Grayson Manor. Emanda comes into the foreground of the shot to grab a tray of really tall flutes of champagne. She mentions to another catering girl that these people sure can drink. The girl suggests she cater a Puff Daddy party. Oh, 2002. The guests whose skeletons we've all come to know well are intermingling and sniping at each other. Harmon and Kingsly talk about Bill's desire to put a casino near a school. Bill can't understand why this is a problem for Tom. Not like it would be the first time he's backslid on his family values agenda. The continuous shot moves over to the next conversation between Mason and Dr. Michelle Banks. She says she's fascinated with the write-up he did about the D.C. sniper in the New Yorker and asks if he'd like to know what she thinks. "No, but don't let that stop you," Mason snips. He adds that he read her recent book on attachment parenting and they could talk about that instead. Michelle is surprised -- maybe a bit flattered, but Mason was just teasing her. The final conversation in this continuous shot is Victoria and Lydia entering the room arm in arm. Time is passing very differently for the two women. Lydia feels the years are just flying by, while Victoria can't wait for this year to be over. Emanda comes over to offer champagne, but Victoria excuses herself because she needs a much stronger drink. She heads to the study. Lydia notices Emanda glaring after her and asks what she's coveting. The Dolce or what's underneath? Your trashiness is sorely missed, Lydia.
Victoria has closed the sliding doors to the study behind her and poured herself a drink. She takes a sip. The camera pans slightly past Victoria's shoulder. FLASHBACK: The doors to the room slide open, revealing David Clarke and the yellow tones of a memory from 1991. David awkwardly apologizes for finding Victoria alone in the room when he meant to thank Conrad for having him over. Victoria invites him into the room and offers him a drink. David declines because he wants to get home to Amanda. Victoria invites him over for brunch tomorrow so she can meet his whole family. David mentions it's just him and Amanda. Score! Victoria offers her sympathies for his wife having passed. /FLASHBACK. Victoria holds the Grayson Global company photo with guilty thoughts in her head.