Cut to Daniel's phone ringing from a blocked ID. Victoria: "Listen to me carefully, Daniel. The next two words out of your mouth need to be 'Hello, Helen.' Your life depends on it." Dan does as he's told. Victoria orders her son to pretend Helen has canceled their plans for the evening and rescheduled for breakfast tomorrow. She tells Daniel to come straight home and to not take his car service. She will explain everything when he arrives. This is a serious flashback to junior high for me.
Daniel enters the dark pool house, eager to know what the crazy phone call was all about. His mother informs him that Helen Crowley had just been there and intended to kill him. She says this casually as she goes to pour herself a drink, which happens to lead her son's gaze to Helen's dead body adjacent to the bar. Even in the direst of situations, that Victoria Grayson never eschews on showmanship. Dan flips his shit. The calm voice of a mother who's got this comes out of Victoria, "You're safe now. She's not going to harm you any longer." Daniel's not done flipping his shit.
The Amanda is on the dark, romantic sea. Jack and Ams clink champagne glasses and reminisce about their first kiss out on this boat. Cut to Declan freaking out back at the Stowaway about leaving pacifiers out on the boat. Seriously, get a life, Dec. This isn't how Netflixing is supposed to go. You have some popcorn, you make out a little and then make sure the baby's alive. No fretting allowed. Nevertheless, Declan's going to try to call Jack on the ship-to-shore phone.
Conrad comes out to the pool house to find his wife and son hanging out in the dark and doesn't question it before declaring he met with Amanda Clarke and he has a major problem on his hands. Victoria's like, "Yeah, that's cute." She says, "I'll go first," and turns to face Helen's corpse. Conrad: "What on earth have you done?" The three Graysons stare at Helen's body with no answer.
Out on the cold beach at night, Emanda has taken a seat on a log next to a bonfire. Aiden joins her to apologize for running off before. Yeah, whatever. Don't fall for it, Ems; he's going to say all the right things. "I won't allow myself to become another casualty of these people. My sister deserves better. As do you." SEE?! Aiden is dead-set on making the Initiative pay on their own terms. He says Ems was right. She isn't alone in this quest. She never will be. They embrace. Emanda voice-over: "From the moment we're born, we're drawn to form a union with others, an abiding drive to connect, to love, to belong." Cut to Jack and Ams kissing on The Amanda. VO: "In a perfect union, we find the strength we cannot find in ourselves." Cut to Declan trying to reach Jack on the phone, but the wire being cut by someone on the boat. VO: "But the strength of the union cannot be known..." Reveal of Nate stowed away in the boat's cabin. "...until it is tested."