At Eric's house, Eric wondered what had made Ridge return. Ridge told Eric that he'd missed Brooke. Eric stared at Ridge and caught himself staring. "Seeing you in this living room again ..." Eric paused with emotion. Eric said that he understood that Stephanie had demanded that Ridge stay away, but Ridge said it didn't seem like a good enough reason anymore. He wanted to go back and start over.
Eric and Ridge hugged in an emotional embrace. Eric wondered what had caused the breakup with Brooke. "I wasn't thinking straight," Ridge said. Ridge babbled about Deacon and lies, and then he shook his head. Ridge admitted that he had snapped, and he shouldn't have.
"She lied to me, Dad," Ridge said about the text messages to Deacon. "She lied to you because she loved you," Eric replied. Ridge said that he had snapped and grown tired of all the betrayals and family problems. Ridge said he had needed to find himself and be alone for a while. Ridge realized it didn't sound good, but he had needed to figure out who he was.
Ridge said that he'd discovered that he was a man who did not want to live the rest of his life without Brooke. Ridge added that, before he tracked her down, he needed Eric to tell him what Brooke had been up to and what she had been doing.
Eric became thoughtful. He said that Brooke had been devastated by Ridge's rejection of her. Eric added that family and friends had helped her get through it.
Eric said that Brooke had tried to stay busy. She had relaunched Brooke's Bedroom. Ridge asked if Brooke had been angry or if she had missed Ridge or mentioned him. Eric said that Brooke had not talked about Ridge to Eric. Eric reminded Ridge that Ridge had been gone a very long time, and he needed to go to Brooke to fix things -- if he could.
Ridge promised that if he could repair his relationship with Brooke, he would never let her go. He kissed his dad on the cheek and left to find Brooke.
At Brooke's home, Brooke called Katie and left a message that begged Katie to attend Hope's wedding. Hope entered, and Brooke gushed that Hope was positively glowing. "Could it be because Liam and I are finally getting married, and nothing is going to stop us?" Hope asked with a laugh.
Brooke pointedly asked about Hope's attraction to Wyatt. Hope admitted it had been nice that Wyatt wanted only Hope. It had been exciting, but Hope insisted that for her, Liam was "it."
Hope added that if she had met Wyatt first, she might have ended up with him. Hope reasoned that Steffy had been the only thing that had kept Hope and Liam apart. "She's out of the picture," Hope said.
Hope admitted that it had been very difficult for her to see Wyatt pack up his things at the office. Brooke noted that she hoped the break of the contract between Quinn Artisan Jewelers and Forrester didn't hurt Quinn's business.
Hope anticipated that Quinn would have the pick of many projects, but Brooke pointed out that the abrupt break in the contract might leave a bad perception in the business world. Hope panicked when she realized that people might think Quinn's work was unacceptable. Brooke added that it could appear that they didn't get along and had a personality conflict. Hope felt terrible.
Brooke said it was unfortunate the way it had played out. Hope confided that she had to respect Liam's position. Brooke wondered if Hope was sure. Hope said that she was, and Brooke said that Hope had made the right decision if she felt it was the best thing for her relationship with Liam.
Brooke and Hope decided to choose a spot outside for the wedding. Hope wanted to have the ceremony near the staircase because she felt it was romantic. Brooke agreed, and she explained to Hope how it had been the very spot where Ridge had returned to Brooke when Brooke had thought that Ridge was going to marry Taylor.
Brooke remembered that she had been seated at the bottom of the waterfall and staircase, convinced that she had lost Ridge for good. Suddenly rose petals had appeared in the waterfall. Brooke had looked up. "And there he was, like he always had been ... until now," Brooke said. Hope reminded her mom that she had been through tough times. "But you're okay now," Hope added. Hope left.
Brooke descended the stairs and sat at the bottom of the waterfall. Suddenly, rose petals appeared in the water. She looked up in shock, and Ridge stood at the top of the fountain and staircase. They met at a landing on the staircase. Ridge handed her a rose. "Logan," he said. He kissed her passionately.
In Paris, Quinn tried to convince Steffy to tell Liam that she was able to have a baby. Quinn pressured Steffy to tell Liam that things had changed before Liam married Hope. Quinn insisted that Liam had a right to know. Quinn warned Steffy that Hope had been very attracted to Wyatt, and Steffy needed to intervene to prevent Liam from marrying a woman whose heart partially belonged to another man.
Steffy snarked that she knew Quinn had been working Steffy for one reason only -- to help Wyatt. Quinn admitted it. Two women entered the office, and Quinn displayed her designs. Steffy noted that the jewelry was exquisite. Steffy wondered how Eric could have allowed Hope to break the contract with Quinn and Wyatt.
Quinn said that Eric allowed Hope to choose what went with line. Quinn noted that Hope and Wyatt had worked well together and were meant for each other in business and in their personal lives -- just as Liam and Steffy were meant to be together.
Steffy admitted that Liam had been the only man she'd ever loved. Quinn begged Steffy to return to Los Angeles before she lost Liam forever. Steffy looked thoughtful.