#5323 Friday, 5/30/08
During her birthday party, Katie is showing signs that her health may be deteriorating. Katie's doctor arrives and tells Bridget that test results show that Katie's body is rejecting the transplanted heart. Tensions rise between Ridge and Brooke, once again, when the subject of Donna comes up. When Eric arrives home and finds Marcus there, Donna continues the charade of Marcus being a caterer. Because of Donna's suspicious behavior, Eric first assumes that Donna is pregnant. Eric then suspects that Donna may be having an affair with Marcus. Wanting to ease Eric's mind of his assumptions, Donna blurts out that Marcus is her son.
#5322 Thursday, 5/29/08
After Bridget had planned a surprise for Katie's birthday, Katie feels guilty about her feelings for Nick and tells him that she cannot live in his house much longer. During a visit from Stephanie, she and Katie can hear Nick and Bridget being intimate upstairs. Katie's reaction to the sounds indicates to Stephanie that Katie has feelings for Nick. Eric overhears his children making derogatory remarks about Donna and comes to her defense. Felicia tells her father that when Donna lets him down, his family and Stephanie will still be there for him. Marcus tells Donna about Pam tracking him down and wanting to cause trouble. Donna explains about the ultimatum given by Eric's family but offends Marcus as she refers to him as a scandal.
#5321 Wednesday, 5/28/08
Brooke pleads with Taylor not marry, or at least wait to marry, Rick. In front of Brooke and Ridge, Taylor accepts Rick's proposal with one stipulation; approval from Thomas and Steffy. Rick threatens Brooke that she will lose him if she doesn't stop being so negative about his relationship with Taylor. Later, Taylor brings Rick home where the reunited couple makes love for the first time. Brooke vows to not sit back and let her son be used by Taylor. Pam accuses Marcus of being involved with Donna behind Eric's back. Marcus stands his ground and assures Pam that he is not having an affair with Donna but will not let on what his relationship with Donna really is.
#5328 Friday, 6/6/08
During Marcus' first day at work, Donna warns him to be careful of Eric's children and a snooping Pam. Later, Marcus and Steffy get better acquainted as Steffy still doesn't let on as to who she really is. When Marcus tells Donna about the new girl that he met, she informs him that Steffy is a "Forrester." Brooke and Bridget worry about Katie's condition and the possibility of finding another heart for Katie is almost impossible. While on the island, Katie divulges some of her deep and somber thoughts to Nick.
#5320 Tuesday, 5/27/08
Rick runs into Phoebe at Insomnia Café where he is able to convince her that he and Taylor never meant to intentionally hurt her by falling in love with each other. Ridge confronts Taylor about upsetting their daughter which leads to a war of words between Taylor and Brooke and then with Rick and Ridge. Phoebe enters and shocks everyone when she states that she no longer wants to stand in the way of Taylor and Rick's relationship. Rick then, once again, asks Taylor to marry him. Pam becomes suspicious when she intercepts a phone call from Marcus to Donna. Pam traces the call and confronts Marcus at Insomnia Café about his connection to Donna. Eric tells Donna of his children's ultimatum to oust him from the company if she brings any further scandal to the family. Donna changes her mind about telling Eric about Marcus after hearing this.
#5319 Monday, 5/26/08
Donna is worried that Eric will be upset when she tells him about Marcus. Eric warns Ridge that he is jeopardizing their relationship by pushing too much. Confident that Donna won't let him down, Eric reiterates his deal about stepping down if Donna brings about another scandal. An emotional Phoebe runs into Ridge arms after learning about Rick and Taylor's relationship. Phoebe tells Ridge and Brooke about Taylor breaking up with Rick. Rick attempts to convince Taylor to change her mind about ending their relationship and tries to slip the engagement ring on her finger. Taylor stops Rick and tells him to please let her go and never look back; it kills her to lose him but she cannot betray Phoebe.
#5319 Friday, 5/23/08
Marcus recounts his search for Donna as she explains how giving him up for adoption was the hardest thing she ever had to do. Donna and Marcus' emotional reunion is cut short when he becomes resentful towards her for abandoning him. All but Brooke are in agreement about Eric stepping down as CEO of the company. While Eric is in his office with Stephanie, he is blindsided by his family and their suggestion. Eric is so confident in his new wife that he makes a deal with Ridge; if Donna brings any scandal to the company, Eric will step down.
#5318 Thursday, 5/22/08
Katie volunteers to help Donna obtain information regarding the child she had put up for adoption. Donna fears that she may never see Marcus again and may have blown her one chance to reunite with her son. Donna, who is late for a Forrester business meeting, prompts Eric's children to reveal their true feelings about her to Eric. Ridge calls a private meeting to discuss how Forrester Creations needs a new leader; one whose wife will not bring scandal and shame to the company. Brooke feels betrayed by Ridge's stand to additionally oust Donna and Rick from the company. Marcus visits Donna at her office where she sneaks him in so no one can see. Katie calls Donna to give her information about the adoption. Donna and Marcus agree to meet Katie to discuss the situation.
#5316 Wednesday, 5/21/08
Phoebe assumes that Taylor is seducing Rick until Rick tells her otherwise. Taylor and Rick explain to Phoebe how they fell in love and how much they mean to each other. Since Phoebe is distraught and refuses to accept this relationship, Taylor tells Rick they can no longer be together. Donna refuses to reveal to Katie who Marcus' father is. Later, Donna becomes entranced by Jack and begins to think of what it would have been like if she hadn't given her baby up. Nick consoles Katie as she is forced to look at the scar from her surgery.
#5315 Tuesday, 5/20/08
During a visit, Katie flips through Donna and Eric's wedding album and comes across Marcus's picture. Donna is forced to tell Katie that she had given up a baby for adoption when she was a teenager and thinks that Marcus could be that baby. Home early from her Australia trip, Phoebe sits at The Insomnia Café with hopes of reuniting with Rick. A chance meeting begins a conversation between Phoebe and Marcus as each share their woes. Taylor comes home to find a romantic set-up in her bedroom by Rick. Taylor tries to stand her ground with Rick about not getting physical yet, but she can no longer control her feelings. As things heat up between Taylor and Rick, Phoebe enters and is in shock at seeing her mother and the man she loves in bed together.
#5314 Monday, 5/19/08
Donna is rocked by Marcus' question and apologizes that she can't help him. As a disappointed Marcus leaves, Pam sees him and becomes suspicious of why he is with Donna. Donna accuses Pam of sending Marcus as payback for Tiny's death. Katie's doctor is ready to release her from the hospital and tries to talk her out of moving into a nursing facility. While moving into Nick's house, Bridget has an idea to have Katie also move in during her recovery. As Katie is being released, Nick and Bridget arrive and talk her into moving in with them. Eric becomes troubled when Stephanie forces him to realize that he and Donna may have different opinion on having children.
#5313 Friday, 5/16/08
Bridget is moving out of the beach house so that Stephanie can move in. When Eric stops by to make sure that Stephanie is settled in, she tells him that the distance between her and the family will do her some good. During a visit, Katie's good mood quickly changes when Nick tells her that he has been spending a lot of time with Bridget. After learning that Bridget has nowhere to live, Katie selflessly convinces Nick and Bridget to move in together. The caterer returns to see Donna and introduces himself as Marcus. Donna thinks that Marcus is a tabloid reporter posing as a caterer and tries to throw him out. After Marcus convinces Donna that he is not a reporter and not a stranger, Donna asks him where they have met before.
#5312 Thursday, 5/15/08
The young stranger learns more and more about the Logans and the Forresters from their conversations throughout the day. His appearance is familiar to Donna but she doesn't know why. The Logan children bond before their father leaves to return to Paris. Katie thanks Nick for helping her through a difficult time and the two tenderly embrace. Brooke begins to wonder about their connection when she witnesses their closeness. During a conversation, Taylor begins to psychoanalyze Stephanie knowing that she is going through a big transition being without Eric. Stephanie vows to not sit around and wait for Eric's marriage to Donna to fall apart.
#5311 Wednesday, 5/14/08
Katie doesn't want to hear the words of wisdom that Nick offers her and argues her point of view. Nick remains steadfast that Katie needs to heal her heart and take care of her unfinished business. Rick is forced to eat her words, when she mistakenly flies off the handle to Rick about Taylor. Brooke is stunned when Rick tells her she is acting like the kind of mother that he was always glad he didn't have and walks away. A young man arrives at the Forrester mansion and is mistaken for a caterer. This stranger uses this opportunity to attend an event in the home and observe the Forresters and the Logans, listening to intimate details of their lives. A stroll down memory lane is interrupted by a surprise guest.
#5310 Tuesday, 5/13/08
Ridge tries his best to put his feelings toward the Logan family aside and be supportive of Brooke during this tough time. Donna has a fantasy about how her life as the powerful Mrs. Eric Forrester is going to be. Katie wakes up to find that Stephanie had slept in her hospital room all night. Stephanie has some advice for Katie that may or may not have a positive effect. Later, Stephanie visits Eric at work where their warm moment is deflated by Stephanie's warning about Donna. Stephen visits Katie and finds that she is having a very hard time dealing with Storm's death and having his heart. In a locker room somewhere, a young man examines the newspaper announcement of Eric and Donna's wedding and quickly makes a call to purchase a ticket to Los Angeles.
#5309 Monday, 5/12/08
Ridge tells Brooke that he is ready to marry her and no longer has reservations about her devotion to him. When Ridge asks that they not hold their wedding at Eric and Donna's house, an argument ensues between him and Brooke which brings up underlying issues that they have. Stephanie, coming straight from the wedding and having nowhere else to go, visits Katie in the hospital. Stephanie shows an unusual vulnerable side as she makes comparisons about both of their lives having been turned upside down. Neither Eric nor Donna is able to enjoy their wedding night as both have other things on their mind.
#5308 Friday, 5/09/08
All of the wedding guests are at the edge of their seats impatiently awaiting Eric's "I do." Eric tells Donna that he loves her, she's changed his life.... And he WILL take her as his wife. The Forrester children are deeply disappointed as the minister pronounces Eric and Donna husband and wife. Eric looks over at a devastated Stephanie, who sits in complete disbelief. Before leaving, Stephanie makes a toast to the couple. As Stephanie exits, she realizes that the house that contained all of her memories now belongs to someone else. Nick gets through to Katie and is able to cheer her up. Katie's hopes are dashed when Nick mentions that he's been spending a lot of time with Bridget. Later, Ashley tells Katie how the situation with Storm was misinterpreted. Katie becomes overwhelmed with guilt when realizing that it is her fault that Storm is gone.
#5307 Thursday, 5/08/08
Eric's children arrive for the wedding at the demand of Stephanie. Ridge gets after Rick for bringing Taylor as his date to the wedding while Brooke chastises Taylor for flaunting her relationship in front of the family. Just as the wedding is about to begin, Stephanie takes advantage of Eric's doubts by giving him words of advice that could make his cold feet even colder. Stephanie sits amongst her family with anticipation, hoping that Eric makes the right decision and doesn't marry Donna. Nick tries to help Katie deal with all that she and her family have been through. Nick sympathizes with Katie's situation, but still unsuccessfully attempts to get her to see her family's point of view.
#5306 Wednesday, 5/07/08
In the Forrester living room, caterers and florists are bustling around to get the house ready for Eric and Donna's wedding. Stephanie tells Ridge that she hasn't called the movers yet in hopes of Eric changing his mind about marrying Donna and decides to come back to Stephanie. Brooke is troubled when hearing from Ridge that Eric is showing signs of cold feet. Brooke reminds Eric how happy Donna has made him; especially in comparison to his years with Stephanie. After overhearing Brooke and Eric's conversation, Stephanie confronts Brooke about letting Eric make his own decision without Brooke's influence. Brooke warns Stephanie to be on her best behavior because the Logan family are the "new" Forresters; Stephanie just might find herself on the outside looking in.
#5305 Tuesday, 5/06/08
Katie tells her sisters that she doesn't want Storm's gift and that she regrets talking Stephanie out of turning him into the police. After not seeing eye-to-eye with Brooke and Donna about Storm, Katie informs her sisters that she will not be at the wedding. Bridget tells Nick that she is aware that things between them were going pretty fast, but she's interested to see if there is a future for the two of them; if it doesn't work out, there will be no hard feelings. Nick agrees. Stephanie can see that Eric is having some doubts about his wedding, but isn't admitting it. Eric and Stephanie share a tender moment as he tells her that no matter what paths their lives take, he will always treasure all that they have shared; he will never forget her.
#5304 Monday, 5/05/08
Donna is excited about her and Eric's wedding that will be taking place the following day. Later, Rick arrives and offers to be Eric's best man. Eric is grateful for Rick's support, not knowing that Rick is in a relationship that others disapprove of, also. Bridget finds solace in Nick's arms after dealing with the events that had taken place with her family. Bridget tells Nick of the miracle which took place at the hospital the day before. Brooke and Donna are shocked at Katie's negative attitude towards Storm.
#5303 Friday, 5/2/08
Eric and Stephanie sign their divorce papers just in time for Donna and Eric to marry the following day. Eric shows signs of remorse because he has seen a different and gentler side of Stephanie recently. Noticing that Eric seems to be having doubts about marrying Donna, Ridge uses it to his advantage to try to talk his father out of getting married. Stephanie gives Donna a manual of how to be "Mrs. Eric Forrester." Donna is suspicious of Stephanie's kindness to her knowing that Stephanie always has something up her sleeve. Later, Ridge calls Stephanie to tell her about Eric having cold feet. Stephanie tells Ridge that if the wedding does happen tomorrow, she plans on being there. Stephanie thinks that if Eric sees her and all of their children there, he will change his mind about marrying Donna.
#5302 Thursday, 5/1/08
Katie is extremely upset with Storm's departure even though her sisters defend his actions. Stephen arrives looking for his family and is troubled to learn about Storm. Stephanie apologizes to Katie about not turning Storm in; if she had, Storm wouldn't have escaped the way he did and would be in jail. Stephen feels more and more responsible for the kind of person that Storm turned out to be and promises to be there for his children the way he should have when they were young. Katie has a hard time accepting Storm's gift.
#5279 Monday, 3/31/08
Taylor pulls away from her kiss with Rick and tells him that they must end their relationship because of Phoebe. After returning to their dinner, Rick feels uneasy when Phoebe reminisces about their relationship and tells him that she is now ready to show him how much she cares for him. Later at Café Russe, Taylor is tempted to drink as she recalls her times with Rick. Because of their underlying chemistry, Katie feels extremely uncomfortable with Nick and even more so when Bridget arrives and kisses him. Brooke becomes upset when hearing a personal conversation between Ridge and Ashley. Ridge is thrown when Brooke asks him if he regrets ending his relationship with Ashley. Taylor is surprised when she returns home to find Rick in her bed.