Finley is a professor at California University. He is in a wheelchair and runs a cult called The New Evolution. His operation mostly consists of recruited younger men and women who would marry rich older investors in order to secure more funds for the cult. Finley is persistent in recruiting Kelly Taylor into his organization and after Brandon Walsh takes issue with his organization, he gets Kelly to break up with Brandon by portraying Brandon as a "negator" to her growth process. Finley pushes Kelly towards Dylan McKay once he finds out how much money Dylan has, but it fails as Brandon confronts Kelly with an old cult member who had ended up mentally damaged from the Finley and the New Evolution.