We always want to give credit where credit is due and one thing The Bold and the Beautiful is great at is shocking us with surprises we never saw coming. They run a pretty tight ship over there when it comes to jaw dropping twists, though sometimes they do slip up. Still, we were a bit surprised when it seemed like they’d tipped us off to the next big shocker… in the credits!
Actually, we have to hand it to the fans, who, in the closing credits on Monday’s episode, spotted that an actress named Kate Schettler had been cast as Diana. We hadn’t seen her onscreen yet, but the name alone was enough to make folks stand up and take notice.
Because when rickyjay, for instance, noticed Diana’s name and mentioned it on Twitter, the theories started flying!
“Sheila’s daughter with Massimo?” kindred1999 speculated. “So literally Finn’s half sister… and Ridge’s? AKA Steffy and Thomas’ Aunt?”
Well, when you put it that way. Wow.
That’s my guess. They probably skipped giving us her last name to not completely give it away.
— 𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐲𝐣𝐚𝐲 (@theaveragericky) January 22, 2024
You see, Sheila had a bit of a fling back when Massimo was around, canoodling in a no-strings-attached affair. Except there are always strings when Sheila’s involved. So some time later, after being arrested, escaping prison, fleeing to South America and holding Ridge hostage for a massive for ransom from Massimo, she dropped the big reveal.
After both Nick and Brooke were overpowered by Sheila trying to rescue Ridge, Massimo literally burst in on a motorcycle, which is when Sheila whipped out a baby, said her name was Diana and she was Massimo’s!
And then… nothing. Diana vanished with Sheila. We never saw her again or found out if she was really Massimo’s. Or even really Sheila’s! She’s supposedly got two other kids, too, Daisy and Ryder, who appeared awhile back on The Young and the Restless, but we never actually saw them with Sheila, so it’s not clear if they’re really hers either.
At the end of the day, though, all of this was moot! Diana showed up on Friday’s episode and instead of being Sheila’s long-vanished daughter, she was… Bill’s realtor! And now we’re starting to suspect that Bold & Beautiful didn’t slip up, but baited us with the mother of all fake outs! Actually, we guess it’s the “daughter” of all fake outs.
Or maybe they just forgot that Sheila named her daughter Diana ages ago. Either way, unless there’s still a huge twist coming our way and Sheila and Massimo’s daughter became a realtor, we guess we’ll have to keep waiting to see if we’ll ever meet Finn’s possible sister — and Ridge’s sister and Thomas’ aunt and…
Catch up on Sheila’s history, including Diana and Massimo with our photo gallery of her life below.