Grayson Manor. Dan tells his mom he broke things off with Ems. Victoria is shocked and does a subpar job of hiding her being pleased by the news. She squelches Daniel's anger over it by reminding him that despite being proven right, she can't bear to see her son hurt. Furthermore, she commends him for turning over the evidence. He says he didn't, and if she has any sense she'll stop McGowen from sinking Conrad and the whole family. Victoria insists it's time for the truth to come out, revealing Conrad had David killed. Daniel: "Well maybe he had a damn good reason." Without a second's hesitation, Victoria slaps David viciously across the face. They both let the moment pass. Daniel fires back that Conrad's heinous deeds have always been in the interest of protecting the family, and Victoria is on the verge of pushing Charlotte irredeemably over the edge. Tears fill Victorias eyes, but she digs in her heels. She tells Dan that nothing and nobody will stand in her way of her chance to right this horrible wrong, not even her darling son.
Victoria phones Lydia. They're in their respective homes. The Queen informs Lydia that she's not just associating with someone accused of conspiracy, Conrad has been accused of murder. There's only a small window of opportunity now for Lydia to save herself. Lydia is not interested in any help from the "Self-Preservation Foundation." What's her plan, then? Victoria explains that once their money runs out, Conrad will probably turn on Lydia. Also: "When I'm done with him, it'll make your taxicab bounce look like a trip to Saint-Tropez." Victoria adds, "The plane leaves at 8:00," before hanging up. Conrad walks in, asking who she was talking to. Lydia instantly lies that she has to leave for Philly because her father had a heart-attack. She says she doesn't know when she'll be back. Recognition washes over Conrad's face. He says he understands completely before kissing her on the cheek. They say their goodbyes, Conrad staring after Lydia stone-faced as she walks away.