At Taylor's, Thorne is shocked when Taylor confesses that she is the driver that killed his wife. Taylor explains that she didn't have time to react and she didn't even see Darla until she fell back onto her car. Thorne is furious at Taylor for lying about it for so long and demands to know if she was drunk the night she murdered his wife. Taylor admits that she was drinking that night, but says she was not drunk. She tells him she wouldn't have driven if she hadn't felt like Phoebe was in danger. Thorne doesn't think her explanation justifies Darla's death. Taylor tells him she would do anything to take back what happened, but she had to tell him the truth. Thorne gets really upset when he thinks Taylor is blaming Darla by saying that Darla fell back on her car. Thorne is disgusted to think that Taylor was only trying to relieve her guilty conscious when she reached out to help him and Alexandria. Just then, Taylor hears Phoebe calling her and wakes up, realizing her confession to Thorne was all a dream. Phoebe wonders why her mother is so upset and Taylor explains the dream she just had. Phoebe tries to calm Taylor down and begs her to stop obsessing about the accident. Taylor breaks down and says she can't stop thinking about it because the guilt is eating her alive. Seeing how upset Taylor is, Phoebe agrees that maybe she should tell Thorne the truth. Taylor is touched by Phoebe's unselfishness and they hug. Later Thorne calls and thanks Taylor again for everything she has done for him and Alexandria. He tells her how much he wants to be there for her too. Taylor begins to crumble when he says that he knows Darla is grateful for all Taylor has done for them.
At Marone, Bridget comes by to see Nick. She tells him she feels like a fool for stopping Felicia's wedding when she wasn't even in love with Dante. Nick tells her not to worry Dante just wasn't the right guy for her. Bridget admits that as hard as she tried to convince herself that she wanted to be with Dante, in the end she was just using Dante to help her get over Nick. Bridget assures Nick that she will get over him and apologizes for making him feel uncomfortable. Before she leaves she informs him that she has graduated and is now Dr. Forrester. Nick is proud and wants to throw a party for her.
Meanwhile at Brooke's, Ridge approaches Donna when she is looking at her picture in the latest "Eye On Fashion" and congratulates her on being the newest sensation. Donna is excited and tells Ridge she is ready for more. Becoming a little shy, Donna says she is going to go check on RJ, but Ridge tells her he is sleeping. They begin talking about how much they love RJ. Ridge wonders if RJ knows how much he loves him since they don't get to spend a lot of time together. Donna assures him that RJ knows who his real father is, and that Nick could never replace him. Ridge asks when Nick is coming home, and Donna tells him he shouldn't try to work his visits to RJ around Nick's schedule. However, Ridge maintains that it is better for everybody if they don't cross paths. Ridge feels bad about losing his chance to be a family with Brooke and RJ. Donna tells Ridge it wasn't his fault and that Brooke made the biggest mistake of her life when she chose to marry Nick. When Ridge confides to Donna that he doesn't know what to do with his life, she advises him to forget Brooke and move on. Later when she is admiring her magazine layout again, Donna thanks Ridge for changing her life. Ridge thinks she deserves all the credit. Donna feels like she is living a fairy tale and says these things never happen to her, they happen to Brooke. She admits that Brooke is a hard act to follow. Ridge tells Donna she is captivating and a hard act to follow. As Ridge goes on about all of her wonderful attributes, Nick walks in. He isn't impressed with all of Ridge's flattery and asks him why he is still there. Donna huffs that they are talking business, but Nick doesn't buy it. Donna angrily shows him the magazine layout trying to prove that they were working. Nick argues that the sleazy crap that Ridge was spouting was more about risky business. He warns Ridge to leave Donna alone saying that she is not just another one of his bimbo models. Donna doesn't appreciate Nick's interference and let's him know that he can't be bossing her around. As their voices get louder, they wake the baby and Donna goes to check on him. After she leaves Nick accuses Ridge of using Donna in another pathetic attempt to win Brooke back. Ridge points out that Nick encouraged Brooke to let Donna be the new model. Nick says that was supposed to be a new opportunity for Donna, not Ridge. Nick doesn't like all of the touching, flirting and kissing going on between Ridge and Donna. Ridge argues that it is completely innocent, but Nick believes that is all a ploy to get Brooke back. Nick adds that he will protect Donna from Ridge's manipulations. Donna overhears Nick's remarks and confronts Ridge asking him if what Nick says is true. Ridge refuses to answer and walks out. Donna is crushed and Nick feels sorry for her.
At home, while in bed, Nick told Brooke that Ridge had been there to visit RJ and with Donna. Brooke became upset with the idea that Ridge would hurt Donna. Nick predicted that Ridge was using Donna to make Brooke jealous and it seemed that Ridge's plan was working because Brooke was upset.
Felicia confirmed with Dante that their all night love making had not been a dream. Dante told Felicia it is her that he wants to be with. He apologized for leaving her for Bridget on their wedding day. Bridget arrived to discover that Dante and Felicia were back together. At first Dante was apologetic to Bridget and told her that he would always care for her. Bridget wished them both well and told them that she is happy that they are back together. After Dante left, Felicia admitted she had been very upset when Bridget ruined their wedding. She admitted to switching Bridget's suntan lotion with baby oil when she got badly sunburned and then when she got a prescription for the sunburn she had switched it with Botox. Bridget was surprised but not angry because she realized she deserved it.
Meanwhile, Donna went into work at Forrester Creations. She poured her heart out to Ridge. She asked him point blank if he is using her to make Brooke jealous. Ridge told Donna he isn't sure of his feelings. He does not know if he has feelings for Donna, however, he loves Brooke and always would. Ridge described himself as "on the rebound" and a very risky person to have a relationship with right now. Donna told Ridge she is willing to take a risk. Brooke arrived. Brooke noticed the flirting between Donna and Ridge and was not happy about it. When Donna left, Brooke again told Ridge that she is hurt when she sees them flirting with one another. She accused Ridge of trying to make her jealous with Donna. Ridge simplified that he is only trying to move on. However, he told Brooke that all he really wants is to hold her and to be with her. Ridge made a very passionate plea to Brooke to leave Nick and return to him
At Forrester, Ridge tells Brooke that they belong together, but she reminds him that she is married. Not being deterred, Ridge says he can see that Brooke is still in love with him when he looks into her eyes. He pleads with Brooke to leave Nick and give them another chance. Brooke remains loyal to Nick, but Ridge tells her that she is making the same mistake he made when he left her for Taylor. He tells her she is going down the wrong path, but she is afraid to admit it to herself. Ridge says he wants to spend the rest of his life with her more than anything else in the world, but if he can't he will go on living and eventually meet someone else. Brooke admits they will always be connected and seeing him with another woman would make her jealous. Brooke feels like she needs to stay away from Forrester, but Ridge says she can't run away from their love. Eventually he thinks she will come back to him and he doesn't understand why it can't be now. They embrace and Brooke's eyes tear up, then she pulls away saying she has a meeting at Marone. Ridge tries to convince her to stay, but she insists that she has to go. Later, Donna comes in to see how things went with Brooke. Ridge tells Donna that Brooke is pulling away from him because she is scared and can't deal with her feelings. Donna can't believe it when Ridge tells her that Brooke in joining Marone's Board of Directors. Ridge says Nick thinks if he can replace Forrester with Marone, maybe one day he might be able to replace Ridge with himself in Brooke's heart.
At Taylor's, Phoebe tries to comfort her mother, but Taylor can't get past her guilt. Phoebe tells her again that she is fine with Taylor telling Thorne the truth. Phoebe thinks that Thorne and the judge will understand that it was just an accident and Taylor won't face a prison sentence. Taylor is hopeful that Phoebe is right. She tells Phoebe one secret she kept destroyed her marriage and she doesn't want to let this secret destroy their lives. Before she can get out the door to tell Thorne the truth, Hector barges in determined to stop her. He tells Taylor and Phoebe they have to come with him. He takes them to jail and introduces them to Diane, a woman serving time for vehicular manslaughter while under the influence. Hector talks about what a good woman she was before she got arrested and how she was always doing charity work. When Diane begins to talk about her downfall it is chillingly similar to Taylor's. Diane says she was wrecked with guilt and confessed, however if she could do it over she wouldn't because no guilt is worth being in prison for 10 years. Diane's tragic story leaves Taylor more torn than ever about what she should do.
At Marone, Nick eagerly prepares for his board meeting, excited by the fact that Brooke is now going to be a member. He is surprised when Donna stops in to thank him for motivating her to confront Ridge. Nick warns Donna to stay away from Ridge or she will get burned. Donna lets him know it is her choice to do what she wants with Ridge and he needs to butt out of her life. She tells him to get over his attitude with Ridge. A little while after Donna leaves, the board members gather and Nick informs them that he is making Brooke a member. One of the members is not happy about a model becoming a board member. Nick tells him not to underestimate Brooke. When Brooke arrives, Nick introduces her to the board as one of the most successful minds in business today. The board members remain skeptical. They begin to discuss tactics for keeping Marone at the top of it's game. When Nick asks Brooke how they can set Marone apart from the competition, she suggests that they paint the tankers green instead of black.
Brooke defends her new idea to the Marone Board. Later, Nick compliments Brooke on how great she was in the meeting but she's not sure if working with Nick at Marone is the best idea. Brooke feels that the fashion industry is more her expertise. While the inmate talks to Taylor and Phoebe they grow deeper in fear of telling the truth. Hector tells Taylor all the reasons why see can't tell the truth yet Taylor feels she needs to come forward. Lt. Baker sees Taylor and Hector leaving the prison. He finds out from a guard why they were there and begins to put the pieces together.
Brooke mentions to Nick that she would like to plan a special surprise for Bridget to apologize for not being at her graduation from Medical school. Nick then pleads with Brooke to work side by side with him at Marone. Brooke is hesitant and tries to deflect the subject by talking about their love. Nick sings a love song to Brooke that he wrote for her. Thorne confides in Taylor which makes Taylor finally admit her involvement in Darla's death. Thorne refuses to accept Taylor's confession. Lt. Baker is catching on to Taylor and tells Stephanie his theory that Taylor may be more involved that anyone had thought. Stephanie begins to think that Lt. Baker might be right. Later, Lt. Baker confronts Taylor and tells her that he smelled alcohol on her breath the night of the accident.