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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Brooke Faces The Wrath Of Everyone After Her Kiss With Bill Is Seen By All

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Oh Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang)! How were you going to explain away this one?  On Friday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, surrounded by the people she loves, and her arch nemesis Quinn (Rena Sofer), Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge’s (Thorsten Kaye) recommitment soiree’ goes bust, when Ridge and company get an eyeful on Ridge’s iPad during his picture montage of his time with Brooke, only sequestered within it, thanks to Quinn, is the footage of Bill (Don Diamont) and Brooke’s recent kiss!

Now, the fallout begins! As Ridge and Katie (Heather Tom) are besides themselves with hurt and betrayal as it appears that Bill and Brooke once again could not keep their hands and lips off of each other.

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Ridge has had it, and in no uncertain terms, smashes the iPad in defiance of the memories he shared with Brooke , and then after Bill opens his mouth to try to explain how Brooke needed comforting over Thomas (Matt Atkinson), especially since Ridge never believed her about his son, Ridge then hauls off and punches the guy.

Katie can’t believe it either!  She thought this was buried once and for all between them, but then she realizes she feels once again gullible to her sister’s seemingly endless attraction to the man she loves, Bill!

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Quinn is loving every minute of this, and meanwhile at Shauna’s, Flo (Katrina Bowden) and Shauna (Denise Richards) are discussing why Shauna is leaving town, which stems from her loving Ridge, and not being able to be with him; even though she knows that Brooke’s world can come tumbling down with that videotape of that kiss with Bill.  Might she still have her shot at love with Ridge?

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Back at the party, Brooke tries to explain to all and mostly to Ridge and Katie, how the kiss happened, and how it did not mean anything, and that she was in a vulnerable place after Thomas had just left.  So, Bill came in to comfort her.  But no matter how hard she tried, and through her tears and through her pleas that she loves Ridge and her sister, Ridge is  now ready to walk out on Brooke for good, and Katie is disgusted.

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In this episode, B&B stalwart, Katherine Kelly Lang delivered a great performance of a woman who knows she did wrong, tries to explain it away and rationalize what happened; when nothing good could possibly come out of it for her.  Open, vulnerable, honest Brooke lays it all on the line, but who is going to easily forgive her for this?

After the episode aired, B&B and CBS Daytime released the promo for next week’s episodes, which show that Ridge does wind up at Shauna’s. (Check it out below) Now, what will happen between them and is Bridge finally over?

In the comment section, let us know what you thought about today’s episode and what happened to Brooke during the party after her secret kiss with Bill was revealed!

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Colin
Colin

When Brooke kissing someone is a big deal…..you know these writers are just completely devoid of ANY ideas whatsoever.

rose
rose

I can’t feel sorry for Brooke or Bill. Or any of this musical chairs group when they cross the line over and over. But if they go down I want Quinn to go down, too. And as for Shauna, she can go back to Las Vegas for all I care.

anne
anne

I disagree with one part of your post. I don’t want Quinn to go anywhere.

Sam
Sam

Quinn needs to lose Eric for good ; she is evil ! Let Brooke move in with Eric and send Quinn to Vegas with Shauna. Tired of Quinn !!!

anne
anne

Quinn evil? Brooke with malice and for thought destroyed Ridge and Taylor’s marriage. Brooke only wants Ridge when he is with another woman ignoring her.

Lew S.
Lew S.

Is it possible for Brad Bell is write anything new??? Was it really necessary to rehash this storyline?? Geez!!

anne
anne

It is the only story line possible with Brooke. She wants every man that another woman has.

Jimmy
Jimmy

They say that soaps repeat storylines over the years, but man, what a retread this is. It’s as if the writers only know how to write one story – a man caught between two women. They’ve done this story to death with Brooke/Ridge/Taylor and then Hope/Liam/Steffy. Now interlopers like Bill and Shauna are being thrown into the mix, and it’s not interesting to watch whatsoever.

I don’t understand why Quinn is set on breaking up Ridge and Brooke now, when her best friend has the hots for Ridge, while she was pining after him for months a few years ago. When Shauna was talking about leaving town, I was desperately hoping Flo would agree to go with her. I can’t stand either of them, and I really wish B&B would stop shoehorning them into every story.

I also never understood why Katie forgave Bill for what he did with Steffy, how he hurt Liam and neglected Will, etc. when just a year ago, she was suing him for full custody and wanted nothing to do with him! The writers never should have broken up Thorne and Katie; they were a much more stable couple and they really did Ingo Rademacher dirty by giving him no material and writing him out a year after his debut.

As for Brooke and Ridge, this story has been done to death over and over again. They’re always kissing and sleeping with other people, at this point it’s just part of the fabric of their relationship. Apparently, we’re supposed to believe that they’re “endgame” but how many more “life-long commitments” must they make for it to stick? They’ve already had EIGHT weddings! Enough with this insanity!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Jimmy…EIGHT weddings, huh??? I had lost count after the first 3 weddings…lol.

Kay
Kay

I believe for the week of March 16 it became number one among soap viewers! Go figure!

Gloria
Gloria

This was set in motion when Brooke went off the rails storming into Eric’s more than once & screaming at him to divorce Quinn! That was so out of character for her to behave that way. Understandably she was upset about Shauna & Ridge & Quinn’s part that but she never should have crossed Quinn to the point she did. Quinn tried more than once to make peace with Brooke then she warned her. Still I think Quinn was wrong (& Shauna should never have been on Brooke’s property or recorded the kiss or showed it to anyone . . .) And I think Brooke should have turned the tables on Ridge & brought up the fact that he left her for months, worried to death about his crazy son (they still don’t know 1/2 of the horrible things he did. Will it ever all come out?) Ridge actually had divorce papers drawn up & signed & then all that carrying on with Shauna? And nobody in that room has clean hands. They should have all excused themselves & left Brooke & Ridge alone. Remember when “Miss Innocent” Katie lived moved in with Bridget & Nick? And there was Steffi so righteous. Remember Steffi & Bill? And Quinn kidnapping Liam & keeping him prisoner & SLEEPING with him for months? Well, I got carried away. Can’t wait til Monday.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I admit I watched this week. Thought it would be good to tune in during this shelter-at-home period and boost the ratings but I am so disappointed. It hurts to see these characters (all past 30, most past 40 and 50! all so worldly and successful!) act like junior high mean girls. And I have watched B&B long enough to know the shock and awe of this revealed Brooke-Bill kiss is so hypocritical. (Don’t get me started on the characters’ surprise and wonder over the idea of a digital picture frame? Where have they been?) I wish Brooke was written to say a broadcast equivalent of F U to everyone condemning her. She kissed a man she once loved. Big deal. There have been too many weddings I cannot care if she and Bill ever were wed. The institution means nothing on this show. That we even had this party for Ridge and Brooke seems stupid. (RJ is smart to never come home! And he is the only child Ridge and Brooke share. What’s that about?) I had hoped when Stephanie died that Eric would marry Brooke and become the solid core of the show. I like the two of them together. Instead Brooke is a punching bag, often for being right. I would love to see her be strong and alone. The long road to recasting Ridge rendered the character unimportant. He does nothing admirable and is hardly a hero to root for. B&B has many ideas it can explore but chooses not to. Brooke was an alcoholic for two minutes! The ballyhooed return of the Spectras lasted a couple months. Overall, women are played badly on B&B. Sure they are in positions of power and leadership yet those Logan sisters are weak and isn’t the slightest bit creepy each has taken turns with many of the same men? It is delightful to see Quinn do something again, but he motivation for protecting her place as Mrs. Eric Forrester seems wrong here.

Nik
Nik

One of the best episodes, ever, in a long time.

General Hospital

GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

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Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has just told Jason that she believes the signs are all there that Mike is on his final decline and battle with Alzheimers. Mike is unresponsive, not eating. and slipping away quickly. She believes he wants to let go, but is holding on for Sonny’s sake, something that tears through Jason.  Knowing Jason was told something by Elizabeth, Sonny asks what it is.  That is when Jason tells Sonny he thinks Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.

An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

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Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

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These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

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All My Children

ABC and PEOPLE’s ‘The Story of Soaps’: What Was Your Review Of It?

Tuesday’s night airing of ABC and PEOPLE’s two-hour special The Story of Soaps featured many notable daytime and primetime soap stars, past and present, clips from backstage to classic memorable moments, and some participants who were providing commentary on the erosion of the daytime soaps in our culture.  Still others, maintained and realized that everything today is serialized from the news we watch, to some of Netflix’s most binge-watchable series, and of course, the birth of reality-programming.

Throughout the airing of the special, The Story of Soaps was trending on Twitter and social media either at the #2, #3 or #4 spots for the entire duration of the broadcast presentation, and the cancelled and beloved All My Children was also at one point trending.

However, known soap writers, journalists, ardent fans, and actors of the genre, were all on Twitter last night live-tweeting their thoughts as the special went down, and there was definitely mixed reactions and reviews, when all was said and done.

What the special did not shy away from, but tackled, was Luke’s rape of Laura at the campus disco on General Hospital. and how that moment now, as Genie Francis (Laura), so eloquently put, would be considered as ‘date rape’ in our culture.  The series even included a pivotal moment where Laura addresses Luke (Tony Geary) about the rape years later, after helping Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) through her rape ordeal.

John Stamos (Ex-Blackie Parrish, GH) got a bevy of “Right On’s!” for his comment that the soaps do not get the credit that they deserve and clearly came through as one of the soaps greatest supporters, as did former The Doctors and Knots Landing star, Alec Baldwin.

However, throughout the two-hours, Andy Cohen’s commentary was thread throughout; mostly citing soap’s demise and the creation of reality-programming and his “Real Housewives” franchise, that the special touted as the new soap operas.  It continued on the narrative that people preferred to see real-life drama then made-up drama on a fictional soap.  And while, that has been a trend in American culture for decades, the commentary came off as often out of place in a celebration of the soaps; and bringing in a lot of negativity to the special that soap fans were tired of hearing.

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In a lighting rod moment, Cohen stated: “I know Susan Lucci doesn’t agree with me, but I think that the Housewives have replaced soap operas because truth is stranger than fiction. Soaps became kind of unnecessary because you could do it with real people, and they’re writing the drama themselves.”

The special did also address the cancellations of All My Children and One Life to Live, (which many were not sure they were going to do – given this special was airing on ABC), where One Life’s leading lady and six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) said what we all wanted to sa ywhen the ax fell on the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, “People were horrified”.

Clearly, OJ Simpson and his murder trial and reality-programming were also given a chunk of time to show where the once mighty landscape of daytime soaps which once had 13 shows on the air, dwindled town to 4.  But, it would have been nice to see more time spent on how in this day and age, the people in this current landscape of the genre work so hard to get episodes done at an unbelievable pace, and how in that climate the performers still deliver gut-wrenching performances.

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Former Loving, OLTL and Breaking Bad star, Bryan Cranston, did point out how the once powerful soaps, just don’t have the dollars they used to, and need to, to help with production costs and their taping schedule.

Viewers were reminded of soaps’ socially relevant storylines including hankie-inducing moments from: Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Stone’s (Michael Sutton) HIV/AIDS storyline on General Hospital, to Billy Douglas being a gay teen coming out on One Life to Live, played by a young Ryan Phillippe.

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There also did not seem time spent on the contributions of William J. Bell; one of the most prominent writers of the soap genre of all-time.

For many commenting on social media last night, there seemed to be a feeling of some glaring omissions of participants who could speak on this genre, who have been in the trenches as soap producers, soap writers, pundits, actors, and more, who were not included in the special.

So, what was your review of The Story of Soaps? How would you grade it? Do you feel it accurately reflected the history of the genre?  Were you happily surprised,  or when it came to the end where you over it, or somewhere in between? Sound off in the comment section below.  Below are some tweets from notables who have worked as an actor, a writer, and a journalist in the soaps.  

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Stacy Haiduk and Linsey Godfrey Deliver ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Fans of Days of our Lives knew when the mother of all showdowns was going to go down, it would be the payoff they had waited for – the rightful bio-mom would finally hold her baby in her arms!

In emotional and top-notch performances from Stacy Haiduk (Kristen) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Kristen finally comes face-to-face with baby Rachel, who Sarah had kidnapped, although Sarah believed for so long that she was raising her daughter, MacKenzie.   When she learned the bombshell truth, that the child was not hers and that her baby died, she took off with the little one to Europe.

On last Tuesday’s episode, an overwrought and pissed Kristen tells Sarah: “Where the hell do you think you’re going with my baby?”  Sarah calls the child her daughter.  Trying to reason with her Kristen knows Sarah loves Rachel.  Then, Sarah goes on how she was there from the beginning and helped the baby through cancer.  Kristen knows and appreciates that, but also says it should have been her that was doing all of that, and all of those moments and more were stolen from her.

Sarah calls out Kristen and says she is incapable of being a good mother. Cornered Sarah says she will scream if Kristen tries to take Rachel out of her arms.  Kristen relates that her baby is alive and she’s so very sorry that her joy is Sarah’s mourning. Kristen truly thanks Sarah for everything she’s done the entire time to raise her little girl,  But, she asks Sarah to please hand over her child.  Sobbing, Sarah finally does just that.

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Next, Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Xander (Paul Telfer) show up at the scene, and for the first time, Brady and Kristen hold their daughter. Their joy turns to more sorrow when they realize Kristen can never go back to Salem. If she does, she will be sent to prison for stabbing Victor (John Aniston).   When Brady agrees to disappear with her, Kristen won’t  let him do that.  Brady says that if he has to let her go to protect her and their child, he will step aside.  In another heartbreaking moment, Brady tells Rachel he loves her and says his heart will be with her, always.  Kristen promises to give her the life she deserves and the two say goodbye!

Later, Sarah returns to Abigail and Chad’s apartment where she tells Rex (Kyle Lowder) what happened and that she handed over the baby. She cries as Rex holds her as Xander (Paul Telfer) arrives, and Sarah is not-to-pleased to see him!

All complex emotional scenes, that is why Michael Fairman TV names Stacy and Linsey are Power Performances of the Week.  Let us know what you thought of their big scenes via the comment section below.

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