School. Veronica enters a classroom to find Mac in a heated debate with the unfortunately-haired guy from Veronica's English class. They're flirting under the guise of arguing about computer technology. Hey, there has to be a way that guys with hair that bad can score some action. Besides alcohol, I mean. Veronica interrupts to ask Mac if she could take a look at her computer, as she can't get it to boot up. The worst nightmare of every recapper. Mac says sure, but she has to take it with her, as she's in a rush. Veronica says everything important is password-protected. Well, considering that her murder investigation files were on her desktop, I'm confused as to how that works, but then again, I didn't find myself getting the vapors when Mac was doing her geek-speak with Bad Hair Guy. Mac leaves, and BHG asks Veronica for a moment. He tells Veronica that "Norris and that new kid Ben" were throwing tennis balls at stray cats. "The tennis balls were exploding." How very.
At their adjacent lockers, Veronica asks Wallace if she's really his best friend. Nothing against Wallace, but basketball-star status or not, it doesn't seem like people are exactly lining up for the job. Wallace says as much, and they smile doofily at each other. Aw. Veronica sees JTT, who's the new kid Ben, and his friend walking down the hall. She asks Wallace if he's heard anything about Ben. Wallace gets his feathers ruffled, as he thinks she wants him to get Ben's file. Well, at least he's good with the pattern recognition. Veronica attempts to appease Wallace by saying that she's asking for the greater good. Considering it will move the JTT storyline along toward its can't-be-too-soon conclusion, I have to agree. Wallace says that it's the friend Veronica should be checking into, as he was wearing a shirt that said, "Kill 'em all. Let God sort 'em out." Still in a mood with Veronica, Wallace leaves. He's such a pill about that forty-seventh favor.
Veronica goes to TWoP -- er, the "KillemAll" site, and hears mwa-ha-haing as she finds a clock counting down 46-odd hours until…something. I thank God that real-time scripted drama hasn't caught on as we go to commercial. Sorry, Kiefer.
Wallace sits having a good time with the jocks as Veronica watches him from a distance. I guess his mom isn't dating any of their dads. I hope not, anyway. Duncan and Meg walk by holding hands, and Meg has to convince Duncan to come over and talk to Veronica. Meg asks if they can join her, and Veronica jokes about telling her imaginary friends to move over. Meg makes some small talk about the bomb threats and Veronica's caseload, trying valiantly to cover the fact that Duncan is sitting there like Veronica just told him he can't go to Magic Mountain with all of his friends. Meg's best efforts aren't enough, though, and when Veronica notices Duncan sitting like a petulant child, she tells Meg about a case she's supposedly working on where a man disappeared by getting his hands on a lot of cash, ditching his cell phone for an prepaid one, and other such tactics. The last of those is buying an old passport off eBay and doing "an extreme makeover on it." Duncan excuses himself in a hurry. Perhaps he wants to divest himself of eBay stock before this practice comes to light. Meg tells Veronica that it's not Veronica, as Duncan's been acting weird all day. Well, Meg's only half right. And the half that she got right pretty much applies to all days ending in "y." Meg leaves, and Veronica turns her eye to Ben and Norris. Ben's in camo gear, presumably trying to hide his weight gain. I feel obligated to point out that if that was his plan, he forgot to paint his face. VMVO wonders if the two of them are planning on blowing up the school, and recalls that Norris was a thug and bully in junior high. We flash back to long-haired Veronica sitting watching Duncan and Logan at another table, so presumably this is after Lilly's death. Some jerkwad jock is shooting spitballs at Veronica. VMVO tells us that she's seen another side of Norris, as we see him appear, take the guy's straw, and shoot a spitball into his forehead from close range. He scares the guy off, and then smiles at Veronica, who gives a small smile in return. Well, I'd point out that this doesn't exactly mean he's not a bully. It just means that he's using his bully powers for good instead of evil.