Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson) is about to reach his marriage goal on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’. So he’s backed off, just a bit, after sensing that Hope Logan (Annika Noelle) will shy away from marrying him so quickly.
The manipulative efforts Thomas has been making recently culminated in his scaring Douglas Forrester (Henry Joseph Samiri) into seeing an actual ghost. This poor little boy’s kooky father projected the digitally created specter with a diabolical intent.
B&B demonstrated how modern technology use is linked to free will choices. In this instance, Thomas opted to play off his son’s fears through skillful, underhanded actions.
Bold And The Beautiful Spoilers – Hope Logan To Douglas Forrester’s Rescue
Thomas believed, rightly, that Hope, would rescue Douglas, while Thomas was conveniently in the shower. She’d heard Douglas screaming, entered the bedroom and comforted him before Thomas’ planned, later entrance.
— Bold & The Beautiful (@BandB_CBS) July 15, 2019
The contrived situation actually worked better than Thomas hoped, as Hope said that the ‘Thope’ wedding she agreed to should happen as soon as possible. Thomas was surprised, not knowing that his craven scheme would cause such a rapid response.
After Hope and Thomas calmed Douglas down, a similar rush thankfully didn’t play out. Hope resisted Thomas’ request that they spend some romantic time together.
Bold And The Beautiful Spoilers – Thomas Forrester’s Means To An End
Surprisingly, Atkinson’s character was able to recognize that Hope could not be pressured into cavorting. Her tell to him, that she didn’t know when she would be ready to take their connection, with whatever that really is, to that level was sobering for Thomas.
For that brief moment he actually was respecting Hope’s feelings. But the audience knows that he was making a means-to-ends decision.
Thomas’ actual goal appears to be to have a family with Hope, rather than simply marrying her, with Noelle’s character then serving as Douglas’ replacement mother. Thomas seemingly is convincing himself that Hope will grow into loving him as time passes.
Bold And The Beautiful Spoilers – Hope Logan On A Dangerous Path
Hope doesn’t yet know just how on point Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) and her mother, Brooke Logan Forrester (Katherine Kelly Lang), are about Thomas. They both recognize that he’s unhinged, whereas Hope believes that he’s been thrown by Caroline Spencer’s (Linsey Godfrey) sudden death and the resulting unexpected responsibilities of being a single father.
There is a flaw in a second part of Hope’s logic, specifically where she’s concerned. She thinks Thomas cares for her, which means she doesn’t yet recognize that he’s actually obsessed.
The dangerous path forward that she’s allowing involves the chance that Thomas will eventually and at an unknown plot point refuse to wait for her acceptance of his overtures any longer. If she never agrees to become his wife in full, then Thomas would seem unable to maintain his patience indefinitely.
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