Sometime later, Carmen enters Mars Investigations, and gets Tad's phone from Veronica. She asks whether Veronica watched the video. Carmen, given the scene with Keith and Alicia, Veronica's had enough trauma just imagining sexual practices today. She's not seeking out any more pain. Veronica does point out the obvious, though -- that the phone might not have contained the only copy of the video. Carmen says that Tad isn't a "think-ahead kind of guy," and then picks up a trophy or something from the desk and smashes the phone. If, as I speculated earlier, it's a T-Mobile, I totally understand. Veronica laughs, but her smile fades when she gets an IM from "Top Gun" who, Carmen says, is Tad. Okay, if that's his handle, are we really supposed to think he's not getting any action from guys? He must at least have been Goosed. The IM reads, "Nice try," and then a file starts playing of Carmen making lewd noises as she fellates a Popsicle. Hey, "fellates" is in my MS Word dictionary. My reaction is, "Did I put that in there?" Which, coincidentally enough, is a question that Carmen must have asked herself at some point or another. Also, I'm sure y'all are sharp enough to realize this, but Tad has been sitting on that video of Carmen for a year and a half without her knowledge, so it's only logical to assume that he was holding it to blackmail her in case she left him, or he was holding it for fantasizing purposes, or both. Lovely. Carmen and Veronica ride their shock into the commercial break.
Mac is back! Veronica is tasking her with finding out if any passports were ordered off eBay to the Neptune area. Mac says that she'll get back to her, and leaves. Veronica looks across the courtyard as VMVO notes that Carmen and Tad are back together. Weevil happens by at that point, loudly complaining to the bikers that a "neighborhood girl" like Carmen is wasting her time with a white boy. You'd think he would have gotten all such comments out in the two years they've been dating, but whatever. A newly-shaved-head-sporting Felix says something dumb about Weevil's having had a crush on Carmen in the past. It's possible that this little scene could have been cut. Hey, watch it with the tomatoes! That one grazed my ear!