In episode 205, we see a man in denial – and that man is Eric Forrester.
As he calls Carter, the call captures Carter’s apartment with a half-naked Carter and a dress behind him. He reasons, as he discusses the ‘No Quinn Contact’ order he has placed upon Carter, that because the dress does not fit Carter it is not his. Sound enough. Then takes the logical leap that he has moved past Quinn. He knows deep down it’s Quinn’s dress and he’s in denial. A benevolent Ridge who is keen enough to notice this, offers a “maybe he’s just broken down and picking up the pieces” excuse for Carter’s work environment, less out of logic and more out of a desire to see his father save face in a situation where Eric is getting massively and cruelly played.
Meanwhile three other storylines feature “never let this moment end” emotions: Quinn and Carter wanting to save their physical memories, Finn, Steffy and Hayes never wanting the permanent vacation (as Paris put it) to end and Paris coming to Los Angeles, landing a job with the Forrester Creations as Foundation Director, while going from living in a car to a small apartment to a Bel-Air type mansion in less than a year – all three of these things are times in life that most people would like to extend if not hypothetically live in forever.