Things have seemed to be back to normal and with a sense of calm at Forrester in the wake of Steffy and Hope’s alliance and truce to not let their shared feelings for Liam affect their futures. However, a shocking announcement from Ridge will put that all back in jeopardy on the Wednesday, Sept. 5 episode of “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

Hope (Annika Noelle) and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) struck a truce over their ongoing feud involving Liam (Scott Clifton) on the CBS soap and decided they would not repeat history. As a result, Steffy ended her bids to win Liam over, and he married Hope. He is still co-parenting his daughter, Kelly, with his former wife, and is also expecting a new baby with his current one. They have all been supportive of one another, and things seem blissful.

However, that may be all about to change, as Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) may be forced to give the Forrester staff some bad news about the future, specifically, how it pertains to the two lines each woman runs.

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Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) makes a shocking announcement which affects both Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Hope (Annika Noelle, not pictured) on the Sept. 4, 2018 episode of “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Howard Wise/JPI Studios for CBS

As it turns out, there will be an issue at Forrester and it will mean that only one line can stay at the company—either Hope’s Hope For The Future collection or Steffy’s revamp of the lingerie line. As Forrester staff members begin to protest, Ridge will be adamant that only one can stay on.

“It’s either going to be Hope For The Future or it’s going to be Intimates,” he says in a preview clip for the episode. “It can’t be both, I’m sorry.”

Now, knowing that both of their lines are on the chopping block, and only one can survive and thrive, will put Steffy and Hope at major odds once again, as each one will want to keep her collection, and will refuse to let the other one succeed.

In particular, Steffy may use the recent truce against Hope, trying to make a case that since Hope is getting to have a full and happy family with Liam, she should be the one to have the professional success. However, it won’t mean Hope goes down without a fight either.

“The Bold and the Beautiful” airs weekdays at 1:30 p.m. EDT on CBS.