The battle for Caroline’s love begins after Ridge rejects Thomas’s work.
Caroline’s caught between new-look Thomas (left) and his father Ridge. Weekdays SABC3 (*193) 18:00
Family is a touchy subject on Bold screens… in every sense of the word. So when Thomas Forrester (now played by Pierson Fodé) starts doodling pictures of his dad Ridge’s ( Thorsten Kaye) girlfriend Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) on Thursday 18 August and fantasising about kisses, viewers will know what’s up, especially since Caroline is Thomas’s ex- girlfriend. But this isn’t just about desire… “His torment comes from wanting to prove that he is valuable,” hints Pierson.
HEAR ME ROAR
Thomas strides into the Forrester offices on Friday 19 August to demonstrate his design skills in a bid to join the Forrester design team. It’s as if a young lion has roared his way into the pride, thinking that he can be alpha male as Thomas makes a smirking remark to Ridge about the models flirting with him instead of Ridge now. No wonder the old lion feels the urge to smack the cub down – Ridge responds by tearing Thomas’s design in half. “You went to Paris and what? You just got lazy?” Ridge scolds. “You want a job from me because you’re my son? If you believe this is the best that you can come up with, you’d be the last person I’d hire.”
That blow to Thomas’s pride sparks the coming battle as Thomas moves into Ridge’s territory the same way that Ridge once preyed on his dad Eric’s (John McCook) wife Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang). If Thomas can’t win in the boardroom, he is going for the bedroom. On Monday 22 August, Thomas drops in on Caroline to sulk and starts fantasising about the two of them getting hot and heavy. Thomas might assure Brooke on Wednesday 24 August, “We dated for a minute and she moved on, I moved on”, but those passionate fantasies tell another story!
TROUBLE COMES IN
If Ridge and Caroline were on solid ground, Thomas wouldn’t matter. But on Wednesday 24 August, when Caroline tells Ridge, “I still want to have my own child too,” Ridge admits, “I can’t see myself being a father again.” That’s one of the all-time relationship breakers – keep watching because Bold will be playing it with an unexpected twist.