The Idiotic & the Forgiving
Liam Spencer: World's Biggest Idiot.
Y'all, I had to laugh my ass off today when it became clear that Liam has now forgiven Bill everything just because of his little fake-stabbing-himself stunt. Seriously. That is all it took. I mean I didn't just start watching this show so I knew nothing would really change and that Liam would forgive him, but damn! I thought there might be a little tension the next few times they interacted. But nope. Bygones! Blocked his bride from showing up to their wedding! Made him think he'd been stood up at the altar with a fake note! Bribed a warden to get his fiancee's father out of prison to blindside her! The list goes on, but he gave himself an ouchie in the chest (or at least so Liam thinks) so, you know. No biggie!
I did love Katie's face when Liam filled her in on what a drama queen her husband is.
Right, Katie? Of course it doesn't matter. She'll stick with him anyway, just like everyone inexplicably does. Which I frequently get all pissy about on Katie's behalf, but then...
But then they get all cute! That is just not playing fair.
Anyway, back to his other son, the douchenozzle who not only one gorgeous and allegedly intelligent woman wants, but TWO! For absolutely not one single good reason. Oh and someone should totally tell Taylor and Brooke that if they need to intervene daily in their daughters' love lives because otherwise things just won't go right? Then their daughters aren't ready to be involved in something so damn serious.
Brooke was particularly amusing today, showing up to tell Liam she knows everything and then demanding he make a choice right away. Brooke! HE'S MADE A CHOICE! TWENTY TIMES! Choosing one more time isn't going to make it stick any better!
Oh, and the best part was when they started throwing this nonsense around...
Liam: What about loyalty, integrity?
LIAM! WHEN HAVE YOU EVER CARED ABOUT THOSE THINGS BEFORE?
Brooke: You were very loyal to Hope until the two of you were lied to.
OH MY SWEET JESUS BROOKE YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! Give me one example of Liam ever having shown loyalty! ONE!
Brooke: You are loyal and compassionate and considerate.
All right, Brookester, now you're just pulling our legs. Surely we are not expected to take this madness seriously.
And speaking of Brooke running off and trying to reunite her daughter with the worst possible love match in Los Angeles (and there's serious competition), said daughter is getting super annoying. I am not remotely enjoying new-and-improved cocky Hope one bit.
Ugh. Just stop the smug-face all the time. There are few bigger pet peeves that I have than writing an alleged "change" in a character that is entirely represented by that character standing around saying, "I have changed! Now I'm STRONG!" Oh mercy, does that ever undermine people when they talk like that. Loudly announcing your fabulous new character traits to the world is generally the first hint to other people that you're full of shit.
Oh these people. If we can't ever get these women to wise up and kick Liam to the well-deserved curb (at this point I might not even mind a curb-stomp executed by both Steffy and Hope), can the three of them just start up a poly relationship and go to Paris for a year to celebrate or something? Somewhere we don't have to look at this nightmare trio for a long, long time?
Damn. That's a lot of invective right there. I even broke out the all-caps yelling! So I will leave this on a positive note. There actually was one good (and not in a funny way) scene today.
For whatever reason this show seems to try to keep positioning Rick as just a Logan and not a Forrester (while only Steffy and Thomas are really the only regular Forresters in the young-ish set), but for crap's sake Eric Forrester is his father. They occasionally have them reference this at the office, but they rarely actually give them any familial scenes of substance. So I was pleasantly surprised today when Rick actually showed up and lent an ear and a shoulder to his recently-widowed father; it was a quiet, lovely scene.
More of that, please!