With both Brooke and Taylor taking different sides about Thomas, Stephanie finds herself squarely in the middle. Stephanie feels it’s not realistic to forbid Thomas from being in contact with his father’s wife. Taylor feels betrayed that Stephanie is taking Brooke’s side, and Stephanie reassures Taylor that she’s not losing her friendship. Taylor insists Thomas needs protection from Brooke. Taylor heads to Ridge’s office and is shocked to see Thomas in an embrace with Brooke. Amber attempts to comfort Oliver when he arrives home early from his photo shoot with Hope, and learns how Liam took Hope away. Liam takes Hope to a secluded area on the beach where they share a romantic moment and a kiss.