Last Week’s B&B: Romeo and Juliet Flop Again



As seems to be par for the course these days – lots of people were having conversations about Rick (Kyle Lowder) and Steffy’s (Jaqueline MacInnes Wood) relationship. The week began with Brooke telling Rick, “you don’t grieve for somebody by getting involved with their twin sister.” Considering he was recently engaged to the twins’ mother too, it’s just downright nasty. Plus, her “granddad” is Rick’s father. Yuck.

James Warwick continued his “intervention” by telling Steffy that Rick was using her. It was all a bit slapdash – he didn’t even bother to talk about it properly with her, he just parroted what Taylor and Stephanie had told him. Taylor even called him “one of the most respected psychiatrists in the world.” At least that gave me a laugh.

I can still remember when he was chained and held captive in a cage by Sheila Carter and ended up porking the loony tune. Further back, there was the time he came to amnesiac Taylor’s aid – she was being held captive by Moroccan Prince Omar, and James went under a false identity – Brewster McKenzie (pronounced BREWsterrr McKEEEENzieeee) the Scottish biographer. He’s had quite a few high-jinks for a world-renowned psychiatrist. And of course Taylor popped his (somewhat over-ripe) cherry when he was approximately fifty-seven because they were caught in an earthquake. The 40 Year Old Virgin had nothing on Dr Warwick.

Anyway, after hearing James’s opinion, Steffy declared “fine, fine, fine, I’ll break it off.” If only it had been that easy.


Next up, guess who overheard Brooke and Rick discussing the relationship? Yes, it was Ridge, who blew a gasket and chased Rick around the living room. I wish they’d played the Road Runner theme during that sequence, it would’ve been nice. After Rick jumped over a sofa during his great escape, he then sped off with none other than Steffy in the backseat. Jeez, she pops up everywhere like a bad smell, moaning her whiny ass off. I can’t take it anymore. The Wacky Races of L.A. were at least comical, but I’m not sure that was the intention.

Other important news: Thomas was back and he was wearing a big woolly jumper. He too had an opinion on the Rick/Steffy relationship. It must end, he’s using you, blah blah blah. Now I’m thinking they are going to resurrect (Pam’s dog) Tiny to find out the pooch’s opinion – it seems everybody else has weighed in. Bridget needs to put her medical skills to good use and reanimate Tiny’s corpse.


Katie and Bridget had a face-off that was pretty underwhelming, sadly. Katie flashed her bling, blew Bridget’s cover as Madame X and the pair simpered at each other for a little while. There was a nice underlying competitiveness to their scene, but it didn’t play out all that interestingly. Katie admitted she felt “a certain level of guilt about Nick.” That terminal trollop; Bridget should have beaten her drippy aunt around the head for that one. And by zee way, Bridgeeeet, zat French accent is not working for moi.

Back at Forrester Creations, Felicia wanted “daddy” to appoint Thorne president and by the end of the week, Eric had given Brooke the choice to fire Rick or keep him on. She “cut him loose” and to celebrate he proposed to the whiny one, Steffy. Oh, the joy. I am foaming at the mouth here, but not in anticipation, I really think this show is sending me insane.  

Question of the week: will Brooke keep handing over her kids to dementia-stricken Beth?

15 Responses

  1. Profile photo of troymcclure
    troymcclure

    The problem I have with this couple except for the obvious ick factor is the speed they have used to move this couple along. This couple met, fell in love, go through angst and a marriage proposal in less than a month? If they break up a week from now who will care ?

    I love the fact that they haven’t even slept together, come on now, Kyle Lowder deserves better than this.

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    Darren Lomas

    Troy McClure?! The Troy McClure… I may remember you from such films as Smoke Yourself Thin… great name!

    You’re totally right – the speed they put couples together gives me worse whiplash than Rick had the night Phoebe flew out of his car… in pretty much a year Rick’s been in love with Taylor and both her daughters. WTF?

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    siomonstuart2003

    Troy, you are right on the money with your statement. This show is so backwards that I don’t know what it is half the time. I want to know who like this couple. No one does. It is nasty and sick and there is no chemistry between them. I feel bad for Kyle Lowder because he is bringing it, but he is not making me like this couple if he trying to. Brad, please do something with this show and I hope that Martha Bryne brings some class and substance back to B&B because this show needs it. Darren, do you think that Maria Arena Bell would give Brad some pointers or get Susan Flannery to help this awful soap? I love to get your opinion on it.

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    daisyclover1938

    Okay, it’s official. I’m replacing actually watching B&B with just reading Darren’s blog, LOL!

    Well I think Phoebe’s ghost needs to pop up and give her blessing to the union. On one condition: Rick must deflower her, because she’s still pissed that she died a virgin.

    btw, looove Katie’s lobster bib! Did she and Nick just come back from the all you can eat buffet at Red Lobster?

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    Darren Lomas

    Simonstuart, hell yes – Maria Arena Bell is currently wiping the floor with Bradley… and to think Brad Bell Sr trained him and groomed him to take over the show. It’s such a mess. And Kay Alden, Bell’s non-related "protege" has not brought much to the table either… Seamonster Storm was reportedly her idea  
    As for Susan, apparently she did voice her reservations about Stephanie’s involvement in Brooke’s rape (and I think it was rewritten), but other than that, I think she trusts to Bradley et al to do the writing… although, if she’s anything like us viewers, she must see what a mess it is. She deserves so much better.

    Daisy, thank you  
    I hope ghost Pheeble comes back to do goth makeovers on everyone (whilst simultaneously duetting with Constantpain)… that would rock. As for KitKat’s bib – I think it’s to catch stray pistachios.

    I meant to tell you in another thread – I saw a whole bunch of the EE cast last year (they were sitting at the next table in a bar)… a load of Millers (Dawn, Mickey, Old Man Miller, Young Miller and some more, including the psycho Mad May). If it had been KKL from B&B I would’ve been crazy star struck LOL!

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    daisyclover1938

    OMG Darren!!!! Are you serious?!?! Dude tell me you saw Jase (Stephen Lord)!!! He was my favorite character/actor on EE (they killed him off in late Aug)!

    OMG, EEEEE!! I’m so excited, lol! I love Dawn, btw!! Okay, I’m going into fangirl hysteria right now! You have no idea – I would freak if I saw any of the EE cast, lol

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    Darren Lomas

    Daisy, I am serious! It was at the bar of the Royal Court theatre… that Jase guy may have been there… I’m not sure! The woman who played Mad May was starring in a (baaaaad) play. It seemed to be all the people who had storylines with her (I know Dawn did)…. I can exclusively reveal that Old Man Miller smokes, as I saw him outside when I went for one myself. DC exclusive scoop!

  8. Profile photo of daisyclover1938
    daisyclover1938

    OMG, Darren that means my Jase might have been there! He was Dawn’s fiancee and he was involved in the Mad May storyline (I think when she returned?) He’s the one that caught baby Summer when whe went out the window.

    I am sooooooo jealous!! LOL! That’s it, I’m coming to England, I’m tracking you down, and you’re taking me on a tour of all the bars and we’re gonna find us some EastEnders! BTW, if we find them, I’ll probably scream and pass out – so be prepared to catch me :)

    Thanks for the scoop!! heehee

  9. Profile photo of Darren Lomas
    Darren Lomas

    I think I did see the epi where he died… some gangsta dude was there and ratty Billy was hiding in the bathroom?! I’m sure I can think of more EE star spots if I search the dregs of my mind… in the meantime I’ll keep an eye out for EEnders and kidnap any I spot in advance…

  10. Profile photo of daisyclover1938
    daisyclover1938

    YES!! That was my Jase *sniff* And yup, Billy was hiding in the bathroom, lol! Oh Billy, you sweet, sad coward!

    As far as the kidnapping scheme, remember, the men are the priority targets! :)

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    daisyclover1938

    Crap, Daisy, now you tell me – I just smacked Dot Cotton over the head with a can of beans from the mini-mart

    LMAO!! You are soooo bad!!! Well, give her a carton of cigarettes, that’ll keep her satisfied until I get there :)

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