Taylor is surprised to hear about Stephanie's attempt to annul the marriage. Taylor is concerned about how Bridget and Rick will handle Ridge's departure, but Stephanie assures her that they have weathered hardship before. Stephanie urges Taylor to take Thomas to visit Ridge, despite Taylor's protests that she doesn't want to put undo pressure on him. Lauren interrupts Rush's amorous advances to answer the door. She is surprised to see Eric, who needs to speak with her. Rush is miffed when Lauren asks him to give her some time with Eric. Afterward, Rush slips when he mentions Lauren's feeling for Eric, not knowing that Lauren never told Jonny about her past with Eric. She stops him when he kisses her hungrily, wanting to pick up where they left off. Eric has misgivings about something 'Jonny' said. Brooke visits Taylor and wants to see Thomas. She becomes emotional as she holds the baby and, to Taylor's surprise, acknowledges that Ridge needs to be with his son.