At Spencer, Ridge verbally blasted Bill and wondered if Bill felt he could have taken whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. Ridge called Bill a predator. "You violated my daughter," Ridge seethed.
Bill argued that things didn't happen the way Ridge felt they had. Ridge angrily countered that Bill had seen a young woman in pain, and he had taken advantage of her weakness. Ridge accused Bill of stalking Steffy. Ridge rolled up his sleeves and emotionally grabbed Bill by the collar. "You forced yourself on my daughter, my little girl, Bill," Ridge said. Ridge backed Bill up against a wall with his arm at Bill's throat.
Ridge added that Bill had betrayed his own son and destroyed Liam's marriage. Ridge promised that Bill wouldn't get away with it. Ridge walked toward the door, but Bill insisted that Ridge had to listen to Bill's side. "She needed a friend," Bill said. Ridge furiously slammed the office door and threw a chair across the room.
Ridge shouted that Bill had a twisted idea of friendship. Bill insisted that he hadn't stalked Steffy. "She was there for me when I needed help," Bill said. Bill added there had been no crime. He added that he understood Ridge wanted to kill him. "I don't blame you," Bill said. Ridge countered that it was all about power and lust. Bill insisted Ridge was wrong.
Bill demanded that Ridge listen to him and let him explain. Ridge was quiet for a moment and Bill explained that when he and Liam had been fighting, Steffy had calmed Bill and they had been close. "Nothing is more important than family," Bill said. Bill added that he'd wanted Steffy and Liam's marriage to remain strong,
Bill admitted that he had genuine feelings for Steffy, but he would never act on them. Ridge assured Bill that he would never be with Steffy "ever." Bill said he wanted to ask for forgiveness. Ridge scoffed, but Bill explained that he would do everything in his power to get Liam to return to Steffy and forgive her.
Bill said he needed Ridge's help to ensure that their grandchild grew up in a stable home. "My kids didn't have that, and neither did yours," Bill said. Ridge was still livid and wondered if Bill really expected that he would help Bill patch up what he had done.
Ridge poured a drink, and Bill reminded him that they could not allow Steffy and Liam's marriage to fail. Ridge nodded and then punched Bill. Ridge threatened that he planned to go to the police and file charges against Bill, and he wanted to watch Bill suffer for what he had done to Ridge's family. Bill glared at Ridge.
At home, Steffy flashed back to the moment Liam had discovered the paternity papers, and she recalled begging him not to leave her. Brooke showed up and said that Ridge had called her and told her to visit Steffy right way. Brooke asked what had happened.
Steffy announced she was pregnant, and Brooke wondered if that had changed Liam's decision to leave Steffy, but Steffy said it hadn't. Brooke wondered if Liam was happy about the baby, and Steffy said they were thrilled about the baby. Steffy stammered about what had happened and finally explained that Liam had discovered that Steffy had had a paternity test. Brooke looked shocked and asked about another man. "Oh Steffy, who was it?" Brooke asked. "It was Bill," Steffy said.
"No, no, you wouldn't do that to me. Bill wouldn't do that to me," Brooke said. Steffy tried to explain what had happened. She said she had been devastated when she learned that Liam and Sally had kissed. She added that she went to her grandfather's guest house to be alone, and Bill had been worried about her. He visited her at the guest house and things got out of control. She added that it was mutual. "He didn't take advantage of me, Brooke," Steffy said. Steffy noted that it was the was the biggest mistake of her life and it had only happened once. Brooke assumed that was the reason for the paternity test, and Steffy agreed, but she added the baby was Liam's.
Steffy also worried that she had told Ridge everything. Brooke took a deep breath and put her hands over face. Steffy looked worried and asked Brooke to help her because she was worried that Ridge blamed Bill.
Steffy encouraged Brooke to talk to Ridge. "Are there any feelings between the two of you?" Brooke asked about Steffy and Bill. Steffy looked away but said she wanted only Liam and her marriage. She planned to fight for her family and wanted Brooke's help to persuade Ridge that Bill hadn't taken advantage of her. She worried that something terrible could happen. Brooke looked worried.
At Katie's, Wyatt and Katie were in bed, and Katie laughed while Wyatt tickled her. Wyatt loved Katie's laughter and they kissed. Later, Wyatt and Katie discussed that soon Brooke and Ridge would find out about Steffy and "all hell would break loose." Katie said she didn't see a good ending because Ridge would want to kill Bill. Wyatt suggested they had to be supportive of other family members and hope for the best.