Instead of helping her sister try to find a job in Los Angeles Zoe Buckingham is more interested in keeping her sister Paris away from Zende Forrester Dominguez.

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Ridge and Paris talk about Forrester foundation’s reaffirmation for social justice wherever it may be found or assisted. This includes a possible job for Paris at Forrester, whether Zoe likes it or not.

The Christmas Eve episode of The Bold and the Beautiful featured a trio of musical talents across the company of players and the entire episode was as though shot on the first take in real time. That’s old school, indeed, speaking of Grand Dude, the name Zende attaches to his grandfather Eric.

John McCook led the way with a self-accompanied Deck The Halls with the entire Forrester Christmas party joining in.

Next were two stirring solo performances. First, the blues-stylings of Kiara Barnes playing the character of Zoe Buckingham singing Jingle Bells, followed by the haunting and rhapsody-like rending of Silent Night as performed by sister Paris Buckingham.

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The evening was rounded out by a reprise of Mr. McCook as Eric leading his entire company in Joy To The World on the piano.

 

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.

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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 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.

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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.

In Los Angeles, the Forrester family is dealing with Thomas’s strange behavior.

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He hit his head in his apartment, and he has turned to kissing his ideal woman’s mannequin, Hope Logan, who is already married to Liam Spencer III.

On a loud sound audience note, my own mom has been dealing, like everyone alive, with the virus pandemic. In her building, at lunchtime 10-15 people every day socially distance and watch the BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL®  and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS® (CBS television) together and have coffee, tea, snacks and talks during the ads.

Today I was told that a man, who goes by the nickname of “The Joe” who had spent a lifetime wondering what anyone gained out of watching daytime dramas. The Joe is the retired surgeon of the group, thus when people have medical problems they turn to him. Why is that relevant? Because as the resident emergency doctor and everyday medical expert, he is accustomed to people going into a silent respect for everything he has to say, just in case they should need his help, though he believes it is his sheer brilliance people sit quietly to listen to.

On today’s episode, when Ridge told Thomas that he will “a son is always his father’s little boy, even if he grows up to be 6’5″, 280 pound and plays for the Rams.”  Said The Joe, “I like that – what’s his name [?] – Ridge. All three of my sons are my little boys, even though none of them was half the athlete I was when I was a young man.”

One could hear a collective quiet yet audible groan beneath everyone face-coverings. My mom said, “If the guy, who calls himself ‘The Joe’ continues to show up at CBS daytime-drama time, the post-episode discussions are going to have to be on Zoom.”