I have to note, they have drawn the dynamic of these four as best buds completely convincingly, which makes the "us or your dad" choice that Veronica faced that much more poignant. Just as importantly, they've made Lilly compelling, which, as I noted in the forums, is absolutely mandatory to get the audience completely invested in the murder investigation. The backstory is so subtly woven that I find myself in no hurry to discover who killed Lilly. (As long as I do eventually. Take that in the spirit in which it's intended, UPN execs. Which is a blatant warning.)
Wallace gets Veronica out the door with the promise of a "very cute girl" who needs their help. Wow, who? Oh, he means Kyla. I forgot about her. Can you blame me?
Party. Oh, it's just that people are dressed up in costumes from all around the world. How disappointingly tame. "Party school," indeed. Veronica and Wallace are with the RA, who's that combination of geek, stoner, and hippie that can really, really bug. (Nothing against all of them. Some of my best friends are geek stoner hippies!) Veronica notices Lamest, and tells the RA she thinks she knows him. The RA says he's kind of famous, since he's a genius, as is the portly guy from the couch, who's in a room to their right. The RA tells them that the two "geniuses" together are known as the "Silicon Mafia." Oh, please.
Cut to Veronica and Wallace being regaled with stories of the Silicon Mafia. Apparently, some dude looked at one of their computer screens, and they hacked into the school's system and dropped his GPA in retaliation. When I think of people hacking into school computers, all I can hear is Jeffrey Jones growling, "Graaaaaace," in Ferris Bueller's Day Off while Edie McClurg sniffs a bottle of Liquid Paper, so you'll pardon me if that story doesn't get me quaking in my boots. Anyway, apparently the nerds have a kick-ass security system in their room. It's called never, ever doing laundry.
Veronica finds the RA and asks, "Is it okay for people to be shooting Roman candles down the stairs?" Hee. She had just the right tattletale voice there. Kristen Bell's line readings are just awesome. The RA grabs his ID out of the drawer and runs out, but Veronica's surreptitiously slid her purse in the drawer so it didn't close, while stretching her leg out to keep the door open. She grabs a key and runs out.
Lamest is quizzing Wallace about what he's going to study as a bunch of lamer-ons observe. Wallace tries to make the math-speak sound good, but I suspect he's completely talking out of his ass. Nevertheless, everyone seems to buy his story. Looks like everyone just rung you up at the Nerd Barn, Wallace. And I don't think it was the glasses, either.