Haaron and Veronica reach their destination, which looks like a much nicer neighborhood than the one in which Veronica lives, as Haaron says he's glad she and Logan are together: "I like what I see in him when he's with you." I assume that he means how Logan's been lately in general, since I can't imagine Logan's pretending that Veronica wasn't there in front of his friends caused Haaron's chest to swell with fatherly pride. (You're your own follow-up joke about Haaron and swelling.) Veronica smiles and gets out, and VMVO says that with the "talk with Dad," her relationship with Logan is officially off the ground, just in time for Tad and Carmen's relationship to crash and burn. Man. I cannot imagine this show without regular appearances by Harry Hamlin now. Which just goes to show you that no matter how long you're at this job, there's always another sentence you never thought you'd see yourself type.
Boardwalk. Tad sips a Slurpee-like drink as he notes that it's got a lot of vodka in it. He and Carmen don funny hats and get their picture taken. Carmen then convinces Tad to get a tattoo. Later, Tad's in a wifebeater, which I'm sure is prescient, and we see that he's got a bandage over the tattoo as he drunkenly says that he doesn't know what it is about Carmen that makes him "plumb loco." Man, is that another Great Brain reference? Just have him put on a serge worsted suit and go play Kick The Can with Sweyn and T.D. already. Carmen says she wants him to try something really crazy, and go talk to "Seth," the gay kid from earlier, who just happens to be strolling nearby. She tells Tad that she heard Seth has the best Ecstasy in school, and she thought they could take it on Prom Night. Tad practically skips over to talk to Seth, and he seems pretty willing to play fast and loose with drugs in his system, for someone who's going into the armed services in a month. Tad shakes Seth's hand, and as they broker a deal that involves a lot of touching and leaning in on Tad's part, Veronica snaps some photos from a distance. I'll say this much: for all his homophobic comments, if this is what he's like after a couple vodkas, I can hardly wait to see what he's like after he drops a tab of Ecstasy. From the safety of my living room, that is.