Brooks has summoned Conrad and Victoria for a meeting in the parlor at Grayson Manor. He starts by asking about Daniel's recent scrapes. When they're not forthcoming, Brooks scolds them for thinking he wouldn't find out they paid off a judge to cover up Daniel's DUI accident last summer. Victoria can't fathom how Brooks found this out. Enter Emanda, who takes ownership of informing the lawyer. Victoria jumps on the opportunity to ask if Ems has been faking her loyalty to Daniel all along. On the contrary, Brooks jumps to Emanda's defense because these facts are exactly the type of thing that can blindside his case for Dan. Brooks drives home the point by saying Daniel is a poster child for the 1%, and people will want to tear him down. Victoria agrees Brooks will have their full candor going forward. That settled, she asks if there's been any new info about Amily. She suggests Brooks go talk to Jack since she was dating him. Emanda looks worried about that, but there's no time for worrying when Brooks reveals the video surveillance at the party had been tampered with and placed on a three-minute loop for most of the evening. FLASHBACK: At the Fire & Ice Ball, Emanda stands between the nodding in the affirmative of Takeda and Nolan. /FLASHBACK. There's a tiny freak-out happening in Emanda's head right now.
Cut to Emanda barging into the Fortress of Solitude, demanding to know how long Nolan has been working for Takeda. She threatens to kick Nolan's ass if he doesn't tell her how he was recruited. Somewhat terrified, Nolan says they met at an investor event this summer and he agreed to look out for Emanda for Takeda. Emanda calms down and blames herself for dragging Nolan so deep into all of this. The real concern right now is that the Graysons want to go after Amily, but in the meantime they're probably looking for a more local fall guy. Nolan understands what Emanda's saying.
Outside of the police station, Ashley holds a mini press conference. It plays out on a television in the Stowaway. She's already greatly improved her media presence and talks tough about the Graysons believing Daniel was set up. The family is offering $100,000 as a reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest. Declan listens to all of this while he works the counter at the bar, and heads upstairs into Jack's room. He checks out his brother's hamper and finds the bloodied hoodie. He pauses to think.