Hermione: Nice t-shirt. Will you still be wearing it when Archie is arrested for reckless endangerment or something worse? Veronica: Archie would never, Mom. He’s being railroaded. Hermione: And you can say that with absolute certainty after watching that video? Maybe you can, or maybe you’re just being loyal. But let me tell you something about loyalty. There’s nothing more honorable about it, noble even, but blind loyalty...that is a stupid and dangerous thing. I pray that is not the case for you and Archie.
Hermione: So, because you’re so determined to paint your father as a villain, you assume he must have put a hit on Fred Andrews? Do you? Veronica: Not him. You. I don’t think you’re an innocent pawn, Mom. I think you’re Daddy’s eyes and ears on the ground calling the shots. Hermione: You genuinely believe that? Veronica: If the Manolo Blahnik fits. [Hermione gets up] Hermione: Miha, your disrespect will no longer be tolerated. Not by me and certainly not by her father when he comes home. So word of advice: get back in line with this family. Because you are a Lodge before anything else. [She learns forward] Hermione: I should slap you for what you’re insinuating, but I’m not a violent person.