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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Don Diamont & Scott Clifton Shine In Father/Son Scenes; As Bill Watches Liam’s Meltdown Over the Accident that Killed Vinny

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On Thursday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, emotional two-person scenes were the order of the day featuring three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Scott Clifton (who may nab a nominations next year for this story) and longtime soap vet, Don Diamont.

In story, Dollar Bill has done everything to protect his son by covering up all the evidence in his attempt to save Liam from surely a murder sentence and going to prison.

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Bill’s theory: if anyone were to find out that Liam was driving Bill’s car when suddenly out of nowhere came Vinny (Joe LoCicero) – who Liam hates – and he hit him with the car and fatally killed the guy, they would think he had intent and motive. (However, to us there has to be more to the story! Did Vinny just randomly happen to be on the road that Liam and Bill were driving on and walking across it?)

At Bill’s place, Liam is agonizing as he keeps flashing back to the accident.  When Bill comes in from a morning jog, Liam is astonished that his father was out jogging, when they are in deep hot water for covering up their now hit and run.  Bill gets angry and tells him he actually went to see if there are were any cameras near the accident and he is happy to report there were none, so Liam is in the clear.  Therefore, Liam needs to keep his mouth shut and let this go and move on with his life and reuniting with Hope (Annika Noelle).

Not able to live with the cover-up, the lies, and what he did, Liam is insisting he has to go to the police, but Bill shouts: “You are not going to the police!” Liam goes on to his own subplot theory that they can say he hit an animal and then turn themselves in. Bill keeps firing back at his son, that he cannot do anything of the sort. He has done everything to protect his son in this mess and Liam could screw that all up with one wrong move.  Bill says, “All you have to do is…” and Liam fires back, “Pretend it never happened.”

It is then that Bill tells Liam that killing Vinny will haunt him whether he’s behind bars or a free man, and that he should opt for the latter.  Now unraveling, Liam’s convinced the police will figure out their cover-up. Just then, Bill pulls out a news report on his phone about the hit-and-run that has no leads and no ID of the body.  He assures his son there will never be any leads because he took care of everything.

Just then, Hope texts Liam wondering where he is for their lunch date.  Bill tells Liam to text her back saying something came up, he is in no condition to see anyone till he pulls himself together.  Liam texts back that he can’t make it.  When Hope texts back in response, “I hope you’re okay,” that sets up the end of the episode where Liam begins to hyperventilate and cannot catch his breathe, and is frightened and grief-stricken, and horrified at what he has done.  Bill comes to his aid and tells him he will not let anything happen to his son, and to dig deep to put this accident behind him.  Bill expresses that if Liam can’t do it himself, to lean on him.

However, Vinny was just ID’d in the hospital morgue by Finn (Tanner Novlan), so there’s that!

Kudos to both Scott Clifton and Don Diamont for the riveting scenes between father and son within the episode.

So, what did you think of Scott and Don’s performance? How will Bill and Liam be able to continue to cover-up the hit and run of Vinny? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, watch the final moments from the episode below.

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Great performances by Scott and Don but we expect nothing less. I am sure that Mr. Bell has more story to tell! And why was Vinny walking along the very road that Liam was driving on? Did he spare his life to put Liam away in prison to free Hope for Thomas? Vinny seemed to show extreme hatred for Liam but maybe he had hoped for just an injury but the worst happened. Stay tuned!

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Some how even though I am not a steady watcher these days I have this little feeling somebody whacked Vinny and threw him on the street ! I think we all thought Liam shot old dad and then we dragged Hunter Tylo out of the bushes and made her the bad guy ! Oh my Brad you just are so transparent ! The best actor on this show is the guy who plays Thomas and he will more then likely thrown to the wolves! Oh soap operas hmmm

Dennis M
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Dennis M

Of course Liam didn’t hit Vinny. I’m sure it will be revealed that he actually hit a deer. Bill Bell needs to up his game. We are not fooled lol

Michael Teale
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Michael Teale

I have to say, this was Scott Clifton’s best work in a long time. I see him getting an Emmy nom next year for this. You can see Liam’s anguish over the possibility that he killed Vinny when we all know he didn’t. There are so many possibilities on who killed Vinny. My money is on either Thomas or Finn (but why would he do that when he’s a doctor and he lives by the “do no harm” creed that doctor’s live by? I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

Violet Lemm
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Michael Teale
I have not really seen any anger or animosity towards Vinnie since the truth all came out. Vinnie was Thomas’s life long friend, though I have never seen or heard of him when Thomas was growing up. In fact his buddy was always Sally, Sr.son, the one trying to take young Sally’s building away from her. I degress, but seems like everyone was accounted for, so we’ll have to wait and see who they drag out of the bushes as Kay just said.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

OMG, What was called “rivoting scenes” were just boring and tiresome. Bill being the bully and Liam whining and sniveling as usual. They are both right in a way. Bill for wanting to save and protect his son and Liam for wanting to do the right thing. I guess Bill made the ultimate sacrifice, selling his wonder car to the Sheik. Of course, Thomas will be probably get a lot of attention from the police, though I think Vinnie wronged Steffy, Finn, Hope and Liam the most.I don’t believe in coincidence much, so I don’t really believe Vinnie was just… Read more »

Momo
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Momo

I learned not to call Liam in a crisis.

Mitchell
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I am so sick of punk ass Liam! First, fainting when he realizes Vinny is dead now seeing his excruciating crying and begging to tell the truth about the situation. It was bad enough seeing his agonizing about telling Hope about he and Steffy, but all this crying and sobbing is too much. But Scott is an amazing actor which is why I hate his punk ass character lol!

rose
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Mitchell…I feel much the same way. As a woman I have never been able to see Liam’s appeal. But I don’t like Dollar Bill at all. He’s got his own selfish “crimes.” But Especially after what he did to the talented Sally Spectra so he could build a monument to himself. She and her family were the only ones I liked on B&B, and now she is being made the conniving woman on Y&R.

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rose
I agree with you on every point.I could never understand what Brooke and Katey saw in Bill. He is totally obnoxious and if I was his son, would never be a dad I could look up to.I also hate what they did to Sally Spectra, she was different back when she was with the previous Thomas, or as she called him, Bucko. I hoped she would be different when she came to Genoa City. I can’t even stand the way she speaks. As for Liam, not the man I’d want for my daughter.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Such a turn of events. I didn’t see this sacrifice of Vinny’s coming or that it would fall into Thomas’s lap like that. I’am not all that surprised at Justin’s betrayal of Bill. I thought the worm would have turned years ago.He probably was waiting for something like this to fall into his lap and couldn’t believe his good luck when Thomas spilled his guts to him.
So now we wait and see how long it takes Thomas to break him down, but in the meantime Justin could at least throw him a hamburger.

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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Michael at a Crossroads; What Did You Think of Christian LeBlanc’s 30th Anniversary Episode?

Monday’s episode of The Young and the Restless brought with it three-time Daytime Emmy winner Christian LeBlanc’s (Michael Baldwin) 30th anniversary show.

In the story, after winning a high-profile case, Michael meets up with his wife, Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) at Society to celebrate the court victory, only he ponders if he should quit while he is ahead and go out on top with a great winning-streak or change course in his life and do something else. Michael is at crossroads which sets the tone for characters and loved ones to weigh-in on what they think he should do, give him some advice, and he even gets a job offer within the hour.

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The episode was at its absolute best when it went to flashbacks of Michael’s story through the years as it touched upon his dynamic with other key members of his family and Genoa City.  It was there we were reminded, and at times, grabbed for the hankies, of some of the emotional moments of Michael’s past all played brilliantly by LeBlanc.

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Y&R did dance around the controversial relationship between Michael and Christine (Lauralee Bell), but did touch upon it via a clip of Michael’s heinous vendetta against a younger Christine with him determined to break down a wall, literally, and attack her, and, as longtime viewers know, Michael wound up shot by Paul who saved Christine  The dialog brought up: how Michael was consumed with revenge, how he hit rock bottom, and that his prison time ended up being life-saving and life-changing, and how, in the end, Christine did help him reclaim his legal career, and that they were able to put the past behind them.

Next, Victor (Eric Braeden) shows up at the bar and winds up sitting with Lauren and Michael, and while Victor and Michael recall their often- contentious professional relationship in flashbacks, Victor offers Michael a job to work at Newman Media; leaving Michael to ponder the offer.

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Then, Lauren called the Baldwin/Fisher clan to show up. So together, Gloria (Judith Chapman), Kevin (Greg Rikaart), and Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) lend moral support to Michael during his decision process. It is there that some of the best flashbacks in the episode occur:  One, where Gloria wants the chance to be a mother to her boys, another, where Michael sits by Kevin’s hospital bedside lamenting on how he could have been a better brother and that he left him behind, and then another where Kevin tells Michael how important he is to him and that they repaired their relationship.

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After the trio leave, it’s just Lauren and Michael, where the two recall moments in their relationship and in the end, Michael knows what he wants to do – spend more time with Lauren.

Watch the final moments of Christian’s anniversary episode below, followed by our most recent interview with LeBlanc and his dear friend and Y&R co-star Michelle Stafford (Phyllis).

Now let us know, what did you think of Christian’s 30th anniversary episode of Y&R? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: A Shocked Brooke Exclaims: “Oh, My God! I Was Drinking Last Night!”

Score one for Sheila (Kimberlin Brown)! On Monday’s continuance of the New Year’s episode of CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, a hungover Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) wakes up next to Deacon (Sean Kanan) in her bed, just as Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) is finally able to make it home to his wife.

Horrified that she is next to Deacon and with a pounding headache, Brooke jumps up and realizes she had been drinking… booze! The stunning realization makes her flash back to the night before where she now recalls doing vodka shots, horsing around with Deacon and kissing him.

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Deacon assures her that he was gentleman and nothing happened between them. As she hears Ridge pull up to the house, and now downstairs with Deacon, she begs him to leave ASAP and to never come back.  He slips out the back.   Ridge comes in to the house thrilled to see Brooke who is literally coming apart at the seams.

Next, Deacon goes to the infamous bar where he met up with Sheila in the first place.  He tries some non-alcoholic champagne. Sheila is there, but lurks. She then goes to the bar to pry about what happened on New Year’s Eve with Brooke.  Deacon is not giving up any intel to her.  However, Sheila figures out Brooke’s life must have imploded, if Deacon was testing the champagne.  In addition, via a flashback, viewers saw just how Sheila switched the labels on the champagne bottles to set this whole plot against Brooke in motion. Very clever, Sheila!

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Back at the house. Ridge knows something is off with Brooke.  While he holds her, she cries.  When Ridge goes upstairs, Brooke begins to sob as she heads back to where all the alcohol is while staring at the Vodka, wondering what triggered her to drink again.  It was a great performance by Katherine Kelly Lang.

Now the question is, will Brooke just keep drinking? Will she get into AA stat? Share your thoughts on the episode and what you think will happen next in the comment section below. But first, check out the final moments of Monday’s B&B.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Tracy Tells Laura that Luke is “Gone”. What Will Her Next Sentence Be?

Is Luke Spencer (Tony Geary) literally dead-dead? That’s the question on viewers minds after the shocking ending of Monday’s first episode of the new year of General Hospital.

In the key scene at the end of Monday’s show, Tracy, played by Jane Elliot, makes a surprise visit to Laura’s (Genie Francis) just as the clock is about to strike midnight on New Year’s Eve in Port Charles.

When Laura, who is with Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), opens the front door, she sees Tracy standing there.  An emotional Tracy tells Laura,”It’s Luke. He’s gone.”  Laura is gut-punched.  We fade to black.  The audience is stunned that, first, GH kept under wraps the return of Elliot, but second, that they truly would kill off the iconic character of Luke Spencer.

Since the airing of the episode, fans and viewers of the ABC soap, have been trying to figure out if this is a fake out, and Tracy will continue her explanation on tomorrow’s episode and reveal that, perhaps, Luke has disappeared?

Geary had previously made it clear he would not return to the GH.  So, could this be a story-driven point and the show is really saying buh-bye to Luke? Is this tied to what Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy) wants to get out of the mind of Drew Cain (Cameron Mathison), after Victor’s rather threatening and revealing conversation with Peter (Wes Ramsey), who has unfortunately awakened from his coma?  Stay tuned!

Now, weigh-in: what do you think Tracy’s next sentence will be to Laura? What do you think has happened to Luke? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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