The Handsome & the Mistaken
The Italian scenery footage is almost enough to briefly lull you into think The Bold & the Beautiful is this super-classy show that hasn't been telling the same exact story every day for almost a year now, and on which people aren't bizarrely obsessed with giant olives.
And then they give us a hint that maybe they know what we, the audience, are going through by giving Steffy lines like, "I just can't stand another moment of the Hope and Liam Show." (Neither can we, Steffy, neither can we! Only... add one more name to that show title and you'll get the picture.)
And then they tease us with Deacon, a complicated character played by an actor who can actually play layers and simultaneously be ridiculously handsome in a dangerous sort of way.
(Can someone explain to me how the folks in charge saw these scenes and didn't think, "Oh yeah, yeah, we need to be keeping this guy around long term, he's bringing some much needed spark to the canvas."????)
But then Alison. Dear, sweet, put-upon, played-by-a-princess Alison. First of all, she claimed to be immune to Deacon's charms. So clearly she doesn't like boys. But she also has an insane assessment of the decency of boys, too, because when asked by Deacon about Liam...
Alison: Young men don't come any better. Liam is kind, smart, enterprising -- a great future ahead of him, and he loves her.
Princess, get your head checked! If in your world, young men don't come any better than spineless dudes who deliberately keep two women on the hook for the better part of a year and find it completely impossible to keep their mouths and hands on only their wives or fiancees... well then I'd hate to live in your world, exotic trips to Italy or not!