At Forrester, Ridge was determined to fix the family problems before it cost him his daughter. He believed that the family could get through it if they got the psycho out of the way. Brooke assumed he meant Sheila. Ridge believed that they had to get rid of Sheila, who was a danger to Eric and the whole family.
Brooke couldn't even believe Sheila was back or that Sheila was the only one who knew where Eric was. Ridge stated that Eric was vulnerable. Brooke hoped Eric wasn't with Sheila at that moment. Ridge tried to contact Eric, but Eric wouldn't respond to the text message.
Brooke asked Ridge how upset Eric was with her. Ridge said Eric was upset with everyone, but Brooke didn't want a sugarcoating. She'd rather know what she was in for. Ridge conveyed that Eric was upset that Brooke had known but hadn't told him. She said she hadn't wanted Eric to be unnecessarily hurt, and Quinn and Ridge had assured Brooke that they hadn't crossed a line and that it had been over.
Ridge stated that those things were true. He wished he and Quinn had gone to Eric sooner. Brooke noted that Sheila had gone to Eric first, and Sheila was the only person Eric trusted. "And that is incredibly terrifying," Brooke concluded. Ridge vowed not to let "that psycho" take advantage of his father. Ridge said he'd try everything he could, but he wouldn't just leave Eric with Sheila.
In the evening at the mansion, Steffy was upset that Quinn wanted her to overlook what Quinn and Ridge had done. Quinn asked Steffy not to overlook it, but to rise above it. Quinn couldn't undo what she'd done, and all she felt she could do was beg for Steffy's forgiveness. She promised that Steffy wouldn't regret it if Steffy chose to support Quinn and Eric.
Just then, Wyatt arrived and asked what was going on. Quinn claimed it was nothing. Needing to run something by Eric, Wyatt asked where Eric was. Steffy bit out that Eric didn't live there anymore. "I'm sorry -- what?" Wyatt asked. Steffy said to talk to his mother, and she left.
Wyatt asked Quinn what Steffy had been talking about. Quinn believed that with love, they could get through anything. Wyatt asked what the "current anything" was. He'd thought things had been good between Quinn and Eric. Quinn said they had been. Wyatt asked why she was so upset. She said the part of her that couldn't be truly happy had reared its ugly head again.
"And did what?" Wyatt asked. Quinn said she'd ruined everything, but she wouldn't take it lying down. She wondered what kind of a monster she was. Still not understanding what had gone on, Wyatt advised Quinn to go to Eric and force a conversation. Quinn said she'd do it; however, she didn't know where Eric was, and that was what scared her the most.
Wyatt asked if Eric had just gone for a drive. Quinn revealed that Eric had taken clothes and accessories. Wyatt asked what had happened to drive Eric from his own home.
Just then, Ridge arrived. Wyatt said he'd just learned about Eric and asked if Ridge knew where Eric was. When Ridge said he didn't, Wyatt exclaimed that it had to have been some fight. Wyatt felt an obligation, separate from his mother, to be there and help with Eric because Eric had been accepting of Wyatt. Quinn said they had to find Eric first.
Ridge was sure they would find Eric and talk to him, and everything would be normal. Wyatt asked if Ridge knew what had happened. Ridge replied that he knew what went on between married people, which was that they fought and then they fixed it.
Quinn told Wyatt to go because there wasn't anything to do, and she wasn't good company. Ridge said he'd be there in case Quinn needed something. Wyatt left, and Quinn asked Ridge where her husband was. She felt as if her husband was slipping away from her, but she refused to lose him.
At the hotel, Sheila administered Eric's medication to him. She wanted to make sure he was all right. He took the pills and rasped, "There. I'm all right." Sheila hated to see him feeling so hurt and betrayed. Caressing his hand, she said he was the last person who deserved it.
Sheila was expecting the Forresters to burst through the door at any moment. Eric stated that his granddaughter was a woman of her word and wouldn't reveal where he was. He strode to the door, opened it, and said he just wanted to be by himself. Sheila conveyed that she was just down the hall if he needed her.
As Sheila walked to her room next door, she heard the elevator around the corner. She ducked into her room, and Steffy walked down the corridor that faced Sheila's door. Steffy turned left at Sheila's door and continued to the next door, which was Eric's. Sheila peeked out of her room as Steffy knocked on Eric's door.
Eric let Steffy into his room. Inside, she hoped it was okay that she'd returned. She'd been worried about him. The two hugged. Eric asked if she'd talked to her father. Affirming it, she added that she hadn't told Ridge that she'd talked to Eric or where to find Eric. Eric thanked her for it. Steffy said she'd do anything for him, but she didn't think he should be staying in that place alone.
Eric didn't want to face anyone or answer any questions. He didn't even have his own answers. He recalled that he'd been happy about Ridge and Quinn's closeness and had encouraged it. He couldn't imagine what they'd been whispering behind his back. Steffy didn't think they'd been laughing, and she revealed that the two were pretty tortured.
Eric asked if Steffy had seen Quinn. Affirming it, Steffy wasn't sure if she should tell Eric about what a wreck Quinn was, but Steffy stated that Quinn felt horrible. Steffy stated that Quinn loved Eric and had never stopped. Eric thought of the vows he'd made and hissed that Ridge was his son. Steffy said she wasn't defending anyone, but she needed to be open-minded and fair, something she hadn't been in the past. She'd heard how remorseful Quinn and Ridge were, but she believed that only Eric could decide if it was too late or not.
Eric said his life had changed. He needed time to think of what was next. Steffy stated that she'd fought the relationship, but she'd begun to think Quinn had been good for him. Steffy didn't know what to think anymore, but she could see that, despite everything, Eric still loved Quinn.
As Steffy prepared to leave, Eric thanked her for her discretion. Steffy said that she needed something in return. She asked him not to let Sheila back in. Steffy believed that he knew better than anyone how dangerous Sheila was, and Steffy urged him not to gloss over all Sheila had done just because she was there for Eric in the moment.
Steffy asserted that Sheila had an agenda, just as always. Steffy promised not to tell the family where Eric was, but she asked him to keep Sheila away.
Back in Sheila's room, Sheila flashed back to marrying Eric. She looked out her peephole and saw Steffy headed back to the elevator. She waited for the chimes indicating that Steffy had gone on the elevator then she slipped into the hallway to head to Eric's door.
Eric let Sheila in, and she asked if she'd just heard Steffy. Eric affirmed it. Sheila remarked that it had to be nice to see family, and he had to miss them. He stated that Steffy had told him not to be around Sheila. Claiming to understand, Sheila offered to leave. She said it was "just so hard" because he seemed to need at least one supportive and loyal person to talk to.
Eric questioned whether anyone had ever been loyal to him. Understanding that it seemed that way, she believed there was a person, and he'd figure out who it was. He asked her what the standard for loyalty was. Sheila replied that it would be someone who'd tell the truth even if it hurt. Eric stated that she'd done nothing but tell him the truth ever since she'd been back.
Sheila wondered if she could ask for one small thing in return. Eric asked what it was, and she kissed him.
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