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Crane shot over NYC skyline in the daytime. We're in a dirty city gym. Nolan, who has cut his hair (we'll miss you, old Bieber cut), is sparring fiercely in the boxing ring, which holds a prominent place in the middle of the gym. He finishes his session and his coach says, "Good go around, Southpaw!" Nolan would totally be a southpaw... except he's decidedly fighting orthodox here. /Nitpick. Ems calls to him from out of nowhere, teasing him about his new nickname. Maybe "Southpaw" is really the name of Nolan's special sex move that we've yet to see (thankfully?). It's been eight weeks since Nolan's seen or heard from Emanda. In the meantime, Nolan has been boxing, taking karate and weight training. Shirtless, Nolan definitely shows he's in shape, but he'll always be lanky and awkward to us -- even if he can throw a right cross now. He's taken this training out of fear that the White-Haired Man could strike at any time. Nolan asks hopefully if Emanda's absence was because she was offing WHM. No such luck. Ems says her priorities have changed and invites Nolan for a drive back out to the Hamptons.
As they enter Casa Emily, Nolan asks for clarification about Takeda's role in Amily's return. Emanda says he claimed he was training Ams to be her ally. She's not trusting anyone until she finds out what happened to her mother. Nolan suddenly asks about Emanda's guest room situation. Turns out he sold the Fortress of Solitude, and Ems has an extra guestroom, so... Nolan: "If... I'm gonna be your wingman this summer..." Ems: "No." Emanda pulls up a newspaper article on her laptop about a hospital being shut down. The photograph with the article features the black angel statue from Emanda's memory. An investment group bought the hospital and shut it down two days after her father was arrested. Nolan: "And the plot curdles." Oh, I missed you, Nolan.