Liam on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL has been through the ringer since Scott Clifton first appeared as the character back in July of 2010, but he always comes out the other side stronger than before. Every time the going gets tough, fans worry that the tough will get going (meaning Liam leaving B&B) but if you look back at the character’s history on the soap, it’s clear that Liam is one man who never says die!
Liam moved to Los Angeles in search of his biological father and got a job at Spencer Publications as a computer technician. Believing that his father was a Forrester, Liam suspected Ridge, but Bill Spencer and Thorne Forrester were also possibilities because they had dated his late mother, Kelly Hopkins. Although Liam bonded with Thorne, DNA results proved Bill was his dad.
Liam dated Hope Logan, but after saving Steffy Forrester from drowning, she became smitten with him, and they shared a kiss. But Liam remained devoted to Hope and even proposed. Unfortunately, he later developed feelings for the brunette and after Hope caught them kissing, she called off the engagement. Liam rebounded quickly by proposing to Steffy, and she and Bill worked together to keep Hope from interrupting her wedding to Liam in Aspen. However, when Liam learned of the manipulations, he was furious and demanded an annulment.
Next, Liam married Hope in Italy, but their marriage wasn’t valid in the US, and when they tried to have another ceremony at home, Liam arrived drunk and tattooed on the back of Steffy’s motorcycle, and a furious Hope called the whole thing off. Liam returned to Steffy, who soon became pregnant even though Liam had gone back to Hope yet again. Steffy revealed her pregnancy at Liam and Hope’s next attempt to tie the knot, and Hope had finally had enough.
Although Liam and Steffy were remarried, she tragically lost her baby in a motorcycle accident and learned she could never have another child. He was crushed when she ended their marriage and went to Paris, but Hope didn’t want to give him another go. Liam was surprised to later find Hope dating Wyatt and eventually decided to go to Paris to find Steffy. She insisted that he should be with Hope because she could give him the family she was unable to. Liam returned to Los Angeles and reunited with Hope once more.
Liam had to fight Wyatt for Hope, a situation which became even more complicated when the two men discovered they were brothers. Although Liam won the battle for Hope’s heart, Wyatt’s mother, Quinn Fuller, tried to help her son by stabbing Liam with his sword necklace and trying to impale him with the real thing! Unfortunately, Hope was pregnant with Wyatt’s child and broke things off with Liam, who moved on with Ivy Forrester. After Hope miscarried and moved away, Liam agreed to marry Ivy so she could stay in the United States but changed his mind after Ivy blackmailed Steffy with a video that made it seem like she’d murdered Aly Forrester.
Following a head injury, Liam awoke in a cabin with amnesia not realizing the woman caring for him was Quinn. She claimed they were a married couple named Adam and Eve, hoping to keep him there so that Wyatt could finally make progress getting Steffy down the aisle. Unfortunately, Liam’s memory returned too late to prevent Wyatt from marrying Steffy. But eventually Steffy left Wyatt and Liam had another chance. They tied the knot once more in Australia with Steffy zip-lining into their ceremony!
Liam was appalled at Bill’s behavior, lying that Caroline was dying to get Thomas away from Sally Spectra so her fashion house would fail and he could buy the building out from under them to erect his skyscraper. He even arranged for the offices to be torched to try to put them out of business! Liam tried to help Sally get Spectra back up and running, but Bill went ahead and demolished the building not realizing Liam and Sally were still inside when he detonated the explosives!
Liam survived, but the kiss that he shared with Sally when they thought they were going to die killed his marriage to Steffy. She went running into Bill’s waiting arms, and when she later found out she was pregnant, Liam was horrified to learn she’d taken a paternity test to confirm the babydaddy. Although Liam was named the father, he found it difficult to forgive Steffy for sleeping with his father. When Bill made it appear that he and Steffy were still carrying on an affair, Liam went back to Hope and they nearly got married! Although Liam went back to Steffy after learning the truth, following the birth of their daughter, Kelly, their marriage continued to crumble and once Hope revealed she was also pregnant with Liam’s daughter, Steffy decided to let them be together and strike out on her own for a change.
After tying the knot, Liam and Hope eagerly awaited the birth of their baby girl, but when Hope went into labor during a storm on Catalina, Liam wasn’t able to be there and by the time he arrived on the island, they were told that the infant Beth had tragically died. The overwhelming grief caused Hope to distance herself from Liam, and Liam worried when she became attached to Steffy’s newly adopted daughter, Phoebe. But neither Hope nor Liam realized that Phoebe was really Beth! Believing his marriage to be solid, Liam went to Paris to visit Steffy and the girls, giving Thomas Forrester the chance to move in on Hope! By the time Liam returned, Hope had come to the decision to end their marriage so that he could be with Steffy and his daughters and nothing he could say or do could convince her to change her mind.
Drugged by Thomas, Liam slept with Steffy after a party, but when little Douglas revealed that Baby Beth was still alive, Liam was overjoyed to be reunited with the little girl he’d thought he’d lost. However, while Liam wanted to reunite his family, Thomas wasn’t about to let Hope go without a fight!
Stay tuned to see how Liam’s story continues, and for more B&B news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!