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B&B's Thanksgiving Episode Offers Emotional Moments Including Remembering Stephanie!



There was a lot to be thankful for on The Bold and the Beautiful’s Thanksgiving episode which aired on Wednesday.

In what started as perhaps perceived hokey of an air show, turned out to be quite the contrary.  In fact, it turned out to be an emotional rollercoaster for many of the guests.  You can blame, or give applause, to Hope (Kim Matula) for concocting her Thanksgiving plan to bring the Logan and the Forrester families together and try to unite them by placing strategic place cards for the guests.

Of course, Bill (Don Diamont) was seated next to Katie (Heather Tom) and Quinn (Rena Sofer)!  Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) was next to Katie!  Wyatt (Darin Brooks)  and Liam (Scott Clifton) were on either side of Hope!  Hope asks for each guest to say something to the person to the right about why they are thankful for them.   Oh boy!

The most touching moments came when it was Eric’s (John McCook)  turn and he was beside Dayzee (Kristolyn Lloyd). Eric recalled how important Dayzee was to Stephanie, and from there the gathering clan holds hands and pays homage to the late Stephanie as the camera pans to her picture on the wall.

Later, it was Heather Tom (Katie) who provided the most emotional impact on the episode as Brooke tries to remind her alienated sister about how they are family no matter what.   And next, when its Katie turns,  she wants to pass on saying something nice about Bill.  Ultimately, she does say something about him being the father of her son, Will.  Bill is very uncomfortable being seated next to all these women he has had relationships with and tries to say something about each of them, which he does, but not so well!  Wyatt tells Hope how special she is, and how he is glad she walked in to his life that day when she snapped pictures of him on the mountain.  But Hope in turn, says something about Liam and how much she is loved by everyone at the table!

Kudos to The Bold and the Beautiful for an episode that could have been very sappy, but was heartfelt instead!  What was your favorite comment by the guests at the Thanksgiving table?  Did you enjoy the episode and the nod to Stephanie?  Comment below!

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The episode was great. I loved it. My favorite was Eric to Dayzee and the remembrance of Stephanie. I love Hope and the Spencer men and what Wyatt said to her and what Hope said to Liam. When Liam went to Hope later, that was very nice. Great job, B&B.

I haven’t seen it yet but thIs week was one year since Stephanie died.
She should never have been killed off.

i hear you but susan flannery left b&b – she wanted out so she retired………….

Jonathan, Susan Flannery (ex-Stephanie) wanted to leave the show after 25+ years and Brad Bell didn’t want anyone else playing the role. So the decision to kill her off was an easy one. She even extended her contract by 6 weeks if I’m not mistaken so that Brad could write her exit storyline. The worst thing that came out of that storyline was the relationship between Taylor and Eric, which thankfully ended with Hunter Tylo’s exit from the show earlier this year.

I never got on board with Eric & Taylor but Quinn & Eric is a bore also. We have a great looking guy in Thorne/Winsor Harmon yet he can’t get a love interest ever!

I LOVED THIS EPISODE SO MUCH!! heather tom ROCKS!! That seemed so real like at any thanksgiving table she was really great!

As soon as i heard Hope’s gushing idea I cringed. Like I do each time she appears on the screen. What came of her decision was a pleasant surprise for viewers but an unpleasant one for the denizens of this soap. I waited with baited breath as each person had their due. It was an exceptional episode and hopefully a vehicle to move stories forward and away from Hope. Also enjoyed the repeat epi of the Italy wedding with stephanie and steffy as each step she took made her day progressively more miserable til she fell off the side of a cliff as hope and liam were married. Thanks for that bonus replay B&B.


J. Eddie Peck ‘Thanks’ Fans For His Return to The Young and the Restless

Y&R fans received a recent blast from the past when J. Eddie Peck returned to all-new episode of the CBS daytime drama series, reprising his role of Cole Howard.

The last time J. Eddie was in Genoa City was during his initial run with the show from 1993-1999.  A few years later, Peck ventured Pine Valley and All My Children, and took on the role of Jake Martin from 2000-2003.

Now, in 2023, Cole is back when he is lured to Aunt Jordan’s (Colleen Zenk) house in Oregon only to be blindsided by her plot against the Newmans, along with his now supposed previously dead daughter, “Claire/Eve” (Hayley Erin).

Sharing his appreciation for the opportunity to come back and play Cole on the top-rated soap opera, J. Eddie took to his Instagram with a very heartfelt message to those who consistently let the show know they would love to see his return.

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Peck expressed: “I just wanted to take a minute to thank those of you who have commented and supported my recent return as Cole Howard on CBS’ The Young and Restless.”

He went on to share: “I just want you to know that I’m having a great time. It’s wonderful to be back working with my Y&R family, and really this would not have been possible if I hadn’t had those of you that have supported me so much over the years and reminding the show of just how much you would like to see Cole’s returns  So, I truly want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I want you to know I’m having a great time, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend. All the best.”

What did you think about J. Eddie Peck’s ‘thank you’ to the fans for willing Cole back onto the canvas? Have you enjoyed seeing his return thus far on Y&R? Comment below.


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Lifetime’s ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’ Brings Epic Food Fight and “Slapfest Coup de Grâce”

Get ready for the feuding soap opera divas, when five actresses known for their signature primetime and daytime roles are brought together in Lifetime’s new holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas.

Saturday night, December 2nd on Lifetime (8pm ET/7PM CT) marks the highly-anticipated holiday movie premiere featuring: Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing), Nicolette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing), Morgan Fairchild (ex-Falcon Crest et al), Linda Gray (ex-Dallas) and Loni Anderson (ex-WKRP in Cincinnati).

Here’s what we do know! In story, five alums from the long-running soap, The Great Lakes reunite for a live Christmas finale. Uh-oh!  Now take a look at the backstory of the colorful cast of characters (pay special attention to the clever twists on the actresses names!)

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LAUREN EWING (Linda Gray) “Everyone thinks I’m so damn good all the time,” confesses the junk food-loving Lauren of her second act as a lifestyle guru. “I don’t know how Gwenyth Paltrow does it!”

DANA CUNNINGHAM (Donna Mills) Now a sitcom mom, she’s yet to make amends to ex-bestie Juliette after abruptly leaving the soap back in the day. Not that she hasn’t tried: “When I thought the world was going to end in Y2K,” Dana says, “I reached out to her, and she never called me back.”

LILY MARLOWE (Loni Anderson) After replacing Dana on ‘Great Lakes’, Lily never again found a role to win her acclaim. “What do I have to show for (my career)? An arc on  For the People – Shonda Rhimes’ only flop!”

JULIETTE MATHESON (Nicollette Sheridan) “She left me for L.A.,” the party girl turned fashion mogul recalls of Dana’s betrayal. Will their feud derail the entire event?

MARGEAUX ROBERTS (Morgan Fairchild) “Fasten your face-lifts, ladies, it’s gonna be a bumpy weekend!” The sassy grande dame of ‘Great Lakes’ sees the Juliette-Dana beef as the perfect escape from her own domestic drama.

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Now, making this all the more hysterical is the director of The Great Lakes reunion special, which makes the five women live under the same roof, is its former child star Alex, who has gotten his ex-girlfriend, Nell to direct the finale. Meanwhile, in the subplot. the ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ come up with a plan to get Alex and Nell back together.

As with any good soap opera, there is a major food fight. Linda Gray shared with USA Today ,”The food fight was one take. And it was fabulous.” And of course, their is a bitch-fest slap-fest. Morgan Fairchild revealed, “Oh honey, we all got ours in. Mine was a simple, ‘How dare you?’ with a slap. But I was hoping for a punch.”

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The movie’s EP, Larry Thompson, who is a Hollywood manager and has Donna Mills as a client, said that the entire scene peaks with the”slapfest coup de grâce.” What is that exactly? That is when Donna Mills pushes Nicollette Sheridan into a pool in a nod to Dynasty’s Lily bond battle between Dynasty’s Alexis (Joan Collins) and Krystle (Linda Evans).

In case you missed it previously, check out the trailer for Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas below, also starring Patrika Darbo, Alec Mapa, Mills real-life daughter, Chloe Mills, and Christopher Atkins with theme song by Tiffany.

Now let us know, will you be tuning in to the movie for a premise that should delight many a longtime soap fan? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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RATINGS: The Young and the Restless Hits Five-Month High in Total Viewers

The emergence of Aunt Jordan played by As the World Turns favorite Colleen Zenk, and Claire’s (Hayley Erin) machinations against Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), gave CBS daytime’s The Young and the Restless a ratings spike.

For the week of November 13-17, 2023, (the 17th being the episode which featured Aunt Jordan’s first appearance in the cliffhanger) gave Y&R a total of 3.343 million viewers.

According to SON, the series celebrating their 50th anniversary season, added +168,000 week-to-week and all in all their highest number of viewers since the week of June 26-30, 2023.

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One can only expect next week’s ratings which would be for the week of November 20-24th and the numbers for the following ratings week of November 27-December 1, to also bring in some hefty numbers for the top-rated soap opera, as viewers witnessed the drama that unfolded between the entire Newman family vs. Aunt Jordan and Claire’s vengeful plot.

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In addition, Y&R’s sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful also had a strong week averaging 2.862 million viewers. B&B had a net gain of +66,000 viewers compared to the week prior.  The series continues to play up the story that has Eric Forrester (John McCook) trying to cope with the fact he has been told he only has a short time left to live.

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So, what do you think about the ratings performance of The Young and the Restless? Were you tuning-in to see what went down when Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) was stabbed with a hypodermic needle than put on an IV-drip of alcohol? Let us know in the comment section below, and make sure to check out our brand new livestream interview replay with Y&R’s Hayley Erin below.

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