Season 3, Episode 8
Secrecy 7
Air date November 17, 2013
Written by Sallie Patrick & JaSheika James
Directed by Colin Bucksey
Episode Guide

Secrecy is the 8th episode of Season 3 and is the 52nd episode overall. After this there will be a 3 weeks hiatus.


Victoria eagerly throws Emily a bridal shower that neither of them will soon forget. And when Daniel grows more distant, Emily has to take drastic measures.


Secrecy causes even the simplest truth to seem wondrous. It has the power to fuel passion and seduce you into becoming someone you're not. But no matter how we try to guard our secrets, to keep them close, they all come out eventually.

Emily Thorne

Daniel has been distracted lately: he’s been thinking a lot about Sara. He almost forgot about the upcoming coed bridal shower his mother is throwing. Speaking of Victoria, she’s pleased when Charlotte informs her her son has been sneaking around with Sara all week. Daniel conveniently bumps into her at the Farmer’s Market. He wants to talk about what’s going on between them. Sara reminds him he’s getting married before mentioning she’d be willing to meet up with him again. After Daniel leaves, Emily appears at the market, catching Sara completely off guard.

Emily tearfully confronts Sara, who promises she’s not a home-wrecker. Sara lets Victoria know she’s not going to help her break up the engagement. The queen is not pleased. She wants a chance to prove Emily Thorne is only after money and status. The bride-to-be finds a diamond necklace he believes Daniel will be giving to her at the bridal shower. Nolan helps her shop for a comparable gift. They come across a watch that sends out an emergency transmission. He thinks it would be a wise purchase for Emily herself.

Jack is surprised to hear Aiden is moving in with Nolan temporarily. He is then stunned to learn the guy is leaving with Emily after she pulls off her master plan. It’s obvious he’s hurt by the news. Jack has an unpleasant chat with Aiden when he shows up the Stowaway. Charlotte had called him there. She received a troubling email. Someone stole her phone which contained some salacious photos of her. The thief is now trying to blackmail her. She needs help. Aiden meets with the blackmailer and proceeds to beat him to a pulp. He grabs the phone and hands it back to Charlotte, who pleads with Jack to not interfere.

Conrad lets Margaux know he’s going with another publishing company regarding his memoirs. He wants Daniel to help him come up with a title while questioning him about Sara. Conrad has his son join him in a secret lair in the city. It’s a place he can bring Sara, or anyone else he may desire, after he marries Emily. Anderson the butler will cater to his needs and keep all his secrets. Conrad hands over the keys to his den of iniquity.

Emily gives Daniel his gift as they enter the bridal shower. She learns Victoria hired Sara to cater the affair. The queen has more surprises in store. There’s a game of “This is Your Life’ where one of Daniel’s old pals shows up as a surprise guest. Then it’s Emily’s turn to play the game. Victoria’s mystery guest is even more shocking than the first participant. He’s the man who was once married to Emily, who says she only did this to help him stay in the country with his male partner. Victoria wasn’t expecting this at all. She was hoping this trick would sway Sara to join Team Breakup. It has the exact opposite effect.

Emily’s secret husband is someone who was also schooled in revenge by Takeda. She asks her ex to set the watch she bought as per Nolan’s suggestion in something suitable for a bride since Rohan made a fortune mining rubies. Emily is pleased her plan to show everyone how desperate Victoria is worked. She has no idea Daniel is meeting with Sara in his new secret lair. He pulls out the necklace Emily had thought was for her. In truth, Daniel bought it for Sara a long time ago. He gives it to her now as the two of them share a kiss and a hug.

Victoria lets Emily know she knows all about the secret lair in the city that’s been handed down by the Grayson men for generations. The wives have always known about the secret liaisons. Victoria hands Emily a phone. She dials. Anderson the butler picks up on the other end stating Daniel and his lady friend have settled in for the night. Advantage: Victoria. Later, Jack tells Emily about what went down at the Stowaway with Aiden. He knows she was always secretive, even as a kid. Emily reveals the thing she would wish for was that nothing would ever change.

Aiden uses Charlotte’s computer to get backdoor access into Grayson Manor. He tells Nolan he needs him to do something, and it needs to stay between them. As for Emily, she gives Daniel another gift before admitting to him she broke down in front of Sara. It’s so unlike her. She realized something else must be going on. She lets Daniel know she’s pregnant. The gift she gives him is a sonogram picture. The surprises keep coming elsewhere. Margaux may be able to tell the tale of Conrad Grayson after all. She has a new source -- out of the shadows of a parking garage steps the once thought-to-be-deceased Lydia Davis.


Main Cast

Guest Cast

Co-Starring Cast

  • Robert Mitchell as James Dennis
  • Julian Barnes as Anderson
  • Gregory Zaniana as Benny
  • Matt McAbee as Walter


Conrad Grayson: The secret to staying happily married is secrecy

Charlotte Clarke: (To Emily) I mean every word I said.

Emily Thorne: I appreciate the gesture Victoria, but Daniel and I have nothing in common with you and Conrad.
Victoria Grayson: We are more alike than you think

Jack Porter: You're afraid?
Emily Thorne: Of what?
Jack Porter: Of letting people in.

Emily Thorne: (To Jack) You don't know me. Not anymore.

Nolan Ross Don't ever brag after a shag

Lydia Davis (To Margaux): It's Lydia. And believe me, the pleasure is all mine


Last.fm_play.png "Okay" – Holy Ghost!
Last.fm_play.png "Silver and Gold" – Noah & The Whale
Last.fm_play.png "Me vs. Me" – French Wives




This gallery only shows the official pictures released for the episode your're looking for. A more complete gallery can be found here. Any future additions should be done there.


  • It is said in this episode Victoria will uncover a person from Emily's past -- And it will include blackmail.[1]
  • Lydia is revealed to be not only alive, but also Margaux's new contact on the Conrad Grayson memoir.



Start a Discussion Discussions about Secrecy

  • What does Emily have to confess to Daniel?

    5 messages
    • She will maybe confess to being pregnant, i hope so because then that will make the story line even more entertaining and thats most likley w...
    • I have a theory. "Secrecy" already aired, so I think I'm safe to say that in the promo for "Surrender," Emily gets pu...