Bridget confesses to Deacon that her mothers life seems to be one scandal after another, but Bridgets able to handle it this time because their marriage is stable and sane, and nothing Brooke does can touch that. Bridget adds that maybe their relationship will set a good example for Brooke and someday shell find someone wonderful like Deacon. Whip proudly shows Joy the newspapers front page photo proclaiming him as the father of Brookes baby. When Joy wonders how far he plans to take this, Whip replies that it depends on how much he can get away with. Deacon tells himself that he has to be a father to Brookes baby even if he cant say thats who he is. He has to make sure Whip doesnt get in his way. Brooke admits to Megan that she doesnt trust Whip, but right now the whole mess is worth it if it helps protect Bridget. Brooke plans to give Whip a promotion and ship him off to International long before the baby arrives. She is stunned when Whip comes in with some reporters who start snapping pictures of the two of them. Megan slips out and notifies Deacon that Brooke needs help. When the reporters are gone, Whip tries to guess who the father is and assumes from Brookes reaction that it must be someone wildly inappropriate. Deacon bursts in and hears Brooke warns Whip not to touch her. Deacon punches Whip, who puts it all together and realizes Deacon must be the babys real father.