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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Hope Is Reunited With Beth; And Liam Is The Hero


One thing that The Bold and the Beautiful does better than any other show in the genre is those big sweeping, majestic pay-offs, after months of fans tearing out their hair hoping that the truth will finally be revealed.  But when it does, its a watershed moment; which usually brings the audience to tears.

On Monday and Tuesday’s episode, B&B did just that, bringing the climax of the this first major arc of the story to a conclusion following Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) and Liam (Scott Clifton) going to toe-to-toe, or should we say fist-to-fist, which led them to the rooftop, which led to Liam’s headlock on Thomas with a confused Hope (Annika Noelle) standing there as the men try to kill each other.  However in the process, Liam getting Thomas to admit to Hope that he knew Beth was alive.  Since Thomas did not dispute, Hope knew it was true!

Next, Thomas gets out of Liam’s grip and runs off.  At that moment … cue the beautiful backdrop,  high above the building with all of Los Angeles below them, and the looks and the hugs between Liam and Hope as overjoyed parents knowing the little girl they thought had died was alive.


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Thank goodness, Liam, played to perfection by Scott Clifton was not a doofus in this story, but was the one to put all the pieces together, with a major assist from Douglas!  And … kudos to Annika Noelle for her emotional turn as the big bombshell and secret was finally let out of the bag.

Later At the cliff house, Liam sends the babysitter home since Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) is out (We will get to that point in a minute).  Hope is overcome with emotion as they get close to the room where Beth is.  Liam goes to get Beth, while Hope has a flashback to that horrible night in Catalina where she was told her baby died.

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When Liam appears with Beth,  Hope tells the little one that they are going to start over, since she never got a chance to hold her or raise her.  Beth utters “Mama, mama,” as Hope sobs tears of joy, and Liam looks on.  Next, Liam and Hope share a kiss as they realize all seems well as they have their baby back.

But hold on! What do you think Steffy will do next?  Is she just going to let Beth go that easy?  We don’t think so! Stay tuned.

So, what did you think of the moment when Hope realized Beth was truly alive, and shared the moment with Liam on the rooftop, and then later was re-introduced to the baby girl she thought she had lost? Comment below.

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  1. Kay

    August 7, 2019 at 10:34 am

    One of the most pathetic storylines that idiot bell has told now that it is over can this buffoon tell a story with his other cast ? So sick of seeing the story always about the same three people ! Please end the character of Steffy from these other two morons gosh please have Kelly be Bill’s he has destroyed his fathers legacy

  2. Shari

    August 7, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    What an actress!! Annika Noelle’s look of pure elation made me burst into tears. You could just feel the realization that her child was alive from her facial expressions. She didn’t even need to say a word. Had to re-watch it a couple of times. SO SO GREAT!

  3. Alan

    August 7, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Ugh. Why?!?!?!?

    I miss the old days when this baby switch would’ve played out for 3 or 4 months and then back burnered for a few years with several almost reveals before the big pay off. Waiting until baby Beth was 5 or 6 years old would’ve been much more dramatic and emotional as the child was ripped from the only mother she’d ever known and then forced to live with a new mother. Once again this show never fails to disappoint.

    And of course baby Beth will get sick and need a donor and they’ll test Kelly who won’t be match because she’s really Bill’s baby but then Steffy will be pregnant with Liam’s baby from their one night together after Thomas drugged him.


  4. Jimmy

    August 7, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    I’m ready to see everyone go down for this. Reese, Flo, Zoe, Shauna… send them all to prison and commit Thomas to a psych ward. This story has completely ruined the fabric of the show, and has bent so many characters to fit the plot, not least of all Thomas. Flo and Shauna have been terrible additions to the canvas, and with Zoe being a relatively new character that many viewers hadn’t warmed up to yet, throwing her into the mix and having her be complicit in this crime did not score her any points. Zander did the smart thing by getting out of dodge. But I guess one good thing came out of the story – Emma’s death. She was insufferable, and the actress was terrible. Good riddance to this story.

  5. James R. Poissant

    August 8, 2019 at 6:01 am

    The story didn’t go as long as I had hoped for but yet it was so great to see the climax. Once the payoff started coming together, my heart was pumping so fast it was just so overwhelming.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Elani Wedding (Photos): What Did You Think Of The Nuptials?

This week on Days of our Lives saw the first African-American couple to be married on-screen in the 54-year history of Days of our Lives.  Now while Lani (Sal Stowers) and Eli (Lamon Archey) tried before in a previous ceremony, this one did the job … they are now officially husband and wife!

The ceremony was attended by Lani’s dad, Abe Reynolds (James Reynolds), her mother Tamara Price (Marily McCoo), Billy Davis Jr.  as a former FBI mentor to Eli, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) – it was her restaurant after all and she is Eli’s grandmother.  Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) presided over the ceremony.

There were some unwelcome guests at the ceremony as well; leading the bride to question, are we doomed?  Why does this keep happening to us everytime we tried to get hitch!

However, fate was on Lani and Eli’s side this day, as even Gabi (Camila Banus) with her antics, and a shocking arrival from Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel), couldn’t rain on this day.  Vivian even tried to shoot the bride, but thanks to Rafe (Galen Gering) saving the day and armed with news that her son Stefan (Brandon Barash) could be alive; he informs Viv firmly that she would be killing someone for the wrong reason, even though Vivian is in disbelief that her son is alive.  Next, she is whisked out of the ceremony.

Lani still feeling rattled by all the wedding interruptus gets a sign she should marry the man she loves; when her mother, who needed to go lie down earlier, as she was feeling faint, was able to show back up just in time to restart the wedding.


During the ceremony, Eli mentions the loss of little David Abraham and the struggles they went through, but how in the end it brought then closer together.  After the rings are exchanged and they are pronounced man and wife, the newlyweds “jump the broom” a wonderful tradition and a symbol of African-American heritage, where the sweeping of the broom signifies sweeping away all the bad energy.  After they sweep the broom, Elani jumps over it.

In a behind-the-scenes of the wedding segment released this week on the DOOL app, Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey talk about the inclusion of the ‘jump the broom’ moment in the episode, and how they suggested the idea to DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar, and how  it was written into the episode.

So, what did you think of Lani and Eli’s wedding? Did you enjoy it? Let us know via the comment section below, but first check out this wedding photo gallery of the big day!

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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.


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.

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.


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?

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.

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.

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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Steve Burton as Jason & Maurice Benard as Sonny

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