Who's going into the vat? (General Discussion)

by DDT, Friday, November 08, 2019, 9:29AM (11 days ago)

It feels like the acid vat is such a random thing - and honestly something I don't imagine a CEO would be involved with normally to the extent that they've pulled Ridge into it. So it seems obvious that someone will die or be injured by it.

Spoilers indicate that people are looking for Thomas next week, so it seems like the obvious answer would be that Thomas falls in somehow - maybe he tries to force Hope into something she doesn't want, there's a chase etc. Having the dinner at the office was also weird and contrived IMO, so that would all fit.

But it is TOO obvious?

On the other hand, they could play it so that it appears as if Thomas COULD have gone into the vat, they find remains of someone who did go into the vat, but at some point that can turn out not to be Thomas after all but some worker or whatever and Thomas could then go underground for a while and turn up later - probably more demented and evil than ever.

Or maybe the whole acid vat thing is just to throw us off and it's just a red herring.

Or, maybe Thomas goes off to lick his wounds after realizing Hope was just playing him all along and we won't know for a while where he went or what he's doing.

I believe some have said that the actor who plays Thomas has gotten a movie role. All of this would give them time to either wait for his return or give a major pause between recasting if that's the way it goes.

I tend to think that Hope will get the papers signed before anything happens to Thomas (IF anything happens to Thomas) so Douglas can remain on scene.

Those are my thoughts - for what they're worth (2-cents maybe?) :-)

Who's going into the vat?

by Ritz @, Friday, November 08, 2019, 9:33AM (11 days ago) @ DDT
edited by Ritz, Friday, November 08, 2019, 9:37AM

It feels like the acid vat is such a random thing - and honestly something I don't imagine a CEO would be involved with normally to the extent that they've pulled Ridge into it. So it seems obvious that someone will die or be injured by it.

Spoilers indicate that people are looking for Thomas next week, so it seems like the obvious answer would be that Thomas falls in somehow - maybe he tries to force Hope into something she doesn't want, there's a chase etc. Having the dinner at the office was also weird and contrived IMO, so that would all fit.

But it is TOO obvious?

On the other hand, they could play it so that it appears as if Thomas COULD have gone into the vat, they find remains of someone who did go into the vat, but at some point that can turn out not to be Thomas after all but some worker or whatever and Thomas could then go underground for a while and turn up later - probably more demented and evil than ever.

Or maybe the whole acid vat thing is just to throw us off and it's just a red herring.

Or, maybe Thomas goes off to lick his wounds after realizing Hope was just playing him all along and we won't know for a while where he went or what he's doing.

I believe some have said that the actor who plays Thomas has gotten a movie role. All of this would give them time to either wait for his return or give a major pause between recasting if that's the way it goes.

I tend to think that Hope will get the papers signed before anything happens to Thomas (IF anything happens to Thomas) so Douglas can remain on scene.

Those are my thoughts - for what they're worth (2-cents maybe?) :-)

At this point, I just don’t even care. I just hope that the little actor playing Douglas ditches this show soon since he is only around to prop Hope anyway. It is ridiculous.

Who's going into the vat?

by Barbybo, Friday, November 08, 2019, 9:51AM (11 days ago) @ Ritz

It feels like the acid vat is such a random thing - and honestly something I don't imagine a CEO would be involved with normally to the extent that they've pulled Ridge into it. So it seems obvious that someone will die or be injured by it.

Spoilers indicate that people are looking for Thomas next week, so it seems like the obvious answer would be that Thomas falls in somehow - maybe he tries to force Hope into something she doesn't want, there's a chase etc. Having the dinner at the office was also weird and contrived IMO, so that would all fit.

But it is TOO obvious?

On the other hand, they could play it so that it appears as if Thomas COULD have gone into the vat, they find remains of someone who did go into the vat, but at some point that can turn out not to be Thomas after all but some worker or whatever and Thomas could then go underground for a while and turn up later - probably more demented and evil than ever.

Or maybe the whole acid vat thing is just to throw us off and it's just a red herring.

Or, maybe Thomas goes off to lick his wounds after realizing Hope was just playing him all along and we won't know for a while where he went or what he's doing.

I believe some have said that the actor who plays Thomas has gotten a movie role. All of this would give them time to either wait for his return or give a major pause between recasting if that's the way it goes.

I tend to think that Hope will get the papers signed before anything happens to Thomas (IF anything happens to Thomas) so Douglas can remain on scene.

Those are my thoughts - for what they're worth (2-cents maybe?) :-)


At this point, I just don’t even care. I just hope that the little actor playing Douglas ditches this show soon since he is only around to prop Hope anyway. It is ridiculous.

Sick of the kid too..

Who's going into the vat?

by Longtimer, Friday, November 08, 2019, 11:38AM (11 days ago) @ DDT

Need not go into the vat! The fumes are toxic. That’s why the guys were wearing gas masks. Except for Charlie. If someone’s going to die today, it’s written on “my” wall that it’s going to be Charlie in his heroic maneuver to save Douglas. “Not me Daddy. I’m not gonna get in any trouble”. Yep. The kid is wandering around unsupervised, in a building he’s never before been in, looking for something to do while daddy and mommy Hope are busy sealing a deal.

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by summerthyme @, Friday, November 08, 2019, 12:11PM (11 days ago) @ Longtimer

Need not go into the vat! The fumes are toxic. That’s why the guys were wearing gas masks. Except for Charlie. If someone’s going to die today, it’s written on “my” wall that it’s going to be Charlie in his heroic maneuver to save Douglas. “Not me Daddy. I’m not gonna get in any trouble”. Yep. The kid is wandering around unsupervised, in a building he’s never before been in, looking for something to do while daddy and mommy Hope are busy sealing a deal.

I think I read that Pam is now off contract, so I think your scenario makes the most sense. Charlie is a beloved character, but without Pam, there really is no need. It was who I was thinking as well and from the fumes.

We'll see soon I guess.

Who's going into the vat?

by mutzi, Friday, November 08, 2019, 12:49PM (11 days ago) @ summerthyme

Need not go into the vat! The fumes are toxic. That’s why the guys were wearing gas masks. Except for Charlie. If someone’s going to die today, it’s written on “my” wall that it’s going to be Charlie in his heroic maneuver to save Douglas. “Not me Daddy. I’m not gonna get in any trouble”. Yep. The kid is wandering around unsupervised, in a building he’s never before been in, looking for something to do while daddy and mommy Hope are busy sealing a deal.


I think I read that Pam is now off contract, so I think your scenario makes the most sense. Charlie is a beloved character, but without Pam, there really is no need. It was who I was thinking as well and from the fumes.

We'll see soon I guess.

When I saw Alley Mills was off contract, my first thought was that she goes into the vat. I don't like Pam or Charlie, but that would probably give him a good emotional scene. It could be Charlie as well and in Pam's grief she leaves town. (Probably for the Paris office. Isn't that where they send all the unneeded characters, except for children? Children just go off to boarding school or up to the attic.)

Who's going into the vat?

by jammer, The BURGH, Friday, November 08, 2019, 11:38AM (11 days ago) @ DDT

I can't even speculate who, if anyone, goes into the vat, but I have quite a list that I wish would.:-D

Who's going into the vat?

by Curiosity12, Friday, November 08, 2019, 1:08PM (11 days ago) @ jammer

I can't even speculate who, if anyone, goes into the vat, but I have quite a list that I wish would.:-D

Wyatt at number one?:lol

Who's going into the vat?

by jammer, The BURGH, Friday, November 08, 2019, 2:34PM (11 days ago) @ Curiosity12

Hmmmmmm !! You never know. :wink

Who's going into the vat?

by Soap-Passion, Friday, November 08, 2019, 1:42PM (11 days ago) @ DDT

Good question. The spoilers are extremely ambiguous and all over the place since last week. I'm not convinced someone actually dies. Guess we'll know what's going on by the end of this episode.

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