Evie enters the lawyer's office and is told that she has to go in alone—Joe can't come with her.
The lawyer says that he wants her to attend the inquest tomorrow so that they have a good show of family solidarity for the press; she repeats all that her parents told him to tell her when it comes to their relationship with Peter Coleridge.
At the inquest, there are tons of reporters trying to get pictures of the Spooners.
Joe is asked a lot of questions, and he puts on his slick salesman shtick—it's obvious that the crowd hates him.
Next her mother comes up. She's wearing her hair in a serious bun and has on a prim navy dress. When they ask her questions, she is agreeable and a little ditzy, which makes her seem endearing and guileless. The crowd treats her like a dumb blonde and likes her; she's clearly not smart enough to kill anyone.