Sometime later, a shirtless Duncan is asleep in bed. Veronica's next to him on her computer as VMVO good-naturedly chastises herself for bringing up the ex. I don't think she did anything wrong, but if she wanted answers, maybe she should have waited until afterward. At least he would have been guaranteed to be in a good mood. Veronica discovers that Col(l)in has visited a genealogy website, and concludes that he was checking up on Julie's family's money. Veronica, I thought we discussed your not making "a" ass out of yourself.
Veronica and Duncan are awoken by a knock on the door. Veronica blurts that it's her dad, so that the promo people have something misleading to work with. Duncan pulls on his pants and asks who it is; the answer is Lizzie. I wonder if she's wearing her schoolgirl uniform, especially given Duncan's thumbs-up on costumes. Veronica whispers the question of why she's there at 2 AM, and Duncan gives a shrug of confusion. Veronica hasn't been getting a whole lot of sleep lately. Duncan starts to close the bedroom door, and Veronica seethes that she has to hide in the bedroom "like a hooker." I guess it would be mean to point out that there's a certain dissimilarity between the events of her evening and those of a typical hooker. Maybe she wouldn't make that much working the pole after all. Duncan, with a frustrated look, closes the door, and I should point out that while Teddy Dunn doesn't have the flattest stomach, he certainly looks like he could bench quite a bit. No wonder his car took such a beating. Duncan pulls on his robe and opens the door, and Lizzie apologizes, but says she had nowhere else to go. I wonder if that's the story she gave the desk clerk, because I don't know how she got up to the expensive wing of the hotel at an odd hour without an announcement. Veronica listens as Lizzie tells Duncan that Meg's parents are going to Neptune High that morning to clean out Meg's locker, and produces a laptop on which Lizzie says Meg kept "everything." It's nice, by the way, to know that even in a town that class warfare is threatening to tear apart, everyone can agree that Apple computers are the way to go. Lizzie reminds Duncan about how nosy her parents are, which we happily know about from last year, and adds that whoever called from the school told her parents about the computer, so she can't simply hide it or hand it off to Duncan or anything. Also, she doesn't have the password (although it seems like she must have had Meg's locker combination to get her hands on the computer), so she wants Duncan to get Meg's personal stuff off her laptop: "You're the son of a computer visionary. Can't you do something?" Duncan: "I can burn a CD." Heh. Lizzie says that if her parents read what's on Meg's computer, they'll pull the plug on her. I think that was meant as hyperbole, but I'm just guessing, because I would never employ it in a million years. Lizzie asks if she can use the bathroom, and before Duncan can stop her, she's opened the bedroom doors and found Veronica. Veronica, off Lizzie's glare: "Okay, so apparently looks really can't kill." Hee. Lizzie heatedly asks if Veronica heard her conversation with Duncan, and Veronica admits she did, but says she knows someone who can help.