Ridge learns from Eric that Stephanie wouldn't let him go to Bill's funeral with her. Brooke talks to Katie about what is going on with Ridge. Eric learns from Donna that she has been asked to attend the reading of Bill's will. Thomas tells his mother that having Ridge stay is like old times. Bill's will is read and Karen and her brother Bill are given control of Spencer Communications. Eric hears the tape with Rick on and admits that he needs help but doesn't want him leaving the company. Both Stephanie and Thomas think that Ridge should be with Taylor.