The Blah & the Blue
Straight recap of today's The Bold & the Beautiful!
Deacon explains to Hope that he's sorry he left before her wedding and that he's come back because he heard it didn't stick.
(Does he know just how many of Liam's weddings didn't stick?)
Katie talks about the strongly kicking baby and Bill says a bunch of dumb sexist crap about what Spencer men are supposed to be like. Katie is mysteriously charmed while still scolding him for it, as per usual. They say a few words about Hope and Liam and I glaze right over.
Hope tells her father she thought she'd never see him again. She catches Deacon up on all the latest tedious drama with Liam, and Deacon expresses appreciation for Hope's forgiveness and acceptance. "I'm as responsible as anyone else for things not working out between you and Liam," he tells her.
Thomas and Caroline canoodle and then start chatting about Hope. And Liam. Because it's a day ending in "y" and what the hell else would they talk about. Rick rushes in and raves about the photos that poor Oliver took of Thomas and Hope. Rick is as unsubtle as ever.
Liam comes in all dressed up like a Real Spencer Man in a leather jacket.
Hope starts to tell Deacon about the misunderstanding regarding "his" note back in Italy, which he starts to ask about but she interrupts him because this is a soap opera and people never just get revealing questions out the first time.
Oliver! He's adorbs. Pam and Donna act ridiculous about this "prestigious" receptionist position they share.
Bill insists to Katie and Liam that Hope doesn't love Liam anymore and they "both know all there is to know." Which they don't, so we cut to Deacon listening to Hope explain how things fell apart at all of the many weddings. He looks less than pleased about how this all played out, and keeps things vague with, "If I had just stayed [in Italy] there never would have been a letter for Liam to misinterpret." Deacon tells Hope she sure doesn't sound like she's finished with Liam. OH IF ONLY.
Oliver looks suspicious but also a little amused by the whole situation. I imagine he's thrilled to have escaped unscathed from his own triangle with Hope and Liam. Zack Conroy actually brings a lot to his lately-completely-thankless brief appearances on this show. Why can't we have more of him? HE'S JUST DARLING. But I digress. He leaves and Rick tries to eat Caroline's face. She doesn't particularly resist.
Bill and Katie and Liam have another one of their usual exact replica conversations about Hope.
Deacon suggests to Hope that Steffy is the real problem, but Hope explains that she's the one who invited Steffy to Italy. Deacon tells Hope he never wrote that note in Italy.
Oh LORD. Deacon now tells Hope he never meant to write the note. Total copout back-pedal, show. I was almost impressed. Deacon brings up Bill and gets pretty pissed when Hope tells him how Bill had finally accepted her and has now reversed course. Hope tells Deacon she hopes he sticks around and that she loves him. She comes by love pretty easily! But we already knew that.
Bill catches Liam looking at a photo of Hope and Thomas and calls him Liam the Conqueror again and directs him to never look back. Meanwhile, naturally, Hope is looking at photos of Liam and herself and we get a flashback to their grand love in Italy.
Deacon shows up at Bill's office. With a smirk.
This smirk-off felt like it lasted 8 minutes. I seriously hope Deacon outsmirks Bill. I know he won't, I know he won't win. But a girl can dream.