Let the Games Begin

By Barbara

I don’t know about anyone else, but B&B sure does have me going back and forth about my feelings for certain people. One minute I love them, the next I hate them. Then they’re just ‘meh’. I haven’t been through this many emotions since I was pregnant over 25 years ago, and ladies, most of you know what an emotional roller coaster that is. I almost feel like sitting in a corner somewhere and drooling out of sheer frustration and confusion. I’ve always rooted for the underdog in most situations. I hate seeing people manipulated and walked all over, so when they finally get a grip and take their self esteem to a new level, I’m usually there cheering them on. However, when that underdog has a criminal inclination, I’m a little less sympathetic. As I’m sure you all realize by now, I’m talking about Quinn. She was always someone I loved to hate. She gave the show some zip and pizazz, no matter how frustrating she could be at times. It’s kept the show from being a complete snooze fest at times, and let’s face it, Quinn has managed to keep most of us glued to our seats waiting to find out what she’s going to do next.

Do I think that Eric has lost his mind to trust Quinn? Oh, hell to the yeah. She’s barely let the paint dry on her illegal actions before she started singing the ‘I’ve changed’ tune. And this is a tune she’s played over and over again, just for us to be shown that she hasn’t changed at all. She lets a whole nano-second pass before she’s ready to jump into interfering in someone else’s life. I was sickened to the point of nearly losing my lunch when she and Eric got together and started acting all mushy and googly-eyed. I have yet to see Quinn do anything without an ulterior motive, and usually that motive is up to no good. However, B&B has been trying to pull on my heart strings and make me feel sorry for her with this Forrester family bullying. They’re doing a fine job of it also. In a way, I do feel sorry for her, but my guard is up, as it should be. I’ll always find myself waiting for the other shoe to drop as far as Quinn is concerned. There comes a time in life, though, where you have to let the ones you love make their own decisions and mistakes. We teach our children about life by protecting them to a certain extent, but know that often they won’t learn until they’ve experienced on their own. When it comes to an adult, where should one draw the line? Personally, I think it’s time for the Forrester’s to let Eric do what he’s going to do, and if it’s a mistake, let him find out for himself. It’s impossible to control your own life when you’re busy trying to control someone else’s.

When it comes to acting like spoiled, selfish brats, Ridge and Steffy have it shooting out of them like daggers. Yes, I get that they’re concerned. I understand that in their mind they’re protecting their family and its legacy. However, they’re breaking the law themselves by hiding the POA that’s been legally drawn up. Two wrongs don’t necessarily make a right, and they should know that it’s going to end up backfiring on them more than it will help them. If Quinn finds out she’s actually got the upper hand, now that they’ve treated her so horribly, her ‘Quinn’ is going to come out worse than before. They ain’t seen nothing yet. They need to remember that old saying, ‘keep your friends close… keep your enemies closer.’ If they pretended to support Quinn, she’ll get comfortable and her guard will be let down. By keeping her angry, she’ll only want to lash out and cause more damage.

So today, Carter decided that he had a conscience and informed Ridge and Steffy that he couldn’t go along with keeping the POA documents a secret. He realizes that this could cause him to lose his license. No one cares about that, however. To them it’s a moot point. Carter let Ridge and Steffy talk him into keeping the secret until they could get Quinn out of all of their lives once and for all. What they didn’t realize is that Wyatt was standing outside the door when they were having this conversation and heard the entire thing. His eyes have finally been opened as to what his ‘loving wife’ has been doing to his mother. Wyatt has stood by Steffy through all of this, and he’s understandably hurt and confused that someone he claims to love so much has betrayed him by not being honest with him. He’s finally seeing Steffy and her family for who they really are. They’re just as good at manipulating a situation to their advantage as his mother is. How does this make them any better than his mother? It appears that Wyatt’s rose colored glasses have finally been shattered. He’s seeing that the women he loves isn’t really all that she claims to be. He realizes that Steffy’s feelings are more important to her than his, although she’s made this blatantly obvious many times. I’m getting the feeling that Wyatt is getting ready to throw in the towel on the whole bunch of them.

Meanwhile, Ivy is back to trying to persuade Liam that they should give their relationship another try. I don’t know about anyone else, but if I have to beg someone to try to be with me, I’m not going to stay in the game. You either want to be with me or you don’t. I’ll be damned if I’m going to beg or pull some Quinn’s to get what I what. People don’t seem to understand that being with someone who ultimately doesn’t want to be with you is a horrible way to live. It’s never worth it in the long run, and the most miserable person will end up being yourself, not the other person. Of course, I’ll never really understand B&B’s penchant for putting the same people together over and over again in the first place, as if Los Angeles isn’t so highly populated with many more choices, and better ones at that. And of course, there are the ones that are already there that are being overlooked completely… Carter for one. Justin. Allison. How about putting some of these people together and getting some different story lines going here? How about getting a few newbies on there to throw in the mix? For the love of God, stop all of this near incest!

So, at the end of today’s show we’re left with a disillusioned Wyatt finding out what Steffy is really all about. Talk about clueless. Will he stick by Steffy’s side and keep her secret or will he throw in the towel and tell his mother the truth? Chime in with your thoughts, dear readers.

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