To all those demanding satisfaction vis a vis retribution for Flo (among others) in the wake of the Beth is alive reveal/reunion, today is YOUR day.
We open at the cabin with Beth and Flo facing off and, as a reminder, that heifer had just asked if Hope could ever forgive her.
Hope: "I'm not sure what you expect me to say."
Flo is the Queen of Delusional today, replying: "That you can give me a second chance." To what? Sell her next baby to the highest bidder?
Flo adds: "To start over. To be the cousin I really want to be." It's way too late for that.
Hope's eyes narrow: "You think you deserve that, after what you did?"
Flo shakes her head: "No." Then WTF are you asking for this?
Hope, through gritted teeth, snaps: "I was told...my baby DIED."
Flo: "I know." But the way she says it and almost shrugs shows she does not know, will never, ever know the harm she caused. What's more, she doesn't care what she did. She just cares that she got caught. Busted and outed by a five-year-old little boy.
Hope continues: "You knew. You did know...that Beth was alive. You knew what that meant and still you said nothing."
Flo snots: "If I could go back and change it, I would but I can't." And how dare she get angry with Hope. You brought this all on yourself, honey. "All I can do now is try to make it right with you."
There is no getting back to right or good or anything resembling anything positive. Damn, she is dumb or entitled. I'm guessing both.
Hope has an almost amused look on her face, as if to say, are you really that fucking stupid?
Hope: "What? All those months I lost with my daughter, you think you can make that right?"
Flo: "I know I can't. I know I can't make that right." So again, WTAF is the point of you being here? It's just rubbing salt into Hope's still very open wounds. "But what I do know is...I don't want to lose you?"
Does she not realize she lost Hope before she ever even had her? From the moment she knew the truth, she threw any chance at a relationship with Hope and the rest of the Logan clan away.
Flo continues: "That I care about you so much." And it's disgusting that she's trying to use Hope's goodness and capacity to forgive to her own advantage because you can see how much this betrayal has hurt Hope and doubly so because she's all that's left of Storm. Flo adds: "And I will do whatever it takes to prove that to you. To prove that you can trust me again."
Does she really think that whining and crying and saying "I'm sorry" is going to fix this?
Hope stares at her in disbelief as Flo begs: "Please, Hope."
We cut to Brooke's and Shauna is STILL there. Good God, Brooke, kick her ass out!
Shauna, all smug: "Well, say what you want, but I really think that Flo is gonna get through to Hope." Dream on, bitch!
The Logan sisters all scoff at that with Donna laughing, saying: "I don't think so."
Shauna: "Weren't you the ones who told me how close you Logans are and how loving and supportive-" And you were banking on Flo being a Logan as her get-out-of-jail-free card.
Katie cuts her off: "Yeah, not when it comes to stolen babies."
Ridge comes in then: "Hey - what's going on?"
Brooke comes over to him: "Ridge, hi."
He immediately spots Shauna: "What is she doing here?"
Brooke, rolling his eyes, says: "Shauna's here, trying to convince us that Flo did nothing wrong."
Shauna snits: "That's not what I'm saying." And she rolls her own eyes here and you do not get to do that to Brooke in her own house. "Of course, Flo did something wrong. I did something wrong." But forgive us anyway is the implication. And yep, here it comes: "I'm just trying to ask for a little forgiveness."
Ridge almost laughs here as he stares at her and TK is kind of funny here: "Oh, wait...you're serious?"
Shauna: "Flo never intended to-"
Ridge sidesteps Brooke to step right in front of Shauna: "We don't care about intentions. We care about actions. Actions that will land her in prison." He stares her down and for once, she doesn't have a snappy comeback.
YASSSSSSSSSSSSS. It's exactly what she and her felonious daughter deserve.
Over at Wyatt's, the brothers Spencer are hanging out and as always, I love seeing Scott and Darin together.
Liam laughs: "Thank you."
Wyatt asks: "Is that weird to say? I mean, it's not exactly a "congrats" situation. More like your nightmare is over and I'm incredibly happy for you." Mostly it's over but Thomas is still out there, lurking like an undetected STD.
Liam: "Well, it's true. I mean, for the first time, it doesn't feel like a dream anymore. Beth is BACK. She's back." He stops and looks at Wyatt, who has his arms out. "What are you-what are you doing?"
Wyatt is adorable here as he stretches out his arms further, saying: "I feel like my brother is pretending to not cry, so I'm gonna give him a hug to make us not feel uncomfortable." He pulls him into his arms.
Liam: "I'm not crying, you're crying." They both are, a little bit, and I love seeing them bonding even further as brothers.
They pull out of the hug, laughing, as Liam exclaims again over the wonder of it all: "She's alive! She's alive! It's like my brain is struggling to process, but-"
Wyatt: "It does kinda feel like a "congrats" situation."
Liam smiles, nodding: "Yeah...I think it does." He looks down at his phone and tells Wyatt their dad and Justin are en route. "Hope you don't mind I told them I was coming over here."
Wyatt shrugs it off, saying "the more the merrier." He looks nervous as he asks about Justin coming over, too. Uh huh...
Liam says Bill has questions. Legal questions. I'll bet.
Before they can discuss further, Bill walks in, with Justin right behind him and seeing such handsome men is reason enough to watch today's episode.
Bill teases: "Just you two?"
Liam and Wyatt give each other and Bill injured looks.
Bill: "What? I thought Hope was gonna be here with my granddaughter." She already has him wrapped around her pinky.
Liam: "You just saw Beth earlier today."
Bill is aghast: "I gotta lot of time to make up for, Liam."
Liam is more serious as he says: "Yeah...don't we all." He looks at Justin. "Hey, Justin, how's your family since Emma-" He trails off for the obvious reasons.
Justin: "We're still trying to make sense of it. But thank you. I appreciate that. Heard about your news." He smiles here. "I'm very happy for you."
Liam: "It's insane, isn't it?"
Justin: "He was filling me in on the way over. So Steffy had the baby the whole time?"
Liam: "Not that she knew."
Bill: "No. It was just as shocking for her." Okay, Bill, you don't need to defend her. I hate that he has (and probably always will) a soft spot for her.
Liam comments that he saw Steffy earlier and checked on her and Kelly. So much for him not caring about his other (for now) daughter and ex.
Justin: "I can't believe that the doctor was able to pull this whole thing off."
Liam: "Yeah, well, he had help." He darts a glance at an increasingly uncomfortable Wyatt.
Wyatt: "Yep. He certainly did."
Back at the cabin, Flo is still trying to plead her case and seriously, any decent person would (1) not have shown up in the first place to add more stress to Hope and (2) not done what Felony did in the first place.
Flo: "I didn't plan any of this." Does she not get that that doesn't matter? So she wasn't involved from Day 1 - she was involved within a handful of days and was up until she got busted. Hope shakes her head and turns away. "I didn't know what Reese had done. I didn't know what he was involved in, how much trouble he was in. If I had known, Hope, I-" You would have what, exactly? She knew enough to know something was off and yet she went right along with her sometime boyfriend's scheme to kidnap and sell/traffic Beth. "I never would have gotten involved in any of this."
Hope turns to face her, seeing if she's following Flo correctly: "So I'm supposed to forgive you because this wasn't your idea."
Flo shakes her head, saying "no" as she looks down at the floor.
Hope: "Because you just had to help a friend? Because you had no idea what was actually going on?"
Flo looks up: "Thomas knew. Did you know that?" Unbelievable! Except...not. What part of what does Thomas have to do with YOUR role in all of this? She did what she did and she kept it a secret MONTHS before Thomas came back to town and MONTHS before he KNEW.
Trust, I am not defending Thomas for his part in all of this, but he is not to blame for her lies before he even knew anything.
Hope lowers her chin and you can see in her eyes how disgusted she is by Flo attempting to throw all the blame onto Thomas and lets her continue to give herself more and more inches of rope.
Flo: "Thomas knew about Beth. He knew everything and he didn't want me saying anything. And he threatened my life. He didn't want anything getting in the way of being with you."
And AGAIN, for the cheap seats, you could have TOLD THE TRUTH a million times over BEFORE Thomas even set foot back in LA, let alone knew your dirty little secret.
Flo says it's not an excuse and she should have still come to you and Hope cuts her off here and her voice is deadly as she says: "I know. I know about all that. But what about before then?"
Hope continues: "Before Thomas? You had PLENTY of times-"
Flo cuts her off and do NOT interrupt Hope, you bitch: "I know. You're absolutely right." So is she now going to blame Zoe and being afraid of her, too?
Flo starts up the waterworks: "Please, Hope. Can you please just-"
It's Hope turn to cut her off, asking, sarcasm evident: "Forgive you?" She stares at Hope, disgust in her voice and eyes as she says, simply: "No." And then the fury comes out as she punctuates that: "HELL...NO!" The anger is palpable and Annika just continues to wow me as you can see the rage radiating off of her as she adds: "Not now. Not EVER."
Back at Wyatt's, Justin asks: "What kind of doctor, what kind of person, switches babies?"
Liam: takes himself to task here "I didn't question it. I should have questioned it...everything."
Wyatt is quick to defend him: "Oh come on. How could you know that someone could do something so awful?" But I sense he's talking about himself as well, where Flo is his concerned.
Bill, seething: "Well, my guys didn't get their hands on him." Too bad. "But at least he's been arrested."
Liam says, "apparently." He's not sure when or how he gets extradited or what will happen next.
Bill is on his feet: "Oh, I'll tell you what happens next, Liam. What happens next is his little helper Flo? She gets arrested." I love out-for-vengeance Bill. He adds: "And the two of them ROT in their cells." Yes, please.
Back at Brooke, Shauna is blathering on about not knowing Hope well, but knowing enough to know she has a really big heart.
Flo: "I think once she hears Flo's side of the story-"
Katie interjects: "How does Flo's side of the story add up to anything but I sold your baby and then I lied about it for months." Two episodes in a row and I'm still loving Katie.
Shauna once again blames it all on Reese and that Flo was just helping him and by the time she realized it was too late. No, it wasn't too late for her to tell the truth. Not to mention her posing as a birth mother, no questions asked, in the first place.
Brooke calls her out (clearly in my head today): "Really? Because I would have known it was wrong the minute I said the baby was mine." Quite right.
Donna adds: "I would have known the moment I signed false papers."
Ridge: "Shauna...she put a stolen baby into my daughter's arms and told her to raise it as her own."
Brooke: "Maybe she didn't plan it but she went along and that makes her just as guilty."
Shauna is still trying to pin it all on Reese, saying he's the one who took the baby. But he couldn't have carried out his plan without Flo's help. She actually says they should be putting all of the blame on him.
Ridge barks: "There's plenty of blame to go around, even with Buckingham in custody."
Shauna is thrown by this because she has to know if he's in jail, Flo is next, but she asks anyway: "He was arrested?" The haughty demeanor finally got wiped from her face.
Ridge is practically grinning as he confirms it: "Earlier today." He turns to look at Brooke, then back at Shauna: "I've been meaning to ask you. You're from Vegas, right? So what are the odds that your daughter is getting arrested today?" He is bringing the snark and I love it.
Shauna starts pleading and groveling: "I am begging you. She's your niece!" And how dare she try to play that card. Also, what part of it's not up to anyone but the authorities to press charges? Crimes were committed and even if Hope or Liam or anyone else in the family went crazy and decided not to press charges, the authorities still would. So she is just fucking ridiculous here as is her daughter, who is angling for the same thing and causing more pain, and it doesn't matter.
Brooke steps over to Shauna who, hearing this, shows her true colors as her temporary contriteness vanishes and the slithering snake she is reappears as Brooke reads her daughter for filth: "She stole my granddaughter. She stole Hope's daughter and sold her and then lied to us about it. She's not my niece. She's a thief, like Ridge said. And that's ALL she'll EVER be to me."
Back at the cabin, Hope continues to put Flo on blast: "Did you honestly think you could convince me to forgive you?"
Flo shrugs, "I guess not." And yet knowing that, she still chose to come and ambush Hope anyway.
Hope: "What you did was VILE. It was DESPICABLE."
Flo holds her hand up and says, "I understand-"
Hope, charging toward her: "NO, you don't! Or you wouldn't have shown your face here today if you even remotely understood what you put me through!" It's as if TPTB are writing the dialogue I've been envisioning since the truth came out and I am here for it.
Flo does her sad little (and fake as hell) head nod and Hope snaps: "Don't do that!" She sneers at Flo, saying: "Like you're all torn up inside, like you're some kind of-"
And Hope stops and gasps here, realization dawning as she looks Flo up and down, seething as she spits: "You think you're some kind of victim, don't you?" Oh, Hope has her number and then some.
Flo tries to deny but Hope holds up a fierce "don't fuck with me" finger and says, "Don't! Don't you DARE!"
She is shouting now as she glares at Flo: "LIAM AND I WERE THE ONES VICTIMIZED! And Steffy, too - did you ever think about HER?" Her voice is almost a growl here and once again shows her character as she is so, so angry on Steffy's behalf and there's not a snowball's chance in hell of Steffy feeling a tenth of that if the situations were reversed. But this is who Hope is, has always been, moments of immaturity and youth notwithstanding. And I'm so, so happy to have AN in this role as she is owning and has since Beth's birth.
Hope continues: "Her heartbreak? What it would feel like to adopt a little girl and fall in love with her, only to have her RIPPED AWAY?"
I do hope that we get to see Steffy tear into Flo, but even if we never get those scenes, Hope is absolutely showing she has her stepsister's back and truly feels for her and is calling it out and laying all of that trash Flo's shit bare.
Flo jumps in here and no, you do not get to challenge Hope: "Of course, I thought about her. I thought about her every single day!" And does she not see how, if true (which I doubt), that makes it even worse. That she did think about her and Hope and Liam and still said and did nothing.
Hope isn't finished, not by a country mile, "What about Kelly? What about how confused she's going to be when her little sister isn't there in the morning? A STOLEN BABY!" She stares at Flo, asking: "What's wrong with you?"
Flo shakes her head: "I don't know."
Hope, gasping now, her voice breaking: "When I think about month after month, and lie after lie, and you pretending to to have this bond with me-"
Flo: "I wasn't pretending." Because lying to her face day after day for the better part of seven months is different than that?
Hope, the full scope of the betrayal hitting her: "You made me TRUST you. You made me CARE about you. You were DECEIVING ME THE ENTIRE TIME!"
Flo: "I was NOT! I never lied about our friendship!" AYFKM? It was all a lie from the very beginning. She knew who Hope was and the whole situation before they even exchanged their first "hellos." That is straight up classic gaslighting and the fact that did this to a grieving, mentally fragile woman who also turned out to be her cousin is, in some ways, even worse than what Reese did.
Flo isn't done ranting: "I never lied about being happy that you were my cousin." Because the Logan name opened doors the Fulton name did not. "Yes, I kept the truth from you, but the rest of it, it wasn't a lie." Oh, well, okay then.
Hope laughs brittly: "Oh well, so much for FAMILY then, right? Even that didn't make you do the right thing." She then adds this: "I cannot believe I ever told you that Uncle Storm would be proud to know you."
That hits the mark as Flo tears up.
Flo: "Look, finding out that we were family only made it that much harder." Oh, you poor thing. "I struggled every single-"
Hope should be knocking her teeth down her throat at the audacity of her to mention "struggled."
But my gal surpasses my every expectation here and is full-on screaming as she shouts the rooftops down here and damn, I actually jumped back on my couch here: "I DON'T WANNA HEAR ABOUT YOUR STRUGGLES!"
"I DON'T WANNA HEAR ABOUT HOW MANY PEOPLE INTIMIDATED YOU! HOW MANY PEOPLE BULLIED YOU! IT 👋 DOES 👋 NOT 👋 MATTER!!! (and YASSS, Hope is clapping between each word.)"
Flo gives her an "eh" look then looks down again. It's disappointing that Katrina isn't bringing even 1/4 of what Annika is, but I'm enjoying Annika so much that I don't care.
Hope, her voice a deadly whisper here, a disgusted sneer on her face, says: "You...chose...SILENCE. And for what? For some loser who sits at your blackjack table so he can repay his debt." Dammmmnnnnn.
And here the rage comes back even more forceful than ever as her voice rises: "I had to wallow in agony for some JACKASS' gambling problem! HE PUT A DEAD BABY IN MY ARMS AND TOLD ME IT WAS MINE!!!"
Flo doesn't even flinch, hearing this. Bad acting or Flo is soulless. You tell me.
Hope: "THAT is who you aligned yourself with!" She punctuates her words with a finger punching the air, stopping just short of hitting Flo bodily. "THAT is who you were loyal to!"
She punches the air again, ever so slightly closer. "And THAT-" SHE SLAPS THAT BITCH ACROSS THE FACE SO HARD HER HEAD PRACTICALLY DOES A 180!!! "THAT...IS WHAT YOU DESERVE!!!"
Flo just stands there, holdly her already-red face.
Hope, her hand balled up in a fist stares her down, literally shaking with anger.
Annika is gonna have one hell of a time picking her Emmy reel scenes.
BTW, Annika/Katrina confirmed that the slap? Was real.
Please hang on while I rewind and watch that about 10 more times (for starters). I am in tears, guys. Tears of sorrow that Hope is going through even more heartbreak and torture at the hands of Flo but also tears of joy that she has the agency and backbone to give her miserable excuse for cousin the comeuppance she deserves.
Back at Wyatt's, Bill vows that Flo will serve time for her actions.
Justin rises to his feet: "Well, that's a pretty safe bet."
Liam gets to his feet as well: "I want to put this behind me. I'll testify. I know Hope will."
Justin: "You might want to plan for that, especially if she pleads not guilty."
Wyatt insists she won't and she won't fight it.
Liam: "You think so?" I wouldn't be so sure. Bill and Justin are starting at Wyatt like have you lost your ever-loving mind?
Wyatt sighs: "I mean, I'm not sure about her at all. Or the type of person she is now. But I do no this, she's not faking remorse." Excuse me while I laugh myself silly over that. Also, Wyatt? You don't know shit. "It seems like she's ready to face the consequences." No, she's not. That's why she ambushed Hope and her mother the Logan sisters. If she had an ounce of remorse, she wouldn't have done that on top of everything else.
Bill snaps: "Oh, she's gonna face the consequences, whether she's ready or not, Wyatt!"
Liam, to Wyatt: "Just so you know, I hate Flo for what she did." And rightfully so. "But I know that you care for her and I know your feelings about this are not gonna be as clear-cut as mine." It's a nice moment to them as brothers as Liam genuinely feels for his collassly stupid brother (perhaps because he has screwed up royally in the past himself?)
Bill rolls his eyes and sighs.
Wyatt counters: "They're clear. I value trust and I value honesty. (And if so, then why did you lie to and cheat on Sally, hmm?) And Flo knew that. I loved her, you know, and I maybe always will." Oh gag! "But there's no room in my life for that now. Not after what she's done." And ugh to him sounding all wistful and it absolutely sickens me that Sally has, apparently, already taken him back. If only she could be a fly on the wall.
Back at the cabin, Flo is still holding her cheek and there's a flash of anger in her eyes and voices as she challenges: "Do you want to do it again?" Wow, she has some balls.
If I were Hope, I'd answer by slapping her teeth out of her lying, trash mouth.
Hope whispers: "No."
Flo: "I won't stop you." As if you could.
Hope then stuns her with her next words and they find their mark: "I don't need to hurt you. You've already hurt yourself. But I do want you to leave."
Flo: "Okay..." And then she says this: "I can give you more time." You could give her from now until the Apocalypse and she ain't changing her mind.
Hope cuts her to the quick: "No, not as in 'now." No as in I want you to leave my life forever." Hopefully, the authorities can help out with that.
Flo still tries to plead her case even though it's clear Hope, her back now turned, is done with her, saying how she wishes she could go back to the day they met. How she could have told everything right then and there.
But you didn't.
Hope whirls around and says: "You know what moment I'd like to go back to? The moment where your good friend handed me a dead baby. Yeah, I would love nothing more than to tell him to go to hell. To spit in his face. To kick and scream. I would have done ANYTHING to have my daughter from DAY ONE! To raise her with my husband. Do you UNDERSTAND what you TOOK from us? DO YOU?"
Of course she doesn't and they both know it, even though Flo feebly nods.
Hope: "Every lullaby, every cry, her first smile, her first laugh, you took her and you gave her to ANOTHER WOMAN to raise. Steffy got all those firsts that should have been MINE! I can NEVER get them BACK!" And I am so, so glad they are acknowledging this theft, this loss on top of the loss of Beth, herself.
Hope: "So yes, as much as I would love to go back and make it so I always had my baby and I never, ever had to meet you...I can't. I have to go the rest of my life, knowing what you did. My...uncle's...bastard."
Holy shit, guys. And this said by Deacon Sharpe's bastard.
But totally deserved.
Hope shakes her head: "Not a cousin. Not...family."
Flo is dead to her now.
Before another word can be spoken, Brooke is at the door. Honestly, I could have watched these confrontation scenes for a good week. She enters the cabin with Donna, Katie, Ridge, and a reluctant Shauna at her heels.
Brooke wants to know what Flo said.
Hope says, "About what you'd expect. Regrets, tears...not like it matters."
Brooke blasts Flo: "To think that we were happy when we found out that you were part of our family, that you were our brother's daughter...that maybe Stormy could live on through you." We cut to Donna, Katie, and Ridge, who are full of disgust as they look at her. "But you have proven us wrong." Brooke, in tears, continues: "Stormy was a good man. He sacrificed his life for his family. But you are NOTHING like that. You are cruel and you are mean. And he was selfless. How could you have possibly have come from him?"
I'm not sure what direction Katrina was given here, but her defensive, self-righteous glare back at Brooke isn't working for me. Or maybe it is because this is who Flo is. I don't know.
Brooke, angry tears and sorrow for her dead brother, says: "But now all I see is his shame."
Even Shauna is silent here as Flo just stands there, staring at the floor, crying pity-party tears.
Back at Wyatt's Bill is telling Justin that as soon as they find out what judge is assigned to the case, he wants every detail about him.
Justin tells him to wait a minute, chiding him about learning his lesson from that, recalling the custody case with Katie.
Bill scoffs: "That was Ridge."
A wary Liam asks: "Dad, how exactly are you planning to get involved?"
Bill makes a wounded gesture, "I just wanna help, Liam. Nothing illegal." The brothers share a perfectly timed look and a frown. "I just want to do everything we can to make sure those two are put away for as long as possible."
Liam agrees they need to pay and Bill wants to know what they are waiting for. Liam shares that he's been in touch with Ridge and Flo isn't going to be walking free for much longer.
Yeah, I'm giving her about three more minutes.
Flo: "You probably won't believe this but no one feels more shame than I do."
Brooke scoffs: "Now that you got caught."
Katie also blasts her: "Where was your shame when you were signing documents giving Hope's baby to Steffy?"
Shauna interrupts to say, once again, how horrible Flo feels and nobody is buying what you're selling, heifer.
Flo whines to her mommy that she's tried to tell Hope so many times and boo fucking hoo.
Donna: "How hard is it to say 'your baby's alive'?"
As usual, Flo talks about how every time she had the courage (yes, she actually said that), someone would come along and stop her. She says she shouldn't have let them (and remember, she knew Hope was the mother before Zoe even knew so who, exactly, was bullying her to keep quiet?) Reese, far away in the UK? Come on!
Katie: "So when Liam and Hope's marriage was breaking up, you didn't think even then you could say something so you could fix it?" Wow, Katie is as pissed as I've ever seen her and that is saying something. I'm talking veins are popping out in HT's neck and everything.
Flo: "Yeah, but I can't go back." She looks at Hope: "I am so sorry, Hope. I failed you. I failed all of you and I'm so sorry."
They all look up at a loud rat-a-tat-tat on the door.
Ridge opens the door and ushers in Detective Sanchez and a police officer.
He indicates he got Ridge's call and adds, looking at Flo, it's "quite the story."
Shauna demands to know what's going on and are you that dumb?
A snarky Ridge explains: "Well, there's a criminal on the property, so I called the police. Safety first." I love it!
Shauna, just save your "Oh my God" for your boys in Vegas. No one here wants to hear it.
Flo insists "it's fine." Oh, you're so brave, Flo.
Shauna tells her to zip it until they call an attorney.
Det. Sanchez: "You're welcome to call one from the station."
Shauna sputters: "The station? What are you talking about?" Wake up and smell the communal jail toilet.
Det. Sanchez coolly ignores her, announcing: "Flo Fulton, you're under arrest" as the others look on.
Shauna screeches: "You're arresting her?" What did she honestly think they were here for?
Hope glares at Flo who has the nerve to try and turn puppy dog eyes on Hope.
Again, even if Hope said she didn't want to file charges - IT'S NOT UP TO HER. But her eyes clearly say, even if she had the power to stop this, she wouldn't lift a finger. In fact, I don't think she would piss on Flo if she was on fire.
Shauna wants to know what they're charging her with and stop with this, Shauna. You're embarrassing yourself. I'm guessing that's not an uncommon occurrence for her.
Det. Sanchez, obviously used to the crazies, says "Kidnapping for one." The cop steps behind Flo and we hear the distinctive sound of handcuffs. Music to my ears.
Shauna wails that she's innocent.
Det. Sanchez: "Miss Fulton participated in the falsifying of government documents. She also represented herself as the birth mother of a child she knew was stolen, which means we'll be charging her with fraud." YES!
Shauna blubbers on about Flo being the Logan sisters' niece and making a "mistake" by trusting the wrong man and you can wail til the cows come home because AGAIN, it doesn't matter.
And don't get me started on this being a "mistake." A mistake is forgetting to pick up milk at the grocery store.
Ridge: "She made a mistake and now she's gonna pay for it."
Det. Sanchez says "Let's go" and reads Flo her rights as the cop leads her out.
I'm not recapping anymore of Shauna's wailing because it's lather, rinse, repeat. I love how Ridge grabs Shauna's arm so she can't try and stop them.
Hope eyes Flo until she's gone from her sight, which, blissfully, is seconds later.
As good as the reveal and reunion scenes were, this was even better. I'm not a smoker, never have been, but I'm thinking I could use a pack or two, now. From start to finish, one of the epic episodes of this show and Annika taught a master class in acting today. Absolutely phenomenal.