Back at the Darling mansion, Tripp is toasting to Letitia's charges being dropped. Letitia never doubted Nick would get them to see the truth. He says they still don't know the truth, but they know she's innocent, and that's enough for now. Tripp looks at Nick ominously. Nick toasts to her innocence, and we get a weird cut to Letitia outside on the deck. I don't know if this is supposed to be a flashback or a way of showing us she isn't innocent (I'm starting to doubt that she is, actually), or if it's after. It's very confusing. But Jeremy walks out and tells her he's been looking for her. She says she loves the weather, and he snits that it's totally "fabu." She compliments him on his good work with Nola. He thanks her, but tells her he's in love with Nola. She says that wasn't part of the plan. And now we know it, folks: Letitia is evil. I think she might be the evil one. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I also think they did an excellent job with this reveal because they fooled everyone -- Nick included -- into thinking Nick was figuring it all out on his own, when they were feeding him the information. First, Letitia told him about Jeremy's friend at the D.A.'s office, then Jeremy let him use his phone, and then the way Jeremy relented so quickly instead of trying to keep the affair secret. It's one of those things that's sort of obvious after the fact, but because of Occam's razor (and that we think Jeremy's too dumb to be playing anyone), we didn't look for this explanation -- and especially not that Letitia might be behind it. If anyone, I would have suspected the obvious: Tripp.
Nola storms in to Patrick's office to say she hopes he's happy she was forced to resign. He's actually not, but it's not his fault, he says. But that's not why she's here. She is really curious how his chief of staff search is going. She thinks he'll need protection from stuff that could be dug up about him, including Carmelita and Ellen's death. She wants the job. He can't believe she would accuse his mother of murder, sleep with his brother, and now blackmail him and still want the position. She says he'll need an attack dog in Washington, and he knows she'd be good for him.