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Thorne and Katie tell Will they're engaged
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
by Pam

At Spencer Publications, Bill told Justin that he'd had two meetings scheduled for the day, but Bill wanted Justin to handle them. Justin asked where Bill was planning to be, and Bill replied that he would be at Katie's to spend time with his son. Justin advised Bill to ask Katie if he could spend time with Will.

Bill got defensive and said he shouldn't have to ask to see Will. Justin countered that Bill needed to be friendly to Katie with the custody suit in play. Bill scoffed that he was always friendly. "Katie doesn't agree," Justin said. Justin added that he'd been consulting with family law specialists, and Bill needed to stay on good terms with Katie or face the real chance that Katie would win sole custody.

Bill scoffed, and Justin advised that Bill needed Brooke to convince Katie to stop the process of seeking sole custody. Bill was hopeful that Brooke would be successful. Justin warned that Katie had a great case as primary parent. Katie offered the best environment. Bill got angry and said there was no way that was happening. "No way in hell," Bill said.

At Katie's, Will ate breakfast, and Katie told him that Thorne would arrive soon to help Will finish building a spaceship. "You like Thorne, don't you?" Katie asked. Will agreed he did, and Katie started a discussion about the fact that she liked Thorne, too. She eventually explained that Thorne would be around more often because he'd asked her to marry him. She showed Will her engagement ring. Will wondered if Thorne would be living with them, and Katie responded that he would. "How do you feel about that?" Katie asked. "What about Dad?" Will asked.

Katie explained that Will's dad would always be his dad, but Thorne would be his stepdad. Will worried that his father would get mad. Katie explained that Will had nothing to worry about.

Thorne entered, and they all discussed the engagement. Thorne told Will that he loved Katie very much, and he loved Will, too. Will responded that Thorne made his mother laugh, and he made Will laugh, too. Katie and Thorne reiterated that their relationship as a family would not change Will's relationship with Bill.

"Dad forgot about me," Will said sadly. Katie quickly defended Bill and said that he was working on doing a better job at seeing Will. Then, Will worried that he would have to live with Bill. Katie explained that Will would remain at home with her. "This is your home," she said.

Will agreed it would be fun having Thorne around all the time. Bill entered and surprised everyone. Katie asked what Bill was doing there. "I wanted to spend some time with my son," Bill announced. Katie said she was glad Bill had shown up unexpectedly.

Katie and Thorne shared their plans to marry. Bill looked unhappily at Will and Thorne. Bill asked Will how he felt, and Will said it was fine. Katie urged Will to go upstairs and get everything ready so he and Thorne could build their spaceship. "Bye, Dad," Will said.

Bill glared at Thorne and Katie. Bill angrily chastised Katie for taking his son away from him. Katie said that wasn't going to happen. Bill looked at Thorne. "I have never said a bad word about you to him," Thorne said of his relationship with Will.

Bill angrily said he wanted to clarify that Will was his son -- not Thorne's. "My son is not part of the package. I love him," Bill said. Bill maintained that he wanted to be a strong presence in Will's life. He blamed Thorne for wanting to take advantage of Katie. Bill felt Katie had been vulnerable after her last engagement to Wyatt. "What's it been? Two weeks, four weeks?" Bill asked Katie.

Katie sighed and reminded Bill that she had known Thorne for more than 25 years. She encouraged Bill to accept it. Bill warned again that Katie should not try to take his son. Katie softened and said that she understood that he'd felt ambushed. She added that she wanted to take care of their son in the best way possible. She understood that Bill had been busy, but he had neglected Will for months.

Bill countered that he planned to make up for it. "I'm gonna make it right," Bill said.

Katie agreed, but she added that Will had to have security and stability. "That's what Thorne and I can give him," she said. Bill reminded Katie that he wanted a relationship with Will -- he didn't want to be like his own father. Bill refused to allow the pattern to repeat in another generation of Spencers.

Bill angrily said that Thorne would not step in and take his place. Katie and Thorne noted that Bill should be happy that Will had a loving family environment. Bill mocked them and threatened that that they would not keep him out of his son's life. "I love that boy, and I will fight for him with everything I've got," Bill said. Katie and Thorne looked sadly at Bill.

At Forrester, Steffy greeted Sally in the hallway and praised Sally's work. Sally was shocked. Steffy noted that Hope had "done a number on you." Steffy added that Sally wasn't a fit for Hope for the Future, but she was perfect for the Intimates line.

Steffy and Sally walked into an office where Xander was half dressed. They were all surprised. Xander explained that he had worked out and had to change at work. Steffy said it was fine. She asked him to turn around. Xander was surprised, and she said she was considering him as a model. Xander was shocked, but he turned around for Steffy.

Steffy told him he could have a job as a model if he wanted one because she was always looking for fresh faces. Steffy told Sally she wanted her on board, as well. Sally asked if she was a consultant, but Steffy said she wanted Sally to be a designer. Steffy welcomed both of them aboard and said they had paperwork to fill out. Sally and Xander were thrilled. Steffy reminded Xander that he would be working with Zoe, and she didn't want any issues because she knew they had history. Xander assured her there would be no problems.

At Forrester, Pam, Charlie, Ridge, and Brooke discussed that Pam would be catering another Forester wedding. Pam was happy and said that Katie and Thorne were obviously "madly in love." Pam noted that Brooke wasn't as excited as the others were about the wedding. Brooke and Ridge said that Katie had planned to sue for sole custody of Will.

Ridge and Brooke started a discussion, and Pam and Charlie decided to leave. Brooke and Ridge agreed they had a big difference of opinion. They discussed how to work it out, but Ridge reminded Brooke that he would never side with Spencer. "He was chasing my daughter," Ridge said. Brooke countered that Ridge had already agreed to testify for Katie. "Thorne would be a better role model," Ridge said. He added that Bill had ignored his son for almost a year.

"Limiting time with his son is not the answer," Brooke said. She felt Bill should have another chance. Ridge said Bill would compound his mistakes. Brooke was adamant that his son should not be taken away. Steffy entered and overheard the conversation. She agreed with Brooke. Ridge reminded her that Bill had "destroyed your life, your marriage."

Ridge was furious with Brooke and Steffy. They continued to argue about Bill's access to his son. Ridge maintained that Will deserved better. "How can you not see that?" he asked.

On the next The Bold and the Beautiful...
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• Eric is surprised by Ridge's deep investment in Will's custody hearing.

• Katie explains to Will that Thorne becoming Will's stepfather didn't replace Bill as Will's father.

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