And now for the weirdest christening afterparty ever. At the Stowaway, everyone is listening to Charlotte give a speech/toast, for some reason. Not the parents, not the godparents, but the teenage aunt holds the attention of a bar. She manages to get some laughs at her family name's expense, then ends it sweetly by saying she can conversely recognize good parents as a result of her terrible upbringing. Ems gets a text from Aiden saying things are going down at Grayson Manor. She excuses herself, but not without being noticed by Amily, who follows her outside and accosts her for leaving without saying goodbye. Ams noticed the way Emanda looked at her and Jack in the church. She thinks Ems deserves to have what they have, but Emanda just shrugs off the notion. Amily persists. When will it be Emanda's time if she's always off getting back at someone? Ems doesn't have any answers; she just knows she has to right these wrongs. She ask Ams to say goodbye to Jack for her and leaves.
Out in the pool house at Grayson Manor, Ashley looks in the mirror and applies make-up cheerfully, thinking she's by herself. Victoria appears behind her, giving a mini speech about how she used to do the same thing, plotting out her life until she ended up with Grayson Manor. She suggests Ash has really made herself at home lately. Ashley: "I do my best to keep out of your way." Victoria: "That's debatable." She hands over her phone to Ashley with the video queued up. Ash's face scrunches up in pain when she recognizes what it is. "Please, you must understand --" Ashley begs. Coldly, Victoria cuts her off, "Which part? That you seduced my husband, or that you hid it from my all-too-trusting son?" Ashley's now crying, insisting it was just one time and that her future was at risk if she didn't comply with Conrad. She asks Victoria to put herself in the same position, but the Queen's judgment and future are not in question. Victoria: "And we both know it would be a simple pleasure to annihilate you," Victoria says with a smile as she is wont to do. Ash continues to beg and throws in her declaration that she's in love with Daniel, and will do anything to set this right so she can protect what she has with him. Victoria's counting on that. She segues to asking if Ashley knows where Salvador's hotel room is. Dirty blackmail is afoot. Cut to Aiden watching this conversation at Casa Emily. He alerts Emanda that this could sway the vote to Conrad and ruin their one link to the Initiative. That's not an option, as far as Emanda's concerned.