B&B Breakdown Weekly Blog
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“The Bold and the Beautiful” for the Week of January 19 – 23:
A very entertaining week of “B&B” on the whole. Thoughts:
In the garage.
Had to love Pam hauling butt into Rick’s office with Stephanie’s portrait in tow and calling him out. Hilarious! Even better, she refused to do the background check on Maya’s sister and called him on not trusting Maya as well. Go girl!
While it seems perfectly reasonable to bring on one of Maya’s family members and give her some more background, it’s hard to get excited about another newcomer when there are so many beloved characters we would like to see brought back to the canvas or used more often. Vote in Soaps.com’s B&B Poll: Would you rather see new blood or old favorites?
Thank goodness Bill made a stop at the Forrester mansion to be overbearing and make threats against Maya, otherwise he might have been unrecognizable. It was really tough to buy him making Liam president and Katie vice-president of the company that he has always been such a total control freak about. Such largesse, even to win Katie back and thereby ‘get his own way’ is a stretch. Besides, Liam will make a terrible president – he’s always over at Forrester Creations! As for Bill asking to get back in the house with Katie, I’d say his assertion that it will happen is probably correct – his confidence is irresistibly sexy.
The big stick.
Okay, Tofu Boy Liam definitely proved he could ‘man-up’ by confronting Rick and sucker punching him in defense of Ivy and Caroline. As satisfying as it was to see, I still feel like if it came down to it Rick could take him though. At the very least he could ban him from stepping foot on Forrester Creations property again. Imagine Liam cut off from visiting his girlfriends. Hehe! Liam also scored points for suggesting, as mentioned in last week’s B&B Breakdown, that someone contact Eric. Thank you!
Nothing can touch me.
Liam and Ivy are enjoying a traditional romance but it was good to see it progress to the next level. They have quietly developed into an excellent match, and Liam thanked her for showing him that love didn't have to be a struggle. But you have to wonder if Liam isn't just a bit addicted to the drama and whether the understated bond he shares with Ivy will be enough. It's probably time for something or someone to challenge their connection again. Hmm...
I don't trust myself.
On Thursday's episode the perfect recipe for a crime developed when a gun-toting Rick, who had been drinking, witnessed with his own eyes the intimacy between Ridge and Caroline. Shots rang out, but were they real or imagined? I'm going with Rick imagined it, or he shot but missed them entirely and will therefore be in deep doo-doo.
Brooke's return didn't start out so great as it was all about Hope; it's discouraging to even hear her name brought up. In any case, it was nice of Brooke to stop by and update Deacon, but it would have been more believable if she'd summoned him to her house. Of course Brooke going to the warehouse facilitated a clash with Quinn, but even that didn't provoke much feeling. Just so over it all. Brooke's run-in with Maya was much more satisfying. Her reaction to the news that they were living in Eric's house and to the portrait swap was on point, although she could have been even angrier and it would have been all good. Can't wait for this to continue, and for Brooke to find out about Ridge and Caroline. Hehe.
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- Candace Young