Well, Bold and Beautiful fans, this Cliffhanger Friday was a doozy. I am going to save my two heroes Carter and Ridge for last, so Let’s Talk About Soaps.
RAYA had a heart-to-heart conversation today about secrets. Rick has a huge surprise for Maya, an engagement ring. And Maya has a monumental surprise unbeknownst to Rick—she’s transgender.
Their conversation is the usual, Rick gushing over how perfect Maya is, and Maya’s lying to his face. Nothing new here. Rick plans to sweep Maya off to Big Bear to pop the question.
All of a sudden Nicole does not want Maya to tell Rick the truth. Maya called her on it the other day and Carter did today. Nicole’s ONLY reason for her to campaign to Maya not to tell Rick is because she doesn’t want to mess up her good thing with Wyatt. The Avant sisters are hanging on the arms of two rich, powerful, and successful men. Nicole told Carter that if she had anything to do with it Maya, she will never tell Rick.
Now for the juicy stuff. Ridge let Eric and Brooke know in no uncertain terms that he QUIT. Yes, you got it right Ridge QUIT after Logan-blind Eric said that he was thinking about making Rick’s irrevocable control CEO position permanent. Eric told Ridge that he supports Rick, but doesn’t want to lose Ridge, that he’s the best designer in the world. (Right, Eric, you are only thinking about the Benjamins).
Living in Logan-logic-land, Brooke and Eric are in disbelief that Ridge quit. As usual, self-centered Brooke felt part of the reason was her, Ridge’s inability to respect Rick, blah, blah, blah. Brooke even went as far as to say that Ridge was emotional and once he calms down he will change his mind.
Eric finally had an epiphany and said that he could relate to what Ridge was going through and that he should have set parameters to the CEO position (you think, Eri *eyeroll*). But it was too late now, because Rick doesn’t have to answer to him. Brooke told Eric that Rick lives to please him and that he would listen. (No way, no how, Rick is out of control).
Brooke told Eric that he could make his appeal to Maya regarding Rick. Isn’t this uncanny? The co-founder and stockholder of the company has to appeal to the lead model. The son of the Forrester matriarch, whose father financed the start of the company, and between him and his children owns 50% of the company, quit.
Again meddling in someone’s relationship, Brooke feels that RAYA should wait to get married. Eric boasts that Maya has “proven herself.”
Now for our Cliffhanger moment. Carter and Ridge are BFFs, so when Carter later arrived and Ridge’s and filled him in about him quitting. Carter was taken aback. At first Carter tried to convince Ridge to stay and when that didn’t work and Ridge was on his way out the door. Carter said, “WAIT!!!” With much struggle, Carter shared with Ridge that when he was engaged to Maya, he really didn’t know her. He said that FC has invested a lot of money in Maya and that she was the face of FC, had lines designed around her, and Rick’s girlfriend. When Ridge couldn’t take the belaboring anymore, he pressed Carter to spit it out.
Carter dropped the BOMB!!!!! “Maya is not her chosen name, she wasn’t born with it.” Ridge said, “This is LA, people change their names all the time, is this your big secret?” Carter continues, “Maya’s birth name is Myron.” Shocked look on Ridge’s face, “Myron???” Carter pressed the ignite button, “MAYA AVANT IS TRANSGENDER.”
What will Ridge do with this tidbit of information? Will he immediately drop it on Rick? Or, will he hold the bomb and throw it at Rick at the right moment? What will happen, you tell me?