Off in another tent, Conrad gets distracted from packing up rifles with Victoria, noticing Ashley and Salvador walking arm-in-arm. It's a nice touch by Daniel to trot out Ash, knowing Salvador has a penchant for exotic women, Conrad says. Victoria quips that it's awfully brave of Salvador considering his wife holds his fortune. Conrad's phone rings from a blocked number. Helen of the Initiative wants to discuss Daniel's future as she clandestinely watches the Graysons from her black towncar parked nearby. Conrad insists there's no reason to involve Daniel, as he's sure he can wrestle the vote away from his son. That remains to be seen for Helen. Furthermore, any attempt to inform Daniel of the Initiative's involvement will result in Dan's death. Victoria has had her ear to Conrad's phone throughout this whole threat and is visibly ready to explode. Helen dropping a condescending, "Hello, Victoria," sets her off. She snatches the phone from Conrad and launches into a threat of her own. V: "I swear, if you so much as lay a hand on my son, I'll kill you myself! Do you understand?!" Remember when Victoria used to lace her threats with wit? This is pure aggression. Helen rolls up her car window and hangs up. The Graysons frantically scan the area for any sign of her with no luck.
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Nolan and Padma stand in an elevator at Grayson Global. "Prepare to enter the lion's den," Padma deadpans as they exit. That lameness would draw my ire, but it sets up Nolan's, "Oh, and here comes little Simba now," when Dan walks up. He briefs the two on there being a new development that's altered the terms of the deal Nolan was expecting. Nolan's further surprised to see Ashley present at the door to the conference room rather than Aiden. She explains Aiden doesn't work for Grayson Global in an official capacity. Adding to the homefield advantage for Grayson Global, Marco Romero's standing there when Ashley flings open the door. Nolan's immediately shaken. He asks Padma to leave.
With her gone, Nolan demands to know what Marco's doing there. Dan fields the question. He says he hoped to gain insight into Nolcorp and got more than he bargained for. Dan's now aware of the missing $500 million from the tax shelter Marco set up for Nolan. All Nolan cares about is whether Marco revealed who the money was for, which he didn't, so Nolan offers to write Daniel a check. Dan knows he has leverage here, so he rejects the payout and offers his terms. He wants 51 percent controlling interest in Nolcorp with Nolan staying on as CEO in good faith, otherwise, he will dispatch forensic accountants to track down the money. Nolan's beat. He grins and bears it as he accepts the terms and throws open the double door to the conference room before strolling out of there.