Stephanie spots Kristen dining alone at the Café Russe and welcomes her home. Stephanie questions her and realizes that Kristen had no intention of seeing her parents. Stephanie assumes she’s in some kind of trouble. Kristen finally blurts out that she’s been so distant because her problem is Stephanie. When Amber hears about Deacon’s accident, she wants to take Little Eric over to the hospital, reminding Rick that Deacon is Eric’s father. Deacon denies it when Bridget asks him about leaving the phone off the hook when they made love. He tells her that the phone must not have disconnected when he slammed it down and feigns disgust that they listened to their lovemaking. Eric is incensed with Deacon’s lies and starts to charge at him again, but the police restrain him. They ask Deacon again if he intends to press charges, intimating that it would be an open and shut case. Bridget is grateful when Deacon tells the police to let Eric go. Deacon is thrilled to see his son. Bridget assures Deacon that she will handle her parents and leaves Deacon’s room to speak with them. Furious, she confronts Eric about almost killing her husband. Deacon tells Amber that Bridget is a lot tougher than her family thinks. He promises Amber that he’s not giving up on them, no matter what Bridget’s family does to him.