A grim Christmas season is the starting point for reminiscing in six years flashbacks, to 2006. Daniel wanted to study literature at Harvard, but Conrad traps him back to preparing for his succession. Daniel now brings home his maternal grandmother Marion Harper, who presents her wealthy fiancé but instead of a reconciliation, Victoria dishes out the horror story of the previous alliance. Nolan lost his gay lover and CFO when Marco Romero discovered his costly obsession to help revenge Emily’s father. The Porter brothers’ alleged benefactor Kenny Ryan remembers how his father Joe was shot as collateral victim in a collector’s rage at father Porter and his idiotic port mate. Takeda supervised Emily’s first mission, against Russian mob white slavers, which made her ally and lover of Aiden, who wanted to revenge his sister, their victim.