Rick confronts Ridge, Katie tries to run interference, and Hope talks to her parents.
Deacon arrives at Brooke's house and notes she's had time to sleep on his proposal. He thinks he can make her happier than Bill and wants to be reunited as Hope's parents. Hope appears and Deacon mentions he asked her mother a question and swung by to see if she had an answer yet. Hope looks at them and asks, "What's going on with you two?" Brooke deflects by bringing up Hope's marriage. Hope talks about the decision she made based on Liam not showing up. Deacon wonders if she's committed to her marriage. Hope says Wyatt makes her so happy and Liam didn't show up. Brooke muses that she couldn't know Liam was saving Ivy's life. Hope hates the 'what ifs'. Deacon tells her it's okay not to be able to turn off the feelings. Hope likes having both her parents to talk to. "I really love you both." Brooke watches Hope hug Deacon.
At Forrester Creations, Rick tells someone on the phone that Ridge is avoiding him. Caroline appears. She coos that she missed her husband. He asks about her moms, and they kiss. Caroline wonders if Maya's hit on him. He says it's Ridge that's frustrating him - he hasn't been able to show him anything for the upcoming line. Meanwhile, Katie joins Ridge in his office. He complains about Pam distracting him. He still can't draw. "I've got nothing." Rick enters and confronts Ridge. He pulls rank and demands to see his couture designs...now. Caroline tries to intervene on Ridge's behalf by saying designers like to retain some mystery. She says she's been working on a couple of designs for couture too. Ridge tells Rick to let him work. Rick wants something by the end of the day. Katie looks concerned. She finds Rick in his office and tries to reassure him about Ridge. She claims to have seen his designs. Rick asks if he's on the right track or if something else is going on. He presses Katie to tell him if there is a problem. In the other office, Ridge asks to see Caroline's sketches for couture. She quips, "I'll show you mine, if you show me yours." Caroline gushes at length about him being a design god and the connection they've always shared as she pulls out her designs. Ridge tells her what he loves, and what needs to be changed. She asks him to help her. Ridge works over her shoulder to help alter a dress design. He places his hand over hers and they draw it together. Caroline gasps that it's amazing.
Spoilers for Tomorrow on The Bold and the Beautiful:
Ridge seeks out a new approach to completing his designs.
Hope wants Ivy to give Liam time to heal before moving in on him.
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