“There is no doubt that Katie is the love of Bill’s life,” says portrayer Don Diamont. “She was the first woman who made him want to change.” Of course, wanting to change for someone and actually being able to change are two different things. “That’s been one of the greatest struggles Bill has faced… trying to be the better man that she wants and deserves without losing who he is.”
While suffering from post-partum depression after giving birth to Will, Katie not only skipped town but envisioned a future in which Brooke would have stepped into her shoes to help Bill raise the boy. “Katie very much pushed Brooke and Bill together,” says Diamont. “She wasn’t in her right mind at the time, but she thought this would be best for everyone.”
Up, Up and Away
As part of her plan to help Bill and her sister fall in love, Katie arranged for them to go on a hot-air balloon ride in Aspen. “Brooke was always sort of Bill’s ‘yes woman,'” says Diamont. “She would basically say, ‘You be you and everything you do is great and I love you just the way you are.'”
The Other Logan Sister
“The self-destructive part of Bill is attracted to Brooke,” sighs Diamont. “Usually when he starts to think or feel that maybe he isn’t good enough for Katie, that’s when he allows himself to slip back into Brooke’s orbit, and he winds up doing something that will have a destructive effect on his relationship with her sister. Ultimately, he knows Katie is the best thing that has ever happened to him. But he has genuine affection for Brooke, and a part of him truly cares about her. It’s just different than what he has with Kaie.”
“We’ve certainly seen his edges soften,” suggests Diamont. “He’s not the same man he was when the audience met him for the first time. And Katie is largely responsible for those changes, as is their son, Will. They remind Bill of who he wants to be. The problem is that he sometimes loses focus and falls back into old, destructive behaviors.”
Quinn and Bill may share a child in Wyatt, but Diamont says there is no love lost between the pair. “He reviles her,” he says bluntly. “He sees Quinn as crazy and with no redeeming values, especially after she kidnapped Liam. Everybody else may think she’s changed, but he’ll never buy it.”
‘Still’ Waters Run Deep
“What they had was very, very intense,” reflects Diamont of Steffy and Bill’s first encounters. “The sexual chemistry, the soulful chemistry and the real connection between them. So while it might have been short-lived, it was very genuine.”
Like Father, Like Son
In some ways, Bill’s more destructive side is very reminiscent of his fater, the late Bill Spencer Sr. “Both of them were womanizers,” says Diamont. Unlike his son, however, the elder Spencer never really found the woman who could make him change his ways.
“She is his soulmate,” declares Diamont of Katie. “He knows it. The thing is, he has to convince her that he knows it. And given everything they’ve been through, that’s never going to be simple. She has insecurities, especially regarding Brooke, and with good reason.” As was proven true when, the second Brooke and Ridge hit the skids, Bill made a play for her hand!
Maybe This Time?
Bill hopes that this time, Brooke will open her eyes and see that the man she truly needs is standing right in front of her. But with her determined to reunite with Ridge, and Deacon making it clear he’d love to reunite with Hope’s mom, will Bill discover that money can’t buy happiness… or love?