We open on the sparkling, blue ocean on a summer afternoon. We pan over to see Emanda sparring with Satoshi in a secluded wooden ring on a hill overlooking the beach. Emanda's decked out in a full karate gi because we really need to feel the Japanese going on here. She's faring well against Satoshi's attacks -- maybe a little too well for his liking -- and takes him down a couple times. He comments the she remembers her training well. She replies, "One thing you can count on: I never forget." That must suck for Emanda because Satoshi likes to spout off very obvious bits of advice like: "The task in front of you requires absolute focus," and, "Prioritize the obstacles to your end goal. Eliminate them one at a time." Her targets at the moment are Tyler and Amily. She figures Tyler isn't a problem, but Amily is a ticking time bomb. Satoshi advises Emanda stay clear and let her ultimate opponent handle the problem for her. That would be Victoria. There's no way Emanda would've figured that out on her own without fight training with her Japanese mentor.
We're close-up on divorce papers in Victoria's hand. She's still in her evening gown, and isn't really up to greeting Ashley, who's all chipper this morning because she's excited to go to breakfast so they can discuss Emanda. It'll have to wait, Victoria tells Ashley, before she instructs her to go back to referring to her as "Ms. Grayson." Ashley immediately reverts back to being a spineless assistant and offers her devotion in these tough times. Victoria's eyes light up at the opportunity to dispatch a minion. She asks Ashley to bring back Daniel to Grayson Manor, and as a little reward for doing this, she tells her it's OK now to call her "Victoria." Tiny acts of kindness -- they're like dog treats for personal assistants.
Ash makes her way over to the pool house just as Tyler finishes popping a prescription pill. This is the first time they've spoken since their awkward encounter. They recap for us what happened (hello, new viewers) and Tyler maintains that getting frisky with Nolan has secured a great deal of money for them both. Ashley asks Tyler point-blank if he's bisexual. "What I am is ambitious," he replies, keeping things delightfully nebulous. If Ash can't deal with that, then they should part ways now as friends, Tyler adds. He extends an invitation to dinner tonight at a very nice restaurant, but the invitation to join forces as Tyler climbs the ladder at Grayson Global is time-sensitive.