"The Bold And The Beautiful" for the week of August 4 - 8:
It was a busy week as Forrester Creations took business and romance to Paris, and Quinn was back to her old tricks. The downside was that everyone and their conversations and actions were focused on Hope. It's just too much. Thoughts:
Harness the momentum.
The powers that be at Forrester Creations were running things by the seat of their pants as per usual this week. Wyatt, whom one would think would be more or less on probation at this point, managed to engineer an entire press conference and fashion campaign overseas based solely on his desire to win Hope back with a diamond. It's worth noting that there is no concrete explanation as to why this diamond is regarded as being so exceptionally transformational for the Hope For The Future line aside from vague references to it being 'magical'. Okie doke. It's also interesting that when the diamond was in FC's possession previously, an entire storyline was built around the need for it to be protected by top of the line security (aka, Charlie), yet now it's casually transported by pocket without so much as a single rent-a-cop in sight. In related news, it was fantastic to see no-nonsense Felicia doing her thing at Forrester International. Would love to see her kicking ass and taking names regularly. How do you feel? Vote in Soaps.com's B&B Poll: Should Felicia return full-time?
Ridge the recluse?
Ridge must be stashed away in Katie's bedroom trying to design dresses. He only came out long enough to endorse Wyatt's genius and crush Oliver's Parisian dreams this week.
Her heart won't lie.
Deacon kissed Brooke and told her he was trying to get through to her the only way he knew how. Too funny. Of course his seduction or whatever he had in mind was interrupted by the big news that Hope had accepted the diamond. Deacon seemed pleased - thought maybe Hope was a chip off the ol' block. Ah, Deacon is a pretty valuable gem himself.
Meet me in Paris.
Hope and Liam repeatedly rehashing her accepting the diamond was headache-inducing, so it was a relief when she finally set up a meeting time in Paris and told him to be there or be single.