Brooke is furious with Deacon for breaking his promise. Bridget is angry with Brooke for playing on Deacon’s insecurities, and says she also knows Deacon had an affair. Deacon takes full responsibility, and doesn’t want the affair to come between Bridget and her mother. Brooke tells Deacon if he doesn’t end the marriage, than she will. Deacon reminds Brooke what a fool Ridge was for leaving her, and he doesn’t want to be the same kind of fool for leaving Bridget. Eric tells Ridge that he doesn’t think he has to worry about Massimo anymore because his plan to get close to Stephanie backfired. Eric turns down Sally’s offer to help save his marriage. Massimo thinks Stephanie is asking too much of him by not revealing their secret. When Ridge enters Massimo’s office, Stephanie gets nervous that Massimo will reveal his paternity. However, Massimo only promises Ridge that he has nothing to fear from him and would like to be his friend. Ridge thinks this is just another attempt by Massimo to get closer to Stephanie, and declares that Massimo is going to die a lonely man. After Ridge exits, Stephanie tries to smooth things over, but Massimo just wants to be left alone.