This week, CBS Daytime has two long-running heroines hitting the sauce when pressure and their relationships get too much for them.
First, over at The Young and the Restless, Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) starts drinking again as Victor’s (Eric Braeden) trial unfolds and the verdict comes in. Jack (Peter Bergman) comes upon her having a drink and being rather tipsy, and she firmly tells him to leave her alone!
Over at The Bold and the Beautiful, try as she might the only comfort Katie (Heather Tom) is receiving is from a bottle of booze. She can’t seem to get the notion of her husband Bill (Don Diamont) and her sister Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) reuniting out of her head. In complete denial that she has a problem with alcohol, Katie keeps drinking.
Daytime fans have loved watching Melody Thomas Scott over the years as a drunk Nikki, and now five-time Daytime Emmy winner Heather Tom is engrossed in her first story dealing with a character’s drinking problem.
Over the years on soaps, viewers have watched many of their favorite soap heroines at one time or another battle alcoholism. This begs the question: Do you enjoy seeing your soap heroines liquored up?
Watch this week’s promo from Y&R and B&B after the jump which features Nikki going off the wagon, and Katie continuing to drink. Then let us know if you hope these women continue to spiral out of control, because you enjoy these scenes and the acting contained within them … or … do you wish the characters would just sober up, and not go down that path? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!