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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: What Do You Think of How Steffy, Thomas & Taylor Engineered Getting Ridge Away from Brooke?

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On Friday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, Steffy(Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Thomas (Matthew Atkinson), with an assist from Taylor (Krista Allen), seemed to have been successful in getting their parents back together – as their plan to throw a wrecking ball through what was left of Brooke and Ridge’s marriage kicked into high gear.

Brooke, who is in hot water for her drunken night with Deacon (Sean Kanan), although she only shared a kiss with him, and others have embellished what happened between them after that, is desperately trying to get a hold of Ridge, who headed to the cliff house where Steffy, Thomas, and Taylor are all together.

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Thomas hijacks Ridge’s phone as Brooke is calling her husband, but he never gets the messages. Later, when Brooke shows up, Thomas goes outside to block Brooke from getting inside the house, so Taylor and Ridge can reconnect. Thomas has some very harsh words for Brooke, including the time she pushed him over the cliff.  Before she leaves, Brooke defiantly tells Thomas she will never give up on Ridge, “Never.”

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Inside, Steffy is all manipulation telling Ridge she needs to hear Taylor out and listen to the woman who truly cares and loves him unconditionally. Steffy says she is going to leave them alone so they can talk.  Meanwhile, Brooke heads home in anguish telling Hope (Annika Noelle) and Liam (Scott Clifton) that her marriage is falling completely apart and she can’t stop it from happening.

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Alone with Taylor, Ridge asks her honest opinion of his marriage to Brooke.  Does Ridge really think Taylor does not have a stake in the game to give an unbiased opinion to him?  Taylor goes on to say that Brooke isn’t worthy of him and has never been and there’s many reasons why that is – but – number one is her pattern of turning to other men. Taylor goes on to say that Brooke wants what she wants and when she wants, and then if caught cries a river of tears out of it.  She ends her ‘analysis’ of Brooke telling Ridge, “I think you deserve so much better.”  Of course, to Taylor, that so much ‘better’ is her!

Now that she has positioned herself in the right place and the right time (and remember she’s a shrink so she knows how to get reactions out of people), she shares a kiss with Ridge, which in the end prompts Ridge to says that it’s time for him to come home!

Watch the final moments of Friday’s B&B cliffhanger below.  Now weigh-in: What do you think about how Steffy, Thomas and Taylor have been behaving to get Ridge away from Brooke and back with their family? Are you rooting for them, or for Brooke and Ridge to work things out? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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It’s been impossible to watch. The End.

Amen Magherita, couldn’t watch anymore. Tuned out since New Years, just hoping plot line over by summer.

Whatever needs to be done to make Brooke miserable, I’m all for. Steffy and Thomas hit the nail on the head when talking about how Brooke just has to cry and say I’m sorry and gullible Ridge falls for it every time.
On a side note, if this was Hunter Tylo getting Ridge back, I would be dancing on the ceiling. Nothing against new Taylor, but this has been a long time coming and as a viewer from day one, I would have been overjoyed to see Hunter finally win.

Totally agree about Brooke and I like the new Taylor.

Genna
I prefer Hunter and this new one wouldn’t be bad if she acted her age and stopped throwing herself around like a teenager, which she sure isn’t but seems as if she is in as much competition with Steffy as she is with Brooke. Grow up lady!

i feel like steffy and thomas are acting as if they are 2 middle school aged children. taylor nice job as a psychologist she must have won a degree on the price is right! pathetic and hypocritical as well

richard
Where was she when Thomas was really going off the deep end, making out with the Hope dummy. What an idiot!

That is a writers decision. I cannot question that because I don’t feel that Bell was ready to bring Taylor back until he recast the character.

There is definitely no love lost between Brooke and Thomas. And both Steffy and Thomas clearly believe that Brooke took Ridge away from their mother.

You can’t take someone away from someone if they don’t want to.

Anne
We’ve all said and believed that over the years but I’ve come to believe you can’t steal another woman’s husband unless he really wants to go.

Steffy and Thomas need to grow up! Steffy should focus on her own marriage and Sheila looming in the background and Thomas needs to get a life!

This B.S has been going on for years. Steffy and Thomas are grown up and should be living their own lives, not interfering in their parents. Dumb Thomas can’t even manage his own life, obsessed with his step-sister Hope whom he gives his son to. That’s stable right and he knows how to tell his father how to live his life and who to love. I think Ridge should have stood up to this bunch and told them that he loves his wife and they will figure out their marriage on their own. It also wasn’t that long ago when he made a fool out of himself, again, with that blonde bimbo from Vegas and Brooke stood by him.

Yes, yes, thank goodness some one with some good since and telling the truth about Taylor and her brats get rid of that ( B ) Taylor.

I am still trying to figure out how Ridge can be so self righteous. And why is no one looking in to how she went back to drinking on that night. Deacon already stated that it was not him. So who else in that town would want to see her go down? Tough story to follow but think Deacon and Brooke would be the hotter couple. So let Ridge go back to Taylor!

Clb
This is a mystery only a detective could figure out… or maybe a Psychologist?

I love the fact that Bold and Beautiful had a true fight! I hate it when Soaps allow one person to hit the other person without that person defending himself. That’s the reason that I never enjoyed the confrontations on General Hospital because Sonny and Jason were allowed to win all fights without allowing the opponents to land a blow! Plus , when Carly slapped Nina , she didn’t respond in any manner. That’s not a reality unless the other person is using Scripture by turning the other cheek.
Finally , speaking of Brooke , Taylor , Ridge , Steffy , and Thomas :all hypocrites! Taylor should remain low key because she shot Bill without anyone knowing the truth! I can’t recall who knows that she shot Bill. However , I do know that he didn’t broadcast the incident. What a bunch of characters!

Boop, here’s the scoop! You had me cracking up with your analysis here, particularly, “I hate it when Soaps allow one person to hit the other person without that person defending himself.” Of course, you’re absolutely right! Most of us would fight back. I totally agree with your assessment of fights on GH as well as these “hypocrites” on B&B. Brooke doesn’t deserve such treatment.

One other soap practice that drives me up a wall because it virtually never happens in real life: Two people in a room (typically containing a cart that is always stocked with glasses, liquor, and ice — but I digress) are having a conversation, not face to face, but with each person staring in the same direction, one person a couple of feet in front of the other person. Of course, soaps do it so that the audience can see both faces at the same time, but it just doesn’t happen among humans…

Another thing? Whenever someone is looking at a picture, a page, a book, you’ll notice that the object is often held off to the side, at an angle, so that the cameraperson can capture a shot of the item. In real life, you hold such items directly in front of you. This practice is more forgivable, but I always notice it.

Boop
I agree with most of your analysis but keep in mind that there are good guys and bad guys and we are supposed to think that Sonny’s guys are the good ones, so consequently no fair fight. As far as Carly slapping Nina, she feels guilty and probably felt she deserved the slap so if she slapped her back it would be like defending herself.

This is WAY OFF topic but here goes: is the hair dept. shorthanded because of COVID? Because Thomas’ hairline in the back looks like someone put a mask on their eyes when cutting it. Up, down, sideways…how can such a great-looking guy not give more attention to one of his best assets? One pass with a straight clipper could fix the problem, Heck, I’d volunteer for the job.

Soaphound
Hi, how are you doing? This hair thing is I think of interest to a lot of us. How could it not be, watching them hour on hour. My home care worker has a Beauty Salon and on the days she is here, she has a coffee break and watches with me. We discuss the hair styles all the time, men and women. Mostly, she agrees with me but sometimes she’ll explain that the hair styles have changed a lot, especially the young guys that will get these weird cuts and she says it takes everything in her not to say, oh, please don’t do this, also trying to tell an older man that he’d look so much younger if he’d get rid of most of that facial hair. I think one of the worst is Austin with that stupid little pony tail on top of his head. I know you favor the full head of hair like Chance has, but I just want to get the pruning shears after him. Well have a good week-end, stay well.

Hello dear VIOLET, I’m hanging in like most of us…Just waiting for life to resume some sort of normalcy. On the plus side, I’m finishing 3 – 4 books every month which is good for a fairly slow but dedicated reader like me. I’m only glad I don’t have to read the awful scripts that are turning up on GH and Y&R. What’s going on? You and I could produce better plots for a lot less money! The Sonny Show is unbearable; you’re so right about Austin’s hairdo…is that a dead sardine up there? The man is past 50 and should know what looks good on him. I liked when he was Todd (and Paul on ATWT) when he highlighted his locks a bit…very sexy. Now he looks like a geriatric hippie. Thank God for adorable Chase. And Chance does need a conditioner of some sort. Pretty soon they’ll be looking for Dom’s lost toys in that mess. And WHY are he, Abby, and Devon on EVERY SINGLE DAY? I want more Noah, Nick, a decent Phyllis story, Sharon without Rey, Traci and Ashley, Kevin, Gloria, Paul, even daffy Esther. I want my shows back!

Soaphound
So nice hearing from you. I’ve missed you lately. I’ve been an avid reader most of my life but the last few years, it’s been hard on the old eyes so I usually use my Tablet for anything I have to read.
Is it just me, I can’t be the only mother they would have to tear away from a sick baby, 24 hrs a day and not be hanging out on the sofa, “miles” away on a baby monitor? Oh,and something I have to disagree with you on, I’d rather have Rey without Sharon, although I do not like him getting closer to Chelsea. Iam wondering if this is their way of reuniting Sharon and Nick?

Violet, I agree they’re going for a Sharon & Nick go-around…AGAIN. I do like them together, but that’s just my sentimental side. I prefer Sharon with Adam now because she and Mark G. really work well together. I’d also hoped that Noah and Adam could become more like family but they dropped that just like they dropped Adam and Nick getting closer. Oh, and this awful Dumb, sorry, Dom story. Outpatient bone marrow treatment…really? Where? A hospital in the year 2100? And what if they misplace that omnipresent baby monitor…that thing works more than all the Fisher/Baldwin clan combined. It should have its own contract. As should Chance’s hair…its own zip code as well.

Soaphound

Sharon is just too “perfect” for me, from the way she speaks, acts, interacts with everyone. She dresses too well as if she’s working at Society and not a little coffee shop. She’s even nice to Nicki, who until recently hasn’t been able to stand her, thought she was marrying Nick for his money.Its just me I guess, most everyone thinks she’s a paragon of virtue.

There is no fun in watching this mess. Brooke should tell them all where to go and walk away. What hypocrites Ridge, Steffy, and Thomas are. Let them without sin cast the first stone. Always disliked how no one fights for their relationships on B&B. Ridge is weak of spirit. Kids are brats, acting like this in their mid-30s. No wonder RJ never comes home!

Awful. Same tired storyline but should’ve known the minute Taylor came back. Steffy & Thomas weren’t huge Brooke fans but it was like they all flipped a switch the minute Taylor arrived back in town and were out to get her. If I talked to my father the way Steffy talked to Ridge….he would tell me to shut it.

On a side note why is Sheila so bent on destroying Brooke when steffy smacked her twice I would think she would be going after steffy

Richard
Sheila has to mind her Ps and Qs around Steffy on the off chance of her getting close to Phin and the baby. Probably her best bet would just be to throw her off the cliff.

I’m over it. Every episode is everyone talking about storyline A. Why not have A, B, and C storylines? They should get rid of half the cast and come up with new interesting stories to cover. The Paris/Zende/Carter story is a snooze fest. Paris is so listless in her performance. Get actors who have energy already!

A kiss is no big deal. A few years ago, Thomas and Brooke were on an island with berries where they almost did more than that. Thomas also has no room to be righteous after what he pulled with hope.

I know the plan is to break Brooke down and Ridge to move on with Taylor only to find out Sheila is behind it all and have a change of heart. Dumb. We can see it coming a mile away.

When will this soap try something new? There are so many ways they could go and they just want to retread (and rewrite) history.

That was the hottest kissing session I have seen on this show in years. I wasn’t prepared for how passionate and tender this moment was between Ridge and Taylor. It was romantic, it was longing, it was passion, compassion, tenderness, and caressing. It was loving and kind and understanding and human. This was not obsession and throw-down sex. This was full of really deep feelings and it was intimate, so intimate. I really have to compliment the actors in this scene, they really knocked it out of the park. I felt them. I felt the kind of love they share. It is not about the SMACK for them. They connect on a totally different level than Ridge and Brooke ever could and it came out in that kissing session very clearly. I felt that Ridge could finally exhale. He was truly home and I think since Taylor has returned Ridge has been wanting this. I believe that after he found out about Bill the last time, Ridge wanted to leave then and yet he gave her one more chance. This time was just enough. With Taylor back, I think it gave Ridge the courage he needed to finally leave Brooke for good. He never was her destiny or she wasn’t the love of his life either. Brooke has an obsession with Ridge and she wants to possess him body and soul. She was never HIS soul mate. The truth is, Brooke wanted Ridge and believed he was HER soulmate but she wasn’t his and she believed he was HER destiny but he never believed she was HIS destiny. Brooke is a toxic co-dependent and all Ridge was, was her enabler. After watching him with Taylor I see now clearly that he never belonged with Brooke and I think we all knew that. Brad Bell tried to whitewash this story and Brooke but for those of us who know the history, Ridge was never meant to be with Brooke Logan.

Genna,
There will be opposing takes on this but I see a man who has been hurt by his wife and thinks “she’s done him wrong” you are forgetting Sheila manipulated this whole scenario to hurt Brooke. Ridge’s ego has been hurt and it takes longer to fix one as big as he’s got. His kids constantly throwing their own mother at him, doesn’t hurt either. Ridge had many turns with Taylor years ago and it never worked out. He may love her as the mother of his kids but Brooke is in his blood. When the truth comes out, and it will, he will not be able to get back Quick enough. Do I care? No. I can’t stand any of them!

Sheila is not to blame for Brooke lying to Ridge. That is what is going on with Ridge. He just can’t trust her. It is that simple. However Bell plays this, Ridge and Brooke should be over for good. I realize that Bell thinks that his lead female character is the be-all and end-all of his soap but honestly, people are just tired of her. Bell should have diversified this show a long time ago. I really think that her co-dependence and his constantly enabling her should be over. Everybody is tired of it. Hopefully, Bell will see the light before his show ends from sheer fans’ lack of interest.

I’m over it!! The writers did a terrible job. Who allows they’re kids to manipulate them like that and Taylor isn’t perfect either acting like she’s just so good. Remember she slept with the doctor back in the day that never came out. And planning out the scene sooooo long omg. I’m so over it. Why couldn’t Ridge and Brooke win!! Not allow them to brake up!! Gosh

Sheila Carter
OMG Remember when Brooke’s son Ric and Taylor were involved and also when she and Nick had a thing and Jack was born who turned into Brooke’s child/egg that was Brooke’s and wrongly implanted in Taylor?

I think Thomas is a fool for wanting to tell ridge what sheila did if brook k8ssed deacon cause she was drinking then why did she kiss bill brooke is a terrible person on the show but for some reason the writers always let her win. Please let brooke lose in the end just this time & in a year or so make her a hero again but I am sick 9f brooke or maybe I should just tune off of b&b for a year & hope wen I come back it’s time for br9oke to b on r he short end of the stick

I’ve only been watching this soap for about 3 months but Ridge and Taylor seem to be friends more than lovers. They respect each other and share a child. You can see the love with Brooke not Taylor.

I think Steffy Thomas Taylor should stop and let Ridge llive his life with Brooke the way they want stop bad mouthing Brooke I know it hurts Ridge they can’t stop!

Ridge is so 2 faced !!!! Taylor is not nice !!! Steffy got her husband back! Pushing her parents getting back together! Thomas? All bathetic! Also thy are notForsters! Look back ? Taylor been gone for how long ? I hate it !

Ditto!!!

I’m sooo sick of Stephanie and Thomas trying to break a bridge and Brooke

I quit watching the bold and the beautiful because the storyline is getting to be ridiculous the same thing over and over and over again do something new please

I cannot stand what stuffy and Taylor are doing it that is so rude to go after another man’s husband and shame on ridge, he’s the biggest hypocrite of all Brooke can’t talk to any of her exes but he can go kiss I’m playing around with his. Steffy needs to butt out!!!!

get new writers – get rid of Sheila for good – who cares who Ridge picks – been going on for 20 years. Just stop watching this soap

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The Bold and the Beautiful Trends on ‘X’ after Finn Puts His Hand in Sheila’s Blood

We got to give it up for fans of The Bold and the Beautiful, who during and after the CBS daytime drama series aired its Thursday, February 29th, took to X (formerly Twitter) to let their feelings be known on what they just witnessed. B&B is still trending on the social media platform as of this posing

In story, Finn (Tanner Novlan) is reeling from Sheila’s (Kimberlin Brown) death. He seems more pre-occupied that he lost his mother (who previously shot him, and his wife Steffy, and kept him hostage for months and separated from his family) than he is his wife. Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) is also in shock and upset that she had to act in self-defense when Sheila broke into their home and was there to harm her.

The end of the line for Sheila came when Steffy stabbed the supervillain and is now presumed dead; after the paramedics and the cops arrived on the scene. (That is if you believe everyone who showed up from the first responders is legit.)

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At the cliff house, Finn becomes emotional over the thought of something happening to Steffy or the kids. Steffy tells Finn that she truly thought Sheila was going to shoot her.

Finn fires back, “So you plunged a knife into her?” Steffy explains she had to protect herself, and that she is “sorry!” Finn snarls, “You’re sorry? You’re sorry for killing my mom?”

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Next, in what can only be defined as Finn showing his ‘inner-Sheila’ he walks over to the blood stained carpet. He kneels down and touches it and put his hand it it, and cries.

A startled Steffy says, “What are you doing?” With his blood-soaked hand, Finn stands up and as Steffy steps toward him to attempt to comfort him, he backs away. In the tag of the episode, Finn says to Steffy, “My mom’s blood is on my hand. And yours, Steffy.”

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Meanwhile, Hope (Annika Noelle) is flummoxed when she learned from Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) that Sheila died when Steffy in self-defense grabbed a knife and stabbed her. Hope’s first reaction was, “Does Finn know?! Does Finn know that Steffy killed his birth mom?!” Many a viewer believes this is all leading to Hope ‘comforting’ Finn.

Take a look below and just some of the gifs, memes and comments that are making The Bold and the Beautiful still trend on X today below.

Now let us know, what did you think of Finn’s reaction to Sheila’s death, his blood-stained hands and how he seems to be blaming Steffy for his mother’s death? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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‘General Hospital’ Reignites Scott’s Feud with Sonny Over His Past Misdeeds of His Late Daughter, Karen Wexler

In what now seems like many moons ago, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) was a small-time mobster who owned a strip club in Port Charles. He enticed a young Karen Wexler (Cari Shayne) to work as a stripper at the Paradise Lounge.

But things got worse from there! Sonny convinced Karen that stripping was her idea, and he eventually got her hooked on drugs and into his bed!

Karen’s father, Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner) has never forgotten what Sonny did Karen and for years wanted to take him down when he was the D.A. Fast-forward and on Wednesday’s February 28th episode of GH, Scott visited Karen’s gravesite on her birthday.

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However, Scott had a visitor at the gravesite when John “Jagger” Cates also showed up to pay respects to his ex-wife.  This was the first time Scott laid eyes on the new incarnation of “Jagger’ on-screen as played by Adam J. Harrington.

Scott realizes he might have an ally to put the screws to Sonny after John reveals the pain and sorrow he still has over what Sonny did to Karen. Speaking to his former son-in-law about the break-up of his daughter’s marriage to him, Scott pipes up that Sonny, “walks around like he’s the mayor.” Then, Scott shouts to John, “Make him pay! Take him out!”‘

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In Karen’s backstory: after getting help, Karen was reunited with “Jagger” and left Sonny. The two married and left Port Charles. Karen returned as medical student and had divorced “Jagger” in 1997, and the character landed on the General Hospital spinoff soap opera, Port Charles. Eventually, Karen was struck by a car and died. Three actresses played the role during Karen’s history: Cari Shayne, Jennifer Hammon and Marie Wilson.

Watch Scott and John talk about their vendetta against Sonny Corinthos in key scenes from GH below. Now let us know, do you think Sonny should pay for his manipulation of Karen Wexler many years ago? Comment below.

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AMERICAN IDOL: Ziggy Krassenberg and Abi Carter Impress the Judges and Bring the Tears

On Sunday night’s February 25th episode of American Idol, there were several strong performances by young talent. However, when the smoke cleared, two will remain most memorable. Just how far they will go as the competition progresses no one knows, but in the case of one of them, two of the Idol judges, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, think they found the season’s winner.

First, viewers met Holland’s Ziggy Krassenberg. Previously, Ziggy revealed he competed on the Dutch version of ‘Idol’ and came in at seventh place. A social media influencer, Ziggy is known for his blue and pink-tinged hair.

Fans of the show on social media seemed split on Ziggy, including those that felt he should not compete in the American-version of ‘Idol’, since he comes from The Netherlands. But a cautionary tale here folks! Nutsa made it into the Top 25 and beyond on last season of ‘Idol’ and she hailed from the country of Georgia.

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Once in the audition room, when Katy, Lionel and Luke asked Ziggy about his background, he said people don’t like him in his home country because of his “big personality” and call him “cotton candy.”

Next, Ziggy let out a beautiful rendition of Lady Gaga’s “A Million Reasons.” Following his performance, he was asked about his mother, who he said was a drug addict and not around, and his father, who he had a difficult relationship passed away last year, and so he raised himself. Lionel noted that Ziggy had been trying to be accepted by people his whole life, now it’s their turn to help raise him up. Ziggy was in tears and received a golden ticket. Watch went down below.

Later in the episode, we meet 21-year-old Abi Carter from Indio, California. She is about to play the piano and sing “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish from the Barbie movie. As she does, members of her family – brother, sisters and mom, listen in the doorway, while the brother tries to watch Abi’s audition looking through a crack of the door on the floor.

Inside, Carter delivered her own rendition of the Eilish Grammy-award winning Song of the Year. The judges fell in love with her perfect performance and how unique her voice was juxtaposed with her rendition of the tune. Afterwards, Abi is in tears.

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Katy Perry stepped out from behind the judges desk and walked over to a Carter, praising her for singing from the heart and asking “What were you made for for? You were made for this, 100-percent.” Next, Abi’s family ran into the room for a group hug, bringing everyone to even more tears.

Watch Abi’s performance below.

What did you think of Ziggy and Abi’s performances on American Idol and the emotional moments that their auditions brought with it? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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