|Portrayed by Amy Landecker|
Once an ordinary pschiatrist, Dr. Banks worked at the institution where Emily (then known as Amanda) was held for evaluation while her father was awaiting his trial. Victoria came and suggested that it was better for Amanda to be institutionalized and kept away from her father. When Dr. Banks dismissed her, saying that was for her decide, Victoria offered to get her a private practice with a steady stream of wealthy clients in exchange for her help. Dr. Banks accepted and got herself a clinic in the Hamptons, Victoria being the first of many patients from her social circle.
Dr. Banks is on counseling session with her patient, Emily Thorne. She's talking about her parents being killed in a car crash. Her problem seems to be that she is unable to move past that early childhood trauma and have healthy relationships. She's been seeing Banks for a year. After she leaves we see Banks videotapes these sessions for her notes.
Victoria Grayson is also one of Banks' patients. In a flashback, we see that Emily is able to access Banks' private session videos. She flashes back to childhood and Banks, in an institutional setting, is not letting the young Amanda see her father. Banks is clearly her next target.
At the Mother-Daughter fundraiser, when Dr. Banks' speech begins and the video starts. After a few seconds we begin to see some of the most private confessions of Banks' patients. Emily is included, as is Victoria talking about wondering sometimes if having a second child (Charlotte) was a mistake.
Charlotte leaves and Victoria accuses Banks of being behind all of this, saying she will ruin her.
Later, Banks gets knocked out and is locked in a storage shed. Emily is behind it. Emily ends up calling in an anonymous tip that gets her released.