At Forrester, Ridge and Brooke kissed, and Ridge thanked her for reminding him that he had been neglecting her. She teased that he could pay her back later that night. "It's a date," Brooke said.
Ridge reported that Thomas had visited him, and Brooke was surprised because Thomas had not contacted them. Brooke assumed things had not gone well. Ridge said that he and Thomas had discussed who had shot Bill. He added that Thomas could be a suspect too.
Brooke was surprised that Ridge had suggested Thomas would be angry enough to kill Bill. Ridge explained that Bill had coerced Caroline into lying to Thomas to get Thomas away from Sally and Spectra. Bill had convinced Caroline to tell Thomas that she was dying and needed Thomas to join her and Douglas in New York, and of course, it had worked. It had destroyed Thomas' relationship with Caroline, and Sally had lost Spectra over the deal.
Brooke was surprised to learn that Caroline was sick, but Ridge corrected her -- Bill had convinced Caroline to tell Thomas that she was dying. There was nothing wrong with Caroline.
Brooke was shocked that Caroline would agree to "such a huge lie," but Ridge pointed out that Bill was a master manipulator. He added that all she had wanted had been to put her family back together. She'd eventually admitted the truth.
"Poor Thomas. Poor Sally," Brooke said. "So many victims," Ridge responded. Ridge added that there was a long list of people who wanted to kill Bill. Brooke acknowledged that Bill had done some terrible things, "but I don't want him to die." Ridge called her a good person who didn't hold a grudge. "I'm not like that. I don't care what happens to Spencer," he said.
At the hospital, Sanchez told Liam, Steffy, and Hope that Liam was a suspect, but Steffy and Hope said it was impossible. "You think I tried to kill my own father?" Liam asked.
Sanchez said Liam's father was prepared to cut him out of his company and had slept with Liam's wife. Steffy and Liam looked embarrassed. Sanchez asked where Liam had been that night.
Steffy stepped up to answer that Liam had been with her until 7:30, when Liam had gotten the call from Katie Logan that Bill had been shot. Liam added that he hated guns and would never shoot his father. Sanchez pointed out that Liam would lose everything if he were cut out of his father's life, but Liam reminded Sanchez that he'd quit the company. "He didn't fire me," Liam said. Sanchez noted that Liam had had a life of privilege, but Liam stated that he'd spent most of his life without knowing Bill. He wanted Sanchez to "find the person who shot my father." Sanchez promised to keep looking, and he planned to interview Wyatt next. Liam looked bewildered.
After Sanchez left, Steffy, Liam, and Hope discussed that Sanchez had to do his job and check out all leads, but none of them believed that Wyatt could kill Bill. Liam noted that plenty of people hated Bill, but he didn't think they would want Bill to die. They all agreed they hoped Wyatt had an alibi.
Later, at Brooke's, Steffy showed up to talk to Brooke, who encouraged her to take care of herself for the baby's sake. Steffy promised she would, but she had to discuss something with Brooke. She asked why Brooke had told Hope about Bill's proposal. Steffy said she had confided in Brooke, and Brooke said it had just slipped out. Steffy worried that Hope would tell Liam, and Liam didn't need that.
Later at Liam's, Hope and Liam picked up clothes so Liam could return to the hospital. Hope confided that Liam needed to know something that she'd found out. She announced that the night of the shooting, something had happened, and she didn't want to hurt him, but he deserved "to know the truth."
Hope hesitated, and Liam told her she was scaring him. Hope blurted out that Bill had proposed to Steffy. "You're kidding me?" Liam was incredulous and shook his head.
At Spencer Publications, Justin was on the phone, and Wyatt interrupted and ordered Justin to hang up the phone. Justin ignored him, but after Justin had hung up, Wyatt said he wanted to discuss "trust or the lack thereof." Justin tried to dismiss Wyatt and said he had been busy running the company.
Wyatt wanted to see the papers that put Justin in charge, and Justin was surprised. Justin insisted he had drawn up the papers as Bill had wanted them, but Bill hadn't signed them because someone had shot him before he could. Justin wondered if Wyatt was the shooter.
Wyatt maintained that his father had not signed the papers, so Justin wasn't in charge. Justin tried to insinuate that Wyatt had had reasons to shoot Bill, but Wyatt said that Justin was a master at trying to deflect blame from himself to Wyatt.
Justin reminded Wyatt that he had plenty of motive to kill Bill -- especially after Bill had disowned Wyatt after Wyatt's announcement of his engagement to Bill's ex-wife.
Wyatt was angry, and he and Justin argued and spewed accusations at one another. Sanchez showed up and asked if he'd interrupted something. Justin and Wyatt reported that they'd had a business disagreement. Sanchez wanted to speak to Wyatt alone, and Justin left.
Wyatt asked if there had been any change in his father's condition. Sanchez said he wanted to talk to Wyatt about attempted murder. Wyatt wondered if he was a suspect, and Sanchez said it was clear that Wyatt and Justin weren't getting along. Sanchez added that he knew Bill had been planning to cut Wyatt out of the company and his life.
Sanchez also congratulated Wyatt on his engagement to Katie Logan which would make him stepfather to his half-brother, since he was marrying Bill's ex-wife. Sanchez wondered if Bill's plan to cut Wyatt out of Spencer and disinherit him would make Wyatt mad enough to kill his father. Wyatt looked surprised.
• Steffy asks if a bullet in the back is enough punishment for Bill.
• Liam wants Hope's advice.
• Thorne decides to look at the evidence against Ridge.