Cut to a press conference in full swing at the sheriff's office. The reporters are asking Lamb questions, and am I glad to see him. I don't know that I gave Michael Muhney his due last season, but I think he adds an awful lot to the show. It's not every actor who can become an audience favorite when he starts from being Logan's only serious competition for "Image Most Likely To Be Captured In A Voodoo Doll." (Yes, Dohring has similarly become a favorite, but I've complimented his performances many times.) Also, Lamb's the most nagging reminder of Veronica's and Keith's year of ostracism. More Lamb, please. A female Asian reporter (only mentioning it because I appreciate the diversity) asks about bus-maintenance reports, pointing out that only kids from the poor side of town take the bus. I'm not sure why this is an appropriate question for Lamb instead of for VP Clemmons, but Lamb shuts her down by pointing out that the bus driver was from the wrong side of town himself. Lamb goes on to say that they're looking into Ed Doyle, the bus driver, and that they've uncovered some information that concerns them: he had a history of mental illness and marital problems, he was prescribed an antidepressant but never filled the prescription, and he once attempted suicide. Nothing against anyone with these sorts of problems, but if I were a Neptune parent, I'd be concerned that someone with a probable chemical imbalance could be in charge of the safety of my kids. Then again, maybe the only people who are willing to drive into the war zone of gang violence that is The Wrong Side Of The Tracks these days in Neptune are the crazies. Lamb, after acknowledging that there were no skid marks or any indication that the driver tried to slow down, ends the press conference. Steve Guttenberg is there, for some reason. NN: Well, it's a police station. He feels at home there. Hopefully we can get that guy who does the funny noises soon.
Veronica drives into the Neptune High parking lot as VMVO tells us that reporters have laid siege to the school, looking to talk to any kids who can give them stories about the deceased. Inside, Veronica enters the girls' bathroom, goes over to the sink, and in the mirror sees a blonde girl with a tough expression on her face. The girl asks if Veronica knows who she is, and Veronica says she does. The girl then inquires as to whether Veronica knew who she was last week, and the answer is no. Two out of three? No, the girl is all, "Your dad drives one bus over a cliff and your days of being under the radar are over." Well, everyone's got to get fifteen minutes somehow. Veronica, in an uncharacteristically wary and unfriendly manner, asks the girl if she wants something, and the girl responds that she needs proof that her dad didn't commit suicide, since their insurance company won't make good on his policy. Veronica starts to point out the difficulties inherent in such an investigation, and declines to help. Given that she was a twist of fate away from dying in the crash herself, I'm thinking Veronica's refusal has more to do with the desire to avoid the painful emotions the investigation would stir up rather than the silly "normal life" idea that took her out of the detective game for all of five minutes. Hoping, anyway.