Oh, right, this last scene. It's not that big a deal, so maybe I'll skip it.
Jeez, calm down! Kidding! Prison. Veronica sits down behind the glass. She picks up the phone to talk to Koontz. As noted in the forums, I don't know how Veronica could have gotten in without ID showing her as Ellen White. Koontz tells Veronica she's a breath of fresh air, and throws her a little test about their hometown, which she passes. He muses that she reminds him of someone he knew a long time ago. I should throw in that Koontz is played by the same actor who played Balthazar in the Buffy episode "Bad Girls," so you know he can bring the creepy. And he's doing exactly that here, as he, as I sort of alluded to earlier, is giving off a kind of Jame Gumb-esque vibe, with the weird accent and the towering over Veronica and the CUCKOO! Watch out for the butterflies, Veronica! She shows him the sneaker pictures, and suggests that they could prove his innocence, or at least force a retrial. Koontz says he's not interested in any such thing, and reveals that he knows who Veronica is, because he used to see Lianne when she came into the office on lunch hours. As he works himself up into a lather, he adds that Veronica isn't Keith's daughter, but Jake's: "Look in a mirror! Are you the product of a schlubby sheriff, or the King and Queen of the prom?" Oy. Look, not to take away from the acting in this scene, because it's top-notch. But the problem is, Lianne and Veronica look nothing alike. And even though that's a pretty major flaw, considering that part of this plot point depends on Koontz recognizing the family resemblance, I could possibly let it go, were it not for the fact that Koontz is pushing the "You don't look like Keith, so you're not his child" argument. Either resemblances matter, or they don't. I mean, by Koontz's argument, Veronica could be the child of Haaron Echolls and Inga from the sheriff's office. (Aside to Rob Thomas: Is that right? You can tell me!) Anyway, having dropped the bomb, Koontz deems the conversation over. Veronica looks stunned. "Who's your daddy," indeed.
Veronica gets into her car, and cries. And cries, and cries. Jeez, Veronica, the car's not that bad. Oh, I'm kidding. Sniff. Fade out.
Next time: Veronica joins a cult. Does that mean she meets her fans?