Nolan is setting the dinner table when Priya asks him if it'll "still be romantic" if they build up an appetite first. Interestingly, Nolan does not look as confident as you'd expect, given the situation, and I wonder if that's partially because he's realizing having her around full time is not going to be the same as getting her only when he has the urge to do so. But focusing on the rapist's commitment issues seems rather beside the point, in the end, so let's get to the part where Priya sits in his lap and wonders if she's being too aggressive, if he was more in the mood for her to be demure or stupid. He doesn't get it, though, until she yanks his head back by the hair and asks him which fantasy he wanted to keep forever. His eyes focus on her as he asks, "Priya," and she breathes, "You just couldn't take no for an answer." Just as well she doesn't remember the last time her real personality met him -- she's mad enough as it is.
Boyd catches Echo in the atrium and confronts her with the book and bookmark, and at first she tries to Doll her way out of it, but after assuring her she's not in any trouble from him, he goes on to say that what she's trying to do -- get the other Actives to remember things, pushing Topher to act in the Sierra matter, etc. -- could have consequences she can't predict or control. "Some people are not ready to wake up." Echo drops the act and says she doesn't care: "Something bad is coming, like a storm. And I want everyone to survive it." He cautions her that she might bring said storm on herself, but honestly, his words sound kind of empty. Ballard's in her pocket, Boyd won't go against her, and Adelle has turned down about 57,659 opportunities to send her to the Attic. Without Laurence Dominic running around trying to kill her, who does she have to fear?
Sierra's going the route of dismissive condescension, telling Nolan how good it feels to be free. When Nolan asks if she's there to get revenge for "a year of loving every minute of it," she laughs in his face, saying she has no memory of anything he did besides poison her. She goes on that she wasn't exactly faithful to him, and he's getting angry now even as he tells her he allowed them to "whore [her] out to anyone," but that's not what she means -- she's talking about emotional fidelity, as she fell in love with someone who she trusts and who helps her. Pathetically, he thinks she's talking about him, but she disabuses him of that notion, saying that while she doesn't remember meeting this guy or even spending a moment with him, she knows their bond is stronger than anything. This is devastating news to Nolan, although he shouldn't be entirely surprised given that he's been witness to the undeniable connection between her and Victor on two separate occasions now, and finally Priya sinks the knife deep, "I love him. So much more than I hate you." This is enough for Nolan to smack her in the face, an overture she returns in kind before asking him if he's going to fight fair this time. This, however, proves to be an unfortunate choice of words, as he starts beating the crap out of her, and I'm disappointed to see how unprepared she seems now that it's coming to this. I'm not saying what she should or shouldn't have done as far as taking revenge on him, just that it seems like she might have anticipated a physical showdown as a possibility. Anyway, Nolan sickeningly decides that the whole affair is turning him on, and he picks up a knife and holds it to her throat as he picks her up with the other hand. However, getting her to her feet ends up being his undoing, as she lifts up and pushes off against the fireplace, sending them both tumbling to the ground, and after he gets up and comes at her again she grabs a handy heavy vase or something and sweeps his feet out from under him, causing him to lose the knife, which she recovers and...STABS HIM IN THE GUT! YES! Glad they finally listened to me about how much fun that can be. She repeats the move a few more times to make sure he's really dead and also to get some Dexter-level amounts of blood all over the place, which seems fitting enough given the Keith Carradine appearance. Horrified by the entire encounter, she rises slowly to her feet, and the light set up to illuminate her painting ends up heavily backlighting her in this shot, which makes her look like a black shadow next to the big bird in the painting, symbolizing her taking Nolan's place as the monster of the piece. Not that she is, but it's how she sees herself now, and the show can sometimes be rather unsubtle but I actually thought that was pretty clever.