VMVO tells us that Ben must have set Norris up, and she needs to prove it. She looks at photos she took of Ben, and sees that Ben had "Gro-Time Fertilizer," which gives her pause
and the next day, in the journalism room, she calls Bad Hair Guy, whose name is Pete, and accuses him of setting Norris up. He used Norris's WiFi network, accessible to him because he lived so close to Norris, to create false internet traffic. He also created the "KillemAll.net" site and called in the bomb threats to the school, and lied about Ben and Norris killing stray cats, all because Norris bullied him when they were younger. Once he held Pete down and let a tarantula crawl over his face, and another time he took his lunch money. Um. I think I'd give up a good lunch not to have to look too closely at a tarantula, so I can't believe those two incidents are supposed to be on a par with each other. However, Pete clarifies that Norris took his lunch money every day for two years, and when Pete told his dad about it, his advice was to hit him. Pete did, and Norris put him in the hospital, at which point his dad said he wished he'd had a son. Wow. Given that Pete is sitting in creepy blood-red light, and we're about at countdown zero, I'm not too sanguine about the fate of dear old Dad. Pete hangs up, and Veronica's left once again to long for those days where the background was blue, and morality was black and white. But only for a second, as Meg appears in the doorway and calls her out into the hall to tell her that Duncan has gone missing. Apparently he withdrew ten grand in cash the day before, and Meg tearfully wonders why he would have done that. Perhaps he saw the dailies from the earlier scene with Veronica and felt an emergency trip to acting school was in order.