Massimo receives a confidential report about Brooke’s background. Ridge tells Brooke that she can’t keep coming on to him because her behavior is self-destructive and unhealthy. Brooke refuses to give up on them. She reminds him of the life they shared and insists that she can’t go on without him. Stephanie tells Taylor that she and Ridge have to face their problems with Brooke together, but Taylor is having trouble controlling her anxiety. She believes that Brooke is starting to get to Ridge. Taylor realizes that by arguing with Ridge, she’s playing right into Brooke’s hands. She implores Stephanie to help her get Brooke away from her family. Sally is delighted to see Massimo, but can’t understand why he’s still pining away for Stephanie. Sally admits that she may be the only person on the planet who hates Brooke more than Stephanie does and tells him about Macy’s death. When Sally is gone, it is clear she has given Massimo an idea. Massimo calls Stephanie from in front of Brooke’s house and informs her that Ridge is there. He assures Stephanie that he will deal with Brooke. Once Ridge leaves, Massimo tells himself that when he’s through, Brooke won’t make trouble for Stephanie or anyone else again.