Grayson Manor pool house. Tyler looks over Lydia's reconstructed shredded speech and puts it in his pocket. He puts on his coat as Ashley walks in and hands her a gift -- a really expensive dress. He theorizes her looking good at the investor party will make sure he stands out to potential dealmakers. This is going to be the best boring investor party ever! Tyler's phone rings and he excuses himself to take the call which is from Nolan. Angrily, Nolan jokes about the type of kink Tyler must be into to spend five grand at a dress boutique. He expects Tyler to come see him immediately to return the stolen credit card. Coolly, Tyler agrees to come over because he had business to discuss with him anyway. Oh no... Tyler/Nolan business probably means shirtless Tyler.
There's a knock at the door of Casa Emily. Emanda goes to answer and is surprised to see Victoria standing outside. Queen Victoria just looks so out-of-place anywhere but Grayson Manor now. On the other side of Emanda's glass front door, she looks like some sort of poorly displayed/lit mannequin sporting a dress that's one size too small. Emanda thinks she's there looking for Daniel, but instead Victoria asks if she can come in to talk about how her relationship with her son has been strained ever since Emanda entered the picture. Calm and collected, Emanda asks what it is that troubles Victoria about her so much. With no regard for Emanda's feelings, Victoria declares it's maternal instinct. Emanda falls back on an apology for not being forthcoming about her juvenile record. She adds, "We all have thing in our past that we wish we could change, don't we?" as we watch the fake smile on Victoria's face barely perceptibly become a little more fake. FLASHBACK: Victoria watches David Clarke tearing up his living room, looking for his laptop. Knowing full well it's currently in the hands of Frank and Conrad, Victoria suggests that maybe David just left it at the office. That's enough to stop happy-go-lucky David from worrying. He invites Victoria to stay for breakfast so she can start to get to know little Amanda, but she declines because she hasn't told Daniel she's leaving Conrad yet. She asks if they can keep their romance a secret a little longer. Sure, why not? /FLASHBACK. Without any sort of prompting other than this reverie, Victoria threatens Emanda that she will live to regret it if she hurts Daniel. Still completely composed, Emanda asks to work out their differences. Victoria agrees for Daniel's sake and begins to leave, but Emanda stops her to say she's glad they had this talk because they might be family some day. Baha! Victoria forces a smile and leaves. Emanda smiles to herself devilishly.