Nolan meets with Mason Treadwell at a park near the docks. Mason has a six-pack of wine coolers seated next to him on a bench because... well, he's Mason Treadwell: The Hack and he can't muster actual drunken inspiration like a real writer. Nolan assumes that this broken man is no longer interested in writing his biography and Mason confirms as much. His writing days are over thanks to his typewriter being reduced to ashes by Amily. Nolan slyly segues to explaining the Graysons' belief that Amily framed Daniel for murder, then coyly suggests it might make a good conclusion to Mason's book before sauntering off.
Cut to Mason at Grayson Manor that night in a meeting with Victoria, Emanda and Ash in the war kitchen. He recaps the story they want him to spin: Jack and Amily conspired to frame Daniel for the murder of Tyler. When the ladies confirm, he says he thinks it's a real stretch. Victoria assures Mason that his power with words is all that matters. That sways him and he figures he can knock out a book before the trial, but no. Emanda speaks up that this needs to happen now. Mason needs to get with the 21st century and blog this shit. He naturally has no idea what that means. That's OK because Ashley has set him up with a website and a laptop. All he has to do is write, says Emanda. He naturally smiles at the notion of being current/hip.
The showers at Rikers are busy with inmates while Daniel tries to mind his own business and get through his own shower. Someone whistles at Dan as he finishes up and I close my eyes. Suddenly everyone is gone. Daniel wraps himself in a towel and goes to investigate what's happening. Two men pop out from behind a pillar and begin beating Dan's ass without uttering a word. He splatters on the tiled floor along with his blood.
Ems and Victoria rush through the halls of the prison. Brooks meets the ladies and informs them Daniel has a concussion, two cracked ribs and fracture to his orbital bone. Victoria immediately reminds Brooks that he mentioned the judge would consider the option of house arrest in the event of a life-threatening condition. Brooks has already discussed this with the judge and it appears likely now. He walks off, leaving an awkward silence between Victoria and Emanda, who is beginning to connect the dots. Victoria blurts out, "Who on Earth would do a thing like this to Daniel?" Emanda has no answers and instead offers Victoria a ride home. Victoria awkwardly makes an excuse before suspiciously receiving a text message. She claims she wants to just stay close to Daniel.