I wasn’t going to post more about Eric’s departure, but his final scenes were really very good. I’m glad he got some decent goodbye scenes with (some of) his family. Brady was very busy, as we know, getting Maggie muffins and reassuring Summer about an adoption that happened more than forty years ago — super important stuff.
But I’m grateful Eric didn’t just disappear, with one line of dialogue a week later about him in prison, followed by no one ever mentioning him again. That second part will probably still happen, but at least we got some good farewell scenes first.
And they gave us a glimpse of what we haven’t seen in way too long: Greg Vaughan’s bare chest:
It was only a glimpse, so this was the best screenshot I was able to get. So, let’s refresh our memories, shall we?
Ah, happier times.
I’m very concerned about Jennifer too …
… that she has such blurry memories of hooking up with Eric. Hypnosis might help.
I think it’s dumb that they have to say contrived things like, “I don’t want you in the courtroom. Let’s say our goodbyes now,” because they don’t have a courtroom set. But, all of the goodbyes at the station were very affecting. Of course Brady should have been there. Nicole wouldn’t come say goodbye, but some final scene between them, even just a silent exchange of looks, would have been wonderful (h/t friend of the blog Amber!).
Regardless, I think no other actor can top Greg Vaughan when it comes to crying. I love Stephen’s tears … it’s close! But I give the edge to Greg.
Now I need a hug too. Sniff.
Goodbye, Eric. Come back soon.