Anyway, on to the good stuff...no wait, first we have to see Veronica show remorse to her dad for providing her friends with fake IDs. Ready? Veronica shows remorse to her dad for providing her friends with fake IDs. Also, Keith tells her that Wallace and Piz called and said they'd meet her at the party rather than arrive with her. [A party at which he obviously doesn't suspect there will be ANY underage drinking, I'm sure. -- Couch Baron] Yeah, that'll happen when the only thing you have to offer your wingmen is the chance to observe you act shifty and miserable every time Logan looks towards your side of the room.
As Veronica gets in the elevator at the Neptune Grand, VMVO begins to list the things she'd rather do than attend this party on her own. VMVO only gets to "seven minutes in heaven with Scott Peterson" before Dick boards the elevator with her. This very situation being second on her list, I think we can give Veronica credit for not breaking down or hitting something. Dick insincerely (I know!) gives her props for showing up at all. "I thought something like this might be, you know, unbelievably awkward," he says. "Your fly's open," she says. This comment would normally let the air out of even the most confident of sails, but not our Dick. "I know," he says, puffing up. "Party ritual." Veronica closes her eyes and begs for the strength to drink enough tonight to erase that thought from her mind. Which is probably why, when Dick offers her a pull from his flask (not a metaphor), Veronica accepts and takes a big ol' swig. Dick drank first, so that probably eases thoughts of another GHB-fueled adventure, but Veronica wipes the spout clean in any case. Dick wonders if this could be the beginning of some sort of friendship, which only causes Veronica to chug harder.