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10. ‘OMG, That *Was* Nine Months Later’
Nobody has to tell us that math is hard. How many times have we celebrated someone’s 10th anniversary on their 11th? But are we really to believe that The Young and the Restless’ business whiz kid Kyle is as dense as we are? Wouldn’t he have figured out that he was the father of Ashland Locke’s little boy — or at least questioned it — way before Theo pulled out a calculator for him?
9. ‘Hmm… I Can’t *Think* of Anyone Who’d Object’
Of all the characters on The Bold and the Beautiful, Katie should know how crappy it feels to be treated like a doormat. (She was married to Bill, for Pete’s sake. Twice.) Yet she didn’t stop and think for a moment about Hope’s feelings before offering a job at Forrester Creations to Flo, the newishly-found niece who let her believe for ages that her and Liam’s baby wasn’t alive and well and being raised by stepsister Steffy.
8. ‘The Mints On the Pillows Are *Junior* Mints!’
After her experiences on The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless’ Sally should be a much sharper cookie than one who’d want to hang her hat — and store her personals — in the hotel at which nemesis Summer’s mother Phyllis seems to be the only employee.
7. ‘What Could Possibly Go Wrong?’
By the time Days of Our Lives’ Charlie met his maker, we knew full well that he wasn’t well in the head. But couldn’t he have been crazy and smart? When half of Salem began muttering, “I’m gonna kill that guy” under their breath — and not even that far under — why didn’t he get the hell out of Dodge?
6. ‘I’m Not Playing Favorites, I Just Love Them More’
When the love of your life draws a line in the sand and says you have to pick between your friends and their dangerous lifestyle or you and the kids, you want to think that that the love of your life will pick you and the kids. General Hospital fans wanted to think that Jason would do so, too. But did he? (Insert facepalm here.) No. He doubled down as the Corinthoses’ enforcer.
When The Bold and the Beautiful had Quinn help manipulate Ridge into marrying Shauna to stick it to Brooke, we got it. That’s just who Quinn is. But why the flippity flip did Eric forgive his treacherous wife for this latest transgression? The saying, in case he’s forgotten it, is “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” Shame on you, Eric! You know better! (Or should.)
4. ‘She Seems Credible to Me’
That Days of Our Lives’ Ben was right about his psychic connection with Ciara is beside the point. For him to put his faith in a suddenly-psychic Susan’s soothsaying abilities stretched credibility well past the breaking point. If you wanna sell a story like that, you’ve gotta bring back Celeste Perrault. Are we right, or are we right?
3. ‘But I Want a Baby, and I Want It Now!’
When The Young and the Restless’ Chance set off on a mission from which he could only hope to return, he encouraged bride Abby to move full-steam ahead with their plans to start a family. But jeez Louise, would it have killed them to take a breath and regroup before roping half of Genoa City into their reproductive plans? (And that’s just the start of our problems with this storyline.)
2. ‘It’s Not a Lie, It’s a… Hey, Look Over There!’
On General Hospital, Jax knew how desperately girlfriend Nina wanted to find her long-, long-lost daughter. He knew how much it grieved her to learn that Nelle was dead. And yet, he still kept from Nina the fact that his ex Carly had had a chance to save Nelle… and had blown it. Not cool. Also, not smart.
1. ‘Do My Eyes Deceive Me?’
Yes, in fact, Liam’s eyes did deceive him when he mistook the mannequin Thomas was kissing on The Bold and the Beautiful for wife Hope. Making matters worse — so… much… worse… — rather than say, “What the… ?!?” Liam ran off and had sex with his ex. No wonder he has a whole article dedicated to his boneheaded decisions. You didn’t think this had been the only one, did you?