If there is anything that qualifies as good family karma, it is when your family is a major hospital philanthropist, then a neurosurgeon saves a life in your family.
Such is the case with the Forresters, as the life of Thomas was saved through the physicians and surgeons made available only through donation.
In that light, this episode features Paris Buckingham, the sister of Zoe Buckingham, yet unrelated to the Fleetwood mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham (just seeing if anyone’s reading!) telling the new C.O.O. of Forester, Mr Carter Walton.
Charlie makes a fantastic walk on appearance not only returning a full mannequin but telling us what a “10-22” means in Forrester Creations code. (a raccoon in the losses in the parking lot)
The December 11, 2020 episode of The Bold and the Beautiful features the outstanding acting of Rena Sofer as Quinn Forrester.
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/
The 57th episode of the Bold and the Beautiful this season featured the fabulous John McCook weighing the glory of love and empathy of forgiveness against being disappointed by the one a person trusts the most.
Similarly, Liam shows a true person who must weigh forgiveness against the disappointments that truth often brings. The title of the 1990s movie Reality Bites starring Wynona Ryder speaks for itself.
Meanwhile, neurosurgeon and emergency room physician John “Finn” Finnegan shows excellence as he saves a life of Thomas who suffered a life-threatening subdural hematoma.
The most difficult task of writing for a daytime drama seem as though they are twofold:
90% of the characters are protagonist good people for whom the viewer roots;
No foul language allowed.
Take this episode, for example. Every character is a truly good person. That’s tough to write for, but in 2020, who needs another antagonistic ‘heavy’? Who would not want to be a member of the Spencer, Forrester or Logan families, where each character, Quinn included, is supportive of others?
This episode features Liam making presumptions that may or may not be true.
As “The Joe” was quick to point out to his new tv room friends, “I would have been able to tell Thomas was kissing a mannequin. Look, she was not moving at all, right? Right? I rest my case.”
We all looked around the room and even with our face coverings our eyes said, “Does this man not know that the nature of the daytime drama is the use of hyperbole in order to drive home a point in a dramatic, memorable way?”