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.
On a tarmac, Wiedman and Mommie Sneerest are waiting as Duncan and Keith disembark from a puddle-jumper. Mommie Sneerest fondly greets Duncan as Keith and Wiedman exchange a hello that's got all the casual menace of James Bond greeting an arch-enemy. And I wouldn't think Keith is quite the right physical type to play Bond, but tuxedos do work wonders. After a bit of snark, Keith promises to send Wiedman a postcard he can read in jail. Oh, snap, but I hope taunting Wiedman was worth it. Wrestling an alligator may make you feel like a man, but you're still incomplete if it ends up biting your head off. Either one, in point of fact. Moving from Scylla to Charbitchdis, Keith greets Mommie Sneerest, and suggests that she stop by the office to pay him the reward. Mommie Sneerest informs him that she and Veronica had an arrangement, and that he just met Veronica's end of the bargain. It's a good thing Duncan's already in the car, since he's only wearing shorts and a t-shirt. You don't want to celebrate your return to the U.S. with a case of frostbite. Mommie Sneerest joins her son, and offhandedly tells him that he has no idea what the last few weeks have been like. And she hasn't even had to moderate the boards. She hands him water and a bottle of pills, and suggests that the next time he runs away, he should take his medication with him. I can't believe she still thinks he's on antidepressants, since he's been off them for months. But would he really not have brought his epilepsy medication? Someone's in the dark here. I mean, I always am, but I think right now I'm not alone. Anyway, Duncan begs off taking the pills, claiming an empty stomach. Perhaps he was ill on the flight. Given Veronica's earlier declaration to Logan, maybe sensitive stomachs run in the family.