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Deconstructing B&B: Donna’s Return Enhances Heartwarming Holiday

December 18 - 22

I enjoyed “B&B” more this week due to feeling more invested in Steffy’s storyline, the prospect of Thorne upsetting the apple cart at Forrester Creations, the sexy fun of Katie and Wyatt’s scenes, and the always festive Forrester Christmas gathering. Thoughts:

Baby blues.
As mentioned in the last Deconstructing B&B, viewers saw Steffy’s ‘who’s the daddy?’ storyline coming, but with the paternity test happening so early on, here’s hoping the way it plays out won’t be quite as predictable. Yes, I’m hoping there will be twists along the way that will have us more caught up and not feeling so much like disbelieving outsiders looking in and not knowing quite what to hope for. Steffy’s anguish was palpable this week, and the daydream (or daymare as the case may be!) with Bill’s face on the baby in the delivery room was hilariously camp and reminded me of Hope’s face in the drink in Mexico. Typical for “B&B,” but disappointing for some, who considered it a low point. Fans weighed in:

Shake it up.
Well, Ridge and Brooke are going another round on the engagement train and they consummated the occasion posthaste. Their lovemaking scenes were well-done, but the appeal of going there again with Thorne so predictably in the wings, mere minutes after leaving Bill is lost on me. That said, Thorne’s scenes with Rick and Maya got me feeling excited about him stirring the pot at Forrester Creations, which should bring some good material, plus it will be interesting to see whose side Eric lands on, and whether Quinn will take up for Ridge if he’s pushed out. Hmm, the possibilities.

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Watie for the win.
Katie’s take on her relationship with Wyatt is so refreshing. I love that they haven’t rushed to make this another run-of-the-mill pairing that feel the need to get engaged after being together a month, then marry. There’s too much of that on the show. Katie’s sexy Christmas surprise for Wyatt, his swoon-worthy romantic gift of the earrings, plus the intriguing news that she’d shared their involvement with her sister was perfection!

Forrester Christmas.
Well, the gathering at the Forrester mansion is always a heartwarming affair, and this year was no exception. The moment when Donna walked through the door and reunited with Brooke had me choked up, the secret sexy tension between Wyatt and Katie was combustible, and even the umpteenth engagement announcement for Ridge and Brooke was a feelgood moment. One of the highlights is always the singing around the piano, and Julius and Maya’s shared moment at the end of Silent Night was touching, and it wouldn’t have been complete without Eric Forrester launching into Joy to the World and wishing a ‘Happy Holiday from our family to all of you’.

This blog represents an opinion. Post your views in the comment section below. Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays!

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