‘The Bold and the Beautiful’: 3 of the Most Shocking Moments of 2021

2021 proved to be a banner year for The Bold and the Beautiful. From returning characters to surprising hookups to breakups, a lot of drama occurred on the CBS soap opera. There were lots of water-cooler storylines that had soap fans talking. So which made the list of the most shocking moments?

'The Bold and the Beautiful' actor Rena Sofer in a blue and white print dress; standing in front of a black backdrop.
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‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Sheila Carter’s return was the surprising moment of 2021

There were a lot of changes to The Bold and the Beautiful cast in 2021. One of the biggest was the return of everyone’s favorite villain Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown). Naturally, the show had a big storyline for Sheila. As it turns out, she’s the mother of Dr. John “Finn” Finnegan (Tanner Novlan).

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Fans were curious about the background of Steffy Forrester’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) new husband. Upon learning he was adopted, viewers began speculating on his birth mother. Steffy and fans learned the answer during the couple’s wedding reception.

While fans welcomed Sheila’s return, Steffy and the Forresters weren’t. Sheila’s already stirred up trouble in 2021, and there’s no telling what she has in store for next year.

Deacon Sharpe’s back and creating drama

Sheila wasn’t the only shocking return to The Bold and the Beautiful in 2021. Deacon Sharpe (Sean Kanan) moved back to Los Angeles and into his daughter Hope Logan’s (Annika Noelle) life. Like Sheila, Deacon didn’t receive a warm welcome, except for Hope.

Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) and the rest of the family are suspicious toward Deacon. Although they’re worried about Hope, Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) is affected by Deacon’s return. Brooke’s recent recollection of her and Deacon’s affair has led to speculation they’ll rekindle their romance.

With Brooke and Ridge Forrester’s (Thorsten Kaye) marriage on the rock, the chances of a Breacon affair just increased.

Carter Walton and Quinn Fuller’s affair

The Bold and the Beautiful‘s resident lawyer Carter Walton (Lawrence Saint-Victor), is an adored character. Carter is unlucky in love despite having good looks and a sweet personality. However, this year he found happiness with a surprising love interest, Quinn Fuller (Rena Sofer).

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Their relationship began when Quinn confided in him about her marital problems with Eric Forrester (John McCook). Before long, a full-fledged affair started. Carter sleeping with his boss’s wife was a shocking moment, one fans didn’t expect.

Carter and Quinn quickly became The Bold and the Beautiful‘s hottest, new couple. Viewers couldn’t get enough of their steamy scenes and Carter’s kindness toward Quinn. Although the two have broken up, fans are holding out for a Quarter reunion. However, Katie Logan (Heather Tom) may be standing in their way.