In Douglas’s bedroom, Taylor doesn’t understand what’s going on, but nothing will ruin this day. Thomas assures her that he and Steffy will worry about their little thing and that she can focus on her special day. Steffy snaps, “Nice try, Thomas, but Mum needs to know what you did.” Taylor looks disappointed and concerned.
In Forrester’s living room, Li tells Ridge and the others that Douglas still seemed a little subdued. Ridge says it’s not for him. Finn offers to check on him, and Eric thinks he’s probably just overwhelmed. Li comments that it’s a big day, especially for Ridge. He looks pensive.
At Brooke’s house, Donna and Katie reassure Brooke that they will get through this horrible day together and tell her how much they love her. There’s a knock on the door and Brooke frowns – she wasn’t expecting anyone. She walks over to him, opens it and exclaims, “Daddy!” Stephen and his girlfriend Lucy give her a good squeeze while Donna and Katie look surprised.
Stephen and Lucy hug Donna and Katie, who enthusiastically talk about how nice it is to finally meet the friend in person. Lucy explains that they were passing through and that Stephen wanted their visit to be a surprise. They gush about Hope’s fashion preview and Lucy says the Forresters and Logans are an unstoppable team. The girls’ faces drop and Stephen asks them to notify him. Brooke reveals that Ridge is getting married to Taylor today.
At the Forrester estate, Ridge thanks Carter for his willingness and Li assumes the wedding will begin soon. Eric muses: “Not without a bride…”
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Upstairs, Thomas and Steffy argue as he urges her to let it go and let their mom and dad be happy. Steffy blurts out, “Brooke never called Thomas like Dad thinks!” Taylor is stunned.
At Brooke’s house, she tells Stephen that she doesn’t trust Thomas, who has made no secret of how he feels about her, and that he wants her out of Ridge’s life. “And here we are!” Stephen thinks Ridge should have given her the benefit of the doubt and told her what was going on before running back to Taylor: “I mean who cares?” He wishes he could do more to help. Brooke assures him that just being there and being supportive is enough. They hug and express their love.
At the Forrester mansion, Carter sees Ridge looking out the window. He tells him that he wants him to be happy. Ridge snaps, “I am.” Carter accepts this and assures him he is there to support and facilitate. They rejoin the others who wonder what is holding Taylor back. Li says she was almost done when she saw her. Carter thinks emotions are running high with her, Steffy and Thomas.
Upstairs, Steffy won’t let her parents get married without knowing the truth. She knows they love each other, but Brooke didn’t call CPS. Thomas tells Steffy that this is a bad idea. Steffy explains to Taylor that Douglas has a voice-changing app on his phone and plays part of the Brooke call for her. She then replays the conversation in Thomas’s voice. He tells his mother that it is not what it seems. Taylor exclaims, “Tell me now!” Thomas says well, “I called CPS.” Taylor gasps, “Oh my God!” Thomas argues it doesn’t matter – look where they are now. He got the job done and Brooke is gone and out of their lives. Their mother is about to marry their father. Steffy protests that they cannot base their marriage on a lie. “Dad must know the truth!”
At Brooke’s house, they all try to understand that Ridge is going to marry Taylor again. Stephen wonders what could have happened that Ridge closed off to her like that. Brooke doesn’t know, but she’s increasingly thinking Thomas has something to do with it. Donna explains that he doesn’t even try to hide his disdain for Brooke. Katie adds that it’s been a relentless campaign by Steffy and Thomas, although Steffy has boundaries she won’t cross… Thomas, not so much. Brooke marvels that Thomas somehow got between Ridge and her, and now he’s just minutes away from marrying another woman.
In Forrester’s living room, Finn reports that Steffy, Thomas, and Taylor are all in a room together. He didn’t want to knock. Ridge shrugs, “Give them their moment.”
In the upstairs room, Steffy tells her mother that she wants her to marry Ridge, but not that they start their life together on a lie. Taylor paces and takes a quick breath as Steffy yells that Ridge thinks Brooke called the police and that’s a lie. She points to Thomas: “It was you!” Thomas wonders why she is so determined to blow this up. She’s wanted their parents together for years and should thank him for that! Taylor bursts out, “Thanks?!? Thomas, do you realize what you’ve done? Why, why did you do this?!? What’s wrong with you? You manipulated this whole situation. I thought you had changed!”
Thomas has changed; he only did this for their family. Brooke spent years blowing up and destroying their family and he’s tired of it. He sees the look Taylor gives Steffy and is sorry if he let her down, but Ridge said he wanted to be with her because he loves her, not because of something Brooke did. “So go down and marry the man.” Steffy agrees to an extent, but they can’t get married like that. “Mom, you have to say something.” Taylor screams, “Oh my God, Thomas, I can’t even look at you!” Why did you do this?!?” Steffy doesn’t care about Brooke, but what Thomas did to her was wrong – Taylor needs to tell Ridge. Taylor wants to believe he’s not with her because of something Brooke did. Steffy reiterates that he must know. Thomas tells his mother that if she tells his father, his whole relationship with him will be ruined. Taylor exclaims that he should have thought about that before doing this! Steffy and Thomas take turns telling Taylor what to do until the wedding music kicks in. Taylor freaks out, “What am I going to do?!?” She asks for a minute. Thomas tells her, “Just do it. Get married.” Steffy says, “Not until you tell Dad first.” Once alone, Taylor exhales and agonizes.
At Brooke’s, she muses that Ridge is probably saying vows to Taylor as they talk. “What is going on?”
In Forrester’s living room, everyone is waiting for the bride. Steffy and Thomas appear and Ridge asks if there’s a problem he should be aware of. Thomas says they were just talking to Mom about how much this day means to their family. Douglas and Steffy exchange looks and she nods at him. On the way to the altar, she gives the boy his phone back.
The wedding march begins and Taylor walks down the stairs with her bouquet in hand. She looks at Steffy and then Thomas and Ridge tilt his head, sensing something isn’t right. Taylor emotionally walks down the aisle and joins Ridge, who asks, “Are you okay?”
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