Given that the police knew Bill had a phonebook’s worth of enemies — and that one had tried to kill him — shouldn’t they have posted a guard at his door? Surely, his safety wasn’t supposed to rest in the hands of Steffy, Liam and Hope, who, despite fretting just a few feet away, didn’t notice Caroline slip into her uncle’s hospital room. Speaking of the angry young woman, how frustrating was it
that viewers didn’t get to see the blowup between Caroline and Thomas when he found out about the horrific lie she and Bill
had told? Skipping this big, dramatic payoff violated one of the most crucial rules of soaps: Show us, don’t tell us!