Aaaand cut to Principal Moorehead, who's making a presentation to the faculty. Trina busts in with a presentation of her own, calling Moorehead "Dad," and asking when he was planning on handing over some bone marrow. Moorehead looks at Ms. Hauser, who gapes helplessly. Since we've already had a Simpsons reference, I guess it would have been too much to expect her to say, "I didn't do it." Also, I wonder if Trina's going to take her dad's surname. I don't think she would normally, but don't you think it's just so fitting? By the way, Alyson Hannigan was very enjoyable and totally un-Willowy in this episode. Who knew How I Met Your Mother would do such wonders for her acting?
Mars Investigations. Keith enters and asks Veronica if she's eaten yet. Veronica says it's funny he should ask, since she was checking through the refrigerator earlier. After expositing that it was hidden in a corn dog package, she produces a rat in a plastic bag, and I don't know what brand of bag that is, but if Veronica hasn't ever smelled anything weird coming from the freezer, the manufacturer could use this as a new ad campaign. Keith tells her that he found the rat on the bus, and Veronica decides that it was a message for her. Is she suggesting that she was meant to find the rat after the fact? Because that seems to me to overlook the tiny detail that SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE BUS. But Veronica's jumping to wrong conclusions right and left these days, so at least you can't say this isn't in character. Also, the fact that the rat looks awfully intact for having been through weeks of submergence, not to mention the duct tape. At least it should have lost a lot of hair, as Weevil would no doubt be only too happy to tell you. I'm guessing Keith took it after the forensics team had been over the bus, because I'm more willing to believe that Lamb's team half-assed the job than that Keith would be so irresponsible as to remove evidence that the sheriff's office hadn't seen yet. But why? Maybe he's holding it back to have a shocking prop for his "J'accuse!" moment at the end of the season. If that's his plan, I just hope his freezer doesn't have an electrical outage anytime soon. Anyway, Keith tells Veronica that she was right -- he should have taken steps to ensure that he won the election so that he would be on the case. Well, I'm not so sure about that, but I like how the show has presented it as a moral dilemma. If Keith had made the recording of the crash public, he would have felt horrible about the human cost. Because he didn't, he feels horrible that he's not doing enough. And when people are feeling horrible no matter what they do, you know you've tuned in to the right show.