Wallace's professor, who's certainly not dragging down the looks quotient of the male faculty at Hearst, sees Wallace come in, and asks what's up. Wallace declares his intention to take a zero on the last test and to stay in the class with the goal of getting a C or better on the remaining tests, which would earn him a passing grade. The professor hands him some assignment with an encouraging smile.
Cut to Wallace not wasting any time; he's studying in the library, when Veronica finds him. She tells him that the "Rory Finch" that supposedly posted her paper online has never actually been the name of a Hearst student, and what's more, the account was set up only three days earlier from an IP address she traced back to the Neptune Grand. Wallace points out that what she's learned is enough to clear her, but Veronica's all, "Have we met?" She encourages him to study via the "Eye of the Tiger" reference to which I alluded earlier, and leaves. As scenes that are completely pointless other than to catch the audience up go, that one was pretty good.
Wallace returns to his room to find Piz all psyched about the bowling until Wallace, with no small amount of amusement, bails on him. Piz tells him he's got to go, because if he doesn't -- "It's gonna look like you asked her out," Wallace finishes. He's already getting smarter. He finishes, "Yeah, that sounds awkward. But it's not my problem -- this [pointing to his textbook] is."