Lesley-Anne Down

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. READ MORE

B&B: Owen Proposes to Jackie, Is It a Scam? (Video)

Owen (Brandon Beemer) proposed to Jackie (Lesley-Ann Down) on The Bold and the Beautiful and she accepted. When Owen first came to town he was trying to work an angle on  Marcus, but since then his motives have appeared more mundane. However, in the back of my mind I can't help but wonder if Nick has reason to be worried for his mother.

Do you think this Owen's proposing to Jackie is a scam?

Last Week's B&B: Ridge Gets Drugged Up

The week opened with Brooke refusing to side with Ridge. She wouldn’t forbid the gruesome twosome (Steffy and Rick) from seeing each other. Ridge was as reasonable as ever when he yelled, “you should be supporting ME!” Poor Ridgiculous “won’t tolerate” it anymore. The pompous buffoon walked out and made a beeline for Phoebe’s grave. Taylor was hanging out there, most likely thinking about the crummy epitaph on Phoebe’s gravestone: “Our star will shine.” Did they not see her duet with Constantine? "I sucked" would've been a better engraving in memorium of that little twit.   READ MORE

Last Week's B&B: Baby, You Can Call Me Bill

Taylor (Hunter Tylo) blurted out that Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge (Ronn Moss) weren’t married – that was the “cliff-hanger” kicking off last week’s The Bold and the Beautiful. And guess what? She failed to reveal that the marriage was invalid. There’s a shocker, huh? Instead, Stephanie interrupted things and Ridge and Brooke remained clueless. Stephanie and Taylor then hung out and cackled like witches over their machinations to destroy Brooke and Ridge’s marriage. Their plan? To wait until the cracks begin to show and then make the announcement. Cunning. Ridge is such a self-important fool he’ll probably go for whichever woman is stroking his ego the most at the time. Score one for the corpse bride. READ MORE

Last Week's B&B: The Stephmonster Strikes Back

As much as it pains me to type it – last week I was reminded why I used to want to slap Taylor upside the head. She and Ridge put Brooke on the spot about Rick, Taylor spouting, “your son is sick, Brooke. Wake up! He is psychologically damaged.” While this may be true, how can she be so sanctimonious? Taylor’s own son, Thomas, is undergoing psychiatric help for his demented arson and car bombing attacks. I mean, really, take a look in the mirror, girlfriend. Taylor’s own son is nuttier than a fruitcake, and if it hadn’t been for Rick’s invention last year she’d still be drowning her sorrows in LA’s finest door-to-door delivery vodka.

During Taylor’s lunch date with “world-renowned” quack James Warwick, ex-husband Ridge and fire-starter Thomas, it looked like someone might take some responsibility for their own actions. Alas, it wasn’t to be:

Taylor: "Sweetheart, you were defending my honor. I was the one who was all caught up in these feelings, and I -"
Thomas: "- you know, let's not blame ourselves. Let's blame Rick."

Yeah, great idea Thomas. Let’s blame Rick. In amongst the insanity that was Taylor/Ridge vs. Rick, Brooke at least came back with a zinger when Taylor accused Rick of having an Oedipus Complex:

Brooke: "When did you come up with this diagnosis? Before or after you slept with my son?" READ MORE

B&B Caption This: Eyes Wide Open

I wasn't able to get a wide angle screencap of Jackie (Lesley-Anne Down) watching as Owen (Brandon Beemer) began to strip on today's The Bold and the Beautiful, but from the expression on Jackie's face I knew I had to put it up as a "Caption This."
I'm trying to decide if she looks like a deer caught in the headlights, a mosquito mesmerized by a bug zapper or a lioness about to pounce on her prey. Take your best shot.