Veronica finishes up with the pad, balefully hands it to Lamb, and heads out. In the hallway, she runs into Vinnie. I should tell you that this was the first of two scenes I saw filmed, which took about two hours and wrapped around one in the morning. I was able to see that Ken Marino, in addition to being really funny off-screen, isn't nearly as chinless as I thought, so the "Gonzo" nickname is history, as you might have noticed. Of course, if Demian ever has occasion to recap him again, I expect it will make a triumphant reappearance. Anyway, Vinnie is doing one-armed pushups against the soda machine when Veronica sees him and asks if he's waiting for his girlfriend to make bail. Vinnie says no: "Her shift ends at 5." Hee. They approach each other as Vinnie says he was waiting for her, "V-Dog," and that she can save some time if she'll just tell him where Duncan is. Veronica says she doesn't know, and adds that even if she did, he'd be the -- she counts on her fingers -- "last person [she'd] tell." Vinnie offers her five grand: "And if you act now, I'll throw in a free set of steak knives!" If you do, Vinnie, it would probably be best not to give them to her in person. Veronica makes crabby hand gestures as she again denies knowledge of Duncan's whereabouts. The two start to leave in opposite directions, but Veronica calls Vinnie back, noting that he dropped his pen in her bag. Vinnie, facing the camera, gets an "Oh, CRAP" look on his face before turning around and valiantly denying it. Veronica reads the pen: "Sugar's Cabaret Invitational Long Ball Championship!" She unscrews the pen to reveal a tiny bug. One of the most fun things about seeing this filmed was the way the actors would break character if something was wrong and then just continue on. I think of that because, on one take, Kristen had some difficulty and was all, "I can't get this fucking pen open," and then proceeded to continue as if nothing had happened. I think she's been hanging out with Jason. Anyway, Veronica tosses the pen back and starts to leave again, but Vinnie tells her that he'll have Duncan back within seventy-two hours, and that she'll wish she had the steak knives. He saunters off as Veronica stares after him, no doubt thinking the world is ready for a live remake of Eating Raoul, and she knows just who to play the male lead.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B | 1293 USERS: C+
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