Last week, it was Eric who was in denial about the realities of his social dilemma.
Starting Monday, it was Ridge. When confronted with the fact that the man handling Eric’s divorce is the same man that slept with Eric’s wife, Ridge covers for Carter telling Steffy that the entire affair is Quinn’s fault. Of course it is , to Ridge. Best friend, C.O.O. of the company he is to inherit is fertile ground to do some serious rationalization of the truth, coined “denial” sometime in the 1980s.
Quinn does play fast and loose with her heart, though. One minute, in a first in her lifetime experience, she and Carter experience unison heartbeats. That was a little, uh, edgy. The next minute, after telling Carter that “just-when-I-thought-you-couldn’t-get-any-better” followed by a Carter chuckle, Quinn tells Carter that she would be heartbroken if Eric were having an affair. Understandably, as Deacon Sharp or Bill Spencer undoubtedly looked at Quinn with the look of, “what the heck? how long does it take you to get over a ‘time stopped’ profession of love? Ten minutes? You can’t even wait until your clothes back on?” Carter gives her a low-key “you can’t be serious” stare that she is not even looking at!
Carter might cut and run now before the garbage hits the fan.
In episode 207, Katrina Bowden is featured as Wyatt’s girlfriend, Flo Fulton Logan. She reminds Wyatt, played by the dynamic Darin Brooks, after calling Carter “gorgeous ” 5 times in one minute (even though Carter is “totally not [her] type“) that Wyatt is “even more gorgeous.”
Carter brags to Quinn that though Eric wanted to be rid of the Quinn designed jewelry line, he “fought so hard” to get Eric to keep it. Carter rhetorically explains to Quinn, “I’m a lawyer, I’m good at building a case, your jewelry line isn’t going anywhere.” How hard did he fight? In 15 seconds by saying that killing the jewelry line would cost “tens of millions of dollars,” Eric and Ridge were right with Carter.
How many elements in the Code of Professional Conduct has Carter broken as attorney, if any? Can he represent Eric and Forrester Creations and carry on his affair with Quinn after keeping his Chief Operating Officer role and in-house counsel role while two battles, the divorce from Eric, Chief Executive Office Emeritus and the choice as to whether or not to keep a business line with the to-be-ex-wife’s part in Eric’s company while staying objective? Is the standard for attorneys that even the appearance of acting in ways that do not violate the American Bar Association’s rules as introduce below and can be found at ABA Rule 1.7 as outlined below and the link provided broken by the actions Carter is taking?
 Loyalty and independent judgment are essential elements in the lawyer’s relationship to a client. Concurrent conflicts of interest can arise from the lawyer’s responsibilities to another client, a former client or a third person or from the lawyer’s own interests. For specific Rules regarding certain concurrent conflicts of interest, see Rule 1.8. For former client conflicts of interest, see Rule 1.9. For conflicts of interest involving prospective clients, see Rule 1.18. For definitions of “informed consent” and “confirmed in writing,” see Rule 1.0(e) and (b).
The Bold and the Beautiful® featured the harsh stand off between a wife and a wife’s friend who the husband temporarily prefers.
I cannot imagine a man with the forgiveness of Eric Forrester not talking Quinn back.
The song that came to mind was John Denver’s “Leaving’ On A Jet Plane,” as the first lines of the song, as Flo’s first lines to Eric were, “My bags are packed, I’m ready to go…the taxi’s waiting and he’s blowing his horn.”