After all, why on earth would Jay Gould be using his daughter to do business if he won’t actually recognize her publicly? It also doesn’t sit right that the banker Maud takes Oscars to visit first tells him that he can’t invest in this vague railroad venture with the excuse that the group of investors is an elite and prestigious group. Of course, this just leads Oscar to up his offer...which they then accept. We don’t know about you, but we feel our boy Oscar is getting played.
That said, Maud did pay a visit to Aurora Fane, Oscar’s cousin to basically outright ask if Oscar is a gold digger, and seems to have real chemistry with van Rhijn. But was she actually concerned for her future or was she just trying to gauge whether Oscar would be a perfect pawn for her scheme? Only time will tell. Fingers crossed that Oscar’s own scammer instincts kick in before Maud can really get the best of him.
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