The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) spoiler summary for Wednesday, July 14 reveals that Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) declared Justin Barber (Aaron D. Spears) dead to him and cut ties with his ex-boyfriend. Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) also gave Hope Spencer (Annika Noelle) a heartfelt wish, so here’s how it all turned out in Wednesday’s B&B episode.
At the chalet, Liam was delighted to have put the children to bed – although they all had a hard time pulling away from each other.
Liam thought it was a dream come true to be back with Hope, Douglas Forrester (Henry Joseph Samiri) and Beth Spencer (River Davidson and Madeline Valdez), but he knew that wasn’t quite true.
Liam admitted that the suicide of Vinny Walker (Joe LoCicero) was a nightmare and assumed there was more to the story of how he freed himself.
Hope confessed that Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson) was the real reason Liam wasn’t in jail and explained the story of the kidnapping offscreen.
Liam was upset by Justin’s involvement and worried about his father’s reaction to such a horrific betrayal.
After Liam reflected on his time in prison, he vowed to love, honor and cherish Hope for the rest of his life. Hope kissed Liam passionately as they continued to celebrate their reunion.
At Spencer Publications, Wyatt Spencer (Darin Brooks) was delighted to see Bill hugging Katie Logan (Heather Tom).
Thomas was there, so Bill chose to let him explain the video of the suicide and how it got Spencer’s men off the hook.
Thomas also revealed that he was planning to come forward right away, but was unable to do so.
Katie wondered why Thomas would let Bill and Liam stay in jail longer than necessary, so Thomas revealed that Justin had silenced him.
Thomas recounted how Justin knocked him out and took him to a warehouse at Spencer Publications.
Katie was in disbelief, and Wyatt struggled with that shock as well.
After Thomas admitted it was so Justin could do a takeover for Spencer – then Justin showed up to point out that “Dollar Bill” was back on his throne.
Bill said Thomas’ accusation was unfathomable and made Justin tell him it wasn’t true. He swore to believe Justin if he did, but Justin simply apologized for what he had done.
Justin also confessed to erasing the texts and video from Thomas’ phone. He was going to free Thomas, but Thomas had already escaped when he got down there.
Justin couldn’t apologize enough – and Thomas insisted Justin was right about it. Before Thomas left, Bill thanked him for everything and shook his hand, giving him a clean slate.
Once Bill was alone with Justin, he pointed out that Justin was going to let him rot in a cell with his son – while trying to steal the company!
Justin pointed out that he spent decades repairing Bill’s mess and being his fall man. He hoped that one day his loyalty would bear fruit, but that day never came.
“So yeah, maybe I broke it,” Justin said. He also felt he had learned from the best.
Bill argued that there was no relationship that mattered more to him personally or professionally. Justin was his winger, confidant and blood brother, but now he had become Bill’s Judas.
Bill fumed at Justin for betraying him in such an obnoxious way, but Justin offered him what he hoped Bill knew to be a sincere apology.
Justin prompted Bill to find somehow in his heart to forgive him, but Bill insisted that the name of the company was SPENCER Publications.
Justin wasn’t blood, so Bill believed it was understood that his sons would inherit the business.
Bill pointed out that he had generously paid Justin to be his trusted right-hand man and that he had always been clear on the situation. Justin assured Bill that even though he had lost him a bit, he was back to being himself.
Unfortunately, Bill didn’t even know Justin anymore. He screamed that Justin had stabbed him in the back after all these years loving him like a brother.
“You died to me,” Bill said. “I never want to see your face again. OUTSIDE! Once Justin slowly got out, Bill slammed his hand on the desk and cried.
At Forrester Creations, Paris Buckingham (Diamond White) marveled at Liam’s freedom with Bill and was happy for Hope.
Paris told Zende Forrester-Dominguez (Delon de Metz) that she didn’t expect Zoe Buckingham (Kiara Barnes) to be back anytime soon.
Zende was still reeling from Quinn Forrester (Rena Sofer) ‘s affair with Carter Walton (Lawrence Saint-Victor).
When Paris asked if Carter and Zoe were about to change anything for Zende, he reassured.
Once upon a time there was a spark between Zende and Zoe, but he wasn’t ready to throw it all in for it – then or now.
Paris responded to that by pressing her lips together with Zende.
Bold and the Beautiful spoilers say Zende and Paris romance will continue to bloom, so stay tuned. CDL is the place you want to be for spoilers, updates, and exciting news from Bold and the Beautiful, so come frequently.