Thomas: Life’s right here. It’s waiting for you. All you have to do is walk into it. We can be a family. You, me, and Douglas. We can be happy.
Hope: I-I just thought we agreed to see where this goes. I don’t know what I want, Thomas.
Thomas: I think you do. You just have to admit it. Choose joy instead of pain.
Hope: You think it’s a choice?
Thomas: I do. But you — you have to decide to move on. Liam did. When he went to be with Steffy and the girls. That’s what you wanted. Now want something for yourself. Your future’s right here in front of you. Choose it. Choose me.
Flo: Maybe we needed this.
Zoe: Thomas finding out? Don’t be ridiculous. This secret is about to blow up in our faces.
Flo: We sat back and we allowed Hope to grieve. We allowed Steffy to bond with a baby that she had no right to even adopt. Zoe, we needed someone else to step in.
Xander: That’s exactly what Thomas is doing right now. Telling Steffy the truth. That she’s raising hope’s child.
Zoe: I can’t believe you told Thomas that Beth is alive.
Flo: I had to. He wouldn’t let up.
Zoe: Do you know what this means?
Flo: Yeah. The truth is gonna finally come out.
Zoe: No, you and I are going to jail. My father will lose everything. And the Logans will never speak to you again.
Flo: This is too important. I can’t keep thinking about myself.
Xander: Zoe, come on. I mean, a secret this big, it was bound to come out sooner or later.
Flo: I’m sorry. Okay? I’m so sorry. I never imagined that, when Reese called and asked for my help, that it would — it would turn into all of this.
Thomas: The man stole a baby, flo. He passed her off as yours.
Flo: He was being threatened. He was — they — they were threatening to hurt his daughter.
Thomas: ‘Cause he owed them money. Gambling debts.
Flo: I never should have let him manipulate me. But he was — he was a friend, and I didn’t think that he would —
Thomas: “Friend”? You call someone who’d do that a friend? He put a stillborn infant in her arms. He had her believe it was hers. When, all along, Beth was alive, and soon to be adopted by my sister. Steffy is raising Hope and Liam’s daughter.
Hope: Losing Beth will affect me for the rest of my life, but — I don’t know — maybe i could have dealt with the grief. It’s just the guilt that i couldn’t get over.
Brooke: Was annulling your marriage really the answer, honey?
Hope: For the sake of the children, I had to do it. And Liam finally agreed. He signed the papers, and… as soon as Carter files them, we can all move forward with our lives.
Brooke: I’m so sorry.
Hope: It’s for the best. Liam needs to be a full-time father to those girls. And our marriage, the life we had planned together… ended that night on Catalina. And today… we put it to rest.
Xander: Hope, please, just hear me out. Put down the pen. Okay? You won’t want this annulment if you just hear me out.
Liam: Dude, you’re just making this harder.
Xander: I know it’s not a pretty story, but it can have a happy ending now. I promise, this will change everything for you.
Brooke: You don’t have to do this, sweetheart.
Hope: I know you don’t approve, mom, but this is my choice.
Brooke: Honey, it’s not a matter of approval. I just don’t think you should give up on your husband. On your marriage. Yes, I understand that you’re concerned about the children. And you should be. All of you should be. But why don’t you sit down with liam and Steffy and Thomas, and you can figure out what times are good for liam to spend with the girls, and what times are good for you to spend with Douglas. That way, you can feel good about what you’re doing for the kids, and you can still come home to your husband.
Hope: Believe me, I’ve thought this through, and this is the hardest decision I have ever had to make. But… it’s the only way it can work. I have to set Liam free.
Brooke: I wish you wouldn’t do this, honey.
Hope: I know. But it’s happening. Carter’s on his way over now with the final version of these, and Liam and I are gonna sign the annulment together.
Flo: Xander knows? Your boyfriend knows?
Flo: God, Zoe, why? Why would you tell him?
Zoe: I didn’t! He overheard us talking.
Flo: What do you mean, he overheard?
Zoe: It doesn’t matter how it happened. The point is, Xander knows everything now.
Flo: What did he say? How did he react?
Zoe: How do you think? He was horrified, just sickened by it.
Flo: Oh, God, of course he would be. Well, what is he gonna do?
Zoe: I don’t know. I don’t know.
Hope: Last night was beautiful. Liam made it really special.
Brooke: He wanted to show you how important your marriage is to him. Honey, you don’t have to give up on your life with Liam. It doesn’t have to be you or the girls. You can all have a part in Liam’s life.
Hope: We went into this marriage, the three of us — Liam, me, and our future daughter. She was healthy and strong, growing inside of me when we married, and… We were so excited to welcome her into the family, but… we never got that chance. So… we ended our marriage last night, just the two of us. Without our little girl.
Xander: I can’t believe this.
Zoe: I know. It’s a lot to take in.
Xander: I don’t understand how you could have let this happen.
Zoe: I told you. When I found out, it was too late. The baby was already given away.
Xander: To Steffy! Hope’s baby is alive. She didn’t die, she was stolen. And Hope and Liam have no idea.