Eric and Rick are trying to force Deacon out of the room when Bridget tells them to stop. Brooke tells Deacon furiously that she’ll kill him if that’s what it takes to get him away from Bridget. Eric begs Bridget not to fall for Deacon’s act again. Bridget insists that she hasn’t forgotten what she overheard, but reminds Amber that they were talking about how guilty Deacon felt about how he treated her. Eric tells Bridget that he and Brooke will never allow Deacon back in her life. Amber points out that if she agreed to go back to him, Deacon would dump Bridget in a second. Brooke starts to confront Deacon but stops when she sees tears in his eyes. At first, she accuses him of putting on a false show of remorse, but she comes to realize that Deacon is in love with Bridget and sincerely wants a relationship with her. Amber is stunned when she sees Deacon hugging Brooke. When Taylor realizes that Antonio doesn’t know yet if he’s HIV positive or not, she tells him firmly that he has to be tested. Kristen calls and asks him if they got their signals crossed last night. Tony insists it was all because he was preoccupied and agrees to meet her for dinner. When Taylor realizes that Tony was talking to his girlfriend, she tells him that if he doesn’t get tested and gets sexually involved with her, he’ll be risking her life as well.