In one of the most surprising twists, even though some fans speculated it was a possible theory, the secret that Maya (Karla Mosley) Avant was hiding came to light!
It all went down when her sister Nicole (Reign Edwards) confronted her in a heart-wrenching scene at the end of Wednesday’s episode of CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful. In the closing moments, viewers learned for the first time that Maya is transgender! She was born as Myron. As the series celebrates its 28th anniversary on broadcast television, this is a first for them and with a mainstay character. Today, this story point was trending on Twitter and illicit such a huge response from the viewing audience.
The big reveal came to light when Nicole told Maya she often wondered why their parents never spoke of her big sister, and how she missed having a big sister to grown up with. But Nicole added, she had hoped that Maya would tell her the truth herself since she stumbled upon some information from a birth certificate. In the final moments of the cliffhanger of the episode: A teary-eyed Nicole came forth with the following words: “You’re not my sister, Maya. You’re not Maya at all. You’re Myron, my brother.”
Karla Mosley told USA today on the top secret story twist: “My first reaction was surprise, because 10 or 20 years ago, this is not a story we would be telling, and not in a way that’s truthful and not sensational. My second reaction was, ‘Thank you.’ It’s a gift it’s a privilege. It’s a real opportunity to educate our viewers here and all over the world.”
The series executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell said in a statement today on the story: “It is about people respecting other people’s differences and their uniqueness. In the end, we all want to be loved, and in order to love someone else you first have to love yourself. If you are transgender, gay, straight, it doesn’t matter. It’s about finding love in life. This is a love story.”
What did you think of the twist? Were you surprised that B&B went there? What did you think of the performances of Karla Mosley and Reign Edwards in the pivotal scene? And where do you think this shocking revelations will go from here? Will Maya lose Rick (Jacob Young)? Viewers will have to wait till next Monday, since B&B is preempted for March Madness College Basketball over the next two days! Watch the reveal below and then share your thoughts below!