we were several weeks and months ahead of the episode from last week. the trial had started and was not going well before this episode started.
that would be the trial of daniel grayson for the murder of tyler - a psychotic former roommate of his. daniel shot tyler once on the beach. takeda shot him two more times including the death shot. takeda did that after he knocked out daniel with a rock. daniel has no idea who else was on the beach.
daniel is the son of victoria and conrad grayson. both are dastardly. he is the fiancee of emily thorn.
victoria and conrad, years ago, went after david clarke. conrad was involved in terrorism so they made sure to frame david clarke for it. (victoria, married to conrad, was sleeping with clarke. her daughter charlotte? david's the father.) david was innocent but went to prison. his little girl amanda was thrown into foster homes and then into juvie.
emily thorn, daniel's fiancee, is going to take the stand and we're told that she is the only one who can save daniel. his attorney says the evidence is against daniel, even some members of the jury appear against him. the only thing that might save him is strong testimony from emily.
did i mention that emily is really amanda clarke?
or that emily came back for ... title card ... revenge?
she actually feels something for daniel. i don't know if it's love or not. but she doesn't loathe him the way she does his parents.
so the attorney mentioned 1 juror who was against daniel.
last week, emily beat up victoria's henchman who had beaten up jack a few episodes back (victoria paid him to) and beat up victoria's son daniel last week (victoria paid him to - the judge put daniel in prison and wouldn't give him bail, she was trying to show she'd be tough on the rich, the judge insisted daniel would be fine, so victoria had him badly beaten to get the judge to release him on house arrest which the judge did).
this episode victoria dispatched the henchman to the juror the attorney said was against daniel. that woman was told her son would be killed if she didn't vote for a hung jury. emily has tapped the grayson's home phone. so she knew what was going to go down ahead of time. she had her friend nolan put the ceramic whale (a camera they always use - web cam) into the hotel room of the juror so that they got the whole threat recorded.
emily re-started her life as an adult (if you're confused, skip this part). she got money as she left prison and used it to pay off her juvie 'friend' emily throne. they swapped identies. when the real emily showed up a few months back, she had to pretend to be amanda. even with jack.
jack was amanda's best friend years ago and she had a childhood crush on him. she (the real amanada who poses as emily) probably really loves him. but she had to let faux amanda go after him until she could get faux amanda out of town. this led to jack being on the beach when tyler's dead body was discovered. so emily worked hard to get jack out of town so victoria couldn't pin the murder on him. she and nolan have led him on a goose chase for faux amanda (takeda has faux amanda). the goose chase came to an end when jack saw a tv report on how his brother (who saw him on the beach that night would be testifying.
jack almost immediately went to amanda's. watching from the balcony of the grayson manner was daniel. he was furious.
victoria caught him and asked him what he was staring at. he said jack was over there and she fed into his fears instead of showing support.
so jack tells declan he's going to tell the truth and he wants declan to as well (jack's been ordered to testify - as soon as victoria learned he was back, she had him served). declan tells him no. even charlotte offering sex and the promise of love forever doesn't sway declan.
he sticks to his story that there was no 1 on the beach. he tells nolan that he's lost his parents, he can't lose his brother too.
this doesn't sway jack however. he tells nolan he's got to tell the truth or he can't ask declan too and besides he's got to turn in the bloody hoody.
no, he never got rid of it.
nolan can't believe it.
he rushes off to call emily.
she can't believe it either and tells him to go out with jack. they look for declan. while emily gets ready to go get the hoody.
daniel's already called her and he was drunk. as she realized. he wanted her to come over right away. she said she had to prepare for the testimony she was going to give. he got mad.
then he sees her leaving. she's going to jack's to get the hoody. he doesn't know that. but he calls her while she's walking off her porch to her car and he sees her look at the phone, see he's calling and send it to voice mail automatically.
she's at jack's, finds the hoody and then destroys the place to make it look like some 1 was looking for something.
daniel calls her during this and she sends it to voice mail again.
she gets out of her car at her place and has the hoody in a plastic bag - clear - in her purse - her open purse.
she walks in and there's daniel.
he starts basically calling her a whore and then starts apologizing.
he should have apologized for the weakness. i can't stand how weak daniel is.
emily's already told him he shouldn't be there. he's on house arrest and has to wear the ankle braclet.
she also sets her open purse down away from jack. (the hoody has blood all over it - tyler's blood.)
then the police bust in. and they take daniel away.
conrad confronts the painter victoria's sleeping with. he tells him that he's a forger and conrad knows it and had the 1st painting victoria ever sold him appraised and it's worthless. he knows other people they pulled their con on and he'll see to it that victora's behind bars. or the guy can leave town right now.
that's what the guy does to protect victoria.
when conrad tells her, she rushes over and he's gone. he's taken all of his paintings except the 1 of her.
jack gets back with nolan to find declan on the phone with the cops. some 1 broke in! jack looks around and sees the computer and tv still there and starts screaming for declan to hang up the phone. when he finally does, jack tells him the hoody's gone.
victoria's henchman's walking to his car - i guess it was his car keys emily kept last week when she kicked his ass. the police arrive about an amber alert. a missing child. he gripes and gripes but they see ... the hoody in the front seat and take him in.
this is now on the news. he's being called the killer.
nolan congrats her on the successful flip. but what about if the police find jack's dna on the hoody? it'll just look like he got it when he beat up jack.
she tells nolan to go sell it to jack.
he does and jack buys it mainly because he wants it over. so that's who killed tyler, victoria's henchman.
victoria gets a call from the prison. he says it's him and she plays like she doesn't know him. then she finds ou about the hoody and starts smiling. he'll make the perfect fall guy. she knows the call's being recorderd and she pretends to have never met him and yells that if he threatens her family again, she'll call the police.
conrad walks in on that.who was she talking to? this is when he tells her about the painter leaving, i think. because she leaves him alone.
and daniel's writing a letter to emily telling her that it's all over and he couldn't take the guilt because he did shoot tyler blah blah blah.
we see courtney vance (he plays the attorney) walking through the prisoners section and coming to a cell and being shocked to see the man has hanged himself.
we think it's daniel (just like when tyler's corpse was on the beach we assumed it was daniel's.) it's victoria's henchman.
the attorney tells daniel and says he'll have him out quickly. daniel no longer plans to give emily the letter.
now victoria's sad because her painter is gone.
and emily's at her beach house (by grayson manor) and is depressed when nolan comes in all excited about what she accomplished.
why is she so sad?
conrad ordered the prison hit on that guy. and, while doing it, revealed on the (tapped) phone that he did the same to david clarke.
emily says she always believed it was a prison fight and another guy stabbed her father. now she knows the graysons not only framed her father, they had him murdered.
she says she's wasted her time and been foolish. she's now about to go out for blood.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'