Matthew Atkinson stars in this episode featuring horrible parental manipulation being called out by his friend VINNY.

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The fans, such s myself, must be getting to like Vinny, who has become the last voice of reason who stands up to Thomas as he uses Douglas.

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The End, The Doors – where Thomas Forrester seems to be heading son Douglas

At Knight’s Day Camp in Upper saddle River, New Jersey, in the 1980s, there was a chant on my school’s for our beloved driver as we approached the campgrounds:

Alright Vinny! Alright Vinny!… This would continue for 5 minutes, in part because everyone loved Vinny’s attitude. Watching these episodes, I think the “ilk-on: part serves a chance at a bigger role. It it difficult to tell a man in his early twenties what to do, and by Vinny going with his conscience, the Bell team at CBS Daytime has made a likable yet forceful yet kind character.

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This episode of The Bold and the Beautiful featured a master class in acting by Matthew Atkinson as Thomas Forrester.

Thomas is a very troubled man. So troubled in fact, he uses both Zoe, played by Kiara Barnes, and his son Douglas and uses them, fathers them, proposes to marry them – either because Thomas does not know what he wants, or Thomas simply wants to be with Hope and will break anyone’s heart to do it.

 

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In his battle to win Hope Logan’s love, Thomas Forrester is using his son Douglas and his coworker Zoe in selfish, entitled and manipulative ways.

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You and Me Against the World, harmonic tempo map

Surprisingly enough: the friend of Thomas, Vinny, is a good man who knows that Thomas using his child, Douglas, while additionally using another person’s feelings, the graceful Zoe,  to “win” the love of somebody who probably doesn’t even love you anyway, in this case Hope Logan, is wrong.  A good friend tells the person doing the wrong thing to stop it, risking the friendship itself for the advantage of a child and a lied-to love interest.

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