Cut to said cute bug hurrying another girl along somewhere on university grounds. No idea how far they've traveled, although when I was in college, I had a contingent of friends who would measure distances on campus in number of joints smoked during travel. Perhaps "Ivy League" was a bit of a misnomer. The girl is ostensibly the aforementioned Miss DeLongpre, who protests that she doesn't even know Veronica. But does anyone, really? Anyone who can't hear the VMVOs, that is? Veronica claims to be Cliff's assistant, and you'll remember that Cliff used to be Koontz's lawyer. She tells Amelia that there may be new evidence proving Abel's innocence: "If you don't get in the car, you're putting yourself in danger." I'm sure plenty of girls have been taken in by that line over the years, but again, Veronica is tiny. Just watch for the stun gun, Amelia. Amelia protests that she hasn't spoken to her father in years. I can relate. Then again, I'm not getting spoon-fed millions of dollars, but I suppose the whole mortal danger thing is something of a tradeoff. But not enough of one to keep me from feeling bitter. Veronica explains that Amelia is a threat to the Kane family now that she knows about the payoff. Amelia protests that her mom told her that the millions she's receiving in Kane Software stock were part of "an out-of-court settlement." Well jeez, Amelia, they weren't making Vioxx. Put that university education to a modicum of use, here. Veronica duhs that the stock was a payoff for pleading guilty to Lilly's murder: "Your father is innocent." I jam my fist into my face to prevent myself from speaking out of turn. It's harder to type that way than you might think.
Cut to Veronica's convertible pulling into the "Ocean Beach Hotel." She and Amelia enter a room wherein "décor" is apparently as much a fictional construct as "unicorns" and "small government." Amelia thinks the room is fine, since all she's going to be doing is studying anyway. I can see where the surroundings would imply sensory deprivation, but I hope she's not going to be distracted by the rhythmic bumping through the walls at 2 AM. And 3 AM. And 4...well, you get the idea. Veronica asks Amelia to call her mother and ask her to, while taking certain security precautions, send over a copy of the Kane Software settlement, which should prove that Abel's being paid to take the fall. Also, Veronica gives Amelia an untraceable cell phone to use, with the proviso that she only take calls from her boyfriend, and that he can't know her location. Geez, Veronica, anything more you want from this pretty girl you don't know who's worth millions .of dollars? Hmm. I'll understand if you don't want to answer that. Veronica turns to go, but Amelia asks her how Koontz is doing. VMVO tells us that he's dying: "But if you know that, it's doubtful you'll help me." If you know that, it's also doubtful that you're this voice-over's target audience. Veronica tells Amelia that Koontz is doing fine. The lambs have even stopped screaming, although Lilly Kane is another story.