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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Liam Realizes Beth Is Alive As Scott Clifton Delivers Heart-Tugging Performance

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Wednesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful continued to weave the story that has had soap fans crying out for the truth to be told, so the characters involved can stop anguishing in pain, and for those who were part of the deception to get their comeuppance.

Liam (Scott Clifton) has been piecing together the puzzle that his daughter with Hope, baby Beth, could still be alive, and that of all things, it’s the baby girl that Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) adopted and is going by the name “Phoebe.”

At the cliff house, Douglas near Phoebe’s crib insists to Liam that Phoebe is actually Beth.  Douglas remarks: “Beth didn’t die. That’s your baby. That’s Beth.”  Liam, who is already suspect, asks Douglas who told him that and he said it was his dad, Thomas (Matthew Atkinson)!

When they go to the living room and Steffy is there, Liam begins to tell her what Douglas is intimating.  Steffy is confused, and just thinks it’s the musings of a little boy, but then Douglas tells Liam that his mommy, the late Caroline, always told him to tell him the truth.  Then, Steffy wants to know from Liam, where Douglas could have heard such a thing.  Liam says her brother, Thomas!

In that moment, Liam gets a call from the Obgyn in the Las Vegas hospital where Flo (Katrina Bowden) supposedly gave birth to “Phoebe.”  But the doctor tells Liam that there is no record of Flo being at the hospital, or of her treating her, or delivering her baby, because she was out of the country at the time of the baby’s birth.  A stunned Liam realizes that Flo lied, and recalls to Steffy how his brother, Wyatt (Darin Brooks), told him Flo acted like she’d never given birth.  In that moment it hits Liam like a ton of bricks; as he realizes that Phoebe was born in “Catalina”, where Hope supposedly lost their baby, Hope.

Next, in one of the most emotional moments that we dare anyone to not reach for the hankies, Liam runs into the other room to the baby’s crib realizing that Phoebe is Beth!  The baby says, “Dada!”  Liam responds sobbing and overjoyed and gut-wrenched all at the same time, “Yeah, I’m your Dada.”  In these moments, Scott Clifton, illustrated once again why he is a multi-Daytime Emmy winner, with an emotional performance that was not-to-be-missed.

All of this was juxtaposed with Thomas trying to lure his new wife, Hope into bed, and her trying to let-go of her past with Liam.  She swigs down champagne to try to do so, thanks to her new husband.  Will she finally succumb to Thomas and have sex with him?  Will Liam get to Hope in time with the news that their baby is alive?  Will Flo, who has told her mother Shauna (Denise Richards) that she wants to confess the truth of her deception, come clean to Liam and Hope? What will Steffy do when she realizes Phoebe is Beth? Many questions to be answered!

But first, watch the final moments of Wednesday’s episode when Liam is reunited with the daughter he thought had died.  Then, let us know what you thought of Scott Clifton’s performance and what you hope happens next via the comment section below.

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That beautiful baby deserves an Emmy for saying “Da Da” at the most perfect moment possible. A GREAT scene!

rebecca1
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That’s because her real dada probably stepoed in on cue behind the camera. Babies don’t act…they react.

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More likely they have a recording of a baby saying dada and dubbed it in post production, just like they did when baby Beth said mama at Hope’s wedding. Shooting a scene is expensive and they are not going to wait around trying to get a baby to say mama or dada on cue

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Great performance by Scott Clifton…and the kids playing Douglas and baby Beth were pretty good, too!

Carol
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Carol

Scott Clifton delivers another emmy worthy performance. I have watched him thru the years starting at GH and then onto B&B, and he just keeps getting better and better.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Yes he does! Good episode

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Sue cih

The outstanding younger actress award should go to baby Beth!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

He really does give such an amazing performance. I will be disappointed if he doesn’t get the Best Actor award again at the next Emmys.

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Pam

Now that the truth has been told they need to inform Hope immediately before Thomas has sex with her knowing that Beth is alive! This story line should never have gone this long and if they don’t reveal Beth is alive by the end of the week I am never going to watch this program again which I have not watched in the past three months anyway because of the stupid storyline!!!!!!!

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Kay

The only story Brad bell has told for a year just do not get it mean while you have destroyed the character of Thomas no sorry I can’t salute this story at all. So Kelly means nothing I hope jmw knocks it out of the park she had raised this baby

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rebecca1

Beautiful scene…Scott Clifton was a natural from the time he stepped foot into GH as Dillon. Such a good actor…great scenes. The baby is adorable…and I want to adopt “Douglas-” i just can’t take how absoultely adorable and talented he is!

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So Taylor is not coming back for this story ? Brad Bell should be arrested he is out of his bloody mind! Sorry SC leaves me cold I have no use for the character never have could Steffy please get a new love interest and take that bloody picture off the wall please grow a pair and kick that imposter father to the curb makes me sick to watch the worst recast in history still on this show ugh

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Violet Lemm2

Can not wait until Thomas is safely put away where he can’t harm anyone else.I loved the previous Thomas, especially with Sally. Too bad they felt the need to destroy their relationsionship, along with Thomas’s character. I could never accept this guy again. I have been waiting for him to come back and kidnap baby Beth, in order to get Hope.Poor little Douglas. I keep reading that Ridge will turn out to be his real father. I hope this is true, especially for the boy’s sake, although I can’t see Brooke being too happy. Has everyone forgotten that she is… Read more »

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GH’s Michael Easton and Finola Hughes Deliver the ‘Power Performances of the Week’

It was an emotional week of episodes on General Hospital as the double-wedding of Finn (Michael Easton) and Anna (Finola Hughes), and Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) took a double nose-dive.

Each installment left us wondering if either couple would actually get hitched, but when Finn and Anna were the first to combust and not Peter and Maxie, it set the stage for two beloved soap veterans to once again, remind us all, why they are always at the top of the game when required to play high drama that tugs at the heartstrings.

In story, Finn is gut-punched, (and no one can play that better than Michael Easton), when Anna reveals that she knew that Peter was not her biological son and had done all the horrific deeds he has been hiding, in an effort to stop Maxie from marrying Peter.  When Finn realizes Anna confided in Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), and they were working together to bring Peter down it was too much for him to take.

Finn walks out on their wedding.  Alone and with tears welling up in his eyes, Finn feels his chance at love is dashed again.  Add to the fact, he has DNA results to prove if he is Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father and not his brother, or not, and the guy has been through the wringer of late.

As for Anna, she has literally imploded her own life, while trying to save others, after realizing the error of her ways; constantly putting her faith in Peter.  When she comes to visit Finn, she knows no matter what she says to Finn it looks bad.  She sees how she has hurt him, and hopes they can still repair their now fractured relationship, but she has to stop Peter and help her God-daughter, Maxie from making the biggest mistake of her life, so she leaves him to go back to the scene of the double-wedding.

Later in the week, Anna shares a heartfelt scene with her ex Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers), whom she knows she can have an honest conversation knowing her life of espionage and their shared history.  Meanwhile, Jackie (Kim Delaney) and Finn’s pull is there as well, as it appears Jackie’s attraction to Finn still remains all these years later when he visits her shortly after being blindsided by Anna at the nuptials.

Throughout the week, Easton and Hughes played all the nuances of their character’s emotional life, as the audience witnessed which just might be the end of the line for Finn and Anna.

For all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV names Michael and Finola’s work, The Power Performances of the Week.

So, let us know, what did you think of what happened to Finn and Anna? The double-wedding fiasco? Did you enjoy Michael and Finola’s scenes? Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Cady McClain Ends Her Great Run as Jennifer; But Not Before A ‘Wink-Wink’ Nudge-Nudge’ to AMC’s Dixie ‘Poison Pancake’ Debacle

Wednesday’s episode featured another solid performance by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton Devereux as it was the day of her mother, Laura’s (Jaime Lyn Bauer) funeral.

Last week, longtime viewers were saddened that the character of Dr. Laura Horton was killed-off.  The question remains did she fall accidentally and hit her head in a struggle with Gwen (Emily O’Brien), or did Gwen intentionally kill Laura?

Yesterday was also the final episode of McClain in the role of Jennifer – as far as we know for now.   In story, following Laura’s funeral, Jennifer was heading to Boston to be with her brother Mike, to settle their mother’s estate and go through her belongings, etc.

Cady had taken over the role of Jennifer from Melissa Reeves, who chose to stay in Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of her departure, head writer, Ron Carlivati and the writing team, delivered a little wink-wink nudge-nudge to soap viewers and those of McClain’s time as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children.

In one of the most controversial soap death scenes of all-time, and one that was not kind to McClain, Dixie was killed-off the ABC daytime drama series after eating poison peanut butter pancakes. Fast-forward to 2021, and in an attempt to make DAYS Jennifer feel better, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) whips up some banana pancakes with extra peanut butter!  When Jennifer declines them, Julie says she thought she liked them, to which Jennifer replied, “I used to.  But I had a bad experience with them once.  Now I can’t even look at them.”  Julie questions, “Bad experience?”  Then Jennifer says, “I’d rather not talk about it.”

In our books, McClain got the last laugh here getting to do a nod to the audience, who has followed her soap career for decades including the the 2007 killing of Dixie … by pancakes.

Previously, Cady shared in a 2020 interview with EW.com about the subject: “It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place. I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did.”

So, what did you think of the mention of the ‘pancakes”? Will you miss Cady as Jennifer? Comment below.

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THE BACHELOR: Matt Picks His Final Four for ‘Hometowns’ Which Includes Now Controversial Contestant Rachael Kirkconnell

Monday night’s airing of ABC’s The Bachelor was its first since last week’s controversial behind-the-scenes shake-up and attention-grabbing headlines.

Since the season of the reality-dating competition had been previously filmed, it did not change any of the proceedings of what viewers actually saw on-air.

And it was a pivotal episode, where ‘Bachelor’ Matt James had to whittle down the contestants to his final four in preparation to meet their families in the ‘hometowns’ next week.  So, just who did Matt choose to still be the running for the final rose?

 

Here’s what went down: first was the business of Heather Martin, bestie of ex-‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown, and a previous contestant from Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, crashing the series to meet Matt.  When she finally makes her destination, the other women’s claws come out (and we though we got rid of the ‘mean girls” last week!).  After Heather busts up a conversation between Matt and Pieper, she tell him she wants to get to know him.  Matt at first appears conflicted whether to throw her into the jungle of the contestants, but ultimately sends her back home as she drives out in her own car, in tears, of course, over not getting a chance at love with Matt.  When Matt tells the other women that he sent Heather home, they were not only relieved, but professed how much it turned them on.

In the rose ceremony that followed, Matt also sent home Serena C. and Chelsea.  Leaving the remaining women up in arms on who would get the two one-on-one dates, and who would be put in the group date.  Abigail, who never got a one-on-one and who received the first impression rose was shown to the door by Matt, when she confessed her frustration and how much she was falling for him. He admitted that he did not feel the same and felt stronger connections with the other women.

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However, Matt did go on a one-on-one with Jessenia where they go on a “dangerous” obstacle course in a race car, complete with swirling and twirling driving skills to get their heart rates up, which Matt loved as he admitted he is “adrenaline junkie”as was Jessenia as it turns out.  However, on their dinner date afterwards, while dangling a rose in front of her face, he also sends Jessenia packing!

Feisty Kit decided she needs to speak privately to Matt, and tells him she isn’t there yet relationship-wise, and does not think its fair to him to still consider her for the hometowns or the final rose.  Kit said: “It’s a rest-of-your-life sort of situation. And you deserve somebody who is 100 percent sure about you getting down on one knee tomorrow and that’s not me.”  Next thing you know, Kit is eliminated by her own valiation.

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The controversial Rachel Kirkconnell, who last week had a social media frenzy surround her when a video came to light that claimed Kirkconnell had “liked” posts with the Confederate flag on it and shared QAnon conspiracy theories, as well as a photo that surfaced on Redditt of Kirkconnell in 2018 attending an “Old South” plantation-themed college party, received another one-on-one with Matt on last night’s episode.

Amid the controversy, Rachael then posted her response on her Instagram which included: “At one point, I didn’t recognize how offensive and racist my actions were, but that doesn’t excuse them. I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist.”

During their date it seemed like Rachael is a clear frontrunner making this situation all the more awkward, especially after seeing the promo for the ‘hometowns ‘that followed the episode, which featured her parents questioning Rachael hard about Matt.  With Rachael getting a rose, so too did Serena, who hated their yoga date, and seemed a bit standoffish, but Matt gave her a rose anyway.

In the final rose ceremony of the episode, Bri and Michelle got the last two roses, while Pieper was out of the competition.

So, who do you think will get a proposal from Matt …Bri, Michelle, Rachael or Serena? Comment below.  But first check. out the promo for next week’s ‘hometown’ episode.

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