Can we somehow find these people a place on the show?
So formerly institutionalized Mom has been quietly running the local Motel No-tell all these years while the Graysons have been up to all kinds of mischief a stone’s throw away? Wonder how that worked out. Amnesia? Full on crazy? How amazing would it have been if they had gone full Grey Gardens with Mom, while having her run a Hamptons version of the Bates Motel. Jennifer Jason Leigh would have acted the hell out of that scenario.
“Confidence” opens in Japan 4 years ago with Emily (then Amanda) and Aiden (he has a name!) running through a Potter-esque/Shining-like maze while being chased by two dogs that look as though they just want a nice belly rub. Aiden goes down, claiming to have a hurt ankle, but PSYCH!, he’s faking and wins the Takeda sponsored contest. Emily is told to “lose your compassion.” Yeah, don’t think you need to worry about that.
Back in the Hamptons, summer 2012 (right?), Victoria has reclaimed her post on the balcony, watching Emily’s house and plotting her demise (just guessing). Daniel joins her, while helicopters circle. Just another night at the Graysons!
Flashback to the White Haired Man calling Victoria on the plane, telling her about the explosives. Daniel listens to the story, but is still suspicious of his loving mother and her involvement in her “kidnapping”.
A bomb would definitely NOT go with that outfit
At Emily’s, she and Aiden are rifling through Whitey’s pockets. His name is Gordon Murphy and he’s carrying a cell phone with a bullet hole, a pocket watch, Vic’s fake passport, and a motel key. Emily grabs the watch, Aiden grabs the key.
“Told you those Hamptons boys were wussies!”
Victoria calls Emily and tells her they need to formulate a game plan for the reporters, then Emily knocks Aiden out with a wine bottle. Just another night at Ems’s!
At this same moment, Declan and his new “friend” Trey Chandler have decided to break into someone’s home and rob it. ??? WTF? What happened to holding a bracelet and getting $500? Sigh. The owners catch them pocketing a signed Babe Ruth baseball and they flee. Nice work, guys. You’ve got a real future in petty theft.
At the bar, Amanda is opening and smelling the liquor bottles. Haha, she misses those good old days dancing on the bar. She drinks her glass of milk instead and is sad. She and Jack discuss the baby’s room and she tells him Charlotte sent them a $5000 gift certificate for the baby. Proud Jack tells her to return the certificate. He’s going to re-do Declan’s room for the baby. Well, Declan should be in jail by then, so that won’t be a problem, will it?
Aiden wakes up in a dumpster with a plane ticket back to Japan. Nice work, Emily.
Don’t worry, the ticket’s in business class!