Before he was ruthless, publishing mogul Bill "Dollar Bill" Spencer on CBS Daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful, Don Diamont spent the better part of two and a half decades on The Young and the Restless. Diamont played pool boy-turned-exec Brad Carlton. He credits the late Jeanne Cooper (Kay) with helping him out when he was a newbie actor back in 1985.
"I just love Jeanne and have so much respect for her," said Diamont in a released statement on Cooper's passing. "She was such a supporter of mine when I started at Y&R as a young, green actor. That always meant so much to me. She was truly one-of-a-kind. This next saying is used far too often but is truly applicable in her case: when they made Jeanne Cooper they broke the mold." READ MORE
Donna (Jennifer Gareis) asks Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) if she’s sure there’s a baby on board, since just the other day she was telling her menopause had hit. Donna realizes Bill (Don Diamont) is the baby's daddy, and Brooke runs again. I’m starting to see a pattern here. Donna isn’t as dumb as she looks sometimes, and calls Brooke out on being in love with Bill. Brooke explains to Donna she thought Katie and Bill’s marriage was over, when Katie (Heather Tom) took off her rings. Katie even told Brooke she should have Bill. Donna thinks Brooke’s current situation sounds a lot like when Hope (Kim Matula) was conceived. READ MORE
Rick (Jacob Young) is unsure he and Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) have said all that needs to be said, but they are interrupted by Bill, (Don Diamont) who is looking for Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang). He congratulates his niece on a job well done.
Caroline asks her uncle how he manages to hold on to what he’s acquired, since she’s losing what she’s gained. Caroline tells Maya's (Karla Mosley) story to Bill. He asks if Rick and Caroline are committed to one another, by asking how many times her back’s been broken.
Bill declares Rick is not going to treat his niece like a “friend with benefits.” Caroline admits Rick was about to break up with her when Bill walked in. She needs to know what to do with the time she bought herself. Bill hands out some sound advice to Caroline, “1. Know your enemy. 2. Have back up and moral support.” Bill signs up for Team Caroline. I must admit I’m intrigued to see these two do their worst. READ MORE
Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) was in disbelief over the doctor's news that she is pregnant. I’m confused as to what kind of doctor drops tests results on her patient at a charity event. While Brooke learned she is carrying the latest Spencer child, Katie (Heather Tom) and Bill (Don Diamont) rekindled their love at Spencer. They wondered how Caroline’s charity event went. Bill knew Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) knocked it out of the park, simply because her last name is Spencer.
Caroline and Rick (Jacob Young) were coming off the high of the very successful charity event. She informed Rick that his and the Forrester men’s abs helped her raise $100,000. I truly find the amount amazing, since she threw that thing together in a day and a half. Most charity events take months and months of planning, and could only hope to raise a fraction of those earnings. Rick and Caroline settled in for a serious talk about their relationship, and the snotty Caroline we’ve come to love went away. Caroline wanted things to be better with her and Rick. Caroline asked if she could fix whatever went wrong, and mentioned how things have changed since Maya entered their lives. He tried to explain about him and Maya, but Caroline fast talked her way around Rick telling her how he feels about Maya (Karla Mosley).
Donna (Jennifer Gareis) couldn’t believe Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) had betrayed Katie (Heather Tom). As usual, Brooke made a bunch of excuses for her marriage-busting behavior.
Brooke told her sister she and Bill (Don Diamont) agreed it would never happen again. Donna said she didn’t care. She wanted to know how he could ever be a husband to Katie again. Donna quickly agreed to help cover up the secret. She said she didn’t think Katie could survive such news. READ MORE
Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Woods) and Liam (Scott Clifton) returned from their honeymoon. They stopped by Spencer Publications, where Bill (Don Diamont) and Katie (Heather Tom) were in his office. That sure was one short honeymoon.
After Bill left, Katie told Liam and Steffy how happy she was for them. She mentioned their child was lucky, because of the loyalty Spencer men possess. Did Katie not just live through the past two years of Hope/Liam/Steffy hell? If there is one thing Liam isn’t, it is loyal.
At Forrester, Taylor (Hunter Tylo), Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), Donna (Jennifer Gareis) and Hope (Kim Matula) were all working on Caroline’s charity event. Boy, charity events sure get thrown together fast on The Bold and the Beautiful. It seems like it was only yesterday Caroline had the idea for it. Taylor inadvertently let it slip Liam and Steffy had returned.
After Brooke and Hope left, Donna lashed out at Taylor. She ordered the doctor to leave her sisters alone. Taylor pushed back at Donna, and asked if she wasn’t worried about Katie. Donna told Taylor that Brooke and Bill didn’t cross the line. She insisted neither would actually go through with it, because they knew what it would do to Katie. READ MORE