The stygian songfest is still going strong with "The Air That I Breathe" when Keith gets out of bed at 6:27 in the morning. Veronica is removing pictures of Duncan from a number of frames when Keith enters. She says she's okay. Keith: "You do remember I'm a detective, right?" Well, now that you mention it.... Veronica tells Keith that she and Duncan broke up. Keith: "Yeah, I got that." Heh. He tells her that if there's anything she needs, all she has to do is ask. He leaves, and Veronica looks forlorn. I don't know why she doesn't just put on some headbanger music instead of this shit. I defy anyone to be in a bad mood after a good sing-along to Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again." And it's appropriate to the situation, too!
Neptune Grand. Weevil tells Logan that, according to Thumper, the only people left on the bridge with him and Felix were Hector and Bootsy. He goes on to say that the one who did it must be in league with the Fitzpatricks and will have access to a pipeline of drugs. Weevil starts to ask if Logan knows anyone, and Logan says he'll handle it. We cut out before they discuss what else they're going to handle, but the censors were probably more alert for this scene with all the buzz over Brokeback Mountain.
Veronica comes to with a dog licking her face and a cat screeching as it's shaved with a dull, rusty straight razor. Well, it's actually "I Don't Want To Wait" by Paula Cole, but I thought I'd pay homage to TWoP's roots. Rob Thomas did the same with his roots here, since he used to be a staff writer on Dawson's Creek. It's just too bad, though, that the homage didn't come in the form of Veronica imitating the Dawson "crying" face. Although maybe that's what Teddy Dunn was going for in the last season. Anyway, Wallace enters and rightly deems this tableau "pathetic," asking, "Who's this Emo girl?" Hee. He tells her that they're going to go to a movie or get in a bar fight. Veronica says she doesn't want to get in a bar fight, but that could have something to do with the fact that the last time she was in one, she lost her taser and almost became free advertising for an Irish-themed breakfast cereal. Anyway, Wallace tells her to shower; she smells bad. Veronica: "You're not helping. You think you're helping, but you're not." Heh. Wallace gives Veronica a ticket to the next night's basketball game, prompting Veronica to exposit that Wallace only came home because he was too late for basketball tryouts at his Chicago high school. I hope he didn't tell his mother that. I'm sure coming home was tense enough without adding insult to awkward. Also, it seems a little weird that Veronica has no emotional reaction to the idea that Wallace's return home is entirely incidental. Have they talked about why he left at all? Keith calls Veronica, and she and Wallace emerge to find Lamb and a deputy with Keith, who informs her that Duncan is missing. Lamb adds that Duncan kidnapped Meg's baby, accuses Veronica of aiding him, and arrests her on the spot. Well, there's nothing like being manhandled into a squad car to take your mind off your petty emotional issues.