The Bold and the Beautiful delivered a Christmas Eve episode on Thursday filled with vintage flashbacks and sentiments between its longest running remaining series stars and character: Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and John McCook (Eric).
The episode begins with Eric thinking about his late wife Stephanie (Susan Flannery) in some flashbacks, and he even begins to sing at the piano, as family and friends will soon gather fo Christmas Eve at the Forresters. Stephanie’s portrait is now back in its rightful place above the mansion mantel. No longer is a self-portrait of Maya (Karla Mosley) the centerpiece of the living room.
Meanwhile, Brooke is planning to celebrate Christmas with her children RJ, Hope and Rick (who is with the Avants in Hawaii) but each cannot make it home at the last minute for various reasons, leaving Brooke all alone on Christmas Eve. Through flashbacks, a disraught and emotional Brooke thinks back to her kids when they were younger playing in the house, etc. She realizes time has moved on, the kids are grown up, and its difficult moment for her. However, the moments plays to the universal themse that many parents or people all over the world may be alone for Christmas, and those who long to be with their family, but because of circumstances, can’t.
Later, Eric shows up and convinces Brooke to join Bill (Don Diamont), Katie (Heather Tom), Steffy Jacqueline MacInnes Wood), Thomas (Pierson Fode), Liam (Scott Clifton) and Wyatt (Darin Brooks) at the mansion and to not be alone. Once there, Brooke is finally happier and thankful to Eric, her enduring friend. For Christmas, Eric gives her a locket for Christmas with her four children in it when they were younger. She then asks Stephanie’s portrait if it is OK to kiss Eric, and she does.
Kudos have to go to Katherine Kelly Lang and John McCook for bringing some heart to a soap opera Christmas eve show that was both touching, and honored the history of their relationship and the show.
What did you think of The Bold and the Beautiful’s Christmas episode? What did you think of the performances of Katherine and John? Who will be the man in Brooke’s life in 2016? Comment below!