|Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) and Hope (Kim Matula) came our verbally swinging in an exchange that |
was hopefully just Round 1 of many more to come.
Clifftwister of the Day: Hope showing so much nerve by telling Ivy to leave Liam alone, and Ivy revealing her true feelings for both Brooke and Hope ("blood tells"), made for an unexpected but mesmerizing exchange. As Ivy's boss at Hope for the Future, Hope demanded Ivy's respect. Ivy told her she would give it to her. Well, as much as she deserved.
Watch the drama unfold below:
Below is a transcript from the beginning of a delicious new rivalry:
Aly: You and Liam looked great together at bikini.
Ivy: Do you think?
Aly: Yeah, like a couple in progress.
Ivy: Ah. Well, we'll see.
Aly: That's what you want, though, right?
Aly: Finally! She admits it, ladies and gentlemen.
Ivy: Well, it's not like there's any reason to be coy about it. It's not like I'm snaking Liam from hope. She let him go.
Aly: I wonder if she regrets it.
Ivy: I don't really think that matters now. She's married to Wyatt.
Hope: Yes, I am.
Aly: Hope, hi!
Hope: Hi! Uh, sorry to interrupt. I just heard that you had some proofs for me from Maya's last photo shoot.
Aly: Oh, yeah.
Aly: Here you go.
Hope: Thank you. Uh, well, sorry. You guys go ahead and continue with your conversation.
Aly: Oh, no, no. I was just, um -- I was just on my way out.
Hope: Oh, not on my account.
Aly: No, I...just need to get this jewelry to Liam for the eye on fashion piece.
Ivy: Yeah, can you tell him I'm more than happy to answer any questions that he might have about the pieces?
Aly: Yeah, will do.
Ivy: Yeah, the photos turned out great, don't you think?
Hope: Yeah, Maya's much more engaged.
Ivy: Yeah. B-beautiful smile.
Ivy: [Sighs] Should we just say hi to the elephant in the room?
Ivy: You heard what I said about Liam.
Hope: Pretty much every word.
Hope: You and Liam are... dating?
Ivy: I mean, it's nothing official. Although if Liam did ask me, I wouldn't say no.
Hope: Wow. I don't know. I think -- I think if Liam asked you, maybe you should say no.
Ivy: Excuse me?
Hope: Yeah, you know, it's -- I mean, I know better than anybody, obviously, how wonderful Liam is. He is handsome and smart and successful. You know, what woman wouldn't find him attractive?
Ivy: No arguments here.
Hope: [Chuckling] Yeah. I just think that your timing is off. You know, that's all. Liam and I, we had such an -- oh! -- Intense and, um... complicated relationship, and it ended so abruptly. I think that he is still processing that. I just -- I think that it would be better if you left Liam alone.
Liam: I mean, ivy's a lot of fun. I like being with her. It's, um -- it's...easy. But I -- but I'm not rushing into anything. Okay?
Aly: Fair enough. But get to know ivy. I mean, she is so awesome. Plus, she's a Forrester.
Liam: What does that have to do with anything?
Aly: Ivy's family. We'd get to keep you around.
Liam: Oh, come here! Bring it in for the real thing. Come on.
Ivy: Hope, don't you think you're a little out of line?
Hope: No. Why would I?
Ivy: You're not Liam's fiancée anymore.
Hope: Well, no, but we still care about each other.
Ivy: You're married to Wyatt now.
Hope: Yeah. But that doesn't mean that Liam and I aren't gonna look out for each other.
Ivy: You don't have to protect Liam from me.
Hope: No, I -- hey, maybe I'm protecting you. It's just, Liam isn't ready.
Ivy: Hope, you can't have them both.
Hope: No, that's -- that's not -- okay. Wow. No. Okay. How do I make you understand this? Um... Liam has been through a lot lately. He's had to deal with some things.
Ivy: Yeah, like your relationship with his brother.
Hope: Liam has to accept that Wyatt and I are married, and I think that that hit him hard.
Ivy: Well, I know that it did, because I was there.
Hope: And I'm glad. I'm so glad that he had a friend. He needed a friend. What he doesn't need, though, is to be rushed into a new relationship.
Ivy: [Chuckles] Don't you think that's Liam's decision to make?
Hope: I'm sorry. Have I upset you in some way?
Ivy: I'm just -- I'm shocked. That's all. I'm a little shocked that you still think whoever Liam decides to see is any of your business.
Hope: Well, it's just that Liam's general well-being is always gonna be my business.
Ivy: Oh, really? So, how does your husband feel about that?
Ivy: You know, hope, if you really care about Liam, you should be supportive. You've moved on. Why can't he?
Hope: I do support Liam getting on with his life.
Ivy: Well, okay. Sorry. I must have misunderstood.
Hope: You know, you haven't know Liam very long, so I think what you really need to know about him is that he feels things very deeply. And right now, he's hurting.
Ivy: Yeah, I, um... I know that. Which is why I'm trying to help him.
Hope: Great. Well, I think the best way for you to do that would be to leave him alone, because when you try and help, things get a little..
Ivy: Oh. No, continue, please. Actually, I want to hear what you're thinking.
Hope: Oh, I was just gonna say that things would be a lot different if you hadn't fallen into the seine, but, you know... uh, did anyone see that happen, by the way?
Ivy: No, not to my knowledge.
Hope: There were people around.
Ivy: Yes. I -- are you implying that I deliberately fell into the river?
Hope: Did you?
Ivy: No, hope. I was in paris supporting Liam, just like I was before I even left the states. I didn't want him to give up on you. So the last thing I deserve is some kind of crazy insinuations that I deliberately fell into the river to make him late.
Hope: That's -- that is not what I said.
Ivy: Well, that's what you're implying. Look, it's not my actions here who are questionable. I mean, why couldn't you wait a little while before rushing off to marry Wyatt?
Ivy: Well, I mean, blood tells, right?
Hope: What does that mean?
Ivy: Well, we all emulate our mothers. Subconsciously or not. I mean, your mum was involved with two brothers, as well, so...
Hope: Oh-ho, ivy, my mother and I could not be more different.
Ivy: Hmm. Kind of looks the same from here.
Hope: Wow! The way you are speaking to me right now is so wildly inappropriate. I am your boss.
Ivy: I was brought here by my uncle Eric because I'm talented and because I'm a Forrester. This is my name. It's my family's business, my legacy. You're a Logan.
Hope: Don't get it twisted, ivy. You were brought on to be a part of hope for the future, my line. My name. Show me some respect.
Ivy: Yeah, absolutely. As much as you deserve.