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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Thomas’ Wedding Plans Go Bust

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If you caught last week’s Thursday and Friday episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, you know that Thomas and Zoe’s nuptials took centerstage with a dramatic fallout that will continue today on Monday and have ramifications for the story moving forward.

For Thomas, he was betting on that Hope’s love for his son, Douglas, will bring her down the stairs, interrupt his nuptials to Zoe, and that he will somehow guilt-trip Hope into marrying him.  Steffy and Liam are concerned that Thomas’ machinations will work on Hope.

In the Forrester living room, where Carter is presiding over the wedding, Zoe warns Thomas not to dare leave her at the altar. Viewers see Thomas getting more uncomfortable saying any kind of words of commitment through the ceremony when he is clearly not in love with Zoe, especially after seeing Hope descend the stairs in a wedding dress with little Douglas by her side. Finally, Thomas tells Zoe he cannot marry her, because Hope is  the ‘mother of his child’.  So … what’s a girl to do? Oh yeah! Bitch-slap to the guy’s face! Zoe slaps Thomas.

An emotional Thomas, think he has Hope, but Hope levies the smack down on him, informing Thomas she wore the wedding gown to expose his duplicity and true intentions.  When he goes into hug her,  Hope strongly shoves him away. “Steffy told Liam and I everything!” she says, in regard to the kiss between Liam and Steffy that Thomas made sure Hope caught.  Now ,Thomas backpedals with Zoe, and she is having none of it.  Zoe tells Thomas that he has lost her and everyone else!

Thomas asks Douglas to speak … and the little boy said it was very bad for his dad to lie to Hope and Zoe.  Then, Thomas learns that Douglas only wants to be in a family with Hope, Liam and Beth without him as his father. Liam states Thomas is just as bad as he ever was. Thomas seethes “You will not take my son away from me.” Liam says they can give him the family he deserves.

Ridge, who has put his relationship with Brooke over the ringer over his son, tells Thomas  “You played me.” Hope is done with him. Thomas leaves the mansion a caught and broken man for all of his machinations.  And in the end, Douglas looks to now be a part of Hope and Liam’s family nucleus.

What did you think of the wedding? The performances of Matthew Atkinson (Thomas) and Annika Noelle (Hope)? Let us know via the comment section below.  But first, check out these clips from the big moments provided by CBS.com.

 

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Momo
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Momo

I would not invite Carter to do my wedding. His track record is awful!

I wouldn’t count Thomas out. Now, will Ridge and Brooke get back together?

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

They will be together for a little bit, until whoever was peeking in the window when she kissed Bill opens their mouth. Time will tell I guess

rose
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soapqueenforever…there’s always someone peeking in the window or listening around the corner. That’s soaps!

Margherita
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Margherita

I have to say, little Douglas is an absolute gem!!!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

I look at this one like this: I think that Carter has strong and deep feelings for Zoe. Just saying.

Later.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I had a feeling that Carter and Zoe were going to wind up together when he asked her if she was sure about the wedding. And also the way he kept glancing at her during the ceremony. I guess they will marry and be shipped off to the land of what I call useful for 5 minute cast members so they can continue to concentrate on what I refer to as the regulars. I guess Sally is the next to go. Which will upset me. I hate what they have done to her character once they paired Wyatt back with… Read more »

Kathy Fair
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It was a good episode but not great. I give it 3 stars. Thomas has been called disturbed, Psycho and many other things. He’s done some pretty terrible things. But when confronted, he cries. He’s Stephanie Forrester’s Grandson. He should have been angry, call everyone out for turning on him. Tell Brooke that Quinn spiked her drink. Threatened the lot of them and stormed out.

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soapqueenforever

I was thinking the same thing. He can screw with his little son’s head, but he cannot stand up to adults. He cries to his daddy for help, and when Daddy won’t help him he runs away crying like a whimp.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I would like to add on a side note, that Douglas is beyond adorable. Such a terrific little actor

rose
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soapqueenforever…so agree about the actor playing Douglas. Especially today’s episode when he “officiated” the wedding between Hope and Liam. :))

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

Wasn’t that the cutest thing. His smile is contagious. (I hope I spelled it right). What a cutie pie!

anne
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anne

Finally! That psychopath Thomas has gotten exactly what he deserves. All that needs to happen now is for Hope and Liam to get back together

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Steffy vs. Liam Opioid Showdown

Things have gone off the rails for Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) now that she is addicted to painkillers, scoring drugs from places other than a prescription from the good doc, Finn (Tanner Novlan), who also has the hots for his favorite patient.

Enter Liam (Scott Clifton), who has flip-flopped so many times between Steffy and Hope (Annika Noelle) and who is the person who finds Steffy knocked out on her couch, while their daughter is not being attended to.

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Now after finding pills that Steffy had tucked away in her couch, Liam goes on the offense and confronts Steffy who is pretending she no longer needs opioids to cope with her physical pain – but as we realize it’s also the emotional pain she has been in for months that have also brought her to this point,

When Liam wants her to admit she has a drug problem,  Steffy fires back “How dare you?” and mocks him over his “over-bearing” concern for her.  He then presents this “holier than thou” attitude where he tells her that he is not cool about Finn being involved with her when he is her doctor.

However, when Liam is confused to hear from Steffy that Finn doesn’t know about the pill bottle he has now in his possession, that is when she cries and admits she is still taking pills.  Steffy then counters that Liam does not understand – that he left her and their daughter, Kelly for Hope – and that she is all alone.  She goes on to say Finn has been there for her, like nobody else has been.

In the end, left with no choice, Liam tells Steffy he is leaving and taking their daughter with him, which leaves Steffy wrecked.  Will she try to stop Liam from taking their daughter?

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood delivered another one of her top-notch performances in today’s episode as well.

So, what did you think of the Liam and Steffy scenes on Tuesday’s episode of B&B? Comment below.

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The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mike’s Family Says Their Goodbyes in Emotional Episode Filled With Touching Performances

For anyone who has been watching the emotional Alzheimer’s storyline play out on General Hospital, Wednesday’s episode was a key moment in the storytelling and for the Corinthos family.  To say that the cast delivered in this episode is an understatement; everyone had their moments, and of course, chief among them, Maurice Benard (Sonny).

Mike’s (Max Gail) life is coming to an end as his body is shutting down from the disease.  Stella (Vernee Watson) comes to Mike’s room at Turning Woods and tells Sonny that Mike is waiting for permission to let go.  She explains to Sonny that Mike is torn between this world and the afterlife.   Stella helps Sonny prepare for the final moments of Mike’s life, dimming the lights, giving Sonny ice chips to put on his father’s lips, and for Sonny to put on some of Mike’s favorite music – jazz.   She also gets Mike a blanket because he is getting cold.  Then in a touching moment played to perfection by Vernee Watson, Stella says her own goodbye to Mike and hugs Sonny and tells him how grateful she was to know Mike.

Carly (Laura Wright) had been by Sonny’s side every step of the way in the final days of Mike’s life.  At one point in Mike’s room with Sonny, she has a dream where Mike tells her she is his daughter.  It was another heartbreaking moment – this time played beautifully by Laura Wright.  Earlier, Michael (Chad Duell) said goodbye to his grandfather and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) had also come to Turning Woods, as has Brando (Johnny Wactor) to be there for the end of Mike’s life and to support Sonny

Sonny tells Mike, (who can hear, but cannot truly respond as the disease continues to shut down his body), that he has made peace with what went down between them when he was a child.  He tells Mike, “I just want you to go in peace and go with love.”  Later, Sonny had a recollection seeing his father pray in the back of the church when he was a child, which sparked an idea for him.   Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny know that Mike wants to be forgiven for his sins.

Then in the tearjerker, Father Ramos arrives to bless Mike and cleanse him from all of his sins, as Sonny, Carly, Michael and Josslyn witness it.

Afterwards, Jason realizes that Mike probably does not want to die in front of Sonny and tells Sonny to take a break, but Sonny does not want to – so Jason whispers to Mike that he should not worry that he will take care of Sonny. The two hope Mike will meet up with Morgan in heaven.

At the end of the episode, alone with his father, Sonny tells Mike not to be afraid, or to worry about him, and then remembers the night Mike walked out on him and his mother when he was a kid.  He says he knows his father always loved him … maybe too much.  We fade to black.  Maurice Benard’s work was again outstanding throughout these moments, making Sonny’s life-long pain, and love for this father, palpable.

As someone who went through this horrible disease with his mother, I can say, that GH played the beats of the story to perfection, honoring those afflicted with Alzheimer’s and the family members they leave behind.

So, what did you think of this emotional episode of GH and the performances by the cast? Comment below.

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