Bold and the Beautiful comings and goings bring back Rick Forrester (Jacob Young) and Maya Avant (Karla Mosley) this week. But with the CBS soap now filming new episodes, is there any chance we’ll get them back for good?
Bold and the Beautiful Comings & Goings: Rick Forrester Marries Maya Avant
This week, the 2015 marriage of Rick Forrester to Maya Avant re-airs, and it’s a vivid reminder of the absence of two much-missed characters. Although Eric Forrester (John McCook) considers Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) his son, he’s not. And no blood-Forresters run the family business.
In fact, none of Eric’s biological offspring are on Bold and the Beautiful anymore. But this week, we get a glimpse of Rick Forrester, for a day. It’s been a minute since B&B first pushed Rick to recurring. Then, Jacob Young was stunned when they axed him completely.
The last time Rick Forrester was on, as Bold and the Beautiful comings and goings remind, it was May 2018. Luckily for Maya, Rick’s now-ex-wife, she got a few more episodes. Then, the writers cut her completely a year later after sparse appearances. So, is B&B teasing us bringing back Rick with Maya now?
B&B Did a Double Disservice Cutting Karla Mosley’s Character
Not only does Bold and the Beautiful have virtually no actors of color on contract, but they also wrote out their only LGBTQIA character when they cut Maya Avant. Now and then, we see Carter and Justin in episodes for legal matters, but B&B pushed Aaron D. Spears back to recurring too in December 2019.
They’ve not used Kiara Barnes as Zoe Buckingham on Bold and the Beautiful since Thomas Forrester’s (Matthew Atkinson) wedding plot exploded. She’s been MIA since then. Plus, there are no gay characters. After breaking ground with transgender woman Maya Avant, they cut her too.
Now, as Bold and the Beautiful returns to filming, there’s a burning question. Will they bring more diversity to the day-to-day cast of characters? Where are Maya, Carter, Justin, Zende, and the Avants? We leaked that CBS told Bell to diversify the cast of characters, so we’ll wait to see.
Enjoy Seeing Rick & Maya Avant Forrester While You Can
We’ve been leaking info on which characters are back first filming at Bold and the Beautiful. We reported the first eight characters back on set. You can read the list here. You won’t find any minority actors on the list. On Tuesday of this week, you’ll see a re-run with Maya Avant.
It’s the episode where Maya married Rick Forrester from 2015. It’s been more than a year since Bold and the Beautiful last had Karla Mosley on set as Maya. It seems a long shot that we’d get back Rick, but Maya’s absence, and that of her family, is a gaping error that needs corrected.
Wait to see if Bold and the Beautiful does the right thing with casting. We’ll let you know if and when there’s movement to improve diversity in the list of contract actors on the CBS soap. For now, enjoy Rick’s return, along with Maya Avant for a brief moment next week.
Bold and the Beautiful comings and goings update at Soap Dirt as new episodes film.