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B&B’s Naomi Matsuda Shares Reaction on Learning Li Was Hiding Presumed-Dead Finn

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In a plot twist that many fans felt was coming, but didn’t know just how they were going to pull it off, The Bold and the Beautiful, over the last run of episodes revealed that Finn didn’t actually die the night he was shot by his birth-mother, Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown).

As it turns out, Finn (Tanner Novlan) was taken to one hospital and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) to another (she had been shot by Sheila too) by the paramedics.

As we learned in flashback scenes, it was Finn’s adoptive mother, Li, (Naomi Matsuda) who is also a doctor, who just happened to be working at the hospital the night Finn was rushed in with a faint heart beat.  Later, she smuggled Finn out of the hospital and has been secretly caring for him and helping him regain his life, although he is currently in a coma.

Actress Naomi Matsuda revealed in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, what her reaction was to the news that it was Li who is keeping the presumed-dead Finn alive, while letting the Forresters believe he is dead.

Matsuda said when she received her script, she went “Oh. Oh. Oh! Wow! That’s when I realized what a blessing this story was, and how grateful I am to be a part of it.”

The actress expressed that when Li learns that Sheila was the responsible party for shooting her son: “At this point, she is completely outraged. This is Li’s baby and she cannot understand how a mother could do this to her child.  It is unspeakable.  It is unthinkable.”

So, what have you thought of the plot twist? Did you suspect Li had Finn?  How long do you think it will be before Finn somehow gets back to Steffy and what lengths will Li take to keep Finn away from her, and the Forresters? Comment below.  But first, watch this scene where Li talks to her comatose son.

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While the plot twist is NUTS, Naomi Matsudi has been doing Emmy caliber work with this material! I was over the moon with her scene quite a few weeks ago when she told Sheila that NO!, she could not see her dead son, and then even more so in the reveal scene that Finn is still alive! (I felt he would either still be alive or we would get another identical twin story, but it was clear with no announcement of his leaving the show that Tanner Novlan wasn’t gone from the show, just like Wes Ramsey wasn’t gone yet last year from GH when his character, Peter, was “killed”).

I read maybe about 2 mo. Ago, that he was coming back, just waiting to c if it was true. It was/is… I hope li doesn’t leave but sounds like she is.. But in a situation like 5he car going off the bridge,it is not on fire in front of car.. But getting out is a under water is a thing.. It is a soap

It’s a ridiculous plot twist. It is difficult to care about Li. Who is she? Finn too is a bit of a cipher. It is a way to minimize character bad behavior and keep a difficult story going.

It’s a soap!!! This twist is allowed. Love how Li is keeping Finn alive and everybody else at bay. She shows how more subtle acting can be powerful.

The plot twist is a trip but Naomi Matsudi is doing a great job I also feel you do care for li her husband lied for years that finn was his child with Sheila of all people why wouldn’t she go off the rails I will be watching

I would be livid with Li if I discovered that she was keeping my husband alive without telling me; especially , when I’m grieving! I’M EXPRESSING THE REAL SIDE OF THIS !

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REPORT: Matthew Atkinson Back to The Bold and the Beautiful

When we last saw The Bold and the Beautiful’s Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson), he headed out of Los Angeles with his son, Douglas (Henry Joseph Samiri) and headed to Paris. The decision to leave was prompted by Hope (Annika Noelle) turning down his marriage proposal once again, and by prodding from his sister, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).

Many Thope fans have wanted to see Hope and Thomas reunite and figure out where to take their relationship next, but he has been nowhere insight, and so has his portrayer, Matthew Atkinson.

However, in a new report from Soap Hub, their sources indicate that Atkinson will be back on screen next month by mid-June. In a tease, Atkinson posted a photo on his Instagram story (which has since disappeared, since IG story posts only stay up for 24 hours), where he was pointing at a TV screen behind him that showed Carter (Lawrence Saint-Victor) and Eric (John McCook) in a scene. No telling the true meaning of that snap, but it could be he is back at the show.

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As Hope and Finn (Tanner Novlan) are getting closer, the timing could just work out in the most dramatic way if Thomas were to return. Since Hope and Finn are bonding over their parents, Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) and Deacon’s (Sean Kanan), upcoming nuptials, will the doctor and the designer hit the sheets and Thomas walks in on it?

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Now let us know, when Thomas returns do you want to see him reconcile things with Hope, or do you want him back to the obsessed Thomas of the past who hatched plots to get what he wanted? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Maurice Benard Defends Sonny Going Postal, “It Could Definitely Happen”

Last Friday’s May 17th cliffhanger of General Hospital saw Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) beating up Dex (Evan Hofer) and threatening to shoot and kill both Dex and Jason (Steve Burton), who is restraining him outside the ballroom at the wedding reception of Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) and Chase (Josh Swickard).

For months, Sonny has been taking less than his prescribed dosage of medication to control his bipolar disorder.  The mobster has no idea that he has been duped by Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart), who is the one that set this dangerous situation in motion, in an effort to eliminate Sonny and eventually Jason from interfering in Pikeman taking over the territory.

One fan questioned the validity of Sonny’s reaction to Dex and Jason after the pei, when he took to X and expressed, “People off their medications don’t necessarily go around hitting people and being out of control. This was the WRONG message to send. I don’t expect anything from Frank Valentini and General Hospital anymore, but you could’ve (and should’ve) stopped it cold.”

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Maurice Benard replied back to that comment and defended the actions of Sonny given the circumstances. The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner shared, “This is true but when you have a character like Sonny who’s volatile and is drinking and is manic and his thoughts are taken him over it could definitely happen like I said, ‘bipolar ain’t pretty.”‘

GH has portrayed Sonny’s battle with mental illness and the importance of keeping on your meds, plus the issues surrounding it for years. However, some fans have not been pleased by this latest plot point.

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The pick-up of the story begins tomorrow on Monday, May 20th where teasers for the episode share: Sonny is horrified. Blaze consoles Kristina (who walked in on her dad threatening Jason and Dex) and Jason summons Carly.

So, what did you think of the plot point of Sonny threatening to kill Dex and Jason, after beating up Dex, given his growing paranoia? Comment below.

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Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor Cast as Mike Manning’s Conservative Parents on ‘The Bay’

The ever-expanding cast of the streaming soap opera, The Bay, has announced two new additions for its upcoming 9th season, including Days of our Lives favorite Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin Reed). TV fans also know Patrick Muldoon from his role as Richard Hart on Melrose Place.

In story, The Bay will bring Caleb McKinnon’s parents into the mix. Caleb is played by Daytime Emmy-winner and Outstanding Supporting Actor nominee this year, Mike Manning.

According to Deadline, Muldoon, along with Jennifer Taylor (Two and a Half Men), will play Caleb’s ultra-conservative parents. When Caleb married Daniel Garrett (Eric Nelsen), they all but abandoned him.  The season looks to bring a major story for Manning and hopefully and eventually love and acceptance from Caleb’s parents.

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The casting news doesn’t stop there. Rhonda Ross has been tapped to play Colleen Givens, the biological mother of Pete Garrett’s (Kristos Andrews) wife Vivian (Karrueche Tran) in the new season.

Coleen is brought into the mix when Pete searches for Colleen after Vivian becomes ill. In the backstory, Colleen is a jazz singer who gave Vivian up for adoption at birth. Now she may be Vivian’s only hope to stay alive.

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The series is up for 5 Daytime Emmy nomination at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 7th including: Outstanding Drama Series, Writing,  Directing, A Martinez (Nard0) for Supporting Actor and the aforementioned Manning.

What do you think of the casting of Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor as the on-screen parents to Mike Manning on The Bay? Comment below.

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