At the hospital, the doctor and nurse checked on Bill and agreed the wound was healing nicely. Bill reacted and moved his head. The doctor spoke to him, checked his eyes, and said his pupils were normal. She asked Bill to squeeze her hand, and he did. The doctor said they needed to call his family.
At Spencer, Sanchez confronted Wyatt and pretty much accused him of shooting Bill. "You're really asking if I shot my own father?" Wyatt asked. Wyatt maintained that Sanchez had the wrong guy.
Sanchez said he knew that Wyatt and Bill had had a fight, and while fathers and sons disagreed, Wyatt's engagement to Bill's ex-wife and Bill's actions to cut Wyatt out of his will and his life amounted to a lot of anger.
Wyatt argued that no matter what Bill had done or said, there was no way Wyatt would shoot his father. Sanchez reminded Wyatt he'd lose his position, car, house, and trust fund -- all strong motives.
Wyatt argued that he, his brother, and his father might make each other angry enough to kill one other, but none of them was capable of something like that. Wyatt received a phone call from the hospital that Bill had regained consciousness. Sanchez said they could finally find out who'd shot him.
At Forrester, Ridge walked in on Steffy and Brooke during a discussion about Brooke telling Hope about Bill's proposal to Steffy. Brooke and Steffy were worried about Ridge's reaction, but Ridge had already known.
Steffy understood because she realized Bill had told Ridge. However, Steffy was worried that Brooke had told Hope and that Hope would tell Liam. Brooke maintained that Bill did not deserve to die, but Ridge said he did for what he'd done to Steffy.
Steffy reminded Ridge that she and Bill had been consenting adults, but Ridge didn't want to hear it. Steffy said she had to leave because she wanted to be the one to tell Liam about Bill's proposal before he heard it from someone else.
At Liam's, after Hope told him about Bill's proposal to Steffy, Liam called Bill a bastard. Liam added that it was funny because Ridge had warned him that Bill wanted to try to live Liam's life.
Liam realized Bill wanted to step in and raise Liam's child as his own. Liam thanked Hope for telling him because she was the only one who had been honest with him. He said he had to talk to Steffy. Hope left.
Later at Liam's, Steffy and Liam discussed that Steffy had planned to tell Liam everything about Bill, but they hadn't had the chance. She apologized that she hadn't been the first one to tell him.
Liam was understanding. He couldn't believe what his father had done. Steffy said Bill had wanted to raise Liam's baby. "It makes me sick," Liam said.
At the hospital Wyatt and Sanchez showed up and wanted to see Bill. The doctor reminded them that Bill was in a fragile state. Wyatt asked if his dad could hear him, and Bill's eyes fluttered. He saw Wyatt, and he opened and closed his eyes several times. Sanchez asked if Bill knew who had shot him. Bill shook his head slightly. The detective asked for a name,' and Bill struggled to say something.
• 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.