Beth is shocked when Helen tells her that the reason Stephen walked out on her was because he couldnt compete against Eric in her heart, the man that she has always truly loved. Eric decides that he and Stephanie are overdue some much needed time together. Eric realises that Stephanie is jealous of the affection he shows towards Kristen. Stephanie admits that she has always felt second best, even in college against his first love Elizabeth Henderson. Stephanie feels that Eric would have married Elizabeth if she herself hadnt of been pregnant with Ridge. Thorne begs Kristen to tell him where Caroline is. Kristen is reluctant but eventually gives in. Judging by the way Thorne talks of Caroline, Kristen realises that Thorne is in love with Caroline himself.