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“B&B” Breakdown
Week of December 10 – 14:

There was plenty going on this week on “B&B,” and thankfully, Liam stayed out of town meaning we only had to submit to a few scenes regarding the dreaded triangle. Here are some thoughts on the week:

Back to basics.
While Stephanie’s announcement from beyond the grave was a cool twist, and a relief given how arrogant Thomas was behaving, it created a lot of questions. Why doesn’t Eric just run the company himself? If this is supposed to bring the whole family together, why does the competition divide them into rival units? Why not force the ones who can’t get along to work together? What happens to Ridge when he returns? Why isn’t Thorne the next in line to the throne, or at least a part of the competition? Super-frustrating stuff if you’re a fan of logic. If it were up to me, I’d be telling both Rick and Thomas that they’re way too cocky and immature to be taken seriously. If it does come down to them, they have different strengths and should probably share the responsibility, though the daily bickering would be unbearable to watch. Two good things have come out of this storyline – more Eric, and an upcoming fashion show.

Reckless.
Caroline’s ‘Spencer senses’ are obviously a little off or they might have ‘tingled’ while she was unloading ‘the truth’ on Bill instead of Liam. As intrigued as I was with Caroline when she first arrived, her recent single-minded zest to meddle on behalf of truth and justice is on my last nerve. Not to mention that ditsy girly-giggle she gives Rick – cringe-y! Anyway, she’s obviously not going to rest until she’s revealed all, so Bill should probably come clean to Liam on his own.