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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Brooke Bitch-Slaps Thomas!

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When you’ve got a good baddie on a soap why not flaunt it!  That’s exactly what CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful has chosen to do with Matthew Atkinson in the role of the twisted Thomas Forrester!

Friday’s cliffhanger episode featured a massive showdown between Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang, who once again proves why she is a force to be reckoned with in soapland) and Thomas.

At the Forrester mansion, Thomas gets into a heated exchange with Brooke. He wants his life back, and she is stopping him from having that.  Brooke replies she is treating him as he deserves.  After all, it was Thomas who tortured her daughter, Hope for months and hid the truth that Beth was alive! Thomas says he didn’t kill anyone …. and Brooke says she is still not sure he is not responsible for Emma’s death … and while he may not be able to be proven guilty in a court of law, she’s the one that is handing out a life sentence to him!.

Thomas continually brings up his son, Douglas, and how he won’t let her daughter see the little boy.  So, he tells Brooke she better change her tune and fast!  He is a Forrester and she is nothing but a Logan, and his father will never turn his back on him, so she should give it up!

Then, Thomas reams into Brooke that she is messing with the wrong man, and she destroyed his mother and their entire family happiness, by stealing Ridge away from them.  Thomas tells Brooke he’s sick and tired of the Logan sanctimony and it ends now!

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Brooke has had enough … and with anger and tears in her eyes slaps him across the face and defiantly sneers:  “How dare you!”  Then, Thomas punctuates his plans by telling Brooke that she may have his father tied around her “slutty” little finger, but her reign of terror ends with him.

A great scene from Katherine Kelly Lang and Matt Atkinson, and looks like there is going to be plenty of trouble ahead for Brooke, especially with Thomas out to ruin her life and marriage to his father … and when he gets the ammo from Vinny that Shauna spent the night with Ridge!

Watch Brooke slap Thomas below.  Then, let us know what you thought of the showdown via the comment section.

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James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Balls of fire!!! That’s all I can say!!!

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

You go Brooke.A bitch slap for an s.o.b!

Michael Teale
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Michael Teale

This was KKL and Matthew Atkinson at their best. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the bitch slap was the best one so far this year (Liz slapping Kim on GH doesn’t even come close). If anyone can point out a bitch slap better than this one, by all means, please do comment.

I am excited to see what B&B brings its viewers this fall. Thomas is no where near done bringing his brand of revenge and vitriol and once again, Hope and baby Beth along with Douglas will be collateral damage.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I know I am late getting in on this, but I agree. That was a slap heard round the world! It took me down memory lane to the good old days when Stephanie SR and Brooke used to beat each other to a pull. I still say the great Susan Flanery is the almighty queen of the bitch slap. To me, it did not get any better. Seeing Stephanie haul off and crack Brooke always brought me joy. Thanks for listening and sorry to be so long winded. Happy viewing!

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Stephanie was the best, I agree. No one got the better of her. I loved her and Sally’s squabbles. I’ll never forget when Sally gave Stephanie a haircut. That was priceless. I’ll have to watch it again on Utube.

Richard Signorelli
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Richard Signorelli

go brooke love it or hate it bold is currently 2nd to days which delivers everyday. gh and restless are both currently unwatchable

Kay
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Kay

Oh yes dear Brooke who had ruined more lives then Thomas ever thought of doing sleeping with her daughters husband produced the nauseating character of Hope sleeping with her sisters husband Hopes boyfriend Oliver she would lay down with a dog and she gets High and mighty ?? Never could stand how Brad Bell wrote these characters after Dad died I hope Thomas exposes her for the slut she is and please if I ever saw hope and Liam again it will be too soon

Kay
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Kay

Don’t think I like the storyline but everybody on that show has done awful things but you would think they all wore halos !

Cynthia Vinson
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Cynthia Vinson

The Bold and the Beautiful – what a mess. I have always thought Brooke Logan is a slut. She goes after any man she wants and uses any plots she has available to achieve her goal. She has had a relationship with just about every male character on the show. Now she wants to be miss high and mighty. I agree with Thomas, but not the way he is going about it. He is not happy with Brooke. He remembers what happened in his childhood. Heck, Brooke even went after Bill, her own sister’s husband. I’m sorry, but the character… Read more »

Becky johnson
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Becky johnson

I can’t wait until Thomas is uncovered for the man he really is by Ridge. Thomas should be punished by going to prison for what he did to Emma let alone all the other things he has done. If he doesn’t get punished soon I’m going to stop watching the program all together. Great slap Brooke, you should have used both hands !!

Violet Lemm2
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Becky johnson
I have just about stopped because Thomas turns my stomach. I only watch the days he isn’t on.
Ridge’s blind loyalty to him drives me nuts too, especially with Thomas trying to break up his father and Brooke’s marraige.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Abe Goes to the Light While John Faces Off with MarDevil

Monday’s highly-anticipated episode of Days of our Lives did not disappoint. In fact, we think that this episode should be a strong contender for DAYS to consider for one of their Outstanding Drama Series submissions for next year’s Daytime Emmys.  Why? It has it all – emotional heart with Abe’s journey to and from the light, touching flashbacks, a great performance by James Reynolds, and some special effects and editing during the John (Drake Hogesytn) vs. MarDevil scenes, which also gave us a delicious performance by Deidre Hall.

At the start of the episode, Abe has flatlined after being shot as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) tries to revive him, but they are losing him.  As this is going on, Paulina (Jackée Harry), Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are gathered at the hospital awaiting news on Abe’s condition.  Later, Eli decides to go find out what is happening with Abe, and gets the shock of his life when he walks in on Abe flatlining, while Kayla tells him that Abe is gone.  Eli implores her to try to bring him back. He tells the others they are working on trying to save Abe, as Julie and Paulina bond, and later, Lani must call Theo and Brandon to let them know about Abe’s condition.

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Julie reminisces about Abe, and how they have known each other for 40 years, our wink-wink that this is James Reynolds’ 40th anniversary episode.   Then, we see Abe has gone to the light wearing a white sweater and who should he see but his beloved late wife, Lexie.  No, it’s not Renee Jones, but an actress who delivers Lexie’s lines, since it had been previously reported that Jones was unavailable for the episode.  In scenes with the replacement Lexie, Reynolds showed us why he is an MVP of DAYS.  He acted up a storm and brought the emotion regardless of who was standing there.

 

However, longtime viewers got a wonderful surprise when flashback clips of scenes between Renee Jones and Reynolds were shown and they were some major moments in the history of Abe and Lexie’s relationship including: the moment when Abe learns Lexie’s pregnant, the moment when he is disgusted by Lexie’s betrayal when he learned of her involvement in the Zack baby switch storyline, and what she did to Bo and Hope, all because she was desperate for a child. Later, it’s the five-hankie moment of when Lexie, who was dying from a brain tumor, passes away in Abe’s arms.

After all the flashbacks, Lexie tells Abe he needs to go back and not to come with her to heaven. He has children, and people who love him and need him. Eventually, he says his goodbyes to Lexie and returns to the present, just as Kayla is about to call his time of death in the hospital room. All of a sudden, Abe’s heart begins to beat.

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Kayla brings Julie, Eli, Lani, and Paulina the news that Abe will need surgery, but he will make it.  Then, Paulina and Lani make their way to see him. In another emotional moment, they tell him how much they love him (Paulina looks worried about her lie being exposed that Lani is not really Abe’s bio-daughter).  As the episode comes to its conclusion, we see the back of Lexie making sure Abe is safe and sound among the living, while signifying she is watching over him.

And if that was not enough, this episode also picked up where John had confronted MarDevil in the church, letting Satan knows he is on to him and that he is not going to win … he is going to get Marlena back.  Satan drives home the point that Marlena belongs to him now.  John is mortified as the cross on the church wall turns upside down. Later to show off his prowess and control, MarDevil turns the holy water blood red. As the scene progresses, MarDevil is jumping all over the church and showing up in different spots.

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John then gets the lowdown on how Satan struck a deal with Marlena to let Doug (Bill Hayes) live if she let him in.  That is followed, by some of the back-story of Marlena’s first possession over 25 years ago, and why it happened when she was alone and very distraught.  MarDevil even goes on to say that he tried once before to regain control of Marlena during the Salem Serial Killer storyline, but it did not work out that time, because all the victims turned out to be alive.  MarDevil brings up Stefano and how he had made Marlena believe John was dead which left her vulnerable.  He goes on to relate that Doug was the gateway for Marlena’s re-possession.

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MarDevil tells John what she did with Doug by committing him and how she wanted to kill Julie. John knows that Marlena can hear him and tries to bring her back, but as the devil struggles with that, ultimately, he wins and begins to show his strength to John tossing him around the church, where he is eventually is knocked unconscious and then dragged to, we don’t know where, by the MarDevil!

Throughout the scenes, Deidre Hall looked like she was having so much fun playing the devilish one in this campy storyline revisited.

So, what did you think of James Reynolds performance and his 40th anniversary episode? What was your favorite moment? Are you glad John knows for certain now that Marlena is once again possessed? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Quinn Walks Out on Carter Leaving Him Devastated

Monday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful featured a stand-out performance by Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter) as after Carter professed his love for Quinn (Rena Sofer) and asked her to run away with him, only she put on the brakes!

Quinn tells him that she loves her husband, Eric (John McCook), and is going back to him and can’t run away with him, although that prospect sounds enticing. She goes on to say that she has built a life for herself with Eric and she is not willing to give it up.

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Carter is devastated.  He believed what they had was so special that they could get through anything – mind you, the two have been having an affair (OK’s by Eric at this point, because of his ED), and she is a married woman.

Following their heart-to-heart, Quinn walks out on Carter determined to make her marriage work.  Meanwhile, Katie (Heather Tom), who had just told Bill, (Don Diamont) she won’t give their relationship another chance, heads to Carter’s to give him a piece of her mind on his fling with Quinn, and how he could do that to Eric!

Following her tirade, she gets quite the surprise, when Carter admits to Katie that he loves Quinn.  Katie is stopped in her tracks.  We fade to black.

Many have been suspecting that Katie and Carter will actually become the next couple on B&B.   Do you think the two will begin a relationship? What did you think of Lawrence Saint-Victor’s performance in the episode? Are you rooting for Quinn to come back to Carter? Let us know via the comment section, but first check out a pivotal scene between Heather Tom and Saint-Victor from the episode below.

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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: What Did You Think of Victoria and Ashland’s Wedding? (PHOTOS)

Friday’s episode of The Young and the Restless brought with it the vows and the “I do’s” of Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) to Ashland Locke (Richard Burgi), and the couple are now officially married.  However, pangs of guilt, emotion, and ‘how to solve a problem like Ashland’ also filled the ceremony.

Leslie Brooks (Janice Lynde) played the piano, Tess (Cait Fairbanks) sang a song, and Victoria came down the aisle with her father, Victor (Eric Braden).  It was actually the moments between Eric Braeden and Amelia Heinle that were the emotional high points as you could see the love between the characters, and the actors.

 

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With the nuptials in Tuscany, which brought Hunter King and Michael Mealor’s characters of Summer and Kyle back into the mix, along with Janice Lynde, Victoria was said to never look more beautiful and she chose, after all of Sally’s (Courtney Hope) machinations, to actually wear the dress Sally designed, which was a smash!

The drama came from what was Gaines (Jamison Jones) going to do and what ammo did he have to bust up the nuptials in his revenge against Ashland.  Nick (Joshua Morrow) comes upon him in a upstairs terrace room, and instead of helping him stop the wedding, he actually locks him in the room.

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Nick then has a decision to make …. does he stop the wedding, which he knows his sister would never forgiven him for (he was already uninvited to the nuptials), or bust open the situation?  It is none other than Adam (Mark Grossman) that tells Nick to look at Victoria before he makes his move saying, “She’s happy. Do you really want to be the guy who wipes that look off her face on what should be the best day of her life?” Just then, Ashland and Victoria become husband and wife, They kiss as everyone in attendance applauds.

Throughout the wedding, another highlight was every time the camera would pan to Billy.  His face said it all as it was exceedingly and increasingly hard for him to watch Victoria marry another man, let alone Ashland. Jason Thompson played those moments to perfection. After the wedding, Billy goes up to the newlyweds and wishes them well.  During the ceremony, he received a text from Gaines, but did not read it.  When he later opens it, there is a video attachment.

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Meanwhile, back in the upstairs room, Gaines is confronted by Nick, Adam, and Victor, who Adam alerted to the situation; instead of calling security, which Nick asked him to do.  A stern Victor tells Gaines that he’s still a threat to Victoria and her company, and he won’t allow that to happen.

When we go back to Billy, who is now with Lily (Christel Khalil), he looks shocked by what he just saw in the video message from Gaines.  He shows it to Lily saying: “He (Gaines) just sent us a video of himself detailing all of Ashland’s crimes including the evidence.” Lily knows this is huge news! Billy tells her that if they don’t publish within the hour, Gaines is going to send it around to other press outlets.  When Lily asks, “What should we do?”  The camera pans to Billy looking at Victoria and Ashland, where Victoria is smooching with her new hubby.  Billy looks very concerned and very torn. Will he be the person to break the backstory of Ashland and his crimes including the forged will and his conniving for Camilla Rhodes’ fortune… or will he not do anything with the intel to save his enduring relationship with Victoria?  We fade to black.  Tune-in Monday.

So, what did you think of the wedding of Ashland & Victoria? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first, check out some of the moments and looks from the wedding in front of the camera and behind the scenes in our photo gallery below.

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