On Monday, CBS Soaps In Depth stunned The Bold and the Beautiful fans by revealing Susan Flannery (Stephanie) was heading out the door. According to SID, the actress had agreed to a short-term contract to give B&B time to "strategize in terms of storyline".
One day after SID's "Flannery Out at B&B" headline, comes this one from Soap Opera Digest on her "staying". Am I the only one who needs a Dramamine?
In the Digest piece, B&B showrunner Brad Bell stated:
"Susan, for quite some time, was thinking she needed a break or just have some personal time," Executive Producer/Head Writer Bradley P. Bell tells Digest exclusively. "She's been through a lot personally; we know that she had her own battle with cancer and she’s had such an amazing career that she will continue to have as Stephanie Forrester, but I think it's not so much as a disagreement between her and the show, but more Susan figuring out where she is right now and what she needs. Now, Susan is going to have an incredible time with a new storyline that we've never seen before; something completely unique and interesting.
So I guess the question is, will this "new storyline" in fact be Flannery's swan song as La Forrester (God, I miss Darlene Conley!), as SID reported? Or, is she sticking around for the long haul?