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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Has Li Gone Off the Rails to Keep Finn Away and All to Herself?


On Tuesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, we learned more of the back-story of just how Li (Naomi Matsuda) rescued/saved/took Finn (Tanner Novlan)!

In a flashback, we see Li in a doctors white lab coat with with a stethoscope listening to another doctor ‘s diagnosis of the situation, where he tells her that when they found Finn shot in the alley, he had a weak heartbeat.  The doctor says there is really no chance to revive him. Turns out, when the ambulance brought a shot Finn to the hospital, it was the hospital Li worked at, not where Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) went to recover from her gunshot wounds.

Li talks to a comatose Finn and reveals that she snuck him out of the hospital (not quite sure how she did that given his dire life and death situation), and that she falsified his death certificate.

Now, a defiant Li, shares with her son, that anyone else would have given up on him, but not a mother, not this mother.  She goes on to say that everything went wrong when Finn got caught up with Steffy and the world of the Forresters, which ultimately led to Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) coming to town.

At the end of the episode as Steffy comes to the realization that Finn is never coming back, we get a split-screen moment of her grief, and Li willing Finn back to health.

But here’s what we can surmise and the questions that loom:  Is Li going to go off the rails? Is she going to just keep Finn away from everyone, because no one really realized the emotional toll it took on her when Sheila was revealed to be Finn’s birth mother? Could this all be a set-up that eventually it will be Sheila who rescues Finn from Li and reunites him with Steffy?  Is this story how they will redeem Sheila? And, from the looks of it, will Liam and Steffy once again sleep together as he tries to ‘comfort’ her through her grieving process?

Where do you think B&B is headed with this storyline? Weigh-in via the comment section, but first take a look at the key scene from yesterday’s B&B.

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More dumb story from B and B. Why wouldn’t he be at the same hospital as Steffy? Wouldn’t the police have to see the body and get the bullet out of him? An autopsy would have had to be done. And Steffy as next of kin would claim the body. Steffy wanted to see her kids but never asked to see Finn’s body? And Li just happened to be at that hospital and have equipment in her apartment? I know it’s a soap and they take liberties but this is once again too much.

Li in my opinion has gone off the rails for sure. I’m here for it.

What? Huh?

This story makes absolutely no sense. Didn’t somebody at the hospital wonder why there was nobody to take to the morgue? And if someone has a faint pulse like Li said, they aren’t going to sign a death certificate.
Most of all, no more Liam and Steffy, PLEASE!!!

Moreover wouldn’t a hospital call the police the moment they realized a patient had gone missing with all his parafanalia? Crazy.

sorry, meant no body, not nobody

After not seeing Sheila for a week, I just don’t understand how I sat through all the boring years without her. Sheila makes the show.

Stupid storytelling. This plot continued so long with no genuine suspense. The truth about Finn’s parentage and adoption was dropped on us and we moved on. But we had endless time and debate over misunderstandings and actions from a swapped champagne bottle. Sheila shot Steffy and Finn deliberately. She cannot be redeemed for me. Why? To have her behave badly again? And since we really never engaged with Finn’s parents until the wedding, who cares about Li? Motivations aside, B&B seems to use brain tumors and mental illness to explain away heinous actions with those committing such never facing consequences. Maybe this all be blamed on that Hope doll. Did it tell Sheila what to do?

In real life, I agree that Sheila can’t be redeemed. In soap world though, I think what they will do is have the investigation be “botched”, especially when Finn is shown to still be alive, which will get Sheila out of jail. She will keep wanting to make amends and no one will be having it UNTIL Finn insists. They will be so thankful that he’s still alive that they will go along with it begrudgingly.

If the show plays its cards right, they will let Sheila teeter on being bad for years to soak up the Nielsen ratings and then finally do something bad OR take out someone even worse using her badness.

Others at death’s door have been saved in soaps before. So I will suspend a reality check about Li finding Finn still has a faint heartbeat. If I were her I would try to hide Finn away from all of the rest of the disfunction family members, too. Especially Sheila since she has a history with her husband. Even from her own husband who kept the secret he was Finn’s bio father. And even though Kimberlin as played the role of Sheila well, no redemption. Time for her to go. And please no Liam and needy Steffy again. Can’t imagine wanting to be with wishy-washy Liam. And I don’t care for Steffy even in good times.

Certainly agree with you.I’d hide Finn from Steffy, if he was my son too. I just wonder if she’ll face legal ramifications when he’s discovered to be alive.

What happened to him needing to be autopsied? Isn’t Baker wondering what happened to his dead body? However, I am glad Finn is alive. Li does seem to want to keep Finn away from Steffy. I also wonder where Jack is. Has he not been told his son is dead?

Don’t think Baker wonders about very much, except where his next hotdog is coming from. Didn’t he give Finn and Steffy’s belongings back rather soon? Usually they hold on to those things until after the investigation is over, so guess as far as he’s concerned it’s all over. Sheila’s in the slammer, wham,bam, thank you mam!

Not sure that this is a dumb storyline as people go off the rails all the time. Quite plausible that Li would want to save her son from both Sheila and her own unfaithful husband Jack which might explain his absence. Brad Bell is smart enough to know that this is May sweeps for ratings and he is making the most of it with a current high of 3.2M viewers during a renewal year. Appears that objective has been accomplished so keep crazy Li and Sheila rolling! Thanks for the fun.

One thing is that Sheila is not stupid and doesn’t miss a trick and she sure picked up on what Li was saying about her shooting Finn and Steffy and always using the present term is and not was. It’s her damn fault that Sheila escaped and the dumb police for allowing her visitors.


Y&R’s Eileen Davidson Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Taking on a DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) storyline on the soaps can be extraordinarily challenging for the performer who is tasked with making a clear distinction and delineation between the various alters of their character.

However, the other trick to playing this kind of story, is often having the various alters trying to hide the fact from those they know and love of what is truly going on with them, so as not to tip them off, as to what is happening to them as they battle for control of a person’s psyche.

The gold standard is One Life to Live icon Erika Slezak’s (ex-Viki) Emmy-winning and gut-wrenching and riveting DID storyline where we met Tori, Niki (although we met her earlier in the life of the show), Tommy, Princess, Jean and even her father, Victor.

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Now in 2024, The Young and the Restless’ Eileen Davidson is playing out a new DID storyline for the first time as Ashley Abbott. We knew decades ago that Ashley had a breakdown and has suffered psychological issues, but this has taken it to a new level. And, let’s be real, if you are going to give someone currently on a soap a DID story, who better than Davidson, who is used to playing multiple characters at one time as she did on Days of our Lives. Although on DAYS, each of the characters were their own distinct person, while now on Y&R, Ashley’s alters are fighting for control of her being,

Last week, on the Thursday, April 12th episode of the CBS soap opera, Davidson truly got to shine, as in front of the Abbott family and through what was supposed to be an intervention (they hadn’t figure out what the hell was happening to her), Ashley was flipping from alter to alter. We know there is Ms. Abbott, and Ash thus far, but there is said to be one more alter a-coming.

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In the key scenes, Davidson’s internal struggle was played pretty masterfully in a scene where she literally is in a tug of war with her alters and flings herself on the couch, while Jack (Peter Bergman), Diane (Susan Walters), Billy (Jason Thompson) and Traci (Beth Maitland) look on. Of course, there are the soap trope scenes of alters in handcuffs while the other is on the loose. And leave it to Billy to figure out Ashley is suffering from DID from his past experience.

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While this all seemed to spring from Ashley’s messy relationship with Tucker (Trevor St. John) and a throw back to an old car accident where she lost her unborn baby, is there some other underlying issue in Ashley’s past that was even more traumatizing that will be revealed as another trigger for this massive personality split? We shall see.

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In the meantime, Michael Fairman TV names Eileen Davidson’s work the Power Performance of the Week, and rest assured, come 2025, Davidson will find herself going for the third Daytime Emmy win as Lead Actress for this storyline.

So, let us know, what did you think of Eileen’s performance? Are you enjoying Ashley’s DID storyline? What do you think will happen to her next? Comment below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: “Sugar Sugar! Oh, Honey Honey”

The Bold and the Beautiful revealed at the end of the Friday April 13th episode what many viewers had guessed, that it wasn’t Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) who died when Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) stabbed her, but it had to her doppelgänger, Sugar, or at least it seems that way.

Deacon (Sean Kanan) has been beside himself since seeing what was supposed to be Sheila’s body being cremated, but revealing the body had ten toes and not nine, and we all know Sheila had cut off her toe, so she only had nine.

While explaining his thoughts that she is alive to Finn (Tanner Novlan) and then trying later to explain to Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), Deacon is more convinced that something is wrong here. Meanwhile, Finn went to talk to Steffy about Deacon’s theory, which stuns her, as she believed she killed Sheila in self-defense.


At Il Giardino, Deacon looks at his phone then slams it down. He flashes back to the body going into the crematorium oven saying to himself, “Maybe I’m not going crazy. Maybe that wasn’t you. And if that wasn’t you, maybe you’re out there. Maybe you need my help.”

Deacon gets on Sheila’s laptop and tries to find something that might help him figure out where Sheila has gone. He looks at her text message communications and sees a section from an unknown number. He opens the messages, and Deacon reads that they’re from someone named “Sugar.”  That person said she was going to find Sheila. In the messages, Sheila made it clear she wanted no part of her. But it could be that Sheila met up with Sugar, or was forced too?


In a quick history lesson about the character of Sugar: she was originally played by Robin Mattson on B&B, and was a former prison warden who helped Sheila escape and then joined her in kidnapping Ridge Forrester to hold him for ransom. A twisted plot ensued, where flames engulfed the foundry they were at and Ridge was presumed dead. Meanwhile, Sheila and Sugar disappeared with Massimo and Sheila’s baby, Diana.

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Fast forward to 2006, Sheila returned to Genoa City to go after Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman) again and was arrested for attacking Scott Grainger (Peter Barton). In a shocker, when Lauren went to visit Sheila in the slammer, she learned that the woman behind bars was actually Sugar, who had been given plastic surgery and now looks exactly like Sheila.

Now the questions become, did Sheila know that Sugar was going to attack Steffy? Did they have a plan and it went awry, or was Sheila hoping she could get rid of both Sugar and Steffy, by having her daughter-in-law sent to prison for her “murder”? Or, is Sheila out there somewhere in trouble?

Share your theories via the comment section below, and if you knew all along that it would be revealed that Sugar is the person who actually died and not Sheila. But first, check out next week on B&B where Deacon gets a visit from Lauren.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Drew and Nina Get Physical; Were You Surprised or Did You Expect it to Happen?

On the Tuesday, April 9th episode of General Hospital, Drew (Cameron Mathison) and Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) explosive relationship just turned up the heat another notch.

In story, Nina who was responsible (although she doesn’t see it that way) for Drew being sent to prison for insider trading when she tipped off the SEC, let out her feelings to him about how to get back in the good graces of her daughter, Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) and Michael (Chad Duell). In doing so, she asks him for his help with it.

For months, the two have had nothing short of contentious moments, where Drew has not let Nina off the hook for what he did to him, or to his ex Carly (Laura Wright). Fast-forward and when alone in the Crimson office, Nina brings up wanting to stick it to Carly again.

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As they banter back and forth, Drew can’t figure out why he should help Nina at all with any of her manipulations. Suddenly, as he tried to exit, his shirt rips and exposes his bare chest and abs, and Nina get quite an eyeful. From there, things become physical and before you know it, Drew and Nina are making out and having their version of hate-sex.


Cameron Mathison spoke to Soap Opera Digest on the shocking turn events, sharing, “I didn’t see it coming at all. I really didn’t. I think the audience did. Cynthia did some appearances and I guess the audience was ‘You and Drew, there’s some sexy chemistry there.’ I was like, ‘Wait, what? Really?’ I didn’t even get it. So I love it that it was very unexpected. The writers saw it, too. And, I love that it’s not a typical way for two people to be … physical. I was gonna say intimate, but there’s not a lot of intimacy there. And then as soon as it’s over, it’s back to arguing and giving each other crap again. It was really cute and really well done.”

As the fallout for their office room romp will air on the Wednesday April 10th episode, just how will the two deal with the fact that they had this fiery passionate moment in the weeks and months ahead? Will this be Nina’s new plot to get at Carly to be seen with her ex? Will Drew and Nina never speak of this again? (Well, this is a soap opera, after all, that’s pretty doubtful), or is this part of a major reset for some of the characters on the canvas now that Patrick Mulcahey and Elizabeth Korte are co-head writing the show?


Speaking on the aftermath of the tryst, Mathison added, “The two of them are both like, all right, let’s forget about that and move on. It’s like a weird kind of aggression attraction. There’s obviously attraction there, but I don’t think either of them expected it, and I think they’re both totally shocked and surprised by it. I think Drew gets a kick out of it whereas Nina is a little embarrassed by it.”

Now let us know, did you see this coming? Did you think Drew and Nina would have sex? What do you think of the story turn? Comment below.

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