At Bill's place, he flashed back to his discussion with Steffy about Liam neglecting her. He'd complimented Steffy on her "brains, beauty, warmth, heart." He had said that he knew how extraordinary she was, and he always had.
Bill called Steffy to discuss Liam. Steffy told Bill that Liam had returned home the previous evening and had not stayed in San Francisco. Bill said Liam "shouldn't have gone in the first place." Bill started to make threats against Liam, and Steffy told him to stop. Bill maintained that he appreciated Steffy.
Liam walked into Steffy's office. "I gotta go," Steffy said to Bill, and she hung up. Liam greeted her and they kissed, but she was hesitant.
"What's going on?" Liam asked. He wondered why Steffy had been surprised that he had returned home. He explained that he had cut the trip short because he respected her feelings. Steffy looked sad. He didn't want her to doubt his commitment. "I love you," he said. They hugged.
Steffy maintained that she wished Liam hadn't gone to San Francisco with Sally Spectra. Liam didn't want to argue. Steffy said she understood why he'd gone. She didn't approve. He said he didn't like to have anything get between them. "Are you really listening to me?" Steffy asked.
Steffy begged Liam to listen. She reminded him that Bill had been "exiled from his own company." She worried that Bill could be dangerous. She wanted Liam to be careful. Liam argued that Liam's takeover had kept Bill out of prison. Steffy felt that Bill was dangerous because he'd lost his company and Brooke had left him. He was desperate.
Liam felt he could handle his father. Steffy disagreed because Bill was angry. "What's going on here?" Liam asked again. Liam realized that Steffy had seen Bill again, and Bill was scaring her. Steffy was silent.
Steffy countered that Bill had a point in that he had lost his company and felt he had lost everything. Liam argued that he was making a positive impact at Spencer. Liam said a Spencer employee had been working for Spencer for 30 years, and Liam was the first person in management to ever call her by her name. Liam felt that was horrible of his father. "I understand," Steffy said.
Liam didn't think Steffy understood. She talked about when Bill would return to Spencer, but Liam said Bill would never return. Liam reminded Steffy that Bill had enough money to buy a small country. "I've got the company, and I've got you," Liam said. They embraced, and Steffy looked uncomfortable. She closed her eyes.
At the Forrester mansion, Eric noted that Quinn was moving a lot better after the massage that Mateo had given her. Quinn agreed. Eric was happy that Quinn felt better. Eric sent a text message to Mateo and told him to buy a massage table on the way to work. Quinn laughed. Eric was happy because if Quinn felt better, it was good for both of them.
At Sheila's, Mateo showed up, and Sheila wanted to be clear that Mateo understood what she wanted him to do. Mateo said he did, but he received a text message from Eric. Mateo panicked and was afraid to read it. He worried he was about to be fired.
Sheila read the text message that Eric wanted Mateo to pick up a massage table because Quinn felt so much better after Mateo's massage. Sheila was elated because it meant that Mateo was getting closer to Quinn. Sheila was confident that Quinn would have an affair with Mateo, and Mateo would make a lot of money. Sheila added that Mateo could help his family, and Sheila would soon become Mrs. Eric Forrester again. Sheila warned Mateo not to even think about backing out. She reminded him that they had a deal. Mateo left.
Later, Charlie showed up at Sheila's. He advised her to get out of town. He threatened that he knew she was stalking Eric Forrester because she was "pushing pasta over there" at Il Giardano so she could keep tabs on the Forresters.
"You should still be in the slammer," Charlie said to Sheila. He ordered Sheila to "scram." Sheila laughed at him. "Charlie, Charlie, Charlie," Sheila said. Charlie warned that she would never again become Eric's wife. Sheila argued that he was wrong.
At Spencer, Justin and Bill met, and Justin reported that Liam had increased daycare and benefits at Spencer. Bill called Liam "Santa Claus." "All he needs is a sleigh and some reindeer," Justin added.
Justin discussed Sally Spectra's access to Spencer architects, but Bill said he already knew about it.
Bill noted that Liam had chosen to help Sally Spectra because he was "rescuing the damsel in distress." Bill angrily said that Liam's support of Sally had cost him millions. Justin wondered why Liam had chosen to take Sally to San Francisco when she could have done it alone. Bill thought Liam had a thing for Sally Spectra. Justin couldn't believe it.
Bill related that he had lost everything, and if he lost Brooke, Liam would pay. "Don't let Steffy hear you talk like that," Justin advised, but Bill said that Liam had been neglecting Steffy, and he didn't think that would be a good idea with a woman like Steffy. "I know that look. What are you gonna do?" Justin asked.
At the Forrester mansion, Mateo had converted a room into a massage room and was waiting for Quinn. Eric entered and said he wanted a "word" with Mateo. Eric advised Mateo that he had given Mateo a lot of trust and responsibility. "I gave it to you because I trust you," Eric said. Eric said trust was very important to him, and he warned that people had betrayed him in the past. "Don't cross me, Mateo. Not ever," Eric warned. Mateo agreed.
Quinn entered in a towel. She was ready for her massage. Eric kissed her and left. Mateo said he had scented oil ready for her. He rubbed her back and neck, and Quinn moaned in approval. Mateo flashed back to hearing Sheila's voice offering $200,000 to "get the job done."
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