Bold and the Beautiful’s Kimberlin Brown Opens Up About Her Return: ‘Fans Were Going Crazy’

The following contains spoilers from the Monday, April 29 episode of the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

As speculated by TVLine’s TV Questions column and outright predicted by, The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Sheila Carter lives to darken more days.

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The CBS sudser’s indefatigable villainess was (seemingly) killed off back in February, stabbed to death by Steffy Forrester. Then, in the April 5 episode of the daytime drama, the madwoman’s grieving fiancé, Deacon Sharpe, discovered that the corpse that was about to be cremated had 10 toes. Deacon as well as regular viewers know that Sheila only had/has nine, what with her having lopped one off in the summer of 2022 in order to convince Johnny Law that she’d been eaten by a bear.

Deacon’s suspicions were confirmed in the April 29 episode, when it was revealed that Sheila is very much alive and kickin’.

But if B&B‘s long-running Big Bad is still breathing air, who did Steffy kill…? As sister site correctly predicted, it was Sheila’s onetime accomplice Sugar (played in the mid-2000s by daytime legend Robin Mattson and, post-plastic surgery, Brown).

I didn’t see this coming, quite honestly,” Brown shared in a Q&A with sister site Deadline.

Admitting that first getting the bad news about Sheila’s death from B&B executive producer Bradley Bell was “a hard pill to swallow,” Brown remarks that the unexpected turn of events “was a bit of a roller coaster ride for me, and I’m just so thankful that that roller coaster is back on the uphill swing.”

Brown says that Bell’s change of heart was “maybe … because of my fans, maybe everyone who was commenting, who made everything go viral” in the wake of Sheila’s apparent murder.

“I definitely saw the reaction,” she shares. “Fans were going crazy. They were blowing up. My social media and the stories that everybody wrote in regards to my exit were going viral. And that was amazing to me.”

Were you among the fans going “crazy” over Sheila’s death, and now glad to have her back?

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