Eric takes Stephanie out for a romantic dinner at Café Russe. Stephanie finds it ironic that it’s taken Massimo’s interference to get Eric’s attention. Eric admits that he’s taken Stephanie for granted, and wants to show how much he loves her. They reminisce about when they first met. Eric asks if Stephanie ever thought about marrying Massimo. Stephanie says it wasn’t until she found out she was pregnant with Ridge that she thought about marrying anyone. Taylor visits Brooke to see how she’s been doing, but Brooke doesn’t want her pity. Taylor says Brooke can spend the next fifty years grieving over her lost love, or she can start living again. Ridge argues with Massimo, accusing him of seeking revenge against Eric and hoping to steal Stephanie in the process. Massimo admits he took action against Brooke because he’s in love with Stephanie. Ridge tells him that it’s time to get over it. Massimo says Stephanie was in love with him, too, but panicked when she discovered she was pregnant. In a fit of ignorance and rage, Ridge picks up a samurai sword. He knocks over a scaffold and falls unconscious! Massimo rushes over to Ridge, who is severely bleeding.