The ball got rolling on Bill and Sheila’s plan on Jan. 3’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful. Step one was for Sheila to be arrested and now Bill has to sell the lie that she’d been at his place trying to plead her case. The two are counting on Steffy and Finn keeping their mouths shut about their relationship in order to ensure Taylor stays out of jail. But, understandably, Sinn are confused about Bill’s sudden change of heart.
Not that Bill is going to be able to sell that he’d changed his mind. Given how depressed he sounded, even if he does manage to pull off this scheme, the way out of this storyline for him is his family realizing that his mental health is down the tubes right now. It’s the only reason he’s going along with this in the first place.
Bill can’t possibly sustain this ruse. Can he? Here’s the full recap of the episode.
The Bold and the Beautiful recap (Jan. 3)
With a new day having dawned, Bill was busy reflecting on the three great romantic loves of his life. He replayed Steffy railing against the idea that he and Sheila could ever be together and reminding him of the trauma she’s put all of them through. As well as Brooke rejecting him but softening the blow by talking about how magical their relationship had been, and Katie telling him that she’s always wanted a life with him, but that he’s in love with her sister so that’s not going to happen.
When his sons paid him a visit, relieved and anxious to find out where he’d been, Bill began to spin the tale he and Sheila had crafted. Wyatt and Liam, however, were skeptical. Why would she come to him of all people to plead her case? Bill’s excuse was the she was desperate, but it still didn’t make a lot of sense and his downcast demeanor didn’t help matters.
Liam gave his father a peculiar look when Bill muttered that he wouldn’t call Sheila a psychopath after Wyatt called her that. And when he said Sheila can’t hurt him, his sons looked puzzled. I will say though that they were doing the most when it came to Bill “apprehending” the infamous woman. They both think Brooke and the Forresters owe him now and that he should be hailed as a hero.
Considering the story is that Sheila broke into his place, he caught her, and turned her into the police, there’s really no reason for Bill to get undue credit. He was protecting himself. What did they think he was going to do? Let her go? But his sons weren’t alone in showering praise upon his actions. Katie did, too.
She and Carter were processing the fact that Sheila had been arrested They couldn’t believe it, but Katie had read multiple news outlets to confirm it and the police put out a statement. She was alight with joy that finally Sheila would be put behind bars for the rest of her life. Granted everyone seems to be forgetting a trial has to be had first, but it’s understandable they’re glad she’s off the streets.
Carter, however, couldn’t seem to let well enough alone. He didn’t deter Katie from her happiness and proclaiming of Bill as a hero, but he also kept trying to piece together this surprising set of circumstances. Katie slowed down some to indulge his need to put the facts of what happened in order, but she mostly couldn’t believe what Bill had done. Clearly, there’s something not adding up for Carter, and he may not let it go.
As for Finn and Steffy, they were taken aback when they learned Bill had turned Sheila in. They couldn’t explain it because the move went against the threat Bill had lodged at Steffy. Determined to get to the bottom of what’s going on, Steffy decided to head over to his place to get some answers.
Finn was against the idea. He wants to protect his wife, and he doesn’t trust Bill now. But Steffy went ahead, assuring him that she’d be safe and she’d call if she needed him. Liam and Wyatt were gone by the time she got to Spencer Mansion which left the two to have their conversation in private.
Steffy wanted to know if Bill had come to his senses and that’s why he’d turned Sheila in. He didn’t really explain himself despite her pushing. Steffy also asked if Sheila may have had something on him. She didn’t want to believe he’d really blackmail her and fished to see if something else was happening that perhaps she didn’t have all the facts.
The episode ended with Bill outwardly conflicted. So far he’s stuck to the plan he and his new lady love have put in motion, but if his family keeps pressing, he may crumble and leave Sheila out to dry. Or he may expose their relationship far earlier than they intended.
Until next time, Bold fans. Stay beautiful!