The Bold And The Beautiful Weekly Blog!
Good gathering! (Soaps.com)
Week of December 20 – 24:
It’s been a strong week for The Bold and the Beautiful. I’m a big fan of gatherings, so between Liam’s party and the Christmas celebration, I was happy. Check out my thoughts on the week:
I found it slightly odd to have Michael Buffer and the Lakers Girls introduce ‘William Spencer III’ to the world, but decided to go with the flow and enjoy it because I love a good party! Bill was sexy, but, wow, did he manipulate Liam’s emotions or what? I found myself wishing Hope would assert herself rather than flit around sulking, so when she didn’t, and left instead, I was okay with that. Donna was cute with Marcus and Justin in tow, but Amber was another story…see below.
Amber on the prowl.
She all but makes big cat noises as she stalks her prey! I just feel like Amber’s character has become ridiculous. I’ve already said enough in past blogs about her not being the same person we knew from Y&R, but honestly, back to fortune-hunting and seducing twenty year-olds? The growth Amber underwent over the years made her much more interesting, so this is a big step back – I feel embarrassed for her in this storyline. I’d rather see her interact with Rick than trying to steal boys from teenage girls!
I see CJ!
I loved seeing CJ on the show this week! I appreciate having former characters check in from time-to-time. His scenes with Stephanie and Dayzee were really solid, and I smiled at his reference to Sally being in heaven. Good stuff.
I look forward to lots of interesting things happening at Dayzee's. Having Stephanie buy the cafe for her friend was great - who hasn't fantasized about having the ability to do that for someone!
Brooke and Anthony.
I'm definitely a fan of this little side story. Watching Katie and Brooke go through Skid Row looking for Anthony, and finding him in less than ideal condition, was eye-opening and poignant. Bringing him to the apartment for a clean-up and new clothes was awesome, as was gifting him with Ridge's guitar. There were a couple of funny scenes when Ridge was squirming over Brooke giving away his guitar - really liked these!
The Christmas Celebration.
'Twas all good! Lots of excellent little moments throughout the gathering, such as Pam passing lemon bars, Dayzee gifting Stephanie with the quotes, seeing Felicia and Thorne, Eric's speech to Stephanie, and of course the singing at the end. The only negative was Taylor's behavior. I think the shrink's on the verge of some sort of breakdown!
What did you enjoy most this week? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com's The Bold And The Beautiful Snap Poll: Best Of The Week. A very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday to all of you from me!
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- Candace Young