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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Obba Babatundé & Karla Mosley Bring Touching Performances As Julius Moves One Step Closer To Acceptance Of Maya!

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Monday’s episode of CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful featured top notch writing, and raw and touching performances from Obba Babatundé (Julius) and Karla Mosley (Maya) as the highly-anticipated pick-up from last Friday’s cliffhanger played out.

Maya, who is confronted by her parents Julius and Vivienne (Anna Marie Horford) inside the Forrester mansion, is shocked when at first Julius calls Maya his “little girl”.  But the tender moment is called to a halt when parents and child discuss their hurt, shame and humiliation that each has gone through since their son Myron turned into their daughter Maya.   Old wounds are discussed, tears are shed, and many of the issues facing many in the transgender community with their parents, and that of overall acceptance, and how it can fracture a family, are brought to the forefront.

By the end of the episode, Julius and Vivienne can’t quite come to terms with Maya, and so they are going to leave town and head to the airport – they originally said they showed up to take Maya’s sister Nicole (Reign Edwards) back to Illinois with them and away from the influence of Maya and Los Angeles.

As her parents begin to leave, a defeated Maya says, “Thanks for coming by.”  It is then that Julius walks over to her and says, “Stand up.  Stand up, Maya.”   He then says, “I will try.  I am set in my ways and in my thinking.  But the one thing, that I never stop being is your father.  So, I will try to get to know the woman that you have become, and the life that you created for yourself.  I will try to find a way to fit in, this I promise you.  What do you say?”   After asking for a hug and some love in return, Maya hugs her father in tears and says, “Daddy!”

Kudos to the writing team of The Bold and the Beautiful who have not disappointed in one beat of this storyline, and have brought to the forefront the journey of a trans woman illustrating through the character of Maya Avant.

Watch the emotional scenes between Maya and Julius after the jump! Then let us know what you thought of the performances, the writing, and if you were moved to tears?

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Yes the performances didn’t disappoint however it was too quick to be believable as this should have been more than just one airing between Maya and her Dad. Too quick!

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Nothing about this story works or is believable in any way!! First off, Rick is a reckless ticking time bomb on a good day. He should have had his rankest meltdown ever when Myron told him he was a dude!! Completely postal a la Crying Game. In Brad Bell’s rush to show that this is a story about acceptance, he is completely leaving out the meat (pardon the pun) of the story. When everyone is gushing love and tolerance and unicorns and rainbows…why even bother to tell the story? It has been an Epic Fail on every level. It is… Read more »

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they have been so amazing as maya’s parents I knew that there was more to those scenes than just what happened but to see it as a singular scene with out context it was beautiful and very emotional but i really cant wait to see her parents accept maya completely thats what im waiting for. All the actors/actress involved in this storyline have just given such amazing performances im really excited to see them take this to the place they are taking it

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Soap Alums: Helgenberger, Bonilla, and Ilonzeh Cast in New Drama Pilot ‘Getaway’

Three very familiar faces to daytime fans have their new potentially new nighttime gig!  E.J. Bonilla (Ex-Rafe, Guiding Light) has been added as as series regulars opposite Annie Ilonzeh (Ex-Maya, GH) along with former Ryan’s Hope favorite Marg Helgenberger (Ex-Siohan) to the NBC drama pilot, Getaway.

In Getaway, the loglines for the series read that the proposed seriescenters on a destination wedding at an isolated luxury resort that quickly descends into chaos after a group of dangerous criminals takes the island hostage. The small group of guests, led by a fearless female Army vet (Ilonzeh), will do everything they can to stay alive.

According to Deadline: Helgenberger will play Sen. Charlotte Pierce. As a senior Democratic senator from New York, Charlotte is used to calling the shots. She’s happy to see her son, Jack (played by Matt Long), settle down with his bride, Grace (Jasmine Mathew), but there are darker forces at play she has yet to fully understand. Charlotte will soon have to choose between her family and the political career for which she’s worked so hard.  Bonilla will play Rafi Salinas. Rafi claims to be a fisherman on the run with his friends from a gang of cartel members, but he’s hiding a dark secret that will put everyone at the resort in danger.

So, what do you think of the concept for this new drama pilot for NBC and the cast? Comment below.

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Chrishell Stause and Her ‘Selling Sunset’ Boss Jason Oppenheim Make Relationship Instagram Official

There’s a new man in soap veteran and Selling Sunset star, Chrishell Stause’s life.  And it is … none other than her boss at the Oppenheim Group, a real estate company, in Los Angeles which is at the epicenter of the Netflix reality series.

Stause who is also a real estate agent at the firm, made her relationship with Jason Oppenheim Instagram official when she posted a pic of the two of them while the cast of Selling Sunset were in Italy.

Oppenheim told PEOPLE: “Chrishell and I became close friends and it has developed into an amazing relationship. I care about her deeply and we are very happy together.”

Previously Stause was married to This is Us star, Justin Hartley and following their divorce, was briefly dating Dancing with the Stars pro dancer, Keo Motsepe.

So, what do you think of the love connection between Chrishell and Jason? Comment below.

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‘Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman’ Remake Lands at TBS

Another soap opera gets a reboot, and as we previously reported this one is starring former Schitt’s Creek star, Emily Hampshire.

The remake is of the satirical, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman ,that developed quite the cult-following back in the 70’s and was a look into American media and consumer culture which starred Louise Lasser as Mary Hartman. In the original, Mary was a small-town Ohio housewife who reacted to the bizarre goings on all around her. The cast also included Greg Mullavey, Dody Goodman, Norman Alden and Mary Kay Place.

In the updated version of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, the loglines reveal it’s: “about a small-town woman who feels like a nobody in every aspect of her life until she suddenly becomes a ‘verified[ social media somebody after her nervous breakdown goes viral.”

According to Variety, “After being shopped by Sony Pictures TV to buyers this spring, the project has landed at TBS.”  That means that it will be in development for the cable outlet.

In addition, it was a welcome birthday present for its creator, the iconic Norman Lear who is celebrating his 99th birthday.

Hampshire not only will star as “Mary” but she will also serve as an executive producer and will co-write the script with Jacob Tierney (Letterkenny).

So, do you like the concept of the updated version of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman? Did you watch the original version? Comment below.

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