Ann Douglas’ dying wish.

In “The Bold And The Beautiful” history, November 23, 2009, Stephanie and Pam watched their mother die…

This Thanksgiving Stephanie Forrester is facing her last holiday and is carrying out her remaining days on her terms. Three years ago word reached Stephanie and Pam that their mother was dying as Thanksgiving approached. Though Ann labeled her last visions the most beautiful she’d ever seen, the past leading up to that final day held anything but.

Stephanie left her mother, father and Pam in Illinois and made a life with Eric Forrester. She hardly ever spoke of her sister and told her family that her mother Ann was dead. During therapy, memories of abuse by Stephanie’s father came to light, leading Stephanie to confront her mother. Ann denied any abuse, but Pam confirmed it.

When Ann finally admitted to the abuse on Stephanie, and claimed she hoped it would stop on its own, Stephanie couldn’t forgive her mother for not standing up to her father to protect her. It wasn’t until years later when Ann arrived back in Los Angeles and summons her daughters to Paradise Cove – a place they had all visited in the past. Once Pam and Stephanie arrived Ann revealed she was dying from pancreatic cancer.

The girls argued with Ann over her dying wish to spend her last days out of the hospital. Though Pam couldn’t watch her mother suffer and had her taken by ambulance to the hospital, knowing her time was near Stephanie and Pam broke Ann out and took her back to Paradise Cove. Ann made peace with her daughters then died shortly after, staring out at the sea – the most beautiful place Ann had ever seen.

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