‘Caroline is DYING’
Caroline is surprised when Thomas shows up on her doorstep in New York.
As Thomas spends more time with Douglas, it’s evident to Caroline that his heart belongs to Sally. Not even Thomas and Caroline’s shared connection as parents can shake his love for Ms Sally Spectra. Realising that hoping for a reconciliation is an exercise in futility, Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) decides to give up her quest and return to New York with Douglas (Leighton and Jackson Rapo). When she stops by to bid her Uncle Bill (Don Diamont) farewell, he criticises her for surrendering so easily. When Caroline affirms that Thomas (Pierson Fode) is completely committed to Sally (Courtney Hope), Bill scoffs that the relationship is doomed to fail. Such a declaration doesn’t buoy Caroline’s spirits and she wants to leave Los Angeles with whatever dignity she has left. Caroline concedes that she previously turned down Thomas’s offer to become a family and now she regrets that decision.
Bill once again tries to convince his niece to stay and ght for Thomas but Caroline points out that it would be a losing battle. She kisses her uncle goodbye and heads to the airport.
Bill is frustrated because he was certain that his niece would lure Thomas away from Sally, thus leaving Spectra in a nancial bind. Now Bill’s dream of tearing down the Spectra warehouse to make way for his new skyscraper has hit another obstacle.
The next day, Bill hatches an ingenious plan and calls Thomas. Bill Spencer informs young Thomas Forrester that Caroline has left for Manhattan and has taken Douglas with her. Thomas admits that Caroline has a stable life in New York but promises to visit his son soon.
Bill then lies that his niece is dying from an autoimmune condition and tragically she only has months to live.
Thomas is taken aback and stammers that Caroline looked so vibrant and well but Bill counters that her health will deteriorate quickly. Thomas is devastated by the shocking news.
Bill calls Caroline and relays the details of his scheme. Caroline is horri ed and scolds her uncle for his underhand tactic. Bill predicts that Thomas will soon be proposing marriage and Caroline is intrigued. However, she says the deception will fall apart when she doesn’t look like she’s on her deathbed.
Bill explains that Caroline will have a miracle cure and by that time, she and Thomas will be in love and happy. Caroline uneasily decides to give Bill’s plan a try.
Meanwhile, Thomas approaches Sally and discloses Caroline’s health crisis. Thomas laments that he needs to be with her and their son during this difficult time. Sally tearfully admits that he must do the right thing and they declare their love for each other.
Sally is crushed when Thomas walks away and he’s deeply upset as well. Later, Caroline is surprised when Thomas shows up on her doorstep in New York. “Maybe this will all work out for the best after all,” Caroline says to herself.
However, Caroline will soon learn the difficulty in maintaining such an elaborate hoax. TVS
When Caroline returns to New York with Douglas, Bill tells Thomas she has a life-threatening illness MEAN SCHEME Bill (Don Diamont) tells Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) that she needs to fight hard for Thomas.