If Liam had had another passenger that fateful night he was driving his dad’s expensive car and fatally struck Vinny, he might already be in jail. However, Bill was riding shotgun and he’s determined to do what’s best for his son.
Don Diamont — Performer of the Week
For turning in a powerful tour-de-force as a passionate father, who’s moving heaven and earth for his offspring, Soap Hub is bestowing Performer of the Week honors on Don Diamont (Bill).
Certainly, Bill and Liam (Scott Clifton) have had their share of rough spots, but you’d never know it by the way Bill is so firm in his resolve to keep Liam out of prison.
Diamont brought Bill’s energy level up for this story because the situation calls for exactly that. As far as Bill is concerned, Liam’s entire life is riding on what he does next — and Bill wants that to be nothing.
“You will lose everything,” Bill firmly informed his son.
This story has called for Diamont to not only go into protective dad-mode, but he’s also kept Bill’s gruff business edge, too. Whenever someone lies it’s important to incorporate as much of the truth as possible (um, we hear) so, Bill told Justin (Aaron D. Spears) that he’d “fired the gardener” after he had “damaged his car.” While that didn’t happen, it’s certainly something that Justin believes Bill would do — or at least say!
Diamont’s performances have been an exercise in controlled anger. He did his best to convince his son that he’s not a murderer, that it was Bill who left the scene of the incident (Liam had fainted, after all), and that he needed to get on with his life.
Stay tuned to see how effective Bill was as he tried to do what he feels is best for his guilt-ridden son. Lies tend to catch up with people, especially on soaps, but it remains to be seen when and if that will happen in this case.
However, if Bill ends up passionately arguing to authorities what really happened as much as he did when he fought for Liam to lie, it’s likely that Bill will be believed! The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.