Thomas kidnaps baby Douglas after finding out that he’s the biological father, but Ridge won’t let go.
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Thomas Forrester (Pierson Fodé) is a changed man. It’s out with the sexy models and in with the cute boys – well, one boy in particular: his baby “half-brother” Douglas (Abigail and Brielle Rivera). Thomas is besotted. But after finding out from Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) that Douglas has a surrogate father on Monday 29 May, busybody Katie (Heather Tom) gives Douglas’s mom Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) a heavy nudge and discovers that Thomas has no idea that he is Douglas’s biological father. With Katie threatening to tattle to Thomas, it’s not long before Ridge cracks. And on Wednesday 31 May, he tells his son that he knows that Thomas raped Caroline in September 2016. And when Ridge warns him that his actions have consequences, Thomas guesses the consequence: Douglas is his son. Well, that explains why daddy Ridge has been treating Thomas like meat that fell behind the fridge.
Caroline and Douglas are stuck in the middle as father and son dig in their heels for a tug-of-war on Thursday 1 June. Thomas begs Ridge not to let Douglas grow up to find out one day – like Ridge himself did – that the man who raised him isn’t his father. Thomas doesn’t want Douglas to have to experience rejection and self- doubt when he finally uncovers the truth. Bold hammers home Thomas’s point on Monday 5 June when Ridge’s brother Rick (Jacob Young) tells his wife Maya (Karla Mosley) that Ridge’s mom Stephanie (Susan Flannery) kept Ridge’s true paternity a secret until Ridge was in his 40s (and as we know, Rick has been complaining that Ridge is “not even a Forrester” ever since).
KIDNAPPING MY KID
But Ridge isn’t letting go of the matter. “It’s not about stealing babies; it’s about doing what’s best for the kid,” says Thorsten. “Ridge feels that he did the right thing and he doesn’t want to see this all come undone.” Desperate, Thomas snatches up baby Douglas and runs on Friday 2 June. But when Caroline meets him at the Forresters’ Big Bear cabin on Monday 5 June and Thomas begs her to choose a father for Douglas, he’s ignoring the fact that he’s also asking her to choose between him and her marriage with Ridge… so he might not like her answer.
Caroline and Ridge panic when Thomas snatches baby Douglas.