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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Hope To Steffy, “I’m Taking My Daughter & Don’t You Dare Try To Stop Me”

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The next key revelation of the baby switch; that devastated the lives of Hope (Annika Noelle) and Liam (Scott Clifton), but gave Steffy a baby to raise and a sister to Kelly, began to unravel on Friday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful.

Now that Hope knows for sure that Beth is alive and has been living as “Phoebe” under Steffy’s care, it was time to lower the boom on Steffy.  So, at the cliff house, a distraught Steffy refuses at first to believe the truth.  She says, “That baby can’t be Beth … she’s Phoebe!”

Liam (Scott Clifton) tells Steffy that he and Hope can do whatever genetic testing is necessary to prove it to her, but that it will indeed come back and prove that they are the biological parents to the little girl.   As they explain the events that led to Steffy ‘adopting’ Beth, she learns from Liam and Hope that Dr. Buckingham sold their baby for a gambling debt and how Steffy’s mom, Taylor (Hunter Tylo) was unknowingly buying their baby to give to her.

Hope says she cannot wait to take little Beth home, and how grateful she is that Steffy took such good care of her daughter all of these months.  Then, Steffy blurts out: “You’re not taking my daughter from the only home she’s ever known.  I’m her mommy.”  Steffy tries to use the reasoning that if Hope takes Phoebe away, she will be ripping her from the only home she has ever known.  Hope. who is becoming more frustrated and upset with Steffy says, “Her name is Beth.”  She then informs Steffy that she and Liam will let her help out with the transition.

Steffy starts to have a meltdown as she realizes that the little girl is really Beth.  Next, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) arrive on the scene.  Steffy defies Hope and tells her again, “There’s no way you’re taking my daughter home.”  Brooke reminds her and everyone in the room that there was nothing legal about the adoption, while Ridge tries to make everyone understand how Steffy is also blindsided.  Steffy continues on how she is the only mother Beth knows, and the cliff house as her home.

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A steadfast Hope tells Steffy in no uncertain terms she is now with her, her real mother, who she should have been with since the day she was born.  Hope tells Steffy again how grateful she is to her … but she firmly tells her, “I’m taking my daughter, and don’t you dare try to stop me.”  We fade to black.

Last week and this week, the cast involved in the baby switch storylime from: Annika Noelle, Scott Clifton, to Jacqueline MacInnes Wood have delivered strong and memorable performances as the payoff of this story continues.

So, do you hope Hope just walks right on out with Beth?  Do you think Steffy will go so far as to fight for custody? Take off with Beth and runaway? Share your thoughts om what you think will happen next via the comment section below.

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149 Comments

  1. rose

    August 10, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Add baby Beth to a “strong” performance. This beautiful little girl has certainly been wowing me.

    • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

      August 11, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      You are right ‼️‼️

      • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

        August 13, 2019 at 1:13 pm

        Each character reminds me of the following
        Douglas, truth, can relate to everyone but Thomas,Brings life and love to his family
        Thomas, risk taker, all about self
        Brooke, protector of the family, she and Steffy is on of the wave link , Drama Queen
        Steffy, Great,able to play any part given her, she soo good , she causes the audience to feel what she feels, even when she wrong.
        Liam Great Actor, plays his part well, Stregth, Man willing to fight for his family.
        Hope Dreamer, She is very submissive, but when it comes to Beth she a lion.
        Beth , second chance at family, she has a beautiful smile, and don’t care who holds or play with her.
        This soap is the best day time story yet‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
        Reg ,blind sighted by family and children.
        The hold cast is Great ‼️‼️

        • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

          August 14, 2019 at 9:19 am

          8/14 Liam need not defend himself, he should be happy, the fans see it as real life, that mean he’s a great actor.
          Flo and Zoe role play as two people pleasers, keeps them in trouble, but deep within they can’t understand why so much trouble, they realize after the fact they were used, by being push by Laim they had no other choice but to tell the truth, that’s why Laim’s fans are angry with him, many people in the real world are caught in that web.
          That’s why I said this soap is the greatest.
          Congrats ‼️‼️‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            August 14, 2019 at 11:14 am

            I used to look at this soap a couple of years ago, Quinsrole play then was one of Flo’s, betrayal, o

        • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

          August 16, 2019 at 11:04 am

          The story line has moved to another level, Mystery, Happiness, Surprises , Betrayal, Family, Defeated, Family secrets,
          Bill and Katie rekindling their love.
          Thomas madness, that brings the worst out of the ones that love him, Steffy and Ridge , and the son who can’t understand why he’s angry with him.
          The legal matter will tear them up again, but Douglas and Beth will remind them of the love of family,
          Keep Thomas in the story, He keeps drama alive
          Laim dad Bill should be active in the legal matters, he and his son are go gets,
          Brooke has had her share of lost love, betrayal, this part does her well.
          Congrats ‼️‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            August 19, 2019 at 10:59 am

            GREAT JOB, YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS‼️‼️
            ALL ACTORS NOW ARE SERIOUS AND MOVING TO ANOTHER LEVEL‼️
            You are now giving us love, betrayal, confusion, surprises, forgiveness later, Quinn, will remember her early betrayal within the family, Hope surprised everyone watching,!‼️
            CONGRATS ‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            August 22, 2019 at 11:10 am

            Justin is going to be completely out of it when he finds out , Thomas maybe the cause of Emma’s death.
            Douglas is going to to tell how his father reactive with him, how angry and strange he’s acting with him.
            Douglas( plays his part well, great communicator, able to relate to his father, letting him know, I won’t lie, but I will tell the truth.)
            I can’t wait until tomorrow, so much drama,tears,but Brooke will be able to keep the family together, Liam and Bill will will be out of it. Hope will be in a world wind, Ridge still making excuses for Thomas.
            I am sure all of the fans can’t wait to see.
            Congrats‼️‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            August 28, 2019 at 6:35 am

            Laim is one who keeps Hope focus, Hope is one who keeps the family together, Steffy in the past did everything in her power to break up Laim and Hope up,
            many fans may not like family ,because of what ever reason, we must have drama, but don’t go too far from the left or right. The focus now is Thomas destroyed behavior, Hope relationship with her husband and daughter Justin questions about his daughter death, Bill concerned for his son, Katie concerned for Stephanie and Hope. FAMILY everyone should be checking Thomas out for all of his misdeeds, and finding out he is still lying, giving Laim a chance to prove again Thomas is a lier.
            Giving the family a Chance to relax, and enjoy the moments together.
            Laim, Hope, Bill, Brooke, Douglas, Beth, Justin represent family.
            Katie Reggie . concerned about family, about the outcome.
            Flo, Thomas drama
            Bill ,Laim Justice
            Whose talking to Douglas about his father, what’s going on with ,Beth, how is Steffy taking it, not tearing Laim down , she had slept with someone, she tryed to get him to sleep with, Hope dump Laim married Thomas, come on ,Laim went along with Hope dreams, and Steffy games
            Let Hope and Steffy grow up ,and take responsibility for their own actions, and be thankful Liam is still speaking to each h of them.
            I enjoyed yesterday. CONGRATS

    • Vickie

      August 11, 2019 at 7:28 pm

      I agree she is so darn cute

    • Brenda Joe Robinson-Burgett

      August 12, 2019 at 11:43 am

      The kid stole the show : )

  2. Deborah Rogers

    August 11, 2019 at 6:04 am

    Im so relieved they finally know the truth about Beth! Its been killing me!

  3. Rhonda McCray

    August 11, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Take your baby hope and go home

    • Monique Chiffon Speights

      August 11, 2019 at 2:17 pm

      Exactly

      • Mae72

        August 11, 2019 at 5:53 pm

        Don’t take the baby yet

  4. Rachel Smith

    August 11, 2019 at 6:21 am

    I’m sick and tired, how they treat steffy. I’m sooo done with brooke and hope and weak ass Liam. The writers should give steffy a new love because Liam is a piece of crap

    • Donna Morgan-Danner

      August 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

      They should find Steffy a new man and storyline.

      • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

        August 11, 2019 at 3:33 pm

        She has had her share‼️‼️

    • Verta

      August 11, 2019 at 10:05 am

      I don’t feel that they are treating Steffy badly. Is it ok that Ridge seem to be caring only for his daughter and Brooke can’t care deeply for hers? Some one has to suffer now just as the suffering took place when Hope thought her baby died and Steffy gained another child. Lets just say nothings fair. This shouldn’t have happened to either of them. Its a story, but stories immitates real life happenings.

      • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

        August 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm

        Remember the many changes Steffy brought Hope through

        • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

          August 12, 2019 at 11:09 am

          8/12/19, Steffy, Liam, Brooke , Hope, are great actors, when Stephanie, Liam cried, I did too, Great Preformance‼️‼️

        • Vina

          August 27, 2019 at 3:09 pm

          I have no idea to what you are referring. Is it the self-doiubt, the heartache, the sacrificial acceptance of the evil Steffy dumped incessantly on her? What ?

        • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

          August 29, 2019 at 11:03 am

          9/219 The casting was great,‼️‼️ I had tears in my eyes…
          CONGRATS ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            September 5, 2019 at 11:04 am

            9/5/19 Great Job‼️
            You are giving us surprises, one after another, drama, truth, love of family, mystery and justice and Injustice, we can’t wait until tomorrow with Thomas response, with Reggie if Thomas Thomas tell him the truth, he will help him get out of town, and then land himselfin another woman arms
            CONGRATS ‼️‼️‼️

      • Barbara

        August 11, 2019 at 4:31 pm

        This is so true,Verta .

      • Vickie

        August 11, 2019 at 7:29 pm

        I agree

      • Phyllis

        August 12, 2019 at 9:04 am

        I agree ive never liked this storyline from the beginning

    • Betty Walker

      August 11, 2019 at 10:32 am

      Totally agree 100%. Why do they always have to screw over Stephanie? I think Stephanie should keep the baby and Hope should move back to Paris. And, stupid Liam he’s going to continue to go back and forth with Hope and Steffy just like Ridge did with Brooke and Taylor.

      • Lolita

        August 11, 2019 at 6:07 pm

        Hell to the nooo. Steffy has screwed Hope over by manipulating Liam for years. And yes Liam is weak and Hope is a damn push over. But, bottom line its thier baby and not Stephanie’s.

      • CynthiaWeldon Perpall

        August 12, 2019 at 7:45 am

        No way I Know these are acting,but Steffy always gets what she wants, and Hope suffering the nerve to leave her baby is crazy , leave the Logon alone the always getting hurt.

    • Shari A Bragdon

      August 11, 2019 at 11:22 am

      How they treat steffy? Seriously? Hope has thanked her again and again. She told steffy she could help with the baby instead of kicking her to the curb. Hope did not give that baby up voluntarily. She has a right to her daughter.

      • KeepItReal

        August 11, 2019 at 3:34 pm

        Amen!

      • Barbara

        August 11, 2019 at 4:36 pm

        I agree Shari… Steffi would take her baby as soon as she found out that someone stole her baby and sold her baby. Steffi would not give a hook about Hope if the roles were reversed. I have watched this soap from day one almost. Steffi has always acted as though so is entitled to whatever or whoever she wants no matter someone else’s feelings .

      • Shari Warren

        August 11, 2019 at 5:03 pm

        Amen to that!!

      • Gladys Prescott

        August 12, 2019 at 2:25 pm

        Well deserved right

    • Juanita Moreno

      August 11, 2019 at 11:29 am

      True Stuffy is always the one getting hurt.Hope and her mom are always up to something.

    • Linda

      August 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

      I so much disagree with you. They have tried to pamper Steffi to a point after that she needed a big dose of reality. she should have been happy that they found out that Beth is alive. Steffi is a mother she should put herself in hopes shoes especially after seeing all the trauma and pain and suffering hope went through unnecessarily all that time. It would have been really difficult for steffy if that baby born to some stranger from the hospital then she would never see baby Beth again

      • KeepItReal

        August 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm

        You are ABSOLUTELY right Linda!

    • Treva

      August 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

      I agree with you that Liam is weak minded and easy manipulated BUT let’s not forget that Steffy is NO angel and the way her and Bill schemed for her to win Liam from the very start was some bullshyt. I feel for Steffy getting attached but Hope was made to believe her daughter was dead and she not. Steffy is not winning this one and is out her monkey ass mind if she think she gonna keep that baby

      • KeepItReal

        August 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm

        I’m not understanding what some individuals are having so much sympathy for POOR Steffy. You are ABSOLUTELY right about Steffy. She has never been an
        ANGEL. TRULY, Hope is the victim here. I was so happy when Hope finally stood up for herself on the Friday episode.

      • An Merch

        August 11, 2019 at 5:12 pm

        Totally true! Many ignore the FACT that Liam was with Hope when Steffy first decided she wanted him. Just as Taylor, the doormat/psychologist was “treating” Ridge after the death of the first Caroline Spencer. The Caroline Spencer whose dying request to Brooke was to please make a life with Ridge. Caroline knew Brooke that way and trusted Taylor only as a psychologist. YES, Taylor & Steffy, like mother, like daughter.

        • Vanessa

          August 12, 2019 at 3:06 pm

          all facts

    • Regina Simpson

      August 11, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      Well she stolen Liam from Hope long time ago what go around come around

      • Ann smith

        August 11, 2019 at 6:01 pm

        Agree regina

    • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

      August 11, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      All of this brings excitement to the show, causing you to get involved, and want more

    • Katie

      August 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      Believe me Steffy can take care of herself, she has always been strong minded, manipulative, a force, why people feel sorry for her???? They should feel sorry for people that have to face her. Im just glad Hope is showing some backbone…

    • Vickie L Goston

      August 11, 2019 at 3:45 pm

      You forgot all the stuff that steffy did to Hope it’s about time Hope gets hers

    • Brenda

      August 11, 2019 at 3:57 pm

      I agree not fair to Stefy! Logan’s make me puke! Liam is controlled!

      • Debbie Crowther

        August 14, 2019 at 6:42 pm

        ABSOLUTELY

    • Msa

      August 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm

      Like Liam is the only guy in the universe Steffens can do better

    • Tereziana FORAY-Wright

      August 11, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      Hope is so heartless. She is just like her mother.

      • Debbie Crowther

        August 14, 2019 at 6:43 pm

        Totally agree

    • Deane

      August 11, 2019 at 9:24 pm

      I agree Rachael. The Logan’s always win. Brooke, Liam and Hope are disgusting. The writers are disgusting!

    • Benita

      August 12, 2019 at 12:04 pm

      I totally agree he is always back and forth

    • Debbie Crowther

      August 14, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      Well said! I am so sick of brooke the slut who stole Ridge and hopeless is just as bad! I hate hope and leim together almost as much as I hate brooke with Ridge. She has slept with almost every Male character on the show including hopelessness father when he was married to her sister! Logan’s suck!

  5. Tiffany

    August 11, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Hope and Liam and Beth needs to become one happy family I’m so happy for hope…..

    • Kathy Cavitt

      August 11, 2019 at 12:48 pm

      I am too, PEOPLE don’t know that Hope was the black sheep and steffy had it easy all of her life,so let hope have her baby back with no problems, if she was in Hope place she would want her baby back.

  6. FemaleFan

    August 11, 2019 at 8:06 am

    First off, they all know the legal ramifications of the adoption, I applaud Hope that she finally is getting a backbone n is standing up for herself n her daughter (now get that so called marriage to Thomas annulled n move ahead with Liam). Steady will cry n her heart will ache but we all thought she jumped too fast into an adoption when she should of been spring on baby Kelly, but she should thank her stars ‘Phoebee’ is close by n she can watch her feom afar as she grows. And Kelly n Beth are half sisters n they will always be intertwined in each others lives. As I am sure tears fall for both these women (n Liam) we would be crazy in our own minds n world if this would ever happen to us. And trust me it does happen in real life. One more thing….I hope that Hope n Liam wind up with Thomas, also. He loves Hope n helped to get Beth back ( but Steffy, Ridge n even Taylor are blood relatives, but would Steffy want him after this, as a constant reminder??)…

    • Angela Manning

      August 11, 2019 at 9:42 am

      You sure rt I’m happy for Hope

    • soapqueenforever

      August 11, 2019 at 10:41 am

      Remember Hope is the daughter of Brooke and Deacon Sharpe. After all the catfights and face slappings Brooke had with Stephanie over the years, some of it was bound to run through Hopes blood

    • Regina Simpson

      August 11, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      You said it so well thank you so much because this do happen in real life every day and that little boy needs Liam and hope yes he do

    • Allie

      August 11, 2019 at 3:56 pm

      I totally agree.

  7. tina macias

    August 11, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Stephy Wil do the right thing but it’s going to really hurt

    • Donna Morgan-Danner

      August 11, 2019 at 10:07 am

      Just as it hurt for Hope when Steffy notice the bond between Hope and Beth and took away for months to bond. It did not work. I just want Hope to bond with her baby girl, Beth,while Steffy bonds with Kelly and they can give Steffy a new man just for her please.

  8. Lisa Gabak

    August 11, 2019 at 8:46 am

    I hope hope takes her baby and goes.steffy has kelly

  9. Joann P Richmond

    August 11, 2019 at 9:07 am

    How can she fight for Beth she adopted a baby that was stolen and anyway she got her baby.get a man and let hope have her family

  10. Lori Rodger

    August 11, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Hope has nothing for this baby,car seat, crib, diapers clothing, she just going to walk out the door with nothing
    But the baby, in a hour she will be overwhelmed with nothing but a baby crying in a loaded diaper

  11. Aunt bea

    August 11, 2019 at 9:18 am

    It’s about time I hope they go easy on flo

  12. Ida mims

    August 11, 2019 at 9:28 am

    I think Beth belongs with Hope

  13. Angelina Ruz

    August 11, 2019 at 9:47 am

    It’s about time Hope and Liam have a happy ending. If you’ve been watching the Bold and the beautiful from the beginning you would know something always gets in the middle of there relationship and they end up apart. It’s there time to reunite and be a family . Steffy needs a new man in her life.

    • Debbie

      August 12, 2019 at 4:05 pm

      I am so happy the truth is finally coming out!! I actually stopped watching the show because I couldn’t stand what the writers were doing to Hope. You could see this coming at the very beginning and it was so frustrating to see another baby switch storyline ☹️ I really hope that Liam and Hope find out that Liam was drugged which is why he slept with Steffy. And I really really hope that Steffy doesn’t all of a sudden find out she’s pregnant. If so I will stop watching this show permanently!!

      • Angelina Ruz

        August 13, 2019 at 7:15 am

        I agree, if that were to happen , Steffy pregnant with Liams baby I wouldnt watch it anymore, that would be the end for me.

  14. Judy B.

    August 11, 2019 at 9:53 am

    I think Hope has gone through enough!!! Don’t make her get out the claws and fight for Beth, because she will. Thomas also should have to pay!!! Ridge is concentrating on everyone BUT him!!

  15. Donna Morgan-Danner

    August 11, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Hope should most certainly have Beth back asap. She deserves her daughter for sure. I agree that the baby Beths deserve awards as well especially the baby Beth who shouts mommy and daddy right on time.

    • Sandy Benton.

      August 11, 2019 at 3:19 pm

      Hope will be a wonderful mother to both Beth and douglas

  16. Claudia Wick.johns

    August 11, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Walk right out the door with Beth and enjoy your baby Beth

  17. Kate Libby

    August 11, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Hope should take us home end of discussion I also understand Steffi is going to be devastated the same as Hope was when she lost her when she thought she lost baby Beth and I do believe in time Hope will want to raise Beth and Kelly with Steffy as one big happy family both Steffi and Hope have been in a lot of pain because of Zoe’s dad and because of hopes cousin for perpetuating the LIE all this time not to mention Thomas role in it and he is the actor who plays Thomas he’s very good at playing a very creepy guy. I really hope that I Hope and Steffy can come together together for the sake of their families and not be like their mothers Brooke and Taylor

  18. soapqueenforever

    August 11, 2019 at 10:33 am

    FINALLY!!!! It’s wonderful to see Hope finally getting her strength back and fighting for what is rightfully hers. I knew that deep down she had fighting streak in her, especially now that she is a mama protecting her baby. And that little baby is absolutely adorable.That scene was well played by all the actors involved. On a side note, I was a fan of Wyatt and Sally. I thought they were a perfect match, until he came crying back to her with his tail between his legs. He was looking for an excuse to dump Sally the minute he found out he and Flo were not brother and sister, and Flo started parading around the Forrester mansion half nude in her little bikinis. I hope they
    don’t turn Sally to mush and she takes him back. She was always a strong fighter. Let stand up for herself like her namesake always did. And last, but certainly not least, the actor playing Douglas is not onlY completely adorable, but he is one hell of an actor. I can”t wait to see how this is going to play out.

  19. Bessie McGee

    August 11, 2019 at 10:34 am

    I am glad the truth is out. It has gone on too long. I want all ofbthe ones involved in this scheme to be punished, starting with Flo. Sander should not be punished. At least he tried until Thomas threatened him. Make Thomas pay for the young lady’s death. She was on her way to tell Hope when Thomas made her wreck.

  20. Estella Gonzalez

    August 11, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Hope should walk away with her daughter. Steffy needs to accept that Baby Beth belongs with her mother – Hope. The adoption is not legal and if Steffy wants the best for “the children” Beth, she will admit the best is for Beth to be with her real mom.

  21. Juanita Moreno

    August 11, 2019 at 11:18 am

    They need to do a DNA to check if it really Beth. Liam may not be the Beth father.WHY does Hope get everything.

    • Lolita

      August 11, 2019 at 6:14 pm

      Please don’t suggest this to the writers. If the results come back negative for Liam as the bio dad, I am out.

    • Brandy Alexander

      August 16, 2019 at 6:09 am

      I hope that’s what they do, turns out Beth isn’t Liam’s daughter. That would be an awesome twist. But then, I also want Steffy to tell Liam to take a hike. Bring back Leo for Steffy. He is gorgeous, and all about her. She deserves a man who only has eyes for her!

  22. Jodi

    August 11, 2019 at 11:28 am

    OMGosh, after reading some of these, it seems that I’m the only one who’s tired of Hopeless Hope and Lousy Liam? Take your baby and be happy, perhaps in a soap opera far far away!

  23. Linda Luton

    August 11, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Hope should walk out. Steffy needs to move on find a new guy and they all should be friends for once. Come on let hope and liam ne happy

  24. GinaBaby

    August 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    I dont care what happens unless it involves Hope going far far away and never coming back! Her character is the most pitiful, boring and waste of storyline space ever!

    • Davida

      August 11, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      Agreed!!!

    • Debbie Crowther

      August 14, 2019 at 6:49 pm

      SO TRUE!I hated when they brought her back!

  25. velma mills

    August 11, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Can we play get to the fact that Liam is not the father of Steffie’s baby girl? Dollar Bill needs to know.

  26. Anne cloninger

    August 11, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Love, love love this doap, best one on t.v. keep up the great work

  27. Phyllis Mosley

    August 11, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    I think Steffy will run with the baby. She really need to let go of Hopes baby

  28. Rondalyn Blair

    August 11, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    I’m so glad Beth is going home with her real mommy.This story played out way to long.

  29. Katie

    August 11, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Steffy is a mother and she will calm down and accept he truth. Steffy is a strong woman.

  30. Sierra

    August 11, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    No I love steffy

    • Gloria Shaw

      August 11, 2019 at 8:15 pm

      They need to hired Billy Miller as a millionaire, try to buy Forrester and Steffy can get a man for herself and have some fun.

  31. zintonia lindsey

    August 11, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    If they put Liam and Hope back together I’m never watching this sosp again.

  32. Monique Chiffon Speights

    August 11, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Beth should be with hope

  33. Paulinecolbourne

    August 11, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    I’m glad this Storyline is finished.

  34. Debra

    August 11, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Look if the shoe was on the other foot. Steffy would’ve done same thing and everybody knows it.Hope has every right to take her daughter home.Liam tried to tell her but she wouldn’t lesson.PLEASE WRITERS leave Hope and Liam along and stop trying to make them feel guilty for loving one another.PLEASE

  35. Trudel

    August 11, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    This Beautiful Baby is so amazing to me She looks at Steffy and no sound of her.She is so Beautiful.

  36. KeepItReal

    August 11, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    This storyline has been dragged MUCH too long!Steffy IS NOT the victim, but HOPE! Sure, Steffy had formed an attachment to Baby Beth! But, it shouldn’t be to the degree that she think that she should keep Hope’s Baby and continue to raise her as her own! She has flip the script! Steffy should not want to deprive Hope of another minute being separated from her baby. They both love this baby, but Steffy is going to far in trying to hold on to Hope’s Baby. PLEASE! Do not write a custody battle in this storyline. It doesn’t matter whether or not Steffy’s home is
    the only home Baby Beth know and she’s the only Mother the Baby know. Baby Beth is so very young and it’s not going to take very much for her to be reunited with her biological Mother, Hope!

  37. Vivian Andrews

    August 11, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Hope take your baby stand your ground

  38. Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

    August 11, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Iam enjoying the exposer of Thomas,and Hope finally receiving news of her supposed to be dead child.
    Douglas is a Jewel, the part he’s play , suits his personality. I can’t wait to see Douglas, relate to Steffy on another level as care giver. I am hoping she’d except him while Thomas is away, with a wild imagination , plotting his next move.
    Emma played a short part on the story, hoping she come back as a twin sister, she capture the hearts of the cast and viewers.
    In closing the entire cast is great. I am one who don’t watch day times stories, ,I have retired, watch this particular series, and love it, can’t wait until Monday

    • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

      September 4, 2019 at 11:19 am

      10/5/19 Great Casting‼️‼️‼️
      Bill and Katie has stepped up to the plate. Reggie is getting flack from all sides of the Family. Thomas himself loves to run away,maybe his only way out
      again, is at his buddy house.
      Mystery: everyone is out of character, except, Bill, Laim, Brooke they will not stop until Thomas is place in a mental facilities.
      Flo is stable and is truly sorry for her mistakes, and will get a second chance, to prove herself to Wyatt by giving details of the whole story, who, what, when, where.
      I still would like to see Emma again, as a twin from anther father.(mystery)
      CONGRATS ‼️‼️‼️

      • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

        September 6, 2019 at 11:02 am

        9/7/19. GREAT CASTING, LIKE REAL LIFE, ALL OF THE CAST ARE AMAZING‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

      • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

        September 9, 2019 at 9:22 am

        Steffy, loves Steffy, Laim loves Hope, he showed that when he didn’t want to lose Hope to Thomas, and still trying to keep her from Thomas..,is he calling her ,
        his mind is on getting back at Thomas.
        Steffy has always been in some else bed room.
        Steffy is a controller, right now she had her hands the other child, she and her step father both loses grips on reality and end up in someone’s bedroom.
        and ask for forgiveness.
        Thomas, Steffy, Reggie, Wyatt in the same boat, cheating.
        Laim and Hope always thinking of the love they shared with each other. You now know where his heart is ,
        when Laim went to bed with Steffy, Thomas had placed something in his drink, (people who said Steffy wouldn’t let Laim go, surprise..she never had him, look back ,she cheated to get to this point with him .
        (She knew Thomas had something to do with that bedroom experience.)
        We now are moving on to justice and Injustice, Thomas,Flo, Bill Laim ,Brooke,
        Murder, cheating( Reggie)
        Emma dad’s finding the truth of Emma’s death, who will get Douglas.
        Steffy and Laim romance is over ‼️‼️, Steffy loves drama, give it to her with someone else Laim is a family man, Steffy loves life with drama, give her someone on her level, wild, exciting, has drama with them,
        Right now‼️‼️ what lie Reggie is going to use for his cheating, helping Thomas , get out of town, and on the other hand accusing Brooke of pushing Thomas, and now has found out Brooke was right.‼️‼️
        (Guilt) he’s out of hand.
        Bill and Laim will find out the lie, and will not tell Booked.
        Drama, lies, cheating, murder, family in a mess.

        CONGRATS ‼️‼️

        • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

          September 10, 2019 at 4:54 pm

          9/10/19 What can I say about “THe BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL”
          EXCITING
          CONGRATS
          ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            September 12, 2019 at 6:12 pm

            Reggie and Brooke gives us a great Preformance, Watte and Flo are part-time lovers,
            Steffy played her part well and is moving to the next level,
            Laim and Hope has hit the ball out the park.
            As a matter of fact, The Bold and Beautiful should win 2 or 3 Gobal Awards, each of the cast members has moved to the next level.Your casting remind us of every day Life.
            We want more‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
            CONGRATS ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            September 14, 2019 at 4:02 pm

            Don’t allow Hope to entertain Bill again, she and her sister , Bill, and Hope needs to fight Thomasfor Douglas.
            Reggie didn’t want a relationship with Flo’s mother, she wanted to get even with Hope.
            Hope will allow Thomas back, because of Reggie.
            Reggie eyes will be open when
            he over hear Thomas, talking down to Douglas, he then will throw Thomas out of the house,and bond with Brooke to protect Douglas.
            Now we have thefamily together again, Brooke, Reggie, Hope Laim Bill and his wife on the same page, Thomas will seek Flo, and her mother will tell Thomas of his father sleeping with her, Thomas will plot up
            something. but the partender will save the day for Reggie.
            Flo’s mother will tell Flo of her secret, she didn’t have sex with him.
            Flo will run to Wyatt with the truth, gaining Wyatt’s trust again.
            Now we have family, betrayal,
            justice, forgiveness, mentally disabled.and family fighting for Douglas rights.
            CONGRATS ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            October 7, 2019 at 10:23 am

            Too much conflict, Hope and Stephanie should not be at odds at this present time, You have Thomas fighting Brooke, Brooke and Reggie fighting, Flo at odds with Laim , Thomas trying to get his son, Flo’s mother trying to get Reggie, Thomas helping Flo’s get Brooke, Katie’s waiting for a donor.
            Now we have a problem with the rearing of the two kids.
            (Bringing new people in)No too many visions,
            Healing has to start somewhere in the family, too much drama.
            With Brooke and Reggie healing, it would have allowed Thomas to get help,
            Bill and Katie is in a life crisis, with all the fighting, Flo can’t think of helping Katie, because of the craziness her mother is involved in.you need a balance, drama , healing, love, patience, not everyone going crazy, it is all out of control, this reminds me of a household of people who has a problem, and no one has a way of using wisdom to solve it by closing their mouth, agreeing too disagree.
            It’s a hot messy, sorry.
            We looking at all the cast Katie, Brooke, Reggie, Hope, Thomas, Flo ,Lamin in a drama situation( Flo’s mother is the only one cool, it’s off balance,)
            Go back and heal this family, (new people are confusing us, one drama at a time,) Thomas needs help, Douglas need a stable home, Flo needs to get a new life.
            Stephanie should pursue her career,and Hope and Laim along, at this time.
            Love scenes are fine , not at this time , when all the cast is in trouble. ( think about When we are in a rain storm, we run for cover). Too much energy use when everyone is in a negative mode)
            give them a break. (New casting with only bring in new drama). The show is a winner, don’t cause too much drama, it takes away their true value as we see them.
            Brooke’s been crying to long.
            Hope and Laim needs structure with their life.
            Reggie needs to grow up and be a father to Thomas, get him some help, than Thomas could get involved with something else, a new person you bring in to the show.
            Flo career.let her mother meet someone new, please heal the family,. bring new people with drama, we had enough drama in the immediate family setting. We now know what each cast member will do in a drama situation.
            CONGRATS ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            October 8, 2019 at 11:28 am

            10/8/19
            I am sure, I voice the sentiments of all LISTENERS in saying the cast did a great job showing us their love for family, even though its a slow healing process of forgiveness, and hope , Kate‼️,what a great preformance,‼️ (Flo’s mother was great too!!!!!!)
            Today the B& B were all on one Accord.( You see, this is the way most family react in life, denying the
            truth, but in the end they have a way of returning,back to each other when their is a life threatening situation.
            CONGRATS ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            October 9, 2019 at 11:19 am

            The love of family brings the best out of each of us,it gives you a chance to forget all of the other issues in your life.
            Just think, each of the sisters, are happy at the same time , forgetting the sorrows that confront each of them. A son sharing a joyful moment with his family, a husband thankful for a miracle. Flo and her saving a life.
            Liam and Wyatt, looking at the dark side of Kate’s life, with Wyatt not knowing, Flo is saving Kate’s life.
            Another thing to put in place at the right time.
            Reggie away ,gives him a chance to binded with his children, Thomas is Thomas.
            Today’s soap , reminds me of Empire, no matter what ,the Lions, family come back in times of trouble.
            Today you showed, suspend, drama, love, imagination, family, togetherness, a child’s sharing insightful information.
            We the listeners want the cast to give a little of everything in each episode.
            Too much of anything is dull.
            Thank you for listening.
            Remember we are on the outside looking in.‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
            CONGRATS ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            October 10, 2019 at 11:01 am

            GREAT CASTING ‼️
            CONGRATS ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            October 11, 2019 at 11:16 am

            Words can’t express the casting today, you brought the house down, not a dry eye in the place, FAMILY,.‼️‼️
            This is what its all about, the good times, and the bad times. FAMILY.
            THINK ABOUT IT ‼️‼️ THEY ARE ALL .TOGETHER IN THE GOOD TIMES TODAY ‼️‼️ NO ONES POINTING A FINGER, YOU, ARE SHOWING YOUR FAN , NO MATTER WHAT, FAMILY ALWAYS COUNT, THINK ABOU IT, THE CRAZINESS WILL STOP FOR FAMILY.
            CONGRATS‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            October 14, 2019 at 12:02 pm

            (GREAT CASTING)‼️‼️‼️‼️
            TEARS‼️‼️ LOVE ‼️‼️ FORGIVENESS
            BETRAYAL ‼️‼️ UNFORGIVENESS‼️‼️
            TOGETHERNESS ‼️‼️ SADNESS‼️‼️
            (TO YOU TWO,)‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
            FLO/SHAUN/,ALL THINGS ARE
            POSSIBLE‼️‼️‼️
            CONGRATS‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            October 15, 2019 at 11:35 am

            10/14/19 GREAT CASTING, GREAT ACTING/ WOW‼️‼️ ( Flo and Wyatt)
            HELP‼️ (Reggie and Shauna)
            SOS‼️‼️ ( Thomas and Brooke)
            MIRACLE‼️‼️ (BILL and Katy)
            SECURE‼️‼️ (Douglas and Beth)
            LASTING LOVE FOREVER‼️‼️( Laim and Hope)
            CONGRATS ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

          • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

            October 28, 2019 at 11:54 am

            THE SOAP NOW IS telling us daily, it’s ok to have a affair, and leave your family ,and return to a scene of an affair you didn’t want in the beginning.
            (Congratulations, for showing us this is the world we live in, but its causing to much drama) isn’t not a balancing act. We the fan now know what’s coming up next, (betrayal, divorce, craziness, life threatening situation). Where is the stability? Whose family is stable,? Brooke’s not, betrayal
            Hope’s not, betrayal, Kate’s not life threatening, Shaun’s not , betrayal, Stephanie’s not , betrayal, Thomas’s the betrayal, suicidal, ( no one protecting this child from his daddy, and protection Thomas from himself.
            Speaking truthful, some people will think this is the answer to their many problem.
            The purpose of many issues in life is to find out solutions and move on.
            Having affairs is all we see in life and in the soaps.
            Today, Douglas is asking about his deceased mother, and when is he going home? (Thomas has to come up with a lie,) but we are seeing Thomas, day after day , getting what he want, what about, Douglas?
            What about Beth? It’s all about, love affairs, what about professional status, community involvement, family values.secure lives for the children.
            Balance it out, we can see all the other drama in real life. Show us some solutions to lives daily problems too.
            Nobody wants to take life serious, so we think of some devious things to do , great, but never do this to the hold family. You destroy family structure, at this point Brooke is and outside with the truth.
            Thomas and his dad is open to betrayal, the children disfunctional, Bill and Katie
            distant, Stephanie, Shauna, Flo, tearing down structure families.
            This use to be great, but the world is already doing all of the scenes you sharing with us daily.
            Let us see, one family is structued, believe it not, some fans, want answers, some don’t care, their life is a mess, others want balance, good and the bad.
            CONGRATS ‼️‼️ GIVE US ALL SIZES OF FAMILIES ISSUES, GOOD AND THE BAD.

  39. Bonnie

    August 11, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    I see a bitter relationship coming between Hope and Steffy..Hope is already kind of nasty about taking Beth.but this is not over..Steffy might be pregnant again with Liam’s third child..Liam’s always in the middle of these two..the writers need to find him a wife and leave Hope and Steffy go..see the kids..but move on..he’s got himself into too much on this show..lol

  40. KeepItReal

    August 11, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    I would also like to iterate that it’s not like Steffy is going to be left “BABYLESS!” She has Baby Kelly and she need to move on. The storyline need to bring another man on board for Steffy. Her personality is MUCH to strong for Liam. Wyatt is EVEN a better match for her than Liam. I’m not saying that Steffy and Wyatt should be reunited, but Liam is just not a match for Steffy. He is not and have NEVER been! Hope and Liam is SO suited for each other. They have the same personality!

  41. Sandra Uribe

    August 11, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Its going to be a big fight but Hope will win.

    • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

      November 19, 2019 at 11:06 am

      Please let Thomas appear in real life before Hope lose her mind.
      More drama will tear down their family structure.
      Bring relief too each of the injured parties.
      Thomas should be deal with now,, and his father should become a better person ( too,) by tell Brooke of his wrong doing, how do he expect any better from Thomas when he’s cheating himself. Drama is fine, but the good is suffering for the bad.

  42. Allie

    August 11, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    They should take the baby and her bed to hopes house. Have steffy and her baby go to hopes house and help hope with beth for a week.

  43. Christine spruce

    August 11, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Sorry, but the acting of flo, her mother and zoe. Sucked
    And hopefully hope will move on, she’s just so whiny..

  44. Michelle

    August 11, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Regardless of how you feel about Steffy she is totally innocent in this situation. I’m glad Hope knows the truth but i also feel for Steffy. Liam is sooo weak i would love it if Beth wasn’t his child. Maybe hope was pregnant before she cane back home and didn’t know it. Remember Beth did come early.

  45. Quesa Thomas

    August 11, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Don’t change baby Beth for baby she act excellent I could start to watch the show again because the truth is out.

  46. Shauna Chilcoat

    August 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    it’s about time…it drug on for to long! hope deserves her baby back…her and Liam’s to be together!!

  47. Lolita

    August 11, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Absolutely Hope should take her baby home.

  48. Julie

    August 11, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Well stephy have a child because of her hope lost her first child with liam.stephy took Liam away from hope.when she discovered Liam is bills son. Don’t forget hope fought with bill to accept Liam as his son.rightfully hope should keep Beth. Look how the baby sticks with hope and Liam she looks at stephy like on intruder. Liam and hope should settle down now. And with Douglas.

  49. LIS

    August 11, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    What mother would hand over a child under these circumstances without demanding a paternity test?!!! Why isn’t Liam and Hope asking for one to make sure the child is theirs. Silly cliched story.

  50. Kay

    August 11, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Susan flannery was the heart of this show and DC/ sally spectra multiple storylines even for a thirty minute soap going on the show is just not the same I hope this story is behind them and let Hope have that god awful Liam ! Give Steffy a new man but first put all of them on the back burner for at least three months . Burning question why is VI coming is their a twist is the baby not really Beth ? That would be a first and something interesting and hey Steffy burn the dam picture !

  51. Debbie

    August 11, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Hope should take her baby. Steffy needs to put herself in Hope’s shoes and think about how Hope is feeling instead of herself. Please bring in a new man for Steffy! Hope and Liam belong together.

  52. Chloe Fowler-Owens

    August 11, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    At that young age…the transition will be fine, and it appears that the child “already feels Hope, as her real Mother…remember how she crawled up to her at the wedding…that baby already feels Hope…as Mom”. The girls are, sisters…living in The same town…they will be in all the same family affairs anyway. “So…I hope the writers don’t try to make this a big story line issue! Get the DNA test done, so Steffy can have closure and move in. They’ll be babysitting each other’s girls anyway, so it’s not like children will be losing each other from their lives.

  53. Carol-ann Gaskin

    August 11, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Please just let Hope and Liam take little Beth home. They’ve been through enough these last few months!
    Steffy still has Kelly to love. All she needs now is a new man.

  54. Sally Haskin

    August 12, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Steffy needs to backoff and let Hope have her baby. It’s not as if she will not be able to see her grow up and Kelly still has a sister…or does she?

  55. Deborah Bates

    August 12, 2019 at 3:43 am

    I think hope leaves with Beth I think Ridge will call Carter the lawyer,an Carter will tell them they can get Hope for Kidnapping,even tho that suppose to be Hope’s daughter. They have to prove it. Steffy has been raising her all these months.

  56. Ramona Landolfi

    August 12, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Take your daughter home Hope and live the life you deserve with Liam’s and Beth.

  57. Susane

    August 12, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Wow, steffy should be more understanding , but through her shock and upset she’s not thinking clearly , Hope deserves her child and what kind of person is steffy to “Buy” a baby , that’s illegal . I know it’s just a story but woo hoo . Look at how unfair steffy treated Hope , always . Look how she manipulated all of her marriages to Liam and how she interferes with Hope and Liam’s relationship always . How she got Bill to trap Hope at that ski resort while she married Liam atop that hill . How she stopped Hope and Liam’s attempt to get married by interrupting it telling Liam she was pregnant .Steefys mother Taylor is a pathetic mess always whining and crying and blaming Brooke for her marriage ending to ridge . Who the heck would want her for a therapist, she and her life is a train wreck . And let’s not forget Kelly hmmm bet she is bills baby . Look at steffy track record eww went to bed with her father in-law yuck

  58. Kim Whitfield

    August 12, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Where the heck is Thomas? Douglas?

  59. Teresa Stafford

    August 12, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Me and my friends are so sick of this. Let her real birth mother take her home and get on with the show. If not my friends and I are gonna stop watching this show. They dragged on with this part long enough

  60. Phyllis

    August 12, 2019 at 9:01 am

    I do feebad for Steffy but she needs to understand also how Hope
    must feel, give Hope her baby end of story and Ridge needs to sit down somewhere.

  61. Iakovos

    August 12, 2019 at 9:08 am

    ‘Despite the drama, everyone is still family and isn’t that what counts? Kelly and Beth are half-sisters, borne of Liam and stepsisters/sisters-in-law (thanks to that Thomas marriage, sure to be annulled) Hope and Steffy. This development certainly will drive a wedge between grandparents Ridge and Brooke. Will they see history repeating itself as Liam is doomed to forever bounce back between Steffy and Hope every six months for the remainder of his natural life? Will Brooke go back to Bill, father of Liam and former lover of her stepdaughter Steffy & former husband of her sister Katie? DOes any of this force Brooke to remember Jack, Nick’s son (Nick being Ridge’s half-brother who enjoyed romances with each of Ridge’s wives), over which she and Taylor once battled? Didn’t Steffy and Hope each have relationships with Wyatt, half-brother of paramour Liam? What of new Logan cousin (Flo, is it?), Stormy’s illegitimate daughter? Will she have a place in the family even though she was part of this mess? What of Ridge and Brooke’s son, RJ? Is he still in a room somewhere debating loyalties to his half-sisters and their daughters?

    Does anyone else live in Los Angeles?

    My head hurts processing all of this.

    • Brandy Alexander

      August 16, 2019 at 6:14 am

      Haha Jack and RJ are stuck in the basement with Thorne, never allowed to see daylight unless under certain circumstances 😀

  62. Brenda Joe Robinson-Burgett

    August 12, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Who gets Douglas? Hope, Steffy, Brook? Taylor?

  63. Keith

    August 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    I can’t imagine Steffy doing anything irrational. She would have to take Kelly along and neither Kelly or Beth would benefit from that.

  64. Thelma

    August 12, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Steffy is getting exactly what she deserves.

  65. Alan

    August 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Hope needs to stop the “you’ll be a part of Beth’s life” crap. It’s her baby, not Steffy’s. Steffy has a baby of her own (and probably another one on the way after her night with Liam). Hope needs to stop being a doormat and stop sharing her husband and her child with everyone.

  66. Barbara Niosi

    August 12, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    They will just take her home..

  67. Momo

    August 13, 2019 at 4:55 am

    I hope Taylor will return. She needs to be part of this story. And where is Thomas?

    Also hope other stories will be played out.

    • Mrs Rosemary Nicholas

      October 25, 2019 at 11:00 am

      To much drama, big mistake, the unstable cast winning and the children will become disfunction.
      What happens to Douglas, when he because crazy as usual. What happens to Reggie when Shauna gets eyes on another.
      How will you fix it..

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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.

Broom

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!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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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.

Courtesy/ABC

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.

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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?

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.

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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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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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