VICTORIA : I saw the light on. I wanted to make sure that Rachel wasn't cleaning us out. BROOKE : What is that supposed to mean? Have you been in my house? Did you say something to her? VICTORIA : Nothing the mirror couldn't have told her. BROOKE : Leave my friends alone, okay? VICTORIA : I was trying to protect you from making another mistake. BROOKE : Firing Rachel was a mistake. VICTORIA : That was business. BROOKE : That is not the way I want my business to be. People deserve better. She... VICTORIA : You see? This is exactly why you weren't included in the meeting today. You're too emotional. You need to remove emotion from business. That's why I'm here. BROOKE : Now. You're here now. What about all of those years I was growing up? You never wanted to be a part of my life until I started this company. VICTORIA : What? Cheerleading, School president... Stop being childish. You're the face of a company, and you took your company as far as you could on your own. Then you came to me when you needed help. BROOKE : Well, Rachel needed my help, and you made me fire her. VICTORIA : You earned my help, Brooke. Rachel didn't earn yours. BROOKE : I earned it? A daughter is not supposed to have to earn her mother's help... or her love. It is supposed to be unconditional. VICTORIA : Whatever. (Victoria stars to leave) BROOKE : You're fired. VICTORIA : What did you just say? BROOKE : I said... you...are fired. VICTORIA : You're going to fire me and risk our entire company? BROOKE : But it's not our company. It's my company. Remember? VICTORIA : I am not an employee. I am your mother. BROOKE : I know. You're fired. You can go now.