HomeTVThe Bold and the BeautifulBold and Beautiful: Update Brian Peel July 8, 2008 7 Comments Bridget is headed for a nervous breakdown. That’s how I see this whole Nick, Bridget and Katie scenario panning out. Anyone else feeling for Bridget right now, or is this just the way the ‘cookie crumbles?’ I’ve got to applaud Jackie for trying to get Nick to see the light, but no matter which woman Nick chooses, there will be utter turmoil. Standing out as show highlights this week was the revelation of Beth Logan’s sudden health crisis, Steffy and Marcus’ stairway flirt, Mika’s ‘Love Today’ getting airplay and Owen Knights’ arrival. I have come to a few dramatic conclusions though – Eric and Donna are officially Grose, Katie is slowly surpassing sister Brooke as the show’s ‘leading lady’ and Stephanie Forrester, where in God’s name is she? Could she be having an affair with Forrester newcomer Tim or is this the beginning of the end for our matriarch? Our dearest Queen Stephanie barely made a showing this week. Of memory only appearing in 3 or 4 scenes. It could be my imagination, but I’m starting to wonder whether this is the way Executive Producers are slowly transitioning Susan Flannery into the unknown or are they gearing her up for a major story? I guess only time will tell, but until then we will watch and we will support. If I get to see Beth and Stephanie exchange a few words somewhere about town that would suffice for me. Eric Forrester, what is he doing with his life? It seems Donna could have given birth to twins, worked a brothel and did drugs on the side and still could do no wrong in Eric eyes. Do any of these two have morals? I know Donna and Brooke are related, so that explains that little scenario, but for Eric to just open both arms and welcome Marcus? A little gob smacked. During this same scene when Thorne, Ridge and Felicia turned their backs and walked out, I actually for a moment ‘hated’, yes ‘hated’, I know it’s a strong word, but I did dislike what Eric did and has done to his family. Surely there must be some end to this charade with Donna? I just don’t buy it. Stephanie is playing it down as the new woman she now seems to be, but how much more can the Forrester children take? For a brief moment on the Forrester ‘location balcony/gym’ felt a little love triangle moment between Donna, Felicia and newcomer Owen. If this is the way they can tare Donna away from Eric, introduce Owen into the show and finally give Felicia a decent story then so be it. Felicia is really rocking my world at this particular moment in time. We do however need to find a genuine love interest for Thorne; he’s looking pretty lonely these days. Anyone in particular you think could really bring Thorne back to life? Oh boy – that’s all I have to say about Bridget and the hole she is digging for herself by asking Katie to be her maid of honour. Jackie had a point; Nick did not use the word ‘love’ in his news to his mother. I really don’t enjoy the thoughts that continue to press regarding Nick sleeping with Brooke, then her daughter Bridget and now almost her sister Katie. Not a nice image. I do have an idea however – let’s take Katie away from Nick and pair her up with Owen? Maybe go head to head with Felicia? Heather Tom has plenty to offer and has done nothing but perform at an excellent standard of late. She is really one outstanding actress as far as I’m concerned. Ridge – does he really need to interfere with Steffy’s love interest now? Surely you think he would have learnt his lesson sticking his nose into Phoebe and Rick’s relationship. Speaking of Rick, where was he this week? A brief appearance with Marcus at Forrester but no sign of Taylor. Interesting. Did anyone else enjoy the Logan feel good moment? The group hug on the couch? Notice how nearly all the Logan women wore white frilly little outfits? Is this their way of showing total purification, forgiveness and welcoming of Beth? Couldn’t help but laugh. I am missing Storm though. The story between he and Katie was amazing, but surely the team could have found a way to keep him on the show. Glad to finally see Beth come clean about her health and sudden fight with dementia and the introduction of Owen Knight. A taste of some good ‘Bold’ days ahead. What to watch for: Felicia finding Stephanie in bad shape, Ridge coming between Marcus and Steffy yet again and Pam crashing Donna’s party. Anyone else notice the newly updated opening credits? Nice. 7 Responses FierceBish July 8, 2008 wasnt the rumor/gossip that Susan Flannery (Big Steph), that she was leaving the show in 1-2 years? Is this the reason for her minimal scenes? Foolicia needs to STFU & GTFO! she needs a love interest as well so she can stop meddling in other people’s lives. Poor Thorne. It’s really weird seeing Donna as someone’s mom. That Marcus sure got over his abandonment issues really quick! Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 July 8, 2008 I miss the Queen and I know that she said she will retiring in one or two years … but that does not explain her absence at this moment. Hopefully there will come something big, because I will enjoy every second until she is gone. So, give her a MAJOR storyline!!! =) Nick … what can you say!? This man is just ruined by the bad writing. Sorry, but enough is enough. He is like becoming the male Brooke on this show and that’s the last thing we needed. Great to see Jackie back, but when is she getting an own story? Her last big storyline was the triangle with Massimo and Deacon back in 2005. I really miss to see a little bit more of her. And anyway, what’s with her company? I was so excited last fall, when she bought ‘Spectra’ and I really saw a little bit of the classic Sally in her … and then … nothing. =( And yes, I hope we getting a triangle between Felicia, Owen and Donna. That should be getting really dirty and really great. If the writing is good … I need to say this these days. And to Katie … OMG … I feel so sorry for Heather Tom, because this actress could do so much better, but between Nick and Bridget. It’s just boring and lame to watch. But there is hope … Rick and Taylor – hope there comes more. LOVE them! Steffy and Marcus and not to forget Owen! My only lights on the moment. Log in to Reply Darren Lomas July 8, 2008 I would love for Bridget to go crazy and maybe even become a (semi-)villainess. After everything that girl’s been through, who could blame her for letting off a little steam when Nick lets her down again? Felicia/Owen/Donna could be fun to watch – Lesli Kay rocks, despite the fact that the Felicia is such a brat who still calls Eric “daddy” http://maronemacaroni.blogspot.com Log in to Reply FierceBish July 8, 2008 from Nelson Branco: B&B: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is the new “it” girl Finally, the soap world has cast a newcomer who already knows how to act! The Bold and the Beautiful’s simply flawless Jacqueline MacInnes Wood will be on the market for a mantle next year when she scores the first of her many Emmy Awards. She’s destined to become the next Jennifer Finnigan (ex-Bridget)! Soap honcho Bradley Bell would be wise to sign her to a lifetime contract immediately. Log in to Reply purplebraids July 8, 2008 Nelson is right she is a great find and she can act to that`s great. Log in to Reply FierceBish July 8, 2008 more from Nelson Branco: Have you heard all the hype regarding B&B’s mysterious revamping? My sources tell me to expect permanent outdoor sets, and a shift from the Forrester to Logan families. Log in to Reply Brian Peel July 9, 2008 I am also enjoying the little cool fast moving pre-scene snippets. If B&B can take this show outdoors and do a little more location that would be fantastic. I really enjoyed the scenes shot right here in Australia by the Sydney Harbour. I guess it gives the show a total revamp and cannot agree more that this makes for interesting times. As much as the Forrester and Logan familes are the cornerstone of the show, I feel that a new family needs to start making it’s way into town. I have to agree, Jackie has a little sassy Sally in her. I can just see her getting up on stage in some gorgeous frock wooing the crowd after having one too many cocktails. Classic! They should really try giving this a go. If Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is the new ‘siren’ – then bring her out and let her strut her stuff! New location sets and a new Emmy star in the making….this equals mouth watering daytime soap! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.