Everyone is affected by Brooke's decision at the press conference. Brooke insists to Ridge that things can be sorted out between them. Pam talks to Marcus, Owen and Thorne about Rick and insists that something has to be done. Rick and Steffy spend time alone at the beach house. Donna shares her theories about Pam's state of mind with Eric and he tells her he can't get rid of her because she is Stephanie's sister. Owen is concerned that he will soon be fired by Rick. Ridge continues to keep Brooke at arms length and insists that Rick stays away from his daughter. Rick wants to take his relationship with Steffy to the next level.