THE STRUGGLE: At first it was very hard for Emily to understand her father; where has he been all of this time and why didn't he save her since he was actually alive but presumed dead? Another thing that really threw Emily off as she was speaking with her father is the fact that he would want to protect Victoria Grayson not knowing her part in his incarceration and Emily's childhood.
THE PHOTO: The initial photo that sent Emily off in a rage, that made her want to tell her father the truth was a photo of the posed Amanda Clarke. She thought that her father had been following the posed Emily all this time and wanted to know why he never reached out if he was so close, so close that he could take such pictures. David made Emily aware that he didn't take the photos of the posed Amanda. By the end of this episode Emily finally got her answer of where her father has been all of this time.
WHO AM I? WHERE AM I?: David informed Emily that someone else staged his death in the prison but it wasn't Conrad Grayson. He stated that some really bad people wanted to make him do some really bad things but he refused. When they threatened Amanda he did what he had to do to keep her safe. He didn't escape them until he found out Amanda-the posed Amanda-died. Once he found out about her death he escaped and went off the grid.
THE PROMISE: At the end of 'Contact' Emily promised her father that she would stay out of his affairs and allow him to handle those who are coming after him. This was all said after two men tried to kidnap David from the hospital room of Victoria Grayson who suffered an electric shock in the previous episode. Emily saved David once again and at that moment he realized that in some way he does need her and he recognized how strong she'd become. He told Emily that he couldn't be her father because he needed to protect her from those who are after him. Emily promised that she would allow him to take care of it himself but she didn't have any intention on keeping her promise. In the last scene of 'Contact' we see Emily questioning a man for answers as to who he is and why he's after David. This man was one of the two men in the hospital attempting to kidnap David slightly earlier in the episode. No one knows Emily has captured this man not even Nolan. Will she get the answers she's looking for? Let's hope she does on the up and coming episode-Season 4 Episode 9 "Intel" airing 11/30/2014