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“Bold and Beautiful Surprises: Steffy’s Universe Loses its Sole Focus”


In The Bold and the Beautiful recap for November 9, 2023, Hope admitted to Steffy that she liked the attention Thomas lavished on her. She REALLY likes it. Also, newsflash, not everything is about Steffy.

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In addition, Taylor shrinks Sheila, and Brooke rallies behind Ridge rallying behind Eric. The Forresters have to stick together, you know. Now, let’s dig a little deeper into what exactly happened.

Stop! In The Name Of…Well, Not Love…

The one thing that Hope (Annika Noelle) was not going to take was Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) umbrage over her and Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) getting passionate in the design office. As if they are the only ones. That place has seen more nookie than…well, probably Brooke’s old office. You know, the one with the bed.

Steffy hissed that she wouldn’t have Hope undermining her brother, prompting Hope to offer that she and Thomas were just having a good time. The last thing she would want is to cause him to have a setback.

Steffy huffed that Hope had really, “changed,” and Hope could but agree. For the first time, she is living her life for herself. She’s prioritizing what she needs and what she wants. What’s more, she’s not doing what everyone expects her to do. She’s with Thomas, and he’s there for her, and she likes it. They’re having fun…but she’s not toying with him.

Hope swore that she and Thomas were on the same page. He’s perfectly (perhaps painfully) aware of where she stands. Steffy argued that Hope was abusing her brother’s feelings, but Hope shot back that Steffy’s narrative, not hers. And not Thomas’s either.


Steffy went on to accuse Hope of “reveling in” Thomas’s devotion to her and of turning into Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang). Hope granted that might be true — but she’s not too worried about that. Not anymore. Debate ensued as to whether Thomas was a rebound for Hope’s broken marriage, and Hope let Steffy know that she was not the center of the Universe.

Talk eventually turned to Deacon (Sean Kanan) and Sheila (Kimberlin Brown), and the women finally agreed on a few things. Sheila is all kinds of awful, and Deacon is an idiot for thinking he can contain the beast.

A Free Session

Meanwhile, Thomas broke up a contentious convo between Brooke and Taylor (Krista Allen) to announce that his sister was giving Hope a piece of her mind — a fact that did not sit well with Brooke. Taylor bid Thomas to be smart about his involvement with Hope, and Ridge begged his ex and his current squeeze to keep their noses out of it. Thomas and Hope are grown adults. They can deal with their own relationship. There are bigger things to worry about. Namely Sheila.


Speaking of Sheila, Taylor slinked over to Deacon’s abode and let the villainess have it with both barrels. “I know who you are at your core. I see you. You are unhealed at the most fundamental level of the human condition and you refuse to see it, refuse to get help. And that doesn’t merit redemption. Only justice. And I believe that day will come. A day of reckoning. And it will come. And you will pay.”


Like A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Back at Forrester Creations, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) bemoaned the present. How he hates that he can’t say anything to anyone about Eric’s (John McCook) condition. How he hates making out like they have all the time in the world to be with his pops. Life just isn’t fair. Luckily, he has his Logan by his side to keep him sane. For now, and forever. Or until the next crisis that inevitably pulls them apart.



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