Deacon tells Amber that it’s not a game anymore and admits that Bridget’s accident opened his eyes and he realizes that he’s developed feelings for her. Amber urges Deacon to leave Bridget alone. After Brooke and Eric leave, Deacon slips into Bridget’s room. When Bridget wakes up and sees Deacon, she orders him to leave, but Deacon wants her to hear him out first. Deacon admits that he didn’t realize it until the accident, but Bridget’s become very important to him, and he wants the chance to prove it. He tells Bridget that he can’t lose her. Brooke assures Eric that now that Bridget knows the truth, Deacon is no longer a threat to them. Amber tries to convince Rick that Bridget would have Deacon thrown out if he tries to visit her. Kristen excitedly borrows a special dress from Taylor. She is as full of anticipation as Tony is plagued by anxiety over their romantic plans for the evening. Kristen admits to Taylor that she may have more than conversation in mind for the evening. As she puts the finishing touches on her preparations, Kristen tells herself that she’s ready to be with Tony, completely and forever. Tony tries to convince himself that he can’t be HIV-positive. Kristen sees Tony and rushes into his arms. Tony tells Kristen he loves her.