With Shane nowhere to be found, Storm puts Taylor on the stand. When she still insists on taking the blame for what happened, he treats her as a hostile witness. After Taylor departs the stand, Storm has no more witnesses to call until Thorne suddenly stands up and demands that he be allowed to take the stand. While testifying, Thorne gives a passionate speech about how big Darlas heart was, and how she would not have wanted this for Taylor. Ridge thanks Hector for trying to help Phoebe, and tells him that if he needs anything, hes there for him.