At the Forrester mansion, Eric and Quinn were going rounds about having crazy Pam throw a wedding in their home. Eric told Quinn that calling Pam crazy was inaccurate and had to stop. Eric remarked that Pam had attended many weddings at the house, and it was no wonder that she wanted to have hers there -- if Quinn hadn't talked Charlie out of it already.
Eric couldn't believe Quinn had done that to Charlie or that Quinn was reverting "back to -- " Holding up her hand, Quinn interrupted Eric, saying that if calling Pam crazy was off the table, then so was saying "the old Quinn." Quinn conceded that she might have made a mistake in talking to Charlie. Eric said it had been cruel, and he wasn't accustomed to cruelty from Quinn. That was all he'd meant by "the old Quinn."
Quinn replied that it was her home -- at least she had thought it was. Throwing a wedding there without her consent made her feel as if she didn't matter. For Quinn, it wasn't about Stephanie's portrait and never had been. It was about Eric putting his family before her. Eric replied that it was her family, too, and she was a part of it.
Because Eric had mentioned other family weddings, Quinn decided to talk about theirs. She reminded him that no one had attended it and that Charlie and Pam had walked out on it in protest. Quinn had never felt as if the family had accepted her, and the one thing that helped her cope with it was her portrait. Quinn believed that Pam was sending a very direct message by wanting Quinn's portrait off the wall.
"For one day, Quinn," Eric responded. Quinn insisted that Pam was trying to say that Quinn didn't exist, and Quinn and Eric didn't exist as a couple. It hurt Quinn, and she felt it should hurt Eric, too. Quinn said she never asked a lot from Eric, and it was hard for her to be vulnerable with him; however, she needed him to respect her when she said she needed him to tell Pam and Charlie that they could not get married there.
Quinn offered to host the wedding, just not at the house. She didn't want to argue, but she wouldn't budge on it. Eric didn't want to argue, either. He'd just wanted to return home, kick off his shoes, have a drink, and spend the evening with his wife. Instead, he'd returned to chaos and a portrait being stomped on.
Eric declared that they'd host the wedding at the house, and he wouldn't budge on it, either. Turning to leave, Eric decided he needed air. Quinn asked where he was going, and he said to see Thorne. Eric wanted to step away before one of them said something they could regret.
At Katie's house, Donna wheeled in some bags and called for Katie and Thorne. No one answered, so she sent Katie a message, asking if Will would be dropped off.
On a table, Donna found a Forrester boutique bag and a card from Katie, who'd left Donna something from the Intimates line that she'd thought Donna would like. In the bag, Donna found a pink, three-quarters corset bra and panties set. She flashed back to modeling lingerie for Eric and recalled romantic times with him.
Later, Donna was modeling the lingerie for herself in an oval, full-length mirror in the living room. She heard noises outside and assumed Will was home. As she scurried to find some cover, she ripped her panties seam. Someone started unlocking the front door. Donna grabbed three oversized sofa pillows and ducked behind the wall off the stairs.
Eric entered and saw Donna by the stairs. All the pillows covering Donna had fallen except for one that she gripped in front of her. "Donna?" Eric said.
"Honey bear," Donna responded. Dropping the pillow, she unabashedly strode out in front of Eric. "Isn't this a surprise?" she asked and giggled.
At the hospital, Brooke leaned over Bill as he opened his eyes. She said that he was back by her side, and she asked if he knew their names. Bill uttered that she was Brooke, and he was Stallion. She said it was close enough. Wanting him to stay awake, Brooke waved a single bill of money beneath his nose. With one waft, Bill moaned and said it was a hundred. Amazed, she told him that he was good. "I am now," he replied.
Brooke rushed into the corridor. There, Katie, Liam, Wyatt, and Ridge were still debating about what had gone on at Bill's house. Brooke told them to get the doctor because Bill was awake. Everyone dashed into Bill's room except Thorne and Ridge.
Later, Thorne wondered if he and Ridge should have gone in Bill's room just to see what Bill might be telling people. Ridge reasoned that they didn't even know if Bill could talk or remember. Ridge suggested they let Bill heal and then deal with Bill's lies later.
Back in Bill's room, a nurse assisted Dr. Chester with checking Bill as Katie, Brooke, Liam, and Wyatt looked on. Dr. Chester was impressed that, given the fall, Bill only had a concussion. He said Bill was a very lucky man. Gazing at Brooke, Bill agreed and said he'd never forget it.
The doctor and nurse left, and Bill joked that his loved ones didn't think he could handle a little fall. He asked how Will was. Gripping Bill's hand, Katie said Will was fine. She was glad that she didn't have bad news for the boy, whom Donna was watching while she stayed at Katie's house.
Dr. Chester returned to say he needed to run some tests. Katie, Liam, and Wyatt exited. Brooke took Bill's hand. He asked her not to leave. She said she wasn't going anywhere, and she'd be right outside the room.
Brooke went into the waiting area. There, Ridge was alone. He was glad to hear from her that Bill was awake and talking. Brooke quipped that she was sure Ridge was. Ridge replied that he wasn't being funny. Ridge hadn't wanted Bill to die or for any of it to happen. She said Ridge just hadn't wanted Bill near her.
"Exactly," Ridge responded. "But you brought him back. He came back because of you."
Dr. Chester approached to say that Bill was asking for Brooke. Ridge said that Brooke had heard the doctor; Bill was asking for her. Brooke strode back to Bill's room, and Ridge sighed.
Back in Bill's room, Brooke sat down, and Bill pushed the hundred-dollar bill back into her hand. She was surprised that he'd been holding it the whole time. She thanked him, but he replied that it was she who should be thanked. She asked if he was in pain. Bill hurt everywhere, but he said he was breathing, he was there, and so was she.
Bill stated that going over the balcony had knocked some sense into him and that big skull of his. Bill had spent his whole life trying to be the toughest, the best. He asked what it had been for. "The only thing that matters -- I see it so clearly now," he told Brooke. Brooke didn't know what to say. He didn't want her to say anything, but there was something he wanted her to do.
Bill asked Brooke to take his sword necklace off him. She asked if it was bothering him. "You have no idea," he said in a whispery voice. Bill wanted Brooke to remove it and even throw it away if she wanted to. Brooke didn't think he really meant that.
Bill said he'd worn it for "so many years." Initially, it had been like protection against his father, and it had become protection against any enemy. It had reminded him to fight and be a warrior. Becoming emotional, Bill stated that he didn't want to be that man anymore, the man that had driven Brooke away. He'd still be a warrior, but he believed there was a better way to fight.
"So, please, Brooke, take it off," Bill requested. Brooke complied, and he grunted as he lifted his head to assist her in accessing the clasp. Brooke wound the necklace in her hands as she sat back down.
Bill took Brooke's hand. He wanted to say something while they were alone. He said he'd never again have anything close to what they'd had. Brooke had been his core, his guide. He'd had her love, and he'd thrown it away. Bill no longer wanted to be the bully who'd worn the necklace. He wanted to be the man whom he should have been, the man she'd needed him to be.
Bill figured it was hard for Brooke to believe and would take a lot to prove to her, but determined to do it, Bill decided not to press charges against Thorne and Ridge, as the man Bill had been before would do. Bill didn't want to be obsessed with revenge. He'd decided to choose forgiveness, and he hoped Brooke could do the same for what he'd done to them.
Bill stated that he and Brooke had been each other's greatest loves. They had incredible memories, and they could make more. "Bill..." Brooke uttered. Bill declared that he'd start his life over that day, and he believed that she could do the same. He said that she could help him make it the moment that changed everything if she'd give him one more chance.
Bill promised to not let Brooke down and to make her the happiest woman in the world. He told her that she knew he could because he'd done it before. "After all, I'm your stallion," he said and neighed. Bill groaned in pain, and Brooke told him to take it easy.
Bill said that he would after he'd said four more words. "Come back to me. Come back to me, Brooke," Bill requested, and Brooke shed a tear as she gazed at him.
At Katie's house, Eric was disconcerted by Donna in lingerie. He asked when she'd arrived in town. She said she'd gotten there that day, and he asked if she'd arrived dressed like that. Donna replied that she hadn't, but giggling, she modeled her outfit and asked what he thought.
Eric stared around in embarrassment and said she looked amazing. For Eric, it was wonderful to see her, but by the way she was dressed, he assumed that she wasn't alone. Donna explained that Katie had gifted her something from the Intimates line, and Donna had decided to try it on because no one was home. Eric noted that he'd arrived at that point.
Donna was thankful that Eric hadn't been Will. Eric grabbed a robe out of her Forrester bag. He put it on her, saying that he'd already had one medical event that year.
Later, Donna was telling Eric that it had worked out that she'd be arriving at Katie's house around the time Will would arrive home. It meant that someone would be there for Will. Eric seemed distracted, and she asked what was wrong. He didn't want to dump his problems on her. Donna said she might be an ex-wife, but she still cared about him.
Eric began by saying that Pam and Charlie were engaged. Donna got excited about the idea of another wedding and said Eric could make a business out of it. Eric wished that Quinn had Donna's enthusiasm. Donna gleaned that Quinn didn't want the wedding at the house, and Eric replied that Quinn thought Pam was crazy. "Ah, hello! She is!" Donna exclaimed.
Donna reminded Eric that Pam had doused Donna with honey and turned her into bear chow. Eric remembered. Donna stated that there was a wedding, though, and that trumped everything. Donna understood why Pam wanted to get married in her sister's house. Eric wished Quinn could see things the same way.
Donna advised Eric tell Quinn to get with the program -- the same way he'd done with Donna. Chuckling, Eric mimicked Donna's "get with the program" tone and joked that it had worked so well on Donna, who'd go off and do whatever she wanted to do anyway. She laughed with him and said that happy look on his face had been what she'd been waiting for. Eric replied that she brought it out in him, and it had been exactly what he'd needed.
Donna loved weddings. Eric remarked that there had been many in the house. She recalled one wedding in particular and said they'd shared many memories. Eric claimed that he hadn't forgotten a single one of them, and Donna decided to put him to the test.
Donna asked about their first kiss. Eric replied that it had been a wet one. A flashback of Donna and Eric kissing by the Forrester pool played, and Donna congratulated him on remembering. She asked about his wedding vows. She bet he didn't remember them but stated that she remembered them.
A flashback of Donna and Eric exchanging wedding vows in front of the Forrester fireplace played. Donna said that they'd had their moments, and "now," they were two exes who were strolling down memory lane. She didn't regret a moment of it.
Taking Donna's hand, Eric recalled how significant her vows about uniting the family had been because of what had been going on at the time. Donna remembered Stephanie, Felicia, Pam, and practically everyone hating her. It hadn't mattered to Donna because she'd had her honey bear. Eric said Donna had started to win "them" over.
Scoffing, Donna replied that she didn't remember that part. Eric guessed it had been wishful thinking. Eric stood to leave. He said it had been wonderful to see her, and he didn't want her to be a stranger. Donna doubted that he really wanted her knocking on his door.
Eric claimed to pride himself on being neighborly, and he said Quinn and he would be of service if Donna needed it. Donna guessed she knew where to go if she needed honey.
In the hospital corridor, Thorne was with Ridge in the waiting area. Katie sauntered up with Wyatt and Liam, who wondered where Brooke was. Thorne said she was in with Bill.
Ridge stated that he and Thorne shouldn't have gone to Spencer's house. Disagreeing, Thorne said Bill had needed to hear them out. Ridge concluded that it had resulted in them being out there, and Brooke being in there with Bill.
Ridge stated that he was grateful Bill had pulled through. The sardonic Wyatt asked if he'd heard Ridge right. Ridge insisted that he hadn't wanted any of it happen. "Detective Sanchez," Liam murmured in a warning tone as the detective strode off the elevator and over to the group.
Sanchez had gotten word that Bill had awakened, and Sanchez wondered if Bill could have visitors. Thorne stated that Brooke was in with Bill, and Sanchez remarked that he wanted to see Bill. Thorne indicated that Bill needed to rest. Sanchez replied that Bill could get his rest, but at that moment, Sanchez needed Bill's account of how he'd gone over the balcony.
Dr. Chester appeared, and Sanchez asked if he could question Bill. Dr. Chester agreed to allow it if Bill was up to it. Thorne remarked that Sanchez already had Thorne and Ridge's statements. "And now, I'd like to ask Mr. Spencer," Sanchez snapped, and he strode over to Bill's room.
In Bill's room, Brooke thanked God that things hadn't been worse for Bill. Bill said he'd been thinking a lot about why he'd survived a fall that should have killed him. She couldn't believe Ridge and Thorne had done it. Bill reasoned that it might have been necessary to get them there. Touching her hand, Bill told Brooke that he'd never stopped loving her. He believed that she hadn't stopped loving him, either, and that they could have their life back.
Brooke wanted to trust that Bill had changed. She guessed that time would tell. Bill insisted that he was committed to being the best version of himself that he could be. He'd be the man whom she deserved, and all she had to do was agree to it.
Brooke believed that Bill was serious; however, she asserted that she was married to Ridge, and it wouldn't change. Bill supposed he shouldn't expect her to agree right away, but he didn't want her to ever doubt how much he loved her.
Dr. Chester and Sanchez entered, and the doctor told Bill that it was up to him if he wanted to answer the detective's questions. Ridge appeared in the doorway behind them, and Sanchez asked him to leave. Bill said that Ridge should stay for it.
Dr. Chester, Sanchez, and Ridge entered Bill's room and closed the door. Sanchez remarked that Bill had been there before, and Bill said he'd had an unlucky streak. Sanchez noted that Ridge seemed to always be involved in that unlucky streak. "I suppose he's on a run of his own," Bill replied. Sanchez said that Bill could ask for Ridge to leave at any time.
Sanchez stated that he wanted to get Bill's side of the story about the accident, which was what Thorne and Ridge had called it earlier. "Is that so?" Bill replied. Because men who hated Bill had been involved, Sanchez found it hard to believe Bill had gone over the balcony by accident. Sanchez asked if it had been an accident and if Bill wanted to press charges if it hadn't been.
Back in the corridor, Wyatt, Liam, and Katie wondered how things were going in the room. Thorne asserted that he was a part of it, too, and should be in there.
Thorne charged into Bill's room. Wyatt, Liam, and Katie followed him, and Bill noted that the gang was all still there. As everyone crowded the room, Dr. Chester became concerned about his patient, and Sanchez asked if whatever the others wanted could wait until the questioning was over. Bill said he was fine, and he told everyone that they were free to join the party.
Sanchez asked that no one interrupt the questioning, and he directed Bill to say what had happened. Bill explained that Ridge and Thorne had shown up at his house with threats, and it had turned into an altercation. Sanchez assumed Ridge and Thorne had been against Bill. Affirming it, Bill said Ridge had pushed Bill toward the balcony, and Bill had gone over.
Sanchez assumed Bill wanted to press charges. Bill revealed that he'd thrown the first punch, and it had been an accident. Bill didn't believe that Thorne and Ridge had intended to push Bill over the balcony. Thorne and Ridge stared sarcastically at Bill, but Brooke smiled at Bill.
Later, Sanchez had gone, and Dr. Chester was giving Bill a good report on his condition. Except for the concussion, everything looked good. Even so, the doctor wanted to hold Bill longer for observation. Bill balked at it, but Wyatt told Bill to listen to his doctor. Turning to leave, the doctor said he'd check on Bill later.
Wyatt and Liam turned to leave after the doctor had gone, but Bill stopped them. Ridge decided that he wanted to say something. "Thank you," Ridge said. Bill joked that he'd had Ridge squirming there for a moment. Wyatt quipped that Bill was full of surprises.
Bill noted that the biggest surprise of all had been waking up to all of them surrounding him. It meant a lot to him. Lifting his neck, he asked if his sons noticed anything. "The sword necklace?" Wyatt asked. Liam wondered where it was.
Bill told them that he'd taken it off, and it was staying off. Bill declared himself a changed man. To Katie, Bill said he'd be the father that deserved to spend every minute with his son. His children would be his priority, and that included Liam and Wyatt. Bill knew that it was hard for his sons to believe it, but they would see it over time.
Bill didn't want to be a man who preached family first but then did the opposite. He claimed to be as disgusted by that man as his sons were. He was sorry for hurting Liam and Wyatt and asked if they could all move forward from that point. Wyatt patted Bill's shoulder, and Liam seemed emotionally affected.
Bill stated that he hadn't had much use for apologies because actions spoke louder than words. Bill hoped that the fact that Ridge and Thorne weren't in custody meant something. Bill said he wouldn't go back on his word, and he was committed to making his changes. "In the words of the old Dollar Bill, 'You can take that to the bank,'" Bill stated.
Ridge rolled his eyes, but Brooke and Bill grinned at each other.
At Forrester, Brooke told Ridge that Bill would soon be released from the hospital. Ridge wondered how Brooke had known about the news, and she responded that she had checked on him. She admitted that she was glad Bill was all right and that he hadn't pressed charges against Ridge and Thorne. Ridge said that Bill had thrown the first punch, and that was the reason he had not pressed charges.
Brooke insisted she was just grateful. Ridge told Brooke that Bill had to have had another motive. He figured Bill wanted Brooke in trade for not pressing charges against Ridge and Thorne. Brooke insisted that Bill was a changed man. Ridge scoffed. Brooke said that Bill had removed his sword necklace. She had it in her purse. Ridge pulled it out of her purse and smashed it.
Ridge said that he believed Bill had proposed a deal that if he didn't press charges against Ridge and Thorne, he would have access to Brooke. Brooke reminded Ridge that he and Thorne could have been arrested for attempted murder. Ridge scoffed, and Brooke looked disgusted. Ridge warned that he didn't want Bill to purse Brooke.
At the hospital, Bill asked the doctor to release him. "You've kept me for observation long enough," Bill said. Justin tried to get Bill to be patient. The doctor reminded Bill that he'd been a "very lucky man." He added that Bill could have been killed with a fall like Bill's from the balcony at his home. The doctor promised to release him as soon as he could finish the paperwork, and he left.
Justin noted that Bill had dodged another bullet. Bill responded that it told him "there's a reason I'm still here." Bill lamented that he should have permitted Liam to run the company because he would have avoided a lot of grief. "I'll know better next time," he said. Justin wondered what Bill had meant. Bill explained that he and Brooke weren't done yet. "Not by a long shot," Bill said.
Bill told Justin that he had removed his sword necklace because he'd first started to wear it "as some sort of protection," but then it had only "reminded me to fight." Bill felt he'd alienated everyone he loved. So, he wanted to get rid of the necklace. A short time later, Bill was impatient that the doctor had still not released him. Justin left to find out what the delay was. Bill pulled out his phone, and Ridge entered. Ridge said he'd arrived to check on Bill and his new image.
Bill said that Ridge had to have wanted to thank him again for not pressing charges. Ridge said he'd heard all the big speeches that Bill had given to Katie, Liam, and Wyatt. Ridge added that he understood Bill had given his necklace away to Brooke as a symbol that he wanted to become a better person and move beyond his past. Bill agreed. Ridge noted that he saw Bill as "the man behind the curtains," taking advantage of people. He warned Ridge that Brooke was not available. "Stay away from her," Ridge advised.
At the Forrester mansion, Quinn tried on a witch's hat, and Eric entered the room. She asked if he liked her costume, and Eric said he felt he was in for "toil and trouble." Quinn worried that Eric was angry with her. She knew that he felt she was a horrible person because she didn't want Pam to get married in the house.
Eric defended Pam and said she'd had her heart set on it. Quinn defended her stance and said that Pam felt Stephanie was still the Forrester matriarch; however, Quinn was the matriarch, and Pam needed to accept it.
Quinn apologized for having put her foot through the portrait of Stephanie. Quinn maintained that she'd held Stephanie's legacy "in the highest regard." She added that it had been an accident, and she felt bad about it. Eric looked doubtful. Quinn maintained that Pam had a lot of nerve to make demands.
Eric asked Quinn to "be a little more patient where Pam is concerned." Quinn balked that Pam had been trying to undermine Quinn's authority. Eric argued that Pam had no one. She had lost her sister and mother, and the Forrester home was important to Pam.
Eric added that Pam only wanted Stephanie's portrait on the wall in place of Quinn's portrait for a few hours, and it meant no disrespect to Quinn. Eric encouraged Quinn to find some compassion for Pam because she and Charlie were embarking on a new journey together, and she wanted to do it in a place where "she feels safe and loved."
Quinn didn't want Eric to be disappointed in her. She realized that Eric felt as strong about having Pam's wedding in the house as Quinn was opposed to it. She didn't want to argue with Eric about it. She agreed that Pam could get married there. Eric thanked her and reminded her that she was a big part of his family. They embraced.
At Forrester, Pam and Charlie discussed that Quinn had forbidden Pam from getting married at the Forrester mansion. Pam maintained that the old Quinn had returned. Pam explained that the house was important to her because it was her family's home and the Forresters had all been good to her. Pam mentioned her mother, and Charlie noted that she rarely spoke about her mom. He invited her to share her feelings.
Pam flashed back to when her mother had died on the beach in the arms of Pam and Stephanie -- just the way she had wanted to. Pam said it had been peaceful, and she was emotional. Charlie promised to be her rock and that she could rely on him "every single day."
Charlie said he was happy and grateful that Pam had agreed to be his wife. "I love you so much," Charlie said. They were both tearful as they embraced.
At the Forrester mansion, Pam showed up and saw Quinn with her witch hat on. Pam said that she planned to get Stephanie's portrait restored and hang it above the fireplace when she got married there, "and there's nothing you can about it."
Quinn advised Pam to "put a sock in it." Quinn shared that she and Eric had decided that Pam could have her "damned wedding in my house." Pam was surprised. Quinn told her she should be expressing thanks. Pam told Quinn that it was her first wedding and the first time she would ever say her vows, and Quinn had a lot of nerve, calling her marriage a "damned wedding." Quinn sighed.
In the Forrester CEO's office, Brooke was deep in thought as she stared at Bill's sword charm. Eric entered, looking for designs. He found them on the desk and asked her if Bill was getting out of the hospital that day and if she was sure Bill wouldn't press charges against Eric's sons.
Brooke said Bill was tired of violence and conflict and wanted to change. Eric had heard that before from Bill. Brooke insisted that Bill was committed to it. Eric was empathetic to Bill and glad that he was okay, but Eric believed that Bill, ruthless to the core, couldn't change.
Brooke replied that living ruthlessly hadn't made Bill happy. Eric wondered when happiness had become Bill's priority. She said Bill was focused on his family and wanted to repair all the relationships that were most important to him. Eric didn't trust Bill and told Brooke not to, either.
Eric claimed it wasn't an easy thing to say. Brooke was surprised because Eric had been the one to teach her the value of second chances. Eric hadn't lost his faith in people. He still believed that one could change with the right motivation, but one had to examine just what Bill's motivation really was.
Brooke insisted that Bill was motivated by his family and the need to regain his family's trust. In her view, Bill wanted to be a reliable father and role model. Though Eric didn't doubt it, he felt that Bill's change had more to do with her than she was willing to admit. Eric asked if Ridge was right in his belief that the driving force behind Bill's motivation was his feelings for Brooke.
Sighing, Brooke insisted that Bill was merely grateful to her for supporting his relationship with Will through the custody battle, and that was it. Eric said that Ridge thought there was more to it. Brooke retorted that Ridge always thought there was more when it was about Bill. She conceded that Bill had a long list of wrongs, but she believed it was getting longer, not shorter, because Bill didn't want to hurt people anymore.
Leaning into Brooke, Eric told her that Bill had been married to her and still felt a connection to her, and those feelings didn't just go away. Brooke insisted that she wasn't vulnerable to Bill, but Eric replied that Ridge thought differently. She remarked that her husband was too angry to see clearly, and it wasn't Bill's state of mind that worried her.
Eric decided to get back home, but first, he had to say that he believed she was getting caught between Bill and Ridge again. Eric left, and Brooke resumed staring at Bill's sword charm.
At the Forrester mansion, Pam was having a conniption because Quinn had said Pam could have her "damn" wedding in the home of Pam's sister. Quinn said Pam should remember that it was Quinn's home. Quinn also wanted Pam to show some gratitude. Pam asked if Quinn would cast a spell on Pam or turn Charlie into a toad if Pam didn't do it.
Pam didn't know why she'd be grateful to Quinn, who'd made things difficult for Pam by destroying the portrait and telling Charlie to call off the wedding. Pam accused Quinn of calling Pam crazy. Scoffing, Quinn said Pam had called Quinn a lot worse.
Pam guessed Quinn hated her because Quinn couldn't snow her. Pam figured Quinn had only agreed to host the wedding so that Quinn could snow Eric into not being upset at Quinn. Frustrated, Quinn didn't know why they were still debating it, and she asked Pam to leave.
Pam said Quinn still didn't understand how important it was to Pam. Quinn asked if she really had to. Quinn understood that Eric saw Stephanie's precious little sister as family and felt a responsibility to Pam. Pam corrected that, through her, Eric felt a connection to his past.
Pam said it was the same with the mansion, which was the foundation of Eric's life and the place where he and Stephanie had raised their children. The house was crowded with memories, history, and her sister's legacy. Pam was offended that Quinn was granting Pam permission to get married there. "Like it's your place?" Pam asked.
Pam said it made her sick, and Quinn's ridiculous portrait was an insult to Stephanie and all she'd stood for. Pam decided that she'd take Stephanie's portrait for repair, but when Pam grabbed it, Quinn said Pam wasn't taking it anywhere.
Pam began to argue, but Quinn sharply called Pam's name. Quinn asserted that the portrait was Eric's property, and Pam would not take it from the house. Pam insisted upon getting it fixed. Quinn told her to talk to Eric about it. Pam yelled that she wouldn't leave it there for Quinn to burn in her cauldron. Quinn yelled that Pam had no right to take the portrait from the house.
Pam replied that Quinn had no right, and the portrait was a tribute to Pam's sister, who'd never let Quinn treat Pam as Quinn did. Pam roared that Stephanie would never put up with any of it. Pam became fixated on Quinn's portrait. She went to the closet below the stairs and returned with a stepladder. Quinn asked what Pam was doing.
Pam said she was doing what her sister would do. As Pam climbed the stepladder, Quinn ordered her not to touch Quinn's portrait. Pam yelled that Quinn had destroyed Stephanie's portrait on purpose to hurt Pam, and Pam asked how Quinn would like Pam to do the same thing to Quinn's portrait.
Later, Pam had gotten Quinn's painting off the wall. Quinn ordered Pam to calm down and remember where she was. Pam quipped that it was different when it was Quinn's picture, more personal. Quinn shouted that Pam was the one making it personal and knew "damn well" that what had happened to Stephanie's portrait had been an accident.
Pam insisted that Quinn had put her foot through the portrait on purpose and asked if Quinn would like Pam to put her fist through Quinn's sneering face. Quinn ordered Pam to get her hands off Quinn's portrait. Pam refused, and Quinn yelled for Pam to let it go that instant.
"What in the world is going on?" Eric asked, standing in the foyer. Eric asked what Pam was doing with Quinn's portrait. Quinn accused Pam of trying to destroy it. "Like you did with Stephanie's!" Pam yelled. Quinn explained that Pam had just shown up there. Eric asked if Quinn had told Pam that she could have the wedding there.
Pam whined that Quinn had told her that she could have her "damn wedding" there. Pam screamed that Quinn had called it Pam's "damn wedding" and wouldn't let Pam take Stephanie's portrait for repair -- after Quinn had destroyed it. Pam couldn't stand the idea of it in tatters by the garbage bins.
Quinn stated that she'd never said she would throw the painting out. Pam replied that Quinn hadn't said Pam would have it. Screaming herself, Quinn said she'd told Pam that the portrait was Eric's property, and that "we" were going to have it repaired. Quinn told Eric that "this" was what Quinn had been talking about, and Pam was completely unreasonable.
Pam ranted about Quinn disrespecting Stephanie and putting down Pam's wedding. Pam asked how she was supposed to react. She yelled that Quinn had pushed her beyond her breaking point, and it wasn't the way a bride should be feeling for the happiest day of her life.
Pam couldn't take it anymore, and though it meant a lot to her that Eric wanted her to get married in his house, she couldn't do it anymore because of how Quinn felt about her. Pam yelled that Quinn had ruined Stephanie's portrait and "now" everything was ruined. Pam began tearlessly sobbing. Quinn rolled her eyes, and the brooding Pam looked expectantly at Eric.
At the hospital, Bill wondered if Ridge realized that Bill was still in the hospital and that, if Bill had pressed charges, Ridge would be the one waiting for release -- from prison. Bill didn't want to be "that person," though, because he was trying to practice forgiveness. Ridge replied that Bill wasn't trying to be a better person; Bill was trying to get to Brooke.
Bill claimed that he wasn't playing games. Though he wouldn't share the contents of the conversation he'd had with Brooke, Bill was willing to say that he'd told her the truth. Ridge didn't buy the overnight transformation and assumed Bill wanted Brooke. Bill warned Ridge that his insecurity was showing.
Bill asked what Ridge thought Brooke would say if she knew that Ridge was there with Bill. Ridge asked why he'd care if Brooke knew. Bill assumed that Brooke would be concerned. "About you?" Ridge asked. Bill replied, "About you."
Bill said that Ridge was there, accosting the man he'd pushed over a balcony, and provoking Bill could have serious consequences. Ridge quipped that it wouldn't go down like that because the new-and-improved Bill Spencer had already said he wouldn't call the police.
Bill replied that he wouldn't call because he could sense the insecurity dripping off Ridge. Bill wasn't impressed by Ridge's growling and said the littlest dogs made the most noise. Bill deduced that Ridge had to be nervous, and Bill thought that Ridge was right to be because they both knew that Bill was more of a man than Ridge would ever be.
Ridge replied that he'd just started to feel bad about throwing Bill off the balcony. "Oh, relax, Poser. Ugh. Ah, not Poser. That wasn't nice," Bill reflected. "Ridge. Relax, Ridge. I'm just stating a fact." Ridge guessed the "fact" was that Bill was a better man than Ridge. Affirming it, Bill said it was because he was a man of substance and commitment.
Ridge thought he should get the doctor to examine Bill's head again, because the only thing Bill was actually committed to was his own greed. Bill replied that he didn't waver in his decisions, and he went after things he wanted. "And we both know I usually get it," Bill added.
Ridge replied that if anyone got in Bill's way, Bill just blowed them over. Bill claimed to take responsibility for his actions and asked if Ridge did, too. "I'm talking about with Brooke," Bill clarified. Ridge quipped that Brooke was all Bill ever talked about, every single day, but Bill would not put a wedge between Ridge and Brooke.
Bill insisted that Ridge would let Brooke down again because he always did. Ridge assumed that Bill believed that he'd be there to get her. Ridge asked if Bill really thought Brooke would go back to him and advised Bill to think again because Brooke was smarter than that.
Ridge stated that he would never let Brooke down. Chuckling, Bill suggested that Ridge look at his track record. Bill asked when Ridge had ever not let Brooke down. In Bill's view, running away from promises to Brooke was just who Ridge was.
Turning the subject to Bill's track record, Ridge said Bill had taken advantage of Steffy and betrayed both of his sons. Katie hadn't trusted Bill with his own child. Ridge insisted that Bill didn't know boundaries and had never met a line he wouldn't cross. It wasn't manhood to Ridge; it was ego. Ridge called Bill a child in need of another necklace.
Just then, Justin arrived and asked what was going on there. Bill quipped that visiting hours were over. Justin said he had Bill's discharge papers and was ready to take Bill home. Bill was glad because things had gotten tiresome and boring around there. Ridge said that if Bill wanted to stay out of the hospital, Bill would stay away from Ridge's wife.
Ridge left, and Justin asked if Ridge had just threatened Bill. Bill asked if he looked threatened. Bill stated that the dressmaker was on edge because he thought Bill was after his wife, and everybody knew that Bill Spencer always got what he wanted.
In the evening at Forrester, workers finished changing the corridor display from a HFTF feature to an Intimates feature. In the photo studio, Steffy's team scurried around, working on last-minute looks, photos, and ads for the upcoming showing. Steffy glared at Wyatt when he lingered by the lingerie-clad Sally.
Emma was glaring, too, but her dagger stares sliced through Zoe, who playfully touched Xander during the modeling session. Doing her best not to get upset, Emma kept taking notes on her pad. Wyatt showed Steffy some of the shots he'd gotten. Excited, Steffy said they were ready.
Steffy complimented Sally's outfit and asked how it felt. It felt good to Sally, who thought it should because she'd designed it. Steffy gathered the models and said they'd done a really great job. She was proud of them. Looking at Sally, Wyatt, and Emma, Steffy added that she was proud of the whole team.
As Steffy chatted with Sally, Wyatt, Emma, Zoe, and Xander, Steffy was surprised to see Leo approach. She greeted him with a hug, and her team looked on curiously. Steffy introduced him as a top buyer for their European market. Leo was excited about Steffy revamping Intimates. Narrowing his gaze on her, he said he looked forward to working more with her in the future.
Later, Wyatt, Sally, Steffy, and Leo were alone, and Steffy introduced Sally as her designer and Wyatt as her social media manager. The four chatted a bit, and as Steffy asked Leo a question, she swiveled herself around until her back was to Sally and Wyatt. They backed out of the way as if they sensed Steffy was trying to get rid of them.
Across the room, Wyatt and Sally watched as Leo told Steffy that he was mostly in Los Angeles and had a place there. He asked how her daughter was, and she offered to show him pictures. Leo was hoping Steffy would like to get together, and he asked her to have dinner with him.
In Steffy's silence, Leo said he'd known and admired Steffy for a long time. Since Liam was married to Hope, Leo had thought it was a good time to ask Steffy on a date. Steffy expressed that she was flattered, but she wasn't ready. She was just spending time with her daughter. Leo understood and said he'd see her at the fashion show.
After Leo had gone, Steffy murmured to herself, asking why she hadn't accepted. Sally told Steffy that Sally and Wyatt had just heard every word of that. "Did you just turn him down? He's gorgeous," Sally pointedly asked. Steffy agreed that Leo was a total catch, but Steffy just wasn't in that place at the moment and didn't need distractions.
Sally noted that Leo was a pretty hot distraction. "Easy," Wyatt warned Sally. Steffy was still processing her breakup with Liam, and she actually liked being in control with no one to answer to. She enjoyed taking care of her daughter, and she didn't need anyone to fulfill her. She could do it on her own.
In the CEO's office, Pam was sad. Charlie asked what was going on, and Pam said that the joy she'd had for their wedding had gone. She felt that everything had been ruined because of Quinn. Charlie was miffed that Quinn was giving Pam a hard time.
Pam said she could feel it in the living room at the mansion. All the good energy there was just gone. Pam had never thought she'd say it; however, she did not want to get married at the mansion, and it was all because of that witch. Charlie asked if she didn't want to get married at all. Pam didn't know. She said she was scared.
Charlie was scared, too, and noted that he'd never been married before, either. Pam didn't think it should be so upsetting. He told her that planning a wedding was supposed to be incredibly stressful. She replied that it wasn't just about the wedding. She was really having a hard time.
The stuff with Quinn was conjuring up old voices in Pam's head. Pam was anxious and on edge all the time. She wondered if she was afraid of letting herself feel anything and guessed she was afraid of getting hurt again. It always happened when she opened herself up. Charlie said he would never hurt Pam.
Pam stated that she'd lost almost everyone who'd mattered to her in the world, and she just didn't want to go through that pain again. Charlie said he wasn't going anywhere, but Pam replied that one couldn't predict the future. He understood that she wasn't sure about the wedding and said that when the time was right for her, he'd be ready to be her husband.
Charlie wanted Pam to take all the time she needed. He didn't want to pressure her into anything. Pam stated that she was lucky to have someone like him in her life. She apologized and wished she was ready to be Mrs. Charlie Webber.
Pam removed her ring and placed it in Charlie's hand. She promised that one day, there would be a wedding ring on her finger. "I know it," Charlie uttered, and they hugged.
At Katie's house, Donna, Thorne, and Katie prepared to leave for a casual dinner at Quinn and Eric's house. They left Will with a babysitter and took off.
At the Forrester mansion, Eric reassured Quinn that it would be a nice, relaxing family evening, something they needed after what had gone on with Pam. Ridge and Brooke arrived, and Ridge was already wanting a martini.
As Eric and Ridge had martinis, Katie arrived with Thorne and Donna. Quinn greeted them in the foyer, and Donna handed Quinn a gift from the three of them. Quinn smiled but unenthusiastically took the gift bag. The three strolled into the living room. Quinn scowled, checking inside the bag.
Eric welcomed his guests and said it was a pleasure to be celebrating the Forresters and the Logans. Quinn crossed her arms, seeming out of place as the others chatted together.
Over dinner in the living room, Eric, Quinn, Ridge, Brooke, Katie, Thorne, and Donna talked about the Intimates line and the buzz it had created. They talked about the promo events surrounding it in Australia, and as Brooke looked over at Ridge and Quinn, who happened to be sitting by each other, Brooke flashed back to the two of them kissing in Australia.
Briefly, the Forresters and Logans talked about Donna staying in town a while to visit her sisters. Eric turned the topic to Bill. Kate said Bill was doing better. Glaring at Thorne, she said Bill had been lucky. Eric replied that his sons were lucky, too. Eric was amazed that Bill hadn't pressed charges.
Ridge murmured that Bill had gotten what he'd deserved. "Ridge!" Brooke admonished. Ridge wasn't sorry. He hadn't meant to throw Bill off the balcony, but his hate for Bill wouldn't change.
Later, the topic had just crept to Pam's wedding when Quinn received a call from Wyatt. Quinn got up to take the call in the foyer. Wyatt wanted to know if Quinn had gotten his messages about Steffy's changes to the Intimates line.
Quinn hadn't checked her phone, but she offered to meet at the office to talk. Wyatt didn't think it was necessary, but wanting a distraction, Quinn said she'd be there in a few minutes.
After the call, Quinn announced that she had to go to the office because Wyatt needed her. Eric asked if she was sure. Quinn brushed it off as no problem and bid everyone a nice family reunion. She told Eric that she'd be back soon.
Once dinner had ended, Eric and his guests had drinks, and Eric made a toast to Donna's return. Ridge toasted to Thorne and Katie and was sorry they had to deal with Bill. Brooke reasoned that Bill wasn't that terrible. "I mean, you and Thorne are standing here, and you're not behind bars," Brooke said. Thorne asked what Brooke meant and noted that Bill had started the fight.
Brooke said that Bill had shown mercy, and Thorne and Ridge could show gratitude. Ridge got triggered by the word "gratitude." Brooke stated that she wasn't condoning Bill's behavior, but they'd all made mistakes and done things they'd rather take back if they could. "You know what I'm talking about. You can't judge," Brooke told Ridge.
At Spencer, Justin wondered why Bill was at the office and not taking it easy as the doctor had advised. Justin still couldn't get used to seeing Bill without his sword necklace. To Justin, it was like Superman without a cape. Bill replied that he was more like the Dark Knight, Batman.
The superhero talk reminded Bill that there was a new movie that he wanted to take Will to see. Bill stated that he had to make sure Katie didn't mind Will seeing that type of movie, and it still bothered Bill that he had to run everything by her. Bill didn't know how that judge had ruled against him. It just didn't seem right.
Agreeing, Justin revealed that he might have something on the honorable judge, after all. Bill became animated and asked if Justin was trying to worsen Bill's headache. Bill thought it was a little late to be investigating the judge, and Justin replied that he hadn't wanted to say anything unless he'd found something. Bill asserted that Justin definitely should have said something, and he wanted to know what Justin knew -- "now!"
Justin explained that he'd reached out to some contacts to find out if the judge was really as clean as they'd thought. Justin had learned that, around the time of the custody hearing, the judge had had several clandestine meetings with someone, and every time that person had left, the judge had seemed uneasy. Justin wasn't sure it was significant, but Bill insisted upon finding out who the judge's mystery visitor had been.
Later, Justin was returning to the office as Bill ended a call. Bill said he'd wanted to see Will, but Katie had told him that Will was with the babysitter. Bill asked if Justin had learned more. Justin had gotten a description of the person who'd been visiting Judge McMullen around the time of the hearing, and it reminded Justin of someone he and Bill knew.
The mystery visitor was a certain designer who hated Bill and had just thrown Bill off his own balcony. Bill asked if Justin was saying that it was the Poser. Justin stated that he was still waiting for a photo identification, but it would be crazy if Ridge had met with the judge before and after the hearing.
Bill flashed back to the deriding things Ridge had said to Bill in the time leading up to the hearing. Bill remembered how Ridge had been so sure of what would go on at the hearing and that Bill had never had a chance. "Forrester," Bill said.
At the hospital, Liam and Hope were about to find out the gender of the baby. Liam joked that if it was a boy, the boy could teach Liam to play catch. Dr. Phillips explained that they needed to catch the baby in the right position and to hear a heartbeat. Hope quietly said it was all that mattered, and a concerned Dr. Phillips asked if Hope had had more cramping.
Hope hadn't, and Dr. Phillips urged her not to worry. The doctor began the ultrasound and said Liam and Hope were about to see a happy, healthy baby. Viewing the baby on the monitor, Dr. Phillips liked what she was seeing. The child had a healthy heart and was a healthy size. Hope cooed, looking at the baby's hand, and Dr. Phillips said Hope would soon hold it in hers.
Dr. Phillips asked once more if Liam and Hope really wanted to know the gender. Hope and Liam decided that they did want to, and that way, they could focus on names and the nursery. Dr. Phillips replied that "she" wouldn't like to be named Liam Jr. Liam replied that the doctor had said "she," and the chuckling Dr. Phillips announced that it was a girl.
Liam and Hope were awestruck as they'd stared at the baby and each other.
At the end of the appointment, Dr. Phillips gave Liam and Hope a new sonogram photo. Hope asked if the doctor was sure everything was okay with the pregnancy, and Dr. Phillips assured Hope that everything was going fine. Dr. Phillips knew that Liam and Hope were freaked out about what had happened before, but cramping wasn't uncommon.
Hope asked if it could happen again. The doctor didn't know, but she advised Hope of some simple things to do if it happened again, like drinking water and shifting positions. She didn't want Hope to hesitate to call if there was any bleeding. Liam and Hope had no further questions, and Dr. Phillips announced that she had to get to a patient in labor.
After the doctor left, Hope and Liam gazed at the sonogram and said the baby was beautiful. They were amazed that they were having a daughter. Hope asked if he was happy about it. Liam was, and Hope said he'd have his hands full with two girls. Liam stated that there was enough masculinity in the Spencer clan, and strong Spencer women would do it good.
At Forrester, Brooke told Katie that she'd made the right decision about letting Bill see his son. Katie said that nothing had changed, and all she'd ever wanted was for Bill to see his son. Katie sensed something was wrong with her sister, and Brooke replied that it was just that she was in the middle, caught between Ridge and Bill.
Katie sighed sardonically and asked what that meant. Brooke wanted to forget she'd said anything, but at Katie's prodding, Brooke revealed that Bill had kissed her. Katie asked if Ridge knew, and Brooke stated that Ridge knew about both of them. "Both...Hmmm..." Katie responded. Katie assumed the kissing had happened more than once.
Brooke asked Katie to understand that it had all been on Bill's initiative. Brooke had told him that it had been unacceptable and that Bill had to respect her marriage. Katie doubted that Ridge was thrilled about it. Agreeing that he wasn't, Brooke emphasized that it had been Bill's mistake, she hadn't kissed Bill back, and she'd told Bill it couldn't happen again.
Katie wondered if Brooke telling Ridge that she'd told Bill those things had helped Ridge feel better about it. Brooke revealed that it hadn't, and Brooke was really worried about Ridge's anger. She said that when Bill and Ridge got angry, they seemed to lose all common sense. She wanted the men to stay away from each other until it all blew over.
Katie didn't think that Ridge was the only person who needed to steer clear of Bill. Brooke knew it and said Ridge had been adamant that he didn't want Bill touching her or anywhere near her. Katie said Ridge wasn't being unreasonable. Brooke agreed but said it wasn't realistic. Because Bill was Hope's father-in-law, Brooke believed that she was bound to cross paths with Bill.
Brooke revealed that she'd already "bumped" into Bill at Il Giardino. Katie glared at Brooke, who stated that it hadn't really been a coincidence. Bill had known Brooke would be there. Katie scoffed. Brooke insisted that Bill had just been thankful that he got to spend time with Will and that Brooke had been by his side. Katie said Brooke needed to tell Ridge.
Stating that she'd done so, Brooke told her sister that Ridge hadn't been happy about it and was convinced that Bill was going after Brooke. Katie quipped that it sounded like Bill really was going after Brooke. To Brooke, it didn't matter because she loved Ridge, not Bill. Brooke believed that Ridge knew her heart, but he just couldn't see through his anger.
Katie thought it had to be genetic, because Thorne had lost his mind over Bill, too. Brooke grew concerned to hear that and worried about what would happen if things got out of hand. Brooke hoped that Ridge hadn't gone over to Bill's, and she reminded Katie that Ridge liked to provoke Bill. Katie asked if Brooke was worried that it would get physical.
Brooke believed it was possible, but Katie said the men knew how Brooke felt about violence. Katie stated that her husband was a kind man. Katie hoped that Thorne would be there if Ridge did confront Bill, and that way, the brothers could keep each other in check.
At Bill's house, Bill thought it was really something that "Needle and Thread" were threatening him in his own home. Ridge replied that no one was threatening Bill, and Thorne said he and Ridge just wanted Bill to forget any thoughts of going after Brooke. "Because the fabulous fashion boys say so?" Bill quipped.
Ridge told Bill there would be no more secret meetings or kissing, and Bill and Brooke would never be alone again. Bored, Bill decided that it was time for the brothers to go. Thorne and Ridge agreed to go once Bill understood that Brooke was off limits. Bill said he understand that something was going to happen if the two bozos didn't get out of there, and it was going to be something they'd all regret. Ridge told Thorne that Bill's words had sounded like a threat.
Bill asserted that Ridge and Thorne had shown up uninvited to threaten Bill, and they knew Bill enough to know he'd defend himself. Ridge replied that he was going to defend his wife, and he asked if Bill really thought Ridge would let Bill make Brooke his new obsession, so that Bill's brain could claim Brooke as his as it had done with Steffy. Thorne said to just put a stop to it.
Bill said Ridge didn't tell Bill what to do or who to see. Ridge replied that it was exactly what he'd do after what Bill had done to Steffy. Ridge ordered Bill to stay away from Brooke. Bill noticed the smell of fear in the air and asked if Ridge's marriage was really so fragile that Ridge had to prevent Brooke from seeing Bill. "Who could blame her? She would be trading up," Bill quipped.
Ridge stated that Bill was making a play for a woman who wanted nothing to do with him. Bill didn't think Ridge really believed it, or else Ridge wouldn't be there. Bill noted that Ridge was shaking in his boots, but Bill hadn't even really done anything yet. Bill declared that he'd talk to and see Brooke whenever he wanted to, and there was nothing Ridge could do about it.
"Except take your son away. That get your attention?" Thorne asked. Thorne said that if Bill kept up the disgusting behavior, he might never see Will again. Bill stated that they'd been having a nice and friendly conversation, but Thorne had just had to cross the line. Thorne retorted that Bill had crossed it a long time back.
Bill stated that Will was his boy, and Thorne didn't get to decide when Bill saw him. Bill's advice to Thorne was to not interfere. Thorne stated that he was Katie's husband, and Will was a part of Thorne's family. Thorne pledged to protect Will if the need arose. "Protect him from me if I talk to Brooke? That doesn't even make any freaking sense," Bill replied.
Thorne reasoned that Bill had neglected Will before and was about to do it again with Brooke. Thorne vowed to protect Will from that kind of disappointment. Ridge asked how Bill thought a judge would feel to learn that Bill was chasing yet another married woman who didn't want his advances. Thorne stated that instead of Bill taking Brooke from Ridge, Thorne and Ridge would be taking something from Bill. "Permanently," Ridge added.
"Try it," Bill uttered. "I want you to. I really do," Bill added. He said that if Ridge tried to take his son from him, he would destroy Ridge. Thorne reasoned that it didn't have to go down that way, and to keep access to Will, all Bill had to do was to stay away from Brooke. Bill asserted that his access to his son had nothing to do with Thorne.
Ridge asked how Bill didn't see that Katie's husband had influence over Katie. Bill replied that Katie was a smart woman and knew bullying when she saw it. Ridge asked how telling Bill to stop harassing Ridge's wife was bullying. Bill explained that friendship wasn't harassment.
Ridge claimed that Brooke only pitied Bill because of his son, and any of her past feelings had vanished when she'd figured out who Bill really was. Ridge said Bill's only friends were people Bill paid, and if Bill died that day, no one would show up to the funeral -- not even Will.
Bill punched Ridge. Thorne tried to push the men apart, but Bill shoved Thorne out of the way. Ridge and Bill struggled together. They fell onto the coffee table and smashed it as they punched each other. Thorne tried to pull Bill off Ridge, but Bill knocked Thorne in the face and punched him to the ground.
Ridge began punching Bill, and the men knocked over more furniture. By the time Thorne got on his feet, the fight had spilled onto the balcony. Bill screamed. A moment later, Ridge strode back into the house. Thorne rushed out on the balcony and looked down. He saw Bill sprawled out on the grass below the balcony.
In the design office, Quinn rolled her eyes hard as Pam told Quinn and Eric that Pam's baking club friends had insisted upon making her wedding cake. Pam wanted to know if the friends could use Eric's kitchen because all of Pam's wedding pans were there. Eric said it wasn't a problem. "Is it, honey?" he asked Quinn.
Quinn began to speak, but Pam chimed in, saying how excited she was. Having Stephanie's portrait up for the wedding would top everything for Pam. Pam asked if it would be fun to put the portrait up a couple days early, so that Stephanie could preside over the wedding setup. Upon receiving no message, Pam decided to leave. She thanked them on her way out.
Once Pam had gone, Quinn wordlessly took a seat. Eric sensed that someone wasn't happy, and he said he knew Pam could be a little much. Quinn complained that Pam was more loopy than usual. Eric chuckled it off, but Quinn wondered how Pam would behave after the wedding.
Eric asked if Quinn wasn't happy for the couple. Quinn replied that she'd be happy if the couple wasn't getting married in her living room and it wasn't too late to rescind the offer. Eric stated that getting married at the house meant a great deal to Pam. Quinn believed that Pam wanted to switch out the portraits in the hopes that Quinn's portrait would stay down for good.
Eric tried to reason with his wife, but Quinn insisted that Pam was trying to get at Quinn, as usual. Eric said he'd thought the women were getting along better. Stating that looks could be deceiving, Quinn revealed that she'd held back when Ridge and Brooke had wanted to get married beneath Stephanie's portrait, but "this" was different.
Eric didn't understand why. Quinn asserted that she did not want Pam and Charlie getting married in her living room, and Pam hated Quinn. Quinn also didn't think Charlie should be marrying the kooky Pam at all.
Questioning whether Eric was taking her seriously, Quinn said that she might not be the one to judge because of her own track record; however, Pam was more than lemon-bar crazy. Quinn also thought they had to consider Charlie. Eric was surprised that she was worried about Charlie. Quinn called Charlie a dimwit for proposing to Pam at all, but Quinn didn't think he should have to be saddled with crazy Pam for life.
Upset, Eric asked where Quinn was getting it all from. Quinn stated that Pam had never been nice to her. Eric asked if Quinn was trying to sabotage Pam's happiness because of it. Quinn wanted to look out for Charlie; however, she said it was Charlie's decision, and she still didn't want the wedding in her living room. She again asked Eric to rescind the offer.
Quinn was prepared to talk to Pam at that moment, but gripping Quinn's shoulders, Eric said he didn't want Quinn to do anything but be patient because they'd already agreed to host the wedding. "You did," Quinn quipped. Eric said they would just do it and get it over with.
Eric left, and Quinn began slamming small things around on her drafting table.
In the Forrester CEO's office, Brooke and Katie discussed Brooke's fears about what Ridge might do while under the assumption that Bill was trying to destroy Ridge and Brooke's marriage the way he'd destroyed Steffy and Liam's. Brooke suspected things would not end well.
Brooke called Pam into the office to inquire about Ridge's whereabouts. Pam assumed that Ridge had gone to see Bill Spencer. Brooke asked why, and Pam explained that Ridge had had her find out Bill's location earlier, and she believed that Ridge was headed to Bill's house, where Pam had learned Bill would be. Pam elaborated that Thorne had probably gone with Ridge because Thorne had been there when she'd given Bill's location to Ridge.
Pam stated that Thorne and Ridge had looked upset, and she asked if something was wrong. Brooke stated that things were fine, but Pam asked Brooke to say it again like she meant it. As Brooke dialed a number on her phone, Katie said that Pam wasn't helping.
Later, Pam returned to the design office and saw Quinn in there alone. Pam was disappointed that she'd missed Eric. She'd wanted to show Eric her guest list. Pam was trying to keep the list small, but it was mushrooming due to all baking club, knitting club, and Medieval Knights friends. Quinn suggested that Pam get a bigger venue to accommodate all her friends.
Pam thought about whittling down the list, but Quinn said all the people were super important to Pam. Pam didn't know if they all were "super" important, but they were a lot of fun. Quinn asked if Pam could imagine how Mildred would feel if Pam said there wasn't enough room to invite her. "Mildred? Who's Mildred?" Pam asked.
Quinn guessed it was Pam's best friend from her knitting club. Chuckling, Pam said that person's name was Gladys. Pam didn't know a Mildred. Quinn suggested a beach wedding, but the fair-skinned Pam said she'd turn into toast at the beach. Pam started to thank Quinn for all the suggestions, but then Pam realized that Quinn didn't want the wedding at Eric's house.
"For the record, it's my house, too," Quinn replied. Pam began to say that Quinn couldn't stand something, but Quinn cut Pam off, yelling that what Quinn couldn't stand was the way that Pam dictated to Quinn what would happen in Quinn's house. Quinn declared that she was Eric's wife, and Stephanie was gone. Pam feigned a gasp, but Quinn continued, saying that putting up the portrait, even for one day, would not bring Stephanie back or negate anything that had happened after Stephanie's death.
Quinn told Pam that Quinn and Eric were happily married, and Pam needed to respect it, just like Pam needed to respect that Quinn was asking Pam to find somewhere else to get married. Pam said to look at who was showing her true colors. Pam felt she should have known Quinn would pull something like that.
Quinn asserted that she wasn't pulling anything. Instead, she was asking, woman-to-woman, to have the ceremony elsewhere. Pam suspected that Quinn was doing it behind Eric's back because there was no way Eric would renege on letting Pam get married in a home her sister had lived in and raised her children with Eric in for nearly a decade before Quinn had ever swooped in on her broomstick.
Telling Pam to calm down, Quinn asked if Pam had taken her medication. Pam ranted about Quinn's nerve to question Pam's stability. Quinn hoped Charlie knew what he was getting into with Pam. Pam claimed that she hadn't cast a spell over Charlie as Quinn had over Eric, and Pam and Charlie had a love that a woman like Quinn could never understand.
"A woman like me?" Quinn questioned. Pam called Quinn a sociopath who'd never measure up to Stephanie. Pam declared that Quinn would never keep Pam from getting married in Eric's house. Pam decided that Eric had to ask her himself not to do it, but he was too graceful to do that. Pam threatened to break Quinn's broomstick into pieces and have someone drop a house on Quinn if she tried to ruin Pam's wedding day. With that, Pam stomped out.
Back in the CEO's office, Brooke and Katie tried to call their husbands, to no avail. Brooke wanted to go to Bill's house, but Katie thought they should give it more time for one of the men to call back. She believed Thorne could keep things from escalating between Bill and Ridge and wanted to believe that everything would be okay.
At Bill's house, a brutal fight between Thorne, Ridge, and Bill ensued. As Thorne recovered from a blow, the fight between Ridge and Bill spilled over Bill's balcony, leaving Bill flat on his back on the ground below. As Thorne and Ridge stared down at Bill, Thorne said they should get down there. Ridge called for an ambulance and continued to stare at Bill.
At the hospital later, a doctor talked to the paramedics who'd wheeled Bill off the elevator. They explained that Bill had hit his head hard after falling over a two-story balcony. The doctor asked if anyone had been with Bill, and Thorne stated that he and Ridge had been.
The doctor sent the paramedics into a treatment room with Bill and introduced himself to Ridge and Thorne, whom he'd recognized, as Dr. Chester. Looking the brothers over, Dr. Chester offered to get them checked out, too. Ridge said to just tell them Spencer's condition once it was determined. The doctor went into Bill's room. Thorne asked if Ridge thought Bill would make it. Ridge just clicked his jaw angrily in response.
Thorne decided to call Katie. On the call, he said he was at the hospital. She asked what was going on. Thorne told her that it was Bill, and she should get down there. Thorne advised her to tell her sister, too. Katie tried to ask more questions, but Thorne clicked off the line.
Thorne told Ridge that people would want to know what had happened, including the cops. Thorne wondered what he and his brother would say.
Back at Forrester, Brooke was full of questions about Bill being in the hospital. Katie said Thorne had told her to get there right away. Brooke asked if Ridge was there. Katie assumed that he was. Katie didn't want to tell Will anything about it and decided to call Donna, who was staying with Katie, to ask her to watch Will.
Later, Brooke and Katie arrived at the hospital. They questioned Thorne and Ridge about Bill's condition, but the brothers didn't know anything yet. Katie was shocked by the look of the men, and Brooke asked what had happened. Katie said Pam had said that the men had gone to Bill's.
Ridge explained that he'd gone to Bill's house to get him to stay away from Brooke. Katie asked why Thorne had been there. Thorne replied that he'd just accompanied Ridge. Brooke asked if they'd beaten Bill up. Ridge replied that Bill had thrown the first punch, and it had gotten out of hand. Katie asked how. In the men's silence, Brooke asked Ridge to say how.
Ridge admitted that he'd charged Bill, and Bill had gone over the balcony. Katie and Brooke were shocked. Brooke couldn't believe the brothers had attacked Will's father. Thorne asserted that Bill had attacked Ridge. "I don't care. You two shouldn't have been there in the first place!" Brooke exclaimed. Ridge started to defend himself, but Brooke cut him off.
Brooke said that while Bill was fighting for his life, Ridge was trying to defend what he'd done. In her view, it wasn't right that Bill had punched Ridge, but Ridge should not have been there. She stated that he'd had to know something bad would happen, but he'd charged over there anyway. "If that little boy loses his father, it's all on you, Ridge. It's all on you," Brooke said.
At the hospital, Brooke told Ridge and Thorne that they'd had to know what would happen if they went to Bill's house. "Not this," Thorne replied. Ridge insisted that they'd just wanted to make sure Bill had gotten the message. Thorne said it hadn't had to escalate, and Ridge added that Bill had done that part. Katie asserted that all she knew was that Bill was unconscious in a hospital room because of Ridge and Thorne.
Liam and Wyatt arrived and asked what had happened. Katie told them about the fall. Dr. Chester approached to tell the group that Bill was still unconscious. There were no skull fractures or seizures, but the doctor couldn't see the full extent of the damage until Bill regained consciousness. "Can I go see him? We have a child," Katie said.
Dr. Chester allowed Katie to go into Bill's room. After she'd gone, Wyatt asked if Bill had passed out or something. "How did this happen?" Wyatt asked. Liam and Wyatt wondered how Bill had fallen off his balcony and what he'd even been doing. "Anyone?" Wyatt asked in the silence.
In Bill's room, Katie said Bill shouldn't be there. Instead, he should be sparring with her or asking to spend more time with Will. Taking Bill's hand, she said that his son needed him to be okay, and so did she. The custody hearing had made her think of when Will had been born, and the helplessness Bill had felt back then. She said Bill had helped her fight her way back.
Crying, Katie claimed that she'd fought her way back because she'd wanted to watch Will grow up with Bill. She knew that Bill had so many things he'd wanted to do with Will and so many words he'd wanted to say. They were words Bill hadn't heard from his father, like, "You matter," and "You're special." Katie told Bill to fight hard for their son, who loved Bill very much.
When Katie returned to the lobby, she was visibly shaken and said Bill didn't look good. Thorne stated that he and Ridge hadn't meant for it to happen. Ridge added that they hadn't wanted a fight, but Bill had thrown the first punch. Liam asked if it had been two against one. Ridge didn't want to talk badly about a man in Bill's condition, but Ridge said everyone knew how Bill flew off the handle, especially when he was wrong.
Upset, Wyatt asked if "we" were pointing fingers at that time. Liam quietly suggested that Wyatt go into the room to see their father. Wyatt said Liam could go, but Wyatt wanted to wait for the test results. Liam went into Bill's room, and Wyatt silently squared off with Ridge.
Ridge said Wyatt had wanted to know what had happened, and Ridge had told him. Thorne said it had been an accident. Wyatt recalled that they'd said it had been a fight. Ridge stated that Bill had started it. Brooke said Bill hadn't deserved to wind up in the hospital. Katie added that Will didn't deserve it, either.
Just then, Detective Sanchez arrived to hear news about Bill Spencer. Sanchez had already talked to the doctor and to the paramedics who'd been on the scene. He knew that Ridge and Thorne had been at the house and that there was evidence of a fight.
Flashbacks of the fight played on the screen, and Sanchez asked how Bill had fallen. Thorne and Ridge just stared at Sanchez. "Was it an accident?" Sanchez asked. "Or was he pushed?" he questioned.
Back in Bill's room, Liam hovered by the door and joked that people might start thinking Bill liked being hospitalized. Liam knew Bill hated being hooked up to the machines. Nearing the bed, Liam urged Bill to open his eyes.
Liam stated that all Bill ever did was pick fights, and it was his whole thing. Liam noted that Bill finally had something worth fighting for because he had a chance to reverse the whole custody thing, but he had to show up for it. Liam said Bill had declared that he'd wanted to spend more time with his family and granddaughter. "Granddaughters...plural," Liam corrected thoughtfully. Liam revealed that he and Hope were having a girl.
Sighing, Liam was frustrated that "this" was the only way he felt comfortable talking to Bill. Liam lamented the good relationship he and Bill had once had. He felt that he should be able to talk to Bill about anything, but Bill had made it very difficult. Liam said he had to put up "this wall" to protect himself, and it was a shame. "Because underneath all of this, deep down, Dad -- just wake up! Come on!" Liam shouted.
In the Forrester design office, Danny announced that there were surprise visitors for Quinn. He ushered in Tyler and Brett, who had gifts for Quinn. The young men wanted to thank her for the jewelry she'd donated to make their silent auction fundraiser at "Bikini" a success. Quinn said they hadn't had to give her gifts. They said they felt it was the least they could do and said people would be enjoying cleaner beaches because of her.
Charlie arrived with a black box of "bling bling" that he rated at security level six. Brett and Tyler took off, and Quinn said Charlie could just put the box on the desk. Charlie preferred to put it in the vault. Quinn noted that he was a cautious guy and said it was why his engagement seemed out of character. Quinn told him that it wasn't too late to reconsider.
With a nervous smile, Charlie replied that Quinn had almost gotten him there. Quinn stated that they'd all heard the tales of crazy aunt Pam, but Quinn and Charlie had actually seen Pam's dark side. Quinn thought Charlie had to ask himself what life would look like with a person like Pam, and Quinn suggested that Charlie really think it over. Charlie asked why he'd do that and why Quinn would suggest it. Quinn said Pam had issues.
Later, Charlie had put away the jewels, and as he prepared to leave, Quinn stopped him. She said she liked him. "No, you don't," Charlie retorted. Quinn replied that "like" was a strong word, but she did worry that he was putting himself in a precarious situation. Charlie replied that he could remember when people had said the same thing to Eric about Quinn.
Quinn recalled the stories of what Pam had done to Donna, from the honey and the bear to the snakes at the office. To Quinn, someone who talked about her sister as if the sister still had control over Quinn's house didn't have a firm grasp on reality. Quinn advised him to think long and hard before going through with a marriage to Pam.
In the CEO's office, Pam wanted Eric to give him a straight answer. Eric assumed it was about the wedding cake. Pam said it was about where they would be having the cake. Eric replied that they'd have it at his house, but Pam quipped that they wouldn't if his wife had anything to say about it.
Pam asked if Eric felt the same way as Quinn and would prefer Charlie and Pam to get married elsewhere. Pam claimed that Eric was her best friend other than Charlie, but she understood if she needed to find another place for the ceremony. Eric replied that he hadn't changed his mind, and he wouldn't let Quinn's reservations interfere with the wedding. Eric and Pam hugged.
In the corridor, Charlie watched a person changing a window display as the person peeled the word "future" off the window. Pam arrived and said he wouldn't believe what Quinn had said to her. Charlie replied that Pam wouldn't believe what Quinn had said to him, either.
Pam called Quinn unbelievable and said it would be a "cold day in hell" before anyone but Eric took Quinn seriously as the Forrester matriarch. In Pam's view, that title would always belong to her sister. Charlie replied that Quinn was aware of Pam's feelings.
Pam started complaining about Quinn, who'd said that having the portrait over the mantel wouldn't bring back Stephanie. Pam stated that Eric knew how important it was to her to have Stephanie watching over them on their wedding day.
Pam said Quinn had suggested that Pam and Charlie get another venue because of their huge guest list. Charlie reasoned that the list was swelling like a soufflé in summer. Pam guessed Quinn had used the same argument on him. Charlie said Quinn had advised him not to marry Pam at all.
Pam began to gasp in disbelief. Charlie told Pam to breathe. He didn't want to upset her or hold things back from her. Pam agreed to breathe. Charlie explained that Quinn had said that Pam was crazy, and he shouldn't marry her. Pam gasped again.
At the Forrester mansion later, Quinn arrived home at Eric's behest. She said they could have talked at the office, but Eric replied that he'd wanted to talk in private. Eric brought up his conversation with Pam and said he'd thought he and Quinn had settled it already. Quinn replied that she'd thought she'd expressed her feelings, but Eric apparently hadn't been listening.
Eric told Quinn that he'd said to drop it. Quinn couldn't do that. She said she'd put up with Pam's disrespect and snide remarks for Eric's sake. Pam and Charlie had been to every family gathering and holiday, and Quinn felt like she'd been a gracious host. She said she wasn't a doormat, and she didn't want Pam replacing her portrait with Stephanie's. Quinn wondered if it was too much to ask her husband to support her on it.
Quinn declared that she was the one and only Mrs. Eric Forrester. Agreeing, Eric stated that he'd be the first person to defend her if someone disrespected her; however, he didn't see what Pam's wedding had to do with it. Quinn replied that it wasn't the wedding. It was the assumption that any relative of his late wife had more claim to the mansion than Quinn did.
Eric conveyed that it wasn't true. Quinn asked if Pam could just go over to Brooke's house and take down pictures or if Pam could rearrange the CEO's office at work. Quinn expressed that the problem was how Pam saw Quinn and what Pam thought of Quinn's standing in Eric's life. Quinn felt that Pam was making it clear that Quinn was replaceable.
Eric began saying he understood that Pam and Quinn had had a hurtful conversation. Cutting him off, Quinn asked if she could decline and if she had a say in what went on there. "Yes, of course you do," Eric replied. Quinn asserted that she was going to say it again: her portrait would not be taken off the wall, and Pam and Charlie were not getting married in Quinn and Eric's living room.
At Forrester, Charlie tried to distract Pam by saying they had a caterer's appointment, but Pam was fixated on the fact that Quinn had told Charlie not to marry Pam. "Because you're crazy," Charlie added. Pam screamed, "I'm crazy?"
Pam asked if Charlie believed it. In Charlie's silence, she said his name. Snapping out of it, he said he didn't believe it, and he was crazy about Pam. Pam called Quinn the poster child for crazy and said Quinn needed to worry about her own weird life and stop interfering in Pam's.
Charlie asked Pam to calm down, but grabbing her purse, Pam declared that she wouldn't let Quinn get away with it.
At the Forrester mansion, Quinn persisted to demand that Pam and Charlie not get married in Quinn and Eric's living room. Eric replied that it was just one day; however, Quinn felt that it wasn't. Quinn said it was all the days leading up to it, and it was all the years of gloating afterward. Quinn didn't want Pam ordering Quinn around and demanding that Quinn take down her portrait and put up Stephanie's. It was just too weird.
Quinn sensed that Pam got a kick out of knocking Quinn down a peg. Eric didn't know why Quinn let the harmless Pam bother her so much. He said he knew the women didn't always get along. Quinn guessed that she and Pam had hidden it well because, deep down, the women couldn't stand each other.
Quinn insisted that Pam knew what Quinn's portrait meant to Quinn, and because Pam couldn't undo Quinn's marriage to Eric, Pam just had to try to take something else away from Quinn. To Quinn, her portrait represented Eric's love, faith, and forgiveness. It represented the goodness Eric had put in her life, and she didn't want Pam to degrade it.
Quinn respected the fact that Stephanie would always be a part of Eric's life, history, and family; however, in Quinn's opinion, Pam was more interested in getting her way than in paying tribute to Stephanie. Eric got a message and said he had to take care of a Dallas deal.
Gripping Quinn's shoulders, Eric said he heard what she was saying, but he needed her to be patient with Pam. It was a special time in Pam's life, and he didn't want to put a damper on it. Eric left, and Quinn stared at her portrait and huffed.
A short time later, Quinn was sitting on the coffee table, studying her portrait, when Pam walked through the front door. Quinn jumped with a start and said Pam had scared her. Pam retorted that she was "so" scary that Quinn had told Charlie not to marry her.
Quinn replied that she didn't think Pam was ready for marriage. Pam replied that she was older than Quinn. "In years, obviously, but you have the emotional maturity of a seventh-grader at a Justin Bieber concert," Quinn stated. Pam scoffed at Quinn's attempt to lecture Pam on maturity, but Pam guessed that Quinn thought being married to Eric made her all grown up. Quinn emphasized that she was indeed married to Eric, and Pam needed to respect that Quinn was the woman of that house.
Believing that respect was earned, not given, Pam asserted that Quinn had done nothing to earn Pam's respect. Quinn said she felt sorry for Pam at times, but it wouldn't make her keep quiet about Pam. Pam asked Quinn not to ruin it for Pam. Quinn said that Charlie was simple-minded, and she'd wanted to give him a heads-up because he couldn't see Pam for what she really was.
Pam was upset that Quinn had told Pam's fiancé that Pam was crazy. Pam warned that Quinn would find out how crazy Pam could really be. Pam didn't know why Quinn would put those ideas into Charlie's head, and Pam insisted that she was not crazy. Quinn welcomed Pam to prove her wrong.
Though Pam believed it would be the craziest thing she'd done yet, she decided to take Quinn up on the offer in the hopes that Quinn could finally understand. Pam admitted that the wedding stuff wasn't easy for her. She'd tried to put on a happy face, but deep down, she was terrified.
Pam confessed that she had no idea how to be in a real relationship. It had been why she hadn't dated when she'd been younger. She revealed that her father had beaten her sister within earshot of her, and her father had never loved her. She'd never thought she'd been worth anything, and then Charlie had proposed to her.
Pam had been shocked and scared, but she'd decided to go with it. Pam was trying to push beyond her fears and hang-ups, but Quinn was trying to get into Pam's head and mess everything up. Pam couldn't allow Quinn to do it. Pam yelled that she couldn't let Quinn put doubts back into Pam's head. Pam asked if Quinn could understand that.
Quinn was sorry about the things Pam had gone through, but she said it was Pam's mind that she was concerned about. Pam decided to just forget it because Quinn had no idea how to be a Forrester matriarch, and Quinn was nothing like Stephanie. Pam screamed that Quinn wasn't "the" Forrester matriarch and never would be.
Screaming also, Quinn declared that she was the woman of the house and would not have Pam speaking to her that way. Pam argued that she was getting married in that house. Eric had approved it, and it was happening, no matter what Quinn said. Pam said her sister's portrait would be over the fireplace. As Pam stomped away, Quinn asked where Pam was going.
"I am going to get her out of that closet!" Pam replied, jerking open the closet door beneath the stairs. Quinn said to leave "her" in there, but dragging out Stephanie's portrait, Pam said she couldn't believe Quinn had stuffed "her" under the stairs that way. Pam and Quinn began struggling over the portrait. Pam told Quinn to let go of Pam's sister. "Your sister is dead! You let go of her!" Quinn yelled.
As Eric entered the house, Pam yanked the top of the portrait toward herself. The abrupt motion pulled Quinn forward, and Quinn's foot sliced through the bottom of the portrait's canvas. Eric stared in shock, and Pam sobbed that she couldn't believe Quinn had done that.
In Bill's room at the hospital, Liam asked the nurse if Bill would be okay. She replied that they were still waiting for Bill to wake up. After she'd gone, Liam said that they'd just been there. He hadn't wanted to lose Bill then, and he didn't want to lose Bill "now." Liam wondered if Bill could hear him. Liam really wanted to know what had gone on because people didn't just fall off balconies, even with fists flying.
Next, Wyatt spent time alone with Bill. He promised Bill that his sons would be there for him. Bill had always said that family found strength in togetherness. Wyatt vowed to do it for Bill and said Bill had to do it for his kids. Wyatt didn't know where everyone stood or all the details of what had happened, but Wyatt did know Ridge and Thorne were the reason Bill was in there.
Wyatt recalled times that he'd been so mad at Bill that Wyatt couldn't see straight. Bill was a tough guy to love, but Wyatt did love him. Wyatt wanted Bill to pull through and said he hadn't had Bill as his father long enough. Wyatt had thought he'd known the kind of man he was until he'd learned that "the Bill Spencer" was his father.
Wyatt said that Bill was not like the other khaki-wearing fathers who gently encouraged their kids. Being Bill's kid was like being pushed into a bull ring without a helmet or pads. "Ride or die, baby," Wyatt said, chuckling. Bill had taught Wyatt to never quit, and Wyatt was asking the same thing of Bill in that moment. He felt that Bill still had a lot of life left in him. "Just ride or die, baby," Wyatt repeated.
In the lobby, Detective Sanchez proceeded to question Ridge and Thorne about whether they'd been at Bill's house when Bill had fallen. Brooke didn't understand why Sanchez was there for something that was clearly an accident.
Sanchez explained that he'd heard that a prominent member of the community had been taken to the hospital, and he'd wanted to assure himself that everything was on the up and up. "Especially when I heard you were involved," he said to Ridge.
Katie asked if they really needed to do it right then, because they were still waiting to see if Bill would survive. Sanchez offered to take Ridge and Thorne's statements at the police station, but Thorne replied that it wouldn't be necessary.
Sanchez asked to know what had happened at Bill's house. Ridge said Bill had fallen off his balcony. Sanchez asked if Bill had fallen on his own. "No," Ridge replied. Sanchez asked if Ridge had pushed Bill. Katie started to interrupt, but Ridge said he had nothing to hide.
"Yeah, I pushed him," Ridge admitted. Quickly, Thorne added that he and Ridge each had issues with Bill; they'd only wanted to talk, not fight. Sanchez had a hunch that Ridge had wanted to confront Bill about something new Bill had angered Ridge about.
Ridge corrected that he'd never stopped being angry from the last time, and he hated Bill "now more than ever." "But I didn't try to kill him. It was an accident," Ridge claimed. Sanchez asked if Ridge was sure about that. Taking a look at Thorne, Sanchez noted that he obviously hadn't been just talking to Bill, either, and it looked as if Thorne had taken a few hits, too.
"Two against one?" Sanchez questioned. Thorne explained that Bill had thrown the first punch, and Thorne had been trying to stop the fight between Ridge and Bill. Liam asked why the brothers had even gone over there. Ridge said they'd wanted to see Bill face to face, and Ridge asked if that was okay with Liam.
Sanchez asked what they'd talked about and why Ridge was so fired up. Ridge called Bill a jerk. Sanchez remarked that there were lots of jerks, but Ridge couldn't go around throwing them off balconies. Katie reminded Sanchez that it had been an accident. Sanchez surmised that Ridge had a hard time controlling his rage against Bill Spencer.
Ridge stated that he didn't like the guy, but he wouldn't try to end the guy's life. Sanchez said they'd find that out when and if Spencer woke up.
Later, Wyatt exited Bill's room. Thorne, Ridge, Brooke, and Katie were still there with Liam. Wyatt asked where the detective was. Liam replied that Sanchez had gone, and Thorne added that he and Ridge had given Sanchez the truth.
Wyatt asked if that truth was that Ridge and Thorne had jumped Bill like thugs outside a bar and had pushed him off his balcony. Liam told Wyatt that they'd said it had been an accident. Ridge decided to see Bill, but Wyatt didn't think it was a good idea. Ridge stubbornly stomped toward Bill's room, anyway.
In Bill's room, Ridge strode in and looked at Bill. Ridge said they could have been friends. Bill Spencer and Ridge Forrester could have created something together, but Bill didn't play well with others. Ridge said that Bill just took and took without knowing how to give or back off.
Ridge stated that Bill was always rude, calling Ridge a "dressmaker" and "poser." Ridge noted that Bill was vulnerable in bed, tied to all kinds of tubes, and Ridge was being questioned by the police. Ridge didn't like to see anyone in that position, not even Bill. Ridge had many reasons to hate Bill, but Ridge claimed that he didn't want Bill to die.
At the mansion, Pam wailed upon seeing Quinn's foot through the bottom of Stephanie's portrait. Horrified, Eric looked on as the women shrieked and yelled at each other. Quinn tried to pull her foot back through, but Eric yelled for her to stop because she was making it worse. Quinn jerked her foot out anyway, and the husband and wife stared at each other.
Pam sobbed that it was ruined. She decided that she wasn't the one Quinn hated, and she wasn't good enough for Quinn's hate. Pam surmised that it was Stephanie that Quinn despised and didn't want in Quinn's living room. Quinn shouted that it wasn't true.
Propping the portrait against a chair, Eric hopelessly said that it might be repairable, but he didn't know. Pam complained that it wouldn't be the same. Quinn asserted that she'd never ruin the portrait on purpose. Citing that there were many pictures of Stephanie around the house, Quinn suggested that they find one to replace it.
Pam said that when remembering Stephanie, Pam never knew if she had the right face in mind, but that portrait always reminded her of Stephanie's look. Eric said he had little left of Stephanie, and the portrait had been a precious heirloom in the family. He asked how Quinn could do it.
Quinn told Pam that Quinn needed to talk to her husband alone, and Eric and Quinn would see Pam at work that next day. Scoffing, Pam asked if it had become Quinn's house to throw Pam out of whenever Quinn liked. Quinn hardly thought asking to speak to her husband in her own home constituted that. Talking over Quinn, Pam asked Eric if she was no longer family.
"Pam, of course you are!" Eric declared. He admitted to feeling helpless when the two women he cared about most in the world were at each other's throats. He felt that Pam was asking him to choose, and he couldn't. "That means you already did," Pam decided. Eric told her to stop and that he was still in shock over "this."
As everyone looked at the portrait, Quinn said it had been completely unnecessary, too, because she'd stored the portrait in a safe place away from heat, humidity, and dust. Pam complained about it being stuffed in a closet beneath the stairs, and Quinn asked if it should have been in a vault. Pam suggested it go back on the wall, where it belonged.
Quinn accused Pam of dragging the portrait out and trying to replace Quinn's that very day. Quinn believed Pam was trying to erase Quinn. Pam corrected that she was angry because Quinn was trying to erase Pam's future. Pam ordered Quinn to tell Eric what she'd said to Charlie, or Pam would.
Quinn tried to downplay her suggestion to Charlie, but Pam cut in, telling Eric that Quinn had said that Charlie shouldn't marry Pam because Pam was crazy. Quinn said she'd rendered her opinion, not an order. Pam asked if Quinn had done it because she didn't want Charlie and Pam to get married at the mansion or because Quinn didn't want Pam to be happy.
Quinn replied that everyone deserved to be happy, even Pam. Pam asked why Quinn had said it to Charlie then. Quinn answered that she thought Pam was unstable. Quinn described Charlie as a limited person, but she believed he was the same person every single day she saw him at work. Quinn said that no one knew what they'd get from Pam on any given day.
Pam stated that Charlie loved her the way she was. Quinn was sure that he'd probably ignore her advice. Pam asked what stable meant, and if it was to be in a lousy mood each day like Quinn. Eric decided that Quinn was right, and he needed to talk to her alone.
As Pam turned to leave, she decided to say that when people got marriage certificates, they didn't have to be perfect. All they had to be was willing. She admitted that she might not be a brilliant designer or brilliant anything, but she wasn't a charity case, either. She believed she'd done a lot for the family and the business. She accepted that she might be a little crazy, but she asserted that on her craziest day, she wouldn't do to anyone what Quinn was trying to do to her.
After Pam had gone, Quinn refused to apologize for her feelings. Eric noted that the house had once been Pam's, too, because Pam had lived there when she'd first arrived in town. Quinn was well aware of how many people had lived there and called the place home.
Quinn said she hadn't picked out the furniture or decorated the place. Looking at her portrait, she remarked that there was only one thing in the house that represented her and proved that her life was there. Eric asked if Quinn wanted to pick the furniture. In his view, it was a "damn sight easier" to do than to pick out new relatives.
Eric yelled that he had a big life, and Quinn had known it when she'd married him. He'd loved more than one woman and had had children with more than one woman. In his view, it was a tangle of people who shouldn't get along; however, they did, and he was proud of it. He'd wanted Quinn to be part of it, and he'd thought she was.
Quinn stated that Eric had also known who she was when he'd married her. She asked if he'd thought marriage would improve her. She felt that it had, but it wasn't enough for him. Eric said he hadn't seen that side of her in a long time. Quinn replied that it wasn't a side. It was all of her. She asserted that Eric was very familiar with seeing her fight for him, but she hadn't forgotten how to fight for herself.
In Bill's room, Ridge was still talking to Bill. Ridge was used to men being fascinated by his wife, but he didn't think it was about Brooke. Ridge believed that Bill was obsessed with him. Ridge noted that Bill had gone after Forrester, Ridge's daughter, and Ridge's wife. Ridge suggested that Bill wake up because professionals like them didn't like unfinished business.
Ridge reasoned that Bill should just wake up because everyone was on his side, and everyone knew that Ridge had pushed Bill. He mentioned that Sanchez was back in town, and he'd also told Sanchez the truth about what had gone on.
Ridge expressed that he hated Bill, but he didn't like to see Bill that way. Ridge knew Bill could hear him and joked that Bill could probably hear Ridge in his sleep. Ridge asked Bill to get up out of the bed and teach Ridge a lesson.
Dr. Chester arrived and said Ridge shouldn't be in there. Ridge strode to the door.
In the corridor, Wyatt was upset that Ridge was in Bill's hospital room. Thorne asked if Wyatt thought Ridge was in there, choking the life out of Bill. Liam stated that no one thought such a thing, but Ridge had already admitted being the reason that Bill was there in the first place.
Thorne replied that Bill had thrown the first punch. Liam reasoned that it didn't take much with two captains of industry with no self-control. Katie stated that no one was getting murdered that day. Wyatt asked what would happen if his father didn't wake up.
Katie asked how it had even happened in the first place. Thorne again said that Bill had thrown the first punch. "So what?" Katie shot back. Citing that Thorne and Ridge were grown men, she wanted to know why there had to be a second, third, or even tenth punch.
Thorne replied that they'd gone over there to have a conversation. Katie wondered how the men had thought it would go if they showed up on their adversary's doorstep, and she asked what they'd thought they'd talk about. "Brooke?" Katie asked. Brooke said to leave her out of it. "If only Bill would," Katie sniped. Katie asked what they'd tell Will if Bill didn't wake up.
In Bill's room at some point later, Thorne had slipped in. Alone with Bill, Thorne noted that security at the hospital was lax. Thorne didn't know why he was in there, but he guessed he should say he was sorry about everything. Thorne figured Bill knew Thorne didn't like Bill, and Thorne said it had nothing to do with their past. It was about Will.
Thorne had tried to step up to the plate for Will, but Thorne knew that what Bill had kept gracelessly reminding Thorne was true -- Bill was Will's father. Thorne asked Bill to start acting like it, and Thorne promised to try to get along with Bill for Will's sake. Thorne said Will needed his father. "That's it. That's all I got for you," Thorne concluded.
Back in the corridor, Wyatt and Liam stopped Dr. Chester, who was walking by, to ask if Bill had awakened. Bill hadn't. Noting that Bill was on oxygen, Liam asked if Bill was having trouble breathing. Dr. Chester said there were using it because the scarring from the gunshot wound was possibly lowering Bill's oxygen levels.
Brooke asked about brain bleeding. The doctor said there was none, and Bill's glucose levels indicated brain activity. Katie asked if Bill was dreaming, and Ridge wondered if Bill could hear them. Dr. Chester replied that they wouldn't know until Bill awakened. Katie asked if Dr. Chester had found her husband, who'd gone off looking for the doctor. Dr. Chester had not seen Thorne, and Ridge wondered where Thorne had gone.
The doctor additionally explained that radiology had said that Bill's condition wasn't worsening. Dr. Chester asked who Bill's next of kin was in case Chester needed approval to do additional testing. Liam volunteered to authorize treatments.
The doctor announced that he was going back into Bill's room, and Brooke asked if she could accompany him. "Logan," Ridge uttered. Brooke told Ridge that she just needed to see Bill. Brooke went with the doctor, and Ridge stared off in frustration.
After a while, Ridge hopped up from his seat, determined to get Brooke out of Bill's room. Liam asked Ridge to be realistic about it because it might be the last time they all saw Bill. Liam said that they'd all gotten their time with Bill, and Ridge needed to just "let her."
In Bill's room, the doctor checked Bill's eyes. A nurse dropped a steel tray, and Brooke noticed some spiking on Bill's vitals monitor. Dr. Chester believed that Bill had heard it. He called to Bill, but Bill didn't stir. Brooke wanted to be alone with Bill, who knew her and her voice. She figured Bill had to be disconcerted about his location and the noise.
The doctor and nurse left, and Brooke sat beside Bill. She let him know that she was there by his side, if it had been what he'd aimed for, and she wanted him to wake up and tell her that he was okay.
Brooke told Bill that everyone was worried about him, even Ridge. She knew that Bill could hear her. She said that he was in a faraway place, but he needed to return. She asked him to return and find her there. She said it was even better if he found her in Aspen and asked if he remember the hot air balloon.
Flashes of Bill and Brooke in cities around the world played, and she asked if he remembered Monaco, Abu Dhabi, or finding her in Sydney. She needed him to find her again, right there by his side. Taking his hand, she implored him to open his eyes.
Bill's eyes fluttered open. Brooke gasped, grinning. She said he was back, and he'd found her.