"The Bold and the Beautiful's" 7000th episode starts out with John McCook (Eric) outside of Stage 31 where the show is taped. Flashbacks include Stephanie and Brooke's rollercoaster ride, a Liam and Quinn fight, Rick and Maya's courtship, and Ridge being dumped from the helicopter. The first commercial for the series is shown and Bradley Bell remembers his family coming up with the premise for "B&B," and casting John McCook (Eric), Ronn Moss (Ridge), and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke). They show Lang's screen test. John McCook talks about Susan Flannery as Stephanie and how he knew it was going to be a stunning show. Johh McCook and Scott Clifton (Liam) lead a tour of the set with a run through of a typical day's schedule. Next, Darin Brooks (Wyatt) and Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) talk about their auditions. A discussion ensues with numerous cast members about how awkward love scenes are to shoot. Don Diamont and Rena Sofer reflect on their risque sex scenes as Bill and Quinn, and Sean Kanan (Deacon) and Sofer discuss their flawed characters. Several cast members then discuss "B&B's" extreme popularity overseas. Darlene Conley (Sally Spectra) is shown addressing a huge audience in Europe, some flashbacks of Sally are shown, and Sean Kanan recalls meeting Conley for the first time. Several actors laugh about hearing their characters speak in different languages and a few more location flashbacks are shown. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) talks about using a stunt double, Kim Matula recalls the padded stairs Hope fell down, and Zack Conroy reflects on Oliver's Medieval Times scenes. Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy) and Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) describe how their 'falling into the water' scenes were done with the green screen technology. "The Bold and the Beautiful" cast and crew is like a family. Don Diamont says Bradley Bell sets the tone for that. Footage is shown of Stage 31 being dedicated to him. The actors thank the fans for watching and being so loyal.
B&B Recap: 7000 Episodes!
The creators and cast of "The Bold and the Beautiful" look back through the years in celebration of the show's 7000th episode.
Spoilers for Next Week on The Bold and the Beautiful:
Liam enlists Steffy's help against Rick.
Ivy works to hide her insecurities.
- Candace Young