As the board meeting approaches Deacon begins to have doubts about voting against Brooke. Eric wonders what Stephanie is up to. Deacon is worried if he votes against Brooke it will effect his chances of seeing Hope. Brooke is shocked by Stephanie's idea to replace her with Eric as CEO of the company at the board meeting. Brooke is shocked when Stephanie brings Deacon in to the room and finds out that he has the casting vote.