All five boroughs of New York City have been plunged into darkness along with other areas such as the Hamptons. Everything electronic has been fried thanks to Carrion being activated. The Fa1c0n altered the program when Nolan hacked the Grayson bank account. That means Aiden will be blamed for everything that’s happened and everything that’s still to come. Emily wants him to go dark before the Initiative turns him into their next David Clarke. She also wants to find Takeda as he likely knows what the Initiative has planned. Emily finds her mentor dead from a sword wound. Whoever killed him was as skilled as he was.
Jack tells Victoria what he knows about the laptop that could prove Conrad was behind everything that happened to David Clarke. He believes the computer may be hidden in the safe in his office. Jack needs Victoria’s help to open it. He doesn’t see her hide a file with his name on it. However, Jack does fide a file on Amanda Clarke showing she spent time in Japan. He unwittingly reveals to Victoria that Ashley is in cahoots with him. The search for the laptop comes up empty. Jack lets Victoria know that his only option is to go to the press with the audio tape of Conrad vaguely ordering Amanda’s death.
Daniel and Charlotte walk through the gridlocked streets of New York to their father’s campaign headquarters. Conrad orders his son to steer clear of the offices of Grayson Global. In fact, he asks him shut down all operations for the day. He wants Daniel by his side for the press event for his big political speech. Victoria clues in Conrad about Jack’s plan to sabotage the campaign gala. She also lets him know that Ashley is working with him. Conrad uses this information to his advantage, as he orders security to keep Jack away from campaign headquarters. Conrad is pleased to see that Ashley is trying to relay that info to her covert cohort.
Declan hurts his hand trying to smash out of the ATM vestibule where he’s trapped with Regina. These two don’t like each other at all. But they both like Charlotte. Declan realizes that Regina is looking for more than friendship with his girlfriend when he sees she downloaded the video of their kiss onto her phone. When the power is restored, Regina pushes herself past Declan, who later learns that she stashed money in his pocket. It was all part of her plan to turn Charlotte against him. Declan is shocked when Regina claims he stole her money and roughed her up in the ATM. He further stunned when Victoria tells him Charlotte is pregnant.
Emily finds several photos amongst Takeda’s belongings. The first is of a pretty Japanese woman. The second is of an indentified man. Emily believes this could be Takeda’s killer. She believes this guy may be targeting Aiden next. That theory doesn’t last long once she realizes that man she hopes to protect is her mentor’s killer. Aiden reveals that the Japanese woman in the photo was a flight attendant on the plane her father was accused of taking down. Takeda had his own revengenda. He tried to kill Aiden when he threatened to expose his true cause. Emily’s head is spinning. She wants Aiden to run while she tries to steer all implication away from him.
There have been security breaches at all major banks thanks to the power problems throughout the area. Daniel tries to get full power restored to the mainframe at the Grayson Global offices. All employees have been sent home. Only the electronics repairman remains. Emily recognizes this guy from Takeda’s photo. She gives chase, but loses him in the elevator. In other news, Jack receives a text from Ashley telling him to meet her at the Grayson Global offices. Conrad is actually the true sender of the text luring Jack to the empty building.
Aiden is preparing to leave town when he learns from Nolan that Emily was willing to give up revenge for love once before. He’s crushed to learn she was willing to do it for Jack. Aiden says goodbye to Nolan, his unexpected friend. Speaking of unexpected friends, Charlotte questions Regina. She knows that Declan has never lied to her before. That’s why she walks away from Regina now. As for Aiden, he’s also walking away from his true love, Emily.
Jack lets Nolan know that he’s headed to Grayson Global to pick up the incriminating laptop. Emily knows that’s impossible, as she tossed the computer in the ocean. The repairman she saw at the office is a former German Special Forces soldier named Gregor Hoffman. He’s an assassin who was accessing the servers at the Grayson Global offices. Jack is headed straight into a trap. Emily and Nolan race through the still gridlocked city to reach him before he goes inside.
Nolan tries to reach Jack via cell, but servers are still scrambled. He leaves a voicemail message as Emily rushes on. Jack hears his phone ping as he steps into the offices. A shadow is seen in the distance. Across the street, Conrad gives his speech. He checks his watch while glancing over at the Grayson Global building. Gregor Hoffman gives him a knowing nod from the audience. Suddenly, cell phones everywhere start pinging. The text message they all receive reads: Long Live David Clarke. Then… BOOM! An explosion at the Grayson Global building rocks the city. There’s devastation everywhere. Emily looks up helplessly fearing Jack was inside.