Everybody’s got an opinion…especially where their favorite daytime drama is concerned – 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 The Bold and the Beautiful’s week that was.
The Bold and the Beautiful: Week In Review
Isn’t it nice to see characters acting…well, in character? Liam (Scott Clifton), as he is wont to do, made an error in judgement and now he’s on his hands and knees begging Hope (Annika Noelle) – the woman he wronged – to forgive him.
And Hope being Hope, is considering it. But she’s swearing up and down that her decision will be predicated on whether or not the baby that Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) is carrying is Liam’s. However, given her history, it’s safe to assume that Hope will still forgive and forget even if Liam wins the Who’s The Daddy Sweepstakes.
And let’s face it. Liam is going to be the father. There’s really no other way for this storyline to play out. Where would the drama be if the baby turned out to be Finn’s?
That’s what he wants. That’s what Steffy claims she wants. And it’s the outcome that Liam is counting on so he can go back to playing happy family with Hope. If Liam isn’t the father, that’s a potentially juicy plot point just being thrown out the window.
Kinda like how Flo (Katrina Bowden) throwing Sally (Courtney Hope) under the proverbial bus didn’t add up to much. First, the whole conversation played out off-camera and on The Young and the Restless. Secondly, Wyatt (Darin Brooks) was none the wiser to his lady love’s action. So…what was the point of all that?
Was it to remind us of what a hypocrite Flo is? If so, mission accomplished. She is, after all, a woman who earned herself the nickname Felony Flo so, you know, criminals in glass houses and all that. But that is very much in keeping with Flo’s character.
And Zoe’s (Kiara Barnes) fixation on Zende (Delon de Metz) is very much in keeping with her established pattern of creepy, stalk-ery behavior. She thinks it’s totally fine to bat her eyelashes and purr lines like, “I’m always here for you Zende,” and to insist that he shouldn’t find it weird that she wants to explore their attraction to one another despite her engagement to another man.
And now that she knows Zende attempted to dissuade her from taking things further with Carter (Lawrence Saint-Victor), there’s no telling what Zoe may do. But if the writers let her past characterizations guide the story, we can say, without a doubt, that Zende is in for a rude awakening. Just ask poor Xander Avant.
Further BB Musings
* What moment left you the most shook? Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) advising Hope, the object of his (supposedly-cured) obsession, to accept Liam’s apology and reunite with her husband. Or, the sight of Liam, the vegan who became one before it was cool, scarfing down a roast beef sandwich?
* Finn REALLY needs a friend and/or a talk to. Someone he can vent and rage at. As it stands, Finn’s an untethered, islanded character with only one real connection to the main canvas of players.
* Where’s Katie (Heather Tom) AKA the woman who’s never met a stranger she didn’t want to give a pep talk to? Or Pam (Alley Mills)? Or Donna (Jennifer Gareis)? The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.