Diary. VMVO, I'm sorry to say, bores me here, and given that it's the fifty-three-minute mark, that says something about the A-plot. Veronica finds a drawing of a seaside labelled "Paradise"...
...and we're at said seaside. VMVO tells us that after the rape, Luka ran away and started sleeping in her car. Well, that'll sour your outlook on life. Veronica finds Luka's car, and then VMVO tells us that Luka's one bright spot was Andre. Wow, things were worse for her than I thought. Veronica finds Luka, who asks whether her parents are there. Upon hearing an affirmative, Luka seems distant and weird. You know, although a lot of the forum dwellers took issue with this, I wasn't particularly bothered that Veronica didn't have much of a reaction to the news that Luka had been raped. Veronica, as we've seen, keeps her emotions in check very well. Also, although when the rape is dealt with as a story arc on the show, I'm sure it will stir deep emotions in her, right now, I think the fact that she wasn't conscious for the experience is enough to make it fairly abstract for her at this point. In other words, it's not as much of an issue for her, right now, as her mom's disappearance, Lilly's death, or even Duncan's breaking up with her. But I would have found it nice if she'd offered Luka some small bit of comfort here. Veronica's a caring person, and she considers Luka a friend. Say something. It doesn't have to be empathy -- sympathy will do just fine. Anyway.
Keith returns home. Veronica tells him she found Luka, but he'd already heard from people in the complex. They have a pleasant chat until Keith suggests that he watch TV while she rubs his feet. Rather than foster any more division on the boards, I will opt for a less controversial path and simply take Veronica's response of "Hmm, that's normal!" as a shout-out.
Andre looks for his keys as Luka holds Killer and tells him she doesn't want to deal with her parents. If you've not caught up by now, you should have. Andre tells her she'll have to deal with them sometime. Luka: "You're right." Way to go, Andre. He steps out to take Killer for a walk.
Downstairs of Fake Denouements. Veronica tells Keith she still doesn't trust Andre, but Keith says that Andre knows about the DNA test, and he said it doesn't matter: "A man's gotta be pretty committed to a woman to agree to raise another man's child." And the department of "Sentences To Be Dissected For Hidden Meaning" is no longer accepting applications. This sends Veronica into a reverie, which Keith snaps her out of with an "Earth to Mars!" Heh. He asks if Veronica knows who the father is.