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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).

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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

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The Triumphant Return of Kelly Thiebaud As GH’s Dr. Britt Westbourne

When a shocked Nurse Felix Dubois (Marc Anthony Samuel) exclaimed “Dear lord, the Britch is back,” after seeing none other than Dr. Britt Westbourne with her lab coat hovering around the nurses station at “General Hospital”, you knew things were about to go down on the ABC daytime drama series.

Over the past few weeks, Kelly Thiebaud has been in action on-screen on General Hospital as the the trouble-making, complicated, Britt.   Since returning to the canvas, viewers learned that: Britt has been paroled from her previous crimes, seems to say she believes and actually likes her half-brother, Peter August (Wes Ramsey), has confronted her mutter in jail (Liesl Obrecht played by Kathleen Gati), whom Peter framed, and showed up at Brad’s (Parry Shen) hearing to be there for her bestie, who has been in hot water for the baby switch of Wiley.

But, there have been a lot more intriguing things than even that! Britt is now hitting the sheets with none-other than Julian (William deVry), and also let him know in no uncertain terms she knows his part in the whole Brad cover-up.   But what is her true motive?  We also learned in a run-in at GH, that Neil (Joe Flanigan) and Britt know each other from somewhere.  He is trying to put his finger on just where, but does Britt know? Probably!

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However, the best  and most entertaining moment on soaps last week was when Britt arrived in her lab coat to GH and revealed to both Felix and Liz (Rebecca Herbst) that she had worked hard enough to be able to get her medical license restored … and that Monica (Leslie Charleson) brought her on with a provisional acceptance as a temporary replacement for Dr. Kim Nero as an OBGYN for the hospital. Felix says give it two weeks and she will do something to mess things up.

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Just then, in our favorite scene of the week, Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Ava (Maura West) happen by, and when Britt, who is Nik’s ex, sees him she saunters over to him and slaps him hard across the face and spits out, “That’s for Spencer.”  She goes on to berate him for how he hurt his son; by letting him believe that his father was dead for three years!  Britt tells Nikolas it would serve him right if Spencer knew spoke to him again.

Next, Elizabeth chimes in and tells Britt to stop acting all high and mighty.  Britt fires back that she is not surprised that Liz, another one of Nik’s ex’s, would defend him.  Britt says, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

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Scene after scene, Kelly Thiebaud has lit up the screen and put the “feisty” back onto the ABC soap opera.  As an actress, Kelly can go from the heavy drama, to the comedic, to the sexy, all with ease.

In the March 30th issue of Soap Opera Digest, Thiebaud said of her return:  “Frank Valentini reached out to me the beginning of the year and mentioned that the writers wanted to bring me back for a bit.  I said,’Of course, I will,  I would love nothing more than that!”‘ I just really connect with Britt and have a blast playing her.”

So let us know, have you been enjoying the return of Kelly as Dr. Britt Westbourne, thus far? What do you think Britt is up to? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis Breaks Three Years of Sobriety, Carly Locks Up Nelle, Nikolas & Liz Continue to Reconnect

On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, after downing a drink at a bar, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) held off on a second one, but unfortunately and sadly lost her sobriety of three years.  When she called people in her life to come get her out of the bar and home,  no one was available, so she called none other than her ex Julian (William deVry).

And it was Julian to the rescue, who also took the legal eagle to an AA meeting. The car ride between them was not all pleasant, especially when Alexis went down memory lane for a moment and recalled when Julian held a knife at her throat.  After the fallout with Neil (Joe Flanagan), she wondered why she ruins all her relationships … consistently.

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Elsewhere. Michael (Chad Duell) is trying to get Nelle (Chloe Lanier) to sign and authorize the heart defect surgery on Wiley.  Michael said they  need both parents signature on the consent forms and Nelle is refusing to sign.  When Carly (Laura Wright) finds out she is ready to handle Nelle and goes up on the hospital rooftop to confront her.   Once there, she tells Nelle this is her chance to get people over to her side by signing the consent to let her son have the surgery he needs.  Carly also tells her that Wiley is her leverage.  If she lets her son die, she has nothing to hold over everybody.  And still, after all of that, Nelle refuses to sign.  So, resourceful Carly locks Nelle in and up on the roof so she can’t leave!  Will Nelle come to her senses for a few seconds and sign the papers?  Previously, Nelle told Michael her kidney surgery basically ruined her life, so she does not want to do the same thing to their son.

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Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) is worried about Cameron (William Lipton) and so she sets him up with a therapy session with Neil.  Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) happens by the hospital after getting Ava (Maura West) squared away with Franco (Roger Howarth) for his portrait painting of her in the art room.  He runs into Liz and she shares her concerns for Cameron, and how familiar it is to he,r and how traumatized he must be – having two incidents where he was basically kidnapped within a years time.  She bring up how when she was raped when she was younger that Emily, Lucky and Nikolas were there for her.  Are Nikolas and Liz growing closer again?  Are Ava and Franco?

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And … leave it to Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) to get what she wants …. and what she wants is to hit the hay with Julian, after Julian hit her up late after dropping off Alexis.  Is he on the rebound from his car talk with Alexis? Or, is she just so into Britt for some fun?

So, were you upset that Alexis drank? Do you like Britt and Julian hooking-up? Will Carly get Nelle to sign the consent forms  for Wiley’s surgery? And, are you intrigued by a redux of a Liz and Nikolas romance? Comment below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Brooke Faces The Wrath Of Everyone After Her Kiss With Bill Is Seen By All

Oh Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang)! How were you going to explain away this one?  On Friday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, surrounded by the people she loves, and her arch nemesis Quinn (Rena Sofer), Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge’s (Thorsten Kaye) recommitment soiree’ goes bust, when Ridge and company get an eyeful on Ridge’s iPad during his picture montage of his time with Brooke, only sequestered within it, thanks to Quinn, is the footage of Bill (Don Diamont) and Brooke’s recent kiss!

Now, the fallout begins! As Ridge and Katie (Heather Tom) are besides themselves with hurt and betrayal as it appears that Bill and Brooke once again could not keep their hands and lips off of each other.

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Ridge has had it, and in no uncertain terms, smashes the iPad in defiance of the memories he shared with Brooke , and then after Bill opens his mouth to try to explain how Brooke needed comforting over Thomas (Matt Atkinson), especially since Ridge never believed her about his son, Ridge then hauls off and punches the guy.

Katie can’t believe it either!  She thought this was buried once and for all between them, but then she realizes she feels once again gullible to her sister’s seemingly endless attraction to the man she loves, Bill!

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Quinn is loving every minute of this, and meanwhile at Shauna’s, Flo (Katrina Bowden) and Shauna (Denise Richards) are discussing why Shauna is leaving town, which stems from her loving Ridge, and not being able to be with him; even though she knows that Brooke’s world can come tumbling down with that videotape of that kiss with Bill.  Might she still have her shot at love with Ridge?

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Back at the party, Brooke tries to explain to all and mostly to Ridge and Katie, how the kiss happened, and how it did not mean anything, and that she was in a vulnerable place after Thomas had just left.  So, Bill came in to comfort her.  But no matter how hard she tried, and through her tears and through her pleas that she loves Ridge and her sister, Ridge is  now ready to walk out on Brooke for good, and Katie is disgusted.

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In this episode, B&B stalwart, Katherine Kelly Lang delivered a great performance of a woman who knows she did wrong, tries to explain it away and rationalize what happened; when nothing good could possibly come out of it for her.  Open, vulnerable, honest Brooke lays it all on the line, but who is going to easily forgive her for this?

After the episode aired, B&B and CBS Daytime released the promo for next week’s episodes, which show that Ridge does wind up at Shauna’s. (Check it out below) Now, what will happen between them and is Bridge finally over?

In the comment section, let us know what you thought about today’s episode and what happened to Brooke during the party after her secret kiss with Bill was revealed!

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