Eric is torn when Carter, as legal counsel, advises him not to sign the papers that Rick has delivered. Unaware of the motive behind the document, Eric feels compelled to support Rick and Caroline’s future together and at Forrester Creations. Liam and Ivy have similar ideas about how they want to spend their first New Year’s Eve as a couple. Rick prepares Maya for a triumphant outcome by instructing her to pack her bags. Carter stirs the pot when he tips Ridge off about the contract that Rick wants Eric to sign.