at her cabin with the night spread out before, promising an evening to themselves. But what she got was Thomas opening up about the night Emma died.

He is adamant that he is not responsible for Emma's death, but he did share that he was on Mulholland Drive when the intern met her demise. His confession detailed his perspective of the incident. He'd threatened Emma and chased after her to stop her from telling Hope about Beth. They were speeding and night driving on that road is dangerous. Emma veered off the road over a cliff.

When Hope asked if he at least tried to help her, Thomas said that no one could have survived that crash. For those speculating this means that Emma didn't die that night and her uncle, Justin Barber, has been keeping that a secret may not be off the mark. It's not out of the realm of possibility. We didn't see Emma's body after the crash. But I'm digressing. The point is, Thomas chose to leave her there and later he wiped the evidence of his whereabouts from the navigation in his car.

I was under the impression that Ridge did that but, upon checking the Soap She Knows recap from back then, I've learned Thomas being the one to delete the GPS data is a consistent piece of this story. He'd confessed this to his father, who'd been disgusted with him. Hope is now appalled in the present timeline, but Thomas is hoping that she can forgive him. If she can't their relationship is going to crumble before his eyes.

But Hope does know what it's like to hide crucial information. There was a time on the soap where she thought she'd left him to disintegrate in a vat and had only told her mom what happened. Thomas turned out to be okay, and he'd used the moment to show her how we don't always do the right thing after something terrible happens. I wonder if that'll be brought up in this storyline, but my expectations are low. For now, we're left with the image of her tearfully looking at Thomas after his confession.

Meanwhile, reassured by her talk with Thomas, Steffy went to see Finn at the hospital. He'd made his way to Eric earlier in the episode to check on his continued progress. The patriarch continues to improve and Finn also got to see his cousin, Luna, as she was with RJ paying Eric a visit. The scenes in Eric's hospitable room were sweet as Luna presented him with the stapler Stephanie gave him, and RJ got to hear her confess to Eric how in love with his grandson he is. But this part of the soap didn't move the plot forward that much beyond Eric saying that he is grateful to Finn for all he did to help keep him tethered to the living world.

RJ also told Finn that Steffy is lucky to have him and, while I'm sure Steffy feels the same, the two still aren't seeing eye to eye about Thomas. Finn didn't accept what his brother-in-law told her, which wasn't surprising but nonetheless bothersome. What was the point of asking Steffy to go talk to him if Finn already had a narrative that he subscribes to? Unless she said Thomas confessed to murder or being at fault, he was never going to accept what she had to say.

Li already warned Finn not to get so invested in Hope's situation that it causes problems between him and Steffy, but I don't think he's going to listen. See you next week, Bold fans, for more twisting turns on our beloved soap. I'll be back with another recap on Wednesday, Jan. 17!