At Brooke's house, Brooke lit candles in the living room and hired an Emilio's chef to cook Eric's favorite meal. She pulled out photo albums and told Donna that the clock was ticking on the plan to protect Katie. Bridget arrived, and the beaming Brooke said that Bridget's timing was perfect.
Donna, Bridget, and Brooke hugged, and Bridget wondered why Donna wasn't staying for dinner. Brooke claimed to want her daughter to herself, but Bridget remarked that Rick and Eric would be there that evening, too.
Just then, Rick entered, and everyone greeted him. Rick and Bridget became curious about the reason for their impromptu family gathering, and Donna took that as her cue to leave.
Later, Eric arrived. He was elated to see Bridget but wondered why she hadn't told everyone that she'd be there. Rick bragged about his sister being a busy, bi-coastal doctor. Eric was curious about her new bi-coastal practice. Bridget conveyed that her traveling practice was working for her for the time being, but she didn't see it being permanent.
Brooke was excited to have her family together after all the time apart, and Rick guessed that was why the dinner contained all of Eric's favorites. Brooke replied that Emilio's had been a nightly ritual for her and Eric during their first marriage. Rick guessed Brooke hadn't slaved over a stove during the marriages, and Eric quipped that Brooke hadn't known what a stove was.
Bridget asked Eric about Taylor, but Brooke quickly said she wanted to focus on their own family that night. Eric said Taylor had become important to him, and though some people didn't accept that, he'd never want to do anything to hurt Taylor or make her lose faith in him. Rick said no one had asked Eric to do that, and Bridget asked what was happening that she and Rick weren't aware of.
Later, Rick handed out champagne, and Brooke remarked that she'd broken out the bubbly because it was rare for the four of them to be together. She declined having any champagne herself, though, and claimed that their presence had made her bubbly enough.
Eric asked Bridget to catch everyone up on her life, and Bridget explained that Logan was thriving. Having Jackie and Owen living in an adjoining apartment had been working out well. Brooke thought it was great that while Bridget was working, Logan could be with his father and step-mother. Bridget believed in putting Logan's needs first, just as her parents had done for her and Rick.
Brooke laid her hand on Eric's shoulder, and leaning against him, she stated that he'd been a loving father and husband. "There's an idea. You're both single. Tie the knot again," Rick exclaimed with a laugh. Brooke giggled with delight, but Eric offered only a meek chuckle.
Brooke checked on the Emilio's chef in the kitchen and returned to see her children going through the photo albums. They hadn't seen the books in ages and asked why Brooke had pulled them out at that time. "Yeah, why now, Brooke?" Eric knowingly asked. Brooke claimed to feel nostalgic about having her kids and her husband there. "Your ex-husband -- ex-husband, Brooke," Eric corrected.
Rick remarked that his parents didn't look like exes in the photos. As the group browsed through the albums, Brooke said she and Eric had shared a lot of good memories. Eric contended that it hadn't been all champagne and hot air balloons. Brooke wondered what marriage was actually like that, and she remarked that Eric had been patient with her when she'd had a lot of growing up to do.
Brooke stated that she and Eric adored their children more than anything, and there they were -- all together again like a family. She said they had no idea what it meant to her.
At Forrester, Hope said Liam had married Steffy because he loved her, and losing the child hadn't changed that. Hope expressed that Steffy wanted to have new child right away, and a pregnancy had caused him to be with Steffy the last time. "It doesn't have to be that way again," Hope reasoned.
Liam conveyed that Steffy was going through a dark time. Hope was sure that Liam would help Steffy through it; however, Steffy would get pregnant within a day if she could. Hope asked if Liam really wanted that, or if he'd he prefer to turn back the clock.
Immediately, Hope retracted the question because she figured it was too soon to ask something like that. Liam murmured that it wasn't; however, there was a lot to sort out, and he'd been excited about fatherhood. Hope reasoned that Steffy wanted to give him another child, not because Steffy wanted a family, but because she feared losing him.
Hope figured she'd want to do the same thing; however, it wouldn't be to trap him. For her, it would be because she knew how much love he had to give to a baby. Liam remarked that there were many things that he couldn't say to Steffy, and it was really nice having Hope around.
Liam decided to go because he couldn't leave Steffy alone. Hope was sure that Taylor was there and telling Steffy about the talk with Hope. Liam figured Taylor was being protective. Hope said her mother would do the same, but her mother wouldn't have let her ride a motorcycle while pregnant.
Hope remarked that Steffy was spontaneous and impulsive. Liam reasoned that Hope could be impulsive. Though Hope agreed, she said it hadn't been what had drawn him to her. She recalled him saying that she made him a better person and that he admired her values. She felt that those were things to build a future on. Hope stated that Steffy and Liam were enduring the unthinkable, and though Liam loved Steffy, the reason he'd married her was gone.
Tears welled in Liam's eyes, and Hope said she was sorry. She reminded him that he'd said he'd always love her, and even though he'd help Steffy through the pain, he could still choose the life that he'd wanted. Hope stated that she loved him, and as his tears fell, she hugged him.
After Liam had left, Hope sat down to sketch, but memories of her and Liam crept into her mind.
At the cliff house, Steffy told her mother that she wanted to give Liam another child, but it wasn't to make up for the child she'd lost. Taylor advised Steffy to stop blaming herself, and Steffy wondered what would happen once Hope knew that Steffy wanted to try for another baby.
Taylor said Hope already knew, but Hope figured it was just a way to cling to Liam. In Taylor's view, trying for another baby was a way to heal, and she was sure that Liam wanted to try for one, too.
Looking at her wedding picture, Steffy lamented wearing black on her wedding day. Taylor, however, said that doing so hadn't been any more of an omen than arriving at the altar on the bike. Steffy didn't seem convinced, but Taylor insisted that Steffy had just been expressing herself that day. "You understand that, don't you?" Taylor asked the distant Steffy.
Taylor checked the kitchen and noted that there wasn't a lot to eat. She offered to get Liam to pick up something and wondered what time he'd said he'd be home. Steffy shed tears and asked why she'd gotten on the bike instead of listening to Liam. Steffy felt that he should be as mad at her as she was at herself. Taylor said that Liam knew Steffy had never meant for it to happen.
"But it did happen! It did!" Steffy screamed. Steffy berated herself for being impulsive and not even thinking before hopping on the bike. Taylor hugged her daughter, and Steffy cried that she'd wanted to have Liam's baby very much. She sobbed because she'd wanted the baby "so much."
Steffy lay down on the couch for a while, and Taylor noted that Steffy hadn't touched her tea. Staring blankly, Steffy uttered that she and Liam would never forget the baby they'd lost, but they needed something wonderful to look forward to. Taylor asked Steffy to understand that getting pregnant wouldn't make the pain go away. Steffy said it would help.
Taylor grew sad, and kneeling beside Steffy, Taylor suggested that they get a memorial box and place the things they'd gotten for the baby in there as a ceremonial tribute. "Then you put the box away, and you keep all the memories," Taylor explained. Taylor cried that Steffy had to let go and stop blaming herself because clinging to the pain would paralyze Steffy.
Later, Liam entered the house but halted when he saw Steffy kneeling before a box of baby things on the coffee table. She silently cried and smelled a tiny teddy bear before adding it to the box. When she moved a blanket, she revealed her sonogram photo that was on the table. She sobbed, and Liam scooped her into his arms and rocked her as she cried.