Meanwhile, Logan opens his door to another hooker. She's bruised and bleeding and demands to know where Cheliondy is.
After the commercial, Bruisella is holding an ice pack -- a towel wrapped around frozen peas, I believe. See? I get the food stuff! -- to her face, laying down the law to Cheliondy: "If you don't come back with me with a thousand dollars for your time last night, Mr. Happy Fists is going to play connect-the-bruises on me." "Mr. Happy Fists" sounds like a game. Sort of like Whack-a-Mole at the pimp carnival. Cheliondy simpers and trembles and tells Max that she has to go back. Max wants to talk to her pimp, which just brings up so many hysterical images, considering that Max looks almost as weedy as Warren from Buffy. Cheliondy tearfully explains that there's no other way, and thanks him for the greatest night of her life. With reluctance, Max pulls out a packet of cash and hands it over to Bruisella, noting that it was supposed to pay Veronica. Veronica just nods wearily as Bruisella takes the cash and drags Cheliondy out. Max promises that they will figure something out.
Later that night, Max is drooping on Logan's couch. Veronica notes to Logan that he hasn't moved. Logan wants to toss the brooder out on his ass, but Veronica tells Logan to chill while she talks to Max. Forget Max paying her for her services -- they should be charging him rent now. In an attempt to cheer Max up, Veronica reminds him that he'll always have Comic-Con. And then, in a move that can only bring Max down, Veronica admits that she was wrong, and that he and Cheliondy did have something special together, "and this just plain sucks." Max sort of rolls his eyes at this, which is sort of rude, considering that he's camped out in an apartment not his own. Getting up to get Max a glass of water to replenish his tear ducts, Veronica grabs the ice pack and freezes as she looks at it. "Max" is all she says as she holds up the ice pack so that we can see a blue-ish purple stain on the towel. Max is slow and doesn't get that Bruisella's bruises were nothing more than makeup, until Veronica spells it out for him and adds that he's been had. Max doesn't want to believe that Cheliondy conned him out of a thousand dollars. "She screws people for money, Max, that's what she does!" Veronica says impatiently. Max is silent, but as Veronica starts to apologize for being too harsh, Max stops her and agrees that he's an idiot. Veronica assures him that he's not the idiot (yes, he is) because Cheliondy is the idiot, and they will now proceed to crush her.