The Bold and the Beautiful Two Scoops Commentary (2022)
The Bold and the Beautiful opinion columns from 2022
Love a storyline? Want to throw the remote at the screen during others? Our Two Scoops columnists feel the same way. Each week, they provide their own commentary on the action in the Two Scoops column.
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January 3, 2022
Taylor shook up the rivalry cart, Brooke fell off the wagon, and Douglas saw Grandma kissing Santa Claus! Sheila's gunning for Brooke and giving Taylor the pricklies, literally. New Year's Eve always provides something extra special. This year, Brooke got it in her drink. Paris avoided all the "extra" from Zende, but her New Year's kiss belonged to Carter. Here are the two scoops on some sage advice for L.A. residents when it's no longer safe to stay in for New Year's Eve.
January 10, 2022
What's got Sheila Carter up and Brooke Logan down? Three things: a drunk fake plant, Deacon's musk on Ridge's pillow, and dozens of superfluous New Year's Eve flashbacks. Get the two scoops on how Brooke's booze mystery has stalled because Liam can't understand a rocket-scientist kid. Plus, Taylor and Steffy are gossiping about Ridge's wife when they need to be worrying about Hayes's evil, baby-blanket-knitting grandma on The Bold and the Beautiful.
January 17, 2022
Steffy did the Decade Challenge by suddenly reverting to her anti-Logan stance, while Deacon did the Two Decade Challenge by professing his love for Brooke. But the arrival of Paris' mama kept things in the present and future! Bust out the bubbly with Two Scoops' Mike!
January 24, 2022
10...9...8...7! 10...9...8...7! New Year's Eve kept a hold on everybody, as Brooke obsessed on her midnight drinking, Paris kept reliving her kiss with Carter, and Sheila itched to find out if her champagne switcheroo worked. Even Douglas was stuck on December 31. Is B&B feeling more like "Groundhog Day" than New Year's Eve? Circle the date with Two Scoops' Mike!
January 31, 2022
Last week, Brooke advised Douglas that New Year's Eve was in the past. If you've ever watched the Lion King, you know that even a baboon can tell you that much. You can put the past behind you, but the real trick is to learn from the past and not repeat it. Here's a top-five countdown of B&B characters who need a swift whack on the noggin, so we never have to see them make their same-old, lame-old mistakes again on the Bold and the Beautiful.
February 7, 2022
Grace wouldn't allow a grace period for Paris' budding relationship with Carter, but Steffy took a page right out of Sheila's playbook to get the shoddy goods on Brooke! Be like Taylor and get "wiggy" with it with Two Scoops' Mike!
February 14, 2022
On B&B, the Tridge Mafia is stacked with devious criminals, literally -- but six weeks into their war with Brooke, Brooke hasn't broken a sweat or even fiended for another drink. Stephanie is rolling over in her grave, knowing it's taking so long to reunite Tridge. Get the two scoops on why the Tridge Mafia is shooting blanks when it comes to besting Brooke and why Ridge will be real "extra" if he can't forgive Brooke after his own drunken mistakes.
February 21, 2022
February used to be the pinnacle of soapiness for soaps, but with 2022, its second month has been more valleys than peaks. Brooke made another "mistake," Steffy and Thomas regressed to preteen brats, and Ridge once again decided to trade one wife in for another. Bust the dust with Two Scoops' Mike!
February 28, 2022
Ridge's kiss was on Brooke and Taylor's lists, but which scene made you swoon and which made you brood? Was it the Tridge reunion or the Bridge breakup? In Miracleville, Brooke and Hope realized they pushed Ridge away, but is it too little too late to save Bridge? Plus, you won't believe our five possible upcoming plot shockers on The Bold and the Beautiful.
March 7, 2022
Love is a soap's most popular trope, but right now, B&B's got a weird way of showing it. Both Deacon and Taylor wanted to revive relationships that ended when you could still buy VCRs. But Sheila's egomaniacal love of her dirty deeds could end up rebuilding Bridge! Get a heart-on with Two Scoops' Mike!
March 14, 2022
The talk of the town is that Taylor's better than Brooke, Zende's better than Carter, and Deacon's better than Ridge -- if you let Deacon tell it -- but shouldn't Ridge, Paris, and Brooke love the ones they choose, not the ones others chose? Get the two scoops on why our writer is suspicious of Ridge and Grace's motives toward Plan B lovers, Taylor and Zende, and why she's canceling Ridge "just like that." Plus, let's scoop about the new dynamics between Thomas and Sheila and Taylor and Sheila on The Bold and the Beautiful
March 21, 2022
B&B is about to celebrate its 35th anniversary! But many of its characters are falling victim to a stereotypical soap gimmick: amnesia. Does it hurt a show when it acts as if moments we can clearly recall never happened? Always remember with Two Scoops' Mike!
March 28, 2022
Happy anniversary to The Bold and the Beautiful! To honor the occasion, B&B celebrated Brooke's five true loves. Read all about Brooke's five true-love disasters and recall why some female characters might say the Brooke love fest is only in Brooke's dreams. Plus, let's ponder why Steffy thinks it's okay for anyone to meet Sheila in an alley, no matter the reason, and discuss the impending doom emanating from Steffy and Finn's love scene.
April 4, 2022
It looked to be another week of Brooke whipping herself for kissing Deacon and Thomas keeping Sheila's bottle switch secret. But then, BAM! We got B&B's long-promised "shock twist": Sheila shot her own son! Is Finn dead? And could Steffy have prevented the tragedy had she taken one simple alternate action? Go Greek tragedy with Two Scoops' Mike!
April 11, 2022
The big shocker storyline has arrived. Was it a big twist or just plain twisted? The show promises more upheavals as the story unfolds. Is Finn really dead? Will Steffy die? More importantly -- did writers really have to go there with a Steam romance montage after Finn just died on a pile of trash? Let's break down a shocker week on The Bold and the Beautiful.
April 18, 2022
The noose tightened more than it ever had around Sheila Carter's neck as Thomas suspected her of shooting Steffy, who came to in her hospital bed. But Sheila's attempt to end it all turned into a Hail Mary pass, which saw Taylor championing Sheila as her savior! Fall into spring with Two Scoops' Mike!
April 25, 2022
Diamonds are forever, but are triangles? As past triangles form again, a Ridge/Sheila/Taylor triangle emerges, but will one actress' contract status nip the Shaylor romance in the bud? There's no party in Eric's pants, and that means Carter's key just might wind up back in Quinn's bra. Plus, who died and made Liam Steffy's husband? Get the two scoops on why you should be miffed about Liam playing Steffy's pretend hubby on The Bold and the Beautiful.
May 2, 2022
Despite the conflict over whether Steffy's memory should be jogged, Steffy was guided into remembering Finn -- but not who shot them. And Sheila decided that Steffy never would as justice came calling for her! Take your ginkgo with Two Scoops' Mike!
May 9, 2022
In a B&B shocker that thrills more than it surprises, we learn that Eric can't resist honey-dipped pickles. Donna's back buzzing around Eric. It creates an opening for Carter and Quinn to rediscover love, but could Quinn's reminder that Paris is Zoe's sister hint to Paris being a stalker? We'll scoop about the impending end for Sheila -- plus, how much husband-sharing is Hope supposed to take?
May 16, 2022
It turned out that Eric and Donna were busy little bees, pollinating each other behind Quinn's back. But the real buzz came from Steffy and her family when they set up a sting to capture the hive's venomous queen! Go from flower to flower with Two Scoops' Mike!
May 23, 2022
Last week, all the buzz was about who Ridge will choose, Brooke or Taylor. For Deacon and Bill, it's a resounding "Brooke." Even Liam condemns Ridge's waffling ways. Besides, isn't it a bad omen for Tridge to proceed with any union ill-gotten by Sheila? Speaking of Sheila, Brooke and Steffy confronted the captive, and our writer will explain why it's important that Deacon does, too. Plus, here's why Brooke needs to tear into Taylor and Ridge for their roles in Sheila's destruction.
May 30, 2022
Zende, Paris, Carter, Quinn, and Eric all seemed to be in need of shifting their love lives over by one. Brooke and Taylor made peace in one breath only to war over Ridge in the next. But Li topped them all by revealing to us the mother of all secrets! Stay hooked up with Two Scoops' Mike!
June 6, 2022
Any B&B husband could be the worst husband ever. But should Brooke tell Ridge to shove his job (and marriage) where the fortune cookie cracks? And is wannabe husband Carter setting himself up to fail by coveting another man's wife? Can these men have their lo mein and eat it, too?
June 13, 2022
Brooke stepped up to the mic to announce that she was banning Deacon from her house, while Carter announced a return to Paris, which prompted Grace to announce sexual harassment. But there was no announcement when long-time Sheila cohort Mike Guthrie paid a very-much-surprise visit! It's all Mike for Two Scoops' Mike!
June 20, 2022
Li will do anything for Finn, but charming the reptilian Sheila isn't Li's forte. Our writer suspects that only one mother will be left hovering, and it won't be Li. Hope caught Eric dipping into the honeypot, but Quinn's got a serious "bug-a-bee" up her bonnet in Carter. Here's the two scoops on why Hope shouldn't give a damn about her ex-mother-in-law from hell; plus, what's with these Commando Rando characters plot-bombing other characters' storylines?
June 27, 2022
How can 2022 be half over already? It's whipped by, but if you were on B&B, you might have been in stasis with holidays that wouldn't end and divorces you didn't end up getting. But the positive should get its due, too, with bold anniversary episodes and the promise of soapy twists kept! Do '22 with Two Scoops' Mike!
July 4, 2022
Paris never thought she'd be a disposable bride. Instead of tacky Parisian wedding decor, Paris should have rented a clue about her groom. Here's the scoop on why no one should feel sorry for the jilted bride. Quinn took a biking adventure for her man, but she could have just called Il Giardino for Carter "takeout!" Read about what made this wedding the weirdest B&B wedding yet -- and since when can't Ridge and Bill get dates?
July 11, 2022
Eric and Carter woke up to their respective loves, Quinn and Donna, leaving Paris cold enough to need a blanket. And Ridge finally woke up to destiny...again. But Finn proved the adage "like mother, like son" by coming back from the dead...again! Rise and shine with Two Scoops' Mike!
July 18, 2022
B&B's plots are unfolding like summer blockbuster movies. Finn is either trapped in Misery, Mommy Dearest, The Exorcist, or all three at once, but has Sheila met her match in her own son? Ridge just can't quit Brooke, and maybe Quinn should follow Brooke's lead in dealing with her man's exes. Or maybe Quinn needs counseling from Taylor, who ain't wasting time whining about why Ridge picked a Logan over her. Let's scoop!
July 25, 2022
Sheila's pal Mike got it from all sides for helping her, while Deacon played doctor with Taylor in a very endearing way. But who knew that Bill "I Don't Give A Rat's Ass" Spencer would be the one to help a stranger -- a stranger who turned out to be a very much alive Li? Get into a Two Scoops that's unmistakab-Li by Soap Central's Mike!
August 1, 2022
Rescue Ranger Bill saved Li and Finn, making Bill the best thing to happen to the Forresters since Deacon saved Steffy and Finn in the alley. Bill and Deacon are ten times the man Ridge is, but the world-renowned simp Taylor shot one of them and ditched the other for a jet-ride nap on Ridge's shoulder. Why does Taylor limit her own options? Plus, read about the five outrageous or incredulous things that happened on the way to the SINN reunion.
August 8, 2022
Finn and Steffy reunited while Deacon got caught in a photo finish that included a poker face about Sheila's whereabouts. But Ridge saw the Breacon snap on Insta, so he insta-ntly kissed Taylor! Here we go again...and it's time to get to the naked truth with Two Scoops' Mike!
August 15, 2022
It was "toe and tell" day at the office. Sanchez brought in a rotten toe -- which only proves that Sheila's flip-flop-wearing days are over. Steffy blabbed about the Monaco kiss, but would she be impressed if she knew Ridge had kissed Brooke in front of Taylor? Plus, when did Thomas go back to being a heel?
August 22, 2022
Look around! Everywhere you turn, Steffy is trying to push her parents together. It's everywhere that you go! And when all else fails, the talk doesn't stop about whether Thomas should take his son back. But Sheila struck a new pose -- with only nine toes! Was it too soon? Get in vogue with B&B with Two Scoops' Mike!
August 29, 2022
Douglas' living arrangements are up in the air, but another Forrester is finally where he belongs, thanks to Donna. Are the portrait wars finally over? Catfights -- and cat walks -- ain't what they used to be on The Bold and the Beautiful. Do you enjoy hissing and meowing between men and women, or are fashion wars more your thing? Plus, Trouble just found Deacon again, and will we ever find out how Sheila makes her dough?
September 5, 2022
Paint was flying all over the room, and a child wasn't the one doing the flinging! Is Brooke right that green matches the envy that Taylor feels? Will Deacon be able to escape Sheila's evil clutches? Will Finn and Steffy be able to escape from Sheila's biological ties? Where will Douglas end up living when selfish reasons seem to be dictating the decision? And a fond farewell to Rena Sofer. Read all about it in Two Scoops.
September 12, 2022
If you blinked or tuned out, don't worry. You didn't miss a thing. Some might think Bold's storylines are a bunch of repetitive "been there, done that," but we've got three reasons why it's still worth tuning in. Plus, we're all aware of the brewing custody battle for Douglas, but who will take final custody of Ridge and Finn? Let's scoop.
September 19, 2022
Would it do the Forresters and Logans some good to sit down for one big group therapy session? Children meddling in their parents' love lives. Women fighting over men that clearly aren't that into them. Dangerous dismissals of the importance of family. Our Dan J Kroll is here to tell it like it is. He's not a doctor, but he plays one in this week's Two Scoops.
September 26, 2022
Thomas says the Forresters are on the rise. If they are, it's because truth is on the decline. Taylor forgot she's an alcoholic, and Ridge is sorry for a past that didn't happen. Did the writers forget, or is history being rewritten? Plus, learn why Brooke fans are willing to hand Ridge over to Taylor. But buyer beware: There are no backsies in relationships or Two Scoops.
October 3, 2022
Those who do not learn from history are condemned to a love triangle. But who needs history when you can just pretend like things didn't happen in the first place? Or what if you just insist that everyone else is the problem? That's a good way to hide the fact that you might be the homewrecker you accuse others of being. It's time for some opinions and we assure you that no voice-altering apps were used in the creation of it.
October 10, 2022
A pinecone did a better job of nagging Ridge about Taylor than his kids did, but "forever" is only as long as "just like that" when it comes to Bridge, even if the CPS call truth never gets revealed. Viewers likely know who faked the CPS recording, but here are some ways the call and the truth might change the Bridge and Douglas crises. Plus, was Hope checking Thomas out or scamming him?
October 17, 2022
This week, B&B brought their signature Bridge/Tridge triangle to Colorado. But after three decades, can even falling leaves and rushing rivers make this trio fresh? With a victimized Brooke, it's New Year's Eve all over again -- is it a pain in the Aspen? And is it worth the re-undoing of Thomas? Hit record with Two Scoops' Mike!
October 24, 2022
Last week, Bill went "trick-or-threatening" at Deacon's house. The thought of Brooke being available bristled Sheila's fur, and we'll scoop on why Bill's gesture to protect Brooke might have put her in jeopardy. Quinn usually skips town when running from the law, not from a man. Here's the scoop on what our writer thinks actually happened to Quinn and the real reason Katie wants Carter.
October 31, 2022
Bill and Deacon scarily thought it was Valentine's Day instead of Halloween, and each made romantic plays for Brooke. Wyatt disappeared into thin air, and Douglas wanted Liam to do the same. Then, just as Hope fell under Thomas' spell, it was the return of THE MANNEQUIN! And will an imminent visit from Lauren exorcise Sheila? It's tricks and treats with Two Scoops' Mike!
November 7, 2022
Liam took a stand for his marriage's sake. Though Hope drew closer to Thomas, here's why leaving the preview was the best thing Liam could do to save face. Sheila thinks she'll get what she deserves, but is that a second chance at life inside or outside of prison? Let's scoop on why our writer had a problem with Lauren's spooky visit and ponder why Forrester is acting like HFTF is brand new. Plus, our writer hereby declares Brooke's slutty days are over. Let's scoop!
November 14, 2022
Thomas made a move on Hope only to get a wake-up call, and Ridge somehow annulled a five-year (in real time) marriage. But hold the phone -- literally! Donna may recover Douglas' removed voice samples, while Brooke finally started wising up to Thomas' misdeeds. Get a reality check with Two Scoops' Mike.
November 21, 2022
Yet another wedding day inches forward, and Taylor has something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue -- Ridge! Don't do it, girl! Here are five reasons Taylor should put on her running shoes instead of her wedding gown. Plus, who else bets Douglas is ready for Liam to pick him up? The mansion ain't so fun anymore, is it? Let's scoop!
November 28, 2022
If you lived in B&B's universe, what would you be thankful for this Thanksgiving? Endless money and fame? Being forgiven no matter what heinous act you commit? Loved ones coming back from the dead? Get ready to talk turkey with Two Scoops' Mike, who expresses gratitude here for thirteen years on Soap Central!
December 5, 2022
Taylor's groom went MIA, leaving Taylor haunting Eric's mansion like the ghost of Miss Havisham. While Ridge finds himself, and a roll of toilet paper to clean up his crappy decisions, here are five conversations he should have had before retiring to his throne to think. Plus, Steffy blames her family's implosion on Thomas, but "monkey see, monkey do." Shouldn't she share the blame?
December 12, 2022
Dark Bill suddenly emerged because he couldn't stand the idea of Carter replacing him in Katie's eyes. But Sheila might want to revisit her trip to Payless, because her shoes revealed nine reasons to confirm her greatly exaggerated death after Finn went all crime procedural on her! Tap your toes with Two Scoops' Mike!
December 19, 2022
Santa gave viewers what they've longed to hear -- but should they believe any of it? If Taylor and Brooke are serious, there are three themes our Scooper puts on the naughty list. Next, no one should take Bill's epiphany seriously, but could his emotional issues lead to a gift storyline with the "healer" Taylor? Also in this Scoops, Sheila makes a "Toetal" fashion mistake. Plus, Deacon's Place? Really? Let's Scoop!
December 26, 2022
2022 was quite the trip on B&B! We celebrated a 35th anniversary, we got the return of a very familiar triangle, and Sheila gained a toehold in the year with her reckless bullets. One character got a quintessentially bad exit, one character fell back down the rabbit hole, and one man rose up by rising up against his mother. It's all here in this very special year-end column crafted by Two Scoops' Mike.