Fade up on the Navigator's headline, which reads "Bomb Threats Force Evacuations." The picture Veronica took is featured as well. Maybe I'm just being dumb here, but I'm not sure why Veronica or anyone else was allowed to be in the school while the bomb squad was in there searching. Joey expresses misgivings that this might not be responsible journalism, and she's got more of a point than with the drug story before, but she accedes. Cut to students in the hallway reading the headline. Veronica warily walks down the hallway, no doubt expecting VP Clemmons to pop out from around the corner and ask her to do her best Harvey Fierstein impression. But it's Wallace who pops out, saying that the administration office is a zoo, and that Clemmons wants to see her in his office. Veronica: "He does? I'm beginning to think he has a crush on me!" Well, Veronica, given the beginning and the later stages of the episode, you'll forgive me for saying that I think your dance card is a little full at the moment.
Clemmons informs Veronica and Joey that the Navigator isn't the Washington Post. There's a Deep Throat joke in there somewhere, but they've already gone that route on the show, so I'll skip it. Clemmons goes on that he has a duty to protect the student body. Joey tries to argue that the point of a newspaper is to reveal the truth, which she should know isn't going to fly if she's lived in this country for the last few years. Clemmons asks her what her journalism background is. Well, it may not be much, but I still don't think it's wise to make bitchy comments to the final arbiter of what goes in the paper. Also, Veronica looks a little upset on Joey's behalf, and that's an even more dangerous game to play, as Clemmons finds out when he asks who it was that confirmed Veronica's story. Veronica says it was he, and does her best Fierstein, to Joey's amusement. Joey's growing on me, a little. If she takes up smoking, we'll be just fine. Clemmons, for his part, tries to conceal his horror that he was going to ask Veronica out. Veronica tries to get information on who's behind the bomb threats, but Clemmons tells her this is a disciplinary meeting, and she's lucky she isn't being suspended. Veronica snarks, "Maybe you'd be doing me a favor." Oh, nice. Knowing he has no comeback, Clemmons turns on Joey again. Aw. She must be a better actress than I thought, if I can feel sympathy for her while staring at that hideous top she's wearing.
English class. The teacher, who has not been knocked up and is therefore the same one we've seen all year, is talking about The Brothers Karamazov. She asks a question of a jet-black-haired Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who diffidently is drawing something as he says he didn't read it. "I thought maybe I'd wait for the mini-series." I don't think you'll be cast in it, if only because "mini" doesn't seem to be an applicable term for you these days. Seriously, the last thing I saw him in was the episode of Smallville in which he played a kid who could split himself in two, and it looks like he's been eating both guys ever since. For more on the subject of the "weight wall," read this. JTT gives the teacher some pretentious death-speak, and shares a smile with the guy next to him, who's wearing…biker gloves? I don't know. Veronica, in turn, shares a "whaaaaatever" look with some guy next to her. However, her part in that could be because of the dude's hair, which George McFly would have rejected as too messily geeky.