At the Thanksgiving workday that will never end at Nolcorp, Nolan intercepts Marco as he's trying to hurry out of the office. Nolan comes clean about the missing money belonging to David Clarke's daughter. Marco's mind is blown that, 1) Their first investor was a terrorist, and 2) Nolan believes he was innocent. If Marco can't understand the nobility of taking care of the progeny of the man who took Nolan at his word rather than just his name, then there's no future for this relationship. Marco sees it as Nolan choosing a convicted terrorist over him, so Nolan fires him on the spot. He begins to cut a check for Marco's share of the company, but Marco wants nothing to do with Nolan and his "blood money." All in all, it's about as amicable a break-up anyone could've hoped for, considering a terrorist was involved.
Marion comes downstairs on her way out of Grayson Manor, and simply asks her daughter, "Why?" This was her last chance and all she had left. It serves her right for choosing a pedophile over her own daughter, Victoria says. That being said, Marion has nowhere to go, and Victoria is taking no pity on this woman. Even though Grayson Manor has plenty of empty rooms, none of them are for her mother. Marion: "You vindictive bitch." Victoria: "Oh, I learned from the best." The Queen opens the front door, and bids her farewell, "Goodbye, mother. I have no doubt that you'll land on your feet." Marion trembles as she watches the she-devil she birthed walk away, leaving her in ruin.
In the next room, Conrad tosses sheets of Daniel's poetry into the fireplace one-by-one. Victoria jokes that it can't be that bad. Conrad thinks it is, and chooses to read this poem of Daniel's: "We speak in hushed voices so as not to wake our memories / The things we've done, the things we'll continue to do for fear of breaking the cycle / How fierce we were when we were young / when we were unafraid of coming unhinged." The plan is for Conrad to pay off some publishers to provide polite rejection letters to Daniel's future writing submissions. That's cold, dad.
Speaking of cold, Conrad just finished wiring some money to Ben Greevy. His entire relationship with Marion was orchestrated, including their supposedly serendipitous meeting on the cruise. All of this was a huge charade just so Victoria could enact revenge on the woman who had cast a dark shadow over her since she was 15. Conrad asks if the darkness has been lifted. Victoria: "Ask me tomorrow."