I've never understood why American television always has to work extra hard to explain everything that is going on it's plot. Even worse when a plot that isn't really trying to be difficult at all seems to leave people in an utter stupor as to what happened and why. Good writing shouldn't have to be explicit to get it's point across, but if the audience can't or won't bridge minor logical gaps it just makes it more difficult on everybody.
"How did they get to the car?" They walked. No seriously, one foot in front of the other. "Why was he there?" Chance. Had an invitation. Happened to be walking by at that moment. Try looking at the contextual clues, was he prepared to be there? Did anybody, oh I don't know, mention his entire reason for being there in a roundabout why?
Probably shouldn't complain, but it's just been that kind of week.