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A more mature Ridge. (Soaps.com)
B&B Breakdown Week of December 12.
The Bold and the Beautiful wasn’t as emotional (not even the funeral) as last week, so there’s not as much to get passionate about, but there were still a few things that caught my attention.
The Next Supercouple?
I’m glad Owen told Eric about Thorne’s scheme, but it makes me wonder where Owen is coming from and where he will go from here. I really don’t understand his motivations. I guess it’s refreshing that he’s being honest and looking out for Donna’s best interests, but I just can’t shake how he came on to the show, which was kind of devious and shady. I guess I need to let that go, but I keep expecting him to be a bad guy and kind of wish he were because he’d be more interesting.
As for Thorne, was anyone else happy to see him actually get a chance to act this week? All we’ve seen lately is him being his dad’s lapdog and his mom’s cheerleader. But this week we got to see him get tough with Grace and glib with Owen. Now that the truth is out, I hope it catapults Thorne into his own storyline where he kind of walks the line between good and evil while he tries to get back into his father’s good graces. Will he continue to manipulate things? Will he beg for forgiveness from Eric? Or will this simply be dropped and he’ll disappear for months again? I truly hope it’s not the latter.
Since they’ve both been burned by Donna, maybe Owen and Thorne can become new BFFs! Wouldn’t it be nice to see them go out for beers and bond over Donna and their failed love lives? People need to have more friends on this show and this might be a good place to start.
Now that Eric knows the truth, he’s gone back to Donna. Again, why do these women allow him to play with them like this? Stephanie will again be devastated that he never really wanted her back - he just didn’t trust Donna and didn’t want to be alone. And Donna is taking back the man who didn’t trust her even after all she did for him while he was in a coma, who spied on her and who dumped her for his ex-wife. I hope after their reconciliation they are backburned for awhile, just like Katie, Nick and Bridget have been.
I’m so glad Ridge is taking the high road with Rick. Soap characters are usually so reactionary and fly off the handle at the littlest thing, so it’s a nice change of pace to see someone handle things in a mature and rational way. Normally Ridge would blame Brooke for enabling her son and they would break up or he would go after Rick, causing all kinds of family problems and animosity. I’m thrilled that the writers have gone this route instead. Yes, Ridge still wants Rick out of his life, and the country apparently, but he isn't necessarily seeking vengeance. Even though Phoebe’s death isn't really Rick’s fault (which by the way only 12% of you think it is, with the majority believing it was an accident), the man basically tried to destroy Ridge’s life and is the reason Phoebe was so worked up in the first place. I don’t blame Ridge for wanting to never see Rick again, but I love him all the more for being such an adult about it and for not just falling in line with Stephanie and having him arrested.
Next Stop Paris
I really felt bad for Rick when Brooke asked him to step down as the president of Forrester Creations and to move to Paris. It’s like he’s being abandoned by his mother all over again. But while I agree that he needs time to grieve as well and could use the support of his family, I do understand why Brooke would want to make things as easy as possible for Ridge right now. He lost his daughter and is distraught, and her son is partially to blame, so yes, Rick should have to make some sacrifices. I guess what I’m saying is that I’m a little torn over the situation. I totally see both sides. Although, I have to question Rick’s attitude. It seemed to me that he was a mess about Phoebe and looking to make amends one day and the next he copped an attitude with Stephanie and Brooke about Ridge and the accident. I would think antagonizing the woman, i.e. Stephanie, who wants to put you in jail would be a bad way to go. Shouldn’t you go to her on your hands and knees begging for forgiveness or something? And why hasn’t he told anyone that Stephanie knew about his schemes? I can't wait until that comes to light.
So those are my thoughts about this week. How about you? Feel free to express your opinion below and come back next Friday for more discussion on B&B.
- Lori Wilson