The next generation fight for Forrester began on Thursday, and it pitted Brooke’s (Katherine Kelly Lang) children versus Taylor’s (Hunter Tylo) children. However, instead of showing us the battle, The Bold and the Beautiful decided to tell us all about why we should care, yet again, about the rivalry between Rick (Jacob Young) and Thomas (Adam Gregory). Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) told Liam (Scott Clifton) how far the conflict went back. There was just too much talking, and way too little action.
Rick complained a considerable amount to Brooke about how Thomas was going to bring the company down. Thomas talked Taylor’s arm off about his newly acquired 30 percent of Forrester, and what he wants to do with it. Forgive me, but in comparison to past fights for control of Forrester–one of my favorites involved Stephanie (Susan Flannery) kneeing Eric (John McCook) in the balls–Rick vs. Thomas just feels so amateur. Maybe if Thomas wasn't sunshine, snapdragons, smiles and Strawberry Shortcake 90 percent of the time, and a bit more let's blow up Rick's car, I'd take him seriously. Something needs to be done to darken Thomas up a bit.
Meanwhile, saintly Caroline (Lindsey Godfrey) buzzed about town. She talked to Hope (Kim Matula) about Liam, and wondered if she’d get back with him if she had the chance. Of course, she didn’t reveal what Rick and Bill (Don Diamont) had done to Liam and Hope. Honestly, that would be too easy. Then, she headed over to Spencer Publications, where she found Liam and Steffy. Caroline sure gets around.