Bill’s ready to snatch Will, spurring Thorne to propose a quickie wedding to Katie to stop him!
When Ridge’s power play at Forrester Creations upsets Brooke, it only serves to drive her into Bill’s arms on B&B!
All-out war between exes Katie and Bill is now almost certain, following Katie’s court petition suing him for sole custody of their young son Will. Although Bill’s outraged enough to ght her tooth and nail, he con des to Justin that Brooke may be his salvation in resolving the case peacefully. Revealing that Brooke’s leaning on her sister on his behalf, Bill explains that he’s level-headed and knows he loves the boy. Insisting on complete con dentiality regarding Brooke’s involvement, Bill waits on tenterhooks for the outcome of their tête-à-tête.
Unfortunately, Brooke fails to dissuade Katie from pursuing the matter, and that leaves Bill
determined to triumph… whatever the cost!
Meanwhile, Katie’s (Heather Tom) boyfriend Thorne (Ingo Rademacher) is equally de ant that Bill (Don Diamont) will lose Will (Finnegan George) and, after weeks of a verbal, and just short of physical, acrimony between himself, Katie and Spencer, he suggests there’s only one way to ensure that happens. To Katie’s utter shock, Thorne surprises her with an unexpected – but beautiful – proposal of marriage! Assuring her he truly loves her, Thorne believes that getting married would de nitely sway the judge adjudicating the claim to rule in their favour. Bill would never be victorious when confronted by their united and loving front.
Persuaded by Thorne’s devotion to her and her little boy, Katie accepts his ring and they seal their engagement, aware that they’ll have to move fast! The speed of the whole scenario rattles Katie, who knows she’ll endure Bill’s wrath when the engagement announcement is made. True to form, he erupts when she ashes her engagement ring, disgusted that she’d willingly marry a second-rate fool... just to punish him for not being present as a proper father in Will’s life!
Ignoring Justin’s (Aaron D. Spears) earlier advice on how best to make friends and in uence people, Bill instructs his henchman to play as dirty as possible to win the custody battle. It’s a directive further reinforced after Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) inserts himself into his enemy’s personal business, ordering “Spencer” to spare Katie the heartache of losing their son. Detesting Ridge’s gall in intruding upon his private business, Bill maintains that if Katie wants a war, she’s got one – but it’s one that will only have one winner: him!
Similarly, there’s only one victor where Thorne’s concerned, especially after Carter (Lawrence Saint-Victor) con rms that the guardianship hearing has been scheduled on the court docket and a judge appointed to oversee it. With time fast running out, Thorne suggests to Katie that they also schedule their wedding as quickly as feasible. Given the Forresters have quite a penchant for pulling together weddings at a moment’s notice, a jittery Katie agrees – and the date is set for two days’ time! Their bond strengthened, the betrothed pair are more in love than ever, content that by entering court as husband and wife Will’s future welfare will be safeguarded.
Katie is also assured that as Will’s stepfather, Thorne will be the best role model her son could ever possibly have.
With so many naysayers against the union and the court case, Katie and Thorne’s wedding may not be as smooth as they hope. Loose cannons like Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), Ridge and obviously Bill will do anything to ensure they get their own way… even if it means Will has to suffer in the process!
Bill ACT IN HASTE... Katie’s (Heather Tom) is taken aback by Thorne’s (Ingo Rademacher) sudden proposal! Katie