Last Week's B&B: Nick Throws A Mantrum; Pill-Popping Ridge Gets His Freak On With Taylor




Nick’s proposal to Bridget was preceded by this less-than-romantic declaration: “I have been a beast. I don’t know if I could sink any lower than I already have.” Well, he said it. She accepted gratefully, thrilled to re-marry a man who was obsessed with her mother. Romance isn’t dead.

Owen followed suit and gave Jackie an engagement ring. When Nicky boy found out about it he blew a gasket, going so far as to push some papers off his desk and let his hair get all messy. He carried on his tiresome rant about Owen using Jackie.


He just can’t put a sock in it – foreplay for Nick and Bridget now consists of him wittering on about his mother’s love-life. Yuck. They’re talking about the guy who nearly slipped it in Bridget the other week, and his relationship with Nick’s mother. It would all be gross, but Jackie and Owen were as adorable as ever.  

Jackie informed petulant Nick that Owen was not fired from Jackie M after all. Nick gave her another ultimatum – it’s him or me. Jackie called his bluff and said, “I’ll miss having you here.” It doesn’t look like either one is going anywhere. Later, Nick told Owen there was going to be no wedding. He was real mad. 

Pam and Donna had a campy escapade at The Price Is Right. They tried to secure a spot for Forrester Creations to be featured, but their meeting with producers fell through. They said to hell with it, and went to watch the show being filmed instead. Guess what? Donna was a called to Come On Down as a contestant, much to Pammy’s dismay. The items Donna had to guess the price of were dog food, lemon bar mix and honey. Donna won a holiday to Hawaii. They both overacted. Kind of fun, kind of lame.


Steffy and Rick had yet another conversation about their relationship. Poor, tortured, borderline-incestuous fools. It was every bit as boring as you’d expect – if Rick messes up, he’s out the door. Frankly: who cares?

Stephanie continued to pimp Ridge out to Taylor. Taylor cooked for him, while Stephanie went to head off Brooke at the pass. She convinced the Brookester to stay home and then called Taylor, telling her to “keep working your magic.” I threw up a little bit when she said that. Then the sly old bat told Taylor to turn off his cell phone, and Taylor dutifully obliged. She then topped up his wine and listened to him moan about Rick and Brooke.

Ridge continued stealing anti-anxiety pills from Taylor’s handbag and popping them like M&M’s. Off his head on pills and booze, he muttered, “I think it’s time to go to the bedroom... let’s uh, let’s go lie down.” All Taylor’s Christmases had come at once as she confessed, “I’ve waited for this moment for so long.” The romance on this show is killing me.  


So, they did it together for the first time in years. Ridge was into it, although he was pretty much collapsed. He was still the randy ‘loveable rogue’ we know and love. Or hate, pathologically... maybe that’s just me.

From where I’m sitting, stale, dull Taylor and Ridge is every bit as un-engaging as stale, dull Brooke and Ridge. At least Ridge is less obnoxious all pilled up. I hope that twit stays zonked out for quite some time.  


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Where's Sheila Carter? We need a good psycho to come to town and whack a few bad characters. Something like Days' many serial killers.

It's just so hard to watch this show.

The Donna and Pam spots are kind of funny but the Brook/Ridge/Taylor merry-go-round is nauseating.

Nick's a tool.

Owen and Jackie are the coolest part of the show.

Felicia? Where forth art thou? Locked in the dungeon?

Don Diamont seems to have come and gone.

Kyle Lowder? Why do keep thinking of Herman Munster but less funny??

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Joss, this show needs some Sheila Carter ASAP... they are in dire need of a nut-job. Owen and Jackie rock, but so much on the show sucks monkey butt. No Felicia story (for years)... Nick, Ridge and Rick are all jackasses... so many crappy relationships.... argh, make it stop.

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Darren,

One would think that Nick never heard of a prenuptial agreement that Owen would sign away his rights to Jackie's money. Case closed.

Rick is just so repulsive. What's there to like about him? This is not the same Rick who met Amber. This guy is entirely different. Real Rick was a good guy.

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Everybody gets slimed on this show... it's ridiculous - every male character has to bed an entire gene pool and act like an arrogant fool.  

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As a 22 year viewer of B&B - since its premiere - I have never fast forwarded the show, even when I wanted to... Until about 6 months ago when Rick and Steffy "fell in love" and we had to revisit Brooke/Ridge/Taylor for the 1,215,575th time. The stories on this show are ridiculous. And they insist on dragging them out even though EVERYONE knows they are NOT working. It is frustrating. (B&B used to be so good at jettisoning what was not working, but it appears they insist on producing bad soap opera regardless of what anyone else thinks. So, I took a page from Luke Kerr's book this week and my version of B&B was all Jackie and Owen (with some unavoidable Nick and Bridget.) And, I must admit, I laughed at the Pam and Donna antics even though it was so incredibly out of character for them to even spend a moment of "lite-ness" together.

For the past several weeks, B&B has been playing like one of those "sophisticated" sitcoms that does not have a laugh track. But it is not Arrested Development. It is more like Emily's Reasons Why Not.

An intervention is needed and I hope it is forthcoming.

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SO True, I have been saying that for months...this show needs Sheila Carter. Someone needs to loose it. Everyone has to stop being friends and lines need to be drawn. Bridget and Nick should NOT be together, been there done that TWICE already. I'm all for Rick and Steffi...only if they are written right off. I DO NOT want that "relationship" on the show at all. I love Ally Mills but what is she doing there? I enjoyed this week and I love B&B but just hope they get back on track, they were on fire when they pinned Stephanie against Forrester. More Brooke!

I must say, as a huge Hunter Tylo fan I enjoyed Ridge's pov shots of here face. And I still say the Price is Right was a lot of fun and broke up the show a lot. Jennifer Gareis looked like she had a great time.

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Doesn't it bother anyone that Ridge just dumped not only Brooke but also their two small children, R.J. and Hope? It's one thing for Ridge to hate Rick but for him to leave a marriage with two small children because he lost another child seems wrong.

I think a story about depression could be told better.

Bill Bell must really be in a creative funk to be stuck with this same rehashed story telling.

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I wonder how long it will take for Nick to sleep with Brooke and dump Bridget, again!

Someone needs to explain to me the fascination with Ridge because I didn't see it 20 years ago and I sure as hell don't see it now.

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TroyMcclure, I with you on why Ridge isn't all that. He is a narcissist, self absorbed jerk and why would two smart women still want him is just bizarre. This is Brad way of saying that you can't be alone or obsession of being the next Mrs. Ridge Forrester, it is your life's goal. GMAFB.