Week of January 28 - February 1:
Though there were some new elements introduced to the show this week, it still largely consisted of viewers being dragged unwillingly through the land of the dreaded triangle. Thoughts on the week:
Hope gave her mother a good going-over on the subject of Bill, and seemed satisfied by Brooke's explanation that the attraction occurred because Katie pushed them together, and that she would never actually go there. We'll see.
The big bad Logans.
While I can understand Taylor being irked by the very existence of the Logans at times, it endlessly surprises me that a therapist can't see the past situation with Ridge clearly. Brooke wouldn't have been able to come between Taylor and Ridge if they were solid. Period.
Your kiss is on my list.
Eric's decision to make Thomas vice-president seemed a little strange - why didn't he do that in the first place? As for Taylor's reaction - the kiss - it seemed spontaneous rather than a calculated move. What do you think of the idea of Taylor and Eric getting together? Weigh in by voting in Soaps.com's B&B Taylor and Eric poll.
Clearly Justin is so tired of existing solely to listen to Bill's problems that he decided it might be fun to inject a little more drama into the situation. After Bill went on about Katie and Brooke, Justin upped the ante by asking, "Have you ever wondered if you married the wrong Logan sister?" Naughty Justin, we love you.
Still wondering if I'm missing something in this storyline! What exactly does Maya have to hold over Dayzee's head, and why does Dayzee feel the need to hide this situation from Marcus? There's nothing to suggest that the adoptions Dayzee helped with weren't on the up-and-up, so, yeah, not getting this at all.
My brother, my friend.
While Marcus' brother, Carter, seems like a nice man and an interesting addition to the canvas, I have to wonder why they're bringing him on when they don't even use Marcus in storylines.
Nothing compares to me.
Hope seems to have undergone a veritable personality-transplant since finding out 'the truth' that she was 'robbed' and 'lied to'. Brooke thinks she's more mature, and if that means more obnoxious, she's right on the money. Hope is now cracking jokes in bad taste about Brooke bedding her son-in-laws, is acting uncharacteristically smug and arrogant, and worst of all, has adopted a new lower speaking voice that we have to assume is supposed to sound jaded and sultry, but is positively cringe-worthy. Steffy, meanwhile, has gone too far the other way, and practically qualifies for sainthood at this point. Neither girl is acting like herself and Liam is further away than ever from knowing who or what he wants. Such a big tiring repetitive mess. It was too much like work to make it through Taylor and Brooke arguing their daughters' positions again this week, as well as to endure all the Italy references on Friday. Not entertaining.
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