Cut to Veronica, who gets a message on her phone saying, "ALL CLEAR." Then she's entering the geeks' room and punching in the code. VMVO tells us that she's learned from her surveillance that the geeks have developed a game that will "make Quake look like Asteroids," and that they raised their startup capital through the email scam: "With no investors, they stand to make millions." Honey, if the game's that good, I'd think they'd stand to make millions anyway. Maybe they're worried about letting anyone else get a look at what they're doing before it's finished, but I'm not sure the secrecy is worth the risk of committing repeated felonies. This A-plot isn't quite up to the standard of the other ones we've seen, I'm afraid. Good thing Lilly Kane's got so much intrigue to give. Veronica sees that the geeks' hard drives are encased in metal security gates. She pulls out a giant-sized cutting bolt used for stray locks off lockers. Better stay away there, Grrrant, or you might find yourself squeaking "Lamer!" in the coloratura range.
Later, Veronica's taking out a hard drive when she gets another text from Wallace, asking how she's doing. According to the times on the phone, over an hour has passed, which seems like quite a long time for the geeks to be in transit, but whatever. Also, it's supposed to be September 17th, and I know that at least some districts in California start in the middle of August (which...uch) but that just makes Wallace's "four months" comment from earlier seem even dumber. Veronica texts back that she's almost done.
Cut to Veronica taping a piece of paper to one of the monitors and heading to leave. She remembers to grab the bug, but while she's standing on a chair retrieving it, she notices some wiring going into the closet. She opens it to find a metal cabinet that's presumably housing another computer. It's got a lock on it, although I'm not clear why she can't cut this one off with the Jaws of Life. She grouses: "Wow. I really hate these guys." Uh...arguments? Veronica grabs a soda out of the refrigerator, and the sits down in front of the cabinet to figure out her next move.
The geeks finally arrive at their destination, which looks suspiciously like Gameland. I can't imagine they regularly go to this place if it takes them an hour and a half each way. Perhaps I am underestimating the power of the geek. Wallace makes a big show of saying how he feels "duped," like, I know Veronica said she was almost done, but you never know, so tipping the geeks off doesn't seem like the smartest idea. Wallace, you may be a social outcast, but it doesn't look like it's because you're a brain trust. Speaking of which, remarkably, the geeks don't pick up of the "duped" reference, but they only have a second to contemplate it before both their cell phones go off. It's the alarm on the backup drives, sending the geeks hurrying out. Wallace grins as he takes the nerd glasses off. Looked good on you, kid.