Winsor Harmon Looks Ahead on The Bold and The Beautiful

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First he lost the love of his life, Darla.

Then, just as he was starting to get over his loss and make a new life with Taylor, he discovers that she's the one responsible for accidentally killing Darla.

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It's been a little more than a year since Thorne Forrester became a widower. So, how is he holding up?

Winsor Harmon explains: "The loss of Darla was so great to him. On the one-year anniversary of her death, he told his mother (Stephanie, played by Susan Flannery) at The Bikini Bar, 'It's been a year; I should be over this'."

As Thorne was busy drowning his sorrows in alcohol and prescription meds, "all he wanted was for people to leave him alone. He was in his own little world. It's taking him away from the loss - he doesn't have to feel anymore."

When the actor heard that his character was going to be heading toward an emotional downward spiral, he says:

"I was thrilled to play it. As an actor, you get to go to places you wouldn't go to, or shouldn't go to. I was excited. I did my research and studied up on the subject. I just got in there and let it go. I'm really happy with the bar scenes we've filmed."

And what else but the love of a woman could pull him out of these depths of despair? Enter Donna Logan (played by Jennifer Gareis). She initially came up with a plan to get even with Stephanie for her interference in sister Brooke's (Katherine Kelly Lang) custody of her children by getting involved with Thorne.

Of cours, a relationship begun under a deceptive guise is never a good way to start. However, Donna has been good for Thorne, Harmon states.

"Donna swoops in and immediately helps Thorne to get a handle on his drinking."

Aside from her initial motives, "she absolutely has feelings for him. She always had been with bad guys, guys who cheat on her. Thorne is a nice, warm person, a family-oriented man. She's falling for that. She is a good person, despite what she did. I mean, everybody has a breaking point."

Even Thorne.

Usually content not to stir up trouble with his mom, this time he has taken a stand. He's told Stephanie unequivocally that he loves Donna, and he will marry her whether his mother likes it or not.

"It's bad enough he is being used," Winsor says, "but to cower to his mother on top of that is quite another thing. When the truth about Donna's lies eventually does come out, the worst thing will be dealing with his mom saying 'I told you so'."

As Donna and Thorne have been getting closer, Thorne wants to make sure he does things right.

"Donna is bringing him out of the fog he was in. She's beautiful; his daughter, Ally, loves her. He's really falling for her."

What makes a soap opera a good soap opera is excitement, and Winsor hints that there will be plenty of fireworks coming up.

"Make sure you tune in for the wedding," he exclaims. "It'll be explosive with lots of drama. There's never a calm moment on The Bold and the Beautiful!"

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The Bold and the Beautiful Quotes

Stephanie: You think this is all my fault? You have brought this on yourself.
Brooke: All I ever did, Stephanie, was to love Ridge.
Stephanie: And his father, and his brother, and your son-in-law. Is it any wonder Bridget is confused? I mean, is it any wonder your daughter would confuse natural feelings of respect and affection for romance? You have blurred the lines of socially-acceptable behaviour. And you stand here and you tell me you're proud. What are you proud of? Having your son-in-law's baby? I know what you're proud of. Chasing after a man whose wife's body is barely cold in the ground.

Brooke Logan Forrester is nobody's fool, nobody's.