‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ (B&B) spoilers is saying that Hope Logan (Annika Noelle) gave birth last year to Baby Beth Spencer (River Davidson and Madeline Valdez) and unfortunately for the longest time she thought that Baby Beth had died at birth thanks to Dr. Reese Buckingham (Wayne Brady) and his gambling debts causing him to sell her healthy baby to Taylor Hayes (Hunter Tylo) in order to get her illegally adopted by Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood). However, this past summer, Hope was overjoyed to find that her little girl, baby Beth Spencer was still alive and kicking and right in the same vicinity and that she could literally reach out and touch her and take her home! (Much to the dismay of Steffy but I digress.)
So now that Beth is safely home and Hope is back with Liam and they’re all a happy family again, why don’t we see her bonding with Beth more? It’s a little troublesome, considering all the grief she went through over this baby that now she’s not really paying that much attention to her. I mean, certainly there are times when Hope is actually home with the baby where she takes some time to bond with her that we don’t actually see but all the times we ever see Hope nowadays is when she’s at work, or with little Douglas Forrester (Henry Joseph Samiri) we don’t actually see Hope taking much time for baby Beth. In fact that one that I see the most often with Beth is Liam.
‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ Spoilers: Hope doesn’t know how to process getting her daughter back
One could argue that sense Hope already went through the grieving process for little Beth, that she doesn’t actually know how to bond with her now very much alive daughter. Even though it seemed that she knew exactly how to bond with her back when she was known as ‘Baby Phoebe Forrester’ at Steffy’s house when she first babysat for her. Remember how Hope said she felt when she held little Phoebe? That was definitely a ‘new Mom’ feeling. So what has changed to make Hope not feel that way towards her baby anymore?
‘The Bold And The Beautiful‘ Spoilers: Steffy took the kids and ran
There was a time, last year, when Steffy Forrester took both of her daughters and fled to Paris so that she would no longer be in the way of Hope and Liam being together. This was also done as a means to ‘break the unhealthy bond’ that Hope had formed with the baby then known as little Phoebe Forrester and it seems to have worked beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. Now she can’t seem to reform that bond with little Beth as she once had, because during the time that the bond was supposed to be growing between her and Beth, she spent all that time pouring her love into, who else, little Douglas Forrester (Henry Joseph Samiri).
‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ Spoilers: Is it all Steffy’s fault though?
Well, no. It isn’t. When Steffy found out that Phoebe was Liam and Hope’s child, she stepped out of the way. Even while completely heartbroken, she stepped aside and let Hope and Liam have their little girl to raise. So this last leg is definitely on Hope. As soon as Hope got the child back, she should have taken off work. No matter what Thomas said. Obviously, Hope’s priorities weren’t where they should be. Is that Hope’s fault? Yes. She got competitive, she wanted to be better than Steffy, that’s what it all boils down to. Maybe she is afraid that when at home, Liam sees that she’s not totally bonded with Beth as she should be or at least not as bonded with her as Steffy was, which leads to my next question.
‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ Spoilers: Was Liam comparing Hope’s mothering skills to Steffy’s?
Liam’s never actually said as much and to be honest I don’t think he’s that much of a tool. But perhaps Hope is insecure in her ability to be a Mom, she’s a first time Mom after all and that’s expected but maybe Hope, on some level, thought that Liam was comparing her Mom skills to that of Steffy. From what we’ve seen, Steffy is a pretty excellent Mom. Hope figured she couldn’t measure up so she decided to beat Steffy in the one arena that she thought she had a chance at – fashion. Sometimes, even the most experienced Moms get overwhelmed by infants, after all, Baby Beth can’t verbalize what she wants quite yet but little Douglas Forrester can. It’s a marked difference having a 4 year old ask for mac n’ cheese than it is an infant who’s crying and you don’t know why.
‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ Spoilers: Is Hope overwhelmed?
She could always ask for help from her own Mom, Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) but it seems Brooke might have a deficit in this area too. After all, Brooke had her kids taken away from her by Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) back in the day. Brooke is a good Mom now, but she wasn’t always. Maybe that’s where the struggle is, maybe Hope needs to make a few new Mom friends. Even so, if she wanted she could ask her Aunt Katie for pointers. She’s never had her kids taken away and seems to be a great Mom.
‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ Spoilers: Will Hope and Beth ever truly bond?
Well, the relationship is still young. We’ll see after the Fashion Showdown. Right now, little Beth is still young enough so that any screw-ups that Hope does make won’t be remembered so much and won’t affect the child so much. But after this fashion showdown, let’s pray that Hope settles in and really attempts to bond with baby Beth. If not, that could be an eternally fractured relationship that no one wants. Stay tuned!!!