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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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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?

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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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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 »

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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

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Wally Kurth Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Mark our words! Next year, Days of our Lives Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) will once again be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for this week’s emotional and deeply-touching work on key episodes of the NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers saw, this was to be the happy nuptials of Justin and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), who found love again after losing the previous loves of their lives.  They were dear friends to begin with, who through a set of horrific circumstances, found comfort with one another which eventually turned to love.

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Problem was; Justin overheard Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) before the ceremony discussing Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) feelings for Kayla and that he wants her back; something Kayla is unaware of.  So what will he do?  The noble thing and tell her the truth, or keep it to himself and marry her anyway?

As the Intel of what he learned weighed heavier and heavier on Justin, in the most dramatic of moments (when he was to say his “I do’s”), Justin stopped the ceremony and bared all to Kayla: that Steve wants her back and how Steve saw him propose to her and that is why he backed off.  Armed with the knowledge and that her friends and family kept it from her, Kayla does not know what to do.  Justin helps made it easy and clear for her when he questions her … if they would be standing here getting married, if Steve had told her his true feelings before Justin proposed to her?

Justin goes on to say to Kayla that maybe she has been avoiding her true feelings for Steve, because she did not want to hurt him.  Then Justin tells Kayla that he visited his late wife Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) grave, and told her that if things were different, and if she was alive they would still be married, and Kayla would be their dear, dear friend.

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With seeing the look on Kayla’s eyes, Justin knows she loves Steve.  Heartbroken, but caught in an untenable situation, Justin tells Kayla he is happy for her.  Kayla wraps her arms around Justin as they both cry.  Kayla says she never wanted to hurt him, and when Wally as Justin says, “I know, honey,” it was one of the most honest and ten-hankie moments of the entire scenario.   Justin kisses her, tells the guests there will be no wedding today, and exits the Kiriakis mansion.

The emotional drama continues in the aftermath as Justin is at Kayla’s apartment boxing up all of his belongings and tears up recalling their nights together listening to jazz and cooking dinner.  Sonny (Freddie Smith) finds his dad, and tells him he did the noble thing and that time will heal all wounds, but after Sonny leaves, Justin breaks down a bit further before exiting Kayla’s for good.

And if that was not enough, Justin goes back to Adrienne’s gravesite to update her on the wedding that did not happen.   He talks to her that he understands Kayla and Steve’s deep and enduring love, which was just like theirs was.  Next, Justin thinks he is seeing Adrienne, when none other than Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) reveals she is back in Salem – talk about kicking a guy when he is down!

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Throughout this entire saga, moment to moment, Kurth delivered raw, genuine, adult emotions, in a very complex adult story and relationship.   In fact, the cast and crew thought so, too!  When Wally as Justin told Kayla that he can’t marry her and the speech that followed and his exit from the mansion that followed, all those on set applauded for him.  His work was that moving.   Wally was ably assisted throughout by the outstanding work of Mary Beth Evans in these scenes.

2020, while a difficult year for everyone thus far, has been a particular great year for Kurth on Days; as over the last six months he has really had a chance to shine in this story.  So for all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV gives the “Power Performance of the Week” kudos to Wally Kurth.

Did you love Wally’s performance this week on Days? Did you reach for the hankies? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Elani Wedding (Photos): What Did You Think Of The Nuptials?

This week on Days of our Lives saw the first African-American couple to be married on-screen in the 54-year history of Days of our Lives.  Now while Lani (Sal Stowers) and Eli (Lamon Archey) tried before in a previous ceremony, this one did the job … they are now officially husband and wife!

The ceremony was attended by Lani’s dad, Abe Reynolds (James Reynolds), her mother Tamara Price (Marily McCoo), Billy Davis Jr.  as a former FBI mentor to Eli, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) – it was her restaurant after all and she is Eli’s grandmother.  Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) presided over the ceremony.

There were some unwelcome guests at the ceremony as well; leading the bride to question, are we doomed?  Why does this keep happening to us everytime we tried to get hitch!

However, fate was on Lani and Eli’s side this day, as even Gabi (Camila Banus) with her antics, and a shocking arrival from Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel), couldn’t rain on this day.  Vivian even tried to shoot the bride, but thanks to Rafe (Galen Gering) saving the day and armed with news that her son Stefan (Brandon Barash) could be alive; he informs Viv firmly that she would be killing someone for the wrong reason, even though Vivian is in disbelief that her son is alive.  Next, she is whisked out of the ceremony.

Lani still feeling rattled by all the wedding interruptus gets a sign she should marry the man she loves; when her mother, who needed to go lie down earlier, as she was feeling faint, was able to show back up just in time to restart the wedding.

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During the ceremony, Eli mentions the loss of little David Abraham and the struggles they went through, but how in the end it brought then closer together.  After the rings are exchanged and they are pronounced man and wife, the newlyweds “jump the broom” a wonderful tradition and a symbol of African-American heritage, where the sweeping of the broom signifies sweeping away all the bad energy.  After they sweep the broom, Elani jumps over it.

In a behind-the-scenes of the wedding segment released this week on the DOOL app, Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey talk about the inclusion of the ‘jump the broom’ moment in the episode, and how they suggested the idea to DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar, and how  it was written into the episode.

So, what did you think of Lani and Eli’s wedding? Did you enjoy it? Let us know via the comment section below, but first check out this wedding photo gallery of the big day!

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GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has just told Jason that she believes the signs are all there that Mike is on his final decline and battle with Alzheimers. Mike is unresponsive, not eating. and slipping away quickly. She believes he wants to let go, but is holding on for Sonny’s sake, something that tears through Jason.  Knowing Jason was told something by Elizabeth, Sonny asks what it is.  That is when Jason tells Sonny he thinks Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.

An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

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Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

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