The Bold and the Beautiful Weekly Blog!
Taylor gathers the troups. (Soaps.com)
B&B Breakdown for October 27 – 31.
New and Unimproved
I really thought I would like Rick better after the accident, hoping his personality change would give him more edge or something, but alas, I like him even less. I can’t really print the words to describe what I think of him right now, so suffice it to say, he’s become a whiny brat. He is probably right in every thing that he’s said regarding his past with Ridge, but he attacked Ridge on the roof, not the other way around. He can’t really blame him for his paralysis. And wouldn’t his arguments be more effective if he weren’t being a big baby? I would prefer it if Rick acted like he forgave Ridge, but secretly he undermined everything he did. Hasn’t he ever heard of keeping your enemies close? He’s tipping his hand a little too early I think. Unfortunately, the writers at The Bold and the Beautiful don’t ask my opinion on storylines, but I think Rick’s personality change would be more interesting that way.
As for Brooke, I understand her feelings of guilt concerning Rick, but she has some gall to ask Ridge to move out. I wonder how long Ridge’s understanding demeanor will last.
How Quickly We Forget
While Eric had a point that Donna asked them to give Storm another chance when he shot Stephanie, so she should do the same with Pam, I don’t blame her for not wanting to give Pam a pass on what she did. I really can’t believe that Eric wants to let her off the hook either, considering that she almost killed him. I don’t buy Pam’s innocent act either and think that she’s faking it. Stick to your guns Donna!
After the tease that Pam was in fact faking by uttering the word, “bear”, why did they leave us hanging? I wanted to see what happened after Donna questioned Pam about using that word.
I am Woman – Hear Me Whimper
The women on this show are really pathetic. I acknowledge that soaps have always had a hard time respecting women and showcasing them as strong and independent, which often makes me wonder why I enjoy the genre so much, but they seem particularly weak lately on B&B.
First we have Taylor who after repeatedly being rejected by Ridge is doubling her efforts to “make” him see he could have a better life with her, even though he continues to prove that he is in love with Brooke. She’s not exactly setting a good example for Steffy by telling her that contrary to his actions, Ridge will be hers. Um…denial much?
Next, we have Katie who is shacking up with her sister’s and niece’s ex-husband and taking care of her sister’s son. How pathetic is she?! Katie is in dire need of her own man and her own life. If she can’t have kids of her own, maybe she could adopt a baby and then find herself a previously Logan-free man.
Then we have Stephanie who even though her husband has continuously cheated on her and she admits he will probably continue to do so, wants him back. Although I was impressed that she gave Eric room to reunite with Donna once he learned the truth about Pam, the spoilers indicate the battle over Eric is far from over. I couldn’t be more confused about this one.
Let’s not forget about Felicia whose only purpose the last couple of months has been to become way too involved in her parents personal life. She has serious daddy issues and has no purpose on this show. What happened to the strong woman who battled cancer? Maybe she needs to shave her head again for strength.
While I don’t agree with her giving in to Rick’s demands regarding Ridge, Brooke is doing it to make up for neglecting him in the past. I at least understand her point of view. I also think she uses sex as a means to get her way too often, but she’s usually in control.
Donna, although way too weepy, actually has been pretty strong lately. Yes, she allowed herself to be taken in by Owen, but she didn’t sleep with him out of her devotion to Eric. She also fought the Forresters for control of the company for Eric’s sake and to keep her husband alive while he was in a coma and Ridge wanted to pull the plug. You gotta give her credit for that.
I just wish the show would be more consistent in respecting their female characters and not make them such saps for the three men on this show.
* So Taylor and Steffy were notified about Rick’s accident before his own father? Eric should have been Ridge’s second call after Brooke, or Bridget should have called, or the hospital, or SOMEONE! Eric is the man’s father after all.
* Is it just me or do Nick and Katie seem awkward as a couple? I kind of forgot they were a couple until they got cozy with each other on the couch. They need to break this couple up and move on.
* Didn’t those poor kids get to go out Trick or Treating? I’m sure Hope, RJ and Allie would have like to get out of the house for once! Even though there was no Halloween fun this year, check out our holiday article and revisit scenes from Halloween's past.
Those are my thoughts on this week. What are yours? Feel free to agree or disagree with me below.
- Lori Wilson