For years every single Forrester kid had to compete with the shining glory of their big brother Ridge. No matter what the rest of Eric's children did, they could never hold a candle to their elder brother.
When it was discovered that Ridge was the biological son of Massimo Marone, Eric continued to fawn over him as if he were The Second Coming, as did Stephanie, Brooke and Taylor. Sure, Eric and Stephanie have always tried to deny their favoritism, but Ridge has never denied his status as The Chosen One. Hell, he's even bragged about it and reveled in his standing as the favorite Forrester spawn. The Dressmaker has always seemed to get a kick out of knowing that he can never do any wrong in the eyes of his parents and the women who obsess over him.
Over the years, it's been Thorne who has had the hardest time dealing with living in Ridge's shadow, but this time it's Rick who has finally had enough of the scraps his parents have thrown his way, while Ridge gets a feast fit for a couture king. Unlike Thorne, who failed in futile efforts, like whining to Eric and Stephanie or going to work for the competition, over his Ridge-based frustrations, Rick has decided go after the one thing Ridge loves more than himself, Forrester Creations. More after the jump! READ MORE
Makes you wonder if she's going to be another Jana Fisher...
Brooke just started a new war between herself and Stephanie.
Carolyn Hinsey has a new article on the New York Daily News talking about The Bold and the Beautiful's Eric Forrester upcoming hospitalization. Fortunately John McCook has been assured his character Eric will survive his hospital stint though he has been subjected to some Viagra jokes behind the scenes.
Be sure to check it out and while you are at it, take a look at the first sentence and then swap out Eric's name with Victor and The Bold and the Beautiful with The Young and the Restless.
In some respects the two shows are telling the same story with their patriarchal character. Both men just married new, younger women who their children hate. Both men are fighting with their eldest children and both men are going to end up in the hospital. Granted, Eric will end up in a bed while Victor will be sitting beside one.
It should be interesting to see how these two similar storylines play out and where they may diverge.
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