The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) spoilers tease that Thomas Forrester’s (Matthew Atkinson) brain crisis presents some intriguing story opportunities. Thomas suffered a subdural hematoma, which led to seizures and hemorrhaging that required emergency surgery. Since Thomas’ brain has been through so much trauma, there’s a risk of memory loss once he awakens.
That brings us to a classic soap trope that B&B could use here. Will Thomas wake up with amnesia? Let’s paint the picture and think about The Bold and the Beautiful drama this would bring.
Just imagine weepy Hope Spencer (Annika Noelle) sitting by Thomas’ bedside making a heartfelt speech. Hope may push Thomas to get better for his son, Douglas Forrester (Henry Joseph Samiri).
Hope might tell comatose Thomas that Douglas loves him…and that she loves him, too. Hope won’t mean a romantic love at this point in the story, but she loves Thomas platonically and will want him to remain part of their family with Douglas.
Once Hope shares a desperate plea through tears, that’s when Thomas might open his eyes and ask what happened. A relieved Hope could explain only to be stunned by a crucial question from Thomas moments later: “Who are you?”
Thomas could easily have some memory loss related to his brain procedure. Although Thomas should survive due to this surgery, his memories may be wiped out in the process. This would be a way to wipe the slate clean for Thomas as well – at least in a way.
B&B fans would obviously still know Thomas’ history and all the wild things he did, but there are some great reasons to make Thomas forget all that and more. Thomas could ultimately learn about some of his old schemes and all the obsessed, drastic tactics he’s tried to make Hope love him.
Perhaps Thomas could react in horror and let Hope know he’s so sorry. Thomas could be pretty disgusted over what Hope had to endure and hate that he brought so much pain to her life. Having Thomas show such a dismayed, outraged reaction could be a good thing in this storyline.
Thomas already feels remorse for his obsessive behavior, but amnesia and a fresh discovery of all that behavior would be different. It’d really highlight the change in Thomas post-surgery and would show Hope he’s not the same man he was before.
Of course, this could bring more tension with Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) if Liam suspects Thomas is faking amnesia to score sympathy and get a fresh start with Hope.
Liam may feel bad for even thinking that, but he does tend to believe the worst when it comes to Thomas. The mannequin kiss twist alone tells us that!
Whatever the case, Liam slept with Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and may have sealed the end of “Lope” as a result. Once Hope finds out, she’s bound to drift in Thomas’ direction.
If Thomas has amnesia, Hope could spend some time trying to jog his memory for Douglas’ sake. Hope could be a big part of trying to help Thomas and Douglas bond again. Between that and this clean slate that’d result from memory loss, it’d be easy to make a “Thope” romance happen.
Thomas could eventually face a memory flood – but not until Hope’s fallen hard! By then, Hope may view Thomas from a completely new perspective.
Do you think Thomas might wake up with amnesia? We’ll provide updates as other B&B news becomes available.
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