The BnB PR team is working the twitterverse hard to sell #HOTT! And you know what? I’m right there with them. Hashtag-HOTT is everything the powers that be have promised, and MORE! What I won’t miss is this:
Hope gave everything to Liam. She gave her full love, faith, fidelity, and virginity. What she received in return was being publicly shamed for not understanding the adult world (the adult SEXUAL world). Liam walked the line between fully unfaithful and being a titillating tease with Steffy. Bill felt that virginal Hope was too weak, too small-minded, too useless to meet the sexual appetites of his offspring (if Brooke were real and a friend of mine, I would tell her to beware, apparently women are only worth the sexual favors they can perform for Spencer men. I would also shake her for being attracted to a man who treated her daughter that way). Steffy chided Hope as being naive about giving a man what he needed to be happy.
The unholy triumvirate of Bill, Liam, and Steffy convinced Hope that she didn’t understand the grown up games of touching, flirting, kissing and teasing. Her silly little girl’s perspective on life made her unstable. She spoke when she should have simply smiled the stepford smile and been thankful that Liam was willing to marry her and walk her into her adult life. She was supposed to know that making a man happy was beyond her control, just yet – but watching Steffy would show her the way. All of this, for Liam, the man who ran from a broken relationship with Hope to almost immediately bedding Steffy – you know, because her mother, who had no agenda at all, told him it was time he moved on before he lost out on life and finding the love around him:
Poor Hope, she could never understand such things. Translation? Love, care, kindness, soul stirring passion were not enough, and they never would be… until along came Wyatt.
I can honestly say that today’s episode was the first time I smiled and enjoyed the show from beginning to end – primarily because I hit fast forward on anything that wasn’t Wyatt and Hope (#HOTT). Hope, for the first time in a long time laughed, she did it without looking over her shoulder, or out of the corner of her eyes for the shadow that was always hovering around her. She smiled, without a hit of irony or using her smile as a means of putting on a brave face. She embraced a man without checking for the scent of another woman, or hairs there weren’t his. She looked into his eyes and didn’t see the reflection of someone else.
When Wyatt looks at Hope, he sees HOPE, he loves HOPE, his desire is for HOPE. Not having sex with Hope doesn’t make her a child in his eyes. Not having sex with her doesn’t make other women more desirable to him. He has a passion for Hope that I find to be kind, gentle and refreshing.
Liam’s evidence of a gentle soul is the fact that he’s a vegetarian. Oh Liam, you’re kind to animals. You’re just a shit heel, like your father, when it comes to women! Liam began helping Steffy hurt Hope with the sabotaged “Ho-e For the Future” sign and never seemed to be able to kick the habit.
As written, Liam seems to think that a man who loves only one woman is stalkerish, crazy, maladjusted, agenda driven, psychotic, etc, etc, etc. Note that he didn’t think that Steffy’s relentless pursuit was stalkerish. It was endearing and undeniable evidence of her great love and devotion to him. His father was willing to destroy a family with young children to set loose a dangerous body mutilating thug like Deacon- paying him to manipulate Hope’s love for him and keep her from her wedding to Liam. Bill’s pseudo-incestuous lust for Steffy, his desire to make Liam his proxy bed partner for Steffy – left Hope lost in the process. Quinn, on the other hand, just wants Wyatt happy and wants Liam to back off. That makes her dangerous. See how that works? Unless the writers have some crazy plan to give us this beautiful couple, hashtag the hell out of them when they’re onscreen, and then destroy them to make Liam a hero, I feel pretty confident in saying, SUCK IT, LIAM! Writers, you have triangles, quadrangles, and any number of relationship permutations.
Hashtag – Thank You
Hashtag – Writers
Hashtag – Leave #HOTT Alone
Hashtag – Don’t Blow IT!
#lovingHOTT, I choose THIS:
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