Amid growing tension between Steffy, Liam and Bill, the Spectra building goes down in ames! On The Bold and the Beautiful.
With Spectra’s first legitimate , showing fast approaching, Sally is determined to wow the fashion world with their new daring and edgy designs. Although there’s a lot of excitement in the air, there’s also an undercurrent of trepidation since the company’s top designer, Thomas Forrester, is unable to contribute any of his concepts to the collection, because he’s tending to a “dying” Caroline in New York City.
His absence is all due to Bill’s lie about Caroline’s (Linsey Godfrey) illness, a deception Steffy has supported while Liam has felt shocked and outraged.
Sally (Courtney Hope) has accepted that Thomas’s place is with the mother of his child, but she misses him terribly. Despite this, Sally knows that the fate of Spectra is predicated on her original designs. Will her line be a success and save Spectra from the wrecking ball that Bill (Don Diamont) can’t wait to use?
Sally is happy when Thomas (Pierson Fode) calls her to wish her good luck with the fashion show. Sally admits to him that she’s scared but he expresses his sincere con dence that she will become the champion he knows she’s meant to be.
Meanwhile, Bill is frustrated that he can’t convince CJ (Mick Cain) to sell the warehouse to Spencer Publications. Bill even tries to sweeten the deal by offering CJ a tremendous cash bonus but CJ Garrison turns even that down in order to give his cousin a chance.
In order to create some early publicity for the fashion show, Sally invites Jarrett (Andrew Collins) to a preview in the hopes that he’ll write a favourable critique for Eye on Fashion’s website. Jarrett accepts but when Bill learns about the offer, he urges Jarrett to review the designs with a very critical eye.
Liam (Scott Clifton) overhears his father pressuring Jarrett so Liam interrupts their conversation to announce that he’ll be attending the preview as well. Bill is peeved because he realises that his son is trying to ensure a fair assessment.
Liam and Jarrett arrive at Spectra, where Sally is surprised to see young Mr Liam Spencer. She welcomes them into her office and the preview begins.
Three models waltz in wearing stunning dresses. After Jarrett and Liam carefully survey the designs, Sally excuses the models and asks for the men’s opinions.
Both Liam and Jarrett are very complimentary as they enthusiastically praise Sally’s sneak peek of her collection. Jarrett even predicts that if the rest of the line is as impressive as what he has seen, then Spectra will soon be a huge hit.
Sally is thrilled but a re breaks out in her office when an electrical outlet sparks into a waste basket. Luckily, Liam grabs a nearby re extinguisher and immediately snuffs out the ames.
Liam and Jarrett congratulate Sally on her efforts and insist they will be sitting in the front row of her fashion show the next day. Sally is elated over being on the cusp of victory.
Later, Liam informs his dad that the Spectra collection is a winner and cautions Bill not to get his hopes up about buying the warehouse. Bill is furious and Liam mentions the unexpected re. Suddenly, Bill conceives a most evil plan.
Bill summons his lawyer, Justin (Aaron D. Spears), and orders him to nd someone
Liam demands to know if his father arranged for the Spectra building to be destroyed.
Steffy confesses that she didn’t want Spectra to succeed but not under these terrible terms.
who can torch the Spectra building tonight and destroy Sally’s designs. Justin assures his boss he can hire a discreet arsonist to carry out the task.
Meanwhile, Sally has an electrician check out the malfunctioning outlet but he advises her to get the outdated wiring in the whole warehouse replaced as soon as possible. Sally doesn’t have the funds to start a project but hopes tomorrow will be the start of a nancial turnaround.
Knowing that they will be up all night putting the nishing touches on the collection, the Spectra gang leaves to have dinner. When they return, everyone is aghast to see Sally’s office engulfed in ames.
Hysterical, Sally dashes to her office door to retrieve her designs but the re is too big and hot for her to enter. She is overcome with smoke but remen arrive in time to carry her out before she goes unconscious.
Everyone is evacuated so the re ghting crew can do its job so Sally and her team watch from the car park as the building is burning to the ground. When Sally begins to cough uncontrollably, she is whisked to the hospital in an ambulance.
Sally is treated for smoke inhalation and is admitted to a room for an overnight stay. Shirley (Patrika Darbo), Coco (Courtney Grosbeck), Saul (Alex Wyse) and Darlita (Danube Hermosillo) surround her bed to console their leader.
Meanwhile, Bill is overjoyed to hear about the re in the news. He looks at the model of the skyscraper he wants to build on the site and devilishly smiles.
At the hospital, an anxious CJ shows up to check on his cousin. Sally insists she’s ne and he’s greatly relieved. Shirley then asks how long it will take for the insurance company to pay for the loss so that Spectra can be rebuilt. CJ laments that he let the insurance policy on the warehouse lapse because he couldn’t afford to maintain it.
Sally sighs to her compatriots that it’s time to admit defeat and accept that her beloved Spectra Fashions is officially dead.
The next morning, Liam and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) — as well as the Spectra staff — visit Sally in hospital and she con rms that her company is nished. Liam asks about any insurance settlement and Sally reveals the reality of that situation.
Steffy confesses that she didn’t want Spectra to succeed but not under these terrible terms. Sally points out that Steffy will never have to worry about Spectra again.
Sally then grumbles at the amazing coincidence that because of the re, Bill is able to not only buy the property from CJ but get it for a mere fraction of the big gure it was once worth.
That comment strikes Liam strangely and he heads right over to Spencer Publications. Liam also shares with Bill that the timing of the re is just far too convenient. Liam then demands to know if his father arranged for the Spectra building to be destroyed to make way for his mega-structure.
Bill coldly instructs Liam to abandon his line of questioning but now Liam’s curiosity is further piqued. He keeps pushing for the truth until Bill nally claims responsibility.
Liam is horri ed that his dad would go to such desperate lengths but Bill reasons that it was only a matter of time until Spectra would fail and be out of business. Liam is incensed over such justi cation and voices his extreme shame for Bill. Bill orders his son to forget what he knows so they can move forward, business as usual. A disillusioned Liam roars that he will never forget or forgive what Bill has done and storms out.
Bill is con dent that his part in Spectra’s destruction will never come to light. However, Liam’s next decision is about to send shockwaves throughout the business world!
CRUEL & CALCULATING Bill (Don Diamont) has shown his evil side in organising an arsonist to burn the building down, so he can erect his skyscraper. Liam (Scott Clifton) is furious his dad would do this.
HORROR A terrified Sally (Courtney Hope) and Saul (Alex Wyse) rush from the fire but she is soon overcome with smoke and taken to hospital.
DESPAIRING Sally talks with her hospital visitors (from left) Liam, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood), RJ (Anthony Turpel), Saul, Coco (Courtney Grosbeck), Shirley (Patrika Darbo) and Darlita (Danube Hermosillo).