At the Darling manse, Letitia tells Nick she is so happy that the campaign party was moved to the house just for her, but he didn't need to do that since she got permission to go out. Or, rather, Jeremy got permission for her, through a friend who knows someone in the D.A.'s office. Nick's puzzled. Oh, and he's on the phone with Patrick, who's asking if Chase seems unstable. The fact that Nick's having this phone conversation and this in-person conversation with Letitia at the same time really does demonstrate how much the Darlings demand from the guy. Patrick gets off the phone, and Carmelita grills him on what that conversation was about, because it didn't sound like "standard political ops." This is his chance to be honest with someone, which is what he's wanted to do with the whole world, but he just tells her to "trust me." She does. Why not tell the woman you love the truth, if you were willing to admit it to Dan Rather and the whole world last week?
Jeremy runs into Lisa while they're both voting. He calls her "Mona Lisa," and comments on her "getting her vote on." I would have imagined that Lisa and Nick don't live in the same voting precinct as the Darlings, but since I don't know how voting works in New York (can you vote anywhere? Or just in your precinct?) I won't quibble too much. And maybe they do live close together, since you'd think the Darlings would need Nick close so he could more easily attend to their every whim. Lisa asks Jeremy if he's following her, but he tells her his heart is otherwise occupied. She asks who the unlucky lady is, but he won't tell. She tells Jeremy about the gallery snob who rejected her, and he asks why she didn't mention him. She says the word "Darling" already comes up too often in her life. He respects that position, but tells her she's being an idiot, and says he'll be her partner. She says Nick would kill them both. Jeremy tells her she deserves a gallery and that "it's just business."
Nick's at Simon's office. The thing about Simon's office and living space: Everything is a different shade of orange. What is that about? Simon wonders what brings Nick there today: "threat, request, warning?" Nick just has a question: What is Simon doing with Karen, with the proposal then breakup? Simon tells Nick the truth: He wants Karen for her stock in Darling Enterprises (with them plus the stock he's been acquiring, he could take over the company). Since he knows Karen wants what she can't have, he broke up with her so she'll come crawling back to him. He's telling Nick because he trusts Nick will take the information and put it to good use.