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* FriendshipMoment - Wallace is frosty with Veronica at the start of the episode, annoyed that she's given one of the "Get out of class free" passes he stole for her to Logan and is blatantly lying to him about it. But when Veronica figures out that she had sex with Duncan (and gets further confirmation that they may be siblings) she goes straight to his house and opens up to him about everything, including her investigation into Lilly's death. For Veronica, who's emotionally closed-off and deeply secretive, this is by far the most meaningful way she can show him how much she loves and trusts him.



* HarsherInHindsight: [[spoiler: The seemingly bittersweet resolution to this plot arc becomes much worse when it's revealed at the end of season 2 that Veronica actually ''was'' raped, by Beaver, who she wrote off as a suspect halfway through this episode. If she had figured out what had happened, she'd have saved the dozen people he murdered over the course of season 2.]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight - [[spoiler: The seemingly bittersweet resolution to this plot arc becomes much worse when it's revealed at the end of season 2 that Veronica actually ''was'' raped, by Beaver, who she wrote off as a suspect halfway through this episode. If she had figured out what had happened, she'd have saved the dozen people he murdered over the course of season 2.]]


* TheBusCameBack: A number of previous one-shot mystery-of-the-week characters pop up again as witnesses from the night of Shelley Pomeroy's party - Luke, Cole, Casey, Carrie and Sean.



* HarsherInHindsight: [[spoiler: The seemingly bittersweet resolution to this plot arc becomes much worse when it's revealed at the end of season 2 that Veronica actually ''was'' raped, by Beaver, who she wrote off as a suspect halfway through this episode. If she had figured out what had happened, she'd have saved the dozen people he murdered over the course of season 2.]]



* RousseauWasRight - in a really weird way. When Veronica digs down into the entire chain of events, it turns out that nobody really meant her harm, she was treated well despite her inebriated state, and people are largely willing to help her sort out what happened. Basically the only exceptions are Dick Casblancas and Madison Sinclair.

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* RousseauWasRight - in a really weird way. When Veronica digs down into the entire chain of events, it turns out that nobody really meant her harm, she was treated well despite her inebriated state, and people are largely willing to help her sort out what happened. Basically the only exceptions are Dick Casblancas and Madison Sinclair. [[spoiler: subverted with the revelation in ''Not Pictured'' that Beaver raped Veronica during the party, but got away with it.]]


* HilariousInHindsight - More of the "bitterly ironic" kind, but still: "[[spoiler:Suit up, you don't know where she's been.]]" Kind of not how it worked.



* ReverseFunnyAneurysm - More of the "bitterly ironic" kind, but still: "[[spoiler:Suit up, you don't know where she's been.]]" Kind of not how it worked.


* UnfortunateImplications - After having a rape be an important part of its main character's backstory for a whole season, the show now says "Just kidding!" [[spoiler:This got a {{Retcon}} the next season revealing it was a real rape, possibly to counter this.]]


At some, she sees ''Lianne'' sitting there.

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At some, home, she sees ''Lianne'' sitting there.


The episode starts in Cuba - where Duncan is. He is interrupted by Keith, who he then asks if he thinks Duncan killed Lilly. Keith says he doesn't know who killed Lilly, only that it wasn't Abel Koontz.

At school, Logan is talking to Dick, who is talking about his beloved new surfboard. He then sees Veronica, and tries to run after her - she walks away from him. Then Weevil shows up, and tells Logan he's "just looking out for Veronica, so, if you think you're going to lay a hand on her the way you did Lilly..." Logan then tells Weevil Lilly never had any real interest in him. The pissing content goes on a while.

At Veronica's house, Logan shows up and asks her what it is he's done. So she tells him about him being the one with GHB on the night someone drugged and raped her. He tells her that he got it in Tijuana with Luke and Sean, but they were just going to have some fun. She promises him "I'm going to find out who did this to me, and I'm going to make them pay... even if it was you."

At school, Veronica asks Meg about that party - she says she saw Veronica just as she was leaving, and some guys were doing body shots on Veronica. She wanted to help, but some unknown person swooped to Veronica's rescue.

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The episode starts in Cuba - Cuba, where Duncan is. He reclines in peace, reading a newspaper. Of course, when he puts it down, Keith is interrupted by Keith, who he then there to bring him home. Duncan asks Mr. Mars if he thinks Duncan killed Lilly. Keith says he doesn't know who killed Lilly, only that it wasn't Abel Koontz.

At school, Dick is waxing lyrical to Logan is talking to Dick, who is talking about his beloved new brand-new surfboard. He Logan then sees Veronica, and tries to run after her - she walks away from him. Then him, and Weevil shows up, and tells intercedes, telling Logan he's "just looking out for Veronica, so, if you think you're going to lay a hand on her the way you did Lilly..." Logan then tells Weevil Lilly never had any real interest in him.him, comparing him to junk food Lilly used for a quick fix. The pissing content goes on a while.

At Veronica's house, Logan shows up and asks her what it is he's done. So Steeling herself, she tells accuses him about him being of distributing the one with GHB on the night someone at Shelly Pomroy's party, where she was drugged and raped her. raped. Her violation is [[OhCrap news to Logan]]. He tells her that he got it in Tijuana with Luke and Sean, but they were just going to have some fun. She promises him "I'm going to find out who did this to me, and I'm going to make them pay... even if it was you."

At school, Veronica asks Meg about that party - she says she saw Veronica just as she was leaving, and some guys were doing body shots on Veronica.off her. She wanted to help, but some unknown person swooped to Veronica's rescue.



At home, Alicia is yelling at Keith about Veronica's "bug in a plant" trick. Veronica enters and tries to explain, but Keith sends her to her room. Alicia leaves, and Keith asks Veronica about her and Celeste Kane's mysterious "deal." She explains that she said she'd help look for Duncan if Celeste dropped the charges against Weevil. Keith suggests Veronica get a normal job, not a PI one.

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At home, Alicia is yelling at Keith about Veronica's "bug in a plant" trick. Veronica enters and tries to explain, but Keith sends her to her room. Alicia leaves, and Keith asks Veronica about her and Celeste Kane's mysterious "deal." She explains that she said she'd help look for Duncan if Celeste dropped the charges against Weevil. Keith suggests Veronica get a normal job, not a PI one.
one, as he just wants her to be normal, but Veronica tearfully promises that if it weren't for him, she'd be a nervous wreck somewhere.



At home, Veronica does a ritual cleaning thing. Keith gets the message that some package he's been waiting for is in Vegas, and Veronica confirms she's fine to stay at the apartment alone.

At the Echolls household, Aaron and Logan get into another fight, prompted by Aaron forgetting Logan's shellfish allergy. Logan also confirms Aaron doesn't now his birthday, and Aaron asks if it counts for anything at all that he's ''trying''.

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At home, Veronica does a ritual cleaning thing. Keith gets the message that some package the entertainment lawyer he's been waiting tracking for is in a year has returned to Vegas, and Veronica confirms she's fine to stay at the apartment alone.

At the Echolls household, Aaron and Logan get into another fight, prompted by Aaron forgetting Logan's shellfish allergy. Logan also confirms Aaron doesn't now know his birthday, and Aaron asks if it counts for anything at all that he's ''trying''.
''trying''. Logan tells him, not in so many words, that it doesn't, since he's skipping town the instant he's 18.



At the Kane household, Veronica confronts Duncan, and accuses him of raping her - he says that they were just both wasted, and missed each other, and had sex. He assumed she remembered. Veronica then asks him why he left her there, and he tells her he had to leave when he woke up and realised he had sex with his ''sister.'' He yells that even after his mother told him, and after he tried to cut Veronica out of his life, he just couldn't stop loving her. Celeste appears and Veronica runs off in tears.

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At the Kane household, Veronica confronts Duncan, and accuses him of raping her - he says that they were just both wasted, and missed each other, and had sex. He assumed she remembered. Veronica then asks him why he left her there, and he tells her he had to leave when he woke up and realised he had sex with his ''sister.'' He yells that even Even after his mother told him, and after he broke up with her, and tried to cut Veronica her out of his life, life entirely, he just couldn't stop loving her. her. Both of them are in a misery of tears by this point, and when Celeste appears and herself arrives, Veronica runs off in tears.
departs.



Later, they're in his room and she's told him what happened. She also gives him the laptop with her files into the Lilly Kane investigation. On her way out, she runs into Alicia, to whom she apologizes. She tells Alicia about how happy she makes Keith, and Alicia tells her she didn't make Keith too happy before he left. Veronica says Keith's not going anywhere.

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Later, they're in his room and she's told him what happened. She also gives him the laptop with her files into the Lilly Kane investigation. On her way out, she runs into Alicia, to whom she apologizes. She tells Alicia about how happy she makes Keith, and Alicia tells her she didn't make Keith too happy before he left. Veronica says Keith's not going anywhere.



Back in Vegas, Keith interacts with the hooker - turning the tables on her when he asks about Abel Koontz. The prostitute was with Abel at the time he supposedly murdered Lilly Kane, and also she is reluctant, Keith convinces her to go forward.

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Back in Vegas, Keith interacts with the hooker - turning the tables on her when he asks about Abel Koontz. The prostitute was with Abel at the time he supposedly murdered Lilly Kane, and also although she is reluctant, Keith convinces her to go forward.



Post-ad break, Logan asks if the party is "3 months early or 9 months late," and Aaron replies he's got a lot of lost years to make up for - this is how he's getting started. Dick asks Logan what the hell he's doing with Veronica, so Logan kicks him out - then extends that to the rest of them, saying if they have a problem with Veronica, they should leave. However, only one person takes this acue to exit - Duncan. Logan tries to talk to him, but Duncan remains stony faced.

Madison, uncharacteristically nice, makes small talk with Veronica and offers her a drink. Veronica is confused, but takes the drink, then Meg tells her she shouldn't drink it, Madison probably gave her a trip to the dentist - spitting in the drink.

It falls into place for Veronica - Dick drugged Madison's drink, but Madison spat in it and gave it to Veronica. Veronica tells Madison "You have no idea what you did to me," but Madison doesn't connect the dots from before and shrugs it off.

Outside, the angry Duncan finds his car is locked. This is the straw needed to send him into an epileptic rage fit, and he ''destroys'' his car. Meg sees him and screams that it's about Veronica: "You're still in love with her, right?"

At the party, Logan takes Veronica to the Echolls' poolroom, where they make out. He confesses a couple of things to her: he was the one organizing the salt-lick. He used his GHB to drug ''Duncan'', who he just wanted to loosen up and have some fun. Logan says he's responsible for what happened, but Veronica dismisses it and they keep making out. He then gets up to try and open the liquor cabinet, but he breaks his key. He walks off, assumedly to find another key, and Veronica lays back on the bed. Then she notices something - cameras on the ceiling, leading to video taping equipment in the wall. She calls Weevil to take her home.

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Post-ad break, Logan asks if the party is "3 months early or 9 months late," and Aaron replies he's got a lot of lost years to make up for - this is how he's getting started. Dick asks Logan what the hell he's doing with Veronica, so Logan kicks him out - then extends that to the rest of them, saying if they have a problem with Veronica, they should leave. However, only one person takes this acue cue to exit - Duncan. Logan tries to talk to him, but Duncan remains stony faced.

stone-faced.

Madison, uncharacteristically nice, makes small talk with Veronica and offers her a drink. Veronica is confused, but takes the drink, then Meg tells her she shouldn't drink it, Madison probably gave her a trip to the dentist - spitting in the drink.

drink. It falls into place for Veronica - Dick drugged Madison's drink, but Madison spat in it and gave it to Veronica. Veronica tells Madison "You have no idea what you did to me," but Madison doesn't connect the dots from before fails a critical spot check and shrugs brushes it off.

Outside, the angry Duncan finds his car is locked. This is the straw needed to send him into an epileptic rage fit, and he ''destroys'' his car.'begins attacking the SUV with a shovel. Meg sees him and screams that it's about Veronica: "You're still in love with her, right?"

At the party, Logan takes Veronica to the Echolls' poolroom, where they make out. He confesses a couple of things to her: he was the one organizing the salt-lick. He used his GHB to drug ''Duncan'', who he just wanted to loosen up and have some fun. Thus, Logan says he's feels responsible for what happened, but happened. But Veronica dismisses it it, and they keep making out. He then gets up to try and open the liquor cabinet, using a key he had hidden in an air conditioning vent (Veronica: "You learned that from Lilly!" Logan: "No, Lilly learned that from ''me''."), but he breaks his key. He walks off, assumedly to find another key, and Veronica lays back on the bed. Then she notices something - cameras on the ceiling, leading to video taping video-taping equipment in the wall. She calls Weevil to take her home.



* EverybodyDidIt - One fan surmised this episode as "the entire 09er culture raped Veronica."

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* EverybodyDidIt - One fan surmised summarized this episode as by saying, "the entire 09er culture raped Veronica."



* RousseauWasRight - in a really weird way. When Veronica digs down into the entire chain of events, it turns out that nobody really meant her harm, she was treated well despite her inebriated state, and people are largely willing to help her sort out what happened. Basically the only exceptions are Dick Casblancas and Madison Sinclair.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen - Weevil's "if you think your going to lay a hand on her" comment was a leftover of the plotline where Duncan would have beaten Lilly in an epileptic fit, and Weevil would assumed those bruises came from Logan.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen - Weevil's "if you think your going to lay a hand on her" comment was a leftover of the plotline where Duncan would have beaten Lilly in an epileptic fit, and Weevil would assumed assume those bruises came from Logan.


At Veronica's house, Logan shows up and asks her what it is he's done. So she tells him about him being the one with GHB on the night someone drugged and raped her. He tells her that he got it in Tijuana with Luke and Seam, but they were just going to have some fun. She promises him "I'm going to find out who did this to me, and I'm going to make them pay... even if it was you."

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At Veronica's house, Logan shows up and asks her what it is he's done. So she tells him about him being the one with GHB on the night someone drugged and raped her. He tells her that he got it in Tijuana with Luke and Seam, Sean, but they were just going to have some fun. She promises him "I'm going to find out who did this to me, and I'm going to make them pay... even if it was you."


* WallBanger - Dick ''tried to drug and rape his girlfriend'' and set all this in motion. Why do they not hate him?
** Yeah, there's quite a few episodes that you could say "Dick [whatever he did in this one]. Why do they not hate him?"

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* UnfortunateImplications - After having a rape be an important part of its main character's backstory for a whole season, the show now says "Just kidding!" [[spoiler:This got a {{Retcon}} the next season revealing it was a real rape, possibly to counter this.]]

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** Yeah, there's quite a few episodes that you could say "Dick [whatever he did in this one]. Why do they not hate him?"

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