Fans of The Bold and the Beautiful saw the set-up coming a mile long! But when it was executed BOLD style, there was still some emotional wallop to the storyline.
Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) just learned she is pregnant. She realized the father of her unborn baby could potentially be either: Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) or his son, Thomas (Pierson Fode). After all, post a mini break-up with Ridge, Caroline downed some anti-depressants and alcohol, and later found herself alone with the younger strapping Forrester. However, that one night (while she tried to put it behind her) has seriously come back to haunt her.
Now after saying their very private “I do’s” to each other, Caroline learned some shocking truth from the man she loves. Ridge had a vasectomy while he was over in Paris. He can’t father children, and he cannot have the vasectomy reversed, even though he relates to her that he so wanted to … for her. Ridge sought a doctor to help him undo what has been done.
In key scenes, a heartbroken Ridge tried gently to explain his decision which led to the vasectomy in the first place. However on Monday’s episode, as Ridge continued to reveal to Caroline – the worst possible news for her predicament- it provided emotionally nuanced scenes for series stars: Thorsten Kaye and Linsey Godrey.
Ridge related to Caroline (after breaking the news that he can’t ever father a child again): “I don’t want you to hate me. In two years, in five years, when doubt comes, and you look around, and look at us, and you think this isn’t enough. I can’t even begin to imagine what your going through right now. This empty feeling inside you. But I’m here, and I will always be here.” Uh-oh! Caroline is in hot water now! Her compassion turned to fear as she realized that Thomas is indeed the father of the baby she is carrying.
Watch Thorsten and Linsey deliver in their emotionally charged scene after the jump! Then, let us know … what did you think of the their performances? What do you think of the storyline? Are you glad that Thomas is the baby-daddy? Or, do you think there will still be some medical twist that will reveal somehow that Ridge is the dad? Comment below!