Holiday HELL! Threatening it’ll be a turkey shoot if she doesn’t stay out of her marriage!
Thanksgiving is that time of year when people pause, re ect, step back and take stock of everything wonderful in their lives. However, for Quinn Forrester, this year’s festivities provide the perfect moment for her to reassert her dominance as Eric’s wife and matriarch of the Forrester mansion. With Pam and Donna still sniffing around Eric and snapping uncomfortably at her heels, she lays down the law when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner – Pam and Charlie aren’t invited or welcome!
Appalled at his wife’s edict, Eric (John McCook) dismisses
“Quinn awaits the day she can throw Pam and Donna to the dogs like Thanksgiving leftovers!”
Quinn’s (Rena Sofer) “suggestion” that Pam (Alley Mills) and Charlie (Dick Christie) “need a break from cooking this year” and promptly adds them to the guest list. Predictably, Quinn bristles at his intervention but, as the spouses head towards an uncomfortable impasse over the issue, Pam interrupts, winding up her nemesis even more! Stalking off, Quinn skulks and hides in the shadows, listening in as Pam dismays Eric with the news that she and Charlie are spending Thanksgiving alone this year. The atmosphere would be far too awkward at the mansion after what’s gone on between her and Quinn over the wedding in recent weeks… “Nonsense”, Eric tells his sister-in-law; she and Charlie are coming to dinner and that’s that! Tearful and heartened by his welcoming and embracing stance, Pam con des to Eric that Stephanie’s been in touch from beyond the grave and has a special message for him! Bemused, Eric’s wide-eyed as Pam maintains that Stephanie is telling her that Donna (Jennifer Gareis) is the ideal woman for him! It’s taken Stephanie a long time to realise it but she now knows that Donna really did love Eric – and she feels destiny has brought her back to LA to win his heart for good!
Not one for such hocus-pocus, Eric’s thunderstruck when Pam adds that she feels dark times are on the horizon, and it’s all because of Quinn! Gruffly shushing the batty blonde, Eric insists it’s time Pam respects his wife; he’s asked her to do the same for her and, what’s more, he’s married to Quinn and he loves her!
Pondering Eric’s words as he walks out, Pam’s startled when Quinn emerges from hiding, ercely growling that she should be ashamed of herself! Warning her with a reminder that Stephanie’s dead and can’t protect her anymore, Quinn threatens that if Pam keeps trying to turn Eric against her she’ll “crack her crazy head like an egg!”. She knows what Pam’s angle is but there’s nothing she can do to unhinge her marriage.
Naturally, tensions are running high as Thanksgiving nally dawns, forcing Mrs Forrester to plaster on a smile and welcome Pam and Donna to the house to appease Eric. As bread is broken, turkey nibbled and lemon bars scoffed, Quinn prefers to bite her tongue – she can’t wait for the day she can happily throw these two witches to the dogs… just like today’s leftovers!