Veronica exhales in disgust, and then sits down. Lamb gives her a pad and instructs her to write down everything she can think of about Duncan -- fake IDs, secret credit cards, hiding spots, places he goes for a quick pruning -- things of that nature. Veronica asks Lamb if he thinks the baby would be better off with the Mannings, referencing what they both know about how the Mannings treat their youngest daughter. Hmm, an appeal to Lamb's humanity. This is a choice that sports commentators would tactfully refer to as "interesting." Lamb snarls that he should have busted Veronica and Duncan that night. "Now my ass is in a sling if I don't find the Kane kid." If I told you that that didn't present an interesting mental picture, I'd be lying. Lamb tells Veronica that she's not going home until that pad is full, and that if she's not completely forthcoming, he will make it his mission to put her in prison as an accessory. Veronica sullenly takes the pad and starts writing.
Close-up on a video game, which SSpiegel on the boards was kind enough to identify as Dead Or Alive XTreme Beach Volleyball. Apparently, you can control how big the cartoon players' breasts are and how much said breasts bounce, so it's not much of a surprise that Dick is manning one set of controls, nor is it shocking that he exhorts one of his girls to "make Daddy proud." In fact, he probably sees himself as the dad of his household now that Big Dick has taken off, so I wonder if that's a phrase Kendall has heard coming out of his mouth. Logan asks Dick for a favor. Dick: "It's not that favor that Bobby Brown does for Whitney, is it?" Well, now that Weevil's back in the game, I don't think Logan has all that much trouble with that particular problem. Still, grooooooooss. Logan says he needs Dick to buy some Ecstasy from a couple PCHers. Dick says he's tight with those guys, and I can't tell if he's being sarcastic, which doesn't matter because it's kind of hilarious either way. One of Dick's players screws up, and he cautions "her" not to "make Daddy hose you down." This actually gets Logan's attention. "You're not real complicated, are you, Dick?" Dick: "Try not to be." Hee. I'd ask for more Dick, but you people would probably misinterpret my entirely innocent request.
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.