Friday, May 10, 2013, Episode #6569
In Rick's office, Eric hugs Brooke and urges her to open up to him, or to a professional. She thanks him for his concern, assuring that if there's anyone she could talk to about this, it would be him. He promises to be there for whatever she needs. She tells him he's so good for her, even if she doesn't deserve it, but he tells her she deserves everything he has to give after all they've been through, stating that there's nothing she can say or do that would change how he feels about her. "You're Brooke Logan, and you'll persevere," he declares. Eric sees Brooke shaking and tells her that he would stand by her through anything, just as she would for him. They agree that they've been good for each other. Eric warns her not to bottle things up inside. She promises that she will deal with it and tell him what's going on, but she needs to talk to someone else first.
After Eric leaves, Brooke looks at her cell phone and thinks. She picks up the phone and dials Bill's office, only to find out from the secretary who answers that Bill stepped out. When the secretary offers to take a message, Brooke hesitates and then leaves her name, asking the secretary to tell Bill to call back later.
At the cliff house, Bill admires Liam getting into married life with a pregnant wife. Liam bonds with his dad over being a couple of married guys, settling down and breaking the cycle Bill's father started. Liam senses his dad is thinking about something; Bill says he's just thinking about what's ahead for Liam. Liam warns his dad that he'll be coming to him and Katie for parenthood advice, since they'll have been through all the milestones with Will. Bill thinks Katie will be the better one to consult, but he offers one bit of advise and instructs his son, "Pay attention to your wife, make sure she knows how much you love her." Liam says he has that covered, since Steffy will never question how he feels about her.
At Thomas' beach house, Steffy sees Hope and realizes Hope was there while she was talking to Thomas. Hope acknowledges that she should have said something and admits she's been avoiding the office to keep from seeing Steffy and being reminded what's been taken from her. Steffy assumes Hope is there to see Oliver, who is sharing the house with Thomas, but Hope says she's not dating Oliver and wonders if it would make things easier if she were. "It might for you," Steffy says. Steffy gets a call from Liam and hesitates to answer, but Hope tells her to take it. Liam asks Steffy where she is; Steffy says she'll be home soon and assures that Thomas isn't putting her to work. Liam tells her to get back for baby's first barbecue. When Steffy hangs up, Hope tells her to get going. Thomas and Oliver return from the beach for food and see Hope there. Steffy takes that as her cue to leave, but Thomas tells her there was a huge accident on PCH and suggests she stay. Steffy decides to leave, even if she sits in traffic. Hope decides to stay in the house but sends the guys back to the beach. Hope suggests that Steffy wait there, but Steffy wants to get going, even if it sounds crazy. "Not at all. You're going home to Liam," Hope says. Steffy asks if she'll be OK. Hope says she will, admitting the baby has to come first. Steffy says her marriage is more than a baby. Hope knows that's true, since Liam wouldn't marry someone he didn't love, and she says that she can't keep avoiding Steffy since they work together and are family. She thinks maybe someday she might even happy for Steffy, and she admits she wants the best for Steffy, Liam and their child. Steffy embraces Hope, and then leaves.
Liam tells Bill that Steffy is on her way and hints that he wants to enjoy alone time with his wife while he can. Seeing Liam marveling at the blessing that he and Steffy brought into the world, Bill says he's excited for him and muses, "Being a dad... It doesn't get any better than that." Once Bill leaves, Liam sets up his iPhone in a dock, starts playing some tunes and sort of channels Tom Cruise in Risky Business as he dances around the house and works his barbecue magic.
Bill returns to the office and looks at a photo of Katie and Will, and then he starts to think about times he spent with Brooke. Flipping through the message, he sees that Brooke called and dials her number. Brooke hears the phone ring.
With Hope still sobbing inside, Steffy goes out and sees her motorcycle. She puts on her helmet, revs the engine and starts making her way home, zipping in and out of the traffic jam on PCH.
With dinner ready, Liam sits on the sofa and waits for Steffy. Meanwhile, Steffy draws close to the house, but a car pulls outside in front of her. Suddenly, tires screech and horns blare, and there's a loud crashing sound.
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