How Many Flashbacks Can The Bold and the Beautiful Viewers Endure?


Bill (Don Diamont) was not happy with Rick (Jacob Young) for suddenly wanting to tell Hope (Kim Matula) the truth. The best part of the conversation was when Bill called Rick “Dudley Do-Right.” Bill insisted he wasn’t going to be held responsible for a relationship that wasn’t supposed to be.

At Forrester, Hope told Liam (Scott Clifton) he was the man she knew she’d spend her life with. After their talk, Hope had more flashbacks of their wedding in Italy, as Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) remembered her kiss with Bill.

The Bold and the Beautiful’s continued overuse of flashbacks contrasts with The Hollywood Reporter’s interview with General Hospital executive producer Frank Valentini, where fewer flashbacks were cited as having helped that soap's ratings. How many times do we really need to see the same B&B scenes over and over again? This show is only 20 minutes, and 10 of those are flashbacks.

Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) gave Thomas (Adam Gregory) a hard time for running on the treadmill shirtless. He is the CEO of Forrester Creations, she reminded. Later, while sharing a meal with his sister and Taylor (Hunter Tylo), their mother praised Steffy's designs. Continuing to act like a donkey's behind, Thomas informed Steffy he thinks she's jealous of him being CEO.