The Bold and the Beautiful recap (Dec. 5): Finn believes Sheila’s alive

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and Tanner Novlan of the CBS series THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Gilles Toucas/CBS 2020 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and Tanner Novlan of the CBS series THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Gilles Toucas/CBS 2020 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

The Bold and the Beautiful is moving onto a new storyline now that the CPS call plot has wrapped. There’s still lingering story elements like who Ridge will end up with in time for Christmas and the doling out of repercussions everyone keeps telling Thomas he will face but, for now, the writers are turning our attention to the long simmering ‘Sheila’s alive plot.’

For months, we’ve been watching Sheila and Deacon flirt it up as roommates in Deacon’s apartment. With exception to the few times that Sheila snuck out in her disguise and a close call that nearly saw her being caught outside Steffy and Finn’s house, this story has been kept on the back burner. At least until today’s episode of our soap.

Yes, that meant the return of Sheila’s toe in the plot. The supposedly sole remaining piece of the infamous woman is about to be the smoking gun that confirms Finn’s suspicions that his biological mother wasn’t mauled by a bear like they’ve all been led to believe.

Here’s the full recap of events.

What happened today on The Bold and the Beautiful?

Despite the length of time we’ve spent without these characters being concerned about how Sheila died, the soap circled back to this plot so that it can finally be brought to a satisfying conclusion.

Finn, who suddenly is poking holes into Sheila being attacked by a bear, called Detective Santiago to the hospital. The officer brought with him the woman’s toe, the only piece of her body the police could find at the scene of her killing. It was an open and shut case in their books, so they no longer need to hold onto this bit of evidence and it’s not a problem that it’s now in Finn’s possession.

The reason Finn wants the toe is so he can examine it. As he explained to Steffy, after calling her to the hospital as well, how Sheila died was way too convenient. I’d add over the top. He also believes that the cut is too clean on the toe, which would indicate that it was severed off not “chomped” by a bear. Though he didn’t say it, this would mean that the show’s LAPD didn’t do their due diligence so expect some amateur detective work from the good doctor.

Steffy, upon hearing her husbands suspicions, was alarmed at the idea that Sheila could still be alive and that’s pretty much where her reaction began and ended. But this will be a nice distraction for her considering the disaster her parents’ wedding turned into and having to stand in front of Brooke and Hope today to receive their gratitude for doing the right thing.

The two made an attempt at being tactful with their repeated ‘thank you’s to Steffy, but they ultimately fell short as soon as Brooke brought up how Taylor didn’t say anything to Ridge once she found out. Steffy did stick up for her mother by stating that Thomas had made a point she agreed with, their father had assured them all that he was marrying Taylor because he loves her. Not because of anything Brooke did or didn’t do.

While it was clear Brooke didn’t like that statement no more than she liked it when Taylor told her the same thing, it was also obvious that she believes the CPS call was the only reason Ridge left her and therefore he’d be returning to her once he figures himself out.

Both Taylor and Ridge are out of town, with no indication that they’re together, so we’ll be waiting a bit longer to find out who actually is going to end up with Ridge by the time the holidays roll in on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Before the episode ended, Brooke and Thomas came face-to-face. Steffy had run off to meet Finn at the hospital, skipping a Hope for the Future meeting that Hope went to attend, which left Brooke in the main office by herself before Thomas showed up.

Not much happened beyond Brooke expressing that she’s worried about Thomas to which he responded that he’s fine. To be honest, I agree that there’s nothing going on with him. He did something underhanded and manipulative but scheming and not being remorseful isn’t a sign of a mental health crisis.

Also, breaking up Bridge isn’t the worst thing he’s ever done. Brooke said this time he’d gone too far but Thomas’ actions were relatively tame compared to his previous behavior. After all, he ran Emma off the road and left her for dead years ago and he kept quiet about the fact that Hope’s baby was alive and being raised by his sister.

Consequences are coming for Thomas though. That’s plain. Enough characters have said it, so while he may never feel bad for what he did for Brooke, he is going to pay a price for it at some point in the near future.

Whether or not Sheila’s going to have to deal with her own repercussions is still up in the air. She and Deacon once again went round in circles about the risk she’s taking staying in town. He thinks time is running out, and she refuses to concede that her only choices are going on the run or being thrown back in jail when she’s inevitably caught.

Sheila, however, has likened herself to a ghost that’ll slip right between the bars of any prison. As she’s noted before, she’s a survivor and you just can’t keep her down for long. Until next time, Bold fans. Stay beautiful!

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