Looking at this show is like looking at a bunch of rolling stones.
Multiple sclerosis, heart disease, cancer, being shot at, being poisoned, being run out of a Los Angeles A+ fashion house, losing one’s father as a 12 year old, growing up an orphan, being stabbed are all things that have happened to one of the characters that appears today.
I always have a check mark for people that have encountered death especially at a savagely young age in an exceptionally cruel way.
Today’s episode 206 in season 48, was too well written to comment on beyond that. This episode showed an exceptional effort by the writers which appeared to bounce off the actors who are veterans and accustomed to theme and variation on change using characters that have been built over four decades.
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!
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?
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.”
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.