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Aiden struggles with Emily and Daniel's engagement; Jack makes a discovery; Victoria's big reveal impacts Conrad's campaign.
Emily goes all out to prove to Daniel that she’s committed to him. She presents him with two one-way tickets to Paris. They leave in two weeks. There will be a party to announce the news to the world. Needless to say, Victoria is not pleased by any of this. Neither is Aiden. He’s taking comfort in the fact that when all this is over, he and Emily can be together. Conrad expects a bump in the polls thanks to his son’s engagement news. He asks Daniel to wait to announce his departure from Grayson Global until after the election. As for the queen, the search for Victoria’s firstborn son is on. Nolan gets back his company for helping with this mission.
Aiden is caught off guard when Daniel reveals that he knows that his father was the baggage handler who was suspected of putting a bomb on Flight 197. He tries to explain himself, but to no avail. Aiden wants Nolan to help him get Emily to give up her mission. He wants to drain the Grayson bank account before they officially remove him as treasurer. Nolan needs help from the Fa1c0n, who gives him a riddle to solve. He also learns that Victoria gave her son, Patrick, $5 million to disappear. The Fa1c0n (her real name is Edith) adds that the Initiative can’t activate Carrion without her.
Ashley says showing Conrad the photo of him with the governor’s wife, Allison Stoddard, has gotten her back into the inner circle. Jack steps up his mission to derail the campaign by showing the incriminating picture to Victoria, who notices that things have chilled between him and Emily. She also mentions that Jack was the reason her first engagement was called off. Later, Victoria pays a visit to Allison Stoddard, who assures her that she only wants to get out of the governor’s mansion. She’s been feeding Conrad info to help him defeat her husband, who is in failing health. She advises Victoria to limit her own husband to one term for his own good.
Victoria makes a sweet, disingenuous toast welcoming Emily into the family… again. The two of them have a private chat. Victoria knows the look of a woman in love and she doesn’t see it in her future daughter-in-law. Emily mentions all the memories of love and betrayal that must be present regarding David Clarke. She leaves Victoria alone on her front porch. Emily later confronts Takeda about his role in exposing Aiden to the Graysons. She feels that he has put them both at risk. Takeda reminds her that the path she walks is for her alone. He warns that the Initiative is planning a second strike to profit from chaos. He’s there to stop them.
Charlotte is still in a dark place, but she accepts Emily’s offer to be Maid of Honor at her wedding. This nice moment ends when Regina pops by with a black, plastic bag for Charlotte. The two of them head off to get into more trouble together. Charlotte gets sick outside of a club. Declan tries to take her home, but a cop has other ideas. He arrests Charlotte. Declan doesn’t have enough money to bail her out, but Regina does. The two of them head off to find an ATM. They don’t know that Daniel has already bailed out his sister. Charlotte shocks her big brother by letting him know that she’s pregnant.
Jack confronts Emily about her plan to marry Daniel. He learns that she stepped away because Amanda was pregnant and he had a brand new life ahead of him. Jack says that’s not the case anymore. Emily promises to tell him the truth someday. That’s not gonna work. Jack advises her to go be with her new family. In other news, Nolan figures out the Fa1c0n’s riddle. Her numeric pass key matches her high score on Street Fighter. He makes plans to meet up with Aiden, who receives a visit from Takeda. The teacher and his student exchange threats. Aiden vows to tell Emily about Takeda’s true mission if he tries to shut him down.
Takeda realizes that he’s lost Aiden. He takes off his jacket and pulls out two swords. The two men engage in a violent fight to the death. Aiden realizes that his teacher was never going to let them go. Takeda gets the upper hand. Aiden is in a tough spot, but he manages to snap a sword and impale Takeda. His teacher is dead. Aiden meets with Nolan to drain all Grayson accounts. Emily tries to stop them, but it’s too late. The Graysons are officially bankrupt. On the bright side, it looks like Conrad will win the election in a walk.
At the Stowaway, Victoria knows that Jack wants to destroy Conrad’s campaign. She just doesn’t know why. Jack plays her the tape where Conrad vaguely ordered Amanda’s murder. The lights in the bar go out. Actually, lights everywhere are extinguished. Declan and Regina are locked inside an ATM vestibule. Everyone is panicked. Everyone but the Fa1c0n. She knows exactly what’s happening. Carrion has been activated.