Kim Matula stars as “Hope” on “The Bold and The Beautiful”

by Dana Block
Rick returned from Paris to find the usual drama surrounding his family, including the fact that his ex-wife, Amber, had a new baby with Marcus. Steffy told Katie off when she was approached by the meddling Logan sister. Liam had a wild night on the town in L.A. for his bachelor party. Taylor received some exciting information that she wanted to share with Ridge, but found Brooke instead. Liam received some shocking information and asked Steffy for her help. Wait to See: Liam and Steffy travel to Aspen — and so does Hope.

Several former beloved Salem residents returned for the unveiling of the new Horton Town Square, including Austin and Carrie, and John and Marlena. EJ crashed the celebration with his date, “Millionaire Matchmaker’s” Patti Stanger. Brady gave Chloe a pep talk, enabling her to confront Kate before leaving town. Jack tumbled out of his hiding place just as Daniel asked Jennifer to move in with him. EJ announced that he was running for mayor before Abe could make his own public declaration. John was arrested for embezzlement. Wait to See: John’s attorney quits.

Alexis was disappointed when Kristina decided to pursue a career in the fashion industry. Spinelli tried to come clean with Maxie about forgetting his hacking skills when he also lost his memory. Ethan ran into Helena at Wyndemere and found a secret passageway. Dante was rushed to the hospital after being shot. Shawn tried to outsmart the new detective, Delores Padillo, at the scene of the crime. Kate found herself caught up in the ugliness of Sonny’s world again. Franco followed Jason and Sam on their honeymoon. Wait to See: Shawn hides his past from Carly.

John almost told Natalie that he loved her, but then saw her engagement ring from Brody. Irene pulled a gun on Viki. Tina traveled to Llanview for the reading of Victor Jr.’s will. Rex had another unexplainable vision of Gigi. A furious Jessica got into a physical altercation with Natalie about her engagement. Irene planted a bomb at the gathering after Victor’s funeral. Starr helped Todd escape prison. He later stole Victor’s ring from Tina in order to appease Irene and help stop the violence. Wait to See: Blair and Todd reminisce about their tortured history.

Daisy hired Avery to be her lawyer, who ordered that Phyllis bring Daisy’s baby to visit her at the prison. Kevin took advantage of Chloe’s gratitude and planted a big kiss on her. Ronan got a lead on a lock box that matched the key found on Diane’s body. Billy misinterpreted the relationship between Victoria and Sam. Tucker promised Jack that he would have full control of Jabot if he testified against Katherine. Abby breathed a sigh of relief when the box contained only Diane’s diary. Wait to See: Cane runs into Billy.

© 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.