With Ian Buchanan reprising his role of James Warwick once again on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, Sheila’s life is about to get a lot more complicated. But some newer viewers may not be familiar with the psychiatrist, so that’s where we come in. We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about the guy!
James first appeared in October of 1993 when Buchanan made his debut on B&B. As a psychiatrist who was Taylor’s former mentor, he came to her for help in dealing with the death of his father and the imminent death of Sophia, the woman he loved. However, when Taylor did some snooping, she discovered that his father, Damon, was alive, and Sophia didn’t actually exist! At his home in Scotland, Taylor helped James reconcile with his father and accept that he had created Sophia as a coping mechanism.
Grateful for Taylor’s help, James hoped to start a relationship with her, but ended up dating Brooke. While at the Forresters’ cabin in Big Bear, he was consoling Taylor who was upset that Ridge had gone on a business trip with Brooke when an earthquake left them fighting for their lives. James confessed that he didn’t want to die a virgin, so Taylor made love with him but they kept it a secret when they were eventually rescued!
James was devastated when Taylor was presumed dead in a plane crash and nearly married Brooke, but she ended up with Ridge again. Convinced Taylor was alive and in Morocco, James posed as biographer Brewster MacKenzie to get into Prince Omar’s palace and find her. Although she didn’t want to disrupt Ridge’s new life with Brooke, James was able to persuade Taylor to come home when her father fell ill.
Sheila drew James into her evil web. (Photo Credit: John Paschal/JPI)
Eric came to James to help deal with his wife Sheila’s anti-social behavior. After her therapist, Jay Garvin, fell to his death, James was convinced Sheila was dangerous. Investigating her past in Genoa City, the doctor was shocked to learn the extent of Sheila’s crimes. When he attempted to share the information with Eric, Sheila and her partner-in-crime, Mike Guthrie, kidnapped James and held him prisoner in her house!
James faked romantic feelings for Sheila in order to win her trust, and eventually was able to fight his way to freedom. After Sheila held the Forresters at gunpoint, James was horrified when she attempted suicide. Sheila was placed in a mental hospital, and when she was later up for parole, James found her sudden recovery suspicious. James continued to treat her after her release and actually began to make progress in understanding why Sheila acted the way she did.
After failed attempts to date Taylor and Lauren Fenmore, James found happiness with Maggie Forrester but Sheila kept coming between them. Just before their wedding, Maggie took off and a despondent James got drunk and woke up in bed with Sheila. Then, when Maggie returned and they were about to exchange vows, Sheila busted in to announce she was carrying James’ baby!
James eventually became Mr. Sheila Carter! (Photo Credit: John Paschal/jpistudios.com)
Maggie and James still tied the knot and ultimately adopted Sheila’s baby, naming her Mary. When Sheila decided she wanted her daughter back, James schemed with everyone else to play on Sheila’s affections and have her declared an unfit mother. After she learned of his deception, James felt terrible and realized he had developed genuine feelings for Sheila. Although they did actually get married, their relationship fell apart when she again returned to a life of crime.
James left Los Angeles to look for Sheila and Mary, but returned when Massimo Marone hired him to help Brooke. He also helped counsel Taylor, Nick, and even Steffy. He tried to broker peace between Brooke and Taylor, but that didn’t go so well. James was last seen in 2011 when he tried to help Brooke deal with her fear she’d slept with Thomas while under the influence of hallucinogenic berries.
Don’t give Brooke and Taylor weapons — even soft toys! (Photo Credit: sean smith/jpistudios.com)
Between the Forresters, Spencers, and Spectras, there are plenty of people who could use some counseling, so James really shouldn’t be hurting for work. However, first he has to deal with Sheila, who has come back intent on making Eric her husband again. And she’s not going to be an easy nut to crack! So stay tuned to see how the story develops!
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