Monday, The Bold and the Beautiful officially turned 28-years-old, and illustrating it is trying to reflect the times we live in, the series continued its cliffhanger from last Wednesday (the show was preempted by the College Basketball championships), where in a stunning reveal, viewers learn that the character they have come to know as Maya Avant was actually born Myron Avant. The bombshell came courtesy of Maya’s younger sister Nicole, who had the information from a birth certificate and then got Maya to admit the truth on today’s pick-up.
In another nuanced and touching performance by Karla Mosley, who is knocking it of the park, as well as soap newcomer Reign Edwards, more was explained leaving more questions to Maya’s tormented past and quest to be her authentic self as a woman.
Today, during the CBS broadcast of B&B, Mosley took to Twitter to thank one of the greatest soap writers of our time, Patrick Mulcahey for writing the on point dialog on last week’s and today’s episode when she related: “Many thanks to Patrick Mulcahey for the beautiful words in this & the last episode… & the late night phone calls. & wacky emails. &…And also to Mike Stitch, Ed Scott & all the amazing crew, directors & producers.
TV Line also chatted with Mosley to get her thoughts on Maya’s past, where he actress admitted the transgender twist filled in a lot of gaps for her: “This information about Maya really connects dots for me. The reasons that she has spontaneously let Caroline win in the past or decided so quickly to marry Carter and then decided so quickly to completely screw up that relationship, I think it all has to do with her fear that Rick is going to reject her when he finds out the truth. And her fear of having to disclose — because I don’t think that she’s ever been in a relationship like this… I think in all of her past relationships, people have known already. Or it was something that wasn’t gonna last. So she suddenly found herself in this relationship that could possibly last with a man with whom she’s been very honest. Other than this, Maya is honest to a fault. She’s just terrified, on some level.”
So, what did you think of the writing of the scenes today and last week between Maya and Nicole? What did you think of Karla Mosley and Reign Edwards performances? Are you intrigued to know more of Maya’s back-story and how it will impact her future with Rick (Jacob Young)? Comment below!