Different strokes, I guess. I quit watching in 2011 after a looooooong time and didn't return until 2014... And so far 2016 is far from a bad year, IMO. The late 2000s were worse and on most days I'm really enjoying the show as the writing is crisp and diverse.
I don't want ANYONE you guys so far suggested to be EVER in the driver seat B&B... While I love Kay Alden, this campy show is not hers. Most of these suggestions are a prime example why the genre is dying. Each soap should have it's own DNA/writing style. Sadly, B&B is the last soap to have that and this will hopefully last for a long time to come. If Brad were ever to step down I'd give Adam Dusevoir who is writing great camp scripts or Mark Pinciotti a try as they are longtime B&B fans and collaborators which shows in their writing work so far.
LOL - amen to that. Although there was used be times in the late 200s when Donna was annoying us and Brooke had zero storyline of her own, yet was on every day after CBS had two annual viewer feedback tallies which resulted in Brooke getting voted MVP.
BTW: As of June 29, Scott Clifton has appeared in 1000+ episodes of B&B. He joins Jacqueline McInnes and Heather Tom which also reached this milestone number of episodes in 2016.
Thanks! So we have Joan Pringle as Dr. Lois Frederickson, plus ???? as Dr. Fontana (who is not in this episode), ???? as the bearded Dr. Jones and ???? (is it http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0079101/reference ?) as the social worker
Does anyone know who played the parle board members??? The one doctor looks very much like the actress who later played Judge Edivez in Ridge's trial for shooting Grant Chambers in 1997 but maybe someone of you has an old SOD with the comings& goings section or sth. like that
I also found it interesting that amidst a TERRIBLE overal ratings climate this climax actually paid off with the audience. Maybe this lead to change in wiritng style: back to good old longer story arc with actual high-stakes finales... Liam at the cabin lasted for three months which in B&B standards is an eternity. LOL
The whole blackmailing thing was kinda random and the whole-set up was messy. But the Friday cliffhanger was just pure perfection. Well; alluding that RIdge had something to do with it would have been even more shocking, but Vodka-Katie knowing about Ridge's swimmers will work wonders anyway, I guess.
Brooke/Bill/Katie works really well these days. Actually, besides the horrible fallout of Liam and the squad (I think this board needs stronger WTF-emoticons to illustratet seeweed-Deacon and plot point after plot point lame fall-out of the super awesome Cabin-plot with Adam and Eve) all stories are working wonderfully. I don't like all of them, but the show is at least diverse and interesting.