Thomas Forrester wasn’t always a good seed. The bold and the beautiful Character has been in several controversies in the past, and when he returned to town, many people thought he had changed and even firmly established that he would eventually win.
However, Thomas proved that a leopard never changes its spots when he blamed Brooke for calling CPS. As punishment for the crime, Thomas was fired from Forrester Creations and his actor Matthew Atkinson now says he wants Thomas to start his own business.
The bold and the beautiful Fans know about Thomas’ sordid past. The last time he was in town, he left a path of desolation in his wake, and his sins forced him to leave the city. When he came back, Thomas insisted he had changed and wanted a second chance, and everyone felt he needed a redemption arc.
He even began seeking custody of his son Douglas. However, his winning streak was marred when he took it upon himself to destroy his father’s marriage by faking a CPS call to himself. Thomas felt the only way he could get his parents, Ridge and Taylor, together was to get Brooke out of the way.
So he used a voice changing app to call child protection services, which resulted in Ridge divorcing Brooke and proposing to Taylor. However, Douglas knew of the plan and warned Thomas about it and asked him to get clean.
His lies finally caught up with him after Steffy found out and yanked the lid wide open. Thomas lost custody of Douglas and became estranged from his family. To make matters worse, he was fired from his family’s business despite apologizing for his actions.
Thomas’s reputation is now tarnished in the fashion world, and not many people might be willing to touch him with a 10-foot pole. His affiliation with his family’s company may have served him well in the past, but now, without her support, the Forrester must find new ways to make his mark in the world.
Thomas has proven that he has what it takes to be a successful fashion designer. Before his shenanigans, he made millions of dollars for his family’s business from the Hope for the Future line that he and Hope worked on. While Hope only lent their name to the line, Thomas’ genius ensured they had something to show the world.
On an episode of Bold Live, Atkinson said he thinks it’s time his character found his own business. Atkinson wants Thomas and his family to compete in a fashion war. “I see every reason for Thomas to maybe step aside, start his own fashion business or do something that’s more antithetical to Forrester Creations and his family so he can fight his family,” Atkinson said.
Atkinson played devil’s advocate when discussing his character, arguing that Thomas had every right to be mad at his father, and rightly so. When Ridge left Brooke for Taylor, he assured her that he was in love with her and that it had nothing to do with Brooke. However, when Thomas’ deception was exposed, he quickly backed away, injuring Taylor again.
Atkinson thinks it might be time for Thomas to start something of his own, and while it doesn’t necessarily have to be revenge, he thinks it would bring some redemption to his character. “There’s always a way to salvation,” Atkinson noted, but for his character, he thinks it might go “through a darker path.”