Jack arrives at Amily's motel. She can't even look him in the eye when she answers the door and he angrily barges in the room, accusing her of planning their getaway trip as an alibi. Amily can't stand the confrontation any longer, so she readily admits to being an arsonist. Jack isn't appeased. He says he's keeping the tape because he wants to see what was worth her throwing everything they had away. He leaves. Ems comes out of hiding from the bathroom to tell Amily she needs to go after him. It's what's best for him. But Amily is done. She sits down on the motel bed and tells Ems that if she wants the tape she has to go after him herself. She gets up and slams the bathroom door behind her.
Fortress of Solitude. Emanda catches Nolan up on what happened with Amily. Nolan doesn't understand what the big deal is about Jack watching the tape and learning the truth. The big deal is Ems wants Jack's memory of Amanda to be of the girl he left behind. Nolan thinks it's more about Emanda moving on than Jack. Touché. In any case, the current agenda for Ems is now dinner with Grandpa Grayson and pitting Victoria's lies against her. She maintains Charlotte deserves to know the truth. "Who's going to tell her?" Nolan asks. "Our father is," Ems replies.
Emanda arrives at Grayson Manor and hands the package addressed to Charlotte to the help. Grandpa Grayson arrives shortly after, and is totally an attention whore. He has that whole brazen old man thing going. He immediately takes a shine to Dec because he senses the young man is a fish out of water. Later at dinner, he poses the question to Emanda and Daniel, "How did you two lovebirds meet?" FLASHBACK: Back in the college bar, Daniel's conversation with the bar girl has spilled over to Amanda. Daniel asks for advice on how to make a name for himself if he wants to be a poet despite being rich and famous. She advises he be better than his parents. Nothing more poetic than that. /FLASHBACK. Conrad arrives and excuses himself for a call. He asks Charlotte to come with him. Later, Grandpa slow dances with Victoria and asks if her marriage could be salvaged. He doesn't want for her and Conrad to end up alone like he did. Most importantly, he asks Victoria to promise the divorce won't get ugly. Again, too late for that, old man.
Fortress of Solitude. Jack hands the tape over to Nolan. When Nolan jokes about being Jack's personal Geek Squad, Jack admits Nolan has been a really good friend to him and he appreciates it. Nolan levels with him, asking why he wants to watch the tape. Jack figures reality can't be worse than his imagination. If he's going to let her go, he has to know the truth. Nolan thinks for a second, then bypasses erasing the tape and plays the real thing for him. It's little Amanda talking about Victoria's affair with David. She's begging Mason to find Victoria to get help for David. The video ends, and Nolan softly tells Jack he's sorry. Jack is in a complete daze. He gets up and leaves.