The series premiere of a drama about a young woman named Emily (Emily VanCamp) who returns to the Hamptons to make those responsible for ruining her family pay. In the opener, Emily begins to put her plan into action but then gets sidetracked by an old friend, a potential new romance and an unwanted ally.
Emily goes after a hedge-fund manager who helped get her father thrown in prison, and she and Daniel embark on their first date. Meanwhile, Victoria tries to gather some info on Emily; and the Porters' situation worsens.
A charity event for mental health allows Emily to seek payback from the therapist who had her committed when she was a child. Meanwhile, the Porter brothers face more problems with the family bar; and Conrad sneaks off to see Lydia.
Victoria feels regret as she reflects on David's downfall, and a fight with Charlotte weighs on her. Meanwhile, Lydia wants to get even with Emily and the Graysons; and Daniel rethinks his goals in the wake of Tyler and Conrad's betrayals.
The Graysons begin to distrust their top security man, who refuses to go away quietly. Meanwhile, the tension between Emily and Tyler can no longer be contained; Daniel runs into problems; and the Porter brothers make daring romantic moves.
Victoria's relationship with her family deteriorates further. Meanwhile, Lydia's memory issues could prove problematic for the Graysons; and a new arrival with a connection to Emily has dubious reasons for being in the Hamptons.
Emily uncovers something Nolan has been hiding and uses it to take aim at Tyler. Meanwhile, Amanda enjoys settling into her life in the Hamptons; Victoria reclaims some of her lost power; and Conrad and Victoria's relationship grows more sour.
A party crasher causes havoc at Daniel's small birthday gathering. Meanwhile, Conrad and Victoria use Charlotte as they delve deeper into their less-than-amicable divorce; and Emily's overarching scheme hits another snag.
Emily targets a renowned author with ties to the Hamptons. Meanwhile, Jack opens up to Amanda; Daniel can no longer remain on the sidelines of his parents' divorce; and a shocking discovery shifts everyone's plans.
Daniel makes long-term plans regarding his love life, and Nolan convinces Emily not to act hastily. Meanwhile, Charlotte is upset when she learns she must return to living under Victoria's roof; and Jack is in danger after trusting the wrong person.
Conrad's father (William Devane) visits the Hamptons, and Victoria manages to use him as a pawn against Conrad. Meanwhile, Jack realizes he can't sit on the sidelines; and Charlotte and Emily find themselves unprepared for the surprises they face.
People close to Emily are in jeopardy when unexpected turmoil breaks out at her engagement party. Meanwhile, Jack searches for Amanda; and Charlotte desperately wants to ease the sting she feels from her family's treachery.
An old beau of Victoria's unexpectedly reenters her life and distracts her from Daniel's troubles, which had put her in despair. Elsewhere, Jack's quest to locate Amanda takes on an added urgency when he becomes a murder suspect.
An episode set in 2002 focuses on a young, reckless Amanda before she transformed into Emily. Nolan persuades her to read her dad's journals, which serve as a catalyst for her to spy on the Graysons and develop a plan to get justice for her father.