Aiden is waiting for Ems outside Casa Emily. Without needing any verification, Emanda already knows Aiden was the one who sent Victoria's forged passport to the Graysons. Aiden recaps the serendipity of it all. The Initiative is now in contact with Conrad, Daniel's out to get his mother and Amily is now embedded in the family. This knowledge reveals to Ems that Aiden was at Grayson Manor the whole time, watching. She asks that he stop pretending he has her best interests at heart. Aiden: "Our interests used to be one and the same." FLASHBACK: Ems wanders in the hedge maze at midnight, looking for Aiden. She reaches the courtyard where their exercise ended earlier, but he's gone. Takeda is there waiting and harshly states the obvious. Her lover has left her. He rubs salt in the wound, explaining that she still hasn't learned that she must close her heart. Emanda sheds a tear. /FLASHBACK. Ems asks Aiden to leave. He asks how many times must he apologize before he regains her trust. Ems: "..." Frustrated, Aiden reaches into his bag and pulls out the flight recorder, sets it down on Emanda's porch and leaves.
Later, Emanda sits on her living room floor in a stupor, holding a cell phone with WHM's sim card in it and the pocket watch with her mother's photo in it. She plays back a voicemail sent to WHM from Kara that says, "Gordon, it's me. Where are you? Um, some guy claiming to be a Detective Lasky came by with a sketch, asking questions. I know what I'm supposed to do and if I don't hear from you by tomorrow I'll start shutting everything down and go dark like we promised. Only I'm hoping I won't have to... that somehow you're still OK. God, Gordon, please be OK. I love you." Tears of shock roll down Emanda's face.
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