VMVO tells us that despite her sleep deprivation, Sabrina got the license plate of the car that wouldn't shut up. Veronica looks it up and finds that it's registered to a "Debra Villareal," who's...in Europe touring with Aladdin On Ice. Um, hee. Veronica discovers that Debra was once married to Gonzo. Well, touring with a bunch of has-been skaters dressed in silly costumes sounds infinitely preferable to that. Add to that the bonus of putting thousands of miles between yourself and Gonzo, and I can totally get behind Debra's move. Veronica calls Sabrina and asks to borrow some of her Spirit Week stuff. I told you!
Gonzo Investigations. The sign outside is pretty cool, actually. I must pour hot coffee on myself for saying that. Also, it's right next door to "Stern's Gym," and I wouldn't be surprised if that's the same gym from "You Think You Know Somebody." The riffraff level seems about right, anyway. Veronica enters the office as VMVO wonders what it is about chrome, glass, and fake black leather that is supposed to represent masculinity. Yeah, no help for you on that one, dear. The woman at the desk greets Veronica, who asks her to ask Gonzo if he has a minute for her, and also asks her to buy cookies for Spirit Week. Hee. She's bringing her pep to bear, people! The older woman enthusiastically agrees, and even buys two when Veronica throws in a spirit pin. The woman dons the pin and happily says, "Go Pirates!" If Veronica's thinking about the last time she said that, her face doesn't give anything away. Gonzo comes out complaining to "Ma" about his sandwich. He should be complaining about his horrible mustache, but we'll get to that soon enough. Seeing Veronica, he asks what he can do for her. Veronica says that Keith will be unable to take him up on his case-farming offer, but gives Gonzo a Mars Investigations pen. Gonzo tosses it aside carelessly. Apparently he's already got a pen that he favors for all the ear-picking he undoubtedly does. Veronica adds that she'd like to know who hired him to harass Sabrina. Gonzo plays dumb. You'll be surprised to learn that he does so very convincingly. Veronica doesn't believe him, but he escorts her out. Before she leaves, however, she tells him he's got something on his face. He leans in hopefully, and she rips the mustache off his upper lip. If it were anyone but Gonzo, the "hee" would be small, but since it is, you can just imagine it in three-digit-point type.