Quote fadingrose: As so many fans have "demanded," let's bring closure to the Bope story. Assuming it will be a sad ending, I pray the writers give Hope plenty of time to grieve, instead of creating a different love interest for her way too soon, whether it be Justin or some new arrival. She will have to concentrate all her emotions and energy on healing her own pain and helping Ciara, who has already been traumatized by the "mysterious" disappearce of the dad she adored.
Perhaps the current writers don't know how important Bo and Hope were as a Super Couple for many, many years. That may not be important to recent viewers, but it IS to long-time viewers like myself--and there are a lot of us! It would be criminal to throw Bope under the bus, as they have with John and Marlena.
This is an excellent post as well as "berrie's" just prior to this. I agree that the current writers don't know (or care) how important Bo & Hope were as a Supercouple for decades and, most importantly, the positive impact they had and kept when they received worthy story material & the show STAYED consistently in the top tier of the ratings!! Next to Tom & Alice Bo & Hope ARE the heart & soul of DAYS - it's never been the same since they got backburnered/wasted!!
I also agree IF the writers intend to give Hope some decent story & possibly an upcoming love interest they should NEVER rewrite history to suit that story - Bope should ALWAYS be respected & kept true to themselves (when that didn't happen a few years ago the show hit bottom for the first time EVER). That couple & their fans definitely deserve better and, hopefully, the day will come where Bo gets an acceptable & believable explanation for his absence & the fans get to grieve & heal along with Hope before having her put in another relationship! They do need to stay true to what Bope are!