The first lines of Elton John’s Candle In The Wind, a song that was re-worded by its original lyrical composer Taupin for the memorial service on the day of the funeral of Diana Spencer, as Goodbye England’s Rose, came to mind when Carter became as he lamented, “We’ve said our goodbyes.” It’s funny and it’s sad as a juxtaposition in ideas. To the avid Bold and Beautiful viewer, seeing main characters often four or five times in a week, we get to know at least what their characters are at much closer range than an ethereal memory of Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana.
It’s a little bit funny (pun intended) that the goodbyes between Quinn and Carter this week will not withstand their mutual choice to be with each other because beyond physically they bring out the best in the other’s clarity of mind and validation as a person.
I fear that Carter’s “being lost in” the thoughts of Quinn have shaken his rational person status as an attorney. He seems not to even give a thought to the level of conflicts of interest that could suspend his license to practice law indefinitely should the Forrester family find out. To the extent that Eric asked Carter to pursue a divorce immediately, and to the extent Carter has not recused himself from at least telling Eric he is still sleeping with Quinn, counselor Walton is literally sleeping with the enemy. Divorce law is messy enough without having the legal affairs of the entire family of the party you represent in your hands with the ultimate betrayal of being involved with the spouse of the party you are suing in every position in your home office legal branch. Divorce law, corporate law and trusts and estates law expertise, all in Carter, all out there to be lost? Quinn is more powerful than he is, as her jewelry line will never suffer, and his entire legal character and reputation are as fragile as one more accidental phone call.
One can imagine Eric calling Carter to ask him about the status of the divorce and his screen picks up a naked Quinn behind the bigger than life-size portrait Eric asked Carter to destroy.
The Christmas Eve episode of The Bold and the Beautiful featured a trio of musical talents across the company of players and the entire episode was as though shot on the first take in real time. That’s old school, indeed, speaking of Grand Dude, the name Zende attaches to his grandfather Eric.
John McCook led the way with a self-accompanied Deck The Halls with the entire Forrester Christmas party joining in.
Next were two stirring solo performances. First, the blues-stylings of Kiara Barnes playing the character of Zoe Buckingham singing Jingle Bells, followed by the haunting and rhapsody-like rending of Silent Night as performed by sister Paris Buckingham.
The evening was rounded out by a reprise of Mr. McCook as Eric leading his entire company in Joy To The World on the piano.
“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.