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Tone it down! (Soaps.com)
B&B Breakdown for February 15 – 19.
I am so unhappy that Steffy succeeded in blackmailing Bill. He is a ruthless businessman. He would never let things get that far, and if he did, he would have a brilliant move of his own to counteract her with. Steffy is inexperienced and, until now, sweet and a bit naïve, how was she suddenly able to go head to head with Bill Spencer? He even told her that many a more experienced man has tried to take him down and failed, but Steffy, a former shipping and receiving employee, was the only one to pull it off? I don’t think so.
I was also seriously unhappy that Bill was actually going to sleep with Steffy, in his and Katie’s bed no less. I suppose that at least keeps in line with his character, as he is a former playboy who allowed Steffy to play to his ego, but it was completely disappointing to watch. I did however enjoy him getting tough with her again when they heard Katie come home and throw her out the side door. I like the gruff, hard-edged Bill, not the one that lets a little girl like Steffy steal a ring and dictate his life.
On a humorous note, I noticed for the first time that Bill has a framed headshot of himself in his office, set up directly behind his desk. Has it always been there? It’s totally hilarious and completely vain. Kind of like Bill I guess.
Why in Eric’s flashback of his time at FC did he only remember Taylor and Ridge together and not any of the contributions his ex-wife Brooke or current wife Donna, who actually work at the company, made? I suppose it could have been because he was reminiscing with Taylor’s daughter Steffy, but it seemed really weird to pull a memory of what looked like Ridge proposing to Taylor at a fashion show, when Ridge is currently married to Brooke.
Did anyone else think the dresses Ridge and Eric were designing when Katie gave them her notes seemed too old and formal for a "Hope for the Future" campaign? I'm no fashion maven, but I watch enough "Project Runway" and red carpet critiques to know they did not seem like dresses fun, young girls would wear, unless of course they were attending the Oscars.
It also made me laugh that Katie, Brooke and Donna modeled designs for the Goddess campaign that they came up with mere hours before. Aside from the fact there was not enough time to whip those dresses up, who designed them? Because, as half of their sole designing team made clear, Ridge had no knowledge of this new direction.
Speaking of a quick turnaround, the Forrester lawyer drew those papers up for the sale of FC on Steffy's behalf in record time, didn't he? Did he even go back to his office and prepare them, or does he work out of Forrester and just cut and pasted a previous document that was similar? I know things happen a little more quickly on soaps than they do in real life, but come on!
My final note on Steffy's coup is why on Earth is Taylor involved? She needs to focus on her practice and not get involved in a business she knows nothing about. Not to mention, Steffy told Ridge the company had to be in the hands of the Forresters, so Brooke and Donna couldn’t be owners. Unless I'm mistaken, Taylor ain't no Forrester. Ridge isn't technically either, but he was raised as one and has contributed to the company's success. Stephanie isn't a Forrester either, but she started the company. I can overlook them not being actual Forresters, although, I really want Stephanie to stay at Jackie M. However, Taylor has no ties to the company other than being Ridge's ex-wife and Steffy's mother. So why does she get to be part owner? And does she even have 50 million dollars?
Jumping to another storyline, Bridget is totally getting on my last nerve. I hate how awful she is being with Agnes. Yes, Agnes lied to her, but the woman was raped and was dealing with some serious emotional issues. I understand why Bridget would be leery of her and would want to make sure she's following the doctor's orders, but she needs to take it down a notch, or else Agnes might just run off with her baby and then she'll really be screwed.
As for the rest of this storyline, I am really disappointed that Bridget had no contact with Hope after she was drugged and Hope didn't seek Bridget out to discuss Deacon. These are pretty major revelations and if either one involved my sister, I be running over to discuss them with her. The rape storyline in and of itself was well done, but the aftermath is a bit perplexing, as Hope seems to have completely rebounded with no need to actually deal with what happened to her; scared, mousy Sandy magically turned back into Agnes, who is feisty and all of a sudden has a backbone; nice sympathetic Bridget is now a total witch; Graham immediately went to prison never to be seen again; and everyone stayed in their own storyline bubbles. Disappointing.
So that's all I got for this week. What did you think? Are you happy Steffy got the company back from Bill? Do you think Bridget has gone too far? Share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson