Wallace stops for a drink at a water fountain, and when he's done, he notes that a guy seems to be tailing him. He gets more wigged when he sees the guy take a piece of paper out of the garbage that Wallace just threw away. Bad timing for Wallace's Art class to be studying Mapplethorpe, I'd say.
The other Weevil-picker comes to see Veronica, under the same ruse.
Jail. Veronica arrives and wonders if Weevil might have taken what the university owed him. It's a pretty toothless accusation, but given the plotline's resolution, it would be kind of hard to take offense even if she meant it. Unfortunately, the two kids' stories match up, and Weevil doesn't have an alibi for the time he supposedly met them and gave them the IDs. Keith arrives and lets Weevil out on bail, but tells him that the campus police just found machine identical to the one in the burser's office in the empty locker next to Weevil's. Keith, you're supposed to lead with the bad news! He counsels Weevil to talk to his public defender and take whatever deal they're offering. Geez, Keith, don't you have faith in your daughter's detective skills? I just know you've seen her new badge!
2. "You can live in the wreckage and pretend it's the mansion you remember. Or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild. Because after disaster strikes, it's important that you move on. But if you're like me, you just keep chasing the storm." It's hard to believe this VMVO came at the end of only the third episode. But how perfectly did it capture Veronica's twin struggles to find Lilly's killer and to get her mom back? It's choking me up right now, although I think I'm a little bit more vulnerable than usual. Can't imagine why.
In the Mech E lab, Veronica is visiting Wallace, who's working on a "1/32 model of an amphibious regional turbo prop." It looks more like a toy plane to me, but there's a reason I stayed away from engineering in college. Those kids never slept. So it is with Wallace, who tells Veronica he's gotten about fifteen minutes of sleep in the last week. Veronica says that Piz was thinking the whole time that Wallace was with a secret girlfriend. Well, I think Piz was thinking "Mmm...boobs" for at least part of that time, but I'll allow the general sentiment. Wallace brings up his stalker, saying he's flattered, but also asking "which color bandana I'm supposed to wear that says I'm straight." I think perhaps staying away from any color at all might be the way to go. Ask Ace Young if you don't believe me. When Veronica learns that the guy took Wallace's old homework out of the trash, she suggests leaving bait for him, like his "cutoff jean short-shorts." Hee. Wallace puts an end to the good-natured shredding of his masculinity by asking his professor if he's ready.