Declan, of course, wants to fight for the bar. “I don’t even think it’s worth the fight,” Jack answers. So much for the blue-collar friends. At least he’s a realist. Jack knows that he will lose the bar to Conrad. Still, he can’t bear to tell Amanda. He wants her to be happy on her wedding day. She shouldn’t have to deal with his problems. Even though it’s all her fault in the first place?
Over at Nolcorp (or is he at Grayson Global? I’m unsure of the office building logistics following the coup.) Nolan calls Padma into his office for a chat, going against “the better judgment of someone he trusts” and confronting her about her betrayal. She insists she’s not after his money, thinking he’s not onto her just yet. “I think you are after something else far more valuable and dangerous,” he says, cutting to the chase. “I just can’t figure out the why.” But he can guess, asking her about her father. They used to talk fairly regularly. But this past month? Nada. Padma stays firm -- until Nolan tells her “my feelings for you defy logic.” Then she breaks out the post-it. “Not here,” it reads.
Instead, the two go on a walk, where Padma reveals that her father left on a business trip about a month ago, never to be heard from again. Then she received a phone call from Helen with marching orders. First, to get close to Nolan. Second, to locate a code for Carrion. “I don’t even know what it does,” she says earnestly. “Luckily for humanity, I gave you an incomplete version of it,” Nolan responds. Oh Nolan. Why did you say that? “My feelings for you -- they’re all real,” Padma promises. Readers, I think it’s too easy. Padma’s playing Nolan for a fool. What about you?
Amanda, who overheard Jack telling Declan about Conrad’s plans for The Stowaway, turns up at Ems’ and busts into her super secret laptop. She sits there staring at the password protected screen for all of a second before she comes up with the correct one: Infinity. Emily, how could you be so predictable? Then again, I bet she never anticipated Amanda breaking into her stuff. But love will make you do crazy things. Amanda goes to confront Conrad, pulling up video footage of the Graysons’ household. He’s stunned. It’s her who’s been messing with the Graysons all along (or so he thinks). “I promise I will take a wrecking ball to every bit of this pathetic excuse of a life you have chosen,” Amanda vows. This girl is begging to be killed. Conrad agrees to Amanda’s demands, then immediately calls Nate Ryan the minute she is gone. Yep, Amanda you are a goner. There’s only one hint of hope: Ashley overhears the phone call.
NEXT: A wedding where everyone wears white. Now that’s a first.