Brooke is furious when Stephanie suggests that Ridges actions prove that he is still in love with Taylor. Taylor wants Ridge to make love to her. Ridge has to explain to Taylor that after he thought she had died he felt lost. Also Thomas, Phoebe and Steffy felt alone and needed a family. He says that he couldnt handle being a parent alone. He goes on to say that Brooke helped them through all the dark times and that in fact the ring hes wearing isnt his wedding band to Taylor, but to Brooke.