Monday, May 13, 2013, Episode #6570
As Steffy speeds home on her motorcycle, a car comes out in front of her. She swerves. Tires screech and metal crashes. As sirens wail in the distance, the driver of the car gets out and sees Steffy unconscious on the ground and mutters, "I didn't see you!"
At the cliff house, Liam gets the barbecue dinner ready and waits for Steffy. When she doesn't show, he calls Thomas, who advises that Steffy might be a while because of the accident and traffic jam on PCH.
Brooke, in Rick's office, answers her cell phone. Bill, in his office, senses something wrong and asks Brooke to tell him what it is. She sighs that she shouldn't have called. Bill urges her to talk to him, but she says she'll be fine and hangs up. Caroline arrives at Spencer with a gift to thank Bill for his generous donation to her foundation. He tells her to hand over her cell phone so they can talk without interruption; she hesitates and then gives him the phone, so he sits her down and asks how things are going with Rick. She laments that things aren't great since that ex-con, Maya, got into Rick's head, because Maya's not the kind of woman who can function credibly in Rick's world. Bill agrees that a man needs a partner who reflects well on him. Sobbing, Caroline shares her fear that Rick will be blindsided by something hidden in Maya's past, based on how Maya has already latched on to Rick and landed a job as spokesperson for Hope's line. Listening to his niece sob how badly it hurts to watch Maya with Rick, Bill holds Caroline and tells her to hang in there, since he's confident things will work out for her. Caroline sniffles that she's sorry she got all girly, but Bill advises that crying isn't always a sign of weakness since tears can he healthy by clearing the mind. Caroline worries that Rick will break up with her tonight while they're out at the club where his friend Othello is deejaying. Bill tells her that Spencers don't give in and advises that something might happen to let Rick see Maya for who she really is.
Alison interrupts to tell Bill that she has the information he wanted from Justin. Caroline takes that as her cue to leave. Bill gives back her phone and tells her that things will come her way. Once Caroline is gone, Bill asks Alison what she has on Maya. Alison explains that Maya's release was conditional on her staying away from the guy in her life, Jesse Graves, and that requirement was enforced by a restraining order. Bill decides to get Jesse in contact with Maya and notify the judge who released Ms. Avant. Alison asks why he's going after Maya; he explains that Maya is a threat to his family since Rick belongs to Caroline. Alison calls him ruthless. "When it comes to my family, absolutely," he answers, and he vows to remove the threat to his niece's happiness.
Hope goes to Forrester and tells her mom about Thomas and Oliver's invitation to the her and the other Hope for the Future spokesmodels to come over to go surfing. Brooke asks how it went. Hope sighs that she's not sure, since she ran into Steffy. Although she's curious Brooke holds back from asking about what happened with Steffy unless Hope wants to tell her. Hope explains how she was about to leave and went to get her bag when she overheard Steffy arrive and brag to Thomas about her idyllic life with Liam, and then she came out and cried once Steffy left until Steffy came back. Brooke asks if Steffy gloated, but Hope says Steffy was actually sensitive and considerate, so as much as it killed her, she sucked it up and wished her stepsister well. Brooke thinks that was generous, but Hope sees no choice now that Liam has made his choice but to bow out gracefully and admit there's no place for her in Liam's life now. She knows that wasn't the plan, since she was supposed to be with Liam, but she has to somehow accept how things turned out - only she's not sure how. Brooke advises that things happen for a reason and states how proud she is of Hope for how she's handled things. Hope doesn't think she deserve praise, but Brooke says that no matter what we think we know about our destiny, it's sometimes full of surprises that force you to learn about yourself and move on, even if it's hard. Hope says that she's trying, so she plans to throw herself into her line and hope that maybe someday, when she's ready, she can move on with someone like Oliver who cares about her. Brooke hugs her and advises her to be open to the surprises life throws her way. Hope thanks her.
Steffy is wheeled into the emergency room. On call in the ER, Dr. Meade checks with the paramedics about the patient's condition. Once he realizes that his patient is Steffy, Meade calls Liam. Liam picks up the phone, hoping it's Steffy. Dr. Meade tells him to rush over since Steffy was just brought into the ER.
When Liam arrives at the hospital, Dr. Meade explains that Steffy was found unconscious after a motorcycle accident, and even though she doesn't have any broken bones, she was banged up pretty badly and might have a concussion. Liam asks to see his wife. Dr. Meade takes him into the room where Steffy is. Liam tears up and pleads with the unconscious Steffy to wake up and be OK. He asks her why she was on the motorcycle, but then decides that doesn't matter and tells her how beautiful she is. Liam then asks Dr. Meade if the baby is OK; when Meade doesn't answer, Liam responds with a concerned, torn look.
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