Emily screams for Daniel. She cons him into believing she saw a white-haired man fleeing from her house. Daniel panics when he sees that the incriminating evidence on his father is missing from his briefcase. Conrad believes he knows exactly who is behind the theft. He also knows that his last bit of leverage is gone. He has no idea that the evidence he seeks is actually in the hands of Emily Thorne.
Emily tries to read what’s on the incriminating hard drive labeled “Americon Initiative.” It’s encrypted. She looks to Nolan for help, but he’s MIA. When Emily arrives at his place, she finds a laptop showing a live stream of Nolan shackled to a wall. He’s being held prisoner. Emily lets the white-haired man know who she is as they arrange a meeting. She voluntarily allows herself to be rendered unconscious as she’s brought to Nolan’s location. She wakes up next to him chained to a wall.
Emily lets the white-haired man know the evidence is hidden in a bus terminal locker. He has an hour to get to it before a programmed email is sent to the authorities. Once Whitey leaves, Emily picks the locks on the shackles. She sends Nolan off to deliver the actual evidence to McGowen, the SEC guy. She also asks him to let Jack know that she loves him if she doesn’t make it out of this thing.
When the white-haired man returns, Emily is waiting for him with a large, metallic axe in hand. A violent battle ensues as a determined young woman seeks the ultimate revenge on the man who killed her father. Emily pins the white-haired man to the ground. She wants her face to be the last thing he sees before he dies. Then she recalls the time her dad helped her save the life of a wounded bird. Emily realizes the best way to honor her father is embrace the qualities he loved most about her. That’s why she lets the white-haired man live.
Daniel is surprised when Jack returns the million dollar check he had given him. Of course, that’s nothing compared to the shock he feels when Ashley reveals what went down between Jack and his fiancée. Emily doesn’t deny kissing Jack. She lets Daniel know that he’s become everything he said he never wanted to be. He’s become a Grayson. Emily returns her engagement ring. She later lets Nolan know that she intends to tell Jack everything. She’s going to tell him the truth.