Brooke warns Caroline not to get ahead of herself when it comes to Ridge and Thomas. Ridge is annoyed when he discovers that Thomas has used Caroline as the muse for his new design sketches, which he then rejects, causing Thomas to react badly. Zende encourages Nicole to pursue her modelling dreams, while Caroline, who’s now officially divorced from Rick, tells Ridge that she wants to start a family. One longstanding feud cools while another ignites, and Bridget’s in town for Rick and Maya’s wedding. Brooke tells Zende that she thinks Ridge and Caroline weren’t ever meant to be together, and Julius might destroy Maya and Rick’s happy moment.
Chloe returns to Salem to see Nicole but what she has to say is rather unexpected: she’s not happy that Nicole will be Parker’s stepmom. Daniel has to intervene when Chloe and Nicole’s argument gets especially heated, while JJ does some undercover amateur detective work – inside the enemy’s house! Kate, who’s starting to feel uneasy around Clyde, becomes paranoid that all the warnings about him were probably warranted. Theresa has to think fast if she wants to stay in the mansion, while Serena has to devise a new revenge plan. Rafe’s unexpected attitude toward Hope leaves Detective Brady blindsided, and Kayla has big news for Abigail: Ben is the father of her baby.