Massimo tells Sally that he sent Ridge a very enlightening present. He doesn't want Ridge's destiny denied and decided to do what's best for his son. If Stephanie can't change Eric's mind, Brooke will have control and Ridge will be powerless. Ridge is baffled by the box, which contains a tiny sliver of pie and a comment about how much of Forrester he'll receive, with the addendum, "Get what you deserve. Don't settle for less." Taylor comes in and wants to show him the new car she bought, adding that they can afford it because he's the heir apparent of Forrester Creations. When Ridge shows Taylor the box, she suggests that it's just a marketing gimmick. Ridge, frustrated, thinks that someone is messing with him. Stephanie and Eric are at an impasse, and Stephanie asks for Brooke's input. Brooke confirms that Ridge is essential to the company, but thinks the stock issue is a personal matter for the Forresters to discuss. Stephanie points out that Ridge won't settle for a tiny fraction of the company and will start his own business. She asks Eric if he wants his dream to die. Eric insists that it's a family business. Ridge sees Eric, Stephanie and Brooke together and says that he wants to talk to them.