A long time ago, a young Amanda Clarke had a pretend wedding on the beach with her first true love. Her handsome groom was a young Jack Porter. She made rings made out of pipe cleaners to mark the happy occasion. In the present day, Amanda Clarke is preparing for her real wedding to the current love of her life: Jack Porter. What the prospective groom doesn’t know is that person he exchanged vows with on the beach isn’t the same girl he’s marrying. That Amanda Clarke is now known as Emily Thorne.
Conrad lets Jack know that he changed his mind regarding his plans for the Stowaway. Nate Ryan isn’t very happy to hear about this. He wants to know if the deal would be back on if the Porter boys were out of the picture. In happier news, Nolan presides over a beach wedding that’s been a long time coming. Emily gives Amanda the pipe cleaner ring she made for Jack when they were kids. Jack Porter and Amanda Clarke finally exchange their real vows in a moving moment that brings tears of anguish to Emily’s eyes.
Victoria realizes that the Initiative is manipulating her son to be a pawn in whatever evil scheme they are currently hatching. She recalls how she turned her back on a desperate David Clarke when he had no one else to turn to. Victoria asks Conrad for a copy of every document detailing transactions he made for the Initiative to convince Daniel he’s in danger. Her plan works. She lays out how the Initiative was behind the downing of Flight 197. Daniel finally believes her. He’ll play along with his mother’s plan to neutralize the problem. It’s a plan that’s overheard by Helen Crowley who watches the scene from afar thanks to a hidden camera.
Fearing for the safety of those he cares about, Daniel lets Emily know that he doesn’t think they should rekindle their relationship. In truth, he’s the only one in danger at the moment. Helen Crowley lets Victoria know that she’s replaced her son’s regular driver with someone who will do her bidding. She wants the evidence. What Helen soon realizes is that the queen knew the Initiative was watching. It was all part of Victoria’s plan to lure Helen to her pool house where she pulls out a gun. Helen doesn’t believe Victoria can truly kill a person in cold blood. BANG! Helen was wrong.
The Initiative used Aiden’s sister as leverage to get her baggage handler dad to load the bomb onto Flight 197 at Heathrow. Nolan wonders if they are pulling a similar scheme on Padma. Against Emily’s advice, he tips his hand. Nolan lets Padma know that he’s onto her, but doesn’t know why she did what she did. They sneak out of the office knowing that it’s bugged. Padma reveals that the Initiative was holding her father until she found the Carrion code. Fortunately, Nolan gave her an incomplete version of it.
Aiden apologizes to Emily and vows to make the Initiative pay on their terms. In other news, Victoria summons Daniel to the pool house. The two of them are standing over Helen’s dead body when Conrad arrives wanting to spill the news about Amanda Clarke. Speaking of Amanda, Jack ropes Declan into watching baby Carl so he can sail off to Nantucket for some alone time with his new wife. The two honeymooners are very happy together on the open seas. They have no idea that Nate Ryan has cut their radio wire in what appears to be the groundwork of something more diabolical to come.