At the Forrester mansion, Ridge takes in Stephanie's portrait, noting she seems guarded. Eric says she loved him very much. They discuss Ridge not being there when she died. Eric says it wouldn't have mattered. He tells Ridge he loves him and is happy he's home. Ridge asks what he's missed. Eric catches him up, including the news about Caroline and Rick. Ridge wonders how Rick will react to his return. Ridge talks about why he stayed away and how the past grabbed him and Brooke by the neck on their honeymoon. Eric invites Ridge to stay at the house. He agrees. Eric asks why he returned. Ridge says, "Brooke."
At Spencer Publications, Brooke tells Katie that Hope's wedding is on and she hopes she will be there. Katie says it's too soon for her to watch her and Bill as the proud parents of the happy couple. Brooke warns her she doesn't see any way around her being in the same room with him. Katie says she's not on probation. Brooke admits she always thought she'd be with Ridge, but then Stephanie died and she had nothing to hang onto. Katie knows she's trying - she's noticed.
Hope comes upon Wyatt cleaning his desk area at Forrester. He says he has no regrets. Hope says they'll buy out the contract. Wyatt argues that he doesn't want to be compensated for work they haven't done - five or six of the best things to happen to him were because of her so any other bonus would seem greedy. Hope says she's not the same girl he met in the woods - she's more confident because of him. She admits she's sorry he's going. Wyatt wonders if they'd be together if he'd met her first. He wishes he'd been better at being in love. Hope's jeweled wedding headband arrives. Wyatt puts it on her and offers her a pearl necklace to wear. She refuses it. He apologizes for forgetting he's not the groom.
In Paris, Quinn says Steffy's call sounded like good news. Steffy has tears in her eyes. Soon, Steffy learns that Ridge went back to L.A. She writes a big check to the fertility hospital that helped her. Quinn offers to take it back to L.A. for her, and wonders if she'd like to come back too - to share her good news. Steffy warns her about staying out of her business and not telling Liam. Quinn swears she wouldn't do that, but adds that Liam isn't over her. Steffy is surprised to hear that Liam's been high-handed with Hope. Quinn says if Liam knew what she'd heard from her doctor, there wouldn't be a wedding.
Spoilers for Tomorrow on The Bold and the Beautiful:
Ridge wants to know about Brooke.
Quinn tries to influence Steffy with regard to Liam.
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