At Spectra Fashions Sally reminisced about her glory days as she gazed at old photographs. Clarke came into the office and asked Sally why she cancelled his fabric orders, insisting that he would not use cheap fabrics. Sally told Clarke that they were having financial problems and suggested that they sell their designs to high-end boutiques. Clarke reminded Sally that his designs were only halfway finished and insisted that he would not go out that way. Sally showed the accounts receivable ledger to Clarke and told them that, although his last collection was very successful, they had nothing to follow it. She told him that she could not keep fighting to keep Spectra Fashions alive any longer and that she would not resort to making knock-offs again. She reminded him that when she and Adam Alexander started Spectra Fashions they were determined to offer Macy a perfect life and beat Forrester Creations. With Adam underground and on the run and Macy 'dead', Sally decided it was time to face the hard truths about Spectra and deal with them - she would never be able to beat Forrester because they are much too powerful. Clarke tried to reassure Sally that she was simply depressed and, although she admitted being depressed, told him that Spectra Fashions was finished - tomorrow she would close the doors permanently.
At Brooke's, Eric, Thorne, Detective Baker and Brooke were discussing the measures that were being taken to find Bridget when they got a phone call that revealed a couple matching Bridget and Deacon's description had arrived at the Lair.
At Deacon's apartment, Deacon and Bridget discussed their abrupt wedding in Las Vegas and reflected on how they would have preferred to spend their wedding night, instead of driving all night to return home. Bridget asked Deacon if he really loves her and he kissed her and replied "absolutely, I married you didn't I? Yes. Welcome home Mrs. Sharpe." Deacon admitted to Bridget that he was scared during the wedding ceremony when Bridget hesitated before saying "I do" and reminded her that her family would blow a fuse when they learned about their marriage. He insisted that they face up to the Forresters and take a stand - show them how they feel and be strong, and he reminded her that her family would use her guilty feelings and insecurities against her by telling her that he does not love her unless she stood firm. He went on to say that they needed to know that he wasn't screwing around and that he means business - that his whole future was riding on it. Bridget noticed that he didn't say 'their' future and called him on it and he recanted by telling her that he was talking about her future too. He covered by saying that he was just scared about how her family would react and assured her that she would never lose him. They kissed and Bridget excused herself to freshen up. As Deacon went out to the balcony and lit a cigarette, he told himself that Bridget would be home by dinner, and so would Amber.
At the guest house, Amber reassured herself that Rick would understand about her tattoo and reminded herself that she was depressed about him when she got it and had no idea that Deacon would get one exactly like hers. She put a robe on over her bikini as Rick and Little Eric came into the guest house to get ready to go for a swim at the Forrester pool. Rick assured Amber that they had most likely not heard from Bridget because she was too embarrassed from having fallen for Deacon's loverboy routine. Amber seemed very skeptical as Rick left the guesthouse. Deacon called Amber and admitted to her that he had done something the night before but wouldn't give her any details. He assured her that he had done it for her and that she would find out what he was talking about soon enough. She insisted that she had made her choice and told him that the Forresters would never let him see Little Eric if he continued with his shenanigans. Deacon assured Amber that Little Eric would be in his life one way or the other but hung up without answering when Amber asked what he meant. Amber wondered what Deacon had done. Rick returned to the guest house to take Amber and Little Eric for their swim and Amber told him about Deacon's phone call which upset him greatly. Amber told Rick that she believed Bridget was in trouble because Deacon had implied that he had done something the night before that involved Bridget. Amber reminded Rick that Deacon doesn't care about their marriage and that he wouldn't quit, but assured Rick that Deacon would not touch Bridget because he knows that the Forresters would kill him if he did.
Deacon received a phone call from the Lair downstairs warning him that the Forresters were on their way up to his apartment. Bridget returned, ready to go see her family with Deacon to tell them their news. Deacon reminded Bridget that her family would say awful things but told her that he would not blow things until he reached his goal. Bridget asked Deacon if he had not already met his goal because they were married. Deacon covered by telling her that he wanted to make her happy and that he now had to get through to her family, and he told her that he was counting on the fact that they would all come to an understanding by the end of the day. Brooke, Thorne, and Eric stormed through the door and Brooke separated Bridget and Deacon. Eric grabbed Bridget and told her that she was going home, but she broke away and told he that she was not going anywhere with him. Stunned, Brooke told Bridget that she was being childish and demanded that she go get in the car. Thorne told Bridget that Deacon had told them that he had slept with her and Eric added that he had also told them that he would give her up for Amber and that he was only using her. Deacon shook his head when Bridget looked to him for confirmation and she told them that she did not believe them. She reminded them that she witnessed Deacon's beating and knew they would try anything to get rid of him. She told Brooke that she was ashamed of her but was glad that she was finally in a position where she had to listen to her. Eric asked Bridget if she had let Deacon touch her and she told him that they had not slept together yet. Thorne warned Deacon that he had only received a sample of the beating he would get if he touched Bridget. Deacon admitted to everyone that he knew he didn't deserve Bridget, but told them that Bridget loves him and that he is honored to be the man she chose to be with. Thorne and Eric pulled Bridget to the door. As she demanded that they let go of her, Deacon shouted "take your hands off of my wife!" Shocked, Brooke and Eric glared at Deacon.