At Forrester, Steffy had told Hope that her plans had changed, and she was leaving Los Angeles -- leaving the door open for Hope to be with Liam. Steffy flashed back to hearing that she could no longer conceive. Then she flashed back to the motorcycle accident, and she looked sick.
"What does that mean?" Hope asked. Steffy said it was what she wanted to do. Hope asked about Liam's feelings. Steffy said that she knew that Liam loved her, and she was on her way to tell Liam her decision.
Steffy told Hope that Steffy could not make Liam happy. Hope tried to persuade Steffy to slow down. Hope said that Steffy was upset, and Hope wondered if Steffy was in any condition to leave the country and end her marriage. Steffy cried and hugged Hope. Steffy said that she knew Hope could make Liam happy.
"I'm actually worried about you, Steffy," Hope said.
"Just love him," Steffy tearfully said.
At Liam's house, Liam and Katie discussed that something was wrong with Steffy. Katie said that Steffy had clearly been happy about having a baby. Liam said that he had also been happy. Liam noted that Steffy had snapped out of her depression temporarily and wanted to try to have another baby.
Liam observed that Steffy had drifted away in recent days, and she had been carrying a lot of guilt. He said that guilt was killing them both. Liam worried that Steffy was hiding something. Katie looked worried, and she left.
Steffy returned home, and Liam hugged her. Liam shared that he had been worried sick about Steffy. Steffy said she needed to think about their relationship, and she had made a decision. Liam listened intently.
Steffy said she had been happier than she had ever been in her life when she had been planning a family with Liam. "We were so in love with our baby. I was reckless, and I ruined that," Steffy cried. Steffy lamented that she had ruined their chance to become parents. Liam disagreed. He promised that they had plenty of time to have a family.
Steffy said things were different. She announced she'd be moving to Paris, and she added that Hope would be there soon to see Liam. Steffy said that Hope could give Liam a family and everything that Steffy couldn't give Liam.
Liam was incredulous. "What's this decision?" Liam asked. He worried that Steffy had been depressed. He promised to help her get through it. "It's not depression," Steffy insisted.
"No, no," Liam argued. He couldn't believe Steffy had made such a decision, but Steffy was adamant that she had made up her mind.
Steffy said that Hope had been right for Liam all along. Liam argued, and Steffy insisted she was leaving for Europe.
At Spencer, Justin was in Bill's office with Bill. Justin wondered why Bill had a photo of Maya and Jesse on his tablet. Bill explained that he was protecting Caroline.
Justin mocked that Bill was protecting Caroline. Justin wondered if Bill was trying to keep Caroline happy in order to keep Caroline's mother, Karen, away from the business. Bill insisted that his sister, Karen, wanted little to do with the business even though she was part owner.
Justin noted that Caroline was waiting outside the office to see Bill. Justin left, and Caroline entered and told Bill that Maya had broken things off with Rick. Caroline was surprised because Maya had been so intent on becoming Rick's girlfriend.
Bill noted that Caroline was happy, and he asked what Caroline saw in Rick. Caroline said Rick was sexy, and he was everything she wanted in a man. She hoped that she and Rick could rebuild their relationship.
At Forrester, Maya prepared for a photo shoot, and Rick waited in the doorway. Maya checked out jail cell props in a scene that Caroline had set up for the photo shoot. Rick flashed back to happier times with Maya. Rick recalled telling Maya that he loved her.
Maya looked up and saw Rick. She tearfully recalled telling Rick that she would hurt him, and she had to leave him. Oliver entered with Thomas. Rick asked about the props, and Oliver said that Caroline had come up with the jail concept. Maya wasn't surprised.
Rick told Maya that she didn't have to do the photo shoot. Maya refused to allow Caroline to make Maya uncomfortable. Maya and Theresa were the models who would wear striped outfits and stand behind bars. Oliver and Thomas felt it was a clever idea.
Rick watched the photo shoot, and Oliver and Thomas encouraged the girls to show some attitude. Maya looked depressed. Oliver asked for a break. Oliver warned Rick that Maya had been depressed since Maya and Rick had broken up. Rick apologized, and he decided to leave.
Rick returned home and found Caroline in the guesthouse where he was living. He noted that she still had her key. Caroline said that Rick looked unhappy. She guessed that it was due to the photo shoot. Rick agreed. Caroline kissed Rick, but he said he wasn't in the mood. Caroline tried to change Rick's mood, but he clearly wanted nothing to do with her.
At Spencer, Maya entered Bill's office and asked why he wanted to waste time hurting her because she thought it was beneath him. Bill said it was all for his niece because he was all about family. Bill warned Maya to stay away from Rick. Maya countered that Bill had chosen to mess with the wrong person.