What's Grosser Than Gross?
What is grosser than gross?
I'd say it's enduring months of storyline in which Hope broods over Liam (who warrants no woman's interest at this point; he is wishy-washy slime, which means he will undoubtedly be battled over by women until this series gasps its final breath), occasionally kisses him, but mostly sits around with Oliver (who's really into her) complaining and wisting over Liam and then exchanging spit with him. Because apparently mooning over some other guy is enough to make any man fall in love with a woman on the spot, and why would any man be bothered by being the rebound makeout session (especially when he knows he's never going to get the rebound sex!)?
Wait, I digress. The thing that's grosser than gross is enduring all of that and coming out the other end, triumphant that you made it through unscathed, and then being shown the same storyline again.
Except this time in the pathetic Oliver role of a dude who lavishes Hope with inexplicable praise and falls madly in love with her while she pines for Liam, it's her half-brother*.
(Okay, the show's trying to screw up my asterisk system by having Hope say that she and Thomas are not related, so it seems they're muddying up whether or not Ridge actually did adopt Hope. Because if he did, they are most certainly related -- in fact, that's the whole point of adoption. It makes people related who aren't already by blood. But now the implication seems to be more that he adopted her "in spirit" rather than legally [even an actual Deacon mention the other day!], which makes this storyline less hilariously icky and more just an total effing repeat of what we saw in the spring and early summer. Great.)
End it! End it now! Can't she go mental and trap Liam in a gondola or something? That would be so much more fun.
And don't even get me started on Steffy's "proving" that she's going to be a good wife to Liam by being a domestic servile sex kitten. She cooks and cleans and apparently no longer goes to work so she can stay home and serve him. She dresses in "sexy" housewife aprons and gives him back rubs, and what does he do for her? Accepts it. And occasionally goes over and kisses Hope. Great catch.
This is making me really thankful for the presence of Pam.
*Paternal Adoptive Half Brother.