Stephanie remembers the one night at the lake she spent with Massimo while she was dating Eric. She doesn’t want to believe it, but finally accepts that Ridge is Massimo’s son. Eric approaches Stephanie and asks how Ridge is doing. Stephanie is nervous that Eric may have spoken to the doctor. Eric assures Stephanie that Ridge is going to be fine and the injury hasn’t caused any permanent damage. Eric proceeds to blame Massimo for trying to kill Ridge, but later apologizes to Stephanie for his outburst. Stephanie promises Eric she will not let anything or anyone threaten their happiness. Massimo tells Sally that Ridge’s prognosis is good. He insists that what happened in his office was an accident. Massimo and Sally ponder what Stephanie was discussing with the doctor. Massimo wonders what could be so terrible that Stephanie does not want anyone to ever know. Deacon informs Amber that he is going to ask Bridget for a divorce. Amber suspects that Deacon and Brook are up to something. Bridget explains to Brooke that Ridge is in the hospital, but he is fine. When Bridget is surprised that Brooke doesn’t want to go to the hospital, Brooke explains that she is over Ridge. Later, Brooke tells Deacon that he has to end his marriage to Bridget right away because Bridget is dropping pre-med so that she can become a better wife. Deacon agrees to break things off and assures Brooke that after tomorrow she will never have to see him again. A moment of passion ignites when Brooke realizes that this is her last chance with Deacon.