Although Bold and the Beautiful honcho Brad Bell has admitted to feeling tempted to keep Lesli Kay on the canvas, the CBS sudser will kill off the dying Felicia Forrester as planned. Bummer!

"Isn't she marvelous?" Susan Flannery (Stephanie) asks TVGuide.com. "I'm sad to lose her, too, but it's such a powerful story."

Despite Kay's popularity, her TV mom thinks it'd be a mistake to reverse Felicia's terminal cancer diagnosis just to keep her around. "Doesn't that kind of burn the audience?" Flannery says. "We have to go down this path and pay off the story in the right way."

Word is, Felicia's unfortunate demise will give rise to a Bold new saga: a tussle over her baby son, Dominick. Look for Italian stallion Dante (Antonio Sabato Jr.) to start asking, "Who's your real daddy?"