Back on the couch, Mac's regaling Max with tales of her purity test scam, which also doubles as her "how I met Veronica" story. Max is duly impressed, and they share a moment of rebel techno-geek bonding. Somewhere on campus, Bronson starts to hear a tick-tock sound, and he has no idea why.
Across the room, Logan approaches Veronica and asks if she's "checking out the talent." And either Dohring barely got that line out without cracking up or...is Logan smiling? For no reason? If Parker's this good, we may need her mood-altering skills to be put to use for the greater good. Particularly if a certain surly senator from Arizona ends up inside the Oval Office. Veronica asks the question on all of our minds: "How is it you have so many friends? You don't even like people." I'd be more shocked to find out that people like Logan, but I guess I have always underestimated the charm of mumbly, anti-social sourpusses. He says he was prepared to see her with a date tonight, and she tries to laugh that off. He says that maybe she should try "branching out," though. See if there's anyone worth a second look at the party tonight.
Mac and Max and the sofa of geek love. Which reminds me that the last time I enthused about Mac and a geeky love interest, the guy ended up being a mass-murdering psycho. Of course, Max is way cuter than the Beav, so: reservations quelled! Anyway, the law of reciprocal communication means that we're now talking about Max's nefarious activities. No, not the hooker thing. The selling tests thing. He says that between curriculum changes and new TAs to bribe, it can get exhausting. "Tell me you're a business major," she laughs. Nope: philosophy. "I think, therefore I am," he says, which elicits a heap of giggles from Mac. Max looks at her for a long moment, then goes, "Seriously, did my friends hire you?" It's not that dumb of a question. I mean, "I think, therefore I am"? Mac might need to raise her standards for comedy a smidge.