Corporate shark Daniel informs Nolan that he knows about the 500 million, he knows it didn’t go to Stowaway-living “Amanda Clarke”, and ventures that Nolan would prefer he didn’t investigate any further. The matter will be dropped in exchange for 51% of NolCorp. That is what they call having you “over a barrel”, kind sir.
Back at home, Daniel and Ashley are behaving typically gross what with the kissing and the scheming and other various gag-inducing behavior. Ashley advises Daniel to cut Aiden out of the business proposition, while Emily and Aiden watch via hidden pool house cam. Time to pull out the big guns! Video of Ashley and Conrad doin’ it. Yikes! And ewww. Oh Ashley, you are so screwed. In every way.
Would this be an upgrade or downgrade from the Russian mobster?
Nolan gets a hold of the video and promptly sends it to Victoria who promptly freaks the freak out and then promptly confronts Conrad for being the low down dirty dog he is. He quickly pulls her back over to his side, assuring her that the Initiative is behind this, trying to divide them and destroy their son. Which – ok, yes – all that may be try but Conrad, seriously, you are a scumbag. Own it!
When she later slaps Conrad in the face, he asks her “What was that for?” “Take your pick”, she replies. One of my all time favorite Victoria moments.
To get the nasty taste of sex, lies, and videotape out of our mouths, let’s head to Baby Carl’s baptism which is actually rather sweet – and a little bit sad. Oh and a little creepy since the skeevy brothers are there, taking note of the invited guests.
Godmother Emily watches Jack, Amanda, and Carl as the baby is baptized and sees what her life could have been and what she may never have. I think a part of her really let Jack go at that moment, truly wishing the best the the little family. It was actually a very subtle, touching scene.
They do realize what the godmother’s job it, right? Good luck with that.
The spell is broken with the arrival of Matt, the old friend of Papa Carl who so thoughtfully used Carl’s gun to shoot Papa Skeevy. Yeah, Matt fits in at the Stowaway just fine. He warns Jack about the brothers, telling him to get out of whatever deal he has with them. Oh hey, Matt – thanks for the heads up!
BTW Matt, THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT!
Later at the Stowaway, Charlotte is allowed to speak while she sits on the bar, making jokes about her oh-so eeeevil parents, while the gang hangs out giggling. I could launch into all the reasons this scene is so very wrong (recovering teenage addict hanging out in and on a bar for starters), but I won’t because “appropriate” went out the porthole a long, long time ago.