At Forrester, Ridge and R.J. reviewed design sketches that R.J. had done. Ridge said that he wanted to help R.J. the way his father had helped him. It was important to Ridge to be part of creating designs with R.J.
R.J. mentioned his Uncle Thorne's design, and Ridge groaned. R.J. assumed his dad was not impressed. Ridge said that Thorne was impressed with his own work, but he was also trying to cause trouble with Brooke. Ridge wanted Thorne to return to Paris. Ridge added that nothing would get between Ridge and Brooke.
In another office at Forrester, Quinn and Ivy reviewed diamond ring designs. Ivy said she liked them both -- a timeless emerald cut diamond and a classic round cut. An intern named Simon entered, and Quinn asked his opinion. Simon gushed that they were both stunning, and he put them on Ivy's hands to look at them more closely. He commented on how stunning Ivy was.
Simon then selected the emerald cut and called it "pure ice." Ivy laughed and encouraged him to continue pursuing women his own age. After Simon left, Quinn said that she was convinced her choice of the emerald cut was the winner. She and Ivy agreed they were both beautiful.
Later, Quinn presented the ring designs to Ridge, and she said they were exactly to his specifications. Ridge was pleased and chose the emerald cut as a ring for Brooke. Quinn mentioned the kisses she and Ridge had once shared. Ridge told her she had to stop thinking about them. He couldn't wait to marry Brooke. Quinn said they had journeyed a long way from enemies to friends. Ridge agreed.
In Maya and Rick's room at Brooke's house, Nicole looked at photos of Rick and Maya in South Africa. Maya said it hadn't felt like work. "It was life changing," Maya said. Nicole and Maya agreed they'd had a lot of changes in their lives in a short time. Nicole was living in Paris with Zende and loving it.
Maya told her sister that she seemed more sophisticated. Nicole agreed. She was surprised that Thorne had returned to Los Angeles without contacting her. She added that they could have flown together. Maya said she'd heard Thorne was back for good -- and he had moved into Brooke's house. Maya and Nicole wondered how Ridge felt about that.
In the living room at Brooke's house, Thorne had kissed Brooke, and Brooke said she had not been offended. Thorne considered that encouragement. He said he had loved their time together in the past. Brooke said that Thorne was a man that "any woman would want in a partner." She called him charming, sweet, and a catch.
Thorne said he wanted to give it another try with Brooke. Brooke smiled. Thorne made a case for himself by dissing Ridge and his treatment of Brooke. Thorne begged Brooke to reconsider another relationship with Ridge. Upstairs on the balcony, Nicole watched the exchange between Thorne and Brooke, but she was hidden from their view. Nicole quickly walked back to Maya's room.
Thorne lamented that Ridge was intent on keeping Thorne from advancing at the company. Brooke agreed that Ridge had often been immature. Thorne wished that he had spent more time fighting for Brooke when he'd been younger. He added that he was a better choice for Brooke than Ridge. He promised that he would never have hurt her. Thorne begged Brooke to consider her options.
"What could possibly have been going through his mind?" Thorne asked about when Ridge had kissed Quinn. Brooke didn't want to discuss it, but she relived the entire scenario and flashed back to what had happened. She added that Ridge and Quinn described the kiss as a goodbye kiss. Thorne went off on Ridge and said that Ridge had betrayed Brooke many times -- but the last time, he had betrayed Brooke and Eric. Brooke agreed.
Thorne insisted that Brooke deserved to be treated better. He promised he would treat her better. He begged Brooke not to marry Ridge. "If you have to marry anyone, marry me, Brooke. Marry me," Thorne said. Brooke was shocked.
In Maya's room, Nicole returned and said that she had seen Brooke and Thorne together. Maya was surprised, and Nicole dished that they appeared to have a close relationship. Maya remembered that Thorne and Brooke had been married at one time. Maya and Nicole wondered what was going on. Nicole said it looked like Brooke and Thorne were very close. Maya added that everyone assumed Ridge and Brooke were going to get back together, but she wondered if Thorne might have serious feelings for Brooke
• Maya can't believe Ridge betrayed Brooke with Quinn
• Steffy is stunned to be pregnant.