If Brooke -- KNOWING she is guilty and it's about to come down -- just gets up and leaves the room...the whole dynamic changes.
Well in reality plenty of people do that - and it works! I know people who, despite being completely totally in-the-wrong, would just roll their eyes and walk away when someone says "You did something awful buddy!". Of course, I have zero respect for those people because they never fess up to their mistakes and are total fakers, but hey...props to them for pulling off a good performance and deflecting.
It was scary how much of Bill's "Katie - let's make this about cause and effect" speech sounded exactly like someone else in my life. It's sick. Behaviours are NOT about cause and effect. Just because your wife flips out and starts talking crazy about how you should bang her sister, doesn't mean you should consider it! Bill willingly turned to Brooke, but to hear him describe it, it's like he was a powerless victim. His wife didn't climb on-top of him so what else was he to do??
Bill is complete dirt.
I have to say a big thank you to you guys for alerting me to Tylo's departure this week. I wouldn't have tuned in otherwise, and Monday's episode (and elements of today's) was worth watching. Tylo’s never coming back, I’m sure…in spite of the – how did she put it in her statement – “thousands of acting roles available”? No offense to her, but I doubt she’ll find something else after this. I actually feel for the woman.
Before I get to Taylor, I have to say that JMW has been utterly wasted these last few years. She was so interesting as the heir to the Forrester Company, behind a desk, being in charge. I really think JMW also enjoyed playing the boss. Once the TOD started, she was never in the office, and I rooted for her to get back there and be the next Stefanie. So much for that now!
It's a shame Taylor being a miserable scheming shrew these last few years, but it was fantastic finally seeing Katie calling her out on what an irresponsible, vengeful harpy she was. And the dialogue was so to-the-point, too! It's as if the writers finally woke up from their sloppy indifference and decided to let these scripts reflect the truths of what a sad mess the series has become. And still, you could tell Tylo was playing it as a sort of last stand for Taylor. Like she wasn’t bothered by the fact that she would be hated for it – she just had to “save” Katie by outing Brooke for the good of the universe. And in a way, Taylor IS right. Katie doesn’t GET how untrustworthy Brooke is.
I figured the party would take up all of Tylo’s three final episodes…I’m glad it won’t, but I'm bummed she was nowhere to be seen today. I figured Tuesday would be her breaking up with Eric, and Wednesday would be her saying goodbye to Thomas and leaving town. Are we going to get all three things in tomorrow's episode???
Was Thomas even at the party? I don’t think he’s an especially good actor, but I’m constantly amazed by how little the show does with him when he’s supposed to matter.
The acting at the party was great – except for Donna. I get that they barely gave her any lines, but her hands up in the air objections were so, so stupid. Why is she covering for Brooke to Katie? In fact, here’s a question – why is Donna putting herself in the middle of her two sisters at all?? I never followed why she wouldn’t have slapped Brooke across the face after learning about the affair…it hurts Katie and last I checked, she has nothing against Katie at all.
Katie and Brooke were terrific in their face-to-face moments as Katie came around and realized Taylor was right.
The sad part of this whole thing is – what is Katie really going to do? Yell at them? Ban Brooke from her life? Bill was a monster for saying she was powerless to do anything but walk out or forgive him (and be a doormat for the hundredth time) but he is right. We already know Brooke will survive this scandal – the show insists on that much - so what about Katie?
I'd love to see her turn on Brooke completely and become her bitter enemy, but the show insists on making Katie likeable, so...I feel she is doomed.
The stuff with Caroline on Monday was blatantly meta, but at least the actress is finally throwing herself into some material she enjoys. Did anyone else think it was sad how she – and this show – actually thinks it’s “sexy” to have characters stare off into mirrors and fantasize? Having that fall apart today was almost funny - Maya knows it's sucky for the web series, but they still do it on BatB all the time.
Whatever the makeup people did on Monday, Tylo looked better than she ever has of late. I think it was the warm color on her cheeks and eyes – the overall effect softened the "surgery features" really well.
I’m a bit bummed Katie didn’t know all along – that would have restored some of my faith in her after her bizarre, over-the-top PPD. Why were the writers suggesting she did, then?
So tomorrow is 100% Tylo's last day, right? I'll tune in then.
Do we have a transcript from her online chat earlier today? I wonder what things fans had to say to her....