Veronica shows up at Rooks's backyard. He introduces her to his daughter, who's kind of adorable, if in a "My mommy says I'm not stupid, I'm special" kind of way. Rooks tells Veronica he gets his daughter on the weekends, and shoos her off to her coloring. I'd point out that according to what we learn later, Rooks has been pretty busy some weekends, and I can only hope that he had the good sense to find alternative arrangements for his daughter on those occasions. On the other hand, if he didn't, we've got a reason for her apparent developmental disability right there. Veronica asks Rooks about the conference he called with Carrie's parents. He's surprised she knows about that, and says that he appreciates her help, but that he thinks this is an adult matter. Veronica tells him that Carrie's parents have hired "a private investigator." Oh, not good, Veronica. That's the kind of thing that could just blow up in your face. She adds that there's going to be a hearing, and that he might never teach again. Rooks says the parents came in because he gave Carrie a C on a midterm (in September?). Veronica asks who's representing him at the hearing, and the answer is the faculty union rep. And that would be? "You're lookin' at him." Oy. I don't think you're going to win them over by playing the sexual-harassment-hearing version of Press Your Luck. "No whammies," indeed.
Mars Investigations. Keith enters and takes off his jacket. That might be a little premature, considering the reception he's about to get. Noting that Veronica's refusing to speak to him, he tells her that he encourages her to stand up for what she believes in, but that Rooks is "a bad egg," and that he doesn't want to see her get hurt. Veronica says she believes Rooks, but Keith informs her that Carrie kept a detailed diary of her affair with Rooks -- dates and places, including a fancy dinner they went to after she won the "District Extemporaneous Speaking Competition." Veronica points out that that doesn't prove anything: "I could write down that I met Kid Rock every weekend at the Hedonism Lodge for a sensual massage and smoothies, but that doesn't make it true!" Well, I'll take a chance saying that I speak for everyone here: THANK GOD. Keith adds that he checked Rooks's credit-card records, and they match with certain entries in Carrie's diary. The lesson being that people who commit statutory rape should always pay in cash. Veronica, grasping at straws, says Carrie could have followed Rooks, but Keith says the diary is very specific: "And I don't want you seeing Kid Rock." Thanks, Keith, but I already covered that. Once again, Veronica looks flabbergasted as we go to commercial.