In this week’s Deep Soap, Sara Bibel weighs in on Stephanie’s (Susan Flannery) stage four cancer storyline playing out on The Bold and the Beautiful, calling it “that rarest of daytime storylines: a celebration of female friendship” and applauding its emotional resonance. However, it’s her suggestion “I would like to see: Pam makes Stephanie a batch of her infamous Lemon Bars with Legal-in-California Medical Marijuana” that made me think “I’d love to watch that.”
B&B excels at incorporating the cheesiest of moments into the weightiest of storylines, so why not stir the pot, as it were, and bring one of California’s hottest topics into its storyline? I can just see Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) finding Stephanie after she’s had herself several “enhanced” lemon bars and in the midst of a munchie attack, can't you?
Well paint me green and call me Gumby! The Bold and the Beautiful's showrunner/head writer Brad Bell has done it again with shocking viewers. Bell spoke with TV Guide's Michael Logan on the upcoming story dealing with Stephanie (Susan Flannery) being diagnoised with stage 4 lung cancer. Bell gives insight on what viewers can expect.
TV Guide Magazine: This is as horrible a prognosis as a writer could slap on a character. And for Stephanie to refuse treatment makes it even harsher and scarier. What's your thinking here?
Bell: I wanted to create the biggest mountain possible for Stephanie to overcome. It's the weightiest, most intimate and difficult thing she has ever had to wrestle with and to have to share it with Brooke is torture. This is a story about a highly functioning woman that will delve deeply into issues of self-worth and denial. But it's not going to be morbid or depressing. Stephanie is determined to party right into her grave. It'll be a hell of a lot of fun to watch.
This year fans can finally get a say in who carries home the coveted golden lady at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Between now and June 28, fans can vote who wins in the following categories:
All Time Favorite Talk Show Host
All Time Favorite Soap Star
This week in daytime,
I wondered if All My Children's Zach (Thorsten Kaye) and Kendall (Alicia Minshew) fans were steaming mad about their couple's onscreen reunion, of sorts. Not being a Zendall fan myself I expect it had to be more than a little bittersweet to see a favorite couple return, only to dissolve before our eyes like a hairball in a drain pipe attacked by Draino. My sympathies are with you Zendall fans.
The Bold and the Beautiful’s teen set took center stage at the beginning of last week. Sweet-yet-drippy Hope battled with supposed “vixen” Steffy for the affections of Oliver. Oh, how we yawned. Is Steffy starting to have real feelings for the DJ-turned-filmmaker? Or is she just out to make Hope’s life hell? It’s a mystery. As is the reason a school dance was held at Forrester Creations in the first place. Another mystery: why does that fool Marcus keep cheerleading for Steffy? She already admitted to hating the Logans, and would gladly have his mother thrown out of FC on her derriere. Yet still he stands around, all "aw, shucks, Steffy, you’re awesome." We learned that he has a girlfriend, so at least Mr Smiles is getting some. READ MORE