Steffy isn't leaving Bold and the Beautiful but she may end up in jail (Feb. 28, 2024 recap)

CBS Original Daytime Series THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as Steffy Forrester. Photo: Matthew Taplinger/CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
CBS Original Daytime Series THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as Steffy Forrester. Photo: Matthew Taplinger/CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Things are heating up on The Bold and the Beautiful as characters begin to learn of Sheila Carter's demise at the hands of one Steffy Forrester.

If you're worried that Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is leaving the soap, don't be! This is the kind of meaty plot the actors love taking a bite out of, and it's not a sign we're going to be saying goodbye to one of the best actresses in daytime, so kick back and enjoy this storyline.

On Feb. 28's episode of the soap, Steffy told her husband, Finn, that she'd killed his birth mother. She delivered the news as gently as she could given the fact that she was the one to stab the woman and the two had nothing but bad blood between them.

As Finn began to process, and looked at the blood stain that had seeped into their rug, the wheels started turning in his head. When he'd entered their home, after seeing the police pull away, he assumed Sheila had broken in once again. He thought she'd been arrested or perhaps even escaped, but it never entered his mind that she'd be dead. Finn couldn't believe that Steffy was capable of killing her but he had to accept that she did because that's what she told him.

Steffy admitted to stabbing Sheila, but she said she did it in self-defense. Sheila had broken into her house, she kept coming toward her and wouldn't leave when she was told, it was dark and Steffy has PTSD from all that Sheila has done to her over the years so she was terrified. She grabbed a knife and when her nemesis lunged at her, she stabbed her. Sheila bled out and was declared dead by the EMTs who answered Steffy's 911 call.

When Ridge and Forrester found out what happened, thanks to Carter's police informant who was keeping him abreast of the unfolding investigation, the two ran straight to the Cliff House. They were shocked to learn that Steffy had been responsible for Sheila's death but immediately surrounded her with the love and understanding that Finn wasn't able to provide because that's a lot to ask from the son of the woman she killed.

Steffy informed her brother and her father that she'd been questioned by the police and that she would be going through another round of questioning at a later date. She was concerned that she might be brought up on charges, but Ridge assured her that if that were to happen Carter would ensure that she had the best team of lawyers.

This whole conversation was happening without Finn's input. He was busy looking at the blood stain, then the open sliding door, and the knife rack in the kitchen. It wasn't until Ridge referred to Sheila as an "animal" and said she got what she deserved that Finn tuned back into the discussion. He firmly reminded the room that said "animal" was his mother and called her by her name, Sheila. As we all can tell, it's about to be very tense between Finn and the Forresters (likely the Spencers, too) as this storyline takes shape.

Steffy might end up in prison blue, at least for a little while

Steffy's right to be concerned. Her story is on shaky grounds especially given what happened earlier in the day. It's going to be hard to make the case that she was so in fear of her life that she needed to take drastic action in order to keep herself alive.

First, she didn't know what Sheila was reaching for in her pocket, and she was given no indication that it was a weapon even though she says she thought Sheila was going to try to shoot her. Second, Steffy had gotten into a physical altercation with her nemesis hours prior to this last fatal interaction. In that situation Steffy was the aggressor.

Finn was under the impression that Sheila shoved Steffy first and that's why his wife threw a punch and the two got into a tussle, but that's not how things went down. Steffy barged into Sheila's apartment, lodged threats, punched her, wouldn't leave, and continuously antagonized her. I love my girl but there's just no way to justify aggressively confronting a woman that's infamous for her hairpin trigger when provoked. Not to mention that's how she got shot the first time!

With Finn teased not to be on Steffy's side, it's a real possibility that her husband won't support her at all during the investigation and if charges are pressed that could lead to big problems. It doesn't help matters that Finn wasn't the only person who knows Steffy said she wanted Sheila dead. Deacon does as well as Hope since Finn shared that bit of information with her. Brooke knows now, too, because Hope couldn't help but give her mom the details since she's begun hoisting her Team Finn flag. This does signal that Brooke is likely to tell Ridge while Hope will tell Thomas if Steffy doesn't tell them herself first. And both woman learned from Carter that Sheila's dead.

Everyone is liable to weigh in on this situation and, no, not all of them will be on Steffy's side. If brought to trial, Finn could wind up being a part of the state's case against his wife. It really just depends on if The Bold and the Beautiful is prepared to give us courtroom drama the likes we haven't seen since Katie sued Bill for sole custody of Will.