Casa Emily. Nolan is irate that Ems would expose his tryst with Tyler. He says he trusted Emanda. She fires back that you can't build trust on secrets. There have been secrets kept about Amily, Nolan replies. That may be, but Emanda throws back in Nolan's face that he's always been derailing her plans by toying with Jack. She adds, "And now you've sabotaged our alliance because you fell for a hooker." Nolan points out that the difference is he passed on an opportunity to expose her today. She thinks that's only because he knows she'd follow through on her threat to take him down if he stood in her way. Nolan's done. He starts to leave and Emanda follows to add that she never asked him to be a part of any of this. He invokes David Clarke as the reason he's a part of this, and says David didn't want this for Emanda. Nolan's glad David's not around to see what she's become. This actually hurts Emanda. She wipes away a tear as her phone rings inside the house. She has to compose herself before answering a call from Daniel. He saw Nolan leave the house and asks what that's all about. Reaching for a lie in her distress, Emanda gives a bad one. She says Nolan was there because he was spooked by Tyler earlier tonight, who blames him for getting fired. But he didn't get fired, Dan corrects. Emanda is thrown for a little loop, collects herself and asks if Daniel has any idea why that might be, but he doesn't. He tells Ems he plans on staying with his mom for the night, but she shouldn't worry because he can see her from the balcony in case Amanda Clarke comes back digging around. Victoria overhears this and goes white as a ghost. When Daniel hangs up with Emanda, she asks if she heard him right. He verifies that Amanda Clarke is back in the Hamptons and goes off to bed, leaving his mom frozen.
Emanda sits at her kitchen table with the infinity x infinity box open. She reads through a tiny journal. Emanda voice-over: "My father wrote, 'Always question where your loyalties lie. The people you trust will expect it, your greatest enemies will desire it and those you trust the most, without fail, will abuse it.'" She puts the journal away and pulls out a typed letter. Ryan Huntley voice-over: "Dear Mr. Clarke, I'm writing to inform you that I will not be moving forward with the appeal of your conviction for the crime of treason." FLASHBACK: Teenage Amanda is waiting for Ryan after hours in his office when he arrives. She shows him the letter and angrily asks why he dropped the appeal. /FLASHBACK. Emanda voice-over: "Some say loyalty inspires boundless hope, and while that may be, there is a catch. True loyalty takes years to build and only seconds to destroy." Emanda looks at an old article about Huntley being honored by a charity and puts it away in the infinity x infinity box.