Nick walks in as Letitia's "butchering Chopin" on the piano (her words, not mine; I'd never make fun of someone who can play piano at all, since I cannot). Nick's not cracking a smile, so Letitia wants to know what's wrong. He tells her he knows that she's been sending money to the village in France where his mother (who we learn is named Clare) lives. He wants to know why she paid to send his mother away, and she swears his mother wanted to leave. She was unhappy long before Dutch and Letitia's affair, and she wanted to leave because she was bi-polar or something else that was not good for a 6-year-old to be around. Letitia tells Nick to ask Clare himself, since he is not buying it. And then he's in his office calling his mom. When he brings up the witness list she asks him not to call her again and hangs up. After commercial, we find out Daisy was listening in on his call (and he is okay with this why, exactly?) She's booked him on a flight to Paris already (that was some quick booking, since we're to presume he just got off the phone), because apparently Daisy knows what Nick needs before he needs it. Brian comes in and asks for Nick's legal advice, but he'd like to talk while walking outside; not in the office. Apparently he doesn't want Daisy spying on him. Smart guy, that Brian. Someone should tell Tripp he'd make a good head of Darling Enterprises. Oh, right.
As they're walking, Nick says Andrea's partying doesn't mean Brian can bring his son back, because Andrea has full custody. Brian's indignant: "And whose fault is that?" Nick's like, "Yours," because you bribed the arbitrator. Brian gets pissed and starts saying Nick's just trying to take the company anyway, so he'll let him get back to that. And then this fast "Brian's angry" music plays, which is heavy on drums and sort of makes me think they want us to think Brian's endearing craziness is somehow scarier than it is. It just... isn't. Because he's Brian Darling, once and future softie. Brian tells Nick he's going to Brazil, and for Nick to let his "benefactor" know. He then calls Nick "boss." I know Brian's hurt that he didn't get to run the company, but I don't believe he's actually angry at Nick. He just has no idea how to handle human emotions, such as being heartbroken that your child is on another continent. Or feeling like you were passed over for something that meant a lot to you. Or not wanting to admit you'd like to be closer to your brother. Tacked onto the end of this scene is Nick apologizing to an older lady in a neck brace, whom Brian stole a cab from. Get it? He's even mean to the old and injured. That bastard! (Oops... "bastard" probably hits a little close to home.)