Deacon says a tear-filled goodbye to Sheila (Bold and the Beautiful recap - March 5, 2024)

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 /

On today's episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, Deacon went down to the morgue to pay his respects to Sheila. Before you go thinking the plot is about to twist, it's least not yet. Deacon got a chance to say his peace about who the infamous woman was to him. He'd never told her, but she reminded him of a rain storm since she was unpredictable, thrilling, and enticing.

It was sad watching him as he fell apart over Sheila. Say what you want about this pair, but they've always understood one another and there was a deep well of unconditional love between them. Deacon gave Sheila a chance when no one else but Mike Guthrie would and she was better for it. Without her, he's unsure of what do do next. Deacon admitted that prior to their bond, he'd grown used to being on his own and not needing anyone, but she changed that.

The two were a home for each other and now Deacon has to say goodbye to that. I'll be honest, I was hoping that maybe we'd get a shocking reveal in the moment that he asked the morgue attendant to pull back the sheet on Sheila, but there was no gotcha moment or switcheroo. That really was Sheila on the slab. The Bold and the Beautiful really does look to be ringing the death knell for her. No, as far as we're aware, no one has checked to see the person they've pronounced dead has nine toes on one foot but perhaps it's only a matter of time.

Meanwhile, at the hospital, Finn was having a truly uncomfortable conversation with his adoptive mother, Li. If he was looking for sympathy for Sheila's demise, he certainly didn't get it. Li arrived to his office to talk about her death and give her son an update on Hayes who'd stayed the night with Li. While the talk about Hayes was pleasant, never to mince words, Li put her grandmotherly warmth to the side to revel in Sheila's life being cut short by Steffy.

Finn tolerated the slander against Sheila for a bit but he eventually got tired of it and told Li to stop. She was about as shocked as the Forresters have been over Finn's unwillingness to dance on his birth mother's grave. I don't get it. Regardless of what Sheila did, Finn felt a connection to her. He should be able to process what happened and work through his feelings without everyone telling him he shouldn't feel a way and instead should be consoling Steffy. Li wondered how he must have been reacting around his wife given his reaction to her comments.

His reaction, of course, was to not spend the night at home which Liam had a strong opinion about. He'd shown up at the Cliff House after the cleaners left, leaving no trace of Sheila's blood by the fire place. Yes, my inner Steam shipper screamed at their immediate hug upon seeing each other, but their scenes very much stayed in the realm of the platonic.

Liam's of the mind that Steffy shouldn't lose sight of why she had to kill Sheila and that she shouldn't be upset by her actions. It's not as simple as that and I don't believe that's the talk Steffy really needs since she, too, should be able to speak about any guilty or grief she might have over killing someone no matter who it was. But she was held by Liam which might have went a ways for her since she'd been left alone in the house overnight.

If you've seen the spoilers, then you know Liam and Finn have an upcoming talk about this very situation. The good doctor has managed to anger two of Steffy's biggest supporters--Liam and Ridge--so he's not done receiving an earful. Speaking of Ridge, he was over at Eric's filling his dad, and Donna, in on what happened.

There's a lot of shock going around about Finn's inability to be there for Steffy, but I do have to wonder why he's not supposed to count on her support, too. Steffy knows that they need to be leaning on each other even though she can't quite get there emotionally on seeing Finn through the death of his birth mother, but she wants to try even if she keeps stepping wrong.

To Ridge, Finn shouldn't even be upset. He can't reason why, after everything Sheila did, that he'd spend anytime mourning her loss. I've been side-eying him this whole storyline, and he's not likely to let up or attempt to see things from his son-in-law's perspective. In one way I get it because Ridge's chief concern is his daughter, but it's always a struggle when he gets like this.

See you in the next recap, Bold fans. Stay beautiful!