The Bold and the Beautiful Weekly Blog
Stephanie tells it like it is. (Soaps.com)
B&B Breakdown For October 13 – 17.
All in all it was a pretty good week as two major confessions came out that should have a pretty big impact on the future of everyone involved.
I am really loving Ridge lately. I thought his conversation with Taylor earlier in the week, when he said he wouldn’t compare his relationship with Brooke to his and Taylor’s, but that they were both special to him was very realistic. And aside from his blow up at Jack’s party, he’s been pretty Zen throughout much of his and Brooke’s drama lately. However, while I understand why Ridge would be nervous about Nick and Brooke being around each other, I think he picked the wrong time to blow up about it. Like most of you noted in the Message Boards, Nick, Brooke and Jack were just taking a photo in front of Jackie and Katie. They weren’t huddled together in a dimly lit room. I don’t think Brooke and Nick were even looking at each other. Then for him to just spill it all to Taylor as soon as she walked in the door in front of Brooke was really childish. It was a private conversation and in light of Taylor’s recent admission of love for Ridge, it was NONE of her business. But aside from that, I think Ridge is demonstrating that he loves Brooke and is doing his best to stick by her.
With what I’m seeing in the Spoilers, I wonder if the Nick/Jack thing will actually lead to a break up for Ridge and Brooke, or if it will be what’s to come in the next week or so. I won’t ruin anything, but something major happens with Rick that could definitely cause some problems for the couple. I know I’m repeating myself, but my hope is that Ridge and Brooke stay together through the tough times and neither of them go running back to their ex for the millionth time.
A Bad Week to be Rick
I felt bad for Rick this week. Brooke and Stephanie had absolutely no problem telling him his fiancée was in love with someone else. They didn’t even flinch! They may have said, “I don’t want to hurt your feelings,” but nothing in their tone of voice or body language implied they felt bad. It was like they almost took joy in breaking his heart. That said, while most of you from last week’s poll thought Brooke was out of line, 103 of you to be exact, and 98 of you thought she was acting just like Stephanie, I have to agree with the 26 of you who think Brooke is just looking out for her son. She may not be going about it in the most sympathetic way, but she sees the writing on the wall and knows that Rick is in for a lot of heartache. I would like to think my mom would try and warn me if she knew my intended was still in love with my sibling.
I didn’t get that whole scene with the flirty wedding planner (or whoever she was) at Il Giardino. I guess it was just supposed to add some humor, but I thought it was a little misplaced. What did you think?
Owen’s Reason For Being
Yay for Owen for telling Stephanie about Pam! It’s out in the open and from what I can gather, will all come to a head next week. So where will that leave Owen? When he came on the show, I thought he was supposed to be a shady character, but now he’s just a love struck puppy dog. It doesn’t really match up. Did the writers decide to go in a new direction, did they just not know what to do with him, or am I wrong? Either way, now that Donna will likely be free to go back to Eric, what will Owen do? At the risk of repeating myself yet again, I hope they pair him off with Bridget (if she ever shows up again) or Felicia (she could certainly use some lovin!). But no matter who he ends up with, I would like the show to explore his past and maybe reveal that he’s not the good guy he’s portraying right now. I also hope he doesn’t go the way of many other past men brought to the show with some promise, like Dante, Christian or Shane. It’d be nice if for once the new guy in town got to stick around.
Those are my thoughts on what caught my attention this week. What about you? Feel free to comment below and agree or disagree with me, or rant and rave about something I didn’t even touch on.
- Lori Wilson