Katie’s devious questioning leads Ridge to tell Thomas that Douglas is his child. But no one expects the shocking reaction
Katie’s quizzing leads Ridge to tell Thomas that Douglas is his child — and his reaction is shocking. Plus, Steffy decides between Liam and Wyatt, on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Ridge becomes testy when Katie once again shows up at his office without invitation. When Katie expresses concern about Douglas, Ridge orders her to drop the subject, saying the subject of his son is no longer open for discussion.
However, Katie points out that the media is reporting new details on Dr Wolin’s death that Ridge should pay careful attention to.
Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) insists that there’s nothing about the doctor’s tragic demise that he needs to consider but Katie (Heather Tom) reveals that Dr Wolin’s (Mark Damon Espinoza) nancial problems as well as substance abuse issues have been exposed in the news. Still, Ridge appears to be uninterested as he shrugs off the latest allegations.
Katie asks if Dr Wolin actually presented his blackmail demand to Ridge and he answers that the desperate doctor wanted $100,000 to be delivered to him within 24 hours of their meeting.
Ridge recounts that he refused to co-operate and simply walked away. Katie worries that Dr Wolin may have kept some kind of records that would link him to Ridge — for instance, an appointment book that might list a meeting time with his former patient. Katie notes that an in-depth police investigation could uncover an unsavoury connection between the two men. In light of Ridge’s ambiguity, Katie asks if he resolved his extortion dilemma with Dr Wolin by pushing the drunken specialist into the path of the oncoming truck. Ridge is insulted by the inference of having any kind of murderous impulse and vigorously denies having any part in Dr Wolin’s death.
Katie proclaims her belief in Ridge’s innocence but frets that the police might suspect foul play if they learn of any contention between him and Dr Wolin. Ridge advises Katie to stop needlessly focusing on any trouble that doesn’t exist.
Still, Katie wonders if Dr Wolin had known the true identity of Douglas’s father but Ridge counters that wouldn’t be possible since he and Caroline used an anonymous sperm donor. Since it’s such a sensitive subject, Ridge reminds Katie that they want to keep the rest of the family from nding out.
Meanwhile, Thomas (Pierson Fode) is in another office, where
he is designing with Caroline but he keeps nding himself distracted by Douglas who is slumbering nearby. Thomas predicts that his little brother will become a famous fashion designer since he has such a fantastic dad to idolise.
Thomas recalls that Ridge was a devoted dad who was a shiny example of honesty and integrity. Caroline swallows back her guilt as Thomas hopes that he can be a worthy brother for Douglas to look up to.
Thomas leaves to show his design to Ridge and a few minutes later, Katie enters with the pretence of wanting to see Douglas. As Katie coos over the infant, she praises Caroline for what she endured to become a mother.
Caroline is curious about the remark and Katie admits that she knows Ridge isn’t the father of Douglas. Caroline asks why Katie would make such a ridiculous declaration and she explains her encounter with Dr Wolin and how he blabbed that Ridge is incapable of fathering children.
Assuming that Katie knows about her one-night mistake with Thomas, Caroline gives out enough information for Katie to gure out what happened. Before leaving, Katie strongly advises Caroline to tell Thomas the truth.
Katie returns to Ridge’s office and blasts him for lying to her. She explains how Caroline unwittingly con rmed that Douglas was Thomas’s son and Ridge begs Katie to not let anyone else know about the paternity. Katie promises not to, but pushes Ridge to be honest with his son.
Ridge then confers with Caroline, who is upset that their domestic bliss is about to be shattered. Although Ridge intends to nally share the truth with his son, he hopes to convince Thomas to allow Douglas to stay in the only home he knows. Caroline fears that her stepson won’t agree to the arrangement but Ridge declares that Douglas is their child.
Ridge returns to his office and summons Thomas. Ridge begins the conversation by stating that he wants to prepare Thomas to one day take over the helm of Forrester Creations. Thomas is surprised at the display of con dence, as he had felt a distance between him and his father for quite a while but Ridge hopes that their problematic relationship can be resolved. After all, he has already forgiven Thomas for sleeping with Caroline.
Thomas is stunned that Ridge knows of that indiscretion and profusely apologises for how it happened. Thomas defends that he truly believed Caroline had feelings for him. Ridge then points out that Thomas’s huge mistake had consequences.
Thomas deduces that Douglas is his son and is taken aback by the revelation. Now it makes sense why he feels such a strong bond with his “little brother”. As Thomas is processing this new reality, he asks why he was never told the truth in the rst place. Ridge explains that he felt Thomas was reckless and irresponsible, and therefore not capable of raising a child.
Thomas argues that he wants Douglas to know who his true father is but Ridge points out that letting the world know about their secret now would damage Forrester’s reputation. Ridge urges Thomas not to interfere with Douglas’s life because he has two parents that love him very much.
Thomas is in a daze and wants time to think over his father’s proposition. Ridge agrees and says he knows that Thomas will make the right decision for Douglas’s welfare.
Thomas stumbles out of the office and wanders back to Caroline’s suite but nds Pam (Alley Mills) alone with Douglas. She explains that Caroline was called down to the office so Pamela is babysitting. Thomas smiles that his dad sent him to bring Douglas to Ridge, so Pam hands the baby over to him.
When Caroline returns, she right away asks where Douglas is and Pam reveals that Thomas brought the little charmer to his dad. Caroline rushes to Ridge’s office and is shocked when she doesn’t see her boy. Ridge affirms that he never dispatched Thomas to retrieve Douglas.
Meanwhile, Thomas buckles Douglas in his car, then calmly drives off.
Thomas asks why he was never told the truth in the first place.
DETECTIVE Katie (Heather Tom) works out the truth about the baby and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) isn’t pleased.