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B&B’s Kimberlin Brown Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

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Last week, The Bold and the Beautiful continued the fall-out of Sheila’s (Kimberlin Brown) shooting spree.  First, she shot her son, Finn, (Tanner Novlan) when he ran in at the last minute and took a bullet meant for his wife, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).

Next, to keep Steffy from calling for help, Sheila fired a bullet at Steffy.  Afterwards, Sheila made the scene in the back alley of Il Guardino look like a robbery to cover her tracks.

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What followed were five episodes of the aftermath, and the redeeming part of them were the performance of Kimberlin Brown. Finally, B&B made the stakes high for the twisted Sheila – she shot and killed her son and has to hope Steffy never wakes up from her coma and rats her out.

Brown was at her best in scenes with herself, standing in front of the mirror angrily brushing her hair after the gunshots were fired, wiping blood on her lips, crying on her bed in her hotel room, or replaying Steffy’s angry words at her, before she fired the fatal shot that killed Finn.

Throughout the week, Sheila had some key scenes with other characters including Deacon (Sean Kanan), who comes to tell her that Finn is dead (although she already knows, of course) but Brown played it in a complex way.  First, you saw Sheila’s true emotional pain and second, she had to cover up the fact that she already knew about this horrific crime.

Once at the hospital wanting to see her son in the hospital morgue, Sheila runs into a road block.  Li (Naomi Matsuda), the mother who raised Finn, won’t allow it, which only gets Sheila more unhinged.

In the latest Soap Opera Digest, B&B’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell said on the plot twist: “Sheila is best when she’s in a corner and lethal.”  It seemed that last week much of soap Twitterverse also agreed that Brown has been the standout in this story twist.

For all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Kimberlin’s work in these scenes, The Power Performance of the Week.

So, what did you think of Kimberlin’s performances as Sheila shot and killed Finn, and put Steffy in critical condition? Where do you think the story will go from here? Comment below.

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I keep wishing there was another twist in this whole thing like somebody’s having a bad dream. I just can’t believe Sheila killed her own son even if he wasn’t the intended target. This has been very emotional to watch and the players in this story have been on top of their game…ESPECIALLY Kimberlin!!

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after all these years… it’s difficult to “consider” Kimberlin a regular/contract status… be that as it may.. i feel like @CBS , the show just CUT her lifeline ???? I enjoyed that she had some thing to “call her own” which is always vital to any actor… PLUS I was actually enjoying “Kimberlin” be it with Deacon.. and coulda woulda shoulda WITH HER SON ! so it smarts that John, is OUT… BAM … kinda oughta nowhere. it’s always an odd thing, once the emmy written story has concluded, ie: her drug addiction, and the tango with John, goes by… Read more »

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KB doing a great job but I have to admit I was wrong KA is a good recast and she is hilarious on Twitter . She seems to be liked and getting along well with the cast still not happy about where I think this is going with the dreadful triangle of Hope Steffy and waffle man Liam but until then I’m going to enjoy KB etc

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Hi,
Years after years, I’m fascinated by the villain Sheila Carter, and what her twisted psychopathic mind is capable to do to entertain her obsession for the Forrester family. I love the way kimberlin Brown gives life to the character. But…. Yes here is a but… I think that is time for Sheila to disapeard. How??
By the same way she killed. Gun shot to blow up her brain. Good bye Sheila, I wish you a pleasant journey to hell….

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Malko…What a horrible suggestion to end Sheila. Makes you no better than her, and a terrible example. Not needed in soaps, or real life for that matter.

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Malko Perrot

Kimberlin is the terror when she is holding a gun in her hands. She’s the devil when she shoots. Sheila is a psychopath, divinely played by Kimberlin Brown, who might love the character of Sheila.
OK. My question is when Sheila will die?

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I admire kimberlin Brown, the best villain of the world of soap opera. The best brunette in the world of blondes.

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Malko Perrot

And the repetitive scenario match again, Sheila will go to jail. Finn woke up from death because he found the exam table of the morgue too cold, Sheila will escape from jail
QUIZZ who will be the next Sheila’s obsession? Who will be killed by Sheila and return to life. Yes it is possible, because all is possible in the B&B

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WWE Royal Rumble: Sami Zayn Turns on the Bloodline, Cody Rhodes and Rhea Ripley to Wrestlemania

The best soap opera storyline going (the WWE’s ‘Bloodline’ internal struggles, betrayals, and alliances), had its long-awaited major development following the conclusion of the Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens WWE Universal Championship headliner at this weekend’s Royal Rumble PPV streaming on Peacock.  It provided viewers and fans with one of most dramatic moments ever witnessed in WWE history.

However, before all of that, it was the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble with each of the winner’s getting their shot at at the championship and to headline Wrestlemania in Los Angeles this coming April.

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As expected, Cody Rhodes, who made his triumphant return after an 8-month layoff from the ring – recovering from a torn pectoral muscle and surgery – beat 29 competitors to win the Men’s Royal Rumble finally eliminating Gunther. For it was Gunther who set a record for being in the ring the longest during a Royal Rumble match. Gunther was entrant #1 of the 30 men vying for the shot at the title.

Also as anticipated, Rhea Ripley, who has been on a hot streak of late as part of the ‘Judgement Day’, punched her ticket to Wrestlemania besting 29 other women. Ripley outlasted Liv Morgan after Morgan got misted in the face by mistake by Asuka and Rhea used that to her advantage to be the last woman remaining in the ring.

But all eyes were on the main event of the night and just what WWE Universal Champ Roman Reigns had in store for Sami Zayn. Prior to the match, Reigns had told Zayn he had one last test for him to prove his allegiance to the ‘Bloodline’. Problem was: Reigns was wrestling Sami’s best friend, Kevin Owens for the title.  Reigns, came to the ring with only Zayn and special counsel Paul Heyman by his side – the rest of the ‘Bloodline’ were conspicuous by its absence.

After Reigns defeated Kevin Owens, the rest of the Bloodline (Jimmy and Jey Uso and Solo Sikoa) joined him in the ring for a monumental beat down of  Owens including handcuffing him to the ropes.  When Reigns demanded Zayn find a chair, Sami was not pleased.  After locating a chair under the ring, he tossed it to Reigns.  Once in the ring, Zayn protected Owens and told Reigns he did not have to do this. That’s when, Reigns demanded Zayn deliver the chair shot.

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Instead, Zayn hit Reigns in the back with the chair, thus ending his sensational run with the The ‘Bloodline’! What happened next was a sad beat down by Solo Sikoa, Jimmy Uso and Reigns of Sami.

However, in a surprise twist, Jey Uso, who had originally been skeptical of Zayn’s intentions in the ‘Bloodline’, turned his back on Reigns and the family, and walked out of the ring emotionally upset.

One can only imagine … perhaps Uso and Zayn might team up and it might mean the end of the Usos Tag Team Championship run? Will it be Owens and Zayn teaming up vs. The Bloodline? Zayn vs. Reigns for a title shot?

This story has been executed so well by the WWE that it has captivated audience and made Sami Zayn a beloved fan favorite in the process.

So, what did you think of the collapse of the ‘Bloodline’? Did you think Cody and Rhea would win their respective Royal Rumble’s? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, check out some of the highlights from the Peacock streaming PPV below.

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GH’s Eden McCoy Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Not often does a week’s worth of soaps offer up so many outstanding performances. However, the beginning of 2023 brought just that in dramatic scenes featuring General Hospital’s Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt), Willian Lipton (Cameron), Parry Shen (Brad) and Days of our Lives Lauren Koslow (Kate).

When all was said and done there was one performance, that for us, rang most true. For anyone who has ever gone through a break-up and had to let someone you care about down, you could feel and understand the raw emotion displayed by General Hospital’s Eden McCoy (Josslyn).

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Not only did McCoy deliver during the breakup scenes as Joss broke Cameron’s heart into pieces, but later, Joss is shocked and guilt-ridden to find out that Britt died from ‘The Hook’s’ attack after saving her life, and then having to admit the whole thing to her mother, Carly (Laura Wright). Never mind the one other event of that fateful night.  Joss had sex with Dex (Evan Hofer) before she headed over to Kelly’s to talk to Cameron, realizing she should have cleared-up her relationship, first.

McCoy really shined when Josslyn arrived at Kelly’s to tell Cameron things have changed between them. She tearfully apologized for not coming to him sooner.  She promises she will always love him, but she is not in love with him anymore, and she lets him know there is no going back. They can’t fix things.  As Josslyn pours her heart out knowing what this was doing to Cameron, it was a five-hankie moment, indeed.

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In addition, when Josslyn spills most all to her mother (she left out the part of having sex with Dex), you could genuinely feel the bond between the two, which as we have stated many times through the years, speaks to the perfect casting of McCoy as Carly’s daughter and her on-screen chemistry with Laura Wright.

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For all of these well-played and outstanding moments, Michael Fairman TV names Eden McCoy our pick for The Power Performance of the Week.

Now let us know, what did you think of Eden’s work in the break-up scenes between Joss and Cam and its aftermath? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Britt Dies, Josslyn Breaks Up with Cameron, Ava Finds Out Esme is Pregnant

Wednesday’s General Hospital featured a heartbreaking death and an emotional break-up.  Although fans knew that Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) was leaving the daytime soap opera, we all thought that she would exit the canvas alive, especially given the set-up of her goodbye/birthday party, and that Britt was leaving those she loved behind to go live out her days with a new identity why she battled Huntington’s Disease.

However, the surprise was on us.  When Britt returned to the ‘Haunted Star’ to be with her mother Liesl (Kathleen Gati), she collapses. Eventually, Britt starts coughing up blood and Liesl finally realizes she needs to call 911.  But, it’s all too late.  Britt tells Liesl she won’t make it to the hospital as she was poisoned by ‘The Hook’.  As she draws her last breaths, Britt asks her mother to hold her.   The scenes featured touching performances by Kathleen Gati and Kelly Thiebaud.

Later, Liesl is alone at the hospital and Scott (Kin Shriner) joins her, and that is when Scott learns Britt dies.  He phones Nina.  Meanwhile, Liesl says one final emotional goodbye to Britt.

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In another tearjerker. Josslyn (Eden McCoy) realizes she has to break up with Cam (William Lipton) tonight, especially after having sex with Dex (Evan Hofer).  She says it was wrong of her to give into her feelings for Dex, without breaking up with Cam, first.  Joss heads to Kelly’s with Dex outside for protection from ‘The Hook’.  Inside, an emotional Joss tells Cam things have changed between them, and that they can’t go back to how they were.  She apologizes to a gut-punched Cam but she’s not in love with him anymore.  Cam tells her they cannot go back to being friends.  Eden McCoy and William Lipton were excellent in these break-up scenes.

At GH, Esme (Avery Pohl) apparently has some form of amnesia from her hypothermia and can’t remember her name, that she was pregnant or where she was.  Is it another trick … or did Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) just get off scot-free for their roles in kidnapping her?

When Ava (Maura West) arrives at GH and learns that Esme is pregnant, Nikolas approaches her so they can have a word in private.  Then, in front of Laura (Genie Francis), Trina (Tabyana Ali), Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and more, Ava asks Nikolas if he is Esme’s baby daddy, to which he replies, “Yes”.    Then, as only Ava can do, she hauls of and slaps him as his mother looks on in horror over the entire situation!

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So, were you shocked that GH decided to kill off Dr. Britt Westbourne? What did you think of the break-up scenes between Josslyn and Cameron? Now that Ava knows Esme is pregnant with Nikolas’ child, what do you hope she does next? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section, but first, check out Josslyn trying to let Cameron down easy that only backfires on her in the clip from today’s GH below.

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