At Brooke's house, Hope looked at pictures of herself with Wyatt and then with Liam. She reflected upon her romance with Liam, thought of the encounters she'd had with Wyatt, and sighed.
At the Forrester sky lounge, Quinn wondered what could be more romantic than the quest for Ricardo's diamond. Wyatt replied that Hope expected great things from him, and he'd deliver.
Quinn and Wyatt agreed that he had to strike while Liam was showing his true colors by whining and pouting. Wyatt whipped out his phone to call Hope and invite her to dinner that evening at his place. Hope seemed hesitant, but when he claimed that he had a surprise, she agreed to meet him.
After the call, Quinn was eager to help with the dinner, but Wyatt said he had it covered. She asked what he knew how to cook besides bacon, and she readily began making a grocery list. Snatching her pen away, Wyatt insisted that he had a plan, and though his mother being around wasn't involved, bacon actually was. He claimed that he had plenty of bacon available in case he was a good enough host to make Hope want to spend the night.
Quinn figured that Hope would soon have her fill of Liam. Wyatt believed that Hope was ready to let go, but she needed a little more encouragement. Quinn argued that Hope and Liam weren't a good match, and Liam was holding the strong and confident Hope back.
Wyatt responded that Hope had outgrown Liam. Quinn figured that after Liam threw his temper tantrums, he'd concede that he and Hope hadn't been compatible, and he'd be free to return to Steffy. Wyatt joked that Steffy had gotten clean already, because he'd heard that it only took twenty-eight days to get Liam out of a woman's system.
The two realized they needed to get to a meeting, and Quinn was thankful that a little camping trip had led to them being at Forrester and had enabled them to hand out raises at their business. With their company succeeding and Wyatt about to get the girl, Quinn decided that the solar shower had been the best investment she'd ever made. "You? I -- I bought it..." The puzzled Wyatt replied as they exited.
Outside at the cliff house, Liam stared at the ocean. Aly remarked that she understood why Hope was enjoying her time with Liam and Wyatt, but it still wasn't right. Liam became frustrated and walked off. Aly followed him and found him deep in thought in his living room.
Aly again apologized for sending Liam the picture. She figured that Hope would hate her for it, but Liam doubted that. Aly couldn't help wondering why Hope would put him through "this." Liam replied that it was because he'd put her through a lot worse.
Figuring that Liam meant an eye for an eye, Aly replied that it wasn't right, and it wasn't who Hope was. "At least who she used to be. You deserve better," Aly concluded.
Liam stated that Aly had been at school and hadn't seen what Hope had put up with. Assuming that he meant Steffy, Aly said she hadn't known what to think when she'd first learned about Hope's situation with Liam and Wyatt. It had seemed cool at first. "But the more I thought about it..." Aly said.
Liam interjected that Hope had given him many chances, but he'd blown them. Though it was hard for him, he was trying to understand what it was like to be the unsure one in the relationship. Aly asked if being with someone was supposed to be about competition.
Though she'd been young when her mother had died, Aly could still remember the love, loyalty, and devotion her parents had shared. Aly said she'd taken for granted that Liam and Hope had that kind of connection. Liam uttered that they did, but Aly replied that someone needed to tell Hope that.
In quiet revelation, Liam chuckled and agreed. He picked up the phone and called Hope to say that he needed to see her. Hope replied that she'd be at home from then until that evening.
After the call, Aly asked what Liam would say to Hope, but Liam had no idea. "I feel responsible," Aly bit out. He said that she wasn't, but he thanked her for reminding him that he was.
Later, the somber Aly arrived at work, and Thorne assumed that something was bothering her. Her father prodded her, and she wondered how long she'd have to shadow Hope. Thorne asked if Aly wanted a new assignment. Aly replied that she'd been learning a lot from Hope, but Aly didn't know if she liked what Hope was teaching.
Thorne became concerned and said he'd thought Aly looked up to Hope. Aly claimed that she did; however, she was concerned about Hope's choices and how they affected people. Aly figured that Hope wanted what she wanted, even if it hurt someone else.
Thorne remarked that Hope was one of the nicest people he knew, and he asked what in specific Aly was talking about. Aly said it was hard to explain; however, Hope was different, and it hadn't been what Aly had expected or remembered about Hope.
Back at Brooke's house, Liam arrived and asked how Hope's day had been. Hope explained that she'd had a photo shoot, and he asked if she'd done it alone. She revealed that Wyatt had jumped into a few photos and asked Liam not to be mad. "What are we doing?" Liam asked, and Hope sighed.
Liam told Hope that he didn't want to live that way any longer, and Hope asked what he wanted. Liam acknowledged that Wyatt had happened along at a time when she'd felt the need to prove something to Liam, and she'd enjoyed having two guys chase her. Liam conveyed that he'd put her through things no one should have to endure, and he was lucky that she was still talking to him.
Liam figured that Hope was still around because she loved him and wanted to marry him. He said he'd proven his loyalty, but she'd been playing games with him. He believed that they belonged together. "So enough of this. No more Wyatt. Let's make this happen," Liam said.
Liam led Hope outside, and he began to scout out locations. Hope wondered why he doing it. He responded that it could happen in the living room or the bathroom, but it was time that they exchanged vows. "Oh...Liam..." Hope gravely replied.
Liam said Hope had asked him to give her time, and he'd done that. "But time for what, exactly? To give Wyatt the wrong impression?" Liam asked. He felt that he'd shown his commitment to Hope, and she needed to show him hers.
Hope murmured that she wasn't saying she and Liam wouldn't get married eventually. Liam replied that "eventually" was no longer enough. He felt that it was time they moved on and time that she cut ties with Wyatt and his company. Hope claimed that she couldn't make that decision, but Liam countered that it was her line and her call.
Liam figured that he and Hope could do a low-key ceremony before the holiday with family and friends right on the spot where he'd proposed to her. He said it would be that easy with no more asking, heartache, or bended knees. "I'm taking what I want, and I'm taking it now," Liam declared and swept Hope in for a deep kiss. Pulling back to gaze at her, he asked, "Am I making myself clear?"