Veronica arrives at Lucky Tim's office and says that she got a text message from him requesting her presence. She asks how he got her number, since she doesn't give it out to anyone. Lucky Tim: "You're not the only one at this school who has certain...gifts." Interesting -- I wonder if he's aware of how she invaded his files. Of course, his big trick could just be checking the bathroom stalls at Neptune High. After a joke about Veronica's grandmother's endowments -- and not the kind that would really turn Dean Ed on -- Lucky Tim accuses Veronica of plagiarizing her paper. He claims a classmate of hers recognized the excerpt of her paper in class (although he doesn't say that part explicitly) and told Lucky Tim about it. Tim then ran her paper through a computer program that checks for plagiarism (much like this one, and thanks to the reader that emailed me the link) and it "lit up like a Christmas tree." And given how happy the revelation must have made Lucky Tim, that's a particularly fitting metaphor. (Of course, I think Tim's fudging some of the details here, given what we learn later. He probably put the paper up, and Ratner took it upon himself to run it through the program.) Veronica's aghast, but Lucky Tim shows her the evidence on his computer screen, and suggests that she tells Landry, or he will. Landry's voice cuts in, "Tell who what?" and we see he's entered the office. We go to credits ahead of Veronica saying, "Good news first -- I definitely want you to be my adviser!"
In the food court, Veronica's still in shock when she runs into Piz. He babbles about a woman throwing her husband out of the house and selling all his stuff, including some mint records. Oh, urban legend, you scamp. Veronica informs him that she has three days to prove she didn't cheat, so at the moment, nothing's awesome. Considering what else happened this past Tuesday, I'm going to have to beg to differ. To her credit, though, Veronica seems genuinely worried, yet manages not to be sarcastic or impatient with Piz. Piz invites her bowling, and Veronica's not too worried about her paper to pick up that he might be asking her out on a date. After a moment of considering copping to it, he covers by saying that there will be "a whole gang," including Wallace. Veronica asks if bowling will take her mind off the fact that everyone's out to get her. Piz: "It worked for Nixon." Hee. Veronica smiles, and Piz says that it'll be fun.