Bold & Beautiful’s Vinny Did Whaaaat? There’s Only One Way This Latest Twist Makes Sense, and Brace Yourselves — Here It Comes
The lab tech’s final words may have revealed more than he intended.
We’re willing to bet that after Bold & Beautiful‘s Thomas pushed PLAY and found out the truth about Vinny’s death, there wasn’t one person in the audience who shrugged and said, “Saw that coming a mile away.”
Don’t even lie.
Because while we all suspected that there had to be more to the story — how, exactly, did Vinny wind up in that particular spot at that particular time? — none of us could have predicted that he’d purposely thrown himself in front of the car being driven by Liam in order to clear a path for Thomas to be with Hope.
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In the aftermath of the shocking twist, we have more than a few questions… such as how Vinny was, as he said in that final video, “tracking” Liam. How could he possibly have known that Liam would be driving his dad’s car, or that the impact would be enough to kill as opposed to simply injure himself?
One question we think we can answer, however, is what drove Vinny to even consider going so far as to commit suicide in order to push Thomas and Hope together: love.
We’ve been told over the past year or two just how close the two young men were, but perhaps what Thomas never knew was that Vinny was, in fact, quietly, desperately, hopelessly in love with him. The kind of love that drives you to take desperate actions to see the other person happy… even if it means they’ll find that happiness with someone else.
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How many times did we hear Vinny say, “I love you, bro,” even in that final video. We’d assumed it was a platonic love, and perhaps Thomas assumed as much, too. But what if Vinny — he of the oft-mentioned, never seen girlfriend and small apartment he willingly shared with his rich-enough-to-buy-a-palace BFF — was secretly longing to be with the one person whom he knew could not return his feelings?
Vinny switched that paternity test to help his friend find happiness, yet it blew up in his face, costing the lab tech the most important relationship in his life. With everything spiraling out of control and nothing left to lose, his last action on this earth was to throw himself in front of a speeding car in order to guarantee Thomas would wind up with the woman of his dreams.
Perhaps it was, for Vinny, the closest he could ever come to making Thomas happy.
What do you think, Bold & Beautiful fans? Was Vinny’s sacrifice that of a friend wanting to make things right or something more? Hit the comments section with your thoughts, then check out the gallery below in which we offer up some perfect beach reads that we suspect will have happier endings than the one met by Poor, Dead Vinny!
<p>Left with devastating injuries from Afghanistan, and after inheriting his grandfather’s cabin, Trevor Benson moves to New Bern, North Carolina to regroup. He’s soon drawn to deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson, who seems to reciprocate his feelings, but remains distant. Trevor’s also preoccupied with the mysterious circumstances of his grandfather’s death, and when a crisis reveals a neighboring teenage girl’s past, the truth — and their connection —is more than he bargains for. Get swept away with the drama in <a href="https://WWW.AMAZON.COM/RETURN-NICHOLAS-SPARKS/DP/1538728575/?tag=soaps0f6-20" target="_blank">Nicholas Sparks’ new novel</a>.</p> <p> </p>
<p>Adrian Rizzo first met her father at the age of seven — and he almost killed her. After being saved by her mother, who sent Adrian to her grandparents’ for the summer, a decade later, she follows her mother’s footsteps and creates a line of yoga and workout videos. However, Adrian begins to receive death threats, year after year, from different locations and returns to her grandparents’ town where she and her childhood crush reconnect — that’s when the murders begin and things start to spiral. Don’t miss <a href="https://WWW.AMAZON.COM/LEGACY-NOVEL-NORA-ROBERTS/DP/1250272939/?tag=soaps0f6-20" target="_blank">Nora Roberts’ latest romantic suspense</a>. </p>
<p>Multi-published author and mother, Vivian Howe, is killed in a hit-and-run accident while jogging on Nantucket. From beyond the grave, Vivi is allowed to watch the summer’s events unfold and is granted three nudges to change various outcomes. However, with three children, facing very different dilemmas, Vivi will have to think hard on how to use them. Read along on her journey by grabbing a copy of <a href="https://WWW.AMAZON.COM/GOLDEN-GIRL-ELIN-HILDERBRAND/DP/0316420085/?tag=soaps0f6-20" target="_blank">Elin Hilderbrand’s book</a>. </p>
<p>At nine, Mary Margaret was faced with grief when her father, a daredevil Air Force pilot, died and she witnessed her mother’s struggle to put their lives back together. Taking her mother’s advice to avoid daredevil men, Maggie turned away from her wild high school boyfriend and married a dependable man and found happiness with their son in a suburban life. But when tragedy strikes again, Maggie sets off on an adventure to face her fears and reconnects with the high school sweetheart she walked away from. Follow the adventure in <a href="https://WWW.AMAZON.COM/NINE-LIVES-NOVEL-DANIELLE-STEEL/DP/1984821431/?tag=soaps0f6-20" target="_blank">Danielle Steel’s novel</a>. </p>
<p>Alone at a New York East Village bar, 28-year-old Cecily Gardner feels homesick for the Midwest and begins doubting her career as a reporter —and wonders if it was a mistake breaking up with her boyfriend. When she moves to call him, a stranger, Grant, warns against it — and she listens. After a one-night stand, they agree to go their separate ways, since Grant is moving overseas, yet they can’t say goodbye. Then, amid the chaos of 9/11, Grant appears on a missing poster, which leads Cecily to realize she’s not the only one looking for him. Get a front row seat to the suspense with a copy of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Lies-That-Bind-Novel/dp/0399178953/?tag=soaps0f6-20" target="_blank">Emily Giffin’s book</a>. </p>
<p>Six years after her husband’s affair, and a divorce involving two daughters, Julia Jones sells her home, moves into a condo and aims for a fresh start. Though her new life is fulfilling, with no need for a man, she’s drawn to another divorced tenant and soon love blossoms. With love comes challenges, which leaves Julia and Heath faced with a dramatic revelation that threatens their happiness. Treat yourself to <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Its-Better-This-Way-Novel/dp/1984818783/?tag=soaps0f6-20" target="_blank">Debbie Macomber’s emotional novel</a>.</p>
<p>Veterinarian Ivey Anders ends a stale relationship and plans a dating-free summer. Yet, when she meets Corbin Meyer and his troubled young son, Ivey has a hard time staying the course — and so does her friend Hope, who’s tried to swear off love but ends up letting down her emotional walls for Corbin’s brother Lang. This summer will prove that love has a way of sneaking back in. Read how it all unfolds by getting <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Summer-No-Attachments-Lori-Foster/dp/1335503188/?tag=soaps0f6-20" target="_blank">Lori Foster’s book</a>. </p>
<p>Pediatrician Natasha Gray, a divorced, bankrupt, single mom, is set on rebuilding her life. However, her plan to start over in Silver Springs didn’t include Mack Amos, a man who previously broke her heart — twice. Though Mack wants to support her, Natasha’s heart isn’t the only thing keeping him at bay. In fact, the more time he spends with her son could lead to a revelation neither is ready to face. Go along for the ride in <a href="https://www.amazon.com/When-Found-You-Silver-Springs/dp/0778331946/?tag=soaps0f6-20" target="_blank">Brenda Novak’s romance</a>. </p>
<p>Amelia Vaux Tanner and her husband built Chateau Laveau 30 years ago in Oak Bluffs, the country’s most exclusive black beach community. Though Ama hosted numerous socialites, her three gifted goddaughters — from different backgrounds — have always been her favorite guests. Now adults, the goddaughters reconnect each summer with Ama at Chateau Laveau, but this year could be their last, as Ama, almost 71, plans a move to France — and she’s leaving the chateau to one of her girls. Each with something to hide, including Ama, the girls have their own reasons for desperately wanting the property, which is only a small part of what their godmother plans to give them. Watch the secrets unfold in <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Bluffs-Novel-Oak/dp/0062994174/?tag=soaps0f6-20" target="_blank">Sunny Hostin’s book</a>.</p>
<p>Sparks fly when widow Anna Campbell meets divorced professor Ryan Robertson on a singles cruise and the two make plans for their families to meet. After their daughters hit it off, with the hope that Ryan’s son will warm up to them as well, a marriage proposal follows and Anna accepts. However, Anna becomes filled with doubt when actions reveal Ryan and his children may not be who they seem. Get a front row seat to the mystery by purchasing <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1432886614?tag=soaps0f6-20" target="_blank">Fern Michaels’ novel</a>. </p>
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