Sofia can sense that Robert is not sleeping and charitably asks him to spill about it.
Robert: "I'm so worried about Edward. He is so very creepy, you know, and people just really hold that against him. That, and how he is a killer of women."
You can actually see the moment where she realizes this is going to be a long one, and Sofia reaches over for a deck of cards and starts dealing out Gin Rummy or whatever old people do in the middle of the night. It's incredibly sweet, one of the best scenes in the whole episode.
Robert: "His marriage is crumbling, also."
Sofia: "Isn't that sad. A crumbling marriage. Doesn't that just beat all."
Robert: "Point taken. But I'm serious here. He's losing his job and his family and maybe his freedom... and I think possibly he'll crack. Next to Vivian he was always the most unstable."
Sofia: "So do you want me to talk to Samantha?"
Robert: "If by that you mean, Do I want you to physically attack her and scare her badly enough to reconcile with Edward, then yes. We have stockholders to think of."
Taking a literal long walk on the beach with Julian -- do you like motorcycles? -- Joanna finds her footwear unsuitable and there's a weird moment where he's like, "Let me help you walk, proud female," and then suddenly they come upon the Senator's drunken floozie, whom he has tied to a lifeguard station and is now contentedly staring at in her bondage from a lawn chair while he drinks champagne. I get that it's supposed to seem lurid and decadent, but it's like, sad lurid. Like nudists.
Joanna: "Whoa, are you okay?"
Floozie: "Yeah but I have to pee so bad!"
Senator: "She knows what she did."
They set her free and the Senator immediately seizes on Julian, hilariously.
Senator: "That was a pretty pitch tonight. Poor little Michaela! Tell me, have you ironed out the more inconvenient flaws with your drug yet?"
Julian: "I have no idea what you're talking about!"
Senator: "That is so fuckin' Bowers of you. Sleazebags. Look, regardless, you're not getting past the FDA without my okay and you're not getting that until I talk to your dad. The time has come for a thaw. So thaw."
PRESWICK'S LATEST FLIPOUT
Tater sleeps in like Umbros, which is perfect if you think about it.
Ben Preswick: "Edward, I am flipping out."