Casa De Tacky Decorations And Tackier Husbands. The Echolls parents greet the Kane parents. Lynn says she hopes the Kanes aren't going to be blubbering over Lilly's death like they were last year. Jake, on the other hand, says he's got a bet with Mommie Sneerest that Haaron can't keep his pants on through the whole party. Okay, none of that happened, but don't you wish it had?
Pool house. Veronica arrives, and Logan looks up with a "Ho, ho...ho." Hee. Veronica chuckles sardonically. You know, these kids are all pretty witty, and insults don't really seem to bother them. Perhaps they should forget their differences and start a website together. Weevil asks Veronica if she wants a soda, but, grabbing Duncan's bottle of JD, she says she wants something with a little more kick, and starts chugging away. And if there was any doubt before, Veronica is definitely ready for college. Except, wait -- it's really iced tea. Veronica: "How very musical theater of you." Hee. Veronica announces that Duncan can't remember the alphabet when he drinks, much less figure out a pizza tip. That's not exactly how I remember him the night we saw him drinking, but she would know better than I. She goes on, Columbo- or Poirot-style, that Duncan faked being drunk so that the others wouldn't take him seriously. Also, Connor isn't a drug addict -- he drinks a lot of "sun tea": "It's that diuretic wrestlers down when they need to make weight, or that actors use before they're half-naked on the cover of Vanity Fair." Or before they have to strip in front of a famous director's great-grandson. Veronica turns to Logan, saying he looks like an evildoer and smells like an evildoer, and she even sniffs the air as she says it. Hee. "But surprisingly, not so much." She explains that Weevil told her he didn't get the chance to search the room thoroughly, but that when she saw it, it looked like the FBI had gone through it. Since Logan tore it up looking for the money, it follows that he didn't steal it. As pointed out on the forums, Logan could have done that to throw off Veronica, but since he didn't know she was coming by, that seems like a long shot. Logan looks slightly confused that Veronica's sticking up for him. Or maybe he just didn't understand what she was talking about.