Aiden convinces a grudging Nolan to ‘volunteer’ proof of father Clark’s founder’s interest in NolCorp, positioning himself as the ideal lieutenant for Daniel to seize power in Grayson Global. The parents fear the Initiative will wipe them out now their agent Helen Crowley is in the picture, but Victoria decides to down only fighting to the last. Silent bar partner Kenny Ryan quietly brings in his brother Nate, who lusts for revenge on the Porter brothers’ father. Amanda is ready to betray Emily to Mason, but they are overheard, so Nolan helps Emily set him up as apparent murderer of Kara’s second husband, which should also enable getting Kara on board. Mason even accepts to do the time for the scoop when Emily will ultimately come clean.