The Bold And The Beautiful Weekly Blog
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Week of November 28 – December 2:
It’s encouraging that we’re seeing a wider variety of characters on screen each week, even if some of the storylines are questionable. “B&B” certainly keeps viewers talking, there’s no doubt about that. Here are some points on the week:
Another one bites the dust.
It was bizarre to have Donna and Justin’s marriage come to an abrupt end even though we could see the potential to reignite the Donna/Pam rivalry. There was no development of the Donna and Justin relationship leading up to their out-of-the-blue wedding, we rarely saw them while married, he had a weird interlude with Katie’s heart doctor, and now it’s over – you have to wonder what was the point of it all?
It’s fantastic to see more of the Marones, but three relationships have now come to poorly-explained screeching halts (Owen/Jackie, Pam/Stephen, Donna/Justin) in order to propel this storyline that involves such questionable fare as Nick trading his, erm, favors to Pam in return for stolen Forrester designs (which was an appalling idea when Amber did it), Jackie playing ‘girlfriends’ with Pam, Brooke setting Donna up with Nick (who has already been with her and Katie), and Donna agreeing to live on a boat. It’s been a lot to take in. The good news is that comic relief is always welcome, and the actors involved here can really deliver. Is the B&B Marone storyline working for you?
While it's admirable to continue the storyline thread about helping others, and it's great to add new characters, the scenes surrounding newcomer Beverly this week were pretty blah. It was a kick how they used her foster care background to give Thomas another plug in front of Hope - seems he's been volunteering all over L.A. without us knowing! Ha!
Give it up.
Brooke's position on Hope's love life is understandable. The trouble? We're tired of hearing about it. Brooke needs to find a different, stealthier approach to dealing with this issue, or just let Hope figure it out. The harping is headache-inducing.
Spencer trouble brewing.
All this family togetherness is broiling up into a potential huge explosion over at Spencer Publications. It will make for some very good viewing to see how long Bill can stop himself from making a play for his son's wife, how spinny Katie will get being in close proximity to Steffy, and it's a definite plus that Katie's now given Liam something to worry about other than Hope!
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