Eric informs Ridge about Massimo, the man from Stephanie's past, and explains that he is trouble. Massimo tells Taylor that he witnessed her confrontation with Brooke and suggests that she may have to make her point even more forcefully. The security of Taylor's family is at stake, and Taylor should do whatever it takes in order to protect it. Relieved that Little Eric is all right, Amber and Deacon give in to a kiss that becomes more passionate. Amber breaks away and orders Deacon to leave. Bridget assures Betsy that she trusts her husband and she'll be able to tell if anything is going on between Amber and Deacon the minute he walks through the door. Deacon returns and hugs Bridget. He says that this is where he belongs. Later, Deacon calls Amber and they both agree that they should not have kissed. Deacon confesses that he is still in love with Amber. Ridge tells Brooke that she's in denial. She has to stop wreaking havoc in his life. Brooke gives him a photo album full of pictures of the two of them and asks him to listen to his heart.