Don't do it. (Soaps.com)

“B&B” Breakdown
Week of August 22 – 26:

Well, this week was all about Hope and Liam’s relationship – everyone on screen was involved in it. If you weren’t interested in that storyline there was a few scenes with Marcus, Amber, and Dayzee, but not much else. Here are my thoughts on this week:

Left on the catwalk.
I began the week feeling sorry for Liam, who was left standing on the catwalk after one of the most romantic proposals imaginable. Hope’s routine had just driven me around the bend by this point. The bottom line is that everything that went on this week in the Hope/Liam relationship just cemented my opinion that she is nowhere near ready for a serious relationship with a ‘boy’, as she would say, let alone marriage. Liam needs to wake up and smell the scented oils – he may have met the right girl, but it’s at the wrong time. Hope should be at college somewhere right now attending pep rallies. I actually feel kind of sad for her that she’s missing out on all of that because she’s so focused on finding a perfect fairytale romance – as she said herself, what’s the rush?

The mother/daughter talk.
I got a kick out of Brooke’s version of helpful advice to Hope this week. It was classic Brooke to pull out some lingerie she had kicking around from her old line and give Hope a little (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) suggestion about how to make things special. On one hand, it’s great to see the lines of communication open, but it was awkward, and probably a little too much for Hope to handle given her conservative nature. Maybe Brooke should be a little less involved, and excited, in the future. What did you think of Brooke’s talk with Hope? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com’s The Bold And The Beautiful Snap Poll: Brooke’s Advice.