Veronica gets back to her car and finds a bouquet of flowers and an invitation to a "special private party" that night at the sorority house.
Back in the desert, Cormac has freed his leg from the trap and dragged himself a little ways, but not nearly far enough to get away from his brother Liam. Liam says that Cormac betrayed him -- he was supposed to take care (in the literal sense, not the sense in which he's about to "take care" of his brother) of Cormac's "trashy girlfriend," and in return, Liam would get a cut of his cash. He steps on Cormac's wound, and then draws a gun and asks where the money is. Cormac tells him that he found some cash, but that most of it is missing, and he doesn't know what Kendall did with it. It seemed kind of silly at first that he'd off Kendall without checking up on that first, but I guess that (a) he trusted that she was into him enough that she wouldn't betray him, and (b) he knew that Keith was going to discover sooner or later that Cormac had lifted Keith's gun, and the best opportunity he was likely to have to make his move was when Keith stepped out to the car. Still, I don't know what the rush to kill her was, unless he was worried that Liam would get impatient, which I have to admit seems like a legitimate fear at the moment. Liam asks one more time, but when Cormac can't change his story, he snarls, "Mom always liked you best," and blows Cormac's brains out. Remind me never to stiff my sister.
Cut to Keith, who hears the echo of the shot, but is too dehydrated to care. He does get interested, however, in the town he spies only a little ways off. Of course, things look closer in the desert.
Veronica enters the sorority house in a conservative blazer and skirt combo, only to find one of the blondes from earlier greeting her dressed, as VMVO puts it, as a "Pussycat Doll." There's a full-on party in progress, with boys, dancing, and booze, the last of which is indicated by Keri appearing with a shot glass and offering Veronica a "Panty Dropper." VMVO's all, "Jackpot!" Eh. Talk to me when they break out the Red Devils.
Veronica takes the shot from Keri, but stalls until Keri leads her by the hand into the room. Veronica, when Keri's back is turned, surreptitiously dumps the shot into a nearby cup as Keri asks what she thinks. VMVO: "What do I think? I think I'd sooner drink Mark McGrath's bathwater than anything here." Ew. Heh. Hehew. Keri tells a shirtless guy to get Veronica another shot, and then exposits that the "Pi Sigs" are their brother fraternity, and that they bartend at the girls' rush parties. Keri then expresses her hope that Veronica doesn't have a boyfriend, since there's a "newbie legacy" and "lost Wilson brother" behind her. It's Dick, of course; he turns around and sarcastically and shirtlessly notes that Veronica looks just like this girl he knows from high school. Veronica gives him the fakest of enthusiastic exclamations and hugs, as if the girls didn't already think she fit in at this place. Also, that was hilarious. Keri explains that Veronica's rushing, and that they love her. Dick: "Somewhere in a parallel universe, Bizarro Dick is being a total killjoy." I guess we're going to have to wait a bit longer for the Dick's Journey Into Emotional Maturity to begin. Which is fine by me. Veronica amusingly grabs Dick's cheeks and shakes them to shut him up as she tells him that he's so cute. Heh. Keri leads Veronica over to the drinks table...