At Forrester, Hope and Ridge discussed how Brooke would take the news from Katie. Hope doubted that Brooke would even believe Katie, but Ridge said he'd also talk to Brooke. Hope was sure he'd get his chance. He stated that he'd had every reason to believe it would work with Brooke that time around, but Hope added that there was a big reason that it hadn't.
Though Hope believed that Ridge loved her mother, she felt that it was no longer enough. To her, it was better that he and Katie revealed their feelings. Ridge grew antsy and decided to take off for Katie's house so that Katie wouldn't have to face Brooke alone.
In Rick's office, Quinn was excited that her son was back from Paris and that Thorne had liked Wyatt's ideas. Wyatt said he and Hope had been able to bond on the trip, and they were closer than ever. He was astounded that Hope trusted him and had confided in him.
Quinn was curious to know what Hope had confided in Wyatt about. Wyatt stammered, but at Quinn's pressing, he revealed that it had been about Brooke. He said the point wasn't what Hope had confided, but that she'd leaned on him. Quinn asked how the rest of the trip had been, and he said that it had gone well -- except that Thorne's daughter was a little "different."
Wyatt explained that Aly expected Hope to be the voice of chastity and to be vigilantly committed to Liam. Wyatt said Hope hadn't let it bother her, and Quinn stated that Hope was lucky to have him. Remarking that Hope had a lot on her plate, he decided to find her and help her unwind.
Quinn asked if she could help and noted that he was never too old for his mother's help. Wyatt said, in that situation, he actually was. As he went to the door, he assured her that he could handle his relationship with Hope. Wyatt passed Pam, who was entering the office as he was leaving.
Quinn said Pam was just who she wanted to see. Quinn announced that she wanted to send Hope some flowers. Pam asked if Quinn expected Pam to order them. Quinn said Pam could put it on Quinn's or Eric's expense accounts. "He's not going to mind, knowing they are from me," she said.
Pam took care of the flower order and returned to Quinn to ask what Wyatt was pulling with the jewelry belonging to Pam's sister. Pam wondered if he planned on swiping Stephanie's jewels while they were on display. "Look, Pam, why don't we just try --" Quinn started to say.
Pam interrupted Quinn to say that they weren't doing anything. Pam called Quinn a fake and a phony who was cozying up to Eric. Irritated, Quinn asked if Pam missed Chicago and suggested that it was a better place for Pam to be. Pam quipped that she was "a California girl now."
Quinn retorted that if Pam left, she'd miss "Upchuck," her boyfriend. Pam warned Quinn to be nice to Pam, who at any time could go to the authorities with a certain tape that she had. As the two women bantered with each other, Aly hid behind a clothes rack in the corridor to observe them.
Pam declared that Wyatt's actions had been immoral and illegal, but she hadn't exposed him because he still worked with Forrester -- and because Hope cared about him for some reason. Pam promised that the moment those things were no longer true, she'd see to it that Wyatt went to jail.
Later, Pam was alone in the office when Aly entered. She said she'd seen Pam and Quinn talking, but she hadn't heard what the two had been saying. Aly freely stated that she had issues with Quinn and Wyatt, and she asked if Pam did, too. Pam shrugged, and Aly conveyed that her instincts said the two were no good. Pam told Aly to trust her instincts, and Aly asked what Pam knew about the Fullers.
In the steam room, Hope met Wyatt as he'd requested through a text message. He was sure she was stressed out about her mother and Ridge. As she kissed Wyatt, Hope asked that they not talk about it. Wyatt massaged her shoulders, and she said she'd really needed the time with him.
At Katie's house, Brooke was confused when she heard that Katie was in love with Ridge. "Ridge?" Brooke asked, and her confusion erupted into incredulous laughter. Katie asked why Brooke was laughing, and Brooke said that it was cute. Brooke wanted to tell Ridge, but Katie said he knew.
Brooke assumed that it had been pretty awkward for Katie when she'd revealed it to Ridge. Brooke knew that a lot of women had crushes on Ridge, but she'd never assumed that Katie would. Brooke figured that he'd let her sister down easy. Unfazed by the crush, Brooke said that Katie didn't need to be embarrassed because it was understandable. Brooke claimed to know how one felt when Ridge acted as her knight in shining armor. Katie stated that it was more than that.
Brooke claimed to understand how Ridge and Katie would bond as they'd commiserated over the hurt that Brooke had caused them. Katie replied that it was more complicated than that. Brooke, however, was convinced that Ridge's gallantry had made Katie swoon. Brooke relayed that she wasn't bothered by the feelings Katie had developed, and Katie was the last person she'd feel insecure about.
Brooke hugged Katie, who looked offended as she peered over Brooke's shoulder. Katie became upset that Brooke would laugh at the thought of Katie being a threat. Brooke said it wasn't an insult, but Katie guessed Brooke felt that Ridge could be with no woman after her.
Brooke asked Katie to calm down before she fainted again. Katie revealed that she hadn't fainted at the wedding, and when she'd collapsed, it had been a lie. "What are you talking about? You ruined my wedding," Brooke said.
"I know," Katie replied. Confused, Brooke asked if Katie actually thought that Ridge would return Katie's feelings. Katie asserted that Ridge actually did have feelings for her. Sighing, Brooke explained that it wasn't a romance novel or any of Katie's poetry. "He told me!" Katie yelled.
Brooke told her sister that Ridge was practically Brooke's husband, and they had a child together. Katie cited that Brooke and Ridge were not married. Brooke almost said something but decided to leave before she said something regrettable.
Brooke offered to pick up the conversation later, but Katie insisted that Brooke didn't understand. Brooke explained that Ridge only felt compassion and warmth for Katie. Katie agreed that it had been that way at first, but she added that she and Ridge had spent a lot of time with each other. Brooke yelled that he'd been being nice. "Oh, my God! How na´ve can you be?" Brooke asked.
Just then, Ridge arrived, and Brooke was relieved to see him. Brooke told him that they should go because Katie wasn't feeling well. Katie announced that she was feeling fine. "I told her, but she doesn't want to accept it," Katie said, and the appalled Brooke stared at Ridge.
Brooke told Katie not to embarrass herself, but Katie advised Brooke not to leave until she understood. Turning to Ridge, Brooke assumed he knew about the little crush that Katie had. He nodded. Brooke said it was sweet, but nonsense. Ridge suggested that he and Brooke leave so that they could talk about it, and Brooke agreed to go with him.
Turning to Katie, Brooke said she wouldn't hold it against her sister. Brooke felt that Katie needed time alone to realize that Ridge was Brooke's husband, and Brooke and he were starting a life together. Katie asserted that Ridge wasn't Brooke's husband and hadn't been for a long time.
Katie said things had changed, and Katie and Ridge had changed. While Brooke had seemed to stay in the same place, Katie and Ridge had gained better expectations from their lives and from love. Brooke turned to Ridge and said Katie needed to hear from him that what Katie had going on in her head was wrong. When Ridge said nothing, Brooke implored him to tell Katie.