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The Emmy winners took a moment to respond to their fans’ responses.

As The Bold and the Beautiful brought Steffy’s drug addiction to a harrowing new peak with the September 25th episode — you can read the full recap here — viewers reacted in a big way. Cries of “Emmy! Emmy!” were heard around the Internet — metaphorically, anyway. Afterwards, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, who plays the pill popper at the heart of the storyline, and Scott Clifton, aka her ex-husband and babydaddy Liam, signed on to offer their reactions.

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“Many thanks for all the kind words about today’s episode,” tweeted Clifton, a veteran of General Hospital (as Dillon) and One Life to Live (as Schuyler). “Opioid addiction touches so many lives that we know some of you may recognize yourself or a loved one in this story.

“We see you,” he added, “and appreciate you.”

During an impromptu Instagram Q&A session with her followers, Wood was asked how she’d prepared to tackle the daunting episode, in which a bedraggled Steffy demanded the return of daughter Kelly — and pulled a switchblade on her family to prove that she meant business. It was an “incredibly challenging day/week,” she wrote. “Researching addiction, emotional pain from the [Steffy/]Liam/Hope triangle, reopening old wounds.

“It was a heavy week, to say the least,” she continued. “But I’m glad you enjoyed it.”

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Not that we’d ever want to pour salt in a wound only recently reopened, but since you’re reading this article, we’re gonna go out on a limb and suggest that you might also be interested in the below photo gallery, which recounts the long running rivalry of sometime stepsisters Steffy and Hope. And while you’re here, be sure to sign up for the newsletter — it’s free and delivers to your email inbox all of our latest sudsy articles.