Night falls on the McMansion. Robert arrives, bearing flowers for Catherine. He greets Pilar, but thinks that she's Rosa. Catherine corrects him. Robert greets Pilar loudly and poorly in Spanish. She ignores him. She'll spit in his gin and tonic later, no doubt. Robert and Catherine chat in the dining room. Catherine's worried about Nate; Robert promises to take care of it. Then Robert tells her that "Hell's frozen over," and that George is stepping down as publisher of The Sun and naming him as the successor at the end of the week. Catherine looks surprised, though I suspect the look on her face will be nothing compared to the look on Robert's once he hears the truth. Robert says that he always felt that George was just "tolerating" him, but obviously the man must respect him if he's going to name him publisher. Ouch. Okay, I feel a little bad for Robert. Yeah, he's a big, dumb thug, but George sounds like he's been stringing him along. Catherine rushes over and gives him a big hug. He picks her up and twirls her around like she's his girl and he hasn't seen her since he went off to war. More fodder for the incest thread.
Will comes down to answer the door. It's Grandma (whose name, we finally find out, is Lillian) and George. Lillian goes to talk to Catherine (read: find something to criticize Catherine for) as George takes Will aside for a chat. George tells Will that he's stepping down as publisher and wants Will to succeed him. I don't know whether this was supposed to be a surprise to the viewer, but it certainly wasn't to me. George established his preference in the pilot, and Robert's behavior -- and George's treatment of him -- made it clear that Robert was not going to be his choice. George asks Will to keep it to himself until the official announcement is made. He can't even tell Catherine. Yeah, George is definitely stringing Robert along.