I couldn't help but feel he just threw that on to sorta stick it back to her. I don't remember the details at this point, but I know her write-up about him was far from flattering.
I was surprised that part of the discussion got as far as it did, given how clearly QT didn't want to go into it. My favorite bit though:
HS: "Did she have nice feet, at least?"
QT: "Eh ... not really."