No, The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Hope didn’t tell Thomas she loves him yet. No, she has yet to accept or decline his marriage proposal. But one thing you can be sure of is that Hope is enjoying sex with Thomas in ways we have never seen from this “good girl” before.
Hope Logan Sizzles
This week, B&B treated Thope fans to another hot intimate scene (revisit that here) at the love shack (cabin) between Hope (Annika Noelle) and Thomas (Matthew Atkinson). Each time they are together, it feels as if their physical connection becomes stronger. The routine goes something like this: Hope and Thomas discuss the disapproval of key family members. Undeterred, Thomas showers Hope with a cascade of compliments and tells her she is the only woman for him. Moved by passion, Hope stands up and alluringly takes off her clothes. (You can take it from there.)
Basking in the afterglow this week, Hope told Thomas that he brings out a primal side of her she never knew existed. Apparently, his one-woman laser focus is fanning Hope’s flames of desire. We don’t want to compare, but we are not sure she felt the same kind of passion for Liam (Scott Clifton). Right now, the show is making it look like the real chemistry for Hope is with Thomas.
Thope’s Staying Power?
But hold on a minute there, Thope supporters. Isn’t a taboo connection by definition more inherently steamy than long term married sex? Is family disapproval of Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Steffy (Jacqueline MacIness Wood) bringing a level of excitement to this union that would not be there without the opposition?
One also has to wonder how sustainable this on-the-edge passion will be in the long term. Hope will have to make up her mind sooner or later about her feelings for Thomas, not just her desire. If they become a committed couple on Bold and the Beautiful and actually tie the knot, will Thomas and Hope have sizzling sex for the rest of their days together? The experts say this is not likely.
Once the thrill of early infatuation or romantic love passes (usually six months to a year), reality sets in. If the family stops opposing Thope, will an amount of sexual tension disappear? Once Hope gets used to being the only woman for her man, will sex become more routine? Will Thomas periodically fall off the mental health wagon and will that be a turn-off for Hope? And once the hormone high fades, will Hope remember what Thomas did to her in the past?
The answer to these burning questions remains to be seen. For now, we can enjoy (or cringe) at these bedroom scenes and take it for what it is. Hope, you go girl! Just keep in mind that real love remains after the lust fades.