Taylor tells Ridge that the only way to protect their family and save their marriage is to cut Brooke out of their life. She tells him that he can’t see Brooke ever again. Ridge tries to reason with Taylor, reminding her that he and Brooke have to work together. Taylor accuses Ridge of being more concerned about business than about his family. Brooke hears that Taylor barged in on Ridge’s meeting and wonders if this is the end of Ridge and Taylor’s marriage. She thinks that Taylor is finally accepting the truth. A frustrated Ridge asks Brooke how long she’s going to keep this up. Brooke says until he comes to his senses and realizes he belongs with her. Eric wants to know what gives Massimo the right to judge him. Massimo points out that Eric abandoned Stephanie, married Brooke and had two children with Stephanie’s worst enemy, and then let Brooke take over the company! Before leaving, Eric informs Stephanie that security will remove Massimo if he’s not out of the building in five minutes. After Stephanie hears from a distraught Taylor, Massimo offers to help get Brooke Logan away from her family. Stephanie says that if Massimo could do that, she would be indebted to him for the rest of her life. Massimo embraces her.