Nola and Nick in the courthouse. She asks if he's Letitia's lawyer now, adding "Because that would be gross." He says he's not but he still represents the family and wants Letitia to be able to attend Ellen's memorial service. Nola thinks that's crazy talk, because Letitia should be in jail and that Nick should be thanking her for finding his father's murderer. He asks what kind of case she has, and she says, "Golden." Her evidence: a 40-year affair gone bad, a plane that's been tampered with, an eager witness, and eagerness to arrest Letitia if she shows her face outdoors. She adds: "Try me."
Nick's back at his office, where Karen's waiting. She's disappointed he's late, but he thinks maybe he should get a pass since he's been all caught up in trying to find someone to defend her mother in a murder trial. He guesses correctly that she's there to ask him to let her take over the company. She guesses that he wasn't even going to consider her. He's aware of her virtues (business experience, work with the Family Foundation) and he promises to take all of those things into consideration. Karen has an epiphany: "You're not going to pick me." Nick says he doesn't want to pick anybody, and that he was handed a live grenade. She says if she'd known when she was 10 that letting him see her with her shirt off would cost her the company, she wouldn't have done it, but she guesses she didn't know him then ... and apparently doesn't know him now. Oh, and Natalie Zea has her crazy bangs swept aside, and is looking much better. And her acting is back on track, too. I'm going to try to pretend that most of the first episode didn't happen as far as she's concerned.
Karen and Simon are in a car, and she says she's going to kill Nick, because he doesn't take her seriously. Simon doesn't understand how he could not take her seriously, because Simon's time sleeping with her means he would let her run his company, I presume? She tells Simon to ask Nick why he doesn't take her seriously, and Simon says he might just do that. She was kidding, but he gives her a speech about how he got where he is by recognizing his own talents and the talents of others, and that Nick might not be able to see all of her gifts. She tells him he can go talk to him.