The Bold and the Beautiful recap (Oct. 11): The CPS caller is revealed!

Matthew Atkinson of the CBS series THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Gilles Toucas/CBS
Matthew Atkinson of the CBS series THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Gilles Toucas/CBS /

Well, Bold fans, it was a disappointing day on The Bold and the Beautiful for those of us who love Thomas. Turns out our man did call Child Protective Services on himself after all. To be honest, this was a boring choice, but it does get Brooke off the hook and give Ridge an out once he learns the truth.

“Destiny” could rise again soon much to my own chagrin, but for now it is indeed on life support with Brooke crying out for Ridge to tell her why he’s throwing their love away. Everything hinges on this call to CPS and I do mean everything because it’s being framed as the reason he chose Taylor.

The man may have run up and down the Aspen mountainside to win Taylor’s heart back, but he did it because Brooke broke his. That’s a shaky foundation to start a relationship on especially when he’s convinced Taylor that he didn’t make his decision based on their kids or something that Brooke did.

Donna and Eric’s adamant defense of the love between Bridge may not be in vain after all if Brooke does get to the bottom of this twisting story. But first she’ll have to contend with a heartbreak of her own because so far Ridge is not budging when it comes to ending their romance.

Here’s what happened on today’s soap.

The Bold and the Beautiful recap (Oct. 11)

As a long time fan of The Bold and the Beautiful, I have to admit that one of my least favorite story elements is when a trio or group of characters trade barbs about relationships they aren’t even a part of. Unfortunately, that’s all Donna, Eric, and Thomas were given to do today outside of Thomas revealing he called CPS like the dastardly villain this soap insists he is.

For nearly the whole episode they went back-and-forth over the staying power of Ridge’s choice to be with Taylor over Brooke. Donna insisted that her sister’s marriage isn’t over while Thomas acknowledged that, of course, she’d defend Brooke but the relationship is dead. Eric tried to pretend he was a neutral party but that lasted all of five minutes because he failed to utter a single word in favor of his son’s romance with Taylor.

Honestly, it was a fruitless conversation because Thomas ended up slandering Brooke’s character with nearly every sentence that left his mouth. Donna was becoming so agitated that she’d started to get red eyed from holding back tears. Eric was stone faced most of the time but saved his admonishments for his grandson while making halfhearted comments about no one wishing to steal Thomas’ joy over his parents’ reunion.

Thomas, however, was so smug even after receiving a worrying call from Steffy about Brooke’s arrival in Aspen, that Donna asked Eric if they could leave so she could get some air. Yes, she fled the mansion she was that upset at the idea of Brooke’s marriage being over.

To be honest, Donna should be concerned about her own relationship. A single Brooke isn’t good for her romance or Katie’s. As Brooke is fond of saying, she could snap her fingers and the man she wants will be hers. Eric, Bill, and Deacon are right there for the picking if she so chooses. Thomas wasn’t wrong when he said she’ll find a new man in no time, she always does.

Speaking of Ridge’s errant son, my heart dropped when he started in on his speech about how Ridge couldn’t forgive a call to CPS made by Brooke. Hence why he used the voice manipulator app his own son is so fond of to commit identity fraud and start the ball rolling for his parents’ to get back together.

Frankly, I’m exhausted with the plots about Thomas being a bad guy who makes worse decisions and he shouldn’t be allowed around his son or be given the benefit of the doubt ever. All this situation is going to do is set Liam and Brooke to crowing, break Ridge and Taylor’s hearts, and strain Thomas’ relationship with Hope to the point that he’s in definite danger of not being able to have his son for even half the time.

I thought we were moving in a different direction, but it looks like we’re just back on this merry-go-round which means all the hope Taylor’s trying to convince Steffy and herself to hold onto could come crashing down in the next few weeks.

It’s doubtful that Ridge is leaving Aspen with Brooke and working things out with her like she’s pleading for him to do, but his choice to be with Taylor is shaky at best with the CPS call reveal.

To end on a lighter note, despite this disappointing turn of events, it must be noted that Krista Allen and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood are delightful as a mother-daughter duo. Their comedic timing as they both turn toward the window to see Brooke and Ridge talking was laugh out loud funny.

Allen has been such a fantastic edition to The Bold and the Beautiful and the Forresters have been revitalized thanks to her presence. It’s good to see Taylor has stepped into a strong role as the matriarch of her family, and I can’t wait to see how that continues to play into the soap’s storylines.

Until next time, Bold fans. Stay beautiful!

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