At the hotel in Cabo, Brooke is touched that Stephanie has finally accepted her into the family. Nick states the obvious, saying Stephanie is only doing it for Ridge. Ignoring Nick, Stephanie continues to pressure Brooke to come with her. Brooke apologizes to Nick, but tells him she has to go. Not trusting Stephanie's motives, Nick decides to join them.
Meanwhile, in Ridge's hospital room, breaking away from their kiss, Dante and Felicia try to understand why they feel so drawn to one another. Felicia thinks it is just because it is such an emotional time for them. Just as they are about to kiss again, Bridget walks in and asks them about Ridge. They tell her he is having more tests. Sensing they are uncomfortable, Bridget asks if she interrupted something. Felicia covers, explaining that Dante was just comforting her. As always, Bridget remains clueless and begins to fawn all over Dante. Dante offers to stay with her at the hospital, but Bridget insists that he and Felicia go be with their son. Before they leave, Dante kisses Bridget goodbye as Felicia looks on with a guilt-ridden face.
At the Forrester Guesthouse, Dante puts Dominick to bed and continues his flirtations with Felicia. Felicia teases him again about the fact that she cannot remember the night they spent together. Felicia does not understand why Dante is still living with Bridget after she refused to marry him. Dante explains that Bridget just needs more time, but Felicia does not buy it. She thinks Bridget may never be ready to marry Dante. She wonders why Dante kissed her if he is so devoted to Bridget. Dante jokes that she kissed him. Their flirting is momentarily stopped when the baby begins to cry. They bring the baby out and while Felicia is holding him, she admits that she was the one who instigated the kiss. She tells him it will not happen again, but Dante does not believe her. She tells him he should go, but her eyes ask him to stay.
Outside of Ridge's room, Eric questions Christian about the MRI and is told that the test was inconclusive. Christian is concerned that Ridge is still unconscious and wants to perform another test on him. Just as Christian walks away, Jackie and Stephen show up. Eric is surprised to see Stephen, but greets him with a handshake. Eric tells them that Ridge's condition still has not improved. Jackie does not think Brooke is the answer and is upset that Stephanie is interfering in her son's relationship. Eric defends Stephanie, but Jackie thinks she is up to no good. Eric is annoyed that Jackie has brought Stephen into the drama. Tired of being played for a fool, and fed up with Eric constantly sticking by Stephanie, Jackie gives him back her engagement ring. Eric tells her he does not regret a moment they shared together and Jackie tells him she feels the same way. When they are hugging each other goodbye, Eric gets a call from Stephanie. She tells him she is on her way with Brooke. While Eric is on the phone, Jackie tells Stephen that Stephanie is fooling Eric. She does not believe Stephanie has had an epiphany about Brooke. Stephen agrees with her and asks if that is why she gave Eric back the ring. Jackie confesses that her relationship with Eric had been over for a long time. Stephen tells her she did the right thing. At that moment, Stephanie arrives at the hospital with Brooke and Nick. They hurriedly greet Eric. Stephen comes over to apologize to Brooke for telling them where she was. Brooke assures Stephen he did the right thing. Jackie disagrees, telling Brooke that Ridge is no longer her responsibility. Bridget comes out of Ridge's room and is surprised to see her mom is already there. Stephanie pulls Brooke away from everyone wanting her to get to Ridge as soon as possible. Jackie drags Nick away and warns him that Stephanie is trying to tear him and Brooke apart. He tells her that will not happen
Back in Ridge's room, Brooke is saddened by the sight of Ridge looking so helpless in his hospital bed. Stephanie leans over her son and tells him she has brought Brooke to see him. She places Ridge's hand in Brooke's and tells him that this is the only place Brooke wants to be right now. She tells Ridge that she has made amends with Brooke. Brooke tells Ridge she will always love him and that they will be connected forever. As tears form in her eyes, she begs Ridge to come back to her and RJ. Caressing his face, she kisses him. Miraculously, Ridge begins to awaken murmuring the name "Logan."
The family gathers in hopes that Brooke can make Ridge take a turn for the better. Stephanie apologizes again to Ridge because she feels that it is her fault that he is laying there. With the help of Brooke's voice, Ridge wakes up. Stephanie tries to make good to Brooke. Jackie is upset that Brooke rushed back to Los Angeles and cut her trip short with Nick. Jackie tells Stephen that she hopes that this doesn't affect Nick's relationship with Brooke.
At the hospital, Stephanie welcomes Brooke back to the family and begs Brooke to give her another chance, while Nick looks on, disgusted by Stephanie's groveling. Stephanie compares Brooke's effect on Ridge's recovery to Dominick's effect on Felicia's recovery. She thinks it is the same kind of miracle, and keeps thanking Brooke for saving Ridge's life. Nick minimizes Brooke's role in Ridge's recovery and feels the doctors deserve most the credit. Nick tells Stephanie the only reason she is kissing up to Brooke is because she blames herself for her son's heart attack. He feels Stephanie's change of heart toward Brooke is just a desperate attempt to make it up to Ridge. Brooke questions Stephanie's sincerity as well. Nick and Stephanie argue about who is going to take Brooke home. Refusing to be swayed by Stephanie's pleas, Brooke insists that her place is with Nick. She tells Stephanie she loves Nick and plans to have a future with him. Stephanie argues that Brooke's "destiny" is with Ridge. Brooke reminds Stephanie she could have had a future with Ridge if Stephanie had not constantly interfered. Brooke and Nick go home, leaving Stephanie to sulk in the hospital. After they leave, she calls Sally and tells her she wants her to set up a mysterious press conference for tomorrow. Jackie barges in on Stephanie before she gets the chance to go in to details about the conference. Jackie is upset with Stephanie for dragging Brooke and Nick back into this love triangle. She tells Stephanie she is giving Ridge false hopes. Stephanie argues Brooke will choose Ridge. Stephanie thinks Jackie is interfering because she is upset about her break-up with Eric. She ruffles Jackie's feathers further by reminding her how wrong she was about Eric's feelings for her. Jackie accuses Stephanie of using Felicia's illness to hold on to Eric. Jackie says she will not let Stephanie pull the same trick to force Brooke to stay with Ridge. Jackie tells her she is tired of Stephanie using Brooke as a scapegoat and she and Stephen intend to fight to keep Brooke and Nick together. Stephanie scoffs at the idea of Stephen having any influence over Brooke. Jackie believes that Brooke would never choose Stephanie and Ridge again, now that she knows what it's like to have a man who truly loves and supports her and a future mother-in-law that adores her. Stephanie appears confident, but after Jackie leaves, realizes it might not be that easy to win Brooke back.
In Ridge's hospital room, Jackie drops in to visit him. She tells him she and Nick are happy to know that he is getting better. Not believing a word she says, Ridge rolls his eyes and is glad to see her go. After she leaves Ridge dreams of Brooke and wakes up calling out her name. He remembers what Stephanie said about supporting his relationship with Brooke. Later, Stephanie comes in to check on him. Ridge asks for Brooke and she tells him Brooke had to go home and check on the kids. Seeking her son's forgiveness, Stephanie once more apologizes for undermining his relationship with Brooke. She tells him she is determined to get Brooke back to him. Even though she does not love Brooke, Stephanie tells Ridge that she finally understands how much he loves Brooke and promises to support the relationship. Skeptical at first, Ridge questions his mother's sincerity. In the end, he chooses to believe her. Reaching out for her hand, he finally gives her the forgiveness she so desperately had been craving.
Meanwhile at Brooke's, Brooke kisses Nick and admits she is glad they rushed back to check on Ridge. Brooke thinks Stephanie is right about how crucial it was for Ridge to see her. She tells Nick she knows she made a difference in his recovery. Nick is afraid that Brooke is starting to fall for Stephanie's pitch. Nick tells her that he is glad Ridge is recovering but he does not want Brooke to be a part of Stephanie's schemes. Brooke wants to believe in Stephanie's sincerity, but has her doubts. Not willing to understand how important Stephanie's acceptance has always been to Brooke, Nick glibly says it doesn't matter either way. Becoming jealous, he asks her if she wants to be part of the Forrester family again. Brooke reassures Nick that she wants to be with him. She tells him that he is her future and they kiss.
Brooke brings RJ to the hospital to see his daddy. After a short visit, Katherine arrives and takes RJ for his regular routine of the day. This gives Brooke and Ridge time to talk. Ridge asks Brooke why she is there. She tells him that she loves him and always will and she was concerned about him and his health. Ridge mentions that he has been given a second chance, and Brooke says that he should take advantage of the opportunity, and make the best of it. He then changes the subject for a moment, and asks Brooke, if she believes everything that his Mother said to her. He tells her that he is having a hard time with it, and also wants to know what her feelings are. He realizes that no matter what happens, he cannot have her and considers that it is all his fault.
Jackie and Nick talk at her boutique. Jackie is concerned for her son and Brooke. She knows how vulnerable Brooke is when it comes to Stephanie. Nick offers a suggestion. Perhaps Brooke could work with her in some capacity. Jackie wonders if she would really like to do that, and as Brooke walks in the door, Nick says to ask her, herself. Jackie talks about her boutiques and the opening of new ones. She would like to have more time to do that, is it possible that perhaps, Brooke would like to work alongside of her. Brooke thanks her for the offer, which Jackie tells her is an open one, but turns it down as she just isn't up to it as of yet. While Jackie talks with Nick, Brooke receives a cell phone call from Stephanie. She is holding a press conference because of Ridge, the public wants to know how he is doing, and the family would like her there attending and giving her support. At first, she says no, it isn't really a good idea, but Eric jumps on the phone and tells her that they really need her there. She finally tells him that she will attend.
Stephanie is getting ready for her press conference, but first she needs to speak with Eric and Thorne. She tells them that she is thinking about bringing Brooke back aboard as CEO. They look at her strangely, wondering what she is planning. She tells them that she wants to do for her son, whatever she can. That includes eating crow and bringing Brooke back into his life. Eric asks Stephanie how Ridge and Brooke feel about what is being offered, and she tells them that they don't know yet. Eric tries to refresh her memory by reminding her that should Brooke return, she would probably bring back all the things that Stephanie hated before. Stephanie tells Eric that she realizes that, but she also realizes that Brooke made money for the company. Stephanie says that she was wrong. She would like to have Eric and Thorne's support of her idea. They look at each other and Eric okays it. Thorne says that if dad is crazy enough to go along with it, then he will also.
Stephen and Jackie discuss ways to stop Stephanie from getting her claws in Brooke, and then decide to go to the press conference. While at the press conference, Jackie calls Nick to inform him to watch it on the television. The Forrester Creations press conference is underway and Brooke believes that it is just to announce Ridge's recovery. Stephanie plays a tribute to Brooke and shocks everyone by saying she will resign and wants Brooke to be the new CEO.