12- 19 Feb
Rick is put in a difficult position when he pays a visit to Taylor to apologize about Phoebe. Stephanie continues her mission to seek justice for Phoebe's death by pushing the police to conduct a further investigation. Fuel is added to Stephanie's fire when Steffy provides further information about Rick.
Still plagued with guilt from Phoebe's death, Rick makes a vow to stop his conniving and return to living a life that his family can be proud of. Ridge attempts to dissuade an inconsolable Taylor from believing that she is at fault for Phoebe's death.
Thorne is caught off-guard when Grace, the model he hired to pose as Donna, comes back looking for additional payment for her services. Seeing Thorne's insensitive dismissal of the model sparks Owen's suspicions and sends him looking for answers. Owen later informs Donna that he is through wasting his time on her.
Donna's timing couldn't be worse when she tries to comfort Eric. Brooke makes a desperate plea to Ridge to not let Stephanie lure him into her vendetta against Rick.
When an encounter with Eric dashes any hope for a reunion, Donna's plan to return to her life in San Francisco is not met with resistance; but is encouraged. Rick fears for his future after learning of Stephanie's mission to put him behind bars. Stephanie's rationale for seeking retribution for Phoebe's death has an impact on Ridge and assists him in making a decision regarding Rick.
During an emotionally-charged conversation, Ridge makes his wishes regarding Rick known to Brooke. Rick tries his best to reason with an unsympathetic Stephanie. Owen and Eric go head to head over Donna before information about marital indiscretions are revealed.
22 - 26 Feb
Determined to help her family heal after Phoebe's death, Stephanie makes arrangements for the family to celebrate in the joy of Christmas together. Thorne is torn between keeping his father's secret and protecting his mother from the inevitable heartbreak that is awaiting her.
Eric makes a promise to Thorne that he will wait until after Christmas to inform Stephanie about his reconciliation with Donna. Rick's visit to Phoebe's grave becomes surprisingly cathartic when he is met by a very forgiving Taylor.
Later, Rick arrives to the Christmas celebration where opinions of his presence are mixed. Bridget reveals to Steffy information that proves Rick's version of the accident was the truth.
In the spirit of Christmas, Ridge puts aside his anger and resentment as he delivers a speech about how important family is during tough times like they all have been through recently. Seeing how Katie was disappointed by the present he had given her, Nick makes up for it with a very shiny and expensive back-up gift.
An argument about Rick's fate prompts Eric to tell Stephanie about Thorne's botched scheme to break him and Donna up. Knows where the conversation is headed, Stephanie doesn't mince words when she bluntly asks if he is leaving her.
Brooke and Ridge come to a generous understanding regarding Rick's future with the family and the company. Rick agrees with Ridge's terms which put a damper on the developments that took place during the earlier visit from Steffy.
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