Donna: Honey bear. Ah. Oh. Um… we’re alone, right?
Eric: Yeah, if Quinn were here, you would have been slapped by now.
Donna: What can I say? Old habits.
Donna: Um, actually, I’m looking for Ridge. Um, I’m supposed to patch him into a conference call in, um, five minutes, I think.
Eric: Uh, bad news for you. He just, uh, he just left. He’s not gonna be back today, I don’t think.
Donna: Oh. Okay. Um, do you know why?
Eric: I ran into him and Thomas on their way out a while ago.
Donna: What’s going on?
Eric: They’re picking up Douglas. Thomas is taking him back.
, Donna: If Thomas and Ridge snatch Douglas away from…
Eric: No, they’re not snatching Douglas. It’s not a kidnapping. It’s Thomas’ son. Ah, I hate how much this is hurting Hope.
Donna: You know, even though Beth is back now, all those months apart really made a permanent scar, and–and bonding with Douglas saved her. Thomas has to know that.
Eric: It’s just a terrible situation, no matter how it turns out.