Grayson Manor pool house. Daniel and Ashley celebrate his windfall in a loose embrace. Their conversation turns to Aiden, who Daniel wants in contact with Salvador. Ashley seems to think that's a bad idea. She claims to not want to see another Grayson wannabe weasel their way into things like Tyler did. Her suggestion is to just take it slow and properly vet Aiden. Ems and Aiden watch this conversation on the surveillance laptop. Lest we forget Aiden's a Brit or learned man or whatever the fuck he is, he drops Lady Macbeth's name in reference to Ashley. He's prepared when he gets Daniel's phone call about wanting to take the lead on preparation for the vote and relegating Aiden to the sidelines. Emanda states the obvious when they hang up. Ashley's trying to turn Dan against Aiden. The solution? Ems pulls up a surveillance video she has recorded of Ashley getting it on with Conrad. Ew... you're going to have to reformat that hard drive. Emanda: "We turn Daniel against Ashley." For some reason the video pauses on Ashley's "O face" as our send off before...
Casa Emily. Nolan sits at Emanda's breakfast table with the encryption and uploading of the sex video in progress. It should destroy Ashley, Nolan declares, as well as put Ems' "pale, British shadow" back in Daniel's good graces. He says this as Aiden is walking in, then adds, "Top o' the morning... Mathis," punctuated by a sideways glance away. Aiden apologizes for both he and Nolan being sideswiped by Dan's sudden move to take Nolcorp. Nolan only cares about getting Aiden on the board at Grayson Global so he can get his golden parachute. Before he leaves, Nolan explains that the video will be opened five minutes after it's finished uploading, whether it's intentionally opened or not. He heads off to Carl's christening where he expects to see Ems as well.
Aiden asks Emanda how she can go to a christening in the middle of all of this, then asks the real question: Who is this Jack guy and what is he to her? Emanda gives a pretty honest explanation; Jack was a guy who she thought at one point could be the one, but it wasn't meant to be. Aiden walks up to Ems and holds her, telling her, "You don't have to keep secrets from me. It's OK if you want to. You don't have to." That's probably about as sweet as we can expect things to get between two cold-blooded agents of revenge. Aiden kisses her and assures her he'll be there when she gets back. Ems leaves for the chapel.