Daniel finds his mother sitting alone in the dark in the parlor at Grayson Manor. She asks how Conrad took the news of his engagement. About as you would expect, he says. Daniel gets right to asking his mom about the secret. She stalls a bit because she's worried her son will think less of her. After some coaxing, she finally spits out that Conrad isn't Charlotte's father. Daniel shifts back in his seat and asks who her father is, then. Victoria stutters David's name. FLASHBACK: Extreme close-up of steamy lovemaking between Victoria and David. /FLASHBACK. Victoria's eyes are closed and she rolls her head on her neck like she's totally reliving that orgasm. She says she was just trying to protect Charlotte from the truth. Ever naive and loyal, Daniel believes there must be more to the story than his mom banging a terrorist, and asks what David did to her. Seeing an opportunity, Victoria's eyes light up briefly and she insists she can't talk about it until Daniel gets what she's implying. He tells his mom he's so sorry and hugs her. She breaks down in sobs.
The storms have completely passed and it's a sunny day on the beach. Emanda finds Nolan sitting and sulking by himself, his knees pulled up to his chest. She asks to take a seat next to him. "It's a free beach," he says. Emanda tells him Amily's gone. Nolan responds with venom. The ends finally justified the means, he snaps. Emanda says that despite this, she'll never be finished, but she realizes she needs to minimize the fallout. Maybe she needs to "press pause'" on her plan, and maybe marrying Daniel isn't the best way to get at Victoria. Nolan's shocked, and asks what she'll do. She figures she'll give Dan the ring back and tell him she needs to reconsider being a part of his family, which is entirely the truth in any case. Nolan smiles at the thought of something being true for once and looks over at the morose Emanda. He thinks for a second and gingerly puts his arm around her. "Don't do that," she utters. Nolan smiles as he retracts his arm from the unmoved Emanda. Best. Moment. Ever.
Declan brings breakfast in bed to Jack, who's finally conscious. Jack's first question is, "Where's Amanda?" This gives Dec pause. He tells his brother that she's gone. Gone gone. Dec hands him a note that reads: "Dear Jack, All good things eventually end and I want to leave before this does. Wherever I go, it seems bad things ultimately catch up to me. Thank you for the most magical summer... and for showing me you can always come home again. All my love... Amanda" Jack is completely confused. We tilt down to see there's one videocassette still under the bed.