In Genoa City, Ashland and Tara struggle to break the news of Ashland’s illness to Harrison Locke.

Nikki and Victor make a surprise trip to Italy to visit Summer to ask a serious question.

Young and the Restless
season 48 episode 210

In Los Angeles, we find out that Finn “has no secrets.”

That “I have no secrets” stuff always raises red flags for me. Everyone has secrets.

Bold and Beautiful
season 34 episode 209

The Young and the Restless season 48 episode 204 was bathed in the aftermath of a plot hatched by Tara Locke and Sally Spectra in order to manipulate Summer Newman and Kyle Jenkins Abbott. The actions and emotions regarding terminal illness while a child is involved sometimes requires keeping secrets, other times telling hard truths. For others, seeing a business titan with a terminal illness is a tawdry opportunity to get ahead in their family, take another’s company and getting into business to which they are not ethically a part. On a lighter note, we learned that Jack Abbott likes his coffee as I do — no milk, no foam, thank you anyway. Kyle is proving to be a great man, putting the needs of his child Harrison above those of himself. Jack Abbott and Diane Jenkins raised him well!

Young and the Restless
season 48, episode 204

On The Bold and the Beautiful season 34 episode 203 the battle between lust and loyalty within the mind of characters gets highlighted by the relationship between Carter and Quinn. Quinn seems to be a decent person, and she does the moral thing, but she is unable to maintain a reputation of a reformed wild woman. A most odd action: that although Eric is so through with Quinn he had Carter take the Forrester matriarch painting from above the fireplace mantle (I had no idea before watching the #bb that Los Angeles had so many fireplaces) and told him to trash it. Carter knows what he ought to do to be safe, but as this page is not about spoilers, I most highly encourage anyone interested to watch this episode! By contrast, we see the legacy couple of Brooke and Ridge being photographed by the world famous Ellen. Was the cliffhanger left from Friday regarding how Ridge would react to the dramatic and bizarrely disloyal-to-Bill Justin offer?

Bold and Beautiful
season 34
episode 203
Tangled Up In Blue
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Beatles
Helter Skelter
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In Los Angeles on The Bold and the Beautiful produced such an old-school cliffhanging episode for Monday that all hats go off to the writing team!  Two people called me and asked, “What dog you really think us going to happen?” Not texts — actual phone calls. Five major storylines, all strong leaves the ‘what will Ridge do?’ issue as the most exciting and important.

Bold and Beautiful,
season 34
episode 202

In Genoa City Wisconsin on the Young and the Restless, new foundations are made, while Ben “Stitch” Rayburn is starting to creep out a lot of people. Meanwhile, the addition of Ashland and Tara Locke have made Victoria finally shine in her role in the business world.

Young and the Restless
season 48, episode 2

On the Bold and the Beautiful on Tuesday, American actor Aaron D. Spears as attorney, Master of Business Administration and best friend of Bill Spencer,  Justin Barber, MBA, Esq.,  tries to establish some realistic, legally based thinking into the fiasco that is the Vinny situation.

The Bold and the Beautiful
June 22, 2021

On the Young and the Restless, veteran actor Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott tries to ensure that he shows his son Kyle how to be a father to his son, Harrison Locke.

Young and the Restless
June 22, 2021

Marriage contracts, as other contracts, must be signed, sealed and delivered. As an attorney I learned the kindness of strangers through this reality. Walking in a glow of victory over a contract that I did not think would ever be completed, a young man tapped me on the shoulder as I was delivering the contract from the New York City Bar Association on West 44th Street 5 blocks to a law firm still located in the Met Life building. I had told the firm, “Forget the provess server, this is a 10-minute walk I would be glad to make.” The weqather was early winter, dark and misting snow – and I listened to the young man, “Sir, I think you dropped this.”

I had been holding the contract in an FedEx waterproof envelope which unbeknownst to me had fall from where I was clutching it under my right arm until the water let the contract slide out from me and on to the street. I said to the young man, “Sir, you just saved my life.” He did change my life – had I lost that contract on that late afternoon in December the blowback would have been epic enough for the firm to send me packing.

It was delivered, yet to this day, decades later, I never told the partners who might have put me out on my own but for the kindness of this stranger.

Yes, most people are good.

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