The Bold and the Beautiful Two Scoops Commentary (2023)

The Bold and the Beautiful opinion columns from 2023
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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.

Every week, our Two Scoops columnists share their thoughts and opinions in the Two Scoops commentary columns. Those columns are archived to allow fans a chance to make sure that they've read every opinion for every week. This archive features columns written about The Bold and the Beautiful in the calendar year.

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B&B Two Scoops (Week of January 2, 2023)
January 2, 2023
It's a New Year, but before putting 2022 in the rear, it's time to flash back on the year that couldn't keep a good villain in the grave -- or hero, either, for that matter. In 2022, the most adult person hasn't even hit puberty, and viewers got a glimpse of the darkest Bill of all time. The year ended with a triple dose of karma for Taylor, Steffy, and Thomas. Plus, you'll never guess who our Scooper thinks should quit his night (and day) job stripping. Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of January 9, 2023)
January 9, 2023
Before Sinn could toast the arrival of 2023, their bubbly was flattened by the revelation that Bill had taken up with Sheila. Not only that, but Bill getting Sheila arrested was part of his plan to free her! And can you believe that Taylor's single bullet to Bill's back has come back to haunt her? See who gets top Bill-ing with Two Scoops' Mike.
B&B Two Scoops (Week of January 16, 2023)
January 16, 2023
Last week, it was all about rubber and glue because whatever Taylor and Steffy said about Bill and Sheila went double for the Forrester clan, too. Speaking of rubber, Mike was stretching it to think Sheila would love him, but she ignited the love triangle from hell by gluing herself to Bill while Deacon still carries a torch for her. The pitchforks are out for "Shill," plus, we'll name eight things viewers don't want to see in 2023. Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of January 23, 2023)
January 23, 2023
Word got around Los Angeles this week that Bill Spencer had taken up with Sheila Carter. While his exes and kids reeled, Taylor was willing to negate Bill's blackmail by serving time for shooting him. But could it be true that someone else tried to devalue the Dollar? Dish the story everyone's dishing with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of January 30, 2023)
January 30, 2023
Last week, Thomas' ego reigned, but will the emperor have no clothing line? Here are three things Thomas needs to do before he should be welcomed back at Forrester. Also in this Two Scoops, who's got the most mojo with Sheila, Bill or Deacon? Plus, did Katie just prove 2021 Carter right about not dating her? Will 2023 Carter be sorry he didn't listen?
B&B Two Scoops (Week of February 6, 2023)
February 6, 2023
All your B&B boos thought that the solution to Sheila was simply getting through to Bill. Well, except Taylor, the only one with a concrete plan of action -- turning herself in for shooting the Dollah! Is Taylor's dissection of darkness on par with a journey she already took in 2006? Light it up with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of February 13, 2023)
February 13, 2023
Last week, Deacon and Sheila brought back an essential soap trope -- the forbidden romance. Their love story has many viewers swooning, and it's easy to see why. Plus, Steffy is officially overwhelmed. Ridge's absence has left Steffy to police Sheila and Thomas and to babysit Taylor and Douglas due to Thomas' bright idea that Douglas "chart his own destiny." The custody battle is played out. Maybe it's time for Douglas to chart a course to boarding school. Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of February 20, 2023)
February 20, 2023
Hope, Liam, and Thomas all got rejected by Douglas for Valentine's Day. Each in the trio has reasons for fulfilling the boy's wish to live with his Aunt Steffy, but it seems that all the adults have forgotten the biggest reason Douglas shouldn't have been indulged. Shoot the arrows with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of February 27, 2023)
February 27, 2023
Brooke's attempt to "get her groove back" with Hollis devolved into another popcorn and hugs session with Taylor. Is Taylor matchmaking for Brooke to make Brooke unavailable for Ridge or to make Brooke unavailable for Taylor? Is Taylor in denial that she has fallen in love with Brooke? Plus, join in and fondly recall B&B's older women and their younger men. Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of March 6, 2023)
March 6, 2023
Carter blew out ten bold and beautiful candles, while Hope for the Future came under such fire that Steffy recruited the devil himself to fan the fashion flames. Meanwhile, Bill vowed that Sheila would fry for betraying him while she was across town doing exactly that! Turn up the heat with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of March 13, 2023)
March 13, 2023
Last week, it was Liam versus the world as he called out Sheila, Steffy, and Taylor and asked the pivotal question: When will Thomas' bad deeds outweigh his talents? Probably never, but here's a look back at Thomas' most outrageous moments and a plan about how Liam can use Wyatt to neutralize Thomas. Plus, are Deacon's Pickleball skills really to die for? Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of March 20, 2023)
March 20, 2023
Liam's chips got burned when he learned that Hope would again be working with Thomas, whom Steffy belatedly remembered Hope found tasty. But while Bill unsuccessfully tried to open Sheila's bag of snacks, he did let Ridge out of another one! Get into the March and the madness with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of March 27, 2023)
March 27, 2023
Bill's love for Sheila is as phony as a three-dollar bill, but does he really think he can get the confession and hit the eject button before the "I dos"? Here are the two scoops on why this crazy plan to catch Sheila might land Bill with a life sentence of his own. Plus, why is it any of Steffy's business how Hope feels about Thomas? Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of April 3, 2023)
April 3, 2023
Bill thought he had maneuvered Sheila perfectly when he extracted two deadly confessions from her. But his inability to keep his gloating mouth shut led to Sheila falling over his balcony -- and walking away. At least until her arrest caused her a heart attack! Take a flying leap with Two Scoops' Mike.
B&B Two Scoops (Week of April 10, 2023)
April 10, 2023
Friendships be damned because when it comes to bad boys, the bad girls are hot to trot! To heck with Cartie, Katie kissed Bill. Braylor might be on the rise, but is the lingerie-clad Brooke about to cross that Bridge with Ridge again? Plus, if a woman is guilty for what goes on in her mind, should we give Hope the electric chair for all her future crimes? Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of April 17, 2023)
April 17, 2023
Now free of Sheila, B&B went back to old standby stories with Bridge/Tridge and Hope/Thomas -- admittedly, with a twist. Brooke and Taylor continued to choose their friendship over Ridge, while Hope got weak in several body parts over former tormentor Thomas. Did you ever? Get hot with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of April 24, 2023)
April 24, 2023
The Bold and the Beautiful commemorated 9,000 episodes with a spotlight on Steffy Forrester. While the episode was campy and cute, did they really celebrate Steffy's birth and life without a word about her twin's death? Also, should Taylor be gloating about getting off scot-free for attempted murder? Plus, Bill goes from hero to zero when he returns to begging Katie. Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of May 1, 2023)
May 1, 2023
The baby of the tangled Forrester-Logan fam is back. Need a crash course on R.J.? We gotcher back! Meanwhile, recent exes Bill and Sheila returned to previous obsessions: Bill with Katie, and Sheila with Finn...and it seems Sheila has some secret help. Climb the family tree with Two Scoops' Mike.
B&B Two Scoops (Week of May 8, 2023)
May 8, 2023
Last week was all about smoldering attraction, pretense, and bold initiatives. Sheila set out to con Jack into falling for her again. Katie tried to convince Bill (and herself) that she hadn't gone to see him just to listen to him beg. Chef Daniele let Deacon think he could someday out-pizza the master. Hope actually thinks no one can see that she's got the pants-melting hots for Thomas. Plus, was the Count conning Deacon, or was Deacon conning the Count? Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of May 15, 2023)
May 15, 2023
Many were they who wrung their hands about Hope, she who remained stuck on her lusty longings for her stalker and tormenter, Thomas. The specter of Brooke Logan's lasciviousness loomed large, but is this twist on the usual Hope/Thomas happenings something B&B should even be attempting? Cross over with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of May 22, 2023)
May 22, 2023
Last week, Taylor set Deacon up on a date with failure by coaxing him to court Brooke. Is Taylor trying to make Destiny disappear for Brooke's benefit or Taylor's? Sheila attempted to gaslight her way out of prison through Finn and Jack, but she should look to Mike's connections to set herself free. Plus, what's more painful? Watching Bill gaslight Katie, or Hope attempting to gaslight all of L.A. about her feelings for Thomas? Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of May 29, 2023)
May 29, 2023
In 2011, Hope's virginity was the only subject on anyone's lips. A dozen years later, all anyone can talk about is Hope's working relationship with Thomas -- that is, if longing stares, dropped water bottles, and flushed cheeks count as working. Is this a story B&B should be so laser-focused on? Make it through the wilderness with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of June 5, 2023)
June 5, 2023
The Devil in the Garden ain't got nothing on Taylor who worked the tree at both ends, tempting Deacon with Brooke and tempting Ridge with herself. Could Taylor's play for Ridge end Braylor and restart the triangle, or did Taylor just play herself out of L.A.? Here's why some speculate that this plot might be the first note of Taylor's swan song. Plus, Thomas obliviously sketches in the basement as all hell breaks loose about him. He's the last to know about Hope's feelings, but could Taylor be the evil Cupid that makes Thomas backslide into his old obsession?
B&B Two Scoops (Week of June 12, 2023)
June 12, 2023
For Taylor and Brooke, it was misters before sisters once again as they returned to rumbling over Ridge. Meanwhile, Forresters and Spencers alike were atwitter about readying for Rome. Did Liam miss a legit reason to tag along, and should Hope and Thomas just do it already? Ciao Italia with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of June 19, 2023)
June 19, 2023
Last week, Liam looked an "invitation horse" in the mouth by refusing to go to Rome on principle, but Thomas couldn't recognize an invitation horse if it gazed at him all jet-ride long. Is Thomas really too oblivious to make Liam's Rome nightmares come true? Brooke justified why she went to Rome, but why is Ridge there other than a Bridge reunion? Plus, Deacon gave out fatherly advice, and in honor of Father's Day, here's a look back at some welcome and unwelcome fatherly assistance from our bold and beautiful dads.
B&B Two Scoops (Week of June 26, 2023)
June 26, 2023
In Italy, Bridge reunited in one Rome-a-rific reconnection. But have we seen too many of their reunions to invest in this one? And has B&B gone beyond bold by having Hope bust a move on her one-time tormentor, Thomas? Get ready to mangia mangia mangia with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of July 3, 2023)
July 3, 2023
Liam went from empathetic to pathetic when he used Finn's wife like lip balm to gloss over the pain of Hope's betrayal. Will Steffy set Liam straight, or is her couch open for business? Here's a look at the times Steffy gave in to passion when Hope "hurt" Liam. Liam's wrong; Hope's wrong. Can they make it right again? Plus, one friend helped Brooke solidify her reunion with Ridge, but one sought to tear it down. Will losing her lover and her bestie send Taylor to the dark side?
B&B Two Scoops (Week of July 10, 2023)
July 10, 2023
Liam stepped back into his pinball arcade upon seeing Hope playing with Thomas, but Steffy would give her ex no quarter. Meanwhile, news of Hope's bonus ball bounced between the bumpers, except Liam's insistence on divorce had her taking another turn with Thomas! Light up the playing field with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of July 17, 2023)
July 17, 2023
The surprise was on Goldilocks this time when she wandered into Thomas' bedroom and discovered that her daughter's been sleeping in the big bad boy's bed. R.J. and Wyatt begged Liam to forgive Hope, but he refused to waffle on the divorce. Why are Hope and Liam the only ones not trying to save their marriage? Plus, find out why Thomas owes Steffy a new house, and here's something Brooke and Taylor finally agree about on The Bold and the Beautiful.
B&B Two Scoops (Week of July 24, 2023)
July 24, 2023
Hope suddenly decided to die on the hill of "whataboutism" as she made Liam's connection to Steffy her reason for tonguing Thomas. But if you really want sudden, try Sheila's out-of-nowhere trial that ended faster than you could say "David Kimble!" Point the finger with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of July 31, 2023)
July 31, 2023
One kiss. One hug. One roll in the sack. One playdate at the beach. Soap fans are often able to figure out what looms ahead based on dialogue. But just in case they don't, The Bold and the Beautiful makes sure they do with repeated, clunky mentions. So, does that mean Sheila Carter is about to die?
B&B Two Scoops (Week of August 7, 2023)
August 7, 2023
It was a week of flashback hell, where the revisionist history had some viewers wondering what in the multi-verse world is happening on B&B. Steffy learned that life isn't a day at the beach -- at least not for the MIA security guards who failed to save Kelly. Plus, is anyone else seeing all the parallels between Hope's draw to Thomas and Finn's draw to Sheila? Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of August 14, 2023)
August 14, 2023
It's the mid-year roundup and time to review what kind of year our Los Angeles faves are having. For some, it's been the best year ever. For others, it's back to the life goals planning board. See which character is winning the game of life so far in 2023 and which is so mysterious that no one knows if he's winning or losing. Take a look at who needs to retire his Rescue Ranger hat, and learn why we don't need another zero on The Bold and the Beautiful.
B&B Two Scoops (Week of August 21, 2023)
August 21, 2023
2023 is going by fast, but in B&B World, it's going by slow, as the past seven months have basically been dominated by two stories: Bill's entrapment romance of Sheila, and Thomas as thirst trap for Hope. What's been great and not so great about these arcs, and have other characters and story points made their marks? Get a progress report from Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of August 28, 2023)
August 28, 2023
Let go of Hope's Eggos! Hope dumps Thomas for a chance with Liam, leaving some wondering who's the waffler now? Here's why Liam's rationale against a reunion makes too much sense. Hope claimed to want to reunite for Beth's sake, but what about Douglas? Why does the union of his parents no longer matter? Hey, wait a minute. Did Eric just fire Ridge? Plus, hasn't Finn been punished enough? Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of September 4, 2023)
September 4, 2023
Hope pulled a Liam and tried again with Thomas while the shadow of Sheila trying again with Finn darkened Steffy's reunion with him. But Boomer Eric got a chance to try for another heart-tugging tale, which finally pulled Gen Z R.J. into a substantial storyline! If at first you don't succeed, try, try again with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of September 11, 2023)
September 11, 2023
Steffy was crazy to think she could fly, and she's crazy to think she can live Sheila-free as long as Steffy carries Sheila's precious cargo with her. Here's why Sheila will never stop pestering Steffy. What's with Steffy attracting mothers-in-law from hell? Plus, why are the sexiest men in L.A. sitting on a shelf? When will the Spencer men get their love lives off hold? Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of September 18, 2023)
September 18, 2023
As the forbidden Thope was busy getting busy, the secret of R.J. shadow designing for Eric got out, which led to Ridge suggesting a good old-fashioned fashion showdown. Meanwhile, eager new intern Luna crushed on R.J. while receiving orders to stay away from the Forresters. Shine a light on this week's happenings with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of September 25, 2023)
September 25, 2023
Cupid doesn't lie, but he does manipulate his parents with the latest impersonation app. Douglas out-parent-trapped Beth, but here's why the poor boy is the one being dupped. Next, after two affairs turned a corner on Friday's show, find out what Sheacon's got that Thope has not. In B&B shockers, Deacon out-Billed Bill, and the real deadly mama in Finn's life might not be who you think. Plus, people are choosing sides, but why can't everyone just "design along?" Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of October 2, 2023)
October 2, 2023
Eric was on the side of the angels this week as R.J. hovered over him protectively. But Deacon's wings got tarnished when his safeguarding of Sheila led to a marriage proposal, while Finn faced temptation from devilish, none-too-subtle suggestions to ice his bio-mom. Get heavenly with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of October 9, 2023)
October 9, 2023
From the sheets to the streets, Deacon and Sheila finally take their love public, and their union just might prove Taylor's point that, like mother like daughter, Hope's gonna "Brooke." The question is -- will Hope "Brooke" on Thomas, Finn, or both before reuniting with Liam? Luna is supposedly Li's niece, but here's why Li's rants about Jack might hint at Luna being on two sides of Finn's family tree at once. Plus, diamonds are forever, but is Eric Forrester? Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of October 16, 2023)
October 16, 2023
All roads led to Finn this week as it became incumbent upon him to relay the news of Sheacon, and he discovered his cousin Luna at Forrester Creations. But if you're picking up on the "things that make you go hmm" vibe with him and Hope, you're not alone! Get Finn-atical with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of October 23, 2023)
October 23, 2023
Li seems to have channeled the Wicked Witch of the West. R.J. is afraid to speak up about Eric, Deacon wants to give his heart to Sheila, Eric isn't using his head when it comes to his health, and Steffy just wants to come home. And the show seems to have dropped a house on Wyatt. If it doesn't look like Kansas, that's because this is Two Scoops!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of October 30, 2023)
October 30, 2023
On the eve of Eric's fashion showdown with Ridge, Eric received a terminal diagnosis, the news of which was passed on to Katie and R.J. Then Lauren Fenmore arrived from Genoa City, but the father-and-son designs were overshadowed by no one telling the Y&R diva that Sheila is alive! Soak up life with Two Scoops' Mike.
B&B Two Scoops (Week of November 6, 2023)
November 6, 2023
Steffy huffed and puffed and threatened to blow Sheila's house of cards down, but what Steffy ought to be protecting is her job. Ridge gave it away to Eric, and while some think it's just until death does Eric part, here's why Ridge's rare act of altruism might make Eric's return to Forrester permanent. Plus, was Eric really so wrong about his gowns? Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of November 13, 2023)
November 13, 2023
If B&B is a roost, then Steffy came back to rule it, as she flexed her muscles by knocking Sheila into next week and picking a fight with Hope, who surprisingly gave as good as she got. But don't count out Li, who proved the idiom "sisters are doin' it for themselves" by nearly popping Poppy! Get the gloves on with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of November 20, 2023)
November 20, 2023
Last week, Finn learned about Eric's condition but didn't ask the magic question: can he or Li help? Both sides of Liam's waffle are burned, and Bill has no triangles. Are the Spencer men going extinct? Li revealed that she can be not only petty, but envious and vengeful, too. Plus, in an effort to respect Eric's wishes, his family disregarded every single one of them. Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of November 27, 2023)
November 27, 2023
Zende suddenly decided he was being dissed for perceived golden child R.J. and shouted it to the rooftops, while Bill wondered if Poppy had been one of many in his harem. And, of course, it's not memory lane with Bridge without recalling how, er, hard their times have been! It's a cornucopia of chronicling with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of December 4, 2023)
December 4, 2023
Is Hope just a little too jealous of the women in her men's lives? Eric wants to throw a bash to celebrate his time on earth coming to an end. Plus, Carter is more family than Zende? Really, Ridge? Consider this your invitation to a Two Scoops party dishing all the highs and lows of the week.
B&B Two Scoops (Week of December 11, 2023)
December 11, 2023
Eric's fam wondered how they'd act their way through his deathbed party while Zende ate a huge helping of crow once he found out why he'd been dissed for R.J. But as Finn did some telltale research, Eric skipped playing a swan song for the visiting Thorne and Bridget and did a swan dive instead. Party on with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of December 18, 2023)
December 18, 2023
Last week, Ridge struggled with giving Eric a chance to live in uncertainty or to die with dignity, something he should have thought of before he lied about the challenge. Now, it's up to Eric. Will he choose life in Honeyland with Donna or let Stephanie drag him down to hell with her? Plus, could Li be right about Poppy? Why does this woman have so much free time? Let's scoop!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of December 25, 2023)
December 25, 2023
What was B&B here for in '23? We got enemies who went to friends and back, an unbreakable villainess who wasn't villainous, and a white knight who tarnished his sword. Not to mention, one lady paid the piper, one lady kept it in the family, and one leading man proved that he's still got it! Take a no-holds-barred look at the year that was with Two Scoops' Mike!
B&B Two Scoops (Week of March 4, 2024)
March 4, 2024
Ding dong, the witch is...? Out of nowhere, Steffy stabbed the attacking Sheila, whom a paramedic declared dead at 8:07PM. Everyone breathed a sigh of relief except Finn, who cried for his mommy. But is Sheila really dead? And what left-open details make this columnist think she ain't? Get ready for the world with Two Scoops' Mike!
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