During their first ultrasound with the doctor, Bill and Katie learn the gender of their unborn child. Steffy privately fills Taylor in on everything that happened on Hope and Liam’s wedding day. Liam has a hard time shaking off one particular occurrence as he and Hope recount the events that took place the day before.
Having just returned from Italy, Ridge and Steffy share with Taylor and Thomas about all that happened on their trip. Karen and Danielle attempt to fess up to Bill about what they have been hiding from him. Caroline and Thomas’ budding relationship begins to get serious.
When Katie pays Karen and Danielle a surprise visit, she stumbles upon the secret that they’ve been keeping. Bill comes to terms with the fact that Hope’s perseverance is what makes her worthy of Liam. Hope and Liam enjoy their first evening as a married couple. Bill keeps his end of the deals as he gives Deacon his final payment for assisting with the plan.
As Hope and Liam’s ceremony begins, Steffy reminisces about her Aspen mountaintop wedding to Liam. Stephanie calls to check in with Steffy to make sure she is coping with Liam marrying Hope. After emotional and heartfelt words from their respective parents, Hope and Liam exchange vows.
Bill vehemently denies Ridge’s accusations of him being responsible for Deacon’s timely arrival in Italy. Brooke worries about Deacon being in Italy and that he may disrupt the wedding again. Deacon uses his charm to get information out of Alison about the rest of Bill’s plan. Hope and Liam make a second attempt at getting married.
By the time that Hope and Liam reconnect, she hopes that he hasn’t changed his mind about marrying her. Hope explains to Liam the reason why she did not show up on time to their wedding. After Alison’s latest status report, Bill is under the impression that his plan is working perfectly. Brooke and Ridge try to get down to the bottom of who is responsible for Hope missing her ceremony.
Hope finally reaches the church, but it is too late; Liam has already left to find her at the hotel. Liam finds a note that makes him think that Hope did not want to go through with the wedding. Back at home, Taylor and Stephanie worry about how Steffy is coping in Italy. Bill prepares the second part of his plan; the aftermath of Hope and Liam’s failed wedding.
Hope anxiously jumps through hoops and obstacles throughout the town of Puglia to get to her wedding. Fearing that Hope may be in trouble, Brooke and Ridge frantically attempt to get in contact with her. Deacon begins to become remorseful about his part in Bill’s plan to sabotage his daughter’s wedding. Having overheard Bill’s scheme, Katie grills Marcus for details. Alison puts the finishing touch on Bill’s plan.
Hope’s world is rocked when she receives a visit from the last person on Earth that she would ever think be in Italy for her wedding. With Hope being a no-show for their ceremony, Liam is under the impression that he has been left at the altar. Steffy sits alone at a café in Puglia remembering the good times that she and Liam have shared together. Katie overhears Marcus and Dayzee discussing Bill’s plan to sabotage Hope and Liam’s wedding.
Liam and Hope prepare to walk down the aisle that afternoon. Ridge comforts a heartbroken and hopeless Steffy as she mourns the loss of Liam, knowing that he will be married by the end of the day. Bill gives an unsuspecting Liam one last chance to get out of marrying Hope before he puts his plan in motion.
Hope changes her mind about the location of the wedding, as well as a few other minor details. Brooke reaches out to Steffy as a friend to support her during her time of heartbreak. Deacon’s guilt gets the best of him as Bill lays out the final particulars of his plan to stop Hope and Liam’s wedding. Bill sets out to ensure that every facet of his scheme is in order and goes off without a hitch.
Brooke and Ridge spend a romantic afternoon frolicking through the Masseria olive grove. Back in LA, Eric and Stephanie discuss how much they regret not traveling to Italy for Hope and Liam’s wedding. Deacon hounds Bill for details surrounding his part on the plan to interfere with Hope’s wedding. Hope and Liam explore Polignano a Mare and the area where their wedding is scheduled to take place. Meanwhile, Steffy sulks alone in her misery as she remembers all of the good times that she and Liam had together.
Bill attempts to stop Steffy from leaving Italy by trying to convince her to stay and gives her hope that the wedding will not happen. Deacon’s guilt about being a part of Bill’s plan becomes greater when Alison informs him of what kind of person Hope turned out to be. When Brooke gives Hope all of the details of her wedding day, Bill takes note of the exact time that he will implement his plan.
When Deacon wavers on participating in the plan against Hope, Bill makes a serious threat of sending him back to prison… or worse. Brooke and Ridge witness the difficult and emotional time that Steffy his having while being in Italy for Hope and Liam’s wedding. Not being able to handle the heartbreaking pain any longer, Steffy makes a decision to return to Los Angeles.
On the plane to Italy, Steffy does her best to hide her pain as she watches the love birds, Hope and Liam, basking in pre-marital bliss. Deacon is released from jail, but knows that his release does not mean freedom; he now and forever will be indebted to “Dollar” Bill Spencer. Hope and Liam’s wedding party arrives in Italy and begins to take in the sights.
Bill encourages Steffy to go to Italy and stand up for Hope at her wedding and to not give up on Liam. Liam is mortified that Hope not only asked Steffy to attend the wedding, but to be a part of it without consulting him first. Bill makes final arrangements on his plan to ensure that Liam and Hope to not make it down the aisle.
Bill fears that he’s been caught red-handed by Hope and that she has learned about his connection with Deacon. Stephanie lays out for Liam the many reasons why he should choose Steffy over Hope. Bill tells Hope that he will attend the wedding, but then candidly reveals his true feelings about her marrying his son. Steffy is stunned when Hope asks her to be a part of the wedding.
Brooke makes an emotional plea to Ridge to be there as a father figure for Hope on her wedding day so that she doesn’t find the need to seek out Deacon to walk her down the aisle. Not knowing what Bill has up his sleeve, Liam asks his father to be his best man. Stephanie pays a surprise visit to Liam to inform him that he doesn’t need to go through with marrying Hope.
Steffy and Liam separately tell their families about the last moments of their marriage. Both families are stunned by the selfless act of love that took place between the two. While Liam is accepting of the outcome, Steffy has a difficult time even thinking of moving forward. Hope asks Brooke to be the maid-of-honor at her wedding. Now that Liam has made his final decision, Bill puts his plan in motion.
With the final hour of their marriage approaching, Steffy helps Liam do what he doesn’t have the heart to do: make a decision for him about which woman to choose. Bill anxiously awaits word from either Liam or Steffy on the outcome of their evening and whether or not he needs to pull the trigger on his plan. Ridge, Brooke and Taylor wonder which one of their daughters will end the day heartbroken.
Hope reveals to Eric her desire to have her biological father walk her down the aisle at her wedding. Ridge feels torn knowing that by the end of the day, one of his daughters will be heartbroken. Liam and Steffy spend their final hours as husband and wife together reliving their good times.