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Who's the mystery man? (Soaps.com)
B&B Breakdown for the week of November 23!
It was a short week, as the Thanksgiving holiday pre-empted Thursday and Friday’s episodes, but there was still quite a bit of drama to be had.
When Ann returned to B&B last week, I wasn’t all that moved, but then Monday hit and I was left in tears. When the episode began, I was a little annoyed with Dr. Lewis for being so harsh with Stephanie concerning Ann’s treatment. I felt she should have put aside her doctor’s ego and had a little more compassion for the fact that her mother was dying. However, she thankfully softened when it was revealed they couldn’t do anything to save her and apparently allowed Stephanie and Pam to take their mother to her favorite spot at Paradise Cove. Cue the waterworks. It was sad, touching and funny as Pam and Stephanie said their goodbyes to a mother they both had tumultuous relationships with, while pondering the thought of being orphans at their age and Ann getting her last dig in at Pam: “Sit up straight.” Logistics aside (I’m not quite sure how Pam and Stephanie carried Ann onto the beach themselves. Maybe they went in an ambulance and the EMTs helped, or they tipped a cab driver extra to carry her?), it was a very moving scene capped off by a shot of a younger, presumably happier, more idealistic Ann walking towards the water on the pier.
Stephanie and Eric’s scenes were so comfortable and endearing to watch as he comforted her after Ann’s death. I’m not sure what direction the writers are sending them in, as Eric and Donna are clearly having problems in their marriage, but I don’t want them to get back together. I prefer them as good friends who have a deep and loving respect for one another. Their portrayers John McCook and Susan Flannery do an excellent job of giving the audience very seamless and real scenes.
Taylor Moves On (Spoilers included)
I like that Taylor is getting out there and trying to find a new man other than Ridge. I think they missed some opportunities in the story though by having her immediately meet this mystery man she will know from her past. The spoilers say he will be from a time she'd like to forget. So, in one day we're already in the crux of the story. I would have liked to see her go on a few dates or at least take an episode or two messaging this man. I know this is B&B's M.O., but sometimes a little build up to a story would be nice. Regardless, who do you think this man is? Is it someone who has already been on the show or someone she had a bad past with before she came to the show and hasn't mentioned yet?
I enjoyed seeing Whip on "The Catwalk" and thankfully we didn't have to endure much of him dong the Catwalk dance. Him being matched up against Steffy is fairly comical though since she is so much younger and has no experience in PR. Of course this is all just to showcase another fashion battle between Jackie M and Forrester, which should be interesting if only to see what Whip has in mind for Jackie and Owen this time around.
Odds and Ends
I really wanted more of Whip and Sandy, hopefully that will happen next week.
Looks like Bill's kiss with Steffy will come out as Stephanie found his necklace at the Big Bear cabin. As I've said before, I hope this doesn't rock the boat with Katie too much because I think Bill really loves her and Katie deserves some happiness for a bit longer.
So that's it for me this week. Please feel free to speculate on what you think will happen, or share your views on something I didn’t touch on below. I'll be back next week with more of my thoughts on B&B, but until then, have a wonderful holiday for those of you who celebrate the American Thanksgiving!
- Lori Wilson