Daniel calls Emily to pseudo break-up with her. (I say pseudo because they weren’t really back together in the first place.) Guess his mother’s impassioned speech got to him. He’s trying to protect her. It’d be cute -- if it didn’t keep Emily from her Initiative goals. Meanwhile, Jack and Amanda sail off for Nantucket, leaving baby Carl with Declan and Charlotte.
Helen shows up at the Graysons’. “I thought you of all people would have known better than to test our resolve,” she tells Victoria coolly, then threatens to kill Daniel in the same breath. Unless Victoria hands over the evidence, that is. Victoria agrees, leading Helen to the pool house, where one naturally keeps such damning documents. Helen moves to the safe to retrieve her precious proof, allowing Victoria to pull a gun on her. “I hardly think you have it in you to kill a person in cold blood,” Helen says, advancing on Victoria’s loaded gun. Ballsy, Helen. But you were wrong. RIP. And by that I mean good riddance.
Victoria calls Daniel and has him stage a fake conversation with Helen, then summons him to the house. I don’t know what Daniel was expecting, but it certainly wasn’t a body. Conrad shows up next, revealing his Amanda Clarke dilemma. “Seems we have a rather extraordinary problem,” he declares, striding into the pool house. “I’ll go first,” Victoria responds, gesturing to the dead Initiative member bleeding all over their floor. Touché.
Jack and Amanda sail into the dark, as happy as a newly wed couple should be. Too happy in fact. My TV says it’s 9:59 -- something’s going to happen. And something does. Nate Ryan’s on the boat. And that can only mean bad things to come. (Though not too bad, seeing as he’s on the boat with them… Really, I’m curious to know his escape plan.) What did you think of this week’s episode, readers? All in all, I thought it was a decent return and adequately Valentine’s Day-themed. (A wedding! Unrequited love! Teenagers raising a child!) Important questions: Is Colleen dead? Is Padma up to no good? Are you excited to meet more members of the Initiative? Or do you think it was a one-woman operation? Sound off below. But first, a moment of silence for Helen. Or not.