Lauren couldn't believe Sheila was pulling the same tricks she'd pulled in Genoa City by taking Maggie's baby. The plan was for James to prove Sheila was mentally unstable and then sue for custody, Maggie informed Lauren. Sheila was no fool, Maggie continued, so she and James had to have their marriage annulled to prove James was in love with Sheila. Maggie told herself it was only for a couple of weeks. Lauren suspected Sheila would start making sexual demands on James.
After James told Sheila he loved her, she wanted them to fly to Las Vegas that night for a quickie marriage. James tried to put Sheila off by saying he wanted something more traditional. "What about my needs?" Sheila demanded. Sheila said she needed reassurance that James was in love with her, and a marriage would prove it.
Again James said he wanted to take things slowly between them, which includes no sex. Sheila only laughed at that. "You expect me to let you to stay here but no sexual relationship?" Sheila asked. She wanted to know James's real intentions.
Thorne and Doctor Santana arrived at Taylor's house but found she was not there. They wondered where she could have gone.
Taylor was at Ridge's house, waiting for him to return home to tell him the news. Taylor remembered how in love they had been, and she hoped the pregnancy would make them closer.
Ridge was in his car, on the way home. Before going home, he planned to stop and see Eric to finalize some things for the Italy trip.
After looking at the beach, Thorne received a call from Taylor. She informed Thorne that she was at Ridge's and was going to tell Ridge the truth that night. Taylor had a pain while speaking to Thorne, and Thorne was more worried than ever that Taylor would miscarry. Thorne and Dr. Santana headed for Ridge's, hoping to make it there before Ridge did.
While Thorne and Dr. Santana were on their way to Ridge's house, Thorne phoned Ridge and made up a bogus excuse to delay Ridge returning home. Thorne asked Ridge to pick up a prescription for Taylor at a drugstore. He would do it, Thorne explained, but the drugstore closed soon, and Thorne did not have time to get there. "Too bad," Ridge said. Thorne hung up, though, before Ridge had a chance to say no. Thorne had the doctor call in a prescription for Taylor. The doctor and Thorne hoped Ridge went to the drugstore before going home.
James asked Sheila why she was always so suspicious of him. Sheila again stated she wanted a marriage to prove James's love. James got ready to leave, but before leaving, he showed Sheila a ring he had planned to give her. Sheila was touched James would give her his mother's engagement ring. The ring was to prove James's desire for a traditional courtship. Sheila hugged James after he acknowledged they were engaged. "Your first priority is being a mother," James reminded Sheila.
Taylor fell asleep in Ridge's bed and was awakened by someone entering the house. It was Ridge. Ridge started undressing and headed to the bedroom. He crawled into an empty bed.
Thorne and Dr. Santana had gotten to Taylor before Ridge had shown up and had whisked her away in the car. The good doctor reiterated that if Taylor wanted to carry the baby to term, she needed to stay stress-free, and that meant avoiding Ridge, since he was the cause of 99% of her stress.
Ridge crawled into bed and smelled Taylor's perfume on his pillow. Ridge thought it was odd that after all those years of Taylor not living there, he still felt like she'd never left. He wondered if he would ever stop thinking about Taylor.
Taylor was back home and realized she had to protect the baby, but she was more determined than ever to tell Ridge the truth.
Eric was busy designing the collection for the upcoming fashion show in Italy. If the showing wasn't a success, Forrester might never recover. Even though he was under enormous pressure to deliver a fantastic showing, Eric couldn't get his thoughts off Lauren. The phone rang, and it was Lauren. She wanted to see him. Eric reminded Lauren he was still planning on marrying Stephanie and told her he did not want her to call him again.
Ridge stopped by his father's office and suggested that even though Forrester was under a lot of pressure, he hoped his father had not forgotten Stephanie. "Don't worry," Eric assured Ridge; Eric planned on romancing Stephanie in Italy. Eric changed the conversation to Ridge's love life and suggested he and Brooke rekindle their love.
Sally was getting her hair done at Gladys' salon while reveling in Spectra's success. Lauren entered to get her nails done and filled in Sally about her recent conversation with Eric. If Eric insisted on marrying Stephanie, then he really was a loser, Sally said. Lauren was determined not to let that happen, although she was not sure how she was going to get through to Eric.
Sally informed Lauren that Stephanie was about ready to take Eric back. As proof, Sally read an article from one of the latest fashion magazines about the Forrester showing in Italy. Sally filled in Gladys about how she'd planted the picture in the minister's Bible to stop Eric and Stephanie's wedding, unaware that Stephanie was getting her hair done right next to Sally.
Eric introduced Ridge to Forrester's newest supermodel, Caterina. Eric wanted Caterina to be Forrester's star model at the showing in Italy. Ridge had doubts because he had heard about Caterina being just as much of a spoiled brat as he was. Clarke introduced the stuck-up Caterina to Eric and Ridge. Caterina had a lot of attitude and a list of demands she handed over to Eric.
Stephanie blasted Sally. Stephanie said Sally reveled in shame like a pig in slop. Next, Stephanie verbally decimated Lauren. Stephanie said she had been thinking a lot about Lauren's father lately and how ashamed he would be to find out his daughter had turned out to be such a trollop. Lauren said Stephanie was just a "bitch" and was going to get exactly what she deserved.
Ridge told Caterina her list of demands was way too much. Caterina reminded the Forresters she had a reputation to protect, and it was no secret in the fashion industry that Forrester was a sinking ship. Eric assured the stuck-up model that Forrester was hardly sinking, but he gave in to her list of demands. After the showing, Forrester would be able to afford her, Eric said.
By Eric's request, Stephanie dropped by his office, and Eric gave her an invitation to the showing in Italy. Stephanie wondered why she would need an invitation to a Forrester showing. "The showing is going to be a tribute to you and your strength," Eric explained. Eric then kissed Stephanie.
Lauren was determined to get to the Forrester showing and wondered if Sally had any ideas on how to get tickets. Sally plotted and thought up an idea. She phoned Forrester and spoke with Megan. In a phony accent, Sally pretended she was on the guest list but had lost her tickets. Megan searched for the name Sally had given but couldn't find it on the list and said she needed to get authorization to give out any tickets.
Plan A failed, but Sally was determined not to let Stephanie steal her thunder or let Stephanie win Eric. After all, all was fair in love and war. One way or another, Lauren and Sally were going to be at the biggest international fashion event of the year.