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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Taylor and Brooke High-Five to Their Freedom from Ridge

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Will 2023 finally be the year that Taylor (Krista Allen) and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) move on from their ping-pong lives with Ridge?

If The Bold and the Beautiful can stay true to the cliffhanger at the end of Thursday’s episode, and not have these two women cave-in to their feelings for the guy, yet again, we could actually see the show open up the possibilities for new paths and new love interests for these popular characters. Time will only tell.

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But let’s review what happened on yesterday’s B&B … when Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) returned from his self-imposed exile in order to do some soul-searching, he finds Taylor and Brooke in the office at Forrester Creations. Attempting to play nice-nice and complimenting the women for getting along, he learns that Taylor and Brooke have been talking where the two share that they see eye-to-eye on things now.

Ridge apologizes to both women by saying that he’s sorry.  However, Brooke comes back with “Are you?” as Taylor adds, “Are you really, Ridge?”

Brooke goes on to tell Ridge, “I want you to know you were the love of my life. You still are.” Taylor says “My heart and My best friend.” Next, Brooke chimes in with “My destiny.” It’s then that Taylor tells Ridge he can’t have them both. Ridge knows he can only be with one woman.  Brooke adds, “You can’t.”

Next, an emotional Taylor relives the moments in Aspen, when Ridge chased after her on the mountains as she was determined to move on from him.  When Ridge promised to keep her heart safe, she says she bought into it.  When they decide to get married, and on her wedding day, in the end he left her shattered, following the revelation that Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) made the call to CPS, not Brooke.

It is then that Brooke shares that what bothered her the most is that Ridge didn’t open up to her about why he was leaving her. “Who does that? What kind of man runs to Taylor to propose to her, all the while he’s still married to me?”, she bristles.  Taylor firmly tells Ridge: “Everything you have done is wrong!” As she cries, Brooke comforts Taylor and punctuates that with “Taylor’s right.”

Taylor and Brooke inform a shocked Ridge that they don’t need him and they have been stuck in this same cycle for decades! Taylor adds that Ridge has had it really good – he’s got two families and two women who love him.

The women declare they are better than this and they’re done fighting.  Brooke reveals that she and Taylor have made a decision: “We choose ourselves. Our dignity. Our self-respect. We’re done.”  Taylor adds, “We’re done. We are.”

As Taylor and Brooke exit, leaving Ridge kind of smirking (which was a bit odd), outside the office, Taylor and Brooke high-five each other in unity.

So, are you glad Brooke and Taylor finally stood-up for the back and forth of their relationships over decades with Ridge? Will both women truly stay romantically distanced from Ridge and move on?  Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first watch the final moments of Taylor and Brooke’s emancipation from Ridge below.

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Anne
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Anne

Finally! After years of Ridge running back and forth between these two women Brooke and Taylor have had enough. Took them way too long to reach this point.

Shari
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Shari

This will never last. Brooke can’t live without her “destiny.”

Ricka
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Ricka

I believe that also

clb
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clb

Great time for these 2 characters to move on. And you can add Katie to that change. Opens up the canvas for new characters and new twists. B&B continues to be the best daytime soap.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Only took 20 years. I hope this turn of story allows the characters to grow in new directions. A reboot would be welcome, maybe with a new family on the canvass. Revive the other Forresters like Felicia? Maybe a rival brother for Bill? We don’t need Ridge.

Malisha
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Malisha

Yess..I’ve always wanted Stephanie’s other children to come back. And having a new family of characters would be great. It would take focus off of one story and have another storyline added to the mix. My words are being relived in your post.Thank you!

rose
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rose

As I said yesterday, great to see Brooke and Tyler compare notes about the back and forth with Ridge all of these years. They stood together to give him his walking papers. Just hope they can stay true to them as time goes on. Ridge may have been surprised, but I also think down deep he was impressed. That still doesn’t get him off though. Must admit I was a little alarmed when I saw the celebration cake. Would it end up being a repeat of the last time they got into a tossing cat-fight? Yea, it didn’t and Hope… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

rose,
What we all wanted but unrealistic.I don’t believe if these two women loved Ridge all these years as much as they claimed they couldn’t just throw their hats in the air and be all happy to the point of celebrating.
Just have to wait and see.

Adrina Gallegos
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Adrina Gallegos

I’m so glad they both stood up for them self and now they can be friends instead of enemies.. can’t wait to see what is next for them.. hopefully they fine a better man for themselves instead of Ridge…

NANNA WASHINGTON
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NANNA WASHINGTON

IT IS SICKENING AND SEEMS SO FAKE THE WAY BROOKE AND TAYLOR ARE ACTING

Ricka
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Ricka

Agreed

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

NANNA WASHINGTON
I wouldn’t call it sickening, just kind of stupid and unrealistic.

JJ
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JJ

Brooke and Taylor finally declaring they are strong women in their 60’s. LMAO. Nice shock value writing. But it won’t last. In a month they will be back with Ridge.

Malisha
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Malisha

This peace treaty between both Brooke and Taylor was that of a treat to see. However,I have a slight problem with believing that the both of them are done and now we’re girl pals.You notice when Brooke said “We’re done” and Taylor followed up with “really we’re done”. That “really” came across to me as if Taylor needed to reassure herself that she’s “Really” done.Anyway only time will tell.The writers may want to write something creative,but is only given what the head man in charge wants.”Baby Bell”

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WWE Royal Rumble: Sami Zayn Turns on the Bloodline, Cody Rhodes and Rhea Ripley to Wrestlemania

The best soap opera storyline going (the WWE’s ‘Bloodline’ internal struggles, betrayals, and alliances), had its long-awaited major development following the conclusion of the Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens WWE Universal Championship headliner at this weekend’s Royal Rumble PPV streaming on Peacock.  It provided viewers and fans with one of most dramatic moments ever witnessed in WWE history.

However, before all of that, it was the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble with each of the winner’s getting their shot at at the championship and to headline Wrestlemania in Los Angeles this coming April.

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As expected, Cody Rhodes, who made his triumphant return after an 8-month layoff from the ring – recovering from a torn pectoral muscle and surgery – beat 29 competitors to win the Men’s Royal Rumble finally eliminating Gunther. For it was Gunther who set a record for being in the ring the longest during a Royal Rumble match. Gunther was entrant #1 of the 30 men vying for the shot at the title.

Also as anticipated, Rhea Ripley, who has been on a hot streak of late as part of the ‘Judgement Day’, punched her ticket to Wrestlemania besting 29 other women. Ripley outlasted Liv Morgan after Morgan got misted in the face by mistake by Asuka and Rhea used that to her advantage to be the last woman remaining in the ring.

But all eyes were on the main event of the night and just what WWE Universal Champ Roman Reigns had in store for Sami Zayn. Prior to the match, Reigns had told Zayn he had one last test for him to prove his allegiance to the ‘Bloodline’. Problem was: Reigns was wrestling Sami’s best friend, Kevin Owens for the title.  Reigns, came to the ring with only Zayn and special counsel Paul Heyman by his side – the rest of the ‘Bloodline’ were conspicuous by its absence.

After Reigns defeated Kevin Owens, the rest of the Bloodline (Jimmy and Jey Uso and Solo Sikoa) joined him in the ring for a monumental beat down of  Owens including handcuffing him to the ropes.  When Reigns demanded Zayn find a chair, Sami was not pleased.  After locating a chair under the ring, he tossed it to Reigns.  Once in the ring, Zayn protected Owens and told Reigns he did not have to do this. That’s when, Reigns demanded Zayn deliver the chair shot.

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Instead, Zayn hit Reigns in the back with the chair, thus ending his sensational run with the The ‘Bloodline’! What happened next was a sad beat down by Solo Sikoa, Jimmy Uso and Reigns of Sami.

However, in a surprise twist, Jey Uso, who had originally been skeptical of Zayn’s intentions in the ‘Bloodline’, turned his back on Reigns and the family, and walked out of the ring emotionally upset.

One can only imagine … perhaps Uso and Zayn might team up and it might mean the end of the Usos Tag Team Championship run? Will it be Owens and Zayn teaming up vs. The Bloodline? Zayn vs. Reigns for a title shot?

This story has been executed so well by the WWE that it has captivated audience and made Sami Zayn a beloved fan favorite in the process.

So, what did you think of the collapse of the ‘Bloodline’? Did you think Cody and Rhea would win their respective Royal Rumble’s? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, check out some of the highlights from the Peacock streaming PPV below.

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GH’s Eden McCoy Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Not often does a week’s worth of soaps offer up so many outstanding performances. However, the beginning of 2023 brought just that in dramatic scenes featuring General Hospital’s Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt), Willian Lipton (Cameron), Parry Shen (Brad) and Days of our Lives Lauren Koslow (Kate).

When all was said and done there was one performance, that for us, rang most true. For anyone who has ever gone through a break-up and had to let someone you care about down, you could feel and understand the raw emotion displayed by General Hospital’s Eden McCoy (Josslyn).

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Not only did McCoy deliver during the breakup scenes as Joss broke Cameron’s heart into pieces, but later, Joss is shocked and guilt-ridden to find out that Britt died from ‘The Hook’s’ attack after saving her life, and then having to admit the whole thing to her mother, Carly (Laura Wright). Never mind the one other event of that fateful night.  Joss had sex with Dex (Evan Hofer) before she headed over to Kelly’s to talk to Cameron, realizing she should have cleared-up her relationship, first.

McCoy really shined when Josslyn arrived at Kelly’s to tell Cameron things have changed between them. She tearfully apologized for not coming to him sooner.  She promises she will always love him, but she is not in love with him anymore, and she lets him know there is no going back. They can’t fix things.  As Josslyn pours her heart out knowing what this was doing to Cameron, it was a five-hankie moment, indeed.

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In addition, when Josslyn spills most all to her mother (she left out the part of having sex with Dex), you could genuinely feel the bond between the two, which as we have stated many times through the years, speaks to the perfect casting of McCoy as Carly’s daughter and her on-screen chemistry with Laura Wright.

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For all of these well-played and outstanding moments, Michael Fairman TV names Eden McCoy our pick for The Power Performance of the Week.

Now let us know, what did you think of Eden’s work in the break-up scenes between Joss and Cam and its aftermath? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Britt Dies, Josslyn Breaks Up with Cameron, Ava Finds Out Esme is Pregnant

Wednesday’s General Hospital featured a heartbreaking death and an emotional break-up.  Although fans knew that Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) was leaving the daytime soap opera, we all thought that she would exit the canvas alive, especially given the set-up of her goodbye/birthday party, and that Britt was leaving those she loved behind to go live out her days with a new identity why she battled Huntington’s Disease.

However, the surprise was on us.  When Britt returned to the ‘Haunted Star’ to be with her mother Liesl (Kathleen Gati), she collapses. Eventually, Britt starts coughing up blood and Liesl finally realizes she needs to call 911.  But, it’s all too late.  Britt tells Liesl she won’t make it to the hospital as she was poisoned by ‘The Hook’.  As she draws her last breaths, Britt asks her mother to hold her.   The scenes featured touching performances by Kathleen Gati and Kelly Thiebaud.

Later, Liesl is alone at the hospital and Scott (Kin Shriner) joins her, and that is when Scott learns Britt dies.  He phones Nina.  Meanwhile, Liesl says one final emotional goodbye to Britt.

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In another tearjerker. Josslyn (Eden McCoy) realizes she has to break up with Cam (William Lipton) tonight, especially after having sex with Dex (Evan Hofer).  She says it was wrong of her to give into her feelings for Dex, without breaking up with Cam, first.  Joss heads to Kelly’s with Dex outside for protection from ‘The Hook’.  Inside, an emotional Joss tells Cam things have changed between them, and that they can’t go back to how they were.  She apologizes to a gut-punched Cam but she’s not in love with him anymore.  Cam tells her they cannot go back to being friends.  Eden McCoy and William Lipton were excellent in these break-up scenes.

At GH, Esme (Avery Pohl) apparently has some form of amnesia from her hypothermia and can’t remember her name, that she was pregnant or where she was.  Is it another trick … or did Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) just get off scot-free for their roles in kidnapping her?

When Ava (Maura West) arrives at GH and learns that Esme is pregnant, Nikolas approaches her so they can have a word in private.  Then, in front of Laura (Genie Francis), Trina (Tabyana Ali), Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and more, Ava asks Nikolas if he is Esme’s baby daddy, to which he replies, “Yes”.    Then, as only Ava can do, she hauls of and slaps him as his mother looks on in horror over the entire situation!

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So, were you shocked that GH decided to kill off Dr. Britt Westbourne? What did you think of the break-up scenes between Josslyn and Cameron? Now that Ava knows Esme is pregnant with Nikolas’ child, what do you hope she does next? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section, but first, check out Josslyn trying to let Cameron down easy that only backfires on her in the clip from today’s GH below.

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