Julian: "Split hairs much? Yeah, I said in an offhand way that I came home, just like I said a second ago in an offhand way that I had old pad thai in my fridge. This isn't a deposition."
What it is, is, a stretch to make Joanna look like a Baker Street Irregular -- even though she doesn't know about Will's discovery downstairs, she still has the keen mind and whipsmart detective instincts to have perceived an untrue statement -- but since she jumped on him for an alibi that didn't even have anything wrong with it, it just makes her look kinda nuts instead. "I thought you said this salad had red beans in it, but these are clearly kidney beans, which are vaguely different.J'accuse!"
Anyway, he's chopping red peppers while she subjects him to this calendarial third-degree, which means he's got a big ol' Santoku in hand, so she grabs a corkscrew just in case he needs to be blinded in a hurry. It's obnoxious enough that he comes clean.
"I did not go straight home, I went to Cassie's, because I was freaked out and I wanted to do some drugs and fuck Cassie. Cassie's a girl I like to fuck and do drugs with. At what point in our date were you expecting me to tell you about that, exactly? And you know what? Either way, fuck you. You're giving me this shit about where I drove that night and I was going to make a joke about giving you my alibi until I looked you in the eye and realized that you actually were looking for my alibi. Because you think I killed my own sister. So fuck you, you are dumped. No dinner for you. No red beans, nor kidney ones. Get the fuck out of my house."
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?"