The Bold and the Beautiful spoilers tease that Ridge’s (Thorsten Kaye) attack will only serve as the first round in this renewed blood fight against Bill (Don Diamont). At the same time, honest B&B viewers must acknowledge that Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) was equally to blame for the now-exposed situation.
This scribe knows that Steffy violated her wedding vows. He also believes that Bill is sickly obsessed with his son’s wife and has been for years. Bill never should have trailed Steffy to the Forrester guest house. But when he did both parties then willingly engaged in an amoral act that has created lasting consequences.
Dollar Bill’s detractors feel that he deserves whatever is coming to him. But those subjective minds should also acknowledge that Steffy was wrong.
In the age of empowerment would a consensual, though morally wrong sexual encounter, be rightly tagged as just Bill’s fault? Steffy admitted to a variety of people that Bill didn’t force her to do anything, but that both people simply became involved on that now-fated night.
Equality between the sexes has been, is and will likely always be fully subjective. All who choose to read the words within this feature and then believe that its intent is to inject a societal issue into a soap story are either daytime climate deniers, or somehow unaware of mass media’s age-old messages.
B&B had Steffy admit, on more than one occasion, that Bill had not assaulted, or drugged her. That appears to have been done so that none of the knee-jerk Los Angeles personas, or real world Bill detractors would urge Steffy to file legal charges.
If Steffy was dishonest she would have lied about what happened and made herself the victim. So too would all people, of either gender, if they engaged in a consensual encounter and then later claimed it wasn’t that in order to smear the other party. Money and power claims, as encouraged by legalized charlatans, can result from altered accounts of reality.
Did Liam’s wife have no impulse control of herself? That’s a real problem to address, as subsequent information purges to Liam (Scott Clifton) and others then confirmed. Equally as troubling is Bill’s inability to consider the impactful range of his terrible actions.
Yes, Steffy was being honest when she told Liam what happened. But did Steffy have to do that after her paternity test result was found? And why in the name of all that’s bold and beautiful did she tell her father that Bill was the man she was involved with? Something self-destructive in her subconscious was revealed when that happened.
Ridge is acting out of animalistic instinct in protecting his daughter. This scribe doesn’t condone his attack on Bill, but also understands it.
This engaging B&B story is hardly a single-issue arc about Bill. Instead it’s about that character, Steffy, Liam, Ridge and the other personas who are being pulled into the maelstrom. CDL is a leading source for everything linked to The Bold and the Beautiful. Check back regularly for B&B spoilers and news!