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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Hope’s Baby Dies, But Something Is Not Quite Right With How This Went Down

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If you caught Friday’s 8000th episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, all signs point to something is clearly amiss about what happened to Hope’s baby.  In story, stranded on Catalina Island when she goes into labor, Hope (Annika Noelle) is giving birth to her baby with none other Dr. Reese Buckingham (Wayne Brady) being the only doctor around to assist her, or does he?  But what viewers see is that as she is pushing to deliver her baby, Hope passes out.  Liam (Scott Clifton) finally arrives via a helicopter to learn that the baby died, and now he must tell Hope.

Liam has to find a way to break the news.  After repeatedly pleading to see her baby girl, named Beth, Liam finally tells her the baby didn’t make it.  Hope cries out as she screams for Dr. Buckingham. When he appears he has a dead baby wrapped in a blanket.  He tells the duo that there was a placental abruption that caused the death, and then leaves the two alone.  Hope is in horrific anguish, as Liam holds on to his wife, gut-punched.

Now, let’s look at a few points that happened that make this the perfect set-up for a baby switch; as the baby could have been sold into the black market since Dr. Buckingham was needing to come up with $200,000 in debt he owed, and in order to keep anything happening to his daughter, Zoe (Kiara Barnes).

In addition, the Dr. told a young woman patient it “wasn’t her fault” and urges her to ‘be careful out there” in the bad weather, before rejoining Hope who is going into heavy labor.  Meanwhile, Buckingham received a photo of Zoe from a guy asking the doctor, if her life is worth $200,000? Reese calls Zoe to make sure she was alright and was relieved that she was.

Reese then calls the thug, or underworld figure, and warns him to leave his daughter alone.  But the guy hangs up on him.  Hope gets Liam’s text that he is on his way to meet her, and she gives Buckingham the update.  It’s at that point she notices the doctor seems distracted, then he urges her to push.   Next, Hope passes out.

So will Taylor (Hunter Tylo) be caught up in all of this?  Is the baby alive?  If so, who will ultimately end up raising Beth?   As previewed by B&B head writer, and executive producer Brad Bell, today’s event would have long-lasting ramifications for the entire canvas.

So, what did you think about Hope losing her baby?  Where do you think the baby is? Comment below.   But first check out the last few minutes from today’s pivotal episode.

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Gracie
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Gracie

I will be honest I was disappointed that was the plot of a show celebrating the Bold 8000 episode. I absolutely hate that Steffy will be drawn into this mess. You interviewed Jacqui Wood, you know. It is time Steffy moved up to the adult table. She has earned it. her daughter should be Bill’s and Jacqui and Don should be given their chance. The acting those two brought to their characters last year was praised beyond anything either has ever received. Scott works well with ingenues and new actresses. It is time for Jacqui to be allowed to move… Read more »

Margaret Shavelli
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Margaret Shavelli

Too bad you cannot spell ridiculous Gracie. Beth is still alive and the good doctor has her.

Gracie
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Gracie

thanks for the correction. Obviously you had nothing better to say or do. Beth alive or dead is not the point. It is a bad story that will end in a mess and I don’t want Steffy to be part of it. Steffy even wanting to adopt is silly. It is a forced and unnecessary story to just keep Steffy chained to Hope and Liam. #FreeSteffy

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I think this lousy Dr.has Hope’s baby tucked safely away, until he can sell it thru the blackmarket. He will then let Taylor and Steffy know of a baby that is available for adoption. He will probably get more than the needed $200,000, plus Taylor’s undying gratitude, as he kills two birds with one stone. What a guy!

TAMARA HODGEWASHINGTON
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TAMARA HODGEWASHINGTON

Ok, I may have to agree with you☺

Margaret Shavelli
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Margaret Shavelli

Taylor knows after going to see the Dr. today. He has a baby and I think it is Hope’s and Lliam’s daughter Beth.

Olemoneybags
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Olemoneybags

This reeks of Sheila Carter. Kimberlin Brown’s most recent return was a dud, so wouldn’t it be great if they have something in mind that’s worth her chops?

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

We know Sheila is out there but we know she isn’t being a good girl—they need to bring Kimberlin back now that she didn’t win the political seat she was trying for. That’s why she hasn’t been seen in so long.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

James…to me, the way that they wrote out Sheila is further proof that B&B continues to focus WAY TOO MUCH on that Ridge/Brooke and Hope/Liam/Steffy crap. Truly ridiculous.

Have a good one.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

The only good thing about this episode was Annika Noelle’s acting as Hope throughout the episode. However, the rest of it (story and all) is a dud. This was promised to be changing for the Avant and Spectra families, too, and I fail to see how this changes them. Mr. Bell needs to stop promising this hyped up stories, because they keep falling short. This is the CBS soap everyone should be demanding be changed, because it needs a shake up.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I agree with you, Scott (ATWT Fan). B&B disappoints. A baby swap story. Really? Yes, it moves along the Buckingham story but I do not care about that. I am so weary of the endless Liam-Steffy-Hope carousel. Yes, this creates drama as one day we will find Steffy’s adopted daughter is really Liam’s child with Hope. It echoes a bit of Bill’s situation with his sons. It gives B&B for the next generation another endless triangle a la Ridge-Brooke-Taylor. Thing is, none of these relationships have lasted enough for me to care about their outcomes when they do make changes.… Read more »

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Iakovos, I have been longing for years for B&B to go to a full hour and like you mentioned, not with the current way of telling tales, we need more than the same old story that we have seen for years…

Mark Y
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Mark Y

There was a young girl at the clinic who was sent away. Maybe she has the baby.

rose
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rose

As a newer viewer to B&B after the demise of OLTL and AMC, I was already getting bored with the seemingly never ending musical beds with 3-4 characters, but now I’m done because of this story line. And Hope and Liam shouldn’t have gone on vacation this close to her delivery date anyway.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

It seems to me that Dr. Reese clearly has I-S-S-U-E-S…

Hey…just saying…

TAMARA HODGEWASHINGTON
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TAMARA HODGEWASHINGTON

I believe baby swap, Taylor paid Buckingham ‘s debt and Taylor will “find” a baby for Steffy to adopt. Unfortunately, this will truly make Taylor unredeemable.

christine
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christine

hopes baby did not die the girl that left the clinic baby died the doctor sold hopes baby and steffy will adopt a baby girl which will end up being hope and liams daughter

Linda
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Linda

You hit it on a nail! Steffy will raise the baby but, I think Liam and Hope will break up and he will get back with Steffy and they will raise the two girls.

Margaret Shavelli
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Margaret Shavelli

Well, I think Steffy should move on and I feel that now that Taylor has seen this baby today, she will realized that it the baby that Hope and Llam lost and let the authorities know about this, get the Dr. arrested for kidnapping, and Hope and Lliam get their daughter back, as it should be.

Trina
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Trina

I’m tired of this story line already.. why have Hope go through this pregnancy if you just going kill her baby.. let her and liam be happy and let steffy move on with someone else.. you will play this out til the summer time then say what actually happened.. come up with something else that doesn’t involve you trying to put liam and steffy back togther.

Gaylene
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Gaylene

I totally agree!!! How could they do this to Hope? She always loses. No one deserves to lose two babies

Candy
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Candy

Steffy will end up adopting Hope’s baby and raising them as sisters with Taylor’s help. There will be a medical crisis that proves she is Liam and Hope’s baby. Classic soap opera.

Gaylene
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Gaylene

I think it is horrible that Hope and Liam lose their baby. Hope always loses and this should not have happened. Absolutely hate this scenario. Why couldn’t she have had her happy ending and take Beth home? Then Kelly and Beth could grow up as rivals instead of going this depressing route with the story line

ffj
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ffj

i believe the way the writer did this was wrong. hope went through so much for her baby to be taken away that way. So that Zoe’s dad can get the necessary funds to pay thugs.

Momo
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Momo

Steffy is going to unknowingly adopt Beth.

SHERRIE JOHNSON
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SHERRIE JOHNSON

I have a feeling that Hope and Liam’s little girl will be adopted by an unknowing Steffy whereas little Beth will then be raised with her sister until something breaks….

Andrew Esposito
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Andrew Esposito

#HoHummmmmmmm #Titanic

Angel
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Angel

This is sick!!!!!! I have watched my last episode.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

OK…you know what: This baby twist (or whatever) is ALREADY getting on my nerves!!!!! And Taylor is AN ULTIMATE FOOL for getting involved with that MORONIC Dr. Reese. DUMB DUMB DUMB DUMB ALL THE WAY!!!!!

Later.

Rebecca Thrash
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Rebecca Thrash

I knew the doctor would steal Hopes baby possibly putting it up for adoption and/or giving it to Stephanie mom to allow her daughter to raise her. He gave the other girls dead baby to Hope.
Please don’t let this storyline go on long!
Y’all pick on Hope and Liam way too much!

Diane Vajgrt
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Diane Vajgrt

Stephie is going to adopt Beth.

Amanda bickford
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Amanda bickford

I think it’s crap everything bad happens to hope never a happy ending for her….i honestly hope she gets her baby back

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Wally Kurth Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Mark our words! Next year, Days of our Lives Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) will once again be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for this week’s emotional and deeply-touching work on key episodes of the NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers saw, this was to be the happy nuptials of Justin and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), who found love again after losing the previous loves of their lives.  They were dear friends to begin with, who through a set of horrific circumstances, found comfort with one another which eventually turned to love.

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Problem was; Justin overheard Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) before the ceremony discussing Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) feelings for Kayla and that he wants her back; something Kayla is unaware of.  So what will he do?  The noble thing and tell her the truth, or keep it to himself and marry her anyway?

As the Intel of what he learned weighed heavier and heavier on Justin, in the most dramatic of moments (when he was to say his “I do’s”), Justin stopped the ceremony and bared all to Kayla: that Steve wants her back and how Steve saw him propose to her and that is why he backed off.  Armed with the knowledge and that her friends and family kept it from her, Kayla does not know what to do.  Justin helps made it easy and clear for her when he questions her … if they would be standing here getting married, if Steve had told her his true feelings before Justin proposed to her?

Justin goes on to say to Kayla that maybe she has been avoiding her true feelings for Steve, because she did not want to hurt him.  Then Justin tells Kayla that he visited his late wife Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) grave, and told her that if things were different, and if she was alive they would still be married, and Kayla would be their dear, dear friend.

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With seeing the look on Kayla’s eyes, Justin knows she loves Steve.  Heartbroken, but caught in an untenable situation, Justin tells Kayla he is happy for her.  Kayla wraps her arms around Justin as they both cry.  Kayla says she never wanted to hurt him, and when Wally as Justin says, “I know, honey,” it was one of the most honest and ten-hankie moments of the entire scenario.   Justin kisses her, tells the guests there will be no wedding today, and exits the Kiriakis mansion.

The emotional drama continues in the aftermath as Justin is at Kayla’s apartment boxing up all of his belongings and tears up recalling their nights together listening to jazz and cooking dinner.  Sonny (Freddie Smith) finds his dad, and tells him he did the noble thing and that time will heal all wounds, but after Sonny leaves, Justin breaks down a bit further before exiting Kayla’s for good.

And if that was not enough, Justin goes back to Adrienne’s gravesite to update her on the wedding that did not happen.   He talks to her that he understands Kayla and Steve’s deep and enduring love, which was just like theirs was.  Next, Justin thinks he is seeing Adrienne, when none other than Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) reveals she is back in Salem – talk about kicking a guy when he is down!

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Throughout this entire saga, moment to moment, Kurth delivered raw, genuine, adult emotions, in a very complex adult story and relationship.   In fact, the cast and crew thought so, too!  When Wally as Justin told Kayla that he can’t marry her and the speech that followed and his exit from the mansion that followed, all those on set applauded for him.  His work was that moving.   Wally was ably assisted throughout by the outstanding work of Mary Beth Evans in these scenes.

2020, while a difficult year for everyone thus far, has been a particular great year for Kurth on Days; as over the last six months he has really had a chance to shine in this story.  So for all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV gives the “Power Performance of the Week” kudos to Wally Kurth.

Did you love Wally’s performance this week on Days? Did you reach for the hankies? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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