Thinking that their recent pact concerning Douglas was mutual, Ridge is blindsided by Caroline when she takes Thomas' side. Caroline asks Ridge to understand that the secret will come out eventually, so they need to control it now so Douglas can have a mother, a father and a wonderful stepfather in his life. Ridge realizes he never listened to Caroline's real wishes and therefore decides to step aside. With Bill and Wyatt shutting down his proposition, Steffy encourages Liam to pursue his plans for a foundation on his own. Having heard from Rick that Brooke is seeing someone new, Katie confronts Brooke about who that person may be. When Brooke doesn't respond, Katie figures that the only name Brooke wouldn't share with her is Bill!
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