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?”
In Los Angeles, the Forrester family is dealing with Thomas’s strange behavior.
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.”
The Bold and the Beautiful® featured the harsh stand off between a wife and a wife’s friend who the husband temporarily prefers.
I cannot imagine a man with the forgiveness of Eric Forrester not talking Quinn back.
The song that came to mind was John Denver’s “Leaving’ On A Jet Plane,” as the first lines of the song, as Flo’s first lines to Eric were, “My bags are packed, I’m ready to go…the taxi’s waiting and he’s blowing his horn.”
This episode features Dr. John Finnegan. What is so “nice’, from the way he dresses, smiles at everything, just “gets” all ideas abstract and mechanical, and is willing to to anything for the love of Steffy? Just about everything, from his too perfect smile to his baby powder blue sweatwershirt.
A man in Finn’s shoes would notice that of a Liam, who has a child with Steffy and can’t seem to stop loving her. Finn is one honest man. He goes right to Liam and says his close attachment to Steffy makes him uncomfortable. It his almost Finn is *too good* to be true. Are we seeing foreshadowing of another side of the Doctor?
Highlighted above on the summary sheet with the true fun on the episode, the ravings of Thomas!
From his bragging “I am damn good at what I do – actually, I am the best,” he continued on with Hope” I’ve got the talent, the experience and the *pedigree*” Humans with pedigree. Sounds troubling, and past being prologue, that’s something to watch for – the DNA/dynasty thing. Here is a rare case of a third generation of a company being loaded with most artistic genius and business talent.