Bold & Beau­ti­ful

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 30 MARCH -

Week­days SABC3 18:00 (*193) Soapie

From fun drunk shenani­gans in the kitchen on Thursday 30 March, Katie Spencer (Heather Tom) rapidly falls into de­grad­ing des­per­a­tion on Fri­day 31 March. Al­co­hol ex­ag­ger­ates Katie’s al­ready ex­treme ups and downs from by her (now un-med­i­cated) bipo­lar dis­or­der, along with her in­se­cu­ri­ties over her man-snatch­ing sis­ter Brooke (Kather­ine Kelly Lang).

On Fri­day 31 March, Katie tells her hus­band Bill (Don Di­a­mont), “I be­lieve you when you tell me that you love me and that you’re com­mit­ted to me and our fam­ily, but… you can’t ask me to for­get all those prom­ises that were bro­ken when you knew that Brooke wanted you.” And when Brooke ac­cuses her of cling­ing to the bot­tle, Katie hurls her drink against the wall and yells, “You think I need this?! No! What I need from you is a lit­tle re­spect! You think you gifted me back my hus­band in some mag­nan­i­mous mo­ment! You think that he is yours to take and yours to give!” But when Brooke asks Katie what she re­ally wants, Katie sobs in her arms and asks, “How could anyone love me?”

Katie prom­ises to stop drink­ing for her fam­ily’s sake, but af­ter Brooke walks away, Katie picks up the shat­tered glass and raises it to her mouth for that last sip. “She is a bit of a hot mess right now,” ex­plains Heather. “I think that for her, it isn’t as much of ‘I have to have a drink!’ It’s more of a self-dep­re­ca­tion thing. She’s at the bot­tom of where she can be and tak­ing that drink out of the bro­ken glass makes sense to her at that mo­ment. Katie has lived her whole life feel­ing this in­fe­ri­or­ity and that doesn’t go away just be­cause you marry the right man and have a life you dreamed of.” NB! See more on p24.

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