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Episode 216 of The Young and the Restless reminds me of the daytime drama I first watched in the 1980s as a boy: All My Children, Brooke English, Harold Loomis and Loomis’ obsession with Tom’s journalist wife Brooke. I remember Every Breath You Take by the Police being played on a loop as Harold was trying to convince Brooke that his deluded obsession with her was met but being denied by Brooke. Of course, on the side, as the solid young town doctor in Ruth Warwick’s home town of Center City was the hardest working man in show business, Peter Bergman as Dr. Clifford Warner. If Peter Bergman has taken 3 weeks off in 40 years it escaped me!

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“Heroes”
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On #yr, it is Camryn Grimes as Mariah Copeland, locked up in a deluded person’s room. Instead of a popular song from the 1980s playing it is a song from the 1970s being mentioned: “Heroes,” by David Bowie.

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Young and the Restless
season 48
episode 216

Great cliffhanger especially for a Wednesday! Who is the captor? Ian Ward? Stitch Rayburn? An unknown rival of Tessa Porter?

Should be a fantastic episode 217!

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The Young and the Restless®
season 48 episode 215
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Audrey Hepburn

Doing double-duty in both episode 214 of The Bold and The Beautiful and The Young and The Restless is American actor John McCook, in the middle of multiple storylines on both programs.

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The Bold and The Beautiful®
season 34 episode 214

On both #YR and #BB, John is seen as Eric Forrester being played by selfish characters as Sally Spectra and to a more righteous extent Phyllis Summers for his good nature and in business.

 

 

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In Genoa City, much of the suspense of Thursday and Friday’s episodes came from people unknown. Who is holding Mariah? Where is Chance Chancellor? How should Devon act as the head of the Winters family now that Neil is gone? What should Tara do without anything but grifting as a known skill?

On The Bold and the Beautiful in Los Angeles, it is just sex and sorrow mode – sex for Carter and Quinn, sorrow for poor Eric Forrester who has gone through more mortified moments one one week than most could endure in a lifetime. The peak of course was a couple of days ago when the best friend of his son, the man who is the family’s business, personal lawyer, and a certified wedding priest announces he has been having sex with the “groom” who is there to renew his wedding vows. Brutal. By contrast, Paris Buckingham has such savage, perfect luck that even as a character if she sold “Paris’s Luck” unisex cologne/aftershave, I’m buying it.

notes on family, company business interaction on daytime network american television
The Young and the Restless®
season 48 episode 212
notes on family, company business interaction on daytime network american television
The Young and the Restless®
season 48 episode 213
notes on family, company business interaction on daytime network american television
Bold and Beautiful
season 34 episode 221
notes on family, company business interaction on daytime network american television
Bold and Beautiful
season 34
episode 211