When Stephanie hears that Ridge stormed out, she starts to call Brooke, but Taylor doesn’t want to know if he’s over there. Taylor is distraught about lying to Ridge and the possibility that she could lose her marriage over it. She’s never seen Ridge so disillusioned and is worried that he isn’t coming back. She hopes that Ridge loves her enough to resist Brooke. Tony tells his doctor that he and Kristen have some questions about HIV and their relationship. They know there are certain things they can’t do, but they want to know what they can do. Dr. Craig gives them some guidelines, and asks them to stop drinking alcohol when they’re together until they are comfortable with their new responsibilities. Ridge apologizes to Brooke for everything Taylor put them through. He can’t believe that Taylor let Brooke believe a vicious lie. Brooke promises Ridge that they’ll recover from this - together. Brooke wants Ridge to stay with her and tells him that the silver lining is that they’re finally going to have their life together. Ridge tells Brooke that although he is angry and bitter, he knows that he will forgive his wife. Brooke begs Ridge not to go home, but Ridge insists that he loves Taylor and he’s told Brooke all along that it’s not going to happen for them. Brooke tries to hold on to him, but Ridge pulls away and leaves.