Veronica and Turtleneck head over to Meg's house, where Duncan overexplains about how there's a key under the flowerpot, in a very Lost-exposition kind of way. They head up the stairs, just a-clompin' and a-bangin' like they're not totally committing the kind of crime where if the people shoot you they are in the right, and once inside, Veronica notes the total weirdness of being in Meg's room while she's comatose. Sweetly and subtly, Duncan adjusts Meg's teddy bear on the bed, and then -- exclamatorily and with much patter -- goes to her A/C vent. "Giving away Lilly's trade secrets?" asks Veronica, and Duncan (again with the too-much-talking disease) explains that Lilly actually got the vent trick from Logan, and anyway he represented it to Meg as his own invention. I guess you can't just go ahead and have eighteen different people with the same rather unlikely trick happening, so I don't mind the exposition salad there. He pulls down an old-school composition notebook, with the mottled black cover, and something secret and mysterious, which he hides on his person.
Veronica opens the book to a random Kecklered page reading "THE PATH TO GOD IS PAVED WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS." "People suck," Veronica says. And yeah, it's creepy. No youngster aged 7-10 should have to fill books with stuff like that, regardless of whether you're down with the sentiment. That's some kind of "We burned all our Amy Grant tapes in March of '91" kind of shit right there. She pulls out her writing samples and starts making the comparison in flagrante delicto. None of the three stolen homework assignments matches the notebook -- and then Veronica notices that the admonishments are in the handwriting of a little girl, and not a boy at all. Duncan -- like he's never once seen Veronica intuit like a champ before -- protests that Meg was talking about a little boy. She's smarter than you, dude. Let it ride. Hell, she's smarter than anybody. At Meg's bedside is a framed photo of the three sisters -- Coma Meg, Pissy Lizzie, and sweet little Grace. Resistant to the horror, Veronica disbelievingly asks the equally repressing Duncan whether it's possible Meg was covering with the whole "Not my family. I...have a friend with a family" thing. They sneak unstealthily across the hall to Grace's room, and Veronica immediately starts rooting through her closet for more notebooks. Which she finds, neat as pretty maids all in a row. Duncan's still...confused? Disgusted? Freaking? All of the above. There's a fumbling sound behind the wall, and Veronica makes the throw, opening a tiny secret door. Behind which is a very jacked-up little girl. "Grace?"