DC's 10 Worst Soap Opera Couples of 2012
No. 7: Rick and Caroline, The Bold and the Beautiful
You know a soap couple is in trouble when their storyline's most interesting plot point to date had a man in heels on a catwalk. Fresh from a leading man stint on All My Children, Jacob Young (Rick) deserves better than being paired with lightweight Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) on The Bold and the Beautiful.
B&B had Adrienne Frantz back on screen as Amber—the love of Rick's life—in 2012, but it was almost as if TPTB had forgotten how to write for the popular character, following her stint on The Young and the Restless. Instead of an epic Rick and Amber 2.0 saga, we were stuck watching as the Forrester heir wooed Caroline, who for some odd reason confused rampant blinking, nose crinkling and facial twitching with acting choices.
Daytime Confidential's Jillian Bowe thinks Caroline should be recast with former AMC cutie Chrishell Stause. We don't know if that would salvage this pairing at this point, but something's got to give.