Brooke takes up for Rick, Oliver recalls the past, and Eric is on the spot.
At Forrester Creations, everyone in the meeting protests vociferously about Ridge's proposal that he should be president instead of Rick. Brooke tells him there is no way she'll let him push her son out. She demands to speak to Eric alone. Rick confronts Ridge about his holier-than-thou attitude and his defection from Brooke to Katie. He reminds Ridge that Eric is his father and that he's a Marone, not a Forrester. Ridge mocks Rick for letting him mom fight his battles. They bicker about Brooke's patterns. Rick thinks Ridge will hurt Katie too. In the corridor, Hope, Carter, Caroline and Pam muse about the situation. Caroline rejoins Rick and Ridge and gets in Ridge's face about his plans. She tells time's have changed and he should get his head out of the nineties, put a pencil in his hand and get to sketchin'. "Taking over this company from Rick is not an option." Caroline goes and Ridge smirks to Rick that he admires his wife defending him. Rick complains about Ridge wanting to tear down his good work. Ridge says he knows how to run this company, and he will never answer to Rick. In the studio, Maya listens as Oliver tells Ally that Ridge fired him and is shutting down the studio indefinitely. Hope arrives and says she's hoping Eric will override Ridge's decision. Carter appears and commiserates as well. Oliver looks at photos and flashes back to the early days with Hope. After, Ally tells Oliver she thinks Ridge is wrong and the decision will be reversed. Oliver muses that his name is Jones, not Forrester; he's as expendable as the next guy. In Eric's office, Brooke tells him that Ridge left her for Katie. Eric is stunned. Brooke says she doesn't know who Ridge is anymore. She says he's just like Massimo; walking out on everyone. They can rely on Rick. Eric says Ridge rant the company for a long time. Brooke warns he'll try to push Eric out as CEO. She uses what Ridge did to Oliver as an example, and tells Eric he's going to need to make a choice. Ridge and Rick burst in. "Time to make a decision." The meeting reconvenes and Hope pipes up about Oliver and Ridge's actions being unfair. Ridge and Rick debate about the direction of the company. Rick produces the quarterlies as evidence of the current team's accomplishments. Eric says he hates being in this position between his sons, but they won't work together. He announces that he's made his decision...
Spoilers for Tomorrow on The Bold and the Beautiful:
Eric must choose between Ridge and Rick.
Ally and Hope help Oliver at an important time.
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