Maggie talks to James about Molly being very picky about her house.
She wouldn't be surprised if Sheila were behind it. Then Molly comes
out of her room and they leave. As James sits down to breakfast, Sheila
comes out in a short, silky nightgown. James is in awe by what he
sees. He tells her that Maggie said for her to take her vitamin. Of
course they are on the top shelf making her reach up high. She asks
James for some help. Then he asks her if she is cold. She tells him
she hot blooded. He tells her to go to her room and change. She asks,
"Don't you like it or do you like it too much?" He tells her to go
change or he will leave. She tells him that they are all stuck with
each other. He tells her the reason for sleeping with her is simply
that he thought he had lost Maggie and she was the closest thing. That
he has no desire for her. She tells him that deep down that their
desire does exist. She picks up and her robe and leaves.
Stephanie looks at pictures of Taylor and Ridge on their honeymoon. Claudia enters with breakfast. She tells Stephanie that she wants to show her thanks by cooking and cleaning. Stephanie says no. But Claudia won't take no for an answer. Claudia wants to make herself useful. As they decide on what to have for breakfast, Ridge enters and Thorne leaves. Ridge and Stephanie discuss Thorne and Macy and how Claudia fits in. Ridge asks why she invited Claudia to stay in her home. Ridge tells Stephanie that he won't even consider forgiving Thorne until he is married to Taylor and not before. She tells him to work on getting back with Taylor and forget Thorne. He tells her he feels betrayed and that no one will stab him in the back and get away with it.
Meanwhile, Thorne visits Taylor with a bouquet of flowers. Thorne and Taylor discuss what it feels like saving a life. She tells him of the first life she saved. She thanks him for making her feel good about herself again. He asks what's wrong. She tells him that this whole mess with Ridge makes her feel kind of unwanted. He tells her how special she is, that she is an incredible woman and how any man would be thankful just to be with her. She smiles saying, "Present company excluded." He then kisses her. Then he is speechless.
Clarke visits Grant. Clarke tells Grant that he is lucky to be married
to a woman like Brooke. He asks how the honeymoon was. Grant just
looks at him, not wanting to tell his friend that he never made love
with his wife. Clarke continues to pry asking what it's like with
Brooke. Grant doesn't want to talk about it. He tells him to put his
libido on a leash. When Brooke comes home, Grant goes to kiss his wife
and she turns so he will kiss her cheek. Clarke notices how distant
Brooke is with Grant. After Clarke leaves, Grant asks Brooke what's
wrong. Brooke decides to go lie down. Grant starts to go with her, but
she stops him telling him "alone."
Taylor pushes Thorne away when he kisses her. He is suddenly speechless. She wants to know why he did that. He stumbles, saying, "Thought it was the thing to do at the time." She tells him to forget about it. Thorne says, "We are friends having a nice conversation, I just caught up in the moment." Taylor wonders if there is more to it than that. She tells that the kiss was a mistake and should never happen again. They laugh and he leaves.
Ridge and Brooke discuss business. Ridge tries to get Brooke to give Thorne an assignment that Thorne knows nothing about. Brooke tells him he has to forgive Thorne. Ridge doesn't want to hear it. He tries to change the subject but Brooke continues. Brooke tells him she thinks Thorne was just trying to protect him. As they are talking, it becomes very clear to her that Ridge really loves Taylor and wants to marry her. She begins to stumble and drops her briefcase, obviously very hurt. She then goes home.
Michael goes to visit Thorne. They talk about him and Macy. She is shocked that he is not upset about his breakup. She tells him that he is not a man who is committed to saving his marriage. He looks like a man weighing his options, one being another woman. She asks him if he falling for someone else.
Later, Taylor looks admiringly at the flowers when there is a knock at the door. She opens it to find a white piece of cloth waving in front of her with Ridge behind it. She invites him in. He apologizes for how they left things the last time they talked and notices that she is in a better mood. She tells him she had a visitor. Ridge assumes that it was her father. Taylor decides not to correct him. He tells her he came over to talk about honeymoon plans. He asks where the flowers came from. She tells him Thorne. Ridge is outraged. Ridge tells Taylor that he just came over to turn her against him. She tells him they talked about Claudia. Ridge thinks that Thorne and Claudia are having an affair. He thinks Thorne is trying to deliberately keep Taylor and himself apart. He says, "I'm going to teach my brother a lesson" as he leaves Taylor screaming No! Wait! She becomes very frustrated saying "Oh great!"
Michael visits Claudia to catch up. Michael tells her that she living a
very lush life here at the Forrester Mansion. They talk about how lucky
she is. Michael tells her that Thorne likes and her and she is sure of
it. Claudia doesn't believe her. Claudia assumes she knows what
happened before the trial. When Claudia tells her that Enrique Alvarez
proposed. She tells her she turned him down because she would rather be
deported than spend her life with him. Michael is shocked. Claudia
tells Michael that Enrique has a dark side. Michael says, "What is it
with the men I date proposing to other women?" Claudia just looks at
her. When Stephanie comes in, Michael leaves. Stephanie tells Claudia
that Jonathan has got the papers in order but it will take time.
Stephanie asks Claudia if there is an involvement with her and Thorne.
She tells him no that it is just gratitude she feels for him.
Macy goes to see Thorne. Macy wonders how they ended up like this. She tells him she doesn't want the separation and forget about the whole thing. She tells they just need to work on trust. Macy says, "Please. Come home." Thorne tells her he can't do that. She is shocked. She tells him she knows that there are issues that need to be worked out and it won't be easy. He responds by saying "It never is." Thorne tells Macy she was wrong that she left and now she wants to come back and act nothing ever happened. He tells her it won't work that way. He tells her that they have got some thinking to do to figure out whether or not they can be together. She slams the door.
Taylor is worried about Ridge. When there is a knock at the door, she is disappointed to find Grant. Grant wonders why she isn't angry at Thorne. She defends him saying he was just trying to protect her. Grant blames Thorne for the postponement. Taylor finally decides to call Thorne to warn him that Ridge is on his way. Before he even gets off the phone, Ridge appears.
Ridge tells Thorne he wants to start from fresh. Thorne says "Good, and Cheryl can help you." Ridge tells him he still going to marry Taylor. Thorne tells him he doesn't deserve her. Ridge tells him that Taylor is off limits. Ridge says, "You will stay away from her or you'll regret it!"
Stephanie calls Trish to locate Eric, but she doesn't know where he is.
Claudia comes in asking if Lauren will be joining them for dinner. She
was not at home. Stephanie tells Claudia she wants to speak to her
about her duties. She wants her to stop acting like a maid and start
acting like a guest. She tells her she wants her to be at the dinner
Meanwhile, Lauren and Eric are out to dinner. They talk about how long it took them to find one another. They agree on how right and perfect it feels. Eric kisses her. Lauren wants to show Eric her designs that she did. But he insists on seeing them in the morning. They kiss some more.
Sally and Clarke are dining at the same restaurant. Sally sees Eric and Lauren together and wonders if Stephanie knows. She tells him that if she does she would not be very happy. Sally goes over to speak with Eric about Thorne and Macy. Lauren jokes around about her and Eric's relationship saying they are going to take a trip to Vegas then Milan and then Eric is going to sell the business. Sally doesn't think it's funny asking Eric to speak to her ALONE. Lauren leaves and sits with Clarke. Clarke tells Lauren that she is in the wrong place. She should be elsewhere. He badmouths Eric and Lauren tells him to back off because she is falling in love with Eric. Sally talks to Eric about Thorne. She wants Eric to speak with Thorne to make some kind of gesture to let Macy know he still loves her.
As Sheila pours coffee wearing nothing but her undergarments, James walks in. He tells her to get dressed before Maggie sees. Then Maggie comes in demanding to know what is going on. Maggie orders Sheila to go get dressed and get her butt back out there. She tells James to leave her and Sheila alone. She said, "I want to talk to that woman alone. Trust me." James isn't sure that he should leave. He tells her not to let things get out of hand. After s James goes to the office, Sheila comes out in an opened see through robe. Sheila realizes James left so she tries to go back to her room. But Maggie tells her not until she is through with her. She is going to teach Sheila how to get a man, her own man. Maggie and Sheila continue to argue. Maggie tells Sheila that James doesn't find a half naked pregnant woman appealing. Sheila shoots back that he does if he fathered the baby. Maggie lets Sheila know that she is not threatened. She has to live by her rules in her house. Maggie warns Sheila to keep away from her husband. After Maggie leaves the room, Sheila says, "I only have a few months left to be alone with James. I have got to get rid of Maggie for a few months."
Claudia brings Thorne some coffee as he gets out of the swimming pool.
He tells her that
if she wants there are some bathing suits in Felicia's room. She tells
him maybe another time, right now she is going to visit her mother.
Thorne tells her he is going to get back with Macy. He tells her he is
committed to his marriage. Looking a little crushed she wishes him the
best. After he leaves, she begins to cry.
Macy gives reminders about duties in the office to Sally and Clarke. Sally tells her to relax. Macy isn't very hopeful about her marriage. She is still very confused and continues to blame Claudia for her troubles. Sally tells her to just concentrate on getting her marriage back on track.
Thorne is surprised to see Macy at the Forresters, because they were supposed to meet at their apartment. She begs him to just hold her. Thorne tells Macy that it was mistake not telling her that he hired Claudia. He tells her he didn't tell her because she would just overact. But the bigger mistake was her not trusting him. Macy tells him that Claudia was throwing herself at him. But Thorne doesn't think so. Thorne tells Macy that the real reason that he wanted to meet with her is to tell her that he wants her back. Thorne tells her that they have a lot of healing to do . . . together. They hug. Macy thinking that Claudia has been deported tells Thorne, "We could have never worked things out with her living here." Thorne is surprised to know that she still doesn't know that Claudia lives with Stephanie until her political asylum goes through. Then Macy turns to see Claudia standing there in a bikini. Furious, Macy wants to know what is going on. She tells Thorne "If you cared for me, for our marriage, you would have moved out. I just can't take it anymore. I want a divorce!" Leaving Thorne looking devastated.
Ridge tells Stephanie that he is taking Taylor to lunch at the private dining room. He also tells her that Taylor doesn't know about it yet. He says be the end of the week they will be married. Stephanie warns him to be sensitive.
Ridge tells Taylor that sooner or later they will be married. They can take the slow route and end up together eventually or they can go to Las Vegas this weekend. He asks which she prefers. As tempted as Taylor is, she shies away from the question, asking what about Thorne. Ridge tells her that they have come to an understanding. He will stay out of his life and vice versa. And that Thorne is to stay away from Taylor. Taylor protests that Thorne is her friend. Ridge tries to change the subject. Now with neither of them in the mood to talk nor eat, they leave.