It's Dec's turn to play the prison phone game with his brother. He gives Jack the news that the Ryans want to buy full ownership of the bar, and then wonders aloud why they want it so badly. Jack looks around to see if anyone's listening. Jack: "It's time you knew the truth." Cut to Amily pushing Carl's stroller down the boardwalk with Charlotte. She explains to Charlie that the Ryans are behind all the misfortunes that have befallen the Porters recently. Amily thinks the solution is to involve Charlotte's parents -- not their money, but their power and influence. Charlotte thinks that it's time to call in a big favor from her father, who probably owes her for lying about being her real father and for imprisoning her in rehab unjustly. What are dads for?
Auction time. Alongside an auctioneer, Emanda stands at a podium to preside over the bidding. Aiden wins a bottle on Takeda's behalf, which he announces will be personally enjoyed by Mr. Takeda, getting a laugh. The final bottle for auction is a 1945 Chateau d'Huet. Sitting with Victoria, Jason Prosser jumps into the bidding at $50,000. Daniel immediately doubles him up, sparking a bidding war between the two men. Nolan jumps in briefly to shoot the bidding past half a million even though he doesn't even drink wine. Jason continues making sensible, incremental bids and is met by huge leaps from Daniel until the bidding reaches $1 million. Jason has been bested. He looks utterly mortified as the auctioneer announces Daniel is the winner, and Dan smugly stares at him with his wine glass raised. Jason turns to Victoria to ask if he was only invited there to make Daniel look good. On the contrary, she invited Jason because she enjoys his company, she says. Jason takes this as an invitation to get fresh and asks if Victoria would like to go somewhere more private. They head for the terrace. Across the room, Helen arrives and is greeted by Daniel and Aiden. She pretends to have never met Aiden. Emanda catches Daniel's attention from across the room, motioning for him to come write a check so that he can leave Aiden and Helen alone to talk. Once alone, Helen condescendingly commends Aiden on all the trouble he went through to get her in attendance. Aiden just demands to know more about his sister's whereabouts. Helen laughs, saying they'll talk about it later, before walking off. Emanda and Nolan spy this interaction from across the room. Nolan wonders if Aiden's hedging his bets. It's not impossible in Emanda's mind.