Maya Avant is a woman on a mission. She’s hopelessly in love with Rick Forrester, she’s going to get him back and she doesn’t care about destroying his happy marriage to her longtime archenemy Caroline to achieve her goal.
Ignoring her ex-fiancé Carter’s (Lawrence Saint-Victor) taunts about throwing herself at Rick when he obviously can’t stand her, Maya (Karla Mosley) hisses that Caroline won’t be Rick’s wife for much longer, proudly wearing Carter’s stamp that she’s a classless gold-digger.
When Maya suggests that the only way she’d back down was if Caroline was pregnant, Carter orders her to respect wedding vows, something which Maya says she believes in, except when they’re connected to Caroline!
Later, finding Rick alone, Maya denigrates Caroline and, ascertaining that children aren’t on their horizon, blatantly tells Rick that she still loves him. Laughing off Rick’s warning about firing her for sexual harassment, Maya coos that deep down, Rick still loves her too.
When Rick won’t give in to her advances Maya stalks off down the corridor only to spy Ridge and Caroline intimately sharing a special moment.
Grabbing Caroline in private, Maya interrogates her for answers and her eyebrows are raised when Caroline lets slip hints about Ridge bringing forth her design talent. The cryptic conversation only reinforces Maya’s determination to use Ridge and Caroline’s emerging working relationship to her advantage.