At Forrester Creations, Brooke and Ridge embraced, and Brooke cried. She shared that Bill had done something horrible. "I'm not going back there. I need some space," she said. Ridge noted that Bill "must have really messed up." He added, "Maybe it's for the best."
Brooke reminded Ridge that she hadn't said she was leaving for good. Ridge acknowledged that she'd had high hopes, but he added that she had to know Bill would disappoint her. Brooke disagreed. She said she thought it was going to work because they had the same values. "I hate seeing you like this," Ridge said. He and Brooke hugged again, and R.J. opened the door and saw them, but he left before they saw him.
"I'm here for you," Ridge said. Brooke smiled and nodded. She left, and R.J. returned. R.J. said that he'd reorganized the photo studio, and Ridge thanked him for staying late. R.J. asked his dad if he had plans for the evening, and Ridge asked if R.J. wanted to have dinner.
R.J. said he wanted to have dinner as long as his mother accompanied them. Ridge said it sounded good, but it wasn't a good night. R.J. admitted that he had seen Ridge and Brooke in an embrace earlier. Ridge teased that R.J. hadn't said anything earlier. R.J. admitted that it looked like an intense moment.
Ridge shared that Brooke had been upset with Spencer, and she had left him. Ridge added that he didn't know what Bill had done, but it had clearly upset Brooke. R.J. was elated that Brooke had left Bill, and R.J. saw it as an opportunity for Brooke to return to Ridge. R.J. added that his parents had "crazy chemistry" and always had. R.J. said he was rooting for his dad and hoped his mother could break free of Spencer.
At home, Bill met with Steffy, and she told him the bad news that she had tried to broker a truce with Liam regarding Bill, but Liam was too upset. "I screwed up," Bill admitted. Steffy noted that Bill had crossed a line, and she believed there could be peace again between Bill and Liam, but it wouldn't be soon because Liam had no intention of stepping down. Bill was anxious and nervous.
Steffy asked if Bill was all right. Bill admitted that Brooke had left him. "I can't believe you told Brooke," Steffy said. Bill acknowledged that he knew she wouldn't take it well, but he didn't expect her to walk out on him.
Steffy reminded Bill that a lot of people could have been hurt at Spectra. Bill shouted that he had made sure the building was empty before anything had happened. But Steffy countered that firefighters and people outside could have been hurt.
Bill shook his head and said he had always sworn he would never be that guy who treated his kid the way his father had mistreated him. He said he would take it all back to have his family back. But Bill added that he didn't know how to live his life any other way.
Bill wanted to make things right with Liam and Brooke. He knew he had become obsessed "with that damned building." He said he'd give up 10 skyscrapers to have Brooke back. "I can't lose Brooke," he said. "She'll be back, Bill," Steffy said.
Bill lamented that everything he had done had cost him his family. Steffy agreed, but she promised to help. "Look at me. I'm going to help you get through this," Steffy said. She added that she had never seen him so distraught.
"It's embarrassing," Bill said, but Steffy said he was human -- and was actually the most human she had ever seen him. She caressed his shoulder. Bill called Steffy "an exceptional woman." "I've always known that. Liam's lucky to have you after all he put you through," Bill said. He wondered if Liam deserved Steffy. Bill caressed Steffy's hair. She looked surprised.
At Spencer, Wyatt entered Liam's office and chastised him for "demanding" that Wyatt return to work. Wyatt called Liam "your highness." Liam countered that Wyatt hadn't been at work all week. Liam inquired where Wyatt had been. Wyatt answered that he'd had a pleasant day and refused to be interrogated by his brother. "How'd you get Dad to agree to all of this?" Wyatt asked. Wyatt shouted that their father never took time off, and he ranted that Liam had taken over.
"Enough. I am CEO now. Get over it," Liam advised. He added that someday Wyatt would be in charge but until then, Liam would operate the company the way he wanted to. Liam announced several of his decisions including raises for employees and better benefits. Wyatt argued, and Liam reminded him that they had loyal employees who had families. "We need to thank them for putting up with Dad," Liam said. Wyatt agreed but said there wasn't enough money for that.
Liam also said he was donating money to research, and Wyatt said he needed to run it by their dad because he wasn't a big fan of giving away money. Liam said he needed no approvals.
Liam added that the skyscraper was not happening. "It turns out Spectra is no longer available," Liam announced. Wyatt countered there was no chance in hell that Bill would put up with that, and Wyatt warned that their father would get back at him. "Don't piss him off," Wyatt warned.
Later, after Wyatt had left, Brooke entered Liam's office. "Your father told me everything. I'm sorry for what my husband's done," Brooke said. She added that Liam had the moral compass of the family.
Liam was suspicious. He wondered if Bill had sent Brooke to talk to him. Brooke said she'd left Bill. "For the record I get it. I see why you had to walk way," Liam said.
Brooke said she was stunned. She still believed in Bill, and she always saw the best in him. Liam countered that his father was a criminal. "It kills me to say that out loud," Liam said. He added that Bill had shown how scary, ruthless, and reckless he had become. Liam wanted to protect the family and the company. Liam advised Brooke to leave his father because she deserved much better. Brooke was surprised, but she warned that Liam had created a very dangerous situation. She worried that Bill took revenge very seriously and would fight back because he could lose everything he cared about. Brooke expected Bill would be vengeful toward Liam. "Let him. There's nothing more he can do to me," Liam said.