Stephanie thanks Massimo and shares the good news with Taylor. She tells Taylor about Stephen's condition, but Taylor senses that Stephanie is holding something back. When Stephen informs Massimo that he can't go through with his request, Massimo asserts that backing out is not an option. Stephen refuses to be threatened, but Massimo assures him that Brooke will be in a precarious situation if she stays in Los Angeles. He hands Stephen a check and tells him to start a new life for his family. Stephen notes that the check isn't for the full amount. Massimo assures him that he'll receive the money in increments once Brooke is in Paris...and stays there. Ridge comforts a distraught Brooke, who is determined to make every moment count with her dying dad. When Brooke admits that she doesn't want to leave Ridge, Ridge replies that getting out of town might be good for her because he's not going to leave his wife. He adds that Brooke's father should be all that matters now. After Taylor overhears Massimo telling Stephanie that the job is done and that Brooke won't be a problem anymore, she demands to know the truth. Stephanie explains the plan to Taylor, who says that what they did was wrong. Taylor tells Stephanie that she can't live with their scheme.