In Genoa City, two people are missing and thus the center of the story: Philip “Chance” Chancellor IV, husband of Abby Newman-Abbott-Chancellor, need-to-know government secret agent at levels those of us in regular civilization don’t want to know, and Mariah Copeland, who with biological input from friend Devon Hamilton is carrying Abby’s unborn child.
In Los Angeles, we learn that if one is going to work from home, and the owner of your business is calling you on your phone, you ought to put your clothes on, or at least put your shirt on, especially if the owner has only one demand of you as Chief Operating Officer and head of the Legal Department. Apparently, the joy that the former and future jewelry maker, Quinn, brings to the man with tens of millions of dollars to lose, Carter Walton, makes putting one’s entire reputation, life, money, family, company and business. What is that power? Sexual desire, at least for those men under the spell of Quinn, or those women under the spell of Carter, or whatever. Not judging the characters – both of them keep telling each other a version of “this is the last time” only to be followed by another trip to bed.
In Genoa City, it looks like Ben Rayburn has returned and it does not look normal. He is already stalking Abby by staring at her through private spaces and asking her on dates when she is expecting a child through surrogate Mariah while she waits for her heroic husband Phillip “Chance” Chancellor IV. I see a creepy toxic male stalker storyline, as predictable as that would be, upon the show.
In Los Angeles, we learn that you don’t keep all your secrets with one person, especially if that person is also your personal lawyer. Problem is we see is if that personal lawyer doesn’t respect you, you life will end. Negativity pervades The Bold and the Beautiful’s Los Angeles! Lesson: if you own a family company business, make sure your lawyer is well compensated. Though, Eric Forrester learned that lesson and he got wildly embarrassed anyway. Well, at least he and Ridge are not in the L.A. County Jail, probably not as comfortable as Bel Air and Spencer Manor’s views.