Most of this episode involved events in the lives of all of the characters during Thanksgiving week, 2006. The first thing we see is Amanda at a gentlemen’s club, where Aiden is tending bar. Amanda asks Aiden where she can find a man named Sergei and he tells her that he’s in the VIP room with some of the girls.
Well, look at who’s one of the girls. It’s the very ambitious Ashley working her way up to being the head gold digger at the Grayson house. It’s nice to finally find out how she developed her, uh, skills. Sergei is impressed enough by her obvious talents to choose her as the companion for his boss, Dimitri. When Ashley is alone, Amanda slips her a roll of cash with a telephone number and tells Ashley that they can both help one another. Amanda instructs Ashley to call the number when she knows the exact time when Dimitri is to arrive.
The Graysons are at home, preparing for their Thanksgiving dinner when Daniel comes in to talk to Conrad about his college plans. Daniel has been writing poetry and is considering changing his major from Business to something more to his liking. He gives Conrad a folder of his poetry and asks him to read some of it. The maid comes in to tell Daniel that he has a visitor. The visitor, it turns out, is Victoria’s long-estranged mother, Marion. Daniel had met with his grandmother and her new beau, Ben Greevey, and had invited them for Thanksgiving, in the hopes that his mother and grandmother could make amends.
Amanda receives a text message from Ashley which shows that Dimitri is due to arrive at 3PM. Amanda tells Takeda, as the two of them are on a mission and Takeda tells her that her father would be proud of her. They also talk about her plans regarding the Graysons and Takeda, to help her with her own mission, shows Amanda a photo of Conrad in the arms of Lydia. He also has a picture of a girl, Colleen, who was kidnapped in 1993 and sold to Dimitri for part of his prostitution ring. She hasn’t been found yet and Takeda wants Amanda to find Dimitri and determine Colleen’s whereabouts.
In the meantime, Nolan is also celebrating by telling his employees that NolCorp is about to hold its’ IPO. It also seems that Nolan had a boyfriend, well, he was in love with his then-CFO, Marco Romero. So Nolan is not only bi-sexual, he tends to fall in love with his CFOs. This doesn’t bode well for Padma, that’s for sure. While everyone else is celebrating something, Carl Porter and just about every business owner on the dock are dealing with a sinister group of men who are squeezing them for money by threatening them, their families and their businesses. The Porters’ bar is set afire when someone throws a Molotov cocktail through the window and Jack manages to put the fire out, but Carl has a gun, ready to protect everything he cares about.
Dimitri arrives at the club right on time and Amanda walks over to Sergei to tell him that Ashley is sick, but that she’s willing to be her replacement. For $3,000, she can be whoever he wants her to be. Sergei pats her down, tells Aiden to bring some vodka to the table, and Aiden grabs the vodka and a gun. He knows that Dimitri stole his sister and tries to shoot the Russian. Takeda tells Amanda to get out but she stays while Aiden is grabbed by bodyguards. Dimitri tells Amanda to come back at 9PM, information she relates to Takeda, along with a description of the room. She’s still unwilling to leave Aiden and wants to help him. Some time later, Aiden is being beaten by Sergei while Dimitri tries to ascertain who sent him. When the group of Russians leave the room, Amanda enters through an air vent and unties Aiden. She questions him about Flight 197 and he says that his father was a baggage handler at the airport. It dawns on Amanda that both of their fathers were used in the terrorist plot.
Three generations of Graysons and a potential new step-father for Victoria are sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s become obvious that Victoria and her mother are not the best of friends and Conrad’s already suggested that it might be a good idea if Marion and Ben just leave instead of Victoria having to through with the whole thing. The whole thing is just what Victoria wants, though. In fact, she thinks that this is the perfect time to talk about the last Thanksgiving she and her mother shared. She then explains how her mother wanted men for their money, and didn’t really care about anything else, including her own daughter’s safety. During the last holiday the two women spent together, Marion and Tom had an argument and Tom was about to leave. Marion went a little crazy, not wanting to see her source of income walk away, and shot the guy. In a panic, and for the sake of her own self-preservation, mommy dearest tells her daughter to shoot him again. She then makes up a story about self-defense for her daughter. It works with the police but lands Victoria under psychiatric care for six months.
By the time she was released, Marion had already taken up with a new guy, one who was also a pedophile. When Marion caught him sneaking into Victoria’s room, she through the girl out of the house. Needless to say, this trip down memory lane has left Ben a little upset with his girlfriend. If what he’d already heard wasn’t enough to convince him that Marion might not be wife material, she seals the deal by telling Victoria that she was sorry she’d ever been born. Well, Ben picks his jaw and his coat up and walks out the door. And you thought your Thanksgiving was filled with family angst. It turns out that Victoria and Conrad had set Marion up. They’d hired Ben to meet Marion on a cruise and to court her, only to destroy her at that dinner. Ben was paid a pretty penny for his acting skills.
Amanda and Aiden have been discovered by Dimitri and his gang of thugs and are being held at gunpoint. As they’re all walking out of the club, Takeda comes to the rescue. During the fight, Dimitri makes a run for it with Aiden hot on his heels. Aiden shoots him and Dimitri falls, having only been wounded. He asks Dimitri about his sister, Colleeen, but the rotten guy just laughs and says she’s probably dead. To make it even worse, he tells Aiden that, as far as he can recall, Colleen even learned to enjoy the work. He shouldn’t have said that because Aiden kills him. It may have given Aiden some momentary satisfaction, but it didn’t do much to help find his sister.
Nolan and Marco have been having some heated discussions about an account which once had about $500 million in it but, according to the accountants, is now empty. At first, Nolan doesn’t want to tell Marco about the money but finally relents. He tells him that the money was taken out to provide for Amanda Clarke, the daughter of David Clarke and one of NolCorp’s initial investors. Marco is stunned at the fact that Nolan had anything to do with the alleged money man for terrorists, and thinks that Nolan is crazy for having anything to do with the situation. Nolan fires Marco but offers him a severance package. Marco leaves, very angry and lets Nolan know that he doesn’t want any blood money. His parting message to Nolan is simply “Go to Hell”.
Marion is leaving the Grayson home and is angry with her daughter for ruining what she says was her last chance. She has nothing now and it’s all Victoria’s fault. Her daughter seems pretty pleased with the outcome and reminds her mother that she learned from the best when it comes to destroying people’s lives. I think it’s a trait that’s being handed down to a third generation. Maybe it’s genetic – on both sides. For Victoria, it seems as if this much of her darkness has been lifted.
Carl Porter has been getting drunk after paying off the men who have been terrorizing those around the wharf. He hears a shot and runs outside to see his friend, Mack standing there with Carl’s gun and a very dead extortionist in front of him. Jack is awakened by the noise and runs outside. His Dad tells him that the boat backfired and to go back inside. Carl and Mack are now bound together by the shooting – one as the gun owner and one as the shooter.
Finally, we’re taken into the present and Declan is talking business with one of the Ryan brothers. Conrad and Victoria are demonizing the fact that they didn’t let Daniel become a poet. Burning his poetry and having publishers send him rejection letters didn’t work out as well as they planned. While they once may have wanted him to take the helm at Grayson Global, they now realize that it just can’t and won’t happen, if they have anything to do with it. Aiden and Amanda are in bed, rekindling their old romance. She also shows Aiden the contents of the Infinity box, where everything about David Clarke is kept. Daniel has called that former NolCorp CFO, Marco Romero, with a business proposition. It’s all very revengey, indeed.
Double infinity – a journey with no end.