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the bold and the beautiful
season 34
episode 91

Season 34, episode 91 of the Bold and the Beautiful, raises many issues and asks a series of questions, among these parts of drama lie the harshness of the unknowing:

  • who does Zoe really love?
  • who really loves Zoe?
  • who is the father of Steffy’s baby?

what should one who knows bad news do knowing that ‘no one likes the bearer of bad news’?

On Friday, we see scenes of characters trying to find the balance between officious intermeddling and vital words of caution.

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season 34
episode 89

This issue in part is: how far can you bend the truth until it becomes a lie? Beyond that, when does one’s person’s version of a lie, if not of commission than at least omission, because so potentially toxic to someone you feel it is your duty to protect, give you the moral obligation to make things right, at least in the short term to prevent a tragic long term loss?

Most interesting about the way the characters played these elements out from a creatively written and reality-based script: in the role in which we usually see female characters, we see an outstanding job of Thorsten Kaye as Ridge doing that which we are used to seeing Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke usually does. It is a refreshing element to watch.

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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season 48
episode 61

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 December 11, 2020 episode of The Bold and the Beautiful features the outstanding acting of Rena Sofer as Quinn Forrester.

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The American actor Rena has a most entertaining way of delivering her lines and embracing the character that she takes from the writers’ page on to the television, iPad or any device carrying CBS All-Access®!

“Rena Sherel Sofer is an American actress, known for her appearances in daytime television, episodic guest appearances, and made-for-television movies. In 1995, Sofer received a Daytime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Lois Cerullo in the soap opera General Hospital” (biography courtesy of Google® and IMDb®) ➝  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0812133/

Quinn Forrester as played by Rena Sofer

Photo of Rena Sofer by Lester Cohen – © WireImage.com – Image courtesy WireImage.com

 

Episode 57 of season 48 of The Young and The Restless features the universal threat of the small unruptured brain aneurysm.

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Victor and Lily, meanwhile, take law enforcement into their own hands.

In a scene that will never be forgotten, Michael tries to get Billy to settle on a felony issue which must be seen to be believed.

My compliments to the writers and actors for keeping the program going through the virus pandemic. It is loved, appreciated and fun to watch. #YR is just as fun to compare what one thought of how an issue was handled with loved ones. Even my dad has become a huge dan especially of Victor Newman.

Thanks to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for this diagram of the way aneurysms are found in the body. See more at https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/cerebral-aneurysm

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