Later on, Veronica's doing homework at Mars Investigations -- she gets the big-boy office now that Dad's gone municipal -- when a woman with an accent of some sort asks for Keith. Veronica says they've shut down for a while, but she does recognize the woman from "Babylon Gardens," a local take-out restaurant. Also, Veronica went to Neptune High with this woman's daughter. The woman says her restaurant was vandalized recently -- rocks thrown through the window and "terrorist" spray-painted on their walls. She asks if Veronica can be of any help, and Veronica gets the gleam in her eye that she gets when she knows she's got a license to whoop some racist ass.
Over at some random watering hole, there's a fratty-looking kid asleep on the bar. The bartender -- an older, gruff man of probably Irish stock -- taps him and shoves the kid's tab under his nose. Drunk Kid signs his bill, downs the rest of what is surely his room-temperature pint of Coors Light, and then stumbles out the door and into oblivion. I mean that literally, because just as he begins to embark upon what we call the South Buffalo Shuffle (two wobbly steps forward, one to the side, two wobbly steps forward, one to the side), he gets run down by a passing sedan. Poor drunken frat boy. If only you were twenty-one, your body would have developed an exoskeleton capable of repelling speeding cars. ...That's how it works, right?
Babylon Gardens. Veronica's on stakeout duty until she can get video surveillance set up. VMVO notes the irony in the fact that she took this job as a way to avoid dwelling on the Parker/Logan sitch, and yet here she is, in her car, with nothing to do but dwell. Lucky for her, she gets a diversion in the form of someone tapping on her passenger window. Unlucky for her, it's Amira. Amira is the high school classmate Veronica was talking about earlier. She's also, as we quickly learn, an unbelievable bitch. She fakely makes with the "long time, no see" talk, making sure to bring up how Veronica cost her her Pirate Points during her senior year. Veronica's like, "Oh, I can see where this is going." Amira bitch-asks why Veronica's spying on her parents' restaurant, and Veronica says Amira's mom hired her. Amira's "My mother hired you?" manages to be condescending to both her mother and Veronica, and the actress gives this bizarre line reading of "Have a blast," where she lingers and stares at Veronica, like she maybe wants to make out with her and is trying to hypnotize her with lip gloss in order to make that happen.