Ridge can't believe that his family is voting him out of the company. He tells them that the company can't survive without him. When Rick informs Deacon and Amber that Ridge was fired, Deacon is glad to hear that Ridge has been taken down a peg, but points out that this is bad news because Forrester has lost its head designer. Taylor confesses to Massimo that she heard about his job offer, but she doesn't think Ridge is ready to leave Forrester Creations. She's equally certain that Eric would never let Ridge down. Taylor wonders if jealousy or bitterness motivated Massimo's actions. Massimo insists that Ridge is in a hostile environment at Forrester and he has to get out of there as soon as he can. Ridge confronts Eric for taking Brooke's side against him. Eric insists he did what was best for the company's stability but Ridge accuses Eric of turning his back on him. Angrily, Ridge starts to pack up his office. He warns Rick that without him, the company will fold. Stephanie confronts Eric about betraying Ridge. She says that she has never been more ashamed of anyone in her life. Whip, Rick, Amber and Deacon try to talk Ridge into reconsidering, but a shoving match between Ridge and Rick escalates into an all-out brawl with Deacon after Ridge refers to Amber as trashy. Ridge howls in pain when he cuts his hand on a broken vase.