The Upside and the Downside
Let's just get the downside out of the way first because it's too depressing to end with it.
I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record on this topic but, really, what am I supposed to do when EVERY FREAKING EPISODE is a broken record, rehashing the same crap and the same storyline over and over and over, ad nauseam. But oh my lord why are women fighting for the love of Liam Spencer, the waffling-est, most spineless douche in town? (And that's saying a lot in a town where Ridge Forrester lives.)
So today we got yet another interrupted wedding in which Hope was shocked -- shocked! -- to learn that she doesn't get to marry her stepsister's husband the day after he dumped her stepsister, because said stepsister refuses to sign the annulment papers. Liam, on the other hand, hadn't had the balls to tell his "beloved" that this might even be an issue. Why? Because Brooke said not to. So he just sort of stood around like the spineless sad sack he is during this whole revelation.
Oh no! How on Earth could this have gone wrong??!!
So Hope ran off to go confront Steffy herself, and Liam started to run after her because for moment he had his own thought and his own agency. That... lasted approximately three and a half seconds.
Ridge, as everyone else has done every time Liam has almost had a thought and action of his own, went ahead and stopped him and explained to him what he really thinks, which is that Hope needs to confront Steffy.
Liam, as he has done every time anyone has told him anything, did what he was told because having his own thought, idea, and plan of action for three and a half seconds was really scary, y'all.
Sigh. Poor, poor, talented and awesome Scott Clifton. This is torture to watch.
Now for the upside! Hope went over to confront Steffy and even though the arguments on both sides were pretty hilarious (Hope is right that Steffy tricked Liam into going through with marrying her -- but it might behoove Hope to give some serious thought to the fact that the marriage was Liam's idea, and it was an idea that he had less than ten minutes after Hope broke off their engagement, and yet this is the man she has to marry right this second) (speaking of which, if she needs to have sex with him today, she should just go have sex with him today and stop talking about her sex life to the media... call me crazy), it was a damn good time. And there was a moment there where I was really excited because they were clearly about to make out!
I mean, right?!
Alas, they decided instead to get into a little swatting brawl that included throwing chocolate at each other from the chocolate fountain that Thorne (Thorne! I miss him!) had sent over for Taylor.
Which was certainly a damn good time (and looked like it was probably a blast for the actresses), and I'm maybe a little bit still holding out hope that this'll lead to a chocolate-covered makeout session tomorrow. I mean, what, they're sort of stepsisters and all, but that didn't stop the potential Thomas/Hope union, did it? So what's stopping them? BECAUSE OH MY LORD OTHERWISE I AM SO BORED.