Comfort Food (& It Tastes So Bad)
Remember that cool diversion we had for a couple of months in which The Bold & the Beautiful remembered not only that there are characters other than Hope, Liam, and Steffy on this show, but also that some of them are even past their twenties? That was awesome. Sure, some of the episodes were a little depressing considering most packed the one-two punch of a legacy character dying of cancer in front of our eyes while another one totally lost her grip on reality and almost fell apart completely. But there was balance and there was variety.
You know how long it's been since I had to constantly call Liam Spencer a "douchenozzle," since there really weren't any better descriptors?
Y'all, Liam Spencer is a douchenozzle.
Honestly, based on the last couple of episodes, I'm getting the sinking feeling that the triangle from hell was merely suspended for several weeks and is now gearing up again, full-force. And no, I don't just mean wistful flashbacks and goofy, over-long "who farted?" looks. I mean all the grown-ups once again being overinvested in this nonsense. It's almost as if the show worked really hard to lull us all into complacency until just after everyone's Best-and-Worst-of-2012 list deadlines had passed, only to then pull the rug out from under us. Pointing and laughing, I would assume. Afternoon Television Program, stop pointing and laughing at me!
First of all, we had Liam annoyingly thanking his father for all his "support" through this. Liam! Douchenozzle! Your father didn't support you for one second until you made the choice he'd been brow-beating you to make the entire time! I mean I realize that the point of this was to up the stakes just in case Caroline does tell Liam that Bill was responsible for the various Italian wedding mishaps. Apparently there's some risk that Liam would never forgive Bill for this. What planet do these people live on? Bill made them all think Steffy was dying and Liam forgave him for it like two days later! And that's just the beginning. (Hey, remember when Bill threw Liam around the room a bit, insulting him left and right ten seconds after his thwarted wedding? SUPPORT, SPENCER-STYLE.)
In the end, Rick and Caroline have announced that they're going to tell Liam and Hope the truth about Bill's machinations and about Rick and Othello's lie about the Steffy/Liam makeout session (little do they know how many there really were, even though that particular one was an invention).
Naturally they made this decision in bed, post-coitally. As you do.
Bill and Rick did some uber-macho posturing with each other and worked really hard to out-smug each other.
And Hope told Liam she still loves him and always will.
Is it August? March? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!!