The Young and the Restless on Friday featured Ben “Stitch” Rayburn, M.D. and his ability to shadow-box Victor Newman while holding a porcelein mug full of black coffee without spilling a single drop. Also Kyle told Tara in subtle understatement that the finding out that he was Harrison’s biological father was a “real game-changer.” Sally and Jack have one drink at Society that turns onto the two “exhausting all topics that humans can talk about.”

 

Young and the Restless
season 48 episode 193

On the 7-2-21, Bold and the Beautiful, we get a look inside what happens when people become intermeddlers. They think that the pain of what they believe is the truth in the short-run justifies eavesesdropping on (often through closed prvate doors with ears-to-the-door, walking into the offices of (often unannounced) the CEO of a company you have worked at for 6 months. That would be Paric and Brooke, the morality police doing it all for their “good friend” Eric and “loving sister” Zoe. Carter’s “I lied” on Friday has to be a record for admitting what he did in front of every important person he knows in Los Angeles and in front of the people who will decide whether he will continue on as in-house counsel, Chief Operatings Officer at Forrester.

The Bold and the Beautiful
season 34, episode 192

Nothing blinds the logical mid like love. Nothing makes us fear as much as responsibility.

In Monday’s episode, Carter Walton, a man who could use the truth to better evaluate his fairy-tale idea of a love-situation, cannot handle the truth, or rather, the state of infatuation in which one does not even wat to hear the truth – though it is right in front of one’s face. The truth was also on Zoe’s face, but can Carter see it? Does he want to listen to his best friend, Ridge?

Haven’t you ever been so infatuated that you didn’t ackowledge a truth staring right  back at you?

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season 34
episode 90

In the other major storyline, Hope, Liam, Finn all want to know more than Steffy the truth about Steffy. Thanks to new technology and persevering style of Steffy, Dr. Campbell will be able to tell the truth to the foursome, after which we wiill see who can “handle the truth.”

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.