The Bold and the Beautiful recap (Jan. 23): Il Giardino has a new proprietor!

Sean Kanan 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
Sean Kanan 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 /

Last week on The Bold and the Beautiful, Brooke carried herself on over to Spencer Mansion to make her own impassioned plea for Bill to kick Sheila out and sending her back to jail. Friday’s episode ended with Bill telling Brooke that she’s right about everything she’s been saying when it comes to who he is as a man and why a romance with Sheila isn’t a good idea.

But did he really give her what she wanted and leave Sheila? Is Shill over already? If you guessed that it wasn’t going to be as simple as Brooke dropping a tear, you were correct! Bill didn’t decide to leave Sheila, however, he did make a concession to his ex-wife that could prove to be the wedge the Logans use to drive Shill apart…that is if Deacon doesn’t get in their way first.

Yes, he’s back! And he’s got a restaurant to his name now. Plus, Deacon’s been filled in on Sheila’s release which is sure to leave him wanting some answers of his own. Here’s the recap of events from Monday’s episode!

What happened today on The Bold and the Beautiful?

At Spencer Mansion, Brooke didn’t exactly get what she wanted. While she was still pleading with Bill to “come to his senses,” Sheila slid in to give her own speech to Bill. As she told him before, she’ll go if he asks her to but it has to be his decision. Sheila is immensely grateful for Bill’s love and protection, but she’s also been adamant that their relationship will be based on his terms. As long as he wants and needs her around, she’ll be by his side.

Brooke telling Bill that he’s a good man who deserves the love of a woman who can appreciate him, whose past isn’t littered with damaging crimes, didn’t go unacknowledged by him. He agrees with his ex-wife that his romance with Sheila doesn’t make any sense, but he needs her. Brooke rejected him and so did Katie. He feels abandoned and Sheila’s not going to do that to him. So while the two Logan sisters are everything to him and he does want to protect his family with Katie, he doesn’t believe he has to give up on his own needs to ensure their safety.

Like with previous confrontations about their relationship, Sheila did most of the talking. To the point that Brooke told her to shut up and let Bill speak. Growing tired of being insulted, Sheila told her that she’s sick of the hypocrisy. Brooke and her family like throwing stones from their quote “glass pedestals” but Brooke slept with her grown daughter’s husband and had a child with him. She’s also spent most of her adult life in a love triangle with her supposed “destiny” and his best friend. And Taylor nearly killed Bill but everyone was perfectly fine letting her go on with her life like it didn’t happen.

Brooke didn’t have a rebuttal for those rejoinders. Finally, however, Bill did speak up and he shared that he’s got a painful, dark, hole in himself that Sheila is filling. Brooke tried to interject, but Sheila firmly shut her down, telling her to let Bill speak. When he finished, it was clear to Brooke that her ex would not be throwing Sheila out and there was an unspoken implication that it was time for her to leave.

Affronted, she expressed that she refused to give up on Bill and would be back. She left with a slam of the front door. Shill embraced. Sheila looked pleased while Bill’s expression was almost unreadable but if I had to bet, he also took a sick kind of joy seeing Brooke hurt just like he’d been.

Shill, however, may have an expiration date coming soon if Deacon ends up in the mix of things. He’s been spending all of his time getting Il Giardino in working order since he’s the new proprietor which for some reason means he didn’t know Sheila’s a free woman.

Hope filled her father in when she dropped by to see him. The two shared in Deacon’s joy over the restaurant he’s come to own through investors and a loan he’s going to need to work off. But that was only briefly. Hope launched right into Sheila and Bill’s involvement.

At first, Deacon didn’t understand that the two are romantically tied. He couldn’t see why Bill would be aligning himself with Sheila, but when Hope told him that there are feelings there, Deacon didn’t seem to like that answer.

Hope was so caught up in her own disbelief that anyone could love Sheila Carter that she didn’t notice she and her dad were having two separate conversations. She was taken aback by Bill’s choice to be with Sheila and focusing on the woman’s crimes. Deacon was rocked that Sheila was with Bill, period.

With an apology for overshadowing Deacon’s good news and a promise to stop by the restaurant at dinner time to toast him, Hope went on her way. She also told her dad to hang up if Sheila calls him to which he responded that he knows how to handle her. We all know that but Hope sure doesn’t.

After his daughter’s departure, Deacon poured himself a glass of liquor and appeared to toast Sheila. He remembered she told him to never count her out because she’s a survivor, and now she’s out of jail. There was a bit of pride on his face but it’s clear he doesn’t quite buy that Sheila truly loves Bill. When these two friends cross paths again, you know their scenes are going to be fire especially with Deacon curious about how Sheila pulled this off.

Until next time, Bold fans. Stay beautiful!

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