In Cook's hospital room, Jackie is regaling her dad with tales of Wallace's heroic exploits. "Thank God he was there," says Cook. Indeed, it could have been Jackie who got fake shot at. Cook then sighs a giant, drama-queeny sigh about how he should be the one diving on to psychos for Jackie. (Weird thing: when I was watching an episode of this show with my sister a few weeks ago, and was trying to catch her up, we hit a Jackie/Terrence scene, and she asked whether Terrence was Jackie's boyfriend. So, of course, now all I can do during these scenes is be weirded out by the fact that Tessa Thompson and Jeffrey Sams look far too close in age for my comfort. And now, I pass that discomfort on to you, dear readers.) Anyway, Jackie brushes off the pity party as the painkillers talking, though she's clearly happy that her father is finally expressing a desire to actually be there for her, for a change. She says that her life is the best it's ever been, and I totally believe her, and thus we all know it cannot last.
The clink. Haaron is led out to the visitor's area, where Logan waits behind the plexiglass wall. Haaron picks up the phone, and Logan does the same, although Dohring does this thing where he regards the phone receiver very suspiciously before he does. James Dean posters all over his walls, you guys. Guaranteed. Logan opines that if Haaron had given to Lilly the performance he gave in court today, she'd have handed the Oscar right to him. Haaron's not up for Logan's tortured sarcasm, however. Haaron wants to give Logan some free advice: "The DA's going to ask you what you saw on those tapes. I think it's in your best interests that you don't tell him." His sales pitch isn't exactly an awful one -- if Logan testifies that he saw the tapes, he'll be admitting to destroying state's evidence. And since Haaron's already got an acquittal on this baby locked up (so to speak), why bother getting convicted of a felony in support of a lost cause? Logan, not surprisingly, is unswayed. He thanks his dad for the advice -- sadly and sarcastically -- and as he hangs up the phone, his mouth is catching flies, which is the viewers' cue to want to protect Logan Echolls from his own fucked-up life. Protect him with our mad making out skills. ["Et tu, Joe R?" -- Couch Baron] ["No! Shut up!" --Joe R]
Neptune High parking lot. As Veronica walks past, she spies Beaver and some runty little kid bemoaning the state of Beav's automobile, freshly keyed with the words "Amber is a Bitch!" on the driver's side door. "Who's Amber?" Veronica asks. Beav doesn't know. Whoever it was keyed the wrong car. Veronica: "How's Amber gonna know she's a bitch?" Hee. Beaver doesn't think it's quite so funny. He's worried about how he's going to pay for it and how long it'll take. What is the Casablancas financial situation looking like these days, anyway? Beav's runty pal pipes up with a "Hey, Veronica." "Hey...you," both Veronica and I say. The kid identifies himself as "Hart," and promises her that he hasn't said a thing. Thanks to the forum posters, I know that Hart is the kid whose amateur dork video accidentally captured Lynn Echolls's final moments in "Mars Vs. Mars." If you recall, Weevil threatened him with grim death if he ever made a peep about it, so you can see why he'd be so happy about keeping quiet. It's all we see or hear of the Hart kid this episode, meaning it's either the world's most random callback or else he's being embedded so as to better blow our minds about something next week. You can't trust this show not to freak you out. Veronica goes to leave, but she turns back and tells Beaver she might know someone who can help him. Somebody wants to play matchmaker!