At Katie's house, Ridge arrived -- even though Katie had advised him not to be there that morning. Ridge thought that he should be the one to talk to Brooke, but Katie replied that she was a big girl. He insisted that it was about a decision he'd made, but Katie said she'd made it, too.
Katie stated that love didn't make sense, and it didn't have to. She figured that if anyone understood that, it would be Brooke. Katie admitted that she was afraid to confess that she'd done the same thing that she'd accused Brooke of. Ridge said Katie wasn't guilty; their feelings had just changed.
Katie told Ridge that she'd stopped the wedding, and Ridge replied that he was glad. Katie feared that it would be a disaster, but he figure that it had to be done. He hugged her and left.
On the jet ride home from Paris, Brooke rested on a bed and dreamed that Ridge was beside her. She said to him that she'd be home soon.
Elsewhere on the jet, Wyatt was relieved that Aly was sitting in the pilot's jump seat instead of in the main cabin with him and Hope. The worried Hope revealed to Wyatt what Katie had done at Brooke's wedding. Wyatt didn't know what kind of person would deliberately do that to her sister.
Hope tried to defend Katie, who normally wasn't that kind of person. Hope said the last thing she'd expected was for Katie to fall in love with Ridge. Wyatt was shocked to hear the revelation and wondered what had happened to Ridge's commitment to Brooke.
Hope said it had been that way all her life. Ridge had tried to maintain his commitment to Brooke but also his commitment to Taylor and her children. "And then he'd be gone," Hope said.
Hope explained that Ridge would marry Taylor for a year or two, but he'd return to Brooke. Because Hope hadn't wanted her mother to go through that again, Hope had taken Brooke to Paris to give Katie and Ridge time to figure out what they wanted. Hope had expected Ridge and Katie to come to their senses, but they'd decided to be together.
Hope believed she should have stayed out of it, and she wondered if it would have been better for Brooke to have had Ridge for a week than not at all.
Later, Brooke entered the cabin from the other compartment. The jet had begun its descent, and she was eager to contact the county clerk's office to get her wedding scheduled. She asked if Hope and Wyatt wanted to witness the vows, but they said they didn't know what their days would hold.
Brooke agreed, remarking that Katie wanted to see her right away. Hope asked if Brooke knew why that was. Brooke didn't know, but it made her feel sisterly again. She guessed Katie was making breakfast for her. Grinning, Brooke decided that the county clerk could wait a few hours.
Later at Forrester, Ridge was ripping up designs in the CEO's office. Hope entered. She'd figured that Ridge would be at Katie's, but he said Katie had wanted to see Brooke alone. Hope thought that was convenient for him because he could avoid the brunt of the pain he was causing.
Hope asked why Ridge couldn't go back in time and remember his love for Brooke. He wondered if Hope knew how it felt to want something for so long that she'd forgotten why she'd even wanted it. He asked her to imagine that the thing had finally arrived; however, something had shifted, and she no longer wanted it. Saddened, Hope revealed that she'd known the feeling.
Hope noted that Katie had said that Ridge and Katie were in love, but Hope asked how they could know that so soon. Ridge said he'd known Katie a long time, but Hope questioned how well he knew Katie, whom he hadn't even been around for the last year.
Hope stated that Katie hadn't been the innocent person that she'd made herself out to be in the Brooke and Bill saga, and none of would have happened if it hadn't been for Taylor's vendetta against Brooke. Hope said Katie and Bill would still be together, and they hadn't been "so horribly matched."
Ridge called Bill a terrible person, but Hope asked how Ridge's actions differed from Bill's. Ridge was curious to hear what he'd done to be like Bill. Hope said Ridge was trading in his wife for his wife's sister. Ridge declared that Brooke wasn't his wife, and he hadn't had an affair behind Brooke's back. Hope cynically guessed that Ridge had been bad, but "not as bad" as Brooke and Bill.
Hope noted that Ridge had agonized over whether he could love Brooke after what she'd done to her sister, but he was condoning Katie's actions, which were the exact same. Hope figured that he saw it as different because Katie had placed Ridge back into the triangle scenario he was used to.
Ridge denied it. He said he was trying to be a better man, but all Hope saw was a clown trying to figure out what a better man was. He felt that Stephanie wouldn't have approved of Brooke and Bill's actions, and she would have seen a better man in her son. Ridge asked Hope not to talk about Katie, who'd relentlessly tried to put him and Brooke together until it had gone beyond her control.
Back at Katie's house, a perky Brooke arrived. She wanted to know what the doctors had said about Katie's condition. Katie said they needed to talk about that. Brooke asked if Ridge had stayed with Katie, but Katie swore that Ridge had never spent a night in that house. Brooke was upset that Ridge hadn't watched Katie as promised, but Katie stated that he'd been by every day.
Katie said that Ridge had known something that no one else had -- that there had been nothing wrong with her at the wedding. Brooke replied that she'd known that, and everyone was grateful for it. Katie revealed that what Brooke thought had happened hadn't really happened.
Brooke asked Katie to stop feeling guilty about what had happened at the wedding. Brooke wanted them to just be happy and honest with each other. Brooke had something to ask Katie and stated that Katie could decline the request. Brooke needed a witness for a courthouse wedding, and she asked if Katie would help Brooke and Ridge finish what they'd started.
Katie sighed, and Brooke assured Katie that someday a man would enter her life and love her. Katie asked what Brooke would say if that had already happened. Brooke became ecstatic and asked if the man was Bill. Katie declared that it wasn't and added that it was a man she would trust. Brooke said she wanted Katie to be happy, and Brooke asked if she knew him.
Katie stated that Brooke did. Katie said that she and Brooke had been through a lot, and she'd never wanted to hurt Brooke. Brooke apologized for hurting Katie, and Katie said she believed Brooke was sorry. Brooke asked who the lucky man was, and Katie repeated that she loved Brooke.
Katie conveyed that she'd feared she'd never be able to let a man love her or see her for who she was. She hoped that Brooke would understand and one day be happy for Katie. Brooke insisted that she would be and asked who the man was. "It's Ridge. I'm in love with Ridge," Katie replied.