Nolan is in a state of flux throughout the whole episode. He is trying to attend to NolCorp and the impending audit with the help of Padma who pulls her back for her one scene to show how smart she is. Hoping they do something interesting with her and pull her out of puppydog mode soon.
Meanwhile, Nolan is also clearing out of Emily’s place as well, which is kind of a weird little thing that’s still happening. Wouldn’t he want his own place anyway? Even if he has a crush on Emily or wants to be BFF’s or whatever? No dude wants to live with a friend if he doesn’t have to.
Not a bad room Nols, but c’mon – you’re young! Get out there and mingle!
Victoria is preparing for her big press conference, sequestering the entire family to the house. Emily arrives and is told to keep her distance from the family – for her own safety of course. Yeah, good luck with that one, Vic.
Aiden arrives at the motel with Whitey’s key. He searches the place but finds nothing until he sees the “central air” sign and searches the vent, where he finds the bombed plane’s black box (which is orange for some reason). On his way out, who should he run into but Mom, who runs the place. He gives her a fake cop name, but she calls the station and finds out he’s lying.
Emily and Amanda are checking out the baby’s room. Pretty drab space. This poor baby. Emily gives Amanda a fake journal from Dad as a “gift” for Charlotte. The journal has shady info on Victoria. Once again sister Charlotte is being used by Emily.
Nolan tells Emily that he couldn’t get any info off Whitey’s cell except for his home number, which will come in handy. Padma walks in and them and is bummed out.
Not what it looks like, Pads!
Time for the obligatory Emily/Jack scene so we remember that they are meant to be together…or something. Anyone still care about the Jack/Emily relationship at this point?
“Remember when we almost got it on? No? Me neither.”
And now time for obligatory Victoria/Conrad scene so we remember how money and power corrupt and destroy love. She tells him to keep out of her designated area of the mansion and that she will be leaving him for good by the end of summer. Conrad sneers and smirks as usual.
Just down the lane Nolan enters Emily’s and is promptly attacked by Aiden. Well, she did ask him to leave, didn’t she? He goes upstairs to pack. Aiden tells her about the flight recorder and tells her he’s not the enemy.
We get a flashback of them together back in Japan. They make out and plan to leave together to save his sister, but then he bailed on her. Yeah, she might be a little pissed off, Aiden, ya dumbass.