Veronica Mars: Donut Run
When Wallace comes over to try and cheer her up about the break-up, the police arrive. It seems Duncan has disappeared along with the baby girl, and she is suspected as an accomplice. It comes out shortly that Veronica sold some earrings belonging to Celeste Kane for tens of thousands of dollars, and the cops think that money was to finance this kidnapping and getaway. Of course, Veronica has no idea what they're talking about, but Sheriff Lamb doesn't believe her. She's released, though, after spilling everything she might know about what Duncan could use to disappear.
Shortly thereafter, two FBI agents (one of which is played by guest star Lucy Lawless) come into Neptune and are
taking over the investigation from Lamb. Of course, they say they'll work with him, but only up to the point that he
annoys them. This leads into a pretty funny scene where Veronica comes back to talk about something she forgot, which
leads into an even funnier scene of Lamb clumsily fishing for an FBI job.
While all this is going on, Weevil is trying to figure out who is in the drug business with The Fitzpatricks. It's here where I have to admit I haven't been watching the show that much this season, since I have no idea why he's doing so and what the problem is. Anyway, it's nice to see Weevil and Logan working together and not butting heads for a change.
It also turns out Wallace didn't leave Chicago because of basketball. Well he did, but not because of anything that happened on the court. He was in a car when a hot high school prospect he played with was driving hit a homeless man. He bolted out of Chicago instead of dealing with the potential consequences, a decision he regrets. Veronica finds this out while running a search engine test for a class project.
Duncan calls Veronica, and the FBI traces it to Big Bear. They and Lamb get ready to go to Big Bear to find Duncan, when we find out Veronica really did know where he was; he's at a house nearby with the baby, and she's helping them escape. There's a tearful goodbye between the two as Duncan and the baby get ready to leave. It's then that Keith finds diapers stored in Veronica's closet and figures out that she was helping Duncan. When he confronts her on it, he's more upset that she felt she had to fool him in addition to everyone else. Despite that we see when the FBI shows up to search the Mars' house, that Keith has disposed of the evidence to protect his daughter.
While Lamb is on a second wild-goose chase down in Mexico, we see that Vinnie, the sleazy private eye, is also helping Veronica and Duncan. He picks up a hitchhiking, disguised Duncan and takes him and his baby to hopeful safety. Veronica, of course, is left alone, knowing she and Duncan can't contact each other for fear of someone finding him.