Bill questions Caroline on her idea about seeing a marriage advisor. Bill suggests if it has anything to do Ridge. Caroline is silent and Bill realises that the problems in her marriage to Thorne are indeed due to Ridge. Eric and Thorne bring Ridge home. Eric tells Stephanie that he supports her choice of keeping Lt. Burke from discovering the truth. Stephanie and Eric both agree that they have never seen Ridge and Thorne getting along so well and Stephanie adds that it is the way that it has to stay. Lt. Burke feels he cant simply let the case drop and is determined to find out who shot Ridge. Looking over his evidence and the conversations hes had with Eric and Stephanie, Lt. Burke realises that Thorne shot Ridge.