When Stephanie doesn't respond right away, Eric asks if Massimo is there with her. Eric asks Stephanie not to throw away a life that means so much to them. Massimo suggests making the transition easier for all of them by taking Stephanie, Ridge, Taylor and the kids to his yacht in Portofino. Ridge and Taylor can't, but they encourage Stephanie to go ahead. Stephanie declines because there is too much unresolved. She assures Massimo that she's not afraid of her future, but she can't be happy about the change knowing what Eric's going through right now. Eric finds the picture of Stephanie and Massimo in Stephanie's day planner and wonders what the real story is between them. On the dance floor, Brooke accuses Whip of going out of his way to make her uncomfortable by threatening her relationship with Bridget. Whip explains that Deacon is driving him crazy and he can't help but act out when he's around him. Whip insists that he doesn't want to hurt Bridget. He just wants Brooke to help him the way he's helping her, but he insists that extortion is the wrong word. Bridget happily notes that Brooke is starting to loosen up. Deacon tries to convince Brooke that Whip is after more than money. As they leave, Deacon warns Whip that if he touches a hair on Brooke's head, he'll hunt Whip down. Whip advises Brooke to move on and leave Deacon behind. He adds that he wants to be there for her in every way.