This week on The Bold and the Beautiful January 22 -26, 2017: Ridge wants to kill Bill and attacks him in his office; Brooke also confronts Bill; Hope learns Steffy is pregnant
Ridge Will Kill Bill
Realizing that it was only a matter of time before her dad learned the truth from someone else, Steffy worked up the courage to explain to her father why her marriage to Liam was over. Liam had not only taken off his wedding ring, but served Steffy with annulment papers. Steffy was confident that Liam was gone.
But Steffy didn’t lead with the news of her marriage’s demise. First Steffy told her father that her fondest wish had come true. She is pregnant.
Knowing how much Liam also wanted a family, Ridge couldn’t believe that Liam wouldn’t come back to her. Perhaps he just needed time to cool off? No, Steffy explained what transpired after Liam confessed to kissing Sally Spectra. Emotionally, distraught, Steffy wished she had never left home that night and gone to the guest house. He just turned up there, Steffy explained, cluing her father in that there was another man involved in the demise of Steffy and Liam’s marriage.
Steffy told her father how much she regretted that night. But she was so upset, and he was so kind listening to her and comforting her. Ridge asked who the man was. It was bill Steffy confessed. Ridge’s face turned hard and stunned he asked “Bill Spencer did this to you?”
Steffy tells her father it was all a terrible mistake. Ridge remains calm while he is with Steffy, for her sake, but he tells Steffy with quiet determination that Bill took advantage of her and Ridge will kill him.
Ridge Confronts Bill
After telling her father about her night with Bill, Steffy finds herself confiding in Brooke also. More than likely because Steffy is concerned about what Ridge might do to Bill. Steffy isn’t in a place to referee between her father and Bill, so she hands the job over to someone who cares about both men.
Brooke and Ridge now fully understand why Bill didn’t contest the annulment of his and Brooke’s marriage. Bill did have another woman in his life. Ridge’s daughter, Steffy. Both Ridge and Brooke find Bill’s behavior detestable. He slept with his son’s wife.
Perhaps Ridge could get over the idea of his daughter and Bill Spencer together, but the circumstances around the event have Ridge seeing red. He goes to Bill’s office and starts throwing furniture around as he confronts the man he was promising to try to respect just last week. Of course, that was when Ridge thought Bill was being selfless in singing the annulment papers. Now Ridge knows the truth. And he finds Bill’s actions reprehensible. He tells Bill that he took advantage of Steffy when she was in a bad place emotionally. He accuses Bill of stalking his daughter to the Forrester guest house and taking advantage of a bad situation between Steffy and Liam to get what he wanted – and has wanted for years – Steffy.
Ridge is furious and accuses Bill of criminal behavior in sleeping with Steffy. Bill yells back that there was no crime, that he didn’t force himself on Steffy. But Ridge isn’t listening. He bails Bill up against the window of the office by the throat. Ridge promises Bill will suffer for what he did to his family. And Ridge will enjoy watching it. Then Ridge punches Bill out.
Ridge then goes to Liam to try convince the young man that Steffy was taken advantage of by his father. Ridge implores Liam to stand by his wife and child and go after the real culprit in this situation. Liam should join forces with Ridge to exact revenge on Bill, Ridge suggests.
Brooke Disgusted By Bill
How quickly things change. Last week, both Ridge and Brooke were thankful for Bill signing the annulment papers. Though neither was dumb enough to believe that Bill didn’t have an ulterior motive for doing so. This week’s the Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers state that the reason comes to light. Bill has been involved with another woman. But that “involvement” has had a disastrous effect on all those closest to Bill.
If Bill thinks that being punched out by Ridge was the last of the tirades he would face over sleeping with Steffy, he was wrong So far, Justin has had his say, Wyatt, for once, didn’t stand by his father on this choice, and Katie worried for her own son, berated Bill also.
The Bold and the beautiful spoilers show that this week he must also face Brooke. Brooke ended her marriage to Bill for a string of criminal and unethical behavior towards both business competitors and his family. Brooke will feel justified in ending her marriage upon discovering that Bill learned nothing from the demise of their marriage. In fact, he’s the instrument of the demise of his son’s marriage.
Bill will try to turn the focus on Ridge’s bad behavior tearing up his office and physically attacking him, but Brooke won’t be taking Bill’s side. Dumbfounded, Brooke tells Bill that he slept with Ridge’s daughter. What did he think was going to happen? Bill is on the outter with pretty much everyone. Will he finally feel some consequences for his bad behavior?
Steffy Trumps Hope’s Claim Over Liam
Meanwhile, with all this drama going on around him, Liam is having a quiet visit with Hope, learning about her life in the years that she has been in Europe. She has changed. But not in the way’s that Liam always liked about Hope. He is glad she is back. Hope is too.
But Liam didn’t confide in Hope about all the changes in his life. When Steffy and Hope come face to face , Hope tells Steffy that she is back in Los Angeles for good. Steffy then tells Hope what Liam didn’t. She is pregnant with Liam’s child. Despite their marriage imploding, Steffy will always be tied to Liam by the child she is carrying.
By the end of the week, Steffy has more to deal with however. She has begged Liam to forgive her – for the sake of their child. Again. But Liam comes up with a counter offer. One that surprises Steffy.
Then Steffy has to deal with Bill trying to make himself feel better about himself. Not a single person has believed that Steffy sleeping with Bill was consensual. Liam, Katie, Wyatt, and Ridge all asked the same question. Did Bill take advantage of Steffy? And Steffy owned her part in the affair and said that he didn’t force himself on her. But emotionally, Steffy was not in a place to deal with Bill’s advances.
Bill comes to Steffy and admits the depths of his feeling for her. He will stand by her and this child, if Steffy wants him to. He tries to convince her not to let anyone bring a feeling of shame to what happened between them. But Bill, again, is clueless. Shame is all Steffy feels over what happened.
Is Bill still trying to manipulate Steffy’s emotions at a time she is ill-equipped to deal with him? Looks like it.
Bold and Beautiful Daily Spoilers, Episode Summaries and History
Monday, January 22, 2017 – Steffy tells Ridge Bill Didn’t take advantage of her
Tuesday, January 23, 2017 – Ridge punches Bill for violating Steffy
Wednesday January 25, 2017 – Sally’s new obstacle
Thursday, January 25, 2017 – Liam tells Steffy to be with his father
Friday, January 25, 2017 – Bill Offers Steffy a life with him
The Bold and the Beautiful Coming and Goings Summary:
Hope Is Back!
Hope Logan has been recast! Annika Noelle takes on the role of Hope. She returns to The Bold and the Beautiful screens on January 8, 2017. It looks like Ridge may have something to do with Hope’s homecoming. Brooke is delighted, but how will Steffy feel? She and Hope have been long established rivals for Liam’s affection. Will Hope be there to support her ex as his marriage hits the rocks? or will she find she has more in common with the ex-husband she walked out on after losing their baby at the hands of his mother?
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