At Wyatt's, he and Sally Spectra were making out, and things got steamy. They started removing each other's clothes and lay down on the couch. Things got more heated, but Sally put on the brakes and apologized. She said she wasn't ready to start another relationship and was "a little ragged."
Wyatt understood, and Sally felt she should leave, but Wyatt offered Sally a place to stay while she worked out a plan for what she would do next. Sally replied that she didn't have a plan, and Los Angeles might be "a pit stop on my way back home." Wyatt said he'd like to get to know her. Sally said that she didn't think it was a good idea for her to be connected to a Spencer. She dished that Wyatt's father had destroyed her dreams. Wyatt said he'd been disillusioned by Bill as well.
Wyatt teased that he hadn't been angry enough to shoot anything. He looked up and said, "There's a hole in my wall!" Sally apologized for firing a weapon into the wall. She felt she was broken, and it wasn't just Bill she blamed. She'd expected that she and Thomas would have a life together. She lamented that she'd been totally blindsided by Thomas. She had loved him, and he had been another mistake. She had never seen a breakup coming and wondered if Thomas had used her to get back at Caroline.
Wyatt said Thomas was an idiot. He felt that Sally had associated with the wrong people and had experienced a patch of bad luck. He felt they could change that if she started over and stayed with him for a while. She needed to be somewhere safe, and Wyatt felt he could provide that. Sally smiled but shook her head.
Sally agreed she might have judged Wyatt too harshly based on his name. Wyatt offered her a place to stay and a distraction. He felt they'd both been lost and needed to work together and figure out what they would do next. They smiled and kissed.
Sally noted that Wyatt was a "really charming guy," but she wasn't sure she could trust anyone again. Wyatt persuaded her to start slowly, and maybe they could make it work. Wyatt offered that she could sleep on his couch, and that would give her a roof over her head. Sally agreed, and they cuddled and held each other.
At Forrester, Hope and Thorne discussed that they'd had some suspicions about Emma. Hope said it had never crossed her mind that Emma had the same last name as Justin Barber and could be directly connected to Spencer Publications. Hope was concerned and hoped that the common name was a coincidence, but Thorne said they needed to find out.
At Spencer Publications, Justin welcomed Alison back to Spencer and said that Bill would be glad she'd returned. Justin explained that his niece was in town and was working at Forrester. He gushed that she was extraordinary and talented. He received a text message and appeared worried. "Something's wrong," he said. He noted that Emma was upset and wanted him to meet her at Forrester
In the showroom at Forrester, Maya fired Emma. "I'm fired?" Emma asked. Maya reminded Emma that Forrester had a zero tolerance policy for taking photos of designs in any stage. She advised Emma to pack up her things. Emma said she'd texted her uncle, and he would explain everything.
Xander entered and was shocked that Maya would think that Emma had been a spy or a plant for Bill Spencer. "Why else would she be taking pictures?" Maya asked. Xander was surprised. Maya noted that Emma had taken the photos on her phone, and Maya had also found out that Emma was Justin Barber's niece. "And that's why I fired her," Maya said.
Hope entered with Thorne. Emma swore she wasn't a spy. She tried to explain that she'd wanted to choreograph dance moves that were more specific to the designs. Maya interrupted and asked why Emma hadn't thought to ask someone. Xander tried to defend Emma, but Maya warned that Xander didn't know the corporate policies and that corporate espionage was a real thing. Hope and Thorne agreed they had all seen it in action, and Forrester had been a victim on previous occasions.
Hope was disappointed and said that Bill Spencer and everyone who worked for him had no scruples. A security guard entered with Justin Barber and said that someone had asked Justin to meet them. Hope agreed they needed to talk to him. Justin asked Hope if everything was okay.
Hope explained that they had discovered that Emma was related to him. "Maya found her taking photographs of designs," Hope said. Justin explained that he had told Emma not to mention that they were relatives because he knew that he was not well liked at Forrester, but he knew Emma was talented and deserved to work there. He added that she had clearly impressed everyone at Forrester and deserved another chance.
Hope reminded everyone that the zero tolerance policy had been made clear to Emma on her first day. Hope was disappointed in Emma because she felt Emma had potential. Hope turned to Emma. "This is a warning," Hope said.
Justin reminded Hope that Emma had earned the job on her own merit. "Please believe me. Is there any way I can keep my internship?" Emma begged. She said that being on the Hope for the Future team was the most important thing to her.
Hope explained that she was not pleased with the connection between Emma's uncle and Bill Spencer because they had caused her family a lot of pain. Hope added that Emma had a lot of potential and had been given opportunities, but she'd also broken their trust. Hope demanded loyalty in the future as well as transparency. She decided not to fire Emma. Maya sighed.
"Give the kid a break," Justin said. Maya noted that Hope had given Emma a break -- she had let her keep her job and had been more than fair. "Please don't make me regret it," Hope added.
Hope sent a text message to security to take Justin out of the building. Justin and Thorne started a discussion, and Hope called Maya aside. They discussed that Maya was upset because Hope had overruled her decision to fire Emma and had done it in front of others.
Hope told Maya that it was not Maya's decision to fire people from the Hope for the Future line. Hope appreciated Maya's concern for the line and the family but noted, "this is my line." Maya was upset but agreed it was Hope's decision.
Hope turned to Justin and warned that everyone would be watching Emma. She advised Justin that if there were any more suspicions of sabotage, Forrester would press charges, and his niece would never work in fashion again. Emma was grateful to have her internship, and a security guard escorted Justin from the building.
Later, in private, Xander said that he was sure Emma needed a friend. Emma thanked him and explained that she felt awful. She'd had a great opportunity but had messed up and lost Hope's trust. Xander reminded her that Hope had given her another chance.
Emma said she'd been scared and lamented that Maya wanted her out the door. Xander explained that corporate espionage was a big problem in fashion, but he joked that Emma wouldn't be very good at it. Emma smiled and wondered if he thought she'd be a lousy spy. Xander agreed and said she was too honest. "I got your back," he said. He offered her a hug, and Emma accepted, but she looked thoughtful.
• Wyatt and Sally heat things up.
• Brooke lights into Bill.