Veronica and Piz are studying at opposite ends of his room when she takes out her phone and dials. He somewhat reluctantly answers, and she sweetly pretends that it's the summer and she's calling from Virginia, and says she misses him. She gets playful as she mock-accuses him of having a girl in his room, but then sincerely tells him that she really wishes she could be with him. He's still pretty stone-faced, so she hangs up and climbs into his lap, and offers to get naked. Now that's a simple plan that's pretty much guaranteed to work, and we cut out before the sock hits the doorknob.
Some guy from Hearst is informing Keith that kids' Student IDs double as debit cards, so the use of fake IDs spells fraud. He adds that the students who were caught got probation, and that their families have agreed to repay the stolen funds. Keith no doubt would like the opportunity for more of an example going into the election, and the guy gives him a folder containing the identity of the person they claim supplied them with the cards...
...and then the girl who got hauled out of the cafeteria is making her choice from a lineup that we don't immediately see. She leaves, and Keith shows in a male student, who chooses the same guy...and it's, of course, Weevil, who appears to know that he's been fingered. Either he knew what was coming when Keith called him in, or the department needs to increase its soundproofing budget. Credits.
1. "You know what they say. Veronica Mars, she's a marshmallow." It's the marshmallow core that truly endeared Veronica to me in Season 1. It seems impossible that a sixteen-year-old girl could be so determinedly bad-ass and yet not forget to be a person. Veronica proved otherwise.
In an interrogation room, Keith is expressing sincere regret that Weevil is in this predicament, but he says that two "Dean's List" students picked him out of a lineup. Weevil demands his phone call, and then asks Keith what Veronica's number is. Heh.
At Mars Investigations, Veronica checks the Luddite answering machine. Weevil is explaining his situation when the machine starts to cut him off, prompting him to raise his voice and rattle off what he needs her to do at the speed of Rory Gilmore. (It's not too late for that midseason spinoff.)