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Some fans of The Bold and the Beautiful are losing patience with Eric

Viewers just want thsi ordeal to be over and not still hanging around when the new year comes in.

By Cheryl E PrestonPublished 3 months ago 3 min read

This article is about the soap character Eric Forrester and is not a judgment of his portrayer John McCook

Will it ever be over?

Across social media and in Facebook groups the initial concern for Eric Forrester (John McCook) is waning. While there are fans who are hoping The Forrester patriarch will live and that his portrayer is not retiring there are others who feel differently. came right to the point when they asked in October " When does Eric die?"

Eric has displayed over-the-top behavior, ignoring the doctor's orders, and pushing himself beyond limits in the face of death has some fans saying "Enough."Viewers are becoming turned off by Eric coughing blood and acting as if everything is OK. He does not want his family to know he has a terminal illness and yet practically all of them except Zende Forrester (Delon de Mtez) know he is dying. There has been unofficial confirmation which is another frustration for B&B fans.

Spoiler alerts do not agree

Some spoilers have said that Eric will die while others suggest that John Finnegan (Tanner Novlin) will find a miracle cure. McCook has been on The Bold and the Beautiful for 37 years so it's not unreasonable to think he might want to retire. The CBS soap not giving loyal viewers any information is what the real problem is.

The idea of this dragging out day after day with Eric in denial of his condition has caused some viewers to actually say they wish he would just die if that's the way the storyline is headed. Watching the Forrester Creations founder gloating about winning a challenge that he actually lost is a bit much for some who watch the soap. One fan said she hoped someone would slip and tell him he lost and bring him back to reality.

Fans don't like this version of Eric

Eric has always been a respectable character but now he is acting animated and like a caricature of his former self. There is no way to know for certain, however, how much is in the script and what is McCook improvising. The way the show is dragging this out if Eric does die fans may feel relieved rather than sad that McCook is leaving after 3 and a half decades.

The fake news miscommunication and misinformation have wearied fans as this saga has begun to drag on. Reading spoilers that suggest Eric Forrester will get a Christmas miracle or die on New Year's Eve is dragging this out longer than necessary. If the writers believed that giving John McCook's character a long goodbye and having him act giddy and excited about dying was going to wow the fans they were wrong.

Eric should live and die with dignity like Stephanie

Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) died in the arms of Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) after Flannery decided to retire. It was swift and emotional and viewers loved it. No one wants to watch Eric take out that handkerchief every day for the next 5 or 6 weeks, and viewers are also exasperated with Dr. Colin Colby (Justin Davis).

He has never mentioned what Eric's diagnosis is and has not convinced him to go to a hospital. He shows up at his patient's home or office and basically just stands and does not give any detailed answers. There is no mention of treatment or medication and the whole situation has been disturbing for fans.

John McCook is beloved but Eric Forrester is beginning to get on the nerves of some fans. Those who watch The Bold and the Beautiful say they just want it over with whatever the outcome. Be on the lookout for updates to this situation as they become available.


About the Creator

Cheryl E Preston

Cheryl is a widow who enjoys writing about current events, soap spoilers and baby boomer nostalgia. Tips are greatly appreciated.

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