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Aiden and Emily discover long-buried family secrets; Victoria pays Mason Treadwell (Roger Bart) a surprise visit as she gets closer to exposing Emily.
Aiden finds a clue about his fatherís past. Itís a nameóOscar Chapman. Heís going to follow up this lead, but not before telling his mother the truth. He admits that he and Emily are not together. He also reveals that his sister was kidnapped. She was used as leverage to get his dad to blow up the plane. As for Oscar Chapman, he was a freelance reporter who worked for Pascal. He died in a car accident. The lead is a dead end. But at least Aiden reconnected with his mother. Emily, too. The two of them make love.
Conrad is disappointed to hear that his French friend is reneging on their partnership plan after he helped him reel in his ex. So he meets with Pascalís South American business partner to reveal that he is grooming his son, Gideon, to take over the business. This has his foreign partner bailing. Margaux is angry about this newsflash, too. Daniel uses her rage to get closer to her. This has new homeowner Jack angry. After a chat with Daniel, Pascal apologizes for being a lousy father. Margaux shows her father her five-year plan. Sheís pleased when Pascal is willing to listen to it. Later, she shares a drink with Daniel to celebrate.
Victoria meets up with the incarcerated Mason Treadwell. Sadly, bow ties are not on the list of approved prison attire. Victoria inquires about Emily. Mason isnít willing to spill his secrets unless heís a free man by the end of the month. He calls Emily about his chat with the queen. Itís time to renegotiate their deal. Stevie is sent to meet with Mason since their conversation canít be recorded. She lays out Emilyís offer, but it is rejected. Mason opts to chat with Victoria, who has brought Conrad up to speed on the situation.
Javier is ticked when Nolan wants 70 percent of the company in their partnership. He wants to explore other options. In other news, Charlotte is starting to believe her brotherís story that Jack is in cahoots with Emily to destroy their family. A story from Javier further increases her suspicions. Charlotte believes Daniel can help him regarding his problems with Nolan.
Mason Treadwell is given some shaving cream by a prison guard. It turns out to be toxic. Mason is dead. Victoria confronts Stevie about her meeting with him. She brings a bottle of booze over to torture her. Stevie ends up drinking again. Jack finds her in bad shape. He wants her to go back to L.A. Stevie wants him to come with her. He canít do that. Stevie believes itís because he loves Emily.
The coronerís van takes Mason Treadwellís body off the prison grounds. As it turns out, the dead writer isnít really dead. The face cream that supposedly did him in was provided by Emily Thorne. It causes a reaction in which the body only appears dead for 12 hours. Nolan explains all this to Mason as he provides him with his new identity, a bankroll and a description of the bungalow that will be his new home. He also asks him what he knows about another reporteróOscar Chapman. Mason says the man who may know of Pascalís connection to Aidenís father faked his own death. He may still be alive. Now Emily just needs to find him.