Lydia Davis is clinging to life in a coma. Rapid falls from five-story buildings tend to have that effect on people. Nolan shows Emily video footage from the night Lydia went over the balcony. The plan is to place all blame on Frank the security guy. A short time later, Nolan sends an encrypted email to Conrad. The video link inside is titled “The Truth About Lydia.” Click!
After Conrad views the video, he gives Frank his walking papers along with a sizeable severance check. He tells Victoria that there’s always a chance that their former security man may do to them what he did to Lydia. That’s why he has a gun handy. Frank pays Victoria a late night visit. He says that whatever he did, he did it for her. This security man is not about to go away quietly, especially after he learns Nolan was in Emily’s building the night she took a nosedive.
Jack pops by to fix Emily’s porch swing. He was one of the first people to ever use it, as he used to know the family that lived there. The trip down memory lane is interrupted by Daniel, who will be starting work at the Stowaway. That means he won’t be in attendance at his family’s big 4th of July party. Right now, he must try to cool Tyler down after his girlfriend embarrasses him during a double date conversation. It’s obvious Emily doesn’t like her boyfriend’s best friend at all.
Declan takes to the high seas to haul in some lobsters. He’s trying to put together enough cash to take Charlotte out on a real date. Too bad he was poaching them from traps set by some local fishermen. Dec’s about to get pulverized until Daniel offers to make good on all the money the fisherman lost. Declan only did what he did in an attempt to win over a girl who is way out of his league. Jack can relate. That’s why he and his brother are crashing the Grayson’s 4th of July party.
At the big Independence Day bash, Declan informs Charlotte that he can’t possibly compete with her lavish lifestyle. Much to Dec’s delight, he’s informed that he doesn’t have to, which is why they later share a kiss by the water. The kid moves fast.
Tyler pops by the Stowaway to con Daniel into doing a shot with him. He asks for the good stuff from the top shelf only so he can slip something in his best bud’s glass. It doesn’t take long before Daniel starts feeling woozy from the drug. Tyler drags him into a back room where he tries to get him to lay down in bed with him. When Daniel pushes him away, a frustrated Tyler steps outside to bash his head against a post. He tells Victoria that her son is the one who hurt him.
Much like his brother, Jack makes his move, too. He drags Emily outside where opens up about his feelings for her as fireworks fill the sky. It’s a genuine, heartfelt speech. But Emily can’t reciprocate even though we get the sense that she desperately wants to. As for Jack, he returns to the Stowaway to find Daniel passed out in the back room.
Emily doesn’t believe Tyler’s story about Daniel hurting him. When she confronts him about it, she finds Nolan on the floor of the boathouse. He had just been attacked by Frank, who later catches him talking to Emily. Nolan is scared. He tells Emily she’s on her own. That’s a frightening thought. As she sits on the bench that Jack repaired, Emily has no idea Frank is watching her from behind. Yes, Emily better watch her back.