Taylor attempts to defend herself, but Ridge cuts her off. When Taylor apologizes, Ridge acknowledges that he is also sorry for what has happened to Brooke’s family - and to theirs. Taylor tries to convince Ridge that she was desperate. She reminds him that Brooke publicly stated her intent to destroy their marriage. Ridge realizes that Taylor was feeling insecure, but the fact remains that what she did was treacherous. Ridge can’t believe that Taylor didn’t trust him enough to be around Brooke and had to sneak behind his back to get her out of town. Taylor is stunned when Ridge walks out. Rick tells Thorne that he saw Amber and Deacon kissing. The more Thorne hears, the more he believes that Amber was saying goodbye to Deacon. He advises Rick not to make any rash decisions. Rick admits that if Amber was not pregnant, he’d end their marriage today. Brooke anticipates Ridge’s return to her place...and hopes he’ll be bringing a suitcase. She’s sure that Ridge can never love Taylor the way he once did. When Ridge arrives at Brooke’s door she embraces him. She knew he’d come back! Amber insists that it’s over between her and Deacon. She tells Ginger that she kissed Deacon goodbye. Now she’s into the stability and strength that Rick offers.