Does The FBI Have to Be This Dumb For The Following to Work?
I think Emma wants to be Joe’s wife—and Joey’s mother in place of Claire—but I also think a part of her wants Claire to be her own mother. Emma sees what Joe sees. She really respects the love Claire has for Joey.
Emma grew up with a mom who cared little for her — a mom she eventually murdered. It’s probably extremely tough for her to all of a sudden be replaced in both Joe and Joey’s affections, and lose her relationship with Claire.
After a long day, Joe went to Claire, who was in no mood to care about his bad day. To make sure he went away, Claire admitted to reading his new book, basically saying it sucked as much as the first one. Joe almost struck her, but stormed out instead. Joe then went to Emma and apologized for ignoring her, before resuming their sexual relationship.