Days of Our Lives Cliffhanger Friday 08-24-18: 6th Times A Charm

Welcome Stacey Haiduk who took over the roles of Susan Banks and Kristen Dimera this week

 

Bob and Blanca were heading for their seats”i thought Bart was coming? Asked Blanca

He’s catching up with an old Friend speaking of old Friends Blanca this is Susan, Susan Banks ”

A warning bell went off in Blanca’s head she was on Marlena’s okay list but there were footnotes

SHE BETTER NOT BE KRISTEN Blanca Snapped

SHHHHHHHH Bob hurried them to their seats ” nice to see you again Susan please  try and keep things… civil ”

This week in Salem

Hope was Horrified to find that Ben was welcomed into the Soras House Ciara shot back at Hope for abusing her power to try and run Ben out of town

Hope does enjoy abusing her power

Okay how about Ben stay with us then

Hell no

are you siding with Hope or Ciara on the ben residence issue  ?

Shawn and Belle naturally aren’t happy that Ciara is also living with a serial killer

FORMER serial killer he takes pills he’s fine

Where do you fall on the Ben free issue?

Steve tracked down Bonnie Lockhart for some reason he claims that bonnie tried to seduce her way out of being caught

GROSS

Yeah that’s what Steve and Adriane said lol

Are you happy to see Bonnie what do you think her purpose for being there is?

Marlena got a doll that looked like her as a present it was odd and creepy

Sonny tried again with Will

Sigh

Kate pulled a gun on Ted and told him her or the money later on over the phone she told Will Ted is no longer a problem

Did Kate Kill Ted?

Probably

Carrie and Austin can’t make the wedding Sami is still nowhere to be found

Are you disappointed that we didn’t see Carrie and Austin ?

Susan Banks apologized to Will for the whole your my son EJ thing Will forgave her

Big move on both parts but i still can’t see Susan doing all that i can see her going along with it afterwards but Susan brainwashing no way

What did you think about Stacey’s portrayal of Susan Banks?

Susan got herself invited to Marlena’s painting party she told marlena she sent the doll then she ended up reading tarrot cards none of her readings made anyone happy

john was playing catch with Paul and caught a fastball with his face

ROTFLMAO  that’s too funny

he’s fine Kayla i think it was gave him a makeup job it didn’t fool Marlena

LOL

Roman told Eric why he didn’t attend the wedding and how it’s a good thing Sami didn’t run into Susan banks

hmmmm

Hold that thought Susan told Marlena that Kristen visited her in Memphis last year

Were you upset that Roger wasn’t with Susan

Kind of

Susan became upset when Marlena “forgot” her doll she took a knife with her to the wedding

Would Susan do something really bad

Doubt it I know everyone is mad at Susan over the Will thing But Talk about crazy and needing medication Free pass for Susan Banks

Claire collected all the cellphones so the wedding wouldn’t be interrupted

Claire did that wow that must have been hard for her lol

Will and Paul spoke out at the wedding

Will Remembered being married to Sonny

Will Will have the decency to talk to Paul before cheating on him i know sonny won’t care

shhh here comes Sami !!

Sami burst in and said Marlena couldn’t marry John after some rambling she saw and attacked Susan who turned out to be Kristen

Hey look its Kristen Blanca you were right i apologize for doubting you

In a surprise twist Kristen gave Sami the gun and told her all about how EJ was alive and that she would take Sami to him if she shot John

Eric went for the gun the gun fired and the credits rolled

That’s exciting what an intense show Cannot wait until Monday but we should quietly stay out of the way

What is your impression of Stacey as Kristen was she better as Kristen or Susan ?

Time To Turn the Hourglass

By Robert Feldmann

The Bold And The Beautiful Cliffhanger Friday; 09-15-17: Changing Roles

What’s up #BoldandBeautiful fans? Today is another Cliffhanger Friday and since I’ve been MIA for a couple of weeks, I’m just going to do a breakdown. Ahhh, “Let’s Talk About Soaps.”

Well as you know my main man $Bill got tired of waiting for what he wanted. He’d been patient, offered more money than the property was worth, but still unable to get what he wanted. So, $Bill did the same thing any good villain would do, he burned down Spectra.

To no one’s surprise, Rescue Ranger Liam had to figure it out and be all self-righteous. However, many was surprised at how he dealt with the situation. The hypocrite secretly records $Bill’s confession and blackmails him. SAY WHAT?????? Yes, once again, Rescue Ranger looking through his rose colored glasses breaks the law to suit his self-righteousness.

Boy, I want to kick you’re a*s all kinds of ways messing with $Bill. Thankfully, $Bill took care of that after signing the letter of resignation; hypocrite all puffed up decides to get smart and $Bill knocked him into next week. Oh, what a lovely site as Blackmailing Rescue Ranger’s knee’s buckled under him and it was a KO. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Not to disappoint, $Bill stands over his demon spawn and tells him, “I don’t get even with my enemies, I decimate them.” Yes, yes, yes; decimate that troll $Bill, decimate him.

Well Steffy stops by and is shocked that Blackmailer went through with his plan. I declare, I’m positive I saw a smirk on Steffy’s face when she saw that shiner Rescue Ranger had as a casualty of war with $Bill. She reiterated that this is not a battle he wants to fight and to make up with his father. Nope, no way; Blackmailer isn’t having it.

Steffy leaves to try and talks some sense into $Bill. As usual, he opens up to her and tells her everything. Feeling compassion for $Bill, Steffy embraces him. Now $Bill might start off using Steffy; but lights were flashing, firecrackers going off as memories from six years ago flood in to me. Now lovelies, you all know I drag Steffy, yep I do. But I’m letting you know right here and right now. If I get a return of #STILL, my dragging days of Steffy will cease for a while. I’m going to need my STILL because I’ve always felt both of them could truly be themselves with each other. Steffy brought out the best in $Bill and he in her; she’s wasted her time with Wyatt & Rescue Ranger. The chemistry was off the charts with STILL; I’m 100% #TeamSTILL.

Hypocrite Blackmailer calls in Sally Spectra 2.0 and gifts her the property. She’s shocked and amazed of his “kindness.” I don’t call it “kindness,” I call it what the law calls it, misappropriations of corporate funds, thief, and embezzlement. Oh, did I forget to say that this “gift” must be kept secret and no one can know, including $Bill and his WIFE, Steffy?

We all know Sally is the ultimate taker and had absolutely no problem taking this “gift.” Chile, when oh when are you going to stand on your two feet? Never, because even if Spectra succeeds, she will ALWAYS be indebted to Forrester Creations, Thomas, and now Spencer Publications for the hundreds of millions of dollars. #GirlBye, I can’t tolerate you right now.

Anywhooooo, Sally embraces Liam. Oh, wait, what is this I see? Is this a chemistry spark? Well now we know how this hypocrite blackmailing rescue ranger fool loves a damsel in distress. I see LALLY coming. Hey, I’m not mad at it because this means I have a better chance of get STILL. Go LALLY go.

Brooke had to use a crow bar to get the info out of $Bill and once he began to tell her she was light a deer in headlights. He had to break it down to her like a five year old child.

Then Brooke gets pissed, “I dare you, who are you?” #GirlBye, he’s the same man who did dirty deeds to your daughter, dumped Ridge into the ocean, and a laundry list of other things you know about. But NOW, you decide to get pissed, Brooke, I can’t with you.

In utter faux shock; Brooke storms out. Yes, go Brooke go, leave $Bill so I can have my STILL.

So, what will happen next? How long will it take for Liam to totally drive Spencer Publications into the ground? Will $Bill allies Justin, Allison, and Wyatt sabotage Liam? How long will it take for $Bill to decimate Blackmailing Hypocrite Rescue Ranger Liam? What is Steffy going to do Liam when she finds out that he LIED to her about Sally’s “gift?” Will #LALLY happen? Most importantly, will I get my #STILL? You tell me

By Sofia A. Bryan

The Bold And The Beautiful Cliffhanger Friday; 08-25-17: It’s Getting Hot In Here

Awww, someone get the fire extinguisher because sparks are flying and “It’s Getting Hot In Here” #BoldandBeautiful fans. This Cliffhanger Friday is burning up and I have a little treat for you at the end of this column. Ready, set, “Let’s Talk About Soaps.”

Ridge inquires why Thomas suddenly went to New York. Steffy tries to cover with “he’s got his priorities in order, putting his family first, and away from Spectra.” Ridge still feels something is off with Thomas departing so suddenly. Talk moves on to Sheila living at the Forrester mansion and how Ridge doesn’t know if and when Eric will ever forgive him.

On the other side of the railroad tracks, everyone is scurrying around getting ready for the big Spectra fashion show. The phone rings and its Thomas, Sally asks him if he received the emails of her designs and if he can fly in for the show. He’s indeed received the emails and thinks her designs are fabulous; however, he doesn’t know how much longer Caroline has and he can’t come. Sally is a little pissed and lets him know that it’s as simple as flying in for a day. No luck buttercup; he’s not coming.

Rescue Ranger Liam is rubbing salt in $Bill’s womb by singing the praises of Sally Spectra. $Bill is cool as a cucumber. Gloating, he says that Spectra’s designs will be well received, $Bill might have to find another place to build his building and to be prepared to have a plan B. Justin comes in just as Rescue Ranger flies out the door to his next mission. $Bill tells Justin he has a plan B.

Cool Breeze Justin came up with the scheme to torch Spectra; but now he’s acting like he has cold feet when $Bill is interested in moving forward with plan B. $Bill wants the dirt on the Spectra building; Cool Breeze Justin is a step ahead of him with his trusted folder filled with goodies. CJ’s insurance on the building has expired. Oh what luck, the look in $Bills is priceless.

Rescue Ranger lands at his next location, which is Forrester Creations to continue singing the Spectra praises. Ridge is annoyed and Steffy gushes on what a good guy Rescue Ranger is looking out for the little guy. Yeah, right.

The Ranger shares that $Bill says he won’t interfere with Spectra; both Ridge and Steffy are skeptical. Although skeptical too, Rescue Ranger can’t help himself and defends $Bill because “there’s nothing he can do.” Aww, shucks, the Rescue Ranger’s powers are thwart.

Granny called the handyman that clearly told Silly Sally yesterday to shut down and get a licensed electrician in to rewire the building. Why? He repeated what he told Silly Sally yesterday, to shut down all power and call a licensed electrician in ASAP to rewire the building. Noooooooooo, Silly Sally says it will be ok for “one more day.” How stupid can Silly Sally be? Not only is she endangering her life and the life of her staff; she’s willing to endanger the lives of the buyers and media at the fashion show. Now $Bill maybe ruthless; but he certainly isn’t responsible for this move.

Thrilled with the Spectra team’s willingness to pull an all-nighter to finish the job; Silly Sally insist on taking everyone to dinner.

$Bill tells Cool Breeze Justin it’s full speed ahead with the plan, but makes it perfectly clear that he doesn’t want anyone hurt and to be discrete. Later high up in the “sky” at Spencer Publications, $Bill is looking over the city when a text comes in from an Unknown Caller, simply saying “Done.” A lamp is plugged in the socket that caught fire yesterday and a blaze ensues.

I must say I’m happy to see my evil villain $Bill back to his normal self. He better not pay for his dirty deeds; because if he does, I expect everyone else to pay for theirs. I want my evil $Bill to walk like a free bird. As much as I’ve dragged Brooke in the past for all of her misdeeds; I’m #TeamBrill on this one; I loved how she was standing by her man yesterday. I would like to see this power couple become the super couple of evil.

Here’s my little remix based off of “It’s Getting Hot In Here” by Nelly; no copyright infringement intended.

I was like, good gracious, Sky is bodacious

Flirtatious, trying to show faces

$Bill waiting for the right time to spark the flame you know

Waiting for the right time to demo

Spectra’s leaving, $Bill’s believing, oh!

Bill and the rest of his heathens

Check it, got it locked at the top of Sky Seasons

Penthouse, roof top, Rescue Ranger he’s feeding

Bill is deceiving, something up his sleeve and

He’s teasing, he needs Spectra to

Get up out of the ground floor

Give that man what he’s asking for

‘Cause Bill is busing loose

And he feels like torching you, uh oh

And can’t nobody stop the juice

So Sally tell Bill what’s the use? He said

It’s getting hot in here, so hot, Bill is burning all the clothes

Spectra getting so hot, Bill burning Spectra’s clothes off

It’s getting hot in here, so hot, Bill is burning all the clothes

Spectra getting hot in here; holla Dolla, Dolla, Dolla

So, what will happen next? Will Spectra be able to save the designs or is all lost? Will Rescue Ranger find out that it was $Bill that sent the order to set Spectra ablaze? Or, will Rescue Ranger’s super powers kick in and he rushes to the Spectra building with a fire extinguisher? What will Brooke do if she finds out? Will she stand by her stallion or gallop off into the sunset with the next beau? Will $Bill lose all? You tell me…..

By: Sofia A. Bryan

The Bold And The Beautiful Cliffhanger Friday; 07-29-17: Because You Could

Lovely #BoldandBeautiful fans here we are again, another Cliffhanger Friday. However, due to preemptions over the past several weeks, it’s just plain old Friday as the shows were pushed back. Hopefully, it will catchup and we will be left on the edge of our seats waiting for Monday; until then, “Let’s Talk About Soaps.”

The crew arrived in Monte Carlo for the fashion showdown. I’m thankful for the lovely location scenery shots because the rest is just a plain bore.

Let’s begin with this WATIE debacle, I don’t have much to say about this other than what the majority of the #BoldandBeautiful fans are saying, “JUST PLAIN NASTY!!!” It’s bad enough that Wyatt is once again taking sloppy seconds, this time from his father; but to swap spit and eventually knock boots with his brother’s mother is disturbing. Congratulations Bradley Bell, you have ruined two great characters Wyatt and Katie. Now, I must change their names to “Pervert Wyatt” and “Krazy Loose Koochy Katie.”

Thomas ask $Bill if “he’s sure” Caroline is dying and of course he’s sure. Let’s back up here a little; $Bill told Thomas that Caroline was dying from a disease so rare, it doesn’t even have a name to get him to “man up” and be with Caroline and Douglas. $Bill is getting a lot of blowback from fans for doing this; however, this is the REAL $Bill. Longtimers will remember that $Bill once paid off a doctor to tell Liam that Steffy had a brain tumor in order to get him away from Hope. So, why are we surprised that $Bill would repeat a tactic that worked so well for him before.

This is the $Bill that is true to his character; cold, calculating, manipulative; and the one I love. Welcome back $Bill, keep up the dirty work.

Caroline could have easily told Thomas the truth about not dying; but she let it linger on. One important truth she told Thomas was, DOUGLAS WAS NOT BORN OUT OF LOVE. Thank you, I have to give applause here and a standing ovation. Although Thomas said he wasn’t going to Monte Carlo, she insisted. Although Caroline caught a lot of flak for not telling Thomas the truth, I’m going to have to give her a pass here because she’s true to her character. Again, longtimers remember lying, hateful, and devious Caroline and all the dirty deeds she did to Maya. So, by lying to get what she wants; Caroline is just being Caroline.

The most poignant moment happened on Thursday between Ridge and Eric. I must commend John McCook and Thorsten Kaye for the superior Emmy worthy performance. I also have to commend the writers for excellent dialogue; although riveted with the falsehood that Eric knew Ridge wasn’t his son at birth as we all know that Eric didn’t find out this fact until well into Ridge’s adult life when he had an accident and needed blood.

John McCook and Thorsten Kaye brought tears to my eyes. When Ridge tried to take all the blame for Kissgate. He virtually threw himself under the bus by saying he did it “because he could” and wanted Eric to forgive Quinn and go back home to his wife.

Kleenex please; Eric responded by first apologizing for throwing the fact that he’s a Marone up every time he got upset. Then he went through a laundry list of reasons why Ridge was his son that had nothing to do with blood. After that; Eric broke down the list of offenses Ridge did to him and the things he took from him “because he could.” The tears weld up in my eyes.

Eric puts Ridge’s head in his hands and says, “I love being your father.” Then kissed Ridge on the forehead, stares him in the face and says “You’ll never be my son again.” He releases Ridge and goes to the window. Tears flow down Ridge’s face, he shakes his head and walks out the door. This was so powerful, emotional, and riveting that it even had Sheila in tears. Eric stares out the window stone faced. POWERFUL.

Again, I must give applause and a standing ovation to John McCook, Thorsten Kaye, and the writers for what I and many others; would classify and the best scene on #BoldandBeautiful this year.

So, what will happen next? Will Wyatt and Katie cross that line or not? What about $Bill, will he remain true his character and continue the lie? Will Caroline finally come clean with the fact that she’s not dying? And will Eric forever disown Ridge? You tell me.

By Sofia A. Bryan

The Bold And The Beautiful Cliffhanger Friday; 07-21-17:No Free Passes

#BoldandBeautiful fans we meet again on this Cliffhanger Friday to chew the fat and throw some shade. Technically, it’s not Cliffhanger Friday because Thursday’s program was preempted so we saw it on Friday. I guess I will have to give it a pass for the lack of the wow factor today. Also, since it’s Thursday’s show, I’m just going to do a short roundup. Anywhoooo, “Let’s Talk About Soaps.”

Starting off today is Mrs. Steffy Hypocrite Spencer lamenting Quinn for “Kissgate.” Chile please, Steffy is just as bad, she was sucking face with Rescue Ranger Lapdawg Liam while married to Wyatt. The ONLY reason she left Wyatt was because he wouldn’t buy into her lie about Eric’s POA. I’m DONE with this overdone hypocrite. It’s past time for Bell to jet her to the back burner and STOP putting her in every storyline. Fans have been complaining for months about the Steffy Show and how they are tired of it. But, it falls on deaf ears because once again, here she is in a story she has no business in.

Quinn is making me sick too, all this begging and groveling is past pathetic. This is NOT the evil, diabolical Quinn we love to hate. The Quinn we know would’ve been taken matters in her own hands to get her man back. #GirlBye

Ridge is busy blaming Sheila to Brooke. Dude, Sheila did Eric a solid, you know you and Quinn wouldn’t have told Eric the whole truth. Now Brooke agrees that Sheila is dangerous; but she’s giving Ridge that look like “this is your f*ck up, OWN IT,” look. Brooke is concerned about whether Eric is upset with her and rightfully so.

My girl Sheila is taking full advantage of the situation and very well she should. She’s been shot by the hypocrite, who apologized and she accepted. But if Sheila is true form and the writers don’t show their normal bias; Steffy will pay severely for shooting her. There is a price to pay for Sheila’s silence; covering up and lying to the police; AND getting shot. Sorry boo, Sheila doesn’t give free passes.

Wyatt stops by to see Eric, it’s obvious there’s trouble in paradise. Hypocrite tells Wyatt Eric doesn’t live there anymore and to ask his mother as she leaves. Wyatt wants to know what is going on and as usual Quinn embellishes the situation; needless to say Wyatt walks out as clueless as he came in.

Meanwhile on the seedy part of town at the hotel; Nurse Sheila is taking care of her patient Eric. Making sure he takes his meds and caressing his hand; awe, how thoughtful. Eric wants to be alone and Sheila goes to her room. Ding, the sound of the elevator, Sheila is on guard and looks out the room peephole to see Steffy arrive.

Steffy defends Quinn (although she said she wasn’t), many find this amazing; however, I don’t because as I said earlier, she’s guilty of the same thing, so she can relate. Eric asks her if he should divorce Quinn, she says despite everything he still loves Quinn. Then Hypocrite tells Eric to stay away from Sheila.

No sooner than Steffy leaves, Sheila is on the prowl back to Eric’s room. He tells her that Steffy wants him to stay away from her. However, he also says that Sheila is the only one that has been truthful with him. Basking in Eric’s words, Sheila goes in for the kiss.

So #BoldandBeautiful fans, what will happen next? Will Quinn stop groveling and begging at Mrs. Steffy Hypocrite Spencer’s feet? Will Wyatt get a clue and be able to do simple math to add up 1+1=2? Will Steffy ever be able to mind her own business? Will Eric forget the past and slip back into Sheila’s web? You tell me.

 

By Sofia A. Bryan

The Bold And The Beautiful Cliffhanger Friday; 07-14-17:Tire Iron Murderer Now Turns To Gun Wheeling Judge, Jury and Executioner

Well #BoldandBeautiful fans you know what time it is, it’s Cliffhanger Friday time. Today was a real cliffhanger as we jetted back in time to the “Wild, Wild West.” No need to delay, “Let’s Talk About Soaps.”

Let’s start with the TALLY/Caroline debacle. Caroline swooned town at the request of Steffy. Now I get the reasoning behind Caroline coming to town; she said that Thomas has been neglecting his fatherly duties by not visiting Douglas since he’s been at Spectra. No problem, I can buy that because even before he hasn’t mentioned Douglas except for the time Granny Spectra spilled the tea that he had a child. She phoned Spectra Fashions and spoke with Sally, immediately throwing up Sally’s guard. However, Thomas reassured her that he was with her, not Caroline.

We later find out Steffy’s motive is to breakup TALLY. Mrs. Busybody Steffy Spencer was on the case, she immediately got into Caroline’s ear encouraging her to make her feelings known to Thomas and that she, Thomas, and Douglas should be one happy family.

Wait, hold up; there was NEVER any great Carmas love story. Caroline NEVER chose Thomas over ANYBODY. She chose Rick over Thomas and later Ridge; so this great love story is coming out of left field. The ONLY time Caroline slept with Thomas was when they both were intoxicated and she had taken Pam’s prescription medication. Now there’s a school of thought that Thomas raped Caroline; I’m not going to go there this go around.

Anyway, Ms. Sally Insecure Spectra and Thomas was chilling out working from home when a knock came at the door. BOOM, it’s Caroline “Baby Mama” Spencer Forrester with Douglas in tow. True to form, Sally’s insecurities got the best of her and she bolted out of the apartment to confront Steffy about bring Caroline back to break TALLY up. Chile please, you never let the enemy see you sweat. Sally confronting Steffy was a rookie move.

Meanwhile, Caroline is making her faux case about loving and missing Thomas. Just when Carmas is close together within breathing each other’s breath distance, Sally returns. “I can come back later,” #girlbye, you are rattled and it shows.

Instead of being a bad b*tch showing you’re confident with your man being with his baby mama; she proceeds to throw shade at Caroline with snide remarks. Whipped a*sed Thomas, should have told Sally that was inappropriate or at the very least give her the eye; but he didn’t, he’s whipped.

On the other side of town, Quinn is busy trying to track down Eric and calls Steffy. She and her sidekick, lapdawg Liam jet over to the Forrester mansion. Quinn spin her web of lies saying that Eric is with Sheila and she “thinks” Sheila has a gun. She covered her tracks by saying repeatedly, “I can’t be certain.” Yet, she knew the very thought of Eric being with Sheila and a gun in the same sentence would provoke fear. Remember Eric asked Sheila to get his electric razor, so that’s probably what Quinn felt, not a gun. I want to know on what planet does Steffy and lapdawg take Quinn at her word. Yes, Sheila is extremely dangerous, but they just threw the history of Quinn out the window and took her word as gospel.

While Rescue Ranger Lapdawg Liam tracks down Eric location by pinging his cell phone. Mrs. Busybody Steffy is upstairs retrieving Stephanie’s gun. Shocked that Steffy has a gun, but not man enough to tell her not to take it; lapdawg and Mrs. Busybody rushes out the door to “rescue” Eric after she explains that Sheila is the reason Taylor was out of the families lives for so long. Can we say hypocrisy here? Since the rewrite of Steffy, she’s shown little concern or love for Taylor; as a matter of fact, she has thrown Taylor under the bus numerous of times. So, that’s going to be a #girlbye for me.

At the hotel, Sheila is caring for Eric, making sure he take his meds. Eric makes it clear that there will never be a rekindle of their relationship. Sheila says she know she wants to help people using kindness and people in need and he’s in need. But we know that Sheila doesn’t mean it, she’s trying to slowly massage Eric’s heart to want her again.

Banging on the door like the police, Mrs. Busybody Steffy and Rescue Ranger Lapdawg Liam pushes past Sheila to interrogate a grown a*s man why he left his wife. It’s painfully obvious that Eric wants nothing to do with Quinn and his family right now. But in true form, Steffy is abrasive and demands answers while her lapdawg waits for her to throw him a bone.

Sheila at one point says we all are leaving; but nope, not Steffy. Her erratic, controlling, bossy, everyone answers to me self is going nowhere. When Eric tells Steffy to ask her father what happened; she digs her feet in deeper; Sheila steps in and tells them they need to leave. Adamant; Steffy refuses and Sheila grabs her arm. Rescue Ranger Lapdawg Liam grabs Sheila’s hand and tell her “let go.”

At this point Steffy demands answers and when Sheila tells her she’s helping her grandfather; she wants to know how. Sheila says she will show her how she’s helping Eric and goes to her purse. Rescue Ranger Lapdawg shouts “woo, woo, she’s got a gun.” Immediately Mrs. Busybody Steffy springs into action, shoving lapdawg out of the way; grabs the gun out of her purse and shoots Sheila. Eric grabs Sheila and stares at Steffy while lapdawg and Steffy look like deer in headlights.

Now, many people, even Steffy haters are giving her a pass because 1. Sheila is psycho and 2. Sheila shot Taylor. Nope, not me, I’m not giving this violent criminal a pass. Steffy is always looking for an opportunity to exert herself in other people’s lives taking control. She has done untold violent and criminal deeds; i.e. locking Hope in the gondola; blackmail; killing Aly, throwing away the murder weapon and lying about it; electrocuting Ivy; and numerous other deeds.

Sheila wasn’t posing a threat to Steffy, why didn’t she leave as asked? When Eric stood by Sheila, Steffy kept pushing. It’s NOT ok to shot someone because another psycho told you they “thought” she had a gun. Especially when their back is turned. Steffy played “Judge, Juror, and Executioner” as usual and she will get away with no consequence for her destructive behavior as usual.

Twitter was ablaze with comments, here’s a few:

@pghmum02     She’s injected into every single damn storyline when are other people going to get a chance.

@brbl4                 They try way too hard to whitewash steffys actions and it so doesn’t work.

@bitchgodtemple           By shooting Sheila, Steffy just handed her the keys to the castle! She will now have Eric’s unbridled support & loyalty #BoldAndBeautiful

@FebWriter       However, once Sheila is back in Eric’s bed, and has his ring on her finger, Steffy better sleep with one eye open!

@PhilParis82      Sheila gonna get her later I’m sure. For now she’ll act like she forgives her just to show to Eric her good faith haha

Sheila will get her, if Bold’s bias writing doesn’t interfere. Fans are sick and tired of Steffy and the whitewashing of her character. So Steffy, it’s in your best interest to step away from the situation; because Sheila is coming for you and the fans are tired of seeing you in every story line.

What do you think? Is there really a great Carmas love story? Will Sally ever think she will “measure up?” Will Eric now turn his affections to Sheila? Will Steffy EVER pay for her crimes? You tell me.

 

By Sofia A. Bryan

The Bold And The Beautiful Cliffhanger Friday; 07/07/17: What Difference Does It Make

#BoldandBeautiful fans it’s Cliffhanger Friday again. Yes, I have been notably missing from my column, mainly because there’s been nothing interesting going on. Now that the infamous Sheila Carter is back, it warranted my return, No need to delay, “Let’s Talk About Soaps.”

First, the title “What Difference Does It Make,” in regards to RJ and Coco. It makes no difference because fans don’t care about them, their PSA “Don’t Text and Drive” storyline, or their teen love. It’s evident all over social media that “teen scene – teeny bopper love” RJ and Coco are useless by the many comments demanding they be written off along with the Spectra clan. What the writers fail to realize is that this is an adult show and no one is trying to watch “Teen Beach” on the Disney channel.

They are old and dated, even their story lines are old and dated. Fans definition of “summer fun” does not include RJ and Coco. The faster they get them off our screens, the better. The time they are sucking up, could easily be given to other characters that fans ACTUALLY care about. But enough about this snoozefest couple, I must move on.

Earlier in the week after my girl Sheila almost made Charlie crap in his pants. She went on to drop that dirty bomb on Eric about Quinn and Ridge. Yes, yes Eric was in denial at first, he refused to believe his precious Quinn could do such a thing and his son Ridge could betray him with his wife. Wait, hold up right here; I might can give a halfway pass for him not believing that Quinn would betray him with Ridge. Quinn is crazy; but she’s never been a cheater. But Ridge, for real Eric? You couldn’t believe that Ridge would try to take your wife? Really????? Ridge is notorious for taking your wife and his brothers.

But my girl Sheila was relentless, she wasn’t letting go. She dropped those bombs all over the house. When she said, “That’s the reason why Ridge and Brooke didn’t get married in Australia,” it sent him reeling and throwing a glass.

As you know the two culprits, Ridge and Quinn, storms in after their sudden sense of morality and wanted to come clean with Eric; but the deed was already done. What others failed to do, Brooke, Katie, Ivy, and even Charlie; Sheila had the courage to do it, albeit she had ulterior motives.

The cheater’s creed is “deny, deny, deny” and I was amazed that Quinn and Ridge fell for Sheila’s lack of evidence and confessed; and confess they did. They tried hard to get Sheila to leave, but she was going nowhere and when Eric began to see there was a shimmer of truth to Sheila’s accusations; he demanded Sheila stay. The two had to confess right in front of Sheila and we know that she loved it and was eating it up.

Well today, Quinn bolts over to Katie’s to accuse her of telling Sheila and to blame Sheila for Eric being upset. But Katie was having none of it, she was like, “What Difference Does It Make,” how Eric found out, you betrayed him.

It was evident during their conversation that Katie still has some unresolved issues with $Bill and Brooke. This is a story line Katie should be in instead of being Ms. Busybody up in everyone’s business. Anyway…..

Then the unbelievable happened; Katie hugged Quinn. WHAT???? Didn’t this chick just the other day pull a gun on her? Although the scene was riveting because Heather and Rena are both fantastic actresses; this is where Bold makes absolutely no sense. The confiding and the emotional conversation would have been better and more believable with Ivy instead of Katie. Quinn and Ivy has a developed relationship and although Ivy slapped Quinn into next week; the reason she did it was because of these shenanigans. It’s almost like Katie has Ivy’s forever missing story line. That interaction today was classic Ivy and Quinn.

Quinn returned to the Forrester mansion only to find that Eric had left.

Ridge was more concerned about Eric than his son RJ because he left him at the hospital for Brooke to take care of him. Truthfully, Ridge isn’t concerned about Eric, what he is concerned about was when Eric called him Ridge MARONE.

What happened to Quinn, did someone hit her with a stupid stick? When Ridge returned she went through this long conversation with Ridge. Girlfriend, the LAST person you needed to be talking too is Ridge, you should have told him to leave. But noooooooooo, she went on this spill about how Eric was the only one who loved her and believed in her, wait; Deacon did that, but he wasn’t good enough. Ok, moving on. While she spilled her guts out asking to Ridge, “Did I do that?” “Is it over?” He stood there with goo goo eyes. She sat on the couch staring into space and Ridge kneeled down and placed his hand on her shoulder.

So, what will happen next? Will Bold make fans happy and send RJ and Coco to the back burner? Will Ridge move his hand a little further; and he and Quinn end up in the master bedroom making mad passionate love? Where is Eric? Did Sheila kidnap him or did he go willingly? You tell me?

 

By: Sofia A. Bryan

Why Soap Fans Are So Loyal

Those who are not soap opera fans often wonder: why are so many people so dedicated to their soaps and the characters who populate their soaps? Why do soap fans get so worked about their soaps, particularly their cancellations? What do soaps bring to our lives? Who are soaps fans loyal to—the networks/advertisers or their soaps. We often find it difficult to find replacements for the products advertise on our soaps. And we certainly can’t simply find another show to replace our soaps, which mean so much to us. If a network/advertiser treats our soaps well, we will be loyal to their products, as know how the system works—you scratch our backs, we scratch yours. And vice versa: if networks/advertisers treat our soaps poorly (especially by cancelling them, as difficult as it may be, we will find a replacement product).

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Soap characters are our extended family. To some they are the only family they have. We live with them and through their ups and downs often for decades at a time. Sometime we can’t count on a lot of other things, but for many of us, over the course of most of our lives we could count on our soap families’ being there at the same time, in the same place 5-days-a-week. We have formed deep bonds with our soap families.  These bonds are so deep that we celebrate, mourn, laugh, and cry with them, as do audiences the world over. When the stresses we experience become too much to bear, we can count on our soaps and their characters, even the ones we dislike! Soaps are our light in the storm through many of our darkest hours.

One example of what soaps bring to our lives is life-saving information. Many of us got tested for HIV when we saw AIDS slowly steal Stone Cates’ life away on General Hospital. Others made sure to get checked out for prostate cancer when Michael Baldwin was diagnosed with it on The Young and the Restless, and likewise as we watched Monica Quatermaine struggle with her breast cancer on General Hospital. We knew the healing power of bonding with others who had shared a similar trauma when Erica Kane opened up about her experience with rape on All My Children. Teenagers remembered never to give in to bullies when Shane Marasco attempted suicide because of a bully’s actions on One Life to Live. We knew some of the pain of being homeless thanks to Stephanie Forrester’s story on The Bold and the Beautiful. And more recently on The Bold and the Beautiful, fans met a transgendered woman, Maya Avant, and began to understand her struggle, and will more so as her story continues. Countless other examples exist of our being aided and supported through our life journeys by soap characters and their own.

The way is gonna beAnd those bonds are part of the reason we do not take lightly the cancellation of our soaps.
ABC/Disney, we gave you our loyalty for decades as we watched All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital and SOAPnet. You took this loyalty for granted and canceled the former two soaps. We will keep up our boycotts of you, your products, and your advertisers until you restore All My Children and One Life to Live to your daytime lineup and SOAPnet to cable. Once you do that, you will have our valuable loyalty once again.

 

Guiding light logoCBS/Proctor & Gamble, for years we welcomed your products into our homes because we knew that doing so helped keep our soaps on the air. You betrayed us by canceling Guiding Light and As the World Turns. Now we buy your competitors’ products and will continue to do so, until you reverse “The Guiding Light Massacre” and bring the aforementioned soaps back to your daytime lineup.

santa barbaraNBC/Universal: because you have let Days of Our Lives remain on your programming schedule and because you did the right thing by selling the rights to Passions to DirecTV, we give you break. However, we haven’t forgotten how you canceled Another World and Santa Barbara—and we want them back. Be the first one to bring back your soaps, and you will be soaps fans’ number one network for years to come.
Calling all Dallas fansTNT, we thank for having brought back Dallas. Time Warner,  parent company to TNT, we thank you for having picked up Dallas. As soon you close the deal to bring Dallas home to CBS, you will create loyal customers of your film for life we promise you this. While we boycott Disney films, we will happily go to see ones funded by Warner Brothers, which you also own.

 

To reiterate, to the networks who carry/carried our soaps, we say: when you respect our soap family and keep our shows on the air, we will be loyal viewers and consumers of products advertised during our shows. But when you cancel our shows without a thought to how much we care for our soaps and soap families, without telling us that our soaps are in trouble and you need our help to make them more profitable, we will exercise our power to boycott you and your sponsors. We will make you pay, literally, until you bring our shows and families back.

 

A group of SOS campaigns have created a formal petition that will be launched Friday. We’ll let you know where! And, soap fans, when you think of all soaps have meant to you over the years, you will sign it.

And Remember: Stay Soapy,

Your blog Editor-in-Chief

Akbi Khan

Who Sh(u/o)t J.R. and Dallas?

who shot JR picMaybe you had seen it happen. You sure would have heard about it from your beloved grandmother. If you are a little over the middle ripe age, you must have had a brawl at the bar or a conundrum with your spouse over it. It wouldn’t be wrong to state that the juggernaut we are talking about here, derives its roots from around as back in time, as the good olden days when Apple and Blackberry were still considered as fruits, the ‘Windows’ were square sized holes in the walls and the ‘Web’ as we know it today was believed to be a spider’s home. We are talking about the mass sensation, the goliath of a serial soap, Dallas.

Be it a feline hullaballoo at the neighborhood kitty party or be it a snack break in the midst of a bridal rehearsal, “Who shot J.R.?” had become the nation’s most widely asked question. Not only the local magazines but the debate had ranged onwards into foreign shores with a penetrative power well into the hearts of the Middle and Far East. The Barnes-Ewing Feud had been an atom bomb with widespread greed, melodrama and unexpectedness as its sidekicks. Such had been the glamour of Dallas that it had even found its way into the then Presidential Campaigns, the likes of Jimmy Carter. Dallas had been and will always be the apple of the eyes of the television audience all around the globe.

With the current revival and shut down that Dallas has witnessed, it wasn’t really justice that was meted out both to the passionate fans and the reputation of the show itself. The television primetime industry of the nation has for sure backed out on the very ideals on which the nation flutters its star spangled banner today; Justice and Freedom. The audience doesn’t get what it wants and the chains of surreal politics within the industry threatens to curb the happening worldwide sensation. With great entertainment houses fueling themselves from the emotions of the public, the likes of Dallas developers CBS and Warner Bros, this now remains a silent unheard appeal on the audience’s part, for the revival of the Dallas. With millions of eager eyes ready to jump in into the buzz and sponsors throughout the globe to support, there’s no real setbacks either for Warner Bros or CBS to give to the viewers what they really want. All we hope for is to let the silence of this appeal buzz so much that they realize the might of the happening conspiracy. We have fed you with our emotions for years now and all we expect in return is the exact dose of entertainment that we really are passionate about. Let the buzz not be about ‘Who shot J.R.?’ or ‘Who shut Dallas?’ Let the ears and the tongues move towards the question, ‘Who revived Dallas?’

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And so, LTAS/Dallas/soap fans, our Dallas trilogy comes to an end. To review: In part I, titled, “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow,” we demonstrated that TNT pulled the plug on Dallas 2.0 because it didn’t have the resources of a big network, like CBS, to revive a soap juggernaut like Dallas. In Part II, For The Love Of Dallas by tvblogger1127, we showed an international audience why they support Dallas’ return and what an amazing job Cynthia Cidre did in keeping Dallas 2.0 fresh while remaining true to its history—not to mention leaving us with an excellent cliffhanger to be picked up when it is revived again on CBS. In the above final post in our trilogy, our guest blogger showed how CBS and Warner Brothers will make big bucks by bringing Dallas back. We hope that Mr. Iger over at ABC/Disney sees that the Dallas fans, arguably so of the most passionate and loyal out there, haven’t given up on Dallas, and from the looks of it never will, thus the ABC soap fans will not disappoint should that company finally bring All My Children and One Life to Live Back. The same goes for the fans of Loving, Guiding Light, Another World, and As the World Turns. On the flip side of the coin, Mr. Iger, ABC soap fans will not give up boycotting and generally advocating for the return of our beloved ABC soaps. What do you think, readers? We want to hear from you! Comment and discuss, please!

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Akbi Khan

For The Love Of Dallas

Dallas picOn April, 2 1978 Dallas premiered to the world. It was originally scheduled to be a five part mini series about a man and woman from two rivalry families— Romeo and Juliet kind of love story. After the mini became a success, producers moved forward in making another season.The show slowly picked up an audience as it’s popularity grew. These new seasons were 25-26 episodes per season. The formula that the writers, producers, and actors had created was a phenomenon. The fans were intrigued by the backstabbing, family struggles, and affairs. Viewers were glued to their televisions every Friday night to see what was next for the Ewings at Southfork Ranch.  The show’s writers created just the right mix of struggles of love and hate, greed and compassion, and wealth and power. The multiple storylines kept the viewers, and more and more viewers kept the ratings rising. With every season the show grew in popularity. This fact was very apparent after the 1980 cliffhanger, “Who Shot J.R.” aired.  Everyone wanted to know who was the culprit. The big, rich, oil family known as the Ewings had struck it big!

Dallas was translated into 67 languages in over 90 countries. Even Queen Elizabeth herself asked Larry Hagman who shot his character on the show! It was an international success. The show had global appeal that everyone wanted to be a part of. It was a melodramatic pleasure that made the viewers feel as if they were living this rich wealthy lifestyle right along side of the Ewings. The international audience was definitely key to the success of Dallas. Dallas was a turning point in global television history because of its international appeal.

When TNT decided to do a reboot of the show, fans were ecstatic! The internet blew up with stories of the famous show being revived. Old and new fans eagerly awaited the arrival of the rebooted Dallas! The shows creators slowly released the cast of the show. Once Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray confirmed their parts on the new show, the old fans went crazy. Next the “new cast” was announced, and the younger fans were drawn into the mix. As a fan of the original Dallas, I must say that I was skeptical at first. How were they going to pull this off? Will the new show be as good as the old one?

To all you would-be Dallas fans out over the Globe, you would have and will again too love Dallas! Head writer of Dallas 2.0, Cynthia Cidre balanced the old Dallas with the new one with great aplomb. It was almost as if she had written for the old Dallas back in the 80’s! We at LTAS applaud her for that. She honored the old actors and fans by writing story for actors that stayed true to character.

Some have wondered how the Dallas reboot survived the death of iconic character, JR Ewing, played by Larry Hagman. We at LTAS say it was the same way it survived the death of another iconic character in the 80s, Jim Davis who played Jock Ewing. Again, by staying true to character. And honoring Dallas’ history by giving the 20-year-love-story between JR and Sue Ellen the respectful closure it deserved, so heartbreakingly played by Linda Gray, who truly deserved an Emmy for her portrayal of Sue Ellen.

When the Dallas reboot was, well, rebooted, with John Ross and Christopher, it was as if we hadn’t missed an episode in 20 years—in no small part due to the eye candy that John Ross and Christopher had grown into. Bobby was still the patriarch of the Ewing family, ever the peacemaker. The Barnes/Ewings feud hadn’t lost it’s power and was more exciting than ever! Here in the U.S. we were left with a nail-biting cliffhanger when Dallas 2.0 left the airwaves.

To non-U.S.-resident-readers: for the love of Dallas, we ask you to unite with us and bring back Dallas. Warner Brothers now owns the rights to Dallas, so we must put pressure on the to return Dallas to its original home, CBS and to your countries out there. If you don’t speak or write English, write to CBS and Warner Brothers in your language—the top executives at CBS have translators!

I was pleasantly surprised overall at how well the reboot turned out. The head writer of the TNT reboot, Cynthia Cidre, did an excellent job at bringing in new viewers and tying in old facts to make the show a success. Unfortunately after the 3rd season of the Dallas reboot, (readers, we refer you to our previous blog on the Dallas reboot) TNT cancelled it. So many fans were devastated and rallied behind the show. #SaveDallas became a common hashtag on Twitter every single day. There are still tweets, Facebook posts, and petitions to #SaveDallas all over the Internet. Dallas fans remember: Don’t give up, keep posting, and long live Dallas!

Cynthia Cidre, in one of her many brilliant moves, honored the original Dallas and two of its most beloved characters by having Jock and Miss Ellie’s portraits hanging in South Fork. Now its time for Dallas fans to honor those characters’ memories as well by bringing Dallas home!

When we all, U.S. fans and fans the world over unite and bring Dallas back, Dynasty will follow, and eventually, so will so many of our beloved Daytime soaps, starting with All My Children and One Life to Live on ABC!

By TVBlogger1127,

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Dallas Fans:

Here is a link to a CBS feedback form (choose other not listed): http://www.cbs.com/feedback/

Warner Bros Bring back Dallas home to CBS.

http://www.warnerbros.com/studio/news/press-contacts

They try to make you choose what you’re messaging them about from a list of their current shows, but I’m pretty sure you can not choose any. Or choose a random one, and then in the body of your message write about Dallas!

And remember to always Stay Soapy!

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Akbi Khan