Veronica enters Clemmons's office and wryly accuses him of deducing that she had a key to his office and setting her up in detention so that she would find her mom's file, dig around, and get rid of Moorehead. Clemmons asks what she's going on about. Veronica: "You read Machiavelli this summer, didn't you?" Heh. Clemmons gives nothing away at first, and dismisses Veronica, but does give her the tiniest smile before she leaves.
Veronica's cell phone rings once she's out in the hall. It's the hospital, saying that they're calling "again" about Koontz's belongings. Even reeling from the shocking realization that she's been outsmarted by a powerless factotum, you'd think she would have screened this one.
Cut to Clemmons switching out his "Vice Principal" nameplate for one that reads "Principal." He smiles in satisfaction. Nice, even though I'll miss the "Vice" part of his title. It sounded so bad-ass and yet hilariously incongruent. Until now, that is.
Veronica walks down a hospital hallway holding a cardboard box as VMVO tells us that, since she's past Security, she wants to check something. She finds Meg's room, which she notes is unguarded, and goes in. She's also got her "baby" with her, and if she hasn't failed this assignment yet, I'd think taking it to visit a coma patient would be the last straw. Veronica notices that there are two monitors set up, reading very different vitals; sensing that something's wrong, she moves a wheeled table to reveal Meg's stomach, which in turn reveals that Meg is rather pregnant. Well, I was hoping they wouldn't go there, but I will admit that it was well-foreshadowed without being anvilicious (outside of this episode, but I suspect that was intentional). The Meg bitchiness, the Duncan visits, the laptop -- I was hoping that whatever secret Duncan and Meg had wasn't this, but it's hardly a surprise. And I can get over Meg sleeping with Duncan (as I'm assuming she did), and not using protection, as I could totally believe her having learned that using protection is worse than the sex act itself. It's sadly an all-too-common belief. But Meg's not only surviving the fall, but carrying a fetus to term? I guess it's just that I saw this happen on One Life To Live back in the '80s, when a pregnant Tina Lord went over a waterfall, and not only lived to tell the tale but successfully gave birth as well. I just feel like that story's been told, you know? Veronica leaves. Will she EVER rip Duncan a new one? As soon as Veronica's gone, Meg's eyelids flutter open. If that had happened only a few seconds earlier, we wouldn't have had to week until next week for the awkward.