The heat is on for Rena Sofer (Quinn)!
B&B’S Quinn is living on borrowed time these days — or, at least, she very much fears that she is living on borrowed time as Mrs. Eric Forrester. Though she’s repeatedly maintained that the few stolen kisses she shared with Ridge earlier this year meant nothing, she knows Eric may not see it that way if he ever discovers that “the other woman” responsible for tearing Ridge and Brooke apart is none other than his own wife!
“She just wants to keep everything under wraps,” says Rena Sofer, who explains Quinn’s state of mind leading into summer. “This was not a full-blown affair [in her eyes]; this was a couple of kisses, and yes, they caused incredible damage, but her biggest fear right now is going back to the life she had before she had Eric. She doesn’t want to go back to being alone, unloved, and being the pariah again.”
In order to keep the secret locked up tight, Quinn is now grudgingly beholden to Katie, a woman who has delighted in lording this scandal over her. Quinn must toe Katie’s line to ensure that her foe doesn’t go running straight to Eric! “It’s interesting, because the old Quinn would have just given Katie a poisonous stone to handle, and she would have mysteriously died,” Sofer chuckles. “She tends to get rid of people who get in her way, but ‘new Quinn’ can’t do that. So she has to play it cool and have patience, which is something Quinn doesn’t have very much of!”
Could Katie’s taunts leave Quinn desperate enough to turn dangerous again, or might it actually prompt her to come clean to Eric before someone else does it for her? “In real life, of course, you should do that,” says Sofer. “Be a woman, take your medicine, and explain things before it gets even worse. Normal people would apologize, take responsibility and move on, but… you just don’t do that in soap operas!”
How can Eric see the truth, Quinn thinks, if she keeps him blinded by sequins?