I was! I mean I was half-joking. I did see chemistry, but was really more lamenting the fact that Hope and Thomas are related* because they could be a decent pairing. Better than most of the available pairings. But they are related*.
This is the insanity I need from this show. It keeps me from getting too frustrated. I only watch three soaps, one of which is endlessly dreary and depressing, one of which has a fabulous balance of good drama and fun camp and a mostly sparkling cast but its bad moments are as bad as they get, and the other? IS THE INCEST SOAP. Officially. In every way. Sometimes watching scenes on this show that are well-written and played by actors with nuance and depth (so really, scenes between Eric and Stephanie), I fool myself into thinking there's something bigger going on, but this is a foolishness that can only lead to disappointment. And the end of the day, The Bold and the Beautiful is at its best when it lets its campy freak flag fly.
Well, guess what? They did it, they did it! They just went for it!
Hope and Thomas sitting in a tree, I-N-C-E-S-T.
This is awesome.
I can't even tell you how this delights me. Soaps!