B&B Transcript Thursday, December 28, 2023

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Thomas: My sister’s just forcing the issue and she needs to back off.

Steffy: He just got a little worked up. He needs some time to cool off.

Thomas: If you have a problem with my relationship, you should keep it to yourself.

Finn: Or what, thomas? What are you gonna do?

Thomas: You know what, finn? This really doesn’t involve you.

Finn: See, when you speak to my wife that way, it does. I don’t stand for that.

[ Phone chiming ] A new patient at the office.

Thomas: You probably shouldn’t keep them waiting.

Finn: Are you okay?

Steffy: Yeah, I’m fine. I can handle it. Thank you. See you in a bit.

Hope: I understand that steffy just wants to protect her brother.

Ridge: And you understand why she might be concerned.

Hope: But steffy has nothing to worry about. My mom has nothing to worry about. You have nothing to worry about.

Ridge: But I do have something to worry about. I do worry. So, let me ask you a simple question: Do you see a future with my son?

Hope: All right, like father, like daughter. I guess I’m in the hot seat with you now, huh.

Ridge: Nah, I’m just asking a question.

Hope: What my intentions are?

Ridge: Yeah. Are you serious about my son? Because he’s serious about you and the last time he was serious about you, it caused a lot of problems for my family and for yours. And I would hate for history to repeat itself.

Steffy: Thank you, ahn. Yes, it is. It is wonderful news. Yeah, we’re very grateful that granddad is getting better. Mm-hmm. Yes, of course. We’ll talk to you soon. All right, bye bye.

Thomas: Silk supplier?

Steffy: Yeah. Granddad’s recovery is being celebrated all over the world.

Thomas: And hopefully, we’ll have even more to celebrate soon.

Steffy: But we still need to be patient. Granddad just got off the ventilator, so he has a long road ahead.

Thomas: Yeah, you know, it’s really amazing that that granddad has all this help and support around him.

Steffy: Yeah.

Thomas: From his friends and his family. You know, maybe you could take some of that care and concern that you have for me and my relationship with hope and focus is it on granddad instead.

Steffy: Okay.

Thomas: And if you could, just to be helpful, pass that message along to your husband, you know, the good doctor?

Steffy: Ha.

[ Knock on door ]

Finn: Come in.

Woman: Dr. Finnegan, your patient’s here.

Finn: All right. Right on time. Uh, xander… avant?

Xander: That’s right.

Finn: Right. I’m dr. Finnegan. Nice to meet you.

Hope: I’m telling you, everything is fine and there is nothing to worry about, but I– I don’t understand why people refuse to believe me.

Ridge: Everything is fine. You’re living in the moment right now. What happens after that?

Hope: We love being with each other. Why can’t that be enough?

Ridge: So, you don’t think it’s gonna last?

Hope: I did not say that.

Ridge: So, you think it will?

Hope: Are– are you asking me to give you a guarantee? To be completely certain, ridge? Because I– I can’t give you that. I thought I was going to be with liam for the rest of my life and I’m not. I don’t have a crystal ball. I don’t know what the future holds.

Ridge: Well, thomas thinks he knows what his future’s gonna be. He thinks it’s gonna be with you. Is that a possibility?

Hope: I get that you’re a concerned parent, but this? This is between thomas and me. Only thomas and me.

Thomas: Yeah, I forget that finn is an only child. Just doesn’t understand sibling energy.

Steffy: He doesn’t like the way you talk to me.

Thomas: Maybe I did come on a little strong.

Steffy: Ah, he’s just protective of me. Just like I’m trying to protect you with hope.

Thomas: You’re my little sister. I’m supposed to protect you too. I still want you to be supportive of me. Look at me. Happy, steff. I’ve earned this, haven’t I?

Steffy: Look, I don’t want to crush your feelings, okay?

Thomas: Why do we have to focus on the past? Look, I’ve done so many things that I regret. I wish I could go back and change them, right? But I’m done sitting in that remorse and that regret. I wanna move past that and hope has moved on. Why can’t you?

Steffy: I– I know you’ve made some changes. I just don’t want you to jeopardize them and when I see you and hope together and the way you talk about her, kind of feels that you are.

Thomas: Not to me. Look, I– I want you to be there for me. I want you to be my supportive sister. I mean, so many things are going so well in my life right now– our lives. I mean, the company is thriving, right? Douglas is also succeeding and yeah, I’m in love. You don’t have to fully support my relationship with hope if you really, really, really don’t want to, but please don’t undermine it. Please.

Finn: Don’t see any red flags in your medical history.

Xander: No, no. I’ll just mostly be coming in for annual checkups, that kind of thing.

Finn: Okay, I’ll order some labs, we’ll get a baseline and I see your doctor in london released your records, so.

Xander: Oh, great. Um, if it’s easier, I can get them from my last doctor in L.A.

Finn: Oh, did you used to live here?

Xander: Uh, yeah. Yeah, a few years ago.

Finn: Glad to be back?

Xander: Uh, we’ll see.

Finn: What took you to london? Work?

Ridge: You were involved with keeping baby beth a secret from everyone. It’s not a crime against society, it’s just a crime against my family. But I love my family. Don’t ever step foot in this building again. You’re terminated.

Xander: Uh… just– just got to the end of my road here, you know? Just needed some time. Regroup.

Finn: Well, that’s good. Glad you– you got some time. So, the exam room is just out the door to the right, so.

Xander: Oh, great. You said, uh… wait. Are you married to steffy forrester?

Steffy: Hey, any updates on granddad?

Ridge: Um, I’m waiting on finn to give me a call about the latest test results. Uh, I need to talk to you.

Steffy: Yeah, what’s going on?

Ridge: Hope was in here. Said you gave her an earful about thomas.

Steffy: I told her to back off and now she’s dragging you into it? Right, okay.

Ridge: She’s not dragging me into it. She just said that there’s an attitude about her relationship.

Steffy: Attitude? My attitude isn’t the problem. I– I told them that I am concerned about them and I am. Thomas has intense feelings for hope and that makes him vulnerable, but hope thinks it’s no big deal. She doesn’t want a future with him, you know that.

Ridge: I asked her about that.

Steffy: What did she say?

Ridge: She told me to mind my own business.

Steffy: Okay, okay. So, thomas is just like a open book. Actually, he’s more like a bright neon sign. No restraints, no reservations and I know he wants me to support him, but I can’T. Because this looks like it could be dangerous. This could end very badly for him.

Thomas: Sorry about my sister. She loves to lecture.

Hope: Mm, well I got one from your dad too.

Thomas: Hm. What is wrong with my family? It’s like, “okay, so granddad’s doing better, so what else can we stress out about?”

Hope: Well, I did kinda bring it on myself. I was, um… I was hoping ridge might tell steffy to lay off us a little bit.

Thomas: Okay, so I’m not the only eternal optimist in this relationship.

Hope: No. Um, but I also– I do understand where they’re coming from, thomas. They love you and they worry.

Thomas: Yeah, even when I told them not to worry.

Hope: Well, don’t you know? I mean, what we have is very, very, very confusing to them.

Thomas: Oh, very confusing. Even though it makes complete and total sense to us and that’s all that matters.

Hope: Mm. Can’t let them hear that though.

Thomas: They should be feeling the opposite, you know? For what you’ve shown me, your love, commitment and support, it’s helped me gain the strength to become a new man. The kind of man that the line deserves. The kind of man that douglas deserves as a father. That’s because of you. You’ve made me happier than I ever have been. Thank you for that.

Xander: You and steffy are married?

Finn: Do you know my wife?

Xander: Yeah. I was an intern at– at forrester.

Finn: Nice. All right, so you know steffy? You worked with her and the forresters?

Xander: Yeah, I worked with all the forresters. Even thomas.

Finn: Thomas?

Xander: Yeah, your brother-in-law?

Finn: Do you have some sort of history with him?

Xander: You really haven’t heard anything?

Finn: Uh, no, but, uh, the way you’re acting, I feel like I, uh, should have.

Thomas: You stop! You’re trying to make this simple, xander, and it’s not. We’re trying to tell you it’s not. Hope and liam, they’re gonna be fine and beth? She’s gonna be fine too.

Xander: Then what about emma? She is dead because of you. Because of this evil secret.

Thomas: Emma was reckless and selfish, which is what you’re being right now.

Xander: Is that a threat?

Zoe: No. Nobody is threatening anyone.

Xander: Oh, please. He’s working you, zoe! Praying on your fear, just like he’s praying on hope. You know, I heard her mother talking to donna and katie. She’s not happy about this engagement. She’s worried as hell because she knows that it’s wrong. What kind of marriage do you think you’re supposed to have with hope? It’s based on a lie. I mean, what– what kind of life do you think we’re supposed to have, huh? With this always hanging over our heads? But I don’t want him tempting fate, getting mixed up with hope. He put that dark chapter behind him.

Xander: You know what? I– I don’t want to be rude. I’m sure you’re a great doctor, but I just don’t think this is going to be a good fit, so I think maybe I should go.

Finn: Wait, I’m sorry. Because of what? My family. Okay, obviously, um, there is– there is something going on here that I don’t quite understand and you’re giving me the feeling that it involves thomas.

Xander: Thomas… thomas isn’t who you think he is.

Thomas: No one’s gonna take this away from us.

Hope: I don’t think that’s what they’re trying to do. But, I also don’t want to cause tension between you and your family, especially now with eric’s recovery. So, I just– I just think we should be grateful

Thomas: I am. I am so grateful to be right here, right now, holding you, kissing you.

[ Thomas sighing ] I love how close we are. So close that all I have to do is look at you and I know what you’re thinking. You don’t even have to tell me. I look beside me and there you are, always. You just– through the hard times, my grandfather’s illness. Also, the good times. You put your faith in me. You have trust in me to grow and become the kind of man you deserve by your side. Yeah, I’ve told you this before and I will tell you again, I am a one woman man and that woman for me is you, hope. I also know a little– a little boy who feels the exact same way. Loves us together. Always and forever. So, hope… will you make me the happiest man in the world? Hope logan… will you marry me?

[ Both chuckling ] Hope logan… will you marry me?

[ Both chuckling ]

Finn: Not who I think he is?

Xander: I don’t even know what to call someone with no conscience. No remorse. Look, doctor, I’m sorry. I know he’s your brother-in-law, but… but thomas did something just… evil. Um… to an innocent young girl.

[ Car skidding and crashing ] What if it wasn’t an accident, zoe?

Zoe: Sh. Xander.

Xander: I can’t stop thinking about it.

Zoe: We should be thinking about emma and her family, not what you think thomas may have done.

Thomas: Hey.

Xander: You can’t stop me.

Thomas: Go. But if you tell anyone about this–

Xander: What are you gonna do, huh? You gonna kill me like you killed emma? You gonna kill zoe? Um, I’m sorry. Have– have you ever heard the name emma barber?

Finn: Uh, no. What– what– did something happen to her?

Xander: Yeah. We were both interns. We were all hoping on hope for the future.

Finn: So, did she leave too? Did thomas make it difficult for her?

Xander: Difficult? No. No, much worse than difficult. I’m talking about murder.

Finn: Murder?

Thomas: Say yes, hope. We belong together. Please say you’ll marry me.

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B&B Transcript Wednesday, December 27, 2023

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Thomas: Don’t do this.

Steffy: What? It’s a simple question. Do you love my brother or not?

Thomas: You don’t have to answer that. Steff. Why are you putting hope on the spot like that? Look, you have been completely open about your feelings. Don’t you think thomas deserves the same?

Thomas: Come on, steff.

Steffy: I’m not trying to upset hope, thomas. I’m just being a protective sister.

Thomas: Okay, well, you don’t need to be a protective little sister because I’m a grown ass man.

Steffy: You are a grown ass man who’s been crazy about hope for a very long time. But I don’t think she’s ever reciprocated the feelings. Until rome. Until you kissed him. And ever since then, you two have gotten closer. Your feelings have gotten stronger. So that’s why you need to be straight with him. Do you love thomas? Will you ever love thomas?

Finn: Hey. Yeah. I’m checking to see what the eta is on on those test results. Seriously? No, I– yes, I understand that they’re shorthanded. It just… okay, well see what you can do, okay? I need the results as soon as possible. All right. Thank you.

Ridge: It sounds like you’re slammed.

Finn: Ridge.

Ridge: I’ll come back when you’re less busy.

Finn: No. Honestly. I don’t know when that’s gonna be. It’s crazy around here all the time what can I do for you?

Ridge: Well, I came by to see dad, but apparently he’s having some tests.

Finn: Yeah, I ordered them. I was actually just checking to see when the results are gonna be ready. He’ll, uh, he’ll be back up in his room soon.

Ridge: How’s he doing?

Finn: How do you feel he’s doing?

Ridge: How do I– well, I don’t know. Um… I kind of was hoping that he’d have improved a little more and I know it takes time. I get all that but, uh, I just wanna make sure we get there.

Finn: Get there as in when is he gonna be eric forrester again?

Ridge: Yeah. I know you can’t look into the future. I– I know. But, um… I want to make sure we get the same guy back. Or is that asking too much?

Finn: You’re right. I– I can’t see into the future. All right. But what I can do is tell you where he is right now. Right? And where I hope he’ll be as eric’s doctor, in a month or two or longer.

Ridge: Understood.

Finn: Okay, first of all, ridge, look, you– you gotta understand. Eric’s met all his markers, right? He’s off the ventilator, he’s healing nicely from the surgery and that’s saying a lot for a man who’s been through what he’s been through.

>>Ridge: Yeah, we almost lost him. We did lose him.

Finn: Briefly, but he came back. Right? Eric came back to you and your family. That’s a family he gets a lot of strength from. Supporting him in recovery.

Ridge: I get that and his family will be here.

Finn: Always, right?

Ridge: Yeah.

Finn: But that same family been through a lot. Especially you, ridge. I mean, you have responsibilities of being eric’s medical power of attorney, all that. So, it– it put steffy through, the toll it took on her. I just can’t imagine what it was like for you.

Ridge: It almost seemed easy on paper, right? Give him what he wants. Let him go peacefully. No machines. And then you came up with, I still don’t know what it is but whatever you did and uh, so far so good.

Finn: So far. Yeah.

Ridge: Well that makes you the doctor, makes you the man that saved my dad. And I know I’ve been hard on you and I’m sorry about that, but I was a little scared but he’s here and I will always be grateful to you for that.

Thomas: You need to stop. Hope isn’t on trial, okay? You don’t get to come in here and–

Steffy: And ask if she’s leading you on? If she has genuine feelings for you?

Hope: Of course, I have feelings for thomas.

Steffy: But how deep are those feelings?

Thomas: I think it’s pretty obvious. You just pointed it out.

Steffy: What? That you two are lovers? Okay. Fine. But has she actually told you that she’s in love with you?

Thomas: You gotta stop, steff. I know what this is. You don’t like our relationship. You don’t actually want a relationship between us to succeed. But that’s okay because I know what I’m doing.

Steffy: But does hope know what she’s doing?

Hope: Steff, I don’t know what you want me to say.

Steffy: I’ve asked you a question and you haven’t answered it. You haven’t even been honest with thomas. Look, I have my doubts about whatever this is, but one thing I know is that you do not love my brother. I don’t think you’ll ever love my brother, so can you stop leading him on? Thomas has turned his life around and I will not let you undermine all the progress he’s made I won’t let you do that to him.

Finn: Honestly, I, um.. I don’t know what I would have done in your situation. And as a doctor, yeah, I believe in the power of medicine to heal and I– I took an oath, but there– there have been times when… yeah, it– it– it may have been kinder to let a patient go. You know, and not try to prolong a life that was probably ending anyway with– with machines and surgeries and everything, you know?

Ridge: And there’s the rub. My dad was done. He wanted to go. And then you offered the possibility of life. And I get it. Maybe not the life he had, but a life and… I had to decide if that was worth it.

Finn: I mean, you were in the middle. I mean, you had the responsibility of being eric’s medical power of attorney. Everything that comes with that. And then on the other hand–

Ridge: A family who didn’t want to let him go.

Finn: Yeah. I know steffy didn’t want to let him go.

Ridge: Steffy, donna, brooke, bridget. All of them. They made me change my mind.

Finn: And I realize that’s a decision you’re still second guessing yourself about.

Ridge: Yeah.

Finn: Yeah, one that you’re probably still gonna struggle with until you see some significant improvement from eric.

Ridge: And we will, right? I mean, look, if– if he comes back the same person, if– if everything is fine, if he can still play the piano and do whatever he likes to do, then we’re in great shape. But he– if he loses speed even just a little bit…

Finn: You feel responsible?

Ridge: Because I am responsible.

Finn: But look, eric’s alive. Right? He’s breathing on his own. He’s getting stronger every day. And ridge, I see potential for him to recover from this. I mean, he’s already in the holiday spirit.

Ridge: I know. You heard him, right? Merry christmas. Well, what a present that was.

Finn: Yeah, well it definitely was for steffy. You know, she’s been worried sick about– not that she still isn’T. But look, she’s seeing her granddad get progress every day

Ridge: And he’s getting better. You said his markers are good? Is that what you said?

Finn: Yeah. Yeah. And if these tests show what I need them to show. Again, but for now–

Ridge: For now, we celebrate. I hear you. That’s what we’re gonna do. That’s what I’m gonna do. I’m gonna celebrate.

Finn: Good, good.

Ridge: None of this could happen without you. A few days ago, I mean, I’m sitting in the waiting room and I’m– I’m trying to think how I’m gonna live my life without my dad. And now I don’t have to do that. So, I’m– I– I’m so grateful. My family is grateful.

Finn: Thanks. I– I mean, I’m just doing my job, but the fact that’s steffy’s grandfather is eric, it also…

Ridge: Yeah, you didn’t really have a choice, did you?

Finn: I wanted to. You’ve got a good family and the foresters are fiercely loving, protective. There’s nothing steffy wouldn’t do for her family.

Ridge: Thank you.

Finn: Yeah.

Thomas: Steff. I know you’re trying to look out for me, but hope has been honest about her feelings for me.

Steffy: Have you really? Have you been honest with yourself? You’ve asked yourself where this relationship is going? Do you actually want a future with him? Have you thought about douglas? What kind of message this is sending to him? I mean, all he wants is his mom and dad back together and it seems like you’re just stringing his father along.

Hope: Okay. I’m going to stop you right there, steffy. Honestly, it is none of your business. This is an intimate, private matter between your brother and me, between our family. I am not about to share that information with you.

Steffy: What about you, thomas? I hate to say it, but you’ve had problems in the past. Your obsessive feelings for hope. I know you regret it now, but that is because of your feelings for her.

Thomas: But you’ve said it before. People change.

Steffy: Do you see what you’re doing? Do you really see what you’re doing? You’re fanning the flames. Thomas is gonna end up heartbroken because you are unable to love him the way he wants to be loved. I really think what you’re doing is unfair.

Thomas: Hope. Can I have a moment alone with my sister?

Thomas: What the hell are you doing? Are you actively trying to ruin our relationship?

Ridge: Oh, hey. Oh, ridge. Hi. Are you, um, are you coming from the hospital?

Ridge: Yeah, I was just there.

Hope: How is eric doing? You know what? I didn’t get a chance to see him. He was having some tests done, but it gave me a chance to talk to finn and thank him for everything.

Hope: Yes, he is a remarkable doctor.

Ridge: Yes, he is.

Hope: I just wish steffy would focus on that. Sorry. I, um… I just think that we all have so much to be grateful for right now. Eric doing well and, um, I wish steffy would just stop giving thomas and me such a hard time.

Ridge: What are you talking about?

Hope: I actually came in here to escape the design office. I was in there with thomas and steffy came barging in and proceeded to put us on the spot, once again.

Ridge: On the spot? What was she doing? She was asking you how you feel about her brother or…

Hope: I mean, yes.

Ridge: And? How do you feel about him?

Steffy: I’m sorry, thomas. I don’t mean to upset you. I’m just concerned.

Thomas: So you’ve said, but I love hope.

Steffy: I know you love hope. You’ve loved hope for as long as I can remember. But does she love you?

Thomas: She was married before, steff, okay?

Steffy: Okay.

Thomas: We didn’t have that before because she was married to liam. But now she’s not, right? So, this is our chance.

Steffy: So you and hope? A future?

Thomas: Yes.

Steffy: You really think that’s possible?

Thomas: I know it’s possible.

Steffy: How do you know that? Has she said anything? Any kind of indication that she wants to marry you? Spend the rest of her life with you?

Thomas okay. Not directly. Right. But I’m willing to wait.

Steffy: You have been waiting a very long time. Shouldn’t that tell you something?

Thomas: Don’t look at me like that. You don’t understand how intimate hope and I have been.

Steffy: Oh, thomas. God.

Thomas: Steff. We’ve had a wonderful relationship and I know that you say you want me to be happy, so let us be happy together.

Ridge: Take it easy. I don’t want to pry, all right? That’s his love life. My son’s love life. That’s his business. And as long as he makes strong, healthy choices, I’m not gonna interfere.

Hope: That’s great. I just wish that steffy and everyone else got that memo.

Ridge: And I’m sorry this is causing friction between the two of you.

Hope: Me too. Honestly. But I– I don’t know. I just– I don’t know what to tell everyone. I don’t have an answer. I am just for once in my life trying to be present and live in the moment and see where my heart takes me. Something that my mother has done over the years and I don’t know, it seemed to have worked out pretty well. But, I just wish that people would have the decency to give us the space to figure it out for ourselves. Thomas and I, we have– we have a good thing going. And he’s happy. I’m happy. The kids are doing well. I don’t think it’s anybody’s business. And quite frankly, keeps pushing– keeps pushing thomas and violating our boundaries, I just– I worry it could lead to trouble.

Thomas: These past few months with hope, I can’t even explain how amazing they’ve been. How amazing she has made me feel. By her own admission, how amazing I’ve made her feel. Being together, intimately, holding her, touching her.

Steffy: Oh, please stop.

Thomas: I can’t stop loving her. I— don’t you get that by now?

Steffy: I– I do get that. I absolutely get it. And I’m trying to take you at your word that you’re not getting obsessed with hope again.

Thomas: Okay, you have told me that I am a changed man. You believe that I’m a changed man. So, why would you even insinuate that? It doesn’t make any sense. Steffy, look… I’m not getting obsessed with hope. But I love her. And yeah, maybe she hasn’t directly said, “I love you, thomas,” but you haven’t been there for the intimate conversations and you weren’t there for a conversation where she looked at me and said, “I do love you for that.” And yeah, I get it. It’s not the same, but you weren’t there. There was love there, steff.

Steffy: It’s not the same. It’s not the same as hope looking at you and saying, “I’m in love with you.” And you know that. You just don’t want to accept it and that worries me.

Thomas: Okay, that’s fine. You haven’t been there for the last few months. You haven’t been there for our intimacy. You weren’t there for that conversation. That doesn’t matter. That doesn’t stop you from being supportive of me and you don’t even have to do that. You don’t have to be supportive of me. Just don’t ruin my relationship. Don’t intentionally get in the middle of my relationship with hope because I’m not going to allow that, steff.

Steffy: This is so crazy.

Finn: That’s enough, thomas. You are out of line. I don’t care that she’s your sister, you don’t speak to her that way. You hear me? Thomas. Thomas! Do you hear me?

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B&B Transcript Tuesday, December 26, 2023

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Steffy: I cannot thank you enough. All this time, I’ve been terrified that my grandfather was dying, but now he’s through the procedure, he’s off the ventilator and he’s getting better every day.

Finn: Hey, eric is definitely improving, but steffy, he’s got a long road ahead of him.

Steffy: I know that, but it’s all because of you. You saved my grandfather’s life.

Hope: I think that was a good way to start the day. Eric is getting better every time we see him.

Thomas: Yeah. No, he is. You know, I– I couldn’t go through the holidays without my granddad. I just can’t imagine that.

Hope: He’s fighting his way back to us.

Thomas: Yeah. It won’t be easy though. He’s not out of the woods yet. Right? But– but for now, it looks like he’s gonna make it.

Hope: I think we can finally start to breathe again.

Brooke: Are you disappointed eric was sleeping? You really didn’t get much time to spend with him.

Ridge: That’s okay. He needed to rest. Besides felicia, kristen, rick are there. The whole family is coming, so, uh, I don’t know. I’m just glad he’s back.

Brooke: Yeah, me too. We should have known better than to count eric out. Even for a second. He has so much more life left to live.

Ridge: I know. People love him, need him.

Brooke: You more than anybody.

Ridge: Yeah, I’ve grown attached to the old man, you know? He’s beaten the odds, hasn’t he? It’s a real christmas miracle.

Thomas: I don’t know where I’d be without your support, your presence.

Hope: We helped each other. And now look. Eric’s gonna make it. I can feel it. Yes and yes– yes, there will be some challenges ahead, but knowing eric and his determination, I know that he’s going to meet them head on and rise above.

Thomas: God, I love that man. You know, he is– he is our family support, our family’s center. I just think about my dad and what he’s had to go through. Holding his own father’s life in his hands. Having to make the decision of whether to pull the plug, in a way, like, especially knowing that granddad, he– he didn’t want to be kept alive by machines. But thankfully, thank god, the family got through to him.

[ Both chuckling ]

Ridge: Let me ask you something. Do you think dad wants to be here?

Brooke: Of course. Why wouldn’t he?

Ridge: Because he flatlined, he went over to whatever the other side is and what if he liked it there and we brought him back?

Brooke: Ridge, you’ve got to stop doing this. You need to remain positive. Your father came back to us. It seems like the experimental treatment is working. He’s alive. That means anything is possible, including getting him back to being his old self again. And we have finn to thank for that.

Steffy: I never want to let you go. I kind of wish we were at home right now so I could show you how much I appreciate you.

Finn: Well, I gotta come home at some point.

Steffy: Yes, you do. It’s just amazing. You found a way to keep my grandfather alive. You have no idea how much that means to me and my family. I’ve never wanted to make love to someone more than I do now. Did you know 80% of women are struggling with hair damage?

Brooke: When eric is fully back to himself and completely recovered, he is going to be so grateful for you.

Ridge: I– I think this is kind of dependent. If he comes back and he sits behind his desk and rules this empire that he’s created and he gets to go home and make love to donna and have dinner and a couple of cocktails and play the piano, then yes, he’s going to be grateful. But if he can’t do all of that, if he’s not that same person, he’s gonna hate me. And he should.

Brooke: Oh, my gosh, he’s not gonna hate you, ridge. There’s nobody more compassionate and understanding than eric. He’s gonna know that you acted out of love. And that you worked hard at giving him a second chance at life. And when he recovers and he will, fully, then we will have finn to thank. I mean, what he’s done is incredibly remarkable. How he’s been there for steffy and the whole family.

Steffy: We all love granddad so much. The thought of losing him was incomprehensible. And then when dad wanted to take him off life support, I just– I couldn’t handle it.

Finn: It’s– it’s one of the most difficult things a family could go through.

Steffy: Oh, my gosh, I know. It was awful and it was tearing dad apart. And I begged him not to go through with it, and then when granddad died in the recovery room. And then, he comes back on– on a ventilator. Like that’s when I really started to doubt myself. And I started to wonder if– if we did the right thing. And maybe we should have let him go peacefully like he asked. But, oh, my god, thank god, we didn’t do that. Thank god, we didn’t do that.

Finn: Yeah.

Steffy: I’m just– I’m so glad that we have you. And that you gave him a second chance.

Finn: Yeah, but honey, it’s exactly that. Okay? It’s a second chance. There’s still no guarantees. He’s got a long road ahead of him.

Steffy: Yeah, but he’s gonna fight to live his best life and we’re gonna help him. Thanks to you.

Finn: No, I don’t want to lose eric either. Look, I just– listen, don’t dwell on all this, okay? And don’t guilt yourself about everything. These are very stressful and challenging things for a family to go through.

Steffy: Yeah. It makes me worried about thomas.

Finn: Why? What– what’s going on?

Steffy: He just internalizes things when he’s just scared or he’s hurting. I am glad that he’s had someone to lean on. That hope’s been there for him.

Hope: I mean, I– I still can’t believe that finn has just been working behind the scenes this entire time to try to help save your grandfather’s life. I mean, he kind of has.

Thomas: I know and I’m so grateful. I just… I hope…

Hope: What? What?

Thomas: I just hope that granddad makes a full recovery.

Hope: Well, he is still here. And he is putting up one hell of a fight and I have to believe that he is going to come back to us better than ever. And again, a large part of that is thanks to finn. I mean, your sister, she must be– she must be pretty proud.

Thomas: Oh, yeah, 100%, right, and now he’s obviously got a fan in you.

>Hope: Well, I have always had a lot of respect for him and then he gives us this miracle and I just think that we should all be very grateful that he is a part of our lives.

Thomas: You know what I’m grateful for?

Hope: Hm?

Thomas: This woman that’s in my arms right now. Yeah, that one. Right here.

Hope: Oh, oh.

Thomas: I’m just so grateful for your love and your support.

Finn: I thought you weren’t thrilled about thomas and hope’s relationship.

Steffy: I’m not. It’s just– it’s no secret that thomas is head over heels in love with hope. And she’s not gonna return the feelings.

Finn: Honey, could you blame her? I mean, how could hope forget all the things thomas did?

Steffy: He’s come a long way since then.

Finn: True. But, honey, I hate to say it but beth wouldn’t be with hope if thomas had his way all those years ago.

Steffy: Yeah, but that was a long time ago, finn. Thomas was in a really dark place. Look, I– I’m just worried that hope being so cavalier with thomas’s feelings is gonna trigger him back. And yes, I am glad that he’s had a lifeline through this whole crisis with granddad, so I can’t be mad at hope for that, but…

[ Cell phone chimes ]

[ Steffy sighs ]

Finn: I gotta get back to the floor.

Steffy: I’m gonna head over to forrester. Thank you for being my little miracle worker. What would my family do without you?

Finn: You’ll never have to find out.

Ridge: This is important. You want this tube out of your mouth or not?

[ Eric gasps ] Dad. I know I made you a promise. And I wanted to honor it. But finn came up with an option and we took it. And I’m so glad we did.

Brooke: Where did you go?

Ridge: No, I’m– I’m sorry. I’m here. I’m– I was just thinking about bridget and finnegan and taking dad off the ventilator.

Brooke: Yeah, that was really scary. Not knowing if he was going to breathe on his own or not. But then, he heard stephanie’s bible verse and he did.

[ Brooke chuckles ] I was so happy in that moment. I’ll never forget it. He did. He was breathing and eric is back with us.

Ridge: Is he back with us? Does he want to be back with us? You saw him? He woke up and he– he looked at everybody. He looked at me. He wasn’t smiling and it didn’t seem angry, but he just seemed like a man who was in a place where he wanted to be and got pulled back into a hospital bed.

Brooke: Ridge, he was unconscious. He was trying to, you know, make the adjustment coming out of that.

Ridge: I just don’t know that he wants to be here.

Brooke: Well, I do know, we have proof. On christmas day, he started breathing again on his own.

Ridge: Okay.

Brooke: And for the record, I know that eric is happy to be back here with us. Especially with you. A son that he adores.

Thomas: Yes, he is off the ventilator and he’s fully conscious. I know, it’s amazing. I’ll keep you posted, okay, renee? All right, thanks. Bye. What?

Hope: It’s just really nice to see you so relieved. That smile.

[ Thomas laughs ]

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Brooke: It’s obvious how much you and your father love each other. You share so many beautiful memories together.

Ridge: I should never take any of that for granted.

Brooke: No, life is too fleeting. I mean, look around. You grew up here. You were playing on the floor. Your dad taught you so much. He turned you into this amazing designer and made you the man that you are today.

Ridge: Yeah, it’s true. I love that man. The smartest, the kindest man I know. And I would do anything for him. Except let him go. I couldn’t do that.

Brooke: Yeah, well, I always knew he was gonna make it.

Ridge: Did you?

Brooke: Mm-hmm.

Ridge: See, that’s why my dad loves you because you’re always so positive. He’s always been our champion, right? Always believed in our love.

Brooke: Our destiny.

Ridge: Our destiny. Smartest man I know. And thank you for always being my rock. Even through your own pain.

Brooke: I will always be whatever you need me to be.

Ridge: Same. I gotta say something because I don’t say it nearly enough. I am so glad I’m on this journey with you. I love you so much, logan.

Thomas: All the time we’ve spent together and how close we’ve become, it tells me everything I need to know about how you feel about me. And you obviously know how I feel about you. I’m here for you and only you. Hey, steff. Uh, any news about granddad?

Steffy: He’s doing a lot better. We still don’t know the prognosis, but he’s– he’s not backsliding.

Thomas: Thank god.

Hope: I’m so happy for you both. I know how much you love him.

Steffy: Yeah, you have, uh, you’ve been a huge support. I appreciate that.

Hope: I’m sensing a but.

Steffy: Yeah, there is. I mean, there’s no surprise I’m concerned about my brother.

Thomas: There’s no reason to be.

Steffy: Really? Are you sure about that? Considering the history between you and hope?

[ Thomas clears throat ] So, what is this? I’m curious. Is this a– is this a relationship now? Are you guys hooking up? You really think that’s a good idea?

Thomas: Steff, I told you, everything is under control.

Steffy: I’m not sure about that after what I just heard. Thomas, you are in love with hope. You’ve been in love with hope for a very long time and those feelings have taken you to very unfortunate places. Do not lead my brother on, hope. Do not toy with his emotions. He doesn’t deserve it. What he deserves is the truth. So, be honest with him. Do you love thomas or not?

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B&B Transcript Friday, December 22, 2023

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[ Dramatic music ]

Ridge: You saw that, right? You all saw that.

Donna: Saw what?

Brooke: He opened his eyes.

Finn: Not quite open, but…

Brooke: Well, his eyes fluttered. That’s got to be good, right?

Donna: Eric, can you hear me?

Steffy: We were talking about the ventilator. Taking him off, seeing if he could breathe on his own.

Brooke: That’s a sign. He’s listening. He’s ready. Is that what you’re trying to tell us, eric? You’re ready?

Bridget: It’s time to give this a try, dad. Okay? Finn and I are a little worried if we wait too long.

Finn: We don’t want you to get an infection, eric. Eye movement’s a positive sign. It reinforces we’re making the right decision. He’s capable of breathing on his own.

Bridget: But will he?

Katie: Oh, thank you so much for doing this. Donna is gonna be so appreciative.

Zende: Of course. No problem.

Luna: Is this supposed to be a surprise or?

Katie: No, no. She just texted and said fill the house with holiday spirit.

Zende: I think we are accomplishing the goal.

Katie: Yes.

Zende: Best we can at least with– without granddad here to supervise us.

Katie: Yeah.

Rj: Hey. Found the carousel. I mean, is granddad even gonna see the decorations this year or ever again?

Luna: Well, if there’s any time of year for a miracle to happen…

Katie: She’s exactly right. This sense of holiday spirit that donna wanted us to create, it’s not just for the house. It’s– it’s so much bigger than that. Maybe this is the boost that eric needs. To bring him back to us.

Zende: I hope you’re right, katie, because I gotta say, doesn’t feel like the holidays without granddad in the house.

Rj: Him playing piano.

Katie: Pouring his lethal eggnog.

Rj: We should bring some to the hospital. I think the aroma alone, it might– it might wake him up.

Katie: I think bridget and finn might have something to say about that.

Rj: Yeah. It’s just– isn’t it hard just sitting here waiting for news?

Luna: Yeah, but your dad promised to update us.

Rj: I know– I know he did. I’m just worried that it’s gonna be bad news.

Zende: This can’t be what christmas is like for us moving forward. A holiday filled with so much joy and laughter is turned into a painful memory? Of losing the man who holds this family together?

Bridget: Thank you. We’ll see you in a minute. The respiratory specialist is on her way up.

Ridge: Specialist? What does the specialist do?

Bridget: Well, she’s the one that’s been in charge of dad’s ventilator.

Finn: And if we want to do this, remove it, she needs to have the final sign-off.

Donna: Yeah, okay, but you both think that eric’s ready.

Finn: No, we do. Plus, the risks of keeping him on this much longer.

Steffy: We have to do it. Granddad, you have to come back to us, I pray. I pray that you come back to us.

Brooke: I know you’re choosing to fight.

Steffy: Yes. Grandad, you have to fight. Fight.

Finn: Don’t lose faith, you hear me?

Steffy: He’s kept alive on these machines.

Finn: Yeah, kept alive after a very difficult procedure. Yeah, machines were needed, but he’s gonna be glad that he had them. After he’s up and about and back to the man that he was. Look, I don’t want you to lose any hope. I don’t want any of you guys to lose any hope.

Ridge: Hey, finn, no one’s given up. We’re gonna pray for a christmas miracle.

Brooke: Yes, we are.

Katie: All right. All right, no more talking about losing eric. I believe in the power of positive thinking and we are going to send your grandfather all of our healing thoughts.

Luna: I agree.

Rj: 100%.

Katie: Yeah.

Zende: So, let’s do it. Let’s send granddad every bit of positive energy we have. Maybe tell some stories, share some appreciations, memories of how awesome granddad is.

Katie: Yeah, that’s exactly what we should do. That’s how we should be spending our energy. Absolutely.

Zende: Yeah. I’ll start?

Katie: Yes. Go. Start.

Zende: You know, I wasn’t born into this family. I basically won the adoption lottery. And I’m not talking about the forrester wealth. I’m talking about the forrester heart. Particularly granddad’S. From day one, he was so welcoming. He must have thought my parents were crazy coming back from a honeymoon with the idea of throwing an orphan into the mix. But… he never let on, not for a second. He… always made me feel loved. That I was as much a forrester as anyone else in this family.

Katie: And you are. That’s just the kind of man that eric is.

Zende: Yeah. And years later, he was still so welcoming. I came back from europe and… he insisted that I live here with him. Granddad had such a gift. He knew exactly what to say, exactly how to lift your spirits up.

Katie: You’re so right about that. And he’s going to be that for you again ’cause he’s not going anywhere. Not yet.

Bridget: Okay, everyone heard what the specialist said, right?

Finn: She agrees eric’s ready. He needs to start breathing on his own.

Donna: Needs to, but there’s no guarantee he can.

Bridget: Well, there are risks.

Brooke: He wants to stay. He’ll fight. He’ll breathe.

Finn: Hey, eric, it’s finn. We need to remove the ventilator. Now bridget and I are gonna take care of that, but you have an important role to play too. Once we remove it, you’ll need to breathe.

Donna: He’s hearing you.

Bridget: You understand what you’re about to do, dad? You’re ready to breathe on your own?

Ridge: This is important. You want this tube out of your mouth or not?

[ Donna gasps ]

[ Monitor starts beeping ]

Donna: Oh, no. Please…

Steffy: Finn, do something. Save– save my grandfather.

Finn: Just hold on.

Brooke: Eric, stephanie’s bible here. “Then they cried to the lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them. He rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.”

[ Eric gasps ]

[ All gasping ]

Bridget: Oh, my god! Oh, my god.

Rj: I found them.

Katie: Oh, yay. Awesome.

Luna: Oh, my gosh. Please tell me that there’s embarrassing baby photos or, like, awkward teenage ones.

Rj: There might be one, or– I don’t know, a couple, like 50. You know what? Extra bonus points if you find any pictures of awkward teenagers of him.

Zende: Hey! Hey, hey, hey.

Katie: Oh, my god. I cannot believe he kept this picture. Or, should I say, I cannot believe that stephanie allowed him to keep this picture.

[ All exclaiming ]

Luna: Oh, my god.

Zende: Ooh, la-la.

Luna: Look at your aunt and your mother.

Zende: Incredible.

Katie: Oh, my god. He’s just…

Zende: Wow.

Katie: He’s meant so much to our family. He’s always taken such good care of us and… especially at this time of year. He’s been so kind and so caring and… wow. He’s been a miracle to so many people. He deserves a miracle himself.

[ Katie sighs ]

Donna: Eric, are you– is he getting air?

Steffy: Finn, he needs help.

Bridget: No, no, he’s okay. This is normal. It’s very hard to breathe at first.

Finn: We expect this. This is good. His body knows what to do. Just needs a little time.

Brooke: Come on, eric. You can do this.

Ridge: You gotta fight.

[ Monitor beeping ]

Bridget: Vitals are improving.

[ Eric grunts ]

Steffy: Granddad, please. Please.

[ Eric grunts ]

Donna: Eric? Eric? Eric?

Ridge: We’re here.

Donna: We’re all here, eric.

Steffy: We’re right here with you.

Finn: Eric, stay with us. Can you focus? Give us a sign.

[ Excited laughter ]

Donna: Oh, my god.

Steffy: Oh, my god.

Brooke: Welcome home, eric.

[ Rj playing “o holy night” ]

[ Cell phone rings ]

Katie: It’s brooke. Hello?

Brooke: Are you still with rj?

Katie: Uh, yeah, I’m here with rj and luna, and zende is here too. We’re at eric’S.

Brooke: Okay, well, put me on speaker.

Katie: Yeah, yeah, of course. Okay. Uh, what is it? Do you have any news?

Brooke: Eric is off the ventilator. He is conscious and he is alert.

Zende: He is?

Brooke: Yeah. He’s breathing on his own again.

[ Katie gasps ] And his vitals are improving. He still has a long road ahead of him, but this is the miracle that we were praying for. I got to go ’cause I have to make more calls and let everybody know. It looks like we’re gonna have a merry christmas after all.

Katie: Okay. All right. We love you. We love you so much. Tell eric we love him. Oh, my god, oh, my god!

Zende: Granddad did it!

[ Shouts ]

Rj: He’s gonna be okay. Yes!

Katie: Oh, my gosh. Okay, well, I think we need to celebrate. I think we need to celebrate. So, we’re sitting at the piano, one of the places that eric loves the most. We should celebrate with one of his favorite christmas carols. So you. You call it?

Rj: Yeah. “Joy to the world.”

Katie: “Joy to the world.” That’s it.

Rj: Yes. Okay.

Joy to the world

the lord has come

let earth receive her king

let every heart

prepare him room

and heaven and nature sing

and heaven and nature sing

and heaven and heaven

and nature sing

joy to the world

the lord has come

let earth receive her king

Ridge: Did you make some calls?

Brooke: Yeah. I called thorne and hope and katie spreading the beautiful news. Now, we can really celebrate the holiday.

Ridge: Yes, we can.

Steffy: Granddad, we’re so relieved that you finally came back to us.

Donna: Finn saved you, honey bear. Finn and bridget.

Steffy: Finn found a way to heal you.

Ridge: Dad… I know I made you a promise. And I wanted to honor it. But finn came up with an option and we took it. And I’m so glad we did. Please say something.

[ Eric inhales sharply ]

Eric: M– merry chr… that’s right, eric. It’s christmas. [ Laughs ]

Bridget: Merry christmas, daddy.

Brooke: It’s truly a miracle.

Donna: Merry christmas.

Bradley: From our family to yours.

All: Happy holidays!

[ All cheering ]

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B&B Transcript Thursday, December 21, 2023

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Bridget: It’s really hard to see my father lying here like this. Hey, um thank you so much for letting me help you take care of him.

Finn: Of course. I’m glad we got to work together.

Bridget: Me too.

Bridget: Um, I was hoping to see some improvement today. I already looked at his chart and…

Finn: His temperature went up last night.

Bridget: Yeah, I saw that. I… I– I’m really worried about pneumonia, finn.

Finn: Yeah. Me too. I scheduled a meeting with the pulmonologist.

Bridget: Oh, good. Thank you.

Finn: The sooner we get him off that ventilator, the better.

Bridget: The question is, can he breathe on his own?

Steffy: I begged you to keep granddad alive. I just wasn’t ready to let him go.

Ridge: None of us were.

Steffy: Yeah, but he gave you medical power of attorney. Taking him off life support. That was, that was your choice and I pressured you not to do it.

Ridge: All right. Yours wasn’t the only voice.

Brooke: So did I, so did donna. We all pleaded with ridge to give eric one last chance.

Steffy: Well, what if we made a mistake? Seeing him last night, seeing him all in those tubes and the ventilator, I just.. maybe he was ready to go. Yes, we did bring him back in the recovery room, but… was it wrong that we didn’t let him go peacefully?

Zende: Luna?

Luna: Oh, hey, I was just thinking about eric and how wonderful he is.

Zende: He’s the best. I got to see him this morning.

Luna: How’s he doing?

Zende: Same

Luna: Sorry, zende.

Zende: The longer this goes on, the more I worry about my grandfather,

Zende: I just sat there in the hospital talking to him. Holding his hand.

Luna: I’m sure he heard you, felt your presence.

Zende: There’s so much more I should have said to him while he was here.

Luna: Your grandpa knows how much you love him.

Zende: Yeah, I know. I just wish there was something I could do for him. I wanted to finish his collection, but ridge already asked rj to help him. I– I don’t want to get in the middle of the two of them. It’s– it isn’t the same.

Luna: That’s tough, zende. I feel for you. I can see how that’s frustrating.

Ridge: Ultimately, it was my decision. I gave finn the go ahead.

Steffy: But we pushed you into saying yes.

Brooke: We all knew the risks. Finn made no promises.

Steffy: Yeah, exactly. There’s no guarantees. And I have faith in my husband, but he can only do what he can do. I mean the rest is just–

Ridge: Hey, the rest’s out of our hands.

Steffy: But, dad, it kills me to just think that granddad is suffering.

Finn: You heard what the respiratory specialist said.

Bridget: Um… yeah. Uh-huh. She’s– she’s afraid of infection.

Finn: Look, eric’s at risk for all kinds of complications. Blood clots, pulmonary edema, R.A.D.S.

Bridget: Yeah. We both know the drill. The longer he’s immobile and on a ventilator, the higher the chances that he won’t make it.

Finn: There’s no alternative, bridget. We’re at a critical part in eric’s recovery.

Bridget: I mean, they did say that he should be able to breathe on his own, right? You and I both know the risks at his age and his condition. My fear is if we do not do this today… it’ll be too late.

Finn: So, we’re in agreement.

Bridget: Yes.

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Zende: Everything that I love about designing, I learned from granddad.

Luna: It shows and you definitely inherited some of his swag too

[ Luna chuckling ]

Zende: That is a huge compliment. Granddad is the man I admire the most, besides my dad. It’s, uh, it’s granddad. He– he is the man. I feel so powerless. I can’t heal his body, but I could be putting this fire onto paper.

Luna: Yeah. But you’re not getting the opportunity.

Zende: No and I don’t need it for the status or the prestige. I just want to do it to be able to give back to granddad. That’s all. But this is a stressful time for the family. We all just want him to come home. Like I– the last thing I want is to be butting heads with ridge.

Luna: Yeah, but you feel passed over for rj.

Zende: The only thing that matters right now is granddad coming home to all of us.

Finn: Eric can’t continue like this much longer. It’s time to extubate.

Bridget: Obviously, that would be the best possible outcome.

Bridget: There is risk. There could be loss of airway protection, ventilatory muscle fatigue

Finn: Gas relay exchange. Yeah. It’s concerning, bridget, admittedly, but so was keeping him intubated. We have to weigh the risks.

Bridget: I don’t know. What if he stops breathing altogether? I wish you would just wake up and tell me what you want me to do.

Finn: Look, if we move forward today, you might be able to hear his voice again.

Bridget: Well, he certainly wouldn’t want to live like this. Incapacitated and trapped in his own body. You know what? You’re right. Let’s do this.

Finn: Okay.

Bridget: I’m gonna go reach out to ridge and the rest of the family and tell them.

Finn: I’ll stay here. I’ll recheck his vitals.

Steffy: I fought so hard to get finn to do this surgery on granddad. But now I’m questioning myself.

Ridge: Well, it’s too late for that. It’s done.

Brooke: We can’t give up faith that eric’s gonna make it through this.

Steffy: I believe he’s going to, I want to. But I have to be realistic. I mean, dad, you were right. What kind of life awaits granddad if he does survive? Like one on feeding tubes and a ventilator. Really?

Ridge: It better not be.

Brooke: I found stephanie’s bible. I’m gonna read you what she marked. “Then they cried to the lord in their trouble and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them. He rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.”

[ Phone ringing ]

Ridge: Bridget. Hey, is there any news?

Bridget: He’s still unconscious. Uh, finn and I just met with dad’s pulmonologist and we’re very concerned about the risk of infection and pneumonia and a multitude of other things. We want to try to take him off the ventilator.

Ridge: But, isn’t that too soon? Do you think he can handle it?

Bridget: Theoretically? Ridge, I cannot give you a definitive answer in his state. Just– I need you at the hospital.

Ridge: On my way.

Brooke: What did bridget say?

Ridge: They want to take dd off the ventilator.

Brooke: What?

Ridge: We gotta go.

Steffy: They don’t think he’s going to make it?

Ridge: I don’t know. Let’s go.

Steffy: Oh, my god.

Finn: All right, eric, you can do this. I need you to breathe on your own.

Zende okay. All right. Thank you. All right, bye. That was ridge. He and brooke and steffy are headed to the hospital.

Luna: Did– did something happen to your granddad?

Zende: They want to take him off the ventilator.

Luna: Already?

Zende: Ridge says that there’s the danger of pneumonia.

Luna: On top of everything else that eric’s dealing with?

Zende: I mean, granddad, he’s been unconscious for days. I just hope that he’s still able to breathe by himself.

Luna: Well, hopefully, this is positive news, right? It’s another step towards eric’s recovery.

Zende: I hope so. I mean, finn is in charge of the case. Bridget is there too.

Luna: Yeah. Eric’s in great hands.

Zende: I trust that they’re doing what’s best for granddad. What’s in his interest. I don’t think they would be taking this risk if it wasn’t the best move.

Luna: Zende, this is so much for you to deal with. I mean, especially during the holidays. Is there anything I can do?

Zende: Honestly, you just being here is enough. You calming my nerves, just letting me vent. You are… I mean, you have this way about you. You’re just so chill and relaxed. You’re never judgmental. You’re so genuine, smart, charming lady.

Luna: Okay. Okay. Now, you’re making my head big.

Zende: No, seriously, you have all the best qualities you can hope for in a person. I can see why rj’s crazy about you.

Ridge: Hey. Dr. Finnegan?

Nurse: Yes, mr. Forrester. I’ll let him know you’re here.

Ridge: Thank you.

Brooke: Donna texted. She’s down at the chapel for a bit.

Ridge: Well, maybe she’s got the right idea. Doing the right thing is just– it’s just too much of a gamble.

Brooke: He made it through the procedure, so I have to believe he’s going to make it through this.

Steffy: Are we putting him through more pain and suffering? Should we have let him go with dignity? I mean, he already crossed over. Maybe that’s what he wanted.

Ridge: We can’t think about that right now.

Steffy: Look, maybe the treatment did work, dad. Or say it does work? What, he’s gonna be around for us? A few more days of misery? Really?

Ridge: Steffy.

Steffy: Oh, my god.

Ridge: One step at a time.

Brooke: Look, finn and bridget wouldn’t have suggested this if they didn’t think that it was absolutely necessary for eric to breathe on his own. So, we have to be positive about this. We know eric’s strong. He’s survived so much. He is gonna survive this. We just have to believe in his strength and his resiliency.

Steffy: How– how’s he doing?

Finn: Um, well, as bridget told you over the phone, we want to remove him from the ventilator.

Ridge: And you’re sure this is the right move?

Bridget: It’s the only move we’ve got.

Zende: For real though, luna. Everyone here adores you.

Luna: Well, the feeling is definitely mutual.

Zende: Well, I’m glad that you’ve had such a positive experience.

Luna: I wasn’t expecting all this, though. You know, I was just hoping to come in, work hard and make a good impression, but it has been so much more meaningful than I could have ever imagined. I mean, I’ve actually formed real relationships and friendships like with you and eric. Everyone has gone out of their way to make me feel welcome. Like guys, seriously, I am just an intern.

Zende: You are not just an intern. You are an amazing addition to forrester creations. You’ve been so great with my grandfather. It means the world to my whole family.

Luna: It was an absolute honor to be in the same presence as eric. Like to get the opportunity to learn from someone so kind and brilliant.

Zende: Well, he is a big fan of yours as well. I mean, we all are. No one as much as my cousin, of course. Rj’s is a smart guy. He saw something special in you. He is very lucky to have you.

Finn: Any change in his vitals?

Nurse: His blood pressure is down.

Steffy: That doesn’t sound good.

Brooke: Hi, eric. It’s brooke. We’re all here for you and donna is down at the chapel, so she’ll be back soon. Finn and bridget, they’re doing everything they possibly can for you. You’d be so proud of our little girl. I just want you to know that we’re here for you. We’ll always be here for you. We love you so much. Oh, mom. I promise, we’re doing everything we can for him.

Brooke: I know, sweetheart. I know.

Steffy: Granddad. It’s me, steffy. I really hope you can hear me. I’m so sorry, but we couldn’t let you go. We’re just not ready to say goodbye and I just pray that you are not upset with us. I can’t do that. I can’T. I can’T.

Ridge: Steffy’s right. We wanted to exhaust every possibility because we didn’t want to lose you. And you know what? Maybe we were wrong. Maybe this is not your time to go. Maybe there’s some kind of miracle that can give you back the life you want. On your terms. Not attached to machines and wires and that’s why we’re here. I wanted to… and I want to talk to you about that ’cause… the doctors want to take you off the ventilator. They want you to breathe on your own. And we want that too and I know you want that because that– that means you get to be closer to running around and singing and dancing and creating things and drinking martinis with me. I know it’s scary, but you’re not alone. Look, you’ve– you’ve got your family, you’ve got your kids, your grandkids. You’ve got fans all over the world pulling for you. But you have to fight. You have to want this. So, if you do want this, you gotta show us a sign.

Steffy: Look, he’s moving his eyes.

Finn: Eric. Eric. Can you– can you hear us?

Steffy: Oh, my god. His eyes are moving.

Bridget: Dad. Daddy. Can you hear us?

Ridge: Dad? I know you’re in there. I know you can hear us. I know you can finn and bridget, they want to take this ventilator off. Are you ready for that? Are you ready?

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B&B Transcript Wednesday, December 20, 2023

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[ Dramatic music ]

[ Ventilator hissing ]

Finn: And the blood gas?

Dr. Martin: Already drawn.

Bridget: So you’re worried about my dad’s co2 levels?

Finn: Worried about everything right now, but yeah.

Dr. Martin: Dr. Finnegan and I aren’t leaving anything to chance. Mr. Forrester lost a lot of blood during surgery.

Bridget: I’ve seen a lot of patients like this, just not when it’s my dad.

Dr. Martin: He could improve.

Bridget: We lost him. He was gone.

Finn: We got him back.

[ Heart monitor beeping ]

Bridget: I’m just wondering if ridge was right, and we should have just let him go painlessly, peacefully.

Ridge: Zende, dad would be so touched by your offer. I know I am.

Zende: This collection meant so much to him, if we can finish it–

Ridge: We will finish it. We will. Hopefully, to celebrate his recovery.

Zende: I hope so, too. But we don’t know, we don’t know if granddad’s gonna pull through or if he’ll ever be the same person. I don’t even want to think about it. The only thing I can do is–

Ridge: Is what?

Zende: Is work. That’s what granddad did. When faced with his own mortality, he kept creating, determined to make his last collection his best. If we work together, I know it will be. R.J., He’s too young. He’s too inexperienced. His time will come. But not now. Not on granddad’s last collection.

Luna: You’re finishing eric’s collection with your dad?

R.J.: Yes, yes, he really wants to collaborate with me.

Luna: R.J., That’s incredible.

R.J.: Yeah, granddad would be proud of me, right? Like, he– he would want his son and his grandson to finish this collection that means so much to him, yes? Thank you, thank you for being here for me, seriously.

Zende: Come on, ridge. It give me a chance, let me do this, I know you want to work with your son, but this project is crucial to eric’s legacy, and needs seasoned professionals.

Ridge: My dad picked R.J. To work with him.

Zende: And that made sense when eric was here to teach R.J., To show him exactly what he wanted. This is different.

Ridge: Zende… I know how talented you are. I know what you bring to the table, believe me. But R.J. Started this. He needs to finish it. But we could use your help.

Steffy: Hey, sorry, my meeting ran over, you ready? Let’s go to the hospital.

Ridge: To be continued.

[ Heart monitor beeping ]

Dr. Martin: I have to get to another consult.

Finn: Thanks again for stopping by, dr. Martin.

Dr. Martin: Of course. I’ll be monitoring his chart. I’ll put you on the order as well. I truly hope he pulls through.

Bridget: Thank you, doctor.

[ Ventilator hissing ] I knew this procedure was not a sure thing, but… it gave him a chance.

Finn: Your father hasn’t lost that chance, bridget. He’s still with us.

Bridget: I just want him back. I want my dad back the way he was. I don’t want to see him struggle like this.

Brooke: What’s going on?

Bridget: Mom.

Donna: Bridget, tell us the truth. Is eric gonna– is he gonna pull through?

[ Knocking at door ]

R.J.: Yes.

James: Hey, didn’t mean to interrupt, but the news about eric’s hit the media.

Luna: Yeah, we’ve been getting a bunch of calls from various buyers and friends of eric’s, just praying and hoping for the best.

R.J.: Yeah, we are. Can you do me a huge favor? Can you check in with katie, and make sure that she can point remotely? Otherwise, we got to find someone else.

James: On it.

R.J.: Thank you. Appreciate it, james. I feel bad. I feel greedy.

Luna: Why?

R.J.: Because I want more time with granddad.

Luna: It’s not greedy. That’s normal.

R.J.: Well, I mean, I got to spend so much time with him, all the time in the collection, I knew about his condition before anybody else did, and the rest of the family’s going to get to la, and it might be too late for them.

Luna: Or he might be awake, and getting better as we speak, and they’ll never have to see him in such a scary place.

R.J.: You know, granddad’s the king of pep talks, but you’re not half bad at them, either.

Luna: Well, you weren’t the only one that was paying attention to eric’s lessons.

Steffy: Hey.

R.J.: Hey.

Ridge: Hey.

Steffy: We’re going to go to the hospital.

R.J.: Did something happen?

Ridge: No, just checking in. You want to come?

R.J.: Of course. You don’t have to ask.

Ridge: All right, let’s go.

Luna: Hey, tell eric I’m keeping the faith, okay?

R.J.: Okay.

Bridget: I really wish I could tell you what you want to hear, mom. We just don’t know right now.

Finn: But I’ve ordered more labs–

Donna: More labs? More tests? Well, did the procedure make any difference?

Finn: Only time will tell.

Brooke: He’s still critical. He’s not breathing on his own.

Donna: I mean, certainly there should be some change, right, I mean, some sign that says it’s working or–

Bridget: That’s why finn is monitoring him. He’s calling all these tests and this lab work. Right now, we just have to wait and see.

[ Ventilator hissing ]

Brooke: Here you go.

Donna: Hey, thanks, um… I, um– I should really– I should get in there.

Brooke: No, wait, hang on. You need to take a moment for yourself.

Donna: What if something happens, and I’m not there?

Brooke: It’s okay. The nurse is in there. Finn and bridget are here. It’s okay.

[ Elevator dings ]

Ridge: Hey.

R.J.: Hey, mom. Hi.

Steffy: Hey, we came here as soon as we could.

R.J.: How are you holding up?

Brooke: Hi.

Ridge: Is there any news?

Brooke: Well, no, no change.

Steffy: We hear we almost lost him.

Donna: Uh, yeah, apparently, he, um, survived the procedure to crash in recovery.

Steffy: He crossed over to the other side.

Brooke: But he’s back now.

Ridge: He’s back? Is he back? This is not life for dad, this is not what he wants, he wants to create, he wants to live and eat and drink, and this is– he has a machine keeping him alive. It’s not what he wanted. We wanted this. Could have spared him this. Could have.

Zende: I was looking for R.J. Is he in the cutting room?

Luna: He actually just left with ridge and steffy. They went to go see eric.

Zende: R.J. Too? I didn’t realize. I try to go see granddad as often as I can. I mean, I was at the hospital before work. I’m going to go after work. But it would be nice if ridge invited me to come sometimes with them. My granddad is fighting for his life, luna. That’s the most important thing. But sometimes, I feel like I’m not fully a part of this family.

Steffy: Finn said there was no guarantees with the treatment.

Donna: But it could still save eric.

Ridge: And I’m not questioning anyone’s judgment, just my own, I made the call.

Brooke: And we all understand how difficult that must have been.

Steffy: It was an intense moment. Seemed like he wanted to come back to us.

Donna: He has to, I need him.

Ridge: We all need him. But he’s on a machine right now. It’s not what he wanted.

[ Muffled announcement over pa ]

Donna: Bridget, finn. Uh, how is eric? Did the panel show any– anything– anything?

Bridget: There’s no change.

R.J.: Can I go see him right now, if that’s okay?

Finn: Oh, yeah. Yeah.

Ridge: So no change? What– what does that mean?

Finn: We want to take eric off the ventilator, but his pulmonary function will have to improve first.

Ridge: So can he breathe on his own?

Finn: No.

Ridge: Okay. So the thing that my dad didn’t want, to be kept alive by machines, that is exactly what’s happening.

[ Ventilator hissing ]

R.J.: Thank you.

Nurse: Of course.

R.J.: Hey, granddad. Is that okay? You know, these hands… they’ve made some great art, some truly timeless designs. I hope you know that. I know that when they stopped working, you turned to me. I can’t tell you how much that meant to me. You know, I was talking with luna today about just how honored I felt when you asked me you know, and you told me that you wanted me to help you. And that I’m just laughing with you. And learning from you. I want you to fight, granddad. We really, really want you to fight. Just you– this isn’t your time. You have so much more to offer the world. I’m– I’m not ready to let go of you yet. I’m not.

James: So R.J. Is not here?

Luna: He went to the hospital with ridge and steffy.

James: Ah, okay. Well, katie said that she’s all over it, working from her phone.

Luna: Oh, thanks, james. I’ll text R.J., And update him.

James: Hey, zende, we’re all pulling for your grandfather.

Zende: Thanks, man.

[ Notification chimes ]

[ Door clicks closed ]

Luna: It’s true, you know. We’re all thinking positively for eric. And you should, too. Not just for him, but for what we were talking about earlier. I mean, I don’t think that any of your family members would want you to feel shut out.

Zende: No, they don’T. And they’re probably not even conscious of it. But lately, it’s been hard to ignore.

Luna: Um, R.J. Told me that ridge wants them to finish the line together as father and son.

Zende: Yeah, go figure.

Luna: I’m sorry, zende. I know you were looking forward to completing it on your own.

Zende: I’m not trying to trash talk R.J., I know he’s your boyfriend. In the fashion world, he is like a little kid compared to me. This line needs to be nurtured and realized by someone who’s worked with granddad for years, not weeks. I wanted to use my skill, my talent to honor my grandfather, pay my respects, finish his line. But I am not the chosen one. I’m not ridge jr.

Luna: You’re frustrated, disappointed, I understand.

R.J.: I just hate it. He’s just lying there helpless. I hate it.

Brooke: Oh, sweetheart.

Steffy: Can he have another visitor?

Finn: Yeah, for sure, I’ll come with you.

Ridge: I know it hurts seeing your granddad like that.

R.J.: You know, I’m just thinking he’d want us to be as strong for him as he’d be for us, yes?

Brooke: Hey.

Ridge: I’m proud of you. Showing a lot of maturity.

R.J.: Well, thank you, dad. Appreciate it.

Ridge: We gotta do what he’d want us to do, right? The tougher things get, the more we pull together.

[ Ventilator hissing ]

Finn: He can hear you.

Steffy: I know he can. We have a special connection. We always have. Maybe it’s because I’m named after grandma. The great love of your life. You made this family. You made it great. You made it resilient. You made it strong. Now I have my own family. With finn and the kids. But it’s not going to be the same without my big-hearted grandfather.

[ Sobbing ] Is it selfish that I want you to fight? Fight to come back to us. To me. God. I know you could be at peace right now with… with grandmother and phoebe. And so many people who love you. You wouldn’t be tied up to this– this ventilator and all these tubes and machines around you, because I hate to say it, you look– you look trapped. And I don’t want you to suffer. I couldn’t bear it. I couldn’T. God, maybe dad was right. Maybe– did we not honor your wishes? Is it my fault? Ah. [ Sobbing ] I am so sorry, granddad. I am so sorry. But if you’re tired, and you don’t want to fight anymore, and you found a moment of peace, you could go. [ Sobbing ] You could go. We’ll understand. We’ll be okay.

[ Sobbing ] It’s okay to let go.

[ Sobbing ] It’s okay to let go.

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Ridge: Nah, she’s lucky to have you. So am I. I will. I love you.

R.J.: Hey, was that, uh, was that mom?

Ridge: Yeah. She’s at granddad’s house. Donna left some stuff, so she’s gonna go pick it up.

R.J.: She good? Is she– is she alone?

Ridge: No. No. Hope is with her.

R.J.: Oh. Okay, that’s good. You know, she’s going through a lot right now. Her and granddad have been close for years. I mean, I’m sure seeing him hooked up to ventilators, it’s really hard on her.

Ridge: Yeah, it’s tough on her. It’s tough on all of us. And that’s why we need some good news.

R.J.: We got any?

Ridge: Yeah. You and me. We’re gonna work on this collection. That’s good news. Your mom thinks that it is.

R.J.: Oh, you told her already?

Ridge: Of course I told her. She’s very happy. Father and son working together. Let’s hope dad is happy about that, too.

R.J.: You doing okay, dad?

Ridge: Yeah, I’m all right. I just want to make sure I did right by dad, you know?

R.J.: It was a tough decision. I mean, come on, you had saying yes to the experimental treatment, which there’s no guarantees, which was rough. And then there’s the other option, though, which is unplugging the machines being the one to say goodbye to granddad. Dad, you made the right decision, okay?

Ridge: You made the right decision. We’re going to finish his collection.

Zende: Poor granddad, lying alone in that hospital bed, unable to complete his last collection. It’s so unfair.

Luna: Nothing about this is fair. A man like eric forrester, he brings so much beauty into the world with his designs and not be able to anymore?

Zende: If only I had known what was going on, I would have worked my tail off. I would have given him whatever he needed.

Luna: Hey, I, um… I hope you don’t still feel slighted.

Zende: No. I did at first, when I didn’t realize what grandpa was dealing with.

Luna: I mean, you thought that R.J. Was getting special treatment and getting to work with eric just because of who his parents are.

Zende: I’m glad that granddad had you and R.J. To rely on. He just ran out of time, was unable to finish what he started. That’s where I come in. I am determined to work with ridge to complete granddad’s vision.

Hope: You’re serious?

Brooke: Yes. Eric was in recovery. He made it through surgery, barely. And then we lost him.

Hope: Oh, my god. Mom. I–

Brooke: No. I know. It’s really frightening to think about. For a few moments there, he… crossed over to the other side.

Hope: I know this situation is dire, but I… choose to believe that when eric wakes up–

Brooke: Oh!

Hope: What? What, mom?

Brooke: Honey, you said when, not if.

Hope: Yes. I mean, he– he has to. I mean he– he has to wake up.

Brooke: Yes, I keep telling myself the same thing.

Hope: But you’re still scared.

Brooke: I am scared. I mean, really, how can I not be? I mean, look at the situation eric’s in. He’s on a ventilator. He’s unconscious. He’s got a feeding tube.

Hope: Mom, I’m so sorry. I know how much eric means to you. How much he’s meant to you over the years. How much he still means to you. And I know this isn’t easy for you, but I need you to tell me, really… how are you doing?

Brooke: Honestly, I just– I’ve been so focused on eric and, um, worried about ridge and donna and bridget that I haven’t really… I just haven’t really dealt with my own emotions, you know, my own feelings.

Hope: Oh, you mean you’re doing that thing that you always do when you put everyone else first, and you’re trying to make sure that we’re all okay.

Brooke: I’m just not sure that anybody’s okay. We’re going moment to moment, just hoping that eric makes it through this and that he has the quality of life that he deserves. But you’re right. I have spent a lot of my life with eric, and, um, it’s been incredible. I honestly don’t know what I would do if…

Luna: Yeah, of course. I will definitely pass along your wishes to ridge and the rest of the family. All right. Thank you so much for calling. That was, uh, monsieur auclair, offering his hopes and prayers for eric’s speedy recovery.

Carter: Hm. He’s one of forrester’s most influential buyers and one of eric’s lifelong friends.

Luna: So he says. There’s been lots of other calls like that, too.

Carter: It’s not surprising. Everyone loves eric.

Luna: Word is really spreading fast.

>>Carter: Yeah. His absence is felt in more ways than one. It’s hard to imagine forrester without the man himself. Hopefully, it doesn’t have to come to that.

Luna: What if it does? Who’s going to lead the company going forward?

R.J.: Hey, dad, you gotta be exhausted. I mean, you’ve been going for hours now. You’ve been going ever since granddad got admitted. Do you want to take a break, rest? I can take care of work stuff if you want.

Ridge: I know you can. No, we’re fine. It’s good. I just got to be here, make sure everything runs smoothly while my dad is fighting for his life.

R.J.: He’s going to make it. Yes? Come on. I’m not going to let myself think anything else.

Ridge: Okay.

Zende: Please don’t tell me there’s bad news about granddad.

Ridge: He’s hanging in there.

Zende: Seeing the two of you together, I just… never mind. I’m glad that he’s still with us.

R.J.: Well, dad’s been second guessing his decision he made about granddad.

Zende: You did the right thing, ridge. Can you guys believe the outpouring of support from the fashion community? I knew that granddad was admired and respected, but this is next level. Now, I’ve been thinking, we have an obligation to granddad to finish his line.

Brooke: Really? Okay. How about bridget and finn? Oh, that’s– that’s good. Well, we’re at your house, and I’m here with hope, and we’re going to just get some of your things together. Yeah, I just want to make sure everything’s okay. All right. We’ll see you as soon as we can. Love you. That’s donna. And, uh… nothing’s changed. It was a highly experimental procedure, so the recovery is going to take some time.

Hope: I know, it’s just, uh– the waiting around is the hardest part, I think, especially for aunt donna. So, katie– katie’s with her, though, right?

Brooke: Right. Yeah, for comfort and support.

Hope: Okay.

Brooke: I mean, eric has survived. It’s just… what happens next?

Hope: No one can really say.

Brooke: I know that he’s trying his hardest to be here with us, his family that loves him so much.

[Phone beeping]

Hope: Oh, is that donna again?

Brooke: Oh, yeah. She’s giving us a list of things to bring.

Hope: Okay, well, I mean, I can– I can help you put that all together. We’ll tag team it. We’ll make it easy.

Brooke: Okay. Thank you. Yeah. I appreciate your support. I need that.

Hope: Well, mom… we have to come together during times like these.

Brooke: I know.

Hope: And support each other.

Brooke: If there’s ever a time for the whole family to come together, it’s right now.

Hope: Let’s see that list.

Brooke: Okay.

Carter: I mean, things would be crazy for the foreseeable future, but I can assure you that forrester would be in good hands.

Luna: With ridge and steffy as co-ceos.

Carter: Yeah. Yeah. They’d run the company the way eric would want it run. His priorities would become theirs. And… just be sad, though, you know, no one will ever see eric’s latest designs.

Luna: What if they could, though? Like, what if somebody finished the collection for him? Zende mentioned something.

Carter: What, about finishing eric’s line?

Luna: Yeah, I mean, he hates what happened. He hates that his grandfather is not able to wrap up his final collection, and… he’s adamant on doing it for him.

Zende: Granddad has made a huge imprint on my life. I wouldn’t be the man, the designer, I am today without his influence. I’ve been studying his latest collection, his unfinished sketches. Where he was going is clear. His vision, the designs he wants to create. He just needs someone to execute it for him. What better way to honor granddad than to finish what he started? Assure that his collection is seen, is loved, is worn.

Ridge: You’re absolutely right. 100%. We have to finish it.

Zende: Great. Great. I knew that you would be as stoked about this as I am. So when can you and I get started?

Brooke: Oh.

Hope: Uh, do you think we got everything?

Brooke: I think so. But, you know, if she needs anything else, I can always just come back.

Hope: Okay, well, I’ve packed all sorts of snacks, chips, popcorn, different kinds of drinks, water, so you don’t have to keep going back to the vending machine.

Brooke: Oh, good. Thank you. I just want to get back to the hospital as soon as I can for donna. But then I also want to be there for ridge at work.

Hope: If only we could be in two different places at once.

Brooke: He’s struggling with his decision, telling finn to do this experimental treatment on eric. If it doesn’t work, it’s going to be really hard on ridge.

Hope: Yeah, he’s, um… he’s dealing with a lot right now.

Brooke: Everything that’s going on at the hospital and everything at work, keeping the company going.

Hope: Well, there’s no one more dedicated to forrester creations than ridge.

Brooke: So much so that he is insisting on finishing eric’s line.

Hope: Really?

Brooke: Yes, with R.J.

Carter: So zende wants to complete eric’s collection?

Luna: Yeah, he seemed really adamant about it, like he couldn’t wait to get started.

Carter: Wow, I’m impressed. The guy loves his grandad, huh?

Luna: Yeah, he does. But… I think there’s a little bit more to it. You know, zende was really hurt when eric didn’t ask him to help him with the fashion challenge collection. He felt slighted and overlooked.

Carter: In favor of R.J., You mean?

Luna: Yeah. And with R.J. Being ridge and brooke’s son…

Carter: Eric doesn’t play favorites.

Luna: Well, yeah, and once zende found out about eric’s condition, he came around. He seemed to understand and accept his decision. But I think that’s one of the reasons why he’s so determined on finishing eric’s line. Let’s just hope that ridge agrees.

Zende: We can do this, ridge. You and me, bringing granddad’s collection full circle. He’s already laid out the roadmap. We just have to follow it. You know what, R.J., I was thinking you could help out, too. I mean, you spent a lot of time with granddad. You absorbed his process, his designs. I’m sure you’ll have some valuable insight. Plus, you’ll get to see me and your dad in action. You’ll learn from the two of us.

Ridge: Can we have the room for a minute, please?

R.J.: Yeah, sure.

Zende: I mean it, ridge. I am fully committed to this. I know that it will take extra hours, but I’ve already been thinking about how we can tackle some of the remaining pieces and even add to them. I mean I’d love to run some of my ideas–

Ridge: Okay, slow down. Slow down. I appreciate your enthusiasm. I know how much you love granddad. And you’re right. You should work on the line. I’ll find a way where you can help R.J. And me.

Hope: So– okay, ridge asked R.J. To help complete eric’s line.

Brooke: And R.J. Accepted. I’m sure you can imagine what that meant to ridge.

Hope: Well, given how much he values working with thomas, I mean, now to be… working with R.J., Too, that’s–

Brooke: One beautiful, positive thing that has come out of eric’s situation. It’s bringing ridge and R.J. Together.

Luna: How’d it go with your dad? Any updates on your granddad?

R.J.: No, but it did have to do with my granddad. So… he wants to collaborate with me to finish granddad’s collection, which is exciting. He really wants to work with me. He thinks that much of me as a designer, and I mean, I’ve always wanted to do this. And he’s always wanted to do it, too. Right?

Zende: I am determined to work with ridge to complete .Granddad’s vision. You and R.J.?

Ridge: You know this has nothing to do with you, right? Listen, I think you’re a very talented designer.

Zende: But…?

Ridge: But R.J. Started this, so he’s got to finish.

Zende: Look, ridge, I get that you want to work with your son, but R.J. Is very green. I mean, sure, he spent the last couple of months working with granddad. That’s great. I’m sure he’s learned a lot, but that pales in comparison to me. I spent years working with granddad. Not to mention that I studied at the best design schools, I studied abroad. All the successful collections I’ve worked on here at forrester.

Ridge: I’m aware of all of that.

Zende: Good. Then you must be aware with what I can bring to the table here. I mean, my expertise and experience is fine, but I want to do this for granddad. I owe it to him for everything he’s done for me. I mean, this is likely his final collection. It has to be perfect, just as he envisioned it. Now, I’m not saying R.J. Can’t help. I mean, he can, he can learn. He can grow even more. But you and I can’t let granddad down. The stakes are too high. R.J. Will have his time. You will do collections with your son, but not this one. Not this time, not with my granddad’s final collection.

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Finn: Let’s focus on the positive. Eric made it through the procedure.

Brooke: Thank god.

Ridge: He flatlined in recovery.

Bridgit: But ridge, he came back.

Ridge: Back. Is this– he may not call it that. I don’t know. Okay, fine. Walk me through it again.

Finn: Look, the procedure was going well. There was no adverse reactions from eric. I was just about to close him up when–

Bridgit: Finn, something’s wrong. Dad just started bleeding. You got to get this bleeding under control.

Finn: I couldn’t stop the bleeding.

Bridget: I thought we were gonna lose him right there on the operating table.

Finn: But bridget and I were finally able to stop the bleed. Eric stabilized and we took him off to recovery. And that’s when he crashed. Eric was gone.

Bridget: But he came back. These things just happen sometimes.

Ridge: These things just happen sometimes? He’s fighting for his life on an operating table. That shouldn’t have happened. I allowed it to happen.

Steffy: Dad, granddad’s alive. And once he recovers–

Ridge: If he recovers, steffy.

Finn: Ridge, I’m not gonna lie. Eric’s condition is critical.

Ridge: I know. He’s on a breathing tube. He’s got wires coming out of him.

Brooke: Ridge, he’s going to pull through this. We have to believe that.

Luna: Did you get any sleep last night?

Rj: No.

Luna: Thinking about eric?

Rj: Yeah. I prayed he makes a full recovery.

Luna: Well, um, what does– what does finn say?

Rj: He’s being realistic and he sounded grim, honestly. And we almost lost him last night. You know, he might not fully come back from that.

Luna: I am so sorry, rj. I know how much you love eric.

Rj: Yeah, I just can’t imagine going on without him.

Luna: Hey, well, there’s a good chance we might not have to do that. Look, I know that– that eric had to put up a good fight last night, but finn was able to start the experimental treatment and I don’t know, that could maybe help bring eric back home to us.

Rj: You know what I love about you?

Luna: What?

Rj: Your positivity.

Luna: Don’t worry, I got enough for the both of us.

Rj: So, um, are you having any second thoughts?

Luna: What? About last night?

Rj: Yeah.

Luna: No. You?

Rj: No, absolutely not. Hey, I’ll say it again. I love you.

Luna: I love you too.

Zende: Ahem! Okay to come in?

Rj: Yeah, you work here too.

Zende: I was just at the hospital.

Rj: How’s granddad?

Zende: No change. Still critical.

Luna: Were you able to see him?

Zende: Just through the window. He was there with donna, I didn’t want to interrupt them.

Rj: I feel terrible for her. I mean, they just got back together again, and now this.

Brooke: Yep. We’ll see you in a bit. Well, that was donna. She’s grabbing some things at the house so she can camp out here with eric.

Bridget: Aunt katie just texted, she’s on her way too.

Brooke: Why don’t you go home and get some sleep? You’ve been up all night.

Ridge: You know, I’ll get some sleep when dad wakes up. If he wakes up. He’s in there being kept alive by machines because of me.

Steffy: Dad, you did the right thing. Yes, granddad may have some challenges ahead, but if he comes back to us, it’ll be worth it.

Brooke: There’ll be a second chance.

Ridge: There’s no guarantees. Right, doc?

Finn: Look, I understand that this is terrifying and you feel guilty for not following eric’s wishes, but there were variables here that he was unaware of. One of them being this treatment. He has a chance now.

Ridge: There’s also a chance that he could die with a tube coming out of him. Sorry. You should just let him go peacefully. At bombas we make the comfiest socks, underwear, and t-shirts that feel good and most of all do good. Because when you purchase one, we donate one to those in need. Visit bombas.Com and get 20% off your first purchase. Bombas. Give the good.

Zende: I just don’t even understand a moment’s hesitation on ridge’s part about letting finn administer it. Instead, he wanted to take granddad off life support.

Rj: Okay. He didn’t want any of this. My dad didn’t ask to be granddad’s medical power of attorney. When he found out he was, he just wanted to do right by him. And what was that? What– what did granddad want? He didn’t want any heroics. He didn’t want to be hooked up to any machines. What about that is so hard for you to understand, man?

Zende: Well, could you have done it? Pulled the plug on your own granddad?

Rj: I don’t know. I don’t know, zende. I don’t know if I could have done that. This isn’t about me. This is about granddad trusting dad to make the right decision, okay.

Zende: Eventually. Lucky for us.

Luna: Hey, guys, this is a really difficult time for your family and for anyone who loves eric, but we have to remember what eric said to us. Remember? Be good to one another.

Zende: Okay. Thank you. But I’m still just trying to wrap my head around how ridge could be so cold. I mean, so heartless.

Rj: Cold and heartless? Are you being serious, right? Do you think he was being cold and heartless when he made the most tortured decision of his life? He wanted to do right by his dad. He wanted to do what he wished, which was no heroics, no machines. He didn’t want his dad to suffer, zende.

Zende: Yeah, none of us do. But to end it like that? To take him off the machines? To take away granddad’s only chance of recovery.

Rj: First of all, he said yes to the experimental treatment, so I don’t even know why we’re having this conversation. And second of all, if he would have done that, if he would have turned off the machines, I think it would have been an act of mercy. I think it would have been an act of love because that is what granddad wanted. That was what he wished for. And if my dad fulfilled that, he would have been honoring his father.

Ridge: It’s not fair, you know. Should’ve just let him go.

Brooke: Death isn’t the only possibility here. This treatment could give him a shot at getting his life back. How could you not take it?

Steffy: Brooke’s right. Granddad didn’t know there’d be another option after his disease took over. His wishes might have been different.

Finn: Exactly. Look, I knew the clock was ticking. I tried to beat it. I wanted to be able to present this treatment to eric so he could make the decision. I was just too late.

Bridget: Wait, hold on. That better not be blaming yourself for any of this. If my father survives, it will be because of this.

Ridge: This is not about survival.

Bridget: Ridge–

Ridge: No. It’s about quality of life. You know it is. You know what he wants. You know what he wants that to be and if he doesn’t have it, he doesn’t want to be here. You know that. There’s no guarantees it’s gonna be like that. That’s what you said.

Finn: Yeah. Guarantees are rare in my line of work. This treatment could work.

Bridget: Well, forgive me if I want to be selfish and I want my dad to stick around. I’m really grateful that you made that decision. I would have made the same choice.

Steffy: Same here.

Brooke: Stop being so hard on yourself. Everything you’ve done is out of love for your father ever since you found out he was sick.

Ridge: You know what I keep thinking about? He passed over. Maybe that’s what he wanted. Maybe he was at peace there. What do we do? We– we– we did this treatment. Pulled him back in. Treatment that we don’t even know if it’s gonna work. Here’s what we do know. This man is stuck in his body in there. He’s trapped in it. Maybe for the rest of his days. Because of me.

Steffy: You must be exhausted. You’ve been nonstop ever since my grandfather was brought in.

Finn: I just want to see him pull through.

Steffy: Yeah.

Finn: How are you holding up?

Steffy: I mean, it’s been a lot. Pretending that we didn’t know my grandfather was dying and then he just collapses right in front of us. We almost lost him. But now, there’s hope. Because of you. I– I can’t believe you’ve been working day and night trying to find a way to save my grandfather.

Finn: I just wanted to help, you know? Give it a shot. I just wish I would have figured it out sooner.

Steffy: What matters is that you’re giving my grandfather another chance. And we couldn’t be more grateful.

Finn: I just hope I’ve done enough to give eric back to you. Your family. Healthy and– healthy and whole.

Steffy: Yeah.

Luna: Hey, guys, this is an emotional time for everyone, okay? We should be supporting each other.

Rj: Listen, I– I don’t want to argue with you, but I’m not gonna allow you to make judgments about my father without defending him. I’m not gonna let that happen.

Zende: No. Fair enough. I’ll keep my opinions to myself.

Rj: Great.

Zende: I’m just so worried about granddad.

Rj: Yeah. So am I. I really hope this– this treatment works.

Zende: And nothing will be better.

Luna: Yeah, guys, this is the positivity that we need, okay? We just have to picture him strong and vital, just like he was when he was working on the collection.

Zende: I hate to think of it as unfinished. It should be out there in the world. One last masterpiece from the master.

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Ridge: You didn’t have to come all the way back here. I know you’re gonna be at the hospital with donna.

Brooke: I’ll go back there. I just want to make sure that you’re okay. I know that you’re struggling with the decision that you made.

Ridge: I just had to be here for a minute, you know. When dad comes back– when he comes– if he comes back, what if he’s not the same person? I just want to be here in this office. He spent the best years of his life here. And now, he’s in a hospital bed. And you know, I– I think about it all the time. Did I make the right choice? Letting finn do what he’s doing.

Brooke: Yes, you did. You are giving eric a second chance. Think about it ridge. When he comes back to us, he’s going to be so happy.

Ridge: Yeah?

Brooke: Yeah.

Rj: Hey. I got your uh, text. Is there any change with granddad?

Ridge: No.

Brooke: I’m gonna leave you two. If you need me, I’ll be at the hospital.

Ridge: Okay.

Brooke: Bye, honey.

Rj: Bye.

Brooke: Love you.

Ridge: It’s kind of nice walking in here, huh? Seeing how concerned everybody is. Everybody loves your granddad. But I gotta think, maybe they’re concerned about something else as well.

Rj: What? What do you mean?

Ridge: This company is the most important thing in your granddad’s life?

Rj: Definitely. What– what are you getting at?

Ridge: Well, in his absence, we got to find a way to keep it going. I’m gonna do that and I want you by my side. Rich chocolate candy and creamy caramel. That’

Finn: Okay. Um, thanks for the update. Call me if it does. No change in your grandfather’s condition.

Steffy: So, is that good or bad?

Finn: Unfortunately, only time will tell. I mean, it– it’s frustrating. I mean you’d think I’d be better at waiting by now. But, well, eric isn’t just another patient. He’s– he’s your grandfather. He’s– he’s family.

Steffy: Ever since we found out that my grandfather was sick, you– you’ve been working away trying to save him. And I love you so much for that, but it’s out of your hands now. Know that you’ve done everything in your power to try to save him. And I’ll never thank you enough for that.

Zende: You said you were always into fashion?

Luna: Yeah. Ever since I was a little girl.

Zende: What lit the spark?

Luna: Uh, my mom’s magazines. I mean, most of them would feature lifestyles that we could only dream of, but that was okay because my mom and I were dreamers. She loved art and music, but I gravitated more towards fashion. I mean, I taught myself about all the different designers, but forrester creations is the house that spoke to me the most.

Zende: And here you are.

Luna: Yeah. I mean, I still have to pinch myself. It was crazy just knowing that I was in the same building as eric forrester, but being able to help him put together a new collection? I mean, that’S… this experimental treatment has to work, zende.

Zende: We’ll do what you said and keep sending him love and light and positivity.

Luna: Yeah.

Zende: You know, it’s so touching how much you care about him.

Luna: Well, yeah, you can’t know eric and not love him.

Zende: True that. Granddad, I mean, he was always topping himself. He was still on a roll. I mean, look at this. This is exquisite, even unfinished.

Luna: He was constantly sketching, right up until the party. But he’s always full of ideas.

Zende: I intend to do whatever it takes to finish granddad’s collection.

Rj: What are you saying?

Ridge: Well, you know, better than anyone what this collection means to dad. It might be his best one. It may also be his last one. So, if it is– if this is his swan song, I wanna make sure everyone hears it.

Rj: So, what do you– you– you’re saying you just want to take what we have now and you want to display it somewhere?

Ridge: No. No, I don’T. I– I wanna finish it. I wanna finish his vision.

Rj: That’s admirable.

Ridge: Yeah. You think it’s worth doing?

Rj: Well, yeah. Absolutely.

Ridge: Me too. So, here’s the problem. I don’t know his vision because I wasn’t in the room. You were. So, what do you think? Father and son, you want to finish this collection?

Rj: Yeah.

Ridge: Yeah?

Rj: Yeah. Absolutely.

Ridge: You and me.

Rj: You and me, yeah.

Ridge: Okay. You and me. We’re gonna make granddad proud.

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Bridget: Finn. Finn, something’s wrong.

Finn: He’s hemorrhaging. I need the cautery pen. He’s already lost enough blood as it is.

Bridget: Hold on.

Finn: Damn it. Increase T.X.A. To 500 milligrams go again

Bridget: Finn, it’s not working.

Finn: I’m trying to find the source. Can you clamp?

Bridget: Clamp.

Nurse: Vitals are dropping.

Bridget: Dad, stay with us. Stay with us. You’re gonna be okay.

Finn: Can’t stop the bleeding.

Nicholas: Pressure’s dropping.

Finn: 10 mg of ephedrine.

Nicholas: Okay.

Bridget: Just keep going. Just keep fighting, dad.

Nurse: Patient is hypoxic and tachycardia.

Finn: Come on, eric. Come on, eric.

Bridget: We can’t lose him. Finn, we cannot lose my father

Thorne: They almost lost him.

Donna: Don’t worry, he’s going to make it through and then they come. And everything’s gonna be okay.

Ridge: I only did what I thought dad would want to do for himself.

Steffy: We know.

Brooke: Eric trusted you with this, ridge. This is a huge responsibility. It would have been difficult for any of us to make that decision.

Thorne: No, brooke, I don’t think donna and i would have hesitated to tell finn to try the surgery. To try anything for that matter.

Ridge: You heard him right?

He had made his peace.

Donna: Because he didn’t know, ridge. He didn’t know what finn was working on. He didn’t know that there was a way out of this.

Ridge: A way what? I’m sorry, dad may never be the same again. ‘Cause if you’re willing to do anything. You’ve gotta be prepared for anything, maybe we should’ve just let him go.

Bridget: We gotta get this bleeding under control.

Finn: I’m trying.

Bridget: We can’t sustain this.

Finn: We are not giving up.

Bridget: We cannot lose my father, finn.

R.J.: What is it? Why are you being so shy? Show me.

Luna: I don’t know, it’s just– it’s weirding me out. Because I wanted to do something nice, okay? And in the moment I thought it was, but now I just– I don’t know,

R.J.: Just show it to me. I don’T…

Luna: I wanted you to have something. It’s just, it’s a– it’s a really special memory.

R.J.: Of what?

Luna: I know that your grandfather is fighting for his life right now at the hospital. So I just– I hope that you don’t think this is inappropriate. I–

R.J.: It’s not at all. Thank you. Thank you.

R.J.: When did you take this?

Luna: Right before the fashion challenge. Um, I don’t know. You and your grandfather were just so in sync. I just wanted to capture the moment. I didn’t– I didn’t realize at the time how– how special this photo would end up being.

R.J.: No, this is… this was a really special moment. Thank you. You always seem to know exactly what I need. It’s okay.

Steffy: Look dad, I know you’re struggling with this. But it isn’t good to second guess. You did the right thing.

Ridge: Did I? Or was I just too much of a coward to give him what he asked for?

Steffy: I have faith in my husband. His ability as a doctor. I really believe granddad is going to pull through.

Donna: I really hope so. Because I don’t know what I’d do if he doesn’T.

Thorne: And I am not ready to say goodbye.

Brooke: Well, steffy’s right. Eric is in good hands. And bridget is in there watching over him too. So we need to just focus on that. Just stay positive. There’s nothing else we can do for him right now. So, at least we can do that, right?

Donna: Yeah.

Nurse: His vitals.

Finn: We see.

Nurse: I’m calling for extra support.

Bridget: Keep fighting, dad.

Finn: His numbers are too low.

Bridget: Come on, dad. You can do this. You can beat this.

Finn: Come on, eric. Pull through this.

Bridget: Clamp.

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R.J.: I’m glad I got this time with him. Helping him. You know, with his collection. Thank you for capturing this. Seriously.

Luna: Yeah, I can make a copy if you want. And I can frame it for your grandfather. And we can give it to him once he gets out of the hospital.

R.J.: That’d be awesome.

Luna: Yeah, you two made quite a team.

R.J.: We did. We did. You know it was fun. And then it got even better when you came along. For sure. It was– that was fun. Wasn’t it? It was– it was fun being in– in granddad’s living room and you know working on that collection, right?

Luna: Yeah. It’s something I’ll remember for the rest of my life. But you wanna know what my favorite part was?

R.J.: Yeah?

Luna: It was getting to see you rise to the challenge. I mean, you really came through for your grandfather.

R.J.: Yeah, I like– I– I tried. I did– I did my best. I– I– you know, the whole experience definitely helped me find the inner designer, I guess. That I have, I don’t know… it really helped me find my calling.

Luna: Yeah. I think so too.

R.J.: You know, I didn’t, um… I didn’t really feel like I belonged before. Here, especially, you know, I didn’t really feel like I had a sense. Or– or a purpose and then I– I met you and everything’s really clicked in since then. Seriously. I don’t really feel like that was uh… that was an accident.

Donna: Why is this taking so long? Why?

Thorne: That could be a good sign, though. Or a bad one.

Brooke: Hey, I said we’re thinking positively and I meant it.

Thorne: Well, in terms of signs that can’t be good.

Donna: Oh my god. I hope something–

Steffy: They could be headed anywhere.

Ridge: Excuse me? Is there something going on in the O.R.?

Nurse: There’s been a complication.

Donna: Complication? What do you mean? Complication?

Nurse: Some unexpected bleeding. All I know is–

Thorne: Will he be okay?

Steffy: Is he gonna make it?

Nurse: Dr. Finnegan and dr. Forrester are doing all they can. I’m sure one of them will be out to update you soon.

Ridge: This is exactly what I didn’t want. Is this how it ends? Dad struggling and fighting on an operating table.

Nurse: The pressure’s still dropping.

Finn: Let’s add norepinephrine.

Nicholas: On it.

Bridget: I need an extra set of hands here. Here. Put pressure right there. Right there. Put it– put it in. Take the suction. Do you see it?

Finn: That’s it right there. Clamp. Let’s get a clamp. Clamp it. Right there.

Bridget: Got it. Got it, got it.

Finn: Right there. Fine. There you go.

Bridget: I think we got it. Oh, thank god.

Finn: Nice job.

Bridget: You too, doctor. I never thought we were gonna get that bleeding to stop.

Finn: Well, you’re the one that did it. All right. Let’s go 3-o suture. Let’s close him up and update everyone.

Bridget I– I know there are no guarantees. But this would have never ever happened without you. I know that. Thank you for trying to save my dad’s life.

Finn: I couldn’t let eric give up. He’s too important to us all. We’ve done our part. Now we wait, the rest is up to him.

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Luna: Is this okay?

R.J.: Is what okay?

Luna: Um, well, I’m– I’m just an intern here. And I know how lucky I am to have my foot in the door. Especially at forrester. I mean, seriously, I know how much of a big deal this is for me. I just… I don’t want to do anything that’s gonna jeopardize my position here or– or my future career. You know, I– I wanna be the best intern that I can be. So I guess I just, um… I, sometimes– I get concerned.

R.J.: What? What are you concerned– are you concerned about us?

Luna: Um, when I look at you I just want you to be kissing me and holding me and just never letting me go. Look, I’ve– I’ve never had a serious boyfriend or anything like that. You know, I– I always just I– I– I stayed focused on school and I, I figured that, you know, if I waited the right guy would… you’re the right guy, R.J.

Bridget: Great job, dad.

Finn: Five star patient.

Bridget: Yes, sir.

Nurse: I’ll take him up to recovery. I know you guys have family you wanna see.

Bridget: I appreciate that. Thank you very much.

Finn: We gotta be careful, bridget. Not to make promises. Yes, your dad survived the surgery but I don’t want to undersell how difficult his recovery might be.

Bridget: I agree. I agree. There are no guarantees here. I’m just so grateful he got his chance now. We could have lost him today. We’ll see you really soon, dad. Right now, we have some good news to go share.

Finn: Okay. Great work, everyone. All right. Thank you.

Bridget: Thank you.

Thorne: Unexpected bleeding? What does that even mean?

Steffy: Whatever’s happening, finn can handle it.

Brooke: Eric will survive this. He will.

Donna: I– I just pray that we get to see him again.

Ridge: I hope so.

Steffy: Finn, we heard something went wrong.

Thorne: Is dad okay? Did he pull through?

Donna: Please tell me he’s still with us.

Finn: There was a complication but we handled it. Actually bridget was the one who was able to stop the bleeding. But eric survived the surgery.

Steffy: Oh, my god.

Bridge: Dad pulled through.

Donna: Thank god

Bridget: All the credit goes to finn. You should see him in the operating room. He’s exceptional.

Ridge: So he’s– he’s fine? He’s not in danger anymore?

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Luna: God, I’m making such a fool out of myself. This is not about me. You’re worried about your grandfather

R.J.: You– you are not making a fool out of yourself. Thank you for being here for me. Okay?

Luna: Are you kidding me? I’m the one that should be thanking you. I mean, you’ve taught me so much about the fashion industry.

R.J.: And you’ve taught me something so much more important.

Luna: What’s that?

R.J.: How to love someone in a way I haven’t before. I mean, I– I love my family. I love my parents, but this… this is really new to me too. And I– I– I never wanna lose it. Ever. What?

Luna: Ditto.

R.J.: Ditto?

Luna: R.J., Please. Okay? I’ve– I’ve never expressed my feelings like this or opened myself up like this. Okay? I’m trying.

R.J.: Okay.

Luna: Oh. I remember the first moment that I saw you. I was walking into the forrester estate and you turned and you looked at me and I swear to god. I mean, I think I lost my breath for a second. Just your smile and your eyes and just the kindness in them. And I still feel this way whenever I’m around you. Like, seriously right now, I’m struggling to breathe. Um, I don’t– I don’t know what they call it. Actually, I do. I love you.

Ridge: Wait and see. That’s all you got for us?

Steffy: Dad.

Finn: Yeah. Ridge, we wait. We hope and we pray that after this surgery, eric makes a full recovery.

Bridget: We send him love and light. That’s all we can do

Bridget: Dad, stay with us. Do not– finn.

Stephanie: Eric, sweetheart? Hello. I’ve missed you so much. Eric, it’s going to be alright. It’s going to be okay. Everything’s going to be fine. Everyone’s been praying for you. Oh, my god, I can’t believe this. Home, sweetheart. You’re here. You’re home. You’re safe. You’re home. Oh, my god, I can’t believe this. Home, sweetheart. You’re here. You’re home. You’re safe. You’re home.

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Ridge: Dad gave me his medical power of attorney. I have to do what he wants.

Steffy: He didn’t know there might be a treatment.

Ridge: It’s an experimental treatment.

Donna: It– it could work, ridge. It could work.

Brooke: This is a chance. A chance that eric didn’t realize he had when he said he was ready to go.

Ridge: Either a man is ready to go or he’s not. And he said he was. You all heard him. Finn, thank you for your research. I want to go see my dad. It– it’s time to turn off the life support.

Rj: I thought being here would make me feel closer to granddad, but I’ve never felt further away.

Luna: Hey.

Rj: What?

Luna: It’s okay to be scared for him, okay?

Rj: Well, I just– I knew this day was coming, but I didn’t know it was going to come so soon. This might really be the end.

[ Knock on door ]

Luna: Hey, mom.

Poppy: I got your text. I thought you two might want some coffee while you wait for some news.

Rj: Thank you. That’s– that’s so kind of you. I appreciate it.

Poppy: I’m so sorry about your grandfather.

Steffy: We can’t just give up on him, dad. Granddad still has a chance to live.

Ridge: What’s the chance, steffy? One in a million, one in a thousand? What’s the number?

Donna: Well, better than no chance at all?

Ridge: I’d love more than anything to have my dad go back to the office and finish his collection. I would love that. That’s not the way this day is playing out, is it? He asked me to make this decision. Maybe to save you the agony. I don’t know. But please, look at me. Let me make it. You’ve all said your piece. Just– I’m sorry.

Donna: Oh, my god.

Donna: Um, can I please have a minute with him? Thank you. Eric. Eric darling. Can you hear me? I don’t even know what’s happening with you right now. But– but you’re here. You’re here. Do you hear me? You’re still with us. Can you hear me? Oh, god. Ridge says that we have to let you go, but I’m not ready for that, eric. My god, we fought so hard to be together. My god, I waited for you. I was so patient. But I would have waited forever. Forever. Eric… I didn’t give up on you then and I’m– I’m not giving up on you now. You cannot give up on us, eric. Do not give up. Want the power of 5 serum benefits in 1? New olay super serum activates on skin to hydrate, smooth, visibly firm, brighten, and improve texture.

Steffy: Dad, finn has been working nonstop to find a way. With this new procedure, this transplant–

Ridge: Steffy. Steffy.

Steffy: It could save granddad.

Ridge: I don’t want to cause him any more pain.

Finn: Look, I understand where you’re coming from. Ridge, this is an extremely difficult decision to make as a family, but are you absolutely sure about this? Because if– if we do want to proceed with the treatment, time is of the essence.

Donna: I don’t– I don’t want to see you in any pain, my love, but I’m not ready for this. Ridge says that, uh, that we have to let you go. To give you up. But I’m not ready for that. I’m not ready for that. Remember when you, uh, you told me that you weren’t ready to give up on our adventure together? Remember you just said that to me? I’m not ready to give up on that either. So please, please, come back to me. Come back to me.

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Luna: Update from the hospital?

Rj: No. Um, just thomas asking me if I’ve heard anything.

Poppy: I’m so sorry this is happening, rj. I know I haven’t had the pleasure of knowing your grandfather, but luna thinks very highly of him.

Luna: Yeah. He’s an extraordinary man.

Rj: No one like him.

Poppy: I’m aware of his reputation. His status in the fashion world. But, you know, since luna has been working here, I’ve heard about his kindness, his humor, his devotion to his family and the respect for the people he works with.

Rj: He wanted to keep living up until the last second. I’m– I’m– I don’t think I’m ever gonna have a teacher better than him.

Poppy: No matter what happens, it sounds like he lived a very full and wonderful life.

Finn: We’re running out of time, ridge. We need a decision.

Ridge: I made the decision. I made it. And I’m gonna have to live with it for the rest of my life. Why are we debating this? Why? I’m gonna go see my dad. It’s time. Talk to him. Tell him you love him. Tell him we’re gonna be okay. Because we’re a family. We’re his family. Tell him goodbye.

Donna: Eric, honey bear. Your family’s here and, um, they wanna spend some time with you. I’ll always love you, honey bear. You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

Steffy: Dad, please. Please. I know how much you love granddad, but if we have a chance to make this better.

Ridge: A chance to make it better? What are you– how could it be better than this? We had a party. We got to drink champagne. We got to celebrate this legend of a man and he was so happy. His family was there and I don’t know if you saw, but he got to spend a special moment with every person there. Like he said, it was his time. That he was ready. And he told us to be kind to one another. I can’t think of a better way to cross this bridge to whatever the next chapter is. I don’t– I don’t know. What are you proposing? What are you saying? Huh? We’re gonna roll him out of here. We’re gonna cut him open? Prod him and then clean his blood. Do some kind of transplant on him, with no guarantee. I have no guarantee other than he’s gonna be in pain. He’s gonna suffer. I don’t want him to suffer. So, I made a decision– no, I– mm. He made the decision. He decided that he’s gonna go on his terms. And we should all try to respect that.

Steffy: You did everything you could.

[ Steffy exhaling ] Oh, granddad. So many things I wish I said to you. So many questions I wish I asked. I just always imagined you’d be there for kelly and hayes like you were for me. You’re helping me through life, steering me in the right direction. God, this is so hard. This is really hard. But I know you’re gonna be there watching over us. So, we’ll be all right. I know that you’re gonna be in me. Always. Oh, granddad. Oh, I love you.

Brooke: Eric… we all just love you so much. And losing you is going to leave a huge hole in our hearts and our lives. But you know what? We’re gonna do the best we can to fill it with laughter and love. Love for you. Love for each other. It’s gonna be really hard to say goodbye, but ridge thinks he’s doing the right thing. He’s doing what you want, eric. I still remember the first night that I walked into your house and I got to meet the love of my life. My soul mate. And I got to meet you too. The kindest man ever. And everybody in your orbit felt the same way. You have so much love to offer everybody and so much support and encouragement. And so much light. That’s what you are. You’re just– you’re like light from the sun, eric. You are. And I don’t know what I’m gonna do without you. You’ve made this world a better place. I just love you so much. I love you.

Ridge: Well… I’m gonna give you what you asked for. You don’t make it easy. It’s not supposed to be easy, is it? You were strong for me. You’ve been strong for all of us for so long and it’s time for us to be strong for you. Go be with mom. With phoebe. Be at peace. It’s okay, dad. It’s okay to let go.

[ Somber music ]

Donna: Oh, my god. Eric.

Brooke: Wait. Did you see that?

Steffy: He was trying to open his eyes. Dad, dad, you have to stop. You have to stop. He’s in there.

Donna: Eric, please.

Brooke: Eric, please.

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Finn: Ridge, you have the medical power of attorney appointed by eric. And I can’t imagine how hard this is for you, but you are the one that’s gonna have to make this decision. So, do we go all out and try to save eric? Again, with no certainty of the outcome. Or do we transfer eric to comfort care and let him go?

Ridge: I love my dad so much. Too much to put him through all this. We gotta let him go.

Donna: Huh?

Finn: That’s your decision as eric’s medical power of attorney?

Ridge: Let me ask you something. What– what are you suggesting is experimenting on my dad. Cleansing his blood and giving him the transplant?

Finn: It’s– it’s a lot to absorb my–

Ridge: You don’t know if it’s gonna work. There’s no guarantees. That’s what you said. So, he might just die on the table?

Donna: No.

Ridge: Or be hooked to machines for the rest of his days?

Donna: Or maybe he could just pull through, ridge.

Steffy: Dad, the procedure could be a success.

Brooke: He is still alive, ridge. And maybe we have a chance to keep him that way.

Donna: I’m begging you. I’m begging you. If you love your father, you would give him a chance.

Ridge: If I love my father? Is that what you said? I don’t want to put him through any more pain. I want him to go peacefully.

Zende: Why haven’t we heard anything about granddad? Anything from thorne or bridget?

Hope: No, not yet. But I– I don’t think we should bother them right now. I wanted to give them a little bit of time.

Zende: It feels like we’re being left in the dark here.

Carter: We’re not in the dark. For all we know, eric is still alive and god willing, he still has time left.

Hope: But at the same time, I think we should be realistic and just prepare ourselves. I mean, you heard bridget. She’s not sure that there’s much that can be done for him now.

Zende: I don’t believe that. Granddad doesn’t quit. He’ll fight until there’s no fight left in him.

Thomas: Unless there is no fight left in him.

Zende: One of granddad’s latest sketches. Eric forrester’s full creative genius on display.

Hope: Well, whatever happens to him, I mean, his work and his legacy will live on.

Carter: Ah. I can’t stop thinking about your dad, thomas. It’s a difficult position ridge can find himself in.

Thomas: With granddad giving dad full medical power of attorney?

Carter: If a decision needs to be made about eric’s future and he can’t make it himself.

Hope: I suppose that decision falls on ridge.

Donna: Let me get this straight. Finn is offering your father a way out and you are refusing to– to even consider it?

Ridge: I did consider it.

Donna: Oh, no. No, you didn’t consider it long enough if this is your answer, ridge. What?

Steffy: Dad, if granddad has any chance at all, we should be fighting for him. We can’t just let him die.

Ridge: Steffy, that’s– that’s not– my dad made it very clear to the people that knew about his condition that when the day would come, he didn’t want any– any extraordinary means. Am I right about that?

Donna: It’s not fair.

Ridge: Am I right about that?

Donna: Yes.

Ridge: He wanted to live his life until he couldn’t and then go.

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Thomas: Okay. So, if granddad never mentioned anything about this to dad.

Carter: The medical power of attorney?

Thomas: Yeah.

Carter: No, he knew ridge would have a million questions.

Zende: Questions granddad wouldn’t want ridge asking.

Thomas: Right. But granddad always wanted the focus to be on living, not dying, and that’s something I respect the hell out of. But if granddad never regains consciousness, if they say that there’s no hope for him, then this is probably what they’re discussing right now.

Carter: Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.

Thomas: I just– I can’t fathom my father having to make this kind of decision. Having medical power of attorney and having to decide whether his father lives or dies.

Zende: We can’t let granddad die. We owe it to him to fight for him.

Hope: Okay, I agree, but it has to be a life worth living. A healthy fulfilling life. One that we know eric would want to live.

Steffy: Finn, tell my dad again. Tell him about the treatment.

Ridge: Experimental treatment.

Steffy: Finn, do you think you could save my grandfather?

Finn: Okay. Look, I– I just wanna make something clear. I am not just speaking as a doctor here, but as steffy’s husband and a member of this family, who all love eric.

Donna: Yes, we know you and you wouldn’t be telling us about this life-saving procedure if– if you didn’t believe in it.

Finn: Well, ridge is right. It’s an experimental procedure and there are numerous risks involved.

Brooke: We understand that, but what donna is trying to say is–

Finn: No, look, that being said, yes, I believe that this could make a change in eric, all right. I’ve been working on this ever since I found out about his diagnosis. But, and donna, this is a very big but, I would be giving you all false hope if I told you this treatment would assure eric the quality of life that he is accustomed to.

Ridge: Are you hearing that? Quality of life. My dad was very specific about the quality of life that he wanted.

Donna: What? So– so– so– so what? That just means you’re going to give up, ridge? What? Are you just gonna stand there and play– play god and dictate whether your father lives or dies?

Ridge: That’s really unfair.

Donna: Is it?

Ridge: I get you’re heartbroken. Look around for a second. You think you’re the only one? You’re not. You think I like this? You think I wanna do this? I don’T. I wanna go home with my dad and have a drink with him. Have a nice martini with him. But I can’t do that. You know why? Because he’s hooked up to 10,000 machines in there. If he were out here looking at himself, he wouldn’t want this either. But he doesn’t have a voice. But he gave me a voice. And I don’t– I don’t want this for him. I know this is hard. Not just for you. I want him to go. I don’t want him to be in pain anymore.

Steffy: Dad, I hear what you’re saying. No one wants granddad to suffer. But think about finn and me. We were shot. We were left to die. If it weren’t for you. If it weren’t for every–

Ridge: Steffy. Steffy. That’s not the same thing. Grandad’s not a young man anymore.

Donna: Okay. Fine, fine. His odds aren’t the best. But– but he has a chance, ridge. And if we just ignore that, the chances, he’s–

Brooke: Nobody is ignoring anything. This is difficult for ridge. He’s in a dreadful position.

Ridge: I’m gonna go see my dad.

Thomas: This office always meant so much to granddad. It’s where he built his empire. It’s where he made his mark. It’s also where he kept a jar of jelly beans. It was called a secret stash. Top right drawer. And it was only there for me and my sisters.

Hope: Well, it looks like it’s right back where it belongs.

Thomas: Yes. I always get the blue one.

Zende: I don’t think I’ve seen granddad happier than when he reclaimed his office after the fashion challenge. He looked so proud to be back behind his desk.

Carter: Yeah. And getting his beloved stapler back.

Hope: Eric forrester shaped the course of fashion.

Zende: And our lives. Mine for sure. I’m a designer because granddad believed in me.

Carter: Boy, did you shine, zende. You’ve made eric very proud. The whole family has. And we could see just how much at the party, right?

Thomas: He’s proud of you too, carter.

Carter: I owe eric so much. He’s a man none of us want to lose.

Ridge: This isn’t right. All these tubes coming in and out of him. What is– what– this is– it’s breathing for him? This is what’s keeping him alive? That thing? Dad wouldn’t want this.

Eric: When the time comes, I want to go naturally and peacefully. Promise me that, my son. Promise me that.

Ridge: It’s time. It’s time to say goodbye.

Hope: Eric is and always will be very, very special to me, but he is your grandfather and I know how difficult this must be for you.

Thomas: You know, ever since I found out granddad was dying, it didn’t seem real. I mean, I– I– I know he’s not gonna live forever. But this is too soon.

Hope: It always is when you lose someone you love.

Thomas: Yeah. He was, uh, he was always there for me, you know. He always wanted the best for me. That doesn’t mean he didn’t scare me straight a few times because– because he did, but I never doubted whether he loved me or wanted the best for me and… and now, just thinking he might not be around…

Hope: I know it’s not the same, but you have me. I’m here for you, thomas.

Donna: I don’t know if you can hear me, honey bear? You’re so strong. You’re so strong and you’re such a fighter. And I’m gonna fight for you because you can’t fight for yourself right now.

Brooke: Donna. Look, I’m not sure I agree with ridge on this, but we all know how much he loves his father. And he’s just trying to do what he believes is best.

Donna: Don’t you tell me what is best for eric. Don’t you dare? I have been with him 24/7 now for months. For months! And I know what he would want. He’d wanna be with his family. He’d wanna be here right now with us. He would want to finish his collection with rj. That’s what he would want.

Steffy: Dad, I think donna’s right. I think that’s what– what granddad would want.

Ridge: I agree. Donna is right. But who’s offering that? Not finn. He made it very clear there are no guarantees. It could end just like this, or worse.

Steffy: That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. If there’s a chance, we should be doing everything we possibly can to keep him here.

Donna: God, just, please. Listen to your daughter if you’re not going to listen to me, ridge. Please. Please.

Ridge: I am listening to you. I’m listening to all of you ’cause I’m trying to figure this out, so help me. My dad collapsed today. And if it hadn’t been for doctors and paramedics, he wouldn’t be here right now and he was okay with that. He made his peace with that. Now, you told me I was trying to play god. What are you doing? This experimental treatment? Isn’t– isn’t that playing god? Modern medicine is amazing. It saves lives. But what if that life doesn’t want to be saved? My dad doesn’t want this. He told me he didn’t want it. He told you he didn’t want this. But here we are. Finn, I– I love that you’re part of this family. I love that you’re trying to change the course of something, but I don’t want you using my dad as some human experiment. I don’t want him to suffer. And what did you say? You said– you said you’ve been with him 24/7 for months? I’ve been with my dad forever. You know what I want? I want him to leave this earth with some dignity. Don’t you? That’s my decision.

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Doctor: What’s the latest?

Paramedic: Bp 90 over 60. Pulse still thready.

Doctor: Get him into room three, stat. I’m sorry, I need you to stay out here.

Donna: No, no, no, I’m his– I’m– I’m his partner.

Doctor: The nurse will let you know when you can see him.

Donna: Doctor, doctor, please just tell me.

Doctor: Please let us– let us do our job.

Donna: Is he gonna make it?

Doctor: Someone stay with her.

Donna: No, please, please, please. Oh, god.

Bridget: This is dr. Forrester. I need to speak to my nurse about eric forrester as soon as possible, please.

Zende: I can’t believe granddad collapsed.

Thomas: Okay, this isn’t the first time though, right? I mean, granddad has collapsed before.

Katie: Yes, but he’s never lost consciousness for this long.

Hope: Has anyone heard from donna?

Katie: I’ve been texting her, but she’s not getting back to me.

Bridget: Okay. Thank you. He has been admitted, but he has not regained consciousness.

Thorne: Okay, I’m not waiting any longer. I’m going to the hospital.

Thomas: Yeah. Me too.

Bridget: Wait, hold on you guys. I know everyone wants to be there. We all do, but we need to give the doctors and the nurses space so that they can help him. We can’t all go.

Steffy: This can’t be the end for granddad. I’m not ready to say goodbye.

Donna: Oh, god. Please, god. Please save him. Save him. Please. Give us a miracle, please. Oh, my god, please.

Thorne: Any news?

Bridget: The attending doctor and nurses are with daddy. He’s still unconscious. His pulse is thready.

Hope: Thready? What–

Bridget: It just means it’s weak. I mean, I’ll be honest, it does not– it’s not good.

Steffy: God.

Thomas: Steff, what is it?

Steffy: I’m trying to get a hold of finn. I still can’t reach him. No, I’m– I’m sick of this. I’m heading to the hospital.

Nurse: Yes. May I help you?

Ridge: I’m looking for eric forrester.

Donna: Brooke, ridge. Hi. Oh, thank you.

Ridge: Hey. How is he?

Donna: Thank you. I– I– I don’t know. He’s– he’s in there. He’s still unconscious, I think. They didn’t say anything.

Doctor: Excuse me. Are– are you all here for eric forrester?

Ridge: I’m his son.

Doctor: I’m the attending doctor. I’ve been examining your father.

Ridge: Is he gonna survive this?

Doctor: I honestly can’t say. We’re doing everything we can, but your father’s condition is extremely critical.

Donna: I– I– I’m with you now. I’m just fatigued.

Thomas: Bridge. Still nothing?

Bridget: I just texted with the nurses. No update.

Zende: I can’t take it anymore. This waiting is killing me.

Bridget: I know, I know, it’s killing all of us, but we just– we have to wait, it’s all we can do. And pray for a miracle.

Rj: This party was a bad idea. We should– we shouldn’t have done this, right? He should have been resting. He should have been conserving his energy.

Hope: But eric was so happy. I mean, he was surrounded by family, which is what he wanted.

Carter: Almost. I was really worried when eric figured out that ridge won the fashion challenge and not him.

Rj: It made sense though, right? I mean, you know, it wasn’t a small gesture for dad to give granddad the win. He had to cancel the line. It was a line that he’d worked on for months. He had to give him the chair. I mean, yeah, he could– he could have felt betrayed, but instead, you know, he– he realized how much his son was willing to sacrifice for him and it showed him how much he loved him, right?

Bridget: Yeah. I just wish it was the same when he realized that we all knew his secret.

Thomas: How could we though? He’s always so hard to read. I mean, even at the end, he was laughing.

Bridget: Yeah. He was.

Thorne: Well, whatever he was feeling, I doubt it was joy.

Katie: You don’t know that.

Hope: Well, it was the last thing that happened before he collapsed. And now, he’s in the hospital, fighting for his life.

Doctor: Any changes?

Nurse: No.

Doctor: Will you go check on the panels? I want to give the family a moment. Go ahead. It’s just family.

Donna: Thank you.

Doctor: Let him know you’re here.

Ridge: Thank you, doctor.

Donna: Eric, are you there? It’s me, donna. Can you hear me? Eric, please, I’m not ready to lose you yet. Please come back to me. You’re the kindest, sweetest man I know. Please, I need you. I need you, eric.

[ Donna cries ]

Brooke: Eric… you and I, we go way back. We have created such an incredible bond. I can’t imagine you not here. Not in our lives. You know what? You have been there for me. You have supported me. You have championed me. And I love you for that. And I am going to do the same thing. I’m gonna tell you to keep on fighting. Oh, eric. Keep on fighting, please. Please.

Ridge: So, that’s what you didn’t want. We’re crying at your bedside. Didn’t want pity. Pa, this isn’t pity. This is love and you brought it on yourself. The great eric forrester. My dad… my friend. I love you. I love you very much.

Steffy: Oh, excuse me? Hi, I’m here to see eric forrester. I’m steffy forrester. I’m his granddaughter.

Nurse: Yes, I’m one of his nurses. Uh, your family’s with him now.

Steffy: Is he awake?

Nurse: I’m sorry, he’s– he hasn’t had any improvement. He’s still unconscious. Please, excuse me.

Steffy: Okay.

Finn: Steffy!

Steffy: Finn. Finn. Did you hear about my grandfather?

Finn: I know. I know.

Steffy: Have you seen him? Tell me he has a chance. Finn, I need you to be honest with me. Is he gonna make it? Finn, tell me.

Finn: Honey, I wish– look, I wish I could give you an answer, okay? But I can’t, not with certainty. But there is something, okay, that you should know. Something that I have been working on, for eric.

Ridge: When I was a little boy… I don’t know, six, maybe eight, I don’t remember… we took this family trip to ireland. Do you remember that? We all went for a long walk in the countryside. And I wandered off. I always wondered off, I guess. It’s– I wanted to see the world but, uh… I know I drove you and mom crazy. Yeah. And I ended up at this… weird hill and I was looking down at– at a– at a forest. And for some reason, the ground gave way and I fell. I rolled down that hill and– and hit something, a boulder, maybe a tree. I don’t– I don’t remember what it was, but it knocked the air out of me. I was hurt. I couldn’t move and I tried calling for you guys, but you couldn’t hear me and– and I– I just laid there for the longest time. It started getting dark. Started to rain. And for the first time in my life, I knew what fear felt like. Some kind of rustling coming from the bushes and I thought, “that’s– that’s gotta be a lion or a tiger or wolf or something come to get me,” and like the brave, young boy that I was, I… closed my eyes and waited for the end. And then, I heard your voice. “I got you, son. I got you, son,” you said, and you picked me up. Wrapped me up in your coat and you… took me away, and I thought, “where the hell did he come from? How did he know where I was?” You– you became a superhero that day and you know what? That never went away. I hate that you think that I wanted you out of the company. I don’t– I didn’t– I– I just wanted you to enjoy your retirement. That’s all. But then I see you behind that big desk. And you in– in charge and you’ve got your– your stapler and– and I– I just thought, “look at me, I’m a little boy again, and there he is my– my superhero dad who taught me everything I know. Everything I know about design, about being… about being a man.” Being a father and about being a friend. You lived a good life, man. And you– you love deeply, and you were loved in return and there is no greater gift. When things go wrong, your kids, they text you, they need you. But I promise you, we’re gonna be okay. It may not sound like it, but we’re gonna be fine. You don’t have to fight anymore. If you wanna go, you can go. It’s okay. It’s okay.

Zende: You hear from steffy?

Thomas: No, nothing yet.

[ Thorne sobs ]

Rj: Uncle thorne, are you okay?

Thorne: I can’t do this. I can’t do this any longer. This cannot be my father’s last night, it can’T. It can’T.

Steffy: Finn, I don’t understand, you– you’ve been working on something for my grandfather?

Finn: Ever since you told me about eric’s condition, I’ve been working on finding a treatment.

Steffy: That’s why you’ve been working all those late nights? Why you weren’t at granddad’s party? So– so what is it? Have you figured something out? A way to– a way to save granddad?

Ridge: Hey, I didn’t know you were here. Hi.

Steffy: How’s granddad?

Ridge: Oh. Nothing’s changed. It’s, uh, it’s not good.

Steffy: Tell them.

Brooke: Tell us what?

Steffy: Finn’s been working on a treatment to save granddad.

Donna: Really?

Ridge: What kind of treatment?

Finn: Okay, I– look, I don’t want to get too technical because it’s– it’s cutting edge. Experimental.

Ridge: Experimental?

Finn: Yes. Yes. And– and it wouldn’t be my first or second resort–

Ridge: Do you have something that can save my dad?

Finn: Look, I’m saying that there is a chance. Because eric’s condition it’s– it– it’s extremely grave. So, there are no guarantees.

Hope: Have you, um, given any thought to how we might break this news to douglas?

Thomas: Yeah, I don’t know. I hope there isn’t any news to break, right? Granddad wakes up and the doctors are able to help him and, um, then we just tell douglas that his great-grandpa was a little sick.

Hope: And if they can’t help him?

Thomas: I don’t know. But, uh, we’ll get through it together.

Carter: So, what did donna say?

Katie: Just that brooke and ridge and steffy are all at the hospital?

Zende: I’m going to the hospital.

Rj: I’m going too. Why–

Bridget: Guys, honestly, how many times do I have to tell you? Us all there is not gonna help anything. Believe me, I know you want to be there. We all do. But us anxious and emotional? It’s not gonna help the doctors. We’ll just be flagging down the nurses, taking them away from dad.

Zende: I just want to be there. I want granddad to know how much I love him.

Bridget: We all do.

Rj: Bridget, as– as a doctor, what do you think his chances are right now?

Bridget: I’m not sure if there’s anything they can do for him.

Ridge: Do you have something to save my dad? Yes or no?

Finn: I– I’ve been consumed with eric’s case the past several weeks.

Donna: An– and you found– you found something?

Finn: I did. Yeah. But unfortunately, it is not some magic bullet, okay? I wish I could say without a doubt that this treatment would work, but I can’T. Like I said, there are no guarantees. There really aren’T. And we would be taking a big chance.

Ridge: Big chance on what? What– what– what’s the treatment?

Finn: It’s a new technology that cleanses the blood. That, along with a transplant, should– no, it could make a difference for eric.

Donna: A transplant? Wha–

Finn: Something’s become available and the combination of these two treatments might possibly work.

Ridge: Might possibly work?

Finn: Yeah, I can’t give any–

Ridge: No guarantees. We got it.

Donna: I– I don’t want eric to be in any pain. Is this– is it painful?

Finn: Unfortunately, these two treatments, they’re– they’re not gonna be without some discomfort. And a long road to recovery. Look, dr. Colby and i have spoken and he has given me the case. So, I have to ask, is this treatment option something you would like to pursue? Ridge, you have the medical power of attorney appointed by eric. And I can’t imagine how hard this is for you, but you are the one that’s gonna have to make this decision. So, do we go all out, try to save eric? Again, with no certainty of the outcome. Or do we transfer eric to comfort care and let him go?

Ridge: I, um… I love my dad so much. Too much to put him through all this. We gotta let him go.

Donna: What?

Ridge: Let him die in peace.

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[ Relaxing music ]

Ridge: Hey. You sure you’re all right?

Eric: Yeah, I’m all right.

Thorne: Come on, dad. Let me help you sit.

Eric: No, I don’t need to sit. I don’t wanna sit. Why would I want to sit? Look at this. Look at this beautiful family surrounding me. Everybody showed up to– to entertain an old man’s wish to have a party, and the significance of which I just– I don’t think you can really understand.

Steffy: But I think we do. We all do. Oh, granddad. Tonight is very, very special. Very special. One that we’re always gonna look back on and, um, ah– oh, wow. This is really amazing, isn’t it? All of us gathered here? I know the one thing that means most to you is this: Your family.

Eric: Mm.

Steffy: And we feel the same way. It’s hard not to with you as our leader. You’re always gonna be our leader… here at your home and at forrester. So, tonight, we celebrate you. We love you so much. Cheers to you, granddad.

Eric: You too.

[ Steffy sobs ]

[ Steffy, and eric chuckle ]

Finn: I know. Thanks for getting back to me. Okay. Bye-bye.

Li: Still here?

Finn: Yeah, just a bit longer.

Li: You should be at eric’s party.

Thomas: Steff– I know– I thought you were gonna let him know that we–

Steffy: No, no, no, I would never do that. I just wanted granddad to know how much we value him, how important he is.

Hope: You did great. And I think eric was very, very moved.

Steffy: Thank you. You don’t think he caught on?

Ridge: No, you’re doing a good job hiding it.

Brooke: It couldn’t have been easy.

Steffy: Oh, my god, I think I’m gonna lose it.

Ridge: Hey, don’T. Stay strong, all right? Tonight’s about laughter. It’s the least we can do for him.

[ Background chatter ]

Li: Well, it’s one thing to be fashionably late, but you should head over. I know how much you respect steffy’s grandfather.

Finn: Oh, I do… tremendously. I’d do just about anything for him. Eric’s a remarkable man.

Li: Yeah, he is, isn’t he? I wonder if he knows how blessed he is to have such a loving family. I’m envious. Eric has so much to live for.

Eric: I’m so glad the two of you came to this party.

Bridget: Of course we did.

Eric: I know it, uh– it couldn’t have been easy, so…

Thorne: Oh, please, you know I never pass up a party. Matter of fact, you should throw these more often, dad.

Eric: Maybe I will. But until I do, uh, when you go home, I want you to remember… I want you to remember how much I love you. Okay?

Bridget: Of course, we will, daddy.

Eric: I just wish we had more time.

Bridge: Dad…

Eric: I wish we had more time together.

Thorne: So do we.

Eric: Yeah.

[ Eric chuckles ] Now, you go and fill up. Fill up. You’re– you’re almost empty. Go on. Go on.

[ Bridget chuckles ]

[ Eric sighs ] Carter.

Carter: Ah.

[ Carter chuckling ]

Eric: How you doing?

Carter: I’m good. I’m good. You know, days like this, I just feel very… grateful, you know, that I landed here, in los angeles, at forrester. Eric, you’ve always included me. You made me feel welcome.

Eric: You’re family, you know. You’re family.

Carter: Eric, I can’t tell you the ways you changed my life. Your forgiveness. You’re more than a boss, more than a friend. You’re like A… a surrogate father to me.

Eric: If it was up to me, it wouldn’t be surrogate.

Ridge: You okay?

Carter: No. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do.

Katie: Hey.

Donna: Hey, uh…

Katie: How you holding up?

Eric: All right, I guess. You know, this whole, um… this whole party is a little– it’s a little more emotional than I thought it would be. And it’s almost as if everybody here, uh… I mean, in spite of the fact that it’s only the three of us and– and rj and luna that know about this… um…

Katie: How long are you gonna keep it that way, eric?

Eric: Well, I’m gonna…

[ Eric coughing ]

Donna: Hey.

[ Eric coughing ] Um…

Eric: As long– as long as I can. As long as I can.

Donna: Why– why don’t i get you a glass of water, okay?

Eric: No, you know… why don’t you make that a, um– an extremely dry double martini?

[ Katie and donna chuckle ]

Donna: You’re kidding.

Eric: All right. A glass of champagne would be good.

Donna: I guess you earned it. A little–

Eric: A little?

Donna: A little splash.

[ Donna chuckles ]

Katie: “A little splash.” You asked the wrong logan.

Thomas: It’s– it actually is interesting because it’s weird. I can’t believe that you convinced granddad that you didn’t win.

Ridge: Well, why can’t you believe that? His designs were amazing.

Brooke: Yeah, but you did win the fashion challenge.

Donna: Are you kidding me?

Brooke: Donna.

Donna: What? Eric– eric didn’t win?

Brooke: Shh.

Donna: You did?

Ridge: Yeah.

Donna: Oh, my god. He can never find out, okay? He can never find out that he didn’t win that fashion challenge. Feeling sluggish or weighed down? It could be a sign that your digestive system

Eric: You know what I’m looking at here? I’m looking at the future of forrester creations.

Luna: Oh, wow. Yeah, these two for sure, but I’m honored you’d include me.

Zende: Granddad has seen many interns come and go over the years, luna. I’d trust his instincts.

Rj: Yeah. It’s funny, actually. He’s never been wrong. Not– no, not even once.

Eric: Uh, a few times.

[ Luna and rj chuckling ] But hardly ever. We’re so lucky to have you here. Thanks for coming.

Luna: Thank you.

Eric: And you…

[ Rj chuckles ] I appreciate your talent. You’re growing up into a really wonderful, responsible young man. Good for us. And zende… I never stop being impressed by you and your– your talent and how you have risen above such adversity. I’m so happy to call you grandson. I’m proud of you.

Zende: It’s all thanks to your influence. You have been the best mentor, the best teacher, not just at the company but for our family.

Eric: Well, the success of a company is not, uh, just one person. It’s a– it’s a– it’s a team effort. I see this team right here. I see it can go very far together. I predict great things for the two of you.

Donna: I– I don’t even understand. You– you said that eric won. Oh, but you never– you never showed us the receipts.

Ridge: I wanted him to go out on top, behind his desk, running his company.

Donna: Okay, I agree, but he– he’s a smart man. He’s– he’s gonna eventually figure this out.

Hope: Nobody– nobody wants that. We will continue to keep this secret.

Donna: Come on.

Brooke: You have to agree what ridge did was beautiful.

Donna: Great. Yeah. It was beautiful. It was– it was kind and it was selfless, but… what– what if he finds out? Do you know how painful that will be for him, to know that this was all just a lie? My god. You cannot let him know that you gifted this to him. Please. He’ll be furious. And in his condition, who the hell knows what it’s gonna do?

Eric: Hey, you two. I’m so happy that both– both of you are here. I’m so happy.

Thomas: I don’t think I need to tell you how, uh– how important you’ve been in my life — not just my life, everyone’s life.

Eric: I see great things in your future. Great many good things. Don’t take any of them for granted, okay?

Thomas: Mm.

Eric: And you, look at you.

[ Hope chuckles ] So, uh… so lovely and so smart. You’re really brooke’s daughter, aren’t you?

[ Donna and hope chuckling ] And so aptly named. A wonderful reminder that, uh, as we go through life, we must never lose hope.

Hope: Well, if there is something I have learned from having this name, it is to never, ever give up. Even in the darkest of times, always have hope.

Eric: Yeah.

[ Hope and eric chuckle ]

Eric: Sweet girl. Sweet girl. Love you, buddy.

Thomas: Love you too, buddy.

Eric: Mm, me too. Mm.

Donna: Thanks.

Eric: Hmm.

Donna: Um…

Eric: Oh, look out.

[ Donna chuckles ] Jewel of the forrester family.

[Steffy and eric chuckle ]

Steffy: Jewel?

Eric: That’s how I think of you. That’s how stephanie always thought of you too. Hmm.

Steffy: I may have inherited her name and… some traits, good and bad. But the things I’ve learned from you, the inspiration you’ve given me… you’re always gonna live through me. I’m always gonna feel your presence. Always. I love you. Granddad, I love you so much. So much.

Eric: I love you too.

[ Steffy sobbing ]

Brooke: Could I get in on one of those hugs?

[ Steffy and brooke chuckle ]

Eric: Oh, yeah.

Brooke: Yeah?

Eric: A lot of hugs right here especially. Come here.

Brooke: Oh.

Eric: Mm.

Brooke: Mm.

Eric: We’ve, uh– we’ve been in these trenches together for a long time.

Brooke: You’ve just always been there for me. You have. It’s incredible. I want you to know that. You’ve always been my champion. So much.

Eric: I love you too.

[ Steffy sobbing ]

Brooke: Could I get in on one of those hugs?

[ Steffy and brooke chuckle ]

Eric: Oh, yeah.

Brooke: Yeah?

Eric: A lot of hugs right here especially. Come here.

Brooke: Oh.

Eric: Mm.

Brooke: Mm.

Eric: We’ve, uh– we’ve been in these trenches together for a long time.

Brooke: You’ve just always been there for me. You have. It’s incredible. I want you to know that. You’ve always been my champion. And you were always the first to root for ridge and me. You know that?

Eric: Yeah.

Brooke: Yeah.

Eric: Now…

Donna: Yeah.

Eric: …You and ridge are gonna, uh, lead this company and this family into the future.

Brooke: Oh, I love you.

Eric: Me too. I love you too.

[ Brooke chuckles ] All right, everybody, uh, just a minute. Give me a minute.

[ Donna chuckles ] Uh… I just want to say something before we all go our separate ways. I want to acknowledge– heh– this angel by my side and on my shoulder. I love you.

Donna: I love you.

Eric: And, uh– and this man, my son. We’ve, uh… been battling each other and competing with each other all these years. But we’ve also been, uh, admiring each other, and… loving each other. And, uh… not a bad designer. Not the best designer.

[ Laughter ] No, no, no.

Brooke: Hm.

Eric: I beat you in the fashion showdown. So, you’re not really the best designer, but, uh… I think winning that was more important to me than maybe it should have been. But I did win, so there you are. Right? I did win, right,ridge? Carter? You told me I won, ridge. Was that a lie? Did you lie to me? Why would you do that? Why would you do that, ridge? Why would you lie to me about something… so important to me?

[ Eric grunts ] You lied to me. Well… that’s about the nicest thing anybody’s ever done for me.

[ Eric sniffles ] Thank you.

[ Brooke sighs ]

[ Eric chuckles ]

[ Eric and ridge laughing ]

[ Katie chuckles ]

[ Steffy chuckles ]

[ Eric and ridge chuckling ]

[ Eric coughing ]

[ Brooke and steffy gasp ]

[ Background chatter ]

Bridget: Dad!

Eric: Donna. Donna.

Donna: I’m here.

Eric: It’s okay. It’s my time. I’m– I’m at peace with it. Be kind to each other.

Ridge: Dad? Dad!

[ Donna sobbing ]

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Eric: I can’t believe I’m actually seeing you. I-I can actually reach out and touch you. Look at this.

Thorne: Same here, dad.

Eric: Yeah. I’m so glad you’re here. It just means the world to me. It does.

Thorne: Well, nothing could’ve kept us away.

Bridget: We would not have missed this night for anything.

Thorne: Yeah.

Eric: I’m just so happy to have a house full of beautiful people.

Thorne: Well, if it’s important to you, dad, it’s important to us.

Eric: Thank you.

Bridget: Daddy.

Eric: Hey.

Bridget: We love you so, so, so much.

Brooke: Eric is so happy.

Ridge: Mmm.

Brooke: Glad thorne and bridget were able to be here.

Ridge: Let’s make sure they keep their emotions in check.

Brooke: Yeah. That’s a lot to ask. You and I know better than anybody, having to pretend for so long.

Ridge: I can’t imagine this house without him. Can’T.

Brooke: I know, but eric is still with us. We need to appreciate every moment we have with him.

Ridge: I know, but I’m– I…

Brooke: Me too.

Hope: Um… well, are you struggling as much as we are?

Ridge: Can you tell?

Steffy: How are they doing?

Brooke: Uh, they seem to be doing okay. I mean, we’re keeping an eye on thorne and bridget in case we need to jump in there.

Steffy: Yeah, bridget seems a little iffy.

Hope: Well, so does thorne for that matter.

Steffy: Well, they’d better stick to the program.

Ridge: We’ll make sure of it.

[ Phone chimes ]

[ Finn sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

Li: Finn, what are you doing here? Why aren’t you at the forresters with steffy?

Eric: Well, here we are.

Donna: What a party. So good.

Eric: I know. Here. Oh, oh… I-I can’T.

Donna: Oh…

Eric: Damn it. All right, all right. I’m sorry.

Donna: It’s all right. Don’t worry.

Eric: Okay.

Steffy: You look awfully dashing tonight.

Eric: Ah, thank you. Let me see you. You’re beautiful as always.

Steffy: Great genes.

[ Donna laughs ]

Donna: Good answer.

Eric: Yeah. Stephanie just grew lovelier and lovelier as time went on. That’S… one of the many reasons you remind me of her.

Steffy: I always tried to live up to her name.

Eric: You did. I think she’s here tonight. I can… I can feel her presence.

Steffy: I’m sure she’s here. I know how much you love and miss her.

Eric: Yeah. Everything comes full circle eventually. I’ll see stephanie again in due time. Hi, my name is damion

Li: It must be so grand at the forrester estate right now. Gorgeous people all dressed up, being elegant and sophisticated, champagne flowing.

Finn: It’s almost like you’ve been there.

Li: So what’s the occasion? Why the big party all of a sudden?

Finn: Eric just wanted to be festive with his family.

Li: Sounding more and more like you need to be there.

Finn: Okay, I will be, okay? I just gotta wrap this up.

Li: I respect your dedication to your patients, but considering everything you and steffi have been through lately, my advice? Call it a night and go be with your wife.

Eric: I know there’s a lot more food in the kitchen. I just don’t want this to go low, all right?

Zende: I still can’t wrap my head around it. I mean, look at him. How energized he is, how vital and full of life.

Ridge: If you look a little closer, you can see he’s failing.

Zende: We still have time with him, though, right?

Ridge: I wouldn’t waste any.

Eric: This gives me so much pleasure to see the two of you here tonight.

Katie: Well, there’s no place we’d rather be. This is the only game in town.

Carter: You got that right.

Eric: You know what else gives me pleasure is knowing that you’re my friend and… and more than employees. You’re– you’re part of this family. You know that.

Katie: I know. Thank you.

Eric: Good. All right, enjoy the party.

Katie: Of course. You too.

[ All chuckling ]

Hope: Well, this is certainly going to be a night to remember.H, and this might be the last time that I get to spend time with my grandfather. I just– I don’t know–

Hope: You have to get through this, okay? Because it’s what he wants, and this might be your last chance to give it to him.

Thomas: It helps, you know, you being here with me.

Hope: I got you.

Eric: Well, don’t you two look elegant– look at you.

Thomas: Hey.

Eric: Nice, nice.

Thomas: Thank you.

Eric: And this, uh… this is good on you, you know.

Hope: Well, it is yours.

[ All chuckling ]

Eric: I love seeing my family all dressed up like this. It’S… it’s really wonderful. I wanted to say something to the two of you. The two of you together is not at all the scandal to me that it is to some other people. I think it’s terrific. You know… if you two make each other happy, go with that, all right? Life is too short not to.

Thomas: Thank you.

Eric: Okay. Hey. My partners in crime are over here. There you are. Hey.

Zende: Hey. I’ll be back in a minute.

Eric: Okay. Oh, you look beautiful. Both of you.

Rj: No, look at you, looking all spiffy. You clean up nice.

Eric: Thank you.

Rj: Of course, of course.

Luna: This party is incredible. I’ve never been to anything like this.

Eric: Well, this is your world now, luna. I mean, you’ve earned it. And I happen to think that, uh, my-my-my grandson feels exactly the same way.

Rj: Well, there’s no

[ Indistinct ] There.

Eric: Enjoy the party.

Rj: Hey, you, too.

Eric: Thank you.

Rj: Yeah.

Bridget: Well, they said that they already got a second opinion. I have one other person I’d like to call and get an–

Ridge: How you guys holding up?

Bridget: [ Indistinct ] I mean… I’m a doctor. I wish I could use my knowledge and expertise and connections to help my dad, but instead I’m not even supposed to know he’S… dying.

>Thorne: Bridge and i have both been away, ridge. We have lost so much time that we’ll never get back, and… what are we supposed to do? Just let our dad go with so much left unsaid?

Bridget: And not to be able to wrap my arms around my dad and tell him what he means to me and how grateful I am for everything that he’s done for all of us? How my heart’s just breaking in a million–

Brooke: Oh, honey.

Bridget: How am I supposed to not start crying? I never stop. And I’m– I’m so scared.

Eric: You look beautiful tonight. You look… no surprise there. You always look sensational.

Donna: Well, I wanted to look extra special for you tonight.

Eric: I’m so lucky to have you. I’m so lucky to have you by my side during all this. You don’t deserve this. You didn’t– you didn’t sign up for this, no.

Donna: I signed up for you any way you come.

Eric: Yeah?

Donna: Yes.

Eric: Okay.

Donna: Hey. Whoa, whoa.

Eric: I need to sit down. Just let me sit down. Okay. Uh, I just… I gotta– I gotta sit down. Little older than I used to be, that’s all. Just gonna rest for dinner.

Donna: I’ll get you some water, okay?

Eric: Okay. Yeah, please.

[ Steffy sighs ]

Steffy: Oh, granddad. I’m so sorry.

Eric: Wha– sorry about what? Finn’s absence. I don’t know why he’s not here.

Eric: He probably has some kind of an emergency. It’s kind of– it’s-it’s a– it happens when you’re a doctor.

Steffy: I know, but I really wanted– I want him here.

Eric: You married a remarkable man, you know?

Steffy: I did.

Eric: I can see how happy he makes you. That’s all I want for my beautiful granddaughter. That’s all I want.

Li: You love steffy.

Finn: It’s never a question.

Li: Well, just wanted to make sure your priorities are straight.

Finn: Mom, I told you, okay? I’m working on something.

Li: It can’t wait? This is clearly an important night for steffy and her family.

Finn: I realize that. More than you know.

Li: What does that mean? You keeping something from me?

Luna: It’s gorgeous. It’s beautiful.

Eric: Luna’s been an extraordinary addition.

Bridget: Yeah, especially for this one here, huh, rj?

[ Rj laughs ]

Eric: I’m delighted you two found each other. I think it’s a great pairing. It really is. I think you have a– you have a wonderful future ahead of you.

Brooke: You’re being so brave.

Donna: Because I’m– I’m terrified.

Katie: No one would ever know it.

Brooke: You’re doing eric proud. You’re giving him everything he wants and needs to make this transition as easy as possible.

Donna: Yeah. What am I gonna do when he’s gone?

Zende: Granddad looks like he’s really enjoying himself.

Carter: Yeah. He’s in his element. Eric has the right to go out the way he wants. He’s earned it.

Ridge: I’m gonna miss him.

Eric: Yes.

Donna: Okay. You ready to call it a night?

Eric: A night? Are you kidding? The party’s just getting started. Everyone, everybody, everybody having a good time, yes?

All: Yes.

Eric: All right, come on, let’s kick it up a notch. All right, what do we need? Thomas, a forrester martini for me, if you will. And, zende, uh, you’re in charge of music.

Zende: On it. I’m on it.

Eric: Come on.

Donna: You sure?

Eric: Huh?

Donna: You’re sure?

Eric: Yeah. We need some music. I want to dance with you. I want to have you in my arms one last time.

[ Phone vibrating ]

Finn: Hey, babe.

Steffy: Hey, what’s going on? Are you on your way?

Finn: Sorry, I’m still at the hospital.

Steffy: What are you doing?

Finn: I’m just, I’m finishing up some work. I’m-I’m sorry. It’s– it’s important.

Steffy: Just please get here.

Finn: I promise, as soon as I can.

[ Steffy sighs ]

Thorne: Hey, is everything all right?

Steffy: Yeah. I just wish my husband would hurry up and get here.

Thomas: Thank you for being here with me tonight. I don’t know how I’d get through this without you.

Hope: Well, we’re helping each other.

Thomas: Look at him. Every time I do, it… makes me want to cry.

Hope: I know. But we can’T. We have to stay strong for him.

Thomas: And for each other.

Hope: That too.

Carter: At least we can say we gave eric the celebration he wanted.

Katie: Love and laughter right here in one room.

Carter: It’ll never be the same once he’s gone.

Katie: Well, let’s not think about that right now. Let’s just be grateful that he’s here.

Rj: You know, I’m just realizing. Nobody wanted this party, and it turns out it’s exactly what everyone needed. They just needed to come together in granddad’s name.

Luna: Well, I’m honored to be included.

Rj: Get used to it.

Brooke: Some party, huh?

Ridge: You can say that again.

Brooke: You all right?

Ridge: Yeah. He’s the best man I know. Whatever he needs, whatever he wants… I’m gonna make sure he gets it.

Eric: What’s the matter?

[ Donna gasps, eric groans ]

Donna: Eric!

Ridge: Dad, you okay?

Eric: Yeah. Yeah, I’m okay. It’s the, uh, champagne talking I guess.

[ Eric, donna chuckle ] I’m okay. Guess I’m gotta rethink that martini order. Uh, zende, turn off the– cut the music off, will you, please? Uh, everybody, uh, come here. Come here. Gather round. Come on. You didn’t think you were gonna get away with not having cut the music off, will you, please? Uh, everybody, uh, come here. Come here. Gather round. Come on. You didn’t think you were gonna get away with not having a little speech of mine. This is exactly what I needed and what I wanted. It’s a dream come true. Seeing all your beautiful faces, smiling and happy.

[ Chuckling ]

Eric: Thank you. You have no idea what it means to me. I know I hit you pretty hard. It was a big surprise to say, “there’s a party. Hurry up. We’re gonna have a party.” And-and-and you all showed up. I love you for that. So thank you for giving me this-this-this wonderful this wonderful evening I’ll– I’ll never forget as long as I live. Give me a kiss. Give me a kiss.

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[ Relaxing music ]

Ridge: It’s good to see you, thorne.

Thorne: You too, man.

Ridge: Been too long, brother.

Thorne: I know. I’m glad you called, though. Hopped the plane as soon as I could.

Ridge: Well, you were missed around here.

Thorne: I can see not much has changed. Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight at dad’s party.

Ridge: Yeah, about that.

Thorne: You wouldn’t tell me over the phone, ridge. What is it?

Brooke: Right, well, for what it’s worth, you both look beautiful.

Katie: Well, so do you. I know donna was really happy that we rallied.

Hope: It feels strange. I mean, it feels sad.

Katie: I know. Normally, we’re getting all dressed up because of something fun and festive.

Brooke: We have to make it fun, festive. We have to make it a joyous celebration for eric.

Eric: You’re beautiful, you– you’re an absolute vision.

Donna: This ol’ thing?

[ Both laughing ] You like it? Okay, now we have to get you all spiffed up and get the rest of your outfit on.

Eric: Yeah. You’re right. It takes a little longer to get me all together than it used to.

Donna: To me, you are always the most handsome man in the whole room.

Eric: Well then, that’s the only thing that matters.

Donna: Yeah.

[ Eric coughing ] Are– are you sure? Are you sure you have the strength to pull this party off tonight?

Rj: Wow. You look beautiful.

Luna: Thank you, rj. You’re not too bad yourself.

Zende: So, this party, do we all know the truth about granddad?

Thomas: Wait, you know?

Rj: Yeah, dad told him earlier.

Zende: It’s messed me up pretty bad, man.

Thomas: I’m sorry.

Zende: Hey, I have to apologize for coming down on you so hard. I didn’t realize why you were working with granddad. And I, um– I think it’s really cool that you’ve been helping him out.

Brooke: Thankfully, bridget’s on her way from new york. I just dread telling her about her father.

Hope: Well, we’ll all be there to support her.

Katie: And thorne, too, I– I saw him earlier in the hallway.

Brooke: Yeah, I’m glad he was able to take an earlier flight. I think ridge is telling him as we speak.

Thorne: Well, kristen, felicia and rick are on that safari in africa.

Ridge: Yeah, I know. They’re not going to make it back in time.

Thorne: Well, why did dad change his plans?

Ridge: That’s what I want to talk to you about.

Thorne: Is everything okay, ridge?

Ridge: No. Dad is not well.

Thorne: He’s sick?

Ridge: Yeah.

Thorne: Well, how serious is it, ridge?

Ridge: I guess there’s no easy way to tell you this. Dad is dying.

Eric: Okay. All right. All right. Oh! Geez. No, no, that’s– that’s perfect.

Donna: Sorry, okay, I’m going to get your jacket. Ah, I love this color. Let me have your arms.

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: There you go.

Eric: All right.

Donna: Other arm. Oopsie.

Eric: Can you get it? All right. All right. All right. This is good. Now, what about my hair? I used that hairspray you gave me, but it’s all crispy. So hard.

Donna: Just a little bit. Voila.

Eric: Thank you.

Donna: You look like, um, harrison ford.

Eric: Yeah?

Donna: Yeah.

Eric: All right, I’ll take it.

[ Donna laughs ]

Donna: You are the most elegant and handsome man I’ve ever laid my eyes on.

Eric: Ah, thank you. This, tonight– this– this party tonight, it’s going to be wonderful. One last family gather. Secret works! Ohhh yesss.

Zende: Maybe I’m in denial, but I assumed we’d have more time with him.

Luna: Eric’s condition is worse than it looks.

Carter: Yeah, he just covered it fairly well.

Zende: Granddad’s been here working on his new line. He’s been in great spirits. He’s been cracking jokes.

Carter: Zende, you saw him at his best. I did too. But his condition’s extremely grave.

Thomas: It’s clear that he doesn’t think he has long to live.

Carter: A goodbye party.

Hope: Okay, so katie went back to the house to help donna with eric, ridge is having a few of us meet here, thorne’s already here and now we’re just waiting on–

Bridget: There you are.

Brooke: Bridget.

Bridget: I’ve been looking all over for you.

Brooke: Oh, honey. So good to see you.

Bridget: You too. [ Laughs ]

Bridget: My little sis, it has been a little too long.

Brooke: Little?

Hope: I’m so happy you were able to make it.

Bridget: Me too. What is this occasion, though? It’s clearly not dad’s birthday. It’s the launch of his new line, right?

Brooke: Uh, I wish.

Bridget: Mom, what– what is that look about?

Thorne: Dad’s–

Ridge: Sorry, thorne. Sorry I have to tell you like that.

Thorne: Why didn’t he tell me? Why am I just finding out about this now?

Ridge: He doesn’t want anyone to know.

Thorne: Well, I’m not just anyone, ridge. I’m his son.

Ridge: Didn’t tell me either. Or brooke. As far as he’s concerned, there’s just a handful of people that know about his condition.

Thorne: So, you all are acting like you don’t know?

Ridge: Now you have to do the same.

Thorne: I don’t think I can do that, ridge.

Ridge: Hey, those are dad’s wishes.

Thorne: So, I’m just– I’m just supposed to let my dad go and– and not say anything, ridge?

[ Steffy sighs ]

Steffy: You know about granddad? I am so sorry.

Thorne: I’m– I’m not prepared for this. I’m not ready to let dad go.

Donna: Are you comfortable? Can I get you anything? And– and don’t you dare say a martini.

Eric: No this, uh– this actually helps.

Donna: Good. Hi.

Katie: Are you all right?

Eric: Yeah, yeah. I’m fine.

Katie: Eric, are you sure you want to go through with this?

Eric: Katie, the party is a go.

Katie: Please, eric, please let donna and me take you to the hospital.

Eric: No! We’re going to have this party! The party I’ve been dreaming about. Now, it’s going to be a wonderful party. A party that we’ll never forget. Looking for a smarter way to mop? Try the swiffer powermop. An all-in-one cleaning tool that gives you a mop and bucket clean in half the time

Brooke: I’m sorry, honey. I’m so sorry.

[ Bridget stammering ] I don’t know how this is– I don’t know how this is possible. Has he seen a specialist? Did he get a second opinion?

Brooke: His case has been reviewed by many oncologists and they’ve all said the same thing.

Bridget: There’s no known cure.

Brooke: I know this is devastating news and I’m sorry. I– I didn’t want this to be true. I just wish I could take your pain away.

Hope: Me too. I’m so sorry, sis.

Bridget: I was on the plane today. I got so excited to see you all. Especially daddy. I just really missed him. I really missed him. Now, you’re telling me he’s horribly sick with this disease. And on top of it, we have to put up a front? Like, I’m not allowed to know about it?

Hope: We’re struggling with it too and none of us are happy having to keep up this charade.

Bridget: This is ridiculous.

Brooke: No, this is, um– this is what eric wants. He wants us to all come together as a family and love each other and just have this big, joyous occasion and celebration.

Bridget: A celebration? What?

[ Bridget sobbing ] And they moved the party up. Mommy. Doesn’t have much time, does he? What did they tell him? I don’t know. [ Sobbing ]

Hope: It’s progressing faster than any of us realize.

Bridget: [ Sobbing ] Why didn’t anyone tell me? Oh, daddy. No!

Brooke: I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.

Bridget: How long does he have?

Katie: This all looks good.

Eric: So, do we have everything we need? We have enough wine?

Donna: Even the bottle of wine from your wedding with stephanie. You said you wanted to save it for a special occasion.

Eric: Well, here it is.

Katie: Here it is.

[ Eric laughs ]

Eric: I can’t wait to see this room filled with all the people I love. My friends and my family. A wonderful, wonderful party. Memories etched into my soul.

Bridget: Mom told me everything you’ve done for my dad. Thank you.

Rj: Of course. Of course.

Thorne: Yes. Thank you. Thank you both very much.

Rj: He’s going to be so happy the two of you are here.

Thorne: Yeah, well, there’s no other place I’d rather be than right here with my family.

Carter: Bridget, thorne, my heart goes out to you guys. Well, all of you, really. Eric is such an inspiration.

Ridge: All right, good. He’s all dressed up. So now we can go to a party that we shouldn’t be having, huh? This is going to take a toll on dad, you know that. It’s going to take a toll on all of us. So, let me ask you. If there’s anyone here who can’t pretend that everything is fine, anyone who thinks they can’t hide their grief, then maybe they should stay here ’cause tonight is– is not about grief and sadness. It’s about celebrating a great man, okay?

Ridge: Dad is getting weaker. We can all see that. And he’s going to need us as a source of power. So, this is the performance of a lifetime.

Thorne: I can’t promise that I won’t break down when I see him.

Bridget: Yeah, I agree with thorne, it–

Ridge: Let it out. Let the tears fall. Do it now.

Bridget: Are you serious? This is absolutely ridiculous. How is this world of make believe healthy? I mean, honestly, mom, this fantasy land where everyone is supposed to pretend that everything is okay? Dad is dying, ridge.

Ridge: You think this is what I want? This is what he wants. There’s going to be plenty of time to mourn him when he’s not watching us. So, right now, we need to do this for him.

Brooke: We need to remember how important this is for eric.

Ridge: It’s not going to be easy for any of us. We can do it. We have to. We’re going to bring joy and happiness, look at me. Joy and happiness for him. We’re gonna celebrate him. Can you do it?

Bridget: Of course.

Ridge: Game faces.

Bridget: Okay.

Ridge: Let’s go.

Bridget: Okay.

Brooke: It’s okay.

Katie: I just asked the server to come out with more so when everyone gets here, champagne out of the gates.

Donna: It’s all set.

Eric: Yeah, everyone’s going to be here very soon.

Katie: Uh, do you want me to put this away?

Eric: Would you? Yeah. Yeah, thanks.

Donna: Can I help you?

Eric: Yeah, my coat. Now remember, just not a word about my condition to anyone.

Donna: Yes.

Eric: We’re the only three people that know about it. And rj and luna. We’re the only ones, all right? It’s very important.

Katie: No problem.

Ridge: Dad.

Brooke: Hello. We have some special guests.

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: Oh, my god.

Eric: You’re a sight for sore eyes, the two of you.

Bridget: Hi, daddy.

Eric: Sweet girl. Come here. Ah! Look at you. You’re beautiful. What? You’re here? You got here? Just in the nick of time.

Thorne: Of course, I made it. I wouldn’t miss this for the world, dad.

Eric: You two. My kids. Oh, my kids– my kids are the best thing I ever did in this life. Here you are.

Thorne: We love you, dad.

Bridget: I would have brought logan, I just didn’t–

Eric: No, it was such short notice, so I’m so glad you came. You made the effort and– and I’m so grateful for that. I’m so glad to hear you. You can’t know how much that means to me.

[ All laughing ] Come on.

Eric: Ah, look.

Luna: Hi.

Eric: My talented grandson, there he is.

Bridget: Hi, guys.

Eric: And beautiful luna. You look– you look beautiful.

Luna: Thank you. Stamp of approval from the eric forrester. I’m– I’m so honored.

Eric: Good.

Zende: Hey, granddad.

Eric: Hey. More talented grandsons. Look at this. My cup runneth over. Hi. I’m glad you’re here, both of you, come here. Yeah, yeah. And you all, uh– oh, you dressed up for me too.

Thomas: Anything for you.

Zende: We knew how important this night was to you.

Eric: And what a wonderful night it’s going to be.

Thomas: Hm.

Eric: Carter, my friend. Come in, come in.

Carter: Hey, uh, thanks for having me.

Eric: Sure. Of course. You’re, uh, you’re family, carter. Never forget that.

Carter: I won’T.

Katie: All right. Who needs champagne? I see one handsome man definitely does.

Donna: So, I hope everybody is ready to party because eric is not wasting any time. He wants to make the most of every single minute that we have together.

Eric: We’re all here to enjoy ourselves and I want you all to enjoy each other. All right, I’m going to raise a toast, one of many toasts tonight, I’m sure. Uh, this is to all of you. Look at you. You look terrific. And I’m so glad to have you here in this– this big old house. You– you warm it right up. I want this evening to be full of happiness and– and music and love. I wish you could understand how special this is to me tonight, so I promise a night full of love and laughter and music and positive energy and that’s what I want you to give each other, and me. Would you give me that too? Okay? So, to, uh– to joy and laughter, hear, hear!

All: To love and laughter.

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[ Dramatic music ]

Hope: I think a dual marketing campaign could be beneficial for both hope for the future and the foundation.

Steffy: You wanna dip into their ad budget?

Carter: It’s something to consider, but, hope, you do realize this shift in priorities is only temporary? I mean, it’s only in– I’m sorry, ridge. I was only talking about eric’s collection.

Ridge: It’s okay. You’re not the only one thinking about his prognosis.

Steffy: How long do we have to keep up with this charade?

Ridge: He doesn’t want anyone to know he’s sick.

Steffy: He’s dying. So what are we supposed to do? Just have a party and pretend like everything’s okay?

Ridge: Well, he hasn’t set a date, so maybe we can change his mind.

Katie: This is crazy. You can’t throw a party today.

Brooke: Honey, you said yourself, eric passed out last night.

Donna: Yeah.

Katie: Did he lose consciousness?

Donna: He, um– he just collapsed into my arms.

Brooke: I’m sorry. You must have been terrified.

Donna: Honestly, I didn’t even know what was happening. I mean, he’s on this chaise lounge and– and suddenly he’s on the floor, and I– I ran over, and called his name, and– and nothing. And I just thought that this is it, this is it. This is how I lose my honey bear, it’s over.

Katie: But you didn’t, he’s– he’s okay.

Donna: Yeah, I– I mean, he’s– he’s not okay. He’s– he’s taking in oxygen. It just– it just makes it easier for him to– you know, easier for him.

Katie: He’s struggling.

Donna: Yeah, I– I moved him over to the guest house because, um, you know, there’s no stairs. It’s just easier. I– I really have to get back to him, I really do.

Brooke: Okay. Okay. We’re gonna call the caterers, and we’re gonna postpone this for another time.

Donna: No, no, you– you need to call everybody and tell them that the party’s happening today.

Katie: You can postpone this party until eric has a chance to recover.

Donna: He might not, katie. He hasn’t said it yet, but– but maybe there’s a reason why he’s so anxious to move this party up, okay? I– I really just have to get back to him right now.

Brooke: Okay, just tell him we’re thinking about him.

Donna: Okay. I will.

Katie: You can’T.

Donna: Oh, I’m sorry, I’m–

Katie: But we are going to pray for him whether he wants us to or not.

Donna: Thank you, so you’ll– you’ll tell everybody that it’s happening.

Brooke: Donna–

Donna: No, stop. Please. Please, for me. For the man I love. Look, do this for eric. Do it for him, because… this could be his last request. Okay? So, please, we cannot let him down.

Ridge: Well, maybe there’s still time to talk dad out of this celebration.

Hope: I don’t know. He seems pretty set on it.

Ridge: Maybe get rj involved.

Carter: Get him to convince eric to conserve his strength.

Steffy: If rj could have talked him out of it, he would have. I– I can’t just do this. Plaster a big smile on my face, and toast to a future when we know that granddad doesn’t even have one. I don’t think we need a big flashy event. We don’t even know how much time granddad has left.

[ Door opens ]

Eric: Hey.

Donna: Hey, I just, uh, brought you a few things over that I thought you might need from the house.

Eric: That’s okay. I’m not dead yet.

Donna: Eric, please, I– I told you that that’s not funny, it’s–

Eric: Yeah. All right. I’m sorry. You’re right. It’s not funny. I was just imagining the farewell party for me tonight.

Steffy: I don’t understand. Granddad’s a fighter. Why isn’t he fighting now?

Carter: Steffy, eric’s signing these documents doesn’t mean he’s giving up.

Steffy: Seems pretty clear to me he’s planning to die.

Hope: And also wants us to throw him a party. I don’t know, he seems a little scattered.

Steffy: Okay, so everyone knows what’s going on. Hope, carter.

Ridge: Zende. He kept asking me why he wasn’t the one working with granddad. He has the experience, he has the training. I didn’t want him to feel like he did something wrong, so I told him.

Steffy: Oh, my gosh. This is getting out of hand. The whole design team knows?

Hope: How long until someone slips up, and eric finds out that we’ve been lying to him this entire time?

Ridge: He’s not gonna find out, but it’d be a lot easier if we didn’t have this party. Hey, I texted you. You– you were at dad’s house, right? How is he?

Brooke: We didn’t get to see him.

Katie: He was resting in the guest house.

Ridge: The guest house? Why?

Brooke: It’s safer for him to be on the first floor right now.

Katie: He fell yesterday.

Carter: He what?

Ridge: Is he all right? Is he hurt?

Brooke: Uh, no. He’s okay. I mean, donna did say he’s on oxygen right now.

Ridge: He’s on oxygen?

Katie: Not full time. Just as needed. But things are kind of in flux, so he shouldn’t be going up and down stairs.

Steffy: Okay. That’s it.

Ridge: We can’t play this game anymore. Pretending that he’s okay. He’s in bed with oxygen? We’re not having this party.

Brooke: Ridge, come on. I know how you feel. I’m worried too.

Katie: But this party is happening. According to eric, this party is happening this afternoon.

[ Eric coughing ]

Donna: Eric, eric, please you need to rest, you– you shouldn’t be hosting a party tonight.

Eric: No, we can– I can. We will.

Donna: If you do, you know that everyone is gonna know that something is wrong.

Eric: No, no, I feel better. I feel– I feel better already.

Donna: If you wanna call your– your family, and have them come over, fine. If you– if you want to tell them the truth, then that’s fine.

Eric: No. No. I– I don’t– I don’t want this to be a wake. I want it to be a celebration. I don’t want them to be sad. Donna, look, I’ve– I’ve– I’ve had– I’ve had some time to reflect and to think about myself as an artist, as– as a father, as a man. And I– I wanna share that with them. I wanna share that with all of them. One– one last soiree.

Donna: Yeah.

Eric: Did katie tell them it’s tonight?

Donna: Yeah.

Eric: Yeah. I don’t want anyone to know about this. The house is ready?

Donna: Yeah, I just have, um, a few more things to do. Are you sure you wanna do this, eric?

Eric: And the house? That– that wonderful big old house. Where so many wonderful things have happened. My whole life and weddings and– and holidays and– and parties. Brooke and ridge met in that house.

Donna: [ Laughs ] Oh, yeah. They did.

Eric: I’ll be moving to another beautiful house soon. Beautiful crystal castle in the sky. I’m not afraid to look forward to that. It doesn’t scare me. But I really wanna be able to look back right now, and look back and– and– and remember things. And experience the things I did.

[ Emotional music playing ]

[ Crowd applauding ]

Eric: Today is mine, ridge.

Ridge: Grand finale, right?

Eric: My grand finale. That’s right. It’s been an incredible journey. I wouldn’t change that for anything. For anything.

Ridge: What do you mean this party is this afternoon?

Katie: People are setting up as we speak.

Brooke: It’s all arranged.

Steffy: Except telling the guests.

Katie: Well, donna wants us to spread the word.

Steffy: Well, donna has to talk granddad out of this.

Ridge: Is she pushing this?

Brooke: No. No, this is eric. He is determined to go through with this party.

Hope: Yeah, but why does it have to be today? Like–

Katie: I think he feels like he’s running out of time.

Brooke: And he could be.

Ridge: Well… if this party’s today, I gotta make some phone calls.

[ Phone beeping ]

[ Line ringing ]

[ Phone ringing ]

Thorne: Hey, big brother.

Ridge: Thorne, how are you?

Thorne: Well, I’m great. I’m looking forward to seeing you.

Ridge: There’s been a change of plans. Where are you?

Thorne: I’m at the airport. I’m flying into houston to visit some friends before coming into la.

Ridge: Well, you have to come to la right away.

Thorne: Why?

Ridge: Because the party is this afternoon.

Thorne: No, I spoke with dad before I booked my flight, ridge.

Ridge: Well, he changed his mind, the caterers are at the house right now.

Thorne: Ridge, kristen, felicia and rick are still on safari. There’s no way they can get to la today.

Ridge: I know that. I know. It’s not ideal, but just tell me you can be here.

Thorne: Well, yeah. I’ll change my flight now.

Ridge: Good. Dad’s gonna love seeing you.

Thorne: Ridge, what’s going on? Something seems off here, man. Why the rush?

Ridge: I’ll tell you when you get here.

Thorne: All right. I’m on my way.

Brooke: So, thorne’s coming?

Ridge: Yep. He’s gonna be devastated when he hears about dad.

Eric: I am– I am a lucky man.

Donna: Lucky that you have such good taste in women.

Eric: [ Laughs ] It’s true.

Donna: But I’m not just talking about the logans, you know.

Eric: No?

Donna: No.

Eric: You– you’re my love.

Donna: And you are my love. You changed my life forever, eric. But this party tonight, it’s not just– it’s not just about us. It’s about everyone that you love, everyone that’s special to you. And some of them will be here tonight, but some of them won’T. And I can think of one in particular that you have probably been thinking a lot about lately. Stephanie had a bigger impact than anyone else in your life, eric.

Eric: Can never forget about stephanie.

Donna: [ Chuckles ] Oh, she was a complicated woman. Strong and, um, judgmental, but fiercely devoted to you and your family.

Eric: She’s gonna have a lot to say to me when I see her.

[ Both laugh ] But I have my angel… right here with me. The most beautiful angel. My perfect, caring, loving donna. Stay with me to the very end. Yeah?

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Ridge: Well, thorne changed his flight, he’s on way to la.

Steffy: Okay. A shame that kristen, rick, and felicia can’t make it.

Ridge: Well, dad knows where they are, he still changed his plans.

Steffy: As he clearly feels as though his days are slipping away.

Carter: The fall yesterday must have really shaken him up.

Hope: Okay, but what I don’t understand is why is donna going along with this, I–

Katie: Because eric is the love of her life. This might be his last wish. But it’s not easy. I mean, she’s terrified of the toll this will take on him.

Steffy: But we’re supposed to just pretend?

Brooke: It’s what he needs us to do.

Steffy: But can you really do that, honestly? Because I– I don’t think I can.

Katie: You can. You love him enough. You can.

Steffy: This is hard. I–

Ridge: It is hard. We gotta do it. He wants a regal, elegant, forrester affair, and that’s what I’m gonna give him. Get dressed up and smile the last smiles on our faces, and give him joy and happiness. Celebrate the best man we know. We have to.

Eric: I wish all my children were gonna be there.

Donna: You’re gonna see them, eric. Just maybe not tonight.

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: Yeah.

[Eric laughs ]

Eric: They’re my blessings. My children, grandchildren, my great-grandchildren. I’m so proud of them. But you… my beautiful, funny, smart… wonderful donna. You make my whole life… an adventure.

Donna: Eric…

Eric: And we’re not gonna get another year together. We’re not. But we made– we made the most of what we had, didn’t we?

Donna: We’re just gonna have to make every single minute that we have together count. Okay?

Eric: Such a wonderful adventure, you and me. Yeah?

Donna: Yeah.

Donna: It is about time your handsome face hung above the fireplace.

Eric: Wow.

[ Chuckles ] Look at that. So many memories. So wonderful memories that I can’t, uh– that’s what hurts so badly. That I don’t get to have any more with you. I want more. I love you, donna.

Donna: I love you so much, eric.

Eric: Come here. Come here. I love you. I love you so much.

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Donna: Ridge, he– he’s trying to open his eyes.

Steffy: He’s still in there.

Donna: Don’t, don’t, don’T. Don’t do it. Don’T.

Steffy: No, he’s not ready to go.

Donna: Eric. Eric, can you hear me? Can you hear me?

Finn: What do you want me to do? You’re the medical power of attorney, it’s your decision.

Steffy: Dad, we can save him.

Donna: Please, ridge.

Steffy: Come on, it’s worth a shot

Donna: I know you saw it. I know you saw it too.

Steffy: He wants to be here. He wants to be with us.

Brooke: Just give him a chance.

Rj: My granddad and I, we were– we were a great team and it’s because when we were in that groove, he taught me just how to have fun and to just– just to love exactly what we were doing, you know? There’s this side to him that everybody sees that’s the showman, the successful businessman, the entertainer, you know? It’s– it’s what you’ve probably seen, but there’s also a side to him– he’s like quiet and he’s very funny. He’s– he’s a funny guy.

[ Laughs ] I don’t think– I don’t think a lot of people get to see that.

Poppy: I know this is a difficult time for you, rj.

Rj: I just– I just wish I knew what was going on at the hospital.

Luna: Hey, I’m sure your parents will call if there’s any news.

Poppy: It warms my heart hearing how much you care about your grandfather. All the kind things you’ve said about him.

Rj: I’ve meant every single one of them. He’s my hero, and I just hope I’ve done him proud.

Luna: Well, there’s no doubt about that, rj.

Poppy: I didn’t mean to interrupt your evening. I just wanted to come and offer my support.

Rj: No, no, no, no. Thank you so much for– for being here. Like being alone would be awful right now. And her, I– I couldn’t get through any of this without her. So, thank you for being here.

Luna: I’m always here for you, you know that.

Rj: It’s my uncle thorne.

Luna: Is there any news?

Rj: Him and bridget are headed to the hospital.

Luna: Well, do you wanna go? I– I can go with you.

Poppy: Yeah. I’d be more than happy to drive.

Rj: No. No, please. It’s– it’s fine. I, um… I don’t know. I’ve– I’ve plenty of family there. If something happens, they’ll tell me, right? I don’t wanna be in the way of the doctors. I mean… I do. I– I do– I– I do want to be there. It’s just I don’t want to accept the fact that that party was the last time that I saw my granddad. I’m not okay with it. I don’t accept it.

Poppy: It sounds like it was a beautiful night for him.

Luna: Yeah.

Poppy: With his family.

Luna: Yeah, it was.

Rj: I just wish there was something someone could do to save him.

Bridget: Excuse me, ma’am, I’m dr. Bridget forrester. My father, eric forrester, is here.

Nurse: Yes. I was instructed to begin comfort care. I’m sorry.

Thorne: Comfort care? What is comfort care?

Bridget: They’re taking him off life support.

Thorne: What? Are they just gonna let him die?

Donna: Ridge, please. Please.

Steffy: Dad, come on.

Brooke: Please, let finn do what he can.

Donna: Please.

Brooke: If it doesn’t work, at least we’ll know we did everything we possibly could.

Ridge: Do it. Do the procedure.

[ Donna gasps ]

Finn: Okay. I’ll have them prep the or.

Donna: Yes!

Brooke: Oh, thank you.

Donna: Yes!

Brooke: Thank you. Oh, my gosh.

Donna: It’s gonna work. This has to work.

Ridge: I’m sorry, dad. I’m sorry. Please forgive me.

Rj: Granddad’s the foundation of this family. This entire company is built on– we’re– we’re all standing on his shoulders here.

Luna: He’s such a class act. Anyone who’s ever met eric forrester has been touched by his greatness.

Rj: He has a very specific way of making people feel seen and– and heard that’s really special about him.

Luna: It’s ’cause he treats everyone the same, no matter who you are. I mean, from lowly interns like myself to countesses and famous actors.

Poppy: Countesses? Wow! My little girl’s growing up.

[ Luna laughs ]

Luna: Yeah, well, eric’s one of the biggest reasons why I feel so included and so comfortable here. I mean, he’s a world-famous fashion designer, you know? He could be intimidating for all he cares, but he’s not. He’s the exact opposite.

Rj: Exactly.

Poppy: Well, I think eric sounds absolutely wonderful and I can’t wait to meet him someday.

Rj: I hope you do.

Luna: You’d really like him.

Poppy: I’d appreciate anyone who’s kind and welcoming to my daughter.

Rj: He’s got a– he has a great heart. He’s been an incredible role model.

Luna: He’s the sweetest. You actually remind me a lot of your grandfather.

Donna: Eric has– he’s got to pull through.

Steffy: I trust my husband. He’s in very good hands.

Brooke: Bridget spoke with finn, and he’s allowing her to be in the or with eric.

Donna: Good.

Thorne: What happened? First, you’re texting bridget and me to come over here, and then a nurse tells me that dad’s going on comfort care and now they’ve rolled him into surgery. Someone please fill me in here.

Ridge: Dad gave me his medical power of attorney.

Thorne: Great. So then, you can make decisions on his behalf, ridge.

Ridge: And he made it very clear he wants to die with dignity. He doesn’t want to be in a coma.

Donna: Ridge, uh, instructed finn to take your dad off life support.

Thorne: You did what? You’re just willing to let dad die, ridge?

Steffy: Thorne, dad is under a lot of pressure, right now.

Thorne: I don’t care what pressure he’s under. He gave you power of attorney under the assumption his illness wasn’t treatable, ridge.

Brooke: Thorne, he’s just trying to do what eric wants.

Ridge: It’s okay, it’s all right, I get why he’s angry. It doesn’t change the fact that dad doesn’t want to spend the rest of his days plugged into machines. How many times has he said it? He doesn’t want to be in a hospital, he doesn’t want to be around doctors. This is his worst nightmare.

Thorne: Or it could be his greatest blessing, ridge.

Donna: But that– that’s what we’re all praying for, of course.

Brooke: There’s no guarantee that this will be a success.

Ridge: Yeah, finn made that very clear.

Thorne: What are the odds?

Brooke: There are risks involved.

Steffy: We have to believe that this is gonna make things better.

Ridge: Okay,

Ridge: Dad gave me his medical power of attorney.

Thorne: Great. So then, you can make decisions on his behalf, ridge.

Ridge: And he made it very clear he wants to die with dignity. He doesn’t want to be in a coma.

Donna: Ridge, uh, instructed finn to take your dad off life support.

Thorne: You did what? You’re just willing to let dad die, ridge?

Steffy: Thorne, dad is under a lot of pressure, right now.

Thorne: I don’t care what pressure he’s under. He gave you power of attorney under the assumption his illness wasn’t treatable, ridge.

Brooke: Thorne, he’s just trying to do what eric wants.

Ridge: It’s okay, it’s all right, I get why he’s angry. It doesn’t change the fact that dad doesn’t want to spend the rest of his days plugged into machines. How many times has he said it? He doesn’t want to be in a hospital, he doesn’t want to be around doctors. This is his worst nightmare.

Thorne: Or it could be his greatest blessing, ridge.

Donna: But that– that’s what we’re all praying for, of course.

Brooke: There’s no guarantee that this will be a success.

Ridge: Yeah, finn made that very clear.

Thorne: What are the odds?

Brooke: There are risks involved.

Steffy: We have to believe that this is gonna make things better.

Ridge: Okay, let’s believe that. Whatever happens in that– in that hospital room, if he comes out with tubes and monitors and it’s because of a decision that I made, I’m gonna have to live with that. Not you. Me.

Finn: Nicholas, you ready to go?

Nicholas: Yeah.

Finn: Okay.

Bridget: Thanks for letting me scrub in.

Finn: No, I get it. It’s your dad. And I promise I’m gonna do everything I can to save eric’s life.

Bridget: I know.

Finn: All right. Let’s see if we can create a miracle. When you have chronic kidney disease… …there are placesyou’d like to be. Like here.

Rj: So, how– how are you doing? How– how are you liking los angeles? Are you enjoying your vacation?

Poppy: Well, you can’t beat the weather.

Rj: Oh, yeah.

Poppy: And the hills are spectacular. And I love being near my gorgeous daughter.

Luna: I love having you around too, mom.

Poppy: Good, because I may never want to leave.

[ All laughing ]

Rj: Yeah. L.A. Does have that effect on people, honestly. I mean, I’ve traveled so much over the past couple of years and I’ve never found anywhere that I’ve enjoyed more. Honestly. But also, you know, my family’s here too, so that has an effect.

Poppy: Well, listen, it’s getting late and I’ll leave you two alone.

Luna: You’re leaving?

Poppy: Yeah. I’ve got some work to do.

Luna: Okay.

Poppy: But I will be nearby if you guys need anything, okay? I’m gonna light a candle for your grandfather.

Rj: Thank you. I really appreciate it.

Poppy: Keep me posted?

Luna: Yeah. I will. Here, let me walk you out.

Poppy: Bye.

Rj: Bye.

[ Monitors beeping ]

Finn: The cells produce unique receptors on their surface, and regenerated t-cells get infused back into the patient.

Bridget: That’s very cutting edge. I’ve never heard of the two being performed together.

Finn: It’s only been done a handful of times. Scalpel. The hope is that– incision. Combining the harvested stem cells and the transplant, we’ll have something to celebrate. Retractor.

Bridget: Suction. How did you even figure out that that was an option?

Finn: When I first found out about eric’s diagnosis, I started looking at other treatment options. Sponge. There weren’t any, but I spoke to some hematologists overseas who specialize in immunotherapy– retractor. Made sure we had the right equipment, all the right meds, and here we are, on a wing and a prayer.

Bridget: You’re doing great, dad. You’re doing good.

Finn: Look, we’re gonna take our time with this, right? I don’t want any complications. Vitals?

Nurse: Stable.

Bridget: I can’t thank you enough for doing this, finn.

Finn: Well, don’t thank me yet.

Bridget: No. I’m just very appreciative of your commitment to trying to save my dad. Steffy is very lucky to have you as her husband.

>Finn: There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for steffy.

Brooke: Thorne, I’m sorry, but you just got in town. We’ve been struggling with this for a while. It’s been extremely painful for all of us.

Thorne: I can imagine, but, you know, if you would have opened up to me sooner, ridge–

Ridge: Me open up to you? He was keeping it to himself.

Donna: I’m sorry, thorne. Eric only wanted a few people to know and…

Thorne: I get that, okay? I get it. But power of attorney or not, ridge, I am shocked that you’re just willing to let our dad die. We have siblings. Chris and felicia and rick. He hasn’t seen them. They haven’t been able to say goodbye.

Ridge: Well, the fact is, he might die on that operating table this may not work.

Thorne: I understand.

Ridge: You understand, do you? You understand what quality of life means to him? Quality of life. He wants to sing, he wants to dance, he wants to create. Let’s hope that the man that walks out of that operating theater is– is gonna be someone that we recognize. Otherwise, god help us.

Rj: So, what do you think?

Eric: I think, uh… I think we make a really good team. Good job, my boy. Good job.

Rj: Hey.

Luna: Hi.

Rj: That was so sweet. That was so nice of your mom to come by and bring us coffee.

Luna: Yeah. I love having my mom around.

Rj: It’s nice the two of you get along.

Luna: Yeah. I just hope she doesn’t start stealing my clothes like she used to.

[ Both chuckle ] You have the best smile.

Rj: Oh, stop.

Luna: It’s good to see it. You know, to see you laughing, even if it’s just for a second.

Rj: Yeah.

Luna: Hey, I know that all you can think about is your grandfather and what might be happening at the hospital right now.

Rj: I just– I can’t get my mind off of it. I just have to sit here and do nothing.

Luna: I know. I know. I mean, eric means the world to you. I– I can’t even imagine how worried you must be right now.

Rj: No, I am… thank you. Thank you for being here. Like I said, being alone right now would be… awful.

Luna: Hey, I’m sticking around, okay? I’m right by your side. I mean it, rj. I’m here for you. Pa: Dr. Bruce, telephone, please. Dr. Bruce, telephone, please.

Donna: I wish somebody would come out here and tell us how the procedure’s going.

Thorne: Yeah, dad’s been in there for a while.

Brooke: I know it’s difficult but let’s all be patient. Let them do their job.

Thorne: My stomach’s in knots.

Ridge: Yeah.

Steffy: I updated zende and thomas. They know granddad’s in surgery.

Brooke: I was gonna reach out to rj and– and hope and katie. I just wish we had good news.

Donna: Yeah, well, we’re going to have good news, brooke. We– we’re gonna have good news. I need more time with him.

Ridge: We all want that. There’s no guarantees.

Brooke: It is a gamble, but at least we’re doing everything we can to help eric.

Thorne: What are they doing to dad, anyway? I mean, is– is it dangerous?

Donna: Finn didn’t, uh– he honestly didn’t really have time to explain, any– anything.

Thorne: But it’s experimental? As in unproven, untested.

Brooke: It’s complicated.

Steffy: One aspect is rebuilding granddad’s blood using healthy cells. It’s kind of like immunotherapy. But finn is an incredible doctor. He’ll do everything he can to save him.

Thorne: You’re putting a lot of confidence in finn. I mean, dad’s life is literally in his hands.

Donna: He’s gonna make it. Okay? Eric is– he’s gonna pull through.

Bridget: So, the hope is these manipulated cells attach to a particular protein?

Finn: That’s right.

Bridget: That’s incredible.

Finn: Okay, let’s clean out this last area. Suction here.

Bridget: Okay.

Finn: Femoral suture ready? Almost time to close him up.

Bridget: Finn. Finn, something’s wrong.

Finn: He’s hemorrhaging. I need the cautery pen. He’s already lost enough blood as it is.

Bridget: Oh, my jesus.

Finn: Damn it. Increase txa to 500 milligrams.

Nicholas: Going in.

Bridget: Finn, it’s not working.

Finn: Trying to find the source, okay? Can you clamp?

Bridget: Clamps.

Nurse: Vitals are dropping.

Bridget: Dad, stay with us. Stay with us. You’re gonna be okay.

Finn: We gotta stop the bleeding.

Nicholas: Pressure’s dropping.

Finn: Ten milligrams of ephedrine.

Bridget: Just keep going. Just keep fighting, dad.

Nurse: Patient is hypoxic and tachycardic.

Finn: Come on, eric. Come on, eric.

Bridget: We can’t lose him. Finn, we cannot lose my father. Oh, my god.

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Ridge: A party, huh? That’s the last thing you should be thinking about right now.

Brooke: I agree. But–

Ridge: No, I get– I get why he wants to– I get all that but his priorities are all wrong. He should be at the hospital right now, right? He almost collapsed. He should do what his doctor says and do those tests because who knows? Maybe we’ll get some good news, maybe… we’ll find he’ll stick around– he’ll stick around a little longer.

Donna: Eric? Eric?

Rj: Hey, what’s up?

Zende: You know, this used to be my office?

Rj: I thought everyone used it.

Zende: Everybody does, but it’s where I did most of my sketching.

Rj: Okay, well, I’ll work somewhere else. How’s that?

Zende: Your latest?

Rj: Yeah. What do you think?

Zende: Honest opinion, you got a lot to learn.

Rj: I never said I didn’t have a lot to learn, you know. I spent a lot of time with granddad.

Zende: Seriously? You’re gonna throw that in my face again?

Rj: I’ve never thrown that in your face, man.

Zende: Whatever, you got to admit, you haven’t really paid your dues around here.

Rj: What, like– like you have? Is that…

Zende: Remind me, what design school did you attend?

Rj: We really doing this? Come on, you know the answer to that one.

Zende: What’s a dolman sleeve?

Rj: Zende.

Zende: You ever hear of a knife pleat?

Rj: No, I haven’t heard of a knife pleat.

Zende: Both are designs from the 1920s to the 1950s. Way before our time. But the kind of thing they teach you in design school.

Rj: Cool, I’m starting to get your point. What do you want from me?

Zende: Look, rj, no disrespect, but you have to admit, they rolled out the red carpet for you here. And it’s all because you’re the golden child. Ridge and brooke’s son.

Brooke: What’s going on? Problems at international?

Ridge: No, it’s just rafael wanting to know about dad and the collection and possible launch date. If only he knew what was really going on.

Brooke: There would be an outpouring of love and concern.

Ridge: Yeah. But instead we’re here talking about a party, right? He should be at a hospital, taking some tests, but no. That’s what he wants to do. I should be with my dad making sure he’s all right. Instead he wants me to dress up in a monkey suit and pretend everything is fine.

Brooke: Okay. I– I know. It’s okay.

[ Knocking on door ]

Hope: What is it? Is it eri has something– has something happened?

Brooke: Oh, no, honey. Not the way that you mean. I mean, eric appears to be in stable condition.

Ridge: Yeah, so stable wants to have a party.

Donna: Eric? Can you hear me? Please, answer me, answer me.

[ Donna sobs, gasps ] No, no, no, no, no, no!

[ Donna gasps ]

[ Eric mumbles indistinctly ]

Donna: Eric! Teddy bear!

[ Donna gasps ] Sweetheart! Thank god! Oh, god. Oh, sweet, sweet.

[ Donna crying ]

Eric: What are you doing?

Donna: I– I’m calling 911, eric.

Eric: No, no, no. No.

Donna: Eric, you– you– you– you collapsed. My god. And this isn’t your first time. You– you– you– you almost fell at the office with rj.

Eric: I’m fine. I’m fine. I’m– I am fine.

Donna: But–

Eric: Don’T. Don’t worry.

Donna: Don’t worry? You– you were unconscious, I– I thought you– thought you–

Eric: You thought I was dead?

Donna: Yes. [ Sobs ]

Eric: Okay, okay. Not dead. Not dead. Not getting rid of me yet.

Donna: Don’t joke like that. I told you don’t joke.

Eric: I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I scared you. I’m sorry.

Donna: I wanna take care of you. I just– I– I– I wanna look out for you when I–

Eric: You take care of me, okay? But no hospital, no doctors. No. Please. Thank you. Now, the party. We need to do it right away. I don’t have much time.

Hope: So, this party was all eric’s idea?

Ridge: Yeah, he’s determined to make it happen.

Brooke: Eric wants his family around him and the house filled with love and laughter. A night to be remembered always.

Hope: Okay, but what about eric’s doctor? I mean, couldn’t something like this be too much for him?

Brooke: We were worried about that too. But eric feels that with his family around and everybody really enjoying themselves that maybe that’s the best medicine for him.

Ridge: You know, what else would be good medicine? Being honest with him. Tell him that we know and then tell him that we’re there for him. How about that?

Hope: I’m– I’m really sorry, ridge. I know this must be very difficult for you.

Ridge: Well, it’s difficult for all of us, right? We all love my dad. I gotta go see rj. Hey, um… thank you for your support. Means a lot.

Zende: It is beyond ludicrous that you, with zero design experience, would be grandpa’s first pick to work with him on couture.

Rj: I know. I get it. I get it. I just– well, you think that my– that my mom and my dad forced our granddad to give me a job?

Zende: I’m sure that they approached it with a little bit more finesse than that, but the end result is the same. You got to spend all this extra time with granddad, positioning yourself for better things.

Rj: You think I spent all of this time with granddad because I had an ulterior motive? Zende, if you knew why I was doing this…

Zende: Why? Why, what?

Rj: This is pointless. This is stupid. Listen, we’re– we’re family. You’re my cousin. Okay? We shouldn’t be fighting over this. This is– if you want the truth, I’m gonna give you the truth. I was shocked too. All right? I– I was shocked when he asked me to– to help him design.

Zende: I still say that ridge had something to do with this.

Rj: He had nothing to do with this. This– I– you have my word.

Zende: Your word?

Rj: Yes.

Zende: Right. Okay. Great.

Rj: Zende.

Zende: Great.

Rj: This was my granddad’s decision. Our granddad’s decision.

Zende: Rj, I’m sorry, I’m just not buying it. Just put yourself in my shoes for a second. Give me one good reason why granddad would choose to work with you instead of me?

Ridge: I can give you a reason. Rj knows something that you don’T. But maybe it’s time that you did.

Hope: I still can’t believe that eric wants to throw a party.

Brooke: I couldn’t believe it either at first. But even ridge acknowledged that it’s important to eric. What’s important to eric is important to us because we care about him so much. Despite how difficult this is going to be.

Hope: Yeah, but mom… you share two children with eric. And he has always been a champion of yours. So, while I– I acknowledge that this is an incredibly difficult time for eric, but it is for you too. Are you really sure you can do this? I mean, go to that party, pull off the charade of a lifetime in front of a man who means so much to you.

Brooke: Well, I… we all have to be strong… for eric. Think about it. This may be the last thing that he ever asks of us. So, we have to come through for him.

Donna: Can I get you anything or– or do anything?

Eric: No. Yeah, I’m fine.

Donna: I’ll– I’ll get you some water, okay?

Eric: Or maybe– maybe a martini, extra dry.

[ Donna sighs ]

Eric: Okay. Water will be fine.

[ Eric sighs ] Donna, I meant what I said about the party. We have to do it. I– I’m– I’m winding down.

Donna: Please, don’t say that.

Eric: We have to do the party. There’s not a lot of time. Okay?

Zende: So, I was right. There was something– something that would explain rj getting the coveted spot next to granddad.

Ridge: Can you stop doing that, please? Stop insinuating that he gets some special treatment.

Zende: But I’m not insinuating anything. I’ve been saying it outright from the start.

Ridge: Okay. Let’s clear it up. I should have told you this a long time ago but I was trying to respect my– my father’s wishes.

Zende: Wait. So, granddad was in on it?

Ridge: No. He’s not in on anything but it’s– it’s affecting him.

Zende: What is affecting him? What?

Ridge: Did you notice any changes in my dad in the past few months?

Zende: Not really. Uh, he seems as focused and driven as ever. His collection was killer. He won the– the– the fashion challenge.

[ Ridge sighs ]

Rj: He didn’T.

Zende: What are you talking about?

Rj: He didn’t win. Dad won and told granddad that he won. It’s not the truth.

Ridge: He’s right, I did.

Zende: Guys, what is going on here?

Ridge: There’s no easy way of saying this. But you have to know.

Zende: What? Know what?

Ridge: My dad is dying.

Hope: It still doesn’t seem real. I– I can’t imagine forrester creations without him and I don’t want to.

Brooke: I know. I mean, eric has been a– a giant in the fashion world for decades. His impact will live on long after he’s gone. And forrester creations will be successful… but it won’t be the same. I mean, how could it? He’s the founder, the heart and soul of this company is not going to be with us anymore.

Hope: Well, he’s led by example. His kindness, his generosity. Everyone adores him.

Brooke: He’s so sweet. I mean, he has been there for me, you know, stood by me when I didn’t even deserve it. No judgment whatsoever. It’s just gonna be heartbreaking and, you know, to think of this world without eric forrester in it.

Hope: Mom. Come here.

Brooke: Oh, honey. [ Sobs ]

Zende: No. No, you’re just saying that to justify rj getting to work with him.

Ridge: Yeah. That would be really nice. It’s true. My– my dad is dying.

Zende: From the moment I was adopted… he accepted me. He welcomed me with wide open arms. He, uh…

[ Sobbing ] He always encouraged me. He pushed me to be a better man, a better designer. I wanted to be like him. I wanted to be just like him. And now you’re telling me we’re gonna lose him? We’re gonna lose granddad? I want to see him. I have to see him. I gotta–

Ridge: You can’t do that.

Zende: What– what do you mean, I can’t see him? Why?

Ridge: He doesn’t want anyone to know. Donna, katie and luna know.

Zende: Luna?

Ridge: We gotta respect his wishes. Tell me that you understand that.

Zende: Of course. I won’t say anything to him. Uncle. [ Sobs ]

Ridge: I know.

Zende: But… I love him so much.

Ridge: I know that too. He loves you. Come here.

Donna: How are you feeling?

Eric: I’d feel a lot better if you’d bring me that martini.

[ Donna scoffs ]

Eric: [ Laughs ] Hey, I thought that would get a smile out of you. I just made a joke, you know. It’s okay to– it’s okay to laugh and joke a little bit. It’s okay. What’s not okay is for you to be crying and mourning like this. I’m not– I’m not 6 feet under yet, you know.

Donna: Don’t say things like that. Stop saying things like that. My god.

Eric: Okay. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I scared you. I’m sorry.

Donna: Listen to doctor, eric, and just go to the hospital, get those tests, get whatever test they need.

Eric: Stop it, donna. Stop it. I would do any kind of treatment, I would go to the doctor, I would go through anything if it meant I could spend some more time with to you. But I’m not gonna live my life like that. And under– under– under that kind of treatment. I’m not gonna do it. I won’T. Okay? Now… I’m gonna go on with my life. I’ve gotta live and laugh. And– and– and love. We’re gonna have a party.

Donna: I– I don’t want a party, eric. Can’t you see this is breaking my heart? I don’t want a party.

Eric: Okay.

Donna: Please stop.

Eric: Stop it. Stop it. Look at you. I wanna see a– I wanna see a smile on your face, please. Please, donna, look. Look at me. Can you smile? Because when I see this other face of yours, it– it makes me sad too. And it makes me realize.

Donna: What?

Eric: It makes me realize how much I’m gonna miss you. I’m gonna miss you so much.

[ Donna sobbing ] You come here. Come here.

Donna: Oh.

Eric: You’re okay.

Donna: Oh, no.

Eric: You’re okay.

[ Donna crying ]

Ridge: Okay. [ Sobbing ]

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Eric: Oh, donna, I have so much to do and so little time,

Donna: Eric, I– I really wish you wouldn’t think of it that way.

Eric: I have to. I– I can’t– I can’t waste a minute. I can’t, I mean, I– I don’t even really know how many minutes I have left. Oh, stop it you two. I don’t want this. I don’t want these– these long faces. I don’t want sadness in here, okay? I’ve had this wonderful life and it’s– it’s not over yet and I have to– I have this collection to put out and I have this wonderful party to throw. The kind of grand soiree that this family hasn’t seen in a very long time.

Thomas: You can’t be serious.

Brooke: Now?

Steffy: Granddad actually said he wants to throw a party.

Rj: He doesn’t want to. He’s doing it.

Carter: As you can imagine, I was taken aback by the documents eric sent over.

Ridge: What do– what documents? What are you–

Carter: Ridge, the revised will naming you executor and the amended medical power of attorney.

Ridge: But I can’t do this. How do I do this? How do– how do I make–

Carter: Okay, ridge. What the hell is going on?

Brooke: What is eric thinking?

Steffy: Throwing a party at a time like this?

Rj: Well, that’s the whole point.

Thomas: Okay. So, how did the topic of partying even come up?

Rj: Well, he was talking about his– his life and– and you know, it ending, but it wasn’t in like a morbid or depressing way. He was just talking about how he doesn’t want tears or sadness. He– he wants a celebration, the perfect joyous ending.

Katie: I know you probably don’t want my opinion, but I’m going to offer it up anyway. I think that under the circumstances, maybe a party is not such a great idea.

Eric: You know what? I agree with you. It’s not a good idea. It’s a great idea and I love it. It’s a great idea because it was my idea.

Donna: Eric, you’re not well.

Eric: Yeah, thanks for reminding me, donna.

Donna: No. What I mean is that you have enough on your plate doing this new collection.

Eric: If I don’t do what I want now, when? Now, I want to finish this collection and I want to do this one last wonderful party for our family. And remember, we’re a closed shop here. We’re the only ones who know about this. I don’t– rj and luna and us. No one else has to know what’s going on with me, right? Okay.

[ Eric coughing ]

Carter: Look, I’m not trying to jump to conclusions, but it’s not hard to connect the dots. So, what’s going on? You can tell me.

Ridge: He doesn’t want anyone to know. Not even me, his own son. But you’re family, so you deserve the truth.

Carter: No, no, no, man. That can’t be true.

Ridge: Yeah, I wish it wasn’T.

Carter: Eric… he’s dying? I can’t, I gotta go see him.

Ridge: No.

Carter: I have to.

Ridge: No, you don’t have to. It’s not what he wants. He doesn’t want anyone to know. That’s why you’re only finding out about this now. Rj’s been helping him and he had these tremors and his hands weren’t working, so rj was there for him and they created this collection together.

Carter: That’s a hell of a burden on rj.

Ridge: Nothing was too much for him because he talked to brooke and then they told me.

Carter: That’s why you let eric think he won the fashion challenge.

Ridge: He needed that. He needed some validation. He’s gotta know that he– that he’s relevant because he is relevant. As long as he’s alive, he’s– he’s relevant.

Carter: How are you holding up?

Ridge: What, pretending that I don’t know? I am great. That’s what he wants. We have to respect that.

Carter: I don’t think I can pull that off.

Ridge: Oh, I know you can pull that off. ‘Cause you have to. Not for me, carter. For him.

Eric: Katie. Uh, do me a favor, will you? Just, uh, get everybody in here in here, in this room. I want everybody in the family to know that there’s a wonderful party in their immediate future.

Katie: So, you’re really going through with this?

Eric: Oh, yes, with great enthusiasm. You too.

Donna: So, does that mean you’re ready to tell everybody the truth that you’re–

Eric: What? That I’m– that I’m dying? Donna, it’s okay. You can say it. It’s the truth. Okay.

Carter: Eric, he, um… he always accepted me, right from the start. Was always caring and kind, supportive… even when I didn’t deserve it. And as you know, he took a big chance on me because I didn’t have much corporate experience. But he believed I could do the job. I can’t tell you how much that means to me.

Ridge: No, I get it.

Carter: Thank you for telling me.

Ridge: Listen, I– I know you love my dad, he loves you. Hey, you gotta keep this to yourself.

Carter: I’m not saying it won’t be the hardest thing I ever had to do, but if it helps ease eric’s journey, you can count on me.

Ridge: Thank you, brother.

Carter: I’m sorry.

Ridge: Oh, man, me too.

Rj: Hey.

Ridge: Hey.

Rj: Carter.

Ridge: Ah, he’s family, I had to tell him.

Carter: Eric– he, uh– he sent over these– these documents. The revised will and amended the power of attorney.

Steffy: Granddad’s actively preparing for his death.

Ridge: Yeah.

Brooke: I still can’t believe this is happening.

Carter: There has to be something we can do for eric, right?

Thomas: Yeah, you can, uh, you can show up at his party.

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Ridge: Dad’s serious?

Rj: He’s very serious. This is what he wants. He wants a gala event that he can attend that celebrates his life.

Steffy: Except we can’t know that that’s why we’ve been called together.

Ridge: Okay. So, we just kind of pretend. Right. That’s what we’re doing? How is this helpful for him at all? Meaningful in any way?

Brooke: Well, we have to plaster on these phony smiles and pretend that everything is okay.

Ridge: All right, great. So– so we’re just gonna have a party, have drinks and– and eat and pretend that everything is fine. How– how are we supposed to do that?

Steffy: I know. It’s ridiculous. What– what rj said. It’s what granddad wants.

Thomas: I think it’s actually inspirational.

Ridge: What?

Thomas: We’d all be so lucky to go out like that.

Carter: He has a point, ridge. And you do too. We all love eric and we’re losing him and… it’s natural we’d want to hold on to him for as long as we can, but you did something very admirable. You told your dad he won the fashion challenge when he didn’T.

Thomas: Yeah, you gave that to him.

Steffy: Probably gave him more time, dad.

Brooke: It was a gift and now we can give him another gift, show up to his party and give him the night that he wants so badly.

[ Phone chiming ] Oh. It’s, uh, it’s katie. Eric wants to see us.

Ridge: All right. Put on your game faces. Pretend that everything is perfect.

Donna: I understand your desire to live life as much as you can, but you heard the doctor, eric. He wants you in the hospital.

Katie: To run more tests.

Eric: No, no, it’s not what I want. This is what I want. I want one last party. A wonderful party full of fun and laughter and wonderful memories.

Donna: Oh, eric.

[ Knocking ]

Eric: Good.

Ridge: Hey.

Eric: Good. Come in, everyone. Just– just fill up the room. Yeah, that’s what I want. Uh, I’m so glad– I’m glad you’re here. Thanks for coming.

Brooke: Yeah, katie texted me, said you wanted to see all of us, so…

Eric: And what a wonderful sight you are to see.

Ridge: You like being behind the desk, don’t you? Showing us who’s boss.

Eric: Don’t sell yourself short. You did a wonderful collection. It was, uh, it was pretty impressive, I gotta say.

Ridge: Not impressive enough, was it?

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Eric: As wonderful as it feels for me to sit behind this desk again, to stand here like this, it’s where I belong, it’s really not what it’s about. Not about me. It’s about the future. About the young generation full of energy and, and wonderful ideas to take this company from now into the future for decades to come. I couldn’t be more proud.

Steffy: You have no idea how much that means to us.

Thomas: I completely agree with you. I mean, being an artist or– or running a business, I mean, we learned that from you and dad, obviously.

Ridge: Everything I gave you, I got from this guy.

Brooke: And you’ve been so generous to our logan family as well. Our lives would not be the same without you here.

Donna: Certainly not mine.

Carter: Or mine.

Rj: You touched a lot of people, granddad.

Katie: In deeply profound ways.

Steffy: We love you so much.

Eric: We, uh, we don’t take time to say that to each other very often. We get all busy during our lives and we forget to tell each other how much we care about each other and so, that’s what I’m doing now and not very well either.

Carter: You know, I’d like to, um, to jump on that, eric. Uh… you took a chance on me, gave me a place here at forrester, a seat at the family table and, uh, I just wanna thank you for that.

Eric: No, we needed you here. You’ve been a wonderful addition to this company and to this family.

Ridge: All right. What is happening here? We’re all busy. You brought us in here for, what, some love fest? Okay?

Eric: Yeah. Thank you. Thank you. Uh, the fact is an explanation, I’ve had a few moments of, uh, real clarity lately and I think it’s time for us to have a celebration, a party. A party for all of us full of– full of love and laughter. So, are you coming or not?

[ All laughing ]

Ridge: Yeah, sounds perfect.

Thomas: We’ll be there.

Rj: Sounds like a blast.

Carter: Wouldn’t miss it.

Eric: Okay. Donna and I will get back to you with all the details and we’ll let you know when– when everything is starting.

Donna: Okay, I think you’ve had a full day.

Eric: We’ll dance. We’re gonna dance?

Donna: Yes, we’ll dance. But we’re gonna go home now. Okay. All right.

Eric: Be lots of champagne.

Ridge: Yes. Okay.

Eric: Lots of it.

Ridge: Sounds great.

Eric: Don’t be late.

Rj: I will not. I’ll see you.

Ridge: So, we’re having a party.

Thomas: Okay. Uh, I guess it’s time to figure out how to throw a party.

Katie: Donna and I tried to talk him out of it, but he was determined.

Carter: How are we supposed to pull this off?

Brooke: Brought tears to my eyes just hearing him talk like that.

Ridge: You know what I want to hear from him is the truth, so we can deal with this as a family.

Rj: This is how he wants to handle it, dad.

Steffy: I wouldn’t go along with a stupid charade for anyone. But if this is what granddad wants, then we’re going to dress up and we’re gonna have a party and we’re gonna make it a night he will never forget.

Ridge: Okay.

Eric: Did you, uh, you think anybody saw my hand shaking?

Donna: Nobody reacted.

Eric: Ah, good. I mean rj or katie, it’s okay, but nobody else. I don’t want–

Donna: I know, I know. How’s your hand feeling now?

Eric: Fine. It’s fine. Ridge asked me, uh, what we’re celebrating at this party and I said, “gratitude.” I’m just so… I’m so grateful to have you in my life, yeah?

Donna: Oh, eric. Really, uh… we finally got together, didn’t we? It became kind of a circuitous route, but we’re here.

Donna: We did. And stephanie, I was with her all that time. She was wonderful. She was strong and powerful and a wonderful partner and a great– a great mother to our children, really, but she… she wasn’t that easy to live with.

Donna: I can’t imagine that she was, really.

Eric: She was. And brooke. Being married to brooke. We– we had two beautiful children together and i just never really felt that… that the marriage was a permanent thing. I felt like I was on borrowed time. That her– her love for ridge would– would win out.

Donna: It always does, doesn’t it?

Eric: It does eventually, yeah. And there were other women. You were one of them, but our timing wasn’t right then. But now, now it is. I’m so happy. I have you– you– your love and your grace and– and your warmth and your laughter fill this house.

Donna: I’m the lucky one. You– you finally came back to me.

Eric: I did, didn’t I? Here– here I am. I’m so lucky to have you and I’m so grateful. And I– I– I– I– I– um… I don’t take you for granted. I don’T… I feel so… I feel safe. I feel safe with you in these last days of my– and I’M… I’m scared, donna.

Donna: What?

Eric: I’m scared.

Donna: Eric.

Eric: I’m scared, donna.

Donna: Stop. No. Don’T.

[ Eric mumbling ]

Donna: Eric, please. Don’t– are you okay?

Eric: Sit down.

Donna: Are you okay?

Eric: I want to sit down.

Donna: Okay, sit down.

Eric: I want to sit down. I’m okay, I’m okay.

Donna: Are you okay?

Eric: Yeah.

Donna: Are you okay?

Eric: Yeah, I’m okay.

Donna: Uh, I’m going to get you some water.

Eric: All right. I’m sorry. I’m scared, donna.

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Donna: Eric! Oh!

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Donna: Please, eric, you heard the doctor.

Eric: Yeah, yeah. I did. I… I heard his advice, yeah.

Donna: But you’re gonna choose to ignore it.

Eric: I’m gonna choose to ignore it.

[ Donna sighing ] Donna, I’m gonna live my life the way I want to, right here at forrester, creating and– and– and designing. And at home, in our beautiful home with you. Side by side with you, snuggled up in my arms. I’m not gonna be hooked up to a bunch of old machines and– and being poked and prodded. Not– no hospital. No hospital.

Donna: But what if the hospital could help?

Katie: Hospital? What? What are you talking about? What happened?

Eric: Well, katie, in case you’ve forgotten, I’m dying.

Ridge: My dad is facing the biggest challenge of his life, and I can’t be there to help him.

Brooke: Not in the way that you want. But you are there for your father, ridge. You are. You’re giving him exactly what he wants and needs right now.

Ridge: What does he want and need? Me pretending that this isn’t real? That– that it’s–

Brooke: Okay, look. I understand your frustration.

Steffy: We all do. We all do. It goes against every instinct to go along with this, pretending that everything is okay when all we want to do is just reach out and hold him and help him somehow. I’ll always remember it as grandma being, you know, the stubborn one, but… granddad, he can be stubborn too. We don’t really have a choice but to let him play this out the way he wants. Live his life on his terms. ‘Til the end.

Brooke: Steffy is right. We have to give this to eric. We have to keep pretending we don’t know.

Ridge: Okay. But rj said that– that dad almost collapsed today. If any of us had seen that, then what do we do?

Steffy: It would have been impossible to ignore.

Ridge: Exactly.

Rj: Yeah. I– I’m glad I was there to catch him though. That was good.

Ridge: We’re all glad. Not just today, but this whole time you were there, you were a steady hand, literally. We have to give this to eric. We have to keep pretending we don’t know.

Ridge: Okay. But rj said that– that dad almost collapsed today. If any of us had seen that, then what do we do?

Steffy: It would have been impossible to ignore.

Ridge: Exactly.

Rj: Yeah. I– I’m glad I was there to catch him though. That was good.

Ridge: We’re all glad. Not just today, but this whole time you were there, you were a steady hand, literally. You helped him get his designs on paper one last time.

Katie: Eric, of course, I haven’t forgotten. I was just worried hearing you talk about the hospital.

Eric: Uh-huh. Nothing’s really changed. Nothing. I’m still dying. Like everybody else on the planet, and, you know, just a little sooner for me, that’s all. But just because I’m on a– on a fast track for– for– for dying doesn’t mean I need to throw in the towel and then crawl into some hospital bed someplace. No. No, I’m gonna spend it doing what I love doing most. Right here, creating.

Donna: I– I get that. I mean, we– we actually– we get that, but– but what if spending just a little bit of time in the hospital will prolong your life so that you can continue to create for many more years?

Eric: No, no, no. Being in a hospital is just– that’s just– it’s just sitting there and fading away and being forgotten. I’m not gonna do that. I have this collection to finish. I have to finish this collection and that’s what I’m gonna do. I may be gone one day soon and away from this office and I’ll be away from everywhere, but I’m gonna create this and– and it’s a line that’s gonna go on forever, never to be forgotten. You know, give this place back to ridge one day and– and then it’ll be done. That’s what I’m gonna do.

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Ridge: You’re gonna be here, right? You’re gonna help him. You’re gonna put every design on paper, every last one of them.

Rj: Every single last one of them. And I’m gonna do everything that it takes to do that, dad.

Ridge: Okay.

Rj: Even if, you know, there may come a time when it’s too much for him.

Ridge: When it’s too much for him?

Rj: Yeah.

Ridge: Have you met my dad? Too much for him? He’s gonna do this until the end.

Brooke: I’m so happy that rj can be there for eric. But what about the rest of us? I mean, what can we do to support him? How can we be there for him without letting on that we’re aware of the situation?

Steffy: I’ve been wrestling with this myself. We can’t possibly keep–

Ridge: Can’t possibly what? Keep up the charade of– of saying that everything is fine? This– we could have quality time with him. Instead, we’re doing this. We– we’re here talking about it, wasting it.

Steffy: We’re gonna have quality time, but I don’t want to pity him. That’s the last thing he needs. I just wish we could have an open, honest conversation with him, as honest as it can be. So, if he’s here at the office, behind the desk, knocking it out, another brilliant design, then fine. That’s just as meaningful. That’s what granddad wants. That’s gonna bring him joy, then you said it yourself, we need to respect his wishes.

Ridge: Come here. We will. Okay?

Donna: You know that I want you thriving and creating, but this isn’t about sending you to some hospital room to spend the rest of your days. This is about going to the hospital, doing a few tests and maybe this won’t be your last collection.

Katie: Exactly. Exactly. Eric, you can’t stop fighting. You can’t give up.

Eric: That’s not what I’m doing. I’m not. That’s not– giving up would be curling up in a ball in a– in a– in a hospital room somewhere. Between the sheets of some bed, someplace. I’m not doing that. It’s not what I’m doing. I have to stay here. I have to stay alive and I have to finish my last collection. This is my life, this is my passion.

Katie: No one is saying that you have to quit designing. Everyone can see how wonderful this has been for you. But– but you can do both. You can continue to design and look for treatment options.

Eric: What? From a hospital bed? No. Work from a hospital bed? Some people can do that. Not me. Not me.

Katie: Eric, please. Listen to your doctors. Listen to donna. Treatment could give you and look for treatment options.

Eric: What? From a hospital bed? No. Work from a hospital bed? Some people can do that. Not me. Not me.

Katie: Eric, please. Listen to your doctors. Listen to donna. Treatment could give you more time with her. Isn’t that a reason enough?

Eric: That’s it. It’s reason enough. I– I– I love your sister. Katie, I love donna. What she gives to me– she gives everything to me. I’m so– I’m so grateful for that.

Donna: You could have so much more though, eric. Years to come.

Eric: So, let’s hang on to that, all right? Let’s– let’s live those moments that we have. Let’s– let’s thrive on that. Grab those moments and live those– live those moments. Please. Look, I– I appreciate so much how the two of you who have supported me through this, both of you. It humbles me, it does, but I’m the only one who knows how I’m feeling and I’m the one who gets to decide what I’m gonna do. And I choose– I choose to move on with my life, to design. This is– this is what I wanna do. You have to trust my instincts.

Katie: What if your instincts are leading you away from– from possible lifesaving treatment?

Eric: No, my instincts are not wrong. My instincts tell me to finish this. To finish this collection. I have one wonderful collection left in me and this is it. And that’s what I’m gonna do. I need you to both– I need you both believe in me. Please.

Katie: Yeah.

Eric. Please.

Katie: Of course.

Donna: We do.

Eric: Okay.

Donna: Yes, we do.

Eric: Okay. Good. Now, I need your help.

Donna: My help?

Eric: Yes, I need your help too.

Donna: Okay.

Eric: Here’s what we’re gonna do. I want you to model this dress for me. This– the one in the middle, the purple. I want you to put that on, I want you to bring it to life for me, all right? And I want you to call rj and tell him to meet us in the salon. He can see my latest– the latest forrester fashion creation come to life.

Rj: I just got a text from aunt katie, and she says, um, granddad wants to meet up.

Brooke: Oh, well, that’s great. Must mean he’s inspired to work.

Ridge: Probably thinking about his next fashion show.

Steffy: The next fashion show won’t be a competition.

Ridge: Right.

Steffy: It’ll be eric forrester’s originals in the spotlight. But what if he doesn’T…

Rj: No. He’s going to finish. He’s working day and night. He’s gonna make it.

Ridge: All right, then go. Meet him and help him finish his couture line. Go ahead.

Brooke: Yeah. Keep us updated. We need to know how he is.

Rj: Okay. I– I got to admit, I– I feel… terrible. I feel like I just betrayed his trust.

Steffy: No, no, no. You did the right thing. Not just for granddad, but for our whole family. Thank you.

Ridge: Yes, thank you. Now go. Finish your collection.

Brooke: I’m really proud of him. Everything he’s doing for your father.

Ridge: I know. That’s our son. Seeing my dad through this. It feels right.

Brooke: Yeah.

Ridge: We did good.

Eric: I actually love this space, you know. I’m surprised we don’t use it more often.

Katie: Oh, I’ve used it for a couple of events, press conferences, it’s nice. It’s more intimate, cozy.

Eric: Yeah. It’s nice.

Katie: Yeah.

Eric: I mean the– I suppose it could have to do with the fact that I beat the pants off of ridge at the fashion challenge.

Katie: That might be why you like it, yes.

Eric: Maybe so.

[ Eric chuckling ]

Rj: Hello? Hey, aunt katie, granddad. Do you– you wanted to see me for something?

Eric: Rj, we have a surprise for you. Stay right there.

Rj: That’s– okay.

Eric: Donna, we’re ready. Beautiful. The dress is very nice too. Very nice.

Donna: It’s gorgeous.

[ Eric coughing ]

Eric: I’m sorry.

Rj: Are you okay? Do you wanna take a break maybe?

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Steffy: Just tell me granddad will live long enough to see this collection on the runway.

Ridge: I would love that. But I can’t promise.

Steffy: I just wanna see him up there. He takes in the showstopper and he takes in the applause. Yeah, he should have a thousand more shows.

[ Ridge chuckling ]

Ridge: Let’s start with one, okay?

Steffy: I just wish he knew that we knew. We could tell him that we love him and that we’re there for him.

Brooke: Yeah. We all feel that way.

[ Brooke sighing ] But you made a good point earlier. We can’t pity eric. These are his final moments, not ours. We need to let eric do this his way. I’m just guessing that at some point, it’s going to be difficult to keep on pretending that we don’t know.

Ridge: Well, I’m sure the day will come when his condition deteriorates to point where… here’s what I know. This man is gonna stand tall as long as he can.

Brooke: Takes an enormous amount of strength.

Ridge: I know I couldn’t do it.

Steffy: Well, you’ve been extremely brave. Showing so much strength, holding us together.

Ridge: I think it’s gonna take all of us.

Brooke: Yeah.

[ Eric coughing ]

Donna: Okay, I think– I think we need to get some water.

Katie: I’m gonna– I’m gonna see what I can find.

Eric: Stop it! Stop it! I don’t want this. I don’t want any of this. I’m tired of it. I don’t want these long faces. I don’t want any sadness, all right? No sadness. I want– I want laughter and I want joy. And I want– I just got the best– I just got the best idea.

Katie: About a fashion show?

Eric: No, no, the funeral.

Donna: What? Er– eric.

Eric: No, I’m sorry. You got me wrong. I don’t mean funeral. I mean– I mean, uh– I mean, a celebration. Something that– that I can attend. The most wonderful celebration ever. A party!

Donna: A party?

Eric: Yes, a party with– with– with everyone. With all my friends and family and I can be there with a– with a glass of champagne, and everyone can laugh and have a wonderful time. And there’d be no tears. There’d be no crying and no tears at this party. Do you understand?

Donna: Eric, is that really fair? I mean, shouldn’t family and friends get a chance to say goodbye to you?

Eric: Yes, yes, and they can at my real funeral when that happens, whenever that is. And they can be there and cry as much as they want, but they shouldn’t spend a lot of time doing that because life goes on, and it should. This is what I want to do. And I would be very honored if you would do it with me, this final celebratory act of mine. The most– the most fun act I’ve ever had. A beautiful, beautiful celebration, and one final, final act. Yes?

[ Katie gasping ]

[ Eric laughing ]

Eric: Yeah, yeah.

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[ Relaxing music ]

Brooke: You’re a good son.

Ridge: A good son that can’t help his father.

Steffy: You talking about granddad?

Brooke: Talking about how difficult it is.

Steffy: Oh, I wish he’d let us be there for him.

Ridge: Well, it’s his choice. Doesn’t want anyone to pity him.

Brooke: He doesn’t want us to worry.

Steffy: So, we’re supposed to just act like everything’s normal?

Ridge it’s not normal. I saw his hand shaking earlier. Pretended like I didn’t see it.

Steffy: God. Well, at least he’s back at work. Now, we can see him.

Ridge: Yeah, I’m happy about that.

Steffy: I’m still not used to seeing you in the design office.

Ridge: Not my desk anymore. That’s part of the deal.

Steffy: You did the right thing, letting granddad believe that he won the fashion challenge and giving up your office.

Eric: So, any time that you slant the hemline on something like this, it needs to be very, very subtle.

Rj: Yeah.

Eric: It makes all the difference in the world.

Rj: No, it– it definitely does. I definitely wouldn’t have, uh, I wouldn’t have thought of doing it. I really like the way that it makes the edges straight.

Eric: Yeah, it does. It gives the fabric some weight. It– it grounds the dress. It’s really good.

Donna: Mm, signature eric forrester.

Eric: Yes, it is, yeah. She knows all my secret weapons.

[ Rj and donna chuckling ] And now, you do too.

Rj: I’ve learned so much from you, granddad.

Eric: And me from you. I mean, this is just a very adventurous neckline.

Rj: Oh, come on. The– the neckline needs work. Honestly. That’s what it needs.

Eric: No, it doesn’T. It’s perfect. Well, we can work on it a little bit more if you want, but it’s gonna come out just fine. Don’t worry.

Donna: Between the two of you, I have no doubt it will turn out beautifully.

[ Eric chuckling ]

Eric: What I’d like to do is to get a little more adventurous with the, uh, with the color. Maybe, um, a red, uh, a fire– fire engine red. Um…

Rj: Hey, are you okay?

Eric: Yeah, I– I think so. Uh… be good.

Donna: Eric, you’re pale. You need to sit down.

Rj: Hey, hey, hold on, hold on.

Brooke: It’s really selfless of you, allowing eric to believe that he beat you in the fashion challenge.

Ridge: He was so invested. He spent hours finishing those pieces.

Steffy: So did you, which makes it even more heartwarming.

Ridge: Well, that’s the least I could do.

Brooke: Thinking that he won this challenge, it’s– it’s meant a lot to eric.

Ridge: Yeah, I know. He’s thrilled. Now, he’s rubbing it in my face.

Steffy: He couldn’t be more proud of himself.

Ridge: Why shouldn’t he? It’s quite a collection.

Brooke: And it’s really made him happy.

Ridge: I– there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for this guy. Nothing. After everything he’s done for me all my life, and now, I’m just… sitting there talking to doctors and specialists, and… all I hear is “nothing more we can do.”

Rj: Whoa, whoa, whoa. I got you. I got you.

Donna: Let’s get you… sit down. Sit down.

Eric: Okay. I’m okay.

Rj: Let’s just get to the chairs.

Eric: Yeah, I’m all right. I just had a senior moment.

Donna: Okay. Just sit down, eric. Come on. You almost passed out.

Eric: I’m fine.

Donna: Please.

Eric: Fine.

Donna: Take a sip.

Eric: Thank you. Thanks. Who are you calling?

Donna: Your doctor. He gave me his cell phone.

Eric: No, don’t do that, donna. Don’t call the doctor.

Donna: Okay, stop. You’re not talking me out of this.

Rj: No. Let’s just hold on a second, hold on a second. Do you want some more water? Can I get you some more water?

Eric: No, I’m okay. I’m all right. Don’t worry about me, all right? I’m feeling better already. Look.

Rj: No, you haven’t been feeling well for a long time, granddad.

Donna: This is donna logan.

Rj: Maybe…

Donna: I need to speak with dr. Colby regarding–

Rj: You need to rest and maybe working on this collection isn’t good for you.

Donna: It’s urgent.

Ridge: Dad and I would always work together whenever we could, you know. And then, he started wanting to do his own line. I just didn’t pick up on it.

Brooke: I just thought he needed to prove himself like he’s still got it.

Ridge: Yeah. I thought the same thing, so I indulged him. You know why? Because I wanted to win. Because I wanted to beat the best.

Steffy: And you did.

Ridge: Yeah. What a waste of time, huh? This whole competition was just time wasted with him. I was such a jerk.

Steffy: You and granddad always had fun teasing each other, and it always came from a place of love.

Ridge: You think this came from a place of love? No. I wanted him out. I wanted him to retire so I could take over ’cause I didn’t know he was suffering ’cause no one told me.

Brooke: You understand why.

Ridge: I do. I– this is not about rj, and I know he has a lot on his plate. I understand.

Steffy: Yeah, definitely. And thomas and I are really grateful that you opened up to us. I mean, yeah, it’s still a shock. Grandad seems so vital and alive.

Ridge: He is, he– everything we have, everything we are is because of him.

Brooke: It’s true. Everything he’s done for all of us. His love and his support and his encouragement. And everything he’s done here, what he’s built at forrester creations.

Ridge: A patriarch.

Steffy: He’s always been a sanctuary for me. When I couldn’t talk to you or mom about something, I– I knew I could go to him. And he’d give me just wonderful advice and guidance and not just for me, but for everyone. I don’t want to even think about him not being here. I can’t imagine him being gone.

Donna: Okay. Well, um, dr. Colby is gonna swing by and check on you, and, um, thankfully he was really close.

Eric: Look, it was just a dizzy spell, that’s all it was. You didn’t have to call the doctor.

Rj: No, we need to get you checked out. That’s– it’s a good idea.

Eric: Yeah. Well, it’s just gonna be the same diagnosis as it was before, right? And this– this– this senior moment of mine was just a blip on that same diagnostic radar. It’s the same thing.

Rj: Granddad. Granddad. We love you. Okay? We both love you. We wanna make sure that you’re not in any danger. Okay? We– we’re– this collection? We– we’re gonna have time to finish this. Okay? And we’re going to.

Eric: Good. I like that attitude, all right?

Rj: Yeah.

Eric: Let’s do some work. We can get some work done before the doctor gets here. Come on.

Rj: No, no.

Donna: Oh, no, no, no, no. You– you need to rest right now, eric.

[ Eric coughing ]

Donna: Oh…

Rj: What if we took you back to the house? Would you be okay with that? What if– what if we started working on–

Eric: Oh, no, that’s the worst idea and you’ll put me between– convince me to lay down on the bed and just sit there and wait to die. No, no, I’m not gonna do that. That’s not what I’m gonna do.

Donna: That– that– that’s not what we’re saying, eric. Okay? We’re not saying that. We just think that maybe this is depleting your energy.

Eric: No, this– this is what energizes me, donna. You know that. Being here at this desk. Designing, working, surrounded by my family and– and teaching my grandson. And– and– and loving you. This. And this is what I’m gonna do until I die, this. This is what I want.

[ Eric coughing ]

Donna: Oh, dr. Colby. Thank you so much for coming.

Colby: Eric, how are you doing? I see the coughing’s intensified.

Eric: I’m fine. I’m fine.

Donna: No, he– he’s not fine. He almost passed out and he’s– he’s coughing up blood again. I mean, I know eric doesn’t want to hear this, but his– his condition is getting worse. His symptoms are increasing, and– and they’re more frequent. Please, doctor, please. Tell me that there’s– there’s something you can do to help eric.

[ Eric coughing ]

Colby: One more deep breath in.

[ Eric inhaling deeply ] Tell me more about what happened today.

Donna: Uh, eric– eric was just standing there. He– he– he and rj were working and suddenly he just got disoriented.

Eric: It wasn’t a big deal. I just got lightheaded, that’s all.

Rj: It was a very big deal, dr. Colby. He was standing right here and he almost fell.

Donna: Yeah. And thankfully, rj was there to catch him or he would have hit the ground.

Colby: Has this been happening regularly?

Eric: No. What, the dizziness?

Colby: Yes.

Eric: No, no, it hasn’T. It’s just– just once in a while. Not– not very often at all. Look, I– just probably low blood sugar. I didn’t, uh, eat hardly anything today.

Colby: Okay. With your condition, nearly losing consciousness is an indication of a more serious issue.

Donna: He– he’s been so focused on this collection. I don’t– I don’t think he’s been taking care of himself as much as he should be. Eric, you need to eat and— and you’re not getting enough sleep.

Rj: Yeah. We keep telling him that he needs to get more sleep.

Eric: All right, you’re both right. You’re both right. I’ll, uh, I’ll have a great big lunch tomorrow.

Colby: Okay. To be perfectly frank, I think you need to go to the hospital.

Eric: Yeah. What today?

Colby: Yes.

Eric: No, I can’t go. It’s right in the middle of the workday. I’m not gonna go to the hospital.

Colby: Eric, your blood pressure is low. Okay? Your lungs are inflamed. The hospital can do a chest x-ray, run more tests so that we know better about what stage we’re at.

Eric: A test to what? A test to tell me what I already know? That my body’s failing me? We know that already, doctor. No, thank you.

Rj: Granddad, you need to listen to dr. Colby. He’s an expert.

Eric: I know.

Donna: Maybe– maybe if you go to the hospital, they’ll– they’ll make you feel more comfortable.

Eric: Oh, they have pills for that. They’re gonna have pills that make me feel better. They have lots of pills for that. You have a– a pill to make me better so that I can– I can live? So I can keep living? Do you have that pill? No, I didn’t think so. Look, I don’t want to go to the hospital. I’m gonna stay here. I’m gonna do what I want. I’m gonna live my life. I’m gonna squeeze the life out of every moment I have left. And I’m gonna live it for myself, right? I’m gonna live ’til I die.

Steffy: Granddad is at the end of his life and we have to pretend that we have no idea.

Brooke: Right. Nobody is supposed to know.

Ridge: But we do know.

Brooke: Yes, we do know. And it’s taken a terrible toll on rj too. I’m worried about that. Just happy he’s been able to lean on luna.

Steffy: Yeah, it has helped out granddad.

Ridge: Why can’t we just go over there and shake him and say, “hey, dad, we know what’s going on. “We’re here to help you.”

Steffy: I hear you, and I want to do that too.

Brooke: We can’T. We can’t say anything. It’s critical that we don’t upset him.

Steffy: [ Sighing ] Fine. I mean, if he’s here and he’s creating and it gives him peace, maybe it’ll prolong his life.

Ridge: Give him something to hold on to.

Brooke: He does love designing, that’s for sure. Just hope he doesn’t overdo it.

[ Steffy sighing ]

Ridge: Come here.

Brooke: You know how we’re talking about eric this way. You know, our eric. Our sweet, sweet eric.

Ridge: It’s all right.

Rj: Hey, you’re– you’re here. Um…

Ridge: Whoa, whoa. Is it my dad? What’s going on?

Rj: Yes, the doctor was just with him in the ceo office.

Brooke: Did something happen?

Rj: He’s okay. It’s just– I think things have taken a little bit of a turn.

Steffy: What do you– what do you mean?

Rj: He– he has these dizzy spells sometimes, but this– this was different. I think– I think his condition is getting uh, getting worse.

Eric: That was some house call, you know. The house is one thing, but for him to come to the office. Come on.

Donna: Okay. And he urged you to go to the hospital. I really think you should listen to him.

Eric: Well, if I thought it was important, I would.

Donna: Eric, sweetheart. What if it was another tia?

Eric: Well, it’s nothing we haven’t dealt with before. Right, donna? And now that I’ve had these crackers, I’m back to my old self. I mean, really. Let’s– let’s go home. We can play some racquetball or some pickleball.

Donna: Stop. I’m really not in the mood to joke right now.

Eric: I’m not joking. I’m serious about it. We can play something. I’ve got plenty of juice.

Donna: It was really scary. Stop it. That was scary for me, please. I mean, you–

Eric: I’m sorry. I’m sorry.

Donna: You almost collapsed. You were– you were just standing there talking, and if rj hadn’t– hadn’t held you, you could have hit your head. Or maybe never woken up.

Eric: Or maybe died, you think? I would’ve died? Donna, it’s not my time. It’s not my time. Not yet. You’re not gonna get rid of me that easily.

Donna: Stop.

Eric: There you are. Beautiful smile. I love it when you laugh.

Eric: Okay, okay. Okay.

Donna: I’m sorry.

Eric: Whatever happens, you’re gonna be fine.

Ridge: What’s going on with dad?

Rj: I don’t know. It came on suddenly, whatever it was.

Steffy: You said he got dizzy.

Rj: Yes, he did. We were talking, he was really excited about the new design. Everything was really positive and then he– he couldn’t find a word, and then he just– his whole body went weak.

Brooke: Oh, my god.

Rj: I was scared he was gonna collapse.

Brooke: Did you call 911?

Rj: We called– donna wanted to call his doctor, so we called his doctor, and he came and examined him in the office.

Steffy: What did the doctor say?

Rj: He’s– he’s very worried about him. He’s been worried about him. He said that he shouldn’t be here working. He– he should be in a hospital.

Ridge: All right. So, is– is that where he is? Is that where he went?

Rj: Well, you know how stubborn granddad is.

Steffy: He refused to go.

Rj: Yeah. He said it was low blood sugar and he said it was no big deal.

Ridge: Oh, okay. Great.

Brooke: It’s more than that.

Rj: Yeah. It’s obvious his– his illness is progressing, and we– we– shouldn’t we do something?

Steffy: Well, granddad can’t be alone. Someone needs to be there with him.

Rj: He’s almost never alone. It’s always donna or me or katie are always with him. We have that covered.

Ridge: Why are we doing this? Why can’t we– we be open and honest with each other? We’re standing here, he’s over there. I just want to be with him and hold his hand and make sure that he’s all right. Share whatever pain he has, whatever– he must be so scared right now.

Brooke: Ridge.

Steffy: Hey, you are there for him, loving him every single day. You’re here, dad. It’s okay. It’s okay.

[ Ridge sighing ]

Donna: Do you know how much I love you, honey bear?

Eric: I do.

Donna: Yeah.

Eric: I also know how hard this has been for you. Thank you. You’ve been so strong for me. Until my last breath… thank you.

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Steffy: That’s exactly what I needed. Time away from the office to be with my handsome husband.

Finn: Hm, well, I’m not complaining. And I love the pop in. And thank you for this.

Steffy: Yeah.

Finn: You trying to keep your mind off things?

Steffy: Would I use you like that?

[ Finn laughing ] Yeah. Okay. Maybe a little. But can you blame me? Trying to keep up with the charade in front of my grandfather when I know he’s–

[ Sighs ] I’m just heartbroken about all of it.

Ridge: Let me help you.

Eric: Yeah, ridge. I– I have this whole wellspring of ideas here. You know, dozens of them. I just– they’re right at my fingertips, I just can’t get them down on paper. That’s the trouble with it.

Ridge: That’s no trouble at all ’cause I could help you with that. Think about it. Us in the trenches together, shoulder to shoulder. Not just us, the three of us. Three generations. Dad, fathers, and sons, we– we could create something incredible. I just wanna work with you one more time. Can we do that?

Brooke: Eric is being strong and courageous.

Katie: He’s definitely putting on a brave front.

Brooke: And donna can’t convince him he doesn’t need to.

Katie: We are there for both of them. Whether eric wants to be honest about his condition or not.

Brooke: You know, that’s what makes this situation so tragic. He needs to be open with us and upfront. That way, we could help him. He needs to let us hold him and hug him and support him and love him. Before it’s too late.

Katie: We can’t deny eric his final wish. He thinks that the only people who know are donna, luna, rj and me. We have to keep it that way.

Brooke: Carrying the secret is tearing rj apart. And we’re trying to support him, but he is suffering terribly.

Katie: We all are.

Brooke: Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. If we could all just pull together. The word is spreading. Everybody knows. Eric’s situation is impacting every member of this family.

Steffy: It’s just not fair. Grandfather has so much to do still. So much to share.

Finn: You’re right. But I think that’s what’s driving him, you know? Keeping him going. And I know, I know that holding back isn’t who you are. I know you want things to be in the open and not pretend around your grandfather. Look, the good thing is, that’s how hard you love. You don’t hold that back at all. Right? You can’t love a little bit, you are full throttle, you are wide open.

Steffy: Yeah.

Finn: You know, and we all feel it. I know I do. And so does your grandfather.

[ Steffy sighing ]

Ridge: I’m not saying you need my help. You can do this on your own, but you don’t have to.

Eric: It’s an interesting offer.

[ Laughing ] Come on. Rj’s been doing a wonderful job.

Ridge: Oh, look at you. Just in time. We were talking about rj.

Luna: Oh, one of my favorite topics.

Rj: Wow, did you two, like, practice this?

Ridge: We were just saying what a great job he’s doing with his grandfather.

Luna: Yeah, I can vouch for that.

Rj: Granddad, I– I think he’s right with what you guys were just talking about. I think he’d be a great addition to the team. Plus, you– you already won the fashion challenge, so you proved your point.

Ridge: Dad, I don’t– I don’t wanna steal your spotlight. I don’t want your spotlight. I just want to be in the room with you guys. All of us working together. It would be amazing. Look at him. This boy loves and admires you. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do for you.

Katie: I don’t think eric wants to be celebrated for his past accomplishments. I think he wants to go out on top, you know, as creative and vital as he’s ever been.

Brooke: We all want to help him, but it seems like help is a dirty word to eric right now. You know, ridge and i went to see his doctor when we found out. But I don’t get it. What’s happening? Is he seeing any specialists? I mean, does he really want to live?

Katie: Of course, he does. He wants to live every moment to its fullest.

Brooke: But nothing makes eric feel more alive than designing.

Steffy: [ Sighs ] I just can’t stop thinking about how important my grandfather is to our family.

Finn: Not to mention an inspiration to an entire industry.

Steffy: Yeah. Yeah. That’s very true. But when I tell our kids about him, it’s not gonna be about the accolades and the awards, no. It’s gonna be about the little things. ‘Cause the little things, that’s what really matters. All the times he took me in without a second thought. If any member of our family needed help or needed a place to go, you know that you could count on him. He’d be there for you.

Finn: His house is a safe place for you.

Steffy: Oh, yeah. Tell me about it. Taking the kids to the estate, I gotta say it was… really the only good thing at a really terrible time. And as hard as it was to be away from you, it was actually good to be with my grandfather. Especially now, knowing what I do. And seeing our kids with him, you know, by the pool, in– in grandmother’s garden. And he’d make those special blueberry pancakes almost every single day.

[ Laughs ] Man. When I was young, I used to think those– those blueberry pancakes, they could fix almost anything. If only it could fix this.

[ Steffy sobbing ]

Ridge: Well, the details are amazing, what is that? Embroidery?

Eric: It’s crystal beadwork. Yeah?

Ridge: It looks good.

Eric: Yeah.

Luna: Morning.

Ridge: Oh, what’s this?

Luna: Uh, you asked me to get lila so we can finalize number three.

Eric: Ah-ha. There you are. Ah, you look beautiful.

Ridge: So, hang on a second. So, this is number three. Not a tour de force, just– just a three.

[ Eric laughing ]

Eric: You hear that, lila? On you, everything’s a show-stopper.

[ Inaudible ] Great, huh? Okay. Excellent work, everyone. Excellent.

Rj: Hey, this is all you, granddad.

Eric: Well, the whole team did a great job. I appreciate it so much, lila, thank you. Thanks for coming down. Tell them, uh, this is all finished. It can go in the vault. Great. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Thank you, but flattery will get you nowhere. It will not get you a spot on this team.

Ridge: That’s not– I’m just– I’m calling them like I see them, that’s it.

Eric: Yeah, well, that’s something you obviously imparted to your son. He has incredible instincts.

Ridge: Yes, he does. And they’re only gonna get better the more he works with you. And thank you for taking him under your wing and showing him some of the things that you’re capable of. It’s quite obvious to everyone that you’re not passing the torch, you’re gonna light the way for the next generation. So, good for you. Keep walking. Take no prisoners and never surrender.

Rj: Have you seen my charger anywhere? Like earlier today?

Luna: I’m sure somebody’s got one that you could borrow. Well, I need to keep working, and it’s dead soon.

Luna: Hey, hey, hey.

Rj: What?

Luna: It’s okay.

Rj: It’s not okay. I just expressed to you. I need to finish writing this sketch. I need to finish this design.

Luna: Okay, and– and you will, you will, but right now you have to breathe. Hey.

Rj: What?

Luna: Better?

Rj: I’m sorry, I’m letting this get to me. I’m– it’s just starting to really hit me that he’s not gonna be here anymore, I–

Luna: No, no. You– you just have to think about the time that you have with him now. And you’re doing amazing, rj. Seriously, everyone is so proud of you.

Rj: I’m doing it for him.

Luna: You love him so much?

Rj: More than I can put into words. Which is what I’m trying to do with this. I’m trying to put everything that he means to me, every– everything that he’s taught me, I’m trying to put it all right here. And I– I just hope he can feel it when he sees it.

Luna: I think everyone can.

Rj: If this really is gonna be eric forrester’s last collection, I’m gonna make it one that no one can stop talking about.

Finn: Take his vitals and I’ll be down there in a minute. Okay. Thanks. Hey, sorry about that.

Steffy: It’s fine.

Finn: So, no one’s told you what’s actually going on with eric?

Steffy: My dad doesn’t even know. Maybe donna, but all the information that we’re getting seems third-hand and vague.

Finn: And you said his first symptoms were tremors?

Steffy: Yeah, in his hands.

Finn: Weakness?

Steffy: It seemed like arthritis. And then, he started coughing up blood. I don’t know. Could the two things be related? Like the doctor said, maybe it’s tias, which are mini-strokes. Does that sound right?

Fine: Yeah, I– I– honey, I’d have to look at his chart before…

Steffy: Oh, god. I hate this feeling. I hate it. I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know what to do, what to expect. Like, if we knew a diagnosis, I could at least come to you or I could look into other treatments, but everything just seems so hush-hush. I– I– I– I can’t help him. And I hate that feeling most of all.

Ridge: Do you mind?

Eric: Mm, uh, no, no, go ahead.

Ridge: What about this? What about we lose a little bit of weight right in here? What do you think of that?

Eric: Yeah. You knew exactly what I was going for, didn’t you? This is it. Yes.

[ Eric laughs ]

Brooke: Well, this is wonderful to see. Two of fashion’s greatest designers collaborating agai feels like old times.

Ridge: Also, the best times of my life.

Eric: Yeah, mine too. What I wouldn’t give to relive some of those times.

Ridge: Relive them? No, no, I’m– not me. They live in here the way they’re supposed to live. You and me on the runway and you backstage, rallying the troops. What a pep talk. The best pep talk I ever heard. You know the one I’m talking about?

Eric: Yeah.

Ridge: Well, those memories stay in here the way they are. Cemented and lifted up by gratitude and pride and– just leave those alone and maybe make some more memories. What do you think about that?

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Rj: Luna, I couldn’t– I couldn’t have faced this without you.

Luna: I’m just trying to be as good for you as you are for me.

Rj: As good for you. You– you’re better and– and some. You are. Seriously, every– every single second that I’ve been in here and I’ve been worried about my granddad’s health condition, how much time we have left, you — you’ve been there to lift me up, remind me that we’re fulfilling his last wish and that we’re doing it his way and… you know, I, um… I’ve never trusted someone this much before in my entire life.

Luna: Hey, I mean it, when I say it. I’m always here for you, rj. I’m not gonna go anywhere.

Finn: Has anyone mentioned how eric’s symptoms are progressing? Like is he– is he coughing more, short of breath? Uh, like his voice getting weaker?

Steffy: I haven’t noticed anything like that, but it doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

Finn: Oh, we can’t cover everything. You know, as time– as time goes on his– his limitations, they’re– they’re gonna become more apparent. Yeah.

Steffy: And what are we doing? Pretending everything is fine? We don’t have time for this.

Finn: You just– you’re gonna have to just be close to him, you know, and– and be there.

Steffy: No, of course I am. I’m gonna try to help out in any way I can, but… what I’ve been told is that the… so, the end is drawing near for my grandfather and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.

Eric: All right, that’s a– that’s enough sentimentality.

[ Eric chuckling ]

Brooke: Nothing wrong with appreciating the past, especially one like yours, eric. All your success deserves to be celebrated.

Eric: Nah.

Ridge: We should also celebrate what he’s doing now.

Eric: Yeah, ridge is right, you know. Any designer worth his salt, you know, knows he is only as good as his last collection.

Ridge: That’s right, so onward and upward.

Eric: Mm-hmm. Only just a little slower than, uh, my pace for the last couple of years.

Ridge: You’re going slow? Because it seems like you’re churning them out.

Eric: Yeah, well rj has been doing a great job with me. I really appreciate it.

Brooke: And rj is honored to work with you. And I’m grateful for the time that you two spend together, developing this incredible bond. Ridge is right. It’s time to make new experiences. The passion that you have for your family and this business and your design. It’s wonderful times ahead.

Eric: Yeah. And a lot of work too. I can’t wait to see this collection come to life. I can’t wait.

Brooke: Okay, well, just– you don’t need to push yourself so hard.

Eric: Yeah.

Ridge: Sometimes it’s a good idea to just take– take something and let it percolate. Um, I offered dad that I could maybe help him with this collection a little bit.

Brooke: What? Really? Eric, that would be great.

Ridge: That would be great, but he hasn’t said anything yet. Listen, this competition was great, but I– I don’t– I don’t want to be at odds with you ever again.

Eric: I don’t want that either. This family… this family is best when we all pull together.

Ridge: Yeah, we are. Dad, you’ve given so much to all of us, the kids, grandkids. But the most important gift… was this. Of us connecting and having a place that we can call home. And you did that. So, be proud of that.

Eric: I am. I am. I’m proud of it, but I’m very proud of this collection right here.

[ Eric laughing ] There’s so much stuff here. I gotta get it out. It’s all in here, it’s just pouring out of me and it’s my whole life. It’s– it’s who I am. I have to get this all out and– and there’s so much of it. And I don’t know if you can understand this, but– but, uh, I just feel like I’m running out of time, sometimes.

Ridge: Yeah, we understand that, dad.

Eric: Yeah. Yeah.

Ridge: We all understand that.

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B&B Short Recap Monday, November 27, 2023

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It’s after Thanksgiving…Hope arrives at Il Giordino at Deacon’s request. He’s concerned that she’s with Thomas now. She can’t believe that he would dare to doubt her and Thomas when he’s living with a psychopath. She tells him that she has to cut Sheila out of his life to see her or her kids.

Eric is grateful that he’s still alive and able to design more. Donna and Katie support him but are worried about his continued coughing and wish he would go to the doctor. Later, Katie tells Brooke that she knows how Eric feels because of her heart condition. She could drop dead any minute, so she knows that you have to live life to your fullest while you can. Brooke thinks they should tell Eric that they all know, so they can support him until the end.

Ridge, RJ and Brooke are down in the dumps still about Eric’s impending death. Ridge asks Eric if he can design with him.

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B&B Transcript Monday, November 27, 2023

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Hope: Hi, dad.

Deacon: Hey, sweetheart. Thanks for coming. Uh, can I get you anything?

Hope: No, I’m good. Uh, actually, I should be at work, so what’s this all about?

Deacon: Well, before we get into that, I– I just want you to know that I’m sorry, we didn’t see each other for thanksgiving. I missed you.

Hope: Oh, you understand why I kept my distance, right? Is she here today? Is she working? Is sheila here?

Deacon: No, uh, not at the moment.

Hope: Okay, good because i don’t want to be around her, but sadly, that also means that I don’t get to be around my dad.

Brooke: Ah, it was really a wonderful day.

Ridge: Forrester thanksgivings. They always are.

Rj: Yeah, family, friends, food galore.

Brooke: It’s just hard to really enjoy it… knowing what we know.

Ridge: I always thought my dad would be there. You know, every party, every special occasion. Now, he’s slipping away more and more every day. And we have to pretend that everything’s fine.

Eric: So, ladies, tell me, uh, tell me what you see?

Katie: I see eric forrester sitting behind his desk, reveling in his triumphant glory.

[ All chuckling ]

Eric: Thank you. And, um, anything else?

Donna: I see a man who won the fashion challenge, reclaimed his office and control of his company. Who’s at the top of his game and the top of the fashion world again.

Eric: Imagine how that makes me feel.

Katie: We love seeing you like this.

Donna: Just like we love seeing you at the head of the table on thanksgiving.

Katie: Forrester family patriarch whom we all love and cherish.

Eric: Thank you. Yeah, one might think that I don’t have that much to be thankful for this particular– particular thanksgiving, but, um, they’d be wrong because I get to get up every morning and– and– and create beauty for the whole world to see. And– and I can get– I can be celebrated for it and– and be given credit for it. I mean, what could be better than that?

Deacon: Let’s not dwell on sheila because that’s not why I asked you here. I’m hearing that you’re still seeing thomas. Is it true?

Hope: Why do you ask?

Deacon: Because I’m a protective father. And because I don’t think the guy’s right for you.

Hope: Are you being serious right now?

Deacon: Very. Yeah, I am. I mean, you know, given the guy’s history, the hurt that he’s put you through.

Hope: Wow. Wow. I’m really getting dating advice from a man dating a psycho like sheila.

Eric: I want to, uh, I– I want to pull out all the stops for this collection, okay? I wanna do a pr campaign that’s the biggest thing the fashion industry has ever seen. I’ll give you a– I’ll– I’ll up your budget for this, katie.

Katie: Um, excuse me. What?

Eric: Whatever you need. Whatever. [ Coughing ] Anything you need, katie.

Donna: Eric. Honey bear.

Katie: Eric, are you okay?

Eric: Yeah. Yeah, I’m okay. Yeah. You know my mantra. I’m not dead yet. Look, the whole world thinks that I’m– I’m alive and well and I’m at the top of my game. I don’t want that to change.

Rj: Granddad’s dying and we’re supposed to just act like it’s no big deal.

Brooke: Honey, it’s wonderful how much you’ve been there for your grandfather. How much you love him and care for him.

Ridge: He turned to you because he needed you, and you were there for him. And you guys, you created this amazing line that’s gonna live– that’S… the fashion world is gonna remember. And that means a lot to dad. So in a way, you’re keeping him alive. Well done. He hits his mark -center stage-and is crushed by a baby grand piano.

Deacon: Um, I got a pretty good idea how you feel about sheila. But hope, right now, I’m more concerned about you. You can’t tell me that you’ve forgotten all the crazy stuff that thomas has done.

Hope: Oh, you want to talk about crazy? Thomas is a saint compared to sheila carter.

Deacon: He’s got his own fair share of demons. You can’t have forgotten.

Hope: Dad, you don’t need to remind me of thomas’ past misdeeds. I mean, I know better than anyone. I haven’t forgotten.

Deacon: Well, I’m thinking maybe you have if you’re buying what this guy’s selling.

Hope: Thomas has changed for the better. And he is loving and caring toward me and he doesn’t have conflicted feelings, unlike liam.

Deacon: Baby, look. I don’t want to fight with you.

Hope: I don’t want to fight with you either. But, dad, you have to– you have to understand that things don’t just get to go back to normal now, right? I’m disappointed in you for even entertaining the idea of being involved with someone like sheila carter. For wanting to risk everything that you have worked so hard for, dad. I am hurt because you are choosing her over me.

Eric: I like this color. I think this color is beautiful.

Katie: It’s exquisite, eric.

Eric: Thank you, katie. Thank you. [ Coughing ]

Donna: Okay. Okay, that’s enough. I cannot let this go on. We need to call your doctor.

Eric: No, no. No, I don’t wanna see the doctor.

Katie: I– I have to agree with donna. Eric, you should at least check in.

Eric: No, no, katie. Every time I– every time i visit the doctor, it’s like visiting the grim reaper. You know, he– he– I don’t want to spend my last days being brought down by that. I want– I want to spend my days creating beauty. That’s what I want.

Donna: Okay. I– I get that. I really do. It’s just– okay, you know what? I– I’m not gonna push because the last thing you need is me nagging you like that.

Eric: The last thing you would be is– is a nag. You don’t nag me. I thank you both so much for your– for supporting me so much. Thank you. Thank you. But I don’t want my dying to consume my living. As long as I’m breathing, I wanna be able to create. I wanna be able to design. It gives me peace. Especially if this is my last– especially if this is my last collection.

Brooke: Rj, your father and i are worried about eric. But we’re worried about you too.

Rj: No. Don’t– don’t worry about me. I’m completely fine. I’m fine. I’m– I’m just– I’m gonna be working day and night to help granddad bring this line to life. That’s what I’m doing.

Ridge: Yes, of course. Because that’s the kind, considerate young man that you are, but… don’t take all of this and put it on your shoulders. It’s not necessary.

Rj: No. I– I am. I’m going to put this on my shoulder. This isn’t about me. This is about granddad. That’s the focus.

Ridge: I get that. I– I understand, but seeing him grow weaker and weaker every day, that’s not–

Rj: That– that’s not what I’m seeing. When he’s– when he’s in the creative zone and he– and he’s– and he’s focused on the design, it brings him life. It energizes him because he loves this. I– I– I just want to help him with that. I– I feel like that’s really important.

Ridge: What your mom and I are saying is–

Rj: I can see what you and mom are saying and I love the two of you. I do. I love you so much, but I need to do this. Okay? I need to know that when granddad’s passed on that I did everything that I could to… you know what? We just need to make sure that his medical diagnosis doesn’t get out. He can’t know that all these people know that he’s dying and he can’t know that he lost the fashion challenge, dad. That would–

Ridge: He’s never gonna know. He’s never gonna know that. He’s got too much pride and he’s got too much dignity to– to ever think that somebody gave him pity. But can we all try to remember something? It’s not like we handed him everything. The– the seat that he’s in is something that he earned a long time ago. Whoa! The new iphone 15. With that amazing camera.

Donna: Eric, please. I– I don’t wanna think about the end.

Eric: How can I not? How can I– if I have to face the last few months of my life, I’m gonna face it the same way I faced everything in my life. Every challenge. With courage and– and with determination. I mean, look– look at this. Look at this. All this– these ideas, they’re just pouring out of me. I– I can’t stop. I have to keep designing. If this is my last chance, I have to do it. If this is my– if this is my last collection, this is what I have to do.

Rj: No, you’re right. Granddad keeps– he keeps pushing himself. He’s putting– he’s getting out one incredible design after another. And you know, when he’s in that creative zone, he is unstoppable. I– I can’t, you know, I– I’m just trying to keep up with him. Honestly, keep up with what he’s telling me.

Katie: Hey, I’m glad you’re all here. I just came from eric and donna. Ridge, if you could see him sitting behind his desk in his chair. He’s so proud. I’m telling you, letting him win the fashion challenge, it was the most beautiful thing you ever could have done for him.

Ridge: Okay. All right. But there’s got to be something else we can do. There’s gotta be something we can do to keep him with us. No, I– I just thinking of this office without him in it. This– this family without him here. I– I don’t know how to do this.

Deacon: Honey, I’m not choosing you over sheila. I could never do that.

Hope: Well, you say that, but then you’ve gone and made her more a part of your life now than– than I am. And so, there obviously must be a little more care.

Deacon: That’s not true. Hope, I love you.

Hope: And I love you too, dad, but you knew what you were doing. You knew what you were risking.

Deacon: There’s like an– there’s like a disconnect here. You’re asking me to accept the fact that thomas has changed, right? Why won’t you believe my intuition that sheila’s changed too? Why won’t you extend me the same benefit of the doubt?

Hope: I understand that you think our circumstances are similar here. They are not, dad. Sheila is actually dangerous.

Deacon: You mean everything to me. You and douglas and beth. I love those kids, I adore them and I haven’t seen them in ages.

Hope: Because of sheila.

Deacon: Wait– wait a second. Are you– are you telling me that I can’t see them anymore?

Hope: Well, dad, as long as you are involved with sheila carter, I– I…

Deacon: Okay. Look, she doesn’t have to be with me, okay? I’ll make sure of it.

Hope: Dad, don’t you get there are consequences to your actions? And I knew I couldn’t trust sheila carter. But now I– I don’t even know if I can trust you.

Deacon: Honey, please, listen to me.

Hope: Dad, there is nothing more that you can say. Okay? As much as it– it kills me to say this to you. As long as sheila carter is a part of your life… you don’t get to have access to mine.

Hope: I don’t know how sheila did it. How she managed to manipulate you of all people? But, dad, she’s using you. And you need to wake up because she is dangerous. And I will not allow her or anyone who is close to her near my children.

Deacon: Hope, she’s different now.

Hope: Dad, people like that, who are missing that empathy part of their brain, they cannot change.

Deacon: But thomas can? I changed. I’m not the same man that I was years ago.

Hope: Dad, please. Sheila carter is in a league of her own. And you actually put in the work. I mean, dad! Look at il giardino. Look at everything you’ve done to repair our relationship. Look at– look at how you’re showing up for beth and douglas. I mean, they adore you.

Deacon: And I adore them and I adore you.

Hope: Okay, good. So, then you should understand why this decision is so hurtful. It just feels like you’re choosing you. Yet again. And I don’t– I don’t want to lose you. I never wanted to lose you, dad. But now, once again, you just– you aren’t even considering family or the impact that it might have on your daughter or your grandkids. So, I don’t want this to happen, but if… it will happen if you don’t cut sheila carter out of your life for good.

Brooke: Maybe I should have gone with ridge and rj.

Katie: I think they wanted to see eric on their own. Spend some time with him.

Brooke: Yeah. Something he doesn’t have a lot of.

Katie: I know. I was with him earlier and he was coughing up blood.

Brooke: What? He should be in the hospital.

Katie: I– I don’t disagree with you but it’s– it’s not our choice to make. It’s his choice. We have to respect it. I know that my situation is not the same thing, but I– I know what it’s like to face your own mortality. You know, my– my heart could stop any day. Which is why you have to take every day and– and– and appreciate it as the precious gift that it is and– and live every moment. And I think that’s what eric is doing. He’s– he’s doing what he loves. He’s designing and creating, and it’s inspiring. But it’s– it’s heartbreaking.

Brooke: But he is so– he’s so courageous. And you know what makes it hard is the fact that he built up this wall, and I just wish that I could get through to him.

Katie: I know.

Brooke: Or one of us. We just need to be able to tell him the truth. The truth that we know. That way we can love him and we can support him. The way that he needs, until the end.

Eric: I’m– I’m particularly proud of this one, actually. I like how it turned out. It– it gave me a hard time at first but– but it’s come out really wonderful, I thought.

Ridge: It’s breathtaking, dad.

Eric: I had a hard time at first, but then I had a lot of wonderful, great help with my extraordinary right-hand man. Rj, um, well, you know how I feel about you.

Rj: I– I do. Same way I feel about you, sir.

Ridge: Well, listen, all of this– this whole collection is uh, is amazing. And I know– I know you wanna– you wanna do this on your own.

Eric: Absolutely, I want to do it on my own. You have no idea how important that is to me.

Ridge: No, I– I do. I– I do understand that. I just– look, everything I know I’ve learned from you and those– those are special days for me.

Eric: I’m glad you haven’t forgotten.

Ridge: I would never forget any of that, dad.

Eric: Yeah?

Ridge: You’ve given me everything and– and– this is your collection. But even michelangelo, I mean, he had help painting the sistine chapel. He didn’t do it alone. He– you have help. You have my son and maybe it would make sense to have your son help as well. And I– I will stay in the background. I just thought maybe this would be a time for me to repay you for everything you’ve done. Not just as a dad, but as– as a– as a mentor, and I– I just, I don’t want anything. That’s a lie. What I want is to work with you one last time. What do you say?

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B&B Short Recap Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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Ridge prepares a special romantic dinner for Brooke as a surprise. He also gives her a photo album of photos of them from the past. He is thankful for her, and she’s touched by all he did. They show many clips from the past (mostly from the past 10 years, since Ridge was played by a different actor before that).

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