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.”