The Bold and the Beautiful spoilers tease that Sheila’s (Kimberlin Brown) approach to regaining Eric (John McCook) is evolving. She continues to amass various pawns, with Pam (Alley Mills) becoming the latest addition. Sheila’s use of these pieces is meant to increase orchestrated engineering attempts that are intended to end Eric’s current marriage and revive Sheric.
Susan Flannery’s (Stephanie) run on B&B has been over for awhile. Her legacy has been honored in various ways since Stephanie’s death earlier this decade. That’s one of the reasons why Sheila’s reference of Pam’s sister was very clever and oh so soapy.
The emotional gambit worked, as Pam felt that people had forgotten Stephanie. Soap fans who aren’t chess players may not know that a gambit is an opening move where a player sacrifices a pawn, the weakest part of a chess player’s arsenal, as part of a deeper strategy.
Sheila is willing to use and then sacrifice anyone at any time in order to get what she wants. Her board is earth. It’s people, simply pieces to be moved.
Charlie’s (Dick Christie) link to Pam enabled the scene to be written. This couple, let’s call them Cham, or Parlie, went to the trendy restaurant that’s located “five steps from Forrester” (Pam’s comment to Sheila). Miss Carter somehow got herself hired at the outdoor cafe in Los Angeles so that she would have such encounters.
Splitting Eric and Quinn (Rena Sofer) will take some doing. Patience, information and access are required. Sheila is demonstrating patience because she truly believes she’ll be able to marry Eric again. Information has been delivered by Charlie and Mateo (Francisco San Martin) to-date. Access to Eric’s life has now been increased by Pam’s acceptance of Sheila’s outreach.
Having Pam in Sheila’s arsenal is important. The position she has at Forrester gives her a different level of access than Charlie as its security head. Pam also believes that her sister wouldn’t approve of the current Mrs. Forrester. Sheila’s other pawns don’t have that specific motivation.
Charlie and Mateo are portrayed as malleable guys. Charlie is manipulated by fear of losing his job. Mateo is being driven by his family’s money concerns. Both men also are written as generally fearful of Sheila, though Charlie has fought back a bit lately.
Pam is a sisterly-like figure and Sheila will play up that bonding angle. Yes, she’ll use Pam just like the guys. But Sheila believes that Pam will be able to offer the type of instinctual guidance that Charlie and Mateo simply aren’t capable of.
Does Sheila believe that she’s smarter than all of them? Of course. Will all of these machinations work? Who knows, but watching the game is something light-hearted B&B fans are enjoying.
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