Where was I? Inside, Logan asks why there have to be other people in this world, which is far from a throwaway comment in my opinion. Remember his "What is so great about living" comment? Veronica is what's great for him, now, and I can only imagine where that's going to take us. My guess is the city of "Nowhere" in the state of "Good." Logan pulls Veronica onto the couch while teasing her about being too short. They kiss for a bit, but then Logan says he has to tell Veronica something. Veronica opines that they're past the confessional portion of the evening. I'd like to believe her, but I've seen this show before, and there's usually an awful lot of plot left at Minute 54. Logan flashes back to putting a lime in Veronica's mouth and whooping it up as another guy does body shots off her. Veronica says she knows about the "salt lick," and that she's choosing to think of it as "one of those not-real things." Some people found her casual acceptance of this dodgy, but it had to have occurred to her before that Logan could have been involved in that scene. Also, people thought that this flashback conflicted with The Beav's statement that Logan left the party early with a girl, but it seems like Veronica took the GHB and passed out very soon after she got to the party, so I think this could all be happening relatively early still. Especially since I think most of these 09ers would consider leaving while there's any alcohol within a thousand feet of the premises as "early." Anyway, back in flashback, we see Duncan run up and yell at the guys for taking advantage of Veronica. Duncan stands Veronica up as Logan puts some GHB into a drink. He apologizes to Duncan and hands him the spiked liquid, and Duncan drinks it.
Back in the present, Logan says he just wanted Duncan to have some fun. Which is obviously creepy, presumptuous, and wrong, and yet I think is sincere. Veronica says he didn't know what would happen, but Logan claims responsibility for the business with Veronica and Duncan: "I can't take that I hurt you when all I want to do is protect you." They kiss, and he adds, "I want you to trust me." Veronica says she does. I don't know. I think Logan is being sincere, and yet, for someone who's displayed considerable emotion through the season, his relative lack of affect here is a little troubling. Of course, he probably rehearsed this speech -- when you're telling your girlfriend you're part of a chain that led her to unconsciously have sex with her brother, you want to make sure you've got the wording right. As far as Veronica trusting Logan, I think, at least temporarily, that this is one of those "honesty is its own reward" situations. He didn't have to come clean to her, but he did, so she judges him more generously than she would have if she'd come by the information another way. Not sure Veronica would feel this way in the harsh light of day, but in the dim glow of the pool, it makes sense to her. Also, she's apparently relieved that the cumulative party revelations weren't worse than they were. More on that...say it with me...later.