Eric cuts a deal with Nick. He'll let Nick keep the stolen designs; and in return Rick will not become president of Jackie M. Instead, he'll stay at Forrester Creations, and Nick will keep Rick's piracy a secret. Nick agrees to the deal on the Forrester jet in the presence of Eric, Rick - and Steffy. They are the only four people who know what Rick has done. During the deal, Rick and Steffy exchange glances. They have their own secret: they're in love. That secret they share with Bridget, who learned it by accident. Later, Bridget commiserates with Steffy, who says she ended things with Rick, even though she still loves him as much as ever. Meanwhile, Rick's secret isn't much of a secret. Ridge and Stephanie have no proof of Rick's guilt. But they're absolutely convinced of it. And they're convinced that Eric is protecting him. Written by
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That's my deal to you, Nick. You take the designs. You can take the whole damn collection, but you cannot have my son. That's the deal. So what's it gonna be?