Wealth, beauty and status define the people in this town, but one woman is willing to destroy everyone for the sake of revenge.
Emily Thorne rents the Southampton home she once shared with her father and sets her plan in motion.
Emily plots to single-handedly take down one of Wall Street's top hedge fund managers.
With help from her new ally, Emily seeks to destroy the district attorney who convicted her father; grieving Victoria tries to confirm her suspicions about Emily's past.
Recent scandals leave the Graysons on edge; Emily targets the psychiatrist responsible for institutionalizing her as a child; Declan and Jack face a tough decision.
Victoria's vulnerabilities are exposed when feelings of guilt and a fight with her daughter become to much to bear; a vindictive Lydia returns; now aware that he has been betrayed, Daniel decides to make a major change.
When incriminating surveillance video surfaces, the Graysons begin to distrust their head of security; the tension between Emily and Tyler comes to a head; the Porter boys make their moves.
A high-profile newspaper story interrupts the Graysons' wishes to lay low on their 25th wedding anniversary; Frank digs into Emily's past in hope of proving proving his loyalty to Victoria.
Emily's plot further unravels, and Victoria's unstable relationship with her family grows increasingly more tense when an unwanted pawn in Emily's game heads to the Hamptons with questionable intentions.
Realizing she has lost a valuable ally, Emily reaches out to her mentor; Victoria finds herself all alone; Tyler's influence continues to be a threat.
After discovering a secret, Emily questions Nolan's loyalty; Amanda settles into life in the Hamptons; as Victoria regains some power, things between her and Conrad take a turn for the worse.
An unstable visitor crashes Daniel's intimate birthday celebration; Conrad and Victoria use Charlotte as a pawn in their bitter divorce battle; Emily's plan starts to unravel.
Emily targets an author with ties to the Graysons and the Clarkes; Conrad shows how dirty he is willing to get in the divorce; Jack lets his guard down with Amanda; a shocking revelation becomes a game changer.
Daniel's romantic proposal may come with dire ramifications; Charlotte is forced to move back in with her mother; Jack's life is in jeopardy when a person he adores betrays him; Nolan makes Emily think cautiously about her actions.
In the excitement over Emily and Daniel's engagement party, things start to unravel for everyone; Victoria uses Conrad's father against him; Jack gets more involved; Charlotte and Emily both face problems.
Emily's vendetta takes a dark turn at her and Daniel's engagement party, putting everyone in mortal danger; Jack decides to track down Amanda; Charlotte goes to extremes to relieve the pain of her family's betrayal.
The murder scandal at the Fire & Ice party rocks the Hamptons, and someone has to take the fall. The devastating turn of events call for desperate measures, as the Graysons form a united front, Emily grows more anxious, Ashley steps up for the family, and Jack is not the only one wondering where Amanda has gone.
Daniel's imprisonment sends Victoria to depths that no one thought possible, as the surprise return of a past love (James Purefoy as Dominik Wright) provides a destructive but welcome distraction from her family's struggles. Meanwhile, Jack's search for Amanda grows more desperate as he comes under suspicion for murder.
Whether or not she intended it to happen, Victoria's pawns are caught in the middle of an insidious cover-up and have to pay the ultimate price when Emily discovers the identity of the mysterious man who murdered her father. Meanwhile, Declan's testimony marks the beginning of the end of his relationship with a self-destructive Charlotte.
The impending release of Daniel has everyone on edge as the press grows more and more hostile. The SEC begin their investigation on Grayson Global; and Emily discovers a new photo taken of her father on the day of his death, leading her to more clues about how he died -- and also to a mystery woman and an ominous new target.
The year is 2002 in the Hamptons' Emily, who is still Amanda Clarke, is wayward and reckless until Nolan convinces her to read her father's journals. It is then that it all starts sinking in, and Amanda starts staking out the Grayson home, identifying all the Grayson Global players her father described, and piecing together the truth. Her anger builds into determination and focus; this is where it all begins - the genesis of Amanda's ultimate plan to bring justice to her father.
A painful loss forges a stronger bond between Emily and Jack, Victoria forms a new alliance that could seal Conrad's fate, and Charlotte sets out on a vendetta of her own with Declan as her target.
With the end in sight, Emily fearlessly pushes forward, closing in on the final phases of her plan for revenge, while the Graysons continue their downward spiral into the rabbit hole of self-destruction. But a big, explosive event leaves much hanging in the balance, courses are altered and even more is left in question.