Grayson Manor. It's time for one of Victoria's patented strong-arming teas in her parlor. She and Amily sit together while Emanda monitors and instructs from her phone, which is tapped into the Graysons' surveillance. Ams reads a passage of Emanda's choosing from the journal. It's about Victoria and why David was drawn to her. It brings tears to the Queen's eyes. She immediately asks what Amily's price is for giving up the journal. Ems instructs her to say that she simply wants to know about her mother in exchange for it. Charlotte walks in just as things are getting contentious, so Victoria plays it all off by saying Ams is there to discuss the impromptu baby shower Victoria has decided to throw for her tomorrow. Babies "R" Us has just felt a slight disturbance in the force, as if hundreds of poorly thought out and overly expensive items have been removed from its shelves.
Late at night, Dan sits at his father's desk at Grayson Global, logging into the private investor archives and tapping away at a calculator. Just as he's concluding that something's up with their books, Ashley catches him. They lie to each other about why they're both there so late after work. Ash takes the initiative to call out the fact they're not being honest with each other. She's worried they could all be implicated if Conrad is in fact messing around with the company's books. Dan assures her that he'll get to the bottom of it first, and he has no issue with making sure the responsibility all falls on his father. Dan's convinced his father would have no hesitation doing the same to any one of them. This seems to be a revelation to Ashley. Slow, slow Ashley.
Aiden pulls his car into the motel where Kara and Gordon had set up shop just as Kara is locking up. He spins a story about being FBI, and about knowing that Gordon's cover had been compromised. Aiden asks for more information from Kara, but probably owing to a lifetime of surviving on lies with Gordon, she trusts her instinct to stick with her lover's plan, refusing. When she tries to leave, Aiden pulls his gun and reveals he knows her name is really Kara Clarke.
It's morning in the pool house at Grayson Manor. Ash and Dan get ready for their day, but Ashley points out Daniel's been quiet all morning. It's because he's been thinking about the implications for them and the company if his father gets caught inflating investors' returns. Dan explains that the kidnapping of Victoria was all staged, and the money supposedly used toward ransom was what funded the inflated investor numbers. Ash agrees to trust Dan in figuring out what they can do to save themselves, but as they embrace, Ashley's phone rings from Conrad. She awkwardly declines to answer it in front of Daniel. That's how you arouse suspicion, Ash. Slow, slow Ash.