The Bold & the SERIOUSLY?
There I was, going about my merry way, thinking, "Oh cool! Dayzee and Marcus have started turning up on the show more often, so that's good! Variety!" Being the skeptic that I am, I did wonder if we'd just get a few days of seeing them, a quick wedding, and then a one-way ticket to Backburner City so that they could continue torturing us with the only storyline they'd bothered to flesh out at all in the last year.
But then I noticed that some of the B&B actors were giving a real indication on Twitter that this is actually the launch of a legitimate summer storyline. And then the show actually acknowledged twice in one week that Dayzee and Thomas actually used to be a couple and treated that fact as if it had some importance at all.
There even looks like there might be a bit of longing wistfulness on either part there, yes? (And sure, they can't go too far down Memory Lane, since they'd then have to acknowledge that she dumped him because he pretended he'd had sex with his stepmother while high on boinkberries. Let's face it, the characters are really never going to mention that again, are they?)
And sure, sure, Taylor and Brooke had a scene in which they discussed Steffy, Liam, and Hope, but it was still a half-decent scene. There's no denying that Katherine Kelly Lang and Hunter Tylo have still got that onscreen spark in scenes together, and they even -- like grownups -- admitted they've seen too many similarities to their own decades-long love triangle to let their daughters follow in their footsteps.
Look at that! A rational discussion that still mines the years of history.
How refreshing that the show is getting more balanced and rational and finally moving forward, right?
Steffy went over to Liam's house to talk to him about what happened in the hotel room before the wedding (and the probability of Hope finding out) and, I mean, I don't even.... this happened:
Steffy: I know you meant what you said... in the hotel room. If Hope hadn't come back, if she actually ended it, you and I would have been married right now. But it wasn't meant to turn out that way. Hope showed up in her wedding gown, and you did the right thing.
Seriously? Seriously?! So the idea really was that, if Hope really had never tracked Liam down that day, Liam would have just REMARRIED STEFFY? Immediately? What the hell is the matter with these people? If you're heartbroken because your bride walked out on you on your wedding day, YOU DON'T MARRY SOMEONE ELSE THAT DAY. Sure, I realize it follows their pattern, but hasn't anyone learned anything?! And why is that okay with Steffy to be treated like that? And why would anyone think it might be okay with Hope to learn that she was treated like that?
And that's only the first part of that dialogue. The second part tells us that marrying Hope five seconds after he apparently would have married Steffy on the rebound (of course, which woman is the rebound on any given day varies wildly) was... the right thing?
Man. I don't know a heck of a lot about morality (ask any of my exes, I'm sure they'll weigh in) but I know one thing. The "right thing" isn't to vacillate three times in one day on whom you're going to marry, the "right thing" is to STOP FREAKING GETTING MARRIED ALL THE TIME.
And then Brooke and Taylor showed up and Brooke insisted that she isn't going to "tolerate [her] daughter being married to a man who has divided feelings." That sounds great, but that's news to me! Everyone from Brooke to Taylor to Stephanie to Bill to Katie has each admitted out loud that they believe Liam is in love with both Hope and Steffy but just needs to make a choice. And of course each has a preference for that choice, because of course for their favored one, marrying someone with divided feelings is somehow... okay? Until now? I mean, seriously?
STOP FREAKING GETTING MARRIED ALL THE TIME.
And of course they couldn't let the episode end with one of my favorite punchlines, which was Steffy telling Liam that "the ring is on [Hope's] finger, and she's married to a wonderful, wonderful man. She just needs to focus on that, okay? How lucky she is."
And then they did their usual about-to-kiss-but-can't faces at each other.
Mm-hm. Lucky, lucky Hope. Gee, what woman wouldn't want to be in her place? (Right, and where's this wonderful, wonderful man she mentioned? I... don't see one.)