An era has ended and an unknown future awaits The Bold and the Beautiful, as Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) died in Brooke’s (Katherine Kelly Lang) arms. Stephanie told Brooke she wanted her to have her ring as a parting gift. If you haven’t read the piece by Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens about why these two needed to be together in the end, you should check it out.
Brooke to Stephanie: “I’m not sure I knew what love was until I realized I loved you.”
I did have to chuckle when Stephanie though Eric (John McCook) had arrived, but hadn’t and said, “Never around when you need him.”
While a touching episode, I do have serious concerns about the impact of Stephanie’s death on Brooke going into the future. I would love to see Stephanie’s passing have a lasting impression on Brooke. If within the next couple of weeks Brooke goes back to ogling Bill’s (Don Diamont) crown jewels, or other such scenes, I will be disappointed.
The touching episode featured Stephanie’s loved ones telling her on video how they felt about her. My favorite testimonies were from Rick (Jacob Young), Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Felicia (Lesli Kay). Which of the video messages was your favorite?
At the hospital, Katie (Heather Tom) begged for Taylor’s (Hunter Tylo) help. I fully expect B&B to end up with two lead actress nominations in 2013.
Thank goodness Stephanie didn’t die the same week Edward Quartermaine died on General Hospital. I’m not sure I could have handled it.
Goodbye Susan Flannery and Stephanie Forrester. You will be dearly missed by this The Bold and the Beautiful fan.