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  • My guess on the "social issue" Steffy will be facing with

    We know that in the interviews Bell said that Steffy's story will be "an issue that’s challenging in America and around the world". even JMW during the interviews she did this week said that Steffy has blocked out a lot of things in the past, and those things will surface and that despite that she has a strong exterior, the character does struggle a lot. I am thinking that the story will be about mental health then? Bell even said that the issue would be "informative", and mental health could be considered an informative social issue story.

    Like Steffy may be battling with depression or some sort of mental illness? Maybe that's why her love interest is a Doctor? Like I am pretty sure the fact that Finn is a doctor, was done on purpose and there is a reason behind it.

    I think considering all the loss Steffy has had, and the traumatic experiences, such a story could very well make sense. While I want Steffy to be happy, and just have lots of romance, Bell said he is giving Steffy "drama" and Jacqui would be amazing in such a storyline and might get herself another Emmy.
    Last edited by uknowmynameisdm; July 24, 2020, 04:12 PM.

  • #2
    Considering the accident I thought more that Steffy could end up paraplegic, and the doctor would be there for his recovery.

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    • #3
      After Bell's treatment of Aly, I never want to see him handle a mental health issue again.

      I am hoping it is just Steffy coming to terms with how her mother's disappearance impacted her emotionally and the issue is brought to the surface by her almost dying and leaving Kelly behind.

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      • #4
        I'm guessing that Steffy having a motorcycle accident in what looks like the same place as her previous crash and miscarriage will trigger her PTSD, requiring her doctor to help her through it.

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        • BlueGalexy
          BlueGalexy commented
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          I too think this would be a good idea MX, and very plausible given Steffy's history.

          On a personal note JTD, I'm very sorry to hear that happened to you and hope you've had a good support system to help you overcome such a traumatic experience.

        • will-alton
          will-alton commented
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          OMGosh, JTDMom. How frightening!! That would be very traumatizing.

        • LBC
          LBC commented
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          Of course! Because an emergency room physician is also a psychiatrist/therapist who can help her deal with PTSD.

      • #5
        We had last year two characters who seemed to have their own mental health issues.

        And in neither case the issues got dealt well with.

        ________


        Hope dealing with a deep depression, blaming herself that twice her babies had died and she has failed as a mother...

        Hope: You said I'd be deserting liam, but no! I am trying to give him a way out of this cold, dark place that we've been living in ever since beth died. I am trying to give him his daughter back, and I'm trying to give phoebe a father, too!

        Hope: And I don't (know), either. And -- and I -- if I could help them help me, I would. I just -- I don't know how. I-I -- I can't seem to find peace. I, um... I don't really have an appetite anymore. I don't sleep. And when I do, it's just for hours at a time, and then suddenly I'm woken up because i have this panic like something's missing. And then I realize that something is, and then I lie awake for hours, until the sun comes up.

        Hope:Um, it's just that the doctors tell me that I'm -- I'm, uh... not balanced, you know, with my hormones -- the highs and the lows. And I just figured that maybe physically it might be the same for you? I mean, phoebe can't be that much older than beth, right?

        Hope: [ Exclaims ] Okay. I just -- I can't imagine tending bar for eight hours and making jokes with customers. It just seems really easy for you, and -- and I-I want that. You know, you seem to have found peace in your life without your daughter, and... [Voice breaking] I really want that for myself. And I was just -- I don't know. I was hoping you could tell me how you do it




        And Brooke after months stating that maybe she should have forced Hope to go to therapy - but unable to do anything when her daughter got married to someone she didn't love and didn't want to sleep with.


        ________

        Thomas dealing with some kind of obsession for Hope - Thomas refusing to accept reality and having daydreams of Hope acting differently/talking differently as she just had with Thomas - and Thomas not caring about that he was hurting his own son, was destroying their relationship ....


        Ridge acting as if Thomas talking to his mother on the phone is already working as "therapy".

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        • #6
          I think you might be on to something here OP, and I would certainly be game if the writers delivered good material. This issue would be very relevant in my household given that we lost a family member to suicide just this month. While it shocked and devastated us all, we are only now learning that she may have had some serious mental health struggles that were contributory. She was a beautiful young lady that I greatly admired with her entire life ahead of her, and it really frightens me now to see just how good people can be at presenting a happy face so to speak when in reality they are struggling with deep turmoil. Please understand, I'm certainly not suggesting that this is where the writers will go with Steffy's s/l, but if they did decide to pursue a mental health angle, I would hope they'd advocate speaking out and seeking help. It might resonate with other viewers IMO, and provide new perspectives for an issue that is so important.

          ​​​​

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          • Lakergirl 04
            Lakergirl 04 commented
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            Really sorry to hear that! I hope your okay.

          • Batgary
            Batgary commented
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            I'm sorry for you loss, Blue.

          • JTDMom
            JTDMom commented
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            I’m so sorry Blue, I do know what it is to lose a beloved family member.

        • #7
          Originally posted by BlueGalexy View Post
          I think you might be on to something here OP, and I would certainly be game if the writers delivered good material. This issue would be very relevant in my household given that we lost a family member to suicide just this month. While it shocked and devastated us all, we are only now learning that she may have had some serious mental health struggles that were contributory. She was a beautiful young lady that I greatly admired with her entire life ahead of her, and it really frightens me now to see just how good people can be at presenting a happy face so to speak when in reality they are struggling with deep turmoil. Please understand, I'm certainly not suggesting that this is where the writers will go with Steffy's s/l, but if they did decide to pursue a mental health angle, I would hope they'd advocate speaking out and seeking help. It might resonate with other viewers IMO, and provide new perspectives for an issue that is so important.

          ​​​​
          Thank you for sharing that. What an awful situation for you and your family.

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          • BlueGalexy
            BlueGalexy commented
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            Thank you for your kindness SJ! We are blessed to be a close knit family and a good source of love and support for each other.

          • Sopranojenn
            Sopranojenn commented
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            So glad to hear that part! That is truly a blessing these days!

        • #8
          Originally posted by viennagirl View Post
          We had last year two characters who seemed to have their own mental health issues.

          And in neither case the issues got dealt well with.

          ________


          Hope dealing with a deep depression, blaming herself that twice her babies had died and she has failed as a mother...

          Hope: You said I'd be deserting liam, but no! I am trying to give him a way out of this cold, dark place that we've been living in ever since beth died. I am trying to give him his daughter back, and I'm trying to give phoebe a father, too!

          Hope: And I don't (know), either. And -- and I -- if I could help them help me, I would. I just -- I don't know how. I-I -- I can't seem to find peace. I, um... I don't really have an appetite anymore. I don't sleep. And when I do, it's just for hours at a time, and then suddenly I'm woken up because i have this panic like something's missing. And then I realize that something is, and then I lie awake for hours, until the sun comes up.

          Hope:Um, it's just that the doctors tell me that I'm -- I'm, uh... not balanced, you know, with my hormones -- the highs and the lows. And I just figured that maybe physically it might be the same for you? I mean, phoebe can't be that much older than beth, right?

          Hope: [ Exclaims ] Okay. I just -- I can't imagine tending bar for eight hours and making jokes with customers. It just seems really easy for you, and -- and I-I want that. You know, you seem to have found peace in your life without your daughter, and... [Voice breaking] I really want that for myself. And I was just -- I don't know. I was hoping you could tell me how you do it




          And Brooke after months stating that maybe she should have forced Hope to go to therapy - but unable to do anything when her daughter got married to someone she didn't love and didn't want to sleep with.


          ________

          Thomas dealing with some kind of obsession for Hope - Thomas refusing to accept reality and having daydreams of Hope acting differently/talking differently as she just had with Thomas - and Thomas not caring about that he was hurting his own son, was destroying their relationship ....


          Ridge acting as if Thomas talking to his mother on the phone is already working as "therapy".
          I really love how you procure what was actually said!
          thank nyou, Vienna girl 😊


          Now, like irl a loser dude who cheat lie not respect u ( at each turn) can affect one’s mental psyche.” It’s why I’m never wanting Steffy to settle for a Liam.”

          His heart ♥️ has n will always with hope.”

          Hence,


          im hoping it’s to have John Finn help her realize yes, she could’ve died and hence,can’t be focusing on a guy who used u as a ping pong 🏓 at his disposal, treat u like a old rag, then claim how much u mean to him...

          Im hoping Steffy realize each day is too precious to live this way.

          Then, live it up!(slowly but surely) with dr.finn

          and sweet kelly...and her awesome career!

          No more day dreaming about
          ANY ex named Liam.”
          Last edited by Nikki7447xoxo; July 24, 2020, 11:46 PM. Reason: Emoticon

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          • #9
            I thought for sure they'd bring on an AA actor for Steffy. I thought that would be the current social issue they would inject into the storyline.

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            • #10
              I know a lot didn't want it to be opioid use, but to me that's better than a mental health situation, because Bell tried that with Aly and it was a huge disaster! Now, I do think Jmw could do a decent story Justice, I just don't trust TPTB to do it well.

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              • #11
                Originally posted by Lakergirl 04 View Post
                I know a lot didn't want it to be opioid use, but to me that's better than a mental health situation, because Bell tried that with Aly and it was a huge disaster! Now, I do think Jmw could do a decent story Justice, I just don't trust TPTB to do it well.
                You make a good point here LG, and while I think B&B could do a lot of good with a mental health s/l, I also can't deny that their previous forays into the subject matter haven't always been a resounding success...at least IMO. It's for this same reason however that I'd be leery of any type drug addiction/abuse storyline. I feel as though the writers have also had a poor track record with that particular issue. A few of their more recent attempts, such as Hope's prescription medication abuse, Brooke's five minute alcohol addiction, and Bill's brief turn as a "problem drinker" were all half hearted and mishandled IMO. Ultimately, I try to keep an open mind when it comes to social issue storylines on B&B, but I admit that it isn't always easy.

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                • Batgary
                  Batgary commented
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                  LG, I have chronic pain also. I'm a VA patient and was sent to the VA pain management clinic. VA has had so many problems with addicted vets, that they rarely give meds for people like me. My clinic was all about using mindfulness and physical therapy to handle the pain.

                • Xyla
                  Xyla commented
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                  The last time I had a procedure that required a pain medication, which was December 2019, I was given a prescription for only two weeks worth of pills with no renewal of the prescription without it being prescribed again by a doctor. I really didn't even need the two weeks worth of pills, and I'd taken the same prescription before so I knew it wasn't something I needed to wean myself off of or anything like that. But when I asked my regular doctor (not the specialist who did the procedure) about the new restrictions out of idle curiosity, she told me they were being increasingly careful about pain medications because of the opioid crisis. Made me feel bad for people who really do need pain meds and who don't abuse them.

                • Lakergirl 04
                  Lakergirl 04 commented
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                  Thanks to everyone telling there experiences! It's just a crazy situation with narcotics now days, I am not a Steffy fan but Jackie is way more talented than she is used for on the show. However Bell is the greatest writer.

              • #12
                Steffy is the only one who is NOT acting like she's suffering from mental illness. Sally & Thomas are the ones who we need to find out have soap brain tumors because their behavior has been off the rails.

                Bell isn't really that creative and I don't want him to screw up mental health like he did rape (Brooke being cured by sex with Ridge) or Katie's PPD. I mean the show does EVERYTHING poorly and with depression on the rise I don't wouldn't want Bell to make a joke of it like he does everything else.

                As I mentioned, Bell isn't that creative so Steffy's big issue will probably be Finn is "poor" - he doesn't have as much money as Liam or Steffy so he's poor! Perhaps he even has student loan debt!!

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                • #13
                  whatever issues she is having,I hope it only involves her father and his new love,brother and Finn and maybe a sane Sally.I do not want anyone else in there.

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                  • Batgary
                    Batgary commented
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                    This board really needs a like button. :-)

                • #14
                  I hope it’s not drug addiction but Bell loves his pet Hope, he will put Steffy on drugs then have her beg Hope to take Kelly, and will even encourage Kelly to call her mommy Hope, they will have Steffy justify it by saying Hope is Kelly’s stepmom so it’s not an issue for Kelly to call her mommy Hope.

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                  • #15
                    Originally posted by lexyluvsny View Post
                    Steffy is the only one who is NOT acting like she's suffering from mental illness. Sally & Thomas are the ones who we need to find out have soap brain tumors because their behavior has been off the rails.

                    Bell isn't really that creative and I don't want him to screw up mental health like he did rape (Brooke being cured by sex with Ridge) or Katie's PPD. I mean the show does EVERYTHING poorly and with depression on the rise I don't wouldn't want Bell to make a joke of it like he does everything else.

                    As I mentioned, Bell isn't that creative so Steffy's big issue will probably be Finn is "poor" - he doesn't have as much money as Liam or Steffy so he's poor! Perhaps he even has student loan debt!!
                    Hahaha, I love this lexy! https://boards.soapcentral.com/core/image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAPABAP///wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==​ I can totally see Brooke, "her daughter", and Liam finding out that Steffy's new b/f is *gasp* POOR and having a meltdown because of it, LOL! It would send them into the same frenzied hysteria that Taylor did when she was supposedly a "danger to children", and Thomas did when he was DANGEROUS. ​​​​​​ Next thing you know, Hope would be trying to run the doc out of town while Brooke was having adoption papers drawn up for baby Kelly.

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                    • Reason
                      Reason commented
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                      I don't think Hope cares that much for Steffy to care about Finn's finances but if it brings a smile to your face...

                    • BlueGalexy
                      BlueGalexy commented
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                      I don't think Hope cares for Steffy at all Reason, and you're right that it was just a silly image that made me laugh, lol. All joking aside, I'd like to believe that Brooke, Hope, and Liam have more important things to worry about than anything having to do with Steffy, but I've learned to never say never where B&B is concerned. I will say however, that I think lexy may have been on to something with her original line of thought. After all, more and more people are facing financial hardships in part because of the pandemic, which makes the whole issue very socially relevant right now IMO.

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