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    Friday, February 20 2009

    Did Rick really want to serve his country? (
    B&B Breakdown Week of February 16!

    So the big story this week on B&B was Rick joining the Army. At first I thought this was ridiculous. I mean, has Rick ever mentioned his desire to serve his country before? And in that split second that Steffy told him to get his act together he immediately thinks of becoming a military man? Why wouldn’t he just go work for Jackie M and prove himself as a fashion/businessman? Or volunteer somewhere, or just find a hobby he really enjoys? It all seemed pretty absurd until Thursday.

    First of all, Rick goes to get his orders acting all arrogant like, “I made my own clothes because I’m in fashion” and “Can I upgrade my coach plane tickets to business class?” This made me think he was trying to rub people the wrong way, although I’m sure they would still take him anyway. But then when he talked with the doctor his facial expressions made me think that he was counting on being rejected due to medical history, just like Ridge said. That Ridge is one smart cookie! Or is Rick the smart one by preying on everyone’s fears by ‘joining’ the Army?

    I don’t know how realistic the portrayal of Rick enlisting was. I mean would it really go that fast and would he be rejected because he was recently paralyzed? The physical part seems like a reasonable enough reason to not get accepted, but does anyone have any input into how signing up for the military actually works? I know it’s a soap and we have to take it with the grain of salt, but I kept thinking about whether or not this was realistic.

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    I do have to point out that I think the show took great pains to make sure they weren’t mocking the military and made sure all the characters involved commented on how honorable it was to be in the service. I almost believed Rick was actually committed to fighting for his county until he learned (or manipulated) his fate.

    Of course after Rick was rejected, he and Ridge got into it yet again and Ridge was left dangling from the roof. Why can’t these people learn from the past? Last week it was a high-speed car chase, this week it’s the rooftop. If I was in a car accident that killed someone or fell off a roof after a fight, I would stay clear of ever driving or standing on rooftops again!

    The other big story was Katie and Nick’s non-wedding. I’m not really sure why Jackie is all of a sudden so against Katie. She knew Katie did all these things before, so why is she now so against her? If you have any thoughts on this please fill me in. I wonder if they’ve abandoned the Bridget/Owen pairing since they are having Bridget interact with Nick so much again. Or maybe this is just a way to finally let Bridget deal with the pain caused by Nick and Katie hooking up? I hope that’s it, but I’ll tell you one thing, even though Nick declared he wanted to marry Katie, it certainly seemed like it was the last thing on Earth he wanted to do. Is this the end for Katie and Nick, or will they stay together? It remains to be seen, but keep an eye on the spoilers for clues.

    So those are my thoughts on this week. How about you? Please feel free to comment or clue me in on what I’m confused about. I love reading your comments!

    - Lori Wilson

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    Posted by simscb at Sunday, February 22 2009 09:06 AM

    Thank you, Lori for the great rant!
    It is Sunday morning in Louisiana and I am the only person to comment! Don't the writers have a clue as to why there aren't very many comments on the updates page? Unbelievable!

    ITA agree with your opinion of Rick. IMO he is just as arrogant as Ridge. He thinks he is "something else", even after all the deceptive things he has done. Joining the Army-what a joke. He knew he would not be accepted. His purpose was possibly just to get attention and have people, especially Steffy to believe he was going to do something great.

    This conflict between Rick and Ridge will exist eternally.
    Ridge will not die, I am certain. After all. what would B&B be without him and Brooke?

    Nick doesn't know who he wants to be his wife. Too often changing his "I'm totally committed to you" routine with all the women with whom he became involved and married.

    If Bridget gets back with him, she must be as dumb as a bucket of rocks, having as a brain an elevator that doesn't reach the top floor, definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed. Why in the world would "super doc" give up her career to become a designer? I believe the writers did that so that she would once again be thrown together with Nick.

    I feel that I must be writing this because of the way many of us who comment feel about this show. It is rapidly going downhill and losing viewers. Sick of all the sleeping with related family members, sexual encounters all the time, with little left to the imagination, especially between Ridge and Brooke. Once in a while, but OMG, that's what we see too often.

    Too many days I ask myself why I even bother to watch B&B any more. It is always the same old, same old garbage, totally garbage. I would not be surprised if CBS decides to cancel the show. If you read the comments daily, you would be surprised with the things people write about. They are dropping from the commenting as well as viewing like flies.

    I am totally disappointed!!!

    Posted by Denygold at Sunday, February 22 2009 12:22 PM

    Did I miss something? Wasn't Katie pregnant with Nick's child? That was a factor in getting together with NIck.
    And now no baby and no mention of it.
    Thanks for any info on this

    Posted by at Sunday, February 22 2009 03:33 PM

    Thanks for the comments simscb. Yes, it is getting old with everyone sharing partners and sleeping with the same people, but hopefully that will change one day. And I agree, I think Rick and Ridge will forever be enemies, but I think that is a good thing - life long rivalries are what makes soaps so much fun.

    Denygold - Katie had a miscarriage in October, presumably because of all the medication she was on.

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