In the Girardi dining room, Helen says they should go ahead and eat: "The kids are scattered all over the place. No telling when they'll be home." Will asks where they are. Helen says Joan had her deposition after school, and Kevin was going to be deposed after work. Lucyfer: "Oh, these kids today and their depositions." Heh. Helen's not amused. I'm half-hoping Lucyfer gets shit-faced on Scotch. I imagine she's a real pistol when she's drunk. Will gives Helen a nervous look. Just then they hear someone come in the kitchen door; Helen says it must be Luke. Will calls out, "Just in time, buddy!" Luke comes around the doorway, with Grace standing almost shyly behind him. Helen: "Hey! Oh, Luke, you brought Grace." Grace's hair is very, very straight and shiny and neat. I think she's wearing a little bit of makeup, but I also think she's been wearing it in more scenes and didn't just put some on for this. Helen introduces Lucyfer to Luke and "his friend" Grace. Grace quickly interjects, "Study partner." Luke's crestfallen: "That's not lasagna." Will, oblivious: "Nope, Mom's leg of lamb. Grab a seat!" He starts dishing up salad. Luke looks at Grace, and then walks out, saying, "I'm not hungry." Grace stands there, watching him go, and finally says, "We have a lot of work to do, so " Though I don't think I've ever heard her voice like it was when she said that: sweet, weak, almost fragile; all the stridency and power gone out of it. Will tells Lucyfer, "And he's the easy one." He smiles as he piles salad on her plate. A glance at Helen's sour face wipes the smile off his puss, though.
Kevin's turn in the deposition room. He tells them he was fighting with his girlfriend, and that's why he left the party. He admits he ducked out on her while she was in the bathroom. The other lawyer asks if he'd been drinking. Kevin says he was, a little: "I'd had a beer. I wasn't much of a drinker." Then he's asked if Andy had been drinking. Kevin says yes, but he doesn't know how much. "To your knowledge, was Andy drunk when you left?" As Kevin considers that, the camera drifts down to his feet under the table.
Cut to his feet and Andy's walking out of the party; Andy's drinking and complaining, "I was about to make a move on DeeDee Carter. You owe me large." Kevin: "Hey, let's go to Webster's. He's always got a college girl." Just then Beth comes out of the house after them, saying, "Kevin! Don't you dare walk out on me! Hey!" He and Andy just keep going. She finally gets him to stop and asks, "What kind of a guy walks away from a girl, huh?" Kevin says she's mad: "We'll talk about it when you've calmed down." Beth tells him if he leaves now, it's over: "Hey, isn't it enough that you cheated on me?" Kevin reminds her they're not married. Beth says she trusted him and loved him: "That doesn't matter at all to you?" Kevin says he'll talk to her tomorrow. He walks off as she says she's not going to be here tomorrow. Andy throws his arm around Kevin, claiming, "They always say that, man." Kevin: "I know." As they approach the car, Kevin asks for the keys. Andy stumbles drunkenly and lurches toward the car. Kevin says, "I only had one beer." Andy protests that it's his dad's car, and Kevin's not insured to drive it: "He'd kill me, man. Besides, I'm fine." Kevin: "Hey, Andy. Keys. Come on." Andy: "Kevin, if you say 'keys' one more time, I swear to God, I'm going to buy you a sundress." Andy laughs it up, as do a few guys nearby. Beth's still standing in the distance, watching. Andy: "Kevin, buddy, trust me." Andy tosses the keys in the air.