The bell rings, and everybody jumps up. Hilariously, MS. Hauser stops them...and then waves them out. Control issues much? Veronica approaches MS. Hauser's desk, finding her weirdly unreceptive to the babysitting gig plan. Either she's just a cipher obstruction and plot device, or she's worried about money and is throwing out any excuse she can to avoid spending the funds. Veronica's eyes fall on MS. Hauser's desk, where her light lunch reading is titled You're Forty And He's Gone: Dating After Divorce. Points if it had said You're Forty And He's Gay, but that's kind of niche for today's publishing market. ["Is it? Or is it Terry McMillan's next book?" -- Wing Chun]
At the Fuller house, the very intense Mrs. Fuller indicates Sabrina Fuller's newest framed awards and says that, already, in her first semester, Sabrina is finding she "flourishes in academia." Mrs. Fuller has a pretty detailed schedule for tonight's babysitting, including a five-minute window between each activity, and a thirty-minute period to start with baking cookies and getting to know little Edwin. Mr. Fuller and little Edwin enter. Mrs. Fuller cites "that boyfriend of" Meg's for the No Boys Rule: "This isn't Inspiration Point." After the Fuller parents have gone, Veronica asks Edwin what he wants to do, and his reply is, "We're supposed to make cookies." Edwin's wearing an argyle sweater, which I think means he has Type IV Fake Disorder.
Later, Veronica watches Edwin read from a huge book while voicing over how freaky he is: washes his hands voluntarily, colors inside the lines, does not speak ill of IT. He looks over at the clock, whose second hand is sweeping 12, and rises to replace the book on the shelf. "May I please color now?" Uh, yeah? Veronica's phone rings, and she tells Duncan things are going "disturbingly well." She's already nabbed some of Edwin's homework for their writing sample, and she's planning to "snoop after he goes to sleep...which should be in exactly thirty-four minutes." Duncan says he finds it hard to picture Veronica babysitting, which it is, because she hates all people but I'd imagine especially tiny ones. Instead of taking this as a compliment to her prickliness, she goes the girlfriend route: "Maybe because it's such a Meg thing -- you guys did it so much!" Good, good acting here: instead of making it an "I'm sick of Meg" moment, it's a "I have respect for your girlfriend in a coma." Duncan is...regretful? Awkward? Confused?
Logan knocks on the Fullers' glass door and Veronica jumps. Duncan wonders if she's all right, and she blows him off: "It's just a really big bug. I'll call you back." At the door, she hisses, "I said 10:30!" She stops by the dining room to check on Edwin, whose crayon box prominently reads "JOSHOLA," which I assume is an adorable inside joke. Veronica tells Logan what she's scared up -- in the five seconds between Sex Ed class and her arrival at the Fullers' house -- about his witness. Dude's name is Tom Griffith, and he's a "well-respected plastic surgeon." Logan scoffs because "there are no respected plastic surgeons," but gets confused when he sees the guy's picture in the file. (Girlfriend is thorough!) That's not the guy from the bridge, he contests, and -- even though she knows what's coming -- Veronica narrows her brows: "You said the whole night was a blur." He lied. Of course. She gets kind of aaargh, but Logan clarifies: "I didn't want the guy found! I didn't know what he was going to say...I knew I was free and clear if they never found him." Makes sense, if you're down with Logan Logic. Veronica hears the Fullers return, and throws Logan out as he's yelping, "I need your help! The guy's lying!"