As a side note, I really like how Wallace's admonition to Veronica not to assume resonated in both Veronica's and Keith subplots. The show has been pretty consistent in emphasizing how bad bias is for conducting detective work, so I'm glad they both got punished for their sloppiness.
Mars Investigations. Keith, buried under a stack of papers, takes a call from a client and informs him his wife is having an affair. Only he's got the wrong client, so he gets the right file while TELLING THIS CLIENT WHO THE OTHER CLIENT WITH THE PHILANDERING WIFE IS. Looks like he's misfiled his professional ethics as well. He passes on the relevant information to his client that his uncle is living in a retirement home in Waikiki. We don't get to hear the client ask how many other people Keith told.
Chez Mars. Keith enters Veronica's room and, after a pregnant pause, tells her he could use her help around the office. Veronica makes an adorable "car skidding to a halt" noise, and asks Keith to repeat that. Keith doesn't, nor does he tell Veronica what prompted his change of heart, but he does mention that he's just talking about research, filing, and phone help a couple days a week, and that she's keeping her job at the Hut. Veronica says she'll need a raise, like that's going to happen with the set budget suddenly spiraling out of control. Also, considering how eager she is to accept this offer, that whole "normal life" kick she was on in the premiere seems even more like bullshit. VMVO says that, since talking to Weevil, she's been dying to track down the anonymous caller. She plugs in the number and comes up with Haaron Echolls. Props to depudor for noticing that Haaron's birthday is the same day of the phone call. We barely have time for a DUN...
...and we're at school, where Veronica waits until Logan appears. Patience is a virtue, as the forum posters will no doubt tell you. Logan makes a joke about how he'll have sex with Veronica just this once, but that there will be no cuddling after and he won't call her in the morning. If you want a girl to accept a pitch like that, you probably shouldn't make your enormous pit stains so incredibly obvious. Veronica accusingly asks him about the phone call. Logan twirls an imaginary moustache as he intones, "My day is complete. Veronica Mars has accused me of evil." Heh. He goes on in a "what the hell are you talking about" vein, but does recognize the connection with The Long Haul, and also realizes that September 24th is the day he threw the party that 09er bitch mentioned to Veronica, which had the theme "Life's Short." Veronica sardonically notes how touching that is, but Logan, tiring of this game, says it was in the dead students' honor. I'm sure they'd be thrilled to know that the toasts to their memory came in the form of keg stands. Logan adds that Weevil and a bunch of his pals crashed the party. I wonder if a certain second earring might be somewhere in the pool house. That is, if they didn't light it on fire. Also, Lamb and some deputies came to break the party up, "or at least collect the kegs." Hee. Lamb must do a lot of cardio to work off all the free beer he confiscates. Veronica says that there are five numbers registered to the Echolls family, but that she doesn't recognize this one. Logan looks at his nonexistent watch, shows his wrist to Veronica, and leaves. I don't need a watch to tell him it's time for a dry shirt.