Viewers of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL are rightfully concerned that something terrible might happen now that Liam has remembered shooting Bill. In fact, some worry that Scott Clifton may be leaving the soap! Well, in daytime, you can never really predict all the twists and turns a storyline is going to take, but after everything that Liam has been through, it’s clear that he’s strong enough to fight his way out of this one, too!
Liam first appeared in July of 2010 when Clifton joined B&B in the newly-created role. The young man moved to Los Angeles in search of his biological father and got a job at Spencer Publications as a computer technician. Believing that his father was a Forrester, Liam suspected Ridge, but Bill Spencer and Thorne Forrester were also possibilities because they had dated his late mother, Kelly Hopkins. Although Liam bonded with Thorne, DNA results proved Bill was his dad.
Liam was surprised to learn Bill Spencer was his dad. (Photo Credit: sean smith/jpistudios.com)
Liam dated Hope, but after saving Steffy from drowning, she became smitten with him, and they shared a kiss. But Liam remained devoted to Hope and even proposed. Unfortunately, he later developed feelings for the brunette and after Hope caught them kissing, she called off the engagement. Liam rebounded quickly by proposing to Steffy, and she and Bill worked together to keep Hope from interrupting her wedding to Liam in Aspen. However, when Liam learned of the manipulations, he was furious and demanded an annulment.
Next, Liam married Hope in Italy, but their marriage wasn’t valid in the US, and when they tried to have another ceremony at home, Liam arrived drunk and tattooed on the back of Steffy’s motorcycle, and a furious Hope called the whole thing off. Liam returned to Steffy, who soon became pregnant even though Liam had gone back to Hope yet again. Steffy revealed her pregnancy at Liam and Hope’s next attempt to tie the knot, and Hope had finally had enough.
Steffy wanted to give Liam the family he deserved. (Photo Credit: Howard Wise/jpistudios.com)
Although Liam and Steffy were remarried, she tragically lost her baby in a motorcycle accident and learned she could never have another child. He was crushed when she ended their marriage and went to Paris, but Hope didn’t want to give him another go. Liam was surprised to later find Hope dating Wyatt and eventually decided to go to Paris to find Steffy. She insisted that he should be with Hope because she could give him the family she was unable to. Liam returned to Los Angeles and reunited with Hope once more.
Liam had to fight Wyatt for Hope, a situation which became even more complicated when the two men discovered they were brothers. Although Liam won the battle for Hope’s heart, Wyatt’s mother, Quinn, tried to help her son by stabbing Liam with his sword necklace and trying to impale him with the real thing! Unfortunately, Hope was pregnant with Wyatt’s child and broke things off with Liam, who moved on with Ivy Forrester. After Hope miscarried and moved away, Liam agreed to marry Ivy so she could stay in the United States but changed his mind after Ivy blackmailed Steffy with a video that made it seem like she’d murdered Aly.
Quinn made up a whole new world for her and Liam! (Photo Credit: sean smith/jpistudios.com)
Following a head injury, Liam awoke in a cabin with amnesia not realizing the woman caring for him was Quinn. She claimed they were a married couple named Adam and Eve, hoping to keep him there so that Wyatt could finally make progress getting Steffy down the aisle. Unfortunately, Liam’s memory returned too late to prevent Wyatt from marrying Steffy. But eventually Steffy left Wyatt and Liam had another chance. They tied the knot once more in Australia with Steffy zip-lining into their ceremony!
Liam was upset to learn that his father was trying to sabotage the new Spectra Fashions so that he could demolish the Spectra building and erect a new skyscraper in its place. After learning that Bill had lied that Caroline was dying to get Thomas away from Sally so her business would fail, Liam was aghast. But it got worse when he found out Bill had arranged for the Spectra offices to be torched so he could buy them out of the building. Liam blackmailed his father into giving the company to him, and he helped Sally get her business back up and running.
But Bill would not be stopped, and he soon destroyed the evidence of his confession and regained control of his company. He claimed he wanted to run it with Wyatt and Liam together, but it was all a scam so that Wyatt would side with him against Liam, and he went ahead with his plans to relocate Spectra and demolish the building. Unfortunately, Liam and Sally were inside when he set off the charges!
Thankfully, Liam survived, but after he confessed to Steffy that he and Sally had shared a kiss when they feared they might die, his wife went running into Bill's waiting arms. A guilty Steffy quickly reconciled with Liam but when she learned she was pregnant, she had to have a paternity test run. The child turned out to be Liam's, but he couldn't forgive his wife or his father for sleeping together. So when someone tried to kill Bill, everyone was a suspect, but Liam was horrified when he recovered memories of that fatefull night — and putting a bullet in his father's back! Thankfully, his memories weren't true (it was Taylor who had done the deed) but he also believed the lies that Bill and Steffy were still together so he dumped his wife and ran straight into Hope's waiting arms! Although he's having a baby with Steffy, Liam is marrying Hope, which is just going to complicate things even further!
How much longer can Liam continue on this path? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out! And for more B&B news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!