Friday’s episode features Annika Noelle as Hope Logan.
The [original] Hope, Kimberlay Matula left the program. The shoes to fill were unique and well known to fans of the show. In other words not enviable.
This version of Hope in Annika resonates with me insofar as her bold, silent-when-needed poise and strength. My bet is that she was an excellent actress who has gotten much better while on the show working with the best in the business.
Thomas telling Liam to face himself and look in the mirror and realize that William Spencer III himself is the source of most of his own problems, like the rest of us, was a spark and interesting turn in storyline from Thomas as perpetually unreasonable episodes. Like the rest of us, Thomas has his good days and his bad days without ever knowing which is coming.
Hope and Steffy’s relationship with Brooke and Ridge regarding the ‘is it this man or is it that man?’ situation. Their conversations are notably candid and open yet not tacky or gauche.
Tanner Novlan as Dr. John “Finn” Finnegan has gone from being an actor who seemed rightly intimidated by the experienced acting company of The Bold and The Beautiful when he first joined the cast a few months ago.
Quickly, he has shown poise and confidence – he has quickly become one of my favorite characters. Who is a more realistic doctor, Gregory House, MD or John Finnegan, MD? The no-money bet I have with my cat Jonson is on Finn, as much as I enjoy the fantastic yet unrealistic show HOUSE, MD.
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?”