Before we go any further, please take a moment to prepare yourselves for a terrible, horrible, out-of-character, against-story scene the likes of "Is this because I'm a lesbian?" Nick's in the lobby of Simon's building telling Karen not to marry him, that it's a mistake. She says he's already saved the company, but he says he doesn't care about the company, or that it's not his first concern. He's getting teary. He says his first concern is "you ... and me." She asks if something happened with Lisa. Hey! Maybe she isn't a total moron. He says yes, and she says he can't do this to her, because she's made plans and it's not fair for him to screw with her head anytime he wants. He knows and he's sorry (yet he's doing it anyway, why, exactly?). He doesn't want to see her make a huge mistake, so she tells him to step up then. She won't give up everything for nothing. She won't derail her life if he's not willing to derail his. She can't leave Simon for an abstraction; she can only leave him for Nick. Man, this is stupid. What about when she wouldn't kiss Nick because she loved Simon and all of that? Was that just to lead us off the trail of this ridiculous twist? Because, good work, show: You led us so far off the trail that this became the most ludicrous thing that could possibly happen. Anyway, she asks what it's going to be and then the show leaves us hanging. If he chooses Karen, I will throw things and kill someone.
The camera zooms out on Karen and Nick and then turns to black and white and we realize Simon's watching it all on the surveillance cameras. I wonder if this is part of his evil plan? Could there be a reason he'd drive her into Nick's arms? But no, Simon's clearly angry, saying he gave whomever he's talking to a very simple task, that they had a chance to be a part of something, but now thanks to that someone's lack of control, the project has been crippled. Nola's standing there and says she's sorry she made a mistake, but it wasn't all a waste, because the case was crumbling anyway. She says she found another way in: She's Patrick's chief of staff. Now, I'm not sure exactly what Simon and Nola are up to, but I assume the "lack of control" he's talking about here is her relationship with Jeremy. But I cannot find any way that charging one Darling with murder and being another one's chief of staff are similar, so it's weird that would be "another" way in. As much as I'm hating some of the ridiculousness of this show, the mystery is definitely keeping me hooked. I couldn't stop watching now even if I hated it completely because I have to know what these two are up to -- and who Nick chooses, of course. It better be Lisa, or no one. But not freaking idiot Karen.