Brooke Won’t Tear Up Divorce Papers When Ridge Requests Her To
Thursday January 2, 2020: On Bold and the Beautiful today, Hope reassures Liam, Thomas surprises Hope, and Liam worries about Zoe to Steffy.
In the cabin, Liam and Hope canoodle before she leaves for work. He’s still concerned about Thomas and she reminds him he’s moving on with Zoe.
In the Forrester Creations design office, Zoe and Thomas reflect on what a great Christmas Day it was for them. Thomas wanted everyone to see them together – he has a lot of plans for the future and she’s part of them. He says Hope’s on the way so Zoe should get ready. She kisses him and exits. Hope arrives and they recap how nice it was to have everyone together yesterday. Thomas couldn’t wait to get back to the office and has a surprise for her. Zoe enters wearing a gown from their sketches and he proposes she model the line as he touches her. Hope suggests tweaks and after Zoe leaves, Hope asks Thomas if he and Zoe are ‘official’ now. He’s not into labels and questions if him seeing Zoe upsets her. Hope says it’s just a little weird seeing her there. He asks, “That’s what you wanted right? For me to move on?” As Hope talks about designs, Thomas eyes her chest and lips.
At Brooke’s place, Ridge tells her he hasn’t filed the divorce papers – he couldn’t bring himself to do it. Brooke’s happy; she loves him and doesn’t want to lose him. Ridge mentions Thomas bringing Zoe to Christmas – it’s great for them. Brooke’s unconvinced that Thomas dating Zoe solves their problems. Ridge can’t understand why she can’t see the positive change and wants to tear up the divorce papers and get back together. Brooke wants Ridge back but doesn’t trust Thomas and has seen nothing that proves he’s no longer a threat to Hope. Ridge insists Thomas is no longer a threat to her daughter.
Liam arrives at the cliffhouse to return Kelly’s clothes found in Beth’s diaper bag. They talk about Christmas – Steffy hasn’t seen Douglas so happy in a long time; he really loves Hope. She knows it’s not easy for Liam to share holidays with Thomas. Liam remarks that Thomas convinced Hope to go into work and worries the changes are all an act. Steffy doesn’t fully trust him but feels like he’s trying. She assures him they’ll figure this out. They debate whether Zoe’s judgment will become clouded. Liam worries they’re putting her in harm’s way, and this could all be part of Thomas’ plan.
Liam learns Zoe’s been manipulated by Thomas.