Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) organized a romantic evening at the cottage for Katie (Heather Tom) and Bill (Don Diamont), so they could focus on one another. Brooke left, but when she returned to the main house, she discovered Taylor (Hunter Tylo) there. While Katie was out of the room getting their plates, Bill took a drink. When she got back, they kissed and Katie asked, “Are you kidding me?” The two argued about his drinking, yet again, before Katie stormed out. READ MORE
Bill (Don Diamont) wasn’t happy to discover Katie (Heather Tom) had sent his single malt scotch on a “little vacation”, along with his other booze. Katie told him the last thing he needed was fewer inhibitions, because he needed to cling to the last few he had. Katie and Bill’s relationship is one of the few bright spots on The Bold and the Beautiful; even if Bill’s instant “alcoholism” doesn’t make a shot glass full of sense. READ MORE
No. 10: Erika Slezak, One Life to Live
She only had a few precious weeks to entertain us in 2012, as One Life to Live ended its network television run early last January. Erika Slezak definitely made the most of her time. As Viki Lord dealt with the return of one of her deadliest foes, Alison Perkins (Barbara Garrick), and admitted that she still loved ex-husband Clint Buchanan (Jerry verDorn), Slezak displayed the same above reproach acting chops that made her a Daytime Emmy darling.
The woman who gave us Niki Smith also proved she could still be quite hilarious, portraying a highly-reactionary foreign maid during the Fraternity Row soap-within-a-soap arc. With OLTL possibly returning, we just might be putting Slezak on our "Best" lists for years to come.
No. 10: Molly and TJ, General Hospital
General Hospital has been giving us cute teen couples since Laura (Genie Francis) and Scotty (Kin Shriner). In 2012, the tradition continued when precocious Molly Lansing Davis (Haley Pullos) fell hard for TJ (Tequan Richmond), the wayward charge of Shawn (Sean Blakemore). Molly and TJ have survived parental interference, hormones and toxic water, but can the YA lovebirds contend with Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) and Connie Falconeri (Kelly Sullivan), now that they're interning at Manning Enterprises?
Popular soap hunk Scott Reeves is once again looking for work, and I say why not return to the family that employed him for well over a decade during the 90's and early 00's — the Bells? I'm not suggesting the soon-to-be exiting General Hospital star reprise the role of slain, perennial cheater Ryan McNeil on The Young and the Restless. Instead, I'd love to see Reeves recreate the role of Dr. Taylor Hayes' (Hunter Tylo) long-missing, bad seed brother Zach Hamilton on The Bold and the Beautiful! READ MORE
At Bill (Don Diamont) and Katie’s (Heather Tom) home, Katie thanked Taylor (Hunter Tylo) for helping her reclaim her life. Bill and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) were shocked when they walked into the house and discovered Katie there. Katie, acting almost as if nothing had happened, ran into Bill’s arms saying, “I’m home.” READ MORE