Deputy Leo! He tells Keith that security around the sheriff's office is a joke. Well, he'd know. Keith notes that that's odd, because Lamb said it was great. Leo: "You'd think so. He locks himself out pretty often." Hee. Leo suggests that someone figured what the tapes would be worth on the open market, and Keith kicks himself for being so hung up on Haaron that he never stopped to think of that. Leo says that good celebrity porn is scarce these days, and it's nice to know that writers are still just as willing to take shots at Paris Hilton as I am. Leo gets up to go, but then asks Keith if he minds giving Leo's best to Veronica. Keith: "A little" -- he smiles -- "but I'll do it." Aw. That's really nice of Keith, considering all Leo ever did for him was SAVE HIS LIFE.
Hey, it's Lloyd, that reporter from the first-season finale! Keith calls, and Lloyd asks him if he's got any "true-crime semi-bestsellers" for him. I thought at first that this meant Lloyd was Keith's co-author, but we know from the premiere that the co-author is from the Tribune, and later Inga says that Lloyd is from the Dispatch. But I like this guy, so I'm going to ignore that inconvenience to make that plot point work for me. Sometimes you have to go with the flow. After establishing that their conversation is to stay off the record, Keith tells Lloyd about the tapes, and asks if he's heard any "buzz" on that. Lloyd hasn't, but he says that whoever has them would go straight to the tabloids. He allows, though, that he has a "casual acquaintance" at the Instigator, and that he'll check with her. Keith doesn't bother to find out how Lloyd is going to find out what she knows without spilling the story, but then again, how likely is it that a tabloid reporter wouldn't tell the God's honest truth?
Java The Hut. Veronica turns around and almost runs into Thumper, and asks which one he is: "Blinky? Humpty? ...Zorro?" Hee. Thumper menacingly asks Veronica if she's going to let the 09ers on trial go free and, when she refuses to discuss it, says he wouldn't want to prejudice her. Well, the level of sarcasm is making the "Zorro" moniker look a bit more appropriate. He leaves, and Veronica looks concerned, as well she might. I mean, if she keeps pissing off different ethnic groups, she's going to end up with more tattoos than Wentworth Miller.