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Bo and Hope

A 'Days of Our Lives' Love Story about a Blue Collar Guy and His Uptown Gal


Bo and Hope

Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso

Courtesy: NBC/Mitchell Haaseth
Their Happiest Moments

Hope’s 18th Birthday
Hope invited Bo to be her date at her party, much to her father Doug’s chagrin. The night was going swimmingly, as the twosome shared longing glances and danced. Then, Bo gave Hope her gift, an old book of poetry. Hope wasn’t impressed and excitedly gave Bo a gift, a cashmere jacket. Upset that she was trying to make him over, Bo stormed off. Hope followed Bo back to his apartment, where they argued and she apologized. Bo forgave her, admitting he got frustrated when he saw Hope acting like a kid. “I want you to be a woman. I want you to be a woman with me,” he pleaded. “I love you. Don’t you know that? Damn it.” “You love me?” retorted a stunned Hope. The pair kissed and headed to Bo’s bed to make love, but Hope’s father Doug burst in, had a heart attack, and collapsed.

Bo Kidnaps Hope from Her Wedding to Larry
While working undercover to clear Roman, who’d been accused as the Salem Slasher, Bo convinced Hope he no longer had feelings for her and had moved on with Diane. Heartbroken, Hope fell easy prey to district attorney Larry Welch and began dating him; eventually, accepting his marriage proposal. On the day of their wedding, Bo stole a motorcycle, headed to the church, and kidnapped Hope. They rode off together, stopping at a park. Hope ran off, but Bo chased her down. She chastised Bo for breaking up with her and flaunting Diane in her face. "You broke my heart in a million pieces, and I'll never forgive you for that," she swore. Then, Bo pulled her into a kiss, insisting he’d done it all to protect Hope and had never stopped loving her. Hope melted into Bo’s arms, and they were finally back together.

Making Love at Oak Alley
After Larry’s thugs kidnapped Hope and threatened to kill Bo and hurt Alice, Hope was forced to reject Bo and marry Larry. Bo was devastated, and Hope was trapped in a loveless marriage. She fended off Larry’s romantic advances by lying that she was pregnant with Bo’s baby. Eventually, Hope leveled with Bo, and they began meeting in secret. When Bo headed off to New Orleans on an undercover case, Hope couldn’t resist following him there. The duo ended up having a romantic rendezvous at Oak Alley Plantation, where they exchanged mock wedding vows and made love for the first time.

An English Wedding
After tracking down The Dragon in England and helping bring the nefarious killer to justice, Bo and Hope were rewarded with a lavish wedding by the British government. Their family and friends flew in for the romantic ceremony. After Hope walked down the aisle to Bo, he revealed that he had a surprise for her. Bo sang Love Between Us to his beautiful bride; then, the couple exchanged personal vows. Bo told Hope, “I know our lives aren't going to be sunshine and roses from here on in, but I'm going to try my hardest to keep our love alive. We've got something very special here. It's worth fighting for.” Hope told Bo, “Knowing you and loving you has made me a woman, and I am your woman Bo. Standing here in front of all these people, I give you my life and all my love through all eternity.” Then, the pair were pronounced husband and wife.

Shawn Douglas Brady’s Birth
While en route to the hospital with Hope, who was having contractions, Bo’s car got a flat tire. A desperate Bo stole a car to continue their journey and nearly ended up arrested. The duo finally arrived at Salem University Hospital only to learn Hope’s doctor, Neil Curtis, was out of town. Luckily, Hope’s cousin, Mike Horton, came to the rescue and took over. In the delivery room, Bo comforted Hope, who couldn’t help but comment on how “terrified” her husband look. When Mike delivered their newborn, Bo announced, “Hear that Fancy Face? It’s a boy. We have a son.” Seconds later, he fainted.

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