This episode was about unions – ones that once existed but were lost, those that have been broken, and a new one, with a wedding. As preparations are being made for Jack and (real) Emily’s wedding, (real) Amanda is remembering the ceremony between Jack and herself, when they were children. They said some simple vows and exchanged rings fashioned from pipe cleaners, with David Clarke in attendance and Sammy the dog as best man.
Nolan and Amanda are dealing with a couple of relationships that they have concerns over. She doesn’t know where Aiden is and Nolan is still clinging to the hope that Padma isn’t one with the enemy. Nolan realizes that Amanda is broken-hearted over the fact that she isn’t the one marrying Jack, but she tells him that it’s alright because Jack, and even Emily, deserve happiness.
Daniel is still angry with Victoria for enlisting Amanda to help her, but he’s willing to forgive Amanda for her part in it because at least she’s honest, which he says, is more than he can say about his mother. Amanda, meanwhile, has given a check to Emily, as a wedding gift and, hopefully, to help the soon-to-be newlyweds regain ownership of The Stowaway.
Aiden appears at Nolan’s office and wants him to look at the video where Colleen is seen being given an overdose and dying. While Nolan is using his unique skills to view the video, he tells Aiden that it wasn’t made three days ago, but that it was taken 6 years ago.. The two also notice an electric meter and Noland tells Aiden that, with a little time, he’ll be able to use the serial numbers on the box to find out where it’s located. Nolan tells Amanda about Aiden’s visit and quest, and when he asks her why The Initiative would take a young girl, Amanda Explains that it was really about their dad, the baggage handler who put the explosive aboard Flight 197. Nolan then wonders aloud if the group of evil-doers could have done the same thing to Padma’s family members, forcing her to do their dirty work, too. Amanda says that she doesn’t know, but does need him to cross-check Jane Doe missing person’s reports from Jersey City from six years ago.
Helen is haranguing Daniel about seeing to it that Grayson Global invests in emerging, but unstable, European markets. Apparently the money and power they just got from their recent acquisition of Stonehaven wasn’t enough. They’re seeking world domination, like Pinky and the Brain, or Kim-Jong-whatever his name is.
At the Stowaway, Jack shows Emily a brochure of a place on Nantucket where they’re going to stay for a little honeymoon. They plan to sail to the island aboard the Amanda. Emily, in return, presents him with Amanda’s check and suggests that he give it to Conrad before the wedding. Jack tries to do just that, but when he confronts Conrad, and his trusty sidekick Ashley, He’s informed that their original deal is no longer available. There’s a new deal, to build hotels and condos and a casino, and Jack’s little bar doesn’t fit the bill anymore. Conrad also tells him that no bank is going to help Jack because The Stowaway has little value in the grand scheme of things and the property will go to Conrad anyway. Jack tells Conrad that he’s willing to fight for what is his, but Conrad replies that Jack is no match for a man of means is capable of doing. Jack returns to the bar, explains to Declan what happened and tells him that it’s just not worth the fight. Emily is eavesdropping, and she’s not so sure about that.
Aiden, with Nolan’s help, has found the warehouse where Colleen had been held, and Amanda walks in and finds him there. The two later go to the Coroner’s office where a photograph confirms that his sister is indeed dead. He’s angry at Amanda and disappointed in himself for not being able to save Colleen, the very thing he had gone to Revenge school to do. When he goes to see his sister’s grave, he’s followed there by Amanda. He tells her that he feels that he let Colleen down and lashes out at Amanda for his failure, accusing her of having to feelings. Amanda tells him that’s not true, that she misses her father and the life she once had, and that she believed that this was something she and Aiden shared. He storms off, Leaving Amanda behind.
Victoria is raging mad, as well – as usual – and tells Conrad that she’s fed up with Helen and The Initiative. The more they use Daniel in their plots and schemes, the more danger they’re all in. She demands that Conrad give her copies of each and every transaction that Grayson Global made with The Initiative during the 1990’s to use against them. She wants to show the whole thing to Daniel so that he’ll understand the type of people he’s dealing with. When Conrad protests, Victoria tells him that they should play along until they can neutralize the group and extract themselves from the equation at the same time. Helen, of course, is well aware of what Victoria is up to. She’s watching every bit of it.
Nolan has a visit from Padma, who he’s been avoiding for a while. He tells her that he doesn’t believe that she’s after his money, but that she wants something more dangerous. He just doesn’t know what or shy yet. He then asks her what happened to her father because he noticed that they’ve stopped communicating via email. She tells him that everything’s fine but passes him a note that says “Not here.” Later, the two of them take a walk and Padma tells Nolan that her father missing. She had received a call from a woman telling the daughter that she was to get close to Nolan and find the Carrion program is she wanted to see her father again. Sounds like a deal with the devil, if you ask me. No, don’t ask me, ask Aiden or Ashley or any one of the Graysons. Anyway, Padma tells Nolan that her feelings for him are real, and not just an act to fulfill what The Initiative required. I hope, for Nolan’s sake, that she’s telling the truth this time.
Emily has been busy, too, and has managed to find the Infinity box and a laptop under Amanda’s stairs. She enters the password for the laptop – it’s Infinity, by the way, which I thought was a little too obvious. Besides, aren’t passwords supposed to have letters and numbers and other stuff ? Well, never mind. The computer is just chock full of little goodies, certain to bring any Grayson to their knees. With her freshly found blackmail materials, she visits Conrad and tells him that he really should reconsider accepting that check from Jack. When Conrad all but laughs in her face, Emily flips open the laptop and shows him exactly what she has – years of secret surveillance videos, just waiting to be revealed to the highest bidder. Conrad, realizing that he’s been had by the clever girl, gives in to her demands. The plans for the new and improved waterfront are a thing of the past. Well, not so fast. Nate Ryan isn’t going to take this lying down and when Conrad informs him about the change in plans, Nate suggests that perhaps “the leverage” could be handled in a more permanent way. Conrad tells him that all of that is nothing more than hypothetical and says that this conversation never happened. Right, because the Ryans are so good at taking no for an answer.
The wedding between Jack and Amanda takes place on the beach, with Charlotte, Declan, baby Carl and Amanda in attendance. Nolan, of all people, is officiating – guess there’s nothing he can’t do – and according to him, officiant is French for “wedding bitch.”
The ceremony was beautiful, with just the loveliest of and heartfelt vows between the bride and groom. Of course, Jack thinks he’s speaking to the girl he once knew and loved, but it’s still nice. Amanda is crying and when it comes to exchanging rings, she hands Emily a ring with the pipe cleaner. This puts Jack over the moon, that his (fake) Amanda remembered this little detail from their ceremony so many years ago. Nolan pronounces them husband and wife – whoever that is. Up on a bluff, overlooking the wedding, is Aiden.
When Amanda returns home, she gets a call from Daniel. He’s looking at the files and evidence from the bombing of Flight 197 while he tells her that perhaps they should put their relationship on hold for a while. There’s just so much going on and there really isn’t enough time to dedicate to their romance. Amanda looks crushed, for a lot of reasons. She’s had a bad day all the way around. All of her unions appear to be coming apart at the seams.
Victoria’s day isn’t going so well, either. While she’s sitting at home, Helen Crowley walks in and wants to know where all of the files are. She tells Victoria that she’d been warned what would happen if anyone got in the way of The Initiative and that Daniel could just disappear, too. Victoria tells Helen that the paperwork she wants is in a safe at the pool-house. While Helen is opening the safe, Victoria pulls out a gun from under a seat cushion. There must be guns all over that place. Then again, these are the Graysons, so an ample supply of weapons aren’t just home decor – they’re probably basic household necessities. Helen turns after finding the safe is empty, sees the gun and tells Victoria that she doesn’t believe that Victoria would kill her. She doesn’t – didn’t – know Lady Grayson as well as she thought she did. Helen is no more. Victoria then calls Daniel and instructs him that the only words he should say are “Hello Helen. Sorry I couldn’t make it. We’ll reschedule.” She then tells him to get home right away and she’ll explain everything. He arrives home and sees Helen’s body, as does Conrad, who’s right behind him. Victoria is enjoying a cocktail, cool as can be, not a hair out of place.
Aiden and Amanda have met up on the beach and he tells her that he’s sorry for the things he said. He promises her that she’s not alone and together, they’ll make the bad guys pay for what they’ve done to both of them. Maybe her day wasn’t so bad after all.
Jack and Emily board the Amanda for their trip to Nantucket and leave Declan and Charlotte with babysitting duty. No sooner do they sail away, then the never resourceful Declan realizes that he can’t find all of the baby stuff he needs. He tries to call his brother by phone, but gets no answer. He then tries to raise him with the boat radio. While Declan’s doing that, Nate Ryan is cutting the cord to the radio, and he’s on the boat(?). This should be some explosion.
This has nothing to do with Revenge, but I thought you might get a chuckle out of it. It’s a short video of the men from Downton Abbey performing a scene as the characters in Breaking Bad. Enjoy Breaking Abbey: