Xander at Brooke's house on Bold and Beautiful

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In Forrester’s design office, Xander tells Flo that keeping the baby secret is wrong, but she can fix it. He appeals to her to go tell Hope and Liam the truth – it’s the right thing to do, and the only thing to do. Zoe reappears. She senses Flo’s going to come clean and won’t allow it. She brings up prison. Xander’s sorry but her father needs to be held accountable for this atrocity. Flo and Zoe think Hope would press charges against them. Xander vows he’ll make her understand they are victims too. Flo is exhausted by the guilt. Xander's angry with Flo Zoe on Bold and BeautifulThey all clam up when Carter enters to get the annulment papers. After, Xander warns enough is enough, Liam and Hope need to know the truth! Flo wrings her hands and Zoe insists they need to keep quiet. Flo feels if they don’t come clean, they’re as culpable as Reese. Xander fumes that everything would be different for Hope and Liam if they knew and Steffy continues to bond with a little girl that’s not hers. He hollers, “Come on!” Zoe and Flo move to the boardroom. Zoe feels Xander doesn’t understand what’s at stake and reminds Flo of their pact. “Hope and Liam can never know the truth.”

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At the cliffhouse, Liam disconnects from speaking to Carter as Thomas arrives. He’s glad to see Liam there where he belongs. Liam informs him Steffy’s at a doctor’s appointment. Thomas warns Liam not to make things more difficult for Hope – he needs to sign the annulment papers today. Amelia calls – she’ll be there soon. Liam tells Thomas he doesn’t trust him; he’s an opportunist who’s hiding his true motivations behind his son, and warns he’ll still be around looking out for Hope – he won’t let Thomas use the children to take advantage of her.

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At Brooke’s house, she pleads with Hope to work out a time schedule for Liam to spend time with the girls while she spends time with Douglas – that way they can stay together. Hope reiterates that this is the way it has to be. She expects Carter soon with the final version of the paperwork. Brooke presses – no one has to sign annulment papers. She thinks they can work through this; that’s what marriage is all about. Hope tells her this is the way it is.Thomas watches Hope on Bold and Beautiful Later, Carter gives Hope the annulment papers. Thomas enters and offers to go upstairs out of the way. Liam arrives. Thomas lurks at the top of the staircase as Carter asks if they’re really prepared to end the marriage. Liam states this is the last thing he wants; it breaks his heart, but he doesn’t want to put her through more pain. They express their love and Hope calls this the hardest thing she’s had to do. They’re about to sign when Xander bursts in and says, “You’re not going to sign those papers!”

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