Opinion: The Bold and The Beautiful's Maya Avant Discovers Misery Loves Company

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bb-05-06-13-3

What's going on with The Bold and The Beautiful's Maya?

Maya Avant (Karla Mosley) started on The Bold and the Beautiful as a character down on her luck. However, with a little help from Dayzee Forrester (Kristolyn Lloyd), she began to get back on her feet.

She found romance in the form of hottie Rick Forrester (Jacob Young), crown prince of his family's fashion empire. Things were never truly rainbows and butterflies for Maya and Rick, especially with Caroline Spencer (Linsey Godfrey) always in the picture.

Maya normally handled Caroline, and everything else with class. She only showed her claws when it was necessary. She was a saccharine-sweet, goody-goody for so long. Now, things are a completely different story for this woman.

After many months, she suddenly decided she wanted Rick back and tried to seduce him in the steam room. It’s important to remember Maya was the one who ended her relationship with Rick, because she felt he was better off with Caroline.

If Maya had pulled this stunt a few months ago, right after Rick married Caroline, I wouldn’t complain. However, when I saw her in that steam room, all I could do was shake my head in disgust.

Why was Maya pining for Rick dropped for months, then picked up again, seemingly out of nowhere? You snooze you lose, Maya.

Maya’s current relationship with Carter Wilson (Lawrence St. Victor) came to a screeching halt last week, after he confronted her about the steam room incident. He finally realized why Maya didn’t want to marry him — she wanted to be a Forrester.

This break up was a long time coming, but little hints of Maya’s continued desire for Rick over the past few months would have been nice. When Maya wasn't tanking her own relationship, she was trying to torpedo Oliver's (Zack Conroy).

Maya claims she was doing the right thing, by ratting out Oliver for initially dating Aly (Ashlyn Pearce) because she's a Forrester. I think she was getting rid of some displaced anger and jealousy over her situation with Rick. After all, misery loves company.

Will Maya’s personality change give her a better chance with Rick? Not if Caroline has anything to say about it, Myrna, I mean, Maya better watch her back.