Flashback. Veronica holds Logan's arm outside school as VMVO tells us that Logan had to take summer school because he missed all his finals due to the "Like father, like son" Echolls arrests. She'd come down to school to have lunch with him. Logan tells her that Trina is negotiating to sell her version of the Haaron story, only she wants to play herself, while the producers are insisting on Tara Reid. Heh. For you newcomers, that's a little in-joke that's explained here. Veronica says that Trina wasn't even there, but Logan answers that no one cares, and then asks whether she thinks the producers could get Tom Welling to play him. A quick look at The Futon Critic's ratings for the Smallville premiere...surprisingly suggests no. Well, thanks for ruining a perfectly good joke, loyal slaves to the HoYay. Dick Casablancas calls Logan's name. Getting out of his car, he adds, "And Logan's special lady friend who I approve of wholeheartedly and without reservation." Hee. While his character may have been a one-note douchebag last season, I never had a problem with Ryan Hansen's acting, and I think Kyle Gallner has been really good so far, so I'm excited about the Casablancas boys being added to the main cast. It doesn't mean it's not weird that Veronica seems to have no residual anger at Dick from the body shots incident. But she did destroy his surfboard, his most treasured possession, and what's more, he was awake to see it. Beaver appears, and Veronica greets him as "Cassidy." Aw. Dick and Beaver load several containers of gas into Logan's car. Veronica asks what the gas is for, and Logan hesitates for the briefest of seconds before he says they're going to burn "Pan Sucks" into the grass at the Pan High football field. Dick too-eagerly pipes up his agreement, but Veronica knows that to find the truth, one must, to paraphrase the old saying, cherchez la beaver. What? Anyway, Beaver hangs his head guiltily.
Back in the present, VMVO tells us that, the next day, the community pool at the city park caught on fire, and it had to be closed for the rest of the summer. ["How do you burn a pool? Was it full of grappa? I don't care, really -- I'm taking that as a Clone High reference, though it would have been cooler if they'd flipped the bitch." -- Wing Chun] VMVO says that all the 09ers have pools in their back yards. That, and no one but an 09er could afford to waste that much gas. If only they hadn't burned it, they would have been doing the less fortunate a favor.