Nick and Felicia talk in Massimo's office at Marone Industries. Felicia has just received Jackie M's order but Nick tells her to disregard it. Felicia tells Nick that Ridge cannot hold Forrester to an exclusivity clause. She then tells Nick she's leaving for Paris effective immediately freeing him up to pursue love and find the woman of his dreams.
Ridge shows up at Eric's office where Eric, Stephanie, Thorne, and Darla anxiously await his arrival. Ridge tells them all he wants to talk to Eric alone and, when they leave, the two men converse. Eric praises Ridge for his accomplishments, admitting he has often been jealous of his son's creativity and genius, but acknowledges Thorne is his son as well and deserves his assistance. The two men embrace as Stephanie, Thorne, and Darla return, this time with Brooke in tow. Ridge tells his father he has made bad business decisions and would like to replace him as Forrester CEO. Eric attacks Ridge calling him the enemy and tells him he's growing increasingly aware of the Marone blood pumping through Ridge's veins. Eric maintains he still made the right decision letting Thorne's name appear on Spectra labels and threatens to fight Ridge all the way on this matter. Ridge tells him that he and Brooke own the majority of voting shares and that Ridge will be CEO once they cast a vote. Stephanie implores Brooke to make the right decision.