Emily knows that Pascal’s allegiance is with Victoria. She doesn’t fall for his attempt to buddy-up to her, but she does swipe his thumb print during their meeting at the racetrack. Emily sends it to Aiden, who uses it to gain access to Pascal’s confidential files. She later overhears Victoria having a heated discussion with a man name Luke Gilliam. The topic of discussion is her father. It seems Luke was the one who was supposed to take a fall, not David Clarke. He’s been holding onto evidence all these years.
Luke Gilliam was Grayson Global’s biggest earner back in the day. He used his payout from the company to start a natural gas business. He’s in town to accept an award. Pascal also had a role in David Clarke’s downfall. Conrad suggests to Victoria that she ask her latest lover about his involvement. Pascal says he silenced the David Clarke story to save her. He plays an incriminating recording for Conrad. It’s his leverage for control.
Jack is back from L.A. He knows Margaux is busy, but they need to make time for each other. That can’t happen just yet. So Jack goes to see Emily. The two of them plot to take down Luke Gilliam. The guy’s clean air company is a sham. He’s a slimy businessman who hurts thousands of innocent people due his immoral ways. That’s all going to end soon enough. Time to break out the red Sharpie!
Emily and Jack put on a little show where she ends up defending her latest target’s character. Gilliam is impressed. He also doesn’t notice Ems swiping a vial he claims is the compound his company uses to extract natural gas from the ground. Gilliam asks Emily to join him at his award ceremony. As for the stolen vial, it’s a mixture of saline and gelatin. Gilliam has been lying to everyone. That’s why he needs to go down. What Emily doesn’t know is that Victoria is the one who brought Gilliam to the Hamptons. It’s all part of her plan.
While hiding the fact that they are sleeping with each other from Nolan, Charlotte and Javier conspire to chat with Daniel about his high-tech program. Margaux is incredibly impressed by it. The plan is to bring the program to Pascal. Daniel calls in a few favors to get the terms of Javier’s parole changed. They vow to make him a star. They give him the keys to a brand new sports car to woo him. Javier doesn’t want to betray Nolan, but Charlotte convinces him join Team Grayson.
Nolan steers Aiden towards a woman named is Brenda Evans, who is actually Oscar Chapman in disguise. The guy explains that Aiden’s father had no idea that he hid a bomb on the plane. He also says his father didn’t kill himself. He was murdered. Pascal was behind the whole thing. Oscar agrees to help Aiden and Nolan, who have no idea they are being watched. As short time later, Pascal shows up at Oscar’s place. He shoots the reporter dead. Conrad shows a photo of the corpse to Aiden to convince him to be his ally.
The time for Luke Gilliam to receive his award arrives. He gives a righteous speech to the crowd. He downs a vial of the faux compound. Gilliam knows something is wrong. A message reading “Taste Good, Mr. Gilliam?” appears on the screen behind him thanks to Jack. It goes on to say he drank the real chemicals. Gilliam collapses on the stage. He awakens in a hospital bed where a video feed featuring Emily in disguise advises him to turn over the leverage he has on Conrad.
Jack is furious when he learns how Margaux took part in stealing Javier away from Nolan. The two of them have a big blow up. Jack says he loves Margaux but he can’t be around her. He lets Emily know that he doesn’t think things are going to work out. As for Nolan, he lets Daniel know that they are officially at war. This has always been the case for Emily in regards to the Graysons. Victoria finally figures out that her archenemy’s true motivation has always been revenge for David Clarke.