When Lt. Baker and his son find out that Marcus does not smoke they wonder why he has matches in his possesion. Steffy defends Rick when she hears Owen and Thorne bad mouthing him. Pam stands up to Rick and informs him that Stephanie has said she can keep her job. Marcus insists that he has no idea how the matches got in his possesion. Ridge is furious when he finds out from Taylor that Steffy and Ricky have slept together. Rick calls Ridge asking him to meet him. Taylor warns Brooke to keep Rick away from Steffy. Ridge is not happy when Rick asks him for permission to marry Steffy. Jake warns Brooke that Ridge and Rick are arguing. As Rick leaves and goes to his car it explodes.