For the most part today's episode of The Bold and the Beautiful was lighthearted. We were reunited with Sheila and Deacon who were as adorable as ever teasing each other about Bill once again being at Il Giardino. Apparently, the billionaire frequents the restaurant so much that he's basically eating all three of his square meals at the establishment. This time he brought Poppy for a meal.
I have to be honest, if I was Poppy I would have been upset with him for bringing me to the restaurant where the woman who nearly killed my sister works. But instead she talked about wanting to throw her drink in Sheila's face after Bill explained to her why he'd been so rude when Sheila came over to see if they wanted drinks and to tell them that day's special.
Sheila's presence, however, did not deter the two from having a nice lunch. Again they reminisced about how they met and how wonderful it is that they're reconnecting 20 years later. Meanwhile, Deacon and Sheila were trying to put together how Poppy could end up with Bill. She's great and, to them, he's definitely not though he does pay in hundreds hence the nickname, "Dollar Bill."
Poppy brought some sass to Il Giardino when Bill queued the song she'd been dancing to at the Golden Gate Music Festival. All eyes were on her as he dared her to get up and dance, and dance Poppy did. With a hip swivel here and a shoulder move there, she captivated Bill who couldn't help but get up and kiss her while their fellow restaurant patrons applauded. Sheila and Deacon looked pretty impressed.
This is a new dynamic for Bill who can be funny but tends to be a more serious and passionate sort of man rather than one who is playing songs from his phone so his lady love can dance. Poppy could be good for him, but I'm also keeping my eye on those special pills of hers because there's got to be a reason why we've been seeing them.
Eric goes home!
The other major plot on today's episode was Eric being discharged from the hospital. Donna was there with him while Finn gave the patriarch the all clear to go home. Once again Eric thanked Finn for saving his life and giving him more time with his family. His gratefulness is why I'm not sure why Ridge is so worried that he made the wrong decision.
Maybe his trips to the hospital to see his father didn't include talks about Eric's feelings on still being alive. Anyway, Donna took him home where they found Ridge, Brooke, and Carter waiting for them. Eric said he couldn't hug them, likely because he's doing his best to keep himself standing and it might be too much to interact physically. Carter got to tell Eric how much it means to him for the patriarch to still be here with them and then, later after the CFO left, Eric sat down to tell his family what being on the verge of crossing over felt like.
Eric had seen the light and heard it as well. The pain his body had been wracked with was gone. He also saw Stephanie, the love of his life, who was waiting for him. Eric wanted to share because he wanted to assure his loved ones that they had nothing to fear of dying, though he did admit that prior to his experience he'd been scared but now he's not.
His words, however, made Ridge even more worried that he made the wrong decision. The soap dramatically ended when he asked his father that question, so we'll have to wait until tomorrow to get his answer though we already know Eric is grateful so I'm not sure why we've been left on this cliffhanger. See you tomorrow for Friday's recap, Bold fans. Stay beautiful!
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