So Hiram is obviously faking this illness, right? To make Veronica love him again? And Hermione, I guess is in on it, since apparently she has no character anymore (also, she literally tried to have him killed, and now she's all broken up about him being sick? That would have occurred to me if I was Veronica, but I guess it might not be real).
Still, if they just wanted Veronica to rejoin her family she could have just caved normally- we could all see it coming anyway.
I had a pretty good laugh watching that Terminator dude coming after Archie and Kevin in the hallways and no one doing anything about it. What the hell was that?! And seriously Archie got his face smashed in a mirror, his head dunked on a sink and toilet, strangled and beaten, and by the end of the episode he is no worse for wear at all. I guess he really is indestructible now after all the beatings he takes.
Looks like next week the show remembers Archie and Veronica are a couple, because I'd sure forgotten. I briefly thought her and Reggie were dating again after seeing them interact in the last episode.