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B&B Two Scoops: Two Scoops Archives for 2012
Love a storyline? Want to throw the remote at the screen during others? Our Two Scoops columnists feel the same way. Each week, they provided their own commentary on the action in the Two Scoops column.

Every week, our Two Scoops columnists share their thoughts and opinions in the Two Scoops commentary columns. Those columns are archived to allow fans a chance to make sure that they've read every opinion for every week. This archive features columns written about The Bold and the Beautiful in the 2012 calendar year.

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January 2, 2012
Time once again to look over a year's worth of B&B. Was it bold? Was it beautiful? Or was it another adjective that starts with the letter 'b?' Brave the backlog with Two Scoops' Mike!
January 9, 2012
A vacation in Cabo featured rolling surf, young people basking in the sun, and a tumble from an all-terrain vehicle. Do viewers want to see tropical frolicking, or drama that hits (and takes place) a little closer to home? We'll start the discussion in this week's Two Scoops.
January 16, 2012
Erratic pacing, dropped storylines, and rehash got you down? Tired of the same faces on your screen all the time? Take a flight of fancy into the B&B that could be with Two Scoops' Mike.
January 23, 2012
It wasn't quite a page ripped out of the movie, 'The Way We Were,' but Katie did exhibit some praiseworthy tenacity as she went after the truth. Do Katie and Bill stand a chance or is their marriage doomed to fail? Find out in this week's Two Scoops.
January 30, 2012
The Steffy/Liam/Hope triangle goes on ad nauseum, but wasn't it livened up when Bill's house of cards collapsed on top of him! Dig through the drama with Two Scoops' Mike!
February 6, 2012
Liam finally stood up to his old man and asserted his independence, but that wasn't the only display of boldness on The Bold and the Beautiful. Find out in this week's Two Scoops why our columnist, Allison, is glad that there's finally a showing of some backbone.
February 13, 2012
Your adjective will differ depending whether you're Team Leffy or Team Lope. But one thing's certain -- The Kiddie Patrol is still on 24/7! Is the so-called younger set what B&B needs in order to stay on the air, or will they alienate older viewers? It's time to play 'Justify the Juniors' with Mike in this week's Two Scoops column.
February 20, 2012
This was some kind of catfight: a bout where you don't eat dirt, but chocolate! Were you rooting for Steffy or Hope in the chocolate showdown? And what about Rick's sticking his nose in Steffy's annulment? Check out our columnist's thoughts on those subjects, as well as Ridge and Eric, and more in this week's Two Scoops.
February 27, 2012
Fred and Wilma and Betty and Barney sat around talking about Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, with Dino and Schleprock joining in. The Flintstones? No, B&B! Have a yabba-dabba-doo time with Two Scoops' Mike!
March 5, 2012
Around and around we go on the virgin merry-go-round! Will Hope finally go through with it and make love to Liam? Has Steffy run out of options to hang onto the husband who's divorcing her? And why is everyone so obsessed with these three characters' love lives? Even Stephanie got in on the lecturing this past week. Find out in this week's Two Scoops!
March 12, 2012
The continuing discussions about Hope's change in status took on surprisingly substantial dimensions, while the First Couple of B&B took a history test. Dig a little deeper with Two Scoops' Mike!
March 19, 2012
In a shortened week, Steffy decided that she had to leave town to get away from the reality of Hope and Liam being lovers. Unfortunately for Hope, making love wasn't what she expected and her therapist has given her drugs to alter her anxiety. Is this any way for a love affair to progress? And why doesn't Liam seem to notice that Hope's not 'feeling' it?
Linsey Godfrey
March 26, 2012
There's a new girl shaking things up at Forrester Creations and her name is Caroline Spencer. No, she's not the same Caroline that Ridge once married. Meanwhile, Brooke's failed to notice that her lovely daughter Hope has gotten hooked on anti-anxiety medication and can't take the paparazzi pressure of being a home wrecker! At least Stephanie and Eric had a nice anniversary party... and didn't you love Eric's song?
Linsey Godfrey
April 2, 2012
There's a new girl shaking things up at Forrester Creations and her name is Caroline Spencer. No, she's not the same Caroline that Ridge once married. Meanwhile, Brooke's failed to notice that her lovely daughter Hope has gotten hooked on anti-anxiety medication and can't take the paparazzi pressure of being a home wrecker! At least Stephanie and Eric had a nice anniversary party... and didn't you love Eric's song?
Linsey Godfrey
April 9, 2012
The arrival of the Spencer ingénue has Brooke shoppin' and Amber hoppin', while Hope's pills are still a-poppin'. Is Caroline 'Kiddie Patrol' or relief from it? Find out in this week's Two Scoops commentary from our columnist, Mike.
Alley Mills
April 16, 2012
Just when it seemed that things were looking up, with the focus shifting to Caroline, Little Miss Hope downed too many anti-anxiety pills and fell off the diving board! Is it really believable that Hope would go down this path, or that she'd befriend Amber of all people? Meanwhile, for some comedy, Donna and Pam are going to share a desk at Forrester Creations. Watch for the lemon bars to start flying in this week's Two Scoops!
Adrienne Frantz
April 23, 2012
The arrival of the Spencer ingénue has Brooke shoppin' and Amber hoppin', while Hope's pills are still a-poppin'. Is Caroline 'Kiddie Patrol' or relief from it? Find out in this week's Two Scoops commentary from our columnist, Mike.
Don Diamont
April 30, 2012
Bill Spencer is out to get Hope Logan and spent last week issuing orders to track her down like she was a fugitive from justice! The way Bill is acting is out of whack. I mean, suppose something awful had happened in Aspen when the hoarde of media chase after Hope. It might have been a tragedy like Princess Diana's death. Is that what Bill wants to happen to Hope? You have to wonder...
May 7, 2012
If you were on The Bold and the Beautiful this week, you were either in Aspen or talking about other people being in Aspen. Was the location shoot a snow day or snow job? Schuss the soap slopes with Two Scoops' Mike!
Scott Clifton
May 14, 2012
What a week for The Bold and the Beautiful! Not only was it iced out the chance for a fourth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Show, but Liam still couldn't decide between Hope and Steffy. Yes, the never-ending triangle goes on and on. But, there's always next week!
Joanna Johnson
May 21, 2012
Liam faced Hope's mother, Amber hit a motherlode of trouble, and Katie's going to be a mother. But Caroline revealed a mother of a secret! Oh mama! Live some soap history with Two Scoops' Mike!
Don Diamont
May 28, 2012
Who is this guy Bill Spencer? Is he the husband who's so afraid that his fragile, pregnant wife might die trying to give birth that he's demanding she have an abortion? Or is he the evil, satanic puppet master who is getting Hope's biological father -- the convicted felon -- out of prison to drive a wedge between Liam and Hope? It's time to do a little character profiling in this week's Two Scoops.
Scott Clifton
June 4, 2012
Bill sprung Deacon from his cage and Danielle made an impression in L.A., but then the time left on Liam's divorce slowed to a snail's pace. Count it down with Two Scoops' Mike!
Don Diamont
June 11, 2012
Did the Grinch move into the corporate offices of Spencer Publishing? Bill Spencer couldn't have been meaner to Hope last week if he'd tried. Will Deacon accept the get-out-of-jail card from Bill and do his dirty work, even if it means hurting his daughter? And has Steffy finally grown up by signing the divorce papers and letting Liam make up his own mind about whom he wants to be with for the rest of the life? Find out in this week's Two Scoops.
Katherine Kelly Lang
June 18, 2012
B&B finally went on an old school remote, revisiting their popular destination of Italy. But did the storyline match the scenery? Say buongiorno with Mike in this special Italian edition of Two Scoops!
Scott Clifton
June 25, 2012
Did Bill Spencer's plot against Hope have you screaming at your television set -- or maybe wanting to reach through the screen and wring his neck? Or maybe Liam jumping into Steffy's arms after assuming the worst about Hope got your dander up. What are we going to do about these maddening Spencer men? Find out in this week's Two Scoops!
July 2, 2012
2012 is already half over, so what better time to take a look at the past six months? Were they bold? Were they beautiful? Or were they... you decide the adjective while Two Scoops' Mike counts down the ten best and worst storyline moments of the first part of 201
July 9, 2012
By some magical twist of fate or technology, Liam and Steffy's secret encounter in Italy -- the one that nearly resulted in his leaving Hope -- was recorded an iPad. How's that for a miracle app? Does Brad Bell worry that Apple might sue him for this storyline? After all, there is no way that a device will record secret meetings without someone pushing the button...right? Learn more in this weeks app-propos Two Scoops column."; $meta_img="https://www.soapcentral.com/bb/images/rect/wood_jacquelinemacinnes.jpg"; ?>
Kim Matula
July 16, 2012
Hope capitalized on her 'perfect wedding' while the rest of the cast weighed in on whether Liam should tell Hope about his Italian rendezvous with Steffy. Is it a secret if everyone else knows? It's time to go to confession with Mike in this week's Two Scoops!
Texas Battle
July 23, 2012
After blowing the budget on the Italy shoot, B&B's wedding for Marcus and Dayzee looked like it was done on the cheap! Where were the guests? And how come Dayzee didn't notice that Anthony wasn't there to give her away? Meanwhile, watch for Marcus to become the poster boy for texting and driving. On the neverending triangle front, it looks like Hope learned half the truth about Liam and Steffy's Italian fling. Wait until she sees the video and the rest of the story in this week's Two Scoops!
Texas Battle
July 30, 2012
In the aftermath of Marcus and Dayzee's wedding, The Bold and the Beautiful unveiled its latest Public Service Announcement, but it may not be the one Bradley Bell intended. Texting and driving can kill a friendship. And as B&B morphed into General Hospital, there was Ridge risking blindness and potential Viagra abuse -- or maybe it's just lingering side effects from those berries. Read all about it in this week's Two Scoops.
Scott Clifton
August 6, 2012
So now Steffy wants Liam again, and Hope wants time away from Liam, but what does Liam want? Nobody knows because he's a character who specializes is deciding nothing and doing nothing. When he's with Hope, he's in love with Hope. When he's with Steffy, he wants her. Then there's the Marcus situation. Just because Marcus is a Forrester, he's not entitled to bail? It's a column about ambivalence in this week's Two Scoops.
Scott Clifton
August 13, 2012
Does it seem like we're stuck in a loop? Has the Liam-Steffy-Hope storyline ever been more tedious? Maybe it's really just a bad dream? Maybe Liam is going to wake up and we'll discover that he's been in a coma since the trailer park explosion! On the other hand, Marcus managed to get off the hook with just one night in jail, thanks to Thomas and Caroline doing the job that the police should have been doing on the case! It's not a dream, it's this week's Two Scoops column.
Ronn Moss
August 20, 2012
Hope planned a do-over, Steffy tried to do over Liam, and Liam looked conflicted. But who cares, when B&B royalty, Ronn Moss, is about to abdicate the throne he's held for two-and-a-half decades? Dare to imagine life without Ridge with the return of Two Scoops' Mike!
Susan Flannery
August 27, 2012
Hope's punk rock do-over wedding generated a little drama, but the real drama and most shocking moments came behind the scenes as B&B prepared for exits of epic proportions. Lament losing La Forrester this week in the Two Scoops commentary with Mike!
Scott Clifton
September 3, 2012
Another week has passed but the triangle of Steffy, Hope, and Liam just goes on and on and on. Maybe it's time for Liam to realize that his behavior is a sure sign that he needs professional help. If not a therapist, how about a member of the church? Seriously, Bill is not the man to tell his son how to treat women. Oy vey, can this guy ever figure it out? We'll try to help him in this week's Two Scoops.
Linsey Godfrey
September 10, 2012
In a shortened week, fresh storytelling provided a relief from the terrible triangle! Rick was up to no good, Thomas was the kissing bandit, Caroline was fit to be tied, and Stephanie turned wedding planner. Could it be that another wedding is the thing that breaks the Hope/Liam monotony? Find out in the latest Two Scoops.
September 17, 2012
Compared to Brooke and Ridge's other trips to the altar, their latest simple living room wedding at the Forrester mansion looked kind of meager. And with Ronn Moss leaving, this is really the end of Ridge and Brooke as we know them. Should he have gotten a bigger, grander send-off. Then there was also Bill teaching Liam how to be a man. Cigars and port? That's what makes a man? Come on. Is Rick Forrester the next Ridge Forrester, or is someone else on deck? Find out as we serve up this week's Two Scoops.
Sean Kanan
September 24, 2012
Ridge is gone, and those remaining were there to peripherally prop up Leffy/Lope. And wasn't Deacon a beacon that had Katie freakin'?! Dig into a Ridge-less B&B and say goodbye to the so-called Core Four -- and say welcome back with the return of Two Scoops' Mike!
Heather Tom
October 1, 2012
Katie gave birth in half the time it takes other women, but her ensuing heart attack drama left Leffy/Lope and their typical trials in the dust. That's the real miracle! Sing hallelujah (or a song of your choosing) with Mike in this week's Two Scoops!
Jennifer Gareis
October 8, 2012
Donna caught Bill in a figurative compromising position and Liam in a literal one. Meanwhile, Brooke seems to have left something in Europe. Revel in the post-Ridge repercussions in this week's Two Scoops opinion column with columnist Mike!
Lang and Moss
October 15, 2012
The very foundation of B&B shook this week as Brooke explained Ridge's absence and Stephanie started a journey sure to choke us up like traffic on a Los Angeles freeway. Sift through the rubble of these seismic B&B shifts with Two Scoops' Mike!
Susan Flannery
October 22, 2012
Katie battled postpartum depression, but B&B fans battled the depression of knowing they'd soon lose the show's one and only matriarch. Love her or hate her, it's all about Stephanie Forrester in this week with Two Scoops commentary.
Susan Flannery
October 29, 2012
Oh it's crying time again because The Bold and the Beautiful is staging an amazing goodbye to Stephanie Forrester, a character who's been the mainstay of the soap for 25 years. Now, the sometimes maddening Stephanie is succumbing to lung cancer and saying goodbye to those she's loved, hated, and loved again over all the years. And amid Stephanie's major tearjerker, Katie is going through an emotional tsunami as she suffers from post-partum depression. Do you have your hanky ready because you'll need it in this week's Two Scoops.
Susan Flannery
November 5, 2012
Katie prepared for her perceived death...and Bill appeared to have beaten her to it. But Stephanie had her hands full preparing for her actual death. There's a whole lotta dead going on in this special edition of Two Scoops where Mike gives you his Top 10 Most Evil Stephanie Forrester Moments!
Don Diamont
November 12, 2012
When the people you love the most are going through terrible traumas, what do you do to handle the problems? If you're Bill, Brooke, Liam, and Steffy, you take off for Aspen and try hot air balloon rides and paragliding! Katie's on the verge of being institutionalized for postpartum depression, and Stephanie's facing the last days of her life, but you'd never know it by the way their family members are acting in Colorado. It's time to go up, up, and away in our beautiful Two Scoops balloon.
Susan Flannery
November 19, 2012
How to say goodbye to a loved one? That's the dilemma faced by the fictional Forresters -- and real life Two Scoops columnist Mike. Pull up a chair because you're invited to reminisce about La Forrester in this week's column, featuring Mike's Top 10 Favorite Stephanie Forrester moments.
Susan Flannery and Katherine Kelly Lang
November 26, 2012
Sadness reigned as Stephanie faced her last days of life, and how ironic that she's chosen Brooke to be her friend for the end. But will Brooke ever forgive Stephanie for telling Ridge not to come home? Meanwhile, Taylor helped Katie reach a major breakthrough, and maybe her next task can be teaching Thomas about timing. Fortunately, Eric knew just how to handle his grandson! Get a handle on all the B&B action in this week's Two Scoops.
Susan Flannery
December 3, 2012
Stephanie Forrester lost her battle with lung cancer, leaving not only a sizeable void in the Forrester family, but also in her real-world television family. There's no denying that life will go on, but how long will it take before things return to normal? Or can they ever? It's time to reflect on a legend in Two Scoops.
Adam Gregory
December 10, 2012
Not so fast with the corporate takeover, Thomas! It turns out that Stephanie made sure there was a loophole in her incorporation documents, so Thomas is going to have to put aside his million-dollar expansion for a while. It's fitting that even in death, Stephanie gets the last word -- well, not counting what our Two Scoops columnist has to say.
Susan Flannery
December 17, 2012
Caroline wanted to tell the truth. Katie didn't want to hear the truth. But Stephanie had some posthumous truths to tell thanks to the digital age. Not only was the Queen back, but Two Scoops' Mike is also back, after several weeks, to get down to some serious B&B business!
December 24, 2012
What a year we had on The Bold and the Beautiful! Looking back at 2012, we said goodbye to two greats, Susan Flannery as Stephanie and Ronn Moss as Ridge. But amid those exits, we had a triangle that never ended, power struggles at Forrester Creations, a brief gay storyline, and Dollar Bill on the rampage. Read all about the ups and down in our a look back at the year gone by.
December 31, 2012
Last week, Allison ruminated on what was hot and what was not for B&B in 2012. This week, Mike takes a shot at it in a Best & Worst that pulls no punches. Will the Two Scoops columnists concur? Disagree? Will you have a completely different opinion? Only one way to find out -- read on!

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