‘Bold and the Beautiful’: Why Is Thomas So Evil – Mental Illness or a Tumor To Redeem Him?

Bold and the Beautiful spoilers saw Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson) commit many heinous acts since his latest return. So what’s wrong with the guy and can he be redeemed? After Caroline Spencer (Linsey Godfrey) passed away suddenly, Thomas got fixated on Hope Logan (Annika Noelle). He wanted her to be a mother to his son and his bride. To make that happen, he drugged Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) and ran Emma Barber (Nia Sioux) off the road.

Plus, he threatened the baby Beth secret keepers so he could manipulate grieving Hope into marriage. The creep even tormented Douglas Forrester (Henry Joseph Samiri). He haunted the poor kid with a ghost then got really nasty with him when his son overheard his deranged dad say Beth Spencer’s alive. Yes, Thomas is a bad guy but given his history, it’s not so surprising.

But is there a medical issue driving his bad boy antics on the CBS soap? If so, maybe B&B can redeem the villain.

Bold and the Beautiful: Thomas Forrester’s Destructive History

B&B spoilers remind that Thomas Forrester has a troubled history. He had a turbulent childhood before college and working at Forrester International. Then, he came home for the funeral of his sister Phoebe Forrester (MacKenzie Maury). Back then, he blamed Rick Forrester (Jacob Young) for her death so he burned down his house and blew up his car. That led to some psychotherapy, but it seems the counseling didn’t stick…

Thomas left town but upon his return, he developed feelings for Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) making things very uncomfortable for his dad Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye). A plane crash stranded him and Brooke on an island. While there, they ate mind-bending berries causing hallucinations. Later, Thomas Forrester lied and claimed they had sex. That was a favor for his grandma Stephanie in exchange for shares in FC.

A while later, as a favor to Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood), Thomas chased Hope but lost her to Liam. However, it was no big love affair like they’re making it seem now. Then, Thomas pursued Caroline and fought both Rick and Ridge for her. Sleeping with a drugged Caroline spawned Douglas. But then his dad claimed paternity which tormented Thomas Forrester on Bold and the Beautiful.

B&B: Pierson Fode’s Thomas Was Not Crazy

When Bold and the Beautiful recast with Pierson, the character was a ladies man who pursued women with other men. But he wasn’t crazy. Nor was he mean or murderous. The Caroline drugging wasn’t something he did. That Thomas would never have tormented his son. He was sweet. Remember how fun and goofy he was when Thomas found love with Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope)?

Their romance was happy and healthy. Then, Caroline returned to LA with Douglas intent on reuniting with Thomas. He resisted until Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) lied that his niece had a terminal illness. The ruse worked and he left for New York with Caroline and Douglas. That crushed Sally. Even the reveal of the lie didn’t bring him back to Sally. But that was because Pierson Fode left the show.

This time when they recast Thomas Forrester, they went back to the dark character he was pre-Pierson – back when Adam Gregory was in the role. That version of Thomas was unstable. Then again, he had a messed up family history thanks to Ridge ping-ponging between women. Also, his mom engaged in all sorts of antics to win back his dad. Thomas’ fractured family life might have broken his mind on Bold and the Beautiful.

Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Is Thomas Mentally Deranged Or Medically Ill?

B&B viewers are wondering just how crazy Thomas Forrester is – and why. Some speculate he may have had a hand in Caroline’s death and he somehow drugged her into an aneurysm. It’s clear that Thomas is nuts. The only question is what’s the diagnosis. If it’s a tumor – some tangible medical problem – it’ll be a lot easier to redeem the character.

If Bold and the Beautiful doctors spot a brain tumor that’s been growing for a decade, then they can write off all of his history of scary behavior – the arson, the drugging, the terrorizing his own child, etc. But it might be written as a psychological issue. Maybe he’s emotionally broken from all the upheaval’s with Ridge-Taylor-Brooke growing up – then losing his sister.

So, we’ll find out soon if B&B‘s going to use old “the tumor made me do it“ excuse. The diagnosis will determine how easy it is to redeem Thomas Forrester. With a tumor or curable disease, they can schedule surgery or write a prescription and fix him. But if he’s crazy, that’s an ongoing struggle where no one ever trusts him again on the CBS sudser. What do you think – can Thomas Forrester be redeemed? Vote in the poll below.

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