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Deconstructing B&B: Shauna’s Return Could Put a Sudden Soapy Glitch in Brooke’s Destiny Plans

August 3 - 6

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Bold and Beautiful had its ups and downs this week what with Sally’s storyline wrapping up and Steffy’s just getting going. We also had the return of Shauna from Vegas to stir the pot. These are thoughts on Monday – Thursday’s episodes, as I’m off Friday.

Sad Sally exit

I understand Sally had to spend some time bowing and scraping after faking a terminal illness, but it was surreal to have Flo in the hospital room spouting about having paid for her lies (she didn’t) and Wyatt pontificating about kidnapping as though Sally’s version in any way compared to what his girlfriend did. Flo’s hypocrisy was called out in the last Deconstructing B&B, but this has made Wyatt look bad too. As the shocking news broke of Courtney Hope’s exit as Sally, I couldn’t help but wish that it was Flo and Wyatt who were ‘going away’ for a while instead. Adding insult to injury, Katie was brought into the loop about Sally then spent half an episode ruminating about how perfect and selfless Flo is…again. It was just way too much and off-putting.

Sadly, Sally spent her last scenes listening to a lecture from Katie, who once faked a heart attack to stop Ridge’s marriage to Brooke because she was into him herself. School-marm Katie is my least favorite Katie. I much prefer role-playing-in-the-bedroom Katie and wouldn’t be at all opposed to seeing her take Wyatt away from her sainted organ donor since Flatt is a snoozefest.

Pill pushers

Steffy’s suspected painkiller addiction storyline moved ahead and I couldn’t help but laugh as every conversation she held with anyone surrounded taking pain pills. We get it! Speculation is rife that Hope will try to intervene with Kelly if Steffy does in fact get hooked. Few seem excited about another go ‘round of Steffy vs Hope at this point, however, and I tend to agree. I’m more into the idea of Steffy’s love life getting a boost. The chemistry is definitely there with Dr. Finnegan, and it was so cute when Thomas showed up with flowers from Vinny who had a crush on her. Speaking of Thomas, he returned with a scruffy but appealing new look and claimed to have spent time roving around and re-evaluating, so it will be interesting to see what’s in store for him next.

VIP treatment

Right on cue, just as Ridge told Brooke he wanted a future with her, causing happy tears as her ‘destiny’ was once again confirmed and validated, Shauna returned to Los Angeles from Vegas. Flo grilled her mother like she was a naughty child, but she didn’t give anything away about her Vegas trip to the wedding chapel with Ridge. As Brooke made a point of stating she and Ridge are still married, I wondered if there will be a glitch so it will end up that he’s actually married to Shauna. Soapy!

These are my opinions on the show. Please feel free to join the conversation in the comment section below.

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