Veronica follows her tracking device to a back alley in what appears to be Neptune's own Hooverville, and she finds the banner inside a trash can across from what I'm pretty certain is the run-down shack Will Hunting lived in until that fateful morning when Ben Affleck showed up at his door and he just...wasn't there. No good-bye. No "see you later." He just left. Anyhoo, Veronica doesn't have as much time to ponder movie quotes, because she's got a beat-up old van pulling up, and the driver looks an awful lot like the guy on the surveillance video. He's young, and he's apple-cheeked to an odd degree, like he put on blush before he decided to go out hate-criming, and he's wearing a T-shirt with both an American flag and a bald eagle on it. Okay, maybe he's just a Colbert fan. But no, because he's all "What's it to you?" when Veronica accuses him of vandalizing Babylon Gardens. She asks him why he did it, and he tells her that if she has to ask, then she's not paying attention. She's all, "That's it? Just your garden-variety redneck jackass?" He says, "Not quite," and then takes Veronica around to the other side of his van, where we see that he has a brother. In a wheelchair. In army fatigues. Big Brother is incredulous that Babylon Gardens is a front for a terrorist organization, and he apologizes to Veronica for his little brother's actions. But Little Brother returns from the van with a flier depicting a crudely-drawn cartoon of Iraqis with bazookas giggling at American soldiers' coffins. Little Brother says he saw someone handing those out at the mall and followed the guy "on his bike" back to Babylon Gardens. First of all, he was handing out fliers like that at a mall and came out with his pretty face intact? I'm not saying anyone had a right to violence, but I'm surprised it didn't happen nonetheless. Of course, Little Brother doesn't have a leg to stand on anyway, even if he did suspect Nasir of legit terrorist activity. He's not Rambo. And if he were, he'd make for a really crappy Rambo, considering that all he accomplished was petty vandalism. Anyway, I think the point we're supposed to come away with is that Little Brother has a Good Reason for his anger, but his brother the soldier is more of a Good Example by being level-headed about this whole thing.
Episode Report CardJoe R: C+ | 1433 USERS: C+
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