Gondolas: The Gift That Keeps On Giving
You gotta love 'em.
Hope: My mind wanders. I keep -- I keep going back to being in that gondola, forced to watch Steffy and Liam get married. It's... it's weird, even when I'm in, like, an elevator and the doors close, I... I feel trapped in there like I can't breathe!
Y'all, I cannot tell you how happy I am that this component of the whole Hope/Liam/Steffy debacle is a point that is going to keep on coming up. And more flashbacks!
I mean, this is a serious issue. People all over the world have PTSD after having been trapped in a gondola and forced to watch their half-sister* marry the man they were engaged to the day prior (it's just one of those things that's not widely reported). All over the world. And now elevator doors trigger the trauma for poor Hope. Perhaps for her next fashion line, instead of focusing on promoting abstinence she can focus on generating awareness for the National Organization for Gondola-Trapped-Wedding-Viewing-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
*And yes, I slapped an asterisk on "half-sister" regarding Steffy and Hope because there's been some disagreement on this in the comments in the past. Here's what I can say: Deacon signed away his paternal rights, so he is only Hope's biological father. The show has referred to Hope as Ridge's adopted daughter, so if this adoption was actually formal and legal, Hope and Steffy are half-sisters because they share a father (Ridge) but not a mother. I have no clue if they're stepsisters or not because I don't think Ridge and Brooke are actually married right now. Are they? This show is weird. And hilarious. And heavy on the gondola traumas.
In other news, I think they finally found the right way to style Steffy's new 'do.
Finally! I'm digging it.