I wasn't kidding there, by the way -- my mail was out for a few days earlier in the week, so if you tried me and I didn't respond, that's why.
In the Hearst library, Parker has gotten Veronica's permission to unburden herself about Logan. And you'd think this would be weird, but in practice, it really isn't -- maybe it's partially her new thing with Piz, but Veronica seems truly okay with Logan and Parker for the first time here. Anyway, Parker tells Veronica about the trip, and asks if that's how Logan is, or only how he is with her. Veronica says that's how he is, of course having had bad associations with Logan and surfing trips. Dick's presence isn't going to help matters, either. Veronica then clunkily asks if Mac isn't around for girl talk, as if it weren't obvious that Parker's looking for advice from an ex, and I know they've been hanging out, but I still hope to God that "LoMac" not only hasn't but never will be realized. Parker's says Mac has fallen into the "black hole" of new love. "She only comes up for air." I see the censors leave for the summer early around here.
Mac opens the door to Max's room and retrieves a pizza from the delivery guy, and then sits with Max on the bed and says she has to go to classes the next day, as she's getting lost in the "sex, nap, eat, repeat" loop. Well, that pizza looks pretty good, but I could have done without hearing about the rest of it. Particularly since Max isn't wearing his glasses, which is not a good look (ooh, sorry) for him. As long as I'm on the subject, I couldn't care less about Mac's Minor Relationship Issues; I enjoy her character and I'm glad she's back to having fun, but I fail to see what they have to do with any overarching story the show is trying to tell, and I don't need to see them on screen at all. So, short version: Mac is dismayed that Max hasn't been to class since February and has no intention of doing anything to ward off expulsion. If you'll forgive my eight-year-old-girl imitation, whoop-te-do!
Veronica's looking on a shelf when she spies Logan lurking in the next row over. She starts to banter a little about Logan learning Portuguese, but Logan somewhat pissily asks how she knows about the trip. Veronica admits that Parker mentioned it, and neutrally says Parker was bummed he didn't tell her about it earlier. Logan remains somewhat shirty, and he's clearly more put out that Veronica was comfortable talking to Parker about him than anything else. Veronica concludes by saying she told Parker that that's just how Logan is, leaving Logan to look all upset. I don't know what all the fuss about Veronica's choice between Logan and Piz is -- in this episode, they're basically the same person.