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Long-running Cast Members Katherine Kelly Lang and John McCook Close B&B's 30th Anniversary Episode With Special Moment!

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It’s been an incredible few weeks of honors and parties, and episodes for CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful leading up to its 30th anniversary.

The show that premiered on March 23rd, 1987, shared a very poignant and special moment for its longtime viewers on Thursday’s anniversary episode. Long-running and enduring cast members, Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and John McCook (Eric) have been with the series since its humble beginnings, where at one time the show was last-rated among all the soaps. Today, B&B remains in the second spot in the U.S., and is number one in many countries around the globe.

To honor Katherine and John and their characters Brooke and Eric, at the end of the 30th anniversary episode, the two share a nostalgic moment while in Australia sipping champagne on the beach. It’s McCook, always the stalwart of the series as Eric, who narrates the words of Brad Bell (EP and head writer, B&B) and his writing team about: the essence of The Bold and the Beautiful, the family legacies of the show and how Brook and Eric have survived it all through the good and the bad times and remained extremely close. The moment also includes a montage of Brooke and Eric through the years ending with them admitting their lives have been “bold” and “beautiful”.

Watch the scene after the jump!  Then let us know, if you were touched and happy that the series acknowledged Katherine and John as Brooke and Eric to close out the 30th anniversary episode of the series.  Comment below!

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I will forever believe B&B missed a great opportunity when Stephanie Forrester died and Susan Flannery retired. Eric and Brooke should have found their way back to each other. The pairing would have given these two originals proper placement as the solid lead couple. And it would make perfect sense as Stephanie did in the end consider Brooke an heir of sorts. John McCook and Katherine Kelly Lang have such an ease and chemistry between them. It reminds me of AW’s Rachel and Mac. Maybe it still can happen. The Quinn-Eric coupling was surprising and fun but we did not get to enjoy it much. Rushed wedding, sudden medical crisis, flirtation with Ridge. It became a plot device rather than a genuine story.

Watching more Ridge-Brooke waffling no longer holds allure. Neither does the roundelay of man-sharing among thre Logan sisters. (It is a slow boat enough eith Steffy, Wyatt, Liam, Ivy, Hope… whoever!) We are 50+ now people! And the recasting of Ridge put a nail in that Ridge-Brooke love story despite history.

Mark Y
Mark Y

i like the nod to rachel and mac!

Vicki
Vicki

Beautiful moment. Katherine and John were great and they truly deserved that moment. I’d like Brad to take this where both characters slowly discover they can be together and run Forrester which is what Stephanie wanted from brooke in the end. Ridge is a creep.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Such a nice touch to celebrate the 30th anniversary…So nice that John and Katherine are still with the show and it’s fitting to have them be the one’s on the beach to look back and remember/reflect on all the years.

krystle
krystle

I LOVED that moment!

Rose
Rose

It was a beautiful moment. I freely admit that the tears started to flow….

k/kay
k/kay

Beautifully written it is obvious how much these two respect and love each other on and off camera! So Brad how about getting these two back together on camera as it should be!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

It had all the S’s– sweet, soapy, sentimental and sincere— oh yeah SORASing– because the characters said they have known each other for 30 years, but their son is 36–conceiving a child without having met yet– that is something— LOL– of course Rick was born in 1990 and should only be 27 but was SORASed in 99 to 18—- which is why I hate it, it really pollutes the timeline and makes these moments of celebrations off– either do soap time or real time, not both at the same time, other than that– I loved the scene and agree with others that Brooke and Eric should be the main couple for the show, but knowing Brad Bell–Katie will be next because Brad cannot have one Logan sister not sleep with the other sister ex. I mean Donna had her shot, it is only right Katie get her chance with Eric too she said sarcastically.

k/kay
k/kay

Darling you have been watching soaps forever and you know they screw with ages constantly it s the fantasy of a soap. Drives me crazy too and forgetting history etc but you just have to grin and go ok it Is a soap opera. I will say one thing time to let the character of Brooke grow up enough it’s the constant triangles she and Eric should be running Forrester because I will never feel TK is Ridge no reflection on the actor just Ronn Moss was Ridge! I think if Bill Bell had been alive their would have been no recast

Vicki
Vicki

TK is not ridge. Love TK BUT RM is ridge with kkl.

April
April

KKL deserved an Emmy a long time ago!

Kevin C
Kevin C

I so totally agree April…KKL is long overdue for an emmy…To me she is as good as Heather Tom who I think is fantastic…Heather and Katherine both shine and are top notch actresses.

Mark Y
Mark Y

For me B&B is based upon the soap classic set-up of Romeo and Juliet and Brooke is Juliet. Nice to see Brooke and Eric have a quiet moment together. And I love the new/old title sequence.

Kevin C
Kevin C

To me Bold and Beautiful is how Y&R use to feel and I am so glad I can hear the beautiful background music from Jack Allocco and David Kurtz and wish they were back at Y&R.

April
April

Allocco’s music at Y & R was part of what made a scene great. And when they sparingly used Nadia’s Theme – forget it I was in tears. 1973 to 1984ish were my favorite years for stories but Allocco was always a treat

Kevin C
Kevin C

April, THANKS for understanding about the background music and YES, 1973-1984 with the Brooks and the Foster’s where fantastic and I will never forget the wonderful stories during that era…

Mo
Mo

It was a really nice episode.

And I agree that KKL should have an Emmy.

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B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Expecting First Child!

Congratulations are in order to The Bold and the Beautiful’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) who is pregnant, and expecting her first child with her man, Elan Ruspoli.  The happy duo eloped back in July and now Jacqui is five and a half months pregnant.

Apparently, Jacqui shocked the cast during a fashion show catwalk scene when she made the announcement and said, “I just wanna let you all know: your girl is pregnant!”  ET was there and captured the moment.

However, B&B’sexecutive producer and head writer Brad Bell had a leg up on the announcement telling ET:  “She (Jacqui) told me about a month ago, and she told me in person and came up to my office.  I’m thrilled.  I’m a father of four kids myself, and she’s just fallen in love with her husband and now she’s falling in love again with a child. It’s just a wonderful, wonderful thing.”

Just if and how the pregnancy gets written in, or out of Steffy’s storyline remains to be seen.

Share your congrats to Jacqui and the happy couple for their burgeoning family via the comment section below, and according to the actress she will reveal the gender of the baby in two weeks!

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Peter Reckell On The Passing Of DAYS Peggy McCay: “Looking in Peggy’s Eyes, All I Could See Was A Mom Who Loved Me, And Wanted The Best For Me.”

Over the last week, actors, colleagues, and fans have paid tribute and shared their remembrances of Days of our Lives’ Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) who passed away at the age of 90.

One of Peggy’s most cherished and longtime scene partners was none other than Peter Reckell, who played the iconic Bo Brady, and was Caroline’s son.  This on-screen mother/son duo shared a bond like no other in Salem.

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This weekend, Peter shared his thoughts on working with the Emmy-winning actress, who was also nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy, by taking to social media on the loss of the matriarch of the Brady clan.

Peter expressed via his tweet:  “I was so fortunate to have worked with some amazing actors that shaped the actor and person I am .Looking in Peggy’s eyes, all I could see was a Mom who loved me, and wanted the best for me. She was always so committed to the story.Those sparkling eyes RIP”

After a fan put together a tribute of Bo and Caroline scenes through the years on You Tube and shared it with Reckell, he responded back with: “This is beautiful! Brought back so many wonderful memories. She truly was a powerful, loving presence, I miss her so much. Thanks for putting this together for all of us who love her. Lots of love.”

Watch the tribute made by Angie Evangelia below, then let us know your favorite Bo and Caroline through the years on DAYS via the comment section below.

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DAYS Stars Pay Tribute & Share Remembrances Of Peggy McCay

Over the last 24 hours, cast members and colleagues past and present of Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) have taken to social media to share their sorrow and their memories of this great and beloved actress who passed away a few days ago at the age of 90.

Here is just a sampling of the heartfelt tributes from many longtime castmates and more who cherished their time with Peggy below.

Eric Martsolf (Brady) : RIP Peggy McCay. Feisty, witty, and not an unkind bone throughout her body. She was warm to me when I first entered the hallways of DOOL, and made every word she was given poetry. I will miss this true lady of daytime.

Alison Sweeney (Sami): Every day working with Peggy was a win. She had such an incredibly colorful & often hilarious history in tv. I was so lucky to hear her stories. She was feisty, funny & ever so talented. She was very much a grandmother to me and will miss her so much. #rip

Deidre Hall (Marlena) : “Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!!  I remember meeting her at the bedside of a dear, very ill friend. I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care. She fought that hard for all her causes. Passionate and tireless.  And how she loved being “Caroline”!! Days of our Lives

Billy Flynn (Chad): “Just heard Peggy took her Final bow. RIP love…you’re a star forever!”

Galen Gering (Rafe): “So sad to hear about the passing of . She was fierce & firey with the heart of a lion yet could be as soft as a petal. I always looked forward to our scenes together, eager to see what kind of spontaneous thing she’d do. She was loved & adored & will be missed.”

Kristian Alfonso (Hope): “Peggy #thankyou for all of your #kindness , #love & encouragement through the years . #loveu Rest In Peace”

Greg Meng (Co-EP, DAYS): “I feel so blessed to have known her, and worked with her… she was an animal lover… a superb actor… had an interest in fashion… fascinated in anything creative… inquisitive, supportive… and she was ageless. Not just an inspiration but a FIRECRACKER! Lucky me, lucky us… thank you, Peggy.”

Ryan Quan: RIP Peggy McCay. She was as warm, friendly, and spunky in person as she was on screen. One of my favorite recent Caroline scenes was her speech at Will and Sonny’s wedding… Peggy’s performance was amazing. She will be missed!

Mary Beth Evans: (Kayla): Oh how I loved this woman! Her strength & professionalism was like no other! She set such an amazing standard for all of us….as actors & people. She will always be the  & soul of the Brady family & she lives on in Salem and in our hearts.

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