Spectacularly Missing the Point
So Rick's had an attack of conscience and decided to tell Hope that Liam and Steffy didn't really kiss the night before Liam and Hope's wedding, and he and Othello made that up so that she would give Liam the permanent (and very necessary) boot. So, you know, great. We've been watching this unfold for weeks as if it's some momentous piece of information that will CHANGE EVERYTHING.
So here's the big storyline: Hope has just learned that Liam didn't kiss Steffy the night before their wedding. And the show is treating it like this is Earth-shattering. Despite the fact that the audience knows that Liam and Steffy kissed almost every single other time they were in a room together. (Proof can easily be found in a random sampling of screencaps on MONTHS worth of my B&B posts right here!) So what the hell's the difference?
I realize the show seemed to be presenting it at the time as a bunch of little innocent friendly kisses. On the lips. Between two people who were constantly repeating that they were still in love with each other. You know, innocent as can be! But to do that the night before the wedding, at a club? ULTIMATE BETRAYAL. The entire rest of their engagement? NO BIGGIE.
Is it going to matter that Liam repeatedly betrayed her with Steffy anyway? Is it going to matter that it took him about three days tops to get back together with Steffy after Hope broke things off and he insisted he'd win her back no matter how long it took?
I'm making a prediction: no. It's not going to matter, and we're all going to tear out our hair.
Oh Dear Afternoon Television Program, please please PLEASE don't resurrect the Triangle of Doom!!!
And apropos of nothing, can I just say that Heather Tom's return from maternity leave coinciding with the end of Katie's postpartum depression? Makes me so happy. I can't imagine how hard it would be to keep playing that storyline in her first few days away from her new child. I know she's a pro, but that's just tough -- though it wouldn't be as bad as all those soap actresses who have to play miscarriages or kidnappings right when they come back from having a child. That always hurts my heart.