When it comes to The Bold and the Beautiful, every fan has their own opinion – and Soap Hub is no different. For five days, we sat and watched the good, the bad, and everything in between, and now we offer you a handy review, and a cheeky critique, of B&B’s week that was.
The Bold and the Beautiful: A Critic’s Week In Review
Boy, there were a LOT of retcons flying and fast and furious during last week’s Bold and Beautiful, huh? Let’s see if we’ve successfully rounded them all up…
According to Brooke Logan Forrester (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Eric Forrester (John McCook), Donna Logan (Jennifer Gareis) is a gal with good morals, good values, and who doesn’t possess a single deceptive bone in her body.
But, surely this is the same Donna Logan who worked with Jackie Marone to split up Brooke and Ridge Forrester; who wormed her way into Thorne Forrester’s affections, and dragged him to an altar, all in the hopes of irritating Stephanie Forrester; and who got all kissy-face with Owen Knight while her honey bear was in a coma, yes?
To hear Donna tell it, the craziest person that any of the Logan sisters know on The Bold and the Beautiful is Quinn Fuller Forrester (Rena Sofer) — meaning that Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) is what, chopped liver?
Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) thinks that Hope Logan Spencer’s (Annika Noelle) biggest problem is having a father who constantly disappoints her…as opposed to having a husband who constantly disappoints her.
To Liam and Steffy Forrester’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) eyes, John “Finn” Finnegan (Tanner Novlan) and Hope’s estranged biological parents are the scum of the earth (and possible Satan’s spawns), but their parents (namely criminal mastermind Bill Spencer [Don Diamont] and murderess Taylor Hayes) are…misunderstood?
Brooke castigated Quinn for turning to Carter Walton (Lawrence Saint-Victor) when she was married to Eric — totally ignoring the fact that she cheated on Eric with Ridge; and the less said about Katie Logan (Heather Tom) joining Brooke in a chorus of, Donna go pursue a very married Eric, (when Katie has been cheated on so many times that it hurts us) the better.
Oh, and what happened between Eric and Donna was far from, “profound.” An old guy getting turned on by the much younger woman that he used to sleep with isn’t a miracle.
Further B&B Critic’s Musings
* Anvil of the Week: Carter and Katie making plans to spend much more time together.
* Fair is Fair…How come Eric has to fire Donna, but Quinn gets to see Carter on the daily at Forrester Creations?
* Is Brooke “I Had a Nervous Breakdown and Thought a Pair of Ragdolls Were My Children” Forrester really the best judge of who is and who isn’t a stable individual?
* Kudos to the writing team for finally getting to the root cause of Brooke’s anti-Deacon stance: he’s a constant reminder of what a damn hypocrite she truly is. It’s hard to call out Quinn for all her sins, when Brooke herself is lying, cheating, self-involved hussy.
And a special shout out to Annika Noelle for delivering a top-notch performance in those mother/daughter scenes opposite Katherine Kelly Lang.
Now, if only The Bold and the Beautiful would stop writing Hope like a five-year-old child of divorce who has to ask for permission to see her daddy, rather than a grown woman who doesn’t need anyone’s okay to do whatever it is that she wants to do.
* Smartest Man in the Room: Deacon, for ixnaying any further involvement with Sheila.
* Perfect Example of “Can Dish It Out, But Can’t Take It: Steffy. Ole gal doesn’t have any problems telling Liam to keep his wife away from her biological father, but she’ll be damned if Hope offers Finn a sympathetic ear and any advice whatsoever.
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