The Bold and the Beautiful recap (Jan. 13): Bill loves Sheila

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Sheila’s dream came true today on The Bold and the Beautiful, someone declared their love for her and it wasn’t Mike Gutherie. Of course, it was Bill. The two have fallen into an unexpected romance that’s already started to burn bridges for the Spencer CEO, but he believes she’s worth it. We’ll have to see if that’s the case, but for now these two are as thick as thieves and are presenting a united front against the world…or at least against the Forresters.

Brooke and Katie became privy to the news that Sheila’d been set free, but Carter couldn’t really fill them in on why her case has been dropped. Refusing to be kept out of the loop, Katie and the CFO went to the Cliff House to ask Steffy and Finn what happened. They only found the latter at home but he still conveyed the shocking news that all of this had been set in motion by Bill.

Meanwhile, Taylor was confronting Bill at his house. For some reason she thought she could get through to him even though they don’t have a personal relationship. They share a grandchild and a familial connection to Douglas, that’s it. But, before their conversation could really get anywhere, Sheila made her presence known and started doing most of the talking.

Though I guess Bill did save the best part for last. He told Sheila he loves her right in front of Taylor and a stunned Steffy who’d just walked through the door.

Here’s the full recap of events.

What happened today on The Bold and the Beautiful?

Sinn managed to talk Taylor down from turning herself in. They explained that even if she were to go to the police, there’s no guarantee that Sheila would go to jail. Bill’s dead set on protecting her freedom and he’ll do whatever he needs to in order to ensure it. He already bought a judge, potentially leaned on an eye witness, and falsified evidence. He’s not playing around.

Taylor, however, can’t stand living under threat. So, she decided that if she can’t martyr herself for the greater good and safety of her family, then she’ll have to go talk him out of it. Steffy didn’t realize that’s what she was going to do until after her mom had left the house. Taylor had even blocked her from finding her with a locator app which only confirmed Steffy’s suspicions.

She followed after Taylor, but she missed the majority of the conversation that took place at Spencer Mansion. When Taylor walked into Bill’s home, he was in the living room waiting on Sheila to come back. His new love had said she was going to go freshen up and prepare for the rest of their plans for the night. The implication was that she was going to show him just how appreciative she is of his help, love, and trust.

Taylor did her best to try to get Bill to see reason. Interestingly, however, nearly all the points she was making against Sheila could arguably be made against her. No, Taylor hasn’t terrorized Bill for years, but she did cause trauma to his family by shooting him. She did almost take a father from his children. She didn’t think twice about shooting him until she processed what she’d done. And she did present a clear and present danger to him at one point in his life.

So, for as much as she wants to shame Sheila, they do share something in common. They lashed out violently in the heat of the moment and nearly upended a family in the aftermath. The difference, however, is that Sheila is presenting herself as a victim when she is not.

Sheila’s entrance into the scene brought enough tension to have me hanging off the edge of my seat. I’d been waiting for this confrontation since this blackmail plot was first introduced. I have to say, it didn’t disappoint.

Sheila threw a low blow in there, telling Taylor that she must not know what it feels like to be put first since Ridge never did so. Ouch. And Taylor turned Sheila’s words against her when she tried to use their past pseudo friendship as a means of mending fences. As Taylor put it, she’d given Sheila a chance, believed in her, only for the woman to turnaround and put a bullet in her daughter, so no she wasn’t willing to give her the benefit of the doubt this time. That was hard for Sheila to swallow.

Bill didn’t say much while the two exchanged words. He was so silent that Taylor asked him if he had anything to say or if he was going to let Sheila do all the talking. Sheila said that maybe he was tired of talking because he’s never being heard. However, he was very clear when he turned to face Sheila and spoke on their commitment to one another and how he’s never had a relationship like theirs.

Steffy was walking in at the time so she got to hear Bill tell Sheila that he loves her. Sheila was blown away, that’s what she’s always wanted to hear from someone. That’s been her dream, to find someone to love and for them to love her back. She embraced Bill and smirked over his shoulder at Steffy and Taylor looking like the cat that got the cream.

As for Katie, she has yet to hear that her ex-husband is with her family’s nemesis. She and Carter left the office in search of answers for why Sheila had been set free. Katie said it was so they could prepare what to say to the press, therefore they went straight to their number one source for information, Steffy and Finn.

Finn was home by himself, expecting Amelia to arrive. The episode didn’t give us much time with this trio but Katie and Carter did at least learn that Bill’s responsible for Sheila’s release. They just don’t know in what capacity. It’s going to be quite the moment when they find out.

Until next time, Bold fans. Stay beautiful!

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