...and we cut to the bathroom. Thankfully, they've dropped the practice of having Veronica clear everyone else out. Casey's ex-girlfriend from the flashback is telling Veronica that she doesn't know what happened with Casey. She gives a long rendition of what he told her which could be summed up in five quick words: "I am now a pinko." Anyway, she dumped Casey. You know, this girl is clearly an 09er -- does it make sense that she'd be talking so freely to Veronica? I mean, the 09ers as a group typically act like Veronica's dropping fingers and toes right and left. And this girl doesn't really seem like the Saint Blonde type, even beyond the fact that she's a brunette. Anyway, the ex lets it spill that she thinks Casey and the blonde teacher, "Miss Mills," are involved. Yeah, that way. The waterbed way. She adds that Casey even joined the literary magazine, which is amazing to contemplate, given that "he used to think CliffsNotes were for the intellectual posers." I know what she's trying to say, but...in a way, they are.
Veronica's on the waterbed as VMVO muses how she can get in tight with the lit mag crowd. She decides to write some crappy pretentious poetry. Hee.
Veronica in the shower. She yelps and jumps back from the flow. Given that the curtain is somewhat see-through, here's my impression of the straight male posters watching that scene: Pause. Rewind. Play. Pause. Rewind. Play. Pause. Rewind. Slow-forward. (Tm Demian, of course. Thanks, D.!)
Cut to Veronica coming out in a bathrobe and complaining about the hot water problem, which apparently has been going on for five months. I don't buy that Keith would have put up with the landlord's excuses that long, but if he hadn't, he wouldn't get to suggest longingly that they make sure they get the five grand bonus. With great contrivance comes great filler.
Class. Some male teacher tells the class to break into groups of four and compare notes. The assignment was "editorial content analysis," which sounds like the purview of Miss Dent. Who? Right. Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia. The teacher, by the way, has even worse hair than Ephram's new 'do on Everwood. As Sars said at brunch today: "There's just no reason for guys to part their hair in the middle." Anyway, all of this is an excuse for everyone else to break into groups of four and leave Veronica out. They hate you, they hate you not. They hate you, they hate you not. Yeah, that could get boring real fast.