It's the next day at Grayson Manor. Outside, servants clean up the debris tossed about by the storm. Ashley walks through all of this and into the pool house. She finds Daniel sitting on his couch, buttoning up his shirt sleeves and staring at a ring box on the coffee table in front of him. Ashley gets through telling him that his mother warns Conrad and his lawyer are on their way over before she notices the ring. Daniel asks Ash not to tell his mother and asks if she thinks Emanda will say yes. Ashley gives a diplomatic answer and Dan calls her out for not sounding like Emanda's best friend. Ashley snaps out of it and tells Daniel he picked a lovely ring before he leaves the pool house with it.
The meeting between the Graysons and their lawyers has begun. Barbara points out that despite the test results Conrad has no intention of denying Charlotte her trust fund. Conrad adds that they are through with mediation, and responds to Ryan's concern about an ugly, drawn-out court battle by saying it's Victoria who will likely get the media scrutiny -- having had an affair with a terrorist and all. Conrad stands up and demands to speak with Victoria in private. Both lawyers object to this idea, but Conrad insists this isn't a request. Cut to Conrad and Victoria in the Grayson Manor office. There are two choices for Victoria: A) Accept a pittance from Conrad to avoid trial, or B) Go to court and reveal to the whole country that she had a torrid love affair with a terrorist and mothered his child. Victoria can't believe Conrad is willing to throw his own daughter to the wolves for the sake of his pride. He responds by reiterating that he will be sending Victoria an offer through his lawyer, and if she rejects it, she'll have Charlotte's blood on her hands. Conrad walks out, leaving Victoria to turn in agony and gasp for air. Ashley has been standing outside the window this whole time and seen/heard everything. She utters to herself, "Bloody hell." Because she's British and that's what they say when it's all gone wrong.