The Christmas Eve episode of The Bold and the Beautiful featured a trio of musical talents across the company of players and the entire episode was as though shot on the first take in real time. That’s old school, indeed, speaking of Grand Dude, the name Zende attaches to his grandfather Eric.

John McCook led the way with a self-accompanied Deck The Halls with the entire Forrester Christmas party joining in.

Next were two stirring solo performances. First, the blues-stylings of Kiara Barnes playing the character of Zoe Buckingham singing Jingle Bells, followed by the haunting and rhapsody-like rending of Silent Night as performed by sister Paris Buckingham.

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The evening was rounded out by a reprise of Mr. McCook as Eric leading his entire company in Joy To The World on the piano.

 

Episode 66 features the fantastic Lawrence Saint Victor as Carter Walton, with his expectations at such a high level that one fears for him.

We see Zoe with wandering eye for Zende. By contrast, one-woman Carter has no other women on his mind or in his orbit of relationships.

Haven’t you had, uh, friends, yes, very good friends to whom this has happened? The pedestal for your fiance is not necessarily a good thing.

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The December 15 episode of the Young and the Restless uses brilliant elements of the films Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, It’s a Wonderful Life and The Wizard of Oz.

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Jason Thompson’s performance as Billy Abbott IV entertains yet makes one think. True excellence won the daytime drama for Best Actor in a Daytime Drama for Mr. Thompson. I would not be the least bit surprised if that award is repeated.

 

The Young and the Restless on episode 58 of the 48th season features an unexpectedly common honeymoon, which is refreshing from that of people who are generally known for staying at 5-star hotels only.

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The program features outstanding performances in particular from Sasha Calle, Christel Khalil and Tricia Cast. Your outstanding acting is much appreciated!