In the CEO's office, Eric was dumbfounded by Brooke's suggestion that he be her baby's father. Brooke claimed that they'd been happy once, and they could be again. She said they could give Rick and Bridget another sibling, and Eric's house would be full of kids and grandkids again.
Eric had fond remembered his younger years, but he had no desire to repeat them. Though there had been love and laughter back then, there had also been rejection in the end. Brooke replied that it wouldn't happen "this time," but Eric replied that there would be no "this time."
Brooke said that Eric was the only thing standing between her and disaster. Eric stated that if she'd thought it through, she wouldn't even be suggesting such an impossible thing. He asked when the affair had supposedly happened and cited that he and Taylor had been together for months.
Brooke cited that Taylor usually traveled to seminars, and Taylor had been away five weeks earlier. Brooke suggested that Eric tell Taylor that Brooke had been at the house to discuss business, and they'd had martinis to commemorate Stephanie. Brooke told him to say that she'd been sobbing, and he'd sought to console her. Eric grimaced, and Brooke asked if it really seemed that impossible.
Brooke urged Eric to have the life with her that they'd planned in the past. Eric wondered if he should tell Taylor that it had happened in the heat of the moment or that he'd given in to a life-long passion. He recalled that Brooke thought Taylor was using him, but he asked how Brooke's proposal would be any different.
Brooke said that she and Eric had shared a lot, and they'd raised children together. She claimed that she'd shared some of the most rewarding and intimate moments of her life with Eric, and he knew her better than anyone in the world. "Except for Bill, of course," Eric quipped.
Brooke said she'd explained what had happened with Bill, and even though she wasn't sure if the misunderstanding that had led to the sex had been her fault or Katie's, Brooke wanted Katie to live her life with her husband, her son, her two loving sisters, and Eric. Brooke suggested that Eric could be a part of their loving family and have a woman who loved, supported, and appreciated him.
Brooke hated to rush Eric, but she said that the clock was ticking. Eric suggested that she tell Bill about it, but Brooke insisted that Bill could never know -- even if he were to agree to the plan. She said she needed Eric's compassion more than ever. Eric replied that she had it. He said that, though he wouldn't sit in judgment of her, he wondered if she'd be professing love for him if she weren't pregnant.
Brooke said Eric knew how she felt about him. Eric gave her a look, and she guessed she wouldn't be doing it without the pregnancy. He said she had a way of convincing herself of things, but she insisted that she really did think they could be happy. "There you go...just like that," Eric responded.
Eric admitted that he'd always loved Brooke. He remembered the good times, but he also recalled that some of the most painful moments in his life had been with her. He wanted to be loved for himself, and he hoped that Taylor loved him that way. "But we'll see, won't we?" he asked.
Brooke said to do it for Katie because Eric knew what was at stake if he turned Brooke down. Eric asserted that Brooke would have all the help he could give. "Just not this lie," he decided.
In another office, Katie and Hope discussed Steffy's situation. Katie decided to send back all the gifts that she and Bill had gotten; however, Hope asked if that would seem like rescinding the marriage. Hope hoped she hadn't sounded harsh, but Katie said the baby had been a catalyst for the marriage.
Katie didn't understand why Steffy hadn't waited out the traffic, and Katie wondered if Liam would forgive Steffy. Hope thought he would, and Katie asked if the couple would go on as if it hadn't happened. Hope replied that the question was whether Steffy and Liam's marriage would survive.
Katie assumed Hope was predicting something about Liam and Steffy, but Hope felt uncomfortable predicting anything more than that the couple had a lot of healing to do. Katie asked if Liam had said anything to lead Hope to think that he and Steffy wouldn't heal together. Hope said he hadn't, and he'd be focused on Steffy's full recovery. "And then..." Hope started to say.
"Divorce?" Katie asked. Katie didn't want Hope to get her hopes up because Liam's sense of loyalty wouldn't allow him to walk away. Hope stated that giving up faith had caused her to lose Liam, and she didn't think it was crazy to believe he could return to her. "And I can wait for him," Hope said.
At the hospital, Dr. Meade prepared to release Steffy. He asked if Taylor had any concerns about Steffy's emotional state. Taylor's heart was breaking for her daughter, but she was relieved to see Steffy grieving. Taylor thought that being home with Liam was the best place for Steffy.
In Steffy's hospital room, Liam hugged Steffy, and she flashed back to him asserting that she couldn't ride the motorcycle until after the baby had been born. She remembered the accident and sobbed. Liam said it was okay, but Steffy cried that it would never be okay.
Steffy blamed herself for getting on the bike after Liam had told her not to. Liam said he knew she loved him, and she'd loved the baby. He figured she'd been trying to get home the best way she'd known how. Steffy murmured that she'd been selfish, just like always. Liam denied that, but Steffy replied that if he knew anything about her, it should be that.
Liam didn't think Steffy knew what she was saying, but Steffy asked why he couldn't get angry. He said she'd be disappointed if she waited around for that. He doubted that she could have predicted what had happened. Stifling a sob, Steffy said it was okay to love her without making excuses for her.
Dr. Meade arrived with Thomas and Taylor. The doctor told Steffy and Liam to return for a checkup in a week. Dr. Meade left, and Taylor said that Steffy needed tender love and care at home. Thomas asked if he could visit Steffy at home, and the morose Steffy said he could.
Thomas and Taylor left, and Steffy asked Liam why people felt sorry for her. Liam said it was because she was hurt. "And whose fault is that?" Steffy bit out. Liam said everyone loved her. He started to help her get dressed, but she froze upon seeing that he'd packed her a pair of maternity pants.
Later, Thomas and Taylor dropped Steffy's car off at the cliff house. A tow truck driver arrived with the wrecked motorcycle. Taylor saw it in the driveway and exclaimed that they didn't want it. Thomas signed for the bike and asked the tow truck driver to store it out of sight in the garage.
Thomas said the bike didn't look bad, and Taylor told him not to encourage Steffy to get it repaired or buy a new one. He said Steffy was stubborn. "Not about this. Not anymore," Taylor replied.
Later, Liam pulled into the garage with Steffy. He told her that there was a big delivery of baby gifts inside from his father, and he didn't know what to do with them. Steffy didn't care what Liam did with them, but she didn't want to see them.
Liam went inside to move the gifts while Steffy remained in the car. She looked over and saw the wrecked bike in the other garage space. Crying, Steffy got out of the car. She grabbed a bat and wailed as she smashed the bike over and over. She sank to her knees and sobbed that she was sorry. "I loved you so much...my baby....my baby...." Steffy cried, holding her belly.