At the Bikini Bar, the shots were flowing at the crowded, end-of-summer party. Near the bar, Maya grimaced behind her martini glass as she watched Carter dancing with a woman. Ivy walked up and handed Liam a drink. "Sorry, I didn't get you one," Ivy pointedly told the woman he was talking to. The woman instantly peeled away as Liam said, "Nice to meet...you..."
Ivy and Liam moved to a table with Carter and Rick, who inquired about Ivy's fall. Ivy and Liam explained that she'd been bumped over the bridge and into the strong currents. Carter was impressed that Liam had saved her life, but Rick added that doing so had cost Liam.
By the bar later, Maya chatted with Ivy about jewelry and the new gems arriving at Forrester. Ivy said they were out of Ivy's price range, but Maya doubted that. Ivy said she might be a Forrester, but she was still working her way up. Maya replied that she knew the feeling, just not the Forrester part.
Maya revealed that she'd once dated Rick, and she'd made a mistake in letting him go. Ivy figured that the ship had sailed due to Rick's marriage. "For now," Maya replied. In the awkward silence, Liam approached and asked Ivy to join him outside. She readily departed with him.
Moments later, Oliver caught Maya eyeing Rick and advised her not to go there because Rick had turned her down once. Maya retorted that Rick had loved her once. Oliver shot back that Rick was married. Oliver walked off, and with a revealing smile, she uttered, "He's a Forrester."
Maya strode up to Rick and stroked his back. When he turned around, she noted that he looked alone. He replied that she did, too. "What a coincidence!" she exclaimed, grinning. Rick shrugged, citing that there were eligible guys at the party. Maya said that none of them were for her. "I miss you, Rick, especially at night," she confided, and he grimaced.
On the deck, Liam remarked that it was a beautiful night, and he'd needed it. Ivy agreed, and he stated that she'd been along for his whole crazy ride. She added that she'd even taken a dip into the Seine. "Yeah, well, thanks for saving me," he uttered with a smile.
As they talked, Liam told Ivy that he'd been a tech before learning that Bill was his father, and Bill had moved him into management. Ivy assumed that Liam ran the company, but he replied that no one ran Bill Spencer's company except Bill Spencer.
Bored of talking about himself, he changed the topic to Ivy and her life. "Great family. I came from a great home, and now I'm here," she said, shrugging. Liam joked that she'd been very descriptive. He asked about her father. She relayed that it was probably lame, but John Forrester, Eric's brother, was her best friend. Liam thought that was cool, not lame.
Liam asked if Ivy had friends back home, and she said she had a few. He said he'd noticed that Aly and Ivy had gotten close. Ivy replied that Aly was the best, kind of like that guy who'd saved Ivy's life. Liam chuckled modestly. Ivy grinned, touching his arm.
Liam remarked that the party was great, and he needed to find a way to move on. "Maybe I can help you with that," Ivy uttered and kissed him on the lips. She drew back slowly, and her dancing eyes gauged his reaction. Liam humbly smiled back at her.
At Brooke's house, Bill was willing to do everything he could to help Ridge, but Bill refused to lose Brooke over what had happened. Bill said Ridge would recover, and Brooke and Bill needed to move forward as planned. In his view, he was the only man for her, and she was the only woman for him.
Brooke assumed that Ridge felt alone and lost. Bill said that Ridge had Katie, but Brooke replied that a woman couldn't solve it. Bill pledged that he and Brooke would help Ridge through it. "Let me spend the night," Bill asked and gently kissed Brooke.
Brooke wished it could be so easy, and Bill said it could be. She stated that it was complicated, and it still hurt Kate to see Brooke with Bill. "She's with Ridge!" Bill exclaimed. Brooke insisted that it was all complicated. Bill decided to leave, but before heading out the door, he vowed that he and Brooke would be together again.
At the loft, Quinn arrived and found Deacon deep in thought. She assumed Brooke was always on his mind. Deacon stated that Ridge could recover, and the whole issue would be history. Agreeing, Quinn urged Deacon to make his move on Brooke immediately.
Quinn painted a picture of herself and Deacon in a happy family, sharing holidays together, but it seemed too good to be true to Deacon. Quinn insisted that they could have the sense of belonging that they wanted; however, they had to act before Bill convinced Brooke to marry him, causing Hope and Wyatt to lose the chance for a true family.
Quinn urged Deacon to make a move before Bill did. She reasoned that she'd paved the way, but it had become Deacon's turn. The determined Deacon left the house.
At Bill's office, Bill had just poured a drink when Quinn arrived. "What the hell are you doing here?" he rasped. She claimed that part of her therapy was making amends to people she'd hurt, and Bill was one of those people. "How nice. You're here to apologize. Not interested. Get out," he said.
Quinn claimed to offer more than an apology, and she was sincerely sorry for what happened with Liam. "What happened with Liam is that you tried to kill him!" Bill responded. Calling her actions heinous and unconscionable, she said she'd realized she'd needed help and had voluntarily submitted herself for therapy. She claimed to still be in outpatient therapy.
To Quinn, an apology seemed to not be enough for her actions against Liam, but she wanted Bill to accept one for her bad judgment with the selfie. "Wow, you do have a lot to apologize for, don't you?" Bill remarked, swigging his drink. Quinn said that they at least had a happily married son. Bill bit out that his other son was miserable. "Liam will be fine. I'll see to it," she replied.
"You'll see to it?" Bill repeated with an offended stare.
Quinn claimed it was her desire to mend things with Liam, but she decided that they could discuss it later. She felt that they should be celebrating Wyatt's happiness. Bill was sure Wyatt was doing enough of that for everyone. Quinn was overjoyed that Wyatt was happy, stable, married to the woman he loved, and beginning a family. She exclaimed that she and Bill were a part of it, and he wryly agreed.
"So why not give it another shot?" Quinn asked.
"What?" Bill cautiously responded. Quinn readily told him that it wasn't "us," but the family they'd never had. She said that giving it a shot would mean a lot to Wyatt. Bill advised Quinn to consider checking herself back into the clinic.
Quinn said she wasn't there to pressure Bill, and she knew how he felt about Brooke. Sensing that he was frustrated, Quinn asked if Brooke wanted another apology. "That's not you. Bill Spencer doesn't grovel," Quinn reasoned.
At Brooke's house, Brooke was surprised to see Deacon on her doorstep. He wondered if she was doing the old "drinking in the dark" routine. She responded that she had things to figure out, and he apologized for laying the news on her. She explained that Bill wanted to forget it all and get married, but she had a connection to Ridge. "When he's hurting, I am, too," Brooke concluded. Deacon said that Ridge at least had Katie, and Brooke sadly shrugged.
Deacon changed the subject to his excitement that Hope had returned. Brooke relayed that Paris had a way of changing people, and Deacon responded that it had done it for him and Brooke a while back. Brooke wondered why she always chose guys who turned her into collateral damage. She joked that her name should be "Brooke CD Logan."
Brooke laughed because she'd forgotten how easy it had been to talk to Deacon. She realized she'd had too much wine, and she was yammering on. Deacon told her that he could listen to her yammer all night and then again in the morning. Brooke said that Deacon should probably go, but he doubted he should leave her alone with her "friend friend from Napa Valley."
Deacon changed the subject to Hope soon making Brooke a grandmother. Brooke joked that he really knew how to cheer her up, but he insisted that she'd be the sexiest grandma on the block. "Stop saying that word!" she told him.
Deacon believed that Brooke would be great at grandparenting, and he would, too. He imagined taking grandkids to amusement parks and asked when she'd last been on a Ferris wheel. Brooke claimed not to remember and murmured that she really didn't want to ride one, either.
Brooke noticed that Deacon had the family thing all mapped out. He said he'd identified a few glitches, too, like Wyatt having a whack job for a mother. Deacon figured that his devastating charm and Brooke's infectious giggle could neutralize that problem. Brooke tried not to giggle but failed.
"I miss you. I miss your body," Deacon confidently confessed, and Brooke seemed to blush. He told her that the times he'd spent with her had been some of the best moments of his life. "I love you. I love everything about you. I miss holding you. Damn it, I want to make love to you, and it's killing me," he asserted inches from her lips.
Deacon swept Brooke into a purposeful kiss, and she drew back to look at him. He asked if he'd get a slap or a glass of wine splashed in his face. Breathlessly, she asked which he'd prefer. Deacon didn't really care, because to him, the kiss would be worth either.
Pulling out of Deacon's arms, Brooke said they'd always been good at that sort of thing, but it had gotten them in trouble before. Deacon claimed that they were smarter -- or at least she was. With urgency, he said he wanted to give Brooke and Hope something. He professed that he loved Brooke, and he said she had to know that.
Deacon declared that he'd do anything to make himself the man for Brooke. Brooke mindfully said his name, but he insisted that he could be the man she wanted him to be. Deacon wanted her to forget Bill and to join Deacon in loving and supporting Hope and Wyatt. "Our daughter's married. Shouldn't we be, too? Brooke, marry me," Deacon proposed.