The Bold & The Beautiful Update Monday 7/21/08
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Written By Stephanie
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After Eric is unresponsive, Donna is panicked and calls 911. She tells them hes unconscious, but breathing.
Brooke and Ridge are still in Erics office talking about Eric signing the papers giving them the company. Rick walks in looking for Eric. They tell him about their upcoming wedding and the fact Eric is stepping down. Theyll now be running the company. Rick is shocked. Ridge shows him the paperwork. Rick wants to know why he didnt have any say, since he runs Forrester International. Ridge tells him hell be taken care of just like the other children. Theyll discuss the breakdown at tomorrows meeting. Brooke tells him youll just report to us instead of Eric. Rick asks where does this leave Donna? Brooke says she can spend time with Eric. Ridge says its a win-win situation.
The paramedics want to know what happened. They think it could be a heart attack. They need to know his history and the medications hes taking. She admits hes been taking something to enhance their sex life. They call in his vitals. Donna tells Eric she wont leave him. He means everything to her.
At the hospital, Bridget sees Donna. She then realizes its her father. She tells Donna theyll do all they can.
Rick tells Ridge he doesnt know how in the world he ever talked Eric into giving up the company. Ridge tells him because he understands its the only way to undo the damage. Rick says, Single handed she did the damage? You like to make Donna the scapegoat. Brooke starts talking about how change is never easy. She was hoping they could count on his support.
Donna calls Brooke to tell her what happened. She tells Donna to stay calm and theyll make some phone calls. She tells Rick and Ridge, Its Eric. Hes in the hospital. They all rush out.
Steffy goes to Erics office. Marcus shows up to drop off a package. They talk about Erics trip to New York. He asks Steffy how she feels about Donna hiring Owen? She tells him hes smooth, not her type. He asks what is her type? She tells him someone honest, straightforward. You know. What you see is what you get. He tells her then score one for him. Steffy says everyone puts their best foot forward at an interview. You dont know that much. She asks Marcus whats bothering him? He says he doesn't know Owen that well. He just wants Donna to be careful, since she always seems to be surrounded by enemies. Steffy says, Including my father?
Brooke, Ridge and Rick arrive at the hospital. Brooke asks Donna if she knows anything? Donna tells her no one will tell her anything. Rick tells her hell go and try to find someone. Brooke asks Donna if Bridget knows yet? She tells her yes. Ridge asks if his dad was having chest pains? Donna tells him he didnt say anything. Brooke tells her Eric will pull through. Donna says they just need to pray really hard.
Thorne and Felicia show up at the hospital. Felicia asks if shes sure its a heart attack? Donna says she doesnt know. Bridget is still with the paramedics. Felicia asks if anyone has called Stephanie? Ridge tells her they left her a message. Thorne wants to know what they were doing. How did this happen? Donna tells them they were in bed and had just made love. Felicia tells her to stop, please.
Bridget comes in and tells them its definitely a heart attack. Theyre still running test, but its very serious. Donna asks to see him. Bridget hesitates. Donna tells her she needs to let her husband know shes there.
Marcus tells Steffy they shouldnt be talking about Ridge. Steffy says, If you dont have anything nice to say... Marcus tells her they can focus on other things. She asks him about his dad. He tells her it hasnt felt right to ask about him. She asks isnt he curious? He says of course. Hell ask Donna when he feels she wants to talk about it. He says hes just happy to have found his mother and know she has such a wonderful man in her life. He knows Eric will always be there to stick up for her.
Donna goes in to see Eric, whos still unconscious. She holds his hand and tells him shes there. She tells him not to be afraid, that Bridget and all the doctors will take good care of him. She says she didnt know what love was when she first met him. Hes showed her everyday what it is. She tells him not to leave her. They have so many plans. She tells him hes always there for her, even when his kids dont support them. She says shes going to take good care of him and support him. Youre everything to me Eric. Itll all be wonderful just like it was before.
Marcus tells Steffy they can go on their second date to Bikini Beach. Steffy tells him yes. She likes that place. He goes over to the desk to leave a note for Eric welcoming him back. He spots the document from Ridge. Steffy asks whats the matter? He asks if she knew her grandfather was giving the business to Brooke and Ridge? Shes surprised. Giving it to them? Marcus shows her the document. He says Donna isnt mentioned at all. What the hell is going on? Steffy says she knows her dad wants to run the company, but how did this happen? Security comes in and is surprised theyre still there. He asks Steffy if she knew her grandfather had been taken to the hospital.
All the kids are at Erics bedside. They each take a turn telling him to focus on getting better and things will be okay. They will all be there for him. Bridget comes in to tell them they have some of the tests back. Donna asks shouldnt he be awake by now? Bridget tells them that during the cardiac episode there was blood loss to the brain. Eric is actually in a coma. Theyre all speechless. They finally ask for how long? Bridget says it could be days. She then says it could be longer. Donna asks if shes saying he might never come out of it? Bridget says yes.
Donna leaves the room visibly shaken and crying. Ridge follows her out. Happy now? She tells Ridge she understands. Theyre all scared. Ridge asks, Why because you know what you did to him? Donna tells him dont you dare put this on me. He tells her she knows how stressed Eric has been. She says shes only tried to bring joy to his life and love him. She tells him if anything, hes the one thats stressed Eric out by trying to take his beloved company. You knew that would break his heart. Dont you dare try to put this on me!
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