Frantically, Jack has Declan helping him pack an overnight bag for Amily and Carl. She walks in, and is immediately upset by the idea since she's obviously out of the loop on something major that's going on. She asks Declan to excuse them, then goes into a speech about all the bad families she bounced around to when she was a foster kid. The one thing they all had in common was they lied to each other. Jack comes clean. He explains his plan to have his buddy on the police force bust the Ryan brothers without them knowing he ratted them out. Amily hates the situation, but Jack assures her it's going to be OK, which surely means that it won't be.
This scene is vintage Nolan. He waltzes into Casa Emily, detailing how "Prince Oedipus" just granted him access to Grayson Global's intranet, which will be good for their crusade against the Initiative. He then faux laments Emanda's break-up with "Remington Steele," suggesting that it's better this way because there wasn't room in her sidecar for the both of them. He finishes saying this just as Aiden sneaks up behind him, causing Nolan to jump and simultaneously let out a cool, "Heeeeey, buddy." It takes a moment, then Nolan pieces it together, "What? Wait, wait, wait... You two... [scoffs] A fake-up? Color me impressed. If I didn't know better I'd say Daniels' already thinking [singsongy] make-up." Oh, Nolan... is there anything you can't brighten? And he's not done. Aiden asks Nolan what his chances are of winning back Dan's confidence. Nolan condescendingly: "Well, bros before hos only works if he's not still in love with the ho... bro." I died. Nolan takes notice of Aiden's discomfort as Ems outlines her plan to try and get in and take down Judge Barnes even if it means playing nice with Daniel for a little while. She walks out, leaving Nolan with an opportunity to twist the knife a little bit more on Aiden, pointing out the line between Ems, Daniel and the Initiative has always been blurry. Aiden asks Nolan to do him the favor of helping him stay a step ahead of Daniel and provide any information he uncovers about Helen and the Initiative. Nolan agrees.
Victoria barges into Daniel's office, interrupting a call. Dan tells his mother she's not welcome and he has no interest in mending fences. Dan: "And if I ever need any advice on betrayal I'll give you a call... after dad." This family is so great. Victoria reminds her son of her worth because his father didn't broker his biggest deals in the office. He did it at the parties that she threw for their investors. Dan's not impressed, but Victoria throws out an invitation to the dinner party she's throwing where the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice will be in attendance. Oh, and by the way... Emanda will be there, too.