The Bold and the Beautiful dedicates a week to classic clashes

Posted Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:18:45 PM

In its continuation of themed throwback weeks, The Bold and the Beautiful has scheduled a week of classic episodes dedicated to some of the soap's best rivalries. And they truly are classic moments: the majority of the episodes date back to the 1990s!

Catfights are par for the course in the world of fashion, which means The Bold and the Beautiful has featured its fair share of rivalries -- and then some! From Stephanie (Susan Flannery) versus Sally (the late Darlene Conley), to Taylor (Hunter Tylo) versus Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), fans have loved every minute of the slaps, insults, brawls, and more. Luckily, B&B is taking fans down memory lane the week of June 1 with five episodes filled to the brim with memorable rival moments. Check out the detailed descriptions of each episode below, and don't forget to let us know what you think in the Comments section at the end of the article.

Monday, June 1
The battle between long-time nemeses Stephanie Forrester and Sally Spectra (the late Darlene Conley) heats up when Sally, irate over a disparaging interview Stephanie gave to a trade paper regarding the quality of Spectra Creations, confronts Stephanie at her home. As they hurl insults back and forth, the spat quickly turns comical, with Sally ending up in Stephanie's pool. Meanwhile, Sally's husband, Clarke (Dan McVicar), flirts with Stephanie's daughter, Felicia (then played by Colleen Dion-Scotti), making her a business proposition that's hard to refuse, and Macy (Bobbie Eakes) and Jake (Todd McKee) begin to explore their burgeoning feelings for one another. The episode originally aired February 19, 1992.

Tuesday, June 2
The sinister Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) threatens to kill Stephanie for keeping her from Eric (original cast member John McCook), while Ridge (then played by Ronn Moss), Brooke, Eric, Dr. James Warwick (Ian Buchanan), and Lauren Fenmore (The Young and the Restless' Tracey Bregman) attempt to talk her down. Meanwhile, Taylor and her father, Jack Hamilton (Chris Robinson), try to make sense of why Ridge married Brooke so soon after he thought Taylor died. Darla (Schae Harrison) brings Sally Spectra a new hairdresser, Gladys (the late Phyllis Diller), who reveals that Taylor is still alive! The episode originally aired June 7, 1995.

Wednesday, June 3
Decades-long rivals Taylor and Brooke fling accusations, past hurts, and wedding cake at each other during Hope (Annika Noelle) and Liam's (Scott Clifton) wedding reception. Caught by their daughters, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Hope, Taylor and Brooke are made to go back into the ceremony and face their families, each of whom has something to say about the situation. The episode originally aired August 22, 2018.

Thursday, June 4
Enraged that Brooke is at her family's Big Bear cabin to seduce her youngest son, Thorne (then played by Winsor Harmon), Stephanie Forrester arrives during a raging storm to confront the woman she feels is destroying her family. Frightened by Stephanie, Brooke attempts to reason with her but soon realizes that Stephanie means her serious harm. Meanwhile, an angry Kimberly (Ashley Cafagna) arrives at the Forrester mansion to confront Brooke but instead finds Rick (then played by Jacob Young), who has feelings for the beautiful model. The episode originally aired August 3, 1999.

Friday, June 5
In what was the most anticipated episode of 2019, Douglas reveals to Liam that Phoebe is Beth. Liam races against time to save Hope (Noelle) from Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) and tell her the truth. Liam and Thomas have a battle of epic proportions on the rooftop of Forrester Creations, which results in Hope learning the truth: that her beautiful baby Beth is alive and that her family can be reunited. Heartbroken, Flo attempts to convince Wyatt not to leave her over her part in the baby Beth scandal. Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) assures Steffy that she is Phoebe's mother and that she has nothing to worry about. The episode originally aired August 5, 2019.

Both The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless have been airing classic episodes since April 27, when the shows ran out of new, pre-COVID-19-filmed episodes. In order to keep things exciting for the viewers, B&B and Y&R announced that they would be presenting the throwback episodes via theme weeks filled with long-lost cherished characters, epic adventures, and classic moments. At this time, it's unclear when soap operas will be able to resume production and bring new material to viewers.

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. It'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), and its fifth theme week started on May 25 and featured some of the show's most special guest stars.

Soap Central will be providing recaps for all of the classic 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.

What do you think about B&B dedicating a week to rivalries? Which episode are you most looking forward to watching? What themes would you like to see the soap opera air in the future? We want to hear from you -- so drop your comments in the Comments section below, tweet about it on Twitter, share it on Facebook, or chat about it on our Message Boards.

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