Owen tells Jackie that he does love her but can't get past with what she did. Stephen tells Ridge to take Stephanie out of the room the same with Marcus, so he can talk with Katie and Donna alone, he then says that he has bad news. Ridge explains to Stephanie that Beth has stage five alzheimers. Katie is sad at how worse that her mother has gotten, Stephen says when he came back he seen she had gotten worse and asks him to bring her to visit her daughters. Stephanie tells Ridge that this kind of thing can happen at any age and for Beth's kids to sit and watch her deteriorate like that. Jackie says that she's foolish for ever doubting him and losing him is exactly what she deserves. Stephen unexpectedly proposes marriage to Beth in front of Brooke, Katie and Donna, but she says that she can't but loves him for asking, Stephen says she's wrong and bought the ring months before she had alzheimers, Beth then says that she will marry him. Brooke tells Ridge that he has to make a decision once and for all.