Grab some sunscreen, because The Bold and the Beautiful is about to take you around the world with five episodes featuring some of the show's best summer escapes. From a honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas, to a girl's day in Beverly Hills, to a wedding in Australia, the CBS soap opera is showing that life is a beach -- when you're part of the jet-setting Forrester, Logan, and Spencer families!
Check out the detailed descriptions of each B&B summer escape episode below. For your convenience, links to our original full-length recaps of each episode are also provided in case you want to make certain that you don't miss a particular moment or episode.
Monday, July 13, 2020: Episode 6230 (Original Airdate: January 3, 2012)
On a belated honeymoon with Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Liam (Scott Clifton) was stunned to learn that Hope (then played by Kim Matula) and Thomas (then played by Adam Gregory) were staying at the same resort and that Steffy had known about it. When Thomas spied Liam, he quickly grabbed Hope, hopped on an ATV, and rode through the beautiful ocean/mountain terrain of the region. Hot on their heels was Liam, who also jumped on an ATV, and Steffy, who was riding on her own close behind. Meanwhile, Amber (Adrienne Frantz) interrupted a cozy moment between Marcus (Texas Battle) and Dayzee (Kristolyn Lloyd) and assured them that Hope would never make a play for Liam, who was a married man. Brooke (original cast member Katherine Kelly Lang) was happy to learn from Ridge (then played by Ronn Moss) that Hope had turned down Thomas' marriage proposal. Katie (Heather Tom) angrily demanded that Bill (Don Diamont) tell her the truth when she realized that he'd been running interference and manipulating Liam, Steffy, Hope, and Thomas from afar.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020: Episode 6387 (Original Airdate: August 15, 2012)
The day before Liam (Clifton) and Hope's (Matula) wedding day, Hope, Brooke (Lang), Pam (Alley Mills), and Stephanie (Susan Flannery) planned the ceremony and luncheon. Meanwhile, believing he was in desperate need of a break, Steffy (MacInnes Wood) "kidnapped" Liam, and the two spent a "fun in the sun" day on Venice Beach dancing and playing volleyball. Later she professed her love to him and questioned why he was marrying Hope when all she had done had been to disappoint him. Liam let Steffy down easy, telling her he would always love her. Before leaving Forrester Mansion for her romantic pre-wedding dinner with Liam, Hope stopped to thank Stephanie one more time. She became concerned when Stephanie, who had had lung cancer, began to cough and couldn't catch her breath. She canceled on Liam without telling him why, making Liam feel that perhaps Steffy was right. Steffy, out at a local nightclub with friends, was surprised when Liam showed up and told her that Hope had stood him up. The two proceeded to dance the night away.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020: Episode 6609 (Original Airdate: July 5, 2013)
Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) became jealous as she watched Maya (Karla Mosley) and Rick (Jacob Young) in one another's arms watching fireworks at the Bikini Beach. She plotted with her friend Rafael (Andy Zuno) to ensure that Rick saw the sexy scene that Carter (Lawrence Saint-Victor) and Maya had taped for their new show, Room 8. When Oliver (Zack Conroy), Marcus (Battle), and Dayzee (Lloyd) told Rafael they wanted a sneak peek at the series, Rafael played the sensuous clip while Rick squirmed. Caroline happily watched as Rick took Maya aside, unhappy with what he'd just seen. Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and Hope (Matula) watched the fireworks together, when Liam (Clifton) rushed in and demanded to know who Wyatt was. Things became awkward when Wyatt stepped aside but could still hear Hope and Liam argue about how Liam still put Steffy first, even though she had left him to live in Paris. After Liam left, Wyatt told Hope that he found her intriguing then he leaned in for a kiss. When the kiss broke, Hope was stunned to see the Spencer sword around Wyatt's neck.
Thursday, July 16, 2020: Episode 6748 (Original Airdate: January 24, 2014)
On the heels of her breakup with Liam (Clifton), Hope (Matula) decided to go all-in with her burgeoning relationship with Wyatt (Brooks). They took off on a road trip in an Airstream, which brought them to a secluded beach. Wyatt created a romantic oasis for them, where they took their new love to the next level. In a quest to get Pam (Mills) on her good side, Quinn (Rena Sofer) took her new "BFF" on a "girls' day" out in Beverly Hills, where they had lunch, got mani-pedis, and went shopping. Frustrated that Ridge (Kaye) wanted more time apart to become clear about their relationship, Brooke (Lang) told an apprehensive Rick (Jacob Young) that she was going to make the decision for him by presenting him with her previous engagement ring. When Ridge informed Brooke that he was at Katie's (Heather Tom) house, Brooke took it upon herself to show up and tell them both that she didn't want to wait to reunite any longer.
Friday, July 17, 2020: Episode 7550 (Original Airdate: March 24, 2017)
The day after Liam (Clifton) and Steffy's (MacInnes Wood) Australia wedding, everyone attended the reception at Bondi Beach. Brooke (Lang) and Eric (original cast member John McCook) continued sharing their special 30-year connection, discussing their past, their present, and their futures. As Brooke took off to search for Ridge, who she was scheduled to marry the next day, she ran into Bill (Don Diamont), who told her that although he'd been wrong about Ridge breaking her heart again, he would always love her and be there for her. Steffy confronted Sally (Courtney Hope) about crashing Steffy's wedding for Sally's own publicity stunt, even though Thomas (then played by Pierson Fodé) had invited her. Thomas arrived just in time to witness the two ladies tussle and Sally fall into the ocean. As Brooke continued her quest to find Ridge, she happened upon him and Quinn, who, unbeknownst to Brooke, were ending their affair of the heart and shared one last kiss. Steffy and Liam celebrated becoming Mr. and Mrs. Liam Spencer by taking a passionate dip in the sea. James O'Halloran from The Price is Right guest-starred.
This will be the final week of throwback episodes for The Bold and the Beautiful. The CBS soap will begin airing all-new episodes on July 20, 2020. The show had been forced to air classic episodes since April 27, when the soap ran out of new, pre-COVID-19-filmed episodes. In order to keep things exciting for the viewers, it has been presenting the throwback episodes via theme weeks filled with long-lost cherished characters, epic adventures, and classic moments.
B&B's first theme week kicked off on Monday, April 27, and was dedicated to some of the soap's most luxurious location shoots. Its second theme week kicked off on Monday, May 4, and celebrated some of its most epic weddings. The show's third week began on Monday, May 11, and celebrated some of the show's best fashion moments. Its fourth week started on May 18 and was dedicated to original character Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang). Its fifth week of themed episodes started on May 25 and featured some of the show's most special guest stars, while its sixth week began on June 1 and featured classic rivalries. Its seventh week, which kicked off on Monday, June 8, saw a re-airing of the soap's very first episode followed by moments fans voted for. Its eighth week, which kicked off on June 15, was dedicated to fun crossover moments with its sister soap, Y&R. Its ninth week of throwback episodes, which began June 22, celebrated that the Daytime Emmy Awards were on June 26 and featured some of B&B's Emmy-winning moments. Its tenth week, which kicked off June 29, featured moments in which love conquered all. Its eleventh week began on Monday, July 6, and featured a showcase of showdowns.
Soap Central will be providing recaps for all of the classic B&B episodes that aired before the Internet Age, and you can read them in our Daily Recaps Archives. That's also the place to check out recaps for any soap opera episode that has aired between 1996 and the present day.
B&B has been successfully back in production since Wednesday, June 24, following a slight hiccup the week prior concerning coronavirus testing methods. The show has implemented many safety protocols, including regular coronavirus testing, a one-way system in and out of the filming area, and using a combination of mannequins and performers' real-life spouses to film love scenes. To learn more, check out these interesting behind-the-scenes details shared by B&B actress Denise Richards (Shauna Fulton), who returned to work and experienced the new COVID-19 filming rules the week of June 29.
General Hospital is tentatively scheduled to get back up and running in mid-July, but a firm date has not been officially announced. Meanwhile, Days of our Lives -- which is still airing new episodes and reportedly has enough in the can to last until early autumn -- will resume production on Tuesday, September 1.
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