Eric has two surprising announcements to make in the morning meeting, one personal and one business. The personal announcement: he and Stephanie are splitting up. Ridge, Thorne and Felicia are shocked and upset; but Stephanie and Eric declare that it is for the best. The two of them are simply incompatible, they claim, while finishing each other's sentences. The business announcement: Eric has made Ridge CEO of the company, effective immediately. Eric himself will continue on as chairman of the board. Later, Eric joins Owen and Donna downstairs to see how the rehearsal for the showing of the new surf line is going. By strange chance, the crochet bikini that Pam gave to Donna as a gift has wound up on Grace (the model whom Thorne hired to impersonate Donna). Donna is appalled when Eric declares that it's brilliant. He wants the bikini to be the show-stopper. And he wants Donna to model it. Meanwhile, Rick and Steffy meet backstage and can't resist a passionate kiss. Written by
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I have a couple of announcements to make this morning, both personal and business. Look, in spite of everything that's happened to our family - a couple of pretty serious tragedies that happened to our family this year, we managed to have a wonderful Christmas, and I, uh, I thank you all for that. I hope you all feel as good about that as I did. Now look, your mother and I have, uh, made a decision. We're gonna go our separate ways.
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