That being said, the very interesting thing about the Fiona saga is that John does something here that he should do later on in life: he arranges matters so that the person disrupting Elly's life by being too vibrant a presence to co-exist with so that she leaves. Sure, his staff think that he ran away and chased something fluffy down a rabbit hole. Sure, he's still wondering why they give him the stink eye and why they mutter about how ill-used Elly is. Of course, Fiona gave them one last middle finger by blowing the deposit at the track.....but at least she is out of Elly's hair and being somewhere Elly wouldn't be seen going to.
The problem is that in the process, they set themselves up to be displaced because Idiot Mike had to sleep in the rec room for a couple of weeks like a weenie. It outraged him so much, he commandeered April's bedroom and shooed the people who made him into a peasant out of their homes.