So how they deal with that -- this central thing that will provide drama upon drama moving forward -- is that they I guess will just pretend she's not a cop? I guess they're that estranged that nobody besides Vivian would actually know what she's up to? Fine. Actually, that's pretty bracing as far as the "like family" thing goes: They'll be happy to see her, but they won't have thought about her since senior year. Ouch.
Will: "I was thinking you could be running from an abusive marriage..."
Joanna: "-- Offensive..."
Will: "Yeah, but they're white so they'll buy it. Work with what they give you, and save the outrage for this murderer. Be a professional."
Joanna: "Okay, so I'm just homeless? Abused and homeless?"
Will: "Yeah, and then you will live with them and spy on them, and we will get them."
Seems the NYPD and FBI have been circling the Bowers for stock fraud for nine years, not to mention Edward's whole rape-and-murder deal fifteen years ago...
Joanna: "The Kimberly Yaeger case was fifteen years ago, and the charges were dropped."
Will: "Oh yeah? Well, somebody raped and strangled her and left her in a ditch. Maybe it wasn't Edward, who is creepy as shit and also admitted to fucking her earlier that night and who is a Bowers and therefore is constantly buying his way out of everything."
Joanna: "This shit is complicated, man. You don't know what you're asking. Also, if it was the family, which obviously it was, they're going to kill me the same way, and for the same reasons. Also, I have like a hundred problems right now in my real life, I don't need a second life with soap opera problems on top of it."
Will: "I thought you'd be reasonable about this, so I brought pictures of Vivian's beaten dead body to freak you out again."
Joanna: "I thought she OD'd, what's with the bruising?"
Will: "Nobody knows. And also the security cameras at that hotel broke the day before."
Joanna: "Okay, it's starting to look weird. I'd better hurl myself into unbelievable danger."
Will: "Cool, and I will help by talking to you on an earpiece, so I can be right there listening when those freaks murder you for betraying them."