Veronica, voice starting to break a little, tells Logan that she was told he had the drugs, which he admits: "I got some Liquid X when I was in Tijuana with Luke (from "You Think You Know Somebody") and Sean (from "An Echolls Family Christmas")." According to this, "Liquid X" is a popular nickname for GHB, even though it's a misnomer. Logan continues, "We were just gonna have some fun." That's not a three-way I would have pictured, but given that Logan made a musical-theater reference the last time he was in Tijuana with Luke, and smoked a thick stogie the last time we saw him with Sean, maybe I shouldn't be surprised. Veronica's voice breaks again as she asks if the fun involved sex with unconscious people. Logan says he was thinking "go to a rave" fun, and I don't think I need to point out that the two aren't mutually exclusive. Logan petulantly asks what he can do to make it better, which attitude I don't think is going to help, but does seem in character. Veronica says she's going to make whoever did it pay. Seems like a good plan, considering it was an 09er party. Then you can talk Ivy League education in earnest. She adds: "Even if it was you." They look at each other, and then Veronica closes the door with a "Sorry. I have to go throw up now." Good idea. Let's all meet back here after the opening credits!
Neptune High. VMVO tells us that people who hate you typically aren't all that helpful. I've had a number of people that hate me tell me where to go, but that's not the sort of help she's looking for, I don't think. She adds that out of the hundred people at Shelley's party, "ninety-eight of them would walk over [her] corpse for free gum." To say nothing of what they'd do if she were merely unconscious. VMVO goes on to say that she has some 09ers she can trust, as she sunnily approaches Meg. After some talk about Hemingway -- which is cute given the whole Cuba thing -- Veronica asks Meg if she was at Shelley's party. Meg's false cheer in admitting that she was is the first thing we've seen that makes her look like a true 09er. Except being a cheerleader. And dating the son of a gajillionaire. Veronica asks if Meg saw her there, since her memory's a little fuzzy. Meg says that maybe that's a good thing, but Veronica presses the issue. If the girl who's non-judgmental enough to think "TomKat" could really be in love is telling me I don't want to know what I did at a party, my instinct is to take that at face value. But in flashback, we see that Meg is telling "Cole" that she didn't even get to say goodbye to Shelley. Well, if you kiss her good night, you might want to press your lips together tight. Cole notes that they could stick around for some body shots, as they see a bunch of people crowded around Veronica. Without going into too much detail, let's just say they're giving tequila an even worse reputation than it already has. Meg opines that they should help Veronica. Cole disagrees, and they stand off until he points out that someone's leading Veronica away. We find out who it is later, but it's a bit early to give it away. Back in the present, Meg tells Veronica that it's just her "big high-school alcohol-related embarrassing moment," and that she should let it go, because if she doesn't, it'll make her crazy. I don't think Meg really did much wrong at the party, given that it doesn't seem like she and Veronica were even friends at the time, but her speech makes it sound like she thinks she did, which is in character. Don't make me bring back your "Saint Blonde" nickname, Meg. We're both happier when I only have to type three letters.