"She will never learn the most necessary, most difficult and principal thing in music, that is time, because from childhood she has designedly cultivated the habit of ignoring the beat." Letter to Leopold Mozart (24 October 1777)
Unrequited love is a horrible thing for the lover. For the lovee, it is an unreal thing, often flattering yet a scary mystery.
On the Bold and the Beautiful, we see a Thomas Forrester who cannot imagine a life with any other woman in Los Angeles, or the United States in general, who could ever measure up to his overwhelming love and lust for Hope Logan.
Similarly and parallel to The Young and the Restless’ Adam, The Bold And the Beautiful is featuring a plot right out of a Hitchcock film or “Presents.”
The difference of course is in that what daily drama series relies on: we, the viewer, have no idea when the story is ever ending, or if it is ever ending. Unlike knowing a movie is two hours, and knowing a book ends on the last page, daytime drama, could, Tootsies-style, stop on a proverbial dime. It could also go on another thousand years. Even Shakespeare wrote in soap opera form. Charles Dickens honed his craft on: the soap operas of his time. A Tale Of Two Cities was one of many books originally written as “soap operas.”
Not many people have come into the public eye to make a judgment on a event that killed a man so beloved that he played a friend to God, played by George Burns, as a supermarket manager. You cannot put a number on the universality of that kind of adoration.
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.”