daniel is being made an example of by the judge (angela cartwright's sister veronica - angela played penny on 'lost in space') who wants to show that she's not influenced by money. so daniel is not getting bail and is being held at riker's island.
did he kill tyler?
no. he can't remember what happened.
at the end of the episode, emily flashes back to right after the shooting. she ran back to her house to break some things and make it appear tyler had taken her gun. while she's there the japanese man comes in and they fight (physically fight). then he tells her she has allowed her emotions to control her. she asks what happened on the beach.
daniel shot tyler. and then the japanese man snuck up behind daniel with a rock and knocked him out. tyler looked at the japanese man begging him to save him and instead he shot tyler (who was crawling away from the man by that point) twice in the back.
the japanese man implies he took care of amanda as well. (which i took to mean we're supposed to think she's dead.) and he told emily she couldn't save daniel and jack, she was going to have to choose.
jack? he finds amanda's coat in his car. and a wire transfer record for a transfer of $5 million. after ruling out nolan, he decides the graysons must have paid amanda off.
while charlotte (daniel grayson's sister) has no idea who she and declan saw on the beach, declan knows it's his brother jack. he asks jack who he's protecting this time and tells him that he intends to protect jack.
victoria grayson and conrad (the now divorced couple) tell charlotte she's going to have to move back into the family home because people are watching and they need to be a united front behind daniel. charlotte responds by asking when conrad's moving back? he's not. her point made.
with daniel arrested, charlotte asks her mother if it's reminding her of david clark? she found out last episode that conrad wasn't her father, that her real father was 'terrorist' david clark. victoria says she'll tell her all about it someday but now is not the time.
we got flashbacks of victoria and david and victoria and conrad from back when victoria decided to back conrad and help him frame david for the plane crash.
in 1 david told victoria that his aunt charlotte had a huge farm and they should just pack up and go there. at 1st victoria insists she can't leave baby daniel but he says they'll take the kids (his daughter amanda too). he'll have to leave, he says, because when word gets out that he stole conrad's wife, no 1 will hire him on wall st. victoria says she's lived that life (the farm) before and can't go back.
in the other flashback, victoria walks in to find conrad upset. the plane crash, he was responsible. he was laundering money for the terrorist group behind the crash. he'll go to prison, he tells her, they'll lose everything and she'll be a single mother with everyone whispering about daniel's father.
the idea of losing everything freaks out victoria. she really was just about the money. that surprised me. i know in other flashbacks, as she sees david about to be convicted, she supposedly makes an effort to save him. maybe so. but when she had to make her choice, she made it on money.
okay. amanda. in case you don't watch this show, amanda clark was a little girl when her father was tossed into prison (wrongly). he died there. she ended up in foster care. then in juvie (with victoria pulling strings to make her life worse). in juvie, she met emily. when she turned 18, nolan arrived to tell her that her father had been innocent and to explain how much money she now had. (she's rich.) she paid emily to switch places with her. so amanda that victoria knows as her son's fiancee is actually the little girl whose father victoria destroyed.
jack took back sammy since he didn't go to haiti. (sammy was young amanda's dog. he knows that emily is amanda and recognized her as soon as she came back to town. he often runs off to her beach house. jack was going to haiti but then amanda showed up at the dock and he didn't go. prior to that he'd dropped sammy with emily, asking her to watch him while he was in haiti.)
it was a really strong episode. and i'm leaving out bits, please note. but that's the main thrust. courtney b. vance is playing daniel's high-priced attorney.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'