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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
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 up. She can match any actor in a scene from Thorsten Kaye, Kelly Lang, even Heather Tom and she approaches it as an equal.
But to drag the Steffy character down into a stale baby swap story with the same old tired triangle is a waste of character. Liam now has three generations of women “wanting” him in one way or another. Enough is enough. It is rediculous.

thanks for listening,
Miss Gracie.

Margaret Shavelli
Margaret Shavelli

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

Gracie
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
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
TAMARA HODGEWASHINGTON

Ok, I may have to agree with you☺

Margaret Shavelli
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
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
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
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)
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
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. Characters pledge undying love and in six weeks we are on to the next, or seeking the one before. Sorry, I want more. B&B reminds me of a telenovela. Such styles of storytelling sell well overseas. CBS seems to believe in its remaining two soaps. I think a shot in the arm to the genre would be B&B going a full hour, but not with this current way of telling tales.

Kevin C
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
Mark Y

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

rose
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
jaybird369

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

Hey…just saying…

TAMARA HODGEWASHINGTON
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
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
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
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
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
Gaylene

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

Candy
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
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
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
Momo

Steffy is going to unknowingly adopt Beth.

SHERRIE JOHNSON
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
Andrew Esposito

#HoHummmmmmmm #Titanic

Angel
Angel

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

jaybird369
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
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
Diane Vajgrt

Stephie is going to adopt Beth.

Amanda bickford
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

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Anna Goes Blind … What Is The Cause? Franco Is Kicked To The Curb As “Kevin’s” Patient

Viewers of ABC’s General Hospital were in for a twist on Friday’s episode, when Anna Devane suddenly and inexplicably goes blind!  It is a terrifying moment for Anna and throughout the first part of this new arc, played beautifully by Finola Hughes.

But what is the cause of her sudden blindness? After Anna is brought to ‘General Hospital’ by her son, Peter (Wes Ramsey), and Finn (Michael Easton) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) are there to try to calm her down and to try to figure out what is wrong with her, Griffin runs some tests.

Meanwhile, Griffin and Finn get into a tiff over Griffin’s lack of bedside manner and his losing his faith. Griffin says its all now about the data, as he is still reeling from Kiki’s murder.

Later, Griffin reveals to Finn and Anna that the tests show that she has experienced a vitreous hemorrhage.  However, he doesn’t know what caused this … or if her vision can be restored.

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, GH co-head writer, Shelly Altman previews of this story for Anna, “What has happened to Anna will lead us to uncover a mystery that affects not only Anna, but several surprisingly unrelated people.”

Meanwhile, Peter meets up with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) at Kelly’s and tells him what happened to Anna and that she suddenly went blind, but to stay away from his mother.. He also has a warning for Valentin, that whatever Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) has on him will come back to bite him sooner than later, and we all know that Valentin hired Sasha to pose as Nina’s (Michelle Stafford) long-lost daughter, and Obrecht knows it!

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And, Franco (Roger Howarth) just may trip upon the lock box in Kevin’s office, that holds the clues to everyone Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) has murdered!  How does that come about? After, Franco runs into a gun-toting Ava (Maura West) on the pier, “Kevin” shows up.  He tells Franco he can no longer be his doctor and he will refer him to someone else.  Franco does not want to end his therapy with Dr. Collins, but it’s of no use in changing “Kevin’s” mind.

When Franco makes his exit, Ryan tells Ava that they should leave Port Charles together and never look back.  Then, Franco breaks in to Kevin’s office at GH, and goes looking for his patient file and that is where we see the lock box.  Will Franco figure out what is going down?

So, what do you think is happening to Anna and why?  Is Franco now in dire straits if Ryan finds him rummaging through “Kevin’s” office?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Hope and Liam Grieve The Loss Of Baby Beth With Their Families By Their Side

On Wednesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, the Forresters, Spencers, and Logans gathered at Eric’s to support their children, Hope (Annika Noelle) and Liam (Scott Clifton), who are trying to cope with the loss of their baby girl, Beth.

Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) is also grief-stricken for both Liam and Hope, and feeling probably both lucky and guilty that her daughter Kelly is alive, although the little girl has a fever.  Promising to help Hope though this, Steffy cries and they hug.

Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) watches on as Taylor (Hunter Tylo) also hugs Hope, and who also gives some information for a support group and counseling to Hope, if she should decide to go.

As Bill (Don Diamont), Katie (Heather Tom), Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), Eric (John McCook), Quinn (Rena Sofer) and others sit with Liam and Hope, in a heart-tugging moment, Liam thanks everyone for coming and being their for Hope … and for him.

When Hope addresses the room, she is sobbing holding the photo of the ultrasound of her daughter; saying she still feels her presence all around her.  Out loud she says, “Liam and I love you so much, baby girl.  We will love and cherish you forever.”

But as viewers are noting; something major is amiss, and on Wednesday’s episode, there was a key scene where Reese (Wayne Brady) flashes back to delivering Hope’s baby on Catalina Island looking very upset.  Later, Taylor gets call from Reese at the family gathering saying he wants to see her!

Now, watch the final moments of yesterday’s The Bold and the Beautiful below.  Let us know what you think of the storyline and the performances … and what does Reese want to see Taylor about?  Hmmm.  Comment below.

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DAYS’ Kate Mansi Delivers The ‘Power Performance Of The Week’

This week was a whirlwind for the character of Abigail Deveraux (Kate Mansi) on Days of our Lives.  On Christmas Eve, she shows up at the annual Christmas Ornament hanging at the Hortons with her daughter, Charlotte in tow.  When she gets there, she has a few choice words for her mother, Jennifer (Melissa Reeves).

A hurt and angered Abby lets her mom have it for not believing in her sanity in a gut-wrenching moment played to perfection by Kate Mansi.  Coming in to the scene like a firecracker ready to explode, she let out the emotions of how her own family would not stand by her when she was being gas-lighted by Gabi (Camila Banus), and yet even with that, no one still believed her.  (She still had no hard evidence to proof that she was telling the truth, but that was just around the corner!)

In addition, Mansi was pretending to be “Gabby” with a Y, the alter that fell for Stefan (Tyler Christopher) in an effort to get her freedom, and she did it.  She hands the guy divorce papers as a Christmas present, throws off her wig, shocking him that he was the one being played.   She is not sick.  She is herself, Abigail and she is leaving him and taking their baby with her.

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Later, when Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) remembers that she saw the DNA results proving that Chad (Billy Flynn) is the father of Charlotte, not Stefan, it is a triumphant moment for Abigail, yet a stinger, because she realizes the lengths her supposed “friend” Gabi went to for her revenge plot against her.  Eventually, Abby reunites Charlotte with her real bio-dad, Chad.  And for good measure, after the truth is finally out, and Abigail proves that she is of sound mind and body, she clocks Gabi for her deception right in front of Chad.

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With the levels of emotion illustrating the character’s inner-strength, and the depth in her work, MFTV names Kate Mansi the last week of 2018’s, “Power Performance of the Week.”

Let us know what you thought of Kate’s performance, what was your favorite moment in it, and how the week unraveled for Abby, Gsbi, Stefan, Chad, Jennifer, and Julie in the comment section below.

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