...and we're in Veronica's Office, better known as the girls' bathroom, where Kyla is telling Veronica about the email. It was from a guy named Karl, who claimed to be a trust-fund kid with a gambling problem. He was supposedly sending the email to a friend asking him for financial help, and Kyla just happened to intercept it. Wallace shoos some girls out of the bathroom, and I hope this running joke dies soon unless they can offer me a good reason why Veronica needs to commandeer the place. Veronica dubiously notes that the sender's address looks suspiciously nerdy, while Kyla informs her that he was offering 200\% interest on a two-week loan, when his twenty-first birthday would arrive and he'd have access to his trust. As I mentioned in the recaplet, many posters talked about in the forums, and Veronica herself alludes to later in the episode, this is very similar to the famous Nigerian scam email that I'm sure we've all gotten many times. I can't believe anyone fell for that, but the forum dwellers assure me that plenty of people did. I guess those people weren't very familiar with the "internets." Kyla damsel-in-distresses that she was supposed to get paid two weeks ago, and Veronica just looks at her like she can't believe her gullibility. If we buy Veronica's "rich kids, poor kids, and no one in between" dynamic from the pilot, I can't believe that Kyla, if she's one of the poor kids, would have access to $3500 in cash. (I'm not saying she couldn't be one of the rich kids, but she probably wouldn't be this upset about the money in that case. And then there's the whole Wallace social-death factor.) On top of that, while a fool and his money are soon parted, when the fool's a teenage girl, she's not typically saving $30, much less $3000. ($3000 is the amount that Veronica later quotes, and since she's reading it off Kyla's email, I'm assuming that's how much she paid.)
Wallace tells Georgia that "we'll get 'im." Veronica good-naturedly asks, "Will we, now?" Wallace's meek expression suggests that he knows who his daddy is. (I write this as Game Seven between the Yanks and the Red Sox is about to start. Journalistic integrity requires that I leave it in regardless of the outcome.) (Sunday morning -- Aw, crap. Stupid journalistic integrity.) Veronica dials the number in the email, and ramps up her dial to "ditz" as she leaves a message, pretending to be an "Amber," and saying that she got an email from him by mistake, but that she can help him. Hanging up, she tells Kyla that her fee is ten percent of whatever she recovers. Kyla nods blankly. Veronica: Fool, money. You could have gotten fifty. On her way out, Veronica changes her outgoing message to be from the chirpy Amber. After she leaves, Wallace is all, "Did I tell you?" Kyla shrugs hopefully. Man, if all she's going to do is woe-is-me-I'm-just-a-girl through this episode, I'm going to smack her. And then thank her for being How Couch Baron Got His Snark Back. Credits.