School. In the parking lot, Veronica notices a white van, and what's more, it's got an ornament hanging from it of a busty female. Veronica looks inside
and later, Hans enters to find Veronica in the back. I wonder if her reputation can overcome her marked lack of a boob job. Veronica accuses him of kidnapping 09er dogs, holding them at the pound, and returning them for a big reward. Also, since he realized Mandy isn't rich, he cut his losses and got rid of Chester. The logic seems slightly flawed there -- why go to the trouble of killing the dog when you could get something for him, even if it's not much? Hans makes a 101 Dalmatians joke that's not even close to being worth repeating, and orders Veronica out, but not before she determines that he's eighteen. She's pleased as punch to reiterate, "Community soap." Hans looks like he might have seen an episode or two of Oz himself, if the terrified look on his face is any indication.
Veronica climbs out of the van to find Weevil in the parking lot. She's happy to see him, and he sort of thanks her and calls her "V," but says he is what he is. "Leopards, spots, you know what they say." Well, I know what I say about the Echollses' leopard couch, but that's probably not what he's talking about. He walks off, and Veronica watches him pensively.
Mars Investigations. Logan enters and tells her he needs her help. She asks if it would be weird to start her own drinking game. "Like I have to do a shot every time someone asks for my help?" I think the clients should have to do the shots, which would be pretty amusing. I can't even imagine what Mandy would do to her hair after a few shots of Southern Comfort. Logan says he needs her to track down Trina's boyfriend, as he beat Trina up. "I plan on returning the favor." Well, there are other things he did to Trina, too, but I guess we can just start with the violence. Logan tells her his name is Dylan, and tosses down the script he's producing. Veronica: "Easy."
Cut to Trina. Meta commentary? She's trying to cover up her black eye with makeup. Haaron finds her, and after some small talk, he asks if she's okay. She says it's boyfriend stuff, and it's no big deal. He says that she can talk to him, so she tells him that she got Dylan's hopes up about Haaron doing the movie, and now the financing is in trouble. This isn't the same story she told Logan, but it's the more believable one, considering that she had access to Lynn's credit card until fairly recently. Haaron tells her she has to come to him before making promises like that, but Trina tries to spin it that she just cares about him, and it's a "career-defining moment" he's passing up. Haaron considers that, and says he'd better hear about it, then, so Trina should have Dylan come by later. Trina hugs Haaron and runs off. I mean this in all seriousness -- props to Harry Hamlin there. He seemed so supportive, and yet -- especially since he didn't ask any direct questions about the ragingly obvious black eye -- he came off as just the slightest bit, well, off, and it's just the right amount of underground menace to foreshadow the scene to come. Which I will be giggling through, in case I seem a little incoherent.