Bold & Beautiful Live Blog: Find Out Who Dies and How It Happened!
The suspense is killing us!
Although you’d never really know it based on what unfolded during the episode of The Bold and the Beautiful which aired on Friday, April 2, the soap was actually setting in motion one character’s final moments. If, like us, you tuned in looking for some clue as to who’d be offed in the soap’s much-ballyhooed, about-to-unfold mystery… well, you probably walked away disappointed.
Sure, Liam begged Hope’s forgiveness and then pulled her into a kiss, and Quinn helped Zoe set in motion a childish revenge plot against Paris. (Why would Quinn do such a thing? That, my friends, is a question for another day… or at least later in this post.
So who actually wound up biting the bullet when push came to shove? We can now tell you that it was…
Well, that wouldn’t be any fun. Go ahead, and read the story below, written live as the events were unfolding. Then hit the comments to share your thoughts…
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Everybody ready? Here we go…
We start with Liam totally lying to Hope, saying he didn’t expect that. Kissing her is all he’s been thinking about! Well, that and tofu…
Bill and Hope both agree Hope shouldn’t give Liam a free pass… even as they basically say that’s exactly what they want to see happen as long as it means Hope and Liam reunite.
Meanwhile, at Forrester Creations… wait, really? A big episode like this and we’re making time for the Zoe-gives-Paris-a-tummy-ache story? Argh.
Apparently, Zende and Zoe’s entire relationship is going to consist of hanging out in his grandpa’s living room. “Let’s just enjoy ourselves, and see where the night takes us,” he says. But… yeah, they ain’t going anywhere.
Liam says their home is “loud and crazy and chaotic”… wait, is he hanging out at the Soaps.com offices? I’ll give Bold & Beautiful credit… we’re 7 minutes in, and still no indication of who the heck is going to die. And remember, this is a show that usually telegraphs things not minutes but weeks in advance.
“You know that I am notoriously stubborn,” says Bill, reading directly from his character breakdown. He then says, “I also know that despite the terrible mistake Liam made, he loves Hope, and I’m convinced she is the only woman for him. And more importantly, so is he.” Wait, Bill thinks Liam is the only woman for Liam? Take another drink, dude!
Bill says he “will do anything” to protect Liam’s future. Now, we all know that spoilers said Bill would be involved in a cover-up, so it seems safe to assume that Liam’s going to be the one in need of help. Ohhh… and now we’re saying Vinny is out on bail. “I think I hate him,” admits Liam. And there we go. Say goodnight, Vinny. It’s looking as if your number is about to be up…
I never really noticed before how short the commercial breaks are. No wonder this show goes down like bon bons!
More Quinn and Zoe… the best thing I can say about these scenes is that Zoe’s dress is downright adorable. Her attitude, however, trash-talking her sister? Not a good look. Meanwhile, Paris and Zende’s supposedly romantic date continues, but it’s mostly exposition, awkward staging… and am i crazy, or does Paris look like she’s freezing?
Paris asks if they’re in a relationship and Zende leans forward. Now they’re only about 10 feet apart, so… guess it’s love!
Liam offers to pick up lunch tomorrow and Hope says, “You’ve already done so much.” Yes, heaven forbid he do something to make up for the fact he cheated with Steffy (again).
Anvils are dropping left and right. Nothing can come between Hope and Liam! Protect them at all costs! (Just barely unspoken: Tragedy, directly ahead.)
Let’s take a moment during this commercial break to ponder why the heck Quinn is involved in this silly story. This is the same woman who pushed Deacon off a cliff and held Liam hostage. Surely there’s something more important they can do with her than playing second-fiddle to Zoe!
And now, the conclusion of our story… ready? Can they pull off some kind of shocking surprise and NOT make Vinny the dead guy?
Bill’s had a few drinks (he was drinking “the Dressmaker’s tequila”… my kinda guy), so he’s gonna let Liam drive. (We’ll call that Mistake No. 1)
Brooke asks how kissing Liam made Hope feel and based on Hope’s reaction, I’m gonna say “all tingly.”
I think it’s safe to say that the show majorly misspoke when they called what’s happening here a “murder mystery.”
Liam says he’s looking forward to the future for the first time in a long time. He literally says, “There’s not a thing in the world that could… ” and BOOM, he plows into someone.
And there we have it… last chance to avoid the spoiler as we reveal that the person who died today was…
Now technically, he was still alive as the episode came to an end. But we know Hope will be called to identify a body later this week (leaving us to wonder exactly why), and the teasers released by the show said “someone dies” with the teaser for Tuesday going on to say that lives would be changed forever by an “unexpected death.”
So much as I personally loved the guy, looks like Vinny’s time on this planet is up.
You know what to do… hit the comments with your thoughts, reactions, feelings and final words for poor, run-down Vinny! Then, join us for a look at all the recent comings and goings from Bold & Beautiful, including the drug-dealer-turned-lab-tech’s portrayer, Joe LoCicero. Want to read the actual recap of today’s episode? You can find that right here.
<p>The real-life wife of <em>Days of Our Lives</em> star Carson Boatman (Johnny) was set to make her <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-bold-and-the-beautiful/comings-and-goings/671737/who-plays-model-julana-dizon-carson-boatman-wife/" target="_blank">soap debut during May sweeps</a>. And who was the model playing? A model, of course!</p>
<p>Were we to receive an email from Sheila asking us to pay her a visit behind bars, our response would be along the lines of “No. Hell, no. [Bleep], no.” Ex-lover Jack, on the other hand, answered yes, all but volunteering to get tangled up again in her web.</p>
<p>Technically, the actor had been around for a while as Il Giardino’s easy-on-the-eyes bartender. But we really took notice of Hollis — also the character’s name — when he started flirting with Brooke.</p>
<p>Order in the court? Fat chance, when the <em>One Life to Live</em> vet was called upon early in 2023 to reprise his role of Judge Craig McMullen… just to set batty Sheila free in a miscarriage of justice that will forever boggle the mind.</p>
<p>When the <em>Dallas</em> legend reprised his role of Logan patriarch Stephen in the fall of 2022, he brought along his real-life sweetheart as his on-screen honey, Lucy.</p>
<p><em>Young & Restless</em>’ Lauren, who was involved with Eric decades ago, was set to cross over again — double-cross? — for the Sheila-centric episode that <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> scared up for Halloween.</p>
<p>Just in time for Halloween! Poor Hope’s jaw must have hurt from hitting the floor so hard after she came face to her own face with the mannequin with whom Thomas used to go steady.</p>
<p>Fans could only hope that this perplexed expression wouldn’t be the one that Shauna wore when asked during her October return why gal pal Quinn had suddenly left both Carter and L.A.</p>
<p>Where Justin goes, trouble tends to follow. So the only question, as Bill’s former right-hand man resurfaced in the fall of 2022, was what <em>kind</em> of trouble would it be this time.</p>
<p>We thought that he’d been permanently recast as Douglas. And then we learned that “permanently” was just an alternative spelling of “temporarily.” #themoreyouknow</p>
<p>With Samiri back in as Douglas, his replacement was, obviously, out. Ah, the cycle of soap life.</p>
<p>After nine years of stirring the pot as Quinn, the Emmy winner announced in August of 2022 that she was <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ChUuHkQrMlQ/" target="_blank">exiting stage left</a>. “I know it’s heartbreaking for some, and it is for me as well,” she Instagrammed, “but it’s time for me to move on.”</p>
<p>Though newcomer Django Ferri was only supposed to be a temporary fill-in for Douglas’ usual portrayer, a scheduling conflict made the switcheroo permanent, <a href="https://www.soapoperadigest.com/" target="_blank"><em>Soap Opera Digest</em></a> reported in August 2022.</p>
<p>The doctor is in… vited back. In July 2022, soap vet Vincent Irizarry, who’s appeared on everything from <em>Guiding Light</em> to <em>All My Children</em>, reprised his role of Dr. Jordan Armstrong.</p>
<p>Apparently, <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> has become a soap on which no one dies, because only a month after Sheila made a car wreck of Li, the “late” Finn’s adoptive mother was found by Bill in an alley behind the rare restaurant that isn’t Il Giardino’s.</p>
<p>Poor Li learned the hard way that it’s a very bad, no good, terrible idea to ever turn her back on Finn’s “momster.” After Sheila caught the doctor calling for help, the car chase that ensued resulted in Li’s life going up in flames — literally. </p>
<p>Just when Sheila needed a Get Out of Jail Free card, she got one in the form of long-ago henchman Mike, who not only helped spring her from the pokey but lent a hand as she cared for son Finn. Whom, it bears mentioning, she’d shot. While, it also bears mentioning, trying to murder his wife.</p>
<p><a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-bold-and-the-beautiful/news/632019/bold-beautiful-tanner-novlan-finn-alive-steffy-reunion/" target="_blank">“Don’t be mad at me,”</a> the actor begged fans shortly after it was revealed in May 2022 that Finn was no more dead than you or us. It turned out that the show had pulled a fast one on its audience, and we really needn’t have included the next slide in this gallery at all!</p>
<p>If only it <em>had</em> been an April Fool’s Day prank! But it wasn’t — on April 1, 2022, Sheila really took aim at Steffy and instead accidentally fatally shot her own son Finn, thus bringing to an end his portrayer’s run on the show.</p>
<p>“What’s up, Doc?” As fans braced for a game-changing twist in April of 2022, they got an altogether different sort of surprise when the fan fave brought home Bridget, who announced out of nowhere that she’d be working for a while at University Hospital. Coincidence?</p>
<p>She didn’t seem to have packed the <em>Great Gatsby</em> headpiece. But the veteran of <em>As the World Turns</em> — this is her costume-partying as Denise back in the day — still managed to dazzle upon making her debut as Paris’ mom Grace in early 2022.</p>
<p>Technically, she’d been gone since her last stint as Taylor ended in 2019. But the on-again/off-again cast member seemed to be <em>really</em> gone in October 2021 when <em>Entertainment Weekly</em> reported that the show had tried and failed to get her to return once more as Taylor, the indestructible character she’d first played more than three decades earlier.</p>
<p>Since Tylo wasn’t going to be reprising her role, the <em>Days of Our Lives</em> vet who’d once replaced Lisa Rinna as Billie was tapped to step in as Taylor. And Brooke thought that <em>Quinn</em> was a thorn in her side — ha!</p>
<p>In the fall of 2021, one of most endearingly odd couples in <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> history reappeared on screen when Charlie and Pam staged a comeback. Lemon bars not included. (Dang it!)</p>
<p>You know that saying about how you can’t keep a good man down? Apparently, it applies to bad men, too, because in the fall of 2021, Hope’s deadbeat dad Deacon came back to L.A. in the form of the soap-hopping leading man who’d first played him back in 2000.</p>
<p>Days ahead of her on-screen return as Sheila — at son (!) Finn’s August 2021 wedding to Steffy — the actress’ comeback was <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-bold-and-the-beautiful/news/606034/bold-beautiful-kimberlin-brown-returning-sheila-carter-finn-mother/" target="_blank">leaked by <em>Entertainment Tonight</em></a>. She wasn’t just back, either, she was back for the long haul, she hinted. “I’ll play,” said the actress, who originated her role on <em>The Young and the Restless</em>, “as long as they’ll have me, quite honestly.”</p>
<p>In June of 2021, <a href="https://ew.com/tv/bold-and-the-beautiful-finn-parents/" target="_blank"><em>Entertainment Weekly</em></a> broke the news that Finn’s parents were winging their way to L.A. And in the role of mom Li was going to be the actress who’d previously played Paul’s mother — and John’s old flame — Tori on <em>Days of Our Lives</em>.</p>
<p>Completing Finn’s mom-and-pop operation as dad Jack would be the soap-hopper who’d previously played not one but two characters on <em>General Hospital</em> (the Alcazar brothers, Lorenzo and Luis) and Tomas on <em>One Life to Live</em>.</p>
<p>While Zoe was moving heaven and earth to win back ex-fiancé Carter in the spring of 2021, her portrayer was making plans to go forth. As first reported by our sister site <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/wp-admin/_wp_link_placeholder" target="_blank">Deadline</a>, the actress had landed one of the leads in Fox’s contemporary reimagining of the classic 1977-84 series <em>Fantasy Island.</em></p>
<p>Only moments after Liam admitted to Hope that, ya know what, he thought he actually hated paternity-test tamperer Vinny, the drug-dealing lab tech got run down by none other than… What are the <em>odds</em>? Liam. But it may not have been a mere accident that turned Vinny into roadkill. “There will be twists,” headwriter Bradley Bell promised <a href="https://www.soapoperadigest.com/"><em>Soap Opera Digest</em></a>, “and there will be surprises.”</p>
<p>In October of 2020, Maya’s portrayer acknowledged what was going unsaid: that the show had dispensed with her groundbreaking character, and she was done at <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em>. “While I was disappointed that [Maya] wasn’t honored with a goodbye that matched the importance of her presence on the show,” she Instagrammed, “I also know that that’s how it goes.” </p>
<p>“We’ll always have Paris,” we thought to ourselves when, in the fall of 2020, <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> tapped this gem to take on the role of Zoe’s heretofore-unknown sister. And no polishing was required; the actress sparkled, especially opposite… Well, don’t just sit there; click!</p>
<p>Three years after Rome Flynn left the show to try his luck in primetime — and scored with roles <em>How to Get Away With Murder</em> and <em>The Haves and the Have Nots</em> (for starters) — it was announced that his role of Zende was being taken over by this <em>Zoo</em> vet and human charisma factory.</p>
<p>No sooner had the actress revealed in August 2020 that she’d reached the end of her “monumental journey” as Sally than she was invited to take a detour, bypassing the exit altogether and instead just crossing the hallway to bring her character to sister soap <em>The Young and the Restless.</em></p>
<p>As of July 2020, Carter wouldn’t just be putting in appearances when a <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> couple needed an unusually ripped wedding officiant: His portrayer was put back on contract, meaning that the actor could appear anytime an unusually ripped anything was needed!</p>
<p>Fans who’d long been dying for Steffy to get over her Liam fixation rejoiced in July when the “bad actor” from the Liberty Mutual commercials — and real-life husband of Kayla Ewell (ex-Caitlin) — was cast as the heroine’s new love interest, Finn. Of course, that didn’t do a whole lot to diminish her interest in Liam…</p>
<p>The actor went from contract to recurring as Bill’s right-hand man Justin in January 2020, saying, “Until I own my own show, I really can’t be mad or upset with what someone chooses to do with theirs. Unfortunate, but it is what it is.” If only <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> had taken our suggestions for <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-bold-and-the-beautiful/news/577714/bold-beautiful-justin-barber-love-interest-iconic-soap-actresses/" target="_blank">a love interest for Justin</a>…</p>
<p>There weren’t enough lemon bars in the world to dull the sting when we learned in November 2019 that the <em>Wonder Years</em> mom had been taken off contract as the loony but lovable Pam, who’d more often than not served as the soap’s comic relief since her debut 13 years earlier.</p>
<p>Over the summer in 2019, Xander’s portrayal Instagrammed that “I ain’t got no job; what the hell should I do today?” He later amended his statement to say that his character was going to return, but… um… we have not seen him since 2019, have you?</p>
<p>It was back in April of 2018 that the Emmy winner revealed that he’d gone off contract as Rick — apparently, <em>way</em> off, as Brooke and Eric’s son hasn’t been seen since. Later that year, he told <a href="https://www.soapsindepth.com/posts/cbs/the-bold-and-the-beautiful-jacob-young-return-168748" target="_blank"><em>Soaps in Depth</em></a> that he’d heard about some possible story coming up. But even then, he admitted, “I’m not holding my breath.” </p>
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