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  • FreemanGriffin
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    Ridge behaved so despicably and so did the hospital worker: Quinn is Eric’s wife and of course she gets the real say in thes matters, not Ridge! I dislike Ridge so intensely! Grrr….

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    robbalto
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    All I can say after today’s episode is, wow.

    I agree that Ridge was awful. When everyone else was showing remorse, he continued to be a jerk. I find myself thinking back to a post I made a few months ago, declaring Ridge the show’s villain.

    There was one really ominous moment in today’s show when Eric referenced a marriage certificate he held in his hand. He said that it would make Quinn Mrs. Eric Forrester. But he said, “When I sign this.” When. And then he sat it on a desk in the office. This makes me wonder, will that paperwork come into play? Does this spell doom for the future of Eric Forrester? Quinn Forrester? An unsigned document can create unintended but long-reaching, very negative outcomes.

    Due to my own personal experience, this episode really resonated with me.

    The writers of the other shows, all featuring comparatively frivolous stories, would do well to take a look at B&B. This show is the real deal.

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    Now that I’m all caught up, I can agree with the WOW from this episode. B&B was really fantastic over the last six episodes.

    Ridge is just horrible. He absolutely feels like the villain at the moment, with Steffy as his willing accomplice. But the difference is, and I think this is largely a credit to the acting, Steffy is still somewhat sympathetic. Even when she’s bulldozing others’ feelings and insisting that she get her way, she seems to be doing so in the best interest of someone she loves, however misguided she is. There is no sympathizing with Ridge. He’s intolerable and infuriating, and the way he continually barks orders and people and dismisses the feelings of others without even acknowledging that they exist is just so egotistical, narcissistic, and self-centered. Thorsten Kaye does nothing to make Ridge likeable at all.

    I’m also worried about what will happen with the marriage certificate and the power of attorney form. But after watching that episode and thinking about it, I thought perhaps Eric actually said “When I signed this,” and the past tense of it was just hard to hear. I know they had said they needed one witness and it was meant to be Thorne, who didn’t show up, but Ivy was there in addition to all the people who were being paid for their services. I’m hoping we just misheard Eric and the certificate is already signed. I also hope Eric gave Quinn power of attorney. It’s hard to imagine he would have actually given it to Ridge, considering how things had been with them.

    I’m a little annoyed with Wyatt. I know he’s in a tough situation, but should he not go to the hospital and give his mother a little support? He knows her husband has just collapsed and he full well knows that kind of horse manure she’s getting from Steffy and Ridge on top of it. Also, I thought it was funny that they had Thomas, Pam and Carter go to the house for Eric’s things without Zende, who lives there, and Maya, who recently lived there, but I guess the outrage over the portrait of Quinn (these people honestly need to get a damn grip) would have been awkward with Maya and Zende there, since Maya’s portrait once hung there and she and Rick moved out when it was removed.

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    I am shocked by the degree to which Ridge and Steffy continue to go in their battle against Quinn. Do they really think Eric is going to be happy about their behavior when he recovers?

    That said, it is making for great drama! Loved the ending today with Ridge looking at the paperwork.

    So my mother, who watches GH and Y&R, just started watching B&B a couple of weeks ago. Today she admitted that, already, it is the show she is enjoying most right now.

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    Yes, the degree to which the Forresters have basically not budged in their position on Quinn is shocking. I think Ridge’s villainy is now pretty overt — continuing to blame Quinn for Eric’s condition while trying to seize the first opportunity to evict her from her home and all the while showing no emotion. Ridge stopped caring about being at the hospital with Eric as soon as he thought he had an in to get rid of Quinn, at which point he went to the house to supervise the removal of her things. This is not the behavior or a concerned son, or a decent person. Steffy at least is overwhelmed with emotion and has shown cracks in her resolve, though she continues to hold onto her grudge. But I expect Ridge and Steffy to be deplorable and ridiculous. I was actually more surprised by how cold Rick, Maya, etc. were to Quinn when she came back to the hospital. I thought we were at the point where they’d at least be cordial and answer a simple question about Eric’s condition. But then I also thought the family would wake up and realize maybe they’ve been wrong when Quinn knew what medications Eric was taking while Ridge and everyone else had no idea.

    But the drama is great! I was pretty sure that Eric had given Quinn power of attorney, despite Ridge’s insanely arrogant assumption that Eric had given it to him. So I kind of loved watching Ridge and Steffy think they had the upper hand because of the unsigned marriage license (you were right, robbalto — and I’d also like to point out that Quinn not making any effort to make sure the marriage license was signed is a pretty clear indication that this wasn’t some kind of con) only for Carter to drop the hammer that Quinn has Eric’s power of attorney.

    It also seems like everyone continuing to be such a jerk to Quinn without any actual regard to how it might affect Eric’s recovery might have unleashed something in Quinn that they’ll all come to regret later.

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    Ridge just continue to get worse and worse. I cannot wait for Eric to wake up and discover what he has done. The writers damn well better not give Eric amnesia when he wakes up!

    The latest twist with Ridge and Steffy lying over the power of attorney is the most shocking of all. I feel sorry for Carter, because he will probably pay the price for going along with them.

    I’m disappointed, and actually somewhat surprised, that Rick and Thorne have gone back to siding with Ridge after all their apologies to Eric.

    It made me ill when Wyatt backed Steffy. At this point, he should be appalled and not even want her anymore. Quinn showed admirable restraint in not slapping Wyatt when he defended Steffy.

    This story is getting a bigger reaction from me than any other show in a long time. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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    Wyatt may back down from being angry that Steffy is lying about the POA but glad he knows and can use it if he wants!

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    And it looks like Wyatt will indeed use that knowledge. The twists just keep coming, fast and furiously, on B&B. I’m really glad that Wyatt is standing up to Steffy.

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    Thank goodness Wyatt found out about the power of attorney and isn’t just letting it slide! It’s like the veil has been lifted a little a Wyatt can see that Steffy is being something of a monster about all of this. Steffy’s hissy fit about it was great, too. Wyatt confronting Steffy and then Ridge at the end yesterday were both very satisfying, though I’m sure Ridge will continue to act like he’s right and like he’s in charge.

    It is really crazy, too, that, even assuming he had power of attorney, that Rick and Thorne would be backing Ridge in keeping Quinn totally away from Eric, especially Rick. Ridge was basically forcing Rick out of the company before Brooke and Bill came to blackmail him with the knowledge that he was trying to pass off his own son’s baby as his own. How can anyone at this point still be buying the story that this guy, who just months ago was stealing his own son’s child, is all about family? Cares about anyone other than himself? How has no one other than Quinn mentioned that Ridge has his own agenda here? I guess this really all goes back to Eric reclaiming the CEO position when Ridge thought he should keep it and Steffy and Rick both thought they should get it. They’re never going to forgive Quinn for helping make that happen, and they’re not going to let anyone else cut her any slack either.

    The most awful thing with Ridge is that, unlike Steffy, he’s not being impulsive and emotional. He’s being quite calculating, and if he was willing to drag Carter and his daughter into this crime regarding the power of attorney, he was probably on some level fine with Eric just never waking up to contradict him, or at least not being lucid enough to do so. How else would he expect to keep Quinn away forever, as he said so many times? The man is as cold as ice.

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    I was really surprised by the ending yesterday; the tender moment between Eric and Quinn (: I was so certain they were going to go the amnesia route. Relived they haven’t. John McCook and Rean Sofer have great chemistry.
    I want to make the case that Heather Tom belongs in the Supporting Actress category: she has been MIA almost the entire year. Does one storyline for a few months constitute Lead Actress consideration? Any thoughts on why she is on so infrequently? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like Katie at all, and am glad she hasn’t been on all that much, just sayin’..

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    Yes, I was surprised by the happy ending too. Thank god they did not go with amnesia. Overall, I am impressed by the speed with which the show has been moving.

    Good scenes with Steffy and Wyatt today. It looks like it is over. For the moment, at least. Enjoyed Darin Brooks’s and JMW’s work today.

    Had to laugh at Nicole’s facial reaction to Maya’s request today. Zende too; he look like he had heartburn.

    It is difficult to categorize actors who are front burner in big stories and then disappear for months at a time. When they are on, it feels like they are leads. But when they are off for long periods, it seems like they are supporting. Finola Hughes is an example that comes to mind. I am fine with Heather Tom in supporting. Whichever category she chooses, her reel will be competitive.

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    I felt the same way you guys did about Eric waking up. I was so afraid he’d have amnesia and so relieved he didn’t. It’s amazing how great John McCook and Rena Sofer are together. It really feels like Eric and Quinn belong together. It makes me think of Mac and Rachel on Another World. I look forward to seeing where this does next, but I have to say I hope some of the Forresters at least consider changing their minds. The scenes with Ridge telling them about the power of attorney were good, but at the end of them, everyone was more or less fine with it. Thomas especially seems like he should be the first to step out of line, with Rick not too far behind. I guess this means Brooke’s wedding to Bill will once again become a top priority for Ridge?

    My reaction to Maya and Rick asking Nicole about carrying another baby was the same as Zende’s. I kept thinking that was what they wanted, but I couldn’t believe they would ask her to do it again. As much as I love the story with Quinn, Eric and the disapproving Forresters, I’ll be glad to see this story and the story with Thomas and Caroline developing.

    I feel bad for Wyatt, but I really think he’s better off. I eagerly await the next time Liam and Steffy don’t work out, when they don’t have Quinn to blame.

    And I agree with you, Freeman, the placement for Heather Tom is a little tricky. HT was frontburner in a frontburner story for a while, but there are actors on the show how get that and are also still a presence even when they aren’t frontburner. Quinn, Liam, Wyatt, Steffy, Ridge and Brooke have all had spans with lots of screentime and none of them ever felt totally MIA the way Katie does at times.

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    Quinn: “Until Eric returns, I will be the Acting CEO of Forrester Creations.”

    What a great Friday ending. I can’t wait to see Steffy’s reaction.

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    Quinn: “Ridge, you’re relieved of your duties trying to run this company.” Ha! Trying to. Seeing the Forresters lose it over Quinn is my favorite thing right now. I cannot wait to see Steffy’s reaction to this.

    But what jerks these guys have been to Wyatt! Rick and Thomas seemed particularly insensitive. He stood with them against his own mother for months, but all any of them care about is getting what they want. I don’t even know why Zende is bothering. Proving that he’s really part of the family by following Ridge’s lead? It’s crazy that still no one sees what a terrible thing they did by not going to that wedding, especially Pam, who was already there and left.

    I also loved Ridge’s “I will listen to my dad and no one else!” which is totally a lie, as he’s been ignoring his father for months now, dismissing anything he doesn’t like as Eric being out of his mind.

    It’s nice seeing Donna back. Funny that she seems to care not at all that Bill just divorced her one sister to marry the other one. I guess she figured that she married Brooke’s ex-husband, so Brooke marrying Katie’s ex-hubs is cool. It’s also funny that she, like everyone else who returns to town other than Ivy, is totally on the Quinn-is-evil train just like the Forresters. Does she not remember how they treated her when she married Eric?

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    So…I had some time off recently and decided to catch up on some eppy’s of B&B! I must be in the minority because not one element of this show is holding my interest; I caught myself rolling my eyes one too many times, and not in the good way!

    What am I missing?

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