The Bold and the Beautiful recap (Feb. 1): Are Taylor and Sheila the same?

Krista Allen 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
Krista Allen 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 /

Taylor had to be consoled by Brooke on today’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful after being confronted by Sheila at her workplace. Don’t worry, hands weren’t laid on her, but Sheila made a point that cut Taylor deep. They’re not that different at least not when it comes to the crimes they both committed. As much as Taylor’s family says to the contrary, the bare facts are the same. She shot Bill and left him for dead just like Sheila shot Finn and Steffy and left them to die.

Given how distraught Taylor is over her actions, it does seem like she may end up doing something drastic to assuage her guilt and give Sinn a way to at least try to put Sheila back behind bars regardless of Bill’s meddling. That, or Deacon’s feelings for the family’s nemesis could be used to their favor. It really just depends on which secret gets let out of the bag first.

Here’s the full recap of events from Feb. 1’s episode!

What happened today on The Bold and the Beautiful?

If you’ve been wondering if Ridge knows that Sheila’s a free woman, the soap answered that question today. Taylor was speaking to him on the phone in her office and telling him he didn’t need to come home to give his two cents about what happened. She pointed out that all he’d end up doing is yell which wouldn’t solve anything and then used his yelling on the line as evidence.

Taylor quickly got off the phone when Sheila walked in though she didn’t give Ridge any indication that’s why she had to end their call. So, for now, he’s still off finding himself but may not be for long what with Sheila going about her business as she pleases in Los Angeles.

Apparently, she decided to pay Taylor a visit because she wanted to assure her that she doesn’t intend to do anyone harm. Not her, not Steffy or Finn, not Brooke either. But she does hope Taylor can use her influence on the family to get everyone to realize that she’s not going anywhere and should be embraced. After all, she’s with Bill now and, therefore, she’s going to be in their lives.

It’s clear Sheila’s aware she’s in a position of power. She didn’t plead to be heard or understood. She simply said what she came there to say and reminded Taylor that they’ve both done irreparable harm to someone and walked away without punishment. It’s Sheila’s belief that they aren’t different from one another at all. Their actions were unforgivable and yet Taylor is still considered to be a good person who doesn’t deserve jail time. Sheila doesn’t care about being seen as good but she does want to be loved and not be held accountable for what she did just like Taylor.

She also spoke to when she saved Taylor, which I guess was her way of saying she’s capable of heroics not just destruction despite what the Forresters, Logans, and Spencers think. But, when Taylor wouldn’t give her a chance, Sheila left. Her words, however, stuck around as they sunk in and upset Taylor. Leaving her to cry in her office alone.

She wouldn’t be alone for long as her new “best friend” would be by shortly. Brooke stopped at Il Giardino to spend some time with Deacon and have more of his signature recipes. She raved about his pizza and his ravioli, and complimented him on all that he’s done as a newly minted restaurateur and the pride Hope has in him, too.

Deacon asked about her life without Ridge, and Brooke gave the same bland answer she’s been giving. She’s happy. She chose to walk away so that she could be a role model and break this cycle. And she even got a friend out of it in Taylor because, as the soap keeps telling us, they have more in common than Ridge. For her part, Brooke asked if Deacon has a woman in his life and, though he didn’t answer, she picked up on the look he was wearing when he was thinking about Sheila.

Brooke was delighted that Deacon could be finding love again, but she wouldn’t be if she knew who his thoughts have been turning to lately. The Logan brought her joy, and a pizza, with her to Taylor’s office, but it dampened when she saw how distraught her friend was. Taylor opened up to her and gave her the gist of her conversation with Sheila.

Like Steffy’s done repeatedly, Brooke denied the possibility that Taylor is in anyway similar to their foe. She said that Taylor wasn’t in her right mind and generally made the same argument that everyone’s been making which is that Taylor’s good people.

Self-deprecating, and full of guilt, Taylor gave the bare bones facts. She shot a man and left him to die. She said maybe she didn’t say anything about what she’d done at the time because she didn’t want to ruin her reputation. But, for those of us who watched back then, it really did look like she wasn’t all the way there when she nearly killed Bill. She was also immensely remorseful and worried over what would happen if she was found out.

Now that guilt has resurfaced and it’s wrecking her. Brooke held her as she cried, making her own assurance that they would find a way to put Sheila back behind bars. She doesn’t know how but they will. In the meantime, they’re going to need to have a talk with security at Forrester Creations and get someone more competent than Charlie.

Carter started the episode talking with the goofy Head of Security about keeping things tight so that Sheila can’t sneak in and yet that’s exactly what she did after he and Katie talked. Katie told Carter that she knows what Bill is blackmailing Sinn with but she also said that it’s best if he doesn’t know what that information is even though she does trust him.

She also divulged that Bill seemed like he’d walk away from Sheila if he knew he had another shot at making his family work. She was coy, saying she didn’t know how he got the impression that that’s what she was offering him when she expressed that they could be a family if he walked away from his new love, but there really isn’t any other way to interpret what she said.

Katie did let Carter know that she has no intentions on getting back with Bill. How could she possibly do that she said when she knows now what it’s like to be with a man like Carter? She feels appreciated and she has too much dignity to be trying once more with her ex-husband. They’re always be family, but that’s where it ends for her.

She’s going to have to give an abridged version of that speech to Sheila because after Carter left for his meeting, Sheila made her presence known in the main office. Why is she there? To tell Katie she needs to accept that Bill is with her now. I anticipate barbs will be flying.

Until next time, Bold fans. Stay beautiful!

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