Weevil dismounts and informs Logan that the only vandalism that happens in this town goes through him. I should point out, as the faithful forum-dwellers have noted, that if the rich kids are that rich, they would probably go to private school instead of one where they could be harassed by Vin and the Diesels. On the other hand, I will also say that Francis Capra is doing way more with this role than I would have expected. He's got an odd mix of grandeur and humor. In short, it's a lot more than you would expect from a guy named "Weevil." Also, I like that there's not a clear good vs. evil vibe with this show. Instead it tells the truth, which is this: Everyone in high school sucks. The possibly fruity biker -- who I think is going to be a recurring character, so I should tell you that his name is Felix -- takes out a CD from the rich kids' car and makes a big show about the fact that it's O-Town. Hee, because bashing O-Town is funny, but the general joke was a lot better in Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle, which is the funniest fucking movie I've seen in a long time. Wallace references The Outsiders, and Veronica tells him, "Be cool, Sodapop." God, I read that book so many times. Stay gold, Rob Lowe. Stay gold...oh, right, you have. (Of course, I haven't seen dr. vegas.) Anyway, despite Rancho Carne's claim that the car is his mom's, Weevil takes the tire iron and dents it up nice and good. He tells the rich kids to take off, except for Logan, whom he instructs to apologize to Veronica. Logan sasses him instead, and gets punched twice for his efforts, rather nastily in the face the second time. Veronica doesn't look entirely pleased, although she doesn't look entirely displeased, either. She tells Weevil to let him go, since she doesn't want his apology anyway. Well, neither do I, but I wouldn't mind seeing a black eye or two. The rich kids leave, and as they go, it looks like Logan's checking out his bloody nose in the vanity mirror. Hee. Tool. Weevil informs Veronica that the security tape disappeared, and then easily and naturally hits on her. These two do have good chemistry -- I think the show could make a pairing between them work, if not for the long haul. I mean, no girl writes "Mrs. Weevil" in her dream journal, no matter how unpopular she is. Veronica makes Weevil apologize to Wallace, and then they totally leave with the tape anyway. Eh, don't overplay your hand, kids.
Veronica drives at night. VMVO tells us that she's learned that people you love let you down. She stakes out her father's office, and sees him drive off. Okay, she needs to work on the stakeout skills. I mean, now the top of her convertible is open. She's visible from space. When her father's gone, she goes into the office. VMVO tells us that her father doesn't know she knows the combination to the safe, but she does. Inside, she finds a very-not-closed Lily Kane murder file. "The confessed killer is already on Death Row, but Dad still hasn't given up on the case." She finds her surveillance photo that her dad had crumpled up. "Why did dad lie to me?" Well, you can ask him, because he's just returned to the office, which is weird, because he just left. He tells her that he rented the South Park movie, which she exposits is her favorite. Since this show's on Wing's team, I guess I have to watch the "Blame Canada" jokes. He says "Who's your daddy?" again, although in a far less annoying tone than earlier, and after a momentary hesitation, she smiles and says, "You are." She says she has to make a stop, but that she'll meet him at home. They get a little too close, again, and then she kisses him and leaves. Keith goes to the desk and picks up a unicorn music box, which I guess is the one Veronica's mom left her, although it's not clear who retrieved it, in that case. VMVO says that maybe her dad's trying to protect her, but that she's got too many questions to sit still and do nothing. She goes to the motel and knocks on the door of the room that Jake Kane was in. VMVO promises that she'll find out the truth, and bring her family back together. "I'm sorry, is that mushy? Well, you know what they say: Veronica Mars, she's a marshmallow." And she's a pretty damn good fledgling show.