Inventing Anna episode 3 recap: Who is Nora? And why is she important?

Inventing Anna. Julia Garner as Anna Delvery in episode 102 of Inventing Anna. Cr. David Giesbrecht/Netflix © 2021
Inventing Anna. Julia Garner as Anna Delvery in episode 102 of Inventing Anna. Cr. David Giesbrecht/Netflix © 2021 /

On Inventing Anna episode 3, Vivian talks to Nora about her relationship with Anna. Plus, the cracks in Anna and Chase’s relationships get even deeper. Read on to find out what happened in Inventing Anna episode 3, “Two Birds, One Throne.”

Inventing Anna episode 3 recap: Who is Nora?

Vivian visits Val’s friend Nora, who Anna and Chase stayed with for a time, convincing her to talk in exchange for keeping her name out of the press. Nora says she barely knew either of them and didn’t care for them, particularly Anna, who was a name-dropper who slept until noon. However, it’s clear this isn’t the whole truth when we see some flashbacks. Nora liked Chase but was chilly toward Anna, resulting in Anna thinking she’s a cold bitch.

Anna has a photographic memory, making it easy to learn about all the investors she’s pitching her business to. But despite being prepared, no one will work with her because they don’t know Anna and she has no credibility. After seeing how much Nora is helping Chase with Wake — and how intimate the two seem to be getting during some private moments — Anna decides she needs to get Nora on her team. Chase makes excuses, saying Nora only supports racial minorities, but promises to get someone like Nora for the Anna Delvey Foundation.

Anna takes matters into her own hands, impressing Nora by talking about art in her home and eventually scoring an invite to Bergdorf with her. There, she meets a powerful circle of women and overhears them talking about a prime location she decides she wants for ADF.

However, she’ll still struggling, as Nora treats her like an assistant, having her pick up lunches and get new outfits for Chase. Plus, Chase says he needs to go to Berlin alone and that her tagging along would be a distraction. It’s obvious he’s not valuing ADF like he values Wake.

Things get even worse when Anna finds out Chase is lying and the conference he claims to be speaking at got canceled. He ignores all her calls, and she threatens to commit suicide. Eventually, she goes to the Wake offices, where engineer Raphael is taking everything apart. It turns out Raphael was hired to build the app though this technology was not his expertise. Chase just wanted it to look cool and didn’t actually care how it worked. Then, he eventually stopped paying him.

Inventing Anna episode 3 recap: Why does Anna turn on Chase?

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Inventing Anna. (L to R) Julia Garner as Anna Delvey, Anna Chlumsky as Vivian Kent in episode 108 of Inventing Anna. Cr. Nicole Rivelli/Netflix © 2021 /

Anna eventually finds Chase in Ohio, where he’s from. Though he said he was the child of immigrants, he’s actually adopted and his mother is just from Canada. He admits Wake ran out of money — partially because of everything he bought for Anna. He tells Anna they can’t tell Nora anything, as her friend is on the verge of giving them $2 million. After they dig Wake out of this hole, they can focus on ADF.

But Anna isn’t having it. She talks to Nora while she’s gardening one day, twisting her the story of the hotel declining her credit card to pin it on Chase and telling her about Wake’s money struggles. Nora quickly becomes a member of Team Anna, inviting her to parties instead so she can make connections for ADF and introducing her as her protégé. Soon, Anna gets all the resources she needs and Chase gets jealous and irritated, figuring out what happened.

Chase tries to blackmail her, but Anna reminds him she knows his secrets, too. He demandes 40% of ADF, saying he taught her everything she knows about business, but she refuses. Everything comes crashing down when Nora realizes Anna has stolen $400k in credit card expenses from her.

Inventing Anna episode 3 recap: Where is Chase now?

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Inventing Anna. Saamer Usmani as Chase Sikorski in episode 102 of Inventing Anna. Cr. Aaron Epstein/Netflix © 2021 /

Vivian doesn’t understand how Chase was the hottest thing in Silicon Valley but then went dark soon after. She tries to convince Todd to let her look through discovery from the year they dated, but he refuses. He’s stressed as it is, as Anna calls him dozens of times a day with requests he can’t fulfill until he sorts all the catalogues of discovery.

Vivian’s colleagues encourage her to talk to Catherine instead, and she does, asking about Nora. Catherine doesn’t want to give up any info, but Vivian tells her that Chase is looking like the bad guy right now, and she will look silly if she’s prosecuting the wrong person. Vivian finally gives up the dirt about Nora’s credit card bills. Todd is also swayed into working with Vivian, purposely leaving discovery unattended so she can look through it.

Anna finally gets a hold of Chase, who’s in Dubai working on futurism technology with the Shiekh. He shares everything that went on between him and Anna after Vivian agrees to keep his name out of the story.

Vivian goes back to talk to Nora, who says she changed her mind about pressing charges on Anna because it was humiliating to be taken advantage of. Plus, she got all her money back since her friend Donna is a CEO at Federal Credit. She was mostly insulted Bergdorf’s didn’t flag any of the stuff Anna bought for poor taste. She also shares that Anna gave her the gift of the peacock they saw the first time they went shopping, which Nora then in turn gives to Vivian.

Armed with new information, Vivian plays hardball with Anna, saying she needs to cooperate if she wants any control of how she’s portrayed. Convinced, Anna tells her about her business plan for ADF, which Vivian gets from Todd’s files. She shows them to her bosses, and they’re impressed, agreeing to give her a few more weeks for the article.

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