I'm so sorry that I've been slacking on B&B coverage -- you may have noticed that things are a little exciting over in GH-land, what with the 50th anniversary and the Nurses Ball and the crazy 50-hour marathon two weekends in a row. So much to cover!
But no matter! I'm all caught up on B&B and maybe I'm just feeling soap-generous at the moment but this show is a blast right now.
First of all, they rewrote and re-invented Caroline's character completely. Would it have been better for a slow build to make the change a little more understandable and a little less overnight? Yes. But the character needed a makeover ASAP and I, for one, love the recharge she's gotten. Caroline was the blandest, nicest, most-go-nowhere character the show had (though not the only one, that's for sure) and in order to keep the character and let her drive story, they had to actually give her a personality. And boy did they! She is a snobby, scheming bitch-from-hell now. The show desperately needed a nasty low-down schemer since Amber left and Steffy's going maternal. Now they've got one, but with the extra-fun spin of the elitist uppity-ness on top of it all. She. Cracks. Me. Up. And another thing: Linsey Godfrey is on fire. This? She can do. Beautifully. She is seriously nailing it and I'm loving it. One of my favorite moments was in Thursday's episode when she took a photo of her freakin' salad and posted it online and then bragged about how many "likes" she got. For her salad. I literally laughed out loud and I don't remember when I last did that for this show. (Or rather, when this show meant for me to laugh out loud and I did so.) Plus, I was grateful that her nastiness is finally sending Dayzee over the edge, as she had some fantastic reaction shots in that scene.
And her first official scheme? IS A MASTERPIECE OF HILARITY. She's paying an adult filmmaker to somehow trick Maya into starring in porn!
Because apparently Maya is so dumb that she won't realize what's happening when she's having actual sex on screen and some dude is jerking off onto her actual boobs that, hey, this is not the next Schindler's List! (Girlfriend spent years in prison and before that lived on the street. I certainly hope they'll toughen her up and not actually have her be too shy or something to fight back on this. Because that would be absurd. But in the meantime, hysterical.)
Oh and Caroline even did her best porn star imitation while talking to the director.
Like I said, cracking me up. Her best work on this show by a country mile.
Meanwhile, Rick is literally going on dates with Maya in front of his girlfriend and it's totally okay and not weird because this is B&B and Liam made out with two women for two years but apparently never betrayed either of them and is the greatest catch alive.
Rick explains away his girlfriend's beastliness by repeatedly explaining that she's from New York. Yes, New Yorkers are well-known for being terrified of a little dirt and being insanely snooty and never remembering anyone's name. (Thankfully Maya defended our people, dammit!)