Steffy Is There for Bill When He Realizes He’s Lost Everything
Tuesday September 26, 2017: Katie reacts to Brooke’s news about Bill, Liam refuses to budge, and Ridge looks forward to putting his family back together.
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In the office at Spencer, a female employee (played by Kym Douglas) gushes to Liam about how much his new policies have helped them. As she exits, Bill enters. Liam wonders what he can do for him. Bill booms, “You can get your ass out of my chair. I’ve had enough. This ends today.” Liam won’t be bullied, and refuses his father’s demand to resign. Bill won’t sit at home and watch Liam run Spencer into the ground. Liam counters that unless he likes prison, he doesn’t have much of a choice. Bill gets surly again, then struggles to stay calm and tries a different tack – he’s willing to compromise, but Liam can’t blackmail him out of his own company. Liam replies, “Karma.” They argue over gifting Sally with the building and whether she can pay it back. Liam points out it’s not an investment, it’s restitution. Bill hollers and rants. Bill again announces he’s taking control, but Liam shakes his head. “You don’t decide that.” Bill dares him to call the police.
At Brooke’s place, Rick and Maya are commiserating with Brooke when Katie arrives. She notices Brooke’s not wearing her ring and embraces her sister. Brooke will only tell the group that Bill let her down in ways she never imagined. Rick and Maya utter supportive words before heading out. Katie informs Brooke that the situation with her and Bill has never been easy for her, and she feels she has a right to know what he did. Brooke mentions the fire and Katie realizes that Bill had something to do with it. As it sinks in, Katie becomes relatively unhinged. “This is unbelievable, this is unbelievable! Oh my God!” Brooke agrees – it scares her the lengths he would go to, to get what he wants. The sisters cry and hold one another.
At Forrester Creations, Ivy and Steffy meet with Ridge and discuss putting the family back together. Ridge announces that Eric has forgiven him, and happily, Brooke has left Spencer. Ivy’s stunned by the development and leaves as the meeting concludes. After, Steffy learns from Ridge that Brooke took off her ring and is ending her marriage. Steffy opines that if Brooke is truly done, she feels bad for Bill. Ridge wonders what he did to make her leave, and muses that he would love to get back together down the road.
Steffy blows into the Spencer office as Bill is screaming at Liam to call the cops. She interrupts the bellowing. Liam gets a text from Sally and exits, threatening to have Bill thrown out by security if there’s a repeat performance. After, Steffy tells Bill she knows his marriage is over. Bill imagines that Ridge is just loving this. Steffy notes what he did was wrong, but she understands he regrets it. Bill starts to unravel – he’s at a loss as to what to do. Steffy pulls him into her arms. “You’re not alone.”
Steffy tries to find common ground for Bill and Liam.
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– Candace Young