Mac Tracking Attack. Veronica and Mac meet up and note that the signal is "strong like bull." Mac: "I think it's coming from inside the house." Hee. Given that they're about to knock on an unknown door, referencing When A Stranger Calls seems entirely appropriate. Veronica and Mac flounce to the door( doing their best Bond and Q impressions, respectively), and then Veronica knocks on the door as Mac asks if she has a plan. Veronica: "Ish." Heh. The door is opened by...a berobed VP Clemmons. It's just as well Veronica didn't formulate a plan, because even if she had, I doubt it would have provided for this contingency. Veronica and Mac catch flies as we head into another commercial break.
After goggling a bit more, Veronica tries unsuccessfully to use a Rocky Horror Picture Show reference to gain access to Clemmons's house. Clemmons smiles a bit, though, making me wonder if he ever went to a midnight show in a pair of fishnets. (Hey, that mental image was way too good not to share.) Veronica has better luck, however, when she asks to see "Butt-- Vincent." She says "they" have some "homework questions" for Vincent, indicating through finger-quotes and other hilarious gestures that Mac is hot for Butters's chili. Mac splutters, "You...are so..." Veronica: "'Dead,' I know, whatever. You're the one who was all, 'Let's go see what Vincent's doing, I wonder what Vincent's up to.'" Mac shoots death rays at Veronica, but on the plus side, all of Veronica's sentences in that exchange were declarative rather than interrogative. Clemmons suggests that they call first next time, but he's obviously pleased at the thought of his son getting some geek-on-computer-geek action. Dream on, Factotum Guy.
Clemmons leads Veronica and Mac to the door to an exterior basement as Mac and Veronica surreptitiously smack each other lightly. Clemmons knocks on the door, and Butters complains that it's "private basement time." Veronica and Mac giggle, obviating the need for me to make a joke about what he might be up to. Clemmons announces that "Veronica Mars and her friend" are there to see Butters, and it's nice to know that the girl who single-handedly threw the school into more chaos last year than all the PCHers combined is still flying so low on the VP's radar. Butters tries to have his dad tell them he's not home, but Clemmons informs him that it's a little late for that, so he opens the door a crack. Veronica busts in, but Clemmons lingers to offer them soda, and to give Mac an indescribably hilariously hopeful eyebrow-raise. It's kind of like, "I will give you the sweetest locker and all the Pirate Points you can handle if this works out." I know you're not going to take him up on it, Mac, but I'd be interested to see how good a deal you could negotiate. I'll bet you could get Clemmons to personally valet-park your car every day if you just make a man out of Butters.