The Bold and the Beautiful’s controversial 8,000th episode aired on Friday with a cliffhanger sure to go down in soap history as one of the more brutal, disturbing and graphic episodes.
B&B executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell had told fans that, “The 8,000th episode is classic Bold and Beautiful drama. The story arc centers around an event so profound, it sends shockwaves throughout the lives of the Forresters, Spencers, Avants, Spectras and Logans for years to come.”
Exactly what happened in this history making episode? That is up to interpretation. What fans saw was Liam (Scott Clifton) tell Hope (Annika Noelle) that their baby was dead, after Dr. Reese Buckingham (Wayne Brady) told him so.
The scenes that followed were heartbreaking as Lope struggled to face the horrible reality. Adding to the drama, the lighting was dim throughout the episode and a storm was roaring outside. Apparently there were only three people in the Catalina Island hospital. But who really knows the truth about the fate of Lope’s baby?
The birth was seen up to a point, then Hope passed out. Prior to this Reese told a young blonde girl that whatever brought her there was not her fault and she left looking forlorn.
The wild rumor is that Reese, up to his ears in gambling debt, will sell Hope’s very much alive baby. Fueling the soaptasticly demented speculation is the fact that Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) wants to adopt a baby this instant, and Reese is semi-involved with her mom.
In classic soap fashion there are lots of storyline holes to be filled in. Spoilers reveal that Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), Bill (Don Diamont), and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) finally arrive on the island and demand to know from Reese what happened.
What he says could change everything!
The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays during the day on CBS.