Is the Stockholm Syndrome kicking in or was yesterday's episode of The Bold & the Beautiful... pretty good? Nothing spectacular, certainly, but it just felt like a solid thirty minutes of fairly dependable soap. We had old rivalries flaring up, pasts catching up to people, and a couple working on their troubled marriage. Variety! The spice of life, and certainly of soap!
First up, it's about time Dayzee's backstory catches up with her current non-story. She has an interesting history that should be mined for years to come, but the show generally just treats her as a nice, bland person who has integrity and is married to Marcus. Who is a Forrester. Which means she shows up at Forrester Creations from time to time to sort of sit near Marcus and look supportive, and considering Marcus's job at Forrester Creations seems to be to sit near Thomas or Rick or Steffy or Hope or Eric and look supportive, it's a pretty thankless and meaningless gig.
So apparently NewGirl Maya used to work at the shelter with Dayzee and ultimately got wrongfully convicted of some crime or another and sentenced to ten years' hard time. She had no family willing to take in her daughter, so Dayzee hooked her up with what sounds like a less-than-legal adoption service and placed the kid. Maya has now been exonerated (or released early on good behavior? It seemed a little vague to me) and wants her daughter back and wants Dayzee to help her find the kid. Dayzee confided all of this in Hope, of all people.
Which is a good move. Because seriously, Hope has barely been in a scene that's not about her and her stupid love triangle for years now and when someone's in such desperate need of character rehab, it's always smart to actually show them being helpful to a friend or a family member just because. (Yeah, I realize the show's pretending that Hope's already gone through character rehabilitation, signified by her constantly telling us how she's now "tough and mature and going after what she wants," but eww. It's not working.)
Anyway, this has potential. I fear it'll last a week, but am hoping for much more (and the fact that she's keeping it from Marcus because she's "a Forrester now" -- which actually seems out of character for Dayzee to say in that manner so we'll see -- appears to be a sign that this'll be a high-ish stakes storyline, but I've been duped before).