Amber tells Rick that Ridge is jealous of their youth and potential. Rick admits he wouldn't have fought Ridge if Amber hadn't opened his eyes to what Ridge was up to. Amber asks Rick if he'll show the design she's working on to Brooke. Whip realizes that he's walking off with Deacon's life and there's nothing he can do about it. Deacon says that Whip is insane for thinking he and Brooke were involved and asks Brooke where she finds these people. Deacon threatens to sue Whip for slander if he starts spreading rumors. Whip advises Brooke to end the whole discussion by telling him who the father really is. Deacon plays along and requests that Brooke reveal the real father or he'll tell Bridget the truth about Whip. Brooke warns Deacon and Whip that either they go along with the program or they can stand in the unemployment line together. Bridget confesses to Eric that she's gotten through Brooke's latest scandal thanks to Deacon's support. Eric admits that he still doesn't trust Deacon and worries about Bridget's dependence on him. Bridget tells Eric that there's something weird about Brooke's relationship with Whip, and she's going to find out what it is. Ridge sees Amber's sketch and says that her scribblings will never see the light of day. Whip tries to convince Brooke that he's not the enemy. He's just asking for a little support and appreciation. When he's gone, Brooke and Deacon worry that Whip knows the truth and it's apparent that he plans to blackmail her.