We’ve seen Matthew Atkinson play both Good Thomas and Bad Thomas during his tenure on The Bold and the Beautiful. The actor is adept at both so we’re not really sure what he’s going to do next now that he knows Brooke was drugged by Sheila. For Atkinson’s enigmatic portrayal of Thomas Forrester, Soap Hub is bestowing the actor with Performer of the Week honors for B&B.
Soap Hub Performer of the Week for B&B: Matthew Atkinson
There was a time when Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) would have been happy to usher Brooke Logan Forrester (Katherine Kelly Lang) out the door so that his father Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) and his mother Taylor Hayes (Krista Allen) could reunite. But now that he knows that Brooke’s non-alcoholic bubbly was spiked with the high-octane stuff thanks to Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown), he’s not as willing to see Brooke fall.
Or is he? Matthew Atkinson plays Thomas being torn over what he should do. This is a man who intimidated his own son, Douglas (Henry Joseph Samiri), into staying quiet about a kidnapping to get what he wants. Ridge leaving Brooke should be a dream come true for Thomas — so, why isn’t it?
When Hope Logan Spencer (Annika Noelle), Steffy Forrester Finnegan (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood), and Ridge were debating the different sides of the issue, Matthew Atkinson’s Thomas didn’t say much. He knew that if he spoke up and said, “Brooke was drugged” then everything would change — likely in Brooke’s favor.
“Did you have to be so hard on her, Steff?” Thomas asked his sibling about her reaction to Hope. “She’s just looking out for her mother like we are.” When Thomas takes this position, we see that he’s open to being fair and may share what he knows. Thomas knows that all he has to do is remain silent and the odds of his parents (Ridge and Taylor) getting back together grow stronger.
Thomas reached out to Sheila — the only other person who knows the truth — to let her know that keeping this secret doesn’t seem right. If he was looking for Sheila’s permission to come forward with what he knows, Thomas was severely disappointed. Her insisting that he stay mum only seemed to anger him. We’re left not knowing what Matthew Atkinson will play next. Bravo to this talented actor for keeping us wanting to tune in tomorrow!
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