A milestone episode: The lavish party at the Forester Mansion is about to start. Beth introduces Brooke to Stephanie who leaves a lasting impression on the ingénue. When Caroline is running late, Ridge mistakes another Blonde for his lady love: Brooke! Eric is perplexed as the caterer seems very familiar to him. He asks Brooke for Beth's name and is shocked to realize that the woman is Beth Henderson, his college crush. Ridge is green with envy when Thorne welcomes Caroline with a hug. Storm asks Alex out to dinner so she cancels her plans with Thorne. Alex confesses to Storm that she cares deeply about him.