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Friday, February 04, 2011

End of Bo & Carly? A BIG FAT NO!!!!

I don't have to say that it was a sad and very emotional day for the Carbos as we all watched Bo and Carly exchange another heart rending goodbye; Peter Reckell and the lovely Ms. Chappell giving us a memorable performance.
 At first when I read the spoilers announcing this I was furious and disappointed; "Bo realises he made a mistake and breaks it off with Carly." I was like, "So... everything you promised and said to Carly was all a LIE? All she did was warm your bed???" All I could fume over for a long time was that the DAYS writers were turning Bo Brady to a fickle bastard who's been stringing a lovely woman along all this time, adding 'cruel' along with 'stupid' and 'incompetent' to their list of shortcomings.
But it wasn't like that all. Carly herself made the big gesture of breaking off their relationship and urging Bo to repair his marriage because it looked like Hope had changed for the better. While he agreed things were now different, he was still unwilling to let Carly go; how easy could it be to let go of a lady who's been more than loving and patient with him all this time and this current act of selfless compassion driving him to say 'Is it wise to make me love you more than I already do?' with love mirrored in his eyes as he looked down at her. I, who cried during the 1993 episode when they broke up the first time (it was 'Fake Bo'-Robert Kelker Kelly-  then but still very painful), was too numb to cry this time because I have NEVER SEEN a more mature, understanding and brave character than Carly Manning; her gestures and actions have always been misinterpreted by many people in Salem but if they knew her very well like Bo does, they would definitely see a woman who thinks of everyone and anyone, except herself. This move obviously gave her a lot of pain but she did it anyway, because of her great love for this man.
And considering the way poor Bo broke down after she left, showed just how much he still loved Carly and no doubt  realizing the sacrifice she'd just made. Why wouldn't any man want to hold on to a rare gem like that???

All in all, it was a very emotional break up and I'm more sad than angry. Once again, I speak with no bias; Bo and Carly love story has a lot of potential and it is a story YET to be told. For God sake, they only had 3 years- they're older now but still connected despite others reminding us that Bo and Hope had 25 years and as such deserve to stay together. I don't agree and neither do many of the Carbos; Carly made Bo happy again when he was deep in despair... twice, and they are so alike in spirit. Carly should not be used as some sort of means for Hope to re-examine her feelings for a man she left in a fit of anger and Bo should stop being portrayed as  a guilt ridden man who keeps on clinging to the past. It surprised me that Bo still expected Carly to go home with him that day; 'you and your wife have re-connected, so you can't eat your cake and have it; if you want Carly- SAY SO and move on with her,' was my opinion.
We don't know what to expect now, except that  Carly (Crystal Chappell) is going to have a new story in March. Only curiosity is making me anticipate that because I'm really disillusioned now. But thanks to encouragement from my fellow supporters, I'm still rooting for Bo and Carly. Even with that episode, we are all comforted by this thought, their relationship may be over, but their love isn't.



  1. Very well written Amina... im very proud of you to stick with the CARBO train!

  2. Very beautiful. This breakup has only confirmed to me just how much they love each other. Still love the video. Brings me to tears each time. Just beautiful!

  3. You can't help but love Bo & Carly. They stick to your heart. I eagerly anticipate the day when Bo finally releases the past and reclaims his future with his spiritual soul mate, Carly.

  4. Love the video!! Excellent job!! I will never root for any other pairing for Bo but w/Carly and vice versa!!

  5. Is it safe to say that you've started back watching again? lol Great post btw : )

  6. to Ladybug76: are you kidding? I'm only going to read the March recaps @ dayscafe,I'm not watching DAYS again.

  7. Glad you're back on board for Carbo. Very well said, and love the videos. Beautiful!


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