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Soap Hub Performer Of The Week For B&B: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner delivered the goods once again on B&B.

jacqueline macinnes wood shines as steffy forrester finneganJacqueline MacInnes Wood and Steffy let Sheila have it on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Steffy Forrester Finnegan (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood), unlike other folks on The Bold and the Beautiful, never entertained for a moment giving Sheila a second chance for very good reason. The naughty nanny simply doesn’t take responsibility for her actions but that didn’t stop Steffy from telling Sheila off now that she’s incarcerated.

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood – Performer of the Week

When Steffy confronted a gun-toting Sheila in the alley outside Il Giardino over a year ago, she was helpless. This time, Sheila was the one who was powerless when Steffy confronted her in a visiting area in jail. B&B set the stage for the showdown when Steffy told her husband Finn (Tanner Novlan) she was going to see his birth mother. “I have a few things to say to that murdering psycho,” Steffy said. “I just want to see her. I want to see her behind bars — finally caged like the animal she is.”

While Sheila had ammunition to throw back at her other detractors — Bill (Don Diamont) did have Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) dumped out of a helicopter over an ocean and Taylor (Krista Allen) did shoot Bill — she has no real case against Steffy. The Forrester Creations exec wasted no time getting her digs into Sheila once they came eye to eye. Steffy deadpanned that she just had to see Sheila in her “natural habitat” (in jail) and that it “suits” her. Burn!

Let’s hope Sheila doesn’t choose to represent herself in court. She gave a flimsy argument as to why Steffy should feel any compassion for her suggesting she might not like it if, say, Finn never loved her. “That would never happen,” Steffy confidently replied. “There’s no reason to scam me because I’m not a sociopathic killer.”

Steffy added that hell would freeze over before she’d feel anything for Sheila. Even if Sheila weren’t handcuffed to the table, we got the impression watching Steffy’s confident stance that she wasn’t afraid of her enemy. “Sheila, Sheila, Sheila,” Steffy admonished. “You have no one to blame but yourself. Your crimes finally caught up with you and landed you in prison. And now you’ll stay here for the rest of your life.”

A lesser actress might have resorted to histrionics when scenes called for her character to tell off her nemesis. However, Wood made the more powerful choice to play Steffy cool and calm yet also decisive and determined. “You don’t exist. Hayes will never know you,” Steffy calmly informed Sheila, knowing that being ignored and unloved is Sheila’s greatest fear.

Steffy told Sheila she was going to remind Finn what a monster his birth mother is and then, she was going to wipe her memory from his mind. “We will never think about you or talk about you again. My children, they are not going to know your name,” Steffy shrugged. “You will be completely erased.”

Her mission accomplished, Steffy summoned the guard to make her exit. Sheila, of course, recited her “you haven’t seen the last of me” line with grim determination. If Steffy was rattled by this, she didn’t let on that she was. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood made the dramatic choice that this visit was going to be Steffy’s final say and Sheila was not going to rattle her! Brava!

The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS. For more about what’s coming up in Los Angeles, check out all the latest posts on B&B spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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