Nick and Brooke run into each other at Il Giardino, where they give each other encouraging words about their respective difficult situations. Steffy calls an emergency meeting where she proposes forcing Brooke out of the company. Brooke arrives at the meeting and vows that she will never be forced to leave. Thomas confronts Taylor about how hurt he feels that she gave Steffy the Forrester Creations stocks and warns her about what his sister may do with them. Steffy, Stephanie, and Brooke put Ridge in a difficult predicament by forcing him to make a decision.