Veronica's waiting for the school bus when Logan calls to her. He's sitting on her car, since he got his dad's driver to pick it up. It's worth noting that he refers to her car as a "rust bucket," and even though he's joking, it says something about the limits on his potential for change. He tosses her the keys, and she sits next to him and wryly says she'll try to remember this gesture when he and Team Casablancas are scamming cheerleaders down Mexico way. Logan says he bailed, as he has other plans. Veronica: "There are cheerleaders with low self-esteem available domestically?" Well, I'll just channel Seth to answer that: girl, please. Logan asks Veronica out on a date Friday night. Veronica can't hide some degree of pleasure as she asks him about maintaining their secret status. Considering you're sitting on a car together in front of the whole school looking at each other for all the world like "That's Amore" should be unironically kicking up right now, perhaps Logan could be forgiven for bravely suggesting that you two be seen in public together.
Logan, however, suggests they try a "practice run" on Catalina Island. Oh, Logan -- romance never ends well at Catalina Island. I would have thought you'd know this, considering you must have seen Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss. Logan suggests that they skip school and take a ride on Haaron's boat, complete with dinner and a movie. Some people on the forums thought this was an elaborate setup for a high-school date, but it's not like Logan's going to be doing any of the work, and besides, having dated and been best friends with a Kane, I doubt it's going to make Veronica swoon. At least not physically. Veronica agrees, and Logan smilingly confirms that it's an actual date. To which someone will be late. Veronica notes that it's nice of Haaron to let them use the boat, and Logan smiles that he thinks Haaron actually likes Veronica. The millipedes are back in force. Also, it seems like Haaron's blessing of this relationship is pulling him and Logan closer together, which is another relationship that has the potential to put nuclear testing explosions to shame. Logan also starts to imply that he thought she could use a good time "when I heard that stuff about your parents..." Veronica's face falls as she asks what he's talking about, and Logan has probably never been happier to hear Dick's voice calling to him. Although I don't know how he's going to explain this one, particularly since Veronica's sporting "Trina's" bag. Maybe he's depending on the depths of the dumbness of Dick. Logan says there was something in the paper, gives her a place to meet him, and heads off to join Team Casablancas. The meeting place is the "Albacore Club," which if I remember correctly, is a Chinatown reference. Phew. Here I thought the foreshadowing was looking kind of grim, but that turns things right around.