A conflicted Ridge confides in his father. Eric advises Ridge to think of his wife when deciding whether to pick up on the business opportunity or not. Stephanie, too, fears for her son's marriage if he agrees on going to Europe with Brooke. She recommends that Taylor listen more to her heart and express her true feelings to Ridge. After a conversation with Dr. Garvin Sheila realizes what she has to do to win Eric over. Unbeknownst to her psychiatrist, the first step of Sheila's masterplan involves buying a sexy negligée - Ridge makes an unusual suggestion to Taylor: he wants to let a lottery decide whether he goes to Europe or not. Shocked at first that Ridge will let such a crucial decision be made by mere fortuity, Taylor reluctantly agrees.
Torsten B. Tomaschek