Sibling RevelryBy Naomi Rabinowitz Posted: Apr 18, 2011
As an only child myself, I'm really enjoying the relationships between B&B's siblings. Brooke, Katie and Donna are more than just sisters; they're best friends. They may argue from time to time, but they truly love each other. Case in point: when Katie opened up to them about Bill's scheme to kill Amber, Donna and Brooke rallied around her. They were there for her every step of the way as Katie pleaded with her husband to see a shrink. Even Bill was a little taken aback by the strength of their bond when all three urged him to get professional help.
Meantime, Thomas is probably the only person with whom Steffy can be herself. The young woman doesn't have many friends and usually acts either bitchy (as with Hope, Katie or Brooke) or flirtatious (as with Oliver or Bill). But with Thomas, she's open and honest. Sure, they make sarcastic jabs at each other about his crush on Brooke and hers on Bill, and often argue, but again, their deep love is evident.
Soaps are based on romances, but for me, some of the most interesting "love stories" are the ones between families. I'm pleased that B&B is representing and respecting this important bond.