This was THE episode of the season. The first episode of the series began with this night and now after just 15 episodes we have arrived back full circle. We start off knowing, or rather, thinking we know what’s going to happen. Daniel bites it. Or does he? Let’s back up 24 hours. Nolan and Emily are trashing an empty hotel room searching in vain for her revenge (!!!) box. We quickly learn that Emily’s old buddy Tyler has returned. SURPRISE!  Not only has he taken her box of secrets, but he’s kidnapped Emily’s chief minion Fauxmanda.  Jack has been summoned to Haiti to save orphans and Pappy Grayson is on the hunt for his successor, Danny, to take over the family biz. Amanda not only returns to the show, but she makes a return into Jack’s life for all of 2.5 seconds before disappearing in a cab leaving Jack in hot pursuit with blood on his hands. Things get a little dicey at the party and on the beach and somebody ends up dead. But who pulled the trigger?

 

In a strange moment of clarity, Declan tries to convince Charlotte, who is nursing a hangover of epic proportions, to see a therapist to deal with her issues. Too bad his good intentions are over shadowed by the douchefest that is his t-shirt. As much as I would like to believe that Declan is a fan of the amazing British series Skins, I highly doubt that is the case. At least you can’t see his chest hair…?

 

 

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Why slug cheap whiskey when you can pop prescription pills?

 

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Meanwhile, at Grayson manor, Ashley is rocking another fierce outfit. Seriously. Check out those heels. Sadly, like always, we only catch a fleeting glimpse before she disappears to go tie chair covers, or fold napkins or whatever it is she does.

 

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Emily looks absolutely smashing. Her shirt is gorgeous. Check out that detail. Nice straight leg pants and cute white purse.

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Such a classic and chic summer look. Girl really does know how to dress.

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Victoria continues to be a stereotypical mother-in-law and threatens Emily by inferring that just because he liked it enough to put a ring on it, doesn’t mean that Emily going to be Mrs. Danny Grayson.

 

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Note the strange party that’s happening in the background. Who the hell is that crusty old white lady hanging out with all those young, attractive foreign dudes? If TV has taught me anything it’s that rich old white ladies usually lunch with other old rich white ladies. Maybe G-ma is hiding a dark secret or something.

 

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Poor sweet Charlotte. Girlfriend is clearly rocking yesterday’s dress but that doesn’t stop Pappy Grayson from ensuring that by delaying her therapy now, he is only setting her up for millions of dollars in therapy bills later in life when she realizes she’s Mrs. Declan and has a 20 prescription pill a day habit that she chases with cheap whiskey while hauling back on a menthol cigarette.  I digress. Props to Pappy G for at least including the charming life lessons of “every quid deserves a quo”. #truth.

 

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Tyler is clearly out to mess some stuff up.  But Emily comes prepared for their rendezvous in the parking garage. Those straight legged pants are not just stylish they’re practical too- the spandex blend lends perfectly to shoving a gun down the back of your pants when dealing with the annoying problems in your life like a missing box of secrets and a cunning nemesis.

 

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In what is likely just a clever ploy, Fauxmanda appears to have been persuaded by Tyler to turn on her bestie. The good news is that there appears to have been a BOGO sale at the bad-ass store as Fauxmanda and Tyler have matching bad-guy outfits.

 

 

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That should help to make that $5 million ransom check stretch a bit further. 

 

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Also, note to Tyler- work on your getaway car. There is absolutely nothing threatening about a Toyota Corolla.