...and then we cut to Landry getting out of his cell and thanking Veronica and Tim. They break the news that Mindy took her insurance money and bailed, and that they think there's a chance she was working with Richard Grieco. You'd think that, with Landry's professional acumen, he'd know better than to react with a facial expression that so clearly translates to "I'm going to kill her." Tim uncomfortably starts to say that they could keep digging, but Landry recovers and affably says that they've done enough, thanks them again, and bails. When he's gone, Veronica speculates that her dad isn't going to leave it at that, and Tim agrees by way of saying that they have to find the recordings of the calls. He opines that Richard Grieco was probably the one who planted the bug in Landry's phone, and Veronica notes that Grieco's keys are still in evidence at the sheriff's station. Tim starts to ask if there's any way they could get them, and Veronica pooh-poohingly parrots him. Yes, let's make fun of him for wondering if Veronica might have any ethical issues with abusing her dad's day-old new position. How endearingly quaint of him! Veronica picks up a phone, and "surreptitiously" snags the keys to the evidence room. Wacky music plays, probably in celebration of Veronica's hundredth misdemeanor committed in this room alone. I'm only surprised streamers and confetti didn't drop from the ceiling.
Cut to Veronica and Tim in Grieco's apartment. After giving Tim shit for wearing latex gloves to handle the computer ("Use your sleeve! It's less creepy!"), Veronica asks where the recordings might be hidden. On cue, she finds a shelf full of CDs...
...and then she and Tim are going through them as she remarks, "I didn't know Night Ranger had this many albums!" And I'd appreciate it if you'd keep that information to yourself. Tim laughs, and then goes to check the DVDs. Veronica jokingly asks if he has A Bug's Life. Tim, down with the theme, says no, but -- he opens a case to reveal a CD full of recordings -- "he does have Taps." You have to admit Veronica set him up for that one. Just as well, because otherwise, we might have been here a while.
Tim finds the Mindy/Landry conversation and plays it. Both parties are pretty agitated, with Mindy saying that she won't let Dean Ed take everything, and Landry worried for her safety and promising that he'll "take care of it." In other words: fodder for suspicion of both of them. Veronica then clicks on another call from earlier that day: it's from a dude at Pepperdine calling about Tim, who applied for a job there. Tim smiles big when Landry calls him loyal and hardworking. However, Landry then says that Tim is a linear thinker with no imagination, and for Pepperdine, he wouldn't be the strongest choice. Well, Tim, if only Landry knew you fake-accused Veronica of cheating to send her on an intricate journey that resulted in her discovering you're a cuckolding scumbag, he would have been more impressed with your imagination. Can't imagine why you didn't tell him! Veronica heavily starts to console Tim, but he huskily says that it doesn't matter. I know I said it in the recaplet, but James Jordan rocked the socks off this episode.