Brooke wants to know why Whip announced hes the father of her baby and warns him this isnt going to get him a promotion. Whip informs Brooke that she needs him and wants to know who the real father is. Brooke refuses to tell him and orders him not to talk to reporters. Whip assures Brooke that hes trying to help her. Bridget tries to make sense of whats happened. She notes that Deacon doesnt seem that surprised and wonders what he knows about the situation. Bridget insists that something isnt right and shes going to find out what it is. Eric, Thorne and Kristen try to figure out how to put a positive spin on the story, but Ridge insists that after today, Forrester Creations as they know it no longer exists. Ridge says that this is war, but Eric counters that you dont wage war on your family. Eric insists that hes choosing his battles, but meanwhile hes working for the success of the company. He adds that if Ridge doesnt want to be a part of it, he should get out. tephanie cant believe how alienated she feels from her own family. Massimo points out that she can never respect Eric after this. He swears that only he can love Stephanie the way she deserves to be loved. They embrace as Ridge walks in. Massimo tells Ridge that his future is not at Forrester Creations and he thinks Ridge finally realizes that. Deacon confronts Whip and warns him not to hurt Brooke if he wants to stay alive.