Brooke tells Ridge that from now on their relationship is strictly professional. Ridge apologizes, but Brooke insists that Ridge betrayed her by deliberately changing the focus of the company while she was on sick leave. Brooke declares that he doesnt have the power to hurt her anymore. She adds that shes not bitter, shes just no longer vulnerable to his charm. Ridge asks Brooke whos been coaching Rick because he is obviously out to get Ridge. Brooke admits that she doesnt know - or care. When Ridge questions Brookes decision to hire Rick and Deacon, Brooke says that shes hiring people she can trust - just like he did. Ridge promises Brooke that hes going to stop her, and whoever helped Rick is going to pay a high price. Amber is thrilled with Ricks promotion. They agree that Ridge cant find out that Massimo masterminded Ridges downfall. Rick wants to see Massimo to thank him, and to find out why Massimo helped him. Massimo asks Greg to deliver a package to Ridge and fantasizes about Ridge working side by side with him for his company. Rick gives Massimo an ultimatum: either he tells Rick what his interests are in all this, or Rick blows Massimos cover with Ridge. Massimo tries to convince Rick that hes not a threat to Ridge. Rick is certain that Massimo is lying when he claims he helped Rick out of repentance for what he did to Brooke and her parents. Brooke asks Megan if she knows who helped Rick, but she has no idea. Ridge opens the package, which contains the framed saying, "Out of lifes tragedies comes true greatness." He slams it down in rage, swearing he will bring down whoever has done this to him.