B&B Breakdown Weekly Blog
Insecurities. (Sean Smith/JPI Studios)
“The Bold and the Beautiful” for the Week of June 1 – 5:
It was certainly an eventful week on “B&B!” Thoughts:
It was an uncomfortable confrontation between Ridge and Eric, but it was a position that Eric put himself in by blindly supporting Rick. Eric told Ridge that the employees would side with him and that they see Ridge as an ‘entitled egomaniac’, which proved Eric is definitely in la-la land when it comes to the employees’ low morale and how poorly Rick had been treating them. As mentioned in the last B&B Breakdown, Eric’s decision-making hasn’t been sound for some time. Ridge was also correct in saying that Stephanie would be jumping for joy. She never had any use for Rick. Side note: Inquiring minds were wondering why wasn’t Brooke on hand to forbid this takeover. Odd.
Bill had some great lines this week, starting with wondering if he’d have to get Rick a binky. Rick made Bill an offer he couldn’t refuse, and Bill then blind-sided Liam by changing things up just as he was patting himself on the back. That was cold even for Bill, who might have taken a minute to take Liam aside first. But no matter, the deal didn’t go through anyway because of Bill’s condition regarding Maya, which led to Rick sucker-punching him (guess his ‘Spencey Senses’ didn’t see that coming). So, Bill got what he had coming and Rick left the building, leaving the others to assume they’d won, and viewers to wonder if it would be that simple.
Under the radar.
Maya kept a low-profile while Rick fought for the company, and during conversations with Nicole, and later Nick, did some soul-searching about when she should have told Rick she was a transgender woman. Water under the bridge…
Surrounding Ridge’s bid to take over the company, and after it was assumed he had prevailed, several things happened at Forrester. First, Wyatt began to resent Liam, which was odd because in all the time that he conspired with the Spencers to oust Rick he never once mentioned wanting any particular position or reward and never piped up about not wanting Liam to have a position at Forrester. Hmm.
Second, Ivy's insecurities about Steffy began to blossom and she started encouraging Wyatt to pursue Steffy. I don't see them as couple material as there's no challenge there for Steffy at all, but I can see Wyatt doing it to get in a jab at Liam and to try to help Ivy out. Third, Steffy kissed Liam while they were celebrating. Cha, cha, cha, she is a force to be reckoned with... Last, Aly's cray-cray was showing again as she confronted Steffy about throwing herself at Liam. Oh there were shades of her former psycho-girl behavior on display alright as she lectured Steffy about values and morals and informed her in that hissing, sinister tone that she was not the kind of woman that Liam should be with. Where have we heard that before? Yike!
Ridge vs Rick.
The big debate this week was between Ridge supporters and Rick supporters. Rick supporters contend that Ridge is equally as tyrannical as Rick when acting as CEO and that things will only be worse. Ridge supporters were thrilled to see Rick (and Maya) get their comeuppance after the terrible way they had treated employees and family members. Ridge probably won't be making anyone massage Caroline's feet or fetch him snacks, and we'll leave it at that. That said, I'm still not convinced this takeover will go off without another hitch. Vote in Soaps.com's B&B Poll: Team Ridge or Team Rick?
Nothing is more important than you.
Interestingly, both Ridge and Rick went back to their women after the big battle at Forrester and told them the same thing. "Nothing is more important than you." Very sweet in the moment, but it's very hard to buy the previously gloating Rick and Maya as now the two most noble people on the show, and Ridge, well we know he can get ugly when backed into a corner and Caroline, as Rick warned, may not be immune to his moodiness. So who knows what's ahead!
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- Candace Young