Bold and Beautiful fans, this week’s cliffhanger was a doozy. It starts off with the heat and passion of the forbidden couple that started this saga, CaRidge snuggling on the couch. I must say, they bring the heat. Ridge and Caroline electric chemistry oozes through the screen. Caroline quickly forgets about her husband as Ridge soothes all her wounds. Ridge has taken her from Carowhine to Cardivine.
A special side note here, this was the first episode written by Lawrence Saint-Victor aka Carter, and I must say that we all liked what we saw. Bradley Bell asks cast members from time to time if they desire to write an episode and Lawrence raised his hand. We will also see another episode he wrote in February.
After Maya finally heard the words that she wanted to hear from Rick, “I love you,” she speedily went to Carter to gloat. Well we got an eye-candy treat as Carter was shirtless working out on the terrace at Forrester Creations while talking to Maya’s BFF Othello. Carter really knows how to grate Maya’s nerves and insecurities, as they once were a couple, and he uses this to his advantage. However, Maya stood strong and resilient as she told him that Rick told her over and over again, at various times of day, that he loved her, while they were making mad passionate love. Carter says that he doesn’t want her to get hurt, but I think that he has secret motives.
Special side note here, after the RAYA tryst the night before Maya went downstairs for a bottle of wine. While searching for a cork screw Rick found Stephanie’s gun in the drawers. This is the same gun that “lil’ Ricky” used to shoot Grant years ago. Will he shoot Ridge? Caroline? Or both?
Caroline spent most of the day in a love trance daydreaming about Ridge. Caroline‘s BFF Ivy came in the office to show her some jewelry that she designed for the line and immediately noticed the change in Caroline. She went from doom and gloom, begging Rick to come back to her and dump Maya, to glowing with love. It didn’t take much prodding from Ivy for Caroline to spill the beans that the reason for her glow was Ridge. Ivy was happy for her, because although she supports their marriage, it was painfully clear that Rick was done with Caroline. She swore Ivy to secrecy and immediately went back to remembering how Ridge took her to a place that she felt valued, respected, and wanted.
An unexpected guest, Nicole Avant, Maya’s sister arrived on the scene today. It should be interesting the part she plays, will she stir up drama for RAYA?
Now for the Cliffhanger Moment, Rick texted Ridge because he wanted to see the designs—yea right! More like to taunt him. So Ridge pulled away from his passionate moment to go face Rick. After a heated exchange of words Ridge told Rick that it will be a cold day in hell before he answers to him. In walks Maya, or as Ivy called her “Ms. Wannabe.” After her personal insults to Ridge, she had the nerve to tell Ridge that if he could not respect Rick as a brother, then he should respect him as a boss, and if he could not do that he needed to find another place to design. Now this is the funny part: Ridge owns 20% of the company, he’s a stockholder, and Rick and Maya own nothing, they are just hired hands. Rick tricked Eric into signing those illegal documents giving him irrevocable control as CEO over Forrester for a year; however, he’s still a hired hand along with his sidekick Maya. Ridge became heated and stormed out of the office. Rick stood in awe of Maya and told her nobody has ever stood up for him like that before. Maya stood up for “her man” but the fall is coming and it’s going to be a hard one.
Ridge bumped in to Carter in the hall on his exit and Carter asked if he was alright. He said no, and that Rick had deceived his father and the family, was ruining the company and he was not just going to “fall in line.”
Steffy, Ridge’s daughter, is coming back on the canvas for a brief period and she owns 25% of the stock. Ridge’s son Thomas owns 5%, so Ridge and his children own 50% of the stock in the company. We all know that Steffy is a firecracker and Thomas has no love for Rick. What will happen next? Will Ridge pull his forces together and play his hand? He has Rick’s wife, now what else will he take from Rick? I would love to hear your thoughts on these questions, as well as anything else Bold and the Beautiful-related. And stay tuned to the Bold and Beautiful to find out what happens!