The long goodbye to Stephanie Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful will finally occur on Nov. 26, when Susan Flannery performs her last scene as the drama’s beloved matriarch. As fans know, Stephanie’s fate was sealed when she learned her lung cancer returned. Her sendoff – which is the result of Flannery’s decision to retire – is a tribute as much to the actress as it is “the entire soap-opera community,” says Bradley Bell, the drama’s executive producer/head writer, to TV Guide Magazine.
“We all know each other and we deeply respect the great actors who play our matriarchs and patriarchs — the ones who made this business — and it’s been sad to see so many of them drop away without getting a proper homage.”
Here’s a sneak peek of her final moments.