Joanna: "Yeah, that's fair. My bad."
It is at this point that Ben Preswick reaches his destination: Edward's garage, as he's coming home. He knocks him out, real hard and takes off in his car. Not very grateful if you ask me.
BOWERS MASTER BEDROOM
I love it when these two get together.
One of them: "My darling! How is everything!?"
The other: "Wonderful!"
But Sofia gets to it with a quickness, as you knew she would.
Sofia: "Hey, when the business manager calls you up about my credit card spending this month, you go ahead and tell him I was cleaning up your mess with Mia."
Robert: "Meaning you rewarded her behavior by taking her shopping."
Sofia: "No. Meaning I neutralized your behavior by taking her shopping. Teenagers are a handful. Her sister just got murdered. Why bully her on top of it?"
Robert: "Bully her? We don't even know this kid..."
Sofia: "Exactly. Exactly Robert, which is why you look like an asshole here. You're giving her every justification to defy you. This is how Vivians are made, Robert."
Good. She's good. And not in a sneaky way, like, that was actually the right way to deal with him. With the whole situation. And here's the kicker: "So I told her to invite this... 'Kyle'... to dinner."
Robert: "God, that name."
Sofia: "I know, honey."
That "Kyle" shit never stops being funny, the entire episode. ("Stick to Kings and Queens of England; there will never be a President Ashton or a Dr. Katniss.") It's this kind of unexpected, funny dialogue and character moments that keep me rooting for this show.
I realize you can't have too much personality without tipping into another area entirely, but I do personally prefer these funny, relatable, drunk moments in the Bowers house to, say, Victoria Grayson's equally enjoyable but wildly stylized purple prose, because I have zero patience for camp, but a lot of love for actual people.