Fuckface tells Veronica that a felony conviction won't disappear from her record when she turns eighteen. I didn't think that was true, but since the only other time I've heard that rule referenced was on T.J. Hooker, I'd be willing to accept that I was misinformed. The only thing William Shatner's reliable for is getting your RDA of overacting. Rick shows up and asks if "he," meaning the ID peddler, is there yet. Veronica: "He just arrived." Several minutes ahead of his brain, apparently. Veronica calls Rick out, and tells Fuckface to check the bills in Rick's wallet. Fuckface reads: "Veronica Mars is...smarter than me." Hee. Some posters thought Veronica wouldn't make that grammatical mistake, but I contend that she was taking the grammar down to Fuckface's perceived level. Veronica smiles and taps Fuckface as she joshes, "Oh, you stop it!" Hee. She's having a great time in this episode. As are all of us whose last name is not "Echolls." Anyway, it turns out Rick had the locker right under 110, and there was a small opening between the two, so Rick was able to reach up and conduct business. Veronica goes on to explain that Rick and Coma Friend were out drinking the night in question with fake IDs they made themselves, buying drinks with the profits from their own fake ID business. When Coma Friend went into the hospital, Rick blamed the Tritons because he was pissed off that he didn't even get a pledge bid. He dumped a bunch of IDs in Veronica's locker to finger her. We see him doing this in flashback, and it is a glaring oversight that he wasn't wearing gloves or something else to prevent fingerprints. Veronica asks if he blamed her because people would believe she did it. Rick tells him that Keith, post-sheriff position, investigated and arrested Rick's father, a hedge fund manager, for embezzlement, but what no one knew was that his company cheated him out of his bonus three years running. One has to wonder why he didn't leave, of course. And while "hedge fund manager" may seem kind of abstract, I was a stock options trader for ten years. Anyone who knows what that is, send me an email. I don't think I'll need gmail to accommodate the inflow. Anyway, Rick says his family was ruined, and his parents got a divorce: "You must be proud." Veronica winces and half-shuts her eyes. I know you feel bad, girlie, but hold it together. Because giving Fuckface fodder is a felony in my book.
School parking lot. Veronica catches Duncan and hands over the photos of the Tritons she took, telling him he looked cute in one of them. Aw. It's okay to want him back, Veronica. At least until we learn that he killed Lilly after finding out that the two of you are brother and sister. Then it wouldn't be quite as socially acceptable. Duncan says he heard that Coma Friend is now just Friend. Veronica tells him she never should have doubted him, and that she's sorry she came after the Tritons. Duncan: "And...who are the Tritons?" They tee-hee about that, but when he takes off, VMVO wonders what his mystery illness is: "What other pills are you taking?" Acting pills, if Teddy's Dunn's improved performance is any indication.