A near-death experience doesn’t deter Amber from fuelling Hope’s worsening drug addiction on the The Bold and the Beautiful, but has Amber gone too far this time?
Initially, Amber is complacently proud of herself for being able to find an online source to provide the anti-anxiety medication that Hope has been craving. However, Hope is still under the misconception that her doctor authorised the pills that mysteriously turned up on her desk.
But when Dayzee finds Amber checking out medical resources on the computer, he warns that any place providing medication without a prescription is doing so illegally and can have dangerous consequences. Dayzee also informs Amber that sometimes the unethical companies are providing medication that can be poisonous and cause deaths! Amber is clearly shaken up and prays the pills she purchased for Hope are safe.
Meanwhile, Hope meets Thomas, Rick, Caroline and Liam at the Forrester mansion pool for a fun afternoon. An edgy Hope takes a pill and immediately starts to feel better, but an hour later her friends notice that Hope appears to be a little too happy and relaxed.
Liam asks his girlfriend if she is feeling okay, but Hope insists she is just trying to unwind and enjoy herself. She soon jumps on the diving board and starts to dance as if she doesn’t have a care in the world. However, when Liam is distracted momentarily by a conversation with his friends, he doesn’t realise that Hope has passed out and fallen into the water!
Luckily Liam gets to her just in time and fishes out Hope, who insists she fainted from not eating and refuses to be taken to the hospital. Amber later finds out about the incident and visits Hope to find she is still taking the medication. But when Amber finally confesses that she was the one who bough the pills in an effort to help, Hope wants more!
Later, an apprehensive Amber hands over more pills to Hope, assuring that this will be their little secret. Let’s just hope it doesn’t turn out to be a deadly one!
Words by JESSICA GRUBB