The week started off as an emotional one as Eric’s loved ones took turns sitting by his bedside weeping and encouraging him to snap out of his coma. Ridge visited, but spent the majority of his time planning his move on the company and assuring himself that he will bring Donna down.
I couldn’t believe Donna was buying into Ridge’s rantings when he signed the legal documents that weren’t signed by Eric. Ridge expected Donna to just accept that with only his signature the deal was valid. Come on! Donna is smarter than that.
Even if she did buy into Ridge’s scheme at least someone was smart enough to question the validity of the transfer. Owen feels sorry for Donna when she appears to be defeated by the Forrester children. Using his skills as a paralegal Owen discovers the power of attorney documents in the safe and it is Donna and only Donna that can act on behalf of Eric in a case such as this.
With the stress of her Honey Bear in a coma and Ridge, Thorne, and Felicia breathing down her neck Donna doesn’t know how to best move forward with her new found power. Deciding Eric truly didn’t want to give up his company he fought so hard to get back Donna decides she will not be giving the company to Ridge. She considers it, acknowledging that Ridge has been molded for this his entire life. Donna is back and fourth honestly trying to do the right thing. I appreciated seeing the inner-struggle that an otherwise flakey character was dealing with. I never cared much for Donna, but I always want her to prevail. This character is actually written quite creatively because she is everything her enemies thinks she is, but she is every bit a loyal lover, friend, and family member. She loves and she loves deep and true; unlike that of her sister who has the emotional depth of a one celled organism.
Donna’s struggle over her decision was somewhat long as it stretched out all week, but I felt it showed the truly good side of her and only made Ridge, Felicia, and Thorne look like baboons. Donna’s decision wasn’t made any easier when Brooke nagged her constantly to give the company to her and Ridge.
Brooke never fails to make me laugh. Ridge convinces Brooke to essentially undermined the one constant and supportive family member Brooke has had in recent years, and Brooke goes along with it. Brooke would have been a great Manson girl, she is so easily manipulated and brainwashed.
Brooke’s message gets through to Donna, until Owens’s conscious gets the better of him and he admits Felicia’s plot to catch Donna in a compromising position to destroy her marriage. Donna lashes out against everyone except Rick who has been very supportive of her and Eric’s love. When Donna lashes out she does it in a big way calling the press in to announce what the immediate future of Forrester will be. Ridge is smug believing he is seconds away from obtaining the company until Donna announces she will be running Forrester until Eric returns and Ridge, Felicia, and Thorne will be leaving the company.
Because so much of this weeks show was much of the same conversation over and over, which is a frequent negative issue for B&B, there isn’t much to have an opinion or observation on.
Katie and Beth were on screen about mid-week. Katie explains her bond with Nick, but nothing of substance came from these scenes, they were more like time-filler. Though I did notice Beth’s creepy vacant look she does almost every time she is on screen. If I didn’t know better I would have thought I was watching The Exorcist with her big eyes just staring off into space like she is possessed. As a regular viewer I wish she would stop that because it is annoying and spooky.
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