Veronica shows up at Amelia's door with groceries as VMVO tells us that Sultans of Acid yielded nothing useful. As brainers go, that falls square in the "no" category. Amelia tells Veronica that her mom is going to mail (ever hear of a fax machine, anyone?) the Koontz/Kane papers the next day, and then asks if Veronica could arrange a visitation with Koontz. Veronica hesitates and then agrees, but says it could take a few days. VMVO butts in to say that will be enough time to get proof of the Kane payoff, like, WE KNOW. Reminding us of what happened earlier in the same scene is very Tru Calling, which seems fitting, considering that show is back on the air. And I love Eliza Dushku, but there are some things I simply will not do for her. Well, some things besides the obvious.
Mars Investigations. Keith asks Veronica if she shouldn't be getting ready for her "Achiever Dinner." Veronica corrects him that it's for "scholastic excellence." Their little semantical discussion is interrupted by the entrance of Ken Marino. I hate this guy so much, whether he's shooting demon sperm into Cordelia Chase, Creepily trying to seduce Joey Potter, or getting it on with Phoebe Halliwell. I'm told he was amusing in Wet Hot American Summer, which is possible. I saw it, but seeing Bradley Cooper having wet hot gay sex kind of blew any surrounding memories of the film. In case you wondering, it was worth it. Also, Demian (I believe) dubbed him Gonzo the Chinless Wonder, which is the best name ever, so that's what he is from here on in. Gonzo -- who's the aforementioned Vinnie Vanlowe -- "flirts" with Veronica as porn-y music plays. And I thought I'd seen the last of my dinner. Keith appears, and Gonzo thanks him for Strawberry Tart while tiresomely expositing that he's been a PI in town longer than Keith has. He brags about his caseload, and offers to farm some work Keith's way. He's sending something Keith's way right now, and let's just say the farm reference is certainly à propos.