Tony and Kristen are excited about the prospect of picking up their son. Megan tells Brooke she's made her reservations at a private retreat under a fake name. She wonders if Brooke wants her to tell Eric about the stock transfer. Stephanie thanks Massimo for bringing up the issue of Ridge and his inheritance. When Massimo hears that their solution is to have all the children pledge their support of Ridge's authority in writing, Massimo insists that it is no solution at all. Thorne and Eric are happy about Kristen and Tony's plans to adopt Zende. Ridge apologizes to Brooke for getting angry with her over the stock issue. When Brooke gets emotional, Ridge urges her to tell him what's bothering her. Brooke tells him that she's going away for awhile, and that her children will be better off without her. Zende is thrilled to see Tony and Kristen again and embraces them. They tell him that they came back for something important. They ask Zende if he would like to go back to Los Angeles with them and be their son.