This week centered mostly on Bridget and Nick’s wedding, which was so incredibly rushed! They got engaged one day and were married in a church, with an all out reception, just days later. And Bridget made her dress like she was a contestant on “Project Runway,” since she had to design it and craft it in mere hours. Impressive!
I thought it was funny that there was no other location to cut to during the wedding episodes because every single character on the show was at the church. It really brought home how small their cast is. Even Bill was there, but no one seemed to know why. Maybe I missed the explanation, but did Nick or Bridget even invite him? I don’t know why they would. Whatever the reason for Bill being there though, I was happy to see him, since, as I’ve been keeping track, it’s been two and half weeks since he last appeared.
Poor Katie helps the bride get ready and attends the wedding of the man she just broke up with. Not one person asked if she was okay except for Bill, the most callous, arrogant, rude character on the show! Nick did run into her after the ceremony, where she assured him she was fine, but not even Donna, who supported Katie’s relationship with Nick checked into see if she was okay. Even though she technically stole Nick from Bridget in the first place, I felt bad for her. I hope Katie’s interactions with Bill at the wedding are an indication of something more brewing. She needs to have a fun storyline.
Beth and Stephen made a brief appearance at their granddaughter’s wedding, which was fitting and a nice touch to remember that Bridget even has grandparents. They’ve apparently been in Paris and Beth was still forgetting things, like Marcus’ sudden girlfriend’s name. Or was she just his date? Since we never see Marcus either, it’s hard to tell. Katie looked concerned for her mother, but we probably won’t see those two again for another good six months.
I did find it strange that when Rick made his best man toast and made jokes about Nick’s long list of exes, Stephanie was looking at Rick and genuinely laughing. Even if she does like Nick these days, I highly doubt she would crack a smile at anything Rick had to say, considering how much she loathes him.
Speaking of Stephanie, is she even still working at Jackie M? When is the last time we saw her there? She is so busy trying to figure out how good the sex was between Ridge and Taylor that she doesn't seem to have time to stop in the office. Did anyone else find it creepy that she so desperately wanted the details on Ridge and Taylor's night? I don’t blame Ridge for not saying anything. That is one conversation I would never have with my mother!
While at the reception, Thorne and Katie quit their jobs at Forrester, which was strange timing, but I certainly don't blame them. They get no respect there. However, I wonder if there will be more to it than that, or if they will just mention it again in passing some episode.
So now Bridget and Nick are off to Hawaii, where coincidentally, Owen and Jackie are headed as well. The latter couple is losing steam for me, but since I’m actually liking Nick and Bridget these days and they will no doubt be involved, I am looking forward to seeing their scenes. It will also be a good distraction from the Brooke/Ridge/Taylor stuff.
So that’s it for me. What did you think of B&B this week? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson