In Eric's office, Eric hopped from his chair and hurried to the door to hug Taylor, who'd arrived in town the previous night. Though Taylor had moved to Paris, she still saw patients in Los Angeles. Eric excitedly showed her the work that Hope and Wyatt had been doing and said Stephanie's jewelry collection would be debuting in Paris.
"On a more predictable note," Taylor said, and she relayed that she'd heard about Brooke and Ridge's reunion. Eric asked if Taylor had seen Aly in Paris. Taylor sensed that something troubled Eric about Aly, and Eric explained his uneasiness about Aly's attitude toward Wyatt.
Taylor reminded Eric that she had a bad history with Aly. Eric said he'd thought that having Aly shadow Hope would be positive for Aly, who'd had violent reactions at school. After assessing Aly's attitude about Wyatt, Eric had decided that Aly needed therapy. Though Taylor wanted to help, she doubted she was the person for the job.
Taylor reasoned that Aly hadn't gotten over what had happened with Taylor and Darla. Eric said that it had been an accident; however, Taylor replied that she'd killed Aly's mother, which was unforgivable -- accident or not. Taylor flashed back to telling Aly that Darla had died and to Aly destroying Taylor's wedding dress when Taylor had been about to marry Thorne.
Taylor hadn't forgiven herself for Darla's death. She suspected that Aly's troubles went even deeper than the death, and Hope and Wyatt would have their hands full with an out-of-control Aly.
In Thorne's office in Paris, Thorne conveyed to Brooke that Aly had wanted to be at the wedding, but he'd requested for her to be in Paris because he'd sensed something troubling within her. He said that Aly adored Hope and had really taken to the HFTF message, but Aly believed that Hope had lost her way after meeting Wyatt.
Thorne and Brooke discussed how none of the younger generation knew that Aly had problems. Thorne wanted to keep it that way, and Brooke hoped that her daughter and Wyatt would win Aly over. The skeptical Thorne conveyed that when Hope had started seeing Wyatt, Aly had viewed it as a betrayal, and she'd been devastated when Liam and Hope's wedding hadn't happened.
In a conference room, Aly ordered Wyatt to take his hands off Hope. Hope asked what the problem was, and Aly answered that it was Wyatt. She didn't know how Hope could let him kiss her. "It's disgusting," Aly said, grimacing.
Aly stated that she'd admired Hope a great deal; however, Wyatt was ruining Hope's message. Aly asked what had happened to commitment and self-respect, and she stated that she didn't even know Hope anymore. Hope asked how long Aly had felt that way, and Aly replied that it had been since Wyatt. "I hate it. I hate it!" Aly shouted.
Just then, Thorne and Brooke arrived. They were cheerful but seemed to sense the tension in the room. Thomas arrived and excitedly greeted his cousin, Aly. Thorne announced that Wyatt had a presentation to make, and Aly glared at Wyatt.
Wyatt told listeners that HFTF had become the industry's darling, but they would make it the industry's addiction "with this." He unveiled what he called the Stephanie Forrester Collection. Everyone was awed at the jewels -- except Aly, whose dagger-like stare penetrated Wyatt.
Wyatt remarked that Stephanie's name was synonymous with elegance, and people had seen Stephanie at events in her jewels. Lifting up a pearl necklace, he said everyone had seen her wearing it on magazine covers. Wyatt asserted that the collection was a fashion artifact, and Forrester had the responsibility to show it to the world.
Wyatt suggested that they display the collection at the upcoming show in Paris. As Thorne listened, he carefully studied the expressions on his daughter's face. Everyone agreed that Wyatt had a good idea. -- except Aly. "How dare you make a spectacle of my grandmother!" Aly asserted.
Aly told Wyatt that the jewels were precious heirlooms, but he wanted to make a sideshow out of them. Thorne and Thomas tried to explain to Aly that it would honor Stephanie, but Aly called it a publicity stunt in line with "that stupid blue diamond."
Aly wanted HFTF to get back on track with its message. Wyatt said that the sales were off the charts, but Aly told everyone to notice that it was all about money for Wyatt. "We don't need money," Aly contended; instead, they needed to stay true to what Hope represented.
Brooke agreed that HFTF message had been good, but she added that it had caused problems. Aly claimed that it hadn't done that for her and Hope's admirers. Aly said she was online every day, reminding people of what HFTF stood for, and they couldn't let the Fullers pollute the message.
Hope explained that the message had been good but problematic, and the line was no longer about the message. Aly yelled that it should be, because the message had been the best part.
Later, the meeting had concluded, and alone with Wyatt, Hope told him that he'd done well. Wyatt murmured that one person didn't think so, and Hope apologized for Aly's unexpected outburst. Wyatt assumed that Aly would eventually "come around -- or not." As the two began kissing, Aly cracked the door open and glared into the room.
Hope exited to search for her mother, and Aly returned to the room. Wyatt looked up when the door closed. In a measured tone, Aly said that kids had made fun of her in school; they'd called her nerdy and self-absorbed. Wyatt replied that she wasn't self-absorbed. "No, you are," Aly asserted.
Aly accused Wyatt of destroying Hope, the line, and even the Forrester family by turning her grandmother's legacy into a circus act. Wyatt began to speak; however, she cut him off, saying that he could do what he wanted regarding the Fullers, but he'd respect the Forresters and their company.
Aly said that Hope couldn't see how bad Wyatt was for her, but Aly could. Aly felt that Hope should have married Liam, but instead, Hope had compromised everything she'd believed in. "I have to save her -- from you!" Aly declared.
Later, Hope found Thorne and Brooke to discuss what had happened with Wyatt and Aly. Brooke and Thorne explained that Aly really looked up to Hope and had really absorbed Hope's message. The uncertain Hope murmured, "But to go off on Wyatt like that..."
Brooke was sure Aly would get used to Wyatt, and Hope remarked that it was possible because he could charm the skin off a snake. Thorne smiled, but his concern was evident on his face.
Back in the conference room, Wyatt advised Aly to calm down. Furious, Aly accused Wyatt of using jewelry that didn't belong to him to entice Hope away from Liam, the sweetest man anyone could want. Wyatt ordered her to slow down, but she said there was nothing to him but his greed.
Pointing her finger in his face, Aly called Wyatt "Big Shot, Mr. Popular." To her, he loved turning heads and trending without giving a darn about Hope or the collection. Wyatt asked if Aly was finished. Aly vowed to see to it that Wyatt wouldn't have Hope bedazzled for much longer.
Aly claimed that she hadn't been the most popular girl in school, but she knew Wyatt's type. He was like the ones who'd hung out with the jocks and dumb cheer girls. "I know exactly who you are," she seethed. Wyatt said it hadn't been like that for him. He wanted to get along with Aly, and he suggested that she try to see the benefits of his campaign.
Wyatt stated that Stephanie wouldn't mind the campaign, and Aly swooped into his personal space and shouted that he hadn't known her grandmother. Wyatt told Aly that they were on the same team, but she insisted that he'd never touch Hope again. Wyatt quipped that it was too late for that because he and Hope were members of the mile-high club.
"How dare you!" Aly shrieked and backhanded Wyatt. Aly ordered him to pack up his jewels and mother and return to the slimy place they'd emerged from. "You are officially fired from Forrester Creations, and you will not go near Hope again. Have I made myself perfectly clear?" she asked.