B&B Breakdown Weekly Blog
Where's evil Aly? (CBS)
“The Bold and the Beautiful” for the Week of March 2 – 6:
Viewers continued to show their appreciation for the expanded focus on a variety of characters as “B&B’s” February sweeps ratings leaped to the highest level since 2008. Thoughts:
Don’t touch me!
Boozy Brooke is a fantastic mess to watch. Who didn’t love the way she slurred, “If I wanna’ hang out with Deacon, I’m gonna’ hang out with Deacon!”? Her clash with Quinn was classic, with Quinn coming out of the gate with the slap and then trying to backtrack a bit, and Brooke being blunt and unforgiving, and ending up alone crying into her drink and on her framed photos afterward. It’s a bit uncomfortable to think she’s fallen apart to this degree simply over being single, but it sure makes for good entertainment.
Poor defenseless Deacon.
After grilling Deacon as to whether anything had happened between him and Brooke, Wyatt was summoned back to the warehouse by Quinn, who confided that she’d slapped Brooke. He ranted and issued warnings before heading over to get Brooke’s version of events. It’s anyone’s guess as to why Wyatt would suddenly embroil himself in Quinn’s drama again (didn’t he disown her?). Apparently without Hope around he has nothing better to do.
Why aren’t you jumping on it?
Having Ridge lobby for Liam to get back with Steffy and make it a condition for collaborating on a takeover was Steffy’s last shot at reuniting with Tofu Boy and it didn’t work. I think they should have found a way to let Liam think it was his idea and it might have flown. Steffy’s aggressive approach may have been badly-timed given Liam’s newfound devotion to Ivy the kangaroo. Wasn’t it nice of Liam to tell Ivy that if she wasn’t around, he would get back with Steffy? Eck. In any case, Steffy retreated to Paris to watch and wait, and Liam and Ivy celebrated his admirable commitment to their relationship by hopping into bed and talking non-stop… about Steffy. Oy.
Has loving Oliver turned Aly's brain completely to mush? What happened to the borderline psycho girl who was so inflamed over Wyatt behaving like a bully she was all but ready to off him? Now she's allowing Rick to bully her with barely a whimper out of her. So much for Rick's big apology; as mentioned in last week's B&B Breakdown, he was playing them all. It would have been great if Aly had picked up the telephone, dialed Eric, and asked, "Grandpa, Rick wants me to rub Maya's feet before she models my shoes. Should I do it?" Thankfully, Ivy later got wind of Rick's shenanigans and seemed set to put a stop to it. Of course, Rick, who thinks it's fun to be bad, upped the ante even more by volunteering Aly to give up her room to Maya's sister. He may have gone too far...
Piece of my heart.
Deacon proposed to Quinn and once he had forced her to accept, they had a round of celebratory floor sex. While some are loving this dysfunctional duo, for others it's beyond hard to believe that Deacon would walk away from an almost guaranteed chance to be with Brooke (and her money). Even if he really didn't think Brooke was that into him, he'd go for it anyway because he's self-destructive. Conning his way into the easy lifestyle is what Deacon has always been about so it's startling to see him choose a broke lifestyle with a woman who could kill him in his sleep over the potential for the ultimate score - Brooke and her moolah. Speaking of which, where did he get the cash for that rock he gave Quinn?
There will be no wedding.
Well, Brooke took the news about Deacon's engagement about as well as could be expected. But what really added fuel to the fire was Quinn confronting her again after overhearing Brooke trash her to Deacon. Brooke went from 'never accepting' to 'forbidding' the marriage in a New York minute. Will Quinn be able to stop herself from murdering the washed-up drunk? We shall see on Monday. Fun! Vote in Soaps.com's B&B Poll: Quinn or Brooke. Who should prevail?
A little dab will do ya'.
I still like Ridge and Caroline's playful vibe, but they've done painting each other and need more going on if we're to invest in this relationship.
This is an opinion piece. Whether you agree or disagree feel free to weigh in below. We love to hear your take!
- Candace Young