Hope is usually a ray of light on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, but ever since she lost her baby, she has been in a very dark place. Darker than ever before, in fact. “Keep in mind that we weren’t really present to see how she originally grieved the loss of her her first child [with Wyatt],” Annika Noelle reminded Soaps In Depth of her alter ego's history. “It was devastating to the point where she had to leave the country. Now, this second loss — where she held the child that she’d felt kicking only hours before — is in her every thought every second of the day.”
The grieving young woman has found some happiness bonding with Steffy’s newly adopted daughter, Phoebe, not realizing that because of Reese’s cruel baby switch, she’s actually spending time with the baby girl she was told had died. However, since everyone who knows the truth about the infant has decided to keep quiet, it doesn’t appear that Hope will learn the truth anytime soon, so she will have to face her loss head-on.
“She’s really going through the seven stages of grief,” Noelle mused. “Some days she’s angry. Other days she’s in denial. There will be times when she feels an overwhelming sadness and other times where she’s just numb. Right now, she doesn’t even know what she’s feeling.”
But as Hope pushes Liam to leave her and make a family with Steffy, it seems as though things are definitely going to get a whole lot worse before they get any better. “I think it’s very natural for her to harden after something like this,” the actress admitted. “I’m still waiting in suspense for what lies ahead. Does she push the people she loves away? Does she turn to something else to make her feel something… anything? She’s lost in her own grief and despair, and we’re going to have to wait and see if she gets that light back or not.”
Stay tuned to see how Hope’s emotional storyline continues, and for more B&B news and previews, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
Reporting from Amy Helmes