Outside at Spencer, Justin spotted Wyatt and Liam. Justin called Bill to say that his sons were talking in the parking lot. Bill was getting into his car at the time and said he was on his way.
Across the parking lot, Liam and Wyatt discussed how high the stakes were because Liam was getting married to Hope and needed to be completely sure that what Wyatt had seen between Bill and Steffy couldn't have been misconstrued.
Liam said he was altering the course of his entire life and of his daughter's life, so he had to know if there was any other way to explain what Wyatt had seen between Bill and Steffy. Liam knew that it was hard for Wyatt, but Liam felt that Wyatt was a good brother for being able to tell the truth. Wyatt wondered if he really was and said Liam did deserve to know the truth.
Just then, the men heard tires squealing as Bill arrived and parked his SUV. He hopped out, excited to see his boys, and asked what was going on. Liam replied that he was talking to his best man. Bill gleefully congratulated Liam for finally marrying the woman he'd been meant to be with. "I'm out of here," Liam said and stalked off.
Bill shrugged, but Wyatt called out for Liam to wait because there was something Wyatt needed to tell Liam. Stomping back over, Liam said to make it quick because being near Bill made Liam nauseous. Wyatt said he was sorry. Liam didn't think there anything to be sorry for and noted that Wyatt had told Liam the truth about Bill. Wyatt repeated "the truth."
Bill remarked upon the beautiful day. He wished he'd had on sunscreen when he'd been at the house earlier, and he remarked upon how nice it had been at the beach. Liam assumed Bill was trying to hint that he'd been with Steffy. Bill stared knowingly, and Liam stated that he knew it was still going on. Bill replied that Liam was moving on with Hope, and Steffy was also moving on. "With you?" Liam asked.
Nodding, Bill asked why not with him. He noted that he and Steffy were free and single. Liam asserted that he didn't believe Bill had been over at the cliff house. Bill opened his trunk and pulled out the painting that had been hanging in the cliff house. He said he'd grabbed it on the way out. The upset Liam said he was done, and he marched off.
Wyatt called after Liam, and Bill asked what Wyatt was doing. Wyatt questioned whether Bill had been at the house. Bill affirmed it and said Steffy wanted him. Bill stated that Hope and Liam were meant to be, and Steffy and Bill were meant to be.
Wyatt stared around hopelessly but sharpened his stare on Bill when Bill said the painting would look good in Wyatt's office. Bill said the painting had appreciated in value. Wyatt stammered, asking if Bill was really giving it to him. Bill stated that he'd said that what was his was Wyatt's, and if Wyatt was loyal, he'd be rewarded in ways he couldn't imagine.
Later, Bill and a worker hung the painting in Wyatt's office as Justin and Wyatt watched. Wyatt flashed back on seeing Bill with Steffy in the corridor and hearing Bill say that everything would work out for everyone if Wyatt remained silent. Wyatt recalled getting the car and Bill saying he wanted Wyatt to have everything Bill had.
The worker and Justin left. Bill said it was hard to take one's eyes off the painting. Wyatt murmured that he couldn't stop thinking of what it represented. "Power, class, loyalty, and a whole lot of money," Bill replied. Wyatt stated that he couldn't do it. Bill asserted that Wyatt was a Spencer and Bill's favorite son, who'd have Bill's back when it was needed. Wyatt replied that he wasn't for sale. Bill said not be melodramatic in front of art like that. "Belittle the piece, you belittle yourself," Bill explained.
Wyatt yelled that his brother was getting married under false pretenses, and Wyatt hated himself for being Bill's soldier. "Look at how it captures the light. I don't even understand how artists do that," Bill remarked. Wyatt asked if Bill was even hearing Wyatt. Wyatt believed that Bill had been at the house, but Wyatt was sure Steffy had been trying to get Bill out the whole time. Wyatt said Steffy wanted to be with Liam and save her marriage, but Wyatt and Bill were interfering in the most disgusting way. Wyatt declared that it was wrong.
Bill stated that what had been wrong and disgusting had been the way he'd interfered in Hope and Liam's relationship in the past. Bill said he was repenting and setting it straight. "Oh, come on," Wyatt griped. Bill insisted that if it hadn't been for him, Liam and Hope would be celebrating an anniversary instead of a wedding. "And you know what? So would Steffy and I," Bill added.
Bill recalled that Steffy had wanted him to leave Katie, but he'd screwed up. Bill vowed to make it right and vowed that he and Steffy would be together. Wyatt said Steffy didn't want it, but Bill countered that she wasn't ready to admit it. Wyatt refused to help Bill anymore, but Bill said he didn't need Wyatt's help to woo a woman who already knew where her heart belonged.
Bill wanted Wyatt to realize that it was best for everyone, including Wyatt. He urged Wyatt to take the company to the next level and make it thrive in ways that were incomprehensible. Bill was trusting Wyatt to grab it and run with it, and he said Wyatt would be rewarded in unimaginable ways. Wyatt felt as if he were making a deal with the devil.
Bill called it the best deal of Wyatt's life, and he called Wyatt a Spencer with intelligence, a Spencer who'd one day own all of it.
At Forrester, Brooke and Hope discussed the wedding, and Brooke remarked that the caterers would be "here" in the morning. Hope wanted to help with the wedding, but Brooke said that her daughter didn't need to do anything but be a bride. Brooke was happy for Hope and said nothing would spoil Hope's beautiful day.
Katie entered after listening awhile at the door. The three women chatted about whether Brooke would let them help with the wedding. Hope remarked that she felt bad for the pregnant Steffy and knew what it was like to lose Liam. Brooke said that Steffy wasn't alone and had family. Brooke reminded Hope that Steffy's choices had landed her where she was, and in the meantime, Hope had been kind and patient.
Agreeing with Brooke, Katie felt that a good person like Hope deserved happiness and deserved Liam. Katie believed that Liam would be better off with Hope than with Steffy. Brooke wished that the wedding was that day. Hope expressed that she was willing to wait a little longer and said they at least knew that nothing would get in the way.
Katie's face darkened as she recalled what Wyatt had told her about Steffy and Bill. Hope asked if Katie was okay. Snapping out of her muse, Katie said she was happy that her niece was marrying the man she'd always been in love with. Hope liked being on Team Logan. Katie said she and Brooke had Hope's back, but Hope replied that she didn't know who'd be dumb enough to take on the Logan sisters. Brooke believed that the wedding would be drama free.
Hope remarked that drama might be in the future because of the baby on the way. Hope wasn't looking for problems, but she suspected that there could be if Steffy was really still seeing Bill. Hope was shocked that Steffy would do it again when it had been such a big betrayal for Liam the first time.
Later, Hope expressed excitement about the wedding. She knew that it was happening quickly, but she stated that, despite Steffy and Ridge's concerns, it wasn't a mistake. Hope believed that she and Liam would have the future they were always meant to have.
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