Another reason I love The Bold and the Beautiful: Ten years ago, they marked the death of a long-term actor on the show, Darlene Conley, by having her character, Sally Spectra, move permanently to an exotic beach. We still see Sally there sometimes, seen from behind sitting on a beach chair, signaled by that wild red hair, and still, it seems, being pleasured by her friend and occasional consort Fabio. Now, a decade later, the character’s great-niece, also named Sally Spectra, also as brash as her hair, shows up, hires another from-another-time Jewish tailor named Saul, and then–if that isn’t enough–hits a Forrester family wedding dressed as a caterer, in the same kind of vest-and-tie outfit that in 1987 got another young interloper, Brooke Logan, into the door of that very same mansion to cause havoc in the upper crust. Quite the reward for watching from the beginning.
Just as I had been thinking about the visual doubling in the recent film Moonlight that takes us from one embodiment of Chiron to another. Multi-genre.