Stephanie tells Taylor that if she exposes the plan, she’ll ruin the one chance Brooke has of getting over her obsession with Ridge. Stephanie believes that they are fighting fire with fire, but Taylor feels she can’t deceive another human being this way - even if it’s Brooke. Stephanie is afraid that Taylor will tell Brooke the truth, but Massimo is equally certain that Taylor will keep quiet. Stephanie promises Massimo that she will give him anything he wants if Brooke moves to Paris. After Brooke tells Rick and Bridget about her plans, they encourage her to travel to Paris. Rick senses that she doesn’t want to leave town because of Ridge. Brooke realizes that if she goes, it could be the end for Ridge and her. Ridge comforts Brooke, but Brooke decides she can’t go through with it and isn’t going to go. Taylor walks in as Brooke is about to kiss Ridge and orders her to keep her hands off of him. Brooke wants Ridge to tell them who he wants to be with - Taylor or her. Massimo gives Stephen a card and instructs him to call if Brooke ever decides to return to the States. Massimo will give her incentive to stay and advises Stephen to keep Brooke safe by keeping her in France.