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Victoria is remembering her lust for David Clarke. They banter about their children and she invites “the family” to brunch. Her fishing expedition successful, David tells her he is a widower.
Jack is drinking shots with the patrons at the bar. He explains to Nolan that some scumbag nouveau riche bought their house, forcing the fam to live over the bar.
Frank and Conrad are meeting. Frank is talking about his suspicions that Halsted is the leak. Lydia walks in and Frank leaves, giving Conrad the chance to tell her that he and Victoria own the Clarke house. Lydia tells Conrad that he was the real reason she lied in court and suggests a game of tonsil hockey.
Mason is describing the ritual of New Years when a drunken Halsted waxes on about two-headed Pagan gods and destroying people. He pretends to fall onto Amanda and tells her he will help her. Frank grabs Halsted and hauls him away.
Nolan finds Daddy Porter and tells him he is the scumbag who bought his house and a lot of houses around it. He tells Porter that he will pull out of escrow and let him keep the house, but Porter tells him he can’t afford to keep it anyway. He says his wife showed up after a having abandoned them years before and demanded a divorce and half of what he owns without even asking how the boys were doing. Porter tells Nolan that he had to choose the house or the bar, and if he pulls out of the deal he will have to tell his sons what a raging bitch their mother is. Girlfriend overhears this.
Frank has Halsted all to himself. Halsted blames “social anxiety” for his awkwardness at the party. Frank shows Halsted the card and asks him if he sent it. A knock comes at the door. It is Amanda with aspirin for Halsted. Frank sends her away.
Conrad and Victoria are holding court for their guests as Lydia straightens her clothing in the background. Conrad announces that Michael and Lydia are going to buy the Clarke house.
They count down the New Year. Girlfriend, realizing that Nolan is rich, comes on to him, saying she and Jack don’t want the same things anymore. She grabs Nolan and kisses him, causing Jack to punch him out.
Victoria sits down with Lydia and tells her they own the Clarke house. She says the house was important to her because it was all she had of David. Victoria tells her nothing would make her happier than having her closest friend as her closest neighbor.
Amanda realizes that Halsted slipped something in her pocket when he fell on her. She sees Frank and Conrad talking and goes to the pool house.
SHE FINDS HALSTED
As EMT’s haul Halsted’s body out, Victoria remarks that is strange that he didn’t leave a suicide note, indicating to Conrad and Frank that she knows Frank killed him.
Treadwell walks up and tells Victoria that it is his job to break the story of Halsted, saying, “there can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and shame the Devil.” Victoria realizes that Mason wrote the Clarke note. He confirms it, saying the intention was for “inspiration” for his book.
Amanda calls Nolan and tells him she believes him now and cries that Halsted is dead. Nolan tells her that the point was for her to get past all of this. She says the Graysons will pay for what they did.
She sends a prayer to her dad asking for help and realizes she is standing in front of the infinity symbol he carved on the porch railing.
Amanda is reading Halsted’s note as she is getting an infinity symbol tattooed on the inside of her wrist. The note says he will tell her everything and will help her but, in the meantime, “get as far away from these people as you can.”
And, for the first time, we see Emily Thorne. It is New Year’s Eve 2012 and Daniel is taking her to a party at Grayson Manor.