Nothing blinds the logical mid like love. Nothing makes us fear as much as responsibility.
In Monday’s episode, Carter Walton, a man who could use the truth to better evaluate his fairy-tale idea of a love-situation, cannot handle the truth, or rather, the state of infatuation in which one does not even wat to hear the truth – though it is right in front of one’s face. The truth was also on Zoe’s face, but can Carter see it? Does he want to listen to his best friend, Ridge?
Haven’t you ever been so infatuated that you didn’t ackowledge a truth staring right back at you?
In the other major storyline, Hope, Liam, Finn all want to know more than Steffy the truth about Steffy. Thanks to new technology and persevering style of Steffy, Dr. Campbell will be able to tell the truth to the foursome, after which we wiill see who can “handle the truth.”
“to measure up to all that is demanded of him, a man must overestimate his capabilities” – GOETHE
The episode featured two men, Thomas Forrester and Charlie Webber. Both of these men, Thomas, in taking a chance by shipping a controversial package to himself is to us, the viewer, an example in the extreme of Thomas overestimating himself. By contrast, Charlie underestimates himself and does a beautiful thing.
Specifically, Charlie has no reason at all not to check the secret box of Thomas. The package was not sealed in such a way that Charlie could not have easily checked it. Upon checking it, he would have a complete hold on Thomas if he had wanted. Thomas would have offered him huge sums of money to not say a thing about it. But even though he could have been a intermeddling threat, Charlie was the good man.