Scott tried to deny the accusations before confessing, insisting that if Kayla wanted to tear down his family's legacy, he'd tear her down first. Scott told them that Kayla planned on lighting the exhibition hall on fire as a signal to her Luddites to attack and tear down the Millennium Tower, where Kayla's father had died, as a final stand against innovation in the district. As Scott's father had designed the tower and it was his legacy, Scott hunted Kayla down and when he found her, mercilessly shot her with chess pieces to symbolise checkmate, his victory over her. As the pair went to handcuff him, Scott sniggered, saying that as long as is his father's "magnum opus" was intact, he'd won. In court, a remorseless Scott told Judge Fairbanks he hadn't committed a crime, just cleansed Smoky Heights of a parasite getting in the way of the future. Bethany then sentenced Scott to life imprisonment for the remorseless murder.