The Bold and the Beautiful is more grounded in reality than other serials but the show has been known to bring characters back from the dead (Taylor, Macy). Folks who do the Lazarus bit help energize storylines and make for dramatic moments.
The Bold and the Beautiful Polling
Which character would you like to see shake things up on B&B? Soap Hub posed this question to viewers. Read on for the results.
Vinny (Joe LoCicero) scored the most amount of votes, earning nearly 39% on this poll. We’ve seen Vinny pop up since his death as a figment of Liam’s (Scott Clifton) imagination and on Thomas’s (Matthew Atkinson) cell phone. When Vinny’s spotted in the morgue, perhaps this was also part of his grand scheme to frame Liam. Sure, the cell phone footage could help clear Liam and Bill (Don Diamont) but Vinny being alive would do that too!
She’s been gone for almost a decade but Stephanie (Susan Flannery) came in second with 27% of your vote. Eric’s (John McCook) wife died onscreen but what if the manipulative matriarch faked her passing so that she could get away from it all for a while? Maybe Stephanie is off in Europe with nemesis-turned-pal Sally (Darlene Conley) and they’re living it up on the Riviera?
Twice As Nice
The character of Caroline came in third with 25% of your vote. This could apply to either original cast member Joanna Johnson, who played Ridge’s wife Caroline and died in 1990, or it could apply to Linsey Godfrey, who died off-camera in 2019. Given Thomas’s penchant for fibbing, it’s possible that Caroline 2.0 is in a hospital somewhere, comatose. Of all the candidates in this poll, the most likely return is Godfrey’s Caroline.
Nearly 6% of you would like to see Phoebe (Mackenzie Mauzy), who died in a car accident, return. Poor Rick (Jacob Young), who was driving the car, has felt guilty about it ever since even though Pheebs was hysterical and kept grabbing the wheel, greatly contributing to the auto wreck that took her life. Or did it?
Perhaps a family member whisked her away so she could get some help. The show could opt to either reach out to Mauzy to reprise Phoebe or give Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) another acting opportunity with the gift of doing a dual role. We know the Daytime Emmy-winner would hit it out of the park.
The rest of you, 3%, would like to see Bill Spencer, Sr. played by original cast member Jim Storm come back. We only know that he’s passed on due to a video that he left behind him after going to that great soap in the sky. We’ve seen “Dollar” Bill play a controlling patriarch to his sons. How might Bill respond if his dad were to show up and interfere in his life? The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.