The FBI team, in their little van, runs and turns on the mic when Joanna approaches Robert for some condoling/grifting. The main one who will be in the van is named Gabe. He is wee and super cute, and arrogant in a way FBI wiretap people on TV tend to be. We won't actually be very much around him for a while, but by the end he seems like an important character to know.
Joanna: "Sorry about your dead daughter."
Robert: "Glad you came. What have you been up to, while Vivian was pissing up a rope?"
Joanna: "Not becoming a cop, that's for sure. Actually, I have been getting beat. Just like your dead daughter, but like all the time."
Robert: "Oh my God, why didn't you reach out to our family that you barely know?"
Joanna: "Well, that answered itself. I can play on your sympathies, though, by telling a made up story about how the last time he hit me, I got strength from imagining what Vivian would say."
Robert: "The one time I tried spanking her, she threatened to call the cops. She was four."
They cry and whatever, who knows how much of any of this is real, Robert finally offers her dinner, which makes Will pump his arm in the air, because he does not actually give a shit about these people. Which makes for an interesting dynamic, having just come off Homeland where half the game is figuring out exactly how much of a shit you actually give vs. how much of a shit you have to pretend to give. I can't decide if Joanna will be better or worse at that game than Carrie Mathison, especially since Carrie Mathison is both the Best and the Worst at it, at the same time.
SUPER AWKWARD DINNER
Edward's ex-wife Samantha (Bowers, note) is played by Marin Hinkle, who I just love.
Samantha: "That was a super awkward dinner, but I have to go back to our house now. Our younger daughter Lily doesn't eat people food yet, and Hunter has accelerated Spanish in the morning..."
Sofia, verbatim: "Yes, we know. She's very advanced."
Which is either just blindly firing into the crowd, which is awesome, or she's calling Hunter a teenage whore, which is also pretty awesome in this context. With Sofia she says everything in such an amazing way it could be both, or either, or some new thing you are not awesome enough to even comprehend. Either way, it finds its mark.