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The first lines of Elton John’s Candle In The Wind, a song that was re-worded by its original lyrical composer Taupin for the memorial service on the day of the funeral of Diana Spencer, as Goodbye England’s Rose, came to mind when Carter became as he lamented, “We’ve said our goodbyes.” It’s funny and it’s sad as a juxtaposition in ideas. To the avid Bold and Beautiful viewer, seeing main characters often four or five times in a week, we get to know at least what their characters are at much closer range than an ethereal memory of Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana.

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The Bold and the Beautiful
season 34
episode 206

It’s a little bit funny (pun intended) that the goodbyes between Quinn and Carter this week will not withstand their mutual choice to be with each other because beyond physically they bring out the best in the other’s clarity of mind and validation as a person.

I fear that Carter’s “being lost in” the thoughts of Quinn have shaken his rational person status as an attorney. He seems not to even give a thought to the level of conflicts of interest that could suspend his license to practice law indefinitely should the Forrester family find out. To the extent that Eric asked Carter to pursue a divorce immediately, and to the extent Carter has not recused himself from at least telling Eric he is still sleeping with Quinn, counselor Walton is literally sleeping with the enemy. Divorce law is messy enough without having the legal affairs of the entire family of the party you represent in your hands with the ultimate betrayal of being involved with the spouse of the party you are suing in every position in your home office legal branch. Divorce law, corporate law and trusts and estates law expertise, all in Carter, all out there to be lost? Quinn is more powerful than he is, as her jewelry line will never suffer, and his entire legal character and reputation are as fragile as one more accidental phone call.

One can imagine Eric calling Carter to ask him about the status of the divorce and his screen picks up a naked Quinn behind the bigger than life-size portrait Eric asked Carter to destroy.

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Let It Be is what Bill Spencer screamed about Liam doing - was he right?

The Young and the Restless season 48 episode 204 was bathed in the aftermath of a plot hatched by Tara Locke and Sally Spectra in order to manipulate Summer Newman and Kyle Jenkins Abbott. The actions and emotions regarding terminal illness while a child is involved sometimes requires keeping secrets, other times telling hard truths. For others, seeing a business titan with a terminal illness is a tawdry opportunity to get ahead in their family, take another’s company and getting into business to which they are not ethically a part. On a lighter note, we learned that Jack Abbott likes his coffee as I do — no milk, no foam, thank you anyway. Kyle is proving to be a great man, putting the needs of his child Harrison above those of himself. Jack Abbott and Diane Jenkins raised him well!

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Young and the Restless
season 48, episode 204

On The Bold and the Beautiful season 34 episode 203 the battle between lust and loyalty within the mind of characters gets highlighted by the relationship between Carter and Quinn. Quinn seems to be a decent person, and she does the moral thing, but she is unable to maintain a reputation of a reformed wild woman. A most odd action: that although Eric is so through with Quinn he had Carter take the Forrester matriarch painting from above the fireplace mantle (I had no idea before watching the #bb that Los Angeles had so many fireplaces) and told him to trash it. Carter knows what he ought to do to be safe, but as this page is not about spoilers, I most highly encourage anyone interested to watch this episode! By contrast, we see the legacy couple of Brooke and Ridge being photographed by the world famous Ellen. Was the cliffhanger left from Friday regarding how Ridge would react to the dramatic and bizarrely disloyal-to-Bill Justin offer?

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Bold and Beautiful
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episode 203
Bob Dylan sings about drama in love
Tangled Up In Blue
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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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Bold and the Beautiful
season34, episode 58

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/

American actor Rena Sofer
Quinn Forrester as played by Rena Sofer

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