Will Ridge’s Return Mean Romance For Brooke Or Another Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful?





How will The Bold and the Beautiful's Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) react to everything that has transpired during his absence, namely former wife Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) having played hide-the-sword with Bill (Don Diamont)? Could Brooke's actions cause Ridge to look in her little sister Katie's (Heather Tom) direction?

TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan spoke to showrunner Brad Bell for the juicy scoop.

TV Guide Magazine: Given your love for twisted romance, will you have Ridge fall Katie? It would drive Bill and Brooke crazy!

Bell: [Laughs] Well… maybe I will. Anything is possible! Thorsten makes a fantastic Ridge — very different from [predecessor] Ronn Moss. He'll really electrify the show. Bill has been cock-of-the-walk for way too long. He needs a little competition! And that's exactly what he's going to get! We're going to find out that Ridge has gone through something very significant during his time away — something that's really changed him. There's only one Ronn Moss and he was splendid, but now we have a new and very different Ridge and it's exciting to write for him.

Speaking of Bill and Brooke, why did their relationship hit the skids so fast? Bell revealed some interesting information and great advice his father, the late Bill Bell, gave him. 

TV Guide Magazine: Why did you blow up the Bill and Brooke romance so quickly?

Bell: I found myself in a real pickle. There could have been permanent damage to Brooke in the eyes of the audience if she forgave Bill for what he did to her and to Katie. So she chose loyalty to her sister. My dad [Y&R and B&B creator Bill Bell] always said, "Paint yourself into a corner, and then find a way out." This is a great example of that. We got terrific drama out of it but needed to get out fast.

To get the skinny on what will happen with Liam (Scott Clifton) Hope (Kim Matula) Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and your other B&B favs, click here!

 

17 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    I just don’t understand the reasoning. I hate and despise Bill & Brooke, individually, but especially together, but I still don’t understand the point of building up a couple slowly for a year just to blow them in a second over a pretty minor fight. I mean, Brooke *did* do the right thing, dont’ get me wrong, but what? Are we now supposed to think she instantly has no feelings for Bill anymore? That it’s just been forgotten. Well, never mind, not complaining. The pairing was horrid and insidious. I also hope Katie never takes him back, or if she does it’s only a ruse from her part.

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    snizzle

    @Yoryla I didn’t get the reasoning either behind the whole Bill and Brooke thing either. The show built them up for over a year and poof it was over in one episode (that I missed)..One day they are hot, heavy and getting married and then it’s just all over and he’s begging Katie to take him back. The damage was already done to Bill and Brooke..might as well leave them together at that point. They were tawdry and tacky but I kinda liked them together. It was all plot related and probably also had something to do with nuRidge coming on board too, but the couples switch partners so much you need scorecards. Just too hard to get invested in any of them. BTW, I would prefer to see nu-Ridge with Katie too. HT and TK would be an interesting acting team although you know KKL will get her dibs on the ‘new’ man.

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    californiaguy888

    So Bradley Bill says this Ridge is “exciting and new”. What did he consider Ronn Moss, boring and old? At any rate, will he be Brooke’s “Destiny” once again or is this “Destiny’s child”? Sign me, confused in TVLAND

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    EZBaby

    I really don’t think this is gonna work, Ridge is coming back talking like he was raised over in Europe somewhere and we’re all supposed to just act like he always talked this way? Hmmm yeah…okay. Still can’t wait to see his scenes with my Steffy and with the evil Bill, though.

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    kbirdusa

    You soap fans are willing to accept the most ridiculous plots: returns from the dead, amnesia, rape victims falling in love with their assailants, etc. Yet you can’t tolerate Ridge having a different accent. Stop being stupid. You consume crap like this, so you can’t complain when it stinks.

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    ANGELWENDY15

    I think Thorsten Kaye will be a plus for the show. I will start watching regularly again because of him. Anything is better then the tired old Liam/Hope story.
    Yesterdays show was eerie. Quinn seems to really have a dark side and RS played it so well. I am actually interested in the show again after months of only occasionaly checking in.

  7. Profile photo of PommeC
    PommeC

    [quote=kbirdusa]You soap fans are willing to accept the most ridiculous plots: returns from the dead, amnesia, rape victims falling in love with their assailants, etc. Yet you can’t tolerate Ridge having a different accent. Stop being stupid. You consume crap like this, so you can’t complain when it stinks.[/quote]

    +1,000,000

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    PommeC

    [quote=snizzle]@Yoryla I didn’t get the reasoning either behind the whole Bill and Brooke thing either. The show built them up for over a year and poof it was over in one episode (that I missed)..One day they are hot, heavy and getting married and then it’s just all over and he’s begging Katie to take him back. The damage was already done to Bill and Brooke..might as well leave them together at that point. They were tawdry and tacky but I kinda liked them together. It was all plot related and probably also had something to do with nuRidge coming on board too, but the couples switch partners so much you need scorecards. Just too hard to get invested in any of them. BTW, I would prefer to see nu-Ridge with Katie too. HT and TK would be an interesting acting team although you know KKL will get her dibs on the ‘new’ man.[/quote]

    He is not a new man. It is Ridge. We just can’t discard his momma boy and waffling ability to see him as a new man without a past. He is still the same old Ridge…….Please BB put him with Katie and let Brooke be with Bill, at least that will be new……no more Bridge for now

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    soapjunkie88

    Thorsten Kaye will just do fine. The shoes aren’t that big to fill tbh. He’ll give Ridge a new and exciting character which is needed after 25 years of Ronn Moss. I totally get where Brad Bell is coming from.
    This isn’t just a recast, it’s also redirection of the character. And I think that was desperately needed.

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    harlee490

    He’s perfect! :bigsmile: Most of the naysayers of hate on all soap sites don’t care for BB for that matter CBS’s soaps, from posts I have read so who cares… :) I think this is great move on Brad’s part and I totally get what Brad said because there would had been posters screaming bloody murder if Brooke didn’t stand by her sister and picked a man over Katie, but since Brad did the right thing people still want to complain about his decision…go figure. :~

    I look at it this way, Brad could always go back to the relationship a few years from now when the dust has settled. ;)

    Go on with your bad self Brad Bell! :D

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