‘Bold and the Beautiful’: Fans Scream to Give Hope Back Her Baby – Dragging Plot Wrecking Ratings?

Bold and the Beautiful news indicates Hope Logan (Annika Noelle) holding her baby and Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) grieving over her loss is on the way — but so is Christmas. Despite all the intrigue the CBS soap intends to spin out of the baby crime, fans want it over and done. Now, it looks like many viewers have resorted to watching once a week. Some even report how they only tune in once a month to see if the reveal happened yet. In other words, B&B has created a fed-up fan base annoyed with this Hope Logan without her baby plot.

Bold and the Beautiful: Steffy Forrester and Hope Logan Baby Blues

It appears the B&B plot surrounding baby Phoebe Forrester/Beth Spencer (Madeline Valdez and River Davidson) has more than worn out its welcome. Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson) now harbors the secret. Then with Wyatt Spencer (Darin Brooks) about to find out, somebody has to tell Hope Logan, right? But it looks like that’s just not going to happen anytime soon.

A quick glance at the Bold and the Beautiful Facebook groups, Twitter, online forums, along with other online comments offers evidence of viewer disenchantment. And it’s not just a few viewers who find this storyline frustrating. It seems fans saturate social media with comments begging the CBS sudser to move it along. Fans want nothing more than for Hope to get back Beth – and they want it now.

Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Hope Logan (Annika Noelle)

B&B: Thomas Forrester Joins Flo in the Broken Record Division

Thomas Forrester recently fell into the tribe of secret keepers. The same one that Flo Fulton (Katrina Bowden) is in on Bold and the Beautiful. A scene of Flo talking about her guilt and another one of her about to tell Hope is all the airtime this character gets. She got a short reprieve while brewing up a rebooted romance with Wyatt. But she’s back to the same two scenes again.

Both Tuesday and Wednesday’s B&B ended with Thomas about to spill to Steffy Forrester that Beth is really Phoebe. Flo spent an enormous amount of time rephrasing just two lines – she’s riddled with guilt and she’s going to tell. Considering what the writers did for Flo, Thomas could replay this closing scene over and over again for the rest of the week and beyond.

The manipulating Forrester son stops cold in his tracks on Tuesday’s show to blab to Steffy he’s about to tell her something that will change her life. He did this as the show ended. Then Wednesday, the kids distracted Steffy Forrester and Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton). But by the end of Wednesday’s Bold and the Beautiful, he was about to tell Steffy again. Also, this time Liam was there for the cliffhanger moment.

Bold and the Beautiful: How Many Know Now?

While it started out as a joke among the B&B fans how more people know about the baby swap than not, it’s coming true. You need two hands worth of fingers to count the number of people who know about the Beth/Phoebe crime. By the end of the week, it will make seven. Yes, seven people keep this a secret from Hope Logan. Starting with Reese Buckingham (Wayne Brady), who is the kingpin of this crime, so he is number one.

Then, of course, Flo, who’s the fake mother for purposes of this baby adoption. Zoe Buckingham (Kiara Barnes) was the third person to learn her father’s horrific deed. Followed by Shauna Fulton (Denise Richards), Flo’s mom. Next was Xander Avant (Adain Bradley) and most recently there’s Thomas. Bold and the Beautiful spoilers promise Wyatt is next, so that rounds it off at seven.

B&B: Who Tells Hope Her Baby is Alive?

While Wyatt will want to make a mad dash to tell his brother, it looks like the Bold and the Beautiful has Thomas as the newest roadblock for the truth to emerge. While he might keep dangling the big reveal at Steffy’s front door – it doesn’t look as if this happens. The spoilers suggest Thomas starts to threaten all those informed on Beth’s true identity to keep them quiet.

Thomas keeping Wyatt from telling his brother Liam seems an impossible feat. But this soap takes massive liberties when it comes to plotting. The bottom line – fans are screaming for an end to the Phoebeth switch but it looks like B&B just doesn’t hear them. So, keep watching (and keep waiting) to see how long they drag this out and how many fans and ratings are lost along the way.

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