Ridge and Taylor discuss the best way to protect Thomas. Ridge wants Steffy to keep quiet about what she knows until they can think of a way to protect her brother. Jackie is determined to make sure that Katie does not ruin Nick's life. Brooke tells Ridge that she is convinced that Pam is innocent. Steffy surprises Rick when she shows up at the beach house and things heat up between them. Thomas is upset that his mother thinks he is crazy after he hears her talking on the phone with James. Rick tries to find out what is bothering Steffy. Stephanie is shocked when Ridge tells her that Thomas is responsible for what happened and that he wants Pam to remain in jail so that Thomas will remain protected.