Julie makes to go as the man in question enters. They shake hands, and after Julie leaves, Keith asks, "Jumpy fiancée?" Veronica corrects him that she's only a potential fiancée, and she practically handed Veronica a blank check. Keith rather sternly tells Veronica that she's supposed to be organizing the office, not soliciting clients, and he really needs that help, since with the campaign efforts, he can barely get to the cases he already has. Veronica offers to help, just with the little stuff: "Nothing that requires body armor." After last year, I'm surprised Keith hasn't mandated a body-armor uniform for his daughter, especially now that she's of age. It would just be more clothing for her to have to take off, if you get the implication. Keith stands firm and points out that Veronica already has a job, and Veronica grouses about her low tips not being enough to pay for Stanford. Keith says the Kane scholarship will be all she needs for college, so she should use her nights to study. Well, despite what happened last time, I suppose there are worse plans than relying on the Kanes' money. But given you're so into technology, Veronica, let me suggest a new-fangled way of collecting this time around: Wire. Transfer. Keith instructs Veronica to call Julie and tell her he can't take the case. Veronica sighs and picks up the phone, and Keith goes into the back to get coffee. Veronica turns a little too cheerful as she tells "Julie" that they can't take her case, but that she might want to try "Nick Harris Detectives," a name met with an approving nod from Keith, or, if she's looking locally, Vinnie Vanlowe. And even though Keith can't hear the dial tone coming from Veronica's phone, the mere mention of Vanlowe should be enough for him to smell a rat. And I'd be willing to bet Vanlowe's personal odor would help Keith along with that conclusion. VMVO tells us that the only way she'd make two grand in a week at the Hut "is if they installed a pole." Well, given whom the shop is punnily named after, maybe that's not actually too dim a prospect. VMVO goes on to say that Keith may be too busy for "Miss Brightside," but that Veronica thinks she can fit her in. Killer!
Speaking of the Hut, here we are, as Veronica is glibly telling Julie that, given the nature of the case, Keith thought it would be better to use a detective "of the female persuasion." Julie asks if Veronica isn't a little young. Veronica: "It's amazing. I never get tired of that question." Awesome! Not only do I love Arrested Development, but Maeby is my second-favorite character. Veronica asks why Julie suspects Colin is up to something, and the answer is that she's got a lot of family money, and she's been burned before by guys who used her to pay the rent, so she's kept her wealth a secret during this relationship. Veronica, silently noting that that didn't completely answer the question, asks what is prompting her concern about her actual current boyfriend. Julie says that Colin's been getting phone calls at late hours, and is using lame excuses for getting out of the house. Hon, given your personality, any excuse that has the virtue of effectively getting him out of the house is automatically proof against the "lame" accusation. She mentions that he's been playing tennis a lot, and I don't know why she thinks that's weird. Scottish people play tennis, even if they drink beer on the changeovers. (Actually, I don't know about the Scots, but I've known some former Aussie professionals who actually did that. It made for some interesting third sets.) Another thing -- there's a framed photo of a woman on Colin's bar. Veronica says she'll check out his racket. What?