When Whip reveals to Bridget that he and Brooke found it more exciting to keep their romance a secret, Bridget says that it was like that for Deacon and her in the beginning too. Whip spins a tale about getting to know Brooke in Paris. Bridget eats it up, especially when Whip tells Brooke he loves her and kisses her. Whip informs Bridget that he knows things about Brooke that would shock her. Deacon is not amused. Whip assures Bridget that his relationship with Brooke is as solid and real as hers is with Deacon. Taylor is confused when Stephanie admits that she and Massimo were never really apart because part of Massimo has always been with her. Taylor notes to Stephanie that Eric needs her, but Stephanie feels that she wasn't his priority. When Eric lets Rick know that Massimo was at the hospital egging Ridge and Stephanie on, Rick puts it together that it was Massimo's intent all along to cause problems in Eric's marriage and between Eric and Ridge. Eric tells Rick that Massimo thinks Eric doesn't appreciate Stephanie, but he's about to find out how wrong he is. Rick doesn't believe the marriage is over and is sure Stephanie misses Eric. Taylor is intrigued when Massimo comes by and gazes at Stephanie and Ridge playing with the children. Stephanie is alarmed when Massimo confesses to her he's about to reveal to Ridge that he's his father. Alone at the house, Eric realizes how empty it must have been for Stephanie. He calls her and assures her that while he may have two families, there is only one love of his life. He implores her to come home.