Beach. Duncan's interviewing the surfer dude as Veronica takes pictures. They finish up, and exchange a few words we don't hear, during which Veronica smiles sort of hopefully. It's endearing, and shows a whole other side to her character from what we saw in the pilot.
Cut to Duncan and Veronica in the car...at night? I thought they were supposed to be there for the interview at 3. Anyway, the awkward silence seems to have returned with a vengeance, but it's broken by a police siren. Duncan pulls over, and a member of the sheriff's department we haven't seen before walks up and asks Duncan for his license and registration. Upon receiving them, he asks Duncan and Veronica to step out of the car. Apparently, there's an impound notice on the vehicle -- a bunch of parking tickets and a moving violation. And did I forget to mention that the last took place on October 3rd? Yeah. In two separate earlier scenes where the focus was on something else entirely, the writers managed seamlessly to toss in the date of Lilly's murder and the fact that this was her car, so we can immediately appreciate the significance of the look that Duncan and Veronica exchange. Props, writers. King Kong ain't got nothin' on you.