Li Finnegan on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL is an important part of her son’s life, but viewers still don’t know too much about the beautiful and strong-willed woman. And that’s where we come in! Actress Naomi Matsuda made her debut in the Aug. 2 episode of B&B, and viewers might recognize her from her roles on primetime series likes ALL AMERICAN, THE ROOKIE, AMERICAN CRIME STORY, or NEW GIRL. This isn’t Matsuda’s daytime debut, either — she played John’s ex, Tori, for a brief run on DAYS OF OUR LIVES back in 2015.
Li joined her husband, Jack Finnegan, in visiting their adopted son, John “Finn” Finnegan, in Los Angeles. After meeting his fiancée, Steffy Forrester, and their son, Hayes, Li and Jack went to Forrester Creations to meet some of the rest of the family.
Li was very happy that her son was marrying into this wonderful family but then the wedding reception was ruined by the arrival of Sheila Carter, who announced that she was Finn’s birth mother! Stunned, Li couldn’t believe it until Jack confirmed that it was true. He lied that Sheila had contacted him years ago, and both Li and Finn were surprised he hadn’t told them. Of course, once the Forresters explained how evil and dangerous Sheila is, Li understood and wanted the villain to leave her son alone.
Later, Jack apologized to Li for keeping things from her, and she was relieved when he promised that Sheila wouldn’t trouble them anymore. But eventually, Jack came clean with Li and admitted that he knew who Finn’s biological father was because it was him! She was heartbroken to learn that he’d had an affair with Sheila all those years ago and lied to both her and Finn this whole time. Jack begged forgiveness, but it could be a long time coming!
Keep watching B&B to see how the storyline continues to unfold!