Nick lends an ear. (Soaps.com)

B&B Breakdown for the week of March 30!

I enjoyed this week quite a bit and I think it was because B&B didn’t focus solely on one story. Rick and Steffy didn’t hijack the show so aside from them this week, we also got to see Stephanie getting fired, Owen flirting with both Jackie and Bridget, Bridget finally telling her father about her new career, Nick pondering the future of his company, Owen and Jackie house hunting and Stephanie and Nick sharing a poignant moment.

I can’t tell you how much I am loving Owen and Jackie together. I adore their chemistry and Owen’s cocky attitude so much that for the first time I am truly enjoying Owen as a character and Brandon Beemer as an actor (that includes his Days of our Lives stint) and am looking forward to seeing more of this storyline. I thought I wanted him to be with Bridget, but I think Jackie is much more of a force to be reckoned with. Regardless, I think we’re in for some fun, which we B&B viewers definitely need after months of high drama.

Eric firing Stephanie had to be done. He was dead on that Stephanie is always negative and angry about something. It really was in his best interest to rid himself of this major energy-suck in his life, but not only is it good for Eric, it’s a great step in the right direction for Stephanie as well. Hanging around the office watching the man she loves with his new wife is not healthy and she will never move on. Now she has the opportunity to start anew and make a wonderful life for herself. Considering all the talk between Nick and Owen regarding Stephanie’s brilliance at FC, I think we can all see what her next move will be. Which, again, has the makings for a lot of fun and entertaining possibilities.