Nicole and Taylor have a confrontation at Nicoles place. Taylor attacks her sister for the way she lied to Eric, and accuses Nicole of ruining the friendship that she [Taylor] and Eric had. Eric meets up with Austin and Carrie and tells them about the break up, but Austin tells Eric that if he really loves Nicole he should take a moment to think about what his life would be like without her in it. Austins words make Carrie feel guilty, and later, she tells Austin shes ready to start a family, as Eric knocks on Nicoles door.Stefano is furious when Vivian signs power of attorney papers giving John control. Vivian, Celeste, and John leave, and a furious Stefano relays his frustrations to Rolf. Stefano wants to use the mind control on Vivian, and Rolf warns him that Vivian could die from just one more push of the button. Later Stefano watches John and Vivian on the monitor at Jonesys townhouse, and vows that John will never get his hands on his [Stefanos] treasures.