Stephanie advises Taylor to have faith in her husband. Dr. Craig explains the challenges that Kristen and Tony are going to be up against. Kristen assures him that she and Tony are going to make their relationship work. Dr. Craig asks if they’ve talked about the future and reminds them of the real possibility that one day Tony will have AIDS. He doesn’t recommend that they have children together. Tony and Kristen are determined to get through this together. They kiss as a furious Eric looks on. Brooke tearfully tells Megan that Ridge went home to make up with his wife. She realizes that it’s over for her and Ridge and that she’s just been clinging on to a dream all these years. Eric angrily points out that Massimo hasn’t solved their problem with Brooke, he’s made it worse. Stephanie expresses her concern that Ridge is with Brooke. When Stephanie hears that Ridge ended his relationship with Brooke once and for all and went back to Taylor, she happily heads out to see Brooke. She smugly tells Brooke that she’ll never hurt Ridge’s marriage, his wife or his children again. Taylor asks Ridge if he’s leaving her. Ridge replies that there isn’t another woman on the planet that could take him away from her. He assures Taylor that Brooke isn’t a threat and she never will be. As they embrace, Ridge promises Taylor that he will never leave her.