Well, points for creativity, Bold & Beautiful. To explain away the fact that three of Eric’s children are MIA at his ultimate goodbye party, the CBS soap revealed in the December 5 episode that Rick (last played by Jacob Young), Kristen (Tracey Lindsey Melchior) and Felicia (Lesli Kay) were all on safari in Africa. And since the blowout had to happen immediately, lest the Forrester family’s patriarch die in the time that it takes for a commercial break to begin and end, there was no way that they could manage to private-jet back to Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, the whereabouts of Donna’s son — and Eric’s adopted son — Marcus Walton were not mentioned. (Rude!) You would think that at very least brother Carter would given him a heads-up to get his funeral attire dry-cleaned and ready.
As regular viewers are well aware — painfully aware, even — the designer’s days appear to be numbered, and that number ain’t a big one, either. Week after week, word has spread among his loved one that the clock is ticking. So they have done everything in their power to ensure his happiness and comfort right up to the bitter end — even going so far as to let Forrester Creations’ co-founder believe that he bested son Ridge in their fashion showdown.
There is still a chance that Eric will be granted a reprieve — no pressure, [Spoiler]! — but if this really is the end for John McCook’s OG, check out the below photo gallery, which revisits highlights of Eric’s storied life and many loves.