THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’S Ridge is waiting in the wings in giddy anticipation of winning Brooke back, but her currently estranged hubby, Bill, isn’t having it! Convinced that he can still earn Brooke’s forgiveness and salvage their marriage, Dollar Bill
The In Depth Story: Arsonist or not, Bill is fit to be tied over the fact that Brooke walked out on him — but he will be damned if Ridge is going to move in on his girl before he has a chance to set things right! So Bill issues a stern warning to Ridge this week: Stay away from Brooke… or else!
“The way that Ridge has treated Brooke over the years pretty much disgusts Bill,” explains the dastardly publisher’s portrayer, Don Diamont. “Ridge has completely taken advantage of what Bill believes are her ‘daddy issues’ and ‘abandonment issues.’ Every time she goes running back to Ridge, she keeps replaying the same scenario over and over again.
“That relationship is like [ the movie] Groundhog Day,” Diamont continues with a chuckle, “the way she is constantly willing to repeat the same mistakes with him over and over.”
One thing that is clear about Bill is that he’s not the sort of guy who throws in the towel, though Diamont says his alter ego was thrown by Brooke’s ability to quite easily do just that! “She always knew who he was,” points out the actor. “She knows he is a bad boy, and she knows that he walks the edge when it comes to his business.
“But in terms of his devotion and loyalty to her, he adds, “that has been without question. So the fact that she reacted to the extent that she did and to end their relationship? That is unfathomable — and very painful — to him.”