Rick tells Amber and Bridget that Ridge made a fool of him at the board meeting. Rick is certain that Ridge is trying to cut them out of the company before Brooke can transfer her stock to them, making them majority shareholders. Bridget is horrified by the idea that Ridge is taking advantage of Brooke in her absence. Rick decides that the rules of the game have changed. He may not have as much experience, but he can be just as ruthless as Ridge. Taylor asks Ridge if he feels threatened by Rick. Yves fills Massimo in on the battle between Ridge and Rick at the board meeting. He tells Massimo that Ridge tore Rick to shreds. Deacon wants to know what Brooke is keeping from him. Brooke tells him to forget about her and go home to his wife. Deacon tries to convince Brooke that she hasn’t betrayed her daughter. He tells Brooke that it’s time she heard the truth and confesses that he loves her. Massimo pays Ridge a visit and comments on Ridge’s power struggle with his brother. Ridge bristles when Massimo notes that he can’t control what he doesn’t own. Massimo offers to help Ridge and denies that it’s a ploy to get closer to Stephanie. Ridge tells Massimo that he disgusts him.