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SOD spoilers week of December 16th (Spoilers)

by Drangonfly, Thursday, December 05, 2019, 7:50AM (51 days ago) @ mglass

When Hope married Thomas, she said her vows to Douglas, not to Thomas. She’s committed to Douglas, and if she’s “threatened”, it should be written that she’s threatened about anything that would cost her Douglas. To suggest that Hope has feelings for Thomas is sick to me. What woman is attracted to a man who withheld the secret about her kidnapped baby. There is no excuse no forgiveness for that. I’m sorry. That’s not a simple secret. If she gets with Thomas I would find it comparable to Laura getting with Luke after he raped her.


Yes the #1 reason why she married Thomas was Douglas. But According to this transcript, she said her vows to Thomas. And even says she loves him. Clearly she lied, but she pretended so.

Carter: Hope, the question still stands. Do you take thomas to be your husband? Do you promise to love, honor, and cherish him from this day forward, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, every triumph and challenge, forsaking all others until death do you part?

Carter: Hope, are you okay?

Thomas: Hey. It's okay. I'm nervous, too. But I'm here for you. All right? And douglas. Douglas and I both are here for you.

Hope: No, it's fine. It's -- it's, um, more than fine. Do I take thomas to be my husband? Yes. I do. I take him, and I take douglas as my son. And I take them as a family. Until death do us part.

Carter: In that case, douglas, the rings, please.

Douglas: Finally. I've been waiting for this part.

Carter: These rings are a symbol of eternity. The eternal love of this family coming together. Thomas, can you take this ring, please? Repeat after me -- "I give this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness."

Thomas: I give this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness.

Carter: Hope. Repeat after me. "I give this ring..."

Hope: I give this ring...

Carter: "...As a symbol of my love and faithfulness."

Hope: "...As a symbol of my love and faithfulness.

Carter: With these promises in front of friends and family, you have bound yourselves to each other. I am pleased to pronounce you husband and wife. Thomas, you may kiss the bride.


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IMO, Hope getting with Thomas after he witheld the secret about her baby for a few days isn't all that terrible. I don't know about "Luke and Laura" or other soaps, but only on B&B I have seen worse examples. Heck, Hope assumed she killed him and left him there in "acid" and yet he came back and still wants to be with her. Quinn has attempted to murder several members of Eric's family and it didn't stop him. Bill has bullied Brooke's children for years, he has emotionally gaslighted her sister and flat out tried to kill the father of her child (R.J.) Did it stop Brooke? No, she fell for him, slept with him and married him. Brooke also witheld the secret about Ridge's son (and for much longer than Thomas with Hope) and Ridge forgave her and went back to her. What about Deacon, who got pushed off a cliff on purpose and was still at Quinn's feet, begging her for sex? What about Thorne and Taylor? For some time, Thorne considered Taylor killed his wife. Didn't stop him. I'm sure there are other examples.


That's the stock line that's in all marriage vow exchanges. They weren't Hope's personal words to Thomas.

Hope has no romantic feelings for Thomas whatsoever.


No but she does seem to be softening her stance against him
I think Hope's gonna feel it's in Doug's best interest for her and tom to really coparent
Spend time together and have doug see her be nice to tom


I don't know if that will happen or if Thomas is just going to full on manipulate. He's already going to use Douglas to keep Hope working at FC. I think whatever Hope does will be because she loves Douglas, not for Thomas.


I think that story has come and gone
Her love for doug is set
This sl is about her and tom


There's a spoiler saying that Thomas will use Douglas to change Hope's mind about retiring. I saw some photos on Twitter.


I'm not saying tom wont still use doug
I'm saying I think the focus will be hope developing more feelings for Tom
As friends I wish
Concerned it may be deeper

Anything can happen, of course. But it's hard to picture Hope developing feelings for the guy who kept the secret from her that her baby was alive. Thomas may manipulate things to make Liam think she is, but I don't see Hope ever choosing Thomas over Liam.

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"All she can think about is the well-being of these beautiful babies. It’s not about her at all. And she just wants what’s best for everyone involved.” - Annika Noelle on Hope



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